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    Looking very good! some of the shading makes the cars look a bit flat though...like if you look at the rims of the dodge charger on the track...there seems to be no darkness at the upper half of the rims...I cannot place my finger on it...it just looks a bit flat.


    but still looks amazing! that is the one thing I think can be improved though...what is you light setup like...I am curious...for me using sun shadows has a huge impact on performance.
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    Im only using 1 sun for the whole scene i have a different kinda light setup the rest spawn in at different times but mostly the code on color and toning of the screen what you see is raw lighting (shadows are not baked). my performance is really high mainly because i was optimizing this game on BGE alot from start so the performance is too good here on low end i get around about 30 to 35 fps part of that optimization comes from code and some frrom logic all my logic is optimized thats why even the nitrous bar takes some time to coppy information from the Hud' and the speed of the car and also the players acceleration. (Now im on UPBGE and UPBGE runs all the optimizations fully and well) all im busy with now is car engine sound and Gears. Im doing a Manual transmission system from scratch its not a hard task you will see when Gameplay will be out !!!!

    My only downfall is AI AI im stil trying to find a way to optimize AI, AI takes quite alot of performance i will use animation to optimize AI to the max. AI will be dynamic but its path tracking will be animated. (thanks did you see my Final showcase video ? )The detail i put in that Gameplay Video showcase scene is the exact same detail iam going to put on all my race track events for now all i have is experimental graphics tests. (And what ive shown so far)
    And thks for the Feedback bro i appreciate it.

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    spawning lights has no affect on performance. lights on inactive layers will degrade performance as if they are active. spawning multiple of one light wont work due to the renderer.

    absolute MAX lights for low end is 10. my pc is crippled with 40. i aim for less then 20.

    if upbge magically worked around these issues, do tell.
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    Its not really that much lights not more than 3 lights sofar this game is one of the best performing games i have ever created on BGE up to this point in production but i still have to keep optimizing even until the end of its production. (Especially considering the fact that i still have more to add to the world design and also just to the gameplay)

    Everything i have done sofar has been done to optimal level, all my py scripts are Half-optimized and the Logic Bricks involved are also optimized only a few take some performance ... (Eg: Dynamic font) However its just AI that needs to be fully intergrated and then fully optimized.

    As i was making this game i really focused alot on 2-Player splitscreen gameplay this was essential for me because, i wanted to see how far i can push offline multiplayer game modes, everything ive done i doubled the work that i was supposed to do for the singleplayer mode. Which is good because this will make my task easier in the long run just designing the single player properly. My approach this time is that with singleplayer i will try to polish it as best i can and make it way better than in 2 player splitscreen, the single player should be the best part of any game i will do what i must Daedalus_MDW.

    Thks Daedalus_MDW your support is much appreciated here on tbis thread.

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    Drag King - Finnishing off !!!

    Well, hello there guy's yes its me Fred/K.S and im back this month with some new content directly being finnished !!!

    Im a fan of Drag Race's and this time Speed Racer A Whole New World 2 will try its best at delivering that experience to you player's. (It will deliver this experience in the best way possible on UPBGE and BGE)

    Im re - working AI, to make AI abit more challenging with a Constant difficulty level... (That players will later on learn and eventually beat that AI)

    Guy's iam soo sorry for not posting i have been actively working on all my projects so pls dont be mad pls !!!!

    So far what im seeying so far is amazing, i believe that you guy's will like it !!!

    Im also sorry for making so so many promises about the game's release its hard, well what i mean by hard is that it takes time to get things right ive been making progress, progressing but at a slower pace than usual this time around i will officially announce that the official demo will be released sometime next year all you need to do is pay more attention to the thread and site for the latest weekly news !!!

    Im mostly updating on my site now well under its comments section !!!

    The Game is amazing, BTW im just optimizing and polishing. The majority of the stuff are already made/designed/tested in GE so yeah guys and thanks so so much if you've been supporting this thread alot.

    Thanks!
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    (No Dissapointments) Working on Singleplayer Campaign !!!

    The demo will feature a taste of the final product guys these 3 past months ive been heavily busy with character modeling and world designing and thanks for all the patient support all this time ive been developing the Game's singleplayer experience including characters.
    (Still optimizing BTW!)

    So the Official Demo will have a taste of the story to the full game !!!! (It will feature short cutscenes as well as really short dialogue, my friend is writing the story to this game, so he's the Writer of the story) so i will just simply continue building it alone as usual. And so he's writing a Story to all this, we do have a few voice actors but we will ensure that cutscenes are short as possible. (To not spoil any Gameplay time)

    - The current singleplayer state is being optimized and enhanced to provide the best possible BGE/UPBGE driving experience, Racing has to be quick and fast paced so im still balancing of the dynamics of all the mechanics and graphics !!!

    Ive significantly downgraded the graphics for optimal performance on Low End Pc's !!!

    Singleplayer Teaser Wallpaper (Screenshots):
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    Its Going to be AMAZING ;D

    Thanks!
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    Testing 2-Player (BETA) - HAPPY 2018 !!!

    I was just having fun with my cousins on New Years Eve and i played abit of the WIP.
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    The WIP im posting is November's work so december's WIP will be showed in an upcomming video im making for you guys to see!
    Here were my Gameplay moments Screenshots:
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    Thks for viewing!

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    Your game looks awesome the only thing I‘d say is that the colors look a bit washed out in my opinion and even though thats probably an artistic decision I think that the complete lack of strong blacks does damage to the overall look Anyways thats just my opinion so just keep up the great work



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    Originally Posted by LioKon View Post
    Your game looks awesome the only thing I‘d say is that the colors look a bit washed out in my opinion and even though thats probably an artistic decision I think that the complete lack of strong blacks does damage to the overall look Anyways thats just my opinion so just keep up the great work
    Hey thanks! its finally great to have feedback in such a long time well yeah. What you see above isn't True Colour !!! (True colour is optimized graphics i designed myself)

    I tried by using the Levels Filter in order to bring out the Rich tone and vibe of the whole scene as that remains my Highest setting (in Graphics settings "High, Medium, Low"), this particular filter is quite heavy on performance where as the default Graphics system i designed. Its designed for both for the Low End and the high End PC's its more realistic but slightly brighter. The one you've seen above in the screenshots with this new levels filter im trying out is just to test and see the recation from the audience and in my opinion your comment seems to have served its purpose here.

    Meaning that i see how it makes the game look, you guys will enjoy it better on True Colour iam currently in the process of making a gameplay video with my story Director which i will upload early this year when its done.

    Thank you for your feedback and keep supporting the project the Demo is nearly complete. Just gotta finnish of singleplayer experience and fix bugs and Glitches.

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    Still busy on Build 3 - 2018 Works in Progress !!!

    Here are quick updates !!!
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    And Single player DRAG im just starting on !!!
    DRAG KING PREPARATIONS:
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    Short Update:
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    PLEASE REMEMBER EVERYONE THAT THE DEMO IS A PROTOTYPE OF WHAT I IMMAGINED FOR THE FINAL GAME

    !!! Posts (Time period)
    January 2018 - July 2018
    - I will be posting more on the Game on a Monthly basis, Cars, Videos, Wallpapers, Screenshots, Information as well as Current progress and how the BUILDS are performing. (Gameplay Videos could possibly be posted as well)

    Remember guys your feedback is essential for my to stay motivated to atleast even finnish the BUILDs so that you all can start palaying and having fun for free, also remember your suggestions are imoprtant here on this thread !

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    (Just for the meantime) - Happy Update True 2-Player Gameplay!

    PLEASE REMEMBER EVERYONE THAT THE DEMO IS A PROTOTYPE OF WHAT I IMMAGINED FOR THE FINAL GAME

    !!! Posts (Time period)
    January 2018 - July 2018
    - I will be posting more on the Game on a Monthly basis, Cars, Videos, Wallpapers, Screenshots, Information as well as Current progress and how the BUILDS are performing. (Gameplay Videos could possibly be posted as well)

    Remember guys your feedback is essential for my to stay motivated to atleast even finnish the BUILDs so that you all can start palaying and having fun for free, also remember your suggestions are imoprtant here on this thread !
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    Hey guys its Fred/K.S back here just with another quick fix update that shows you just a teaser wallpaper of what im Creating in BGE & UPBGE.

    Singleplayer Drag in Progress:


    HQ setting:


    100% Final True Colour of the Official Gameplay:
    (#Standard settings)

    Thks for all the support guys and see ya next time when i have more to show !!!!

    (Right now i don't wanna spoil the Game for viewers at this point in its progress)

    Thanks!
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    The Project has been Stopped - But still might be of good use in future !!!


    - The Game Has been stopped as i am going to be moving on to commercial projects now this game did qualify for commercial Market but the Engine would need to be changed and also it would be a big budget game if i used a team to complete it !!! I could have also finished it myself alone but a group of people have been forcing me and investors requesting that i should go commercial.
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    (The Whole intention for this project was for it to be a Free Blender Racing Game with the next title being a commercial brand on its own, I will still be owning the project as the founder and director of it but i wont cancel it but simply put its production to a stop and its possible that i might come back to it in future and Finnish of where i left off)
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    Another way would hve been to pass it down on to the Community and have it developed by blender artists but i haven't confirmed yet i will see what My Investors want from me in my new commercial Game projects, If you were such a big fan of this project i wish i could release it and have you guys play it but that most likely seems impossible right now and also its been 3 to 4 years of me working on this so it wouldn't feel right just giving it away like that. so no worries stay awesome everyone and keep blendering on BGE and UPBGE !!!

    Really sorry about this Everyone, I wish i could release and Finnish the full game but i don't think i'll have much time anymore !!!!

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