(WIP) Single-screen racing game for MSX1

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By Uninteresting

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19-03-2019, 18:02

I've been making a list of fixes/goals I should try applying to BSR hopefully by 2020.

So far:
- diversify vehicle features, either by varying bounciness or adding friction (current ship stats aren't even what I intended or what the AI was optimised for), to make the game more accessible. Radaccel would stay as it is now.
- make attraction field strengths dependent on the speed class (now negligible in the fastest class)
- tweaks to tracks, especially reducing the pit depth in Sqwezz.
- redo the AI: dumb down the AI for the tracks in the earlier cups a lot more
- draw a new opening screen
- a few more sound effects, maybe a few animations
- maybe a second visual look for some tracks
- I understand using some screen mode from MSX2 would let me avoid sprite flickering without being a major change from screen 2?
- looks like there's something weird going on with the sprites on OpenMSX/real MSX as opposed to blueMSX...

Any further suggestions that are suitable for a novice to add and don't require extra hardware?

By santiontanon

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20-03-2019, 05:47

I think the decreased AI difficulty in the first levels and the second visual look would be great additions!! Can't remember now, but does the game keep track of the lowest times achieved by the current player? maybe a high score table (lowest times) would be nice for people to compete!

By Uninteresting

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20-03-2019, 06:42

The game has already separate records by speed classes (super, hyper, mega) and modes (race, time trial), so that's six track records per track. The times included on the ROM are mostly done by my friend (most megaclass time trials) and me (all the rest). Did you mean adding a second record (best times since the last system reset) or just doing away with the current records? While the game does note broken records (until the next reboot), I imagine breaking the current records is not very easy to do.

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