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SportWagon
January 10th, 2014, 04:54 AM
https://web.archive.org/web/19981201090214/http://headline.gamespot.com/news/98_03/21_gran/index.html

SportWagon
February 5th, 2014, 04:55 AM
And someone wrote some pages about it...

http://web.archive.org/web/20091026211008/http://www.geocities.com/richardnose/

Dicknose
February 5th, 2014, 12:17 PM
From the depths of hell!

SportWagon
February 5th, 2014, 01:28 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20091027131031/http://www.geocities.com/richardnose/pics/scaryme.html

Dicknose
February 6th, 2014, 03:02 AM
Cool, the Metal thread had a post talking about me in an Iced Earth tshirt, probably that photo.

SupraDupra
August 18th, 2014, 08:26 AM
LOL! I remember ALL of those pages...wow!

Were you guys on the "original" Gran Turismo message board? The threaded one, before Kenji's?

SupraDupra
August 18th, 2014, 11:55 AM
I sorta take that back. I was referring to the old game-hunter.com site. And, I got to thinking, then confirmed...that was Kenji's too.

2ndMoparMan
August 19th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Blast from the past indeed. Need to see some pics from the old gran turismo parties to really bring back some nostalgia.

SportWagon
June 1st, 2017, 02:30 PM
https://www.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/gran_turismo_2.txt


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dodint
July 7th, 2017, 06:46 AM
I was watching a series of reviews from Classic Game Room, starting with GT1 all the way through GT6. I realized when I got to GT5 that I've never played it. It came out in November 2010 and I was getting ready to go to Afghanistan and I guess I never bought it. I remember visiting my uncle and he tried to give it to me and I passed, at that point I was getting into iRacing and didn't think I'd have time. Oddly I have GT5: P which I found in a pawn shop for a few bucks.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSV4IBa1pMI

Rare White Ape
July 7th, 2017, 02:58 PM
What a great video :up:

I HATED the PlayStation. My N64 was all I needed.

But then GT2 came out andů I bought a PlayStation with my first McDonald's pay checque.

Freude am Fahren
July 7th, 2017, 03:55 PM
I found this guy the other day that was just streaming himself playing GT3 (and previously GT2). So memories. Such nostalgia.

(Jimmy Broadbent in case anyone is wondering. He does a ton of sim streams on a bunch of games, from arcade-y racers to iRacing)

I also that night discovered Nicky Thiim (Aston Martin GTE driver) does a ton of iRacing streaming.

SportWagon
March 2nd, 2020, 01:55 PM
Last Sunday (yesterday) I fired up the full-sized PlayStation ("1") and the silver PS2. Mostly to verify all the video connections were working.

The PlayStation had GT1. It was just 36 days into a game I tried to start in 2019. The garage had a white AE86 Corolla Levin with cheater tires and a chip and a racing muffler, plus two stock prize Demios.

I was able to win all three races of the Sunday Cup, although I qualified last and screen records indicated I was likely about 4 seconds a lap off my May 2019 times. Didn't save the results.

The PS2 had GT4, but its memory card would not load.

And I had to go anyway, so I shut things down and left.

Yobbo NZ
March 2nd, 2020, 03:20 PM
I recently hacked my PS3 to be able to play PS2 games.
It doesnt work that well, and my Xbox G920 wheel wont work with it.
So I downloaded the PSX2 emulator on the pc and have been happy since.
I did try to fix my first gen fat PS2, but it didnt work and I broke the DVD drive wire ribbon in my frustration.
Now its a pile of parts 😄

Leon
March 10th, 2020, 01:23 AM
That game is so old, that I had a "letter to the editor" published in one of the local car magazines, saying that their readership should try the game ;)

Rare White Ape
March 10th, 2020, 01:38 AM
So, do you happen to know if these car magazine people outside the very tight sphere of computer game enthusiasts ended up trying this "Grand Turismo" thing eventually?

Did it ever take off?

Leon
March 10th, 2020, 01:43 AM
I believe it became relatively popular in some circles, over time.

Godson
March 10th, 2020, 08:22 AM
Too bad they released updated versions of the game, a little at a time.


Instead of just one large and excellent option.

dodint
March 10th, 2020, 08:43 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

SportWagon
March 10th, 2020, 01:31 PM
That game is so old, that I had a "letter to the editor" published in one of the local car magazines, saying that their readership should try the game ;)
That game is so old that when it came out, it had a usenet newsgroup dedicated to it. :p

Decided my gt1-2019 game would be difficult to pick up and play every now-and-then unless I got my A license too. I was recuperating from a cold last Sunday and Monday, so practised the A license tests on Sunday, confirming which were hardest, and then did them for real on Monday. Of the 8, most were relatively quick except for over 100 tries on #3 learning to go into that Grand Valley hairpin. After getting that one, the other hard one, #4 at that stretch of Trial Mountain took less than 10 tries. And then I did the final #8 in an honest 3 tries. I was glad to have got that ready for if I pick the game up again in another year.

Then maybe I can work my way to some cash and try the UKvsJPvsUS series or something.

2ndMoparMan
March 11th, 2020, 12:22 PM
Just buy the Viper and win everything.

dodint
March 11th, 2020, 05:50 PM
Just buy the Viper and win everything.

That's my plan for One Lap.