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Vehicles :-)

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dgreen02

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I'm still putting in hours on these vehicles...it's worth it though...I now have a fully simulated gear gox, transmission, drivetrain, engine, and brakes on all of the cars. Right now I'm just using a linear torque curve with the maximum torque value for each vehicle to look up the torque at each RPM...simulating the actual torque curves of each vehicle is a little out of the scope of this game ;-).

I'm plugging in realistic values for the mass, max torque, redline, differential and the gear ratios, so the cars accelerate through the gears very realisticly. I've got 3 different drivetrains simulated (4 wheel drive, Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive). I use all this to figure the exact torque values to plug into Newton, it really works out great. Here's a image of how the cars are looking so far...I'll have more pictures soon, and a video showing a car chase hopefully...

- Dan

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A healthy mix of the two :-)

I think that would be the sweet spot...not too diffucult, still easy enough so you can make your way around the city easily. Plus I'll have some cool effects/touches that people in the Gran Turismo crowd could appreciate. Probably closer to the handling of a GTA type game though. The game is a real time strategy game at heart...all this stuff is just icing on the cake...to pull the player even farther into the game.

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Haha :-p

I've let it fall from high up but I havn't really tested jumps yet, I'll think I'll try that after I finish getting the first 10 cars into the game later tonight.

*Do the chickens have large talons?*

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/napoleondynamitespellingbee.html

I just remembered this video, it's quite funny ;-)

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I havn't coded up the manual transmission stuff yet (would take 2 seconds to do though), but at the moment I am simulating a clutch in some cars (mostly the sports cars, it's a cool effect to see the car slow down for a second and then accelerate when it's shifting gears).

The cars like the taxi, police car I don't simulate a clutch because you'll never find a car like that with a manual transmission. I have it shift gears much faster/smoother.

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I don't think I'm going to actually have a clutch button that the user can press...though I am simulating a clutch in my transmission code.

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Ah well, I've always wanted to play a game that let you hit the clutch. :)

On a console, pressure sensitive shoulder buttons would be ideal (gamecube). But on anything else, say, a PC, you could probably just time a button (like those old mario golf games).

Some people would hate it I'd think, but I'm going to try and put it in my game, at least as an option.

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Yea I was really thinking about adding a clutch button, but the nubmer of people that would actually use it...ehhh I don't know if it would be worth the time...if vehicles were a huge part of the game I would do it...but as it stands now the simpler the interface the better.

- Dan

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