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#1 king_crud

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 14:48

So I was thinking about getting the Microprose Grand Prix 2 game on emulator for my laptop, and buying a cheapo Thrustmaster joystick to play it.

 

http://www.thrustmas...ts/usb-joystick

 

Has anyone done the same with this game? Or are there any good emulator racing games out there than can be recommended?



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#2 Nemo1965

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 13:19

So I was thinking about getting the Microprose Grand Prix 2 game on emulator for my laptop, and buying a cheapo Thrustmaster joystick to play it.

 

http://www.thrustmas...ts/usb-joystick

 

Has anyone done the same with this game? Or are there any good emulator racing games out there than can be recommended?

 

Can I give you piece of unsolicited advice? In my experience GP2 and GP3 are quite the nightmare to install properly on a Windows-machine. I've got all installments of the game on my PC, if only for nostalgic reasons. GP3 just refuses to accept any new tracks. GP2 doesn't want to recognize any joysticks of gamepads with two axis. GP4 - if you use in combination with the CSM-program (which let you switch between tracks, years, anything) works flawlessly on my PC. 

 

And I use Windows, mind you, with a Windows emulator...  :stoned:

 

PS: To wet your appetite: http://www.gp4db.com

 

 

 

Download GP4, the third installment of the Geoff Cramond


Edited by Nemo1965, 01 February 2016 - 13:21.


#3 Jejking

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 22:14

DOSBOX.


Edited by Jejking, 01 February 2016 - 22:14.


#4 king_crud

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:54

Yeah I use DOSBOX for the Indianapolis 500 game from 1990, works perfectly on my laptop



#5 Nemo1965

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 14:42

Dosbox works fine... unfortunately I can't get GP2 to recognise my gamepad... GP2 is so old it can't comprehend that anyone, ever, would invent a joystick with... two sticks...



#6 ANF

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 22:25

Dosbox works fine... unfortunately I can't get GP2 to recognise my gamepad... GP2 is so old it can't comprehend that anyone, ever, would invent a joystick with... two sticks...

That's odd. Shouldn't it support two sticks when it supports steering wheels with pedals? Did you play around with the joystick options in the DOSBox conf file?

I wish I could tell you it works for a fact, but I've only been running Indycar Racing I & II with my dual stick gamepad. :)

#7 Myrvold

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 00:15

That's odd. Shouldn't it support two sticks when it supports steering wheels with pedals? Did you play around with the joystick options in the DOSBox conf file?

I wish I could tell you it works for a fact, but I've only been running Indycar Racing I & II with my dual stick gamepad. :)

Darn, now I need to figure out how to get the DOSBox to work again! Indy II :o I miss it!



#8 ANF

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 15:55

Darn, now I need to figure out how to get the DOSBox to work again! Indy II :o I miss it!

So did you give it a try? Here's my list of keyboard commands if you need them. :)

indycar.exe -h Run game in SVGA mode

F1 Lap Info

F2 Standings
,< & .> to scroll

F3 Fuel
,< & .> to adjust

F4 Tyre temperatures

F5 Tyre wear and tyre change
SPACE to select tyre
,< & .> to adjust pressure
/? to change compound
ENTER to toggle tyre change on/off

F7 Wings
SPACE to select wing
,< & .> to adjust

F8 Stagger
,< & .> to adjust

F9 Planned pit stop changes
ENTER to toggle repairs on/off

-_ Soften front anti-roll bar
=+ Stiffen front anti-roll bar

[{ Soften rear anti-roll bar
]} Stiffen rear anti-roll bar

;: Brake balance rearward
'" Brake balance forward

L Increase turbo boost
K Decrease turbo boost

Alt+B Toggle pit lane speed limiter (toggle autobrake)

D Toggle steering wheel display between speed/revs/estimated laps of fuel

P Pause

Shift+R Restart session

A Accelerate time (and retire from the race)

Alt+H Toggle autoshift

F10 Toggle between cockpit/external view

Toggle graphic details
Alt+W Windscreen
1 Grass texture
2 Track texture
3 Trackside objects
4 Grandstand texture
5 Wall texture
6 Horizon
7 Car texture
8 Smoke/dirt
9 Skids/paint

Edited by ANF, 18 March 2016 - 21:46.


#9 Myrvold

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 23:47

So did you give it a try? Here's my list of keyboard commands if you need them. :)

Nope, struggling like **** to get DOSBox to work on this PC for some very very strange reason.