Nurburgring Nordschleife (in Reverse)

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by stormbringer, Jan 4, 2014.

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Would you like nurburgring reverse as an option?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    89 vote(s)
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  3. I dont care

    46 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. Whats Nurburgring?

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    5.5%
  1. Tier 2 Racing

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    I'll be the first to vote for options, but before that comes realism. Has there ever been a race at the Nurb in reverse?
     
  2. VBR

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    Me too, love options & GT games need more of them. However, did you know that if you translate Options straight into Japanese it comes out as Restrictions! :sly:
     
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  3. stormbringer

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    Dude, no wonder!! It all makes sense..

    Our asking for new ingame options is actually us asking PD to remove and restrict features.

    So all this time, we've actually been all asking for more skylines and miatas.
    and when PD gives them to us, we still want more skylines and miatas.
    They give us some more and kaz steps in and gives us his personal race GTR,
    still we want more skylines and miatas
    Hes gotta be sick of us by now.
     
  4. NICKname

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    Actually I want every track in reverse and with weather/night.
     
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  5. xSNAKEx

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    You make it sound like it would be hard to flip a few 0s and 1s and reverse a track thats already modelled and in the game.
     
  6. Hastatus

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    I would also enjoy a mirrored version of tracks: that would also make things interesting. :eek:
     
  7. XPOWER180

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    I wouldn't want any real world track in reverse purely for the reason stated earlier about how each corner is designed in a specific way plus it just doesn't seem right! But what would be good, and to be fair added to all circuits, is fog. Watching the ending movie of the 24hr race at the 'ring looked awesome in the fog. Heavy rain can make for some great races so imagine a dry track but with seriously impaired visibility.
     
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  8. eran0004

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    The corners are fine in reverse, but the crash barriers and run-off zones aren't.
     
  9. JohnBM01

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    Enthusia Professional Racing is the only game I remember playing where I can recall racing the Nürburgring Nordschleife in reverse. As much as I loathe racing this course, this track is even more hellacious in reverse. Only good news is that the easiest part comes first. I'll stick to this course in the normal direction. Thank you very much.
     
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  10. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

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    I totally agree but that will never happen to any racing game because the sudschleife was destroyed during the war by allied bombers. A tragic loss for car enthusiasts.
     
  11. Mr C5 Z06 Vette

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    It was either Valdudes or granturismo oink who drove the ring in reverse using an enzo (I think) so it is a pretty neat idea to include a reverse layout for the ring as a drivable track.
     
  12. Lawndart

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    No, not hard at all, just so unrealistic it would just be silly.

    Having driven several GT tracks in real life, even I sometimes feel I'm back at the track in GT, and this just adds to the immersion of the real tracks I've never been to...

    Ironically GT 5 did a slightly better job for reasons I haven't figured out yet, perhaps the removal of hard shadow effected some visual depth, but that's another topic...

    Though I think the GT series would benefit greatly from more "gamey" features, this suggestion is just too gamey for me.
     
  13. Panoz

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    On the same subject but on a different circuit. In the early 70s Japan, few races was run backwards on the original Fuji Speedway.

     
  14. TRC GeorgiaDawg

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    Yea, usually track owner/operators don't allow their tracks to be done in reverse. Nurburgring however might have some hope as it has been done before. PGR 4 (and 3 I think) had reverse versions of the Ring. So it could happen.
     
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  15. Tornado

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    I wanna do Laguna Seca backwards. It would turn into Cape Ring.
     
  16. Confi-User-3

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  17. Verbal

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    :lol:
    Actually it was only demolished (but no more in use) for construction of the GP Circuit in '82-'84. A few sections are still there, some now as public road.




    Should be possible to convincingly recreate it digitally, I'd love it. As well as some other historic tracks. Monza with the old banking, anyone?
     
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  18. Rossoracer

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    Running Nurburgring in reverse is ok. I would like to see a bridge to gantry lap. If possible going something like this, starting in the parking lot then going though the gate like IRL. Also there is there is another configuration on the GP track, which would be good to have.
     
  19. 750F-RM

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    no. its bad enough the 'right' way :(
     
  20. TenEightyOne

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    You didn't read through the thread? :)
     
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  21. NixxxoN

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    I don't see why this could not happen... it can be done, even if its not there anymore. There are surely enough data and documents from it that would allow a decent enough recreation.
    what
     
  22. ildd

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    The Nurburgring was nearly destroyed in WWII?
    Whoa.
     
  23. TokoTurismo

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    Yes! Yes and yes! I will love it! :D I mean, PGR 4 and Enthusia did it. Why not GT too. :)
     
  24. Numbers

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    I think PGR had a snow covered version as well.
     
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  25. GBO Possum

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    Ah, those were the days! PGR3 certainly did have many reverse tracks including variants of the Nordschleife. I really enjoyed the experience simply because it provided extra tracks and therefore variety.

    Given that this is a "game", I see no reason to restrict the flow to one direction even if IRL it is never driven in reverse.
     
  26. eran0004

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    The Falklands War? The Südschleife was destroyed in the early 80's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Südschleife
     
  27. TokoTurismo

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    I know, and it was pure epicness at that as well! :tup:
     
  28. BWX

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    No.
     
  29. Zooleg

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    The real question is why not
     
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  30. dimassa19

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    Any real track have the reverse option in Gran Turismo. Enthusia has been...