Anthony817 wrote:Damn, if you guys could get leaderboards working for the game that would be pretty great. I still play PGR on the OG Xbox and 360 often. So it would be nice to see the online features working for the grandfather of the PGR games.
Will be great to see Leaderboards and DLC back. First things first, get the site in a usable state.
So, an update. The video I posted (Using Wayback Machine on a DC) lacked any images. Some button images (With text saying "HOME", "MSR NEWS UPDATE" and things like that) were recoverable via Wayback Machine but his DC wouldn't load them. Many were also missing.
Each page has it's own unique background artwork, however none of this seems to have been saved by the Wayback Machine, leaving every page with a black background. However thanks to RJAY63's ODM magazine screengrab (the only image I've seen of the site anywhere so far) we know what these background images were meant to look like.
Various screengrabs of cars with some speed effects added on, with reduced opacity on black to make the text more legible on screen. I also can see some images I am missing from the Leaderboard pages that I will have to rebuild.
I went to SegaRetro.org and they had multiple promotional stills, including in-game high-resolution grabs like the one in the ODM screenshot, and also the photographs of the Opel/Vauxhall VX220 seen on the cover art (and used in the opening video sequence). These are saved at nearly 4K resolution, which is a bit much for Dreamcast, so I've shrunk them to a more reasonable size (Standard Definition) and applied the appropriate effects;
Now this isn't necessarily the background artwork from this page back in the day, I would need images or videos etc of the site to know what artwork is supposed to go where - it's even possible the photographic stills never made it to the site and they should all be in-game grabs. Either way, this is a start at rebuilding the site, and images are easily swapped in and out as needed.
Let me know what you think so far, and please please do leave anything you might have (Be it a photo, video, screengrab or even recollection from memory) that will help to accurately rebuild the site.