filename: GT2simdisc100.doc
Title: Walkthrough for the Simulation disc of Gran Turismo 2.

description:
Walkthrough the simulation disc on Grand Turismo 2,
US version, using the "glitched version".
FAQ version 1.10     8/13/00

author: Alex Dang <zippyAye@yahoo.com>

This faq is only found at http://www.gamefaqs.com 
and should not be found elsewhere.

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pt. 1
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pt. 2
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION
     A. WHY I WROTE THIS.
     B. WHAT THIS WALKTHROUGH IS FOR.
     C. History of this faq.

II. THE WALKTHROUGH
     A. RACING WITH NO LICENSE.
          A1. 147HP and and early free HP races
     B. GET YOUR B LICENSE
     C. GET YOUR A LICENSE
          C1. Some 295HP and under races
          C2. 197HP races (and some more than that too)
          C3. 98HP races
          C4. 295HP races (and some more than that too)
     D. GET YOUR IC LICENSE
          D1. 394 HP races
     E. GET YOUR IB LICENSE
          E1. Some Miscellaneous 295HP, 345HP, and 394HP races.
          E2. 493HP races
          E3. 591HP races
          E4. Rally races free HP
     F. GET YOUR IA LICENSE
          F1. More 591 races.
          F2. Assorted and leftover HP and Engine races
          F3. Fast and Free HP
     G. MANUFACTURER RACES

III. THE CARS I USED.

IV. FINAL WORDS.
     A. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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I. INTRODUCTION.

A. WHY I WROTE THIS.

I made this walkthrough faq because there is no one on gamefaqs
claiming of a way to finish up the game by detailing which car
to use for which race. The idea for this faq came from Jaz Rignali's
guide to the First Gran Turismo and from DanGC's quick cash guide.
Personally, I thought DanGC's guide was excellent for how to make
money, but not which car to use.  I wanted to make a faq about
making money quick too, but I ended up with a walkthrough, which
does a similar job. The difference is that I tell you which race 
to race with which car.

B. WHAT THIS WALKTHROUGH IS FOR.
This walkthrough FAQ is for the Sim Disc. 
From what I heard on the gamefaqs posting boards and from what I
experienced, this is a glitched game. I also heard that there is
another version out that is not glitched.  This walkthrough faq
is created from the glitched version that I have. Although this faq
can be used for the "fixed" version, I have not verified anything
regarding that.

This is my guide to finishing the Simulation Disc by racing
each race once, unless you loose a race ^_^.

C. History:
ver 1.00 5/13/00 Started it out. (posted)

ver.1.10 8/13/00 noted the different cars you might win on Seattle
                Circuit Endurance. Broke up the walkthrough by HP.
                Modified some info for Manufactures races.
                Fixed some grammar.
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II. THE WALKTHROUGH

A. RACING WITH NO LICENSE.
     A1. 147HP and and early free HP races
First, go buy* a used Toyota MR2 1600-G-Ltd 86 with your starting
10,000 Cr. Go to the Special event races and enter the Lightweight
K-cup. Race and win the Rome Short Course.  You will get a Mugen
Beat, but don't sell it**. Next, go to the Sunday Cup. Enter and
win Tahiti Road.

* Note: there should be a cheap one for under 6,000 Cr. If not, wait
a day until there is.
** Note: Some prize cars can be used for the manufacture event races.
I'll try to remind you when you can sell the prize car. Some races
have more than one prize car, but I only noted one race that has
that possible. Please keep in mind that races with multiple winning
cars appear to be random in how they award you. If you have any better
idea, let me know. In general, check to see if you can use the car for
a manufacture event race before you sell it.

You should have just enough money to buy a Ford Mercury Cougar 67.
Race and win the rest of the Sunday Cup and then win the first two
Clubman Cup races. Just watch out for the U-turn on the Gridenwald
(Don't forget to let off the gas and/or use the breaks on those more
sharper turns). 

B. GET YOUR B LICENSE

Now go and get your B license.

With your B license and the Cougar, finish off the Clubman Cup.  Then
enter the Station Wagon Cup and win the Rome Short. (That's right. Your
Cougar now becomes a station wagon, hehe). These young station wagons
will give the old Cougar a run for your money, but you can still beat
them.  Even though it is an 394 HP race, you'll do fine. You will win
an Imprezia Wagon STi. Make sure you save your game here.

C. GET YOUR A LICENSE

     C1. Some 295HP and under races

Now, go get your A license. [optional: go to the arcade disc, time
trials and practice racing the Midfield raceway, Tahiti Road, and the
Rome Circuit with the wagon STi. This will help you with the upcoming
races and fill in some racing time blanks.] Get in your wagon STi and
go to the GT races.  On the first page, which is the country nationals,
race and win the French and Italian Nationals.  The wagon STi can
actually beat each of the second races for each country, but it doesn't
have the best handling when it is stock.  It will be upgraded later.
(Besides that, some of these race tracks are the more difficult ones in
terms of curvyness.) These races will be close, but your car has built
in turbo and enough horsepower to out race them.

     C2. 197HP races (and some more than that too)

Go back to your garage and get into your MR2.  It is now time to upgrade
your car! Buy and install Turbo stage 1, a racing flywheel, Stage 1
weight reduction, super soft racing tires, and a semi racing muffler.
You should have just about 197HP.  Enter and win the first races of the
GT national cups.  If you have trouble with any track, just stay on the
practice run until you are comfortable with the track.

Next, go to the Special races, Compact Car cup, race and win the Rome
Short. You should get a Vitz F which you'll need in a little bit. Next
race and win the Seattle Short. Go to the Special Convertible Car Cup,
Tahiti Road, and the Speical Historic Car trophy, Tahiti Road.  Race and
win them. You can sell the Mugen CRX III because there is no special
race for it.  Goto to the 80's Sport car cup, first race and win that.

     C3. 98HP races

Go back to your garage and get into your Vitz F (from the Compact Car
cup, Rome Short).  Go to Toyota, buy and install a Turbo stage 1. You
should have 98 HP exactly.  Then goto the Event option at Toyota.
Enter and win the Vitz Trophy normal style. Then Goto the Special
Lightweight Cup.. Race and win the Seattle Short and Tahiti Road.
Sell the Mugen CRX II.

Now let's go back to your wagon Sti. Go to Subaru, buy and install
the following: Sports Brakes, Racing Super Soft tires, Racing
Flywheel, Carbon Driveshaft, a semi racing muffler, and weight
reduction stage 1.  You should have about 295 HP.

     C4. 295HP races (and some more than that too)

Next, race and win the rest of the GT Nationals 2nd races, and the 3rd
race of the Japan nationals.  For the next races,  sell the cars. Go to
the Special races, 4WD cup and win the Seattle short. Compact car cup --
autumn ring, station Wagon - Super Speedway, Historic car cup -- Rome
circuit (see note below). Race the Luxury Sedan cup-- Rome full course
and keep the Accord type R you get (for the type R race and others)

note: for the Historic car cup - Rome circuit.
Buy weight reduction stage 2, and a triple clutch to race against the
Ford GT 40. It shows up most of the time to beat your ego and to make
sure that you don't always win.  It's a tough car to beat on a tough
track.  You should keep trying and wait until you are lucky enough that
the GT40 does not show up (around 1 out of 4 times).

If you have the non-glictched version of GT2, then you don't have to
worry about the Ford GT40 showing up at this race.

D. GET YOUR IC LICENSE

Now get your IC license.
Enter and win the 80's cup Special Stage 5 (sell Tom's T01).  There are
some other 345HP races, but we'll come back to them later with the
appropriate license or car.

     D1. 394 HP races

Take your wagon Sti and soup it up to 393 HP.  Be careful not to go
beyond that, or else you can't enter the next set of races. To do
this, buy and install the following: Stage 2 turbo, computer chip,
port polish, racing muffler, full racing transmission, brake balance
controller, and full customized suspension. You car is near completion!
Since your car is becoming wiley, take it to the Time trials (on Arcade
disc), any track and adjust the transmission, brakes, and suspension
features as you see fit. You probably want to adjust the front brakes
at 13 and the back at 12; spring rate at 6.5 for front, 5.0 for back,
Ride height at 129 for front and 120 for back, and the transmission auto
at 10 amongst other things. Don't take my word for it. There many
great faqs out there that tell you how to properly tune your car.

Finish up the GT nationals -- 3rd race for US, UK and Germany cup. Next
head to the 4WD challenge -- Seattle course, Historic cup - Gridenwald
(sell the XYR Celica), Station wagon cup -- Special stage R5, Grand
Touring -- Red Rock Valley (keep the R Daisin Silvia), Luxury Sedan --
Special stage R5, Pure Sports -- Laguna Seca (sell Tom's T01) and Deep
Forest.

Next, jump into the R Daisin Silvia (from the Gran Touring Cup, Red Rock
Valley) and enter the FR challenge -- Special R5.  Keep the Nismo 270R
you win. Then goto to Nissan Land and enter the Silvia 180sx challenge,
Racing style.  Then get into the Nismo 270R, race and win the FR
challenge Clubman Route 5 (sell the Slieighty, if you want).

E. GET YOUR IB LICENSE

Get your IB license and return to the wagon Sti. As always, save
your game.

     E1. Some Miscellaneous 295HP, 345HP, and 394HP races.

Go to Arcade disc, Time trial - any track, and *downgrade* your car
(blah!). Take off the turbo and the muffler, but keep the computer
chip on there. You should be down to 291 HP. Check your garage to be
sure.  If you haven't already done so, turn off the music on options
and turn on your own non-game radio. Then goto the Endurance races,
Trial Mountain 30 laps. You get a rolling start. When your tires
start turning yellow, pit and change them. Don't worry, you should
be plenty ahead of them. Race and win big money!

For the 345HP races, goto the Convertible car cup, - Gridenwald.
Fix your car's setting to include your muffler before your start.
Then goto to the 80's cup -- Deep forest.

Next, goto the 394HP races. Re-install your Turbo stage 2 before
you start racing.  Race and win the 80's cup Seattle Circuit and
Tahiti Road (win R Skyline Silhouette).

     E2. 493HP races

Now, Jump into your R Daisin Silvia for the 493 races. Be sure to
install your tires. Enter the FR challenge, Midfield raceway (win
the RX-7c). Enter and win the Grand touring cup - Grand Valley speed
way (win the R Castrol Mugen NSX GT). Next, goto the specials, pg 4,
enter and win the Super Touring trophy - all five races
(sell the repeat cars).

     E3. 591HP races

Next, get into the R Skyline Silhouette (won from the 80's cup -
Tahiti road).  Install the super soft tires and enter the 591HP
races. This car has great breaking. Enter the luxury cup - high
speed ring, Pure Sports car trophy - Trial Mountain.  go to page 4
of the Specials, enter and win the GT300 (another rolling start).
Then enter the Apricot hill 200 km (50 laps) endurance.

Head to the GT League Euro, race and win the three races. [you will
win three nice cars, at least I did. R Castrol GT, R Zexel Skyline,
R Kure 338 GT]. Then get into your Wagon Sti and buy everything for
it. . . except the racing body.  Specifically, you need to get a
racing intercooler, engine balance, turbo stage 3 and weight
reduction stage 3. Buy but do not install dirt racing tires. Now
that your car is maxed out, enter and win the manufacturer's Impreza
matchup (there is no racing body race, so be sure that you have won
this before you make the modification).

     E4. Rally races free HP

Next head to the Pacific GT League. you'll win some more nice cars
and your first drag racer.  Then make the racing modification to the
Wagon Sti. (My settings for it are Damper rebound front at 5, and
auto gear setup to 15.  Everything else is left alone from before.
But experiment with your own settings, or leave it unchanged.)
Then head to the rally races. You can race the following races:
- Smokey Mountain South A, IC, IB (tough)
- Smokey Mountain North A, IC, IB
- Green Forrest A
- Tahiti Maze A, IB (glitch)
- Tahiti Dirt R3 A
- Pike's peak downhill A, IC, IB
- Smokey Mountain North Reverse A, IC
- Pike's peak uphill A
- Tahiti Dirt R3 reverse A, A2

F. GET YOUR IA LICENSE

     F1. More 591 races.

Get your International A liscense.  Jump into the R Skyline Sillhouette
and finish off the 591 HP races: Convertible Cup -- trial mountain (win
R Concept Car LM), the Grand Touring Car Trophy -- Midfield raceway
(win R Unisia Jecs Skyline), and the Endurance page, Seattle Circuit
100. The Seattle Circuit 100 should get you the Ford GT90. If instead
you get the Escort Rally Car, race the Seattle Circuit endurance again
to get the GT90.

Jump into R Concept Car LM and return to the Specials page,
Mid Engine Challenge --Redrock. Install the tires before you start.
Win the R GT40.

F2. Assorted and leftover HP and Engine races

Finish up the engine type races on the specials pages. Get into the
R GT40 you just won and race the Mid Engine Challenge -- high speed
ring.  Be sure to install the tires before you start. Just a fair
warning that the handling on this car is delicate. Then return to
your old MR2 and modify it with the best stuff, except the racing body.
Then race the Mid Engine Challenge - Grand Valley East.

Return to your garage and get into your Accord Type R (won from Luxury
Sedan Rome full course).  Buy all the good stuff. Enter the Type R race
at Honda. Then enter the FF challenge -- Midfield Raceway and Trial
Mountain (sell the cars, unless you want some FF cars).  Then take off
the Muffler for your car and you should fit the HP restrictions for the
FF Tahiti Road race.

Then get into the R Zexel Skyline or R Kure r33 GT (either one won
from GT league Euro).  Then race and win the last 4WD Challenge -
Laguna Seca. Next, get into the R Castrol Supra (from GT Euro). Enter
and win the Grand Valley 300 Endurance.

F3. Fast and Free HP

The rest of the races from this point on are all free HP.

Get into the GT90 (won from the Seattle Circuit 100 Endurance) and
finish all of the Muscle Car Cup. Then get into the R Castrol Mugen NSX
GT (won from Grand Touring -- Grand Valley) and win the NA no. 1 Cup.

Then get into the R Unisia Jecs Skyline (won from Gran Touring --
Midfield Raceway) and enter the Turbo no. 1 cup.  Then head for the
GT All stars cup.  You should be able to win all them easily except
for the Laguna Seca.

When you have 2 million credits, then buy the Escudo Pike's Peak from
Suzuki. (This should only be your third car that you have bought).  Race
and win the GT All Stars -- Laguna Seca. And use this car to win ANY
other free HP race, except the special races at each car manufacturer.
So you might want to finish it in this order: GT All Stars for specials,
the rallys, endurance, and then the GT International.


Finally, you should have completed 57.84% of the game. The rest of
the races should be the Manufacturers races.

G. MANUFACTURER RACES

I'll leave the Manufacturer races up to you with these pointers.
- As for finding a car to use, first, check your garage of cars you won.
Some cars you that you can use for the normal races do not have a racing
body. You may want to sell those cars because you may want to use the
same car for both the normal type and the racing type race. It saves
money. It is up to you. Those that are racing body type already, you
cannot modify the racing body off, so just buy/get a normal version of
the car. But by all means use the racing body for the racing body
version.
- Second, check the new cars list. This also include associated
manufacturers.  For example, the NSX for Honda's race can only be
found at Acura.
- Third, check the used car list if it exists. Buy and modify what you
can for the car. If the used car you want is not listed, use this trick
to change one day. Go to the license test. Enter any one and quit the
test right away.
- Fourth, if you are not sure what car to buy and use, look at the demo!
- Fifth, slower and lower class cars (ie C class) do not need as
many modifications to win the manufacturer race.
Get the racing body only when you need it to win the races with the
restrictions for racing bodies.

Since it takes up a lot of money to win the manufacturer races,
this is how you make money: You can race the special races, pg 4 and
then sell the cars you win. You can also make a lot of money racing
the Endurance races, but that is too boring. The last point is: if you 
don't want the car anymore, sell it.

And since this game is glitched, you can only get 98.2%.  When you do, 
congratulations.

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III. THE CARS I USED.
And how I got them. (This is nowhere near representative of all the
possible cars to use and get for this game. Check gamefaqs for a
complete carlist.)

Toyota MR2 1600-G-Ltd 86 (buy it!)
Mercury Cougar 67 (buy it!)
Imprezia Wagon Sti (won from the Station wagon cup, Rome Short)
Vitz F (won from Compact Car Cup, Rome Short)
R Daisin Silvia (from the Gran Touring Cup, Red Rock Valley)
Nismo 270R (from the FR challenge -- Special R5)
R Skyline Silhouette (won from the 80's cup - Tahiti road)
R Concept Car LM (won from Convertible Cup -- trial mountain)
R GT40 (won from Mid Engine Challenge --Redrock.)
Accord Type R (won from Luxury Sedan cup -- Rome full course)
R Zexel Skyline(won from the GT league Euro)
R Kure r33 GT (won from the GT league Euro)
R Castrol Supra (won from the GT league Euro)
GT90 (won from the Seattle Circuit 100 Endurance)
R Castrol Mugen NSX GT (won from Grand Touring -- Grand Valley)
R Unisia Jecs Skyline (won from Gran Touring -- Midfield)
Escudo Pike's Peak by Suzuki (buy it!)


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IV. Final words.

     A. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The I would like to acknowledge these people for their faqs
that I referenced: Gordon Bower for his prize listing and DanGC
for his quick cash guide. Also Jaz Rignali for his insipring GT
walkthrough. I give you a warm Texan thank you.

And thank you, the reader for reading all of it. Y'all come back
now, ya hear?

send all questions, corrections, and comments to Alex Dang at 
<zippyAye@yahoo.com>