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The BRC is dead... [NEW CHALLENGE DISCUSSION]


#1

[size=150]…LONG LIVE THE BRC!!![/size]

“It seems that as time goes on, the possible ideas for new challenges become smaller and smaller, and we will reach a point where there is just no unique options anymore.”
[size=85]Anonymous philosopher (Pleb)[/size]

:unamused:

:geek:

:bulb:

Challenge accepted.

:ugeek:

:sunglasses:

:smiley:

What once upon a time was the Bavarian Rallye Challenge has now become the Bavarian RACING Challenge. And with “RACING” I mean “RACING”. Direct Competition. Fighting for Position. Epic crashes. Tragic failures. Worn out tyres. Empty fuel tanks. Each race a unique story.

HOW???

I ported the Automation acceleration, braking and cornering calculations to MATLAB, automated the aquiration of car parameters and reworked the test track calculations. Now the calculations are not static and done before the lap anymore - they are dynamically done on the way around the track. And when the driver reaches the end of the lap, he will do another one! Probably with a different lap time because he makes smaller and bigger errors. And if there’s another car in his vicinity, he will even react to it!

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Features:
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] lap after lap after lap/:m]
] standing or flying start/:m]
] fuel consumption/:m]
] tyre wear/:m]
] automated pit stops/:m]
] mechanical failures/:m]
] B.R.O.B.O.T: Bavarian Randomly Organised Behaviour On Track: dynamic, random and rulebased artificial intelligence in the driver’s seat (overtaking, holding up others, crashing, errors, good and bad starts…/:m]
] Youtube videos of training, qualifying and race sessions with 2D track view, timing and automated text comments/:m]
] theoretically unlimited number of participants (practically limited by screen size to fields of ~50 cars)/:m][/ul]

Further ideas? Programming is still in progress, so things can be considered (if technically possible and not too much work). I currently finished all the technical issues and can promise that things will happen, but major parts of the AI and of the Race Weekend are still on the to-do-list. So don’t expect a challenge within the next month. :slight_smile: I’m looking forward to your input!


#2

One word initial reaction: YES!


#3

… speechless… truly truly great… oh my god…


#4

Der Bayer, you are a genius sir.


#5

:open_mouth: :open_mouth: :open_mouth: :open_mouth: :open_mouth:

There are no words to describe how awesome this is.


#6

O.O You sir are insane and I LOVE IT!! Does the tire wear take into account the various tires as well? Even when there is a combination of tires in the competition?


#7

Tyre wear is not yet implemented, but yes, it is planned to make different compounds behave differently over time. Difficult to drive and powerful cars will wear them faster, too.


#8

You never cease to amaze us, Martin.


#9

Dude… This is BRILLIANT! I don’t know how someone can NOT compete in this!

Thank you for doing this, I appreciate your hard work Martin! [size=25]And I’m a philosopher now? :stuck_out_tongue:[/size]


#10

Sweet racing dreams. This will make racing x100 more interesting. You deserve a statue.


#11

Der Bayer once again proving he is a god.


#12

Can I name my next car after you Der Bayer? I promise it’ll be the most superlative of my lineup yet :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Wow, good work! :smiley:


#14

Yeah nice challenge…

wait what???


#15

That… that’s truly impressive… You deserve to be called Der Bayer von Awesome! Like in the BSLL! Seishido is ready for this! (Except if the driver turns the car into a fireball and dies)


#16

Can be also taken into acount that powerfull and stressful car to drive could increase the fatigue of the driver and tire him/her quicker? So on the long run the performance of the driver too will be reduced a bit.


#17

I’ve got a couple questions. Is there Drafting, Multiple car crashes, cars effected after the crashes, and cautions?


#18

How is the track calculated? Do you know how it actually works in game? I ask so I can make my track editor more accurate.


#19

:open_mouth: :open_mouth: :open_mouth: :astonished: :astonished: :astonished: Someone give this guy a cookie!

This feature is a final release MUST have… finally a way to possibly add a race team management part to the tycoon aspect of the game, and simulate races. This should not go unnoticed by the devs. This is awesome! :smiley:


#20

lol I second that! :smiley: