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Le Tour Speed issue
Was in the Le Tour and all seemed fine until I tried to meet the challenge about meeting a speed of 84. Nothing I did would allow me to pass a speed of about 80 and several time the speed just dropped to nothing. I tried stopping the program, restarting, re-calibrating and replacing the batteries. No matter how fast I peddled I couldn’t get above 80. I tried several of the other games and they seemed fine. I noticed you had an update a couple days ago and I think this is the first time I tried Le Tour since then. I did submit a request to your support e-mail, but was wondering if anyone else was having this issue.
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Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] Apr 6 @ 6:34am 
Yeah, sorry about that! I just learned yesterday that we STARTED adjusting speed in Le Tour to move at lower top speeds, but didn't FINISH by adjusting gate goals accordingly. Should be fixed soon!
Spyder17 Apr 6 @ 12:35pm 
Ok, but seems backwards.
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] Apr 7 @ 8:12am 
Yeah, somebody checked in content that wasn't ready to go in. Normally we try to FINISH a change before checking it in, not just check in half of it, but we goofed on this one.
Spyder17 Apr 21 @ 1:22pm 
Have the speed of the AI riders been increased? I can still draft up through about the 5th or 6th gate but after that the AI riders start going so fast I can't catch up with them.
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] Apr 21 @ 2:16pm 
The AI move as fast as they ever did, but we did slow down your avatar. That said, if you can't catch up to them at all, that may be further evidence of the issue you and I have been discussing over email, which I have our Hardware Director looking into now.
Spyder17 Apr 24 @ 12:02am 
Noticed tonight (no speed issues this time) that when the ride starts the AI are doing about 60-65km/hr but after awhile their speed goes up to about 75km/hr. I use to regularly get over 5000 by doing a lot of drafting. Can't get near that level most of the time now. Lucky to get 4000.
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] Apr 24 @ 11:34am 
I'm told that the AI now adjust to your speed such that the faster your gate times, the faster the goals become, and the faster the AIs go. We've had a couple comments that the AI are tough to keep up with, though, so it may be time to re-tune...
Please pass on to the powers that be to turn down the speed on the AI. After about the 5th gate I can no longer keep up with the AI which makes it impossible to draft or pass any of them, which in turn makes it impossible to reach those goals.
Ace May 3 @ 5:18am 
On a related note, how come every time I take a shortcut, the AI riders end up way ahead of me when I come out the other side? That's not much of a shortcut...
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] May 3 @ 12:27pm 
I'll pass that along. And yeah, depending on which gate it happens to land on, it might be more of a "detour" than a "shortcut," though you do get a scoring bonus for taking it. Where you finish the gate compared to the other riders does not affect your score, but I can see how that would be confusing/unsatisfying. Curious what other folks think about this!
Noticed the same thing. Was hoping that I could use the shortcut to catch up to the AI riders but it seems like I am only futher back when I get back to the main road.
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] May 3 @ 1:07pm 
When I first wrote the blog post on that, I had written, "(Okay, it's really more of a detour, but 'shortcuts' sounds better.)" Then somebody in the office convinced me that it is technically a shortcut SOMETIMES, and it's up to the player to decide whether to take a chance on it or to stick with the other riders. So ... I guess it's kind of a "longcut"? But there are birds!
Ace May 4 @ 3:38am 
So here's my biggest complaint with this - if I take a shortcut, and end up far behind the other riders, and then my very next gate goal is to draft behind a rider, or pass a number of riders, I will fail that goal every time, because even at an all-out sprint, there's not enough time to catch up with the group and also complete the goal. By the time I get caught back up there is usually less than ten seconds left... it's annoying enough that I've started avoiding shortcuts to avoid missing the following gate goal.
Jason at VirZOOM  [developer] May 4 @ 7:18am 
Hmm, interesting point – I passed this on to the devs.
Spyder17 May 5 @ 12:10pm 
I think one of the birds pooped on me.
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