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Site Announcements / Re: Guest tracks 2019
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:11:02 AM »
As for me, please book ZCT217.

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Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: Competition Archive 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:44:57 PM »
I could also make the replay tags visible in the full list of results for a track. Would that help?

It would help; also it is, for unrelated reasons, a feature I have been wanting for a long time  :) The way I once imagined it was having little (G) and (N) indicators in the replay entries, like the (A) ones for automatic transmission laps; in any case, I'll be happy with however form of display you decide on.

On an additional note, another thing I would like to do is setting up some architecture for the Archive more resilient than a bunch of folders, textfiles and spreadsheets loosely correlated with each other. I'm not sure I will have time to play with that before the release, though.
Tell me more.

While I didn't really feel such things when I was making an effort to update my working version of the archive at the end of every race, the prospect of updating it after not having touched it in years makes the procedures seem a bit fragile -- prone to mistakes, and perhaps with sub-optimal results for users. More specifically, I would like to have a single point of truth for race information: it might be, for instance, a SQLite database from which the text file race lists and the spreadsheet could be generated, and which could also be used to perform consistency checks on the .TRK and .RPL files (if not storing the files themselves there, though there are some subtleties that would have to be dealt with for that to work well). In terms of amount of work to do, the main complication is that such a plan would entail not only designing the database schema and writing the program, but also getting the ~900 race entries into the database -- a process that in all likelihood can't be fully automated.

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Car creation with Stressed / Re: Stunts goes Dtm
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:07:50 PM »
Oh yes, dot and dota -- I had forgotten about those. Perhaps I should try and make a new car to get a refresher on things :) The mystery bytes detail is also interesting, thanks.


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Stunts Forum & Portal / Competition Archive 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:42:35 AM »
After months of procrastination and computer woes, I can finally announce that there will be a 2018 update to the Competition Archive. The plans are for it to be ready before the new year. Here are the competitions the update should cover (please do tell me if I forgot anything!):

  • ZakStunts (2016-2018)
  • ZakStunts GAR (2016-2018)
  • ZakStunts NoRH (2016)
  • R4I (2016)
  • R4K (2016-2018)
  • LeStunts (2017; Dorsal and Second)
  • Superkart Special Event (2010)

I think almost all of those either are somewhere in my computer already, or are otherwise easy to retrieve. In any case, I will ask you folks if anything turns out to be missing.

On an additional note, another thing I would like to do is setting up some architecture for the Archive more resilient than a bunch of folders, textfiles and spreadsheets loosely correlated with each other. I'm not sure I will have time to play with that before the release, though.

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Car creation with Stressed / Re: Stunts goes Dtm
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:17:17 AM »
Trying out the Mercedes on Die Ottobahn, I noticed the colour of the steering wheel dot. was changed. I wasn't aware that was possible (and I somehow hadn't noticed the Kart used that effect as well). How did you do it?  :)

(By the way, I encourage you all to give it a go there. These cars are a blast!)

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Chat - Misc / Re: Politics around the world
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:00:51 AM »
RIP Brazil. The fascists won...

A little over three years ago, I posted this:

What's happening in Brazil? Duplode? Leo?

Economic downturn + corruption scandals + a politically weak and generally adrift government => demonstrators and sectors of the opposition (*) crying "Impeachment!". That has been the default state of affairs since January, so there is nothing to be too overtly worried about (**).

(*) I'd rather say overexcited demonstrators and sectors of agitators within the opposition, but that's my own political slant, and so YMMV.

(**) Of course the three things I listed at the beginning are quite worrying. I just mean we are not at the brink of an institutional crisis or anything really serious like that.

And look where we are now. That should teach me not to tempt fate...

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Chat - Misc / Re: Avatar Fight
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:04:32 AM »
After 2880 days, I have changed my avatar. This new one is a personal logo; I have been switching most of my profile pics to variants of it. A "forum blue" version of it looks fits quite nicely here, but I'll probably stick with purple in the end.

Goodbye, Tasha.


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Car creation with Stressed / Re: Stunts goes Dtm
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:48:32 AM »
The DTM set is now available from Southern Cross  :)

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Site Announcements / Re: Cars and rules for 2019
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:24:34 AM »
About the scoreboard position calculator, the idea is that one can say "if I used this car, what lap do I need to reach each of the current scoreboard positions given the current bonuses?". I don't think it's the same as RPLInfo. The idea is that I don't have to create a replay.

I guess you want something like what CTG, once upon a time, used to do by hand.

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Site Announcements / Re: Cars and rules for 2019
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:57:35 PM »
I didn't know the bonuses are now updated automatically. That's cool!

b) increase uncertainty in chosing the right car

Looking at car choices over recent races, this seems to be working as intended  :)

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Site Announcements / Re: Cars and rules for 2019
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:11:46 AM »
How are handicap levels set at the start of the season?  Do they continue from the last race of the previous one?

It worked like that from 2011 up to 2017. Carrying the bonuses over is one way of ensuring all cars get a chance (as there are more cars than tracks in a season, a car which starts with a relatively weak bonus may end up not being used before the year is over). This year, though, the bonuses were reset at the beginning of the season -- I can't say much about that, as I only noticed that now  :D In any case, this might be a good opportunity to revisit this matter -- we have been using bonuses for long enough that there might be some meaningful statistics about their evolution to be squeezed.

In that case, how are newly incorporated cars assigned handicap by default?

I believe the protocol was/is to do laps at a handful of test tracks and use that to figure out reasonable starting values.

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Stunts Related Programs / Re: Modern system native Stunts proto-engine
« on: September 23, 2018, 06:25:34 AM »
I don't know if you have already tried it, but you apparently have to explicitly enable alternative architectures. (On Arch, you'd rather similarly have to enable a "multilib" repository.)

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Stunts Related Programs / Re: Modern system native Stunts proto-engine
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:31:09 AM »
Nice work!

I didn't compile it for Windows because I would first have to install a 32bit Linux and then Wine on top and the compiler (I don't know why, but Wine doesn't seem to work with 64bit Linux for me), but I can later get that done and post it too.

You can have a 32-bit Wine prefix on a 64-bit Linux -- cf. the relevant Arch Wiki page. Below is some stuff that used to be in my .bashrc to help using multiple prefixes, which might be of some use.

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# Making wine default to 32-bit.
export WINEARCH=win32

# Keeping the default wine prefix in a non-hidden directory.
export WINEPREFIX="/home/duplode/wine32"

# Simplifying the handling of Wine prefixes.
# (Adapted from http://code.google.com/p/winetricks/wiki/CommandlineTips )
# Of course we will keep some symlinks of our own at
# ~/.local/share/wineprefixes .

prefix-wine() {
    if [ -z "$1" ]; then
        echo "${WINEPREFIX}"
    else
        echo "${HOME}/.local/share/wineprefixes/$1"
    fi
}

lswine() {
    ls $* "${HOME}/.local/share/wineprefixes"
}

with-wine() {
    lswine | grep "$1" > /dev/null
    if [ "$?" -ne 0 ] || [ -z "$1" ]; then
        echo "Please select an actual wine prefix (try lswine)."
    else
        prefix=$(prefix-wine $1)
        shift 1
        echo $prefix
        env WINEPREFIX="$prefix" "$@"
    fi
}

goc() {
    lswine | grep "$1" > /dev/null
    if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]; then
        echo "Please select an actual wine prefix (try lswine)."
    elif [ -z "$1" ]; then
        cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c"
    else
        cd "$(prefix-wine $1)/drive_c"
    fi
}

_lswine () {
    local cur

    COMPREPLY=()
    cur=${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}

    if [[ $COMP_CWORD -eq 1 ]] ; then
        COMPREPLY=( $( compgen -W "$(lswine)" -- $cur ) )
        return 0
    fi
}

_with-wine () {
    local cur

    COMPREPLY=()
    cur=${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}

    if [[ $COMP_CWORD -eq 1 ]] ; then
        COMPREPLY=( $( compgen -W "$(lswine)" -- $cur ) )
        return 0
    elif [[ $COMP_CWORD -eq 2 ]] ; then
        COMPREPLY=( $( compgen -cf -- $cur ) )
        return 0
    fi
}

complete -F _lswine prefix-wine
complete -F _lswine goc
complete -o default -F _with-wine with-wine

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Site Announcements / Cars and rules for 2019
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:25:00 AM »
Let's get it rolling! On the subject of cars, I would like to begin by making a pitch for two of them:
  • Superkart: I like the Kart, and would enjoy seeing it again at ZakStunts. If it comes up at a insufficiently twisty track during the season, we can always slap a -10% penalty on it. If you want to try it for yourself, head to the current race at Cas' competition.
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno: It would be good to give one of the Toyotas a chance to shine. I feel the Trueno is a more interesting car than the Corolla, as due to its low real top speed it is closer to the LM002 than to all the other mid-slow cars. There is one problem: the Trueno has extra off-road grip similarly to the Lotus, but exaggerated to the point it becomes more bug than feature. However, as the Trueno was never used in a competition, it would be straightforward to prepare and distribute a bugfix release -- I will do just that if we decide to use it next season.
As both of my candidates are slow cars, it sounds sensible to bench the Skyline this time if either or both of them are approved for 2019.

There are all those other cars to consider, of course, and perhaps I'm overlooking some great candidate (you can find all of them, or at least the released ones, at Southern Cross). So please have your say  :)

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Site Announcements / Re: Profile updates and changing password
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:51:59 PM »
Making that field mean experience at ZakStunts in one way or another makes sense. Back when I registered, I filled it with the years elapsed since I first played, though I don't know if other people did or do the same.

I don't trust the registration date 100% for pipsqueaks that joined before 2016, when I fixed a couple of bugs in the way profile data was saved (and sometimes mangled).

IIRC, once upon a time you had to re-register at the start of every season, which might have something to do with that. (I don't know the details, as that was before my time here.)

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