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Car creation with Stressed / Re: Stunts goes Dtm
« Last post by Overdrijf on October 21, 2018, 09:57:59 PM »
New cars! :o :o :o  And I'm quite impressed by those front grills!
Thanks. Going over reference pictures I quickly felt that was a part I could not ignore. I'm actually not all that much of a car person outside of Stunts (my secret, it has been exposed!), but since doing this I insta-recognize these brands everywhere. Thanks to Duplode the cars now actually look like this ingame (the picture up there is composited of course, but nothing has been touched up) rather than just in Stressed.

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I'll have some time tomorrow and I'll try them out.
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The three-side race sounds perfect for R4K, if Cas is interested.
Certainly, especially since Cas was planning on using a lot of custom cars this season. I'm already looking forward to it. Although to be fair he just did a car designed by me, he just did a short car, a high grip car and a fast accelerating car, all of which these cars are as well, to some degree. ;D

Overall, since I'm making the comparison now anyway, I'd say these three are more balanced, more thought out and suited for more tracks than the more specialized kart.

I'm also curious what people will think about the internal differences in how these cars feel. It's subtle, but the Audi does feel calmer and more IMSA-like in handling to me compared to the more pocket rocket like BMW.

I hope these will put as much of a smile on your face as the looks of the latest Zakstunts track did on mine.
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Car creation with Stressed / Re: Stunts goes Dtm
« Last post by dreadnaut on October 21, 2018, 06:04:40 PM »
New cars! :o :o :o  And I'm quite impressed by those front grills!

I'll have some time tomorrow and I'll try them out. The three-side race sounds perfect for R4K, if Cas is interested.
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Car creation with Stressed / Stunts goes Dtm
« Last post by Overdrijf on October 19, 2018, 06:44:28 PM »
That's right, I am at it again. Coming in with not one, not two, but three new cars: the Stunts DTM pack. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft is coming your way. Bam.



A rivalry for the ages comes to Stunts. An Audi, a Mercedes and a BMW will battle it out. These beauty's are modeled and named after the cars from the 1990-1992 era, when these brands first crossed paths in the German touring car circus, but their performance has a little 2012-2018 era mixed in, as well as a healthy dose of "this way it's more fun". They come fully loaded for high speed racing around dynamic tracks, with the crowd favorite 5-speed gearbox and carefully tuned performance.

So they're fast, and they're fun, but one car could have done that. The point of this pack is how close these three are in performance, with a shared identity but a little flavor of their own as well. They can be raced against each other in a single race, in an IMSA Cup style format (who knows, one day) or, and this is the cool part, under a single coefficient in Zakstunts. Three cars for the price of one, races with four or five eligible cars in total. On most tracks the difference between optimized laps with all three vehicles should be less than half a second per minute of race time. So do you try to find how to get that small bonus, or do you count on the one you feel best with to take you home?

So, here are the specs (tested on BB 1.1):

BMW M3 E30 DTM:
Engine specs: DOHC inline 4, 2300cc
Torque peak at: 8100 rpm
Max horsepower: 370 HP
Transmission: 5-speed
0-60mph: 3.15s
0-100mph: 7.30s
Half mile: 17.50s
Flat track top speed: 186 mph
Real top speed: 199 mph
Strong suits: High speed acceleration, handling feedback, top speed, bugs, sharpest automatic gears

Mercedes-Benz 190 E DTM:
Engine specs: DOHC inline 4, 2500cc
Torque peak at: 8100 rpm
Max horsepower: 392 HP
Transmission: 5-speed
0-60mph: 3.15s
0-100mph: 7.30s
Half mile: 17.45s
Flat track top speed: 188 mph (flux capacitor not included)
Real top speed: 196 mph
Strong suits: Mid speed acceleration, handling, overshifting, smoothest automatic gears

Audi V8 quattro DTM:
Engine specs: DOHC V8, 3600cc
Torque peak at: 8100 rpm
Max horsepower: 474 HP
Transmission: 5-speed
0-60mph: 3.15s
0-100mph: 7.40s
Half mile: 17.60s
Flat track top speed: 190 mph
Real top speed: 197 mph
Strong suits: Very high speed acceleration, flat track top speed, jump distance.

The cars are in the attachment. I look forward to hearing what you think of it. Jetzt geht's los!

Note 1: This post was brought to you with the help of Duplode being awesome, and giving me advice, mostly on shape design with Stressed. The cars wouldn't have looked like this without him. The tools I used are Car Blaster by Mark Nailwood, Stressed by Dstien, a little bit of Anim8or and my trusty GIMP for image work.

Note 2: I redid a lot of things a lot of times, so it took quite some time to get to the end result. This did result into me getting some insights into the physics of Stunts, things that may or may not be known already to some people. I will share these insights in the appropriate thread somewhere in the coming weeks, with demonstration cars.

Note 3: I don't have names in mind for all the paint schemes, but #9 on the quattro is definitely called the Proudi.
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Chat - Misc / Re: Useless messages - place for maniacs!
« Last post by JTK on October 18, 2018, 09:16:55 AM »
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Hungarian Chat / Re: Hungarian censorship
« Last post by Overdrijf on October 17, 2018, 09:37:52 AM »
Since the topic has recently been dug up anyway, I figured I'll share this here.

A Dutch late night comedy-news show did a piece on roughly this topic recently. Youtube has no English captions available, but it does have Hungarian subtitles. So for those Hungarians that might be interested...
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Chat - Misc / Re: Useless messages - place for maniacs!
« Last post by Akoss Poo on October 16, 2018, 01:55:36 PM »
Huge BÖFF!
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Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: SESSION ID via GET in the forum?
« Last post by Cas on October 03, 2018, 08:27:48 PM »
Oh!  I understand!  So it only happens on first access. In that case, it should be relatively safe. And yes, I think the same thing about Wi-Fi... and the NSA. In fact, it's quite annoying how those guys are everywhere. Most sites are using Google services or somehow link to Facebook, etc. Some of those things make sites inaccessible from Tor. Not good. I have my browser configured to only accept 1st party cookies and to clear them all when it's closed. I also use NoScript. So maybe my browser behaviour "scared" the forum PHP. Still, it is accepting cookies from the forum.
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Stunts Forum & Portal / Re: SESSION ID via GET in the forum?
« Last post by dreadnaut on October 02, 2018, 09:46:37 PM »
That's not the forum in particular, but something PHP applications can do if they have trouble setting session cookies.

From: http://php.net/manual/en/session.idpassing.php
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The first time a page is accessed, PHP doesn't yet know if the browser is accepting cookies or not, so after session_start() is called, SID will be non-empty, and the PHPSESSID gets inserted in all link URLs on that page that are properly using SID.

[...] A work-around is to turn on session.use_only_cookies, but then you lose session data for anyone who has their cookies turned off.

Could it be that you or an extension cleared cookies a short moment before?

Query string session ID used to be "safe", until wi-fi and the NSA happened. HTTPS is in my medium term plans, but it's mostly in the hands of Zak, being hosting configuration.
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Stunts Forum & Portal / SESSION ID via GET in the forum?
« Last post by Cas on October 02, 2018, 09:14:21 PM »
Something weird just happened to me. I was navigating the forum without having logged in and I clicked to see the last message of a post. Then I looked at the address line and, to my surprise, the first parameter in the GET line was PHPSESSID, which was assigned a hex chain maybe some 32 characters long. It really called my attention that PHP would send this sensitive information via GET, which anybody could copy and use to impersonate somebody else and I was surprised also that I hadn't seen this before. So I moved to another topic and the parameter wasn't there anymore. I returned to the same topic and no, it didn't do it, so I don't know how to reproduce it. Why could this be?
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General Chat - ZSC / Re: Old concept cars
« Last post by Overdrijf on September 28, 2018, 11:55:09 PM »
One of my own favorites is the DAF Siluro. It's just a completely standard DAF 55 under the hood, a shopping cart with a stepless automatic transmission (but quite the fun rally car nonetheless because of its light weight), but from the right angle it looks like a very stylish sleek fast pipsqueak.
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