Developer - Lead Artist
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:36 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Cars: 1994 Mazda MX5 with big cams - 101RWKW
We're soon going through another round of testing the engine designer after a major revamp of the calculations
to ensure it's producing accurate figures for real world engines. And as such, we could use your help!
The main obstacle to testing lots of engines, is finding all the specifications to test against, we could (and have)
spend DAYS researching specs, where our time could be better spent working on the actual game development and
getting things done!
We need you guys to gather specs for as many engines as possible, so we can test them and make sure automation
can replicate them accurately. Currently we need Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 engines and Naturally Aspirated V8s
made between 1946 and 2012, but in the future we will need other types of engine and we will let you know.
Also, note that as well as all the engines we have listed already, the intention is for you to add whatever engines you
can find specs for!
If you want to help out, starting filling out the below spreadsheet, which already has some basic data for a bunch of
engines in it. Everyone has access to edit, no account or login is required. If you aren't sure of a specification, just
put in a question mark and someone else might be able to find it, or we will take a guess. If you see anything
incorrect, feel free to correct / edit it. A good start for finding basic specs is http://www.carfolio.com/
but for some of the more In depth technical detail, some more arcane sources may be required.
And here is the link:
EDIT - We've got enough specs now!