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2nd July 2004, 10:29 PM
Ladies and gentlemen. The time has come to challenge with the craft you know as Qirex.
Also known as The "Bullet Brick" the craft's handling is poor and Its acceleration is even worse. But driven well it turns into a bullet. And that's exactly what is expected from the competitors of this contest. To turn the heavyweight russian ship into a speed demon. The race will take place at Hi-Fumi. An old industrial part of Mega City adapted to Anti Gravity racing needs. The circuit is difficult, loaded with tons of crafty turns which make flying even more challenging. Can you handle it? ====

Game type: W3O (NTSC & PAL)
Race type : Time Trial
Racing Class : Rapier
Craft Model : Qirex Quantax Design Model 4
Race Track : Hi-Fumi

Winners will be announced in two categories :
- the fastest Race Time
- the fastest Lap Time



I wish everone luck, and plenty of speedpads on their way to the podium!

2nd July 2004, 10:43 PM
I'm gonna suck at this one but I'm in! :) Too bad Americans don't have 3SE, though. :(

2nd July 2004, 11:44 PM
I`m in too!! and will start tomorrow!! :wink:

BTW G'Kyl; Do not underestimate yourself depending WHO has got the SE! :wink: (fair enough not many but guys are there)

C`mon guys!!! :-?

stin :D

2nd July 2004, 11:47 PM
Okay, I fixed it:
W3O( NTSC & PAL), so everyone can participate.
I hope that takes care of the problem. (Damn can't I do anything right?....)

3rd July 2004, 01:44 PM
OK, so I dusted off my WO3 copy and unlocked Hi-Fumi as well as the Qirex again (lost my old savegames), which is when I noticed someting... Is it possible that the W3O announcer says "GO" only AFTER the race has already been started? I found that slightly distracting at first. ;) Anyway, I will add times by updating this post as soon as I will have done some seriuos driving. This morning I had to leave as soon as I finally unlocked track and craft. :)

3rd July 2004, 01:55 PM
Count on me :wink: , i'm in too :D
Fun challenge :) sounds good to me 8)

As a tradition i always write my first run : so here it is.... 2.16.72 with 32.36 for best lap
Few moments after... 1.59.96 : 33.0 / 27.56 / 29.08 / 30.32
1.51.52 : 28.96 / 27.56 / 26.92 / 28.08
1.48.80 : 27.76 / 26.44 / 26.56 / 28.04
1.48.08 : 27.68 / 26.52 / 27.20 / 26.68
1.46.84 : 27.28 / 26.32 / 26.60 / 26.64
When music turned from great to poor , here's the result... 26.60 / 25.64 / 29.52 !! / 28.32 !! : 1.50.08
1.46.76 : 26.76 / 26.28 / 26.68 / 27.04... slowly but surely :D

3rd July 2004, 05:55 PM
Well I have been playing for nearly two hours tonight!!! :o

Shem: This track which you have mentioned earlier on and this is the gotta be the hardest track especially with Qirex!!! :o

Mind I did managed to put my score in first time after 5 attempts :oops: :oops:

Was= 2:26.28= 37.28, 37.56, 36.60, 35.20 :oops: (maybe not enough drink beer! :lol: )

Now at the moment but I have to stop so I can cook for my families! anyway here is my new scores in the now=

2:03.24= 31.16, 29.76, 31.44, 30.88!!!

EDIT Here is my new scores for today 2:00.36 and the best lap is 29.36 but I can keep my head up high! :D
EDIT2 YAY! I did managed to break the 2min barrier!! 8)
1:59.36= 31.68,29.00,29.36,29.32. :D

stin :D

3rd July 2004, 08:25 PM
It freakin' is difficult!! When I started to play W3O this morning, my first attept at the contest ended up blowing up this russian fat-ass craft on the third lap!! I mean....WTF??
Yeah, but after a few more attempts I started to get into it, and after another few I even started to like Hi-Fumi :)

Well hello there Arnaud!! I hope you find this interesting :

Race Time : 1.47.76
1) 27.68
2) 25.85
3) 26.64
4) 27.60


3rd July 2004, 08:41 PM
Well, after some fifteen minutes in which I totally failed to impress myself, here's the times updates reply:


race: 2:21.20
lap: 0:32.08


race: 2:10.04
lap: 0:30.76

This is a beast of a track! Anyway, get back to you. Need to practise. :)

EDIT: I'm really starting to like this track. It's got something of a unique feel about it few other Wipeout tracks can offer, basically due to its narrowness. However, forcing a an Icaras or a Qirex to fly there is a torture, no matter how much I love the craft. ;-)

3rd July 2004, 09:41 PM
It freakin' is difficult!! When I started to play W3O this morning, my first attept at the contest ended up blowing up this russian fat-ass craft on the third lap!! I mean....WTF??
Yeah, but after a few more attempts I started to get into it, and after another few I even started to like Hi-Fumi :)

Well hello there Arnaud!! I hope you find this interesting :

Race Time : 1.47.76
1) 27.68
2) 25.85
3) 26.64
4) 27.60


Yeah it is freakin difficult!! but I did really starting to enjoy this great track and I have just managed just one perfect lap!! :o anyway that is awesome score you have but Asayyeah might be really close to you but really close!!! :wink:
BTW I would love to break 2min barrier!
so see what happens :wink:

stin :D

3rd July 2004, 11:45 PM
Race Time : 1.47.76
2) 25.85
Ouch!! :o Very good first real race time Shem ! largely under 1.50!! great shot dud :wink:
You will heard from me soon... :)

Steven like you said : after a while this track is really fun at this class of speed
Actually i alternate between Icaras ( 1.45. ) & Qirex (1.51. )
Good luck fellow Neggy scottish pilot to break the 2 min barrier 8)

4th July 2004, 08:59 AM
Glad to see you changed it so us NTSCer's can join in on the fun.

I'll try to get up some times in a little while.

Those are some great times, Shem, BTW. ;)

5th July 2004, 02:04 AM
race TT 1:57.20 :-?

equaled my best lap w icaras!!! 27.72 8)

my best w icaras is 1.56 .. what if ? ... :o

5th July 2004, 11:51 AM
I'm pretty sure we can beat Al's time with Qirex :wink: Wouldn't that be great? (up until Al would find out about it. After that, we'd be busted)

6th July 2004, 11:57 AM
What I started out with (my first run):
2:09.90 - 33.67 / 31.90 / 31.80 / 32.53

Ouch! >_<

Luckily, 5 races later:
1:54.93 - 30.36 / 28.30 / 28.87 / 27.40

Yay! ^_^

6th July 2004, 04:10 PM
Nice one Wiseman!
A message to everyone taking part in the contest :
I'm freakin' busted. I ain't gonna get better times than I had previously. Freakin' busted...
This contest had worn me out completely....

6th July 2004, 06:54 PM
Shem! : Good fun huh?

It`s has been a very interesting weekend especially over Lance,zargz also unbeknown to me is AL(his old few records did I say that??! s**t!) which kept me very busy and LESS golf!! (but I will be back to golf again :wink: )

stin :D

6th July 2004, 09:24 PM
Due to that challenge i can't stand Qirex :lol: cause when i am closing my eyes it's the same scene who takes place : i hit violently the wall inside the last tunnel of lap4 and loose all the opportunity to beat Al's time :cry:
Seriously it was a great challenge you suggested Shem, i was having lot of fun ( just a little deception not to have been going under 1.45.0 )
Many thanks to those who have compete into that one.

Expecting a new one with probably handicap inside for those who wants : like taking a slower ship than the others players or add 5 , 10, 15 sec to a race time ( number depends on what track) or see the place of players into the tables and adjusting the handicap by their previous results...

6th July 2004, 09:56 PM
Glad you like it Arnaud :D

The contest has come to an End....
It was a difficult one....
For this occasion I've dug up an prize for all of the contenders....
An anthem......
An Elektronik-Supersonik techno-ballad!!! (http://www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html)
I hope you enjoy this one...
Qirex forever!!
"fly away in my space roket....you no need put money in my pocket..." :lol:

7th July 2004, 05:10 AM
That music video owns. It's the Showgirls of music.

Heh, I listen to it for a good laugh just about every morning since I first heard of it about a week ago.

Hey baby, wake up from your asleep
We have arrived onto the future
And the whole world is become...

elektronik supersonik
supersonik elektronik

Hey baby, ride with me away
We doesn't have much time
My blue jeans is tight
So onto my love rocket climb
Inside tank of fuel is not fuel, but love
Above us there is nothing above
But the stars, above

All systems gone
Prepare for down-count
5... 4... 3... 1... OFF BLAST!

Fly away in my space rocket
You no need put money in my pocket
The door is closed, I just lock it
I put my birth-plug (butt-plug/light bulb?) in your socket

The sonic sky is bright like fire
You and me gets higher and higher
(unintelligable) communications firer(?)
Only thing can stop us is flat tire

Hey love crusader
I want to be your space invader
For you I will descend the deepest moon crater
I's more stronger than Darth Vapor
Obey me, I's your new dictator
For you is Venus, I am Mars
With you, I's more richer than all the czar's
Make a wishes on a shooting stars
Then for you I will play on my cosmic guitars!

Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your beltseats
We have commenced our descent
I trust you enjoyed this flight as much as you enjoy this accent

Now back on Earth is time for down-splash
Into sea of eternal glory my spaceship crash
People have arrived for to cheer me from near and far
And as I float, I open door and shout
"I am world's biggest washed up superstar!"

As for sure as the sun rises in the west
Of all the things and poets on Earth, I am the bestest
Come, let me put ring of Jupiter on your finger
Then like a smell around you, I will forever linger
OK, it's time for end
No more will I sing
Let me take you back in time
I want for you to experience Big Bang!

Long live Space Race. Long live Movania.

7th July 2004, 03:10 PM
:lol: need that song into the new Wipeout Pure :lol:

Btw i beat Al with Icaras : 1.41.84 and 24.92 :)