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Grand Prix World is the sequel to Grand Prix Manager 2 released in 2000. The game was designed and produced by Edward Grabowski Communications Ltd, and Microprose. It is based around the 1998 Formula One season, and is officially FIA licensed.
The player takes control of one of the 11 F1 teams participating in the 1998 Formula One season. Team names or details could not be changed within the game itself. This was only able to be done using a 3rd party editor.
Grand Prix World is very different to the preceding games, even though they largely share the same code base, the major changes coming in the interface design and negotiation modules with sponsors, drivers, engineers. This results in less 'freak' results such as player being able to sign top line drivers for the bottom ranking teams, or being able to score points with said teams without major reorganisation of the team.
Windows 2000, XP, Vista Compatibility Issues
The game was not compatible with Windows 2000, the use of "Windows 98 Compatibility Mode" being required to make the game work in these later operating systems, ALT and TAB functionality is also not available, resulting in a crash of the game.
Game Community and Updates
One official patch was released by the games designers and is available from their website. This game still has an active community built around it with season updates being produced.