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 [cir] Pumpkin Laek Revisited 
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Post [cir] Pumpkin Laek Revisited
Hey all!

I was looking at the some of the tracks I made in the good old days, and with Pumpkin Laek, I thought that it is an excellent track, but with relatively little effort it could be made a lot better.
I thought, why not, and decided to do it, cause what better way is there to spend a Sunday? ;)

This track was originally posted in July 2009 (10,5 years ago!?!) and I made it with Darjo.

The changes are:
- Adjusted POV
- Lmap facelift
- Reworked kerbs
- Reworked (removed) much of the walls
- Reworked the pit area and top left and bottom right areas
- Made the wooded areas denser

I think that's it. Not that much work, but very effective, I think! And I had a good time doing it :bsmile:


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Post Re: [cir] Pumpkin Laek Revisited
Hello AleksiNir !

It's a pleasure to see you around again with a new track, after all those years of creations. :hattip:

Speaking of the track, I tested both ; the old one and this new one.

Layout was already fun as it was before (love this downhill, and just after the serpentine curves, it's really fun !), but removing those walls add to the natural vibe of this track, and sand traps + more visible kerbs (grey to black) made it more of an intended professionnal racing circuit (don't know if I will be understand correctly :sweatdrop: ) and make it more pleasant visually.

Thanks for the new pits ! With the old one, I struggled a few times to enter and to leave, but now that you add some width and change walls to road cones, it's easier and add a nice contrast as well with the surroundings. I always struggle to leave though but my driving sucks so don't mind ! :P

Visually I found it better as you zoom in more on the track which is always nice to have a better look at what we do, you put more mud to rural roads around to be more clear, and the bottom left corner is no more empty (not so empty at the beginning but now I can't complain anymore on anything, as little as it may be :D ).

Concerning lmap, I wondered long time ago why you named this track Pumpkin Laek without seeing any pumpkins... Then I saw weird and unnatural colors in the water and I said to myself : There's something hidden in this little lake, and I will find it. Thanks to the Track Editor, I discovered not one, not two, but a ton of "easter eggs" ! It was a pleasant surprise, to say the least... and now I know why it's called Pumpkin Laek, among other things :rofl: !

By the way is one of you is a member of WWF ? I already saw this panda in an another track of yours, Spockerino. Or do you simply love pandas ? :D


So thanks for this revisited track, it was worth the effort and, if it was a pleasure to you to do so, chances are big that we'll also have pleasure in it (it's the case for me). Passion is transmitted from one to the other. :goodvibes:

"Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate." - Jon Bon Jovi

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Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:29 am
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Post Re: [cir] Pumpkin Laek Revisited
Thank you for the thourough comment, Kikwik!

The bottom left corner is empty in the older version, because in the earlier versions of GR, POV things worked a bit differently. So when playing in an older version of GR, that area isn't visible, even though the POV settings are the same.

Concerning the WWF logo, I've used it because it's a very nice logo, and it works well and easily in GR, since it is based on two colors and it looks good and remains distinguishable even in low resolution. I am very sympathetic towards their cause :D But I'm not their member, although I am a member of a similar Finnish organization.

Yes, I was amused by the easter eggs as well, when I opened it in TrackEditor... :D

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