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An introduction to the core race types and a few of their variations in FUEL.

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In FUEL there are three core race types; Point-to-Point, Checkpoint, and Circuit.

Point-to-Point


A Point-to-Point race is a race that only contains a start and a finish point, with no checkpoints in between. This sometimes may be referred to as a A-to-B race for short.

Point-to-Point Race

Because there are no laps or checkpoints, the only UI elements used in these races are the distance to the finish line.

The following code defines a Point-to-Point race. NOTE: The text strings included within the base game are not always correct and may need to be changed.

miss_official.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 7

EMD_SetRaceMode 0

missChallenge.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 7

EMD_SetRaceMode 6


Checkpoint


A checkpoint race has the same objective as a Point-to-Point race, except that there are number of checkpoints along the way that guide the racers along a predefined course. A checkpoint race is required to contain at least one checkpoint. There are a number of names given to variations of checkpoint races, such as Raid.

Raid races are checkpoint races that have generally checkpoints spaced further apart so the route the racers take is less restricted. This name is often used in either a capacity that isn't accurate or simply for the sake of it. A checkpoint race is a checkpoint race, different checkpoint spacings and the number of checkpoints is no way to constitute as a different race type - there are other variables to consider that often are not taken into account. In FUEL REFUELED and on this group forum you will find Raid races simply referred to as Checkpoint races. In the case of Endurance races; these could also be circuit races or point-to-point, the concept is a reference to a long race and nothing more.

Checkpoint Race

During this race type, the UI elements refer to the number of remaining checkpoints.

The following code defines a Checkpoint race. NOTE: The text strings included within the base game are not always correct and may need to be changed.

miss_official.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 9

EMD_SetRaceMode 1

missChallenge.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 2

EMD_SetRaceMode 1

Circuit


A circuit race is a track that contains a loop around a number of checkpoints before returning to the start point. In most variations there are typically a number of laps to complete. A circuit race is required to contain at least one checkpoint and at least one lap.

Circuit Race

During this race type, the UI elements typically refer to the number of laps remaining. In some variations the number of checkpoints maybe included instead (When a track is only using one lap etc.).

The following code defines a Circuit race. NOTE: The text strings included within the base game are not always correct and may need to be changed.

miss_official.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 5

EMD_SetRaceMode 4

missChallenge.tsc

code:
EMD_SetRaceScenario 5

EMD_SetRaceMode 4

Variations?


Time Trial

In this variation an overall time limit to complete the race has been added. The base game refers to these events as Checkpoint Runs and Timed Runs. But In reality a better naming scheme is to have Timed Checkpoint, Timed Point-to-Point or Timed Circuit.


Blitz

In this variation the racer starts off with a very short amount of time to complete the race, yet gains extra time as they pass through checkpoints. This doesn't work on a Point-to-Point race as there are no checkpoints!


Knockout

In this variation the racer competes against many other players, and the last player to pass through a checkpoint is eliminated. You will require the same number of racers as you have checkpoints for this to work.


Chopper Chase

This is a single-player only race where there is one AI opponent that is replaced with a chopper. It doesn't matter what race type you use, but don't make it too complicated for the player or the chopper as you will find it won't work!


Catch Destruction

This is a single-player only race where there is one or more AI opponents that the player must catch. You can use any race type you want, but make sure you have an adequate amount of track.

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