HoverRace is the FIRST abandon-ware game designed solely for INTERNET multiplayer fun! It is an original, multi-player racing game specially designed to be played over a network.
Your goal is to be the first to drive your turbine engine-propelled hovercraft to the finish line.
Like in a steeplechase, you will have to leap over rivers and avoid other obstacles. You will also have to make some strategic choices, because HoverRace tracks offer more than one optimal line...
HoverRace Hockey is a great mod of HoverRace to
play, but there are people who do not quite understand how to play at all, and
even further how to play correctly. Below this text is how to play HoverRace
Hockey. Further below is how to judge lag.
out the new lag judgement video in the section further below***
HOW TO PLAY HOVERRACE HOCKEY
To play you use BI
TURBO, the teams and rules are decided and at the start
of the game the players go to their teams goal. The puck (CX)
centers itself on the yellow spot in the middle and says "Go"
to commence play, then you can leave the goal and hit the puck (CX),
bear in mind that you are aiming to hit it into the other teams
goal. On the event that someone scores you have time to refuel and
return to your goal, although any time in play you may refuel (refuel
wisely as you could concede a goal as you are refueling).
Return to your goal promptly after a goal as people like games
that don't pause for lengths of time.
Try and judge the lag on the puck by hitting ahead of where its
going, as on their screen you could be hitting them dead center (its
a good tactic, and I'm proof that it works.)
Talk to your team mate(s)(if you have any), and get an
understanding of who's doing what (Taking nets or attacking.)
To puck you use CX,
the teams and rules are decided and at the start of the game the players
go to their teams goal while you center on the yellow spot, when the
teams are ready in their goals you commence play by saying
"Go", if any players are not in their goals then ask them to
go inside their goals. On the event that someone scores, you may
refuel (not really needed as CX hardly moves in a game, only to center
itself again), or if you are being hassled then go to the CX safe zone
on the other side of the Hockey rink as no-one can reach you there, let
the players refuel and return to their nets then as long as you are
centered you may commence again by saying "Go!".
Don't spin/jump/accelerate in game as people get annoyed and
you'll be regarded as a bad puck.
Be efficient in calling scores "# x #" or
"#~#" can be used as the "-" key is not
available as text.
If you see stuck players, halt play and hit the players apart, let
the players refuel and return to their nets before commencing play,
if its a time game then add on how much time is missed.
Holding the down arrow is an option as it allows players to see
which way the puck is going.
HOW TO JUDGE LAG ON A PUCK
This image guide will help you.
Some techniques to hit a craft with speed.
This technique is one which is not so hard to
pick up, but is ESSENTIAL to your game play.
The idea is that as HoverRace is "Peer to
Peer", and not "Server to Client", the players view is of himself
and the last known position of the other players. What I mean by this is -
When a puck is stationary you can hit him
If you were playing Hockey then trying to hit
the moving "Opponent A" would mean hitting ahead of him on your screen
a little bit so that it appears on his screen that you hit him directly.
Now, if the lag is higher, you
will have to hit further ahead of the puck. The diagram below shows how
more lag between you effects the positioning of the other player, so hitting a
puck in the same scenario would require you hitting further ahead of the puck.