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Eureka Moment for Custom Car Derbies..
« Thread started on: Jun 9th, 2010, 08:22am »

EUREKA MOMENT!!!


I have no idea WHY it took me this long to figure out but Computer Crashes using custom cars can be Dramatically REDUCED by the information provided on your computer screen.


IF you see on your computer screen a

-1 or 1

beside a drivers name, then that means that YOU do NOT have the Car that that player is using. It means that YOU will CRASH to the desktop.


If you see a

#1 or and other number with the # sign, you will be OK and the game will not likely crash.

But if you see a

-1

you will DEFINITELY crash.


Example from the perspective of player Lexcorp

madmax #396
572BB #67
En4cer #18
Crashman -1
DemoDan -1
Lexcorp #78


Lexcorp will indicate that Crashman and DemoDan need to change their vehicles because you don't have them, or you will have to withdraw from the race, because you are going to crash anyways.

The Host computer madmax could see this and be unaware of Lexcorps problem

madmax #396
572BB #67
En4cer #18
Crashman #13
DemoDan #53
Lexcorp #78

Thus Lexcorp doesn't have cars #13 and #53 but madmax does.


It is also possible that ... another player such as En4cer sees this...

madmax #396
572BB -1
En4cer #18
Crashman #13
DemoDan #53
Lexcorp #78

Thus En4cer has #13 and #53 but not #67.

Normally, players are chatting and asking.. what car do you have?

Now players will be able to identify immediately that they don't have the car selected by another player.

Now, sometimes the computer MAY substitute another number if you don't have the the car. And a stock game car ends up playing with the Class file of the custom car.

Such as this can occur.

madmax #396
572BB #318
En4cer #18
Crashman #13
DemoDan #53
Lexcorp #78


DemoDan sees all the same cars except that he doesn't have the 67 either. However he would not crash to the desktop as the computer has selected #318 to appear on his screen. Car #318 while looking like the stock game car brown wagon, will perform like the class file of the #67 car.


This substitution is not to be confused with bodyswapping of cars that share the same chassis id.

This substitution is a good built in feature of the game to prevent crashing.

Funniest substitution I have seen is the Cavalier Wagon replaced by the #800 Hearse/Ambulance.

Regardless.

The good news is ....

if you see

-1

make certain the HOST is Aware before he starts the Race.

Or you are going to crash to the desktop.
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Re: Eureka Moment for Custom Car Derbies..
« Reply #1 on: Jun 10th, 2010, 10:09am »

thats brilliant
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