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Competition 2017 / Re: 2017 - Rules and cars
January 20, 2017, 08:36:10 AM
Quote from: dreadnaut on January 19, 2017, 12:01:36 AM
Hello there! I haven't been around much in the last months, but I'm glad I managed to race on every track last year :P

Now that you've just gone through the start of season, let me know what the pain points are and what could be smoother. I suppose the manual database updates are the most annoying bits? The same about the track updates.

I almost have two jobs at the moment, but if I have a list I think can find time to decrease admin friction :)

I would say the biggest pain point (monthly/annual update) is to package the track zip file. I have to go through the list of replays, identify the best time based on the submission date, download all, organize and package in a zip. If we could automate this that would be great - or simply link replays to the scoreboard once a race is finished, and then we could abandon the zip altogether.  The rest of the update is really a piece of cake thanks to your constant improvements :) I have to touch phpmyadmin for two reasons only: adding LTB hours and adjusting car bonuses. 

General Chat - R4K / Re: Race for Kicks
January 19, 2017, 11:05:48 PM
Thanks Cas, you're up on the portal! Hope to join the race as well soon :)
Competition 2017 / ZCT 186 - Punkypunkpun
January 18, 2017, 10:11:46 PM
The first one - I'd say it is unusually fast - at least for me  8)
Competition 2017 / Re: 2017 - Rules and cars
January 18, 2017, 10:10:31 PM
Finally read through these posts.... my comments as follows:

I'd like to keep the Lotus, F40, Melange for sure.
Skyline I'd rather keep unless you have a better alternative.
The P911 turbo could be rotated - however, I will not recall the Ranger or the Kart (too unrealistic) and I recall the Mclaren to have a very ambivalent reception in the community - in any case it is not late yet to make a change even though the season has started. My only restriction is, that the car must behave realistic. Why don't we call one of the Toyota's? Or is it too slow?

Alternative scoreboards:
This is entirely up to you. I am fine both with GAR and NoRH. Whichever is liked and requested by more of you. Please decide and we can fix this by the end of January.

To be honest, I keep the competition running for my friends - you guys. I don't think we _need_ others, but of course it always feels better to bear 10-15 pipsqueaks than to beat only a few. So if you have the capacity and the will to advertise, don't hold back. I can't promise I'll do it myself.

Generic thoughts:
I really wanted to bring in some changes for 2017 but simply did not have the time for it. Three kids / moving to a new home / my other hobbies / keeping my team happy at my workplace - this will be a busy year. Still ZakStunts has its place in it and I'd love to see ZakStunts continue for several years, but I need your help. Guest tracks, advertisements, rule change proposals, funny side-races for a few months, new cars, access to post news to the main board, taking care of monthly updates - all are open possibilities and all help is welcome. No ghosts please though :) I ratrher see myself as a competition facilitator than a competition manager after all these years. ZakStunts is yours as much it is mine - don't hesitate to help form and run it together if you can afford the time. 
Competition 2017 / Re: 2017 - Rules and cars
January 18, 2017, 09:59:12 PM
moving this topic to the 2017 board...
General Chat - R4K / Re: Race for Kicks
January 18, 2017, 09:57:42 PM
Cas, please also submit data for the stunts portal at!

check the ZakStunts entry and pls provide the same data, I'd be glad to have one more competition listed on the site!
Competition 2016 / Re: ZCT185 - Shangai Highway
January 12, 2017, 04:06:53 PM
hopefully this weekend. But to be honest, I have a hard time to find motivation. There'll be a 2017 season for sure (not stopping before ZCT200 :))  but I feel we need to shake things up a bit. Just a little bit, but I don' t know yet what it should be. 
Competition 2016 / Re: ZCT182 - Mittwoch mit vomit
September 26, 2016, 09:08:01 AM
its kind of amazing to see how one chicane can decide the podium of an entire race :)
Competition 2016 / Re: Guest tracks 2016
September 22, 2016, 12:51:10 PM
received, thanks!
Stunts Related Programs / Re: Cas-Stunts track editor
September 20, 2016, 01:32:23 PM
ZCT178 makes the track analysis and the editor crash.  8)
Competition 2016 / Re: Guest tracks 2016
September 20, 2016, 01:10:06 PM
Quote from: Shoegazing Leo on September 20, 2016, 02:16:54 AM
And I want to do a track for Z 184. Zak can make them the season finale.

Competition 2016 / Re: Guest tracks 2016
September 20, 2016, 01:09:43 PM
Quote from: Cas on September 20, 2016, 12:01:14 AM
I'd like to book a slot for my track Napalm, the soonest available. Here it is :)

I have removed the track to prevent others from exercising. Please re-send in email to :)
Competition 2016 / Re: ZCT182 - Mittwoch mit vomit
September 20, 2016, 01:08:54 PM
Quote from: JTK on September 20, 2016, 10:32:40 AM
"Mittwoch mit vomit"?  ;D

I was not feeling too well that particular Wednesday :)
Chat - Misc / Re: Highlights 2016
September 07, 2016, 05:13:58 PM
Nice and eventful summer!

For me nothing major this year, we are in the process of buying a house, so we spare as much as we can :) No holidays planned next year either for the same reason.

Jun 3 - returning to Shanghai for a business trip, revisiting some of my favorite places
Jul 1 - family day trip to Balatonfüred with an excellent meal at Baricska Csárda
Aug 20 - biking trip in the Karancs mountains near Salgótarján - wonderful, for me formerly unknown part of the country.
Sep 2 - first mountain bike trip with my son! He was very brave, we completed 27km and 650m elevation. Well deserved grilled trout at the end of the trip :)

and lots of small hiking/biking trips in the nearby mountains and fresh vegetables from our community garden.

Fun summer! Now we enter a new age as Barni started school, so we have to wake early every weekday. Not looking forward to that! :)