driving games - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

General Discussion Topics must pertain to all 3 generations of SLK - R170, R171 and R172

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 03-08-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: northern cal martinez
Vehicle: diamond silver slk 55
Other Toys: drum set, carbon fiber road bike
Posts: 62
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Thumbs up driving games

What are the best driving games for the PC?
neurotrash is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 03-08-2009
Registered Users
 
GeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North-West Blighty.....
Vehicle: '16 C250d AMG Estate Premium+ Designo Hyacinth Metalic
Other Toys: Guitars... :-) Formerly '08 SLK200 6sp Palladium
Posts: 5,134
Country:
Chats: 91
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 793 Times in 574 Posts
I Like GTR2 by SimBin/Atari/10tacle.

They have a more recent game out, can't remember what it's called, but it has the Nordschleife circuit on it. I don't think my present PC has enough grunt, but I may just have to try it.

I also like the old Grand Prix 4 gane from Geoff Crammond.
GeeJay is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to GeeJay For This Useful Post:
#3 Old 03-09-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: northern cal martinez
Vehicle: diamond silver slk 55
Other Toys: drum set, carbon fiber road bike
Posts: 62
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Cool thanks

Still looking for games, i will look for those titles, I saw a game that has a slk 55 in it i think it was called test drive looked cool. Saw you play guitar, check out my bands sites NEUROTRASH and XRPM, also i have a bunch of stuff on u-tube, Germany rocks i was at oktoberfest 1998
neurotrash is offline  
 
#4 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
The best racing game out there right now is Racedriver: GRID.

The most realistic race simulation game to date. Look up some trailers on gametrailers.com, like this one: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32012.html

You need a decent computer to run it at maximum settings, and as such it's a visual treat, the physics and collisions are amazing and if you pair the game with a wheel such as the Logitech Momo, you'll feel like you're in the cockpit.

I play it on my gaming computer with a Core i7 920, 6GB of DDR3 and 2 GTX 280s in SLI, but I just recently upgraded my home theater system with a Q9550 and a 9800GT 1GB videocard, and I can max out the game as well on a 1920x1080 LCD TV.
firefox1 is offline  
#5 Old 03-10-2009
Sadly Woolly has passed away

 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK
Vehicle: SLK350 MT
Other Toys: CLK 270CDI (Slushbox!!)
Posts: 17,375
Country:
Chats: 1297
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,912
Thanked 3,515 Times in 2,416 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefox1 View Post
The most realistic race simulation game to date. Look up some trailers on gametrailers.com, like this one: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32012.html
Can't shovel coal quickly enough into my laptop to watch the trailer, let alone play the game!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by neurotrash View Post
. . . check out my bands sites NEUROTRASH and XRPM, also i have a bunch of stuff on u-tube, . . .
Good tight sound - takes me back to the late seventies






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MB SLK 350 Andradite Green (6 speed manual)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Woolly is offline  
#6 Old 03-10-2009
Thread Hijacker
 
dmjonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Vehicle: formerly 2001 SLK320, and 2006 55AMG. Shopping again.
Other Toys: MB E550 4matic, MB C300, Saab 9-3, PT Cruiser, Ram 1500, 737-700/800
Posts: 2,798
Country:
Chats: 1599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 782 Times in 401 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to dmjonez Send a message via Skype™ to dmjonez
The best driving games are on the PS3. Get one of those, not too expensive, but much more realisitic than the pc...
dmjonez is offline  
#7 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmjonez View Post
The best driving games are on the PS3. Get one of those, not too expensive, but much more realisitic than the pc...
What??! No PS3 game can equal the the visual quality you can get on powerful gaming PC. A $500 dollar console simply doesn't have the processing power no matter how optimized the code and textures are.

You won't believe it until you see it, but the games on the PC approach cinematic quality. While there are many great looking games on the consoles, you just simply won't see the advanced physics and shader effects that are available in Microsoft's DirectX 10, a programing interface that can only be fully utilized by the most advanced PC videocards.
firefox1 is offline  
#8 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Vehicle: SLK 200K 2005
Posts: 914
Country:
Chats: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 71
Thanked 120 Times in 64 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefox1 View Post

you just simply won't see the advanced physics and shader effects that are available in Microsoft's DirectX 10, a programing interface that can only be fully utilized by the most advanced PC videocards.
Yeah, what he said
Normski is offline  
#9 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Normski View Post
Yeah, what he said
Ha, ha, sorry for the rant but DJ's uttered words of blasphemy in a PC gamer's world. There's an ongoing battle between those who play consoles and the PC guys.

Anyway, DJ, didn't I just read in you Gun Video post that you got a new PC with 8 gigs of RAM? Let me know what model it is and I'll look over the specs and hook you up with some free game demos you can download from the internet. You'll need a big monitor, though, to fully appreciate the quality - I use a 24 inch HD Gateway for my gaming rig. Or you can hook it up to an HDTV.

A new game demo just came out that might interest you - it's called Tom Clancy's HAWX, and it's a combat flight simulation game.

Wait, 8 gigs of RAM? You must have gotten a Mac, 'cause for a regular store-bought PC that's usually an overkill and a 32-bit OS, which most Windows-based PCs ship with, can only address a maximum of 4 gig. Did you get a MAc with a pair of Xeon processors? If that's the case, the games will be a no-go.
firefox1 is offline  
#10 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Vehicle: SLK 200K 2005
Posts: 914
Country:
Chats: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 71
Thanked 120 Times in 64 Posts
[quote]Ha, ha, sorry for the rant but DJ's uttered words of blasphemy in a PC gamer's world. There's an ongoing battle between those who play consoles and the PC guys.[quote]

I wasnt the rant, it was the Techno speak that completly lost me...... I can turn my laptop on and surf and do a bit of emailing and work stuff but the gubbins completly baffles me.....sorry.

I did once have the record for Donkey Kong in the pub.....but thats another storey.
Normski is offline  
#11 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
GeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North-West Blighty.....
Vehicle: '16 C250d AMG Estate Premium+ Designo Hyacinth Metalic
Other Toys: Guitars... :-) Formerly '08 SLK200 6sp Palladium
Posts: 5,134
Country:
Chats: 91
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 793 Times in 574 Posts
This is the link to the GTR game website...

http://www.gtr-game.com/

The new game with the Nordschleife is GTR Evolution. My PC is quite old now, so I don't know if it's able to cope with this and my new laptop probably doesn't have the graphics capability.

PCs can be pretty amazing for gaming, but you do need to keep up with the latest technology to play the latest games at full resolution and maximum pixel shader this and bump mapping that..

I've not played a great deal with a PS3, but for the dosh they look pretty decent graphicswise.

If I were seriously into driving gaming, then one of these would be on my shopping list..

http://www.visionracer.com/flash/index.html

Cheers!
GeeJay is offline  
#12 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
[quote=Normski;100521]
Quote:
I did once have the record for Donkey Kong in the pub.....but thats another storey.
Hey, that's a legendary game! The guy who actually holds the world record in that game is sort of a celebrity. I think they made a movie about him - yep, they made a documentary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(gamer)
firefox1 is offline  
#13 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Vehicle: SLK 200K 2005
Posts: 914
Country:
Chats: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 71
Thanked 120 Times in 64 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeeJay View Post
Its the Stig!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If its not, then why is he wearing a helmet???????
Normski is offline  
#14 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Vehicle: SLK 200K 2005
Posts: 914
Country:
Chats: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 71
Thanked 120 Times in 64 Posts
[quote=firefox1;100525]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Normski View Post

Hey, that's a legendary game! The guy who actually holds the world record in that game is sort of a celebrity. I think they made a movie about him - yep, they made a documentary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(gamer)
I loved it but I was young and impressionable then and was drinking underage, so thought if I was on the machine I could have a beer sitting on the top and no one would notice.
Normski is offline  
#15 Old 03-10-2009
Thread Hijacker
 
dmjonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Vehicle: formerly 2001 SLK320, and 2006 55AMG. Shopping again.
Other Toys: MB E550 4matic, MB C300, Saab 9-3, PT Cruiser, Ram 1500, 737-700/800
Posts: 2,798
Country:
Chats: 1599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 782 Times in 401 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to dmjonez Send a message via Skype™ to dmjonez
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefox1 View Post
Ha, ha, sorry for the rant but DJ's uttered words of blasphemy in a PC gamer's world. There's an ongoing battle between those who play consoles and the PC guys.

Anyway, DJ, didn't I just read in you Gun Video post that you got a new PC with 8 gigs of RAM? Let me know what model it is and I'll look over the specs and hook you up with some free game demos you can download from the internet. You'll need a big monitor, though, to fully appreciate the quality - I use a 24 inch HD Gateway for my gaming rig. Or you can hook it up to an HDTV.

A new game demo just came out that might interest you - it's called Tom Clancy's HAWX, and it's a combat flight simulation game.

Wait, 8 gigs of RAM? You must have gotten a Mac, 'cause for a regular store-bought PC that's usually an overkill and a 32-bit OS, which most Windows-based PCs ship with, can only address a maximum of 4 gig. Did you get a MAc with a pair of Xeon processors? If that's the case, the games will be a no-go.
I did get a new computer, and VERY sorry for hitting a nerve!

I've never really used it for gaming, but my 16 year old son uses everything in the house for gaming. My original posting (sorry again!) was made because the PS3 interface is really cool, strictly from an observer's point of view. I spoil the kid and his older sister, and he has the PS3 and a Wii, and I have rigged the house for high-speed wireless, so he can use both his laptop and all of his smaller machines (PSP, Game Boy) to surf.

I use my computer for work and consulting. In addition to flying, I provide aviation technical advice to several large companies. That's why I'm always on-line (that, and posting on here...). My last desktop finally crumped, so I replaced it with an HP (get a big discount from them) with the AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-core (2.5 GHz) and 8GB of ram, 64 bit Vista OS. I hate Vista, btw. I do have a couple of Macs, but I need at least one MS computer to handle the proprietary software of a couple of my clients. I'm not a programmer by any stretch, just a high-end user. Some of what I do requires a bit of processing, so I have a six computer network at home, that includes both Macs and PCs.

The new box has both upgraded graphics and sound, but it's not a true gaming machine. I have played the latest Tomb Raider in it, believe it or not...
dmjonez is offline  
#16 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeeJay View Post
This is the link to the GTR game website...

http://www.gtr-game.com/

The new game with the Nordschleife is GTR Evolution. My PC is quite old now, so I don't know if it's able to cope with this and my new laptop probably doesn't have the graphics capability.

PCs can be pretty amazing for gaming, but you do need to keep up with the latest technology to play the latest games at full resolution and maximum pixel shader this and bump mapping that..

I've not played a great deal with a PS3, but for the dosh they look pretty decent graphicswise.

If I were seriously into driving gaming, then one of these would be on my shopping list..

http://www.visionracer.com/flash/index.html

Cheers!
That's one heck of a racing setup! I just use one of these Logitech wheels (that's my girlfriend's son playing), on this rig.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CIMG2802.jpg (87.0 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg PC1.jpg (95.7 KB, 6 views)
firefox1 is offline  
#17 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
GeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North-West Blighty.....
Vehicle: '16 C250d AMG Estate Premium+ Designo Hyacinth Metalic
Other Toys: Guitars... :-) Formerly '08 SLK200 6sp Palladium
Posts: 5,134
Country:
Chats: 91
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 793 Times in 574 Posts
I have used one of the vision-racer thingys and they are good fun, but it's unlikely that I would buy one for my own use at home. Right now at home I have a Logitech force feedback wheel with a two-pedal box on the floor. That seems to work quite well.
GeeJay is offline  
#18 Old 03-10-2009
Thread Hijacker
 
dmjonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Vehicle: formerly 2001 SLK320, and 2006 55AMG. Shopping again.
Other Toys: MB E550 4matic, MB C300, Saab 9-3, PT Cruiser, Ram 1500, 737-700/800
Posts: 2,798
Country:
Chats: 1599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 782 Times in 401 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to dmjonez Send a message via Skype™ to dmjonez
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeeJay View Post
If I were seriously into driving gaming, then one of these would be on my shopping list..

http://www.visionracer.com/flash/index.html

Cheers!
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy the actual car?!?

dmjonez is offline  
#19 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
Well, DJ, you make me feel small! I only use my PCs for fun.

Seriously, that new PC sounds pretty good, but it's the video card that matters the most.

I'm an automotive CAD designer, but at home, I just use my PCs for fun. I have this gaming rig and a home theater PC that I've built myself and that I periodically upgrade with the latest parts. Gaming for me is a way to get through these dreadful winters here in Michigan. I'm not a TV watcher, so I pass my time on the PC.
firefox1 is offline  
#20 Old 03-10-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Michigan
Vehicle: 2005 SLK55 AMG, Mars Red
Other Toys: 04 Jeep Liberty
Posts: 258
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 47
Thanked 72 Times in 44 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmjonez View Post
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy the actual car?!?

Not if you were to crash the car 50 times before you get through the race!
firefox1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Driving Meau Performance MODS for the R171 22 07-09-2012 01:48 PM
Roof up/down while driving Eldar SLK R171 General Discussion 33 04-29-2009 12:14 PM
Winter driving in a 55 reallife Driving Stories 10 01-21-2008 12:13 AM
My SLK doing 171... Fun & Games! RacerCub68 Driving Stories 8 04-30-2007 04:51 AM
Driving(?) home. Not really. Corkscrew General Discussion 16 04-07-2007 07:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.