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The Iracing master speaks truth!
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Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
I grew up around engines and racing, so it was only natural my first games were racing games. I remember having to ditch an S3 video card and install an ATI Rage 128 of some sort because it wouldn't run Formula 1 2001. Even now I'm still a sucker for a driving game. I bought F1 2010


BTW: Anyone who's looking to get that game, don't. Just get GRID and imagine the Formula 3000 cars are F1 cars. You'll get a better product.

Blah. He's got power steering, a flappy-paddle gearbox and aerodynamics that would make NASA wet themselves helping him along.

Want something amazing? Check this out. No power steering. No flappy paddles. No aero to speak of. Just a lot of pure skill and some balls of steel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_WPv...eature=related
Even with all that turbo power around Monaco, they are way slower, scarier for a driver none the less

Turn 1, the swimming pool turns, and the last turn still flow right for me, a few others really caught up on meso far - but I only did 5-6 laps last night....with a few bad drinks
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I grew up around engines and racing, so it was only natural my first games were racing games. I remember having to ditch an S3 video card and install an ATI Rage 128 of some sort because it wouldn't run Formula 1 2001. Even now I'm still a sucker for a driving game. I bought F1 2010


BTW: Anyone who's looking to get that game, don't. Just get GRID and imagine the Formula 3000 cars are F1 cars. You'll get a better product.

Blah. He's got power steering, a flappy-paddle gearbox and aerodynamics that would make NASA wet themselves helping him along.

Want something amazing? Check this out. No power steering. No flappy paddles. No aero to speak of. Just a lot of pure skill and some balls of steel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_WPv...eature=related
With that few gear changes....I'd have time to read books between corners

EDIT: To read a book while driving any semi-modern F1 car around Monaco....Would result in death
Edited by Mit Namso - 5/7/11 at 1:38am
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post #14 of 45
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The Iracing master speaks truth!
Lol maybe when it comes to a qualifying lap under pressure.
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Gran Turismo, the first one, on PS1.
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Ah, the golden days when a game would fit onto three floppy disks..
I barely remember some sort of Lotus street racing game I played on a 486 66MHz, that was fun, but must have been just a demo, and sort of a NFS type game
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When I watch that older footage it always amazes me that we didn't lose more drivers to fatal injuries. I couldn't imagine racing a car at those speeds without today's safety equipment.
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When I watch that older footage it always amazes me that we didn't lose more drivers to fatal injuries. I couldn't imagine racing a car at those speeds without today's safety equipment.
As Aryton Senna said, that's what a driver is made to be: competitive. If you're not competitive, you're no longer a racing driver. They know what they're risking.

    
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