The website's principal characteristic was the way that the site was structured. Most of the tutorials which were located on an external free webhost are no longer available. Thus, there is no tutorial section. RRR has put a special emphasis on custom track and car creation and offered several hardcore programs to make the Re-Volt gaming experience more satisfactory. However, it's almost impossible to get access to these programs as the forum is considerably dead. Since the existence of Re-Volt 1.2, most of the programs are now obsolete.
Registration is required due to spammers. The user were required to register at the forum and then post a reply in the conforming with the Rules topic saying they agree to the rules. Once this is done you could enjoy all the benefits of a member including the tools and programs. Tools of the site are awarded to members which have created custom creations for the game or who have provided some other important information for the community.
The RRR story
The site was created by RST in the year 2005 with the intention of preserving the Re-Volt community and keeping it alive. The site got popularity very quickly and was the most used sites of the online scene.
The site was attacked by some user(s) for unknown reasons. RST said that he knew who "the guys" were that made "such acts". The site was partially erased including the important tutorials and tools that were offered by the site. During two years the site was closed and all the references to it were lost.
In August, 2006, the site returned thanks to a request made by RST to the invisionfree team. After the website returned it again was the one of the most popular English speaking forum within a few months.
The Future of RRR
The forum was closed early 2010 for an RRRe-take which would have included less strict rules regarding the site. The core purpose of the site would remain the same, to promote the creation of things for the game - if people do not do this the site, it was said that RRR would no longer exist on the community.
The following is an interview with RST concerning RRR's future:
|“|| It was my intention to reach my Re-Volt dreams. In 1999 it was "Can I do this", and I did it.
The Moderating Team
Over the years several people were Moderators or Super Moderators at the RRR. Currently the Mod team is composed by the following persons:
- Gaming4JC - SuperMod
- RST - SuperMod
- huki - SuperMod
Current subforums on RRR include Re-volt the game, Arts Attack, Rare pics, Tracks Collection, Championship Zones, The Pitlane, RC Fun World, and Offtopic. All of these are organized in a way that people can easily come and talk about the game to fit their certain needs.
There was an IRC channel on IRC-Hispano called #revolt, where users could chat about Re-Volt related projects and get support from RRR moderation. You could join the channel by typing "/join #revolt" from this page - also IRC proxy(for G-Lined). Registration was required to enter the channel. You could register from IRC-Hispano's registration page.
RST, the lead programmer, has been creating several projects. The current ones are listed below.
- Phoenix R3 - The program is made to allow all features of stock tracks for custom tracks. Project Homepage
- Toybox - This program is made to allow people to manage the tracks and cars. The program is also capable to create auto-installers for the tracks and cars with a superior compression.
- R3-256 - A highly compressed installer containing the full Re-volt game in one exe under 12'6 MB. Project Homepage
- R3-DCP - A Program to allow real time previewing of Re-Volt cars. Great for repaints and Parameter tweaking... Project Homepage
- R3-RVS - A program to change between multiple Re-Volt (PC) versions. Project Homepage
- Hul2Pov Fix - Fixes Hull2PovRay for be used in Windows. Project Homepage
- ASE2W Fix - Fixes ASE2W to support several other bitmaps for use With Phoenix R3.Project Hompage
RRR has also started several multiplayer racing championships called RRR R/C World Champs. Another type of championship called 'The Ghost championship' based in the use of the time trial mode and the famous Re-volt ghost car is also available.
Tracks of the Week were also held on a semi-annual basis where custom tracks were played once a week.
- ↑ 5-11-10 (08:07:55 PM)-(08:45:58 PM) conversation with RST on IRC-Hispano