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Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team.
Release Date: Apr 26, 2012
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Patch 4.5 live

March 5th, 2014

Hello everybody!

We have finally come around to implement another patch for Pole Position 2012 and we hope that version 4.5 will fix a lot of problems some of you might have encountered. The patch will be up in a few minutes. Here is a full list of improvements:

- Fixed: Price for fan stickers is no longer set to „0“ after loading a game
- Improved race speed
- Fixed: If you fire a race engineer, he will now also be removed from the driver he was attached to
- Fixed: Tire wear of NPCs was calculated incorrectly
- Increased pit stop times of NPCs
- Improved tire properties
- Fixed: Handling and weight reduction is now displayed correctly in wind tunnel
- Fixed: AI no longer has an infinite amount of tire sets
- Fixed: Players should no longer loose a large amount of positions in the first rounds of a race
- Fixed: Bug that lead to freezes during the first race
- Fixed: Bug that lead to cars having driven more rounds but holding a worse place
- Cars that have completed a race are now marked as “TAR” on the race monitor
- Fixed: Bug that lead to wrong calculations of acceleration for some cars
- Added feature: The race screen now has buttons to regulate race speed
- Added feature: Qualification rounds 1,2,3
- Fixed: Crash after winning a race
- Fixed: Points will now be calculated correctly if you win a race
- Fixed: Winning bonuses by sponsors will now work correctly
- Fixed: Race engineer points should not be reset once you fire a race engineer
- Fixed: Bug that gave a race engineer double points in races although that engineer did not have that perk
- Fixed: Player is no longer able to do an infinite number of testrounds
- Fixed: Handling and weight reduction of passive technologies are now calculated correctly in races
- Fixed: Bug that resulted in problems on multicore systems
- Fixed: Bug that resulted in problems with certain screen resolutions

Savegames should be compatible with this patch. At least they were in our test runs.
Please let us know if this patch fixes or causes any problems on your system.

Many greetings,
Chris

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About the Game

Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team. It’s your responsibility not only to buy spare parts, but also to design the car and to recruit the members of your team. And then, you have to decide which training sessions are the most appropriate for your pilots.

Pole Position 2012 offers you more features than ever in a Formula 1 racing team management simulation. The whole technology tree was revised from the ground up and you have to pick your own research from over 100 new technology projects. The team management system is easier to use and is even more interesting.

Key Features:

  • Take control of an existing racing team or create your very own team.

  • Create your very own driver
  • Research more than 100 new car improvements
  • The new team management system is easier and more fun to use.
  • Build different structures such as a wind tunnel or a fitness center
  • Make your dreams come true and live a life of luxury: get a villa or even a private jet plane
  • Decide on the individual training sessions of your pilots to help them improve their skills
  • Rebuild your cars from scratch to improve their performance on each specific racetrack

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:AMD/Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:2GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
174 products in account
12 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
I got it when it was on sale by 90%. The game is a piece of cake. I won my first race by tuning the handling and acceleration with a 3 star team in addition to buying all the top notch supplies.

The game can be a challenge if you handicap yourself, but otherwise, not really. It only gets easier and easier as you get sponsors, and as long as you win races, you can replace your parts very easily. Some parts get worn out to 50% after one race, but they cost less than 25-50k while winning a race gets you 1m. If you have two drivers, that can go up to 1.9m, and there are lots of free agents at the start to hire mad cheap. My salaries were 50k even though it said a 20k salary would guarantee a contract signing. It's very easy to hire personnel as well. You just have to make sure you're balanced.

For $2, it's worth it. For $20? Nuh uh.
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
1 review
0.5 hrs on record
It absolutely refuses to run. Always hangs up when it loads, or when I occasionally make it past the boot up screen, it won't let me make a new game.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
2 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
screen shots are diseptive thought id get to drive and build the car got to be in my top 10 worse games ive played
Posted: June 16th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
188 products in account
22 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Firstly...turn the music off...trust me on that.

Secondly...they call THAT a tutorial? I've learned nothing about the game from it, except which screen supposedly does what.

I've got my car ready, and it wont let me proceed...cause my car isn't ready. I can see nothing else to do with it.

I never even got to a 'race'...though I will probably try again later, after watching some vids on youtube, if there are any...
Posted: April 8th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
47 products in account
4 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Literally one of the worse games I have ever played. And I've played the Call of Duty series. If you are a hardcore F1 fan. Then by all means, get it. But as a "Oh maybe I'll get to drive in this one" kind of racing game and casual experience. Not the best experience, even I'm a huge fan of F1 and racing in general. But no. Thought it was going to be a fun game for awhile. I was wrong.
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
421 products in account
4 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Do not touch this or there new version 2014 its bad game is bugged they refused to fix it ignored emails and now try to sell a newer version sorry avoid this company its a joke they shouldnt even be on steam
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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