The hottest tip ever for playing VirtualGP
Every VirtualGP player has been annoyed by the Amiga Workbench's mousepointer, as it gets stuck on the game screen after clicking the game's menus and entering the race. But there is a surprisingly simple solution!
|VirtualGP is an OS-friendly game - Workbench's mouse-pointer stays on screen.
Having the mouse-pointer on screen during gameplay hurts the player's immersion, but VirtualGP is an OS-friendly program, it doesn't shut down Workbench, only grabs mouse input for proper proportional control when driving the car - so the pointer gets stuck in full view. Not so nice. Did author Paolo Cattani miss this? Or even ignore it?
Of course he didn't. The solution is simple, and actually just as much in full view, because it's in the pointer itself: Workbench is still running! :-)
Yeah, just use Workbench's keyboard pointer control: Hold Left-Amiga key, and use cursor keys to move mouse-pointer to the bottom of the screen! (Hold Shift, too, to accelerate.)
Maybe this makes your VirtualGP racing sessions even more fun. ;-)