Monday, 17 December 2012

Audi A5 3.0 TDI test laps at the Circuit of Navarra

20 min. drive at the Circuit of Navarra, with a stock Audi A5 3.0 TDI.

Stats:

Lap         Traffic         Yellw. Flag    Overtakes     Time
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Warm up    Yes                No                3           2:37:80
2              No                 No                1           2:19:01
3              Yes                No                1           2:19:61
4              Yes                No                3           2:25:05
5              No                 No                1           2:18:84
6              Yes                Yes               2           2:23:35
7              Yes                Yes               1           2:17:34
8              Yes                No                0           2:21:37
9              Yes                No                1           --
    
     Total overtakes:    13 
     Best time:          2:17:34 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

New XNA 4 book by Kurt Jaegers [Packt Publishing]

Kurt Jaegers has a new book on XNA 4 Game Development. I´ll review it in a few days, by now, I paste here some word from the author itself:

“This book follows the same style as my previous books on 2D game development with XNA, bringing three different 3D games to life. I cover items such as:
- The basic concepts behind 3D graphics and game design
- Generating geometry with triangles
- Converting height map images into terrain
- An introduction to HLSL, including writing shaders that handle lighting and multi-texturing
- Building a 2D button-based interface to overlay on your 3D action
- Implementing skyboxes for full 3D backgrounds”

More info here and here.