Car

Published  May 01, 2011
Updated  May 04, 2011

Description

This is a toy car simulator made using the same algorithms used in Curtain and Ragdoll Aquarium.

Use Up and Down to accelerate/deaccelerate
Use Left and Right to tilt
Click and drag to pick up the car
To score, drive on one wheel for as far as possible

Updated May 4, 2011:

  • Added tilting with left/right arrow keys
  • Added scoring (based on how far you can go on one wheel)
  • Fixed bug where key presses weren't registered by Mac users
  • Fixed the noise function so it's consistent in applets

www.bluethen.com

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  -  Oct 10, 2011

Very Cool :P spent 30 mins messing with the demo LOL

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Spanky   -  May 18, 2011

top score is only 34.4 >:

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Arigateaux   -  May 18, 2011

http://puu.sh/26tO Score: 48.9 :D

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Sorasyn   -  May 15, 2011

Whoaaaa; It's like trying to hold a manual on a skateboard.... only on the computer. Lol Sweet BlueThen I love it.

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Hawkee   -  May 15, 2011

23.3 just now on the new Firefox 4. Not sure if I'm just getting better or the newer version is faster.

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F*U*R*B*Y*   -  May 12, 2011

32.0 <3

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BlueThen   -  May 06, 2011

Yea, clicking resets your score, however I didn't add anything to prevent it from adding up after you've thrown it.

If I remember right, the car originally went a little faster, but every time you accelerate while tilting the car flips.

I had the gravity up higher because the car practically floated to the ground. I might lower it in the next update if it ever needs it. Thanks for the suggestions, SunnyD.

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Sorasyn   -  May 06, 2011

Not sure how I acquired it; I checked the max score and there it was. D:

EDIT: It seems that throwing the car affects your score.

EDITEDIT: If you're keen to do an update of this sort; it might be worth adding a little horsepower under the hood and possibly add some laws of physics. (Mainly to make jumping, wheelies, flipping etc.. easier)

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Hawkee   -  May 06, 2011

@SunnyD wow, I can't compete with that.

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Sorasyn   -  May 06, 2011

93.6 o.o

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Hawkee   -  May 06, 2011

New record! 21.5

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BlueThen   -  May 05, 2011

Awesome!

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Hawkee   -  May 05, 2011

I had a problem in the object code. It's all fixed now. My best score is only a 16.4, it's kinda tough.

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BlueThen   -  May 05, 2011

That's interesting. The applet seems to work on my site and OpenProcessing. Here it's having memory errors involving the font.

I'm not sure what to do here. Maybe it's how you're embedding it?

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Hawkee   -  May 05, 2011

The demo doesn't seem to work for me, it comes up blank white.

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irchainscriptz   -  May 05, 2011

Kool working now. thanks BlueThen

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BlueThen   -  May 04, 2011

I updated it, Hawkee. It's checking for viruses right now.

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BlueThen   -  May 04, 2011

Hawkee: I'm adding a scoring based on how far you can go on just one wheel.

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Hawkee   -  May 04, 2011

Great, the tilting seems pretty good so far. I think it might be nice to have a scoring system based on the quality of the jumps and landings.

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BlueThen   -  May 04, 2011

Also I'm considering the idea of turning it into a game sometime eventually. We'll have to see.

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BlueThen   -  May 04, 2011

Thanks for the help, guys.
Hawkee: I'll upload the version as soon as I can. Right now I'm working on the tilting function for the car.

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Jonesy44   -  May 04, 2011

Yeah, definately needs a change. I only found that out by accident :p

EDIT: works fine on that site.

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Hawkee   -  May 04, 2011

BlueThen, can you upload the working version? I'm not sure if it will automatically replace the broken one so I think it'll be a good test for the demo system here. I'm also considering changing the button. "Try Demo" makes it sound like it's only a partial execution. Maybe I should just say "Run" or something along those lines.

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Hawkee   -  May 03, 2011

BlueThen, works perfectly! Now it just needs some sort of goal or scoring system. I'm not a huge fan of the rainbow color though.

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BlueThen   -  May 03, 2011
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Jonesy44   -  May 03, 2011

http://pastebin.com/GpJJ6iEU

Loaded it up and mashed the keys.

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BlueThen   -  May 03, 2011

Ok, so can one of you run the demo and open the Java console (I wouldn't know how, but hopefully this helps: http://fxtrade.oanda.com/help/troubleshooting/java-console#MAC_PLUG ). Every time you press a key in the program, it'll echo that key.

Tell me what it says for when you press each of the arrow keys.

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Hawkee   -  May 03, 2011

I'm on a Mac and yes I tried many buttons, nothing worked.

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Jonesy44   -  May 03, 2011

Yes, using up/down (tried left/right too :p)

.. and yes

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BlueThen   -  May 03, 2011

Are you guys using macs?

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