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.