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F1 Manager Professional (DOS)

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Description

F1 Manager Professional is the successor of F1 Manager, keeps its main structure and offers subtle changes in the game mechanics. It is still a managerial game which simulates a racing team in the Formula One.

One part of the team success lies in the financial side. Money is gained by getting companies to sponsor the team and by getting good results in the races. The budget limits the quality of the driver and the other employees. Besides the driver the most important part of the athletic success comes from the used car. Like in the real world it needs to be constantly evolved and tuned. If the player doesn't want to do this part himself he can hire engineers which take this job on. This part of the game is played in several menus in a 1st person view which are reached by a main menu.

The actual race is shown in real time and 3D and can be watched with several camera angles. There the player can see if his preparations and pit stop strategies were useful. The preparations are optimisations referring to the course and the expected weather, e.g. using the right tires or fuel. Pit stop strategies can be changed during the race.

During the multiplayer mode the time which every player has to his disposal can be chosen freely. The game has no official licenses so all names are alienated but can be changed with the editor. Registered owners of the predecessor can buy an upgrade version for less money.

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F1 Manager Professional DOS You can specify which session you will take part in the race. Qualifying and the race are all course-compulsory
F1 Manager Professional DOS And off they GO!
F1 Manager Professional DOS The design screen, where you can specify parameter for improving each part. keep that in mind that the dimensions must be between the minimum and maximum limits in the rules
F1 Manager Professional DOS The facilities screen. Here it can show all the current facilities for your development centre, and you can build another ones if you wish.

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The Press Says

Power Play Oct, 1997 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jun 15, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1997 72 out of 100 72

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  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Economical Simulation in 1997

Patrick Bregger (114858) added F1 Manager Professional (DOS) on Jun 19, 2009