The 1955 F1 Mod For Grand Prix Legends Is Released
Posted Jun 05 2017 - 03:33 PM
Posted Jun 05 2017 - 03:44 PM
Careful ... don't let your wife find out about extra-marital affairs!! What times are you doing there?
Posted Jun 28 2017 - 12:57 PM
Gentlemen,start your engines !!!
Posted Jun 28 2017 - 08:53 PM
Posted Jul 08 2017 - 08:03 PM
Posted Jul 25 2017 - 11:10 AM
Many thanks to those who created it. Fantastic work!
Posted Aug 07 2017 - 08:10 AM
I've been away from GPL for a couple of years, drifted off into GTR2 and P&G...but the 55 Mod brought me back.....and it is something else.
Firstly, the cars' physics and handling are amazing. Like most people, I've never driven a 1950's Grand Prix car (although I have driven cars on skinny crossplies and drums), but the cars feel very authentic and real to me: chuckable and driftable, but with great balance and precision as well: the sort of good handling characteristics that one would imagine race-car designers have always striven to engineer into racing cars. In short, they feel like cars built to be driven quickly, rather than simulations designed to be challenging to drive.
As for the brake-fade, well, I'm no hot-shoe, but I have learnt to drive with it, and once one gets used to using the brakes lightly and the gears more extensively, it feels like a perfectly natural style. I find myself using light touches of the brakes to stabilise the car, slowing with the gears, steering on the throttle, and focusing on more than ever on line and positioning on the track- in other words, just like Paul Frere and Stirling Moss wrote about, and it feels amazing!
...and that, for me, is where the joy of sim-racing lies: in how it all feels and looks to drive, and this mod scores highly on both counts.
Now, I'm not the weepy type, but the first time I came out of Stavelot in the 250F in 4th gear, feeding the power in, letting the car drift outwards on the throttle with all four wheels singing as one roars out into the sunshine....well, I'll swear my eyes started to mist over. It was all just too, too beautiful.
Thank you, 55 Mod team, and everyone else who's ever made anything for GPL. You just keep lifting the bar, and keeping GPL right up there.
Posted Aug 17 2017 - 06:39 PM
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