For those that don't know, you can place these into:
The server is currently hardcoded to use port
25144 on both TCP and UDP. If you want other people to be able to connect to the server on the open internet, you will need to open the port on your firewall. If you're behind a router, which is likely, you'll need to login to the router and forward the port to your computer running the server.
I updated the HydroSim page to mention this.
In order for people to connect, they'll need your IP address to put into the Join input field.
I plan on making a master server list, but haven't gotten around to it yet, hopefully soon.
I'm putting the Mac build up, however it may not work properly, I've been having issues getting the water to show up at all in standalone builds. Mac build also doesn't support how boat wakes are rendered.
@jeffdewalt Yeah I made the water a bit rougher. Eventually I'll make it so the water conditions can be changed.
@PeytonHopp I haven't had any audio glitches. I wonder if it has something to do with the trees coming into view on the back straight. Detroit will probably be the next course.
Happy 4th of July! An update is finally here!
Download HydroSim v0.5.1.0 (Windows)
Newer build available here
@low12a I don't know a lot about laptop specs. One thing I usually check when people ask is how old the parts are. From some Google searching, that CPU and GPU were launched in 2013. That's 9 years old.
To put it in perspective. I didn't even start working on the game until 2016. So...while it's possible those components could perform better than what you have now. I couldn't guarantee that it would be playable. I wouldn't recommend spending money on that.
If you're going to get a computer with low-end or mid-range components, you're likely better off getting something newer. If you're getting a computer with older components, it's more likely they need to be high-end / top of the line.
The reality is that as more things are added to the game the higher the minimum specs will keep getting, so you don't really want to be at the floor performance wise. I try to optimize the game as much as possible, but there's only so much I can do.
@low12a you would need to upload the video to YouTube or somewhere and paste a link.
But it looks like you're only getting 8fps, which is likely the problem. Try reducing the graphics quality (Fastest), lower the game resolution, turn off Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, Water Reflections, set trees to billboards or off. If you can't get 60fps without other boats, it will likely be unplayable trying to race.
What are your computer specs? CPU, GPU, memory?
Any new drivers that want to sign up for next season, please join the Discord channel and see Beau's post: https://discord.com/channels/139415884182585344/737111090953060354/980585223894995005
@cp65 Thanks for answering this. Just to follow up, I'm currently in the process of re-working how the game loads race courses and boats, so that these things can be updated without having to update the entire game and make everyone re-download it. Nothing is going to be removed, I was just running into some file size limits with the git repo I store the game in, and so I've decided to split it up into pieces to address the issue.