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My very first sim
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:53:57 PM »
Does anybody remember this game?  8)

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 12:14:54 AM »
Must have been before my time  ;D

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 09:59:45 AM »
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not a sim from where I sit. :)

How does it go, though? This game wasn't available in Europe .

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 11:45:39 AM »
You would flick a marble up the side with a spring, like a pinball machine, and the first player to get all their cars to the bottom won.
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
Test drive, commodore 64...with a joystick lol

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 01:13:08 PM »
You would flick a marble up the side with a spring, like a pinball machine, and the first player to get all their cars to the bottom won.
cool :)

Yeah my first was Indianapolis500 on Amiga that got me hooked I think.  Decent driving model and awesome damage!
I think it had pit stops, even.  It was very comprehensive, very lifelike.



I mean I've played 'racing' games, including a very simple one on a programmable calculator of all things, but I do not class those as simulators.

I find even classing the C64 TD in that category, although it's getting there.  I believe there was some ZX Spectrum game similarly simplistic but first person racing - still, it did not stick with me.
Edit: oh yeah, this one, the "Checkquered Flag" : http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0000912



Having said all that, the real hook was LFS - online racing is so much more fun than lapping alone! 
Funny that LFS still had a better interface & community features then, than AC now. Huh.
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 02:17:40 PM »
Pfffft. Screens  ::)
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 02:34:17 PM »
Pfffft. Screens  ::)
Oh yeah, I remember sitting in a carboard box, "racing" with my friends, does that count? :D

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 06:59:34 PM »
This was as close as I got, 5th birthday present, complete with Can-Am cars. ;D




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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 08:27:46 PM »
You would flick a marble up the side with a spring, like a pinball machine, and the first player to get all their cars to the bottom won.
cool :)

Yeah my first was Indianapolis500 on Amiga that got me hooked I think.  Decent driving model and awesome damage!
I think it had pit stops, even.  It was very comprehensive, very lifelike.



I mean I've played 'racing' games, including a very simple one on a programmable calculator of all things, but I do not class those as simulators.

I find even classing the C64 TD in that category, although it's getting there.  I believe there was some ZX Spectrum game similarly simplistic but first person racing - still, it did not stick with me.
Edit: oh yeah, this one, the "Checkquered Flag" : http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0000912



Having said all that, the real hook was LFS - online racing is so much more fun than lapping alone! 
Funny that LFS still had a better interface & community features then, than AC now. Huh.
Still does! Also things like adjustable mirrors, split times as you pass timing point...

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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 10:29:01 PM »
Funny that LFS still had a better interface & community features then, than AC now. Huh.
In my mind AC has never past the Beta stage. It's woeful in so many areas.
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 10:41:46 PM »
This was as close as I got, 5th birthday present, complete with Can-Am cars. ;D


Ha yes, awesome. I'd forgotten I had something very similar.
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 08:17:38 AM »
Great to see a gift to a child can start a lifelong passion and hobby, can it still happen today?
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2019, 09:29:10 AM »
My first setup change ever  was to bend the little contacts underneath the Scalextric car up a bit to reduce friction against the track.
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Re: My very first sim
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 11:17:24 AM »
Mine was to replace the magnets in the AFX cars, to give stronger "Magna-Traction". ;D