WIP Submeshed Polonez Caro (unreleased)

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Hi all,

You may have seen this one in random screenshots on the forum or discord, over the past 2 years.

This is my first decent vehicle mod for RoR, so don't get your hopes up. Treat this as more of a demo for texturedashboard, materialflarebindings and flares3 because that's what I've put the most effort into.

It's a submeshed mod, meaning the body is made of textured submesh, shaped by the node-and-beam structure. That means it has no mesh (3d model) and doesn't deform realistically.



Here is what I have so far:
The four versions I've made, so far



In four versions, for now:
Polonez Caro
Polonez Caro InitialD
Szerszeń from BLOK EKIPA
Polonez Caro Police




It will come with a custom texturedashboard interior dash and on-screen gui hud:
The custom texturedashboard interior dash, and on-screen gui hud
You may recognize the on-screen gui hud as Flat-black Analog Gauges which you can download and use for RoR already. These may change slightly to suit the car better, and to add the new dashlights for sidelights/low-beam/high-beam/foglights



The symbols for those were made by me, by hand, to seamlessly fit with the ones I made previously.
The custom symbols for the dashboard indicator lights



I decided to make use of the new dashlights and flare types that were introduced recently, meaning you get full sidelights/low-beam/high-beam/foglights with their respective dashboard indicator lights.
A gif showing all the flares/lights on the car




Because this is a new feature (which introduced new keyboard shortcuts) and because the vehicle has no hydraulics or commands to list, I decided to list the controls for the lights in the help screen:
The CTRL+T help screen, showing keyboard shortcuts for mostly lights




The interior will use the seats and steering wheel that come with RoR (the ones from the early, submeshed vehicles) but with some custom textures (I hope this is okay). The dashboard is submeshed- the vents and switches are painted on. Though, there is a possibility I will add prop mesh switches with add_animation, so they move when you toggle lights and such.
Interior of the car, with a node-and-beam submesh-textured dashboard.




I've already been experimenting with using materialflarebindings to "animate" the switches, so I may do that instead:
A gif showing the light switch being toggled on/off with its corresponding dash light coming on/off



I am in the process of adding materialflarebindings for all the lights, we'll see how that goes:
Two versions of the car, one with just flares. the other with flares+materialflarebindings



I haven't found a good place for it yet, but I decided to go with a horizontal autogear indicator, just because I haven't seen it done before:
The custom interior texturedashboard with a horizontal autogear indicator
I probably won't be able to use that custom font with it, it would require the player to manually add it to their dashboards.zip - it's not worth it.



Enough exciting features, now the disappointing things. This is what it looks like without the submesh:
The car without the texture. It really is just a crappy node-and-beam vehicle.
- It really is just a crappy node-and-beam vehicle. It handles and drives awfully, too. Yes, the lightbar is node-and-beam also - I still refuse to touch blender, sorry.
- That cool-ish looking gui hud is being scrapped in favor of the Flat-black Analog Gauges. Sorry. No more fake oil+temp gauges.

More to come later.

Screenshots (first four courtesy of @Manieczek)
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA






From the maker of audiroro A5S for RoRo

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Ruining children's dreams and causing nothing but tears since 2023

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Rarest and never before seen of mods

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I present to you, one of the mods ever made of all time:








Crafted carefully, with tons of effort, care and time, by a Professional, Certified notepad+mspaint PRO

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I present, Cardboard Box on Wheels!! (that looks kind of like a polonez maybe)
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Comes in 4 versions (all are equally bad)
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SubmeshedPolonezCaroPolice-mini.png






Features & Flaws
- drives bad, really bad, not fun to drive, it's bad.
- "deformable" if you hit really hard
- cursed inverse body-mounted suspension
- unrealistic weight, power and drivetrail
- png wheels
- seats, steering wheel borrowed from RoR, seats stick out of the bottom of the vehicle.
+ incandescent somewhat realistic custom flares3
+ all lights the real car has (except interior) e.g. foglights, low beam, dipped, high beam, etc
+ custom guisettings texturedashboard interior dash (Police version only)
+ a beige parcel shelf!
+ very poor custom hud/gui
+ non-working node-and-beam mirrors! no they are not a prop, they are node and beam
+ szerszeń comes with its wing/spoiler now

New flares have been approved by mint himself:
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Dash lights custom made by hand
(no you can't use them for your GUI, YES I WILL KNOW >:c)

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While developing this mod, I made sure to put an even amount of effort into all aspects of it so it would be an all-around good, enjoyable mod
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The interior dash (thank you @CuriousMike for help with this)

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Don't forget to leave milk and cookies for your mechanic :)




FAKE PNG VENT FOR IMPOSTORS (and fake switches, Police version only)
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Axolotl warning light (Police version only):
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Funny dancing cat in the CTRL+T window* **:

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*cat does not dance but is still :(
**courtesy of crumb, thank u crumb




WHAT DOES "SUBMESHED" MEAN? WHY DOES THE CAR LOOK LIKE ASS??
I hear you ask shout, so let me explain:

It is a SUBMESHED mod, meaning it has no mesh/3d model, it is a "cardboard" car and will never look as good as a meshed one.
Enjoy it for what it is, or make a better one by yourself for me to enjoy, too!
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meshed vs submeshed car
 
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Guys, I know it's hard, but please stop shitposting in this thread 😞 or I'm gonna get in trouble for starting this dumpster fire 😰

Also, in case it wasn't clear, yes - this will be released eventually (please don't ask when) and it won't be very good, so don't get your hopes up

There's still some small stuff I need to do:
- re-did front grill and hood ✅
- add missing indicator lights to Flat-black Gauges and customize appropriately to better fit the car ✅
- add visual gearshift indicator to the hud? ✅
- add a radio antenna 🟠✅
- siren for police ✅
- better help screen with updated icons ✅
- make wheels dds instead of png, should help with them looking off-center, hopefully ✅
- fix the seats so they don't stick out of the bottom ✅
- add crappy rear seats ✅
- placeholder dummy dash for when texturedashboard is not rendered (when not in vehicle) ✅
- maybe re-do the texcoords ✅
- maybe clean up the skins ✅
- cutout in rear bumper for the license plate
- interior dash from Police into all versions
- replace temporary icons in gui hud and make it actually good
- consider re-making oil and temp gauges and fitting them somewhere
- possibly make the interior dashboard backlit
- possibly make the gui hud backlit
- maybe actually make the mirrors work
- add rear view mirror
- maybe more floor and a radio and gear shifter in the middle probably not but eh
- maybe rotators for the lightbar
- maybe interior turbo gauge if the car has turbo
- flip gradients on dash shelf and dash cover, they look backwards
- materialflarebindings, maybe
- maybe make prop switches with anims for the dash
- maybe add wipers and the wipers plastic/metal cover
- make front windshield not flat??
- mudflaps?
- CTRL+1 materialflarebindings manual?
and more, that I can't remember right now

Yes, I know some of these things sound like they should take a few minutes and they will, I just have to get around to finally doing them

Oh, also, it will come with a crappy trailer.

please don't notice the seats sticking out of the bottom of the car, thanks
 
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Guys, I know it's hard, but please stop shitposting in this thread 😞 or I'm gonna get in trouble for starting this dumpster fire 😰

Also, in case it wasn't clear, yes - this will be released eventually (please don't ask when) and it won't be very good, so don't get your hopes up

There's still some small stuff I need to do:
- cutout in rear bumper for the license plate
- interior dash from Police into all versions
- replace temporary icons in gui hud and make it actually good
- add a radio antenna
and more, that I can't remember right now

Yes, I know some of these things sound like they should take a few minutes and they will, I just have to get around to finally doing them

Oh, also, it will come with a crappy trailer.

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in my opinion, the trailer looks very nice
 
the polonez szerzeń in the image under text that reads "Here is what I have so far:" and the image under text that reads "In four versions, for now:" it has a different grille.
 
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