Help with pod racer motion and steering

norkel 101 Jan 08, 2009 at 14:19

I am currently working on a game for my final project at school. I have a vehicle that races on a track that is placed on asteroids and the asteroids revolve around a space station.

So for we can race around the track just fine but the dynamics of the racer don’t quite fit the ‘outer space’ theme.

Can someone point me in the right direction for information or algorithms to simulate space steering and motion?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hertta 101 Jan 11, 2009 at 17:39

If there are wheels in the vehicle…

What is different in space? No/weaker gravity, thus lower friction between the wheels and the track. This means, more sliding and less traction.

It depends a lot. How accurate is the physics modelling? How do you manage the traction for the vehicles? Per-wheel? How do you manage suspension, if at all?

PlayStationX 101 Jan 13, 2009 at 02:56

copy/paste your current algorithm and ill help you put same drifting and space-sliding in it… like in Star Wars: Speed Racer, for N64 and ZX Spectrum.

is that what ye desires?

rouncer 103 Jan 13, 2009 at 03:08

Have you got a screenshot to post of what your doing? im interested.