So, I found this quite excellent Range Rover for Rigs of Rods, and I was messing around with it a bit. It's quite capable...

but it still has its limits.

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So, I figured I'd just give it a piggy-back ride through some of the rougher sections.

I guess the ties weren't quite long enough at their shortest, so now it's got a bit of ass sag. Oh well.

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Regardless, the Sisu SA-150 was happy to step up to the task.

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And now we begin...

Of course, I've hit mud already. Not too difficult, though.

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Of course, I was a bit too enthusiastic in escaping the mud, and might have not noticed the steep drop-off on the other side.

Oh well. Hopefully no one will notice.

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I've fallen into another pit, and the Range Rover is starting to become quite unhappy.

I eventually made it out, though the Rover's rear axle has given up entirely.

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Steer away from the cliff, and I'll roll over. Steer to avoid rolling over, and I'll drive off the cliff. This was a tricky one. (Keep in mind I have a very high CG because of that Rover in the back.)

NOT AGAIN!

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Thankfully, a friendly driver in a Ural 6x6 happens by* and I can winch off of his rear bumper to get out.

(*not actually another person. I just put that there to get out)

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Getting there...

Um...

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Well, shit.

This calls for some air support.

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Rotors up to speed, time to head towards the crash site. I'll have to be careful around those moun...

OH GOD DAMMIT.

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Clearly this mountain is cursed. This will require something...fictional.

This shot makes it look rather large

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But it's actually way bigger.

Articulating body means that it's pretty much unstoppable.

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Flexible in all the right places.

Almost there...

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Okay, so maybe it is weak against narrow paths. I'll have to use the winch on the Sisu

It would seem winch ropes can and will break at the worst times.

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The front left tire has officially given up on being a circle.

The Rover is... wait where the shit did it go? Turns out it got so damaged that the game reset it to avoid crashing. Well, regardless, I need some way to get back now that one of my wheels is moonlighting as a potato.

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Oh. That will do, I suppose.

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This was very easy*, took no time at all**, and the truck sustained no*** damage as a result.
(*lies, **damn lies, ***statistics)

The dangers of Alpha Builds of physics engines beaten into a video game; objects are only mostly solid. Literally just fell out into this trench.

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On the other hand, I was able to actually use the helicopter this time, though the Sisu is somewhat beyond it's load rating, but I'm sure that won't be a problem.

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Spoiler alert: It was a problem. Stalled the rotors and had to max the collective pitch to avoid plunging into the sea here. (yes, RoR helicopters function entirely aerodynamically. There are no cheats here. I could alter the profile of the rotors' airfoils to get more lift if I wished, and it's controlled by cyclic pitch of the rotors and collective on the tail.)

MISSION ACCOMPILSHED!

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BONUS LEVEL: AIR DROP
HDR ENGAGED

Trying the 6x6 version this time. Managed to damage the Rover before I even got moving this time. Fording some water.

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Oh shit, there's more water here than I thought.

Behold, the Antonov 12! (It's not terribly pretty. It was one of the first planes to be put in the game back in ~2004)

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Cargo secured, engines on, fla... that's a really short runway. Whose idea was this?

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shit shit shit shit shit shit shit

Good thing those trees don't actually collide with anything.

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Approaching the drop zone...

Getting close, but running out of ground, so I turn on the autopilot, tell it to hold altitude, and switch back into the Sisu, but forget that the winch cable is locked to the plane. So I miss my drop zone. Oh well, I'll just switch back into the AN-12 and...

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YOU HAD ONE JOB, AUTOPILOT.

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FISSION MAILED

-fin-