1. Issues with the game?
    Check the Known Issues list before reporting!

    Dismiss Notice

Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    I believe it would only make sense if it had Gabester's soundtracks from his own SoundCloud page and, also, Mark TDK Knight's soundtracks heard in Glow City, on Light Runner mode. If anything, it would be a good marketing exercise targeting the curious amongst us who listen to these songs in official BeamNG videos and in the Light Runner mode and look for them.
    BeamNG need not integrate Spotify because it's already got its own music lore too! ;)
     
    #38201 McBeamer94, Jan 2, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2022
    • Agree Agree x 5
  2. CaptainZoll

    CaptainZoll
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,403
    you're thinking of Mazda's Wankel engines, which most commonly displace 1.3 litres.
    this is referring to the scrapped GM Wankel protoype, which displaced 3.4 litres, or 206ci, still in 2-rotor form, meaning a 2-rotor would displace a little over 5.0L, and a 4-rotor (which IIRC was planned for the corvette) would have displaced 6.8 litres.
    it wouldn't be as rev-happy as a typical mazda engine, but it would make more than enough torque.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. ManfredE3

    ManfredE3
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,951
    How have I not heard of this?..

    NY Times article on it: https://www.nytimes.com/1973/12/25/...-for-1975-is-postponed-by-gm-hoped-to-be.html

    As for the rotary Corvette, my 2mn of looking into this GM rotary shows that the various mid-engine Corvette concept cars sometimes did have a rotary
     
    #38203 ManfredE3, Jan 2, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2022
    • Like Like x 3
  4. CaptainZoll

    CaptainZoll
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,403
    as another fun fact, both the AMC pacer and delorean DMC-12 were originally going to use it, but they had to source new engines after the program was scrapped, with delorean having to change their mid-engine layout to a rear-engine layout to fit the PRV V6.

    to get back on topic with some speculation, as far as the map team is going, they're still yet to update ECA, WCA, Italy, Derby Arenas, Puregrid, and Automation to PBR.
    considering the turnover with the 6 maps they've converted so far, I'd imagine it's a relatively streamlined process, though the larger maps with bespoke assets like WCA and Italy may take a bit longer, though that's still probably only going to take 2 update cycles.

    That will only leave Cliffs needing a remaster, but what other gameplay uses could they possibly do with that map?
    I'd imagine they'll probably give it a lot more vegetation and rocks, and maybe a few small buildings akin to small island, but I'm curious to see how (if at all) they integrate it with the overall career gameplay.

    And after that, who knows what levels they have planned?
    B25mitch's maps set around Brisbane, Australia may be implying further plans for an official level
    (though it has also been mentioned that these locations are chosen for his convenience of asset gathering),
    and Doullpepper's altitude map suggests some interest in an European alpine level, (though it was made entirely before he was a staff member)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    Really? So these US rotaries are as large as the normal ICE counterparts we've known for decades and they still burn apex seals? No thanks!
    On the other hand though, now that I think of it, I'm really curious to see such large rotaries in BeamNG, for learning how quickly they can empty a 21-gallon tank! :p
     
  6. TheSomething

    TheSomething
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2021
    Messages:
    1,056

    Don't forget, you cannot drive in these engine for a long time :p . It will easily break and your car tax (things about taxes is a joke) will be as tall, as a great God can see it
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    Yep, we have to see how BeamNG interprets rotary damages too!! Hehe!! ;):p
     
  8. IDontKnow

    IDontKnow
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2020
    Messages:
    399
    • Like Like x 2
  9. TheSomething

    TheSomething
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2021
    Messages:
    1,056
    Great
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    I really want the FCVs to get these improvements, along with the Active/Electronically Locking/Torque Vectoring/Sport Differentials plus the Drift Mode decoupling the front axle plus some kind of RS Torque Splitter for the rear axle!
     
    #38210 McBeamer94, Jan 2, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2022
  11. Diamondback

    Diamondback
    Expand Collapse
    Vehicle Systems Lead
    BeamNG Team

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,841
    The FCV is a regular FWD based platform, you can't decouple the front there...
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
  12. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    Shame. I wrote this thinking of some FWD and FWD-based cars in BeamNG which have a RWD Transfer Case as an option in the Parts Selector (like the Sunburst, the '88 Pessima, the LeGran and the Wendover) but I kinda forgot about this particular Transfer Case not being AWD at the same time and not being able to decouple one of the axles. But you're right, this is not how the Clutchex AWD was designed. We learn as we live! :-D

    Also, about the 5-cylinder, please bring the DCT and exhaust backfires back. All other gas FCV engines have them (either in tuned/race state or not) but the 5-cylinder doesn't and it's just unfair! :-D
     
    #38212 McBeamer94, Jan 2, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2022
  13. Bauer33333

    Bauer33333
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2020
    Messages:
    101
    Derby has PBR as well.
    Keep in mind that only the terrain is PBR as of now, that's why they started with maps like Utah were the majority of stuff is terrain.
    All the objects, buildings, vegetation, even the grass on the ground is still using the old system, so there is a lot more work to be put in.

    Didn't Italy take them two years to make? The Italy release was about two years ago, so depending on how much resources PBR takes we may get a new map with the next update.

    My guess would be on a German map, considering how much interest the community shows for it.
    The headquarters are in Germany as well, but I wouldn't take too much into that considering how many American cars we have compared to German cars.
    But in Germany it could be anything between the Alps and Bremen.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  14. SNFriedM14

    SNFriedM14
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2021
    Messages:
    452
    Anyone know what the post in dev media means? Also, since I’m in the mood for some speculation, any guesses or hopes as to the content of 0.25? These don’t have to be realistic or have evidence, we can make more educated guesses as we get closer to the update and have more info.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    The further advances in ESC/TC and in the differentials have a chance to be included in the 0.25 because there's a certain car (the Hirochi Sunburst) which wasn't included in the previous ESC/TC and diff updates - starting from the 0.19 - and it certainly needs the latest advances in these systems.
    I'm also gonna make a speculation for the more distant future: the ETK 800 will be getting an 'Off Road' mode because the Electronically Locking Differentials make for a good reason for this mode to take advantage of them (especially when combined with a locking Transfer Case). So don't exclude an 'All-Terrain' variant for the 800.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. korbitr

    korbitr
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    309
    I think it's a tool Diamondback made to better test and debug the simulated vehicle systems. It's rather commendable that they chose to spend their vacation time working on something that would allow them to do their job better.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  17. FFIVGUY

    FFIVGUY
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2018
    Messages:
    435
    [QUOTE="McBeamer94, post: 1405053, member: 336809"I'm also gonna make a speculation for the more distant future: the ETK 800 will be getting an 'Off Road' mode because the Electronically Locking Differentials make for a good reason for this mode to take advantage of them (especially when combined with a locking Transfer Case). So don't exclude an 'All-Terrain' variant for the 800.[/QUOTE]
    Could be, considering what Diamondback was testing had an I6.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. McBeamer94

    McBeamer94
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    1,177
    Could be, considering what Diamondback was testing had an I6.[/QUOTE]


    I didn't say that strictly because the test car has an Inline-6, I think it was a coincidence and an interesting one for that matter. I believe a car like this, an All-Terrain Wagon, can certainly take advantage of the Wagon body, the diesel engines and the advances in the ESC/TC and AWD systems! :cool:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. TheSomething

    TheSomething
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2021
    Messages:
    1,056
    Most "important" thing: will Moonhawk get remaster in next updat?
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  20. CaptainZoll

    CaptainZoll
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,403
    who knows, maybe if you speculate a bit, and bring forward some evidence for or against, we might be able to take an educated guess.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice