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Archieved TEN News Articles
One of the racers from the online
league posted this so I thought I would put this in the whats new for TEN.
Here is the latest news on the development front:
- In the next few days, a new Arena will be added toAbyss.
- Concentric is in the process of re-locating their Network Operations Center, which may
cause periodic connection problems for Concentric users. Check out the System News
at http://home.concentric.net for detailed information.
- The maximum number of racers in a race has been increased to 24 on all tracks, except
for tracks that do not support enough pit stalls. Those tracks are: Sears Point (22),
South Boston (23) and Nazareth (23).
- The restriction on minimum number of racers required that was set to two with the last
release will be fixed in the next month and be set back to 1 to allow people to practice
with only one driver.
- Charlie Heath at Papyrus has been busy fixing a few things as well, including a nasty
bug in the enablers that would cause both 'session transition boots' and a
'no-warning-while-driving boot'. Currently we are testing these new enablers and when they
they will be released on TEN.
- Charlie is also working on improving the quality of the timing/scoring system, so lap
times will be more accurate and there won't be "phantom" warp-laps that get
scored. We're expecting to begin testing a new race server for this fix shortly
There has now been a merger with
several groups to kick off a new BGN league series. These groups are the Speedys league,
the AOL league, Simulator Cyberworld, and the SSCRA98 racing league. Each group will
coordinate and support this new series. The head Director of the series is Scott Dillner
with several support personel. Go to online league for more details and personel running
TEN has now added all the BGN tracks
in which you now need to buy the BGN track pack to race on these new tracks. The amount of
racers are now up to 22 racers per race event. Stability problems still exist with racers
getting booted periodically from race events.
There is still not much new
happening on TEN lately. Another Run time update puts us up to version 184.108.40.206 which
didn't seem to help the Nascar 2 online racing arenas with the stability problems everyone
has been having. I am constantly getting either booted or alot of warping. The
nros.com web site has not updated us with any news of fixes for TEN and Nascar 2. We are
all still anticapating the new Busch tracks to come(no dates yet).
I have been using my Verbal
Commander voice recognition unit during racing with the "Speedy" league and I am
fine tweaking my commands to work with racing with the league. I will be writing a small
article on my usage of Verbal Commander and racing on TEN.
I have joined a league called
"Speedys" and have done 5 races with them so far. They are a great group of
racers to compete against. There is no horseplay in this group, just serious clean
racing. Most of our complaints are steered toward TEN and warping problems which makes it
hard for us to do close competitive racing at all times. Most of their races are 35-40%
with varied settings and we race on Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM EST. They do have a few
longer races which are called 100% Ironman. There we race the complete 250-500 mile race
on that track. Our first one is at Michigan tonight.
Still advertizing for our SSCRA98
league to get enough racers to kick off the series. Please contact email@example.com for more information if
interested. League is run be Chris Keenan and Dave Thayer(myself).
There is not much new going on with
TEN lately other then one new Run time update. There is still a stability problem during
races by getting booted out of the race and back to the main race arenas. To prevent
minimum booting, try to shut off everything that is not necessary on the WIN95 desktop.
I found out that shutting down the Virus Protector program helped my quite alot.
We are all still waiting for the Busch tracks to arrive on TEN. No proposed
dates yet on the new tracks.
Dave Thayer(Daterror - Ten Handle)
This is the following server changes
that have taken place on TEN for Nascar 2:
- A race will not be scored for a driver who disconnects,
or gets booted from the practice, qualify or warmup sessions.
- The viewing race in pits/perpetual yellow flag bug has
- An unclearable black flag bug when entering closed
pits has been fixed.
- The scoring algorithm has been optimized so there should
be fewer cases of races not scoring.
- If a driver drives around the track the wrong direction
for more than 3 seconds, they will disappear to drivers driving the proper direction and
will not cause damage to other drivers. The driver driving the wrong way will,
however, incur damage if hit but will not cause damage to drivers going the proper
The TEN periodic news letter
that is sent out to all online users and this is the following news for this month.
TEN's "Online Lecture
Series" TEN has
kicked off its "Online Lecture Series" with an exclusive chats every other
Friday and 6 PM Pacific time. On March 27 with some of the Papyrus folks behind
NASCAR Racing 2 and the NASCAR Racing Online Series. Upcoming guests planned include
representatives from the NASCAR Racing Online Series and Westwood Studios,and editors from
leading computer games magazines. Here's how to get to the lecture section:
1. Sign on to TEN
2. Pull down TEN's Go menu and choose "Chat Arenas"
3. From the list of Chat Arenas, double-click on "Lecture Series" (it'll
be there on Friday)
Once in the Arena, you'll need to page a "TEN-" guy and relay your
question. If it's good, we'll toss it out to Thresh and he'll send back a
response for all to see!
and TEN members will be online every Monday at 4-6 PM Pacific in the NROS "Rookie
Meeting" Arenas to help you with the basics of getting configured and into a race..
Are you a first-time NASCAR Racing Online Series racer? Are you having trouble
getting around TEN or getting into a race? Well, they feel your pain and they will be
there to help! They will be doing this every Monday, so if you can't make it to
this one, drop in the week after!
"3DFX patch" The long awaited 3dfx patch has arrived for
Nascar 2 with some mixed feelings on how it functions. There is now a new 3DFX enabler for
the TEN online series. The file is called nros3Dfxzip.exe
and is a self extracting file.
SSCRA98 TEN online league: SSCRA98 will be starting up a TEN online
series soon as we get enough racers. Rules and schedule is in progress at this time. More
details to come on this. If interested in joining the series, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and
The new NASCAR Racing Online Series Enabler Files are now
Available for Both Regular and Rendition Beta Versions by NewsGuy.
New enablers are now available for the NASCAR Racing Online
Series! The enabler package below contains both a regular enabler for NASCAR Racing 2 and
a reworked version of the Rendition beta enabler that should be more stable. Both enablers
provide an error message to help identify disconnects that are due to Internet/ISP packet
loss. You must have the new enablers to play on TEN. Download the new enabler package
below: Download NROS enabler files (3.7MB). The new file is located below on this
page or located on the TEN network support pages.
Once you download the file, double-click it to install the
enabler(s) to your NASCAR Racing 2 directory.
TEN currently working on the NASCAR: Grand National Series
Expansion Pack tracks and will release them when they are ready. TEN is aware that
the NROS community is experiencing a number of problems and we're sorry for any
inconvenience these problems may be causing. We'd like to thank those of you that have
sent us helpful information in debugging these problems.
The issues TEN is currently working on are:
- Races not scoring
- Races scoring if booted in practice or qualification
- General booting issues
- Warping problems
- Fixed Setup Tab (currently says Player Breakdowns)
On Thursday, March 5th, TEN is planning on releasing new game
enablers for NROS. These new enablers should fix some of the types of booting problems and
should make the Rendition version more stable. At this time TEN will also release a
3Dfx-specific game enabler.The NASCAR: Grand National Series Expansion Pack tracks should
be available for play on TEN at the end of March. There is a new Run TIme Package for TEN
which is now up to version 220.127.116.11.
So far TEN has updated their Run Time package a couple of times
since the new rendition package has come out. They are up to version 18.104.22.168. I dont know
if they added enhancements for Nascar 2 online, but they did add stuff for Quake 2. They
have fixed bugs in the way rankings were calculated so it is now accurate. The arena size
has been increased to 55 racers. Many leagues are running on the NRO at this time. Couple
of things coming up in the future are as follows:
- Adding a 3DFX patch for the NRO
- Adding the Busch tracks to the NRO
The NROS online site has added
a very good problem solver document if you you get disconnected to much while
racing. Go take a look at it on their info page if you are having problems on TEN.
I now have links to all my articles which are listed below.
That's about it for now, see you at the track.
This page last updated
Saturday, May 8th, 1998