I’m curious as to the reasoning on this. Mod bodies no longer have manually set drag values and body bounds boxes, so that way of cheesing stats is out. Additionally, bodies like Aruna’s Porsche 906 body would be perfect for this challenge and are only available as mods. Is it just that you don’t want to load down your game with excess mods?
… and it says mod bodies allowed in the table above.
Do you mean legacy bodys banned?
Just an oversight - initially I wanted to ban mod bodies, but they will be allowed. Forgot to change this. Will be fixed in a minute. Thanks for the notice!
On the note of paint colors, are we allowed to use the secondary color options listed in the national list on the wiki page? For example, germany being allowed to use either white or silver, or UK cars being allowed to use the alternate dark blue and white?
The main point of the national colours is to have somewhat reasonable colour schemes and to avoid that somebody appears with neon green paint
You will enter fictional cars, I cannot tell from which country you and your car are, so feel free to use any secondary options from the list or come up with something reasonable and not too offensive on your own.
For example: You could decide to place your company in the fictional Automation world, so you / the community would need to discuss reasonable national colours for Fruinia, Gasmea, Archana etc.
Fruinia - light (not British Racing) green and white.
Hetvesia - blue and white, touch of red.
Gasmea - red white and blue about equally.
Archana - black, red, yellow.
Dalluha - black, red, yellow, touch of white. Too similar to Archana? But a very nice combination in its own right.
From what lore I’ve seen (and surely there’s much I haven’t), I’m one of the few who has anything to do with Dalluha - my parent company is Dalluha Coach & Motor Works. My wish would be for Dalluha to be specifically flat/satin black and high-gloss/polished dark red, if that’s distinctive enough from whatever Archana players want.
We could go for the white star as the key Archana symbol to distinguish it from Dalluha if that’s not too extravagant?
My first association would have been Dalluha == yellow due to sand, and dark red as the main colour for Archana, but I don’t mind yellow/black as the main theme for my (very probably) Archanan entry.
Hm, that does make sense… but also Dalluha = oil. You want to take red and yellow, and mine will just be black?
Should there also be a cost cap for each class, to deter quality spam?
Also, even with drivetrain techpool set to 0, a clutched LSD is available by 1960 - but is its use allowed?
In addition to this, is rack-and-pinion steering allowed or not?
And why is the use of cross-ply tires mandated, even though radials are available in 1960 with 0 tire/wheel techpool? Is this to keep everyone on a level playing field?
Finally, although functional aero fixtures are banned (for realism’s sake), can we simulate them with body moldings?
I almost forgot: OHC and DOHC engines should be limited to exactly 2 valves/cylinder, again for realism and balancing issues.
In general, like always: if a rule is not mentioned, it does not exist.
Cost cap: no, there are PU/ET limits. I don’t care about (negative) quality spam.
Cross-ply: racing tires were cross-ply for a long time as far as I know. Also makes the choice more interesting due to higher rolling resistance.
Non-functional aero: allowed, as long as it looks period correct. No wings, flaps, etc.
Steering: rack-and-pinion allowed.
4 valves per cylinder: allowed if you can fit them into the PU/ET limits. There just have not been mass-produced 4 valve engines in 1960, but plenty examples for racing (even pre-war).
That’s cool - ketchup and mustard car incoming (j/k).
Clarification here. Is this a hard minimum? or are bodies like the smallest e type body ok that round up to 2 m ok? Said body is a 1.99m wheelbase for reference. It’s only .39 of an inch difference and iirc is a rounding error on the count of unreal engine.
Yes, averything longer than 1.95m is fine. The E-type shows as 2.0m in the body selection screen, so it is ok.
Does Hetvesia have black in the flag? Why not white instead? Swap Archana and Dalluha - so oil and sand for the latter?
I just wish this was around 1970, maybe a future challenge (?), but other than that this is right up my alley
I’d flip the mustard and ketchup if it were me, but that’s great regardless.
I seem to not be able to send the car file since, is there a way about this or am i missing something?
i newly made a forum account to be able to join this challenge.