XBOX: Forza Motorsport


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My 'sources' have shown up Forza is available.
Had a quick search on gamespy and it says release date is today!!
Anybody got it already?
My official copy is on pre-order, 13th May I think is release date, I can't wait.

Other 'versions' are available now and from what I'm told, all is good.

Do you think this will be a good buy, just fed up buying xbox games which turn out to be real let down.
Depends of if you like driving games or not, then if you like 'proper' driving games.

This should be the best simulation so far, and as MS is behind it, the game should make the most of the Xbox and live integration *should* be faultless.

I really can't wait for this one.

If you liked ToCa (I or II) I think you'll like this one. However, expect Forza to have alot more layers of gameplay, car customisation for one.

I personally love PGR2, but also bought Need for Speed 2 and Burnout 3, which i just couldn't get into.

But this Forza sounds good.
I've got an Xbox, and then went and bought a used PS2 for GT4 (good buy!), and then bought the Driving force pro steering wheel for it, which is USB. The wheel will work with a PC without any drivers, does anyone know if it'll work on the Xbox?

WOuld make a difference to buy buying the game or not.
I might or might not have a copy of Forza already and may or may not know that it truly is a huge game that is very close to GT in the competition stakes. If you have played Gran Turismo and liked it you'll like this.....maybe!!!
I might or might not have a copy of Forza already and may or may not know that it truly is a huge game that is very close to GT in the competition stakes. If you have played Gran Turismo and liked it you'll like this.....maybe!!!

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Jay, at least you are straight to the point, i think, maybe. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
had a quick blast this morning and the replay of me driving like an idiot are superb!

felt a bit slow in the 3.2TT though.

will play more tonight and post my thoughts.
Ordered my copy, should be with me for the weekend. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
Then we can mod our own S3's right Kev. Show these GT4 boys how it's done.

Well maybe in a month or two. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
no s3 unfortunately. well not that i've come across. i guess thats the american nature of the game.

i went for 3.2 tt. the other option is golf r32

the simulation is fantastic.

try driving with the aids off. its very tuff.

i've not got a steering wheel yet so driving with all the aids on against hard level is proving to be fun. still got to get the hang of accurate / slight steering and braking at same time.

was up till 3am playing it. so its not that bad /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Ian, you need to get some sleep. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif

Think i'll be going for the R in black. (just like old times). /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
My copy is in my hands now...

Late night me thinks, never bothed too much with the 'other' version I tried as you can't copy the game saves over /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

No S3, but we do have...

1967 AC Shelby Cobra
1997 Acura NSX
2001 Acura Integra Type-R
2002 Acura RSX Type-S
2003 Acura 3.2 CL Type S
2004 Acura NSX
2002 Acura #42 RealTime Racing NSX SC Driven by Peter Cunningham
2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
2001 Audi 2002 Infineon R8
2004 Audi S4
2004 Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro
2000 Audi S4
2003 Audi RS 6
2002 Audi #1 Champion Audi Racing S4 Competition Driven by Michael Galati
2003 Audi #1 Champion Audi Racing RS 6 Driven by Michael Galati
2002 Audi Le Mans #38 Champion AudiR8
2001 Audi Le Mans #4 Johansson Motorsport R8
2004 Audi #8 24h Nürburgring TT-R
2004 Bentley Continental GT
2003 Bentley #7 Team Bentley Speed 8
1997 BMW #43 Team Schnitzer Motorsport GTR
1999 BMW #15 Team BMW Motorsports V12 LMR
2003 BMW #43 BMW Motorsport M3-GTR
2003 BMW #42 BMW Motorsport M3-GTR
1987 Buick Regal GNX
2002 Cadillac #8 Team Cadillac LMP 02
2004 Cadillac CTS-V
2004 Cadillac #16 Team Cadillac Driven by Max Angelelli
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427 L-88
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6
2002 Chevrolet Lingenfelter 427 CID Twin Turbo Corvette
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Guldstrand Edition
2004 Chevrolet #73 3R Racing Corvette Z06 Driven by Phil McClure
2003 Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing C5-R
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT (Turbo)
2005 Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR
2003 Dodge SRT4
1996 Dodge Stealth R/T Turbo
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi
2003 Dodge Viper SRT10
2004 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
2000 Dodge Hennessey Viper 800TT
2003 Dodge #23 Magellan Financial Viper Competition Coupe Driven by Paul Mumford
2004 Dodge #22 3R-Racing Viper Competition Coupe Driven by Tommy Archer
2002 Dodge Nürburgring 24 Hours Viper GTS ACR #1 - FujiFilm
1998 Eagle Talon TSI Turbo
2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
2004 Ferrari 360 Modena
1964 Ferrari 250 GTO
2003 Enzo Ferrari
1995 Ferrari F50
1993 Ferrari 512 TR
1984 Ferrari GTO
1992 Ferrari F40
1967 Ferrari 330 P4
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
1998 Ferrari 355 GTS
2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
1996 Ferrari #12 Risi Competizione
1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge
2003 Ferrari #88 Veloqx Prodrive Racing 550 Maranello
2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale
2003 Ford Focus SVT
1966 Ford GT40
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R
2005 Ford Mustang GT
2005 Ford GT
2004 Ford #10 Tiger Racing Mustang Driven by Carol Hollfelder
2004 Honda Civic Type-R Hatch (Japan)
2000 Honda Prelude Type SH
1999 Honda Civic Si Coupe
1995 Honda Civic Del Sol VTEC
2004 Honda Accord Coupe EX
2003 Honda S2000
1994 Honda Civic SI
1991 Honda CRX Si-R (Japan)
2004 Honda NSX-R (Japan)
2002 Honda Mugen Integra Type-R (Japan)
2003 Honda JGTC #18 Dome Racing Team NSX
2003 Honda JGTC #8 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri NSX
2004 Honda Mugen Civic Type-R Hatch
2000 Honda Integra Type-R (Japan)
2003 Honda Mugen S2000
1992 Honda NSX-R (Japan)
2003 Honda JGTC #16 Dome Racing Team NSX
2002 Honda Integra Type-R (Japan)
2000 Honda Aerogear Integra Type-R
2000 Honda VIS Racing Integra Type-R
2004 Honda Wings West Civic R J Spec
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe
1993 Jaguar XJ220 Road Car
1961 Jaguar S1 E-type 3.8
2002 Koenigsegg CC8S
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale EVO
2002 Lexus SC430
2003 Lexus IS300
2002 Lotus Elise 111S
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint
2005 Lotus Exige
2005 Lotus Elise
1990 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 1.8i Sport
2004 Mazda RX-8
2003 Mazda Protégé MAZDASPEED
2004 Mazda 3 Sport
1995 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
2000 Mazda MX-5 MAZDASPEED
2004 Mazda RX-8 MAZDASPEED
2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R
1995 Mazda AB FlugRX-7
1995 Mazda INGS RX-7
1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe
1998 Mercedes CLK-GTR
2004 Mercedes C32 AMG
2004 Mercedes SLR
2003 Mercedes CLK55 AMG Coupe
2005 Mercedes CL65 AMG
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM #3 Team Vodafone
2003 MINI Cooper-S
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII GSR RS
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS
1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
1998 Mitsubishi FTO GP Version R
1995 Mitsubishi Mine's CP9A Lancer Evolution VI RS
2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI TME
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII FQ-330
2004 Mitsubishi Sparco Lancer Evolution VIII
2002 Nissan Mine's GT-R (R34)
1972 Nissan 240 ZX
2003 Nissan 350Z Track
1998 Nissan #32 Nissan Motorsports R390 GT1
1994 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Version R
2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE
2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V Spec II (R34)
1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
1998 Nissan 240 SX SE
2003 Nissan Skyline V35
1994 Nissan Fairlady Twin Turbo
2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V Spec II
2003 Nissan JGTC #3 Hasemi Motorsport Z33 350Z
2003 Nissan Fairlady
2003 Nissan JGTC #12 Team Impul Skyline
1998 Nissan Silvia (S14)
2003 Nissan JGTC #23 NISMO Skyline
1995 Nissan Mine's Skyline R32 GT-R
2002 Nissan Tommy Kaira Skyline GT-R R34
2003 Opel Performance Center #5 Team Phoenix Nürburgring 24 Astra V8
2004 Opel Speedster Turbo
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2003 Pagani #17 Carsport America GR
2002 Panoz #10 JML Team Panoz LMP01 EPP
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2004 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO Hardtop
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
1986 Porsche 959
2003 Porsche 911 GT3
2003 Porsche Carrera GT
1998 Porsche #26 911 GT1 Le Mans
1956 Porsche 550 A Spyder
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo
1987 Porsche #17 962 C
1995 Porsche 911 GT2
2003 Porsche Boxster S
2003 Porsche 3R-Racing 911 GT3 Cup Driven by Mike Fitzgerald
2000 Porsche #23 Alex Job Racing 911GT3-RS
2003 Renault Sport Clio V6 RS
2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
2004 Saleen S7
2000 Saleen Mustang S281
2000 Saleen #2 Konrad Motorsport S7R
2005 SEAT Cupra GT Racer
1999 Shelby Series 1
1968 Shelby Mustang GT-500KR
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
1999 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Coupe
2003 Subaru JGTC #77 Cusco Racing Impreza
1998 Subaru Tommy Kaira Impreza M20b 2002
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Spec-C (Japan) Forza Edition
1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S
1985 Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
1995 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Bar
1999 Toyota #27 GT-ONE TS020
2004 Toyota Camry Solara
1969 Toyota 2000GT
2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
1992 Toyota Supra Turbo
2004 Toyota Altezza RS200
2003 Toyota Celica 1800 VVT-i
2002 Toyota MR-S
2002 Toyota Tom's Z382 Soarer
2002 Toyota Soarer 430SCV
1995 Toyota Tom's T020 MR2
2002 Toyota Tom's W123 MR-S
2003 Toyota JGTC #36 Team TOMS Supra
2003 Toyota JGTC #1 Toyota Team Le Mans Supra
1998 Toyota AB Flug Supra Turbo S900
2003 Toyota APR Performance Celica GTS
1998 Toyota VeilSide Supra Fortune 03
1998 Toyota VeilSide Supra Fortune 99
1995 Toyota Border MR2 Turbo T-bar
1995 Toyota VIS Racing MR2 Turbo T-Bar
2003 Toyota JGTC # 35 Kraft Supra
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2001 TVR Tuscan R
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2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
1995 Volkswagen Corrado SLC
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.8T Turbo S
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6
2004 Volvo S60 R
2004 Volvo #24 At-Speed Motorsports S60 R Driven by Derek Bell

This one sounds good.

2003 Audi #1 Champion Audi Racing RS 6 Driven by Michael Galati
Ok, got my copy yesterday, and it is fantastic.

Still crap at driving, cornering and braking, but getting there slowly.

Have bought an R32 and have added every professional engine and chasis mod, now around 400 KW.. with an acceleration of 9.1 . /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
nice car - will have to get my copy out again. had planned on an xbox free weekend /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

got my old lotus steering wheel out and i am finding it far harder to use than the control. the steering is just too hard to go in a straight line. back the control pad, where breaking and streeting accuratley is a problem.

doing the career thing /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif i went for the tt to start, but the mugen s2000 i won was a real handful on the hill course. as i said earlier the simulation is really spot on.
still havent spent enough time tuning stuff - but i am all about the instant gratification and when i cant win without tuning i guess i'll be forced to /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Anyone got to level 10 yet...

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Yes- although not played it in a week. Been playing Close Combat!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif and fifa street is a lotta fun too. TOOOO MAAAANNY GAAAMMMEESSS /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I used the NSX, Mugen S2000 and the TT i started with (all souped up engine wise - i don't bother too much with handling - well not so far!) which were all much faster than other cars to win all the races needed to get there. The only difficult one was the hill climbs in the Mugen S2000 where i came down to a great start and holding on.
Just won't let me race my heavily modded R32 on any of the level 10 races, might have to soup up that green MR2, it just sticks to the corners so nicely. What about your TT, are you able to use it on the new tracks.

I played in the arcade mode with my R32, and the other cars were Tuscans, F40, F50, and XJ220's. The R doesn't really handle as well. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I found that the Subaur vs Impreza races are good, having unlocked Impreza Forza edition and kitting it up, this seems excellent for class A and B.

The Mugen S2000 is a bitch to drive fully loaded, but i'm just trying to get the best car in the class for the specific race.

There are a couple of nice speedway tracks, with only 3 bends, these are easy and net you between 5,000 and 24,000 per race, even my kids can do these, over and over again. Ch-ching.

The mugen civic is good, and the RS6 on the heavyweights, fully specced to around 650 KW is amazing, but corners quite poorly.

Just bought a 350Z track car, and fitted a supercharger (instead of the huge KW turbos) and seems more manageble for the Nissan Z car challenge.

Haven't done the classic cars yet, have you.
Still aint had time to play it or even check it out! DVD has just been sitting there since i downloaded and burned it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
What, more copying!!

Just don't tell me in the future, i am a law abidding citizen, and have no wish to get dragged down to the gutter. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif
Is it same PM as i sent you CJ? :)

Classic American car racing - tried it with the standards car and i couldn't get anywhere near them. NEed to earn some cash to spec it up. I spent a lotta cash on race tyres for all my favourite cars which was probably a waste of money in hindsight.

The impreza v evo's are my fav races too....anyway stop tempting me to stay in with it..its friday/beer night!!

Laters!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
for d class my detuned tt is kicking ***. once i have won the other 4 races will move on to c class and let you know how i get on,...

oh and still havent had to /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif about with tyre pressures etc YET.
I've just cracked level 17, money is really rolling in at this level enabling lots of mods.

My first mod on all cars though is top end gear box and lightened fly wheel. Then go and change the gear ratios so that you get the use out of all 6 gears, not just 5 like on some tracks, it really helps with acceleration off the line and out of the bends. There is no point in having 6 gears if you only get to use 5.

Level 23 at present. As KevinT said, the money doesn't become an issue, seem to always have around 200K in the bank, so you can buy a car, then buy every single mod possible suitable for the race type. Especially getting the kids to race The Speedway on level 10 class A with a top form Sub or ferrari. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

But i do hate some of the tracks, and have to now go and clear with golds some of the earlier tracks, it just has to be done. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Just on the last of the 350Z races now, its that Hong Kong one with 3 laps. But looking at some of the level 20 races, with 8 laps, i'm just getting wasted out there. Must learn to corner better and stay on the track. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Any of you guys using x-link? Fancy setting up a lil race one day? Gamertag is jay4
Sorry guys, defo have not got enough time to play the game anyway, let alone on-line live thingy.

BTW, how does the x-link work, do you have to buy more gear, subscriptions, etc.
Been doing alot of testing with a few mates this afternoon on the modding front, where you have to mod a car to a specific class, i.e. Scooby to B1.

I persoanlly think it makes for a quicker, better handling car to reduce the weight as opposed to increase the power.

ALot of people just max the power to the maximum class allowed, but reduce weight first, then add what power mods you can till you top out the required class.

As said earlier, get an adjustable gearbox and change the ratios to suit the fastest track you run. Also played with bakes today, buy the best you can, no effect on class.

Yeah, had noticed that, but always stuck the remap and exhuast in first. I'll try doing the weight reduction, carbon bonnet and rollcage instead for max class. What about the tyres, as soon as you put decent tyres the class jumps up, or you are just leaving as standard. Cheers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
Yeah, tyres do affect class, so it would mean loosing some power to fit the mod.

Better tyres though do affect acceleration, cornering and braking so it may not be such a loss overall if you get better use of the power you have.

Not tried playiong with tyres or suspension yet. that's the next job.

I've been playing with afew cars, but yesterday I needed a maxed out C1 for a race. I took the TT I had in B1 and cut off the turbo and knocked the exaust down a level. The car was quick, but I had to drive the wheels off it to keep up.

Then took off 36KG (which put it into B3) so had to remove one of my power mods (Distributer symbol thing). Car was easily faster than the other now, perhaps a second quiclker on the Tscukba track.

I'll look at tyres and suspension today if I really can't be arssdd to do anything productive.

TT for D and C class was pretty easy on all but one track, but weight reduction was key for me too. And for power restricted but races eg 300kw race, i used my apr celica lightened (i was gonna use clio but celica won out as i hadn't used it) and taken to 294Bhp and won everything very very easily. roll cage lightens too which is a pretty cheap mod.

As for money - i am always running out of money - but i don't have kids to earn me cash /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Just done the rotory/mazda races. lots of fun as you had the cars all over your for 2 laps on laguna seca, took me about 10 goes to actually win, but was much more satisfying that killing them on the speedway track. Only thing is they give you another mazda for winning! Now need to go back and do some of the earlier stuff. only problem is the the RA track didn't copy over onto my xbox so i don't have that track at present!! Need to extract the image and locate the file and ftp it over!! Pain in the rear!

Still can't do the mid engine one from earlier . the nsx is pushing out over 600bhp and just lights up the tyres on any corner. Need to look into tuning to see if i can get it more managable. The mugen s2000 is even worse for handling. Anybody else got any ideas on the mid engine rear wheel drive challenge?

BTW - i am using the controller and not a wheel as i couldn't use the wheel i have to go in a straight line!

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