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    C3PO's Avatar

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    My First "Sim"

    Way back in 1997 - utterly loved this. Might reinstall on my laptop





    Not sure my system will handle it though 😂



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    Hmm.. the HW requirements are a tad too high for my system. Need to wait until xmas

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    Looks like it incorporated ttool

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    I played this when i was kid. Happy to see it was ISI game.

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    SCGT may have been my 2nd racing sim after Mobil 1 Rally Championship by Magnetic Fields. Both were notable for having native support of an H-gated shifter back in 1999. About the only shifter available at the time was Act-Lab's RS Shifter (a 7-speed+R). ISI's v1.551 patch for Sports Car GT included support for it less than a month after initial release. I certainly got hooked and if a game didn't support my new RS Shifter, either natively or with 3rd party software such as JSJ's GPL-Shift, I had no interest in it. When ISI released their first EA Sports published F1 game, it too included H-gate shifter support. To this day, you can see that pioneering legacy in a reference to the "Act-Lab's USB Shifter" at line 591 of rFactor2's controller.json! Anyone nowadays would probably find that a rather obscure notation.

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    My first race sim was Formula Nibble on my Apple //e in 1986. The default/only track was Monza. Hey, it was a freebie from a magazine. My first PC era sim was NASCAR Racing by Papyrus in 1994, on my PC XT class machine.

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    Great memories in this thread. I'm older though, my first was Microprose World Circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    My first race sim was Formula Nibble on my Apple //e in 1986. The default/only track was Monza. Hey, it was a freebie from a magazine. My first PC era sim was NASCAR Racing by Papyrus in 1994, on my PC XT class machine.

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    That was 30 years ago. Imagine what they will be like in another 30 years - or 100 years? Elon Musk is right.

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    Am I allowed to suggest Pole Position?


    On Amiga it was Indianapolis 500

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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...2_Coverart.png

    Memorys
    Sadly i dont have it anymore

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    If not counting 8-bit era racing games, I'd say my first sim experience was Papyrus' Indy 500. It was indeed quite revolutionary back in the day.

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    I was hooked immediately when this was released in 1991:



    Last edited by JackFeelsNerves; 10-01-16 at 11:57 AM. Reason: chose a different video due to terrible driving in the other one!
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    That was my first PC game too. When my Mum saw the fictitious driver names I remember her saying "Oh, I've heard of Kurt Langer"

    It was Grand Prix 2 that really got me going though, including the editing tools. However, I didn't understand colour palettes so I was never sure why my green was always saved as brown.

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    This game more realistic than rF2.

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    It was my first game on my PC! What a nostalgic feeling...

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