user
xovan
United States
MATE Edition
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5
2012-12-15 17:29:29


Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
9150 e Quad-Core
AMD Phenom CPU/Processor, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Radeon HD 4650
AMD GPU, Works perfectly
LMDE
GeForce 8400 GS
Nvidia Graphics/Video/TV card, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
A740GM-M
Elitegroup Motherboard, Works perfectly
LMDE
Samsung Infuse SGH-I997
Samsung Smartphone, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
torcs
"Most people don't understand the idea behind this game, it is a highly customizable SIMULATOR. This is a good SIMULATOR with not so great (rather way to competant) AI the previous reviews of the AI being able to correct even the most severe collisions flawlessly is true however this game is about trying to simulate the dynamics of driving the cars more so than trying to make for a fun game. The best way to play this game is to play it like you're going to go driving on a race course using a stick shift as that will give you the best control. It is not an easy game to pick up when you are trying to drive stuff like the F1 car and the supercars. I would start with the front wheel drive car and start learning from there. Also you'll need to remember that you must calibrate and customize your controls or you'll have a real hard time trying to drive at all. If you are using a joystick, mouse, or wheel you'll definately need to do this. Trying to drive with only the keyboard is extremely difficult. Now what I recommend is to run practice races using only yourself to get better at the game and its controls. Look through the tracks by entering and exiting them and pick a track which doesn't have much turf to begin with and start out with that. Trying to go with F1 on some tracks is just silly unless you know how to handle that monster. Also know that this game has many camera angles. Hit F2 to cycle though the "driving" views which are easier to see with. Also know that you'll need to use your brake carefully as this game can be quite unforgiving if you slam on your brakes at 200kph as it should be. Remember it isn't like need for speed where you're driving for fun, this is more of a simulator that tries to be as accurate as possible. Don't hate this game because you don't have the time to learn how it works."
5
btanks
"Fun game arcade game that supports splitscreen, but requires a gamepad and a buddy with a gamepad to get the full fun out of it. Otherwise you'll have to try and find a network game. Though that just isn't nearly as fun as shoving your friend cause he squished you as you ran from the burning wreckage of your tank."
4
freedoom
"Freedoom is an attempt to make an opensource set of doom art/levels. Unfortunately many of the levels are not well done. However with PrBoom and freedoom you can get many old doom mods to work reasonably well. Though a few of the 3rd party levels with fancy scripts can become impossible to complete normally."
4
smc
"Great platformer, plays with gamepad well. Remember to pick up the music package or you'll only be getting half the fun. Not hard, not easy though. I would recommend this for folks who want a platformer or simple game with polish."
5
openarena
"Great game, try anaglyph mode for old school 3d. Not a hog on graphics like a few other games."
5