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Castle Combe 1955 Mod

Yesterday, 06:28 AM

Having defeated Fangio at Monza and Spa, I thought I had mastered the 1955 Mod. However, it is much tougher, harder even I think than the original 1967 sim, on the tighter circuits because of the necessity to deal with brake fade.
   I am now concentrating on Crystal Palace and Castle Combe, two circuits that I know well in different ways. I saw Jochen Rindt win a Formula 2 race at the former and I raced at the latter.
   The GPL creation of Combe is unusually accurate. The section between Folly and the exit of Quarry, one of the most demanding parts of any circuit in the world, is especially well modelled, just as I remember it (that is me exiting Quarry in my avatar). I have only two gripes:
  • The contrast is not as sharp as on other circuits.

  • The AI are hopelessly slow. I have got below 1m 8s but they are at least seven seconds off that, so if I did a race I’d probably lap them all twice. Is there a way to tweak AI permanently for one circuit or is it necessary to adjust AI Speed in GEM+ and then reset it afterwards?

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Coming Back To Gpl, Maybe.

Yesterday, 12:50 PM

GPL was my nirvana for quite awhile, there just wasn't anything else. But eventually I had issues with trying to get it to work right in Windows 7, mostly audio issues.Also ran in the Mybroga League, If anyone remembers it.
I still have my GPL box and all its mint info on the inside including the disc, bought it from Electronic Boutique.
Well I saw that newly redone Spa and something inside said you have to try it again!
I went to GPL world and downloaded the installer as well as GEM, and of course the newly redone Spa.
My question is during install it asks what content should be installed and there are a lot of options. What should be checked off as far as content?
Its been a long time and I thought modern sims would eventually replace GPL, but after seeing the updates maybe I'll come back and stay,
There is just something special about 1967. It sure was a special time, and I don't think we'll see the likes of it again.
The closest thing I've seen is the SCCA Runoffs.

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Why Did Bruce Mclaren Race For Aar In The Middle Of The '67 Season?

08 Jul 2020

Posted by Elijahroberson in Motorsport Chat
Doing some research on the 1967 season, and playing the 1967 Historical Mod Version 2, I realized that McLaren did indeed have its own car in the 1967 season. It was used in both the first and last half of the season. I didn't realize this until then. I had always just assumed Bruce raced for AAR the whole season. But what was the reason for racing for Dan Gurney if McLaren had his own car he designed himself? From some of the reading I did, both cars he had that year of his own design performed well. Why did he race with AAR for a brief stint? Also on another note, why did Papyrus choose to have Bruce driving an Eagle as opposed to putting in a '67 McLaren as a car choice?

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What Track Is It?

Yesterday, 01:02 AM

This is a question from Facebook group by Larry Manch.


Back in the early 2000s, I participated in a GPL team competition. Track makers produced a whole series of new venues specifically for these races. One guy asked for participants to send in pictures of family, etc, and he placed the images at key points around the track.
My kids were small then; I sent their pictures in, and the designer placed them outside one of the slow corners; they were clearly visible as you drove through the turn.
I can't recall the name of that track, or the competition name. Does anyone on this page remember this? I no longer have the ability to run GPL, so I can't find it that way. I'd love to find it on YouTube. Any help is appreciated!

I remember I drove the track with those pics, I just don't know which on was it. Can you help?

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Gpl, Win10 And Triple Monitors, Not So Much...

08 Jul 2020

Hi folks,

I took a break from other sims and decided to re-install GPL, the easy install guide works fine and everything's good until I try to get in the car.    I've got 3 monitors making up 1 desktop in Windows 10 set to 5760 x1080 (Radeon RX 580).  In GPL however I get 3 identical displays in the menu which is fine, and if I select a single screen sized resolution I get 3 in-cars, but once I pick 5760x1080 (either within the game or GEM2) when jump in the car it crashes to desktop.    Doesn't seem to matter which rasterizer I use.

Any guidance?


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