Hello, here's some news about my doings.
I'm currently working on an update for BBQ, a lot of things are already changed/added and right now the StuntPark from TDR is in the works (based on Errol's Hollowood port) and I'm also completing the Mayan Mayhem level by adding powerups! I automated the importation of the original C1 powerups, I just have to create custom powerup models (3d versions of the C1 sprites uh) and they'll be there! Good thing it's all automated and we now have Dan's noncar tool to plot these instantly, else I wouldn't have placed 421 powerups by hand in PT2... Once both of these are done I'll release them as standalone for singleplayer mode.
I'll probably write another couple of tutorials or more (in the near future), about special materials for cars/peds/drones, the api wrappers, and maybe one about the noncar tool, but it will be for advanced users, it takes a bit too much time to explain everything from scratch.
I also want to test that unused Force Front flag in PT2 material options. Got an idea by looking at one of Agent Orange's drawings.
After finding out how to give and offset to the track in the minimap texture (usualy centered) I can now rotate it. Gonna be handy with that StuntPark track as I'm rotating it so that it faces the C2 light vector the way I want. And then I rotate the minimap back so that I can use the original horizontal minimap from TDR.
Did you know it's possible to load the materials through the actor instead of directly with the model? I wonder if it's possible to cumulate materials or create interesting effects with this.
And finally I REALLY want to find how to get rid of those hardcoded blue boxes around the timer in the ingame HUD. Using a process memory dumper to watch what's going on, might help me as I'm clueless as to where it could be in the exe binary.