The Epic Type 9 Canyon Race
On Thursday the 11th of July, we're going to race the biggest lumps of metal ever put into the hands of commanders around a canyon circuit on Pomeche 2C.
We'll be joined by Frontier Developments on their Livestream.
To help with this race, we've put a handy app together, this is a Windows only app.
It looks at your status and journal files, calculates your score based on your speed and closeness to the ground and sends that data to our server. This lets us know how you're doing in the race.
To install the file, download the zip file and extract it to somewhere on your machine, your desktop or somewhere - it doesn't have a proper installer program yet. Don't run the program fro the zip though as it might need other resources it can't see.
If the program can't find your status or journals, it'll tell you and will give you the chance to search for them yourself.
If you start the game after you start this program, you may need to press the Reset button on the screen. This re-scans your files and gets the proper details for your ship. If you change ship, press Reset.
Once you're about to start the race, press Reset to make sure everything is as it should be.
To start the race, fly to the starting location, near to the start finish point. Don't stop inside the start finish point or the tracker will not let you start the race.
Once near to the starting line, Press [Ready to Race!] and if you're in the right place, the tracker will begin tracking your progress. Fly towards the Start line and the race will begin for you.
Latest version is 1.0.5 - This includes a fix to the engine colour reporting which somehow became case sensitive, it also fixes the race restart button and prevents the screen from resizing when you go too far from the start location.
1. Fly low
2. Fly Fast
3. Fly a Lakon Type-9
4. No weapons