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Old 10-21-2003, 15:15   #1 (permalink)
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cool Live For Speed...

Just wondering if anybody else here has tried out this game on their PC.

If not, feel free to check it out by going to the Live For Speed web site.

Ok, so it may not be everybodys cup of hot drink, but it's not bad for the price - free to try out, 12 (UK pounds, which is approximately 17.20 euros) to purchase/unlock.

Oh and finally, if you're going to download it and you're using good old dial-up, you may want to use a download manager like Fresh Download - the download is 140MB...
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Old 10-21-2003, 19:56   #2 (permalink)
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A guy at school showed me this game on the school computers a few months back. i downloaded it and played it myself, must say that it's quite fun. But it sucks how you're limited to only a few cars unless u unlock it. Worth the download I reckon.
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Old 10-21-2003, 20:08   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Live For Speed...

Oh yeah, you'll also need a fairly decent PC - an old Pentium 200 just isn't going to be fast enough.

It's playable on my PC, but frame rates hover between 20fps and 40fps, usually about the 25fps mark.

For reference, my PC has an AMD XP 1800+ CPU (overclocked to 1.73GHz), GeForce2 MX400 AGP 4x gfx (also overclocked), 512Mb DDR RAM (running at 276MHz), running Windows XP Pro. I know, not the latest, but good enough for most things I use it for...
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Old 10-21-2003, 22:39   #4 (permalink)
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Must say this game is pretty good.

I only have the current demo version but my cousin has paid for the first part (1 of 3) and bought a force feed back wheel with pedals and its really amazing.
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Old 10-21-2003, 23:13   #5 (permalink)
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I have a Momo Racing force-feedback wheel/pedals, it's really good fun to play. The price to unlock it is about $30 australian, and it's really worth it, IMO. Hopefully, they put a few V8's in there for the S2 release.

The MaDDeSTMaN - You might want to check your computer, I have a P4 1.6, 32mb Nvidia Gforce2, 256mb RAM and 98SE, and mine gets around 35-40fps with 3 cars, 800x600 and most graphics turned about the middle.
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Old 10-21-2003, 23:40   #6 (permalink)
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Had the game for ages, well worth the price if you have a good PC :) im running 60-70fps
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:23   #7 (permalink)
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I play it with 12 racers (including myself) most of the graphics options either at the middle or maximum settings, in 800x600 16 bit colour, and with my anti-virus, firewall, email, web browser, seti@home and various other programs still running.

I'll try running it under Win 98 SE next time I reboot (I dual boot XP Pro & Win 98 SE, 98 SE for games, XP Pro for internet access, video editing - DivX & VCD and other 'serious' stuff), I simply havn't tried running it under 98 or with a 'clean' (no anti-virus or any other programs running) system yet. Considering that, I think the frame rates I get are fairly respectable.
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Awesome game
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Old 10-22-2003, 16:52   #9 (permalink)
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The MaDDeSTMaN - You might want to check your computer, I have a P4 1.6, 32mb Nvidia Gforce2, 256mb RAM and 98SE, and mine gets around 35-40fps with 3 cars, 800x600 and most graphics turned about the middle.
the bottleneck, and I am sure maddestman knows this, is the video card. I wouldn't expect much more from it.
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the bottleneck, and I am sure maddestman knows this, is the video card. I wouldn't expect much more from it.
Yep. I know the GeForce2 MX cards are not exactly the highest performing cards on the market. They are cheap tho, which is why I've got one. I plan on replacing it with something better soonish, but for the moment, I'd prefer to spend my money on my car - as I'm sure most people here could understand.

I could probably get a bit more performance by running under 98 SE, (for example, NFS Hot Pursuit 2 is unplayable on my PC under XP because the frame rate is so low, but it works beautifully under 98 SE), but the bottleneck would still be my GeForce2 MX. Meh, it does the job, it'll do for the moment...

One thing that I think is interesting is that my girlfriends PC is very simular to mine, hers is a AMD XP 2000+, 512Mb DDR, GeForce2 MX, same hard disk (Seagate 40Gb Barracuda 7200.7 - ST340014A), she has a better motherboard (mine is a EPoX 8KHAL+, hers is a Gigabyte GA-7VRX - Sounds like a Magna! ) yet her computer is quite a bit SLOWER then mine. Even with a clean install of Windows (both 98 and XP) with only the necessary drivers installed, and with the overclocking on my PC removed so it's running as standard. Only conclusion we have been able to come to is that her motherboard is sh!t, because a XP2000+ on a KT333 should NOT be outrun by a XP1800+ on a KT266A!

Oh well, back to the game, its pretty cool, for those of you who havn't tried it, as long as you're not using an old Pentium 200, give it a try...
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