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  1. RubyRuby

    TOURING CAR RACING

    This from Loore  (about GRID A): > As a FYI some of the cars confirmed so far:WTCC Chevrolet Cruze WTCC BMW 320 TC BTCC Ford Focus ST Dallara F312 Audi RS5 Coupe Mercedes Benz C63 AMG BMW M3 E92< I'm pretty ignorant of Touring Car parameters.  Is the E92 considered a Touring Car, or must it have a TC designation, like the 320 and Focus? Frank
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    Grid Autosport

    Seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it?  Looks like this one is going to generate a lot more positive feedback once people are playing it, so get them playing a piece of it a month before release and boost pre-orders big time.  But I suppose there's more to it than that from Codies view. Frank
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    Grid Autosport

    Thanks Loore.  You guys really have been tight lipped.  Certainly made GRID A a bigger surprise, and made a lot less cause for wild speculation.  Nicely done. Frank
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    Grid Autosport

    Ravenwest again?  Goody! This looks a hell of a lot more like a GRID sequel than G2.  Good for you, Codies.  Some niggles and some questions yet, but this looks very promising. Will there be a demo?  Before or after release?  If not I'll have to wait for some post-release feedback on handling.  Otherwise I'd actually be tempted to pre-order. I like the car behind arrow a lot.  And the mini map looks like an improvement over GRID.  Graphics look great, of course.  Disappointed tuning will be involved, but not a deal breaker.  I take it tuning in the career game will be an option.  Didn't care much for trying to race a default tuned F1 in ToCA 3, and not having to mess with all that in GRID was a big plus for me.  Happy to see the team mate feature restored. I'm not quite clear on whether difficulty level can be tuned as in GRID (5 difficulty levels), or is it just assists that can be toggled? Two months to go, and now for me it's all down to the handling. In the mean time, it will be great to see more of the track and car lists.  FJ1000 at Donington?  No TVR Tuscan Challenge I suppose - that's a bummer, but expected.  And everybody goes on about Nordschliefe (sp), but I've always really liked the Nurburgring GP track.  And gotta have Spa of course. Congratulations, Codies!  Looks like you've really done it.  And just a 13 month interval after the G2 release.  I knew you could do it, but was thinking you probably wouldn't.  I'm happy to stand corrected. And to all you G2 people who told us complainers to give it up - nyah, nyah. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player - GRID fan since 2008.
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    Grid Autosport

    Looks like a legitimate non-approved leak, sort of.  Or not.  Come on Flash, what have you got?  The eurogamer link has no text, except the sidebar. The pics are dandy.  Look a lot more like GRID than G2.  Got the haze and dust in the air, depth of field is great. Frank
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    Grid Autosport

    Is that street racing in China Town, San Francisco, on New Years?  Or Macau? Frank
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    Grid Autosport

    What Ryder said, plus a few more things:  GRID(08) handling, persistent and accumulative damage, post processing, especially similar color filters, racing without tuning, GRID's tracks plus some from G2, etc, etc.  "It's all about the race!: Frank
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    Codies Weekly Update 17-04-14

    So.  A lay day between egg deco and RIC.  Think I'll spend the rest of it at Okutama.  Or Spa. Frank @ UTC -9
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    22/04/14

    Mazda 787B at Okutama Grand Circuit does it for me.  And same car at La Sarthe ain't bad. Frank
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    22/04/14

    My internet connection is back up to its usual low performance threshold, so I've been googling on those two recent visitors' names and looking/listening to the teaser again.  The visitors are both BTCC champs (remember I'm a Yank, this is news to me).  Also Rallycross, but the teaser displays the GRID background - so BTCC it is, or Touring Cars anyway.  Not DiRT, not ToCA. Personally, I think a car expansion pack for GRID(08) with several touring cars to add to GRID's Lacetti and BMW 320si with a few new events on the original tracks would be just dandy.  Maybe a couple of new BTCC tracks.  But not likely. So how about the same, but for G2?  More likely, no?  Then, what about the handling?  I don't know, but we'll all know in just three days.  But I'm pretty sure it's not lawn mowers or F1 or Rally. Frank P.S.  Oh yeah.  Cockpit view as well.  Maybe.
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    22/04/14

    Hey Miatakias, As more of a GRID fan than a ToCA fan, I have to disagree about a GRID game with a penalty system.  I take it you're talking about track rules, flags, all that.  GRID's simplicity, including no penalty system, is a large part of it's appeal to me.  In GRID cutting corners has logical consequences usually causing a drop in speed if not an outright spinout or crash.  Not sim, more fun, just racing.  There are enough sims with track rules.  I think direct consequences are more appropriate to GRID's niche than track rules would be.  "It's all about the race." On the other hand, persistent and accumulative damage that actually affects performance is another part of that - direct consequences to errors in judgment - and is a part of GRID that should definitely be kept in future GRID games. Making everything adjustable is a great idea though.  A penalty system that could be turned off would probably appeal to a bigger market.  I have no idea how hard it would be to implement.  Same with pit stops.  But it does seem like trying to make GRID more like other racing games.  I would hate to see that. But I contradict myself when I wish for a SP real time 24 Hours of LeMans with AI team mates and pit stops. Frank
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    GRID 1 Legendary Edition

    I'll have to take your word for it, Assie.  At least for awhile. Frank
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    What you want to see from GRID

    I don't generally do DLCs at all as a single player, but having followed the forums the G2 DLC program does seem kind of desperate.  My face has turned red several times just reading about it.  Just saying . . . we know Codies can do better. Frank
  14. I got the news from a mention of the Racing teaser on the pCARS OT forum. Frank
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    GRID 1 Legendary Edition

    My internet provider sucks.  Besides, I can convince myself I'm a decent race driver as long as I stay offline.  I saw Zorada's pre-G2 release GRID vid (Spa) he posted on the old forum.  Remember that?  Whoosh.  My ego can't handle much of that. Frank
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    What you want to see from GRID

    I'm with Britpoint on GRID's palette and color filter.  Made GRID stand out in 2008 and still works for me.  I do turn off the motion blur though.  I get plenty of self-generated immersion without it, bobbing and weaving in my chair, keyboard in my lap. Frank
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    The Future at Codemasters

    The dragon sim is appealing, but I'd really just like a flamethrower - for the forums. Or GRID(1) Legends. Frank
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    New Forums - Feedback thread

    As far as GRID Games goes, I think having both games together in one section is better than separated (as they were in Codies Forum 1 & 2).  Previously, after the GRID2 section was opened most of the GRID traffic went to the GRID2 section.  You had to look in both places to find GRID threads - now they are all in one place. And although I'm still getting used to it, I think I also prefer this general organization and overall look.  Nice job.  Thanks, Satine. Frank
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    22/04/14

    A pickup camper with big side mirrors and cockpit view - DLC for GRID2.
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    What you want to see from GRID

    Wondered where you guys were.  I was scratching around in that Steam forum wondering what I was missing, because whatever it was sure wasn't there. Frank P.S.  Thanks for the "young" bit, Cap.
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    22/04/14

    That's one of the nice things about a wide range of race modes and tracks:  you have to use lots of cars.  GRID has specialty races for the Mazda 787B, LMP, FJ1000, TVR Tuscan Challenge, etc.  And where else do you get night races at Shibuya & Mt. Haruna, and day races at Istanbul Park and a time-scaled 24 Hours of LeMans with day and night laps, with four classes of cars and an AI team mate? But heck, I would buy it if all Codies came up with was a SP real time 24 Hours of LeMans with AI team mates, pit stops and driver swaps as a GRID expansion pack.  To me that would be worth $50. by itself. Frank
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    What you want to see from GRID

    There is going to be a free pre-release demo, right? Frank
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    GRID 1 Legendary Edition

    @ Britpoint: That small open wheel car in GRID is an FJ1000. @ Flash: As an offline single player, the elements that most impressed me about GRID when I started playing in 2008 were the handling and the strange but very cool post processing - the haze and dust/smoke in the air and the depth that gave to the long range views. Plus the range of cars and tracks in the game.  Diverse, never sure what was coming next.  Learning new racing modes. Then, I was/am very impressed with GRID's persistent and accumulative damage.  Also the ability to dial in assists and difficulty, from very easy (too easy) to very difficult (too hard).  The extremes guarantee that no matter how lazy I am I will be able to have a rewarding race; and that I will always find a challenge in GRID no matter how ambitious and good I get.  I still play and that's still true today. The monetization scheme in GRID is near perfect.  The team mate feature is a lot of fun, and adds to the challenge when your team mate becomes your greatest rival.  Some team mates are too lame, some are too good, and a lot are in between. As to tuning and painting, some disagree but I like the simplicity of no tuning and no upgrading other than buying a different car.  I like being able to play a career with none of that dinking around pretending like I understand automotive engineering.  Jump in the car and go.  "It's all about the race!" The handling physics in GRID are not realistic, but they are immersive, plausible and persuasive.  I think they are perfect for a serious non-sim racing game.  To me, GRID alone still occupies and fills that niche in the racing realism spectrum.  There's more, but that's it for now off the top of my head. (Where's my avatar?) Frank
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    22/04/14

    All good:  what Loore, Miatakias and LastBreath said.  The one-make Skyline R-34 race at Spa is cool, and the Lacetti and BMW 320Si races at Jarama, Niurburging GP and Washington.  And all the change-ups in GRID:  Open wheel, club cars, GT1, at Donington - all of it, Frank
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    Welcome Back GRID Fans

    The GRID forums are back?  This is lots better than the Steam forum.  Now if we could just figure out how to save this forum for public access when it gets "archived." And what's coming on the 22nd?  Probably something for those console pukes, eh? Hey, guys. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player. GRID fan.
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