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Retro Racing March 2021 - Need for Speed II (1997)

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by jimbogimp, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. MUTMAN

    MUTMAN Member

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    and to start the score board (its the only way i can be first for at least a little while)
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    The Leader Board

    Fastest Single Lap
    Mut 1:39:87
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Mut 7:!9:68
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  2. Boneman

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    Are we turning opponent cars off?

    They drive like a pack of Grosjeans out there. Massive rubber banding too.
     
  3. MUTMAN

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    are we voting on that ??
    I dont mind the opponents on, but I know you speed demons will be looking for the cleanest lines.
    I dont mind either way :thumbup:
     
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  4. JSmithDTV

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    I don't think it matters... on or off you're still trying to achieve a good time.



    JSmith
     
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  5. MUTMAN

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    So many trademark NFS traits to be seen in this game

    1. crappy music
    2. crappy physics
    3. crappy graphics
    4. power sliding for ever
    4. awesome fun



    The Leader Board

    Fastest Single Lap
    Mut 1:34:65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Mut 6:45:31
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    edit - my settings in game - random opponents, beginner, mircoswitch joystick, tiny screen + poor eyesight

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    come get some !

    [waits for sub 1:25's to roll through]
     
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  6. Grant

    Grant Member

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    If there's going to be separate classes, there should be one with traffic on :leet:

    (If not, I'm doing it anyway)
     
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  7. JSmithDTV

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    So haven't got into this yet... found a number of sources, however file sizes vary considerably. What is the verdict now on running this in Win10 and are we using the first edition or the SE?



    JSmith
     
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    jimbogimp

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    funny comment
    Yeh sorry it was a bit of a shambles putting this one together.
    Easiest way to get right into it is to emulate the PSX version.

    I dont know if there's any difference between the SE or first edition, presumably its just the different tracks/cars available, not sure if it will affect lap times so hopefully it wont matter what version you're running.
    I'm happy with traffic off for the pro top laps, but maybe just put your settings next to your time and as we start getting more people with times we can nail down the best settings for fast laps.

    So far I havent managed to put a proper time in, spent too much time faffing around trying to install linux then figuring out what all this compiling garb means from that github link... :)
    It does mention windows in there. So maybe that means it can be compiled to work on modern machines with some sort of 32bit compiler?
     
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  9. MUTMAN

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    +1 just follow elvis guide from last month for duckstation. really easy :)
     
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  10. JSmithDTV

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    Nah don't be sorry at all mate.
    Yeah did see that, but was keen to get the PC version running. I'll give it a crack when I get more time, as there seems to be various methods and patches etc. out there.



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  11. Grant

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    Here ya go! (this was no traffic)
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    Fastest Single Lap
    Grant 1:22.75
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Grant 5:43.40
    Mut 6:45.31
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    Playing the Linux version (SE) with a DualShock 3

    [waits for sub 1:22's to roll through]
     
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    Yeah the SE version adds "wild" mode, but looking up a FAQ apparently that just affects the crashes - I'm happy to stick to arcade which apparently has better acceleration.

    I compiled it on Debian unstable, a 64-bit OS with 32-bit libraries. I've attached my compiled version, you just need to drop in the fedata and gamedata directories from the ISO. I do see libwayland in the output of ldd, so if you get a library error about that let me know and I can compile it on a system with only X.

    The file is a .tgz, not a .zip (renamed due to forum attachment restrictions), but a Linux archive manager should be able to tell the difference.

    It probably requires mingw or something like that, which is an open source Linux-y build environment for Windows.
     

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    PC version on Windows 10, thanks Grant. Playstation version feels miles slower, might be an unfair comparison against the PC.

    Forgive the camera pix, couldn't get screenies working.

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    Fastest Single Lap
    Boneman 1:21.90
    Grant 1:22.75
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:39.87
    Grant 5:43.40
    Mut 6:45.31
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  15. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I haven't even had a minute to load this up yet, and I can already smell the wooden spoon. :lol:
     
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  16. genxor

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    Cheers, I'll try yours tonight. I compiled it on x64 debian too but get an error about no GLES2 lib when I try to run it. Suspecting I need to symlink somewhere for it to load as i386 since I've installed pretty much every pkg I could find
     
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    funny comment
    Yeah yeah! Thanks to Grants compile I got the linux thing working. Looks better than when I was running it on an original voodoo III :)
    Is there a screen capture button in linux?

    Here's my first keyboard bash.
    Auto, Arcade, No Opponents

    Fastest Single Lap
    Boneman 1:21.90
    Grant 1:22.75
    jimbogimp 1:27.56
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:39.87
    Grant 5:43.40
    jimbogimp 6:06.71
    Mut 6:45.31


    Attempted some joystick setup, but although calibrated correctly in jstest, it just wiggs out in game as if all the axis are not set properly. Need to figure that out. I cant find the nfs2se.conf file to play around with it.
     
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  18. MUTMAN

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    thats my excuse, and i'm sticking to it :)
     
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  19. Grant

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    So close! But no cigar:
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    Fastest Single Lap
    Boneman 1:21.90
    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:27.56
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:39.87
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 6:06.71
    Mut 6:45.31

    It depends on your desktop environment, I'm using GNOME and the PrtSc key is a shortcut to save a screenshot. You should be able to find keyboard shortcuts if you poke around in whatever settings menu you have.

    I set the mappings in-game and it my controller wiggs out in the menus, but works fine in the game.

    The config file is in a separate directory in your home directory, ".nfs2se" (the dot traditionally means it's a hidden config directory).

    I have "libgles2:i386" installed on my system, make sure you've got the :i386 version of that installed if you're using Ubuntu/Debian.
     
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  20. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Depends on your distro, but normally PrintScreen drops a PNG file in your "Pictures" directory.
     

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