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Krys Toff's Competitions => Feel The Thrill => Topic started by: Krys TOFF on June 24, 2008, 09:42:39 PM

Title: FTT0104
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 24, 2008, 09:42:39 PM
OK guys, website is not updated sadly (no time again, thanks to the hacker of my mail >:() but the track is attached there.
Race it with Audi and please wait a few days until website update. You won't be able to post your time in the website until that.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 24, 2008, 10:32:44 PM

First impression: simple and hard challenge.
Two key-points: 1) first cut before first tunnel and 2) final curve (the crokscrew annoys very much...  ;)).
Over this, we have to push as fast as possible the Audi between a lot of bankroads. But Audi is not so manageable at high speed: unexpected rebounds are constantly behind the corner...  ::)
Only one real fear, that is the race could be decided by a unusual jump/rebound/bug that permits to take a big advantage respect a normal race...  :-\
Anyway, I'm here to win...  ;)

P.S.
First crappy time: 1.19,00
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Chulk on June 24, 2008, 10:57:53 PM
About the track: it looks quite easy too finish but after a few tries, you see it's not so easy to max out.
About key-points: Sure the major key-point is the cut before the tunnel. And then I found 2 places that might ruin a good lap. First one is the ending, not so much for the Corkscrew Left/Right but the jump before the corner bothers much more. Second one (though it comes earlier in the track) is the straight banked road after the Corkscrew Up/Down. It's really not that complicated as car is fast enough to jump over it, the problem is the landing. Audi bounces a lot, so landing on the banked road may cause the car to go left and ruin a fast lap until there.
About first (not so crappy) try: I did 1:16.85
About winning time: I guess it can be around 1:10.XX
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on June 25, 2008, 01:59:24 AM
Simple and hard, indeed it is. At least the straight sections give you some short breaks for breathing between the nervous handling tricks... As for the championship, this race is pretty important to keep my momentum since Track 5 will be with one of my weakest cars - and one of Chulk's strongest (and yet I feel once again I'll only be able to max out Track 4 pretty near the deadline...).

Anyway: my initial time, just performed, is 1:21.10 - but take into account this one had a very long unplanned excursion through grass... :D
Edit: OK, replace the above with a proper opening lap without major mistakes of 1:18.15
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 25, 2008, 11:43:59 AM
I followed the comments of the poll. Track was harder before, but I simplified it (especially the parts with banked corners, there was dirt 180 degrees corner initially instead of 180 degrees banked corner) to make it shorter/faster as required. So of course it is easier to finish and faster for 1 lap, allowing more attempts for the same amount of racing time.

Key parts are of course those signaled by Mark. Efficient loop cut/speed when reaching the tunnel combination is the key to victory... Except if you completely miss the cork left/right finish. ;D
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 26, 2008, 11:44:08 PM
Website is updated, you can now publish your times on the website and download the track in case you didn't do it already.
I also finally found and corrected the date bug for the 1st time you posted a result in the scoreboard.

So, now that this bug is corrected I'll work about the leading time bonus possibility for the future tracks. According to the feedback in the poll this is what you want so I'll implement it. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Chulk on June 27, 2008, 06:40:56 PM
Great to hear that about LTB! Remember it will require to check the video after every new leading time is published... do you have the time to do it? Else, we can think of a different way to check, like posting every time we make, and then, at deadline, ask only for those which lead. And finals, of course.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 27, 2008, 07:23:54 PM
Great to hear that about LTB! Remember it will require to check the video after every new leading time is published... do you have the time to do it? Else, we can think of a different way to check, like posting every time we make, and then, at deadline, ask only for those which lead. And finals, of course.

Really great news! About it, I think that LTB rule should contemplate the immediately sending of the related video. And I'm sure that Krys will find the time to check every video related to a leading time. (Anyway, if Krys won't have the time to check all that but only a part, sure he won't tell us it... ;))
About checking, I have not any compliant if Krys will want see the video from the beginning to the end.  :)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 05, 2008, 05:25:27 PM
Well, I've just kickstarted the final week festivities... I'll probably only be able to resume racing by the next weekend (except for a "listfiller" for JACStunts round 11, or at least so I hope... ::)), so keep racing 'till then!  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on July 05, 2008, 11:08:23 PM
(except for a "listfiller" for JACStunts round 11, or at least so I hope... ::))

Round 11? Checking the site it seems that it has to publish the results of round 9, and it's not still started Round 10... Or not?  ???
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 06, 2008, 05:07:40 AM
Round 11? Checking the site it seems that it has to publish the results of round 9, and it's not still started Round 10... Or not?  ???

Indeed the site says Round 9, but that's because the site updates sometimes lag behind a bit - partly because the main webmaster is not the competition manager. Perhaps it would be good to have some "Season Calendar" page set in stone from the beginning to avoid those issues... BTW I hadn't noticed the issue since I nearly always visit the Orkut community instead of the actual site. Anyway, actually we are in Round 11, and luckily I already managed to find ten minutes to produce that listfiller :)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 13, 2008, 12:38:03 AM
Hola Amigos...!!!

Por tener muchos problemas con mi viejo Windows 98 SE, mi hijo me instaló LINUX y DOSBox y hasta ahora anda todo muy bien...

Pero, lamentablemente, no podemos grabar el video porque Linux es distinto a Windows y no asume Clt + Alt + F5...

En Windows, se crea la carpeta Capture folder y un acceso directo a ella, 
como enseña el tutorial.-
En Linux no queda claro  si esa carpeta está creada o no.
Y de no estarlo, hay que hacerla, pero no se dónde...  ese es el punto que 
falta.
Donde crear (o encontrar) la carpeta  "Capture" (o algo así)  en Linux.

Si alguien conoce como se hace en LINUX, les agradecería me lo enseñen...  ya Krys y Mark hicieron todo lo posible, pero la primer parte la hacemos bien...  nos falta saber donde está la carpeta con el video grabado...  Mark me dijo que busque el .AVI, pero allí no está...

Espero noticias       MUCHAS GRACIAS               AbuRaf70
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Chulk on July 13, 2008, 02:10:09 AM
Sobre la carpeta "capture", lo mas facil va a ser que busques en el config del DOSbox (DOSBox.conf o algo asi) donde dice Capture=capture. En lugar del segundo capture, pone la carpeta que quieras para guardar los videos (Yo tengo la misma donde pongo los replays de FTT).
Y sobre las teclas, una vez iniciado el DOSBox, apreta Ctrl + F1 y te va a abrir el Keymapper. Ahi busca donde dice video y hace click, te a aparecer abajo que dice Mod 1 y Mod 2 y ambos estan tildados, ademas de decir F5. Destilda ambos Mod (que no son otra cosa mas que Ctrl y Alt) y fijate que deberia funcionar solo con apretar F5. Espero que te sirva y puedas entrar a la competencia.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 13, 2008, 02:23:50 AM
AbuRaf: muy buena idea de ustedes de hacerlo en Linux... ;) Cuanto la carpeta "capture", por algun motivo ella no es creada automaticamiente por DOSBox. Cree la carpeta en su "Home Folder"/"Carpeta Personal", con lo nombre todo en minúsculas, y sus videos deberan pasar a ser grabados (or enton, también puedes localizar lo dosbox.conf como Chulk sugerio...)

Hasta breve! :)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 13, 2008, 02:49:33 AM
Gracias Amigos....!!!!

Mañana viene mi hijo a almorzar y él se encargará de hacer lo que Uds. dicen...

Yo solamente corro...  hago como los pilotos de F1, que tienen quien les prepara todo...  jua.. jua...
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 13, 2008, 03:11:18 AM
Gracias Amigos....!!!!

Mañana viene mi hijo a almorzar y él se encargará de hacer lo que Uds. dicen...

Yo solamente corro...  hago como los pilotos de F1, que tienen quien les prepara todo...  jua.. jua...

...la equipa de pits de MeganiuM  :D pero entón teneras mismo de hacer una volta como en Q3 de un Sábado de F1 si quiseres corrier en FTT0104, hasta que el deadline es 14:00h... 
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 13, 2008, 02:58:06 PM
Lamentablemente no podré enviar mi replay antes de las 14 hs....  mi hijo me envió un mail diciéndome que tenía que hacer, paso a paso, pero me advirtió que si no graba, es porque faltan los "códecs", y ya para eso, lo tengo que esperar a él...

De todas maneras, les agradezco a Krys, a Mark, a Chulk y a vos Duplode por todo lo que hicieron para que yo pueda enviar mis videos...

Tendré que esperar a la FTT105...           MUCHAS GRACIAS a todos...
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 13, 2008, 08:03:55 PM
Hace un rato vino mi hijo y juntos hemos podido grabar el video junto al replay, pero solo se escucha el sonido...  no se ven las imágenes...

Alguien nos puede decir a que se debe...?

Tener el cuenta que tengo instalado LINUX y el DOSBox es el 0,72...

Gracias por cualquier comentario...
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Chulk on July 13, 2008, 08:49:07 PM
No se si sera igual en el linux, en windows dentro de la carpeta del DOSBox hay otra carpeta que dice video o algo asi, y ahi dentro un archivo que dice install movie codecs. Con eso deberias poder ver los videos en cualquier programa estandar.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 13, 2008, 10:04:48 PM
Hace un rato vino mi hijo y juntos hemos podido grabar el video junto al replay, pero solo se escucha el sonido...  no se ven las imágenes...

Alguien nos puede decir a que se debe...?

Tener el cuenta que tengo instalado LINUX y el DOSBox es el 0,72...

Gracias por cualquier comentario...

En Linux es un poco diferente: no hay codecs en la carpeta de DOSBox, pero algunos players són capazes de reproducilos naturalmiente. Ustedes pueden instalar, por exiemplo, Kaffeine, KPlayer or Xine.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on July 13, 2008, 10:10:47 PM


Congratulations Duplode! I had fear that my time (realized 10 days ago) was not enough... but I hoped it was anyway...  ::)
OK, I had thought to stay with you on top, while you are 6 points ahead me now... Nothing it decided but it will be a bit harder, especially with slow cars... See you at round 5, with an (for me) awful Corvette...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 14, 2008, 03:07:53 PM
Si...  LINUX es diferente a Windows, por eso mi hijo tiene problemas para determinar cuales son los puntos que le faltan para ver el video completo...

No obstante, ahora le voy a pasar lo que Uds. me dicen y a lo mejor eso lo orienta para solucionar el problema de las imágenes...  el sonido sale perfecto pero la pantalla queda en color negro...

Gracias de nuevo...
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Krys TOFF on July 14, 2008, 09:58:50 PM
Sorry for beeing late, I came back a few hours ago from family week-end (today was a day off in France) where I saw some cousins I had not seen since almost 30 years !
I'll start to verify the replays now, next track is still to be finished, maybe update will be done only tomorrow.

I'll also check the replay of Aburaf. He didn't registered on the website and sent me his replay directly by mail. A few minutes late after the deadline, but I'll forgive it for his 1st participation. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 15, 2008, 01:34:07 AM
Agradezco a Krys, que como excepción, haya aceptado mi replay y video, que llegaron unos minutos tarde, sobre todo porque eso fué posible gracias a la ayuda de todos Uds. y de mi hijo que trabajó mucho también...

Ahora espero que Krys tenga tiempo de terminar la FTTO105, para comenzar a practicar...
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Duplode on July 15, 2008, 02:38:37 AM
Sorry for beeing late, I came back a few hours ago from family week-end (today was a day off in France) where I saw some cousins I had not seen since almost 30 years !

Oh yes, Bastille Day of course! ;) And nice stuff, 30 years is quite a span...

As for the race: thanks for the cumpliments... the finish was really tight - when I failed to beat Chulk's 1:10.xx time at my first set of runs I thought I was done with (3rd place would not be very far from resetting the championship for me), but fortunately I didn't wake up way too late on Sunday  :) Although I was a bit skeptical about the self-publishing system at the beginning, those live finishes can be very cool to watch. And of course, a warm welcome to AbuRaf!
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: Chulk on July 15, 2008, 05:52:55 AM
Joya que al fin pudiste solucionar lo del DOSBox, ahora vamos a ver mas competencia y 5 tiempos en la clasificacion. A ver quien mas se suma del resto. A los demas, a prepararse que ya termino e cuatrimestre...

Great thing you could solve DOSBox issues! Now we'll see more competition & 5 times in the scoreboard. Let's see who else follows Aburaf's steps. And beware, as I'll have a winter break from University from this week on and until middle August.
Title: Re: FTT0104
Post by: AbuRaf70 on July 15, 2008, 11:57:11 PM
Gracias por la bienvenida, Duplode...!!!

Así es, Chulk...  ya estoy practicando "con todo" y ya envié mi primer replay...