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Course Updated!

Posted by Atashi at 2015.10.15 11.04 in Hydrodrome

The mid-way point in our sixth series means it’s time for a course update!

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Experienced racers will note this is not a new design per se, mostly it is a re-use of one of the layouts we used during our fifth series.

There are a few minor differences, primarily that we are still using the wider race gates this season.

Finally, the Fastest Laps board has been reset because this is a slower course than the previous one.

So come on down and get lots of practise laps in, and get your best lap time on the Fastest Lap board!

Boat Scripts Updated

Posted by Atashi at 2015.10.14 13.55 in News

The boat scripts were updated today to resolve a problem that was discovered in the races on Sunday.

This update also includes some other minor fixes and improvements.

It’s not mandatory, but encouraged, that all racers upgrade to the latest version.

Click here to find out how to get your free update!

If your boat is highly customized you can just copy the scripts from an update boat into your own boat. All three scripts must be updated together. There is also one new object in the boat inventory, “Oil” which should be copied too.

Cheers!

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Belated Course Update Map

Posted by Atashi at 2015.09.29 12.30 in Hydrodrome

This is about 3 weeks late, but here it is – the map for the start of our Sixth series!

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There are two key changes to the course – first, we have removed the old gates with their poles and advertising banners. This means that gates 1, 2, 3, and 4 are now much wider than before, and it’s almost impossible to ‘miss’ a gate.

Second, there is a new floating hazard on the course. A blue shipping container is bobbing in the water between gates 3 and 4. This container bobbs up and down and rotates slowly. You can pass it to the left or to the right.

As the container is constantly moving, the best racing line can vary from lap to lap. Whatever you do, don’t run into it! It’s made of steel and it is a real shipping hazard.

Big Course Change

Posted by Atashi at 2015.06.06 16.01 in Hydrodrome

I’ve been working on this for a long time, and here it finally is!┬áThe course has just had some major changes imposed upon it.

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The biggest new thing is that the Pit Lane is no longer where it used to be. The area formerly known as the pit lane is now more of a drivers’ prep area – a place to rez your boat before the race, and to park your boat after the race. It is not part of the race line at any time, and does not contain any of the gates or start/finish line.

The new Pit Lane is out by gate 2, instead of being by the start/finish line. It is also inside the course instead of outside the course.

And finally, the course is a lot twistier than it has been lately. This may favour Manoever mode more than Speed mode. There are still some straightaways, but they are shorter and have more abrupt turns at the ends of them.

Finally, the top ten Fastest Lap times have been removed as this new course is slower than the old one. So you get to push for a new fastest lap again!