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Automation

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Bram Hengeveld, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Has anybody heard of this upcoming game by Simshaft Software?
     
  2. Péter Bártfai

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    No, tbh even google only shows RD (and something not related to it) when I search it:) So, what is it?:)
     
  3. Daffyflyer

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    Thought I might tell you guys about what I'm working on as it may be of interest.

    It's not a race sim, but it is car related, its a "Car company tycoon game" where you are tasked with running a car company.

    Whilst this concept has been done a few times before ("Detroit" and "Car Tycoon") they really were not that interesting for car nuts, and didn't have much technical detail.

    We're going pretty indepth, you'll be designing all your own engines and cars in detail.

    See below for a video of me and the lead programmer going through the process of designing a car (and talking trash)



    Our website can be found here
     
  4. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Looks great! Regarding the engine performance is it calculated from gas dynamics etc or is it simple empirical relations? What about the engine sound?:)

    Best of luck with the development. I will definitely follow this:good:
     
  5. Daffyflyer

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    Engine performance is calculated in a fairly complex fashion, it does take into account gas flows of intake and exhaust, compression ratio etc. etc. and is fairly accurate at reproducing real world figures.


    Engine sounds are recorded from real cars, but we may look into a better system in future.
     
  6. Daffyflyer

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    Thought I might tell you guys about what I'm working on as it may be of interest. It's not a race sim, but it is car related. It's a "Car company tycoon game" where you are tasked with running a car company.

    Whilst this concept has been done a few times before ("Detroit" and "Car Tycoon") they really were not that interesting for car nuts, and didn't have much technical detail. We're going pretty indepth, you'll be designing all your own engines and cars in detail.

    See below for a video of me and the lead programmer going through the process of designing a car (and talking trash)



    More information about Automation can be found in this thread on the forum.
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

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    Really like this concept! Please keep us posted :thumb:
     
  8. Nick Brooke

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    interresting, be cool to see how it all comes out
     
  9. Nico Van Elk

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    Very nice, it would be a great help understand what actually happens in a car engine.
     
  10. Ado Pusina

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    Excellent stuff :D
     
  11. Ondrej Kapal

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    will this help us noobs in technology understand how the whole car works?
     
  12. Arunas

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    can't wait to try this tycoon :)
     
  13. Nikola Ilivanov

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    Oh. My. God.
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    Looks fantastic !!! :D
     
  14. Nikola Ilivanov

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    EPIC ! :D I wish them all the luck and I really hope that this game gets to see the light of day :D
     
  15. Senad Subasic

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    This looks fun, looking forward to seeing more :good:
     
  16. Kyle Constable

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    Now that looks like fun. Feel free to call me an idiot for missing the point here, but i hope there ends up some way of exporting said vehicles to a sim with stats and all intact, i have a soft spot for production racing and racing a bunch of your own failed machines would be of much awesome. Anyway, even without that it should be entertaining and informative, cheapo hatcho ftw
     
  17. Daffyflyer

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    @Kyle - considering that already, if its possible we'll do it :)
     
  18. Daffyflyer

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  20. Lenard Schaeffler

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    Looks awesome, keep up the good work!