OK..I need help with lap triggered gates please!

#1JkoolPosted 12/11/2012 8:27:35 PM
I have invest hours upon hours to get lap triggered gates to work.

Sometimes they do...sometimes they dont. I get one to work...then I add another & that one does not. I move the sensors & have mixed results! I change lap numbers & it triggers early or not at all!

UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And worst is if I want to test it to trigger for the 3rd lap...I run the track & it does not work & I have to repeat it it again & again! HELP!

I use a fence with a hinge & a sensor.

What are the sensor settings i should use (all karts?) & where should I place the sensor? (near the start or by the gate?) and does 1 lap mean lap 1 or 2?

Thank You...this is driving me nuts!
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#2nordwestPosted 12/12/2012 4:23:06 AM
Its worth thinking about using the 'Sync + Pause' method instead (or the tag-triggered method if you have custom karts) - ?

I spent almost as much time on the lap-triggered barriers on 'Alphabet Avenue' as the letters themselves, yet still without a reliable result so used the 'Sync + Pause' method as an alternative and it seems to be fine.

To find ideal timings, playtest at a range of player speed / abilities with all features except the gates, then try playtesting again to tune the gate motors / pistons etc Sync and Pause settings. Remember to allow for player time through a gated section if you're also using an end gate, and include a moving / revealing bounce pad or jump to let them out just in case they still get trapped.

Perhaps the lap triggers are glitched or just temperamental - ? - I don't know. Another track of mine uses lap triggers to change track lighting / custom kart headlights etc and thats OK, but on repeat plays you can still notice some time variations even when consistently in 1st.
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#3Jkool(Topic Creator)Posted 12/12/2012 10:29:05 AM
Thank You for taking the time to reply. I am going to try your method next. If I fail on that...I am done with gates!
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#4Jkool(Topic Creator)Posted 12/13/2012 5:04:08 AM
I figured out what the problem was for the most part with the help of a friend. You must actually test race and not test track ( up on D pad ) if the sensor is set to over 1 lap.

I tried the sync method and it does indeed work and is simple. not sure which to use?
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