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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 heros.

    95%er here.
  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 for the PC, so I reckon I'll be getting much faster boots soon without Win10.  I am content with 1080p and 60fps.  And RAM is cheap, especially if I stick with DDR3 for a while longer.  I don't need the best tech, just sufficient tech.  As for privacy, I don't have anything to hide but that doesn't make my privacy less important.  Generalities are insufficient and I'm still dubious.  I'm willing to give Win10 another try, but not until I see solid reasons to do so.  I'm aware that eventually I'll have to give up on Win7, but not yet.
  4. Hughesy said:
    Uh yea ofcourse it needs Windows 10, it's a DX12 game, I just don't get why people moan. I hate Microsoft as Dave can tell you with my many, many rants. But Win10 is free, it's also a lot better than 7 and 8 in every possible way, and Forza Apex is a free game, nothing at all to moan about.
    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.  There's already more than enough unsolicited crap floating around.  (Sorry, got away from me for a minute there.)  Basically, what am I missing?  How is Win10 going to benefit me enough to more than make up for the negatives?  I'm on Win7 64-bit Home SP1, with another copy in the wings for my next desktop PC.

    Or just put up a link to that more appropriate thread.  Thanks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. cjl9 said:

    On another note:  looks so far like the Bandai Namco plan for the DVD distribution will be zip for North American vendors again.
    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.

    BrySkye said:
    Bandai Namco's deal with Codemasters has expired..
    Codemasters signed a new publishing deal last month with Koch-Media for global distribution, including the Americas, for 2016 instead.

    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.
  11. griev0r said:
    Why aren't the major news sites (minus the horrid PC gamer review) reviewing full release Dirt Rally?  Nothing from IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers etc.  It could definitely use the exposure!
    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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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


  14. APR193 said:
    The Ute series on GAS is not the V8 Ute Racing series, so why should they look exactly like them? It's their own series, so they can do whatever they want to them, i.e. adding splitters and spoilers, and cannot be 'incorrect' as they aren't exactly copying anything.
    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 poor and the replayability is looking very minimal with the amount single class categories. Just so disappointed with GAS, really wanted it to be the game Grid 2 should have been.
    You just watch.  Next season all the V8 Ute Racing crews will have played GRID Autosport and they all will insist on putting big rear wings on their Utes! 

  15. 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.

    PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  16. 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 The Crew eventually, but then there is also the "always online" bit - no way, at least not without a very deep discount and a lot better ISP.

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