If you're ever nostalgic for the evenings you spent racing friends in Mario Kart, and especially if you've never had the pleasure but wanted to try, you'll love ZBD Kart, the fun kart racing game made even better since you're racing for Bitcoin!
How to start racing for Bitcoin
First things first: download the game (heads up, it's Windows-only):
Extract the files to your desired location, and then start the game by running "ZEBEDEE Kart.exe" from the folder where you extracted your files.
To race online, select "Online".
Hosting a game
The person hosting a game should select "Host Game".
Enter a nickname in the upper panel - this is how other players will see you.
Enter your ZBD username in the bottom panel - you'll need this to be able to get sats (if you win).
Select the region you wish to play in. For minimum lag, select the region closest to you.
Create your game.
To finish hosting your game, you need to enter:
- Name of your game
- The maximum number of players
- Press "Continue"
- Set a password to limit who can join
- Set how many laps are needed to win the race (default is 2)
If you want to race for Bitcoin:
- Set the fee - this is what the other players will have to pay to enter your game. The amount will be redistributed at the end of the race depending on the place in which you finish.
- Starting Pot - the amount you (the host) pay to start the game. The amount will be redistributed at the end of the race depending on the place in which you finish.
- Press play and scan the QR code with the ZBD app to pay the fee and/or starting pot
- Press "Continue"
Select your kart
Customize your kart - distribute the points into your kart and determine how fast it will go, how quickly it'll accelerate, how well it will turn, how well it will stick to the road and how quickly you can decelerate.
Select the track you want to race on
Wait for your friends to join the game
You'll see them in the waiting area. When you're ready, press "Start".
Joining a game
The person joining a game should select "Join Game".
Enter your nickname in the upper panel - this is how other players will see you.
Enter your ZBD username in the bottom panel - you'll need it to be able to get sats (if you win).
Select the region you wish to play in. For minimum lag, select the region closest to you. If you want to play with friends from other regions, you have to select the region in which they have hosted the game.
Here you can see all available games, click one of them to join.
If you don't see your hosted game but you know there is one in the region you've selected, ask the person hosting the game to tell you their game's "Game Code".
They can see it here:
If the game has a fee, you'll see the fee amount near the bottom right of the game panel.
To pay it, join the game and then scan the QR code with ZBD.
Once you and your friends have paid and joined the game, the host simply has to start the game. Then you can...
Press "Enter" or "Escape" to see a list of keybinds.
You can change the keybinds in the Main Menu.
Tips & tricks
Collect power-ups to stay ahead of the competition.
Throw coins at other racers to slow them down.
Create a forcefield (you have to have collected at least 10 coins) to negate other players' attempts at slowing you down.
You can play with keyboard or controller.
That's it. Happy racing!
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