Gameplay

What is the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION® system?

With the CADEsport PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION® system, players can compete against family members, friends, other players, or even top cyclists, and potentially win. It is your effort, desire, and skill that makes the difference, not just your raw power, making the CADEsport game ESPORTS FOR EVERYONE™. Click on or copy/paste the following URL, and choose the Top 10 Reasons to Play and How to Race on CADEsport videos: https://cadesport.com/video-gallery.html. You can find all our videos on our websit...

What are Modes?

You can play CADEsport in two different Modes: - Physically and Equalized (uses the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION® system so that you can ride and race alongside anyone. On CADEsport, it is your effort, desire and skill that makes the difference, not just your raw power), OR - Physically and Unequalized (your raw power) Select your Mode in the top left above the Activity Tiles (if the activity allows it) or in the Activity Info & Controls screen (press ESC while in a map; you cannot change yo...

How do I brake?

CADEsport's realistic physics mean you will have to slow down for tight corners or avoid obstacles. There are three ways to brake: - Manual brake: Use the down arrow on the keyboard. Hold it to break quickly or feather it to slow down gradually. - Autopilot: Stop pedaling or drop below 100EQW and autopilot will apply enough brake to slow you down for the corner or avoid obstacles. If you stop pedaling, it will brake aggressively; If you soft pedal at 100EQW or less, then based on how many...

How do I steer in CADEsport?

Steering is achieved by either enabling Autopilot to make decisions for you in realtime, using the left (<) and right (>) arrows on your keyboard, or using our proprietary steering system mounted to your handlebars. It is used to avoid disabled lanes and other riders and can also be used to cut corners, break the draft, and attack. For new users, we recommend leaving Autopilot on, in its default setting, until you are ready to try steering (and braking) manually. The first time you manual...

What do all those numbers and gauges mean on the screen when I am riding?

While you play the game, some of the on-screen components (speed, gradient, wind, draft percentage, supers, intensity gauge, watts, heart rate, calories burned, & XP gained) are part of the default UI while other components can be personalized to your liking (communication controls, graphics' quality, leaderboard, scoreboard, Nearby Riders, supers animation, FPS/ping, mini map/elevation, distance, calories, gauge, time, & mini cam). When you are a new user, the first 10 times you enter a map or...

How do I use the in-game audio?

CADEsport includes in-game audio. After you arrive in a map or activity: - Click on the ESC key to get to the Activity Info & Controls screen. Pair your Comms equipment here by either scrolling down to Social or clicking on the Social link on the top of the screen. Select the audio channel, and set your microphone, speaker, and camera settings here. If you click on the Comms headphone link in the bottom left of the footer, you may also choose to pin Comms control to the footer. Click the Re...

How do I get into audio channels?

There are multiple ways to get into audio channels in CADEsport: 1) From Activity Tiles (the homepage), click on Comms in the bottom left to access the dropdown menu and choose None, Current Activity, or a group audio name in which you have already been added (listed alphabetically). - To create a new group audio channel, click on the Social icon in the top left of Activity Tiles, click Create Group under Groups, and add the group name, a group description, and toggle on or off whether yo...

Are there emojis and emotes in CADEsport?

Emojis: Express your feelings towards your fellow riders while in an activity or map. There are several types of emojis you can deploy, such as, thumbs up, smiley face, and more. - Hover over a name in the Nearby Riders List (NRL), and emojis will appear for you to select. While hovering, the NRL will stop updating rider positions for a few seconds. Use Page Up and Down to scroll through the NRL to find a rider who is not on the current page and press Delete to return to your active page whe...

What is drafting?

Drafting occurs when you ride behind another rider or group of riders. You gain the advantage of not having to work as hard (not put out as much power) because the other rider(s) help to break the wind. Drafting percentage will vary greatly, depending on how close you are to other riders, what the wind direction is, and how many riders there are in the group. While in game, you can see the percentage of draft (if any) on the lower part of the screen in the center left.

How do I know what my best laptime is?

After you've entered a map or activity, Press the ESC key to go to the Activity Info & Controls screen then, scroll down to UI Control or click on the UI link at the top of the screen. Under Laps Leaderboard, choose either On Activity or Always On to display the best laptimes for that map/activity. On Activity will display laptimes at the end of each lap while Always On will display laptimes throughout the activity. If you set Laps Leaderboard to On Activity, you can also press the Tab key whil...

Can I change from imperial to metric?

To change the units of measure, hover over the User icon in Activity Tiles and click on View/Edit User Settings. In the User Profile area, choose Imperial or Metric for your desired unit of measure in the dropdown menu. Once you change the units of measure, you will see those changes in: - Activity Tiles: Expanded tile with the Map & Weather details - In-game UI: Speedometer, distance, wind speed, and Nearby Riders List - Activity loading screen - User Profile showing total distance ...

How can I tell who is in the game with me?

CADEsport has a customizable UI. The default setting for a new user has a clean in-game UI look. To turn on components, join a map or activity and then press the ESC key to open the Activity Info & Controls screen. At the top click on the UI tab. The Nearby Riders' List (NRL) will show you everyone who is in the same map or activity. Toggle that setting to Always On if you want it open all the time and to On Activity if you only want it open when you are in an Activity (not a map). Tips for usi...

How do I change my in-game look?

In CADEsport, you can change the look of your Rider, Ride, Skins, Accessories, and Emotes two ways, from either 1) Activity Tiles --> User --> View/Change Your Look, OR 2) when you enter a map or activity, a Current Look dialog comes up; press the Change Now button. Some Riders, Rides, Skins, Accessories, and Emotes are free while others are for purchase. When the Ride Editor opens: - In the Theme dropdown in the upper left, first select in what theme you want to work: Road, Mountain...

Is CADEsport's UI customizable?

CADEsport's UI is customizable. While in a map or activity, press the ESC key to open the Activity Info & Controls screen. Then, click on the UI link on the top right or scroll down to view features you can customize. Click on or copy/paste the following URL, and choose the How to Understand the In-Game UI video for more information: https://cadesport.com/video-gallery.html . You can find all our videos on our website at CADEsport.com (http://cadesport.com/) under the How-To-Videos link on the ...

What are the in-game keyboard shortcuts?

Once you are in a map or activity, press the ESC key to go to the Activity Info & Controls screen. Click on the Tips link in the top, or scroll down to the How To Tips to see important keys, depending on your mode of play. Here are some additional keyboard shortcut keys to try: - Esc: To open the Activity Info & Controls screen while in a map or activity, to resume an activity, to exit from the Unloading screen, and to go back to the Activity Tiles from screens in User Settings, Help, Socia...

Can I change the view on my main camera?

To change the view on the main camera, use the C key to toggle through each of the following views: Bike, Side, Finish, Leader, Helicopter, You, and Backwards. If you use a specific view often, other than the default Bike view, give the Function (F) keys a try to go directly to a view you prefer.

Can I change the view on my mini-camera?

To open or change your view on the mini camera, use the V key to toggle through each of these views: Bike, Side, Finish, Leader, Helicopter, You, and Backwards. You may also choose to turn the mini-camera off by toggling through the views until it disappears.

What if I don't want to steer or brake?

CADEsport has realistic physics and you will need to have either Autopilot enabled, a keyboard, or our proprietary steering system for your handlebars handy to change lanes around other riders, on corners, and when braking and avoiding obstacles. If you don't want to bother with steering or braking, or you are just getting started in CADEsport, you can leave Autopilot on and CADEsport will steer and brake for you! After you are in an activity or map, press the ESC key to go to the Activity Info...

Can I see the view others on the map have?

Riders can switch their main camera to another rider by clicking on that rider in the Nearby Riders' List. Then, use the C key to switch views from that rider's camera.

Can I change my look while I am in game?

You can change your look while you are in a map or activity by clicking on the small translucent jersey icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. In the Your Current Look dialog, click on the Change Now button to go to the Ride Editor. When you have made your changes, click on Resume Play in the upper right or press the ESC key on your keyboard to take you right back to your game. If you prefer to change your look before you enter a map or activity, you can also hover over the User icon ...

Why am I crashing?

Crashes last 3-4 seconds and occur for the following reasons: - Speed: Some maps have maximum speeds on corners. If you crashed due to speed, a message will appear telling you what the maximum speed is for that particular corner. - Supers: Do not use the “Path Of Least Resistance” super when approaching or rounding corners. - Disabled Lanes: There are several maps with disabled lanes. If you ride into a disabled lane, you will crash, unless you have deployed an Uncrashable super. - ...

What is XP?

XP is short for Experience Points, and represents your experience (time) in game and is separate from the CADEsport Rider Licenses. Once you reach a certain XP, you gain a level. The more you play CADEsport the higher your XP & level. Your level is displayed in your User profile, in the Stats page when you leave an activity, and in the Friends' list (under the Social icon): - The Gauge consists of two green dials. - The inside dial "fills" initially after about an hour of riding in game b...

What is trainer difficulty?

When you change the Trainer Difficulty (defaults to 100%), you will still have to put out the same amount of power; it will just feel different. For example, if you choose 50%, then your resistance will be 50% of what your trainer normally goes (at 100%). Because it will be easier resistance, you will pedal faster to put out the same amount of power. It is like turning a smart trainer down or off. Some may not want to do that hard, slow pedaling on the 11% climb at the end of the Summit Islands ...

How much history is used for calculating my power curve?

Your power curve is based on the last 30 days of physical effort.

Why am I crashing even though I am going under the designated speed?

This happens when you activate the "Path of Least Resistance" super. Do not use this super when approaching or rounding corners unless you also have a Corner Caper or Uncrashable to combine with it.

How do I get a rider number?

Rider numbers are automatically assigned and on the back of your avatar's jersey and in the Nearby Riders List. They are assigned by the order in which you arrive in a map or activity. Omniums are an exception; you will keep the same rider number throughout all the activities in an omnium.

What if I want to switch modes during a ride?

You can switch play modes between Physical (Equalized) <--> Physical (Unequalized) while you are riding any of the three-themed maps: road, mountain, or sci-fi. You cannot, however, change play modes during an activity. Activities are set up to not allow both equalized and unequalized riders in the same activity.

Will there be designated brackets or categories for riders?

With the PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION® system, no rider categories are necessary. CADEsport's PHYSICAL EQUALIZATION® system is based on each individual's historical performance so everyone can race together. Physical riders can choose to hold unequalized activities, as well. You can also click on or copy/paste the following URL, and choose the How to Race on CADEsport video for more information: https://cadesport.com/video-gallery.html . You can find all our videos on our website at CADEsport.com (htt...

Why do I sometimes look like a ghost?

There are several times your avatar will turn translucent and you will look like a ghost: - When you arrive on a map or join an activity, so that you don't block other riders - When your speed is below 10kph (6.2mph) so that you don't block other riders - For the last 10 seconds of the countdown before an activity starts - For the first 10 seconds of an activity so that you can jockey for a position

Why do I see animations on the Avatars?

CADEsport has many animations and emotes: - Supers that are deployed will have an animation on the avatar on the road and an indicator in the Nearby Riders' List to signify who is using them - When someone wins an activity, their avatar will display a winning emote - When someone loses an activity, their avatar will display a losing emote - Press the spacebar for a bunny hop or other special emote you select from the Ride Editor - Additional emotes will be available for purchase (St...

What is FTP?

Functional Threshold Power, or FTP, is one of the key training terms in cycling and is effectively the maximum power you can sustain for an hour. If you are going to ride unequalized in a Workout, you will first need to add your FTP in User > View/Edit User Settings on Activity Tiles (the homepage).

How can I change my country flag?

The flag seen next to your name in the Nearby Riders' List can be changed. From the Activity Tiles you will see a User icon in the top right of the screen. Hover there and four options will appear; select View/Edit User Settings and change the Country in the dropdown menu.

Why am I getting a slow down message?

CADEsport will warn you when your speed is too fast for a corner and you need to slow down. With in-game realistic physics, you will need to consider the road surfaces and the angle of the corner along with your speed to get through the corners without crashing.

What are AI Riders?

AI Riders are Artificially Intelligent Riders that may or may not be included in activities. "Activity" AI Riders will ride at the EQW that is set. The event coordinator will determine how many there will be. Great for practicing drafting and changing lanes. Also referred to as Bots. The coordinator can restrict the number of Bots that are in an activity by limiting the maximum number of total riders allowed. Click on or copy/paste the following URL, and choose the How to Draft video for more i...

Can I ride off course in Mountain Bike maps?

On some Mountain Bike maps, the avatar will be able to ride slightly off the edges of the track but not venture off into other parts of the map.