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

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    jimbogimp

    jimbogimp Member

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    funny comment
    Lol Print screen?
    It's black magic I tells ya!
    :D
     
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    I just learned that you can autosave your shot in Win10 too, with a key combo.

    "To capture your entire screen and automatically save the screenshot, tap the Windows key + Print Screen key ... the screenshot will be saved to the Pictures > Screenshots folder."

    Wish I'd known that several racing challenges ago, or several years ago.
     
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    Yep... or CTRL + ALT + PS or use the "game bar" in Win10, Win Key + G. You can take screenshots, videos etc. and can also turn on with an Xbox controller if paired with the PC.



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    lnked installer works perfectly now to set some times. later.
     
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    Getting faster, feel like nearing the limit though.

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    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:27.56
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:36.12
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 6:06.71
    Mut 6:45.31





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  7. Oktavius

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    Good game, one of the first (Need for speed 1 or 2, not sure) I bought for my Win95 DX1 Cyrix 166+. Run great with no hardware acceleration.
     
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    funny comment
    I updated the first post with some hopefully helpful tips that came from the thread.

    I was going to add some more screenshots too. But this whole linux print screen situation is somewhat whacky.


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    If you squint you can see my times, honest!



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    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:26.75
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    Boneman 5:36.12
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 6:06.00
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    Done. It doesn't bring any performance to the table on a 533mhz system. But at least it reduces the character of the graphics and adds glitches. 'sif not if you can.

    Work to do :Paranoid:

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    Boneman 1:21.03
    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:26.75
    Pierre32 1:28.50
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:36.12
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 6:06.00
    Pierre32 6:16.21
    Mut 6:45.31
     

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    funny comment
    Slight improvement in both picture quality and lap time.

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    Boneman 1:21.03
    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:24.81
    Pierre32 1:28.50
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:36.12
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 5:48.46
    Pierre32 6:16.21
    Mut 6:45.31
     
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    More importantly, you've shown that there is a place where we can just take one screenshot.

    [edit] For anyone wondering, access that screen at Location -> Track Records.

    The critical areas that I'm not nailing are turn one, and the two city bends. I believe I need to switch to arcade handling, and the reason for that is in the comments here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/needforspeed/comments/9u5yqn/brake_to_drift_in_need_for_speed_ii_se/

    Fastest Single Lap
    Boneman 1:21.03
    Grant 1:21.96
    jimbogimp 1:24.81
    Pierre32 1:25.03
    Mut 1:34.65
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    Fastest 4 Lap Race
    Boneman 5:36.12
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 5:48.46
    Pierre32 5:53.78
    Mut 6:45.31
     

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    Pierre32 Try avoiding the brake altogether, it goes against logic but that's NFS. :p
     
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    Well, I couldn't work out how to completely avoid the brake. But I did learn to work with it.

    Wild physics, manual transmission, 3rd person cam to get away from the shakes, three beers, many swears.

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    Grant 1:21.96
    Pierre32 1:22.56
    jimbogimp 1:24.81
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    Boneman 5:36.12
    Pierre32 5:38.46
    Grant 5:40.28
    jimbogimp 5:48.46
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    I cant improve my times :( i might have to buy a wheel if this form continues

    edit - forgot, its because im on PS1 version
    :thumbup: my times rock :thumbup:
     
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    I can confirm that all the time I was losing was in the three turns I mentioned above. Turn one, and the two city bends. The rest of the track you pretty much just sit back and enjoy the scenery.

    I switched to MT so I could drop it back to 4th, to keep the revs up and induce a bit of oversteer. But the ratios are weird, as is the way NFS handles revs & the rev limiter (I am probably expecting too much of an arcade game here). In the end I found the speed keeping it in 5th, so MT is arguably a waste of time. The trick was a short dab on the brakes on approach, then straight back on the gas and chuck it in. Get it right and you can maintain 160mph+. I don't get it right often.
     
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    really, i dont mind. I'm playing on an underpowered laptop with a small screen (so just like playing on period correct hardware :) )
    I'm in it for the fun factor. its a blast playing some of these old games again. also, i reserve the right to blame PS1 version for my times :lol:
     
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    i played for a bit on my laptop while i was watching tv and my times with just a keyboard in this setting are awful, lol. but it ran awesomely with the guides linked to in this thread!
     
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    funny comment
    Me too. I thought I was relatively good at racing games, that is, until we started doing these challenges ;)
     
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    I knew I was complete trash at them, and these competitions have confirmed that once again.
     
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    Yeah I'm not the quickest either.

    PC version with a Thrustmaster 360 upad (for that early 2000's experience).

    Lap 1:25:31
    4 lap race with traffic 5:56:18
     
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