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Gran Turismo 5
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I enjoyed the kubelwagen.

Now I'm trying to do GT All Stars..I'm struggling as I don't have a good enouh car. I did the "gone with the wind" event which gives me the Minolta 88c-v.. but it has a weird brake oversteer which causes me to lose quite often. I've just done some tweaks so lets see if i can actually win.

EDIT: Turbo + Soft Tyres + Oil Change = 1080HP Minolta = Fast.
Try a race modded Vette ZR1, with full downforce and sticky tyres, its a bit of an animal
I have one.. but it's a bit too understeery to actually win which is the problem. Needs that mid corner grip that the minolta has
Quote from danowat :Try a race modded Vette ZR1, with full downforce and sticky tyres, its a bit of an animal

I found the same with the dodge viper, will hit 390km/h on special stage route 7 too
My veyron does 430 kmh
News snippet from gamespy:

Quote :"Mechanical damage options will be implemented in a new update for GT5 coming early December," Yamauchi tweeted. The system currently rewards in-game experience with more detailed crashes and the update will allow players to select the severity of damage as a menu option.

A rundown on the other features, options, and fixes Polyphony Digital is working on:
-- A no HUD option
-- A YouTube video upload feature
-- Face tracking available outside of arcade mode
-- New lounge functionality
-- The ability to take leisurely drives around town
-- A credits and experience system for online play
-- A less congested, faster online experience

I especially like the things I bolded.

EDIT: here's the source for GS, seems like the editor can't really read. Some things in that list are not worked on, but were discarded during developement. Still, a patch with damage settings is in the works to be released early this month. Yay!
It better come soon! What does it mean by leisurely drives around town?
Take your race pace, and just multiply it by 12 cars and take away barriers.
I assume free roam as in them shitty "cruise" servers on LFS where people pretend to be cops and robbers, and around obeying traffic laws.......sounds a flaming hoot........if you are 12 years old
The "cruising" is one of the features that were dropped in developement. thank god!
Well this friday will be the day i finally get my hands on a copy if i can get down the road that is .

Dont snowboard or ski so this will be my winter saver for me until the snow ****s off and i can get the mountain bike back out
Just beat the Expert Series, and are about 2/3s the way through the Extreme Series. Just the DTM, Formula GT and Dreamcar to go.
Quote from dawesdust_12 :Just beat the Expert Series, and are about 2/3s the way through the Extreme Series. Just the DTM, Formula GT and Dreamcar to go.

And then the edurance series, and the Vettel challenge
I havne't unlocked those yet.. still 2 more levels. Enduro will be grating.. Vettel challenge.. I think will be not bad hard.
Yeah, endurance, not quite sure how I am going to manage 4hrs, let alone 24hrs........
Race -> Pause -> Live life.

Repeat infinium.
Not a pretty soloution though.

Back to the funny AI names..........

Raced a W.Kerr yesterday, funnily enough, he was driving a BMW.....
Haha, good one!

Came accross a funny name yesterday when i made my 3rd B-Spec driver. I didn't choose him in the end, but there was one called N.Abend. German people will get it...
Quote from Boris Lozac :Hah, that location looks so real How do you unlock it?

Btw, Kazunori tweets about mechanical damage coming till mid-december, Youtube upload option is near completion, possibility of no-HUD option and save game backups by late december.

Get all golds in the Japanese Classic race in the Beginner hall, either A-spec or B-spec. Just need a standard Japanese car between 1960-70
I'm surprised how good thtse classic Japanese cars feel. I rocked my Toyota Celica 1600GT (would prefer a 2000GT). Had to rebuild the engine, oil change, and some mild tuning upgrades. Replays looked good with a full field of standard cars too
That Dome car looked nice, I think I will try and find one


BTW all these quotes of Kaz, are taken out of context. A lot of them he is thinking about, he didn't say for sure 100% to be done


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Made a video showcasing my mild tuned Nissan 370Z and the 4 types of exhaust sounds - stock, sports, semi-racing and racing.
They all sound good
The stock sound is like the real thing, then the throaty warble of the sports exhaust, the raspy snarl of the semi-racing and the gurgling race one. All cars have sound variations. Not sure if the intake mods have any changes though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaauiteyeVA

I don't know wether this is a bug or due to PS3's small memory
But if you set say a race exhaust in your garage and go to the track, it will sound as it is, but if you change back to stock exhaust in the settings page while on the track screen, the sound won't change. And vice versa stock to race.
When you exit back out and then go back in the sound changes...
Quote from CoolColJ :I don't know wether this is a bug or due to PS3's small memory
But if you set say a race exhaust in your garage and go to the track, it will sound as it is, but if you change back to stock exhaust in the settings page while on the track screen, the sound won't change. And vice versa stock to race.
When you exit back out and then go back in the sound changes...

Hmm. I got a similar memory related problem once: When viewing the different premium cars in my garage, all got the wheels of my currently chosen car. Only affected the garage though.
Quote from dawesdust_12 :I have one.. but it's a bit too understeery to actually win which is the problem. Needs that mid corner grip that the minolta has

Use the Mazda concept car from the MX-5 race from B-Spec, give it all the mods you can and give it full downforce and you will beat most things even your Minolta.
The furai? I never thought of that.
Quote from JJ72 :The furai? I never thought of that.

Set the gears to 400 kph, use drafting techniques.
I noticed during the A-spec races, some amazing and fast cars appear only in your first try. If you exit to change car or something, those cars won't appear again.

It happened to me during two advanced races. In one race two 66 leman cars appeared. They had Ultra fast top speed (my poor italia 458 didn't stand a change). So I quit, upgraded, and the leman cars where gone


Also happened in the tuned car race. My first try had a very very fast turbo s2000 or something. Too quick for me so I exited changed car and he was gone.
Is it actually worth the install or not? I could delete a load of stuff if installing makes a noticeable improveent

Gran Turismo 5
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