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and fell in love with a Chevrolet Camaro Z-28. It's gorgeous and the engine sound is perfect. It's relatively slow and a tad undriveable, but I love it to bits anyway.

Yes! It's a spiffing car. It's just a shame I rarely get chance to race in it.

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This game is videogame viagra. It's got me grinning like an 80 year old with a hard on.

Just done "The Big Challenge" Time Trial. 37.2 miles in 20 minutes. A flat out run from the South of the island to the North coast. First 20 miles are 3and 4 lane motorways filled with traffic. There's no police involvement and only the clock to distract you. You then do 10 miles of dual carraigeway and a final 7 miles of single lane hard shoulder pedal to the metal madness. Averaging 150 - 160 in my Ferrari 288 GTO the whole way, ohh the noise.

If you do it in 20 minutes or less theres a lovely fat wad of cash for your efforts.

After exhausting the music available.(some of which is surprisingly good, the funk and soul stuff mainly) I managed to make a playlist using Windows Media Centre today, renamed it as Testdrive 1 and it now appears on the radio with full in car controls available.

This game is a driving fan's wet dream. Dead Rising still hasn't even been put in my 360. Need to go and spend my $150000 now. Based on the cars I own so far it won't matter what I buy, they are all a dream to drive once you get them up to speed.

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I can't stop doing the vehicle transport challenges... :o

I have noticed that this game has some very nicely-paced achievements. It actually feels like you're, well, achieving instead of the hard slog of some games. I also like the way the front end has a special progress/achievements section too.

So I'm in Club Cosmic now, and I had a quick look-see at the create-a-race option in the pause menu. Zooming into the map is insane - the island really is HUGE. Also had my first instant challenge which was rather interesting, though went off without a hitch! A very, very cool feature to an already brimming game. Mmm. Brim.

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I know someone mentioned this earlier in the thread but I can't seem to find it now, so apolgies for asking but how do you increase the look speed (i.e. look left and right in in car view)? Cheers

Actually, I wish what Craigs said was correct, but I don thtink there is any way to increase the look sensitivity :o You do get used to it, simply by learning the best way to gamble in these situations, but it was my first gripe upon playing the game at first. To look left and the right takes an age, which should be encouraged within this game.

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Is there a Japanese tuner on the island or have I not unlocked it yet?

The tuner locations seem to be unlocked gradually - I am waiting for the Japanese one too. On a seperate note the upload photo feature in the game seems to be working but there isn't anywhere to view them on the website yet.

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Actually, I wish what Craigs said was correct, but I don thtink there is any way to increase the look sensitivity :o You do get used to it, simply by learning the best way to gamble in these situations, but it was my first gripe upon playing the game at first. To look left and the right takes an age, which should be encouraged within this game.

I'm pretty sure it does work, I did it earlier - if you hold the RB it'll bring up a little camera in the top left and change the look speed to 5x normal.

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I just finished a fairly long time-trial and noticed I was next to a little beach and the sun was coming down. I found a little road down to the beach, parked up and took a few photos. I could play this for hours and hours - the balance between the missions and just chilling is nigh-on perfect.

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I haven't spent too much time on this yet but from what I've played so far I've really enjoyed it. However, only being on Rookie, the races are incredibly easy. Do they ever present much of a challenge? (I'm not talking about time trial type races, rather against AI cars)

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I'm pretty sure it does work, I did it earlier - if you hold the RB it'll bring up a little camera in the top left and change the look speed to 5x normal.

Yes, it does work and it makes all the difference. Make sure your car is stopped, press RT and look left quickly. It snaps into 5x look speed and stays that way.

What do you guys do to make money in a hurry? I keep replaying the 170mph speed test in the Southern part of the island. It's into oncoming traffic but if you cut to the right across the verge you can go with traffic and turn over £15K every 30 seconds or so. Anyone got a better one?

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The tuner locations seem to be unlocked gradually - I am waiting for the Japanese one too. On a seperate note the upload photo feature in the game seems to be working but there isn't anywhere to view them on the website yet.

I believe stuff is unlocked just as soon as you drive near it. I found the Japanese car tuner earlier on and have been swanking about the island my souped-up piss-yellow Skyline.

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I believe stuff is unlocked just as soon as you drive near it. I found the Japanese car tuner earlier on and have been swanking about the island my souped-up piss-yellow Skyline.

It's a combination of both - stuff is unlocked when you drive right past it, but it's also unlocked as you go up the ranking.

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I'm pretty sure it does work, I did it earlier - if you hold the RB it'll bring up a little camera in the top left and change the look speed to 5x normal.

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Yes, it does work and it makes all the difference. Make sure your car is stopped, press RT and look left quickly. It snaps into 5x look speed and stays that way.

What do you guys do to make money in a hurry? I keep replaying the 170mph speed test in the Southern part of the island. It's into oncoming traffic but if you cut to the right across the verge you can go with traffic and turn over £15K every 30 seconds or so. Anyone got a better one?

CHEAT!!!

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Im such a spammer, sorry.

Still totally loving this game though!

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In other news, i managed to hook up with people on my friends list in freeride mode and lock them to my sessions last night which kerraig and i failed to do the night before. It was really good fun just bombing around the island with someone else, i love the freeways that cut through the ridge of mountains.

I've only done about three challenges so far and i'm still driving an audi tt, i'm having just too much fun exploring.

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I haven't spent too much time on this yet but from what I've played so far I've really enjoyed it. However, only being on Rookie, the races are incredibly easy. Do they ever present much of a challenge? (I'm not talking about time trial type races, rather against AI cars)

The races are the easiest of the challenges to win quickly (up to expert level anyway). There is noticable rubber band AI in the longer challenges too which mean you can afford the odd error or two. Having said that there are some races on twisty roads with the damage meter thingy on which means you have to be both fast and very careful.

I think the time trials are going to be the hardest to complete, some of them are real bitches.

Approximately 50% of single player challenges completed now and aiming for the Champion crown soon.

Still not got to grips with organising races from the club, but Boyatsea and I managed a quickie (so to speak) last night before the game crashed on us.

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Playing this last night and i've switched to manual gears. This is just one of those games that demands it.

Theres a really nice touch in the in car view where your driver will drop their hand to the gearstick, indicating to the player that its time to change gears.

Is anyone playing this in SD? Whats the famerate like compared to HD?

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