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Insanity Pack V.1.4
Version: v.1.4, by StardustSpeedway (Super Neko~) StardustSpeedway is offline
Developer Last Online: Feb 2020

Category: Version: SRB2 Kart Rating: (7 votes - 2.43 average)
Released: 04-13-2019 Last Update: Never Installs: 5
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Insanity Pack is pack of various levels for SRB2 Kart.

It currently features:


- 4 race levels.
- A battle map.
- No slicers (yet)
- A hellish version of Daytona Speedway.
- Final Lap Support!
- Retrowave aethestics.


Enjoy!

Maps:

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STAR CUP

HYDROCITY ZONE

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From Sonic the Hedgehog 3! Sadly, there's no water slides, but the fans and gaps of the course should be enough to make things interesting! 3 laps.

GEMSTONE GARDEN ZONE

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Remember the "PlaySEGA Sonic Level Creator"? ...No? Ah well. Race through the gardens and caves of this zone. 3 laps.

RETROWAVE RUSH ZONE

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Remember Sonic Gaiden and it's retrowave/synthwave special stages? This is my take on that. 3 laps.

SHIVERING NIGHT ZONE

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Simple ice/snow themed track complete with ice physics. Be careful not to fall out and make good use of speed sneakers! 5 laps.


Changelog
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V.1
Initial release.

V1.1

--HYDROCITY--
First non-ramp has a wind section to prevent dying.
There's now a ceiling above the sloped U-turn to prevent waterskipping with fast characters.

--GEMSTONE GARDEN--
Outside walls of U turns has been cut away a bit.
Music has been given a volume boost.

--RETROWAVE RUSH--
Arrows were added for a shortcut to make it more obvious where you need to go.
Signpost can no longer teleport and fly when it shouldn't.

--OTHER--
01001000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 has been removed from the pack.

V.1.2

--HYDROCITY--
First ramp no longer has a speed boost, so fast characters shouldn't skip on the water now... hopefully.
Speed pad sector has been raised. Now you shouldn't die there.
GBJ speed pad pit has been fixed.
Checkpoint angles have been fixed.

--GEMSTONE GARDEN--
Ramp has been readjusted to prevent you hitting the wall.
Pillar in the cave section has been moved to prevent you slamming into it. There's also a slope in it's place.
Some corners have been adjusted to make it more easier to tell where to go. If not, there's more arrows to do that for you.
Grass slopes have been fixed. No more visual issues there.

-- OTHER--
The actual wad and the FL music are separate attachments now.
01001000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 has been removed from the pack again.

v1.3

--HYDROCITY--
Adjusted a section to HOPEFULLY prevent people hitting that damn pit.
Removed a speed booster.

--GEMSTONE GARDEN--
Adjusted water brightness to make things more clear underwater.

--RETROWAVE RUSH--
Removed a pointless shortcut.

--DAYTONA HELL--
Is now a hell map. However, as a result, it's been made even MORE hellish.
Fixed a checkpoint issue that created a GBJ.

--OTHER--
Added Shivering Night Zone! This is the replacement for Daytona Hell.
Messed around with checkpoints and ensuring angles are correct this time. Hopefully things are fine this time??? *crosses fingers*
Added boss waypoints! This was why SPBs and rankings were screwed up. I forgot to add those before and I apologise HEAVILY for it.
File names have been shortened as a request.

v1.3.1

--SHIVERING NIGHT--
Changed the map up a bit to be more enjoyable, sorry about that!

v1.4

--GENERAL--
All maps apart from two expectations have more checkpoints.
Removed the "l" out of the filename since there's no actual Lua in this.

--HYDROCITY--
Finally fixed the weird waterskip bug that slows you down.
Killplain has been expanded to completely smash the possiblity of still skipping a section.

--GEMSTONE--
The old alternate path has been scrapped and replaced with a shortcut that boosts you up the hill faster.

--DAYTONA HELL--
This is what you've all been waiting for. The big moment. Is Daytona finally hidden? Yes, it is. It no longer shows up in plain sight, outside of Map Hell. Now you can all sigh in relief.
Fixed spawn points in places they shouldn't be in. Sorry Lee!
Adjusted first checkpoint to allow you to see better.
Fixed random offroads in places where you should die instead.
Added missing lava under crumbling FOF.

--METROPOLIS--
You no longer have a chance of randomly spawning in the floor.


Known (and possibly unfixable) Issues:

Spoiler:
Shivering Night doesn't have a minimap yet, since I SUCK at making them, ugh.

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Old 04-13-2019   #2
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Old 04-13-2019   #3
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This is awesome, but can you please have it be Battle Plus supported?
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Old 04-13-2019   #4
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v1.1 patch has been released.

Bugfixes and whatnot are in the changelog above.
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Old 04-14-2019   #5
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Firstly, your stylistic choices are SPOT ON. I love the details on Gemstone Garden especially. And Retrowave Rush has an amazing aesthetic and music choice.

I do find fault, with Gemstone particularly. First, the entry to this second room is just awkward to me from either direction. As you can see in the attached GIFs. Even the shortcut route comes out pretty awkwardly. These GIFs were all recorded on Normal speed too--my issues are more severe on Hard.



I've also attached another view of the shortcut route's entry.

Also this turn under the water. I can see the arrow before entering, but during a race it's less intuitive to look so far ahead in the map, especially given that there is a slope downward.



And finally, this turn after the underwater section isn't telegraphed at all! Plus it has a rather misleading curve.



On Hydrocity, I was able to skip over the water into the wall several times on Hard speed. And also on Normal speed. I suppose it depends on exactly how you take the turn before, plus drifting. But I still think it shouldn't happen at all. And the respawn is very bad.



I also noticed this visual glitch on Gemstone.



As for the other maps--I haven't found any problems arising over multiple runs. I really like the boosts on Retrowave--some of the greatest flow I've seen! Daytona Hell is cool too. Though I fear multiplayer would really make it hell. I have yet to see.

Overall, I think this is a very cool map pack with some points that could certainly use fix-ups. I still really like these maps though!
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Old 04-14-2019   #6
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v.1.2 patch has been released. This contains more issue fixes and some level design changes. Details are in the changelog.
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Old 04-14-2019   #7
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And I return with a couple more complaints. But before that; I really like what you've done to Gemstone. None of the turns that I mentioned before felt wrong to me. Except that cave room. But I doubt there's much you can do about it without changing the angles of the entrances completely. I did figure out how the boost pads there can be used though.

Hydrocity is fine on Normal speed. But on Hard, I had this happen to me.



Also, the steep upward ramp after the water area can be a little disorientating in multiplayer--due to lack of warning for the upcoming turn. Again, this is more of a Hard speed problem.

Thanks for working to fix the problems I mentioned before!
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Old 04-18-2019   #8
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Before getting into any criticisms, I want to say that I enjoy this pack. Aesthetically it's probably my favorite out of all of the currently released map packs, with every map (outside of Daytona Hell) being easily recognizable as something from the Sonic series.

Hydrocity Zone:
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Shortening the gap or raising the floor (if not both) may remedy this. If neither of those work or you'd just rather not comprise, maybe consider reworking that area? Outside of that,
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the booster here is completely free. The offroad isn't wide or strong enough not to go for it, rendering the other two paths mostly useless as it's objectively the faster route.

Gemstone Garden:
I really like this one. My only real gripe right now are the dives underwater. The underwater sections themselves are fine, but it's difficult to tell what's in them before you enter. James already provided gifs, so I'll refrain from posting any of my own. Also, the checkpoints/waypoints here are a bit broken. Nothing major as it's still perfectly playable online but it makes the rankings useless (and causes the SPB to target everyone in first, somehow).

Retrowave Rush:
This is my absolute favorite in this pack, and one of my 3 favorite custom maps overall. Unfortunately it too suffers from the checkpoint/waypoint issue that Gemstone does, but it doesn't seem as bad here? I only have one criticism of this map, and it's mostly minor.
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Like Hydrocity, this particular booster is completely free. You can even avoid the SPB without any trouble.
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The problem here is that the shortcut in itself isn't really a shortcut. Not only because you can easily eat the offroad, but because the main road is also filled with boosters. I'm not really sure how you'd go about changing the shortcut to make it more rewarding, but perhaps consider removing the offroad entirely and make it a normal alternate path?

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Die forever, thanks.
Just kidding, though this map definitely suffers from more jank than the rest, intentionally or otherwise.
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I can understand if the intention is to make it well, hellish, but if that's the case it should probably be banished to map hell.

Overall this is a pretty enjoyable pack, even with the current issues in Hydrocity and the existence of Daytona Hell. I look forward to the eventual checkpoint/waypoint fixes, and any other maps you may work on! As a closing note, I think you should shorten the filename for the pack. It's a really dumb thing, but the way the current MS works affects downloads and files hosted on a server by how long their names are. I don't remember the specifics, but tl;dr shortening the name is good for server hosts.

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Old 04-20-2019   #9
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Just for the record, I'm pretty sure all of your tracks have messed up waypoints. I don't have any pictures on me from racing on them in lobbies, but I would constantly see 5-6 people having the same placement for extended periods of time which is an obvious waypoint issue. Just thought you should know
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Old 04-20-2019   #10
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Can confirm that SPB tracking and markers were super messed up during my short session—4+ players would often be marked as 1st.
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Old 04-21-2019   #11
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v1.3 is out. This took longer than the others for two reasons. One, is fixing all of the bugs(and hopefully the checkpoints for good!) and the other is the new map.

So... changelog:

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v1.3
--HYDROCITY--
Adjusted a section to HOPEFULLY prevent people hitting that damn pit.
Removed a speed booster.
--GEMSTONE GARDEN--
Adjusted water brightness to make things more clear underwater.
--RETROWAVE RUSH--
Removed a pointless shortcut.
--DAYTONA HELL--
Is now a hell map. However, as a result, it's been made even MORE hellish.
Fixed a checkpoint issue that created a GBJ.
--OTHER--
Added Shivering Night Zone! This is the replacement for Daytona Hell.
Messed around with checkpoints and ensuring angles are correct this time. Hopefully things are fine this time??? *crosses fingers*
Added boss waypoints! This was why SPBs and rankings were screwed up. I forgot to add those before and I apologise HEAVILY for it.
File names have been shortened as a request.


---------- Post added at 10:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:53 PM ----------

Quick edit, but v1.3.1 patch is up! This changes up the layout for Shivering Night to make it more enjoyable and also includes some fixes as well. Sorry about the issues, guys!
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Old 04-25-2019   #12
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Hello! I just wanted to let you know that there's a bug in Daytona Hell at the section with the breakable floor, where if you stay there and let the floor crumble you'll be stuck there. The breakable floor will eventually spawn above you, but thankfully you're not permanently stuck- you can drive off the sides and hit the kill plane, but there should probably just be a kill plane there period.



(note: this screenshot was taken when version 1.1 was released but I tested it in the most current version and the bug is still there)

Also, Shivering Night lacks a minimap.

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Old 04-29-2019   #13
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Just a little FYI here, this is extremely not good checkpoint placement. Ideally you'd want the checkpoint/waypoints to follow the track fully, no cut corners. (And this goes for a majority of your tracks)
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Old 04-29-2019   #14
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The new Shivering Night is a huge improvement, I'm actually pretty fond of it—the "obvious" cut on turn 2 should probably be fixed or removed, though, since it skips a lapcount if you water-skip across.

Hydrocity's entire opening sequence, with the downward ramp, seems extremely temperamental and totally falls apart if you take it with a speed-modifying item. I've watched large sessions repeatedly death spiral at this section—small adjustments send you bonking into the center barrier (which you can't recover from) or flying offtrack, and when you pull a strong item while respawning, you'll soar into a gap the moment you use it.

Daytona Hell isn't actually in hell, it's come up multiple times during voting. It really, really needs to be.

I like Retrowave Rush, but the holes in the floor towards the back half are almost completely invisible until you're right on top of them, and the line of the track leads you towards the offroad at the edges, which feels a little mean. A little advance warning, maybe with elevation differences to make things easier to see, would make a world of difference.

Gemstone Garden is great, and while there's still some checkpoint jank, I don't really have any major complaints on the layout or readability.
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Old 09-10-2019   #15
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It says in the change log that Daytona Hell is a hell map, yet I can access it normally in the level select. You have to put "Hidden = 1" in the soc in order for it to be a hell map hidden in rotation. Otherwise, it's not a hell map. This NEEDS to be changed.
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Old 10-01-2019   #16
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Default 1.4 - The "OMG DAYTONA HELL IS FINALLY HIDDEN!!!" update.

Spoiler:
I've come to make an announcement. I'm a bitchass motherfucker. I released a buggy map pack.
That's right! I took out my Zone Builder two point nine and released a buggy map pack and
I said it was "THIS SCUFFED" and everyone said "That's disgusting!" So I'm making an update
post on my mb dot srb2 dot org.

Insanity Pack, you have too many bugs! It's like the amount of bugs Sonic 06 has but way
worse! And guess what?

Here's what my PATCH looks like!

*B O O M*

That's right. All content, no bugs, no GBJs. I fucked up my own map pack, so guess what?

I'M GONNA FUCK THE BUGS!

That's right, this is what you get! MY SUPER LASER BUGFIX!!!!!!!!

Except I'm not gonna fuck the bugs... I'm gonna go higher, I'm fucking DAYTONA HELL!!!!

*BOOM*

How do you like that, Lythero?! I fucked DAYTONA HELL, you STREAMER!!!

You have... all the time in the world to play this patch. Now go play it before I pull my hair out!


Jokes aside. 1.4 is finally out! Sorry that it took a while, I kinda lost motivation for a while until recently, so here we are! Providing that there is indeed no more real major game-breaking bugs, this should be the last version before Kart v2.

So what's been changed this time?

Spoiler:
--GENERAL--
All maps apart from two expectations have more checkpoints.
Removed the "l" out of the filename since there's no actual Lua in this.

--HYDROCITY--
Finally fixed the weird waterskip bug that slows you down.
Killplain has been expanded to completely smash the possiblity of still skipping a section.

--GEMSTONE--
The old alternate path has been scrapped and replaced with a shortcut that boosts you up the hill faster.

--DAYTONA HELL--
This is what you've all been waiting for. The big moment. Is Daytona finally hidden? Yes, it is. It no longer shows up in plain sight, outside of Map Hell. Now you can all sigh in relief.
Fixed spawn points in places they shouldn't be in. Sorry Lee!
Adjusted first checkpoint to allow you to see better.
Fixed random offroads in places where you should die instead.
Added missing lava under crumbling FOF.

--METROPOLIS--
You no longer have a chance of randomly spawning in the floor.
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Old 10-01-2019   #17
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This is absolutely awesome! Despite my previous complaints, Insanity Pack remained one of my favorites, maybe even my favorite given how many servers host some other packs. I'm glad to see it getting some love again!
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