Racer - free race game which made alot of progress...
December 1, 2002 5:22PM
edited January 2014
Have you seen it ?
very nice !!!!
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Reply 1 of 5
December 1, 2002 5:40PM
Mostly the work of a solitary soul it appears as well...damn.
Too bad I don't have an up-to-date Mac, how are the physics?
Reply 2 of 5
December 1, 2002 6:33PM
Yup, I posted about Racer here long ago when the Mac port was first made and then again when the last update was released.
The physics are good
you can properly balance the car -- that's the hard part. Otherwise, it's gonna suck. Hard. Last I checked, the physics were still very buggy and it was way too easy to flip a car. What's worse is that the physics just got completely insane when the car rolls over, bouncing you either a hundred feet into the sky or dropping you through the track into oblivion.
The game is a lot more fun once you switch on the options for music and full-screen.
It has great potential.
Here's a car I was working on porting a while back:
And here's a cool movie showing off some... uh... strange physics settings. Yes, when the shocks decompress, they will often actually put the wheels back in the wrong place. Ick!
Here's a (slightly
) more serious attempt, but if you watch the very last few seconds you'll see the physics go haywire again:
And here you can see that it's a Bad Thing? to veer from the track:
[ 12-01-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]
Reply 3 of 5
December 1, 2002 6:45PM
Brad, remind me that if the opportunity ever arises, i DO NOT want to ride in your car.
Reply 4 of 5
December 1, 2002 8:40PM
Why not? Looks like it would be fun to me.