H-Craft Championship Full Version

Some weeks ago, Michael, the programmer behind the commercial Irrlicht based racer game H-Craft Championship donated to each member of the Irrlicht Engine team a free copy of their game. That was very nice, thank you!
I played the game several times now, and now I know even better why I don't play racing games: I absolutely suck at them ;) I always had this problem. There seems not to be such a thing as a 'good video gamer'. Skills also vary from genre to genre. For example I am a quite good fps player. At least I persuaded myself that I am. ;)
But it is nice to play H-Craft Championship now and then when I have time and I think I have become a little bit better. And - of course - it is nice to watch graphics rendered by code partially written by myself while playing ;)

seven comments, already:

I still did not see any other level than the three already in the Demo :-( I simply don’t get enough points to advance… Michael said it’s better to use an analog controller, but I’m stuck with my keyboard. I hope it’s just lack of practice. Otherwise I won’t see any other graphics.
hybrid - 25 06 07 - 17:13

The demo is quite fun to play.
But I really think the game is a bit too hard with a normal keyboard to play. I keep falling down all the time – maybe a bit more fraction and a bit less free floating…
Gauntlet - 25 06 07 - 23:55

Is it keyboard only control, or can you steer with the mouse?
Stodge - 26 06 07 - 14:06

hm, I didn’t see any mouse control.
niko - 26 06 07 - 17:20

No mouse control, we had it for a while, but it was just not possible to steer with it in a useful way. But it can be done with keyboard – I played through the whole championship with it getting 100% of the points to be sure :) But I did not use defaultsettings, but a 2-hand control.
Not sure if it helps, but Philipp (he did the graphics) made a little video called “H-Craft Driving School”: http://www.irrgheist.com//phpBB2/viewtop..

Thanks to Niko for mentioning the game here once more :-)
CuteAlien - 26 06 07 - 20:10

btw… I completely suck at playing FPS games ;-)
CuteAlien - 26 06 07 - 20:50

Hey, you’re right! I made it to the next level with a two-handed control :-) But I was last one on each of the three new ones – I’ll go practicing now!
hybrid - 28 06 07 - 23:02

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