Thinking back, iirc, the first time a balloon appeared in Grand Prix Legends was at Madcowie's Sandown track? The first 512 mips I recall were by Paul Jackson with hi-rez asphault pack? (But probably there was something by someone before that). The first rain track was by Magnus T at Mosport.
Wondering what other things others recall where someone pioneered an innovation that others picked up on and enhanced, or by use, made it the standard. Of course if someone did something once that's a first, but for there to truly be a first of many there has to be at least a second.
Also, some things now commonplace among racing simulations were also GPL innovations? Wish I could think of one now, but don't want to risk a guess. Was race sim force feedback a GPL first? What about modding race sims altogether? Don't think there was much before Grand Prix Legends.
Edited by John Woods, Oct 25 2012 - 08:16 AM.