This is a challenge themed around Hot-Version’s series where they take tuned-up cars and see how fast they go down Gunsai (watch the latest episode of that here). The idea is to create a video in the Hot-Version style that includes a timed run and a BeamMP touge tournament. Hopefully it’ll go better than it sounds.
Rules and Regulations (SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK OFTEN)
- You need to make your car in the open beta branch. If you import a car from stable into open beta, the engine disappears.
- If you use mods, please tell me which ones you (think you) used.
- No quality sliders.
- Model and stock trim year should be the year your car came out (anything goes here, as long as it matches your car’s appearance and engineering). Tuned trim year should be 2020.
- Carbon panels and chassis are banned. Yes, even partial carbon. I know they do carbon panels all the time but because they are on the model and not the trim, your stock model would have to also have the carbon which would be OP.
- Stock trim must have at least 90% desirability and 50% affordability in Sport, Family Sport, Light Sport, Fun, Pony, or Muscle (or in their budget/premium variants).
Do not use the Markets tab, it is irrelevant. I mean the Demographics list in Trim Statistics:
- The stock and tuned trims have to use the same engine family.
- Stock trim can use Regular or Premium octane and tuned trim can use anything up to Ultimate.
- Maximum combined (front + rear) tire width for the tuned trim is 590mm. They can be staggered or square, they just have to add up to 590.
- Semi-slick tyres are banned on the stock trim and mandatory on the tuned trim.
- Sequentials can only be used in the tuned trim.
- Automatics and DCTs can only be used in the tuned trim if they were in the stock trim. You must keep its type, number of gears, and spacing the same as stock, but you can change the top speed. If you swap to a manual or sequential, it’s fair game to change anything.
- Maximum combined front + rear downforce is 350 kg (771.6 lb, 3086.4 bananas) (that’s for both trims)
- No interiors please. This isn’t really a fixture editor proficiency contest, though I encourage you to try for a competent exterior design and maybe even a livery. You can make an interior for photos but delete it and make sure to set window transparency to 0 when you actually submit your car.
- Please don’t use real brands anywhere. I get that driving fictional cars down a real course kinda breaks the immersion, but just suspend your disbelief for now.
- Advanced trim settings are fine.
- Model: TougeMaou [username]
- Stock trim: The name of your car from factory (e.g. Toyota GT86, Mazda RX-7, BMW M3)
- Tuned trim: What your tuning shop calls it (e.g. Revolution 86, FEED FD3S, ASSIST M3)
- Engine naming doesn’t matter, just make sure it isn’t the default. You can come up with a cool realistic name, but you don’t have to.
- When you export your tuned trim to BeamNG, reduce the name to just TougeMaou [username].
PM me a .zip containing your Automation .car file, the tuned trim exported to BeamNG, and any additional stuff you deem necessary that I could make use of in the video, like a cool picture you took of your car or your tuning shop’s logo.
In that PM, you can also describe what your car is and what you’ve done to it, or you can put that in a post in the thread.
If you don’t have BeamNG.drive, I will export the car for you.
You can resubmit your car as long as it’s before the deadline.
The first thing I will do when I receive a car is check it over. If it breaks a rule or a mod is missing, I’ll tell you and you can resubmit it with any issues fixed. If you misname or stick an interior in your car, I’ll just rename it/delete the interior and re-export to Beam (but I’ll still let you know in case you want to do it yourself). Because of this, I’d recommend you don’t wait until the last second before the deadline.
You don’t just enter a car and then sit around, though. You can also optionally contribute by doing your car’s timed run and participating in touge battles.
So, you want to do your timed run yourself?
First, download the BeamNG map, then follow the guide below to do your run properly.
Course and Running Guide
This is the actual course.
To get there from the parking lot, follow the red line.
I need to see you going under 60 kph the moment you reach this sign:
You should start recording your replay before you reach it. Once you pass it, you can go on full attack. You don’t have to be surgically exact; trust me, cheating will be obvious.
Once you pass the sign, you aren’t allowed to put any tires on the grass, nor can you use slow-motion.
This is a good video example of what would be deemed a legal replay except that I ran on the grass about 20 seconds in and was driving a pickup truck from 1979 (turn captions on).
Timing starts when you pass the red line and ends when you pass the green line.
I will be timing your run by measuring when your front wheel passes these points as accurately as I can via the BeamNG replay footage.
To submit your run, PM me the BeamNG replay file of anyone (not just you, can be your friend or whatever) performing the run either inside your submission .zip file or separately. It should be named the same as your car model (TougeMaou [username].rpl).
Resubmissions of just the replay are allowed as long as the car is unchanged.
By default, me and my IRL friend who is decent at driving will drive all the cars for the time attack and touge battles. But, if you think you’re faster than us (which you probably are), you can join the BeamMP server. You are not going to necessarily drive your own car, but I will try to get the driver who did a car’s timed run to drive it in the battle too. You can participate if you just want to drive, you don’t have to submit a car.
First, you need to join the discord. I know it’s lame to have to join someone’s discord, but it’s technically optional. I need to be able to quickly organize drivers and have voice chat for coordination during the battles. The BeamMP server IP is also on the discord because it’s private. If you live too far from my PST timezone, you might not get to drive at all, so please keep that in mind.
The competition will operate via a seeded single elimination tournament. The car with the fastest timed run will compete against the one with the slowest one, then the second fastest car will compete against the second slowest one, et cetera. Eventually we will arrive at the winner, who will be crowned Maou of the Touge.
If you win (and enough people want a second round), you will get to suggest a theme for next round; maybe a naturally aspirated or 2 liter battle, an FF versus FR battle, a “shuffle” battle where the car builders and tuners are all different people, etc. Please keep in mind that this is not a typical challenge where your cars are judged to a score, so you will not be able to judge the cars yourself if you win, but you will get to decide the rules to which they are held.
Submissions/resubmissions close on that hour.
PDT/PST is for reference, that is my timezone.
Good luck and godspeed!