Darkwind - Viewing Topic: Chassis Types page
Welcome Guest! » Darkwind » Testing » Feedback » Chassis Types page

Pages: << prev 1, 2 next >> Reply to Topic Create New Topic Create New Poll
Chassis Types page
Deathangels Shadow
deathys Strikers
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Contributors
Posts: 658
Joined: Jul 23, 2007

Send an email to Deathangels Shadow Visit Deathangels Shadow's web site Send a personal messsage to Deathangels Shadow Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

The Chassis Types page seems to be rather out of date at this point... might we be able to get an update on that sometime soon? Mostly just curious about the general strengths and weaknesses of the new chassis.
.........................
vet wv

Posted Aug 17, 2007, 6:04 am
*Ayjona*
Edgerunners
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 515
Joined: Dec 6, 2006

Send an email to *Ayjona* Visit *Ayjona*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *Ayjona* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

/seconded. Call me a micromanaging bastard son of a micromanaging bastard, but I take some distant perverse pleasure in browsing information sheets of stuff I will eventually be able to afford to own only to realize that they are not real and my time has been wasted which fills me with an intense need to subdue this non-constructive realization by browsing information sheets of stuff I will eventually be able to afford to own...
.........................
vet marshal wv

Posted Aug 29, 2007, 2:22 am Last edited Aug 29, 2007, 2:24 am by Ayjona
Alocalypse
Advanced Race Labs
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 2,235
Joined: May 6, 2007

Send a personal messsage to Alocalypse Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Maybe you'll find this helpful then:

http://negasonic.no-ip.org/dwcars/

I've been gathering data on all the chassis there.

Also I too would like to see the official chassis page updated (and with more info too)
.........................
vet deathrce1 raceL1 race1 combat1 northernsummer gateautumn elmsautumn deathrceL1 semiprocombat wv cont

Posted Aug 29, 2007, 7:28 am
*JD_Basher*
Gearjammers
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Storytellers
Posts: 2,728
Joined: Feb 11, 2007

Send an email to *JD_Basher* Visit *JD_Basher*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *JD_Basher* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

That is an EXCELLENT list you have there Alo!

Maybe get Sam to implement it into the info pages just like you have it.
.........................
vet marshal wv cont

Posted Aug 29, 2007, 8:43 am
*sam*
The Salthill Sluggerz
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Lead Developer
Posts: 15,961
Joined: Jan 19, 2006

Send an email to *sam* Send a personal messsage to *sam* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

That's nice, yeah. I'll update the page asap..

Ayjona: your grandfather was a normal, high-level thinker though, ye? :cyclops:
.........................
marshal vet deathrce1 paintladder combat1 wv ped1 cont slay20130,1,0

Posted Aug 29, 2007, 9:24 am Last edited Aug 29, 2007, 9:25 am by *sam*
WolfEater
GovermantResistance
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 616
Joined: Sep 29, 2006

Send a personal messsage to WolfEater Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

if u can add this plz.

Max Speed and from 0-10 how much MPH

now to a table when u press each car and it will pop an table with max speed and accalrater with difrante Weight Engine and all.
.........................
vet race1 combat1 wv

Posted Aug 31, 2007, 3:59 pm
*Ayjona*
Edgerunners
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 515
Joined: Dec 6, 2006

Send an email to *Ayjona* Visit *Ayjona*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *Ayjona* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

[quote=*sam*]Ayjona: your grandfather was a normal, high-level thinker though, ye? :cyclops:[/quote]

Well, so he claimed. But I seem to recall some subtle, hidden tendencies towards bastardly micromanaging... It's in the blood, you know ;)
.........................
vet marshal wv

Posted Aug 31, 2007, 6:01 pm Last edited Aug 31, 2007, 6:02 pm by Ayjona
Deathangels Shadow
deathys Strikers
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Contributors
Posts: 658
Joined: Jul 23, 2007

Send an email to Deathangels Shadow Visit Deathangels Shadow's web site Send a personal messsage to Deathangels Shadow Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

WolfEater said:
if u can add this plz.

Max Speed and from 0-10 how much MPH

now to a table when u press each car and it will pop an table with max speed and accalrater with difrante Weight Engine and all.


The problem is, even adding a table for each engine, you're still not taking into account things like weapons and armour, because the weight of the vehicle is going to drastically affect these things. 
.........................
vet wv

Posted Aug 31, 2007, 7:53 pm
WolfEater
GovermantResistance
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 616
Joined: Sep 29, 2006

Send a personal messsage to WolfEater Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Deathangels Shadow said:
WolfEater said:
if u can add this plz.

Max Speed and from 0-10 how much MPH

now to a table when u press each car and it will pop an table with max speed and accalrater with difrante Weight Engine and all.


The problem is, even adding a table for each engine, you're still not taking into account things like weapons and armour, because the weight of the vehicle is going to drastically affect these things. 


ya so it will be like
Marly 1L Weight 1 Ton doing max 140 and 40 MPH in 10 sec.
then 1.5 Ton 2 Ton
.........................
vet race1 combat1 wv

Posted Aug 31, 2007, 10:06 pm
*sam*
The Salthill Sluggerz
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Lead Developer
Posts: 15,961
Joined: Jan 19, 2006

Send an email to *sam* Send a personal messsage to *sam* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

I don't have that sort of data myself wolf, it's not programmed like that. I control the forces produced by the engine, and the weight, and the ability of the chassis to go fast, but I don't know exactly what the effects are going to be.
.........................
marshal vet deathrce1 paintladder combat1 wv ped1 cont slay20130,1,0

Posted Aug 31, 2007, 10:12 pm
Jansan
Vigilante Knights
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 1,070
Joined: May 7, 2007

Send an email to Jansan Send a personal messsage to Jansan Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

With all these new 4 door sedans (my favorite car type), I'm having trouble choosing! Updated chasiss page would be helpful (though I know it's probably low priority.)
.........................
vet

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 12:04 am
jeansberg
Midnight Marauders
Autodueller

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 252
Joined: May 14, 2007

Send an email to jeansberg Send a personal messsage to jeansberg Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

I think having pages like that is important in attracting new players as well.
.........................
vet

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 9:49 am
*viKKing*
Skulls And Bones
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 4,244
Joined: Oct 12, 2006

Send an email to *viKKing* Send a personal messsage to *viKKing* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Sure, but maybe some of the info can be players provided, and not always relying on developpers (mostly Sam) work... some kind of fan pages. :rolleyes:
.........................
vet cont zom slay2013 marshal wv

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 10:45 am
jeansberg
Midnight Marauders
Autodueller

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 252
Joined: May 14, 2007

Send an email to jeansberg Send a personal messsage to jeansberg Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Is there a link to Alo's page then?
.........................
vet

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 10:46 am
*viKKing*
Skulls And Bones
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 4,244
Joined: Oct 12, 2006

Send an email to *viKKing* Send a personal messsage to *viKKing* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

jeansberg said:
Is there a link to Alo's page then?

Huh, well, third reply of this thread...  :)
.........................
vet cont zom slay2013 marshal wv

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 10:48 am
*JD_Basher*
Gearjammers
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Storytellers
Posts: 2,728
Joined: Feb 11, 2007

Send an email to *JD_Basher* Visit *JD_Basher*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *JD_Basher* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Alo's page is here:

Chassis Page

Alo has made a great page for checking your cars, engines, armor and weights of the cars....

Most of what you asked for is here....

Thanks Alocalypse!
.........................
vet marshal wv cont

Posted Sep 1, 2007, 10:54 am
*Ayjona*
Edgerunners
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 515
Joined: Dec 6, 2006

Send an email to *Ayjona* Visit *Ayjona*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *Ayjona* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Thanks for the updated chassis page, Sam! Alo's page is great, but I'm guessing you have an easier time updating, given that you have access to all those hidden car stats we are all hoping that you will one day reveal but at the same time hoping you will never expose to the harsh light of post-apocalyptic day...

But I ramble. Here is my question: The updated chassis page has some drastically different figures from the old (and Alo's) page. Are these due to changes in the different cars since the page was written, or just simple misspellings?

One example in particular is the phoenix/buccaneer/sunrise/stormer/moray, which all have their toughness listed as "Strong", while on the old listed, it was listed as "Average-Good". While I certainly do hope this is true, is sounds unlikely that these skirmish cars would have armour almost comparable to the chomper...

And a second question: handling is no longer listed. From what I've understood, the handling of a car in Darkwind is not only a result of the weight of the car and the engine, but actually of the distributed mass physics of the car in question. If so, a "handling" trait would be a great [re]addition to the chassis page.

All in all, thanks for the updated info, and here's to hoping the armour of my favourite firebird (the phoenix, actually, not that other imposter car) is "Strong"...
.........................
vet marshal wv

Posted Sep 11, 2007, 12:59 am Last edited Sep 11, 2007, 1:09 am by Ayjona
Joram
Talon
Sunday Driver

Renegade

Member Level

Group: Members
Posts: 94
Joined: Aug 20, 2007

Send an email to Joram Send a personal messsage to Joram Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Handling and a bunch of other options are optional checkboxes at the top of the page. I like this page but wish it was more up to date! It's good work though!
.........................
vet

Posted Sep 11, 2007, 2:43 am
*Ayjona*
Edgerunners
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Marshals + Contributors
Posts: 515
Joined: Dec 6, 2006

Send an email to *Ayjona* Visit *Ayjona*'s web site Send a personal messsage to *Ayjona* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

Joram said:
Handling and a bunch of other options are optional checkboxes at the top of the page.  I like this page but wish it was more up to date!  It's good work though!


No, I'm not talking about Alo's page, but the newly updated official chassis page avaliable here. No handling, as you will see if you look at the page.

You see, that was why I thanked Sam for the updated page, not Alo, and why I mention Alo's page in comparison with the updated official chassis page ;) While I do agree that people generally have very little awareness of the world around them, when it comes to gamers, and their nerdy hobbies, you'd be far better off assuming your fellow gamers know what they are talking about, and reading their posts thoroughly ;)
.........................
vet marshal wv

Posted Sep 11, 2007, 5:58 am Last edited Sep 11, 2007, 5:59 am by Ayjona
*sam*
The Salthill Sluggerz
Darkwind Guru

Renegade

Avatar

Member Level

Group: Lead Developer
Posts: 15,961
Joined: Jan 19, 2006

Send an email to *sam* Send a personal messsage to *sam* Reply with a quote from this post Go to the top of the page

I left handling off because it's not something I directly enter into the database as a simple number. It's a mixture of factors, including the centre of gravity, the wheel positions and sizes relative to the main chassis, the suspension characteristics and the tyre characteristics. The end result is that I'm not really an expert in exactly how they handle. It's possibly something that would be better entered as a Community Comment.
.........................
marshal vet deathrce1 paintladder combat1 wv ped1 cont slay20130,1,0

Posted Sep 11, 2007, 10:29 am
Reply to Topic Create New Topic Create New Poll E-mail me when replies are made to this topic View Printable
» Darkwind » Testing » Feedback » Chassis Types page

0.1447 seconds - 30 queries - 0.29 load