Motor City

DOS game, 1994

Genre:
Simulation
Year:
1994
Developer:
Max Design
Publisher:
Max Design
Perspective:
1st-person, Top-down
Theme:
Managerial

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Almost every guy loves cars and everything that revolves around them. Mostly when we are younger, we are excited by modern cars, futuristic designs and various revolutionary innovations. In order to be able to appreciate older cars, veterans and the history of motoring, we must come, so to speak. If you want to go back in time and remember the golden era of cars, the game Motor City is here for you. But don't get me wrong, Motor City is not a racing game where you tune your car and then drive it. This game is building an entire industry. You become the boss of a new car brand and you are in charge of everything: from the construction of production halls, administration and you must not forget about research, so that you are always a few steps ahead of your competitors. At the beginning of the game, you choose your name and the name of your company, as well as the place where your company will have its headquarters. You can choose different places in Europe, but be careful, the right choice of place affects the game, because it is governed by historical events in Europe (war and the like). You will spend most of the game in the office and in various parts of your factory, but you don't have to worry, it will gradually come time for a small race. Among other things, the game offers a well-crafted encyclopedia of motoring in Europe, where I started for a long time.

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# MaxPower
1 month ago

Anyone know where I can download a manual for this game? I found some pay sites but looking for a free one. Thanks!

# MaxPower
26 days ago

Game manual. Answers some questions

https://web.archive.org/web/20030402121320/http://www.the-underdogs.org/manuals.php

Walk-through & patch for the US version (Oldtimer is the German version)

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/496/Motor+City.html

The patch apparently fixes several bugs. I haven't made it far enough through my 1st game to verify if the HP bug is fixed.

# MaxPower
25 days ago

One odd thing I discovered, you can mix up the chassis & engines with different sized car bodies. Take a small body, medium chassis, and limo/luxury engine and (as long as you don't violate the HP or weight requirements) this can be built/sold. The engine makes sense (since there are no size limitations placed on car bodies), but I'd expect the larger chassis sizes to need to be mated w/the same sized body.

On the plus side, this solves my problem w/getting that PITA dude in research to let me develop an over 25HP small chassis/engine........I can use the 35, 50, or 70HP versions (only up to 48HP on an engine, still not sure about the engine bug/fix) I have for the bigger cars! ;-)

*This is still my 1st run through of the game, so I'm on easy difficulty.

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