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  1. andmcq

    Braking in 2014 is madness

    Codemasters have always, as far as I'm aware, advertised this 2014 version as "the most accessible Formula 1 video game yet". In other words, the easiest F1 game. The previous games were more arcade than sim and this 2014 release is even less focused on simulation. 
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    Save corrupt... what a ****

    It's Codies :( They can't figure this stuff out (seriously @ Loore, what kind of drop kicks does your company hire?). I don't mean to be rude, but save files are something that every company can get right but Codemasters seems to struggle at it?
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game. Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh. The "Drove nice enough" comment says it all, Sorry but Grid 2 was utter pants, so was Dirt Showdown. CM tried a change of direction and it failed to take off.. We TOCA/GRID/CMR fans gave them such a had time over this that they actually listened to us and GAS is the response. When you ever heard of EA answering a question let alone fixing one? they leave that entirely to the community at large..... Sorry but I give credit to the people who ARE willing to say "Sorry people we screwed the pooch on this, here's what you say you actually wanted". unlike EA's typical attitude of "How sad, to bad, we got your money and we're in the pub!". As for AAA prices? GAS @ £26.99 if you own Grid 2 (£29.99 if not) plus £22.99 for all 8 DLC's a total of around £50. Now compare that to BF4 Premium £90+ (when I bought it now £69,98) with 5 DLC's? THAT'S ludicrous pricing. So you think that the CM Staff shouldn't get paid for their efforts to create a new game? If it upsets you so badly vote with your wallet dude... Yeah Grid 2 was nothing more than a glorified NFS game without the police chases really. Grid 2's handling model apart from the 'faster to drift through corners mechanics' was still in a different league to any NFS game I've ever played. Dirt Showdown would be a better comparison. I agree. Grid 2's system was a nice 'easy to learn, hard to master'. I enjoyed every second of Grid 2, it was nice to play a game that didn't take itself too seriously..
  4. It's the way the Leaderboards display the data, it's a weird way to do it. If you filter it to display others' times, it displays the closest 20 times slower than yours and the closest 20 times faster than yours (with you in 21st). That's why you're in 21st. It's strange and would be good to see a comparison between my times and the actual fastest.
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    I'd like to work for Codies, but I'd get sick of people bi*ching about the quality of my work. Haha.
  6. Grid: Autosport is definitely more realistic, but only marginally. The drifting in Grid 2 was a very nice way to hide the lack of physics and Autosports attempt to be more authentic really only serves to reveal the problems with this physics engine.  I actually just played Grid 1 for the first time just then (yay for Steam sales!). I have to say, it's a lot better feeling than both Grid 2 and Autosport... they were really on the right track back then (pun!). I played iRacing for years, but don't play it up much now as took up too much time! lol
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    Where are everyone?

    We are waiting for you. In the test chamber.
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Agreed. I also don't need to hear that I get a extra point for qualifying first, or that Nathan McKane will be replaying that race over and over again.To be honest, the radio comms falls flat and is a real missed opportunity. 
  9. Hehe. It was a simple, fun game. Accessible, I liked it. 
  10. True. But it's subjective anyway. I like Autosport, but am leaning towards Grid 2 as being the better game. 
  11. I thought that might get a few replies. Hehe.
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    Lets Talk about Vettel.

    lol It's actually the most probable scenario. ...
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    Grid Autosport Videos and screen shots thread

    Here's me racing around Bathurst in AS for the first time. http://youtu.be/zDkVfMzLB1U
  14. Grid 2 has more realistic handling (yep) but Autosport attempts to be more realistic.
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    Fastest Lap Time Bug

    This how all Codies games are. They're fun, but don't look too closely, it's all too easy to see the strings and puppets etc behind the scenes.
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Grid 2 wasn't trying to be accurate. It did what it set out to do perfectly. It's probably the best drift-based racer in a decade.
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    Feedback of AI in Grid Autosport

    Dumb and aggressive for sure.
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    GRID Autosport Feedback

    Once you master Autosports handling it becomes better. The entry level cars seem to feel as though they're running on flat tyres with broken diffs or something.
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    The AI are not jerks! :D

    Sif not buy digital...
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    GRID Autosport Bugs Thread

    To be honest, taking nothing away from the game, but a lot of the tracks are very very inaccurate.
  21. Tell me how to skip the tracks?  Just forefit that race weekend? Just quit out of the races and get 0 credit. I mean if doing the tracks in reverse r to hard just wimp out and quit. Nothing about the tracks being "too hard"... in my opinion there is no track that is "too hard".  It's just not in the spirit of being an authentic (all be it an arcade physics based) racing game. But this game in no way is trying to be authentic. 
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    GRID Autosport Bugs Thread

    Must be playing on Very Hard? ... :P
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    GRID Autosport Bugs Thread

    Only glitch so far that I think I've found, apart from constantly going from full screen to not full screen for no apparent reason, is the sounds of the Holden VE Ute (and probably Ford Ute too). Once you get to about 500'ish RPMs from the limiter, it sounds like the pistons are knocking all over the place. Almost like the sound engine is applying the limiter sounds at the wrong RPM. edit; ignoring that the Utes sound like German V8s too... :P
  24. And in real life none of us would be allowed within 10ft of a real race car... but that's because this is a video game...
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    Grid AutoSport arriving tomorrow PS3

    Grid 2 was fantastic btw.