Driving Game for Mac?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    What would you say is the best driving game for the Mac? I am trying to find a good racing game with good graphics that has free-roam....Is there any racing game for mac that has this? I would also like the cars to be realistic, not fake cars that have generic brands...


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  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That does look pretty sweet....Does it have a free-roam type mode?
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    No free roaming, just driving along the rally tracks. It's a pretty good game, main downside being that you can't race against other cars (humans or AI.)

    I'd say Race Driver 3 is better in general, it has plenty of variety. It was made by the same people (Codemasters) as Colin McRae Rally at around the same time, the style is the same.

    http://www.apple.com/games/articles/2008/10/tocaracedriver3/
     
  5. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok thanks.

    Does anyone know if Carbon has a free-roam like some of the other NFS gameS?
     
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    Ah excellent...Just to be safe can someone confirm this? I googled it and it doesn't seem like it does, but I'd be more likely to believe actual people on a forum :)
     
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    Have you tried Redline, by Ambrosia Software? It's quite realistic. Multiplayer and LAN modes supported. Made for the Mac only. The Simulation mode is very realistic. You can download a ton of user-created cars and maps, often very realistic. Own two copies, and it's very fun.
     
  9. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Carbon definatly does, thats the only driving game i have for mac
     
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    Try Test Drive: Unlimited. It's a windows game so you have to use BootCaamp + Windows.
     
  11. Bootliner macrumors newbie

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    Maybe not so realistic, but Flatout 2 is the best racinggame for Mac right now I'd say. Great graphics, AND in comparison to NFS, it's really smooth even with all graphics at max. Also great variety in the game with many types of races and stunts and all that stuff. Demo here: http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=20153
     
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    Go check out Flatout 2, demo here: http://www.macgamefiles.com/detail.php?item=20153

    The best racing game for Mac right now, not so realistic maybe, but really great,great graphics, SMOOTH (in comparison to NFS where if u just turn up the graphicsettings a notch the game lags as hell), and many types of races. Simply get it!
     
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    ye flatout 2 for sure! ive been playing the demo for a while now, think im gonna buy the full version this weekend :d
     
  14. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats the game I'm trying to replace :)

    My goal is to be all Mac in one year.



    Thanks for the other suggestions.

    Redline looks like its worth looking at, the only thing is that the graphics don't look very good. I think I may just pick up Carbon. I'll look into Flatout though too.
     
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    +1 for Flatout 2. I also have Cidered NFS:MW, so I play that as well.
     
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    I forgot about that, but its definatly better than need for speed (although there is no free roam)
     
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    I did actually find a mod for Flatout 2 that enables free roam, so I think that Flatout 2 is the winner. :)

    Thanks for advice guys.
     
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    Driving Game for Mac

    I've always enjoyed the Need for Speed Carbon for Mac. I'm pretty sure there is a free roam in there. My macbook pro runs it really well.
     
  21. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I bought FlatOut 2. Its pretty fun, I like it so far. I only wish that there was a cockpit view, I prefer driving from a cockpit view so that its more realistic. I also enjoy the mini-games, but boy they are violent.....ah bowling.....
     
  22. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Good choice, but in all fairness, looking for realism in that game is probably not the best choice.
     
  23. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya I know, but still...most games nowadays have cockpit views.
     
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    What kinda control do you use? a gamepad?

    I love that game and I would like to get it soon.
     
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    On the controls, anyone here have a preference on a wheel?

    Grid is a great game, just real enough for at least my tastes, but unfortunately it's not available for Mac.
     

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