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Southern Cross Stunts Trophy => Southern Cross Stunts Trohpy => Topic started by: Duplode on October 25, 2009, 04:30:35 AM

Title: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on October 25, 2009, 04:30:35 AM
Initial draft just finished, right now I am in the process of sorting the good ideas from the stupid ones (current ratio is about 50:50). As for the car, please refer to this post by Bonzai Joe (http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2043.msg31923#msg31923)  ;)
Title: Re: Track 5
Post by: Duplode on October 27, 2009, 03:11:34 AM
I've been working for quite a while on the track today. The first drafts turned up to be really dumb, verging on self-parody. But it improved eventually. Applying the finishing touches now; hopefully the update will be done before I fall asleep.
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on October 27, 2009, 05:32:27 AM
Update finished at last! The final result is quite a bit better than I expected after being forced to rush the design like this. The track is a bit long (shorter than Solsbury, though), but pretty fast overall (if not overtly so for an Indy track). Now, take the chance of riding the king of all cars!
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: royreiger on November 02, 2009, 09:06:39 PM
Haven't had much time to race... but I'll enter this week!!
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: royreiger on November 04, 2009, 02:46:58 PM
Just send a first try!
Nice and fast track! Good job, Duplode!

Greetz,
Roy
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 04, 2009, 03:34:08 PM

I'm still not able to put my wheels on the track...
Tomorrow could be the right day... 
In every case, I have to try lunging my winning stripe...  ;)

Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 05, 2009, 02:40:21 PM

I'm still not able to put my wheels on the track...
Tomorrow could be the right day... 


Done. Interesting track as usual with dazzling passages, some to approach dancing with the car at slow speed, other with the right pedal completely down...  8)

Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on November 06, 2009, 04:35:46 AM
Glad to see you guys are enjoying the track. At first I was planning (and ego tripping?) to design a seriously hard one for the final round, but I guess it was better that it turned out to be what it is now  :)

An update to the scoreboard is pending for quite a while now... I won't delay it further than tomorrow, I promise  ;)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on November 06, 2009, 10:26:15 PM
Curious situation on the updated scoreboard! And fully unintentional, mind you  :D
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 10, 2009, 11:53:25 AM

Gutix on the track! It will be really hard for me realizing the en-plein, I remember our challenge in WSC in 2006...  ;)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on November 15, 2009, 06:01:40 PM
After the usual silent days of the last week, the final replays are starting to drop in... waiting for more of them! ;)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 16, 2009, 12:42:42 PM

Drumroll...   :)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on November 16, 2009, 04:43:59 PM
Results are already checked, update nearly ready... but I'll make you wait a little longer, in hopes that I'll find time to prepare something extra.
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Gutix on November 16, 2009, 05:00:49 PM

Gutix on the track! It will be really hard for me realizing the en-plein, I remember our challenge in WSC in 2006...  ;)


Yep, i remember. Nice battles these days :)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Duplode on November 17, 2009, 05:50:28 AM
I couldn't prepare the extras I mentioned in time, so I'd better not make you wait longer... the final reports for race and season are already on the homepage. I won't give you spoilers on this thread, so go and check them! ;) Once more, thank you all for powering this contest all along! I would be grateful to hear your comments and/or suggestions on the feedback (http://forum.stunts.hu/index.php?topic=2474.0) topic. As for a new edition of Southern Cross, I have no actual concrete plans, but the idea will be hanging around. Management is nice, after all  :)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 17, 2009, 10:50:36 AM
Well, what can I say if not I’m very happy about my performances realized in this great contest! :)  I wanted to honoured it with my presence and I’m really glad to have succeeded in it with this wonderful en-plein racing beside very strong O(T)WOOT drivers.

About this race, Cydonia, I knew it wasn’t easy against a fantastic champion as Gutix is. So putting my wheels ahead him, even if for the minimum gap, has been really exciting!  8)  What incredibile race! As you can see in the analysis attached here, Gutix lead from the beginning until the last 5 seconds of race and only painting very accurately the last corkscrew-bridge-chicane combo I cut first the finish line.
As in almost every race I take part, my first 10-20 seconds are able to make me angry  >:( with myself due to leave everytime precious tenths (about 3 tenths this time) so difficult to rescue against top drivers. When I realized that keeping the right after the first corkscrew (instead the left) would have meant save almost 2 tenths, I had already made a good half replay and so I decided not to re-drive from the start…  ::)  Then I started to rescue realizing the fastest time in 6 of 7 remaining sections. But Gutix has been wonderful, above all in the dirt chicane in the middle of the race, defeating all my efforts to fill the gap! At least before the last combo, when I found those tenths I needed. Strange to see, anyway, how the race maybe has been decided in the quite long but linear tract just before the last corkscrew, when Gutix with a long jump and above all keeping the external path on the last bankroad-curve, lost 10 centiseconds on me, a nothing, but enough not to remain first at the end.

Back to the contest, as I already said in the past, it has been a wonderful e refined contest, well managed by Duplode, with dazzling and engaging tracks and strong opponents.
A special mention to AbuRaf70. I left him two years ago in WSC with a OWOOT skill which can’t be absolutely compared with that he showed in this contest, above all in this last race. He was only 2 seconds behind a powerful Gutix until 90 seconds of race: great job Anelio!   :)
And sure I want also to give a special mention to SuperBrian. I saw his illegal replay, and his two mistakes can affect only his position on the scoreboard, but not his fantastic performance. Awesome his last 10 seconds. His last two sections (both legal) are 6,30 seconds and 4,50 seconds, that is both faster than the winner: all my best congratulations to you SuperBrian, really a wonderful job!   :)

Finally, I sure hope to see a second edition of this event, it would be sure health sap for this little word: thanks Daniel!   :)
Title: Re: Cydonia
Post by: Gutix on November 17, 2009, 01:23:52 PM
Fantastic race. Congratulations Mark! Excellent lap!
And congrats for the competition Duplode!!