Author Topic: April Update 2017-04-07  (Read 24166 times)

Janne Suur-Näkki

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Dear Wreckers, the latest update is upon us!

This one is strictly a content update to give you something new and exciting to chew on while we continue working on the career, new user interface and a bunch of other cool features coming up later on.

First of all – and this is a big one – the update introduces a completely new car: American 5! It's a badass demolition derby style muscle car that we think fits perfectly to the style of the game. It's still very much work-in-progress with for example more liveries being added later on, but we hope you'll already enjoy taking it out for a spin to wreak some havoc!


The other big news is that we have a new track too, and not just any track but a killer dirt oval! It's something that a lot of you have requested for a long time and since we like to deliver, here it is. Since no oval is complete without a Figure 8 layout designed for close quarters vehicular mayhem we also throw that into the mix, and it's something that will no doubt become a new multiplayer favorite.


To top it off, Mixed 4 has also received a makeover. While many of the trackside objects are still being worked on, a lot of the track and environment details are already in place and track is beginning to look like real track. In case it's been a while since you played the track, now is a perfect time to check it out again!


Oh, and if you haven't heard yet (by following our official Twitter account at @bugbeargames, for example) we've published the results of the survey you might remember we ran a while ago. The results were enlightening and showed us that we're definitely on the right track, but we invite you to take a look at them yourself. The results can be viewed HERE. Thanks for taking the time to participate, we appreciate it!

Thanks for everything and happy wrecking!
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TheEngiGuy

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Didn't you say there was going to be a new car variant too?  :o

Thanks for the update, by the way!

Janne Suur-Näkki

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Didn't you say there was going to be a new car variant too?  :o

We did, but since we're still on the old branch and patching stuff manually is always somewhat risky we decided to go forward without it.

In the next update, then :)
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The Very End

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Thanks for the new car and track :) For the ones struggling with keyboard turning - the game defaultet the sterring satuation back to 75%, which makes the steering a bit slow and unresponsive. Take it down to 65% for a more snappy and responsive car turning.

The Very End

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Sorry doublepost, but Mixed 4 got some rather interesting decals. I call them flying-pancake-sky-decals.

Janne Suur-Näkki

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For the ones struggling with keyboard turning - the game defaultet the sterring satuation back to 75%, which makes the steering a bit slow and unresponsive. Take it down to 65% for a more snappy and responsive car turning.

Thanks, we'll check it out too and see whether it would make sense to adjust the default setting. The flipside is that quick steering might make the handling seem too twitchy and difficult for some players.
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Purple44

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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?

PS, sent you a PM early today about the dedicated server software.



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HansPremium

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nice new stuff, but i really dislike the invisible walls on dirt oval, are they really necessary ?

The Very End

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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?

That seams like a pitlane, not a shortcut.

Speedevil

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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?

PS, sent you a PM early today about the dedicated server software.






That's a joker lap, not a shortcut. It's not supposed to be faster. :P

Paul_B

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@Janne , thanks for the update will drive it later.
So has the survey been a useful tool for you guys ?

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Janne Suur-Näkki

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nice new stuff, but i really dislike the invisible walls on dirt oval, are they really necessary ?

You mean around the spectators? It's either them or an automatic reset.

Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?

If you meant does driving through the joker count as a lap, then yes.

Got your PM, thanks!
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HansPremium

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i rather have the automatic reset tbh   :P

Purple44

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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?


That's a joker lap, not a shortcut. It's not supposed to be faster. :P


Ya it a joker lap, but work well as a shortcut when Mixed 4 first got release. But have watch out for that barrier wall on the right! :P




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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?


If you meant does driving through the joker count as a lap, then yes.


That great news Janne. Thanks Bugbear for putting back risky shortcut, especially online.  :D
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Speedevil

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Hi Janne, did we get the shortcut back on Mixed 4? If not, any chance having a Alt route version like we got with Mixed 5?


That's a joker lap, not a shortcut. It's not supposed to be faster. :P


Ya it a joker lap, but work well as a shortcut when Mixed 4 first got release. But have watch out for that barrier wall on the right! :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMZaYdYk8A



Well you can still cut, but there's a bump there now, so you're going to lose time.