by Vito Caresimo
The car driving game named "City Car Driving" is a simulator, designed to help users feel the car driving in а big city or in a country in different conditions or just go for a joy ride. Special stress in the "City Car Driving" simulator has been laid on a variety of different road situations and realistic car driving.
"City Car Driving" is a car simulator game (for non-commercial use), using advanced car physics to achieve a realistic car feeling and a high-quality render engine for graphical realism. Cars, roads, traffic, pedestrians - all of the above are created as to make players feel they're driving a real car in a real city. The 3D files, physics and other specific files of our "City Car Driving" car game are open for modification and allow users to add their own car models into the simulator, modify cars physics, etc. So, you may have a very customizable and expandable simulator.
City Car Driving also allows the use of Mods and you can import custom cars. Theres a huge range of downloads available.http://www.ccdmods.com/ is one such website. Below is an example download of a Jaguar!
Yes you can even download a bus!
Supports TRACKIR for more realsim and my Logitech G27 worked great with it. A word of warning however, if you have multiple controllers iand you find that the wheel or pedals dont work then I recommend switching off any addtional controllers to have a trouble free set up.
Being a driver since 1987 and having driven many different cars myself, I have to say that this simulator is very authentic and realistic. From switching the engine on to the insertion of your seat belt, it has great attention to detail.
One minor crticism I have is that unlike Euro Truck Simulator and Flight sims where you can interact with the dashboard sadly this doesnt have this option. A good touch would have been to also inclide a Euro Truck Simulator type radio. Again these are minor issues.
The steering and handling I think are spot on and each car does have different handling attributes. The graphics are not to the same standard as Project Cars or Assetto Corsa but they are okay. Framerates were steady on my i7 CPU.
I cant really find much fault with this simulator, I would use it to let my teenage son have some eperience of what to expect when driving but of course in any case it is always best to get lessons from a Proper Driving Instructor!
Multilingual support is available and importantly it does offer the option of Left and Right Hand driving. So if you live in the UK then you can drive on the left!
Pedestrians are also in the game as well as ai cars. The ai cars are quite good to be honest, you will get some really slow drivers hogging the road like in real life and some reckless drivers too.
1st virtual city locations:
old district - narrow streets, a lot of unsupervised crossings;
modern district - wide streets, many multi lane roads, a lot of signaled and unsupervised crossings;
southern district - wide streets with tramways, a lot of signaled and unsupervised crosswalks, narrow tangled courtyard with many parked cars;
mountainous area - narrow roads with considerable height drops.
2nd virtual city locations:
Special autodrome for defensive (extreme) driving exercises.
The first district of a brand new virtual city:
- more than 20 of highly detailed courtyards;
- 3 major transport interchanges;
- 3 large car parks;
- 8 new landscape textures.
New location!!! The second district of a brand new virtual city:
- 9 highly detailed courtyards;
- 2 major transport interchanges;
- 2 multi level car parks;
- unique infrastructure.