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Unboxing Geoff Crammond Games – Video

Tim Weathley has posted up a very interesting sim racing nostalgia video, unboxing various Geoff Crammond titles.

Tim Weathley has posted up a very interesting sim racing nostalgia video, unboxing various Geoff Crammond titles.

In the video, Tim takes us for a trip down virtual racing memory lane, unboxing such classics as REVS and the Grand Prix series, titles that most of us older sim racers will most likely have fond memories of!

Watch below to get taken back to the time when games were sold in proper large boxes with bible-like manual books instead of PDF files – Those were the days!

  • Karsten Da Silva SΓΈrensen

    still have my Grand prix 2 Bible and its still a good read πŸ˜›

  • Chris Wright

    Ah the printed manual. How I miss that. Nice video Tim.

    • GamerMuscle

      Its ok soon we can not only all live in VR land but we can 3D print a full sized F1 car shaped 3D printer that then prints a small F1 car shaped 3D printer.

      Eddit: just realized I said the word F1 three times going to have to pay Bernie now.

    • Tim Wheatley

      I’ve started trying to buy modern games even in their boxed form, something just feels better about doing it. I also spend less money that way. Steam was taking way too much money from me for things I never play.

  • Ben Lee

    I had GP2, GP3 and GP4. Great days… I wasn’t a GP1 man, I rather oddly bought into Indycar racing instead back in 1992-1993 or whenever it was.

    • Tim Wheatley

      New vid uploading now of the early Papyrus stuff. πŸ™‚

  • Markus Ott

    Had GP, GP2, GP3 and GP4. The GP2 manual was my first read into setup basics πŸ™‚

  • F1Racer

    I also have GP2, GP3 and GP4 boxed. I had GP1 on my Amiga and that’s sadly gone now.

  • Gui

    This is a nice little clip. One thing is cool is how art and boxes vary from place to place, and different times. One of the very first PC games I ever had was GP2, which I got in 1998. The CD case had the Fittipaldi’s Footwork chased by Herbert’s Lotus. I loved reading the manual! Then GP3 I got in 2000 and was a hard box with the same art as here, then GP4 was pretty standard as I got it in 2003 in the US.

    By the way, funny Tim shows the GP2 setup bits extensively, I recently posted about such setup format being a wish of mine :p.

  • GamerMuscle

    This video is so strangely English

    • Gui

      Hahahaha, Tim is so composed. “Please just shout at your mic!” came across my mind :p.

    • Chris Wright

      I well remember that one. Frame rate issues meant your Maverick missile would zoom towards its target at 0.5 mph πŸ™‚

      • GamerMuscle

        It was so real though, especially when combined with the black and white SM124 Atari monitor. Of course you could plug it into the TV but the TV would be in the other room used to watch Top of the Pops.

      • Chris Wright

        Well I had the PC version. I do remember that manual though. That’s something Microprose did so well.

    • LogiForce

      My dad had that on his Amiga 2000. Diskettes died though. T_T I still have everything though, box, diskettes, maps, manuals, etc. πŸ™‚

    • Clive Lomax

      I had it on the Amiga 500! spent many an hour popping over to Minsk to photograph some millitary instalation and then flying back out low, slow and level to minimise radar profile….what a saddo ha ha ha.

      • F1Racer

        Those were the good old days as the saying goes πŸ™‚ Remember Flashback on the Amiga?

    • Tim Wheatley

      I am strangely English. Good description. πŸ™‚

      The um and er constantly is me dealing with a stammer. Filling empty space with noise. I’m like Hugh Grant, except less rich and no hookers.

    • Jim. C

      I was all about F15 Strike Eagle II.

    • F1Racer

      I had this on Amiga !

  • Traumahound

    Talk of these tangible manual and their affection is exactly why I printed and stapled booklets of the pdf manuals for both rfactor and HistorX. : )

  • Roger Drewery

    I had REVS as it came out on the bbc micro first not the electron. It had an add on too of Snettertonoulton park, donnington and brands hatch. Great game got me hooked on driving games

    • Tim Wheatley

      Ah, didn’t know that. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  • Iain

    What ever happened to Geoff?

    • Tim Wheatley

      He was around a few years back, I think he announced a Stunt Car Racer sequel, then it never happened.

  • Jim. C

    Amiga 500 + 512k ram upgrade + GP1 = happy days! (years actually)

    • Tim Wheatley

      Yeah it held off real life for me for a looong time as well. πŸ˜‰

  • XXVIIRACING

    GP4 the one game I would love to try but it would probably never be able to work on a modern PC

    • joe

      it work

    • Tim Wheatley

      It does, tried it recently. Windows 7.

  • Justin Cruze

    Very fond memories of GP4……still the best AI I’ve ever raced against.

  • Mark

    Revs, the greatest game ever. 30 years later and I’m still hooked on racing games. I remember looking at the solid green grass in Revs and thinking wouldn’t it be awesome if there would be a way for trackside objects and stuff to be shown.

  • Nicolas Grignon

    Come on Geoff, look at Eric Brabben and Elite Dangerous… there is still a place for you in this market if you want it… a quick kickstarter campaign, and we are all in the bandwagon! your genius + a kick a$$ graphic and physic engine and GP5 would be a sure winner.

  • Tim Wheatley

    Awesome that so many of you seemed to enjoy it. Even if you skip through and don’t listen to a word I say, the trip down memory lane is worth it. πŸ˜‰

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