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Maxaxle

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Interstate '76 talk and such.
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:25:54 am »
Let me start by getting something out of the way. You can not-so-legally obtain the game here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/i76va/

...just be sure to get "I76_Arsenal.exe".

Superquick Game Summary:
The year is 1976. You are Groove Champion, a guy with a driver's license and not much of a life, living out in Texas doing who-knows-what (it's never stated or implied). Your sister (Jade Champion) has just been murdered by a creeper (bad guy) after a violent car chase and short gunfight. She was living the life of an autovigilante (vigilante who prefers to use a heavily-armed, armored car) in her spare time, unbeknownst to you, and her boyfriend (Taurus) gives you her car (basically a Barracuda with guns, missiles, and oil slicks) and tells you to take vengeance. Along with Taurus and Skeeter (narcoleptic mechanic), you exact vengeance on your sister's murderer, Antonio Malochio.

Anything else I say in terms of plot would be a spoiler, but the game plays like Mechwarrior 2 (same engine, even), but with cars instead of mechs. Your HUD is part of the car's interior, with white-green-yellow-red-black color coding for damage and an indicator for each part of the car.

Keyboard driving is doable, but I prefer to use a Logitech Dual Action (PS2 controller setup, with square areas of joystick movement), since you'll often be working with the gas, brakes, steering, automatic transmission, AND two to four weapons.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 07:36:55 am »
I got my copy here for 2 buck USD.

http://www.gog.com/game/interstate76

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 03:37:09 pm »
That works too, but I'd suggest getting nGlide and Tuungle; that's what the Facebook group I mentioned has uses for most of its matches.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 08:59:54 pm »
the GOG version has either been ported over or already includes that stuff. i suppose free beats money.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 11:00:26 am »
Regardless, if you ever get into multiplayer, be sure to hit me up for a game on the AVA group.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 01:41:17 am »
Sure.  are multiplayer games peer to peer or are there game servers?

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 08:19:06 pm »
I'm not totally certain what you mean, but I'll explain it in the terms I understand it by.
1. There was once a web server that I'76 could connect to (and would, by default), owned by Activision. This server would basically hold a list of servers created by players and keep it updated. It is no longer in service, because servers aren't free and Activision no longer sells the game; Good Old Games does, but they don't put up servers for anything.
2. Today, Tuungle is used for multiplayer; when both players are on the same Tuungle channel (and thereby the same virtual LAN or whatever), one player can host and the other player can join via the host's Tuungle IP (so instead of a normal IP address like 12.34.567.890 it would be something like 1.2.34.567, IIRC).
3. Without Tuungle, it's very difficult to get a connection working. I'm not an expert on networks, but I think I'76 doesn't like routers and network switches very much.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 03:09:59 pm »
peer to peer means the multiplayer game and it's mechanics is not handle by dedicated server but, by communication between the 2 game clients. computer to computer, computer to server to computer, all while playing online.

if your resorting to tungle and hamachi check out "Game Ranger"

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 11:05:36 pm »
"Game Ranger", huh? Alright, I'll check it out.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 01:41:37 am »
it works fora number of games but, idk if interstate 76 is supported.

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Re: Interstate '76 talk and such.
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 09:39:21 pm »
It's not explicitly listed, but I think I might try it.