>What is this game?BallisticNG is a PC anti-gravity racing game available on Steam, based mostly on Wip3out, with optional mechanics from the newer Wipeout games.If you like going fast, good tunes, and good fun, this game is for you.>How do I join?Get the game.(Optional: Grab the Outer Reaches DLC)Download and install the track pack (instructions in the pastebin).Launch the game, go to Multiplayer, and join us.Information on how to install the track pack is here:https://pastebin.com/yL6rYqC3Newest Trackpack (last updated: 2022/12/02):https://mega.nz/file/fkRAEbKL#XtYpPD-BFE0vxOEeQG11cb0zIrkXpVLnzpt9bydOsb8Newest Minipack, get this if you're just updating your track pack:https://mega.nz/file/bohyUY5a#KWB0ETsoiWU2Cz_bzKXH1dif00jxmUF7-zI0aUJiXrs>How do I play?A 3-step guide will be posted containing the basics of going fast.We can also answer any questions you might have, either here or in the lobby.We have a Steam group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/ballisticnvThis is used just for organizing race sessions, no circlejerking.We have a regular session going every week on Saturdays at 9PM GMT, but there's nothing stopping peeps from starting up lobbies outside of that if people wanna get racist during the weekPrevious thread: >>/vm/718767
>>852077I FUCKED UP THE PREVIOUS THREAD LINKplease forgive meanyway here's the 3 step newbie guide
and next saturday will be a special snowflake racism day so vote here for what you wanthttps://strawpoll.com/polls/w4nWrWpvqyA
I've always wanted to be a racist and thanks to this thread I am now. webm stolen from a /v/ thread ages ago.
>>852096we are ALL racist on this blessed day
updated my personnel ship tier list for 1.3 and macenor8 h8, deb8, take a big diarrhea shit on my opinions
>>852150I like the M-Tech, but I really couldn’t tell you why.
Do I need to pitch up/down on rolling hills or is it only relevant when you're airborne?I just want to know if I should be pitching up when banking into high angle turns. Then subsequently pitching down as I exit if the track is somewhat angled downward.
Nothing to say I just want an excuse to post this. Carry on.
>>853117pitching down is really rarely useful, pitching up however is really important
>>853236So pitch up into a corner that's going up or should I just pitch when I'm coming off a ramp?
>>853274Both, but never too much. Pitching up harder on climbs but on jumps I usually start pitching up before hitting the groundYou should only pitch down when you're jumping so high it makes no sense/slows you down, or you're about to hit something
How the fuck do you get sub 59 seconds for the Ishtar achievement? That one long corner that goes up completely fucks my momentum, the lowest I've gotten is 1 minute
>>854511King of Snake? I found that the slowest part of the track was the long straight-ish bit just before the big downhill with the boost pads, so you should be afterburning all the way through that, can't remember doing anything else specific so ya just gotta grind it out.
>>854522also to be clear i mean the downhill just before the pit/finish line, not the long one after the chicane
>>854511Hahahahahahahaha How The Fuck Are Corners Real Hahahaha Nigga Just Jump Above The Railing Like Nigga Pitch Up Hahayou were talking about the uphill at the start right?
>>854886No, the long right turn before the straightaway that turns left then right into the boosts before the finish
>>854890My bad. I tried really hard but I couldn't jump over that one. But I think I managed to shave off like 0.3 by rebudgeting some afterburner on the exit of each turn on this section you speak about.
>>854886How do people lift off like that? Pitch up and air brake both sides for a second?
Any advice on getting used to zen anons?I was managing spectre just fine but the zen zeus campaign is destroying me.The nova split race in particular feels impossible, I keep bonking into everything.Also, should I keep "AI rubberbanding" and "AI uses player speeds" turned on?
>>855411>"AI rubberbanding"makes the game harderAs for zen you'll get used to it. I'd say reducing your input lag helps but some anon here seems perfectly fine playing at only 60fps, so what do I know..
>>855319not that anon but there are a few ways to "bounce" over a corner like that, in that webm it looks like he just pitch up + afterburned over an uphill to clear it, as long as you arent grinding against a physical wall the game is pretty lenient at letting you do stuff like that, as long as you don't go too far and get antiskippedthere aren't many situations in the game where you need to double airbrake outside of like, hyperdrag or something
>>852080>>852081>>852083>Decide to actually read the guides for the first time ever>there's actually useful informationWoah
>>856277god bless Our Father Korn (who art in normalfag land) for blessing us with the newbie guide imagesi'd update the second one to include the new 1.3 small ships + mako but i don't have korn's grafik design skillz so it'd be a very sloppy edit and probably ruin the image
>>856290I can help for the image
>>856331hit me up (Starskink) on steam (im in the steam group) if you want my input on ship stats and whatnotbut if ya could add the small vehicles + mako and a short description for each to the original newbie guide image either without breaking its aesthetic layout, or creating a whole new AESTHETIC layout, that would be perfektoi think Korn's original descriptions for the base game ships are still pretty relevant and accurate today so no real need to mess with those too much
>>852085it's looking like tomorrow will be SCORPIO DAYrev up those bricks, racists(nobody is forced to use the brick but you'd be based to do so)
it's up, get in here>>>/v/630546087
>luck based weapons>luck based netcodeIt's over
>>857508closed, thanks for joining bros
The Kallisti tunnel cut. Bit of a crapshoot though
https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/473770/view/36406270507907778591.3.1 is here
how do i get gud
>>859126those stunt changesi came
>>859341Jump over the first right by boosting straight out of the gate, and jump over the last left by boosting over the last hill before the downhill. Seen here >>854886.>t. just got the achievement yesterday using the same method
>The next expansion will be VR themedSounds fun.
>>859903>Precision Delta guys made the VR reenactment of Nova ParkWill Lance Systems get their big break?
just bought this, what am i in for?i only know wipeout because of the soundtrack, but i like going fast and smooth.
>>860343hitting up campaign mode until you can at least play comfortably on spectre before you join multiplayer lobbiesjust kidding everybody is welcome but you'd be doing yourself a massive favour getting used to halberd speed at leastin SP you're in for: pitching up and learning to abuse afterburner to get ez time trial platinum medalsin MP you're in for: MINES MINES TREMOR ENERGY WALL *reaches the midpack* MISSILE CONTENDER ELIMINATED over and over and over until you figure out the good balance between afterburning and playing it safe in MP because god knows these niggas are 10x more bloodthirsty than botsto not sugarcoat it this game in MP has a learning curve very similar to fighting games, you will undeniably eat shit for a while before you realize "oh, that's how it is" and start shitting on people yourself
>>860345to add to this most if not all of the podium players end up in or below the midpack in races decently often simply due to weapon pads and how the chaotic nature of races plays out (stop bullying me with plasmas you FUDCKING ASSHOLES), it's not unheard of for some random newfren to claim 1st place on occasiont. regular 2nd place placer
>>860345>halberd speedi just did the first survival race and halberd doesn't seem to be too crazy, im not getting platinums in any other type of race yet, though.
what does the campaign difficulty affect? i think "normal" is too easy, to the point where the ai is constantly lagging too far behind to even send rockets my way and when they are close enough they almost never hit.
>>860413Mostly the score required for events like zone and how good the a.i is for the racing events.
>>860348>stop bullying me with plasmas you FUDCKING ASSHOLES>shoot plasma at wall>kill 2 unrelated players that happened to be in the same racetrack as I:^)
I DID IT HOLY SHIIIT
>>860909you did it, king
>at work>fire up wipeout 2048 on my vita>feels like 30fps molassesyo snake, vita homebrew whenalso some sort of loudness equalization eg. replaygain for custom tracks would be greatthanks in advance amigo
>>861732I am a little upset that there isn't a PC port of the Omega Collection and its VR counterpart, instead Sony just did with kusoge like GoW and Horizon.
https://strawpoll.com/polls/w4nWroVDWyAPoll for what kinda "exclusive" ship day you guys want to see in the poll for 1 April speshul racism, since all-1-ship seems to be the most popular option by a fair margin so far.
Is Maceno better than Outer Reaches? OR felt like a shitty tech demo.
>>863234yeah, every track on maceno is pretty great
>>863276closed, thanks for the racism
>>860909You inspired me to give it a shot. It actually wasn't too bad, only took about 20-30 minutes of grinding it out, my thumb kinda hurts though.
any tips for rush hour races? suddenly i suck at racing against the ai
>>864914not much to say really other than hang back and get a free turbo if 2nd place is really close behind you going into a lap, if you're playing without the AI-matches-your-ship-speed setting enabled then pick a fast boi too
>>852150>Omnicom that lowI dont get it
>>868712it's slow and American
>>852150is the model a really that bad? i mean it's pretty floaty but still. although stats really dont matter for shit considering the nexus has a handling of 2 but still feels like it turns better then most other ships with higher handling, like orbitronix or the nx2000, at least to me. maybe i'm just used to it.
>>868844it's a great ship but it's unarmed and lacks the NX's absolutely busted speed stat (iirc the NX is actually more like 20/10 top speed in the "hidden" ingame stats) and struggles to get away from the pack early on without a fair bit of luck
>>868851https://files.catbox.moe/htkdkk.pngimage too big to uploadfor anyone curious, here's all of the ships "true" stats, courtesy of a kind racist who screenied and stitched them all together
>>869602closed, thanks for the races
>>870188>me on the right...is what I want to believe but if that was true why would I look like this?
https://strawpoll.com/polls/05ZdWJ44bg6new month coming up, that means it's time for a special ed race day, get yer votes ini expect the NUT to sweep given this one is landing on april fools day
>>872359>looks backwards>danger was in frontTHINK FAST CHUCKLENUTS
>>861865I wouldn't mind buying it again if I could have PC and online multiplayer (I don't pay for ps+ and my ps4 was just a wipeout machine, hardly gets used now). I fear that I and 10 other people from this thread would buy it, but literally no one else.I guess there's no point of hoping for a new game.
>>875196closed, thanks for the races and apologies to those who werent able to join due to netcode being shit
I saw Von Snake at the track in Altima XIV yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for Protonic buffs or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his airbrakes shut in front of my face. I drove away and continued with my racing, and I heard him chuckle as I boosted off. When I came to finish my lap up front I saw him trying to walk out the pit with like fifteen mines in his ship without paying.The girl at the exit was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to hit a weapon pad first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the pad.When she took one of the mines and started spawning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to spawn them each individually “to prevent any RNG infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she spawned each mine and put them in a line and started to say the damage values, he kept interrupting her by afterburning really loudly.
>Track has mag-lock section.
>>877603>track has a long straight full of weapon pads
>>878912>track has a pit lane
>>879924Pit lane divider is my greatest ally.
>>879937haha time to regenerate some shie- ACK!
>>880005>enai in charge of collision
G-TEK FOOTBALLhttps://youtu.be/a_UVr5HobiwYou'll see him again in the Summer Cup.
>>881530closed, good races bros
catalog moving fast this week
Who is your shipfu and why isn't it Hyperion?
>>885486barracuda mini is sex
>>885486The Wyvern in BRG is kino.
>>886701But the totally not-AGS team Tenrai is my favorite overall.
>>886701>>886702kino screenies, saved
>>857994>>857995Why does this look like the inside of the Death Star?
>>886853The use of color, lights, and also the skybox. The blocky style adds to it as well.
there's a good trance music thread on /wsg/ rn, if anyone is looking for stuff to add to their soundtrack
>>889917I'm surprised this game doesn't have those early 2000s trancecore /freeform hardcore songs. Definitely fits the high-energy pace while keeping the electronic theme.
>>855411just start playing on zen. trial by fire.
dedicated servers are cooming
1.3.2 beta now availablehttps://store.steampowered.com/news/app/473770/view/3682294940370073047?l=english
>>893039>even considering being a betaThe true chad is rock hard stable for his releases.
>peek behind>see starskink closing in>panic>???>MULTIPLAYER RACE ENDED
>>895766orbitronix aint got shit on the nexus space program
>>895589closed, good races bros
>>895766What are your camera settings?
>>895766maybes its just cause i play ass cam but I yearn for the pinpoint accurate control of my ship like that.
>>897944Based Hidamari Sketch fan.
>last night my afterburner gave out>now my left airbrake feels ready to blow any dayi need to start playing on keyboard but I dont know if its as good/better than controller. I tried it last night once my afterburner went but I just wasn't able to do the gymnastics for it. do any keyboard anons mind sharing they're experience switching over?
Why is Aciknovae of all tracks getting a rework and not something like Zephyr Climb or Utah Project? Or is this going to be just another visual 'update' to make it look more like a pulse track?
>>899749I switched from a dualshock4 to keyboard and in my experience it was very smooth. Stopped feeling weird after just a couple races. Here's my layout if you want.
>>900438HE CAN'T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH IT
>>900412what does the DOUG button do?
>>900438how do you keep finding those?
lobby's up, get in here
controls in singleplayer were perfectly fine so it's most likely a host/server issue. I don't think i've joined a lobby since maceno island came out so Snake fucking something up could also be a possibility
>>902160closed, GGs>>902242im no expert but i don't see why controls/handling would be affected by ping, that stuff's all handled clientside no?
another month, another gimmick raceday coming upget voting niggashttps://strawpoll.com/polls/QrgebLAVKZp
>>902317>im no expert but i don't see why controls/handling would be affected by pingMe neither but my controller seems to be fine so i don't know what else to chalk it up to
Two questions;1) Is mako still utter shit?2) Is maceno island worth it?
>>903257Maceno Island is nice. Only DLC I wasn't too big on was Outer Reaches.
>>880005>>879924This game badly needs filter lanes to pit and i'm tired of the devs being homos about it
>>903484i dunno, i like the pits being a "spur of the moment" choice to make as you approach them, just sucks when the pit entrances or exits are shit i.e. atlantica's exit
>>900412alright, i'll give it a shot probably once my controller gives out all the way. this is kinda what I was hearing about it anyways, thanks for the layout anon.>>901005dont worry about it anon.
>>902502lobby is up feat. double damagecome get eliminated, contenders
>able to race for the first time in weeks>can't connectSNAAAAAAAAAAAKE
>>907753fucki can try remaking the lobby but that never worked before, you may need to reinstall your game, afaik thats the only way an anon found to fix it before
>>907753I just accuse kornflake or cell of hax. When I lose in race I accuse enai for bugged track design. I'm pretty chad.
>>907753i remade the lobby and the other guy getting timed out managed to get in, try now
okay it's still not working, reinstall your game brostony did that and he's in now
>>907767Reinstalled twice with no luck but don't worry about it I'm gonna watch a movie instead.
>>907727closed, GGssorry to peeps that couldnt make it due to vonsnake shenanigans
>>907846once dedicateds are out we'll never have to worry about this stuff again bros..
bump to preserve racism
I just bought this for my Steam Deck. How do I git gud
>>914210autistic amounts of practice, the campaign is really good at easing you into higher speed classes and such, go for the platinum medals if you can, also check the newfriend info images>>852080>>852081>>852083
>>914576I still can’t get the hang of air braking. I tend to scrape the wall a bit. Any tips?
>>914892Brake earlier than you think - the craft have momentum and pivot around their centre point. They fundamentally move like flying boats rather than cars or planes.
Haven't played race days in a long while, have they improved the netcode at all?
>>914982it's worse now
>going through campaign content>doing well, golds and platinums mostly>reach reflex tournament>can't even keep up to the CPU players at all>suddenly banging into the walls>check speed class>still just HalberdI have no hope.
>>916187you'll adapt, just keep playing, i guarantee within another hour or two of playtime you'll be dunking on the halberd CPUs
it's upget in here
damn i keep missing the lobbies, first saturday in a while ive been free and i fuckin forget
>>916208I decided to put the difficulty on Expert and go back to the start of the Campain.Getting the plats there, but it's making me a better driver because I can't be as messy.
>>917954are you making use of your afterburners and the pitlane? because the AI doesn't know how to do that, and its a good way of getting an advantage over them - also good practice for when you jump into online cause all the big autismos do this
>>917965I've been using the pitlane, and been using good spot to use the afterburners so I can get ahead.My problem is still bonking into walls.
>>917970ah yeah then there's not really much to say besides "keep playing"the learning curve for this game is very similar to that of a fighting game, in 99% of cases the answer is just "play more" though i think by default the campaign scales enemy ship speeds to your chosen ship's top speed, you can try disabling that if you want to get a proper feel for the difference between certain ship statistics, but truthfully i dont know much about it because thats a thing that got added in one of the more recent patches
>>917977Might try turning that and rubber banding off, just to see if it makes a difference in how the races feel.I'll get the hang of this eventually. Game is fun.
>>917979ganbare anon, hope to see you in the saturday lobbies soon
>mfw there are two more enemy AI difficulties above Expertand I am already getting rekt
>>921779hardcore AI are incredibly bloodthirstyprepare your anus
>play BNG for a while>decide to boot up my PS3 for some wipeout HD>all my skills are gone AND my muscle memory is now tuned for BNGFor this I blame snake and/or cell.
it's up bros>>929734iktf, i tried going back to OG wipeout 1 after a fuckton of ballisticng and it felt harder than when i was completely new to AG racers
>>929734I simply play bng on keyboard and wipeout on controller in order to compartmentalize the muscle memory.
>>929828closed, nice races bros
you're right skink. The tunnel cut isn't any faster, probably not even with a better exit angle
>>930234damn, never thought to skim over the bend at 0:23, but yeah that tunnel cut looks janky
TRACK PACK UPDATEDfolder structure has changed so no minipak this time, sorry bros, highly recommend you do a full track pack reinstall to avoid any issues (instructions in the pastebin for newbros)Newest Trackpack (2023/05/25):https://mega.nz/file/97B1QDyb#xVYIdOKqnRknwLcVIYqmD0TYTi88_eOaBVO8D6Khdn8Updated Pastebin:https://pastebin.com/NwQSwXY6
>>935885trinity coast is very comfy
>>936289yeah, feels like cascade but more "technical", i really like it
latest enai track is kino, great use of darkness without making it a "blind flying" kinda thingignore the lap time i was hunting for a good screenie
Nova Split update, not sure how I feel about this one. Looks a lot more homogenized.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spz-yW4sDNc
>>937134Gotta turn every track into a nascar simulation.
>>937134They ruined Harpstone with the update. What was previously a smooth lightbridge on the reverse version is now a pile of snow with a janky navmesh.
lobby's up, get in
>>937678closed, GGs all
>>937808ggs! was a short one for me tonight, but I'll cherish the memory of finally having a taste of the lead position for those fleeting few seconds on the kiev map.
IT'S GIMMICK TIMEvotehttps://strawpoll.com/polls/Q0ZpRVjqVnMim running out of ideas for these, any suggestions would be appreciated otherwise i'll just start polling the previous poll winners + these options soon
>>938106as a noob, i would love if there was a warm up round before every race. I would help me learn the map at a slower pace so that I don't get stuck on the first turn, like I usually do. could that be setup without any headache I wonder? if yes, would you guys mind?
>>938368i wouldnt mind doing "warmup" toxic sessions personally, but honestly, these multiplayer lobbies have always been a "trial by fire" kinda deal, and that sort of thing would eat into the 3-hours-or-so we usually do the regular saturday racism for, especially if we did this for every single newfriendif you're having trouble with halberd speed itself, i recommend just playing the campaign more, the multiplayer races are 99% halberd specifically because it's the "mid-class" in regards to the learning curve, so people can mostly jump in and race even if they arent 100% platinum autismosi can understand the frustration racing on custom tracks that are brand new to you while other peeps in the lobby have raced on them many times before, but if you're already accustomed to halberd speed then it only takes a few goes around a custom track to get a decent "grasp" on itt. hostfag who is relatively new to hostfagging, i welcome any and all thoughts
>>938376also to addif any newfriends feel bad about DNFing in multiplayer, please dont, the podium niggas are all nerds who have played these custom tracks hundreds of times over the past 3 years and in a few cases know some really wacky corner-skipping tech (WERNER)just focus on learning the track to start, then focus on beating whoever's in front of you, there's no shame in DNFing as a newbro
>>938376>>938386what I had in mind was just a single lap before the actual race starts. we wouldn't even need to start at the same time. Just as soon as you load type of deal. but I realise this is probably beyond the scope of regular host settings.I don't mind dnfing at all, I'm having tons of fun being just racing with ya. a warm up could imo only make the battles a little tighter for the first timers on a new map. but maybe I'll just run through them in the week, there's some really cool pieces. very inspiring, too. maybe I'll actually try to make one of my own some day.
>>938450yeah, i feel you, there was a point of discussion back in ye olde days, starting off the racism sessions an hour or something earlier, it could be a good idea to do something like this for newfriends, but y'know, timezones and all that jazz, its hard to please everyone in this regardif anyone would be willing to kickstart racedays a bit earlier, for lack of a better term, a "noob lobby" running for a little while on saturdays before the main lobby goes up at 9PM britbong time, that would be based as fuck, i'd do it myself but i can't be bothered lmao and also for me 3 hours straight of such an adrenaline pumping racing game already leaves my boomer ass rather fatigued afterwardsbut yeah honestly, your best bet if you wanna get burnt up less in MP is to just practice more in your own time, grind out the campaign and maybe time trial the custom tracks a bit
Tourist here, sorry. Does anyone know how hard it is to import an existing 3D model of a thing and turn it into a custom ship?
>>937311Might as well make Atlanta Bowl or something at that point
>>938634Keep in mind last ship I made was in 2021 so it might be different now.First you download a unity project the devs released. This project allows you to create both new ships and tracks.Once you have opened this unity project, you go to "BallisticNG -> Ships -> Create New Ship"This will create you a ship prefab. Once you have this ship prefab, you'll import your 3D model thingy into the scene. Then you'll move around thruster plumes, wingtip trails, resize your ship (you can load visual guides in the shape of a g-tek for example), etc.And when you're done you'll click on the export button and it'll create a ship that you have to move into your ships folder.This guide helped me a lot back then https://ballisticng-documentation.readthedocs.io/en/latest/unity_tools/custom_ships/index.htmli should get back to it is what i keep telling myself for a long time
>>940217Thanks. It's for a silly little meme thing but maybe I'll give it a shot
RACISM NEVER DIES
it's up bros
>>944696closed, ggs bros thanks for coming
>>944696>3 days agoIt's over
>>948359better use afterburners next time bro
>>861732the cannons in 2048 are pure sex
>>852150The tempest is a lot of fun, handles pretty much like the diavolt but accelerates to it's lower top speed faster.
>>948767>ever risking the afterburner when there could be a pit lane AROUND THE NEXT CORNERdo not risk the bonk
>>937134I liked the color pallette of the old one, fucking go back
what physics version is used in the saturday races?
> drunk 2 fug>2 drunk 2 race>just drunk enough to racitstGonna bump this and /v/ until I die.