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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:12 am 
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Been playing F1 2011 for a while now and am yearning for a management game, online or offline is good. Suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:06 am 
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www.f1onlinethegame.com

It will launch within few months, but it looks really interesting.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:06 am 
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Thanks! Looks interesting! Any clues about to its features?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Theres quite a few around :) I havent tried these (yet) but Ive heard good things about these online ones:

http://www.gpro.net

http://www.f1time.com/

If you are looking for offline then I suggest Grand Prix Manager World 2 which is an old game (1997) but has mods for it up to last years season (2011): http://www.gpm2world.com/ If you look in the downloads section under the 'Games' tab it has the game up for download and under 'Patches' to run it without the cd. Then if you look under 'Mods' they seem to have every season from 89 to 11.

Edit: Another game is Ea Sports F1 Manager. Could probably pick it up on ebay or something as it came out around 2000 I think.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Www.F1-Tm.com start your own team hire your staff develop your facilities and manage 2 drivers and their race strategies all weekend. Option to manage 1 race a day or every other day.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Shadowcast wrote:
http://Www.F1-Tm.com start your own team hire your staff develop your facilities and manage 2 drivers and their race strategies all weekend. Option to manage 1 race a day or every other day.

I also put a vote in to F1TM. Good game, great community.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:21 pm 
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I'm playing http://igpmanager.com and enjoying it. Grand Prix Manager 2 is still the best proper F1 management game but it's very old now. I remember playing an EA management game in the early 2000s which seemed okay at the time but I barely remember it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:33 pm 
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I find the online ones far too slow. GPM2 was amazing, back in the day I'd lose days playing it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:37 pm 
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These are offline games:

Grand Prix Manager 2
Old game but has alot of good mods for example season 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 etc. all mods are downloadable on the site.

and as newer game that I have playid
Pole Position Manager 2010, does not have FIA license but with mods you can get the real drivers etc. And anyways the original drivers, teams and sponsors aint that far off from real names for example some team names:

Code:
Renault     - Reno e2 Team
Williams    - Willfreds Racing Team
Mclaren     - Yodaphone Schnitzer
Mercedes    - Petroleum Schnitzer
Ferrari     - Red Horse Racing
Force India - Energy India
Red Bull    - Blox Bull Racing
STR         - Turbo Bull Racing
HRT         - SRT


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As for online game BATRACER seems quite good.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Tumppi57 wrote:
and as newer game that I have playid
Pole Position Manager 2010, does not have FIA license but with mods you can get the real drivers etc. And anyways the original drivers, teams and sponsors aint that far off from real names for example some team names:

Code:
Renault     - Reno e2 Team
Williams    - Willfreds Racing Team
Mclaren     - Yodaphone Schnitzer
Mercedes    - Petroleum Schnitzer
Ferrari     - Red Horse Racing
Force India - Energy India
Red Bull    - Blox Bull Racing
STR         - Turbo Bull Racing
HRT         - SRT


Played that some time last year. Absolutely terrible.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Tumppi57 wrote:
Pole Position Manager 2010, does not have FIA license but with mods you can get the real drivers etc.


I've played that. It's alright I suppose. Kind of ruins the management aspect when you realize that anything you do to your car or the drivers you employ ultimately doesn't matter because one perfect setup (which is the same for all tracks) will put you ahead of everyone by quite a margin, so there's no point in developing the car. In something like five seasons, I only lost a dozen races. All due to crashes or calculating the fueling incorrectly.

Plus things like making your own engines takes far too long. It takes years to design a half decent one, by which point the regs have changed and you can't use it. There are also a lot of aspects to things like marketing, personnel management and finances which aren't really covered in much detail. The interface is fairly unwieldy too.

Having said that, I did enjoy quite a few aspects of it and the mechanical side is fairly detailed. It just wasn't pulled as well as it could have been.

GPW is still the best offline management game I've played.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Wish i had time to get my game finished... I just have cars going around Spa... The lap times are all pretty realistic though...

Maybe i should do a kickstarter project, 16 years experience should get me a bit of cash to set up on my own :).


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It's still in the beta test but http://www.myracingcareer.com/r9080/ is turning out to be a good game.

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I play BATRACER, tried a few others but I'm sticking with it for a while

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Some oldschool offline f1 managers still under development

http://www.gprm.co.uk/ - starting at 2003 and still not released. All update only in the forum.
http://www.grandprixteammanager.com/ - I think the project is closed now
http://www.open-wheel-manager.com/ - the young project, but are actively developing

Grand Prix World, Grand Prix Manager 2 and F1 Manager Professional - this is the best that there is now :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:49 pm 
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I find My Racing Career the best at the moment. I've been playing it for a couple of months and it's really interesting. The ongoing season is the second one so the game is still quite new and there are all the time new series coming up and also other interesting things. It's completely free but if you want to give your gaming experience some depth you can buy a super licence which makes some things easier and you can design your own helmet and so on. Any thoughts of it?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Criminal wrote:
I am playing game called MyRacingCareer. It's Formula 1 manager game, pretty good. I have played it one and half year... Currently there is goind season 2 and season 3 starts in 20 days :) If you are into about the game, click link bellow :)

Normal Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/
Referral Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/r2455/


I Agree. I have been playing this for a couple of months and can say that it's quite easy to get hooked :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:47 am 
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moshbeard wrote:
I'm playing http://igpmanager.com and enjoying it. Grand Prix Manager 2 is still the best proper F1 management game but it's very old now. I remember playing an EA management game in the early 2000s which seemed okay at the time but I barely remember it.


this one is the best, if you got time for it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV45_fi8Rug

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LMSL wrote:
Criminal wrote:
I am playing game called MyRacingCareer. It's Formula 1 manager game, pretty good. I have played it one and half year... Currently there is goind season 2 and season 3 starts in 20 days :) If you are into about the game, click link bellow :)

Normal Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/
Referral Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/r2455/


I Agree. I have been playing this for a couple of months and can say that it's quite easy to get hooked :)


I wondered if other people from here would be on there. It's good but I do find sometimes you're left thinking "Oh that's bullshit"- But the range of options is impressive and all for free (I'm not paying for superlicense :D)

Just put in an application for Indycar - goodbye $800,000..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm 
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I was part of the iGPManager beta and carried on playing for a while after launch but it was a pretty fairy cakes game. They spent way too much time on really trivial stuff and it just wasn't fun and was way too easy.

The Pole Position series is pretty crap too.

GPRM will never be released - its been under development for over 10 years now with releases being promised every year. Never going to happen.

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Sevenfest wrote:
LMSL wrote:
Criminal wrote:
I am playing game called MyRacingCareer. It's Formula 1 manager game, pretty good. I have played it one and half year... Currently there is goind season 2 and season 3 starts in 20 days :) If you are into about the game, click link bellow :)

Normal Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/
Referral Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/r2455/


I Agree. I have been playing this for a couple of months and can say that it's quite easy to get hooked :)


I wondered if other people from here would be on there. It's good but I do find sometimes you're left thinking "Oh that's bullshit"- But the range of options is impressive and all for free (I'm not paying for superlicense :D)

Just put in an application for Indycar - goodbye $800,000..
I wish I had the money for the main indy series... The entrance fee is 1 200 000 € and it's a bit too much. My driver is better on oval circuits so I think I could do fine on that series :)

And yes the variety of different combinations of cat setups and driver setups is overwhelming but still not too complicated. At first the game might seem difficult but after a day or two everything gets clearer and its a lot of fun :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:04 pm 
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I still play this fantastic and addictive game:
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It's based on the 1998 season but there's an online community that has designed additions that update the game for each season onwards.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:26 pm 
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LMSL wrote:
Sevenfest wrote:
LMSL wrote:
Criminal wrote:
I am playing game called MyRacingCareer. It's Formula 1 manager game, pretty good. I have played it one and half year... Currently there is goind season 2 and season 3 starts in 20 days :) If you are into about the game, click link bellow :)

Normal Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/
Referral Link: http://www.myracingcareer.com/r2455/


I Agree. I have been playing this for a couple of months and can say that it's quite easy to get hooked :)


I wondered if other people from here would be on there. It's good but I do find sometimes you're left thinking "Oh that's bullshit"- But the range of options is impressive and all for free (I'm not paying for superlicense :D)

Just put in an application for Indycar - goodbye $800,000..
I wish I had the money for the main indy series... The entrance fee is 1 200 000 € and it's a bit too much. My driver is better on oval circuits so I think I could do fine on that series :)

And yes the variety of different combinations of cat setups and driver setups is overwhelming but still not too complicated. At first the game might seem difficult but after a day or two everything gets clearer and its a lot of fun :)


It's a lot but I've been saving my pennies since it started. Some good sponsorship and good results went a long way!

But yeah, it's perfect for just killing time at work. Not too light in detail, but not so heavy that you can't come back to it after doing something and not know whats going on.


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MyGpTeam, absolutely.
Massive community and immersive gameplay, very popular in Italy but also in other states.
Both 2d and 3d reproductions of the events.
It seems simple from outside, but this game has tons of variables.
The best imho.


http://www.mygpteam.com/


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mcdo wrote:
I still play this fantastic and addictive game:
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It's based on the 1998 season but there's an online community that has designed additions that update the game for each season onwards.


I bought it and manged tyrrell, determined to bring them back to their prime, hired Panis, Ralf Schumacher, got peugeot engines, hsbc sponsorship, bridgestone tyres (they used goodyear) and in 1999 won bboth titles, ralf taking the drivers title

I remember the EA one.. half the teams would get the minardi spec ford zetec engines, even ferrari after 3 years, so it wa a bit on the silly side


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Bobafett wrote:
mcdo wrote:
I still play this fantastic and addictive game:
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It's based on the 1998 season but there's an online community that has designed additions that update the game for each season onwards.


I bought it and manged tyrrell, determined to bring them back to their prime, hired Panis, Ralf Schumacher, got peugeot engines, hsbc sponsorship, bridgestone tyres (they used goodyear) and in 1999 won bboth titles, ralf taking the drivers title

I remember the EA one.. half the teams would get the minardi spec ford zetec engines, even ferrari after 3 years, so it wa a bit on the silly side

Holy crap, I didn't think it was possible to turn the backmarker teams into title winners in 1 season.
I won titles with Tyrrell and Minardi but it took me like 6 or 7 seasons.

I think my crowning achievement could have been Damon Hill winning all 16 GPs in one season. I think I was managing Stewart.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:24 pm 
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mcdo wrote:
Bobafett wrote:
mcdo wrote:
I still play this fantastic and addictive game:
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It's based on the 1998 season but there's an online community that has designed additions that update the game for each season onwards.


I bought it and manged tyrrell, determined to bring them back to their prime, hired Panis, Ralf Schumacher, got peugeot engines, hsbc sponsorship, bridgestone tyres (they used goodyear) and in 1999 won bboth titles, ralf taking the drivers title

I remember the EA one.. half the teams would get the minardi spec ford zetec engines, even ferrari after 3 years, so it wa a bit on the silly side

Holy crap, I didn't think it was possible to turn the backmarker teams into title winners in 1 season.
I won titles with Tyrrell and Minardi but it took me like 6 or 7 seasons.


Yes it is not possible as far as I remember, not in one year, no way. Only with a top team could you win in one year.


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shift wrote:
MyGpTeam, absolutely.
Massive community and immersive gameplay, very popular in Italy but also in other states.
Both 2d and 3d reproductions of the events.
It seems simple from outside, but this game has tons of variables.
The best imho.


http://www.mygpteam.com/
I once tried that out but in my opinion it is too economics-centered. MyRacingCareer is more about racing and so on. I don't know why but MRC is also very popular among italians :)


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Open Wheel Manager first alpha is now available for download :thumbup:
Grab from http://open-wheel-manager.com/campaign/download.php
Looks promising :!:


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I also put my vote on F1-TM, i played the game for about two years and it is really brilliant once you get the hang of it. It will take you about 1-2 months ( if you play your cards right) to be competitive. Sure you will play alongside other newcomers from the beginning so it will be cool races there as well but in season three is where things get cracking. After that its all strategies, how to develop and research your car in the best way, how to train your drivers, how to put up financials and most of all... race strategy. If you really are into the Formula one world and strategies and all that. This is the game for you. Easy? NO!
Moderators and people around the game are very helpful... try it out... you wont sleep for weeks (not literally)! Have fun


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G1n wrote:
mcdo wrote:
Bobafett wrote:
mcdo wrote:
I still play this fantastic and addictive game:
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It's based on the 1998 season but there's an online community that has designed additions that update the game for each season onwards.


I bought it and manged tyrrell, determined to bring them back to their prime, hired Panis, Ralf Schumacher, got peugeot engines, hsbc sponsorship, bridgestone tyres (they used goodyear) and in 1999 won bboth titles, ralf taking the drivers title

I remember the EA one.. half the teams would get the minardi spec ford zetec engines, even ferrari after 3 years, so it wa a bit on the silly side

Holy crap, I didn't think it was possible to turn the backmarker teams into title winners in 1 season.
I won titles with Tyrrell and Minardi but it took me like 6 or 7 seasons.


Yes it is not possible as far as I remember, not in one year, no way. Only with a top team could you win in one year.

I seem to remember winning with Minardi in 2-3 years (virtually every race). My way was to sign Diniz and another pay driver and hire as many top engineers, designers etc as I could. If you put up with a year of failing to qualify or finish a race a lot, it all came good after that. You designed the best car and had the best marketing team to bring in the top sponsors too proving, in the game at least, the drivers were the least important part.

Diniz as WDC is fantasy, but now it seems so many real team principals are relying on pay drivers (or those that bring sponsorship money with them), perhaps they learned their trade on GPW.

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