An Idea for a Recording Feature

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An Idea for a Recording Feature

Post by Darx » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:47 am

I was racing in the GPOR server with ka7th (and dat guy).

After every race consistently, ka7th complained that we were cheating (but in fact, ka7th is just slower than us). :lol:
It gave me an idea:

How about a special feature with recordings? You record a race, and when you watch it, you can see the key presses that the player selected makes. With this, first of all, ka7th would be able to see our technique, and second of all, it could help a lot of noobs (like me). It could also be interesting for some.

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Post by olio » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:13 am

I doubt it would help that much. After all, you can get almost same result simply watching the replay and: listening. You can listen when the driver lifts up from gas, when he brakes and when he accelerates.

Also there is a way to make an image of a lap with a line with different colors that tells you where the driver accelerates, brakes and rolls with gas lifted up. I don't know how to do those, but I've seen those images.

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Post by dede » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:51 pm

I thought about that too, actually, but there is no easy way to implement it inside the game (knowing how recordings work, it's really impossible). But it would be cool to create some videos, even though I didn't have time for that yet.

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Post by Tijny » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:33 pm

dede wrote:(knowing how recordings work, it's really impossible)
Then apparently you don't know how recordings work. :D
Keypresses are easily extractable from .tsr videos.

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Post by dede » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:35 pm

Tijny wrote:
dede wrote:(knowing how recordings work, it's really impossible)
Then apparently you don't know how recordings work. :D

Hmm, so Ande explained it wrong :D

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Post by Darx » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:48 pm

I thought that it would be something easy to implement. :)

So, this feature is already implemented in a way. It would still be nice if it would be easier to access. At least I find it amusing being told that I cheat. :P

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