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    F1® 2020 | First Gameplay Trailer

    From the sound of the potential German Grand Prix replacing Silverstone, would Codemasters add that to the game? If so, how, if the 2020 season in game is nothing like the real life one? Does anyone else think there should be an option in the championship/career mode to choose between the real-life 2020 calendar or the original intended one?
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    DiRT: Showdown

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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

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    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Feel free to browse the ongoing history of PC rally games on my YouTube channel, I've covered 1988 to 2012 so far, some arcade ones in there! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYDobL0b26ugFuXASCIC9qmFb9_k4_fqU
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    F1® 2020 | Zandvoort Hotlap

    rFactor 2 team has just released the updated Zandvoort for free. Competition is good/fun to compare! https://www.studio-397.com/2020/05/new-zandvoort/
  6. To Codemasters: the details below don't explain how to defeat the protection system on the game, nor do they provide any links to help do that, simply to remove it, in order to protect the user's PC. It's up to the user themselves to then find the required file to allow the game to work. I hope this doesn't contravene your rules, as I'm just trying to help people play all the ToCA and GRID games on their one PC (much as I do!). This game relies on the Starforce protection system, which works fine in Windows XP and might work on Windows 7 if you install the SFUPDATE patch before running the game, which you can get from their official site here: http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/ (find the link under "2. Versions before 5.5"). However, the early version of Starforce used will NOT work on Windows 8 (it may even prevent your system from booting) and won't work in Windows 8.1, so you'll need a workaround, as detailed below. 1. Install game from DVD-ROM (note: it takes a long time to decompress the 43 sections percentage part on Win8.1 64bit at least), then DO NOT START THE GAME. 2. If you installed the game from the autorun menu, Exit it. 3. Download and install the 1.1 patch, this can be found on the Patches Scrolls site, again DO NOT START THE GAME. 4. At this point, and if you're feeling brave AND running Windows 7, you can try the SFUPDATE mentioned above, then run the game. However if you're worried Starforce might break your PC then read on... 5. Download the Starforce removal tool from http://www.star-force.com/support/drivers/ (find the link under "2. Versions before 5.5"). Run this to ensure Starforce is removed. With any luck (i.e. you didn't run the game yet) then no Starforce drivers will be found! 6. You now need to locate a ToCA Race Driver 3 "No-CD" patch. I can't help you at this point, but searching online should help. Note: there doesn't seem to be a 1.1 version available, so you'll have to use the 1.0 version, which means some of the 1.1 patch fixes may not work. Also, please virus check whatever you download, as there's no guarantee it'll be virus free. 7. The file you download may be a replacement RD3.exe file, in which case, just copy it into the folder you installed the game into, overwriting the original. 8. Run the game's "Configure ToCA Race Driver 3" link, to set up the graphics and sound. Note: the maximum refresh rate available under "Graphic -> Advanced Settings..." might not be the highest your monitor can take. So once you've applied the settings you with, click "Save and Exit", then open the pchardwareconfig.ini file (in the "savedata" sub-folder of the game's install folder) and change the "FullScreenRefresh=" to the maximum refresh rate you wish to use (on my monitor it would only let me select 120hz in the settings, but I changed this to 144hz in the .ini file, which my monitor can take). 9. Run the game! Note: on my graphics card (Nvidia GTX 980) there's some flickering all over the car bodies, unless reflections are turned off completely (which looks terrible too!) in the hardware settings. I think this is a driver issue, sadly, so it might be fine on an ATI card. Also: if you select a widescreen resolution then the game will run at that resolution, but you'll lose some of the top and bottom of the image, including parts of the in-car cockpit view. So it's best to use a 4:3 resolution if you want to see the whole image, or go seek out the cam hack utility by Racer_S for more tweaks.
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    DiRT 3

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    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    I think there should be a "real life 2020" season mode, added later, once we know which tracks even get to have a race this year. COVID-19 mode, perhaps 😛 Perhaps some could have no crowds, should races behind closed-doors even happen. The biggest issue might be if they don't race at all in 2020 and the cars/tracks are used in 2021 instead, would Codemasters release another version of the game next year with the same content?!
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    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    Hang on, if you've managed to license Benetton and Jordan, we're getting closer to full classic grids! Potentially Ferrari, Benetton, Williams, McLaren, Jordan... throw some Sauber and possibly Lotus in there (depnding on season) and you've nearly got the whole line up from many seasons, back in the day!
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    A new TOCA game?

    Interesting article here, thanks to TeamVVV for highlighting it: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1164089/BTCC-TOCA-Touring-Car-video-game-Codemasters-Alan-Gow-Dan-Cammish
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    GRID Season 3 - Coming this month

    I suspect that might be the 130R at Suzuka, as someone on here briefly saw Suzuka available in-game
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    The Worst Formula 1 game you played

    This one's pretty awful: And this: This takes the biscuit though: Although this broken effort is pretty close:
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    Coronavirus and F1 2020 - Thread

    F1 might not start until Baku in June now: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/season-start-2020-baku-coronavirus/4745255/
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    Coronavirus and F1 2020 - Thread

    Officially cancelled now. Perhaps the game can have a "what should have been" and a "what was" championships? Alternatively, if it's not worth the effort to make a new game, work on 2021 and just add 2020 to the 2019 game as DLC.
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    Coronavirus and F1 2020 - Thread

    Australia is cancelled. So, yeah, get on it Codemasters: get them doing virtual races for the ones that aren't on TV 😄
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    Coronavirus and F1 2020 - Thread

    Looks like Australia may be off too, now McLaren pulled out (again, if by some unbelievable reason it goes ahead, will McLaren not be there in the game? I doubt it...). At this rate, the F1 2020 game might be better being called off, especially if none of the new events end up running 😕 Otherwise it'll be Fantasy F1 2020
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    So season 3+4 is full price during the Steam sale...

    Season 3+4 33% off, now £6.69 in UK (on Steam)
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    F1 Manager Game?

    Frontier (developer of Elite/Elite Dangerous) have just announced they're making official F1 Management game: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-03-10-elite-developer-frontier-now-making-f1-management-games
  19. Mobil 1 Rally Championship had some good ones: More here: http://igcd.net/game.php?id=10000048
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    Coronavirus and F1 2020 - Thread

    Let's say Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam and China all go, along with more, potentially. I'd think the best approach would be to have 2 championships; one with the championship that was originally proposed for 2020, and one with the races that actually took part. If this virus keeps spreading we might have to watch virtual races instead of real ones this year 😕; maybe someone should propose that to the FIA; races that can't happen do eSports ones with real drivers instead 😄
  21. Now that Sophia Floersch has become the first woman in F3, it might be good to add F3! https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.sophia-floersch-to-become-first-woman-f3-racer-18-months-after-horrific.4oeoyt7y9VFzJEpMqPxvTJ.html
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    GTA V does F1

  23. I more meant they said "unannouced" in inverted commas, implying that it may have sort have been announced, but not by them, hence maybe Project CARS 3. i.e. unannounced with you holding up your fingers to make quote marks
  24. Surely "unnanounced" implies Project CARS 3?
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    Cockpit Cam Halo Transparency 2019

    Would maybe a solution like that in Need For Speed Shift/Shift 2 Unleashed work, where the close up cockpit is blurred at higher speeds, to replicate you focussing on the horizon? Of course that'd make displays hard to read, maybe a selective blur on the halo?