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Other Fine Games => Rally Trophy => Topic started by: psychicparrot on June 23, 2012, 12:35:00 AM

Title: It still works after all this time!
Post by: psychicparrot on June 23, 2012, 12:35:00 AM
Fantastic game that still works even on Windows 7! No patches required, just install and race!

My copy looks like this:
(http://psychicparrot.com/images/rallyTrophy1.jpg)

And a reminder of what games used to have before overly long tutorials bored everyone into submission by teaching us how to press up, left and right:

(http://psychicparrot.com/images/rallyTrophy2.jpg)

A manual!! A proper manual full of stuff about the cars, driving, how to play etc.!! :)

Any Bugbear chaps got any 'making of' info on this game?
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: Tommi Tissari on June 23, 2012, 10:57:15 AM
Oh yeah!  8)
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Post by: Jukka Merikanto on June 25, 2012, 07:45:43 AM
Any Bugbear chaps got any 'making of' info on this game?

Don't have any making of materials for Rally Trophy since I joined Bugbear after it was released but at the time there was fierce competition going on between Rally Trophy and Colin McRae Rally and we still have this banner on our office wall :)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ue3c9.jpg)

Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: psychicparrot on June 25, 2012, 05:30:41 PM
That's fantastic!

I guess Colin McRae Rally would have been flying high around that time, with the sequel still on the horizon. Looking back on it, CM was a great console racer but not nearly as realistic as Rally Trophy.

For me, I loved driving the Subaru and the Focus at breakneck speeds in Colin McRae, but RT had the Mini, the Ford Cortina, the Saab and the Lancia.. iconic cars I grew up with. The damage model was cool and although it still remains to be the one game I never really tamed (it's damn hard!), I loved the sense of urgency (or total fear!) I have playing it. It's fairly unforgiving once you move up to the more powerful motors, but I think that's part of the appeal.

Enough of my babble.. thanks for sharing that picture! Great to see you guys still show it some love :)
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Post by: RacerBest on June 25, 2012, 06:47:45 PM
Yeah this game is awesome.  ;D Maybe best rally game I have.
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Post by: John Burning on June 29, 2012, 09:20:02 PM
Where can I get it? Please -___-
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Post by: Birddogg66 on August 06, 2012, 12:18:04 AM
This title surely blows me away considering it's age and when it was made I am totally impressed by the work that went into this title. What I do not understand is why no follow up on the title? This was the RBR of it's time and ahead of it's time.
I think all the talent is there to do a Rally Trophy 2 people are crying for Rally.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: Joonas Laakso on August 09, 2012, 06:23:14 PM
What I do not understand is why no follow up on the title?

We do throw around the idea of doing another rally game, oh, maybe once a year. It's a very long road from "stuff that would be fun to do" to "we're actually working on something and someone is paying for it". Never say never.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: RubyRuby on March 04, 2013, 09:24:42 PM
Right now Amazon is listing 3 used copies for sale, starting at US$11.50.  Amazon shows 9 Customer Reviews; all rate it 5 stars.  Just so ya know.

That picture Jukki shows would make a great desktop wallpaper.  [hint]

Frank
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: Birddogg66 on April 21, 2013, 04:59:29 AM
What I do not understand is why no follow up on the title?

We do throw around the idea of doing another rally game, oh, maybe once a year. It's a very long road from "stuff that would be fun to do" to "we're actually working on something and someone is paying for it". Never say never.

How I say? Crowd Funding someone mentioned to test the waters of demand in kick starter.  If it's all about someone paying for it. I know has been said Bugbear loves it's publisher. I'm not saying kicking them to the curb they can still publish a crowd funded project if all the details worked out best in all involved favor. Yes new waters being tested but it never hurts to dig deeper into the concept.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: RubyRuby on September 05, 2013, 11:20:14 PM
Cruisin' across north Africa in my souped up and tuned 150 hp Saab 96 V4, looking for Mini Coopers, Fiat Abarths and Volvos to wave at - too cool.  Who's gonna do that?  Nobody but BugBear.  Well, maybe SMS, but I don't think so.  Do you think they would, Birddogg?  Nah, gotta be BugBear.

Frank
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: RobFisher on November 10, 2013, 02:19:48 AM
I have this game in my loft. Flatout and the others passed me by but I was really into Rally Trophy as a more realistic feeling rally sim. I had no idea it would still work; I'll have to dig it out.
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Post by: 1NJIMID8TOR on November 24, 2013, 04:31:33 AM
One of my 1st rally games! How awesome it was to drive some old original Euro Rally cars from the past and road courses! Amazing!
Anyone can make present vehicles which they usually do and focus only on.

Old cars are where it's really at!

Still have R.T as well! Difficult but so rewarding when you actually do it right and finish the race. Oh those dang sun spots! Where are my Sun Glasses when I needed them!  8)
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Post by: karttu on January 10, 2014, 03:52:36 PM
It seems that Nordic Games should own the publishing rights as they bought them when JoWood folded, but they don't list Rally Trophy on their website.  It would be nice to see RT in GOG.com or Steam.

How about making a RT as a DLC for NCG?
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Post by: BeO on May 16, 2014, 02:08:24 PM
Back then I had a Guillemot force feedback wheel, and balancing the Fiat 600 on the edge of disaster was about as much fun as I've ever had in any driving game. Wish they could release this game on gog.com, I'd buy it in a second. And probably a few more copies as gift for friends who played the game back then.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: LUNITIC_WILL on May 17, 2014, 05:29:44 AM
i wish it were on steam
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: draev on July 07, 2014, 10:17:51 PM
Anyone know if there is a way to get this up and running on 64-bit Windows 8.1 machines? After install, launcher starts fine but I can't get to settings menu nor does the game start. Compatibility mode doesn't help either...
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: aerocrane on July 23, 2014, 05:32:09 PM
Anyone know if there is a way to get this up and running on 64-bit Windows 8.1 machines? After install, launcher starts fine but I can't get to settings menu nor does the game start. Compatibility mode doesn't help either...

Set the game's executable (not the launcher!) to run as administrator, then it should work just fine.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: draev on August 03, 2014, 10:29:38 PM
Anyone know if there is a way to get this up and running on 64-bit Windows 8.1 machines? After install, launcher starts fine but I can't get to settings menu nor does the game start. Compatibility mode doesn't help either...

Set the game's executable (not the launcher!) to run as administrator, then it should work just fine.

I've tried this and it didn't help. Tried on two computers even, both runnin Win 8.1 and both do the same thing (wich is nothing). I must be missing something really stupid and simple and feel like a idiot after I get it to work, if it really should work with just setting the game's .exe to run as admin >.<
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: kruleworld on January 10, 2015, 12:30:59 PM
What I do not understand is why no follow up on the title?

We do throw around the idea of doing another rally game, oh, maybe once a year. It's a very long road from "stuff that would be fun to do" to "we're actually working on something and someone is paying for it". Never say never.
I think the only viable way to make a rally game would be to build a base racing game (something like assetto corsa) then use that base to do other games, like rally, rally-cross, bike racing, cart racing, etc
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Post by: Frisker on January 10, 2015, 01:45:43 PM
What I do not understand is why no follow up on the title?

We do throw around the idea of doing another rally game, oh, maybe once a year. It's a very long road from "stuff that would be fun to do" to "we're actually working on something and someone is paying for it". Never say never.
I think the only viable way to make a rally game would be to build a base racing game (something like assetto corsa) then use that base to do other games, like rally, rally-cross, bike racing, cart racing, etc

After Wreckfest is finished, why not take ROMU engine and tweak it accordingly for a rally title. That would be the best rally game ever. I haven't played Rally Trophy, but I do enjoy rally titles sometimes, and I would like to see sequel for Rally Trophy, since everyone is saying it was awesome.
Title: Re: It still works after all this time!
Post by: rage on October 19, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
Any Bugbear chaps got any 'making of' info on this game?

Don't have any making of materials for Rally Trophy since I joined Bugbear after it was released but at the time there was fierce competition going on between Rally Trophy and Colin McRae Rally and we still have this banner on our office wall :)
I remember there was a long article about the development on some finnish gaming magazine. Don't remember much about it, just that shadow pre-rendering was generally a long shot and guys had to tweak a few too tight corners due to framerate drops.