Start Gate tutorial

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Start Gate tutorial

Postby ddmx » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:28 pm

Can't figure out how to get startgates in your track? Building your track around the default start line? Never again. 8)

1) Figure out where you want your gates on your track. Spaced 4 feet apart, you need a span of 164 feet for 40 gates.
2) Right down the left, and then right side of the start line; out of the X Y Z coordinates in the editor, copy the X and Z coordinates.
3) Go to www.mxsimulator.com/gate.html and paste the left and right side numbers. Copy the information it gives you.
5) Open up the timinggate file in your track folder with notepad ++. Delete lines 2-41, and pastes your information from www.mxsimulator.com/gate.html there. The start gates should fill lines 2-41 for 40 gates.

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby crf250#35 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:29 pm

how do i delete them soz for noob question

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby ddmx » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:43 am

i would assume delete the lines in the timing gates folder, but your rider will still start at that location i think.
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby Duckstream » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:32 pm

umm i did everything you sayd but i get nothing? im a noob i know but wtf?!
i write the first gate x-z
then it wants new one?
i tryed typing the second cate cordinate, and it wants new one, i tryed typing the last possible gate but no -.-
do i need to copy all of the cordinates and then get some messege sayin : you are an idiot?

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby yzmxer608 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:29 pm

Type the first and last number of where you want it to start, and the first and last number of where you want them to end, one space between each number, so it looks like
"xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx".
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby Garasaki » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:40 pm

Then you take numbers it spits out, and copy and paste them into your timing gates file.

The numbers it spits out, if it's not obvious, are the coordinates of the individual start gate slots.

Nothing about creating a track for this game is intuitive and it tends to only make sense if you are a programmer IMO. Once you get the process down it isn't so bad though.
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby Duckstream » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:42 pm

well i got the answer from 3 dudes and now i finlay got it :D

sorry to make such a "big" deal of it -.- i just couldnt understand some parts.

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when I move

Postby izix » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:03 pm

Gotta problem, when I move my startgates, my checkpoints dissappears.Timing_gates folder contain checkpoints but they are not visible in game editor. Please help..

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby ct596 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:51 pm

ik this might sound dumb but my gates are backwards. Ive tried to put negative in front but i guess that goes outside of the map..help? :D

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby tyskorn » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:56 pm

The only number outside of the brackets is the number you change.
So if it looks like "[827.440002 0.000000 1210.079956] -1.626224" and it's backwards you would put "[827.440002 0.000000 1210.079956] 1.626224".
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby ct596 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:00 pm

thanks

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby jlv » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:12 am

Negating it won't rotate it 180 degrees. Add or subtract pi (do whichever keeps you within -pi and +pi) to rotate 180 degrees.
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby ct596 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:37 pm

What tyskorn told me to do actually worked and I have no idea how to do what you said. :oops:

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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby jlv » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:30 pm

They don't teach kids what pi is anymore? We're in trouble!

-1.626224+PI = 1.515369

In this case negating is pretty close, but that's just a coincidence. If the angle were 0 negating it obviously wouldn't change the angle at all.
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Re: Start Gate tutorial

Postby ct596 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:36 pm

Probably havent gotten to that class yet. Give me a break jlv I'm still young and I get it now just everytime I'll come back to this thread. :D


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