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The Official Kerbal Dakar 2017

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Welcome to the official Kerbal Dakar 2017.

 

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Aerial overview by DoctorDavinci:

Spoiler

 

 

This challenge will test your design, driving and strategy skills.

Don't think this is going to be easy, expect bumps, hills, drops, mountains.

Study the route you want to take before you start, A to B is never a straight line in the Dakar.

Some stages will be more about braking than going fast.

Make sure you will not be disturbed during your attempt.

Put on your favorite music and play it loud, this will keep you focused while driving.

 

 

How it works:

1. Download the "Official Kerbal Dakar 2017" savefile.

It is a empty savegame containing only the 7 flags needed to set up the route.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6nz4myuv7a1tdmr/AAAn2y3Yj6v0RDsOkfE0yUVaa?dl=0

If you are using 1.2.1, Open the persistence file in a text editor and change the third line from 'version = 1.2.2' to 'version = 1.2.1.

DoctorDavinci's explanation :

1- Download the Official Kerbal Dakar 2017 save file form the link provided.
2- Copy the Dakar2017 save game to the save game folder that will be found in your KSP directory ... {your KSP install location}/savegames/.
3- Go back into KSP, click on 'load save' and select Official Kerbal Dakar 2017.
4- Start racing :wink:.

 

2. Design a manned rover.

- Use mods or make it stock, it's up to you.

- You can use electric, jet engines, both if you like but no flying (that also means don't use jet engines while jumping).

- Minimal 1 Kerbal, so no drones.

- No saving during stages.

- When a stage is finished you can save and start the next stage when ever you like.

- If you crash during a stage, and you can't repair you have to restart the complete rally.

 

 

3. Start to finish, how to.

- You will have to complete 7 stages, timing each using screenshots (press F1, the screenshot will be found in your KSP directory {your KSP install location}/Screenshots/ ) , 2 per stage, showing us the rover near the flag. E.g:

Screenshot 1.

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Screenshot 2

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Make your starting screenshot when the clock hits 0 seconds, this will make calculating time easier.

 

Now calculate your time, in my case: start: 00.28.00 finish: 00.44.11 = total stage time: 00.16.11

When calculating your time, keep in mind a clock has 60 minutes and 60 seconds, so don't add up to 100.

When done, upload your results here:

The challenge will end on February 1st 2017, you have till then to upload your results.

The winner will be known 1st week of February.

Goodluck!

The 7 stages:

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Before starting to ask me all sort of questions, please read this thread :

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Our new hang-out guys. ^_^

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7 minutes ago, Redshift OTF said:

Ooooh yeaaaaah. :D

Welcome dude, remember you from our dogfights. :cool:

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Heh, thanks! The lads will be taking the Ute!

 

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Happy New Year and happy new thread.

Unofficial preview of stage six for those just discovering the challenge for the first time

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, SpannerMonkey(smce) said:

Happy New Year and happy new thread.

Unofficial preview of stage six for those just discovering the challenge for the first time

-snip-

 

 

You are some serious competitor...:cool:

 

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I love this video, the music is perfect for the Kerbal Dakar. :lol:

-Stijlloze promotie-

Thanks again @DoctorDavinci ^_^

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Posted (edited)

Hey all, let me be the first to post a set of results  with a final time of  1hour 1 minute 7seconds, Not everything made it to the finish, details in results post

 

Edited by SpannerMonkey(smce)
another Dakar thread to post in!
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Bob is ready.
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Are you?

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That okay if I use my save I have already?

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Posted (edited)

18 minutes ago, Draconiator said:

That okay if I use my save I have already?

Since I know you are with us from the start, I would say yes, why not.

But since the Kerbal Dakar became a community, I'm leading a democratie so I'm not in control anymore, the people are.

I'm sure many of you already have finished all the stages, made screenshots, but the challenge starts today, so all previous rides where practice.

To be clear, the time I send in was done as an example, not legit.

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4 hours ago, 0111narwhalz said:

Bob is ready.
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Are you?

KF has another representative

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Ok, here's my probably rather silly problem: I am not seeing any flags. 

I downloaded the save file (the whole folder). Placed it with the other saves. Replaced the "1.2.2" with "1.2.1" in the persistent file as instructed. Started KSP. Opened the save file (it's there, and it opens without error). Went into the Tracking station and saw no flags (yes, I toggled the flags at the top of the screen, it reads 0 flags). Also when I load a vehicle onto the runway, I don't see the blueish marker near the horizon that I expect from a flag. 

Any thoughts?

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My stage 1 is soon up, screenshots and times to follow...

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I presume this is where you post your results each day for the different stages, right?

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Okay....Will do Stage 1 and upload pictures, as well as update this post with them.

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I thought there was a separate results thread. But I can't see it now?

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Here are my Stage 1 Results:

Start Time 01:00

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Screenshot finishing time: 7:47

 

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Meaning that 7.47 - 1.00= 6 minutes 47 Seconds

Fuel Only Stage One

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3 minutes ago, Oliverm001x said:

Here are my Stage 1 Results:

I think your results post should be placed in the thread below

And it seems i was overly cautious on my first attempt and submission , as i understand it  If I construct a new vehicle i can run it again?  If this is so I'll be going again at least once and will run at least one stock build I reckon,  I certainly didn't get into this to come mid field

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Here she is Ladies and Gentlemen, My Dakar 2017 submission. WHEEL POWER ONLY, stocked with all the necessities to complete each stage back to back. No pit stops, no bringing in new vehicles for damage. She'll make it all in one go. Stage one complete, posting pics and results on results forum. 

 

-Leafy

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Well I scratched.

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no idea why, I built and built it...hmmmm

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13 hours ago, Magzimum said:

Ok, here's my probably rather silly problem: I am not seeing any flags. 

I downloaded the save file (the whole folder). Placed it with the other saves. Replaced the "1.2.2" with "1.2.1" in the persistent file as instructed. Started KSP. Opened the save file (it's there, and it opens without error). Went into the Tracking station and saw no flags (yes, I toggled the flags at the top of the screen, it reads 0 flags). Also when I load a vehicle onto the runway, I don't see the blueish marker near the horizon that I expect from a flag. 

Any thoughts?

That's a bummer, do more people have this problem ?

 

 

1 hour ago, Draconiator said:

Well I scratched.

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no idea why, I built and built it...hmmmm

So did I... :unsure:

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7 hours ago, SpannerMonkey(smce) said:

If I construct a new vehicle i can run it again?

Yes.

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Here at BlackHoleSun Inds. we have built a race truck based on a Traxus design. Here is a preview of testing.

 

 

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Had a hiccup during stage 2, Hit a seam or something, truck went about 100 meters in the air straight up and Bill fell into the core of the planet. Please advise. 

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