Library to work with Free Rider HD Tracks
A Python library for working with Free Rider HD Tracks.
Free Rider HD is an online HTML5 + JS game where users can draw bike tracks, upload them to a community of players, and ride them. (Go try it out!)
When drawing a track, you can import track code from a file or from your clipboard. This library (as of now) allows you to generate that code.
Fire up a terminal and run:
pip install frhdtools
You should be good to go.
Example 1: Straight Line
When you start, you’ll want to import frhdtools:
Next, you should create a Track class. This will hold all of your track’s objects and code.
my_track = frhdtools.Track.Track()
Now that you’ve done that, you can add a line:
This line goes from (-40,50) to (100,50). What is the ‘p’, you ask? That corresponds to the type of line. In this case, it means a physics line. More on types of lines later.
Now, lets generate our code:
-18 1i 34 1i,###
Don’t worry what the code means just yet. First let’s plug it into FRHD to see if it works.
In the Track Editor, click “Import” at the top of the editor:
Then paste in your generated code at the window that pops up.
After it loads your file, the track should look exactly like this:
Wondering about the helmet? It’s just swag.
Congratulations! You’ve just finished you first line segment. It will get easier, I promise. :wink:
Example 2: Scenery Line
Remember how I mentioned that there were different types of lines? Well here’s what they are.
In this example you’ll make a scenery line. A scenery line is a line that the rider cannot ride on. It is purely just for scenery. Also, scenery lines are gray instead of black. In the last example we used a physics line. The rider can interact and ride on those.
It’s really easy to make a physics line. Instead of using the code from last time:
import frhdtools my_track = frhdtools.Track.Track() my_track.insLine(-40,50,100,50,'p') print(my_track.genCode())
We change the ‘p’ to an ‘s’ in my_track.insLine:
import frhdtools my_track = frhdtools.Track.Track() my_track.insLine(-40,50,100,50,'s') print(my_track.genCode())
(FYI: The code should be #-18 1i 34 1i,##)
Now, when you plug the code into FRHD, you will get this:
Note: the rider will fall through the line as it does not have physics. This is normal.
Now you have made a scenery line. Great!
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