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Wide Or Ultra-Wide Screen For Gpl

Yesterday, 01:32 PM


Hi All,

I have often wondered about using triple screens for GPL. Always thought this might be the ultimate ???

I have though recently upgraded from a decent quality Asus 24" screen to a newer Asus 27" monitor. Not quite sure of the aspect ratio but its definitely a wider frame. GPL on it with or without the letterbox looks amazing.

My question relates to the fact that I now feel that my ideal may be a wide or even these ultra-wide screens that I keep seeing. Even perhaps the curved screen for even more immersion..

I realise these screens are a totally different aspect ratio etc, but if I was using a modern, powerful graphics card rather than going for triples would GPL look good on one of these screens?

I really don't know a great deal about all the aspect ratios, refresh rates etc etc.

Just wondered if I had the right combination of graphics card and monitor would it be better than triples.

I love the idea of triple screens but some I've seen look odd, with the monitor frames blocking out odd parts of the image, mirrors in the wrong place and the side monitors looking to have slightly odd/deformed images.

Just thinking that GPL might look amazing on a 34" widescreen.  

Just looking online at a Samsung that's a curved 49" screen. Wow!

Does anyone run GPL on a widescreen ??

thanks in advance Paul

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General Gpl Questions

17 Jan 2020

Hi everybody.

Would it be possible to answer some of my general GPL questions please.

1- When playing Championship against the ai. Can you change the number of laps and damage, to match your picked level.
So I notice if you pick novice level, you can't have 100% laps and you can't have full damage. So could you change this to novice level with 100% laps and full damage. Or is this achieved by picking Grand Prix top level and altering the ini files in the dir to lower the level of the AI?

2- Can someone give me a quick basic bit of info about the graphics opengl and direct3d. I believe certain main brand cards match either of those rasterisers better?

3- In the game I don't get the correct colour helmet, which I picked in the driver set up. I believe it's something to do with 2d and 3d helmets. Which will show true colour of your helmet?

4- Finally is there a way to set your shifter so you have to engage your clutch when changing gear.

Apologies for going over topics and old ground again. I would just be thankful of clarification 🤭

Thanks all 😁👍✌️

TP: 🏁

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My "hidden In The Furniture" Rig

17 Jan 2020

Posted by Peter Perfect in Your rig or Manufacturer's stuff
Hello all,
finally I took some pictures of the current version of my rig. I hope the pictures can inspire someone, enjoy them!

The cabinet is a modified IKEA Besta that we are using as TV bench in our attic. The left part of the cabinet contains a laptop, the dvd and a wii, all connected to the TV. The central part contains the wheel, shifter and pedals, while in the right part (where i removed the back panel to let th air circulate) there is the driving PC.

The wheel is a Logitech G25. Wheel and shifter are installed to a shelf that can be fixed to the top using 2 clamps.

I removed the pedals from the original casing in order to fix them in my preferred position. They are fixed to a shelf so they can be removed from the cabinet if needed.

Hope you like it!
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"masters & Monsters"

Yesterday, 08:11 AM

Posted by ROOKIE4EVER in GPL-"Hey, anyone need a racer?"
:new: After "The Masters", on December 22nd, a nice meeting, I wanted to propose you a more regular meeting in the same spirit.

A "small" championship called "Masters & Monsters" :

9 races in the year, one every 4 weeks from February to December, with a break in July and August.

With your help, the idea is to bring to life an elitist championship where we'll only see the fastest drivers.

You'll have to be complete : hotlaper, racer but also strategist.

.Indeed, on the grid only 16 places will be available for each race, so pre-qualification sessions will take place in the days before the race. At each date only the 16 fastests will be able to participate to the race itself.

.Racer, of course, to be one of the best among the 15 other drivers on the grid.

.Strategist, finally, as, if the season will count 9 races, all the cars will have to be used during the first 7 rounds, in the order of your choice.

The "Final rush", the last two races, will give the drivers the opportunity to take the car of their choice, without being able to take the same one twice, however.

The format therefore consists, among others, of the following elements :

.championship reserved for drivers already engaged elsewhere in, at least, one championship (see list of championships on GPL Weekly).
.Handicap in the GPL Rank at -40 (or -25 without the Ring) and better (see list of drivers below).
.9 races, on Saturday, so as not to be in conflict with another championship : Kyalami - Monaco - Zandvoort - Spa - Silverstone // summer break // Mosport - Monza - Watkins Glen - Mexico.
.Igor; 60fps; Pro; no shift-r; race : 1h; practice : 30 mn.  
.Choice of "free" chassis, race by race, but obligation to use all 7 chassis during the first 7 races.

etc...

If you want to be a part of it tell it here and contact me to send me an e-mail address by pm or on the secure form : https://www.grandpri...ends.fr/contact .

If there are enough drivers interested, this championship will be able to take life as it was the case for "The Masters". I will then make dedicated pages to presents this competition in details.

So, among "The Monsters", will you be "The Master" ?


:hat-tip:


- Directly involved : -40 (-25 without the Ring) and better.

.Aitor Fernandez - Aitor Birle -46 (-28) ESP
.Alain Maurice -40 est FRA
.Anders Östlund -46 (-29) SUE
.Andres Oggero -51 (-31) ARG

.Bjørn Finnestad -46 (-28) NOR

.Christof Gietzelt -60 (-37) ALL
.Claudio Callipo -63 (-38) ITA

.Dag Johnsen -43 (-26) NOR

.Ed Cullen -65 (-42) AUST
.Enrique Farina -51 (-31) MEX
.Eric Appelmans -40 (-27) BEL

.Frank Miele - Killer Miele -53 (-33) ALL

.Gregory Taber -44 est USA

.Iestyn Davies -76 (-46) ANG

.Jani Posta -41 (-28) HON
.Joao Marcon - Jonny O -40 (-28) BRE
.José Fierroford -59 (-38) ARG

.Kelvin Mace -65 (-40) USA

.Lasse Oetinger -50 est (-26) ALL

.Marcos Mirande -56 (-34) ARG
.Mario Wilhelm -61 (-37) ALL

.Mick Chapman -40 (-29) ANG
.Miguel Palud - Alboretto -62 (-41) ARG

.Pablo Sosa -72 (-45) ARG
.Patrick Cornu -66 (-41) FRA
.Paul Skingley -50 est ANG
.Pelle Buchner -68 (-41) DAN
.Petr Romanov -57 (-38) RUS
.Piero Mercaldo -50 (-33) ITA

.Quico Giralt - Tron -49 (-33) ESP

.Rainer Alpen (-25 est) ALL
.Renato Jungle - Renato Piacenti -43 (-28) BRE
.Robert Fleurke -84 (-50) P-B
.Roy van Drunen -77 (-45) P-B

.Sanjin Haler -73 (-44) CRO

.Tim Roedl -48 (-27) AUT
.Titi Douet -66 (-41) FRA
.Tom Guérout -88 (-53) FRA

.Ulrich Hofmann -60 (-36) ALL

.Yannick Verheijen -55 (-33) P-B


- Drivers who have stopped during the last season - will be able to participate if they come back in a championship :

  season stopped on
.Michael Lowery -55 (-34) ANG 21/09/2019
.Michiel Pompert -62 (-38) P-B 07/09/2019
.Oly9 - Oliver Rakonjac -63 (-40) BOS 17/09/2019
.Sebastian Skinner -55 (-24) ARG 27/03/2019
.Tim Muttram -43 (-26) ANG 13/10/2019


- Other drivers who could (-25 and better without the Ring) :

.Andre Jahren -36 (-26) NOR
.Clive Gardner - EvilClive -34 (-25) ANG
.Laurent Coeffic -37 (-26) FRA ranked stopped in 2012 except 1
.Mati Falas (-25) ARG rank in big progression, is worth about -40
.Roberto Baldassarri -36 (-25) ITA ranked stopped in 2017
.Syd Drake -26 (-27) CROA 01/10/2019 ranked stopped in 2007


- Drivers whose rank has to be specified :

.Sergio Edo - Sergio Stewart -23 (-19) ESP ranked stopped in 2013

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Problem With The '67 Sportscar Extra Mod

17 Jan 2020

Posted by manatarms in GPL-"Hey, anyone need a racer?"
It appears that this mod has a graphical option for the LOLA car but for some reason, I get the MKIII (red) car even if I choose the MKII (white) graphics.
I tried installing this mod on a fresh GPL install but it still happens. Any idea about what I should do?

Thanks in advance.

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