News and Updates on the Rigs of Rods truck simulator, based on an advanced soft-body physics engine.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wiki update

The wiki has been updated to the 0.30 specs, and is now hosted on a faster site, thanks to Thomas.
The new wiki link is:

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Finally 0.30!

After more than two month without updates, here is version 0.30!
What's new in this version:
  • Ultra realistic sky: thanks to the Caelum plugin, you can see the sky color changing depending on the time of the day, see sunsets and even try a new night mode (Select the Caelum sky effect at startup and use the "+" and "-" keys of your keypad to change the time of the day). Requires a good videocard.
  • Gorgeous water effets: splashing, ripples and dripping effects!
  • Mouse interaction with the trucks: click on a truck and drag him around. Usefull to put an overturned truck on its wheels.
  • True turntable actuactors for cranes: no more unwanted swinging.
  • Better physics: faster, more stable, and more light car-friendly (you can adjust the strength of groups of beam).
  • A new small car contributed by c--b, good for doing doughnuts and drifting.
  • Various fixes.
I'll release the Linux version and an updated extra terrain pack later.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Back from Oahu

I'm back from the tropical heat, the sun and the giant waves of Hawaii. I even got the chance to ride a 6x6 Pinzgauer in the Jungle Expedition tour at Kualoa Ranch. I got a few good texture shots of it.
I've seen plenty of good stuff in the repository. I'll try to speed up to release 0.30 in time for christmas.