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[[B][COLOR="Blue"]G[/COLOR][COLOR="Red"]T[/COLOR]5[/B]] How to: Grind Special Stage Route 7 for extremely high Cr. and EXP

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So, many people don't seem to exactly know how to grind properly on Special Stage Route 7. I do. So here's a full tutorial/how to. Do it quick, because Polyphony Digital will probably patch the glitch in the upcoming patch (thought to come 17/03/2011).

STEP 1, Preparation:

Get yourself a stock (or tuned, you will have to tune the car differently, I recommend and will be handlig a stock GTR) GTR. Any GTR, they all work. Even the free GT Academy version. "Black Mask", etc. Or if the room is set to the GTR '07, choose that.

STEP 2, Setting up room/Joining room:

Go to 'Open Lounge'. Either 'Create New' room or join any other almost full room (the more players, the more Cr./EXP). If you are creating a new one, continue to STEP 3, if not, continue to STEP 4.

STEP 3, Setting up room:

Creating a new room? Read on. Follow these EXACT setting for a flawless game;

- Give it a catchy name
- Max. participants of 16
- Special Stage Route 7, obviously
- Select "Create"

In 'Track Settings' set the following:

- Owner chooses
- Special Stage Route 7 / Change Weather
- Fix rainy weather (more Cr./EXP)

In 'Event Settings' set the following:

- 200 Laps
- Strong penalty (this makes the car untouchable when doing donuts)
- No mechanical damage
- Tyre/Fuel depletion off

In 'Regulation Settings' set the following:

- Either 'Open Garage' or 'Select from Garage'
- If choosing 'Open Garage', obviously choose the GTR '07
- Traction Control System OFF

STEP 4, Setting up the GTR:

If you are using a stock GTR '07, use the following 'Driving Options':

- Manual transmission
- Front and rear 'Sports Hard' tyres
- Turn all driving aids off
- Leave ABS on 1 if you want, doesn't matter

STEP 5, The glitch:

Race time! Ok, here's what you do:

- Obviously select 'Go to Track'
- 'Start Race' if you're room owner or select 'Free Run' if you just joined in

When the timer times out, get to the first "checkpoint", which is the first 180° at the end of the first straight, here:

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Once you are there, look out for the other players, it's like WWIII there. Everybody wants to be first, take your time. Anyway, look for the white barrier, you can approach it from both sides.

The easiest way is to use the roof camera. You will have a complete overview this way.

Drive your GTR parallel against the wall. Once your front left of right panel has passed the end, turn in. You will see that the car will begin to merge into the wall. At this point you may give full throttle untill you are in, between the two barriers. Keep going straight on untill your road splits, here:

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Sometimes the game pushed you out, but 9/10 times it works fine. If not, retry.

As the red paint arrow says, take the right road. Then go straight on untill you pass between a black box and the right side barrier. Don't worry, just go straight on between the black box and the right barrier into "the open world":

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Once in "the open world", turn right, and follow the track down (don't fall onto the "real" track otherwise you will have to do the wall-glitch all over again) untill you reach the white bridge.

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Follow this route:

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STEP 6, Preperation of the donuts:

Once in between two white towers of the bridge, look for the starting line:

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The perimeter of the finish line is indecated by the two red circles, inside the red circles are TV's or something. I don't know. But they stick out very well.

Once near there - still underneath the track - do the following:

- Press start
- Select 'Quick Options'
- Change 'Track Map Display Mode' to "Fix to Track"
- Change 'Course Map Scale' to "1":

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Once you have one that, you will see the course map on your left top:

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The location of the GTR (red arrow) in the above picture is also the ideal position when you want to start the donut. The red dot is the "magic spot" (where you gain lap after lap in approximately 1,5 second per "lap").

As you can see, the "magic spot" is pretty far off to your right, but that's beause the GTR is 4WD. It won't start it's donut on the spot, like a rear wheel drive car. Don't worry.

STEP 7, The donuts!:

This is it, the time for donuts and lap after lap grinding. When done correctly, you should beable to complete 200 laps in under 10 minutes.

This what you do:

- Press and hold the brake
- Full throttle whilst braking
- Steer ALL the way to the right
- Once all is done, release ONLY the brake. Don't ever touch this again in the same donut
- Once the car is spinning in circles, it should come out somewhere near the "magic spot"

This is the tricky part, when your red arrow - on the track map - is pointing towards the "magic spot" (during the donut) let go of your left analog stick for a fraction of a second and fully turn your GTR to the right again. When done a few times correctly, your GTR will follow a path towards the "magic spot" whilst still doing donuts!

When you finally arrive at the spot (this will take some practise) keep holding your throttle and the snalog stick to the right for 200 "laps". Or simply use some elastic bands like I did:

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If you are using elastic bands, sit back, and relax, the GTR will NOT move an inch when doing donuts due to it's clever 4WD system.

If you're as lucky as me, the room will have 16 poeple, and you will finish first each time. You will get approximately Cr. 3,400,000 (million) and 1,100,000 (million) EXP.

I went from level 32 to level 40 in just two night of hardcore grinding.

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Good luck!
    
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Kingston Hyper-X PC2-8500 Kingston Hyper-X PC2-8500 MAXTOR DiamondMax Samsung Spinpoint F1 
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Tuniq Tower 120 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Panasonic TX-P42G20 Logitech MX5500 Revolution 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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