After my last post which was very technical about the network, I wanted here to show you at what point is currently the online racing in your favorite open-source game ! So I've decided to make a short video for you to see that you can starting from now play online with other players, as long as you don't have high pings (<100ms).
I didn't know where was the server when I recorded the video but now I can tell, the server is in Paris, France, and my ping to the server is under 50ms. This is important because there is no lag compensation yet, but don't worry hiker is working on it :).
For instance, i played with Arthur who has a ping (from Norway) of 75ms to that server. Turned out that we felt the lag while playing essentially concerning picking powerups.
I won't make you wait, here's the video.
Robin 'hilnius' Nicollet