Help on some Licenses

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 1' started by liam2maps, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. liam2maps

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    Hi. Over the past day I have been replaying Gran Turismo in order to earn the:

    TRD 3000GT
    Nismo 400R

    I already have all golds on the B licenses (It was my first car, I never ever buy a car to start off with)

    Anyways I am having troubles on 2 particular tests for the gold A license.

    A4 (I usually can get in 37:700) (Trial Mountain | GOLD: 37:400)
    A8 (I usually can get in 1:05:900) (Grand Valley Speedway | GOLD: 1:15:600)

    Thing is I am using the PAL version. From what I hear the NTSC version gives you more time to complete tests in gold as well as proper shifting in auto or something. This makes the PAL version much much harder because you have to use everything you have for that extra tenth of a second while the NTSC players don't have to do much.

    So any tips for A4 and A8?
     
  2. TMM

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    Just keep trying cause the cars are both worth it.
     
  3. liam2maps

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    I bet they are. I have seen the stats :D
     
  4. SportWagon

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    http://www.geocities.com/gt2toxs/gt/diary/2001-10-14.html

    tries to give details on A-4. It's similar to B-8 in GT3 but a bit easier.

    I.e.
    http://www.geocities.com/gt2toxs/gt/diary/2004-01-13.html
    http://www.geocities.com/gt2toxs/gt/diary/2004-01-24.html

    I never made detailed notes about the IA tests, as far as I can tell.
    But here's a summary....
    http://www.geocities.com/gt2toxs/gt/diary/2000-09-09.html


    Edit: Sorry, I misread what you were asking for . . .
    Here are detailed noted for A-8 . . .
    http://www.geocities.com/gt2toxs/gt/diary/2001-10-12.html
     
  5. liam2maps

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    Thanks SportWagon :D

    You have the NTSC version right? So I guess the gear shifting for you comes off ever so slightly faster than the PAL version.
     
  6. HYBRIDLVR

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    I have all three original versions with all Gold on each and I can tell you from both ends experience that the US NTSC Version is just as complicated as the Pal Version!
     
  7. liam2maps

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    Really. For some reason I had a copy of the NTSC version in Japanese and I seemed to get all golds within my first try of playing GT. Some were fluked no doubt but some weren't. This was on the B licenses but when I started the PAL it certainly got much harder. Oh well. It must be just me then. I also think that GT2 has it harder done for PAL players.
     
  8. TMM

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    It's bound to be harder, PAL user's are always sc***** over!!!
     
  9. liam2maps

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    I agree. TMM's from England :) <3 England. Yeah I restarted GT and have all Golds on B now.
     
  10. liam2maps

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    37.348 for A4. Goldage. The last corner you need to keep it clean but keep the speed up. :D

    Now I am trying to figure A8 :D
     
  11. SportWagon

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    I used manual for both those tests.

    Does PAL give more delay in the stock gearboxes in license test cars?

    Could be awkward.

    HYBRIDLVR seems to disagree.
     
  12. HYBRIDLVR

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    I didn't disagree with anything, What is said was the Tests are Equally Simple!!! :grumpy:
     
  13. SportWagon

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    Congratulations.

    There's a definite "inside groove" you want to get in to save time. The perspective doesn't quite suggest you should head right over the middle of those hash marks, but that's where you should be.
    Good luck. Keep on trying.

    Learn how that car behaves around those hairpins.

    Keep the tires from squealing.
     
  14. SportWagon

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    I.e. you disagree with the notion that the North American tests are easier and the PAL tests harder. No?
     
  15. HYBRIDLVR

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    There all easy!
     
  16. liam2maps

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    They are easy at times but fact is that the PAL users have it harder than the NTSC users. This is made true in GT2 as well.
     
  17. liam2maps

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    Ok I think I can eliminate as much squeeling as possible but I think I am losing most of my time on the 2nd hairpin.
     
  18. liam2maps

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    Wooooooooooo. I completed A8 after some tries. You just had to hit the sweet spot twice. Also I saved it on the wrong memory card meaning I have to do both A4 and A8 again. No biggy though. I guess onto the IA licenses now.
     
  19. SportWagon

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    :tup:
    :confused:
     
  20. liam2maps

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    Woo I finished them all gold. IA's were so easy.

    Hardest tests to get gold

    A8
    A4
    B3

    <3 Nismo 400R.
     
  21. TMM

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    Enjoy. The Nismo 400R should beat all AI driven cars.
     
  22. liam2maps

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    Indeed it does. Thanks. I am starting GT2 now. All gold licenses etc.
     
  23. ixnay

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    i find the steering and response and everything so poor in GT1 that I can't seem to get many golds :(
     
  24. liam2maps

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    Hey there fellow Aussie. Actually the response IMO is much better in GT1. I found it easier to get golds in GT1 after adjusting. It takes a little while to adjust though. Also is that display picture Keira Knightley. If so *drools*
     
  25. Biased turkey

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    I didn't know you can use the driving force with GT1 and 2.I thought the Driving force would work only with games released for the PS2 ?
     
  26. vipersan

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    I started GT1 a few days ago, to fill my days waiting for GT4. I have done B all gold very soon, A license took me a while (that last one A8 was hard), and now I'm onto IA. They really are very hard. I am thinking about pluging in the wheel and drive, because I am no good with buttons, but still .... I have also done most of the races. I guess I just have to try harder.
     
  27. liam2maps

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    I found IA's easier than A's. Honestly. Longest course was A4 followed by A8 to Gold. The IA's I was able to beat within 1-8 tries.
     
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    I've done IA1 in 3 tries. But my eyes just popped out, when I saw the target time for IA2. Did one try and was way off. Got all others bronze and one silver so that I have license, but have decided to start racing. And I have successfull done all but the three endurances and tuned race and GT World Champ race.
     
  29. liam2maps

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    If that's the Grand Valley time trial you need to keep your speed up before you enter the straight. Keep it clean and use the whole track available to you.
     
  30. SportWagon

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    It's SSR5, and there are several tricky bits.

    You must learn how to join some separate corners into one to increase speed, and that chicane combination near the end is very difficult to learn to take quickly. Experiment and see what works. Braking earlyish so you can line up nicely for the exit seems to work well, and at least there aren't any AI cars to worry about passing you and getting in your way.

    If you're desperate, the walls in the first tunnel can help increase speed a bit, if you're careful. ;)

    Actually this was the gold I got with the fewest tries. I'd had a tough time getting bronze, originally, too, and silver seemed a long way away, but I actually got gold without getting silver. Everything just came together (including a wall-slide, I think). Silly me quickly saved then-and-there, instead of saving that track to use as the one to repeat to collect all four colours of Nismo 400R.