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Best PC Racing game Online?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by SuperOxford, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. SuperOxford

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    I have just got myself a PC and would like to play some games online.

    Whats the best racing game (cars,bikes,anything really) that can be played online?

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks
     
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    should have got an xbox and pgr2,its awsome on live
     
  3. SuperOxford

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    Just my luck!!

    There must be some good PC racing games that you can play online though.

    Can anyone help?!
     
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    Live For Speed is good.
     
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    I would recommend ;

    3) Live for speed (LFS)
    2) F1 Racing - GT add-on pack
    1) Grand Prix Legends

    LFS is the easiest to get into, instant fun. The GT Racing requires EA F1-2001 or F1C, and the download of some (big) add-on files, but the advantages are that you can race pretty much anything. There's Le Mans, Mini Coopers, Sportscars, all GT classes, etc etc

    For me by far the best is still Grand Prix Legends, online or off. It's a bit of a labour of love, as it is not as instantly easy to drive like the others, but FAR more rewarding ultimately. The first time you smoothly hang a drift through a fast corner, you're hooked. The online stuff is also incredible. I'm biased of course, since I was involved in the alpha/beta work on it, but it is great :)

    I'd suggest you to check ;


    LFS - http://lfs.racesimcentral.com
    GT - http://www.f1rst2.com/
    GPL - http://eaglewoman.racesimcentral.com/gpl/index.htm
     
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    Need for Speed Underground = awesome!
     
  7. SuperOxford

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    thanks.

    i was thinking about Need for Speed Underground. All i want something not too complex but a good laugh.

    Do you race against 1 person at a time or is it more than 1?
     
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    MotoGp is also on PC as far as I am aware :)
     
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    SuperOxford - did you get anything eventually? If you like something reasonably straightforward Live for Speed is probably your best bet. It's sufficiently realistic to drive, but in the "Need for Speed" arcadey genre for quick fun.
     
  10. SuperOxford

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    I have played Live for Speed a fair bit now and have enjoyed it. Only got the demo at the moment but may pay for the full version.

    I picked up Grand Prix Legend from PC World for £2.99(!) today. Not had much a go on it yet. WIll say i spin off a lot!! Will try it online tomorrow and see how I get on.

    Thanks for your help
     
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    Yeah, you'll do that; but it is a great game! :laugh:

    Although for quite some time I've been unable to spend much time gaming and almost none on the PC for the last two years, I have spent years with GPL. Installations of Windows have come and gone, but GPL has lived through it all - and that's just hotlapping! :smashin:

    The best place to start with GPL is... slowly. Remember that the tyres need time to warm up and with that, the grip will really come in. Grip? GPL? Yeah! :laugh:

    It's also a good idea to take things really easy and let your feel of the car and knowledge of the track come in with the miles. Push the speed that little higher and the braking that little later each tour.

    Perhaps concentrate on the above points until you feel comfortable and then have a play with setup - making sure to make small and few changes at any one time. As an exception, reducing the level of fuel can be a good option. Having a lighter car makes things just that little easier to handle (particularly with braking) and accessible in the early stages.

    Finally, if you don't have one, buy a steering wheel! I bought GPL with the MS Force Feedback wheel and wouldn't have it any other way. GPL is still enjoyable without force feedback (I played it this way before the force feedback patch arrived), but becomes yet more absorbing as you find the car genuinely reacting to your input and the terrain. As you can see, GPL still (rightly!) has its fans and by the many accounts of sim players, can still run amongst more recent titles.

    You're certainly gonna get value for money! £2.99!?!?!!! :eek:
     
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    Also in GPL, if you visit the site I mentioned (Eaglewoman) you can find a lot of setups you can download. As Alison recommends, start with the Coventry, which is a very forgiving car, and lower on power than the others (less likely to spin out), yet very drivable.

    Use some of Alison's setups for the Coventry, and take it easy to start with, just learning the track and car. Start somewhere easy, like Monza or Kyalami. The Coventry isn't as fast as the Lotus or as sexy as the Ferrari, but it's best to learn in.

    When you're up to speed, there are LOTS of tracks, cars, graphics, sounds etc you can download off the internet. Take a look here amd have fun! :)

    http://trackdb.d2g.com

    This is also worth a read ;

    http://www.racesimcentral.com/guides/gpl/intro/gplintro.shtml
     

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