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  1. This is still here? GRID:  The Legend.  Simply a remake of GRID with a few more tracks and a few more cars (more "Club GT" cars); and all the cars and tracks of the original game.  Doesn't need to be flashy.  And don't sneak in any tuning.  Keep "It's all about the race."  And you should probably really truly especially not forget cockpit cam and Derby.  And though I'm not a multiplayer, multiplayer probably should be fixed - and a way for the community to support servers when the company has to cease support. Touring Cars is cool, but Club racing is for he
  2. Thanks, Operator.  Nice to hear from the other gene pool.  I remain not persuaded that Win10 is worth the hassle.  Not sure why a different point of view arouses such passionate defense of what in my own experience is a net neutral at best (and that's being generous).  I'll be moving along.
  3. My AMD problem was with laptop graphics drivers.  Maybe they weren't missing, just taking a time out.  I gave them four days to show, but that game does not age well. The MS problem wasn't with their spying, just with me knowing what's going in or out of my PC.  As for dodgy activities, I'm not engaged in any but it looks like MS is.  The software is from MS, but the PC is mine and that's where MS thinks they are entitled to dump or remove anything whether I want it or not, whether I know what it is, or not.  That doesn't seem dodgy to you? I have a couple of SSDs fo
  4. I'm sure there's a more appropriate Win10 thread somewhere on Codies forums, but since you mentioned it here what are some of the most important ways Win10 is better than Win7?  I tried Win10 a few months ago for four days, then rolled my laptop back to Win7.  Mostly because of missing AMD drivers, but also because I just didn't see anything that looked like an improvement.  It just looked like Win8 with stretched smartphone UI screens.  Not to mention Win10 seems more invasive, plus I really don't want MS deciding what updates will be installed on my PC and when.  The
  5. Bushmill's Black Bush whiskey (w/ a small chip of ice), Meyers's Rum, Samuel Smith IPA or New Belgium Fat Tire ale.  Enough to keep a man sane. Sorry.  I got sidetracked back there a few pages ago.
  6. Scots, English (Separatists), French, Swedish and probably Welsh and German, with a Native American (or two) in there somewhere.  And the gratuitous Irish of course.  Plus all the others I'm not aware of.  The upshot is that most of my people wanted to be somewhere else and were willing to risk a lot to leave where they were.  A lot were misfits and outcasts.  They fit in well enough here, and I'm pretty typical.
  7. CMR and Subies aside for the moment, anybody know anything about the availability of the PC retail version from North American vendors?  It's being released by Koch Media with the consoles in April, but . . . will it be overseas shopping again, as it was with Bandai Namco?  Game.co.uk is great, but a long ways away.
  8. Just to keep the record straight regarding Porsche and it's inclusion in any CM games, it is in the original GRID (2008).  But it's available only in the career game when the player is driving as a mercenary, and in the demo.  It can't be bought or driven as a player-owned car.  I don't recall if it's available in Quick Race.
  9. If we weren't bonkers we'd still be in the UK.
  10. Far as I know the 96 was offered in the 2-stroke for the first year or two of production (1967-68?), then in either the 2-stroke or with the Taunus 4-stroke V4, from about 1968 to 1982.  I might be off a bit.  My Saab was the 1969 V4 4-stroke, bought as a dealer demo with a couple hundred miles on it in the winter of 1970.  Great car.  No castor oil.  The original clutch didn't make it past 30,000 miles; the second one wore much better. P.S.  The price new in 1970 was about $1,500.
  11. Had a Saab 96 V4 for four years in the '70's and it seemed like I was constantly shifting, but I loved that car. More Saabs!  The one single 96 V4 in Rally Trophy has never been enough.
  12. What does this mean? No DVDs in the USA? Don't know yet, but that's how the distribution deal with Bandai Namco has worked in the past, necessitating US DVD buyers ordering from overseas vendors. Thanks!  I'll have to check that out. :) Edit: A Google translation of the 12 December 2015 press release from Koch Media - <DiRT Rally appear on April 5, 2016 for consoles, Steam release today, PC-box this month.> So far I have no idea what the "PC-box" includes - just a download key, or an installation DVD as well; or who and where are the vendors.
  13. It's getting plenty of word-of-mouth advertising - highly thought of on the pCARS site, for instance. On another note:  looks so far like the Bandai Namco plan for the DVD distribution will be zip for North American vendors again.  Anybody got anything to the contrary?
  14. Ravenwest being in the game is a shout out to long time GRID fans, and as Ravenwest liveries are always black it makes sense in a wry manner to make Ravenwest's special "Black" livery white.  At least that's how I see it. I want a black TVR Tuscan Challenge.  We've got TC.  How about Club GT next?
  15. Not new issues, but I don't at all like having to order from overseas to get a disc in NA; and I don't like not having a DEMO.  More to come no doubt, but hopefully more positive. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  16. My preorder has been shipped.  Yay!  I had forgotten that my seller is dealing with the Euro release, while I was focused on the NA release.  All is well.  Whew! Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  17. Haven't received a shipped notice yet.  I think I may have to reorder.  Ah well.  Things are hopping around here for the next few weeks and probably wouldn't have been able to spend much time with it for awhile.  That is, unless I just said t'hell with everything but the game. Frank
  18. Well @loore be prepared for the complaint threads and people bitching about something. You know there's always people that will complain about something some of them right here on these forums . Where do you reckon this game would be without us whiners? Frank
  19. Looking back a little further, Race Driver: GRID was released in 2008, in - Europe @ 30 May, N. America @ 3 June, Australia @ 12 June, on PC, PS3 & Xbox360. Today we are ruled by another generation of Immortals.  #:-S Frank
  20. I get that its not officialy licensed as the V8 Utes etc etc but it still doesn't make sense to me. No racing Ute ever has looked like anything like it. Formula 3 isn't real F3 but they are still identical to real life. Same with A1 GP, BTCC, Euro V8, V8 Supercars, IndyCar, GT3, JGTC, so why not the V8 Utes. Its ruined the category in my opnion by making the cars look like a teenager has got hold of them. So many codemasters games now are full of potential but plagued with silly decisions that ultimately ruin the game/destroy a lot of the replayability. So many of the categories in GAS are p
  21. I hate messing with files.  You get all those metal shavings flying all over. Frank
  22. Touge, yes.  And right after that add Club GT. Frank
  23. As well as LeMans there are a few more races in the GRID career game that have the musical buildup.  Can't recall which ones offhand, but I think there are even a couple of short races that have that music from start to finish.  Oh - the Ravenwest match races do. I bought ToCA3 around 2010, but was already smitten by GRID - my most played game, still. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  24. I got the 90 minutes from some marketing piece, Cap.  I don't remember where now.  But three times the size of Oahu (1,500 sq km) makes driving from one side to the other in 90 minutes sound reasonable.  Anyway, at 5,000 sq km it sounds like a generous sized world but nowhere near the size of the US., which is about 9,800,000 sq km.  The island I live on in Alaska is about 6,600 sq km.  Haven't driven across the US myself since I was a kid, but then it took something like 40 hours.  Half that is still 20 hours.  And no, that wasn't in a stagecoach. I may try
  25. My apologies.  Didn't mean to hijack this thread. Frank
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