Microprose F1GP (1991) 100% Distance Let's Play (YouTube)

Posted by PWM 
Microprose F1GP (1991) 100% Distance Let's Play (YouTube)
Date: October 03, 2018 10:12PM
Posted by: PWM
Hello everyone!

It's been a long term dream of mine to go trough at least one season of all the Grand Prix games (1-4) with 100% races with no driving helps and driving with wheel and pedals. Hardest difficulty, no restarts.

I used to play the early games in the 90's with a keyboard and it was quite easy to win the championship. A different story with a wheel and no steering assist! (At least with my skills.) It has always bothered me that I never completed an entire season with a proper racing wheel (the way racing sims should be played) in this game series I used to love so much.

I also thought it would be fun to document all this, so I decided to stream the races in YouTube. I have a channel, so I might as well!

I'm using Thrustmaster T500 RS. I'm quite surprised how playable GP1 is with a wheel, although it's also very challenging to stay on the track (at least for me).

So if you're interested to follow the mayhem:

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TedMeat

The first race of the season in Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBYi_hgNfXc

I have no schedule for the streams, but if you subscribe and hit the bell icon you'll get notified in advance. If you can't catch the stream, the videos will be available in YT afterwards.

After I'm done with GP1, I'll move to Grand Prix 2 and eventually go trough the entire game series. If streaming racing games in YouTube is quite a niche thing to do, then driving a 30 year old DOS game is a niche thing of a niche thing! So I have no goals for a big audience but it would be great to find some people who might be interested :)

Edit: Just re-named the channel because I wasn't too happy with the old brand. So from this moment I'm now called TED MEAT!



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2018 10:54AM by PWM.
Race #2 @ Interlagos: [www.youtube.com]
Was a tough one. Again.
(For some reason the sound is a bit off-sync with the video, didn't have that problem in the first race. Dunno why, must look into that as well...)

TED MEAT
TED MEAT? Is that a typo? Sure you didn't mean DEAD MEAT, perhaps a reflection on your driving style. :-)

[www.mediafire.com] Some say you should click it, you know you want to. :-) [www.gp4central.com] <----GP4 Central
Pun intended man :) "Ted" kinda resembles my real-life name and "Ted Meat" indeed reflects my driving style. Unfortunately.
After watching the video, I noticed.

[www.mediafire.com] Some say you should click it, you know you want to. :-) [www.gp4central.com] <----GP4 Central
Just watched your race 1 at Phoenix (intermittently whilst working!).
Good work with the uploads!

If I can make a suggestion, after you retire in a race (apologies for Race 1 spoiler!), view the rest of the race in real time instead of accelerated time.
When I saw you had 50 laps to go but only 5 mins of video left, I knew you were about to bite the wall ;-)
Thanks for the tip senna_fan, didn't come to my mind that it would indeed spoil the end result of the race! I will view the rest of the race in real time next time I retire (hopefully never!) :-)

Drove couple of races, one bad and one good. Can you quess which is which (H)

Imola: [www.youtube.com]
Monaco: [www.youtube.com]
For anyone that hasn't watched these videos, they're a great watch!
The commentary through the race about the game/circuit etc is excellent - ended up watching the whole of Monaco!

(Ted Meat - I am "Daryl Lewis" who's commented on some of your YouTube races).
Thank you for the compliments man, great to hear you enjoy!

There might be a break between the videos, just ran a marathon yesterday and my feet are quite sore, can't operate pedals :D Hopefully I'll find time to drive some time next week before I leave for a holiday.

Hopes are not too high for Canada tough, the circuit seems to bee incredibly difficult to drive with a wheel. Especially with a heavy car the fast chicanes are death traps!
Surprisingly I had a chance to race today, so here's the race # 5 - Montreal.

This was by far the most exciting and interesting race I've had this season. A very dramatic beginning of the race and a hard fight through the traffic after that. And at the closing stages of the race, when things finally seem to have settled down - a very surprising turn of events! Check it out:

[www.youtube.com]
Great video and race once again!!

I'd never seen that unusual event happen before in the game! (No spoiler from me!)
Great!
Is it me or the sound of engine is nicer?
I noticed something interesting about the engine sound: The sound its like I use to play in the MS-DOS days:), version 1.03. The most versions on the internet are v1.05 and the sound its not so good
Re: Microprose F1GP (1991) 100% Distance Let's Play (YouTube)
Date: November 30, 2018 02:31PM
Posted by: PWM
> Is it me or the sound of engine is nicer?
> I noticed something interesting about the engine
> sound: The sound its like I use to play in the
> MS-DOS days:), version 1.03. The most versions on
> the internet are v1.05 and the sound its not so
> good

It's a shame you prefer the engine sound of the old versions of the game, because I just recently updated to v1.05 :-) The race nr. 10 (Hungarian Grand Prix) is the first one with 1.05. I guess it's a matter of taste - I myself think the new engine sound is better and more realistic, the old kinda sounds a bit too synthetic in my opinion.

I had to update to v1.05 because that allowed me to change the max lock of the steering wheel in game settings. Before the car was virtually undriveable on fast circuits because of too sensitive and rough steering input. Now it's much better.
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