Work continues on the AUSCAR/NASCAR game.
May 12 2018
Work continues into trying to make an AUSCAR/NASCAR game.
A big problem is trying to make round corners, you see Game Maker art is made up of pixels (squares) so a corner is not a true corner.
As you see, the corners are angled, the two red strips are checkpoints but you don’t see them in the game, the strip at the bottom hides the finish line which is visible in the game.
The cars above are version 2, these are one pixel wider on the sides, the roof is smaller as well and you can now see a bonnet.
More work will likely needed to be done on these cars but the pixel issue is the major sticking point as it doesn’t give us a lot to work with.
So far there is #27, #11 and #17 with #55 and #5 still being worked on as they were built as version 1 vehicles.
It is an easy game, keep holding the up key and then turn when needed but we’ve kept the opposition cars on a line so tight around the track you only got openings with quick reflexes mostly around the sharp corners.
That’s it for now.
A little game honoring AUSCAR/NASCAR
April 13 2018
World of AUSCAR is a hobby and so is game designing and so while making an open wheel top/down game, some NASCAR’s were made for amusement and put into the game and they didn’t turn out too bad.
The game premise is simple, a person gets to drive the #27 at least at the moment and they get to take on the #5 and #55 in separate races.
The opposition is not AI so the car is run on a path but it is designed to make passing difficult over the five lap race.
One of the difficult parts of making even such a small game is that everything you see is made up of pixels so it is harder coming up with the perfect car etc and so concessions have to be made.
As you’ll see in the first two pictures, the numbers are the right way up but on oval tracks they are actually upside down so the third picture reflects the change.
To have them upside down, you draw the numbers and words the right way up then rotate the image so it is upside down.
Maybe in the future, coding will improve to allow AI racers and more cars on the track making it a more enjoyable game.
8 days to go until Round 1 of the ASCC.
March 2 2018
In just over one week’s time we will see Round 1 of the Australia Stock Car Championship.
Round 1 is at Winton and the good news is that Sunday’s action will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube thanks to Blend Line TV. (click for YouTube channel).
ASSC is hoping for a great 2018 and hopefully the online streams will get plenty of viewers.
This is a great opportunity for the sport with every second day of competition being streamed means people will know what is going on in terms of who is driving and more.
Hopefully a successful Round 1 will ensure that owners of AUSCAR’s and NASCAR’s that aren’t in Round 1 will be interested in joining future rounds of the competition.
The latest in the AUSCAR/NASCAR world.
October 24 2017
It has been an interesting October for AUSCAR/NASCAR fans
The month kicked off with Stock Cars Australia announcing their 2018 plans which includes expansion to other states as they will be joining another AASA series, hopefully they will keep being chatty on Social Media and update their website to keep the interest going.
Calder Park Thunderdome Facebook page gave fans a treat by airing on Facebook Live a replay of the 1993 NASCAR race on the Gold Coast, the race featured commentary by Darrell Eastlake and Peter Brock and Brad Jones talked to them whilst driving.
Signed NASCAR pictures have been popping up on eBay with the below Kevin Schwantz photo being one of those offered and purchased, there is currently a Bob Jane signed picture of Terri Sawyer’s car on offer.
The #2 NASCAR has found itself a new home after spending some time in Boronia, the new owner is Zac Ohara who owns among other vehicles the #27 NASCAR that races in Stock Cars Australia.
Wikipedia has finally accepted that Jim Richards did not win an AUSCAR championship after several attempts of editing in that fact.
That was pretty much it for October.
SCA’s next stop is Winton and there are five categories for potential entrants.
August 11 2017
Stock Cars Australia are currently receiving entries for their upcoming round at Winton with entries accepted in the following classes;
GTA Stock car
Stock car (Winston/Busch CUP)
This is the second round that AUSCAR and Sportsman racers have the option of participating and there is no doubt that if one or two AUSCAR’s compete it will get attention.
Visit their website and FB page for further details
Wakefield Park AUSCARs found at Winton.
Several AUSCAR’s that were formerly at Wakefield Park have been found at Winton.
Photographs have shown that one car belonged to Darryl Speers and another appears to be one from Garry Rogers Motorsport.
With more than a half dozen AUSCAR’s there it is perhaps the largest collection of AUSCAR’s in the one spot since AUSCAR ended.
Condition of the cars appear to be a mixed bag with some of the cars missing spoilers though #8, #31 and #34 appear to be the pick of the bunch.
Fans are eager to find out the condition of these cars in the hopes of buying and restoring them to race condition.
See the cars for yourself at