Formula 1 '99 Game Cheats
Stay off the brakes. The brake pedal has inexplicably
been coded to behave exactly like a handbrake, so even
the slightest steering input while braking for a corner
will send you into an instant and unrecoverable snap spin.
Simply lift off the gas to enact the auto-braking feature,
and the car will slow down sufficiently for almost every
corner in the game.
If you find yourself getting into trouble after entering
a corner too fast, you can avoid disaster by hitting the Pit
Speed Limiter, which you can map to a convenient button on
your joystick or wheel beforehand. This will slam you down
to 75 mph in a heartbeat without upsetting the car in any way.
(Just remember to turn it off again immediately.)
The car-setup options are a bit of a joke, but down-force
settings and gear ratios do affect your straight-line speed
and should be adjusted appropriately. Most of the other options
are nothing more than sugar pills, because you can easily set
lap records on a wet track with slicks. And the brake-bias
settings are redundant in a game in which employing the brakes
is a recipe for disaster.
Even with the Rules Enforcement option turned on, you can
still get away with shortcutting many of the chicanes at most
tracks. Keep experimenting to determine how far off the track
your car can go without incurring a "shortcut" penalty. This
is the only way to keep pace with the AI cars on most of the
tracks at the higher difficulty settings