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Old 26 April 2009, 13:27   #1
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F1/Grand Prix Manager updated S Rennocks version.

In the mid to late nineties I bought a few disks from a shareware company in the back of one of the Amiga mags at the time. One of them was simply called F1 Manager or Grand Prix manager. I've tried looking for this and i've tried all of the available games such as Formula one masters and formula one challenge. These were coded by Steve Rennocks and are seemingly older versions of the game that I loved.

They are quite similar and I can tell that my game was built on the same platform as the race screen is almost identical but mine had more detail in the car setups e.g. on mine you could set the actual angles of the front and rear wings from 0-100 and would get feedback from the drivers for improvements on setups. The main screen was set in an office with a secretary and each driver came with a basic black and white photo.

Also whereas on the older versions you would start by chossing an existing team but on mine you had to create your own team and pick engines, drivers and the amount of men in your pit crew. Then if you did well in a few races, the phone in your office would be ringing with an offer from another team.

This is probably my favourite game of all time and if anyone knows what i'm talking about or knows how I could get in touch with Steve Rennocks, I would be very grateful.

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Old 26 April 2009, 13:45   #2
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Welcome, I know these games, they are based on idea of Formula One speccy game. Are you sure the later version (with creating new team option) is an Amiga game? There is a plenty of similar games on PC, commercial F1 manager games and also shareware games.
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Old 26 April 2009, 15:41   #3
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Yep def on the amiga, the race screen was identical to the other versions, same font on the scoreboard etc. Me and my mate used to play on it about five years ago on my amiga at his house but he had a messy divorce and my A600 and hundreds of games got thrown into a skip.
 
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Welcome, I know these games, they are based on idea of Formula One speccy game. Are you sure the later version (with creating new team option) is an Amiga game? There is a plenty of similar games on PC, commercial F1 manager games and also shareware games.
I remember that version but on my friends Amstrad, you had to manually do the pitstop with one bloke changing all the tyres.

On the game i'm looking for on the Amiga, you would do the pitstops the same way but you could buy extra pitcrew so you caould have one man per wheel.
 
Old 26 April 2009, 17:13   #5
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Try http://hol.abime.net/3757/screenshot and make a phone call
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Old 28 April 2009, 20:29   #6
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Cheers for the replies, I have emailed ESP software via their website but it looks a bit outdated. i'm still waiting for a reply......
 
Old 30 April 2009, 12:54   #7
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he's posted on here some time ago as srennocks i beleive.

i also remember this fondly and it's on the SPS wanted list. please let us know if it turns up
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Old 12 May 2009, 20:14   #8
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Will do, i'm gutted that I can't get this game, I was talking about it to my mate who I used to play it with, we suspect it had alot to do with his divorce.
 
Old 12 May 2009, 20:28   #9
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Found Formula One Masters on planetemu. Uploaded it in The Zone
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Found Formula One Masters on planetemu. Uploaded it in The Zone
I guess its not the later version. I would try it but I am too busy with my SS and that stupid swap trick.
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Is the game you aree looking for Formula 1 challenge ?
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Old 08 April 2010, 16:52   #12
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sorry new member here but did anyone manage to get a copy of the formula one masters game?
 
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hi & welcome mcfcmiggy,

have a look at planetemu website, i hope it is the one, you are looking for.
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Old 09 April 2010, 10:04   #14
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Cheers for that hit and thank you for the welcome thats the one i was look for much appreciated
 
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I can't find any download for 1996 version!! Help me please!
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