How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby Savalguga » 03 Jan 2018, 13:12

I can complete all tracks on the Expert setting, except Antediluvian Abyss, where I always run out of time. Is there some kind of secret trick that I don't know? (I remember when Around the Lighthouse had a similar issue in the previous versions, but you fixed it.)
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Re: How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby QwertyChouskie » 03 Jan 2018, 22:34

Drifting on straightaways is probably the biggest trick. Also make sure to get and use the big nitro between the two bananas in the big straight section.
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Re: How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby Savalguga » 03 Jan 2018, 23:09

Thank you for the tip. I completed the track. But I still find it strange that this track is the only one where you are required to abuse drifting like that.

(I mentioned the possibility of a secret trick because there is a well hidden secret path in Gran Paradiso Island, which is the easiest way to win the race.)
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Re: How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby Magellan » 04 Jan 2018, 19:28

Antediluvian Abyss was a big challenge for me as well. About the drifting, I've found it is easier if you are using a controller pad as opposed to the keyboard. Drifting in general seems much easier with an analog stick, especially on straightaways.
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Re: How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby Savalguga » 04 Jan 2018, 20:36

After I understood how drifting works, it wasn't that hard for me. Basically, you have to start holding the drift button while holding left or right. Then, you can release the directional button and press the opposite one while still holding the drift button, and you'll start moving left or right slower. This is very useful on straightaways.
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Re: How to beat Antediluvian Abyss in time?

Postby Arthur » 04 Jan 2018, 21:39

Magellan {l Wrote}:Antediluvian Abyss was a big challenge for me as well. About the drifting, I've found it is easier if you are using a controller pad as opposed to the keyboard. Drifting in general seems much easier with an analog stick, especially on straightaways.

Correct, this is often caused by what's explained in the "Why don't some keyboard keys work when pressed simultaneously?" section of https://supertuxkart.net/FAQ
I invested in a gaming keyboard (which I think is a good investment in general), and that gave me the ability to skid properly both ways - before, if I pressed forward + right + skidding (which for me is space) I lost forward momentum. I could perhaps work around it by changing keys. But a proper keyboard is worth a bit of extra money imo, even if you're not big on games.
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