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Title: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2012, 09:57:52 AM
I don't know what to say about this track...
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2012, 10:41:14 AM
The ramp-cork overlay looks annoying.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2012, 10:55:33 AM
Btw deadline should be moved from 31st December to a few days earlier.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 01, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
Btw deadline should be moved from 31st December to a few days earlier.
i agree. to 29/30th?
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 01, 2012, 02:52:19 PM
Btw deadline should be moved from 31st December to a few days earlier.
i agree. to 29/30th?

Sounds a lot better.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: zaqrack on December 01, 2012, 03:22:05 PM
what difference does it make? If you last hive time to race on the 29th, give all-in and race that day. If you are alone on 31st, at least you have something to do :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 01, 2012, 05:41:20 PM
Stunts stutters a bit when all the cactai (plural!) are in view, near the dual-lane part. Is it happening to anyone else?

Should I tweak my dosbox settings, or could we have a version of the track with fewer poligon floating around?
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Duplode on December 01, 2012, 07:11:53 PM
Stunts stutters a bit when all the cactai (plural!) are in view, near the dual-lane part. Is it happening to anyone else?

Should I tweak my dosbox settings, or could we have a version of the track with fewer poligon floating around?

Canned troubleshooting: change the number of cycles setting in DOSBox to 20000. If that causes frame rate problems, lower it to 12000 (or 10000 if your computer is really old). As for the other option, it would be up to Zak, but I believe that removing the "southernmost" rows of vegetation wouldn't affect the race.

P.S.: Below are the machine/graphics/sound part of my DOSBox .conf file, in case you want to try it (I have no stuttering, or at least it is slight enough I can't notice it).

Code: [Select]
[cpu]
cycles=20000
core=dynamic

[render]
aspect=true
scaler=hardware3x

[sdl]
windowresolution=1280x960
priority=higher,pause
output=openglnb
fullresolution=1280x1024
usescancodes=false

[mixer]
prebuffer=100
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 02, 2012, 02:56:53 PM
Canned troubleshooting: change the number of cycles setting in DOSBox to 20000.

I had this on 5000 —definitely runs smoother with higher values. Switching from scaler=normal2x to scaler=hardware2x yield the larger improvement though.

Thanks for the pointers!
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 02, 2012, 04:18:40 PM
By the way, tips for noobs on this track? ;D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 02, 2012, 04:32:04 PM
By the way, tips for noobs on this track? ;D

Drive fast.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 02, 2012, 04:35:44 PM
Sounds good. I was afraid you were going to suggest more helicopters >:(
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 02, 2012, 07:55:09 PM
By the way, tips for noobs on this track? ;D

Max out speed before the south sloped road. It could earn you seconds.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 02, 2012, 09:21:07 PM
Drive fast.
Actually, you are right! It makes an awful lot of sense in this track :o

Max out speed before the south sloped road. It could earn you seconds.
Not sure which one you are referring to, but gaining speed early and keeping the car going is very important in this track. Twenty-seconds-important, at least for me.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 02, 2012, 10:04:57 PM
Max out speed before the south sloped road. It could earn you seconds.
Not sure which one you are referring to, but gaining speed early and keeping the car going is very important in this track. Twenty-seconds-important, at least for me.

hmm banked was the right word. see attachment.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 04, 2012, 10:57:58 AM
Expected timeline of the month:

- Friker will rule the first 10-12 days of LT period (having enough time to post replays while I'm working/sleeping)
- Then suddenly Gutix appears with a damned strong lap, leading in the following 13-15 days.
- Gutix wins (+2 LTB), Friker overtakes me and so do Bonzai Joe, Alan Rotoi + all the other "anti-CTG commando" members

I think the strategy of all the relevant pipsqueaks will be based on favoring Friker in this battle.


So it's better to declare: I don't care about the final results (or do you think I would vote for keeping the EB as it is, if I'm really interested in overall results?)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 04, 2012, 03:23:33 PM
hmm banked was the right word. see attachment.

The most important point seems to be the loop: depending on how much speed one has when... landing it, one can travel a more straight route by jumping stuff that would slow the Skyline down. Have a lot of speed after the loop and you are almost guaranteed a high speed at the banked road.

Speed that I can then waste at the highway corner, of course :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: alanrotoi on December 04, 2012, 03:53:11 PM
I like to be included on the anti CTG command, but I guess I won't participate this month :( I don't like Skyline too much (sorry to the creator)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 04, 2012, 08:00:33 PM
I like to be included on the anti CTG command, but I guess I won't participate this month :( I don't like Skyline too much (sorry to the creator)

As long as I am behind him, it is for nothing (except you pushed him below 4th place - so you, Duplode, Biker and BJ - come on! ;) ).
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 09, 2012, 02:30:09 PM
so you, Duplode, Biker and BJ - come on! ;)

They don't listen to you. :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 09, 2012, 03:42:58 PM
so you, Duplode, Biker and BJ - come on! ;)

They don't listen to you. :D

I think they are just preparing replays for our doom. :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 09, 2012, 03:49:46 PM
so you, Duplode, Biker and BJ - come on! ;)

They don't listen to you. :D

I think they are just preparing replays for our doom. :)

Or preparing for X-mas instead, like normal people do these days.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 10, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
I wonder if Ayrton would be able to win this race with Speedgate or not.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 10, 2012, 07:03:43 PM
I wonder if Ayrton would be able to win this race with Speedgate or not.
What is Gate's speed limit? If somewhere around 220 it could be possible. :) 245.. why not? :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 10, 2012, 07:04:39 PM
I wonder if Ayrton would be able to win this race with Speedgate or not.
What is Gate's speed limit? If somewhere around 220 it could be possible. :) 245.. why not? :)

Try it and you will get the answer.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 10, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
I wonder if Ayrton would be able to win this race with Speedgate or not.
What is Gate's speed limit? If somewhere around 220 it could be possible. :) 245.. why not? :)

Try it and you will get the answer.
Try what? to reach 245 or to win with Gate?
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 10, 2012, 07:26:29 PM
I wonder if Ayrton would be able to win this race with Speedgate or not.
What is Gate's speed limit? If somewhere around 220 it could be possible. :) 245.. why not? :)

Try it and you will get the answer.
Try what? to reach 245 or to win with Gate?

Cause and effect
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 14, 2012, 04:16:05 PM
I think Friker plays the same crying game as I did during ZCT 45. It seems to be an efficient way to win a race.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 14, 2012, 04:54:47 PM
I think Friker plays the same crying game as I did during ZCT 45. It seems to be an efficient way to win a race.

Yeah I cry a lot. :) And I win. And I will cry until the end! Because I want to win. ;)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 14, 2012, 07:46:12 PM
But where I am? Nowhere. You know my opinion. Perhaps I'll race and I have the chance to finish in TOP5. BUT! I'll protest against this track as long as it lasts and I won't put my name on the list.

Translation:

Akoss: cum, gotta take a shit
CTG: this is a DIRTY SHIT, the treading of the essence of Stunts
CTG: i don't want this
CTG: Zaki *************************** (censored)
Akoss: true
Akoss: true
Akoss: true
CTG: and no new rpl on Rozsny?
Akoss: CTG said:"this is a DIRTY SHIT, the treading of the essence of Stunts"
Akoss: very true
CTG: you can quote this on Forum too
Akoss: it's so true so that I will quote this on Forum
Akoss: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
CTG: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Perhaps I'll race, perhaps I won't be so crap. But now the is a minor question. The thing I want to tell is something different:

Z45 is not for Stunts. Stunts - start, accelarate, brake, curves, tricks, loops, enjoyable game. Z45 - suffering, RH, impossible to stay on the road without RH. This is simply replay editing, time wasting, pressing 'Esc' in every ten seconds. This track is CRAP - sorry Zak, but I don't want to lie. I think this is far the shittiest track I have ever seen. I don't want to hurt you, you know I liked Z44 and most of your tracks, but this one made me nervous, disappointed and sad. I hope this is the last time I feel that about a Stunts track...  :?

The most disgusting Stunts cry from me. And the sweetest victory against the other crymachine. ;D

It really reminds me on this... :D

And I know that you will will win, even if I push harder than expected. When somebody has the free time, the talent and the extra motivation together, he will win for sure - like I did 8 years ago.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: alanrotoi on December 14, 2012, 10:16:28 PM
also you are getting old xD
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 14, 2012, 10:54:01 PM
also you are getting old xD

and soon dead
Title: BÖFF
Post by: CTG on December 15, 2012, 07:43:12 AM
I have to say it's quite a good track - with a terrible (okay, only weak mediorce) car.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 23, 2012, 09:24:10 PM
Good news for Friker: I won't be here in the next 4 days. And probably in the last 2 days of the year.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: alanrotoi on December 23, 2012, 10:51:43 PM
you leave coward!
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 23, 2012, 11:02:58 PM
you leave coward!

Nope, but visiting my family seems to be a little bit more important (I won't carry my notebook, having too many packages with the X-mas gifts). 30th/31st December - probably leaving Budapest to have a less loud New Year party.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 24, 2012, 12:32:16 AM
Good news for Friker: I won't be here in the next 4 days. And probably in the last 2 days of the year.

What is good about these news? I can tell you my final time now, I know how much I can improve (It is for sure I will finish behind you :-/). Even if I could I probably will not race at 30th or 31st.. We could send our final replays before quiet days and finish this year in peace. :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 24, 2012, 12:59:54 AM
Then tell me your final time now. Of course in PM. ;D
Title: URGENT!!!
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 04:14:43 AM
ZakStunts scoreboard, newspost site, replay sending form:

Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/virtual-ftp/stunts/zak/engine.php on line 13
Unknown column '366' in 'field list'
Title: Re: URGENT!!!
Post by: zaqrack on December 31, 2012, 08:42:50 AM
ZakStunts scoreboard, newspost site, replay sending form:

Warning: mysql_fetch_row(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/virtual-ftp/stunts/zak/engine.php on line 13
Unknown column '366' in 'field list'

problem with leap years, now fixed, thanks :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 31, 2012, 09:20:45 AM
Good news for Friker: I won't be here in the next 4 days. And probably in the last 2 days of the year.
As usual: "Blah blah blah." :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 02:30:26 PM
Good news for Friker: I won't be here in the next 4 days. And probably in the last 2 days of the year.
As usual: "Blah blah blah." :D

Program changed.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: dreadnaut on December 31, 2012, 02:47:15 PM
Program changed.

I'll imagine that happening more or less as such:

"Sorry folks, we can't go on holiday this year, nor visit relatives. You see, Friker is 0.2s ahead on ZCT137 and..."   :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 03:02:22 PM
Program changed.

I'll imagine that happening more or less as such:

"Sorry folks, we can't go on holiday this year, nor visit relatives. You see, Friker is 0.2s ahead on ZCT137 and..."   :D

Believe me or not, I haven't started a new new lap since 10th December.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 31, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
Program changed.

I'll imagine that happening more or less as such:

"Sorry folks, we can't go on holiday this year, nor visit relatives. You see, Friker is 0.2s ahead on ZCT137 and..."   :D

Believe me or not, I haven't started a new new lap since 10th December.

dreadnaut - nice one :D
CTG - 4. 12. 2012 18:21 - I improve my replay from this date.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 04:23:32 PM
If it's really your final time, we have a draw. Quite funny after ZCT 136. :D

(Záhony race was even funnier, check YouTube)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 04:51:34 PM
Btw Friker is the worst actor I have ever seen. :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on December 31, 2012, 05:17:36 PM
If it's really your final time, we have a draw. Quite funny after ZCT 136. :D

(Záhony race was even funnier, check YouTube)

F*ck NO.. I have a strong urge to drive that 0.05 better :-/

:) I think draw twice in-a-row is funnier than triple draw (if you mean Zólyom race).
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 05:20:59 PM
If it's really your final time, we have a draw. Quite funny after ZCT 136. :D

(Záhony race was even funnier, check YouTube)

F*ck NO.. I have a strong urge to drive that 0.05 better :-/

:) I think draw twice in-a-row is funnier than triple draw (if you mean Zólyom race).

It was a mistake by will, I wanted to know if you write Zólyom or Zvolen. ;D :P
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 05:21:58 PM
Btw don't act like a primadonna, you have 4 seconds better in the pocket.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on December 31, 2012, 05:22:28 PM
Or 10.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on January 05, 2013, 10:38:29 PM
Annual subforum for season 2013?

Yeah, I'm weak. I couldn't stand more than 3 days without Stunts. Car editing in progress.

(And yes, I'm drunk.)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: alanrotoi on January 06, 2013, 01:21:36 AM
Yeah ! New subforum!!! :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on February 24, 2013, 04:00:23 AM
Duplode, why are you watching this topic? :P
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Duplode on February 24, 2013, 04:45:38 AM
Duplode, why are you watching this topic? :P

Something like this... Half an hour ago I was having a glance at the track previews at ZakStunts' "Tracks" page. While there, I found it odd to see myself ranked third on the Z131 podium, so I clicked the results link. Doing so reminded me I was joint second alongside Gutix on that race. However, I was stuck by the track name, and checked Wikipedia to see whether it was an actual place name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colmar-Berg). Once doing so, I went to the race topic to see if there was any mention of that in the race thread. Being in the 2012 archives, I ended up opening a few other topics due to reflexive Wikipedia-esque browsing habits. And so I momentarily was at the Z137 topic right when you was peeping at Who's Online...

I leave it to the reader to decide what is more bizarre - my navigation route or the fact that I actually took the trouble to write it down and bore everyone with it...  :P
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Chulk on February 24, 2013, 08:10:15 AM
I leave it to the reader to decide what is more bizarre - my navigation route or the fact that I actually took the trouble to write it down and bore everyone with it...  :P
The later for sure
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Friker on February 24, 2013, 10:33:06 AM
I leave it to the reader to decide what is more bizarre - my navigation route or the fact that I actually took the trouble to write it down and bore everyone with it...  :P

Both are quite funny. :)
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 28, 2013, 03:13:49 PM
I'm voting for the former. And I would also like to add this poll to the vote about what's more bizarre.
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on February 28, 2013, 03:17:42 PM
I'm voting for the former. And I would also like to add this poll to the vote about what's more bizarre.

Do it, do it, do it!!! :D
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: Chulk on February 28, 2013, 03:37:15 PM
I'm voting for the former. And I would also like to add this poll to the vote about what's more bizarre.
If you do so, the poll itself will "out-bizarre" the options themselves
Title: Re: ZCT 137 - Powderfinger
Post by: CTG on February 28, 2013, 03:41:14 PM
I'm voting for the former. And I would also like to add this poll to the vote about what's more bizarre.
If you do so, the poll itself will "out-bizarre" the options themselves

Include a third option for that. :D