Twisted DIRT site problems. September 22, 2011, 11:44:08 am by DirtTwister in Other News.
The Twisted DIRT site has been down for several weeks, because the server that it was hosted on was hacked. We have moved the site to a new host and ISP.
I will be moving the forum so it is in the same database as the TD site. This will result in the forum having a different URL. So if you have a direct link to the forum it will have to be updated. When the change is made a redirect page will be created to alert you that the URL has changed.
Reflex Track Compiler Beta Released May 15, 2011, 05:44:18 pm by DirtTwister in .
We are releasing a beta copy of the Reflex Track Compiler. This is a free ride only (no objects, no spline) version. We figured it would be good to get it out into the community so that everyone that wants to can start learning how to make tracks for Reflex.
The compiler creates 8 different beta tracks and requires the Beta track DLC file to create the 8 slots. They show up in the Free Ride area like this:
Some pictures of track made with the compiler:
You can get more information in the forums. (Registrations are enabled). The thread with the compiler links and getting started info is Reflex compiler v1. The compiler can also be gotten from links in the wiki.
We have started a wiki, that is a work in progress and we will be updating with more information as we get it and as we have time. Feel free to contribute. You can e-mail me (email@example.com) if you want to add something to the wiki.
It shouldn't be a big deal for people who are familiar with making tracks to get started. Over the next week I hope to have the wiki updated with some guidance on tools and more info for people with no experience at making tracks.
Enjoy, Bruce (DirtTwister)
MX vs ATV Reflex - DLC - Free Ride, Geico, & Cameras. February 06, 2011, 02:28:42 pm by DirtTwister in Other News.
Twisted D.I.R.T. is proud to announce our first three downloads for MX vs ATV Reflex (PC version).
Please treat these as beta and be sure to back up any files that you replace.
Enjoy, Twisted D.I.R.T.
Making Tracks for Reflex January 30, 2011, 02:55:46 pm by DirtTwister in .
We are still in the early stages of making tracks for Reflex. There is a lot of work to do and a lot of things to figure out. One of the experiments we've been doing is to put some disp maps in existing tracks. I put my Valley Ride into Lost Meadow and began experimenting with how Reflex applies Textures. It is done quite differently then in the past. The two videos below show some of what we are doing. In these I have marked up the textures in a way that I can try to make sure that we understand what is going on.
All MX vs ATV Reflex tracks in Free Ride January 24, 2011, 08:45:07 pm by DirtTwister in .
I just wanted to post a little video of our progress on our way to the goal of making user made tracks for Reflex. One of the experiments needed was to add things via the DLC mechanism. We have a lot of details to work out, but one experiment was to put all the tracks in as Free Ride tracks. This is something that we will actually make available for download. We need to do some more testing and decide if there is anything else that we should include. Here is a small video showing my Free Ride list. We should be able to release something like this next weekend.
MX vs ATV Reflex Tracks and Track Maps January 02, 2011, 08:56:36 am by DirtTwister in .
Ever since MX vs ATV Reflex has been released for the PC, we have been exploring it. I really like the terrain deformation and I would love to make tracks for it. Twisted D.I.R.T. is doing what we can to try to make that happen.
In the mean time I have been taking a closer look at the tracks that come with the game. I decided that I would post info on each track. Over the next several weeks I will be putting up a track map for each track, what I think about the track, a lap around the track from my view point, and riding tips from Scawn7. The first two tracks are Lost Meadow and Stone Point Round 1.
While these tracks are old news to the console players, they are new to me and PC players.
1/7/2010 - Sugar Ridge MX and Manchester Round 1 track maps, track info, and riding tips have been posted. Also all Track Maps for the 10 National and 10 SX tracks have been posted.
1/14/2010 - Moto 448 and Fort Dodge Round 1 track info have been posted.
Also all Track Maps for the 10 National and 10 SX tracks have been posted.
The next two tracks will be Prairie Valley and Kingston Round 1.
I will be doing two tracks each week a National and an SX. I will be going in the same order as the MotoCareer. Thanks to everyone at Twisted D.I.R.T (keep up the hard work) and Scawn7 for contributing his time and sharing his tips. The track maps and info are at my site (http://dirttwister.com).
MX vs ATV Reflex December 14, 2010, 06:11:15 pm by DirtTwister in .
MX vs ATV Reflex has been out about 3 weeks now for the PC. You can purchase it through Steam. It is a steal for $19.99. You have no excuse, go buy it. It runs fine on my 3 year old system (AMD X2 6400, NVidia 8800 GTS). My system runs about 75% cpu while running it and I get from 26 to 30 FPS in single player with all the AI swarming around me.
There are several new features that really improve this game. One is the ability to control the rider independently of the bike. The other ground breaking feature is the real time terrain deformation. The track changes each lap. The more riders you have and the more laps you run, the more the track tears up. An amazing accomplishment.
Some screens shots showing the terrain deformation:
MXU Tracks for MVA fixed. September 20, 2006, 05:34:10 pm by DirtTwister in Tracks.
All the MXU tracks have been fixed so that they can be selected for online racing when you have multiple ones in your User Tracks folder. If you downloaded them prior to 9/20/2006 17:00 EST, then you need to redownload them to play online without track selection issues.
Thanks to the fixer for rebuilding all the tracks and uploading them "one more time"!