Although I’ve had both the game and the wheel for a long while I decided to put together a small game mod that adds support for the rpm/shift indicator LEDs on the G27. It does what it says on the tin, no more, no less! If you run into issues then feel free to contact me through the site.
You can download it here
Tags: G27, Hardware
Each year around Christmas I tend to drift back through time reminiscing about stuff from the past. This time I got to thinking about the arcades of the 80′s. Back then arcades were destination places not like they are now – that is if you can actually find one.
In the 80′s there was an explosion of video games. Technology of the late 70′s and early 80′s rapidly evolved into stunning games that assaulted all of the senses. One such game from 1986 was OutRun made by Sega. The game had a simple premise – to win you had to drive across America within a certain time avoiding other vehicles in your red Ferrari.
A couple of years ago the moons aligned and somehow old school Sierra adventure gamers got their wishes fulfilled a few times over. With regards to Larry, Al & Josh were drafted in to work on Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded (yet another remake of LSL1). The game was to be funded by the gamers that wanted the game through a crowd funding service called Kickstarter. Later reports suggest the money raised was only a portion of the actual budget.
The campaign was good and although it looked touch and go part way through, Larry was eventually green-lit for production with extra content to boot!
A great end to a reasonable year of racing. Not all of the races provided an edge of the seat experience but there were a few highlights; notably the first half of Valencia and Assen of course. Marquez ended season with the crown and left the all of the field bar Lorenzo looking more than a bit slow.
TV coverage in the Hearn household was provided by Eurosport, recently updated to HD. Great job by the Eurosport commentary team as usual!
Next year MotoGP sees some new faces with [potentially?] a larger grid. I’m not a fan of the CRTs, really what’s the point? A few great riders seeing the last of the racing career out (Edwards) on a machine barely capable to even qualify in the top 10. Adding bikes to give the illusion the championship is more contested is just smoke and mirrors. Marquez and Lorenzo simply operated at another level; then come Pedrosa, Rossi followed closely by Bautista, Crutchlow and Bradl. The remainder of the field are sadly way off the pace. 7 riders that can challenge and out of those, only a few share time on the top step of the podium. I haven’t seen the calendar for next year (more on that next) but I’ve seen that Laguna Seca has been dropped.
Whilst I’ve enjoyed MotoGP [on Eurosport] for many many years, next year the timeslots will be used to show beach volleyball or some other rubbish. For me Toby, Julian, Neil [and Randy of course] were what made MotoGP on TV. Like F1 in the UK, the sport has made it’s way over to a pay channel though unlike F1, there’s no ‘poor mans’ transmission meaning it’s pay up or don’t see it. BT Sport is mainly a football channel and the cost is probably acceptable if that’s your passion. Maybe it’s time to accept change and stop watching the sport – the organiser (Dorna) certainly wouldn’t care so I guess I shouldn’t either.
Lorenzo was surely rider of the day but the race will be remembered for Rossi’s return to the top step of the podium. It was probably his greatest chance of getting a win and he didn’t waste the opportunity.
Great ride from a great racer.