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#1 BorderReiver

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 19:02

Hello Everyone

Well, is anyone around here still playing GP2? It is afterall a fantastic game. I recently dug out my old copy (more accurately I found it by accidnet down the back of a bookshelf) and booted it up. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's no GPL, but it's an absolute blast. If you can forgive the shaky visuals. Solid as a rock gameplay wise.

If anyone is still playing it, perhaps we could start up and Atlas PBEM GP2 championship? I nice leisurly racing series for those who can only play for a few minuits at a time. What dya reckon?

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#2 Cypher

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 12:09

I've had a go at GP2 from time to time. It's very playable. :up:

How would a championship work?

#3 AlesiUK

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 19:03

I dug out GP2 today for the first time in ages,what fantastic fun this game is,i had honestly forgotten just how damnd good it was.Having great fun.Off to try download some recent updates for it i think :clap:

#4 wati

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 19:09

Yeah, GP2 was a great game. I used to play it a lot, and I even raced in an internet league. It's much more fun than playing against the AI. Check http://www.lfrs.net .

Wattie

#5 Barry Boor

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 23:12

is anyone around here still playing GP2?



Absolutely!!! With all the carsets, carshapes and circuits that are available, I still have many seasons to run.

Where else could I drive my own Connew in a 1972 Championship series????

My only regret is that people seem to have stopped drawing up new tracks. I wish I had time and ability to do it myself.

#6 Yossarian

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 13:00

Yes occasionaly it still responds as it should, I prefer it to GP4 :-S

#7 pUs

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 12:38

I still play it ocassionally, that is when I have access to a PC with windows 98.. is there any way to get GP2 playable with Windows XP?

#8 Lost Boys

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:31

I always playing GP2...only one I actually play still, very rare I play GPL due to me only owning a keyboard
I update all the tracks and cars and stuff off the internet and I wouldn't mind racing in a online league if anyone knows of one....

#9 pUs

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 13:51

Still haven't made it work in XP, I'm about to give up.. any ideas? :|

#10 Psychoman

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 17:47

Re-re-re-reinstalled it and re-re-re-redownloaded a bunch of tracks this week :p Still have a Win98 (read: Ice Age) computer though. Will get new one soon, and then I'll need this to figure out how to get it working on WinXP: http://www.gprix2.co...onnt/index.html

#11 pUs

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 21:18

That's not good enough.. :| I haven't had any problems with the sound. Or rather.. I haven't got that far at many times. Sometimes the game hangs and crashes directly at the startup (division by zero, or some error msg like that). If I, against all odds, make it to the pits, the game crashes in a similair fashion there with the same error msg before I have had any chance to drive.

Can't find any descriptions at all for that error in XP..

#12 minardimike

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:51

is there somewhere i can download the game. its hard to find these games now in the US

#13 panzani

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 20:59

Is it possible to play GP2 in a LAN, like GP4? Or with direct cable connection using serial/parallel ports?
I have an old notebook in which I can not install GP4 due to the lack of processor/video requirements, and a friend with an old desktop in the same "ice age" hardware.
Hot seat is fun but race against each other is better, I think...
Many thanks in advance,

#14 pUs

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:39

VDMsound is awesome, I'm totally back into GP2 again. :smoking:

#15 njhosking

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:02

GP2!!! Yeeeaaahhh!! :stoned:

Yeah I used to play it all the time, but I got tired of it 'cos

a) You cant chose your tyre compound
b) The weather never changes
c) The AI cars choose really stupid fuel strategies (Like 1-stopping around Barcelona) Which meant I often won far too easily simply by 2-stopping.

Are there any patches for the above problems?

And...

What's GP4 like? Any good?

Cheers,

Nath

#16 Sandeep Banerjee

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 00:39

I never had any experience with GP2, but I do have many fond recollections of my time spent with GP3. :blush: It had a great atmosphere to it. Easily accessible too, esp. since at the time, I used to play with a keyboard, and later on, a Saitek joystick, which made me very happy because I could finally hold the steering turn to a position rather than tapping on the direction keys haphazardly hoping the nose somehow ends up points toward the apex after I'm through. :lol: But there was something about it, the way the sunlight worked, or the bitmaps, or something, but I have to say, that I have yet to find a sim which 'felt' more real in terms of a purely appearance-based perspective. :love:

I played GP4 for sometime, but I just couldn't feel it when I was approaching the limits of the car as well as I could in EA's F1C, so I gave up on it after a few months and am currently using F1C as my modern-F1 platform of choice. :)

Sandeep.

#17 pUs

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:38

Did a 1.13.2 with keyboard in Brazil last week. Shaved a few tenths off my best lap from 1999. :D

#18 Cobra

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:36

Originally posted by minardimike
is there somewhere i can download the game. its hard to find these games now in the US


Hey Mike, GP2 is classified as abandonware now and available at www.classic-gaming.net
and www.gprix2.com has a bunch of mods for it.

#19 GhostR

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:19

Abandonware has questionable legality. I work in the industry, and it's actualy not strictly legal.

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#20 Cobra

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 18:20

GhostR, I'll take your word fot it. I was under the impression that Classic-Gaming offered abandonware that the publishers no longer offer for retail. Exactly how does that work and who can determine if its abandonware or not? Was the term coined by the software companies or the various webpages that "offer" older dos applications? I guess the best thing to do is hunt down those older titles either on Ebay or at the discount bin. I got GPL for $20 at the local Games Shack's bargain bin and remember paying about $60 for GP2 when it first came out!