Scrooge does GT4 Part 1: 0 to 25% on 4,000 cr.

Discussion in 'GT4 Race Reports' started by Mr.Slow, May 25, 2005.

  1. Mr.Slow

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    MONEY DOESN'T BUY HAPPINESS - DOH!

    I had been playing GT4 for about 3 weeks and was getting along fine except
    for a cronical need to mod every car to win races. Then I won the Camaro LM
    Race Car and took it to a few races and had no problem winning. Granted, the
    other cars were no competition but it made me think about my 'wasteful'
    ways... I was spending about 100k in mods per car and only using it for a
    few races. The visits to the ATM were quite frequent. I had won almost 2
    million credits but never had more than 30k in the bank. And I was only at
    13%!!!


    I finally hit the crisis point when I did the classic series in the Pro
    Hall. I souped up the Cougar to the point where it outperformed the Cobra
    and Buick Special but I had the hardest time beating them at the Ring. I did
    manage to beat the Cobra once but it was a practice run and not part of the
    Championship. I ran the championship and the only race I didn't win with the
    Cougar was the Ring. The Cobra kicked my ass badly...

    So I won the championship but it was bitter-sweet: I blew so much money on
    upgrades to win at the Ring and in the end I didn't. If it wasn't because I
    run so many practice runs at the Ring (finishing 2nd) I would have actually
    lost money in the Championship. I didn't sleep well that night...


    When I woke up in the morning I was having a full blown Scrooge attack: I
    could not get over how much money I'd blown and whenever I thought of a race
    I'd won I thought "I didn't need to buy that car" or "I coulda won without
    the 200HP mods!". By the end of the day Scrooge had taken over.


    SCROOGE'S BIG ADVENTURE BEGINS

    The first mandate from Scrooge was to start over. That was a hard decision
    to make: I was at 13% and it had taken a couple of weeks and a lot of money
    to get there. I wasn't looking forward to re-doing any of the rally license
    tests (I suck at rallying) but I was so hooked on mods that most of the
    races were 10 pts or less and that was getting pretty boring : I was mowing
    the grass in every race but still managed to win thanks to HP superiority.


    I also did some research on the boards and found that someone went up to
    62.5% without buying a car. Scrooge was very happy to hear about that! The
    guy had spent about 2,000,000 cr tunning his cars, something Scrooge wasn't
    happy about. But after confirming that there is no way to do 100% without
    buying a car Scrooge decided to delude himself into thinking that he could
    do 62.5% without tuning any cars.

    So the memory card was erased and Scrooge went on the biggest adventure of
    his driving life!


    THE PLAN

    Scrooge wasn't too keen on having to re-do the license tests. He was
    perfectly happy with the 80 bronze medals from the first gamesave. So after
    reading the prize and events list from top to bottom a few times he
    concluded that getting silver in all the licenses was gonna give him the
    easiest way out (of the license tests) whilst still getting good enough
    cars.


    But at the same time he didn't want to spend a lot of time on the license
    tests so he decided that he was going to do as little work on them as
    possible. This meant getting a bronze, winning a car and taking that car to
    as many races as it qualified for until it was not possible to win any other
    races. Then he would go back to licenses / missions to win another car or
    use whatever car he'd won with the first car and repeat the cycle.


    THE RULES

    1. No car buying.
    2. No car tuning: No new tires, car washes, oil changes, nothing! This is
    Scrooge we are talking about!!!
    3. Each race can only be won once. Unless it is part of a championship in
    which case it can be won once as practice and once as part of the
    championship. Once the race is won it is history, we have no time to waste
    here!
    4. There is NO SHAME in running 1 pt races. Scrooge believes that if you
    have a car that can win the race and it does not cost you anything then you
    should use it. A-Spec points be dammed!
    5. No Wallriding, grass mowing or purposely pusing other cars off the road.
    6. Qualifying is permitted for championships.
     
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  2. Mr.Slow

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    DIARY

    Scrooge thought that keeping a diary would just be a waste of ink and
    recycled paper but he gave in after admiting that he wasn't going to be able
    to keep track of what he'd done/won without some sort of written record. So
    he printed the prize list and made a notepad out of recycled paper. For
    writing he started using a 4 yr old pen that wasn't loved by its first owner
    anymore (the guy just didn't know how to get the most of pens he thought).
    At first he tried writting as little as possible but as time went by he
    started writing more, specially on the hard races so that he could keep
    track of his progress and see if it was a vain effort to persevere using the
    same car on a race he'd lost by 30 seconds :-)

    NOTE: He didn't keep track of the real life dates but he started on April 20 and got to 25.6% on May 23. Average playing time was 1.5 hours/day.

    The following is a transcription of Scrooge's diary from 0 to 25%:


    I started with the 10k credits you get by default. I happily put that on a 100 year Term Deposit and got busy racing.

    Bronze in Domestic B license. Prize: VW Lupo 02.

    VW Lupo 02
    Beginner Hall
    Sunday Cup
    Race 1 101 points: Finished 4th, 4th and 2nd.
    Race 2 120 points: Won this one easily.
    Race 3 123 points: 2nd place.
    Race 3 (another day) 92 points: 3rd,2nd.
    Race 4 96 points: 5th, 6th, 6th
    Race 5 104 points: 2nd, 2nd, 1st.

    FF Challenge
    Race 1 Midfield 200 points: 6th by 35 seconds
    Race 2 Suzuka East 200 points: 3rd
    Race 3 Hong Kong Reverse 200 points: 6th by 29 secs
    Race 4 Grand Valley East 200 points: 6th by 20 secs
    Race 5 Montegi East Short 186 points: 6th by 22 secs

    Manufacturer Races - VW
    Lupo Cup --- NEED 'A' LICENSE!!!

    Conclusion: OK The lupo isn't a car to brag about... maybe with a little practice it can shine in the sunday cup ...


    Bronze in Domestic A License. Prize: Pontiac Sunfire Concept '02

    Bronze in International B License. Prize: Nike One 2022

    Pontiac Sunfire Concept '02
    Beginner Hall
    Sunday Cup
    Race 4 Special Stage 5 Reverse 10 points: 2nd, 1st


    Bronze in International A License. Prize: Nismo 270R '94

    MIssions 1 - 10. Prize: Delorean. Those darn Renaults in mission 10... I must have tried 30 times!


    Pontiac Sunfire Concept '02
    Beginner Hall
    Sunday Cup
    Race 1 Autumn Ring Reverse 10 points: 1st
    Race 3 High Speed Ring 10 points: 1st
    Sunday Cup Prize: Autobianchi A112 Abart '79

    Autobianchi A112 Abart '79
    Beginner Hall
    Lightweight Cup
    Race 1 Driving Part 25 points: 3rd,3rd, 2nd
    Race 2 Tsukuba 23 points: 3rd
    Race 3 35 points: 4th
    Conclusion: This car doesn't have much umph in the low revs of 2nd gear. Downshift to second and your race is over!


    Pontiac Sunfire Concept '02
    Beginner Hall
    FF Challenge
    Race 1 Midfield 135 points: 3rd
    Race 2 Suzuka East 117 points: 1st
    Race 3 Hong Kong 119 points: 3rd, 1st
    Race 4 Grand Valley 127 points: 3rd, 1st Had to do huge amounts of blocking on the last lap.
    Race 5 Twin Ring Montegi 133 points: 3rd, 3rd, 2nd


    Bronze in Special License. Prize: Mercury Cougar XR-7 '66

    Silver in National B License. Prize: Mazda Kusabi '03


    Mazda Kusabi '03
    Beginner Hall
    FF Challenge
    Race 1 Midfield 85 points: 2nd, 1st
    Race 5 Twin Ring Montegi 94 points: 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st
    FF Challenge Prize: Mazda Atenza Concept 01


    Autobianchi A112 Abart '79
    Beginner Hall
    Light weight Cup
    Race 3 Driving Park 20 points: 2nd, 2nd.. I wish I had a better car!


    VW Lupo '02
    Manufacturer Races
    Lupo Cup
    Race 1 Fuji 90's 200 points: 6th . That is so unfair: I was left for dead on the first straight! I'll mod the car and show them. Wait, not supposed to do that..... must fight the temptation... Oh no, I caved... blew 4,000 cr on upgrades only to reduce the points to 194 and still finish 6th..... I am going to hate myself in the morning... :-(



    Nismo 270R '94
    Beginner Hall
    FR Challenge
    Race 4 Laguna Seca 59 points: 1st
    Race 3 Special Stage 5 61 points: 1st
    Race 1 Seattle 66 points: 1st
    Race 2 Tsukuba 66 points: 1st
    Race 5 Motorland Reverse 82 points: 1st
    FR Challenge Prize: Nissan Skyline 200 GT-B (S54A) '67

    Special Conditions Hall
    Rally Capri - EASY
    Race 1 7 points: 1st
    Race 2 6 points: 1st
    Rally Capri EASY prize: Toyota RSC Rally Raid Car '02
    I was going to take this to the 4wd challenge in beginner hall but it has racing tires and does not qualify... bah humbug!



    Mercury Cougar XR-7 '66
    American Hall
    Old Muscle Car
    Race 1 New York 112 points: 2nd
    Race 2 Infineon 54 points: 1st (No Buick special)
    Race 3 Seattle 124 points: 2nd by 10 seconds
    2nd by 11 seconds
    86 points: 2nd by 9 seconds
    2nd by 8.8 seconds
    2nd by 7.6 seconds
    2nd by 6.08
    41 points: 1st (No Buick)
    Race 1 New York 45 points: 1st (No Buick)
    Old Muscle Car Prize: Plymouth Superbird '70


    Plymouth Superbird '70
    American Hall
    Muscle Car Competition
    Race 1 New York 49 points: 1st by 0.212 seconds lots of blocking of the Viper at the end.
    Race 2 Laguna Seca 8 points: 2nd by 7.02 seconds
    Race 3 El Capitan 6 points: 2nd by 7.09 seconds
    9 points: 1st by 2.08 seconds
    Race 2 Laguna Seca 8 points: 1st by 5.7 seconds (No Viper)
    Muscle Car Competition Prize: Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 '70

    Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 '70
    American Hall
    Stars & Stripes
    Race 1 Laguna Seca 159 points: 2nd by 12 seconds
    Race 2 Seattle 161 points: DNF

    Plymouth Superbird '70
    American Hall
    Stars & Stripes
    Race 2 Seattle 109 points: 2nd by 11 seconds
    Race 3 Infineon 109 points: DNF
    Race 1 Laguna Seca 103 points: 1st by 0.669 (2nd was the Shelby)
    Race 2 Seattle 99 points: 1st by 1.5 seconds
    Race 3 Infineon 103 points: DNF The car slides too much in the high speed corners!


    Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 '70
    American Hall
    Stars & Stripes
    Race 3 Infineon 133 points: 1st by 1.9 seconds (2nd was the Mustang)
    Stars & Stripes Prize: Chevrolet Camaro LM Race Car '01


    Silver in National A license. Prize: Honda DualNote '01

    Silver in International B license. Prize: Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type II) '01

    Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 '70
    American Hall
    Championship Races
    Race 1 Seattle 200 points: DNF


    Chevrolet Camaro LM Race Car
    American Hall
    Championship Races (Practice individual races)
    Race 1 Seattle 11 points: 1st
    Race 2 Infineon 45 points: 1st
    Race 3 New York 59 points: 1st
    Race 4 El Capitan 47 points: 2nd, 1st
    Race 5 Laguna Seca 53 points: 1st
    Championship Races (Full championship)
    Race 1 36 points: 1st
    Race 2 36 points: 1st
    Race 3 36 points: 1st
    Race 4 36 points: 1st
    Race 5 36 points: 1st
    Championship Races Prize: Chevrolet Corvette C1 '54


    Chevrolet Corvette C1 '54
    Beginner Hall
    Spider & Roadster
    Race 1 Montegi 184 points: Dead last!


    Autobianchi A112 Abart '79
    Beginner Hall
    Light weight Cup
    After doing all those 80+ point races I decided to come back here and learn how to drive the AutoBianchi.... I ended up writing a separate thread "The little Autobianchi that could!"
    Race 1 Driving Park 34 points: 1st
    Race 3 32 points: 1st


    Honda DualNote '01
    Beginner Hall
    4WD Challenge
    Race 1 Grand Valley 4 points: 1st
    Race 2 Autumn Ring Reverse 9 points: 1st
    Race 3 Suzuka East 3 points: 1st
    Race 4 El Capitan 7 points: 1st by 30+ seconds
    Race 5 Fuji 90's 8 points: 1st by 16+ seconds
    4WD Challenge Prize: Toyota Motor Triathlon Car 04

    Professional Hall
    Race of NA Sports
    Race 1 infineon 55 points: 1st
    Race 2 Apricot Hill 36 points: 1st
    Race 3 Twin Ring Montegi 71 points: 3rd by 6.5 seconds
    1st by 0.5 seconds
    Race 4 SRoute Stage 5 75 points: 1st
    Race 5 Trial Mountain 100 points: 1st by 7.708
    Race of NA Sports Prize: Honda NSX-R Concept '01


    Honda NSX-R Concept '01
    Beginner Hall
    MR Challenge
    Race 1 Driving Park 25 points: 1st
    Race 2 Autumn Ring 10 points: 2nd by .99 seconds
    1st by 1.98
    Race 3 New York 10 points: 1st by 6.4 seconds
    Race 4 Fuji 90's 9 points: 1st
    Race 5 El Capitan 8 points: 1st by 15+ seconds
    MR Challenge Prize: Lotus Espirit Turbo HC '87


    Nismo 270R '94
    Professional Hall
    Clubman Cup
    Race 1 Apricot Hill 97 points: 4th by 13 seconds
    3rd by 6.69 seconds

    Turbo Sports
    Race 1 Fuji 80's 200 points: DNF
    Race 4 New York 200 points: DNF


    Honda Dualnote '01
    Professional Hall
    Clubman Cup
    Race 1 Apricot Hill 9 points: 1st by 10.04 seconds
    Race 2 Twin Ring Montegi 27 points: 1st by 8+ seconds
    Race 3 Seoul Reverse 9 points: 1st by 8+ seconds
    Race 4 Route 5 10 points: 1st by 3.6 seconds
    Race 5 Deep Forest 9 points: 1st
    Clubman Cup Prize: Mazda 6 MP5 '05

    Tuning Car Competition
    Race 1 Apricot Hill 173 points: 6th by 24, 21, 19, 20, 16, 13, 15 and 14 seconds



    Chevrolet Camaro LM Race Car
    Professional Hall
    Tuning Car Competition
    Race 1 Apricot Hill 1 point: 1st by 12 seconds
    Race 2 Fuji 90s 1 point: 1st
    Race 3 Tokio R242 1 point: 1st by 7 seconds
    Race 4 El Capitan Reverse 1 point: 1st by 20+ seconds
    Race 5 Tsukuba 1 point: 1st by 20+ seconds
    Tuning Car Competition Prize: Nissan Option Stream Z

    Nissan Option Stream Z
    Professional Hall
    Turbo Sports
    Race 1 Fuji 80's 2 points: 1st by 3.5 seconds
    Race 2 Tokyo 242 3 points: 1st by 5.12
    Race 3 High Speed Ring 3 points: 1st
    Race 4 New York 2 points: 1st
    Race 5 Midfield 1 point : 1st by 14 seconds
    Turbo Sports Prize: Mazda BP Falken RX-7 D1GP '03

    Missions 11-20. Prize: Jay Leno tank car. Missions 13 & 18 were the hard ones.


    Autobianchi A112 Abart '79
    Beginner Hall
    Light weight Cup
    Must be the 50C glasses but I could have sworn that I had won the second race.. alas, it was only bronze I had. bah Humbug!
    Race 2 31 points: 1st
    Light weight cup prize: Ginetta G4 '64

    Ginetta G4 '64
    Professional Hall
    World Compact Race
    Race 1 Seattle 48 points: 3rd


    Silver in International 'A' license. Prize: Nissan GT-R concept Tokyo Show '01


    Ginetta G4 '64
    Professional Hall
    World Compact Race (individual races)
    Race 1 Seattle 11 points: 1st by .459
    Race 2 Tsukuba 47 points: 1st by 3.8
    Race 3 Grand Valley 59 points: 6th by 27 seconds
    67 points: 3rd
    30 points: 1st (No renault clio)
    Race 4 Hong Kong 35 points: 1st by 2.5
    Race 5 Twin Ring Montegi 52 points: 4th by 9 seconds
    1st by 0.45 seconds
    World Compact Race (Championship)
    Race 1 Seattle 48 points: Qualify 1st finish 1st
    Race 2 Tsukuba 48 points: Qualify 1st finish 1st
    Race 3 Grand Valley 48 points: Qualify 1st finish 1st
    Race 4 Hong Kong 48 points: Qualify 1st finish 2nd due to getting a 30 minute phone call in the middle of the race. After the call I had lost my rhythm and mowed the grass twice. Second place was just 2 seconds behind so it was bye bye race.
    Race 5 Twin Ring Montegi 48 points: Qualify 1st finish 1st
    World Compact Race Prize: Honda S800 RSC Race Car '68

    Toyota RSC Rally Raid Car '02
    Special Conditions Hall
    Rally D'umbria (EASY)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Race 2 1 point: 1st
    Rally D'umbria (EASY) prize: Cadillac Cien '02

    George V Rally (EASY)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Race 2 1 point: 1st
    George V Rally (EASY) prize: Alpine A31 1600 '73

    Tsukuba Wet Race (EASY)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Tsukuba Wet Race (EASY) Prize: Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type II) '01

    Capri Rally (NORMAL)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Race 2 1 point: 1st
    Capri Rally (NORMAL) Prize: Subaru Impreza Rally Car Prototype '01

    Umbria Rally (NORMAL)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Race 2 1 point: 2nd, 1st
    Umbria Rally (NORMAL) Prize: Lancia Delta Integrale '82

    George V Rally (NORMAL)
    Race 1 1 point: 1st
    Race 2 1 point: 1st
    George V Rally (NORMAL) Prize: Renault 5 Maxi Turbo rally car '85

    Tsukuba Wet Race (NORMAL)
    Race 1 79 points: 1st
    Tsukuba Wet Race (NORMAL) Prize: Mazda 6 Touring Car

    Umbria Rally (HARD)
    Race 1 5 points: 1st
    Race 2 10 points: DNF, DNF, DNF, DNF, DNF, DNF, 1st by 0.288
    Umbria Rally (HARD) Prize: Lancia Delta S4 Rally Car '85

    Capri Rally (HARD)
    Race 1 81 points: DNF, DNF, DNF, 1st
    Race 2 8 points: 1st by 0.288 passed the WRX at the finishing line! It was a lot of work for 8 points.
    Capri Rally (Hard) Prize: Ford RS200 Rally Car '85

    Tsukuba Wet Race (HARD)
    Race 1 200 points: DNF Not enough traction


    Chevrolet Camaro LM Race Car '01
    Special Conditions Hall
    Tsukuba Wet Race (HARD)
    Race 1 200 points: DNF


    Option Stream Z
    Special Conditions Hall
    Tsukuba Wet Race (HARD)
    Race 1 200 points: DNF. No downforce!


    Lancia Delta Integrale '85
    Special Conditions Hall
    George V Rally (HARD)
    Race 1 9 points : DNF, DNF, 2nd by 37 seconds, 2nd by 19 seconds, DNF

    Toyota RSC Rally Raid Car '02
    Special Conditions Hall
    George V Rally (HARD)
    Race 1 10 points: 2nd by 15 seconds, 1st by 2.42
    Race 2 10 points: 1st by 6.8 seconds
    George V Rally (HARD) prize: Peugeot 205 Turbo Rally Car '86


    Honda Dualnote '01
    Japan Hall
    Japan Championship (Practice races)
    Race 1 Fuji 90s 76 points: 1st by 4.8 seconds (2= NSX)
    Race 2 Tsukuba 10 laps 86 points: 1st by 9.5 (2= WRX)
    Race 3 Tokyo 242 86 points: 1st by 0.76 (2= NSX)
    Race 4 montegi 87 points: 1st by 2.6 (2= RX7)
    Race 5 Suzuka 73 points: 1st by 7.74 (2= Skyline)
    Japan Championship(Championship)
    Race 1 Fuji 90s 71 points: from 6th to 1st by 21 seconds
    Race 2 Tsukuba 10 laps 71 points: from 6th to 1st by 20 seconds
    Race 3 Tokio 242 71 points: from 1st to 1st by 23 seconds
    Race 4 Montegi 71 points: from 6th to 1st by 9.6 seconds
    Race 5 Suzuka 71 points: from 6th to 1st by 9.8 seconds
    Japan Championship Prize: Nissan Fairlady Concept LM '02


    All GT Championship
    Race 1 Tokyo 246 200 points: DNF


    Nissan Fairlady LM '02
    Manufacturer event - Nissan
    Club Z
    Race 1 New York 1 point: 1st by 40+ seconds
    Race 2 Tokio R242 1 point: 1st by 40+ seconds
    Race 3 El Capitan 1 point: 1st by 1:10 seconds
    Race 4 Laguna Seca 1 point: 1st by 50 seconds
    Race 5 1 point: 1st by 50+ seconds
    Club Z Prize: Nissan 240Z6 '71

    Special Conditions Hall
    Tsukuba Wet Race (HARD)
    Race 1 200 points: DNF


    Nismo 240R '94
    Manufacturer event - Nissan
    Silvia Sisters
    Race 1 Tsukuba 6 points: 1st by 7.5 seconds
    Race 2 Stage 5 6 points: 1st by 9.58 seconds
    Race 3 Fuji 90s 8 points: 1st by 12. seconds
    Silvia Sister Prize: Sileighty '98


    Nissan GT-R Concept '01
    Manufacturer event - Nissan
    Race of the R emblem
    Race 1 Montegi 10 laps 8 points; 1st by 1:30 (lapped two cars)
    Race 2 Trial Mountain 9 points: 1st by 25.5 seconds
    Race 3 Fuji 80s 10 points: 1st by 19.8 seconds
    Race 4 New York 9 points: 1st by 25+ seconds
    Race 5 Suzuka 9 points: 1st by 20+ seconds
    Race of the R emblem prize: Nismo GTR LM Road Going '95

    Missions 21 - 24. Prize : Pagani Zonda LM Race Car '01


    Pagani Zonda LM Race Car '01
    Special Conditions Hall
    Tsukuba Wet (HARD)
    Race 1 200 points.. darn! Every car I've tried is 200 points.... may as well try a little harder with this one... it seems to have the pickup and the downforce...
    2nd by 6.4 seconds
    2nd by 3.8 seconds
    1st by .69 Yihaaaa!!!! my first 200 point race !!!


    Subaru Impreze Rally Car
    Manufacturer event - Subaru
    Race of Pleiades (Practice runs)
    Race 1 Tsukuba 15 points: 1st by 11.1 seconds
    Race of Pleiades (Championship
    Race 1 Tsukuba 10 points: 6th to 1st by 10+ seconds
    Race 2 Trial mountain 10 points: 6th to 1st by 10+ seconds
    Race 3 Suzuka 10 points: 6th to 1st by 15+ seconds
    Race 4 Deep Forest 10 points: 6th to 1st by 15+ seconds
    Race 5 Laguna Seca 10 points: 6th to 1st by 15+ seconds
    Race of Pleiades Prize: Subaru Impreza Super Touring '01


    Honda NSX-R Concept '01
    Manufacturer event - Honda
    Type R meet (Championship)
    Race 1 Montegi 69 points: 6th to 1st by 5.15 seconds
    Race 2 Autumn Ring 72 points: 6th to 1st by 2,72 seconds
    Race 3 Suzuka 80 points: 6th to 1st by 0.37 seconds
    Race 4 Motorland Reverse 76 points: 6th to 1st by 3.93 seconds
    Race 5 Tsukuba 62 points: 6th to 1st by 10.7 seconds
    Type R Meet Prize: Honda HSC concept '03


    Mazda RX-8 Concept (Type II) '01
    Manufacturer event - Mazda
    NR RX8 Cup (Practice races)
    Race 1 Laguna Seca 10 points: 1st by 7.94 seconds
    NR RX8 Cup (Championship)
    Race 1 Laguna Seca 12 points: 6th to 1st by 11.1 seconds
    Race 2 Special Stage 5 12 points: 6th to 1st by 3.1 seconds
    Race 3 Fuji 90's 12 points: 6th to 1st by 4.8 seconds
    Race 4 El Capitan 12 points: 6th to 1st by 11.1 seconds
    Race 5 Tsukuba 12 points: 6th to 1st by 5.17 seconds
    NR RX8 Cup Prize: Mazda Concept RX8 LM Race Car '01

    25% Audi Nuvolari Quattro



    At 25.6% Scrooge is very happy indeed... except for the 4k cr blown on the lupo and the odd oil change... ah and the 5 cr used to take the Cien to do the 1/4 mile. it did it in 11.something.... Scrooge didn't care... it cost 5 credits after all :-)
     

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  3. xsquizet-drifte

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    wow thats pretty cool dude
     
  4. Studentdriver

    Studentdriver

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    It seems as if Scrooge is doing well! Looking at all the prize cars, I realize that he will be able to get much farther on his quest. If it weren't for that damned truck race, you could finish all of the main tarmac halls without buying a single car! Oh, excluding the Miata endurance, of course.

    It looks as though I'll have another specialty game to do after I complete my first 100%...
     
  5. Jetboy.

    Jetboy.

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    Amazing.... You are incredibly Frugal (nice for stingy)
     
  6. Thirdeye

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    Dang, nice. That actually sounds like alot of fun, I might try that tomorrow :)
     
  7. Smallhorses

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    Sounds like tremendous fun, my kind of challenge. :)
    I'm currently trying to beat the Spitfire cup in a bone stock Spitfire on N2 (Com) tyres, which Scrooge'd definitely approve of since they cost an enormous 0 Cr! :tup: :tup:
    It's hard work though! Got El Capitan and SSR5 Clubman done so far. Can't seem to get better than 3rd at Motegi, the snap-oversteer of the Spitfire isn't helped by non-grippy tyres!
     
  8. Ragnar1211

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    Great write-up...

    Just a note to Mr. Scrooge. The 54 Corvette is a fantastic race car and is able to win the Spider and roadster with a fairly inexpensive mod - Racing transmission or full customization. This car has the worst stock transmission i ever saw. Put a closer tranny in and you will see a huge difference - definately worth the few grand for the sports tranny or racing close tranny.

    Just my 2 cents - have fun.
     
  9. Mr.Slow

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    Thanks.
    I know that a customizable tranny will make a huge difference (When I did it to the Cougar in the first gamesave it went for topping out at 125MPH to 201MPH). Thing is that I am trying not to spend any money.

    However I can see a time around 35% where I will have to do some mods. Starting with buying dirt tires for the Toyota rally car. I haven't done about half of the rallies because they require dirt/snow tires and none of my cars have it.
     
  10. Mr.Slow

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    The issue is tires. I have a bunch of cars that do not qualify for a bunch of races because they have race tires or don't have dirt/snow tires.... that means diving into scrooge's wallet and that is very difficult my friend!
     
  11. Mr.Slow

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    I added a link to the status screen at the bottom of the second post
     
  12. LoudMusic

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    I was doing this with GT3 and got pretty far before I gave up. I've also started a similar approach with GT4 but I'm finding it rather frustrating. I've purchased only two cars so far - my S2000 I started with and a truck. I have been doing upgrades, and if it weren't for the hundreds of thousands of credits I've wasted on cars I can't even race, I would actually have some cash right now. As it stands I think I've got about 7K in the bank and a garage full of crappy cars.
     
  13. CrackHoor

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    Can you downgrade your cars with R-tires to N3 tires? I believe those are free...

    Amazing results so far, I applaud your efforts! :tup:
     
  14. Thirdeye

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    So far i've gotten all silvers in the B-License, and i've used the Mazda KUSABI to win the Sunday Cup. I'm gonna do the FF cup later :)
     
  15. Mr.Slow

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    I haven't really tried. Or maybe I did but couldn't... I can't remember. I had so many other races to run that I didn't bother too much.

    If it can be done I will be trying this on the supercar festival... I have about 5 cars that can do it if not for the tires :-)
     
  16. Mr.Slow

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    Sounds to me like you own an s2000 in real life (the avatar and this hint it). Is that correct? I had one in 2003... sad to sell it but moved countries (from LHD to RHD so couldn't bring it).
    :indiff:
     
  17. route_66

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    The supercar festival is unmodified cars only. That means no Concepts (no Cien) and no race cars. Sorry, but anything that starts on race tires won't be allowed in - even if you change them.

    You'll need to win a nice fast (expensive) road car. The only ones I can think of as prize cars that can do it are the Yellow Bird and the Speed 12 (and you need to buy a TVR to get that one). Mr Scrooge may need to take the locks off his chequebook for that one................ :indiff:
     
  18. Mr.Slow

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    Well, I just tried the downgrade the tires path for the boxer spirit compo. I did it to the Impreza touring and it worked great!. Beat the ruf like it wasn't there. It was a quite shocking having almost no grip on the truns (even though the car has a bigg a$$ wing).

    So I have the Yellow Bird.... I may try it on the super car festival then.... I didn't know it qualified..
     
  19. Studentdriver

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    ^This^ is true, as you will need to spend a few thousand to get the Yellow Bird to qualify. I would know, that's what I used.
     
  20. Mr.Slow

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    Thanks for the tip buddy. I did to the Impreza touring for the boxer spirit compo and won easily.

    I also did it to the s800 race car for the japanese compact compo but the field is so tight the bes I can do so far is 2nd in the 1s race 5.9 seconds behind 1st place. It is a 79 point race BTW... The main problem is that the car is like the Autobianchi: you better not downshift into second or the race is over!
     
  21. SRV2LOW4ME

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    Why didn't I ever think of this before?! I let wanting to drive every car right away ruin it for me. :guilty:
    Amazing job. Keep us updated. :tup:
     
  22. Speedy Samurai

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    you are going to need to break out the VISA card when you want to drive the Shelby manufacturer race. Save yourself a good chunk of cash and buy the Series 1 SC '03. 200 Aspec point races for the shelby series right there.
     
  23. Mr.Slow

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    Scrooge doesn't use plastic. "If you can't pay for it with the coins in your pocket you shouldn't have it!" says the grumpy old bastard :grumpy:


    Yes. there will be definetely a time to buy several cars. Just don't tell Scrooge yet.. he is happy as a clam just having finished mission 29 and gotten to 30% :tup:
     
  24. Bonedwarf

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    Just checking out this forum for the first time in ages. I wish you continued luck with your magnificent endeavour. Great stuff:)
     
  25. Mr.Slow

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    Scrooge has been having a lot of fun racing 1 - 3 pt races on N3 tires.... 500HP and less is no big deal... 500-700 requires concentration.... 800+ you gotta be crazy ( or a real cheapscakate) to try a 5 race championship....

    37.5% and about to start the British GT championship on the Jaguar race car with N3 tires... :-)
     
  26. Mr.Slow

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    40.2% and the choice of races is starting to dry up.... got the 1000 mile championship in the Euro Hall and all the endurance races.... it is going to be a loooonnnng 9.8%! (To get to o50%)

    Assuming those two will get me to 50% that is....
     
  27. Sampyla23

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    I Liked To Read this post, 'cuz I also have figured what races you could win with all prize cars, some cars is still undriveable in races.

    Keep It Going, Scrooge :)

    But you can't beat whole game with 4000cr, you need to buy an dirt and snow tyres too :dopey:
     
  28. LoudMusic

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    Unfortunately not yet, but I'm well on my way. An S2000 falls under the catagory of "toy" and I don't like making payments on toys, so it's a cash deal for me.
     
  29. Mr.Slow

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    Sampyla23, Glad you lilked it. Yes, I will buy dirt & snow tires but willl try to stick too one car for those events so that I only have to buy tyres once.

    LoudMusic, I know what you mean. I got the S2000 as my 30th b'day present (to myself), it was a weekend toy. Since it was a toy and a gift it was paid in cash. I wanted one since the day they came out in late 99 so I saved for 3 years to buy one (gave up going out drinking with friends for it - $30/week! and cable TV - $70/month!)
     
  30. Mr.Slow

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    Update: Doing the 1000 miles A spec is really long! Currently on lap 33 of 99 of the 3rd race (Cote D'Azur) pitting every 10 laps. First stint was 13 laps but was doing 2:02xxx in the last 3 laps instead of 1:59xx (which is the current average). Fastest lap so far was on lap 30 at 1:57.8xx and I am now consistently lapping around 1:59.3xx. 2nd place (Merc SL) is 3 laps behind.

    It is taking almost two days per race. 3 and a bit hours each means I have to do 1.5 hours in the morning before work and 1 hour after work....


    40.6% complete... Yay!!