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                       Formula One 2001 (PlayStation 2) (English)
                              Creation Date: 26 June 2002
                                   Version: Complete
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    1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
    2- FAQ                                                                   [A200]
    3- Basics                                                                [A300]
         3.1- Controls                                                       [A301]
         3.2- Main Menu                                                      [A302]
    4- Miscellaneous                                                         [A400]
         4.1- Extra Disk                                                     [A401]
         4.2- Review                                                         [A402]
    5- In Game Choices                                                       [A500]
         5.1- Races                                                          [A501]
         5.2- Drivers/Teams                                                  [A502]
         5.3- Car Settings                                                   [A503]
    
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    1- Introduction                                                          [A100]
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    Welcome to another one of my FAQ's. As usual, I don't say a word about the game 
    in the Introduction. I won't update the FAQ section not anymore after I release 
    the complete version. But everybody can send me tips and questions. If they are 
    big enough, I might consider updating it despite that.
    
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    2- FAQ                                                                   [A200]
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    [1] [Q]. What are those numbers like [A300] next to the title of every section?
        [A] It is the search engine of this FAQ. Press Ctrl and F. Type in the  
            search code for the section you want to go to. You should be there in 
            two steps.
    
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    3- Basics                                                                [A300]
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         3.1- Controls                                                       [A301]
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    Analog controller (Dual shock 2) - Analog mode:
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    Direction buttons: move in menus
    Left joystick: steer 
    Right joystick: gas (push to the front) and brake (push to the back)
    X: Confirm, slow down or restart engine. 
    Square: brake
    Triangle: back and other camera
    L1: Coupling
    L2: change gear
    R1: look behind
    R2: Change gear
    Start: Pause
    Select: Pit stop  
    
    For more explanations about the controls you have to look at the manual page 5 
    and 6.
    
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         3.2- Main Menu                                                      [A302]
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    Quick Load:
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    Loading of last save game. This is recommended when you have only one save game 
    or when you want to continue the last one you used.
    
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    Gallery:
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    Here you see your credits. By getting better results in the different game 
    modes, you unlock more credits.
    
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    Quick Race Menu:
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    In-game menu: CONTINUE: back to the race
                  RESTART: restart
                  REPLAY: replay
                  DRIVING AIDS: toggle them on or off
                  MPH: km per hour or miles per hour
                  QUIT: stop
    
    Screen adjust place driver: mark the driver you want to the replace and choose 
    another position.
    
    Quick Race for 2 players: two-player mode.
    
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    Select game menu:
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    Test-Drive: try out Car Engine Settings.
    
    Single race: a race with classification.
    
    World Championship: choose a driver and complete the entire championship.
    
    Time trial: Single Player: drive a few laps. 
                Multiplayer: drive with maximum 16 players one after one a race 
                             against the clock.
    
    Spectator mode: look at the race from different positions.
    
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    Options:
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    Controllers: vibration player 1: on or off
                 vibration player 2: on or off
                 controller player 1: controller or speedster 2 
                 controller player 2: controller or speedster 2 
    
    Reproduction: adjust horizontal position
                  adjust vertical position 
    
    Difficulty: skill level: pick difficulty grade
                  Flags/rules: on or off
                  Tire Wear: on or off
                  Fuel Usage: on or off
                  Damage: on or off
                  Failures: on or off
    
    Race options: weather: choose your favorite weather 
                 Race length: choose amount of laps
                 Standard camera position: choose a camera position
    
    Sound: master volume: change the volume of everything
           SFX-volume: change sound level
           Commentator volume: change the volume of the commentator
           Commentator: on or off
           Pit commentator: on or off
           Sound mode: mono, stereo or reverse-stereo sound-output
    
    Leave: leave and save
           Save and repair
           Cancel
    
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    Load:
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    Load a previous save game. Come here when you don't want to load the last save 
    game you used.
    
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    4- Miscellaneous                                                         [A400]
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         4.1- Extra Disk                                                     [A401]
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    On this extra disk you'll find official footage from FIA Formula 1 2000 World 
    Championship. It's a collection of the best pictures of the entire race. You 
    can choose from all the Grand Prix and then you can choose Interactive and 
    Continuous (pictures shown with breaks or without)
    
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         4.2- Review                                                         [A402]
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    For a better review of Formula One 2001, you just have to look at
    www.gamefaqs.com where I posted my better review of the game. It isn't perfect 
    but it is decent.
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    Overall score: 8/10                  For a diehard gamer or F1  
    Controls:      7/10                  fan (the sport) is this a 
    Graphics:      8/10                  game worth buying and  	
    Originality:   8/10                  certainly now it's  
    Extras:        9/10                  available as platinum game. 
    Sound:         8/10
    Durability:    8/10
    Difficulty:    high
    
    I give Formula One 2001 (the game from Sony) an 8/10 because I think that the 
    game has only one downside but it's a mayor one: the controls aren't good.
    
    If you start the game without changing anything (or don't read the manual: this 
    is something what many people do) you'll start the engine at the first red 
    stoplight like the profs, you'll start and what happens then: a restart or 
    worse. Now, you figured that out, you accidentally crash against the wall 
    (nothing serious, it could also happen to you) and you want to ride backwards, 
    you won't find the right button. The first time was when I was playing it with 
    my nephew and we both crash, after ten minutes we discovered that you have to 
    press L1 and push the left analogue stick backwards. 
    
    The graphics are very decent and equal the frame rate from such games as F1 
    2001 (the EA version). But it the graphics can still be better. Games as Gran 
    Turismo 3 and 'Le Mans 24 hours' have way better graphics but I think that 
    their Formula One 2002 will have better graphics. This game isn't that original 
    but it was the first good race-game on the PlayStation 2, the dream machine.
    
    Like in games as Metal Gear Solid 2: the Sons of Liberty and Final Fantasy X 
    (the European version) there is an extra disc. This disc contains real video 
    footage from BBC with the original commentary of every race including the Grand 
    Prix of Belgium. As extra this can count but I've they had added an arcade 
    mode, the game would be even better.
    
    The sounds in the game are really life like: the sound of the engine of every 
    brand is different and resembles the real thing. The commenter doesn't tell 
    only about you, he tacks about who as car problems, who's at the lead and such 
    things. The game as all the tracks and drivers, so if you're a real F1 fan, 
    you'll have lots and lots of fun with this game. The game has high difficulty 
    with his 'bad' controls but for the rest there is nothing-serious wrong with 
    it.
    
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    5- In Game Choices                                                       [A500]
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         5.1- Races                                                          [A501]
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    Grand Prix of Australia         --- Albert Park
    Grand Prix of Malaysia          --- Kuala Lumpur 
    Grand Prix of Brazil            --- Interlagos
    Grand Prix of San Marino        --- Imola
    Grand Prix of Spain             --- Catalonia
    Grand Prix of Austria           --- A1-Ring
    Grand Prix of Monaco            --- Monte Carlo (Temporary Street Circuit)
    Grand Prix of Canada            --- Gilles Villeneuve
    Grand Prix of Europe            --- Nurburgring
    Grand Prix of France            --- Nevers Magny-Cours
    Grand Prix of Great Britain     --- Silverstone
    Grand Prix of Germany           --- Hockenheim
    Grand Prix of Hungary           --- Hungaroring
    Grand Prix of Belgium           --- Spa-Francorchamps
    Grand Prix of Italy             --- Monza
    Grand Prix of the United States --- Indianapolis
    Grand Prix of Japan             --- Suzuka
    
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         5.2- Drivers/Teams                                                  [A502]
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    Ferrari
        - M. Schumacher  
        - Barrichello
    
    Jaguar
         - Burti
         - Irvine
    
    Jordan 
    
         - Frentzen
         - Trulli   
    
    Mc.Laren
         - Hakkinen
         - Coulthard
     
    Minardi
         - Alonso
         - Marques
    
    Prost
         - Alesi
         - Mazzacane
    
    Sauber
         - Heidfeld
         - Ra´kkonen
    
    Arrows
         - Verstappen
         - Bernoldi
    
    BAR
         - Villeneuve
         - Panis
    
    Benneton
         - Fisichella
         - Button
    
    Williams
         - R. Schumacher
         - Montoya
    
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         5.3- Car Settings                                                   [A503]
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    This is a tip for everyone. If you want to change the car engine settings from 
    the car, you'd better go to the car engine FAQ with F1 2001 from EA. The 
    settings for the motor are exactly the same or look at page 13 of the 
    instruction manual. I don't explain it because I don't know anything about it.

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