While there's nothing said for the detail of this simulation, I do like the modular nature of connecting anything to anything. It's something I'm trying to do myself if I can get the time. To be able to rapidly prototype new configurations in a simulation environment is very useful. I would hazard a guess that LFS is rather for mixed in it's layout.
If it's modified content that got you sold on LFS, then that's wonderful.
By too literal, I meant that just because screenshots are called out as being banned, doesn't mean everything other than screenshots is encouraged. Definitely just unavoidable toleration.
On that note, tweaker apps used to be permitted but after some time, the devs changed their mind on that (giving different handling but could be combined with modified vobs). I can't argue, that was all fun while it lasted.
Regards piracy (or rather copyright infringement), I think that only applies if the content is being sold. The water muddies if the devs are seen to encourage free but copyrighted content in order to sell their own content.
There was a time that we used to even remove any mention of a vob mod from the forum. I suppose that cat is long out of the bag now.
I thought the forum rule was in place to stop the official forums, being paid for by the devs, from being used to spread free content that damages their business model (free game with content purchases).
The devs can't control what you do with LFS on your own PC but they can at least implement rules for their own forums. I think you are taking the rules too literally.
Nice collection Thomas. I may have the odd version you're missing:
• 0.1N (only a couple of days newer than 0.1K you have, seems mislabelled?)
• the leaked 0.5F (didn't that get re-released officially? edit: here. edit again: I see it's in your list, missed it due to sorting by date rather than version number).
asyed, at the request of Eclipsed I have tidied away the misleading post and resultant chat. It seems you all understand the problem now and everyone has an increased awareness of timezones and how to avoid a repeat of the problem.
I can certainly understand the frustration of investing time in practice only to have wasted it but that's no excuse to act unreasonably. I hope both sides can forgive and move on.
I keep checking in now and then to see what's happening. Happy to see the project is still very much alive… for you at least, I've not played in 7 years! Hoping to reset that once I get some new content and tyres.
The longer I work in games development the more I understand your decision to work this way, and also appreciate the time taken to develop. Progress seems slow at times even in big teams. I'd not have the commitment myself to work on one project for this length of time and certainly not by myself though you do seem to have at least chosen the right niche to get a (comparatively) patient community.
I'm assuming you're still not using source control?
I think that sums up every project I've worked on in this industry.
Thermodynamics is much simpler than detailed tyre modelling, I would certainly agree, though I suspect the tyre deformation is really the easy part. I should add I've not worked with a physically based tyre model before.
From reading Scawen's posts in the past, I think he has a decent enough detailed physical model but, rather unsurprisingly really, it was not realtime. Making a new empirical model that fits it well and runs fast is a whole new challenge.
There are two issues with thermodynamics in LFS. The tyres heat and cool too slowly, but friction changes with temperature too much. Most of the time, these balance out, but really fry your tyres and it's a double whammy of an issue.
This is really a separate issue to the slip modelling that the devs have worked on in the background (the new tyre physics), as I suspect it's a independent system.
I've moved your post into this existing thread of yours, there was no need to post this all over.
I would suggest a short track so that people have at least some chance to become familiar with the route, and an easier handling car car that doesn't require too much braking. I don't think the drag strip is really playing to the strengths of the sim.
You can configure LFS to auto-shift gears but (I think) you still have to choose between reverse, neutral and forward yourself, which can be annoying if you just want people to sit down and punch the gas.
I grew up in Portsmouth, some nice scenery in places around there but certainly nothing remotely mountainous. Not the countrys highlight.
I've got lots of vintage film lenses, though mostly for longer focal lengths (due to crop sensor), results can be pretty good and the lenses often dirt cheap. Going fully manual is more involving, can make you take your time a bit more. Could be worth investigating; I'll be selling my Tamron 17mm soon, I'd imagine something like that would be significantly more useful for landscapes.
Some great shots as ever in this thread, I've followed those of you on Flickr
Myself, I walked the UK three peaks (that's Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) the last week in October last year. The awesome experience and cool sense of accomplishment aside, despite the damp and cloudy weather I managed some nice shots of the views on the way (got to get some memories of the 105,000 steps walked, right?).
Does the latter have happen to be the morning, where you review yesterday's code, and the former happen in the afternoon where you then write more code for tomorrow, thus creating a perpetual loop of undecipherable spaghetti code feeding a hard alcohol addicition in order to cope with maintenance insanity?
I never expected to go down the software engineer route either but, on reflection, it sure beats the network tech support route I thought I'd take. Thinking long term, it's the creative roles that will be last to be replaced by robots and/or software. Such changes are going to occur within our lifetimes so may as well avoid terminal career paths.
That made me laugh. Social opportunities are certainly limited in this field. Male bias is overwhelming, which is likely a vicious circle. There are two main types of programmers, fat with a goatee or skinny vegetarians with hippie hair (optionally colour dyed).
For iOS version, ios 7 is the minimum, which itself requires an iPhone 4 or iPad 2 minimum.
Great to hear. I was worked on the handling, yes, but a lot else too: player controls; physics objects & weapon physics; AI setup, avoidance and navigation; in game object editor; gameplay systems (game modes, track object system, vehicle respot system, health system, spline data export from art assets, etc); optimisation. A small team so had my fingers in more pies.
The tutorial is very strict with what you are allowed to do, yes. Since there is no explicit quit option on iOS, this wasn't a problem. Tbh, I've always just app switched and then closed the game from the desktop, it wasn't until I read about a bug to do with the exit button on Android that I realised it existed at all!
The big fat button in the top middle of the screen? You should be able to pause even during the three tutorial events, though I'm not so sure about the very initial introduction.