Your first memories from LFS?
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A friend told me about it, so we raced demo in 2006. I had a Saitek gsmepad and really bad pc (pentium 3 667 mhz with gf2 mx), so LFS didnt run the best.

In 2008 i got a new PC (core 2 duo with radeon 3850), so decided to check up on all games that i couldn't run before. After few days of demo driving, i got s1 and entered a CTRA race...i think i got kicked for crashing out in way of leaders. LFS wasnt easy for begginers. Then i got S2, joined fox junkies server, had a good race with guy named Nicotine and decided to stsy there. From there on just gained more and more connections inside the game.
#77 - 5tag
Quote from Xenix74 :However, there were no demo versions of these games (with Lan). And back then at LanParty times you always had the problem that not every player had bought every game.

Don't act so innocent. Cool This was the golden age for cracks, keygens, disk imaging, torrents etc. and sharing ripped games along with movies or music was a big part of the LAN parties we had.

In fact, to get back on topic, this is how I was introduced to LFS: A cracked version of 0.5P. I got into online (demo) racing since updates were more common back then, the sound update of ~0.5V played a big role in that (still one of the most underappreciated aspects of LFS, although it definitely needs some attention). Credit cards are rather unusual where I live, but I eventually paid for S3 when PayPal became a thing.
Quote from 5tag :Don't act so innocent. Cool This was the golden age for cracks, keygens, disk imaging, torrents etc. and sharing ripped games along with movies or music was a big part of the LAN parties we had.

In fact, to get back on topic, this is how I was introduced to LFS: A cracked version of 0.5P. I got into online (demo) racing since updates were more common back then, the sound update of ~0.5V played a big role in that (still one of the most underappreciated aspects of LFS, although it definitely needs some attention). Credit cards are rather unusual where I live, but I eventually paid for S3 when PayPal became a thing.

That's true....

But it was also the time of demos. Uhmm

But I was pretty much the only Sim Racer in my Lan circle. So far, I had a hard time starting some races in the group. And LFS was the most accessible to my team. GTR & GTL were very difficult to master than the demo vehicles from LFS. Shrug
I was a big fan of this game. I was the one who hosted the Freaxx servers with my own created mods that forces the players to drive correctly: you weren't allowed to leave the pit if a racer was approaching, you were sent to the pits if you stood still on the track (but it was no problem if you were on the side), etc... etc... I had great fun creating those mods and lots and lots of people enjoyed my servers.

But then I lost interest and now I'm a full Linux user and the game doesn't work on Linux, which is sad because I really believe that shouldn't be a very hard port to create. Also, I became too lazy and can't bring myself to sit at a desk behind my Logitech G27 steering wheel anymore. I only game with my laptop on my lap, so games that need the mouse are a no go too.

What I remember most is that I did some of those very very long race tracks and did them for 50 laps or more, trying to drive every lap perfectly, trying to use the pits optimally. For me that was an enormously RELAXING experience and I am still looking for games that give me that same relaxing feel. Kingdom: New Lands has the same relaxing experience for me. I hoped that Ultimate Driving 2D (top down racer) would have the same effect but the game really can't compare to LFS at all.
Quote from scippie :now I'm a full Linux user and the game doesn't work on Linux

I play it fine with Wine. 100fps.
It's been long since I tried so things seem to have changed :-). And I don't know if the steering wheel will work.
Quote from scippie :It's been long since I tried so things seem to have changed :-). And I don't know if the steering wheel will work.

I've a cheap wheel that works out of the box, but I hardly use it... I usually play LFS offline with keyboard, jut for relaxing after work.
Quote from jaimevives :I've a cheap wheel that works out of the box, but I hardly use it... I usually play LFS offline with keyboard, jut for relaxing after work.

Just installed it and got my wheel to work again :-). It's great to drive again and now my son is old enough to enjoy it too :-)
Quote from scippie :Just installed it and got my wheel to work again :-). It's great to drive again and now my son is old enough to enjoy it too :-)

Congrats! Thumbs up
#85 - jkat
Quote from scippie :Just installed it and got my wheel to work again :-). It's great to drive again and now my son is old enough to enjoy it too :-)

That's great Thumbs up

Now you can again relax with the LFS after work day like I have done for the past decade almost daily Wink

and many of those times together with my son Smile
Quote from Ball Bearing Turbo :Arguing with Tristan and others about horsepower vs torque was fun too lol

I learned a great deal from chatting with many people (like your good self, Tristan, Todd, Anton, Colcob, etc), either here, on RSC, or all the contacts I once built up on MSN. I miss having these sorts of discussions in my life. The people I meet in real life have a far too diverse set of interests. Big grin
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I started as a little boy because I was looking for analog physics control - MOUSE -: D
Later, I bought a steering wheel. I dare say here that LFS is why I live when I fly in Germany at 200KM / h
(concentration, strength in hands, no sweat in the palms, heartbeat, and I see the future in milliseconds - when the asphalt is swaying and not the car Smile)
Today, I'm an old peasant, and a miracle has happened and I have a girlfriend: D ... in reality I already drive safely. I go to work across the road 2/266
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https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silnice_II/266
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Every tree here has a candle and a bouquet. I often remember my childhood friends.

Tomorrow I will be circling in LFS for joy.

Enjoy life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pcage2mUYc

/ sorry for the links and kinda english
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Drifting at old Blackwood in 2014-2015 at a Tofu server
Quote from Bob Smith :I learned a great deal from chatting with many people (like your good self, Tristan, Todd, Anton, Colcob, etc), either here, on RSC, or all the contacts I once built up on MSN. I miss having these sorts of discussions in my life. The people I meet in real life have a far too diverse set of interests. Big grin

Cheers man, yeah I still think about the days the community was really active, good times and I actually bought an S4 from one of the people I met on LFS who lives in my city, and we still chat sometimes. Funny how my dream car came across my path because I played LFS.

Haha, oh and: Jaffa Cakes lol
Good race memories from Redline Server end 2007 early 2008 SO6 FBM

i mostly remember the potato internet when i first tried LFS. was really laggy and with 4 people online it could go good, but 15 in a server, i think i had like 2-1 fps. but kept going anyways. i remember the beauty of LFS online was it never disconnected me even with that bad fps, so more or less memorised my key strokes so i could keep going on track even i was blinded completely. i actually won a race once that way. i think it was the first CD-rom version of LFS i played then. 2001/2002. i used different account names as i didnt own a computer myself back then. so was using a public one in some youth club to do it from. the guy working there was the one who told me about LFS, and i never really let go of it ever since. i used to work in another youth club myself helping out kids with all sorts of things back then. but i was in this club simply because of learning about computers as that was pretty new to me back then. and this guy was the teacher of the class. he used LFS to show the possibillities of computers and what to expect from them in the future.
i never regret that i went into that club tbh.

i learned alot too from speaking to many from LFS.
various words in various languages, about cars ofc, and well many other things about life and more. some funny, some sad. but mostly i think i have good memories from LFS. no matter how much i was trolled or whatever people think of me. i never bought a wheel myself. but i did try LFS with wheel and pedals. in the times i had at that point. it made me 2 sec faster on demo. my own first account, is still present in LFS today, however i used a email from a website no longer with us and as such im not allowed to get it back . took a long break from LFS, because life. and i think in 2008 or 09 i bought s2 with the account im using now. later added it to be s3. also bought other accounts. gave one away as voucher ,as i noticed a good racer on AA who within few hours already drove faster than me. tried teaching him some stuff ,but quickly realised he was way outta my league, so notified TDRT (the danish racing team) about him,and he was insta hooked on to that team. maybe you guys raced him . but didnt know that story. usually i just try to help out people as best i can. but being trolled for years sort took motivation away from me to do that. today i feel it kinda peels of me , as i dont really see any reason for that in any game. yer i can be a handful. but i can also be kind in my own subtle way sometimes. but memories reamin, like when i had a kid and i was chased for i think 6 hours by cops to celebrate my next of kin. that was pretty funny. sometimes miss those people. but i also know some is no longer with us today, and others have other issues with health and life. but memories remain good. atleast for me.
i meet the crack version first & it make me thought LFS is a free game Tongue
I remember my classmate was drifting in the game, and he also showed me you could hit the barrier at a specific place on Blackwood and it would send the car flying. That was back in 2007. We were poor back then, so we played the pirated version Tongue
I also remember I won a computer with a steering wheel, which made me buy LFS S2 to do things like, drift around layouts and drive around on Cruise servers. I made a few good friends from that game. Good times.
@ni-san like this?

Nilex jump one off the most respectfull racers out there Wink

impressive Big grin Big grin Big grin
Quote from RC-Maus :@ni-san like this?

Nilex jump one off the most respectfull racers out there Wink


Man I wish I still had clips from my demo fbm days doing similar things on the chicane's white and red barriers, driving in to them at 50ish kmh and accelerating just before hitting them, you could fly spinning like a beyblade for the whole of the long straight.
#97 - 5tag
Pretty sure you can download an older version of LFS and do exactly as you described. Scawen must've fixed barriers around 0.5Y or so, should be easy to find out the exact release.
like october 2002. Came with a copy of \PC Gamer i think? racing on bl1 and gti and having a blast!
Quote from rich uk :like october 2002. Came with a copy of \PC Gamer i think? racing on bl1 and gti and having a blast!

Thats how my first contact was Computer Totaal (magazine) had a copy of LFS believe also in 2002.
I played like 2 weeks and remembered the game in 2005. In 2007 I needed to register for buying S2. Believe before demo there was no registration.
I remember it very well, the very first time I played. I got the game recommended to me by an australian guy back in 2008. Can't remember his name. But I remember spawning in the pitlane with XRG, just reving the engine without knowing how to put it in gear at first. I just loved the feel initially without even driving. The engine sound was smoother and felt more real than anything else at the time.

Your first memories from LFS?
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