Posts Tagged ‘Gran Turismo’

Release notes for Gran Turismo 5 1.06 patch

Better late than never from the Shell I suppose. Here is the full text of the 1.06 patch:

Update Notice (1.06)
Feb 18, 2011

An update to Gran Turismo 5 has been released. The contents are as follows:

[Major Changes and New Features]
・Remote Racing
[Remote Races] have been added to the bottom left of the [GT Mode] – [Community] screen.
Here you can start a fully automated B-Spec race using yours and your friends' "My Drivers", and gain rewards and experience from it.
For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the main menu, and also the new "Remote Race" page on, under the GT5 product information section.

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Kaz Yamauchi twitters more about GT5

Kaz Yamauchi has been furiously tweeting this morning. Alas no one here at Top Shell properly speaks Japanese, so we've had to resort to Google Translate for assistance:

来年早々には・・。待たせてすみません。RT @amigo7eleven: @Kaz_Yamauchi 本当にGT5楽しいです~!ちなみにPCからBスペックができるようになるのはいつごろでしょうか?

As early as next year. I'm sorry to keep you waiting. RT @ amigo7eleven: @ Kaz_Yamauchi GT5 really fun! By the way, from B-PC will be able to spec what about when?

I believe this is in regards to doing B-Spec races from a computer, or more accurately, having online B-Spec races.

ぼくもそう思う。RT @lybius_ikuze: @Kaz_Yamauchi コースエディターで作ったコースをオンラインのレースで使用できるようにしてほしいです。単に公開して楽しんでもらうより、一緒に走って楽しみたいです。

I think so too. RT @ lybius_ikuze: @ Kaz_Yamauchi I want you to be able to use the online course in a race course made in the editor. Just have fun than to the public, I want to enjoy running together.

Not really a statement that the course editor tracks will be eventually patched to be made playable online, but at least he agrees that it would be fun.

ぼくもそう思っています。RT @empty_emp: @Kaz_Yamauchi 過去の質問になかったようなので、ご質問を…リプレイですが、時間操作(早送り、巻戻し)は実現可能でしょうか?フォトを撮るのに一瞬を逃してしまう事が多々あります…

I think so too. RT @ empty_emp: @ Kaz_Yamauchi appears to be no question of the past, the question is … replay operation time (fast forward, rewind) is what can happen? There are many things you'll miss the moment to take a photo …

Again, same deal here. He agrees that not having a modern replay function in GT5 does cause a player to miss great photo opportunities.

I can't vouch for the exact accuracy of the translation, and there may be inaccuracies based on the nuances of the language. We'll keep you updated if he posts any more interesting replies.

GT5 patch 1.03 adds mechanical damage

I know Top Shell has become "Gran Tursmo Shell" these days, but hey when it's hot it's hot. The latest patch released weighs in at 150MB, and comes with "mechanical damage" as an option for online play. No word what else may be in the patch. Here are the descriptions of the damage settings:

  • None: – No mechanical damage.
  • Light: – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will be fixed be repaired after a period of time, without needing to pit.
  • Heavy: – Mechanical damage can only be fixed by heading to the pits. There will be an on-screen UI element to indicate that parts are damaged.

I am stuck at work for another 2-1/2 hours, so I don't get the joy of checking this out until nearly midnight PST. Woe is me.

Registration is open for GT Academy

Registration has opened for the North American edition of Gran Turismo's "GT Academy", where contestants can win racing wheels, home cockpits, and even a shot at becoming a professional race car driver.

Get signed up now at – The event begins on December 20th. For the full rules, you can go here or click "read more".


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Defending Gran Turismo’s AI.

Someone's got to do it.

Someone's got to stand up for the numb and unresponsive AI.  The black mark on Gran Turismo's otherwise stellar name.  Polyphony Digital's own Edsel.

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