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1:46 PM - Jul 29, 2015 #1

Continuing the fine tradition of "If you want something done right, do it yourself" :P, here is PumaR4.

• What it is:
A sidekick to WolfR4, continuing where jigebren left off. Intended for the old/original Re-Volt 1207, because V1.2/RVGL changes all the time.

• What it does:
+ Disables AI rubberbanding. See what the best of stock AI / Expert AI can really do.
+ Lets the AI control vehicles while in air (technically also boats) and while flipped (like Rotor).
+ Lets you change your race camera(s) for replay (already saw their view while racing, have something new instead for replays).
+ Lets you set a custom bonnet/bumper cam for racing.
+ Reads V1.2 hood/rear cameras, without V1.2's (sometimes annoying) fixed-cam hard-springs-rattle.
+ Now replicates WolfR4’s fix of cameras for low-CoM vehicles (because the use of V1.2 cameras needs it unchecked in WolfR4).
+ Adds a fix to WolfR4’s bonnet view option, so it shows the bonnet for very high vehicles as well.
++ Tip: the bonnet still disappears at heavy up-tilt, so set the camera high enough to be obscured by the screen's edge before that.
+ Prevents the overwriting of replay files (copies them as "timestamp carname @ levelname Replay.rpl")
++ Car name and level name only if PumaR4 has seen Frontend and track-loading.
++ Reads the carname correctly even if the header of Parameters.txt contains the word "name".
++ Shows an optional tooltip if replay file copied okay (no need to check manually anymore).

• How it does this:
With fully set-and-forget use:
+ Auto-attaches to Re-Volt.
+ Auto-applies your saved choices.
+ Stays minimised if you want.
+ Waits patiently for the next time you run Re-Volt.
+ Repeats the above.

• The "how" and "why" of disabling AI rubberbanding:
Says Nero (there):
Right, grab WolfR4 and the 1207 patch. Make an extremely fast car a Rookie, then try it out at Test Course 6. As you're driving, you'll notice that every AI car has a Saturn 5 rocket attached to their asses.
Do the same thing in a recent 1.2 patch, and you'll notice they're only a few mph quicker.
Says zipperrulez (there):
Upon further inspection and tests there is indeed something screwing with AI speed that isn't as apparent as it looks. I can only seem to get cars to slow/speed up if I am using a mode only possible with WolfR4:
Same car for all players, 30 cars, no collision. A few from the back of the pack at start speed past the rest, get ahead of the others by about 5m (does not speed past myself, I am still up with the 5 or so who choose to speed up) and then settle at a constant top speed.
zipperrulez even included a nice video in his post.
This is how it looks with PumaR4, in comparison.

And this is a before-and-after video of the AI controlling flying and flipped things (so you know, you can also do those boat races now :) )
Just keep in mind that to AI-tune flying things, you need to change the SteerRate (the AI part at the end of parameters.txt works only on ground).
As a bonus, here are Nyx’s Cop-ter and Acclaim’s UFO, AI-tuned for flight with PumaR4.


Latest version: 2016-01-11.

Yes, it has a very short readme :) because PumaR4 really needs no instructions.
Just put it anywhere you want, run it and then read what it says.

Other versions:
2015-07-29, 2015-07-30, 2015-07-31, 2015-08-16, 2015-09-06, 2015-09-20, 2015-09-23, 2015-09-30, 2015-10-03, 2015-10-07, 2015-10-12, 2015-11-08, 2016-01-01.

Changelog is in the readme.

Have fun!
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7:49 AM - Jul 31, 2015 #2

Which version I have to install to use PumaR4 or it works with any?
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2:51 PM - Jul 31, 2015 #3

It's intended for the old/original Re-Volt 1207, because V1.2/RVGL changes all the time.

Works both with or without WolfR4, by the way.
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2:54 PM - Aug 16, 2015 #4

New version is out:
+ Lets you change your race camera(s) for replay (already saw their view while racing, have something new instead for replays).
+ Lets you set a custom bonnet/bumper cam for racing.

Have fun!
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5:10 PM - Sep 06, 2015 #5

New version is out:
+ Better replay camera options for tracks with no custom cameras.

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10:12 AM - Sep 07, 2015 #6

I'm not 100% sure whats going on here... but I like it!
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2:41 PM - Sep 20, 2015 #7

New version is out:
+ Reads V1.2 hood/rear cameras, without V1.2's (sometimes annoying) fixed-cam hard-springs-rattle.

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5:10 AM - Sep 21, 2015 #8

A tiny bugfix:
Auto-apply of V1.2 cams at race start is now fixed. Please re-download ver. 2015-09-20. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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4:59 PM - Sep 23, 2015 #9

New version is out:
+ Now replicates WolfR4’s fix of cameras for low-CoM vehicles (because the use of V1.2 cameras needs it unchecked in WolfR4).

Have fun!
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2:49 PM - Sep 30, 2015 #10

New version is out:
+ Lets the AI control vehicles while in air (technically also boats) and while flipped (like Rotor).

See the first post for a video and some tips.
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3:48 PM - Oct 03, 2015 #11

New version is out:
+ Adds a fix to WolfR4’s bonnet view option, so it shows the bonnet for very high vehicles as well.
++ Tip: the bonnet still disappears at heavy up-tilt, so set the camera high enough to be obscured by the screen's edge before that.

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2:41 PM - Oct 07, 2015 #12

New version is out:
+ Prevents the overwriting of replay files (copies them as "timestamp carname @ levelname Replay.rpl")
++ Car name and level name only if PumaR4 has seen Frontend and track-loading.

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2:06 PM - Oct 12, 2015 #13

New version is out:
++ Now reads the carname correctly even if the header of Parameters.txt contains the word "name".

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8:36 AM - Oct 15, 2015 #14

Citywalker @ 12 Oct 2015, 03:06 PM wrote:New version is out:
Pardon ones ignorance, but where do we get the latest version?
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11:01 AM - Oct 15, 2015 #15

RichyDude @ 15 Oct 2015, 11:36 AM wrote:
Citywalker @ 12 Oct 2015, 03:06 PM wrote:New version is out:
Pardon ones ignorance, but where do we get the latest version?
Check the first post.
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3:46 PM - Nov 08, 2015 #16

New version is out (check the first post):
++ Bugfix: does not stumble onto cars&#092;misc folder anymore when reading carname.

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3:26 PM - Jan 01, 2016 #17

New version is out:
++ Shows an optional tooltip if replay file copied okay (no need to check manually anymore).

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2:45 PM - Jan 11, 2016 #18

A bugfix version is out:
++ Reads again the carname correctly even if the header of Parameters.txt contains the word "name" (the fix became lost in two previous versions somehow...).
++ Replay-copying tooltip actually obeys the ini settings now :/

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and have fun!
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2:19 AM - Feb 13, 2017 #19

The dropbox link doesn't work anymore, could you (or someone) reupload it?

I was using pumaR4 since I discovered it about a year ago, really great job ;)

But I need to re DL it for my new pc x)
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2:33 AM - Feb 13, 2017 #20

Have you tried his legacy stash links in his signature?
Yes, I'm the ABC block and you can find me in Toy World 1 track! ;)
Reborn as Juest Zungo :P PS: I prefer chatting and i have Steam, Skype, Google and Microsoft account, just ask for it via PM or rarely find me in RVHouse. Also check out my interests.
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3:36 AM - Feb 13, 2017 #21

TY hadn't seen them.

This tool isn't listed on re-volt zone and his other link is just a list without puma download... There is a link to revolt live maybe the downloads links there are not dead?http://z3.invisionfree.com/Revolt_Live/ ... topic=3923

You can't read without an account and I dont have an account so can't check (I dont like this forum)

Would be good if we could have a link here too.
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6:15 AM - Feb 13, 2017 #22

he also opened a thread here IIRC
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5:42 PM - Feb 13, 2017 #23

Yes it's this one where we are writing right now ^^

But the links in the first post are dead. If the links on the other forum are the same than here than they are dead too.

So if anyone has a backup of the last version let me know.
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6:30 AM - Feb 24, 2018 #24

<peeks in> Hey, how come nobody made a copy… I thought Milkfix taught you something. I can’t really check here more than once a year or so…
Here: PumaR4 ver 2016-01-11.zip
And: Released.rar
And: WIP_docs.rar
Make a backup, guys, seriously. <peeks out again>

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4:37 PM - Feb 25, 2018 #25

Done. I created some mirrors, but I noticed that Released.rar is already down. If you happen to check this place again soon, let us know if you can upload it again.
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6:30 AM - Oct 13, 2018 #26

Thanks City walker, hadn't seen your 1 year later reply. Made a backup too. Not sure what was in released.rar anyways, previous versions?
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