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UnskilledStunts Championship => Month`s Tracks - USC => Topic started by: CTG on April 29, 2009, 11:52:56 AM

Title: Zólyom (USC 66)
Post by: CTG on April 29, 2009, 11:52:56 AM
And the last one of the season with Porsche March Indy... Coming soon!
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 08, 2009, 10:08:03 PM
Line is ready, only the additional design is left. It will be a bit long, but fast and easy one with quite a lot of powergear - and even more water... ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 09, 2009, 05:22:36 AM
Line is ready, only the additional design is left. It will be a bit long, but fast and easy one with quite a lot of powergear - and even more water... ;)

Thumbs up!  ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 11, 2009, 09:14:58 AM
Track name: Zólyom
Designer: CTG
Car: Porsche March Indy
Difficulty: 3.5/5 (yes, it became a bit harder compared to the original version)
Predicted winning time: 1:23.00
Deadline: 31st May 2009, midnight
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 12, 2009, 01:26:07 PM

Related to this comment: (http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2356.msg42124#msg42124)

I downloaded the track yesterday morning and I'm studying it. Sure I don't want to affect in whatever way the classification, but if I succed to remove a bit of rust, maybe I could make something good, that is what I'm searching for... :)
Initially, I had thought to send a replay in the last day, but it seemed me bad not to advice in advance about my presence: a challenge has to be lived since the beginning... ;)

Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: BonzaiJoe on May 12, 2009, 02:23:32 PM
The conspiracy is beginning to take shape!!  :D Welcome back again Mark. Maybe we can have a really good race. I have exams  :-X
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 12, 2009, 03:41:51 PM
It's great to hear such a good pipsqueak wants to come back!

Damn, I should have driven 0.20 seconds faster in the last race to avoid the conspiracy! ;D
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 12, 2009, 04:22:28 PM
All I need to say is:  :) :) ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 13, 2009, 09:31:02 PM
IMPORTANT! Tonight I'm going to re-install my OS because of some strange errors appeared with the video card and the built-in webcam. If these problems are based on software mistakes then two days without update from now. If it's with the hardware (hopefully not)... well... a bit more (1-2 weeks). In this case I'll publish the times here like I did in November/December.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 14, 2009, 12:32:07 AM
IMPORTANT! Tonight I'm going to re-install my OS because of some strange errors appeared with the video card and the built-in webcam.

Are you having video errors only when using the webcam (not that bad) or are you having two separate issues at once ( :-X)?
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 14, 2009, 12:57:28 AM
IMPORTANT! Tonight I'm going to re-install my OS because of some strange errors appeared with the video card and the built-in webcam.
Are you having video errors only when using the webcam (not that bad) or are you having two separate issues at once ( :-X)?

Re-install postponed a bit. Few weeks ago the video card controller started to send error messages after every reboots. Then came the other problem, seems to be a separate one: another error message saying some kind of disorder with an unidentified hardware's connection - after that webcam became invisible for the system (tried to re-install the driver, no success). Since that a third problem appeared with battery (imagine how nervous I was about it), 3-3.5 hours with one charge was falling heavily in the last 24 hours to 20 minutes, diagnostic program said I have to replace it with a new one (it said the cells are damaged with extremely low storage capacity). This last one was solved: removing and putting back battery - and magic happens: it works again normally (probably it lost the contact a bit).
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 14, 2009, 01:54:07 AM
The battery error is back after a good 3 hours period... :-\ Service will be visited tomorrow, hopefully they can solve the problems fast enough.

Edit: after some pushing-pulling, it seems to work again. My guess is some kind of deformation at the contact part - it must move away a bit when it says the battery is almost dead. It said: 10% charge, few minutes later 70%, then switched it off, pushing a few millimeters, restarted system and then it says the battery is full, I have 3 hours 27 minutes left with that. However, I have to show it to the service.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 14, 2009, 05:01:20 PM
Official: no own computer at least for a week, it's in the service now. They said something must be wrong with motherboard...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 18, 2009, 09:48:11 AM
Official: no own computer at least for a week, it's in the service now. They said something must be wrong with motherboard...

Got it back earlier, but service saga continues: since the covering was opened for the repair, keyboard is not fixed perfectly - the left upper corner with Esc, F1-F4, etc. is instable. Going back to make them fix it (hopefully it will be a few minutes work for them), update in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 18, 2009, 11:11:42 AM
Official: no own computer at least for a week, it's in the service now. They said something must be wrong with motherboard...

Got it back earlier, but service saga continues: since the covering was opened for the repair, keyboard is not fixed perfectly - the left upper corner with Esc, F1-F4, etc. is instable. Going back to make them fix it (hopefully it will be a few minutes work for them), update in the afternoon.

Hopefully the last message about computer issues, crossing fingers: it is fixed. Installing Namo Webeditor soon to update the site.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 18, 2009, 03:34:06 PM
Problems with the site - kind of error appears when I try to upload the files. Zak, can you take a look at it please?

Zak: problems again... :-\ Now it seems to be a different error, saying I reached the upload limit... (no way, the whole USC stuff is about 10 MB)

For pipsqueaks: http://unskilled.tvn.hu (http://unskilled.tvn.hu) is working.

Edit: cleared the directory, tried to upload - same error message about the quota, saying I still have 234 MB data there and limit is 200...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 18, 2009, 08:41:36 PM
Now the site is giving the same 403 Forbidden error of last time...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: zaqrack on May 18, 2009, 08:45:54 PM
probably my quota is full and this causes the avatar problems as well. I'll drop the provider a mail and meanwhile delete some stuff if possible.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 18, 2009, 09:28:50 PM
Now the site is giving the same 403 Forbidden error of last time...

Because files were removed until the problem is fixed. As long as it lasts, use the other link. And prepare for a new time from me - if I have to die, I want to die in a battle. ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 20, 2009, 09:10:27 PM
And prepare for a new time from me - if I have to die, I want to die in a battle. ;)

Expect a reply within this week, then  ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 20, 2009, 10:42:30 PM
And prepare for a new time from me - if I have to die, I want to die in a battle. ;)

Expect a reply within this week, then  ;)

I'll try to keep the engine warm...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 21, 2009, 12:03:41 PM
Quote
Duplode 1:22.80

Wanna have a centiseconds war? ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 21, 2009, 02:12:51 PM
Quote
Duplode 1:22.80

Wanna have a centiseconds war? ;)

Let's see what we have in store... ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 27, 2009, 09:24:29 AM
IMPORTANT!!! I just realized that 1st June (Monday) is a red-letter day, that's why I won't come back to Budapest on Sunday. It would not be fair to announce my final time one day after the race ended so I decided to move it - new deadline is 1st June, midnight! It's also better to avoid the clashing with ZCT95's deadline...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 27, 2009, 01:31:43 PM
new deadline is 1st June, midnight!

Well, good for me.  :)  Even because I'll stay away last two days of May, and before this announcement I had to send my final time Friday evening, two days before the deadline... A glad and unexpected "gift" for me in order to reach a decent result. I really think that the final winning time will be very strong, even seeing current appearently lack of interest for this race. So my main goal remains not a win but a good job... ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2009, 02:41:50 PM
This track is not so tricky, differences will be low at the top. There's only one way, one trick to make a bigger gap - do you know it, Duplode? ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 29, 2009, 07:49:32 PM
I know one trick - one I can't pull off  :D
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 29, 2009, 10:13:56 PM

Indeed a linear race, with not big cuts or jumps... You're talking about a trick, but... really I don't see it...   ::)   Wow, 4 months without a race and... are you saying I lost in a so bad way my shape...?
Mhmm, I'm starting to think I'll finish very far from the winner...  :-\
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2009, 10:16:26 PM
It's okay for me if you win this race. Or if you finish right behind me. ;D

Kidding.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2009, 10:50:14 PM
I'm with Duplode, maybe you understand why (two years ago). Let's beat the monster!
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on May 29, 2009, 11:39:01 PM
Will be kind of fun to challenge a whole army with former and future champions, even with this bitter background.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: BonzaiJoe on May 30, 2009, 12:03:09 AM
I will race tomorrow and sunday! If I don't, please tell me I have to.

And not for bitter reasons  :)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on May 30, 2009, 01:41:31 AM

Indeed a linear race, with not big cuts or jumps... You're talking about a trick, but... really I don't see it...   ::)   Wow, 4 months without a race and... are you saying I lost in a so bad way my shape...?


No way, Mark - I did really mean it when I said I can't pull off the trick I saw!  ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 01, 2009, 04:24:15 PM
Duplode did everything he could do for the undisputed championship title (1:18.15!!!) - let's see how BJ's conspiracy plot will work in the next few hours. And another crucial question: will I find any motivation to choose racing instead of drinking tonight? ;D
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 01, 2009, 05:06:47 PM
will I find any motivation to choose racing instead of drinking tonight? ;D

Mediorce solution: a poor improvement is coming soon. Maybe good for having enough time bonus points... ;)

Edit #1: 1:20.30 with a crappy ending at the moment...

Edit #2: 1:18.15, draw! Shall I keep pushing or can I start the heavy drinking? ;D
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 01, 2009, 10:25:01 PM

I was sure I had to re-drive the first part of the track...  Really a pity that I had not enough time to do it...
I won't be on the podium, but this race deserved to take part in it, and I'm glad anyway to be on the scoreboard.

Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 01, 2009, 10:27:33 PM
I was sure I had to re-drive the first part of the track...  Really a pity that I had not enough time to do it...
I won't be on the podium, but this race deserved to take part in it, and I'm glad anyway to be on the scoreboard.

And we are all very glad to see you again on the track! About the podium: we will see... :)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 01, 2009, 10:31:50 PM
Checking result: LOL!!! ;D
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 02, 2009, 12:00:03 AM
GAME OVER!
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 02, 2009, 01:41:42 AM
Site updated - with every additional stuff (WRL, stats, analysis, replays, track pack, etc.).

Firstly: Stand up for the champion, Duplode!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXwdEt38wY#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXwdEt38wY)

Secondly: TRIPLE DRAW!!! ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KbV7oGBM5A#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KbV7oGBM5A)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on June 02, 2009, 03:45:54 AM
Literally, this is EPIC WIN  ;D Only issue for now is how to squeeze three winners into a single column of the Competition Archive .txt datasheets  :D As for the "personal duel", in the end this hazy finish is all for the best - CTG has the largest points total, I have more victories, he beats me by the minimum gap in head-to-head, I had at least one throwaway-ish race, he lost at least one race he would never lose in normal conditions... and this result allows us all to say: who cares?  :)

Congratulations to all pipsqueaks in this final showdown, thanks to CTG for being the enthusiastic host he always is... and special thanks to BJ for pointing out quite a few extremely silly mistakes on some laps that would cause me to waste guaranteed points (or better, waste even more guaranteed points than I actually did)  ;)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 02, 2009, 08:02:30 AM
Well, I had said this race deserved to take part in it and I was not wrong! Astonishing triple-draw, and I'm really happy to climb on the tallest step of this podium for a final photo with two of the best top drivers ever!  :) :) :)
Congratulations to Duplode for his great season and to CTG for the precise and accurate management of this championship.  :)
Bye all!  8)

Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 02, 2009, 10:07:20 AM
That's something of a finish, I must say! I'm at the 4th place to make you all feel better about your results ;)
Congratulations to Duplode for winning the competition! USC is a prestigious historical competition. And thanks for findings tricks and shortcuts allowing me to get nice results with very little effort on some tracks :)

Now, let's all turn toward CTG and clap at him for so long that he comes out again and restarts the competition. I don't know how to live without it! It will feel very lonely with only Zakstunts around, and USC was always the cutting-edge competition with exhilarating tracks and a special feeling to it.
Deep inside, we know CTG is not a quitter, only a wannabe-quitter :) So let's make this a short break and then let USC move on!

(and of course I'll be disappointed if you say anything but "nope, sorry, this time it's real - the end", CTG ;))

Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 02, 2009, 05:50:14 PM
Thanks for the nice words!

I have something for you guys - telling a lot more than a simple analysis. Enjoy the TOP4 run at Zólyom track in the same time! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 02, 2009, 06:47:41 PM
Thanks for the nice words!

I have something for you guys - telling a lot more than a simple analysis. Enjoy the TOP4 run at Zólyom track in the same time! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8)

Amazing video and very interesting analysis!
First of all, I have to congratulate also with BJ: his first part of the track is really great! He lead until 35" and only an evident lack of time to play impeded him to be on the podium: congratulations again, BJ!  :)

Second highlighting, I have to say that I'm really surprised to see that I'm the fastest on the 270° on the elavated corner!  :o  Elevated corners (above all 180° or 270°) have been always a little problem for me, and really I didn't think to be so fast!  :)

Third, there's only a difference about the line chose by the fastest 4, that is the entrance on the 2nd elevated tract: Duplode and CTG inside the corkscrew (with unavoidable stopped-slide, very good anyway the execution), BJ and me outside it, but I succeeded to avoid the stopped-slide executing a "normal" curve at 245 Mph that permitted me to take the lead until the end.

Well, in every way you see this race you can see only a wonderful race by 4 passionated stunts drivers: a real great show!  :)


Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 03, 2009, 12:10:17 AM
Thanks for the nice words!

I have something for you guys - telling a lot more than a simple analysis. Enjoy the TOP4 run at Zólyom track in the same time! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AwT_Btmp8)

Amazing video and very interesting analysis!
First of all, I have to congratulate also with BJ: his first part of the track is really great! He lead until 35" and only an evident lack of time to play impeded him to be on the podium: congratulations again, BJ!  :)

Second highlighting, I have to say that I'm really surprised to see that I'm the fastest on the 270° on the elavated corner!  :o  Elevated corners (above all 180° or 270°) have been always a little problem for me, and really I didn't think to be so fast!  :)

Third, there's only a difference about the line chose by the fastest 4, that is the entrance on the 2nd elevated tract: Duplode and CTG inside the corkscrew (with unavoidable stopped-slide, very good anyway the execution), BJ and me outside it, but I succeeded to avoid the stopped-slide executing a "normal" curve at 245 Mph that permitted me to take the lead until the end.

Well, in every way you see this race you can see only a wonderful race by 4 passionated stunts drivers: a real great show!  :)




Thanks for that MLR. I could get used to racing with you again. It's been a fun race!

Great video too :)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: zaqrack on June 03, 2009, 08:28:08 AM
nice video, too bad I only have two eyes.
Does the tool also support video speedup/slowdown on the various sections of the screen? :)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 03, 2009, 11:01:22 AM
Does the tool also support video speedup/slowdown on the various sections of the screen? :)

This one was made in Windows Movie Maker upgraded with some PIP functions (useful stuff from http://www.rehanfx.org (http://www.rehanfx.org)). Speed change can be solved with a primitive but effective method: if you cut and speed up/slow down the every single videos before uniting them. A bit too much work...
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: zaqrack on June 03, 2009, 11:14:59 AM
When I'll have some spare time (pretty unlikely), I'll try that, thanks!
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: Duplode on June 03, 2009, 02:09:52 PM
Third, there's only a difference about the line chose by the fastest 4, that is the entrance on the 2nd elevated tract: Duplode and CTG inside the corkscrew (with unavoidable stopped-slide, very good anyway the execution), BJ and me outside it, but I succeeded to avoid the stopped-slide executing a "normal" curve at 245 Mph that permitted me to take the lead until the end.

The section times may have been almost the same, but I love to watch clean cornering lines at 245mph like the one Mark pulled off... :)

nice video, too bad I only have two eyes.

My tactic was to watch it three times, following pairs of pipsqueaks... it's an instant classic  :)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 12, 2009, 10:09:51 AM
Little surprise is coming next week.
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on June 12, 2009, 12:38:40 PM
Little surprise is coming next week.

Okay, I had some time, so... Google Maps! ;)

USC tracks: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=hu&msa=0&msid=114255951143248542648.00046c22baf2a6009645a&ll=12.379432,-19.287524&spn=130.148389,315&t=k&z=2&mid=1244802925 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=hu&msa=0&msid=114255951143248542648.00046c22baf2a6009645a&ll=12.379432,-19.287524&spn=130.148389,315&t=k&z=2&mid=1244802925)

USL tracks: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=hu&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114255951143248542648.00046c24024dab67747b7&t=h&z=2 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=hu&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114255951143248542648.00046c24024dab67747b7&t=h&z=2)
Title: Re: Zólyom
Post by: CTG on August 20, 2010, 04:55:13 PM
USC won't ever come back.