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MicroProse Formula One Grand Prix (1992) video game fan website.

Formula One Grand Prix (known as World Circuit in the United States) is a racing simulator released in 1992 by MicroProse for the Atari ST, Amiga and PC created by game designer Geoff Crammond. It is often referred to as Grand Prix 1, MicroProse Grand Prix, or just F1GP.

This website is primarily focused on the DOS version of F1GP/WC, although some files for other platforms are also available.


This website is neither endorsed by or related to Microprose, Hasbro, Geoff Crammond or Formula One.

ArgTrack version 0.6

A new version of ArgTrack has been released. ArgTrack is a modern F1GP/WC track editor with the ability to add, remove or edit track sections, change scenery details, edit AI car behaviour, and various other track data.

Changes compared to the last version:

  • Ability to edit scale values, points and vectors for 3D objects.
  • Show the description for (some) 3D objects (e.g. “Building”, “Crane”) in various locations.
  • Zoom and scroll position are better remembered.
  • Display total track length in Track Sections list window (removed in a previous version, now restored).
  • “Refresh” button restores sideways scroll if track ends up outside scrollable area.
  • Fix: Overwriting an existing track file with a smaller file (e.g. after removing something) caused the saved file to be corrupted.
  • Fix: Some GP2 tracks could not be converted due to zero-length track sections.
  • Fix: Can no longer zoom out beyond zoom level 0.
  • Fix: HeaderIndex textbox in Object shape window incorrectly displayed the DataIndex value.

ArgTrack is available for download at https://argtools.com/argtrack/download, as well as in the File Archive section of this website:

2020-07-05

ArgEditor version 1.3

A new version of ArgEditor has been released. ArgEditor is a modern F1GP/WC editor that allows you to edit car colors, driver names and performance levels, computer and player horsepower levels, and a host of other settings.

The changes compared to the last version are:

  • Select car colors by browsing existing car sets or EXE files.
  • Select helmet colors by browsing existing car sets or EXE files.
  • Checkbox for syncing qual. and race performance levels, editing one updates the other.
  • Buttons for copying qualifying performance levels to race levels, and vice versa.
  • New window for reordering teams.
  • New window for swapping drivers between teams.
  • Link to tyre wear database on setup screen.
  • Right-align numeric values for easier reading.
  • Can save car colors as a .CAR file.
  • Can save helmet colors as a .HEL file.
  • Loading a car or helmet file creates undoable action.

ArgEditor is available for download at https://argtools.com/argeditor/download, as well as in the File Archive section of this website:

2020-06-04

ArgEditor version 1.2

A new version of ArgEditor has been released. ArgEditor is a modern F1GP/WC editor that allows you to edit car colors, driver names and performance levels, computer and player horsepower levels, and a host of other settings.

The changes compared to the last version are:

  • Editing of Menu images (ability to edit/import/export the driver selection menu images).
  • Show warning when selecting palette colors affected by track or wet weather.
  • Changed phrasing to make the direction of Import and Export clearer.
  • Change mouse icon to spinner/hourglass when performing potentially longer-running tasks.
  • Fix: Numpad keys work on the performance tab.
  • Fix: Context menu paste on helmets when no helmet was on the clipboard no longer crashes.

ArgEditor is available for download at https://argtools.com/argeditor/download, as well as in the File Archive section of this website:


Additionally, a collection of helmet designs as separate PNG images, including images from the original driver selection menu screen, the original images flipped horizontally (so that the helmet "looks" to the left), and the 1995 helmets that are included with Craig Heath's F1GP Driver Selection Screen Helmet Editor (HELMEDIT) can be downloaded at https://www.argtools.com/downloads/argeditor/helmets.zip or from the File Archive section of this website:

2020-05-15

ArgTrack version 0.5.1

A new version of ArgTrack has been released. ArgTrack is a modern F1GP/WC track editor with the ability to add, remove or edit track sections, change scenery details, edit AI car behaviour, and various other track data.

Changes compared to the last version:

  • Fix: Can load tracks with multiple track-width changes in single section.
  • Fix: Can load tracks with references to non-existing track-side objects.

ArgTrack is available for download at https://argtools.com/argtrack/download, as well as in the File Archive section of this website:

2020-04-28

CCPit version 4.0

A new version of CCPit has been released. CCPit is a TSR program that modifies the pit stop strategy for the computer cars. This is an enhanced version of the original CCPit, modified by Rene Smit.

This version of the program includes a large number of improvements that allow players to:

  • Simulate modern F1 qualifying rules where the top qualifiers have to start on a specific tyre compound, and the strategy is usually split among the field.
  • Simulate the tendency of some teams and drivers to use certain tyre compounds, e.g. saving tyres and doing longer stints versus being more aggressive.
  • Introduce more variation and excitement to short sprint races by having mandatory pit stops.
  • Play long endurance races while still being able to use the softer tyre compounds.
  • Play races without issues with cars on suboptimal strategies due to unscheduled stops.

The changes compared to the last version are:

  • Added support for replays (incompatible with old save games).
  • Added support for specific tyre compound per pit group.
  • Increased maximum number of pit groups and pit stops.
  • Added option to assign a specific car number to a pit group.
  • Improved handling of unscheduled pit stops.
  • Prints actual pit group configuration.
  • Added support for configuration files.
  • Preselect tyre for player in control during multiplayer.
  • Set minimum race distance to 5% instead of 75%.
  • Added -#N option to assign a specific car number to a pit group.
  • Changed option -lN to -%N.
  • Allow to skip dashes for group options.

CCPit is available for download in the File Archive section of this website:

2020-04-25

Links:


F1GP forum and mailing list

  • Google Group forum and a mailing list for fans and developers of F1GP/WC to stay in contact.

Old F1GP-Related Websites and Forums

SimRacingWorld website [Internet Archive]

  • Discontinued website containing guides, tutorials, articles and files, as well as a forum, related to F1GP/WC.

F1GP website and mailing list Yahoo Group

  • Discontinued Yahoo Group F1GP/WC website and mailing list, containing information about ongoing developments and general conversations about the game.

F1GP Track Editing Project website [Internet Archive]

F1GP track development Yahoo Group

  • Discontinued Yahoo Group mailing list dedicated to discussions related to F1GP/WC track development.

F1GP Editors

ArgTools

  • Website containing game and track editors, miscellaneous tools and documentation related to F1GP/WC, created by Fredrik Meyer.

ArgEditor

  • A modern F1GP/WC editor that allows you to edit car colors, driver names and performance levels, computer and player horsepower levels, and a host of other settings.

ArgTrack

  • A modern F1GP/WC track editor with the ability to add, remove or edit track sections, change scenery details, edit AI car behaviour, and various other track data.

Chequered Flag

  • Open source and cross-platform F1GP/WC track and game editor.

Developers

Fredrik Meyer

René Smit

Trevor Kellaway

  • F1GP and GP2 developer.

Paul Hoad

  • GP2 and GP3 developer.

Other Links

F1GP Wikipedia page

  • Wikipedia page about F1GP/WC.

Ted Meat gameplay and tutorials

Amiga F1GP/WC website

  • Website covering everything related to the Amiga version of F1GP/WC. The website contains information on competitions, utilities, patches, mailing lists, etc.

GP2 website and forum

  • Website containing custom tracks, carsets, editors, and numerous other tools, as well as a forum, related to MicroProse Grand Prix 2 (GP2).