Iracing To Release The Lotus 49
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 02:04 AM
and bruce is spot on, gpl didn't start the fuzz, it was indeed indy500. anyone remember that might bassy roar the cars had on the amiga? (slow on the amiga, but the sound was better)
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 02:13 AM
It already has a car called Leonus F68 Cromwell V8 which I suppose is a license-free way of saying 1968 Lotus 49 Cosworth V8. Latest cars build I tested shows some promise with respect to driving feel, though its a long way from being something I'd consider usable for simracing.
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 05:30 AM
That said, iRacing's version doesn't interest me much, mainly due to the fact you're going to be on modern tracks (with the old layouts in some places, but still modernized) with 20 other strangly painted Lotus 49's. It will not have the magic that GPL has. Still, I'll probably try it out just to see. I've been wrong before...
Edited by SteveC43, Nov 08 2011 - 05:32 AM.
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 09:05 AM
Still got the magic after all these years Now I must get back to Rouen...
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 09:21 AM
I don't really see the point in hating one sim or another. I guess I'd rather there be a thousand sims instead of just one. Competition is good, and while GPL might be past the point of competing, it has something special that keeps people like me, and us coming back to it.
Please don't read into my post any more than that.
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 01:56 PM
If they do start going all historic let's hope they don't start trying to exercise their rights, I think they said in the past it will be left alone.
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 02:02 PM
They basically had to protect the N2003 exe to protect their copyright, the way I understand it. I'm no lawyer though, as my bank account will attest.
Posted Nov 08 2011 - 04:53 PM
The fact is that I never ran the original cars that much after the first couple of years as I much preferred the lowered powered cars. So if rFactor2 has a good tyre model then I think the '67 F2 will be the car that renews my interest in sim racing.
Posted Nov 09 2011 - 09:30 AM
Posted Nov 09 2011 - 06:00 PM
Wrong. Sorry. As you can see when re-reading, I was talking about historic sims, which Indy 500 (also still in my old games cabinet somewhere) is not.
(As for sim racing in general, 'Revs' deserves the title of the one that started it all - and that was way before Papyrus got started. Still got that one, too.)
Posted Nov 09 2011 - 06:44 PM
Posted Nov 10 2011 - 06:09 AM
Are you arguing it was not a sim? By the standards of the day, it was. Everything else was similar to Pole Position before that.
As for historic, to guys my age in North America, it is. even more so than GPL in most circles (pun intended).
Edited by SteveC43, Nov 10 2011 - 06:11 AM.
Posted Nov 10 2011 - 11:01 AM
While I am confident Chris would not consider himself anywhere near an expert, he described Indy 500, which remains in his collection afaik, as [my words] "very significant because it was the first commercially viable race sim." Maybe the idea of "what started it all" has something to do with market success, (distribution to and acceptance by lots of users), as much as pioneering innovation? It came out in 5.25 floppy and required Win3.1, btw, difficult to get earlier than that I think.
Edited by John Woods, Nov 10 2011 - 11:02 AM.
Posted Nov 10 2011 - 11:11 AM
My point being Dale might not have been involved just because he was racing. He just loved to race.
Edited by Pete Gaimari, Nov 10 2011 - 11:11 AM.
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