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  1. It will be interesting to see how my own racing develops following the GRID A release.  I have bought several racing games since I bought GRID, yet GRID is still the game I play the most.  I think GRID A is going to be good, but not sure whether it will be such that I will want to play it more than GRID. Stay out of the kitty litter! Frank
  2. Impressive track list, but conspicuous by their absence are the GRID tracks: Donington, Nurburgring GP, Shibuya and Detroit (street). Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  3. I've noticed remarks several times here and another forum about GRID being to hard to drive.  For the benefit of new GRID players I would just like to point out that GRID's default driving settings are terrible.  It took me some time to get it right when I started in '08, and tuning the settings makes all the difference in the world.  I'm not talking about Assists - go to Main Menu > Options > Driving Options > Advanced.  There are seven adjustments available and it's purely a matter of trial and error.  What works best for you will vary from PC to PC as well
  4. Great review.  Thanks Rastus, and Loore. Frank
  5. Unless it's a game of bootleggers racing over the ridge tops being pursued by the Keystone cops. Frank
  6. Shucks.  Eighteen cars would fit into two polls perfectly, eh?  We need eight more, Loore. Frank
  7. I've started the real time 24 Hrs of LeMans a couple of times as a single player, and as far as I can see there are no pits or team mates and you can't pause the race any longer than the rest of the game before pause goes off automatically and you're back in the race, ready or not.  Not long enough for a nap or much of anything.  Not quite impossible, but nearly.  I've heard from people who have done it in other games, but not GRID. I believe there have been one or two drivers in real life who did the whole 24 Hrs solo, but that's been outlawed for years. Frank
  8. I reckon you know how I feel about GRID: http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/377/grid-autosport-location-spotlight-san-francisco#latest The features that make GRID stand apart for me as a single player: - Easy to get into a race; no fooling around much with tuning or upgrading or customizing.  "It's all about the race." - The color filter and the depth of the view provided by the haze/dust effect, a little weird but cool. - The challenge.  There is always a way to improve my skills, and the game is always ahead of me.  The difficulty level can always be taken up a notch
  9. Nicholson, quoted by Purp: "So what we’re not going to make you do is stay awake for 24 hours and swap the driving seat with 2 other guys to get round the track and so on, . . " Just a nit, but as a supporter of a real time scaled 24 Hours of LeMans, in a long endurance race with two team mates, AI or warm blooded, you will have time for naps, etc.  Home delivered pizza.  Use two alarm clocks.  It can be done, by the seriously dedicated or deranged. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  10. There are 16 Endurance cars in GRID (2008) if you count all the LeMans GT1, GT2, LMP1, LMP2 and Prototype cars.  The 787B is classed as a Prototype, which also has has the Nissan R390 GT-1 and the Ford Doran JE4.  (There is a very cool 3 lap race at the old La Sarthe with the 787B and R390.  Two more laps of that, or more, would be great.) Frank
  11. But SP is looking good.  Fingers crossed re handling, sneak previews are positive. Frank PC/keyboard, offline single player.
  12. There's an Off Topic section in Codies Lounge, but there really ought to be one here (I think). Frank
  13. Very good piece.  Good find, worth a bookmark. Frank
  14. Good coffee has been available to Yanks who want it for at least 25 years - even in Alaska.  I limit my intake to one cup of fresh ground dark roast a day, and it will just about let a spoon stand up in it.  My parents on the other hand . . . Frank
  15. Problem is, I still talk about the weather and politics.  <slurp>  Ahh, coffee. Frank
  16. Are the angle measurements for the banks? Frank
  17. Yeah, kind of silly feeling this way about a game, but it's nice to have enough company to feel almost normal. As to Codies schedule with GRID A, it looks to me like they wanted to get some redemption with the new GRID game plus some time after release to work out the bugs with two or three patches as seems always to be required, maybe some DLC, and rebuild their GRID fan base before fall - when pCARS comes out (in Q4).  Because pCARS will probably suck the air right out of the room and any racing game released that late in the year is going to have some very stiff competition indeed.&n
  18. Endurance:  another great Codies trailer.  Nice bit of writing, Ben.  Thanks. Frank
  19. Ah ha.  Thanks, Loore. Frank
  20. Except for PC, iirc.  Well, a couple of patches.
  21. They are not all the same, and the oval racing in SHIFT was fun although the 1/4 mile oval seemed more circus than race. Frank
  22. The last three cars on the list:  I love it! Frank
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