[CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

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[CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

Post by Zero X. Diamond » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:37 pm

So the thing that got me looking deeper into Carmageddon modding in the first place is the fact that I stream and that, like many streamers, I've accrued a cast of recurring characters and in-jokes that by and large wouldn't make much sense to an outsider. I figured, hey, why not put some of our cast and crew into Carmageddon since I've decided to stream it? Still, despite my fears that nobody will get it, some folks on the Carmageddon Discord have pushed for me to release these cars regardless of context, so I guess this is where I'm gonna dump them.

Note two things about these:

1.) The earlier ones are flat out just other people's cars which I've assigned new drivers to, which means that by and large they're going to replace existing data for the originals if you have them installed. In these cases, I'll be sure to indicate which car it's going to replace.
2.) Some of the later ones (and a few not by Toshiba-3) are somewhat incomplete as I've been learning how to do this stuff. Several don't have grid icons, damage masks or cockpit views. I'll probably get to doing this stuff for those eventually and update them as it happens.

Anyhow, it's time for our first racer: Garbagefield!

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Garbagefield was originally created by Joel "Vargskelethor" Jarvisson of Vinesauce fame during a Mario Artist Studio stream in which he decided to draw Garfield from memory and things... didn't go to plan. I thought this was so funny that I sort of latched onto the character and have since created a full ROM hack of "A Week of Garfield" for him starring the crappiest cat as well as featuring a cameo of him in my entry for his 2018 Doom Mapping Contest, and has since appeared on numerous streams in another game I've been working on.

He's a neurotic trainwreck, constantly ricocheting between smug overconfidence and a complete nervous breakdown, and he's not particularly good at anything. Being trash, it's fitting then that he drives an edit of Toshiba-3's Renault 5 Trash called the Pasta Wagon, a little orange piece of garbage that looks awful even at full repair. Enjoy smashing into him! Challenge yourself to wreck other racers in this little crap car! Whatever!

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Re: [CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

Post by Zero X. Diamond » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:58 am

Next up we have SKOUT!

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SKOUT is an obscure Polish-made FPS for Windows that was never released outside of that region of Europe. The titular character, SKOUT, is... well, we're never actually told what the hell he is. Were I to guess, I'd say he's some kind of green Robocop. Anyhow, SKOUT works for a race of intelligent talking tentacle slugs called the Skolacyds (I cannot find an official spelling for this ATM but I'm gonna assume this is correct) and his job is to go destroy the evil alien Kybernoids, who have built a weapon that can destroy his bosses and that's bad news for them. All in all, the game's sort of just a less competent and original Unreal-type experience running on an in-house engine featuring numerous odd bugs.

That is until a guy I follow on Twitter discovered the game, despite never being released anywhere but Poland and Germany, had English audio hidden in the files and, unbelievably, he figured out how to enable it. The thing is, uh... I don't think the actors actually SPOKE English?? And as such the resulting audio is, frankly, nothing short of amazing. Between the bizarre engine quirks and the goofy, flat, tone-deaf voice acting, I instantly fell in love and SKOUT quickly became a fan favorite. Here in Carmageddon, he drives the Reventon Drohne, a green take on Toshiba-3's Reventon from RR2000.

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Re: [CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

Post by Zero X. Diamond » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:43 am

Next we have Mickey Jefferson!

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Mickey Jefferson was one of the first custom soldiers designed during my XCOM 2: War of the Chosen campaign, largely designed by one of my moderators. Despite being intentionally designed to be as stupid looking as possible, using a robot's torso model, goofy purple hair and tiny little short shorts, he's one of the most fleshed out characters from the stream. He's a big, goofy mama's boy who wears a suit of powered armor built by his mechanically gifted mother, who also works for the XCOM initiative. Despite his being a sort of dumb man child, however, Mickey has a special gift. He's kind of an idiot savant, like Rain Man, except instead of being unbelievably good with numbers, he's a peerless alien killing machine. Good natured and kind on the surface, he's slain countless aliens including all three of the Chosen as well as almost all of the alien warlords.

Sticking with his lovable mama's boy angle, Mickey drives his mom's van in Carmageddon, which is a very slight edit of AdR and Deep_Blue's old 1989 Voyager Minivan. We've decided it's canon that Mickey is an unwitting opponent in this death race, having only just taken a drive to go get him and his best friend Crazy Theo some ice cream, and that it's also absolutely not the first time this exact thing has happened to him on that exact same trip.

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Re: [CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

Post by Toshiba-3 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:04 am

Memes are working. Good job :swink:
Hope you'll post some more

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Re: [CARMA1] ZXD's Stream Meme Cars

Post by Deep_Blue » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:32 am

Hey, I like that van.
Is it still front wheel drive?
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