Frankie Dettori Racing / Melbourne Cup Challenge

Discussion in 'Rugby Challenge Series' started by NZL Fan, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Good to see your still plugging around here despite the RL2 backlash ;)

    Will check this out soonish

    Release date is coming closer i feel :)

    Freakin quicktime - i cant get it

    I am biting at the bit - need feedback, or a youtube video......HELP...HELP!!! :wall:
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  3. Mario

    Mario Guest

    I'll see what I can organise.
  4. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Awesome stuff, Mario.

    Got to say, if this baby is half as much fun as it looks (and I'm sure we'll cut it some slack), then we'll finally be able to show you how much we want to rave about another Sidhe game.

    The RL2 criticism was quite harsh, although on one point I must say, as a consumer, I'm enjoying this "no release date" stuff. That part of my expectations aren't being hyped, and consequently, I don't feel let down.

    I have to say, I'm happy about the whole show so far, on this project.

  5. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Did you watch the trailer? I can post one on youtube if you want???

    Too late :p

    MCC Trailer here
  6. ak47

    ak47 Guest


    Dobrien and Mario

    Thankyou for making this day

    Deadset this game is sooo awesome - i dont even have to play it - just the looks and the replays and the feeling it gives off is special

    I cant wait for this - Release date me!!!!!
  7. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah excellent, lookin forward to this game more now, had my first serious bet on the horses for a long time last week. ok i only put in 6 bucks. ok it was an easy bet (like random i think) but i did win 280 bucks :)
  8. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    nice win there Woosaah - I expect the tip time aye? :p

    Anyways back to this video

    How good are these:

    Horses rounding the bend with camera on the ground shaking to feel the thoughbred rumble as they make their moves with whip in hand

    Horses disappearing behind big tall trees on the back stretch - gives u the feel of a country race on sky on sunday arvo - only country races really have obstacles blocking the view from the calling stand

    1st 10 seconds with horses jumping from gates - it looks REAL FFS

    Deadset Mario this is going to turn some heads
    Local racing
    Best animations i have seen for a horses movements - WEDA (lord of the rings thing) - madness

    Any chance of a demo coming out?
    I wanna play it now :wall: :wah:
  9. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    It does look bloody good doesn't it especially the opening of video - so real!

    Have got a group of us down here who will be well entertained when this comes out :D
  10. ak47

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  11. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Good find AK. We need to hear more about this title. A release date would be great. I know they end up moved sometimes, but this game is really lookin great!
  12. ak47

    ak47 Guest



    1. its a thursday
    2. its 2 days before the Cox Plate
    3. it hasnt been denied by Mario
    4. a thread over hours old with this date as title, has not been locked @ Sidhe forums


    Lock this in, as a starter for the Cox Plate :bana:
  13. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Bloody hope so, although I won't count my chickens just yet.
  14. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    updated FAQ on the sidhe forums

    this is truly brilliant, its all but confirmed, developments galour, left right n centre

    still the 26/10/06 hasnt been denied, and now we get an updated FAQ

    deadset i have seen the replay vision - its 100% mirrored to sky racing.........u can barely see any difference with camera positioning and panning angles

    oh and check out this from the FAQ - BRILLIANT

    What real-world licensed tracks are included?

    Randwick, Flemington, Caulfield, Rosehill Gardens, Moonee Valley, Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm are all available, along with thirteen other tracks (for a total of twenty tracks) for your racing pleasure.

    What licensed race events are included?

    Here's a list of just some of the races included
    Turnbull Stakes
    AAMI Victoria Derby
    The Melbourne Cup
    Crown Oaks
    Emirates Stakes
    The Cox Plate
    BMW Caulfield Cup
    AJC Derby
    Doncaster Handicap
    AJC Oaks
    Sydney Cup
    Epsom Handicap
    Warwick Stakes
    Chipping Norton Stakes
    Challenge Stakes
    Royal Sovereign Stakes
    Coolmore Classic
    Dubai Rosehill Guineas
    The Golden Slipper
    Queen Anne Stakes
    Prince of Wales's Stakes
    The Gold Cup
    Coronation Stakes
    Golden Jubilee Stakes
    The King George
    Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

    :D :bana: :bleh!: :cheers:
  15. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    well that just means its getting close to at least be given a release date

    i blame HES
  16. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    I think that Sidhe are maybe really good at laying the foundations, creating graphics and special features and can bring it all together.

    Where I'm guessing the problem lies (in my own uninformed opinion), is that they have trouble ironing out the quirks and unforseen problems that always lay in the end-stage of production.

    Given a few years they'll have that down to fine art too.
  17. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah i dont blame sidhe for it all really, they are really good at creating a pretty decent game. just patches and stuff they arnt good at mainly because HES dont want them to do it. well thats what they say anyway.

    Hopefully this game is good with minimal bugs since they have had an extra year to iron it all out
  18. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    I hope so too. I would be quite awesome to play it against you and Ak47 on live. It'd be cool if we could say things to each other whilst the races were running (in betting party mode)
  19. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    This will be quite an enjoyable game alright when it comes out :D
  20. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

  21. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Release date is announced as 26/10/2006

    New screenshots of racing view, and menus on sidhe website

    I believe this game will kill it in some areas but fall short in other areas

    Have seen the replays and they are estounding......and i heard the commentary works very well

    Looking at new screenshots, it seems some of the riding animations are a bit scewiff.........seen this one shot of the jockey with his leg sticking out like he is attempting to kick the horse next to him.......although this could be in the middle of the animation of the jockey heeling his own horse....which is good its just look wierd.

    Hopefully this game is very hard like god mode league......coz i know the lifespan of horse racing titles depends on unlockable races, tracks, and difficulty.

    Seeing u can breed generation after generation, i hope their is a difficulty so damn high, u need to breed beast after beast, to be competitive in that difficulty

    If you can win a Group 1 race on the highest difficulty, with a default AI horse, in exhibition mode after 5 attempts it will cause longevity problems

    one the great things about G1 jockey and Gallop Racers, is that u unlocked big race after big race, and u needed to buy bloody good horses to even finish in the top 5, and then u could only put gaps on the field with a bred foal from these said bloody good horses.
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