View Full Version : Nostalgia.

January 8th, 2018, 08:09 AM
Came across this video the other night and I think it's a rather neat way to see how GT has progressed over the years.

There is also this, if you really want a nostalgia trip.

What suprized me the most I think is how well GT4 has acually held up. While yes, the game does look dated now, for it's age it still looks pretty damn good.

January 8th, 2018, 08:16 AM
I've seen the second one before, very cool. Obligatory DMC sighting as well.

January 8th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Funny, both of those were in my recommended feed on YouTube as well. I did also watch the one on Grand Valley Speedway through the years, that track has changed quite a bit.

Tom Servo
January 8th, 2018, 04:28 PM
Wow, how do I not remember that horrible Cardigans remix for the GT2 intro?

Rare White Ape
January 8th, 2018, 05:36 PM
First one is still the best. I liked Manic Street Preachers back in the day, and that song is quite Anthemic.

I think the US and EU intros are very inferior to the JP intros, especially the GT4 one.

January 8th, 2018, 06:56 PM
You didn't, Servo. I think that was the EU intro, because I remember the original GT2 intro was the normal Cardigans song.

Tom Servo
January 8th, 2018, 07:07 PM

MR2 Fan
January 9th, 2018, 08:54 AM
yeah, I noticed that too, thinking it didn't sound right...then found out it wasn't the same for every market.

I remember the bad QA in GT2, the "Palm Strip" dragstrip that was labeled but never included, and of course, the Camero (yes,Camaro) or whatever the car was under the cover on GT1 (probably just a Skyline)

January 9th, 2018, 09:05 AM
What was the code for the milk truck again?

January 9th, 2018, 02:07 PM
X, X, O, X, triangle, triangle, L1, L2, L1, L2, O, square, X, then you plug your controller into port two, pause the game, switch off the power at the mains, stick a knife in the toaster and plug it it, turn the mains on again and watch the fireworks, after that's done and the smoldering remains of your house are safe enough to enter, you should have unlocked the milk truck.

Usually takes one or two tries.

April 4th, 2018, 08:05 AM
I remember the bad QA in GT2, the "Palm Strip" dragstrip that was labeled but never included, and of course, the Camero (yes,Camaro) or whatever the car was under the cover on GT1 (probably just a Skyline)

"Plam Strip"

April 30th, 2018, 11:38 AM
And more nostalgia. Been watching this guy's vids a lot lately where he does various sim racing challenges, but he's also been streaming GT1 lately. Here's a vod of him trying to all gold the liscence tests. And yes, he got stuck HARD on the RX-7 test. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi3zweVorUk

April 17th, 2019, 08:52 AM
On last Sunday afternoon (April 14, 2019) I decided to try and get my PS1(PSX) and silver slim PS2 running again. I hadn't played them in a long time, probably years, and I was in a somewhat depressed state and thought playing might help. I couldn't figure out how I had the video hooked into my collection of equipment. Time was running short, so I left (minimally late) to meet my wife.

So I got up in the very early morning to try again. The failure had added to a general state of depression. Eventually I recalled the video output from both consoles (RCA) was going through an old VCR which was acting as an RCA video switchbox and that usually they would be hooked into an RCA input on my HDD. But I could see the cables not attached. Took a little while to determine how to power on the VCR (i.e. figure out which power cord was its), but I got both PS1 and PS2 to work!

PS1 had GT1 with my January 2014 15th anniversary game. I played a bit of simulation mode. First I successfully did all 8 B license tests, taking a few tries to bronze each. Then I took a blue prize Civic(Racer), stock, and managed to win the Sunday Cup badly (6th in the first race). (I am, at my best, a somewhat mediocre player). I did not diary record my results, nor save the game back to the card.

PS2 had my only GT4 game. Unfortunately the car was the black Mazda 787B, so racing wasn't practical. I couldn't even overpower a Sunday Cup event because the game switched me to unuseable normal tires. And I didn't want to switch cars and thereby write to the memory card.

I decided to try a license test, so looked for one I had golded. It was I think a yellow MR2 at High Speed Ring esses. I managed to pass (bronze) the first try I stayed on track, and thought that the standard was a lot more forgiving than in GT1. So I turned off that console too, without writing to the memory card, I think.
Actually, researching, I think the license test was A-2, Lotus Elise 111R '04 at the High Speed Ring esses.

And then I went back to sleep for a little while longer.

April 20th, 2019, 10:49 PM
GT1 definitely has more difficult handling than the rest of the GT games.

I never started with GT1, even though i helped my neighbour pass a few races with it i ended up buying GT2 first. I bought GT1 years later around the time GT4 or so was out, and tried playing it but completely sucked at it!

GT2 is still my most favoured GT game ever, music/car/track etc selection was and is still really awesome. I've still got all the GT games, and the devices to play them on (purposely kept an old CRT TV to play them on).

April 21st, 2019, 05:41 AM
Same, my cousins had GT1. I bought GT2 at launch. I remember picking it up on the way to work and reading the little jewel case books that came with it during my lunch break.

April 22nd, 2019, 03:01 AM
Oh man I loved that Cardigan song. And I particularly loved the Van Halen intro to GT4.

Rare White Ape
April 22nd, 2019, 03:19 AM
That intro was trash in comparison to the original Japanese version. It had the same visuals but they were set to the Japanese music, and it fit much better.



(the extended music track is a bit of a face melter: https://youtu.be/_BDasfJ9dk8?t=241)

(as is the GT5 version: https://youtu.be/nmcuZ1A8eso?t=263)

April 22nd, 2019, 03:54 AM
Yeah, no.

April 22nd, 2019, 04:37 AM
Yeah, no.

Don't you mean "Yeah nah"?

With that said, I prefer the Japanese version. But both are great.

April 22nd, 2019, 07:02 AM
Bleh....give me Van Halen over that shit any day.

Rare White Ape
March 28th, 2020, 02:37 PM


March 28th, 2020, 04:36 PM
Yeah saw that a couple days ago. Kinda cool that they used Kojima for one of the crowd models.

May 8th, 2020, 04:51 PM

Today's the day #GranTurismo first released in Australia on PS one... 22 years ago! How awesome are these screenshots?! Happy 22nd bday, GT (https://twitter.com/PlayStationAU/status/1258586478667395074)

December 3rd, 2020, 02:43 PM
From our GT4 days (I should have more, but can't find them):

December 3rd, 2020, 07:23 PM
That is one of my favorite series I ever completed.

I was massively uncompetitive.

March 16th, 2021, 12:53 PM
It can be amusing to buy a used PS2 memory card, and then find on it a snippet of someone's life. I'd decided to use GT3 in a fat PS2 sitting underneath a slim one with GT4, so I could use the GT3 memory-card manager ("file operation").

I was surprised the card I bought to use as "scratch" while I go GT4 Cougar-hunting actually had a GT3 game save on it.day 364 Cr180,946 Viper GTS

Complete: 21.7%
Prize Total 1,712,000
318 wins / 318 races = 100%
License: IA 9G 3S 27B (No S done; 7/8 Rally done)
Cars Owned: 6
Total Mileage: 3287.0 miles
Total Car Value: 2,099,950
Bonus Cars Acquired: 19
Trophies Acquired: 326

Mini Cooper 1.3i
Vertigo Race Car
New Beetle RSI
Zonda C12S
Viper GTS (current)Other games on the card wereNFS MW, PAC-MAN WORLD 2, NFS Undercover, TRANSFORMERS: THE GAME,
SanDandreas, NHL 2005, 007: NightFire, NFSU 2, ACE COMBAT ZERO,
NFS Carbon, MOH Rising Sun, Pac-Man Fever, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALS,
Tetris Worlds, KINGDOMHEARTS/01, GTA ViceCity, GTA3Leaving 2,099KB Free, which means I can leave them all beside
a GT4 save.

GT3 was dated 13/06/2003. The most recent was NFS MW 04/09/2013

Thanks, Greg.

GT3 File Operation Versus PS2 Memory Card Manager
- GT3 loads much faster (renders icons faster, and works before all are shown)
- GT3 shows both create and update date; sometimes significant

- GT3 shows only date portions, not including the time-of-day

Sometime I should see if I can remember/relearn how to use my
Action Replay.

Rare White Ape
June 2nd, 2021, 09:57 PM