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Ive been an Ubuntu 8.10 user for a month now, wiped out XP off my system. I'm a racing fan and have competed at one Rally Leage (the ol' Magnetic Fields Rally Championship 2000) and after playing with Torcs decided to go to the next level and do Vdrift.

Of course, installing Torcs is a lot easier than compiling Vdrift, which is the reason why I havent come before. Since I notice that a few other racing games also require to compile I thought it was to at least do this with the first that asked me to do it Smile

The compiling part for me has been difficult, since I have no previous experience with it. I've done some wine installations that require the use of the terminal, but not to the compiling level. I thank Joe and the other posts that were available because without them perhaps I would have taken longer to appear or who knows....

Anyways, game works, its odd... but works. Its funny how HARD is to stop the S2000, in other games the braking distance has been no problem for me but looks like that here is another thing. It will take time and trials and errors to polish that.

I'm also testing, below, if the sig shows my PC systems, I guess it will take the guessing part off those who may try to help me.

Great work btw.

ELP
testing
I've got this command-line automated performance testing in the SVN trunk code; I was curious about the stopping distance after you mentioned it above so I added a test for it in R2257. The result for the S2000:
Code:
INFO: XS Summary:
      Mass (kg): 1252.56
      Center of mass (m): -0.391023, 0.0251485, -0.0986508
INFO: Testing maximum speed
INFO: Maximum speed: 148.695 MPH at 174.916 s
INFO: 0-60 MPH time: 6.824 s
INFO: Testing stopping distance
INFO: 60-0 stopping distance (no ABS): 144.333 ft
INFO: Testing stopping distance
INFO: 60-0 stopping distance (ABS): 105.654 ft

So that's pretty close: 106 ft. Motor trend got 110 ft with a real S2000. If you imagine the S2000 in the game has slightly better tires than what comes stock, then yeah, it's plausible.
ELPIRATA Wrote:The compiling part for me has been difficult, since I have no previous experience with it. I've done some wine installations that require the use of the terminal, but not to the compiling level. I thank Joe and the other posts that were available because without them perhaps I would have taken longer to appear or who knows....

If you're interested, the next challenge is to get the latest development version (SVN trunk):

http://wiki.vdrift.net/Getting_the_development_version

The game has been almost completely re-written between the version you have and the latest development version... some things aren't working yet, but most things are, and are less buggy.
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