I got this wee script that does most of the vehicle driving job rather well. However, when I am trying to drive a steep (not too steep really) slope, the engine shuts down (as intended). But when I power it on again, I just can't climb up - my vehicle rolls down on wheels.
I tried something rather crude, a key binding to increase the acceleration - but its not exactly what I am looking for - once used, it will just shoot the vehicle forward - and a subsequent jump over the edge of the slope. What I am really looking for is a steady speed, slowly rolling the slope. I am using the wasd keys - and when I hit the critical point I want to use the shift like a really basic gearbox. Maybe I should look into motor torque instead (I did so with about the same results) or forward friction - if tat's even a variable accessible in script?
asked Nov 15 '11 at 06:31 PM
This seems to work well but I can't figure out how to drive backwards now. Stuck. But so far it's doing precisely what I needed. As soon as the angle of attack increases I use a secondary key to change gears (fake gearbox) and as soon the slope ends, I get back to the initial speed and the vehicle won't just jump over the edge.