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Competition 2018 / Re: Z201 - No kidding
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:44:23 PM »
He, he... hope you guys like this track. I wasn't so convinced at the beginning, but after a few touches, I started to feel it could work. :)

Competition 2018 / Re: Z200 - Westwood
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:04:05 PM »
Fast and tricky are the way I like to make them. I've already discarded a couple of attempts I was making. I'll have one ready soon :)
This one is good, though. It appeared simpler to me when I first looked at the map, but racing it is fun.

Stunts Related Programs / Re: Bliss / Cas-Stunts track editor
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:18:55 PM »
Yeah, the site sometimes goes offline. Is not that they are unreliable. What happens is that the web hosting is free, so one requirement is that I log in to the client area website at least once per month. When I fail to do that, they disable the page until I re-enable it. It's up again now.

Hey, I would like to know these guys. I wanted to recreate the essence of Stunts, but it's a lot of work and I had never given much attention to 3D before. I managed to make a simple 3D rendering engine similar to that of Stunts, but I have a little problem with clipping near the camera.

Competition 2018 / Re: Z199 - Almost There
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:15:31 PM »
Nice track!  Time is near up. I figure I could make a better effort still, but I don't know :)

Competition 2018 / Re: Teams 2018
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:45:31 PM »
I like Slowdrive :-D

Competition 2018 / Re: Guest tracks 2018
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:18:15 PM »
I'm going for the first track of the year (ZCT198). I would also like to do September, which is my month (ZCT206). If I'm allowed a third one, I'd pick ZCT201.

Competition 2018 / Re: Teams 2018
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:15:26 PM »
I live near the centre of the country, so I believe I am a little closer to Uruguay than to Brazil, but the difference is not much. The closest border crossing to Brazil from here is probably that of Paso de los Libres -> Uruguaiana, at about 600 km from Córdoba. The triple border is considerably further from my location. The closest border to me, in general, is likely  Gualeguaychú -> Fray Bentos (Uruguay), slightly closer than 600 km.

Competition 2018 / Re: Teams 2018
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:00:09 PM »
Historically, there are many Argentines here too, but many of them we haven't known of for a long time. There's Alan Rotoi who's been posting relatively recently, although not on every track. And our friend AbuRaf passed away :(  This turns me into the most frequent Argentinean pipsqueak and I'm just an average pipsqueak!  Otherwise, it'd be great to go by countries. On the other hand, Europe vs Latin America does look more feasible, ha, ha.

Competition 2017 / Re: The road to season 2018
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:00:54 PM »
Cas checking in!

Count on me for this season. Maybe we could start making the guest-track slot list and start filling it for this year. Another thing I would like is for the live races to happen at least twice this year, maybe planning them in advance, but I'm aware that it's difficult for all of us to have the time. Count on me for that one too. And finally, it'd be great if we could renew the permanent tournament. I could help with that one, create a new system if necessary, then hand it over. Like, it should be automatic like the regular tournament and people should be able to see the replays and maybe it should be reset and if people want to repost their old times if they still have the RPL they can do it. Also, beside each lap, the car could be displayed. I don't know, things like that. Again, count on me fully for that too :)

Stunts Related Programs / Re: Bliss / Cas-Stunts track editor
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:25:37 AM »
Yes, that's true. Yeah, I think having both is the best, because people can choose to go to the site and see the latest version and all the details, but if something fails, it is also available right there. You may want to add that Bliss also runs in GNU/Linux, as that's probably not expected.

Stunts Related Programs / Re: Bliss / Cas-Stunts track editor
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:15:12 AM »
Thanks, Dreadnaut!

Well, while I would like, of course, to have traffic in my website, I reckon that it serves a better purpose for the community to have the ZIP accessible there. Remember in the past, I was off for some time and the website I had at that time was lost, so Duplode had to share his copy of Bliss. I don't intend to abandon my current site or the community, but it's safer if it's uploaded there, I reckon. What do you think?

Stunts Related Programs / Re: Bliss / Cas-Stunts track editor
« on: November 26, 2017, 06:10:33 AM »
Well, I've been into other things really, but when I'm bored, I make some touches to Bliss. As you all know, it's already totally functional since long ago, but I wanted to tell you I've updated a bit. So...

Bliss 2.5.3

New features:
  • Time estimates can now be done for every car. There's a pull down list
  • Better quality starting scenarios
  • Take trackshots by pressing CTRL+S
  • ZakStunts track identification when metadata is lost

Fixed bugs:
  • Some menu options had persistent buttons. Strange I hadn't seen them before. It's fixed
  • Found out why it didn't work in DOSBox and made it work. It's slower and doesn't look as good, though, but yes. Now you can run it under DOSBox too!

If you haven't updated the last time, for the custom directories option, I really recommend you to do so. It's a lot more comfortable to navigate the filesystem with that.
As always, you can get this update from I would be very thankful if Bliss were included in the Downloads area in ZakStunts.

Competition 2017 / Re: ZCT196 - It's in the details
« on: November 25, 2017, 09:44:20 PM »
Yeah, I think I have reached my limit. It would take me lots of time to better the lap I posted. It was especially difficult to take the third corner (the one after the slalom) without losing considerable speed. Also, a few things proved hard to do. Namely, even after completing a turn with a very good time, I might end up at a certain gear with a certain speed that would not be a good combination to gain acceleration with a trick. This is true after the second corner, wanting to speed up using the first boulevard and after the fourth corner, riding the banked road. This would sometimes force me to redo the previous turn even though the time was good.

Competition 2017 / Re: ZCT196 - It's in the details
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:57:52 AM »
I can keep on trying to better my lap, but it really feels hard already to improve it. It's clear that the whole matter is about concentrating in the curves.

Competition 2017 / Re: ZCT196 - It's in the details
« on: October 31, 2017, 01:38:55 AM »
Oh! That sentence sounds very cool in Portuguese. In Spanish, it doesn't feel exactly the same, because "mora" translates as "vive", but "vive" also means "is alive". We also have the verb "morar", but it's very seldom used. If I were to translate this into Spanish, I'd say "El diablo reside en los detalles", which sounds very formal. Alternatively, I could drop some meaning in favour of informality and say "El diablo está en los detalles". These sentences are not predefined in Spanish, though.

Nice track, Dreadnaut!  A very carefully balanced split. Before the adjustment, Bliss reported that I should take the long way, although the opponent would be taking the other. After the change, it agrees with the opponent that the shortest path should be followed. However, I'm finding it easier to perform well by taking the long path... so far...  We'll see what comes up :)

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