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  1. Is the original still worth a try or is the sequel a big improvement?
  2. Thanks for the recommendation. Just installed it on my iPad and it's excellent, silky smooth and 60 fps. Now just need to pop the original music on and it's a good an outrun clone you could hope for short of Sega bringing it to iOS.
  3. Has anyone else noticed that online seems to be broken on this when playing against Randoms? There is quite a lot of talk on the Codemasters forums about a "11/11" glitch that allows you to adjust the spring settings to improve the car by several seconds a lap.
  4. Getting gold on the beginner top gear track isn't too tricky when you realise how much slower the ai is around the tight chicanes. Those are the places you can make up 2 or 3 positions at a time. The biggest problem I had with it was making small mistakes causing disqualification, or the ai making themselves into mobile road blocks.
  5. Everything Codemasters have said since the launch of the game almost seems like an apology for the state they ended up shipping in, promising they will do better next time.
  6. Picked this up yesterday and although I found myself enjoying the game it was a massively disappointing experience. Inconsistent framerate on the 360 version, poor graphics even when compared to other Codemasters racing titles, terribly limited A.I, awful pre and post event presentation, pit stops, fuel and tyre management all completely broken and so many of the promised features completely missing. I remember around four months ago reading an interview with one of the game producers where he talked in great detail about how you would be able to feel subtle changes in the grip levels of the track, explaining how individual puddles were accurately mapped out, how you would have to maintain wet lines to prevent tires from going off, and even feel the track rubbering in, then discovering in the final product that even a soaking wet track makes very little difference to overall lap times. There is a good game trying to get out, and at times it can be very enjoyable, but what a disappointment. And a word of warning to anyone expecting everything to be made good in a patch, another Codemasters title which was severely broken at launch, another game that promised far more than it delivered, Fuel, was never fixed.
  7. What trick is this? Recently got back into the game myself but finding some of the races a bit of a slog.
  8. Quite extreme use of it here
  9. Beneath a Steel Sky is 59p for one day only.
  10. I dont share your happy experiences unfortunately. Microsoft support have always been resolute with me in refusing to authorise anything outside of the specified warranties, even when requesting a manager.
  11. I dont think you will. EDGE has always been slightly generous with Codemasters games and I think this is the most obvious to date. The more I play it the less I like it. I'm just glad I only paid £27 for it.
  12. One thing that really bothers me is the night time element on the 360. Maybe its my eyesight, or my TV or a mixture of both but its just too dark to be playable even with the brightness turned right up. The lighting during dusk is just odd, it washes the screen with a pink hue which looks almost like the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.
  13. I know, but with Codemasters having a good history of publishing high quality racing games I had high expectations for this. I dont really see the point you are trying to make, I didnt expect it to be anything like GRID or DIRT.
  14. Surprised by such little first hand feedback so far so I shall share my thoughts after a couple of hours with the game. As fan of GRID and DIRT I have been looking forward to this for sometime. Firstly and something I wasnt expecting are the horrible loading times, I havent yet installed the game to the hard drive, so hopefully that will make a substantial difference, but to load each event takes an eternity. Probably even worse than those in Dirt. It was the first thing that struck me about the game and I would say I spent about 1/5 of my first hour looking at the loading screen. Right so on to the game itself. Visually its a bit of a mixed bag, the scale is hugely impressive but there is signifigant pop up, an understandable sacrifice but sometimes fairly off putting as the high detail textures replace their low res equivalants. It doesnt really wow you at any point but it all seems solid enough and the framerate, although a long way from 60fps seems stable. I completed the first three events, and noticed each race event is win or bust. You get nothing in this game for finishing second, something I would imagine will frustate later on. The races themselves seem well done, lots of on screen events to compliment the racing, and it does provide opportunity for shortcuts, seemingly rewarding being adventurous from the racing line. First negative would be the numerous objects that scatter the race track that will stop you dead on contact, there seems to be inconsistency in this also, some destruct on impact others seemly built out of solid rock. Another problem is the aggressive AI, they are quite happy to batter you out of the way appearing to have heavier and stronger vehicles than the player, brushing you into objects with little impact on them. I should point out I enjoyed my first couple of hours, but I certainly dont think its a game for everyone and its clear from a brief play that signifigant flaws are present. I'm surprised it got an 8 in EDGE, so far a 7 seems to fit better. Its clearly ambitious, and I'm looking forward to playing it further but it seems somewhat of a marmite game from what I've seen so far.
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    That video looks really ordinary, like Midnight Club with guns
  16. Looking at the manual gears leaderboard it seems massive time savings are to be made.
  17. Finally beat the 4.30 mark. 4 minutes 27 on route D.
  18. Changed as you said but it didnt create a log file in the game folder unless I'm missing something obvious. Running Windows Vista here with an ATI Radeon x1300 if thats any help. Ive tried it in various compatibility modes but it still wont run.
  19. Wouldnt work for me, when loading the screen fades from white to black then it dies.
  20. According to News 24 the changes have been scrapped for this season. Back to the old system until 2010 Autosport link
  21. Hi Chaps, Just to let you all know Ive let SaintM know I wont be continuing in the league this season. New commitments at work mean I just dont have the spare time in the evenings to keep on top of my league matches and practice enough to give you all a good competitive game. Like I said to Mike I am sorry not to have made this decision right at the beginning of the season and given someone else the chance to play in the prem but hopefully by letting you know now it will minimise disruption for everyone else. Id just like to thank you all for making it such an enjoyable league and providing some of the best online gaming moments Ive had, not to mention a couple of not so good ones as experienced last week against Miner Willy Good luck to you all for the upcoming season, it will take something special to prize Mr Willy's hands off the title.
  22. To be honest in the second match it was all Wallace, I just couldnt get going and put any worthwhile possession together, my first goal on 57 mins was pretty much my first shot on target. The rest of the second half the tension was only just bareable, only on getting a second, again against the run of play did thoughts of survival enter my head. Really feel for Wallace as he didnt deserve to come away without anything from those matches but I am just pleased to have another premiership season to look forward to. Hopefully next time with less 360 failures and damaged limbs I might be able to put a better set of results together. Thanks to you all for an enjoyable season.
  23. Well games played and results in. The two most stressful FIFA matches of my life. Results are: Tsunami1 3 : 1 Wallace Wallace 0 : 2 Tsunami1 Thanks for the games Wallace, very well played in both.
  24. Of course I know how you felt, we have all been there, and when you said you didnt enjoy the games I genuinely felt bad if it was my connection at fault. But the difference was I didnt knowingly play you with a connection that pretty much makes any game a lottery and completely removes any enjoyment of playing it.
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