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Custom Car Packs
« on: May 29, 2022, 09:30:07 PM »
For this Championship to work, Custom cars are needed, but also easy to add and remove to the game.
Therefore, I will update the game package every time with one that already has the current carpack installed.
That is good for starters but not a real solution.

I am working with CAS (mostly CAS his generosity in adapting his tool to my whims ::)) on updating Simple Garage to
easily prepare the game for the new race via a start menu. Each CarPack will contain an update config file for Simple Garage.

For this, I (yes really, this level i can handle myself  ;D) created a Batch start menu with several options, at first for myself,
so I can start from 1 executable in DOSBox and just choose what i want to start.
This will be extended with an option to quickly install the new CarPack (and remove the old).
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Re: Custom Car Packs
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 09:41:36 PM »
The next race will start on the first Monday of next month. June 6th.
It will be a Rally type track and the CarPack will contain the Lancia Delta.
 8)All eight of them. 8)
They are all slightly different, so i am curious about this one.

Since most on this forum know quite well how the game works ill add a clean CarPack here.
So you have time to get acquainted with the cars.

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Re: Custom Car Packs
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 07:30:23 AM »
I've been working on Simple Garage to make it more powerful and flexible enough for CCC as well as any other tournament. The new version is still not finished, but I think tomorrow I'll have it ready. I'm testing some potential bugs. The syntax would change slightly, but basically, you'd easily be able to act on all cars and create ad-hoc groups combining individual cars, filters, explicit groups and other ad-hoc groups. In English, you'd be able to do things such as:

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park Porsche*,#dtm,lanc
Meaning, park all Porsche cars, plus all cars in the DTM pack group and the Lancia Delta. Notice how the asterisk will be used for what we would all expect and explicit groups are now determined by the # sign instead.
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Re: Custom Car Packs
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 12:11:32 PM »
Next race will have an updated Competition stunts package with the new simple garage.
I recommend starting the game with menu.bat

It will have the added feature of "install carpack"

If you have unpacked the carpack in the game folder.
The "install carpack" option will load a simple script that shows a few showroom options.
The Lamborghini Countach is always present.
Options currently considerd are:
  • 1. Clear Showroom but keep original cars then install Carpack.
  • 2. Clear Showroom and install Carpack
  • 3. Clear Showroom and install Carpack and original cars.
  • 4. Clear Showroom and install original cars. (restore to default)
  • 5. Clear Showroom but keep Zakstunts Cars then install Carpack.
  • 6. Clear Showroom and install Carpack and Zakstunts Cars.


For the Zakstunts cars options, the Zakstunts cars need to be installed.
Option 3 and 6 work best if you are not sure were the cars are. Als long as they are either in the game dir or the garage.
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Re: Custom Car Packs
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 11:19:31 PM »
Next race has a fast track. And i promised fast cars. Well, I have a treat for you!
For the time in Stunts history, we have a race that has room for all 3 DTM cars.
But they will have a tough time against all 4 IMSA cars.

Yes, this race we have 7 fast cars with good handling. But not all equal.

DAUD : Audi V8 DTM ________Overdrijf
DBMW : BMW M3 DTM _______Overdrijf
DMCB : Mercedes 190 E DTM__Overdrijf
CDOR : Melange XGT-88 _____alanrotoi
JAGU : Jaguar XJR9 _________DSI
LLC1 : Lancia LC1___________Ryoma
P962 : Porsche 962 _________DSI

The Jaguar XJR9 and the Porsche 962 both have a "tuned for real" version by zapper.
You may use that version as well. The best time of the two will count on the scoreboard.
Edison once said,
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I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”
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