I had a few moments spare so I tried a simple project - low-poly driving game objects!
I’ve never been any good at getting shadow effects so I pressed a few buttons, namely RAY-SHADOW on the spot-lamp and RAY in the render buttons window, and whadayaknow… Shadows!!!
Unfortunately, when you choose RAY-SHADOW, instead of BUF.SHADOW you get less choices to play around with… so there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to soften the edges! :-? If anyone has any tips on that then it would be helpful! All other comments welcome!