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Simming Memoirs – Part III: My very own Spanish castles

As the eighties roared on and the very first sims appeared, I went looking for racing thrills in amusement arcades and several other wrong places. In 1984, a man called Geoff Crammond released REVS. It simulated a Formula 3 car from the era and is commonly considered the first race simulation. I missed it completely. I had turned into a moody 15-year old whose interests had entirely shifted to girls and partying. It had also dawned on me that my chances of becoming a racecar driver were close to non-existent at best. No longer did pictures of Gilles Villeneuve drifting the number 27 Ferrari adorn my bedroom walls, but posters of U2 and Simple Minds had replaced them. The Atari 2600 was...
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