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Title: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Wizzo on August 25, 2017, 12:50:00 PM
With the immanent launch of Gran Turismo Sport I thought it would be fun to see just how far computer driving simulations have come over the years.

Who remembers Chequered Flag on the ZX Spectrum?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAjLL53g2U8

and the latest from GT Sport. Just look at these lighting effects. Things certainly have moved on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcNjarLGcoA

Wiz

Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Ian on August 25, 2017, 06:51:52 PM
I suppose it's only on PS4 Wiz.  >:(
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: guest3164 on March 14, 2018, 09:03:15 AM
Forza 7 is the way to go.  GT Sport was fun, but Forza 7 has a massive variety of cars (okay, some are annoying like buggies) but there are very fun cars.  Also it was good that they have introduced more F1 cars from the past, as well as last year's Renault. 
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Calman on March 20, 2018, 08:27:43 AM
I was an Atari guy back in the day (2600 VCS, 800XL, 130XE, 520ST etc).

Fond memories of endless nights playing Pole Position (this version on 800XL .. and more basic Cartridge on the 2600).  Walking 3 miles in the cold, wind and rain to hire from the local computer centre at 1 a night - Great Days!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpfNIaN9ES8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpfNIaN9ES8)

All the best,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Scott on March 20, 2018, 01:14:49 PM
 :DD :DD starting to date yourself Cal  ;)
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Alianora La Canta on March 20, 2018, 10:12:00 PM
My first driving game (3 years before I learned it was based on a real-life activity) was Grand Prix by Accolade. It had 3 teams - Williams, McLaren or Ferrari. I always used to be confused because Ferrari had one gear less than the other options. Of course, you had to hit your opponent 30 times (in a 3-lap race...) before your own car broke.

My favourite racing game remains, however, Grand Prix 3 - especially with the better replay function on the 2000 expansion.
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: guest3164 on March 24, 2018, 08:49:33 PM
My first real memory of a racing game proper was Virtua Racing on the Megadrive, which was not as good as the Saturn version.  Looking back, I have no idea how I did not permanently have headaches!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Ow3w2DIRc
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Calman on March 29, 2018, 01:01:19 AM
.. took me a while to figure out that the black squiggly thing was an aerial road map.   I initially thought it looked like a disorganised ramblers' rucksack!!!!  (or at least the straps to hold it together) :DD

All the best,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: cosworth151 on March 29, 2018, 05:47:12 PM
This hi-tech wonder was my first race game. Grand Prix, on my original Atari:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HDxQ_bWhU
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Dare on March 29, 2018, 07:14:02 PM
Had Grand Prix 3 and 4,EA's F1 Challenge 99-02,and the best and hardest of all
Grand Prix Legends
Title: Re: Driving Games Old & New
Post by: Calman on March 30, 2018, 05:19:30 AM
Activision .. the KING of their day!!! (like a 5 star hotel, only a label on a games cartridge!).

Now, does anyone remember Rally Speedway on the Atari? ... it was actually one of my earliest "coding" efforts, as I used a Disk Editor (Atari 1050 drive) and fumbled my way around - eventually figuring out how to remove some of the track obstacles, then later, change the layout of the track to some degree!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7CsTpKXCdw

All the best,
Cal :)

 
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