TechRacer

TechRacer is a style where players play a simple time-trial race on difficult predefined maps.

Goal

Use your hedgehogs to reach all waypoints faster than all other teams.

Setup

First make sure the map type is set to “Randomly generated”.
Then select a map by clicking on the map preview. A random map from a small set of pre-designed map will appear. If you are happy with the selection, add the teams and start. If you are not happy, click again until a good map appears.

Gameplay

Each team will control its hedgehogs for some rounds (3 rounds by default) and attempts to hit all waypoints as fast as possible. The order of the waypoints does not matter. The race begins as soon as the ready timer is up. Note: Players who use up their turn time (90 seconds) or kill or hurt their hedgehog lose the round, with no time recorded.

After each turn, the best times are recorded and shown in the mission panel.

When all rounds have been played, the game ends and the team with the lowest round time in this match wins.

Weapons and utilities

Your hedgehogs will come across many crates which help you to complete the race. You can use weapons and utilities without ending your turn.

In some maps, the flying saucer has infinite fuel.

Maps

The maps are mostly made out of girders (→construction), rubber bands and many objects.

There are three types of girders:

  • Gray girders behave like ordinary girders and can be destroyed
  • Red girders can not be destroyed
  • Blue girders are slippery like ice

TechRacer #1

Official records
Script parameter: m=2

TechRacer #2


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Script parameter: m=3

TechRacer #3


Official records
Script parameter: m=4

TechRacer #4


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Script parameter: m=5

TechRacer #5


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Script parameter: m=6

TechRacer #6


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Script parameter: m=7

TechRacer #7


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Script parameter: m=8

Configuration

Basic configuration


Use the game scheme for a basic configuration of the game. Most game scheme settings can be changed, but the following settings are fixed:

  • Infinite attack: Always on
  • Crate frequency: Never
  • Turn time: 90 seconds
  • Sudden Death: Disabled

The weapon scheme settings are ignored by TechRacer.

Script parameter

The Script Parameter Standard Format is used.

Number of rounds

Add the key “rounds” and set the value to the number of rounds you want to play. Example: “rounds=5” for 5 rounds.

Map

To force TechRacer to always play a certain map (rather than a random one), use the key “m”. The value is a map ID. As of 0.9.22, valid map IDs are the numbers 2 to 8 (see above).

Known bugs

  • The map preview is not displayed or updated correctly when the “m” key is used.

See also


Racer

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