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Title: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on September 08, 2007, 01:15:10 AM
Blimey! team, creators of GTR, GTR 2 and GT Legends games, will offer next tuesday (11th of september then) a FREE game named BMW M3 Challenge to celebrate the new BMW M3 real car available at your local BMW sailor.
This game will look more like a demo than a real game IMO because you'll be able to race only BMW M3 cars and only at 1 track : Nurburgring.
Anyway, this game will have a feature that is often absent in demos : online play.

Around 530 Mb to download, I'll give you a link next tuesday.

Minimum PC config needed to play :
    * Windows XP / Vista
    * Pentium IV 1,8 GHz or equivalent
    * 512 Mb RAM
    * 500 Mb disk space
    * graphic card 64 Mb, compatible DirectX 8.1
    * sound card compatible DirectX 8.1
    * internet ADSL web acces for online play

This game will use GT Legends engine. A new real game is under preparation by Blimey! : Ferrari Challenge.

Pictures (3 pages of screen capture) : http://www.jeuxvideopc.com/screenshots/32558-bmw-m3-challenge/page-1.php
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 08, 2007, 07:56:06 AM

I'm waiting for your link... ;)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on September 08, 2007, 05:10:17 PM
So am I! I love M3!
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on September 11, 2007, 01:47:22 PM
Hi folks!

I couldn't wait for any link so I've found one to download the game! It's 345Mb, I hope it works.


http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/mseries/m3coupe/2007/experience/game/content.html
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on September 11, 2007, 06:49:23 PM
And it is working!

Although my graphics are on low-medium but it's still a great game. Download it, maybe we can compare our opinions about the game.

My today's lap record is

2:21.994

And yours? :D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 11, 2007, 11:00:45 PM

Download: perfect
Installation: perfect
Launch game: crashing after choose TIME TRIAL (or other choices...)  :-\
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on September 12, 2007, 12:16:39 PM
Well you have to be patient Mark, than it makes fun  :)

Where are you BMW fans!? CTG, Chulk, Krys, Akoss? You should try the game. It makes such fun racing against your ghost car in time trial. I made another best lap, now it's

2:20,876

P.S. My trick: my parents bought back in 1993 a BMW 320i e36. We still have that old black peace of bavarian art. After 8 years of driving it I can melt with the machine and squeeze out best performances of an BMW 3series  ;D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2007, 12:44:26 PM
My computer is way too slow to run this game (Pentium IV, 1300 MHz, 256 MB RAM). :(

But wow, BMW site is fast (download: 57 seconds).
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on September 12, 2007, 07:05:17 PM
Pffffff it works with the lowest settings and with 2-10 frames/second due to the car's position (less frames in corners or when car is sliding a bit). Under these conditions: 2:33.5xx from 7 laps.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 12, 2007, 09:03:16 PM
Download: perfect
Installation: perfect
Launch game: crashing after choose TIME TRIAL (or other choices...)  :-\

After disinstallation and re-installation the thing is the same. The game crashed exactly in the middle of loading after I choose a whatever choice (TIME TRIAL, PRACTICE, etc...).
I've WinXP SP2 and no similar problems with other games... Any idea?
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on September 13, 2007, 12:13:30 PM
Sorry, I was away from Stunts community and the web the last few days.

Link given by Mislav is the official one given at Blimey studio website I'm downloading it right now. ;)
Another official link from the editor 10tacle : http://www.10tacle.de/index.php?id=285&L=1
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on September 14, 2007, 12:23:54 AM
It sucks when you have 5-10 frames per second, it really influences the lap times. And it's no fun anymore.

But I found out how to get about 5 seconds per lap - the BMW is set up with the standard suspension (car options). You have to disable that suspension and enable another one (some name, should be a sponsor of the game). Better handling, braking and especially start. So I made quite easily 2:20.xxx, but with smooth good graphics.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on October 21, 2007, 11:12:57 PM
I drove some laps and with bilstein suspension my beemer's about 2-3 seconds faster, so I improved:

2:16.689

It's still far from perfect, 2:14 should be possible with my notebook's keyboard. With the wheel I don't have even 2:12...

Chulk, do you play the M3 Challenge?

If somebody wants to see the 2:16 video with the record lap and the ghost car lap I can put it on youtube  :D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on October 21, 2007, 11:44:09 PM
I have a big exam tomorrow (constitucional law). I'll play next week.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on October 22, 2007, 10:58:08 AM
Oh, I never published my best time here.
I don't rememeber exactly my best, but it's something like 1'22"xx or so. Frame rate is not very good, my graphic card is not a top one (GeForce 6100). I should decrease the graphic level (I let the default one, which is set to "high") and try again.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on October 22, 2007, 12:32:23 PM
Krys, that's actually pretty good graphics compared to mine. I play with the apsolute minimum graphic level without shadows and everything. Frames are for the game play much more important than high detail level etc. Select the Bilstein Suspension and you'll improve :)

And good luck Chulk for your exam today!
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on October 22, 2007, 03:15:40 PM
Exam is postponed for Tuesday 19hs.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on October 22, 2007, 11:04:45 PM
Standings after 6 weeks:

1. 2:16.689 Mislav
2. 2:22.Xxx Krys TOFF
3. 2:33.5xx CTG
4. DNF Mark L. Rivers  8)
4. LFPE Chulk


P.S. (LFPE = Learning For Postponed Exams)   ;D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on October 27, 2007, 10:05:27 PM
Does my EA F1 2002 record count with shitty Minardi? It's 1:38.xxx. ;D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on October 30, 2007, 12:47:53 AM
Finally some time off. I'll race tonight and put my results after I'm done.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on October 30, 2007, 08:15:25 AM
After the first 15 laps of continues lap records, I stopped when I couldn't improve previous lap's (#15) time. 2:22.XXX.

I'll try again tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on October 30, 2007, 09:31:13 AM
Do you use keyboard or force-feedback steering wheel for this game?
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on October 30, 2007, 02:19:53 PM
I use keyboard and car slides as hell!
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on October 30, 2007, 08:08:22 PM
I didn't raced again, but for info I played it with analog gamepad, handling is much better than keyboard.
Too bad I don't have a force-feedback driving wheel...
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: zaqrack on October 31, 2007, 04:59:12 PM
I only have a non-force feedback which I havent used in 3 years or so :(
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on October 31, 2007, 05:13:43 PM
I only have a non-force feedback which I havent used in 3 years or so :(

But it was fun to drive Stunts with it! ;)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on November 03, 2007, 06:29:31 PM
Woohooo I did 2:15 time!!

I recommend TC level 1, Bilstein suspension, ABS on. But it's hard like hell to go under 2:15 with keyboard. I visited the M3 challenge forum. There are also lots of freaks with momo racing wheels, even installed racing seat, big screens, dolby surround etc... Nothing for "normal people" like us, but some of them manage to do 2:10 laps!!! Of course, with the wheel and the equipment you can improve about 2-3 seconds, but there's still place to improve for us (2:13lap with keyboard maybe...)

Here a crappy video of my hotlap :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdpt2nb9Eho
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on November 05, 2007, 03:57:59 AM
You use the outside part of the track, is that valid? I thought the game penalized...
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on November 05, 2007, 05:43:29 AM
Using the outside part on 2nd corner only, I did 2:18.553.
I'll try Krys T?ff's advice and race with a simil PS keypad. Maybe that can help.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 05, 2007, 09:13:43 AM
Quote from: Mislav
there's still place to improve for us (2:13lap with keyboard maybe...)

Here a crappy video of my hotlap :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdpt2nb9Eho
Agressive driving, but it obviously proves that a better time can be done due to some little mistakes we can see on this replay.

One info : personnally I drive with driver view, not outside view.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on November 05, 2007, 10:37:17 AM
After seeing this replay I'm going to improve my shitty time with some new settings. Driving line seems to be familiar from F1 2002. :D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on November 05, 2007, 10:39:44 PM
Yeah, the lap can be maximized under 2:13.

About the outside line in the 2nd corner, I can assure that this line is not faster than the line inside the track. It's a little bit quicker but also a little more longer. It was just my mistake, I accelerated to soon. Anyway it looks cool :)

In time trial you get penalty (the lap doesn't count) only if you shortcut the track. The 2nd corner was more like a "long cut" so it's legal, the lap time continued. But be careful with shortcutting the first corner or the chicane at the end!

I also drive with the camera where you can see only the front part of the car. The replay just shows more information with this outside camera. (I think the outside camera gives you much less information about your driving than the on board camera.

P.S. Chulk, that's a good time, keep improving! And CTG, Krys, c'mon!  :)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on November 05, 2007, 10:45:56 PM
I ment while driving, use the on board - it gives you more information about the car, steering, handling etc.

While lookong a replay, better the outside view - you get more information about the ideal line, the brake points etc.

I'll play some laps tonight :)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on November 06, 2007, 12:42:38 AM
I'll play some laps tonight :)
So will I!
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on November 06, 2007, 05:24:01 AM
Only a small improvement: 1:18.265
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on November 06, 2007, 08:16:36 AM
Only a small improvement: 1:18.265

Small? More than a minute. ;D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 06, 2007, 09:02:49 AM
Only a small improvement: 1:18.265
Small? More than a minute. ;D

Nope, less than 0.3 sec improvement, open your eyes CTG :
Using the outside part on 2nd corner only, I did 1:18.553.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on November 06, 2007, 09:19:08 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh check it again!!!

He wrote 1:18.xxx, not 2:18.xxx in a certain message!
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on November 06, 2007, 09:19:50 AM
(i hate people killing jokes)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 06, 2007, 11:33:32 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh check it again!!!

He wrote 1:18.xxx, not 2:18.xxx in a certain message!
:P :D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Chulk on November 06, 2007, 08:53:46 PM
I didn't understand what happened up there. Who misread? Did I make the same mistake twice?
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on November 06, 2007, 09:24:19 PM
Reply #34... :D
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on November 07, 2007, 09:53:27 PM
OK

1:18 (one minute eighteen seconds) would maybe be possible for Formula 1 from the future. Or our Ayrton, but....
2:18 (TWO minutes and eighteen seconds) is already a good result for a M3 car :)

Any improvements yet?

Here a 1:18 vs 2:18 car video

http://videos.rscarfans.com/?p=23
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: Mislav on November 07, 2007, 10:01:03 PM
Standings November

1. 2:15 Mislav, BMW is my element :)
2. 2:18 Chulk, big jump to the second place!
3. 2:22 Krys TOFF, don't let the medal slip away again  :P
4. 2:33 CTG, you can do it better, we know that
5. DAP, Mark (Dis-A-Peared!? Hello Mark?)
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on April 11, 2013, 06:27:15 PM
Standings November

1. 2:15 Mislav, BMW is my element :)
2. 2:18 Chulk, big jump to the second place!
3. 2:22 Krys TOFF, don't let the medal slip away again  :P
4. 2:33 CTG, you can do it better, we know that
5. DAP, Mark (Dis-A-Peared!? Hello Mark?)


Let's give a try.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on April 11, 2013, 07:27:07 PM
Actually this game is boring - although I like the graphics and the music. 6th lap: 2:17.750, I had no mood to continue.
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on April 11, 2013, 11:45:58 PM
Actually this game is boring - although I like the graphics and the music. 6th lap: 2:17.750, I had no mood to continue.

2:17.630
Title: Re: BMW M3 Challenge - free game !
Post by: CTG on April 12, 2013, 10:31:06 AM
Actually this game is boring - although I like the graphics and the music. 6th lap: 2:17.750, I had no mood to continue.

2:17.630

2:17.555 in the morning. Some of the corners are quite tricky...