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STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:30 am
by simonsunnyboy
Yesterday a new round was started and it is racing time once more.

For the next 3 weeks we will play Turbo Cup by Loriciel:

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At Atarimania: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-turbo-cup_10707.html

No cheats, no passwords. We start playing the first track.

Awards

"Stuck bremst nie" (Hans Joachim Stuck (famous german race driver) never brakes) award to all paritcipants

Final Table
1. 2'36'4 ThorN
2. 2'36'7 Xerus
3. 2'38'0 Dal
4. 2'55'4 Marakatti
5. 3'12'9 SSb

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:45 pm
by Dal
Never played this, it's actually quite good!

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:26 am
by Marakatti
Yes, more like a simulation type of game actually than an arcade racer. No way to just drive flatout all the time. Even overtaking an opponent needs careful planning.

One very unique feature is that you can use second joystick as a gear stick.

First try: 2.55.4

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:38 pm
by dma
Eheh Turbo Cup, first game that i (erm, rather my parents actually) bought for my ST.
It was bundled with a replica of the car, as pictured here : http://www.atarimania.com/pubs/hi_res/t ... _st_ad.jpg

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:29 pm
by Dal
Marakatti wrote:Yes, more like a simulation type of game actually than an arcade racer. No way to just drive flatout all the time. Even overtaking an opponent needs careful planning.

One very unique feature is that you can use second joystick as a gear stick.

First try: 2.55.4


You could also do this with Hard Drivin'

Anyway, I digress - will be having a game of this tonight. See if I can finally post my first STOT score :D

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:57 pm
by Dal
A beatable 2:41.2
STOT - Turbo Cup 2-41-2.jpg

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:42 pm
by simonsunnyboy
No chance, no try finished under 5:00 yet %(

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:51 pm
by Dal
The 'trick' is to treat it like a real car. You really need to balance your steering with accel/brake. The hardest part after this is pre-empting what the car in front will do. My strategy is if I fail to qualify in 3rd place or better (approx 1:22.0) then I abort the race and try again.

Qualifying in 1:20.0 gets you in 2nd place on the grid, take 1st position by holding the inside line on the 2nd bend and don't lose your nerve or get too cocky! ;)

Also, use the keyboard for better control (S,X,Left,Right).

Finally, I found a weird bug when you use the keyboard exclusively (including track selection), after a couple of aborted races, the next time you start, the qualifying lap gets aborted - seems an additional 'Escape' can be held in the keyboard buffer. I found using the joystick for track selection seems to overcome this. Maybe this is exclusive to the MSTE? Every version I tried exhibits the same problem, so I imagine it was a bug in the original game.

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:35 pm
by ThorN
My first score was the best 2'55'2. I really like this game.

- Smooth movements of the car
- Fast game
- Hard to master
- Funny to play
- Best is to do a looping :-)

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:45 pm
by ThorN

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:38 am
by Xerus
2'39'4
It's only my second try, probably I had lot of chance !

ThorN wrote:- Fast game

The game must be fast on Mega STE or Falcon but not on 520STF/E, the lane is jerky.
Otherwise it's a excellent simulation, I like too ;)

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:27 pm
by ThorN
My first try on real hardware. 2'41'3

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Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:58 am
by simonsunnyboy
3'12'9 - no chance . I never gain or atleast hold my starting position. Started with 5th place and came in 12th :(

Yet my best round sofar :(

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:20 pm
by ThorN

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:54 pm
by Xerus
great time ThorN :)

2'36'7
My qualif was excellent, 1'19'4, first for the start :)
I haven't made mistakes but my race was too conservative...

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:04 am
by simonsunnyboy
Final scores are:
1. 2'36'4 ThorN
2. 2'36'7 Xerus
3. 2'38'0 Dal
4. 2'55'4 Marakatti
5. 3'12'9 SSb

Thanks for playing, next game will be Road Blasters!

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:32 am
by ThorN
Jawohl!. Thanks Dal & Xerus for the motivation with their great scores, new thought I get below 2'38'0

Re: STOT #4/12: Turbo Cup

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:10 am
by Xerus
Bravo, another victory for you :)