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A hard simulator...

Postby FranS99 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:30 am

Grand Prix Legends (nicknamed GPL) is a computer racing simulator developed by Papyrus Design Group and published in 1998 by Sierra Entertainment. At the time of its release, it simulated the 1967 Formula One season and is considered to be one of the most realistic racing games ever released.

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The 1967 season is widely viewed as a turning point in Formula One, which was probably the reason it was chosen by the developers of GPL. The cars were powerful again after the rules changes of 1966 but had no aerodynamic wings as yet. They were still using only treaded tyres, which made them very delicate to drive. It was also the last full season before commercial sponsors' liveries replaced the teams' traditional national racing colours in 1968.

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The risks involved in motor racing in the early-1960s were acknowledged and understood, and the general view was that like bullfighting, danger was an inherent part of the sport that one had to accept if they wished to participate. As the decade progressed, the sport became increasingly professional and attitudes began to change. Jackie Stewart's shaping experience of being soaked in fuel while being trapped in the wreckage of his BRM at Spa 1966 led directly to him, alongside BRM team boss Louis Stanley, both becoming outspoken advocates for motor racing safety. The shocking fiery crash of Lorenzo Bandini at the Monaco chicane in 1967 and, in particular, the hugely talented Jim Clark's death at Hockenheim in an F2 race in 1968 that got Formula One as a whole to start thinking on the topic of safety more seriously. As one result of that, the 1969 race at Spa and the 1970 race at the Nürburgring did not take place due to the drivers boycotting the sites as safety upgrades were not installed as demanded. A simulation based on these seasons would lack these great tracks.

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I have it, and if it takes six months playing, I haven't grasped the hand (just got 2 points in 10 championships) :1smiley:
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby sionco » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:53 pm

I used to have this, years ago, I think I've lost the disc though :1embarassed:

You're right, it was really hard.

are the screenshots of an updated version? as I don't remember it looking that good. The models looked good, but the tracks where pretty basic
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby FranS99 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:58 pm

sionco wrote:I used to have this, years ago, I think I've lost the disc though :1embarassed:

You're right, it was really hard.

are the screenshots of an updated version? as I don't remember it looking that good. The models looked good, but the tracks where pretty basic

yes, versión Demo 2004 + tracks :1smiley:
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby sionco » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 am

I've never seen the 2004 update,
can we use what you wrote in the blog?
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby FranS99 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:09 am

sionco wrote:I've never seen the 2004 update,
can we use what you wrote in the blog?

Well, it's not really an upgrade, but is more improved game (graphics, control, etc.) :1smiley:

here is the link of the game (DEMO) :1wink:

http://grand-prix-legends.softonic.com/

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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby sionco » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:54 pm

thanks
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby FranS99 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:45 pm

sionco wrote:thanks

there is no because :1wink:
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby Veedub » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:04 am

I've still got the game disc and plastic case (not the original game box). I'm sure this game must run really well on a new computer! Very hard to master but great fun!
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Re: A hard simulator...

Postby FranS99 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:45 am

Veedub wrote:I've still got the game disc and plastic case (not the original game box). I'm sure this game must run really well on a new computer! Very hard to master but great fun!

Therefore it is said that is the best simulator to date :1smiley: (although I use keyboard to handle it, don't ask me as I did , but I did :1grin: )

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