Probably not, but anyways: I started out on Patch 0.5Q and still lurk here occasionally. I remember fondly the excitement and riddles leading up to patch R, and I remember sitting in the right Teamspeak channel at the right time when someone found the patch on the lfs.net server a little early.
Fast forward three years, during which I participated in a few minor cups and a 24 hours race, and I remember seeing the screenshots of the Scirocco in LFS and being blown away by the level of detail of that model.
After that, I remember looking at a certain counter and checking out the forums in intervals that only ever seemed to grow longer and longer.
That would mean 6:45PM local time for the rain to stop. And then it's about 10 minutes until the track is dry enough to race again - behind the Safety Car. They shouldn't restart it since they can't reach 75% anyway.
Oh yes. 24 hour races especially. I LONG for another one, just one more, but alas, since no one is able or willing to step up to organize another one of these great events... meh. I can understand it because of the manpower needed, but it's a shame nonetheless.
Well, I am sure that 8 months since the release of patch Z weren't all filled with moving houses and br0ken internet connections. What I am not so sure about is that whatever the devs have in store for us will bring back the old enthusiasm. I sincerely hope it will.
I remember racing on patch Q for a year and a half, also on a PC incapable of running it (1.4GHz P4 / Radeon VE / 256 MB RAM, anyone?) .
And after that, I remember the excitement when some of us Germans found the S patch (yes, the one that first included the BF1) like three hours early because the dudes at 4players had uploaded it to their FTP server and only changed the file name to end in .zi instead of .zip (I still find myself regularly checking the FTP for this practice prior to releases of LFS patches )
Am I qualified to call myself a long time player nao?
good to hear from you again, good that you haven't vanished from earth's surface yet (one really can't get rid of you, eh? ).
As you are doing your business from home, have you considered getting one of BT's or Virgin's business plans? Normally, those tend to be a bit pricey, but you have the advantage of a "100% availability" contract, and also the people that work on business support lines are a) a lot more motivated and friendly and b) actually having a clue about what they are talking about.
Sorry for bumping it yet again, but I gotta say this: After more than 2 years, this competition needs a take two. To get it going, I will stack up on "Griesson Soft Cakes" today and will show you my attempt at 10 cakes this evening. Just to challenge teh champion.
Oh, cool. Someone's driving a Red Bull F1 car on some closed roads in a big city. Yes, closed. There were police cars / bikes on every junction.
The car is 2009-spec, if I'm not completely mistaken (there's a KERS cooler on the right side). And IMHO, the dude was incapable of driving an F1 car, as the wheels slipped every time he pushed the throttle a bit (I don't want to say that I'd be better at it!). I personally think this is a PR stunt for Red Bull or some other company, nothing else.
a) If this game was made by EA, this game in its current State (Z) would be called Live for Speed 4. Of course, we'd have paid about 200 quid for LFS (1, 2, 3 and 4) by now.
b) If this game was made by EA, we WOULD get the Scirocco by Friday (EA never miss a once-set release date), but it would be utter crap. EA would sell the fix for the scirocco along with a few more just-as-crappy-implemented cars (Maybe a Porsche and 1 or 2 Ferraris without any damage model) as LFS 5.
Thanks, but no thanks. I'm glad that the devs DID have the guts to postpone the release.
You have to re-activate your copy of Windows once after you first open your BootCamp partition in VMWare Fusion. After you have reactivated, you MUST install the VMWare tools in your virtual machine. This will prevent you from having to re-activate every time you switch from BootCamp to VMWare and vice versa.
May I recommend using VMWare Fusion instead of Parallels? If I recall correctly, VMWare Fusion has far better 3D hardware emulation (DirectX 9 capable) - you might even squeeze a few more frames out of LFS like this.