1. Post #1
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    December 2008
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    *Disclaimer: Actual goats not included. This is a deep vehicle racing gamemode. Name inherited from clan name.*


    Coded by [TG] Chief (Alex) and managed by me, based off the Source engine GoatRacer is a vehicle combat gamemode for Garry's Mod. It's an arcade-style game in which you have to race to the finish first. You can do this by straight out racing or you could improve your chances by buying weapons and upgrading your vehicle.

    The action is high-paced, crazy and offers MORE then 6000 ability/upgrade/weapon/paintjob/vehicle combinations.

    If you're lucky you might find yourself firing a flack cannon from a Lamborghini at 300 MPH.

    There is a wide variety of weapons, vehicles and upgrades to choose from to increase your defensive and offensive abilities as well as speed and agility.
    These can be purchased through a deep money and leveling system.
    Winning a race get you the ultimate prize, but if you die you'll earn some money anyway to make the gamemode more balanced.

    [release]
    [LIST][*]Progress: 100% with coding, 48% with maps, models and stuff like that - Gamemode is finished. First public test will be December 26th.
    Things done:[*] Coding[*] Adding vehicles[*] Adding a s*itload of weapons[*] Adding loads of upgrades[*] Calibrating, testing, making sure the fun factor is high, the game is fair and as bug-free as possible[*] Optimizing[*] Making the first two maps
    Things to do:[*] Making more maps[*] Making the gamemode more public (PR with images, videos e.t.c.)[/LIST][/release]

    Right, it's also named after the clan it's from - "The Goatriders"

    Media time:
    [release]Yeah...

    Check out this fancy speedometer:

    Some of the vehicles in your arsenal:

    Some of the upgrades:

    The floating menu:

    Notice:
    Time left
    Speed
    Next map in: (Map changing system + map voting)
    Level
    XP
    Money
    and HP.
    ...and fancy effects.

    Here's a picture from the first test of the rotating hovering menu. Fancy.

    This picture is showing off the floating menu.
    It's a menu that slowly rotates and floats up and down after each race. It's dynamic and shows your last race's stats.
    Don't mind the typos, they'll be fixed before the beta says coder, Chief.

    This picture is showing off the HUD, some racing and one of the weapons. Notice the speedometer, ammo count, money count e.t.c.


    Videos:
    'lil demonstrating:
    View HD YouTUBE video


    http://youtube.com/watch?v=mtrWvLK6sOM

    Old trailer:
    View HD YouTUBE video


    http://youtube.com/watch?v=PAkabmRB-8o


    Music:
    Composed specifically for GoatRacer this is one out of many to be tracks.
    Stay tuned. :)
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/goat-racer...-song#imagebox[/release]

    Be happy 'folks.
    The Gamemode is ahead of schedule. In fact it will first be tested on Friday. Unfortunately this is a closed test, so you'll have to PM me if you want to join in.
    The coding part is 100% finished. That number will be bumped down 3-6% after the test seeing as there will probably be bugs or requests.
    Two out of five default maps are also finished, and those two will be used on the test.
    Three musical scores are composed as well.


    Even if the coding is complete there are still things to add before 26th of December which is the planned full release.
    Perfecting the skin-chaining (painting) system is yet to be done, and a goal of 15 more weapons/abilities/upgrades are to be added.
    The current number is secret, but close to 50.

    The cars are completed as well and are included.
    Here's the vehicle list
    To keep the game balanced, awesome and a quick DL the car count is a classy good 6 vehicles. Don't worry. They are unique with 6000+ weapon/upgrade combinations.

    [release]Weapons:
    Gigantic Lazer Cannon
    Mouse aimed turret
    Proximity mine deployer
    Auto Aiming Turret
    Short range rockets
    Long range rockets
    Mouse aimed rocket
    Homing rocket
    Flack cannon
    Jumping mine deployer
    Saw blade launcher
    Shocket Launcher
    Mounted Shotgun
    Classical Disasters
    MGSG (Massive Goat Spam Gun)
    Ike's spikes
    Messengers
    Boomblaster
    Sploders

    Abilities (You can only use one of these):

    Jet engine
    Shield
    Turbo
    Flight
    Invisibility (Donator only)
    Jumping
    EMP generator (Seriously expensive, donator only as well)

    Upgrades:

    Trash
    E-cell upgrade
    Ammo upgrade
    Flacks upgrade
    Mines upgrade
    Rocket upgrade
    (And more, probably including armor upgrade)

    Vehicles:

    Normal Jeep (start vehicle)
    VW golf (2008) (quite cheep)
    Chevrolet Corvette (this is beginning to cost!)
    Ford Mustang (this is quite expensive)
    Toyota Supra (this is überly expensive)
    Lamborghini Murcielago (This is extremely quadruply expensive) [/release]

    There are extremely many weapons and upgrades. So many that I can't be bothered to make a list... yet.

    It'll come though, it'll come.

    Final touches, polish and V1 will be released.

    ModDB profile:
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/goat-racer
    All the suggestions made for weapons and upgrades so far - vote if you want for one of them to come in the gamemode:
    http://thegoatriders.omgforum.net/go...ut-in-t494.htm



    Cheers.
    - Zemog.
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  2. Post #2
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    July 2007
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    I came here expecting a racing gamemode where you ride goats. :saddowns:
    Nah, just kidding, even though it would have been 10 times more epic if this was true. Just seen your gamemode on ModDB yesterday, looks promising, just make sure players don't have to play for a shitload of time until they can unlock decent items. It kinda pissed me off in GMod Racer, I just kept playing with the base vehicle, and never earned any upgrade, so I just kept losing and didn't earn any money.
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  3. Post #3
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    December 2008
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    Might take some time to get the best vehicles, but you'll get a nice flow of upgrades and weapons while racing.
    You'll probably complete it in 3-4 hours.
    Of course it's a gamemode for short thrills, fun races and balanced gameplay. It's made that way.

  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    June 2008
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    I'd rather have a goat with a rocket launcher than a car with a rocket launcher.
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2007
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    I expected goats... i am disappointed.

    Looks good though.
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  6. Post #6
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    August 2008
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    Either set the cars model to a goat or change the gamemode name :(

    Nice work though.
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  7. Post #7
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    December 2008
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    Added a disclaimer at the top.
    Name will not be changed.
    Mod, can you please add "GoatRacer - an intriguing Garry's mod gamemode. W.I.P. - no Goats, cars only" to the title or similar?

  8. Post #8
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    January 2009
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    Looks great, good work so far.
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  9. Post #9
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    March 2009
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    I thought I would ride goats :[ misleading title XD
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  10. Post #10
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    August 2006
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    Sounds like deathrally, I loved that game

  11. Post #11
    I fucking love eggs!!!
    Averice's Avatar
    July 2007
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    GoatRacer with no goats? That's preposterous, i mean, you don't see MelonRacer with no melons do you?
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  12. Post #12
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    Well, I tried changing the title to "GoatRacer - an intriguing Garry's mod gamemode. W.I.P - No goats, only cars." - but when I hit save it re-set.

  13. Post #13
    Pass along
    commander204's Avatar
    May 2008
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    You cant change when someone posted!

  14. Post #14
    PacX's Avatar
    March 2009
    612 Posts
    Make a goat car model with animations

  15. Post #15
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    May 2009
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    ^
    As above.


    When I clicked it, I thought "FUCKING YES! GOAT RACING!!!"
    But, cars!? Noooo! Get goats! Goats are like angry sheep on steroids!
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  16. Post #16
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    I came.

    Looks fucking cool
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  17. Post #17
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    September 2006
    652 Posts
    DEATHRACE.
    If someone makes a model of goats, I'll change them.
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    Looks fucking awesome!
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  19. Post #19
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    July 2007
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    :O

    How the heck is this possible? I've been thinking of creating the same gamemode for a while now!

    You read my mind, didn't you! >:(

    Edited:

    But really, looks awesome! I want to try it :3
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  20. Post #20
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    Make a goat car model with animations
    Sorry dude, vehicles only.
    I guess you could probably choose to spray a goat on the vehicle though, seeing as there are different skins to choose from. :P


    I mean, why not?
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  21. Post #21
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    December 2009
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    The reason why i named this gamemode "GoatRacer" comes from my "goat" syndrom. I tend to name everything i make something with "goat"... I... I cant help it.

    Anyways! The gamemode is lookin' good. Beta tests on December 26th!

  22. Post #22
    IRN Zombie's Avatar
    September 2009
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    I'd love to make a map for this but I lack motivation/ideas at the moment

  23. Post #23
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    June 2006
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    I'd love to make a map for this but I lack motivation/ideas at the moment
    Dragrace...

  24. Post #24
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    December 2009
    127 Posts
    I'd love to make a map for this but I lack motivation/ideas at the moment
    Im going to post a tutorial on youtube on what to add to the map to make it work with the gamemode. (Link to the channel under my avatar)

    Dragrace...
    Mmmmmhm! Gotta be one wide dragrace track then!

  25. Post #25
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    December 2008
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    I'd love to make a map for this but I lack motivation/ideas at the moment
    Mountain drive

    You drive up a mountain though tunnels and around dangerous bends until you reach the top. Preferably a sun-set style map so the tunnels are a bit hard to navigate through.

    Dam you!

    An ancient roman urban area can be seen far below as you navigate on old water canal.

    Only taller up, not as rough and a bit wider. Should be able to fit three vehicles next to each other.

    Route 666

    Highway roads over a foggy ocean. The road is broken in many areas, and if your vehicle is too slow it'll drop down to level 2 of the road next time there's a jump. This doesn't really do much difference. It's just a different route. Then both routes end up in a tunnel that goes under water. It's see through and offers some interesting blueish lighting.

    Speed

    A long straight speedway with four 90* corners.
    Each corner leads out a gap, so the tactic here is to speed up, slow down, speed up, slow down e.t.c.

    _

    Also have some normal race maps, some on the country side, gravel roads in jungle like areas and some places with just a lot of hinders.

    I'll just have to confirm with Chief which ideas work well with the gamemode first.

  26. Post #26
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    Soul-Chicken's Avatar
    July 2008
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    *AHEM*
    Gentlemen?

    I give you, the SPEEDWAY

  27. Post #27
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    January 2009
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    Sorry dude, vehicles only.
    I guess you could probably choose to spray a goat on the vehicle though, seeing as there are different skins to choose from. :P


    I mean, why not?
    Agreed make a Epic goat skin for the car!

    Edited:

    *ahem*
    gentlemen?

    i give you, the speedway
    must have this

    Edited:

    GoatRacer with no goats? That's preposterous, i mean, you don't see MelonRacer with no melons do you?
    agreed! must have some kind of goat !
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  28. Post #28
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    December 2009
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    About that goat skin, I'm kinda alone on this project when it comes to that. Zemog is the only modeler i have, but he hasn't conquered the animations-to-gmod tech yet! So we'll have to wait for that. (skin is possible)

    Btw, expect a beta test tomorrow (28th) or Dec. 29th. (IP: 89.145.117.246)

  29. Post #29
    Benstokes's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Make one of the vehicles a goat, and I'm sold.

  30. Post #30
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    Zemog's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Well, the beta (December 26th) was a complete success, racking up some nice racing footage and having some fun. I got enough money from just loosing to get me a jet engine. With it I increase my chances of winning. Of course that's just one of extremely many tactics. We're all too low level to unlock awesome vehicles and weapons, so it all started with these normal jeep races without weapons. Later on we found out that the airhorn worked superbly;



    ...and we made a tower!



    There will be another open beta today at the IP 89.145.117.246 if you want to join. If you want to skip the horrifying wait of 40mb worth of content to be downloaded you could always download it from here (Does not include actual game mode for copyright reasons, Lua files will download very quickly):

    http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=86782

    (Recommended)


    The only bugs visible on the beta were that the player models in the vehicles somehow ended up far from their original vehicle.



    And that some times the timer bugged itself after voting a new map, so we couldn't join the race. Oh, I also promised to make a complete list of weapons, upgrades and abilities added so far.

    Weapons:
    Gigantic Lazer Cannon
    Mouse aimed turret
    Proximity mine deployer
    Auto Aiming Turret
    Short range rockets
    Long range rockets
    Mouse aimed rocket
    Homing rocket
    Flack cannon
    Jumping mine deployer
    Saw blade launcher
    Shocket Launcher
    Mounted Shotgun
    Classical Disasters
    MGSG (Massive Goat Spam Gun)
    Ike's spikes
    Messengers
    Boomblaster
    Sploders

    Abilities (You can only use one of these):
    Jet engine
    Shield
    Turbo
    Flight
    Invisibility (Donator only)
    Jumping
    EMP generator (Seriously expensive, donator only as well)

    Upgrades:
    Trash
    E-cell upgrade
    Ammo upgrade
    Flacks upgrade
    Mines upgrade
    Rocket upgrade
    (And more, probably including armor upgrade)

    Vehicles:
    Normal Jeep (start vehicle)
    VW golf (2008) (quite cheep)
    Chevrolet Corvette (this is beginning to cost!)
    Ford Mustang (this is quite expensive)
    Toyota Supra (this is überly expensive)
    Lamborghini Murcielago (This is extremely quadruply expensive)

    Next up? Custom skins. You can purchase custom paint jobs from the menu.
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  31. Post #31
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    December 2009
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    I've added a heat'o'meter for the engines now! Fancy!

  32. Post #32
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    Zemog's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Schmanzy! Does weaponry affect it?

  33. Post #33
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    selby3962's Avatar
    February 2009
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    If I don't get to race a goat I'm not playing.
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  34. Post #34
    [TG]Chief(Alex)'s Avatar
    December 2009
    127 Posts
    Schmanzy! Does weaponry affect it?
    Not at the moment, but it's a cool suggestion.

  35. Post #35
    Benstokes's Avatar
    October 2009
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    If I don't get to race a goat I'm not playing.
    Agreed.
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  36. Post #36
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    Treelor's Avatar
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    Donor-only stuff is BAD, especially when its things such as invisibility or car-disabling stuff.

  37. Post #37
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    July 2009
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    Misleading title. :saddowns:
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  38. Post #38
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    March 2009
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    When is the gamemode going to be released, and by that I mean available to play on an official dedicated server.

  39. Post #39
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    Zemog's Avatar
    December 2008
    2,600 Posts
    You can join the rented server here:
    83.223.105.72
    Which will stay open until the donations run out or the full-version is finished... or the servers crash.

    Edited:

    Donor-only stuff is BAD, especially when its things such as invisibility or car-disabling stuff.
    They aren't the best things, and they are expensive with in-game cash.
    A) Pay a lil' real money so the server keeps going
    B) Get lots of in-game money and buy the stuff you normally couldn't.


    You can only have 1 item at the time. EMP works once and disables are vehicles in the vicinity for 2-3 seconds, and invisibility makes you invisible for 10 seconds.

    None of them are overpowered, and they are the only donator-only things in-game.

  40. Post #40
    Kiq
    Buddhism is cool.
    Kiq's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,892 Posts
    No goats
    I am disappoint.


    Good luck anyways,I hope it succeeds.
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