Join the OCAU Retro Driving Club in a different retro driving game each month and see who can lay down the fastest lap! I think we might have some trouble keeping up with the pro's this month! The Game of the Month: V8 Challenge from 2002 The Game Description (Wow there's no Wiki for this game... stolen from My Abandonware) 2002, the year V8 Challenge was released on Windows. Made by Digital Illusions CE AB and published by Electronic Arts, Inc., this racing / driving game is available for free on this page. wow that was quick... um here's more from Mobygames The game is, as can be understood from the title, a V8 racing simulation. You as a member of a team of pilots race against the other teams. They include Holden Racing Team, Ozemail Racing, Castrol Perkins Racing, Big Kev Racer and more... It has most of the tracks of the original race like Bathurst, Adelaide, Queensland, Melbourne and some others. Also supports multiplayer LAN and play over Internet. There are even some bonus tracks for those who finish the game. Anyway, it probably needs not much explanation aside from that it is a game based on the Australian V8 Supercars. The Memories I've never played it before. Didn't know it existed. I'd say if I found it back in the day I would have been pretty excited about it though. I did enjoy a good Bathurst viewing around that era. The How To Search it up on My Abandonware. I got it running on Windows XP. Havent tried 10 yet. I'm sure there will be some helpful posts below if there are any issues and I'll report back here if we find anything useful. Grab a wheel if you can, or at least try with an analogue controller of some kind. 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. V8 Supercars? Mount Panorama of course! The Car I think we can leave this open. Although I havent tried them I would assume that most cars offer the same performance. Chose the brand that you were most fond of back in the day. I'm a ford man myself. Whatever car you choose I think we should leave it at stock setup to avoid someone dropping tyre pressure to 20 and putting in an Energy Polarizer to take the win. 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. • No standing start this time. Jump in and do a few laps. Post your best result. • 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 Pentium 4's n Radeon 9700'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, crash into walls, 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. 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 1:49.56 portstevo 2:01.79 Boneman 2:05:65 JSmithDTV (Keyboard!) 2:06.8594 Greg Murphy (Lap of the gods 2003) 2:08.3873 John Bowe (Pole position qualifying time 2002) 2:09.25 power 2:09.91 Pierre32 (Donation to Able Gamers) 2:11.11 jimbogimp 2:22:85 th3_hawk 2:29.73 MUTMAN ---- ---- ---- ---- Anyone in for 161 laps?