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So the GT5 Prologue demo is out.

DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
I just thought people here might wanna DL it off the JPN PSN store. You can make a JPN account from any territory, I just forgot how exactly. There are some Japanese options that I don't know how to read. I found a tutorial for doing it a while ago when the first Folklore demo came out.

I gotta say, it's fucking gorgeous and the cockpit view is phenominal. Grade A stuff.

so go DL and be merry? I dunno.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    how big's the download?

    i might do it tomorrow morning in off-peak time so i don't blow my download cap

    does it look heaps better than GT HD?

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Yes

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  • DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    yeah it really does look amazing. I wouldn't say it's leaps and bounds over HD, but yes it does look better. HD did look pretty fucking good.

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  • DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    DL was roughly 750 megs.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    oh shit that's tiny

    maybe i'll do it now

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Eh, I can't get excited about GT. I mean, shit... Licenses and harsh restrictions and tracks that are real pains in the ass?

    I suppose I just prefer NFS...

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Erm, could someone explain why GT5 is getting demo sequels? Is this like a "Hey guys, we're at about here now, check it out" sort of thing?

    Dusda on
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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Awesome! A demo for a demo is out.

    I'm interested in GT5, but definitely not in Prologue. It's an expanded demo that you have to pay for. Why pay for that when you can just wait a few months later and buy the full game with all the content of Prologue?

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Wait, what? This costs money? Thats...interesting.

    Dusda on
    and this sig. and this twitch stream.
  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    yeah, i never understood the value of the prologue games

    but i certainly understand the value in a free demo for it

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    how does it stack up against pgr4

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm not saying charging for it is a bad thing, given it has a comparable price tag for what it offers. The idea of charging for a partially completed game is just one I don't recall ever hearing before.

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    and this sig. and this twitch stream.
  • PompaPompa Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    this thread demands more eye candy.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited October 2007
    Pharezon wrote: »
    how does it stack up against pgr4
    My completely baseless guesstimates.

    PGR4 will have a slight edge visually over this game, but is not a simulator.

    Forza 2 will be a few steps behind this game visually, but will still remain the better simulator, due to damage and better overall road physics.

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  • DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    THIS demo does not cost any money. THIS demo is 1 track and some cars. Like 8 I think. However, over the course of a few days, cars beyond the first 3 or so will be added. The final product of GT5: Prologue will cost money, but this is a demo of a demo. And is thusly free.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Riding the stuffed Unicorn If ya know what I mean.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh nice.

    ***Remembers he does'nt have a PS3***

    ***Runs down the road to get his friend to download it***

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Playing this game with the Logitech racing wheel was awesome. I didn't get a good time on the racing track, ut I beat the test time. Watching the replays for the top racers are insane thouhgh, you gotta wonder how they do it.

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

    well at least damage modeling will be coming in GT5

    at least i heard.

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  • BuntaBunta Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How does one access this cockpit view? I can only seem to cycle through front bumper, 3rd person behind, and ontop of the roof views.

    Edit: Opps. Turns out there is no cockpit view for the GT-R because it's not out yet and I guess they haven't modeled it. All the other cars have beautifully rendered cockpits though, complete with dynamic lighting.

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    For anyone who doesn't know how to set up a japanese PSN account:

    -Select 'sign up for Playstation Network'
    -Select Japan as your region and enter a birthdate
    -There will be two options, one (upper) with a short paragraph and one (lower) with a longer paragraph. Choose the upper one.
    -Here it asks for an email, password, password confirmation, and security question. You do not actually need a functional email for this, I just make stuff up.
    -Then it will ask you to choose a PSN name.
    -Finally it asks for your personal info, you can enter literally anything here.

    Easy as pie. Also, the download manager will continue working if you switch back to your regular account and play something else.

    Haven't tried the demo yet, it finished sometime after I went to bed.

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  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    GT series has never had a cockpit view. There probably isn't one in this either.

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  • SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    stigweard wrote: »
    GT series has never had a cockpit view. There probably isn't one in this either.

    There is.

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  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    stigweard wrote: »
    GT series has never had a cockpit view. There probably isn't one in this either.

    There is.

    Really? Colour me impressed. How are the cockpit models?

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  • SpikedFreakSpikedFreak Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    stigweard wrote: »
    stigweard wrote: »
    GT series has never had a cockpit view. There probably isn't one in this either.

    There is.

    Really? Colour me impressed. How are the cockpit models?

    I think they look darn good. I might have to play the PGR4 demo again to see how they compare.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

    well at least damage modeling will be coming in GT5

    at least i heard.

    Someone at Polyphony (don't remember who exactly) said that it will not. It's in its Wikipedia entry.

    bruin on
  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

    well at least damage modeling will be coming in GT5

    at least i heard.

    Someone at Polyphony (don't remember who exactly) said that it will not. It's in its Wikipedia entry.
    IGN.com have confirmed new aspects of the game and it's release (their information from Sony). The game will be released in two versions. One on the PlayStation Store and one on Blu-Ray Disc. The Blu-Ray Disc version has been confirmed to include damage, whereas the PS Store version will be without damage. On the other hand, the PS Store version will prevail from quicker loading times. The PS Store version will not be free and will probably be priced slightly cheaper than the Blu-Ray version because of the lack of features that the Blu-Ray version includes. Sony/IGN have also said that the European release date of the game will be sometime in 2007. Only Japan and Europe have confirmed release dates. [7]

    Anyway, downloaded the demo yesterday and jesus christ I suck at it. I beat the GT HD times all fairly easily but when racing against actual cars, I just have no patience.

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  • stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Does anyone know if it has full FF support for wheels like the G25?

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  • xraydogxraydog Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Fans of Top Gear are going to love this...

    http://www.finalgear.com/news/2007/10/24/top-gear-test-track-to-be-in-gran-turismo-5/

    edit: beated on the other GT5 thread.

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  • DirtyDirty Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    For anyone who doesn't know how to set up a japanese PSN account:

    -Select 'sign up for Playstation Network'
    -Select Japan as your region and enter a birthdate
    -There will be two options, one (upper) with a short paragraph and one (lower) with a longer paragraph. Choose the upper one.
    -Here it asks for an email, password, password confirmation, and security question. You do not actually need a functional email for this, I just make stuff up.
    -Then it will ask you to choose a PSN name.
    -Finally it asks for your personal info, you can enter literally anything here.

    Easy as pie. Also, the download manager will continue working if you switch back to your regular account and play something else.

    Haven't tried the demo yet, it finished sometime after I went to bed.

    Sounds easy enough. Is there anything other than the GT5P demo that's worthwhile? Or is everything else available on the US store?

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  • EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    This thread happened yesterday, but ended up being a bunch of people whining about damage modeling.

    The demo looks gorgeous.

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  • TheMorningStarTheMorningStar Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

    well at least damage modeling will be coming in GT5

    at least i heard.

    Someone at Polyphony (don't remember who exactly) said that it will not. It's in its Wikipedia entry.
    IGN.com have confirmed new aspects of the game and it's release (their information from Sony). The game will be released in two versions. One on the PlayStation Store and one on Blu-Ray Disc. The Blu-Ray Disc version has been confirmed to include damage, whereas the PS Store version will be without damage. On the other hand, the PS Store version will prevail from quicker loading times. The PS Store version will not be free and will probably be priced slightly cheaper than the Blu-Ray version because of the lack of features that the Blu-Ray version includes. Sony/IGN have also said that the European release date of the game will be sometime in 2007. Only Japan and Europe have confirmed release dates. [7]

    Anyway, downloaded the demo yesterday and jesus christ I suck at it. I beat the GT HD times all fairly easily but when racing against actual cars, I just have no patience.


    What the FUCK. Why would they do this??? Wouldn't this mean Blu-Ray people can only play online with other Blu-Ray people, and vice versa?

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    IGN.com have confirmed new aspects of the game and it's release (their information from Sony). The game will be released in two versions. One on the PlayStation Store and one on Blu-Ray Disc. The Blu-Ray Disc version has been confirmed to include damage, whereas the PS Store version will be without damage. On the other hand, the PS Store version will prevail from quicker loading times. The PS Store version will not be free and will probably be priced slightly cheaper than the Blu-Ray version because of the lack of features that the Blu-Ray version includes. Sony/IGN have also said that the European release date of the game will be sometime in 2007. Only Japan and Europe have confirmed release dates. [7]

    WHOA WHAT?? THIS YEAR!?

    Oh wait, for Prologue haha... oh well I'm still relatively excited:lol:

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    bruin wrote: »
    I'm still pissed the game doesn't have damage modeling, especially after playing a lot of Forza 2 earlier this year where it's such an integral part of the gameplay. Like I'm soured to the whole idea of this game now and don't really care about it, while otherwise this would have been one of the games I bought a PS3 for.

    well at least damage modeling will be coming in GT5

    at least i heard.

    Someone at Polyphony (don't remember who exactly) said that it will not. It's in its Wikipedia entry.
    IGN.com have confirmed new aspects of the game and it's release (their information from Sony). The game will be released in two versions. One on the PlayStation Store and one on Blu-Ray Disc. The Blu-Ray Disc version has been confirmed to include damage, whereas the PS Store version will be without damage. On the other hand, the PS Store version will prevail from quicker loading times. The PS Store version will not be free and will probably be priced slightly cheaper than the Blu-Ray version because of the lack of features that the Blu-Ray version includes. Sony/IGN have also said that the European release date of the game will be sometime in 2007. Only Japan and Europe have confirmed release dates. [7]

    Anyway, downloaded the demo yesterday and jesus christ I suck at it. I beat the GT HD times all fairly easily but when racing against actual cars, I just have no patience.


    What the FUCK. Why would they do this??? Wouldn't this mean Blu-Ray people can only play online with other Blu-Ray people, and vice versa?

    If damage is only cosmetic then they could play against each other, PSN users just wouldn't see any damage

    FyreWulff on
  • TimmerTimmer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Thanks for the directions (although I think a few steps were missing but I got it eventually)!

    I need to echo a few other posts: this is, by far, the best cockpit view in a driving game I have ever seen. I think it comes down to the lighting inside. I noticed, for instance, in the BMW that when the sun was behind me it would glare off the speedometer and make it hard to see. I am a big fan of in-cockpit views as I play games for the experience factor and so I'll be buying my first GT game when this comes out.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    So apparently three new cars have now been unlocked, as well as the in-car view for the Nissan GT-R. Oh and four new videos are up for download within GT-TV. I haven't checked it out yet, I'll do so pretty soon.

    Also, someone on Neogaf found this:
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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Livery editor hey? Niceee

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  • Viper007BondViper007Bond Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    xraydog wrote: »
    Fans of Top Gear are going to love this...

    http://www.finalgear.com/news/2007/10/24/top-gear-test-track-to-be-in-gran-turismo-5/

    edit: beated on the other GT5 thread.
    That's a cool site. *coughs*

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  • scootchscootch Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    by using friends download history apparently you can still get the prologue demo. anyone try this? I don't know anything about the friend list since I just got the ps3 yesterday, so someone might be just bs'in me. I really want this :P

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    oh god did anyone see the new shots of the new london course?

    absolutely amazing. it makes me consider actually buying the thing before it's released properly

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