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Everything posted by Ryzza5

  1. Latest CTR video from E3 reveals more new characters and brand new tracks.
  2. I have preordered the base game on PS4, so I plan to be playing on Day 1 or at least that weekend. I didn't preorder the Nitrous Oxide edition because (1) it seemed too expensive for the vague additional content, and (2) most of that content should be unlockable by completing most of the Adventure mode in the game (which I plan to). I also purchased an additional DS4 controller so that hopefully my wife will have a go playing with me. I may also have my younger bro and his wife over for some 4-player split screen multiplayer.
  3. 2012 was an interesting year. Some wondered if it would be the last year, and of course a movie had to develop that plotline further. Perhaps worse than that, the official online servers for Test Drive Unlimited 1 were shut down, which made us all feel very sad. Not long later we had the release of the first open world Forza title for XBOX 360 which took us to a version of Colorado which strangely lacked Pikes Peak. It was a good game, and the start of a good series to fill in the void left by TDU, but it just wasn't the same. At least it still provided a few laughs. But that wasn't all. In March of 2012 we were treated to a new flight 'simulator' from Microsoft, which conveniently for us, featured Hawaii of all places. It was a freemium game with DLC planes, locations and challenges. A number of us do like to fly on PC on occasion. If you don't count the re-release of a 64-bit version of Flight Simulator X Acceleration on Steam in 2014, then the 2012 release of Microsoft Flight was our last flying update from Microsoft in 7 years. So imagine our delight when Microsoft surprises us with a gorgeous trailer showing us a new version of the simulator due to land (pun intended) sometime in 2020. Take a look for yourself here: The trailer doesn't tell us a great deal of details about the upcoming sim, but the amazing detail of the world (without having to purchase and install a hundred add-ons) in stunning 4K definitely has our attention here at TurboDuck. We'll be sure to make a beeline for O'ahu as soon as we can. Here's what we can deduce from the trailer and it's description: * Available on Xbox and Windows PC (so it should attract casual fliers) * Powered by satellite data and MS Azure AI Cloud computing * Amazing volumetric clouds which cast realistic shadows on the ground * SNOW * Bodies of water are not a singular colour, and cities have High Def textures out of the box * FOG * Delicious reflections on aircraft and detailed airport vehicle and building textures with shadows * A variety of light and stunt aircraft as well as jumbo jets, including the cover-plane from Microsoft Flight from Icon * Beautiful sunsets accompany expected time-of-day and weather settings * High-detailed 3D cockpits with the ability to turn your head, bank your aircraft and admire the view below * Many real-world scenic attractions to visit including what appears to be New York, Dubai, Alcatraz, Egypt, San Francisco, along with coral reefs, mountains, canyons, craters, stadiums, and more * Lighting and rain effects * Hundreds of vehicles on the roads and in the carparks below * Wildlife including flamingos, elephants, and giraffes * Multiplayer * Challenging Alpine landing strips Want to come fly with me? Let's fly, let's fly away to the Comments section below to discuss one of Microsoft's oldest slogan questions:
  4. In your game controller options, do you have an option called something like "Hold for gear" selected? Tick this for H shifters, untick for sequential (up/down) shifters including paddles.
  5. Is this an article or a free advertisement? lol
  6. Yep forgot to disable the extension on a different PC, and now the Edit button doesn't work for that post so I was stuck.
  7. (Quote from Tob-Racer:) (/End Quote) I alerted Alex to the mod a couple of weeks ago as I recall he liked the game. Nice to see him make a video of it.
  8. Got it, here I was thinking it was a real name from Central Europe or something haha
  9. After deleting the radial.cdb file we would often create a folder with the same name (including .cdb). This would prevent the game from creating that file again. The file was never necessary but often caused game issues after some time.
  10. I have a question! How do you pronounce Ztryka? Being Australian I have never come across it before
  11. This week I have been playing Rocket League, No Man's Sky, and Forza Horizon 4 all on PC. In NMS I am trying a few missions. Once I wrap those up and free up some slots by selling inventory I would like to try playing multiplayer with friends. In FH4 I was getting 3 stars on speed cameras and completing a few road races on Fortune island.
  12. What games are you playing this week? Simple thread is simple.
  13. Back in the days of the original PlayStation when video games were hard and the Internet had new and exciting websites like CheatCC.com, I would carefully write down a series of X's, squares, triangles and circles on paper from the school library computer, then try them at home to see what new/secret parts of the game could be unlocked. While I did use them to cheat (i.e. unlock all cars in Need for Speed 2 SE, NFS 3, NFS 4), there were quite a few parts of the game that could only be unlocked via cheat codes. For example, there was no way to drive in Traffic vehicles or dinosaur props in old NFS games without using cheat codes. Need for Speed III Hot Pursuit on PlayStation had a number of hidden tracks (YT: Need for Speed III - Hot pursuit : The Hidden Tracks !!! PS1 - with Commentary) that could not be unlocked via gameplay, you had to use a cheat code. They also were not present in the PC version of the game. These days I don't really see much in the way of cheat codes. There are trainers and memory hacks available, which are often laden with malware or risk punitive action to your online gaming account, so I don't bother. I much prefer to complete a game myself (not that I have the time anymore).
  14. I don't think the Terms of Use include any references to new users' teeth any more so that joke no longer works. @BlakeBelladonna when older members registered they agreed to terms/rules which included a line that 'we now own your teeth' as a joke - because no-one reads that when registering.
  15. Welcome Blake, I enjoyed reading your story as it reminded me of the first time I played too. Great to have you here with us. TDU1 still has a massive map if you compare it to Forza Horizon and recent Need for Speed games. It wasn't just the size too, but the detail of numerous residential streets. Even if we rarely drove on them, it still added to the realism. I remember getting into a free-ride police chase in single player mode the first time I played, and thought I could lose them by driving off-road tbetween the trees, which didn't work. I remember eventually evading them and then wondering 'where the heck am I now?'
  16. Interesting... I purchased the original but never found time to play it. I will look forward to seeing the end result here.
  17. Disabled 'Privacy Badger' extension for this site - it was blocking the CDN by default.
  18. Yeah the editor on these boards really doesn't like me. Maybe it's a browser extension.
  19. Boom! https://discord.gg/KcF9CZU
  20. Read more: http://www.codemasters.com/announcing-grid-coming-september-2019/
  21. They've been long gone without archive sorry. https://web.archive.org/web/20120206071448/http://forums.eu.atari.com/forumdisplay.php?s=9e705d356df727f802e89eb586db1263&f=119 M_3628905
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