Join the OCAU Retro Driving Club in a different retro driving game each month and see who can lay down the fastest lap! Sorry this one's starting a bit late... Had some trouble getting this to work. But hey now I'm unemployed there's no excuse next month eh? The Game of the Month: Need For Speed Porsche Unleashed / 2000 The Game Description (Usually stolen from Wikipedia) Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed gives the player the opportunity to race Porsche cars throughout a range of tracks located in Europe. There are two career modes: Evolution, where the player starts with cars made in 1955, and ends with cars made in 2000. Factory Driver, where the player goes through a series of events like slalom, stunts, and races, using cars preselected for each event. Unlike previous games in the series, there are no pursuit modes. Some factory driver events include police cars, but the police cars only attempt to impede the players car during certain sprint events. The factory driver mode introduces the first story line in the Need For Speed series. The player's goal is to become a Porsche factory driver by completing a series of events. The events involve stunts, like doing 180 degree spins, slalom courses, delivery, normal sprint and circuit races. The Memories I first heard of this at my local lan CCGL. It came highly recommended by some dude who's name I cant remember. I was pretty disappointed that only Porsche cars were included and turned my nose up at it. BAH! I don't even like Porsche's! Then some years later when I set myself up a Windows 98 rig I remembered it existed. Wow and what a great way to come back at it. I really do like the physics in this game and it certainly is enhanced when using a steering wheel. The factory driver mode gives you a taste of Gran Tourismo license tests and its also a great romp through the history of Porsche cars. This game came out right before ALL Need for Speed games turned to S**T with a bunch of "cool dudes" belittling you by pointing out your inability to handle NOS... Probably can blame the release of The Fast and the Furious for that but... Seriously, whats with the constant NOS in games these days?? The How To Grab the demo from here: https://archive.org/details/NeedForSpeedPorscheUnleashedDemo Or there are more suss ways to get it like from MyAbandonware Thus far I haven't actually got the game to work on my main Win10 rig... It crashes to desktop when I click race on all three downloads that I tried. So, well hopefully you'll be able to get it to work and hopefully I will before the end of month. I have had it working on Win98 without issue though. I might have to dig that old box out. The Track For the purposes of easy access generally we’ll choose a tracks that is available at the start of the game or in the demo so you don't have to unlock anything. The demo version includes the "Normandie" Track so thats what we'll go for. The Car This one's gonna have to be a Porsche boys. Same as the Demo '94 Carrera Coupe (993) Oh and make sure you open the bonnet and doors and climb inside. The Entry Fee A $5 Donation to a legitimate charity of your choice. This is not mandatory. If you cant afford it don't worry. I just figure we may as well have some “greater good” come out of this! The Rules • Post your best lap time in the thread for the nominated car & track. • Its basically the honour system and just for good fun. If it gets big and serious we might need to make some more official rules to keep it from getting out of hand but lets just see how we go. • A screenshot will increase the legitimacy of your time particularly if you’re in the top 3. • Dont forget a photo of your retro setup so that we can all drool over the Athlons n Geforce 2 MX's. • An uploaded video will get you bonus points. • Stating your donations will secure you a spot on the leader board with a gold star and many likes. • Please don't show up on the last day and post a time half a second faster than the leader with no proof. Its rude and will likely be ignored. • Shortcuts are encouraged. Cut corners, drive off road, get around the track as fast as you can within the limits of the game … but no cheats/hacks please. If you find some cool glitch/shortcut that gives you a super good time share it so we can all have a go. • Original hardware is not required. Play on whatever you can get the game to work on. You gotta be pretty quick on the screenshot at the end. Also save your replays so that we can all have a gawk! The Prize: The glory of telling your family and friends that you beat some strangers on the internet in some random old racing game you played as a kid. The Leader Board (12/4/2020) 02:55.18 Boneman 02:58.56 Crash Dummy 02:58.65 jimbogimp 03:06.53 Grant 03:00.21 Myne_h 03:07.43 mAJORD 03:09.43 trsc27 03:09.46 Pierre32 03:12.40 MUTMAN (kb) 03:18.15 cbjaust ---- ---- Do you have the need?