τ-Cryovolcano

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τ-Cryovolcano
Author: Strobenz
Version: v1.3-hotfix2
Date of latest version: 2024-02-29
Editors used: Blender, Blender MKW Utilities, BrawlCrate, Lorenzi's KMP Editor, RiiStudio, Wiimms SZS Tools
WBZ files: ct.wiimm.de
Download: Icedrive

Overview

τ-Cryovolcano (also known as Tau-Cryovolcano) is a custom track created by Strobenz. It is set in an extraterrestrial grassland near a cryovolcano which erupts and freezes everything around it, and it is the first custom track to implement a fully custom vertex morph animation, used on the cryovolcanic eruption that happens at around 54 seconds after the race begins. Also, it is the second track in the Chronocup, a fictional cup designed by the author.

Custom track distribution authors are encouraged to include the track with its original title which uses the greek letter τ.

Credits

  • bugsy, for the white arrow texture.
  • Echo, for the idea of transforming all off-road into slippery road, which ended up playing a big role in the track's gameplay.

Media

v1.0 Presentation (Dolphin)

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1.0 2023-10-29 First release
v1.1 2023-10-31
  • Optimized half-pipe and wooden ramps.
  • Fixed KCL holes.
  • Fixed a model hole.
  • The river material is no longer invisible on console.
v1.2 2023-11-09
  • All off-road now transforms gradually into slippery road after the volcanic eruption.
  • Modified enemy and item routes to adjust to the new dynamics.
  • Improved collision.
  • Fixed model holes.
  • Smoothened road to mitigate slip drifts.
  • Fixed freeze when using a Bullet Bill exactly when the race begins.
  • The road and jump leading to the water/ice section no longer change between laps.
  • Improved item routes.
v1.3 2023-12-13
  • Lowered some texture sizes and changed draw order in an attempt to mitigate online lag.
  • Fixed bad Bullet Bill drops.
  • Slowed down water stream after the waterfall.
  • Removed fence that blocked the leftmost path before the waterfall.
  • Slightly upscaled ice eruption.
v1.3-hotfix 2023-12-16
  • Removed horizontal wall triangle on the wooden ramp shortcut.
  • Smoothened transition between frozen road textures.
v1.3-hotfix2 2024-02-29
  • Improved item routes.
  • Optimized KCL.
  • Fixed KCL hole.
  • The freezing process now begins three seconds earlier.

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions:

Names in Other Languages

τ-Cryovolcano

Dutch: τ-Cryovulkaan
French: τ-Cryovolcan
German: τ-Cryovulkan
Italian: τ-Criovulcano
Japanese: タウ・クライオかざん
Korean: -
Portuguese: -
Russian: -
Spanish: τ-Criovolcán
Greek: -
Polish: τ-Kriowulkan
Finnish: τ-Kryotulivuori
Swedish: -
Czech: τ-Kryosopka
Danish: -

Tau-Cryovolcano

Dutch: Tau-Cryovulkaan
French: Tau-Cryovolcan
German: Tau-Cryovulkan
Italian: Tau-Criovulcano
Japanese: タウ・クライオかざん
Korean: -
Portuguese: -
Russian: -
Spanish: Tau-Criovolcán
Greek: -
Polish: Tau-Kriowulkan
Finnish: Tau-Kryotulivuori
Swedish: -
Czech: Tau--Kryosopka
Danish: -