Playing Gran Turismo on my PS1
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I can hear this image.

What an epic sound. Unrivaled by anything before or since. on 22 Feb 2024 20:53 collapse

It’s sooo good on 22 Feb 2024 20:54 collapse

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Friendly reminder! If you’re offended by the fact that PlayStation 1 is in a retro gramming group… You should really get a colonoscopy. on 22 Feb 2024 17:20 next collapse

I promise you no one is offended but we still want colonoscopies on 22 Feb 2024 17:24 collapse

Lol I was hurt by reality at first :( on 22 Feb 2024 18:51 collapse

But not by the colonosxopy, I hope? on 22 Feb 2024 19:23 collapse

Oh no, that was quite enjoyable ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) on 22 Feb 2024 17:58 next collapse

Gt1 had the best soundtrack on 22 Feb 2024 20:54 collapse

GT1 OST was great but I’d argue that GT2 had a better soundtrack on 23 Feb 2024 10:29 collapse

us or eu? i had the eu and didn’t like it, but ya know, music is a personal thing. on 23 Feb 2024 14:27 collapse

us or eu?

US, I guess? I’m from Brazil so all we had was the bootlegged stuff, AFAIK Sony never officially released the PS2 around here

but ya know, music is a personal thing

yes, of course, and I wasn’t trying to tell you otherwise :) on 22 Feb 2024 23:50 collapse

I’d consider any console whose games could not receive update patches as retro. on 22 Feb 2024 17:40 next collapse the Mitsubishi GTO. on 22 Feb 2024 18:40 next collapse

So it wasn’t just me then? That car killed everything. on 22 Feb 2024 18:49 collapse

As a kid, the AWD made it so much more forgiving. And once you did all of the weight reductions and upgrades, it could decimate just about anything.

It led to my buying a beat up old '94 black 3000 GT a few years back for $900(!!!) to fulfill the childhood fantasy. Not a VR4 sadly and it only survived a few months, but what a glorious few months they were. on 22 Feb 2024 19:28 next collapse

And a stock viper for making money in the normal car race! on 22 Feb 2024 19:35 collapse

I always struggled with Vipers. Still do, really, in more-modern sims. Shelby Cobras are similarly unwieldy (but fun). on 22 Feb 2024 23:10 collapse

It was tricky to drive, but much easier unmodded. It also just shredded that particular race, which IIRC is the most lucrative in the game on 22 Feb 2024 21:53 next collapse

The Toyota 3000GT is also really effective. My friend and I used to play this religiously back when it was new. I used the GTO, him the 3000GT. We’d spend hours doing custom tuning and testing before saving our cars to memory cards and hanging out to race. on 26 Feb 2024 16:24 collapse

I loved my green GTO in that game. on 26 Feb 2024 16:52 collapse

Yes, the green/white and white/green upgraded racing liveries are imprinted in my brain. on 26 Feb 2024 20:57 collapse

Pure shot of nostalgia thinking about that. I used to play it all the time with my Dad and brothers back in the day. on 22 Feb 2024 17:48 next collapse

I remember being amazed at how “realistic” the cars looked, nowadays it looks pretty dated.

That game got me into Garbage (the band) though. One of their songs was on the game soundtrack. on 23 Feb 2024 00:22 collapse

First time my brother mentioned it he thought the live play was a commercial / live racing at first. It sounds silly now but at the time the graphics were much better than anything we were used to in racing games. Also back then it wasn’t unknown to have proper live filming for video game commercials. We were both adults at the time too, unsure if that’s worse or better heh.

Now I check out Forza Horizon and am like, yeah that’s digital, nice and shiny but definitely digital. on 22 Feb 2024 18:03 next collapse

I always loved the double disk cases as a child on 22 Feb 2024 18:06 next collapse

I wonder what it would take to get the new stuff running on the ol’ girl.

LOL just a modchip. I had no idea the tools were so advanced. on 22 Feb 2024 18:42 next collapse

I wish they would remake this game with new graphics. These old ones were so much better. I don’t want DLC or live services, I just want a driving RPG where I start with stock hatchbacks and gradually progress up the ranks and save up money to get better cars and win harder races. on 22 Feb 2024 19:23 next collapse

I haven’t played a GT in a very long time. That’s not what they are anymore? I have up on the genre when each car part had like 20 options and I had no clue what was good for a given track on 22 Feb 2024 23:19 collapse

The modding / emulation scene is bonkers for this game, friend!! Check out the link I posted. on 22 Feb 2024 20:06 next collapse

Ah my fully loaded PT “Bruiser” grinding money on the oval track, good times. on 22 Feb 2024 20:42 next collapse

Does the NA version have the Chemical Brothers remix of Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers intro?

I thought that intro was amazing. on 22 Feb 2024 23:02 next collapse

GT is why I have Garbage’s As Heaven Is Wide on my driving playlist. on 22 Feb 2024 23:02 collapse

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the interactive sampler disc with this game was perfection 👌 on 23 Feb 2024 00:31 next collapse

Wow is that an original psx? I remember GT. One of the few multi disc racing/sim games. Some of the best graphics the original PlayStation had to offer. 👍 on 23 Feb 2024 10:44 collapse

Did GT1 come on two discs? I know GT2 does (because I just checked my copy), but I can’t find my GT1 box. I probably let my dad have it since he kept the PS1. I don’t recall it being two discs though.

Looking around online it seems to be one disc. There are people who swear it came on two. Another Berenstein Bears moment, or did early versions come on two discs? on 25 Mar 17:10 collapse

Hmm I think you’re right, I might have confused GT1 with GT2. Both great games though. on 23 Feb 2024 09:37 next collapse

This reminds me that I still need to try out the Gran Turismo 2 Plus patch. on 23 Feb 2024 11:20 collapse

Not sure about the rest of the world, but the UK version came with a thick manual that didn’t just cover the basics like controls and gameplay features, but an in-depth essay on driving techniques and vehicle dynamics.

It was actually really informative from a real world perspective.