I agree, GPLEA cars is good enough, and it has good consistency (2004 demo already has all the GPLEA cars updates, just need update other stuff to the latest). However they are not visually as stunning as those newly ones (such as Thomas' car updates, and other stuff in '67 Car Addons sub-forum, but they may not look as consistency), since some replies in this thread mentioned that they wanted the game to look great and attractive (though imo, real sim racers always pick gameplay over graphics, can't really convince non-sim racer to enjoy something as hardcore as GPL). Alternatively, like many have mentioned, use the "GPL-67 Historical Mod". Or "Legends of GPL Mod" that John has mentioned (which are better provided as extra addons).
But I'm not representative here, better having a poll voting, or find a representative to decide where to go and proceed the plan (and sorting out permissions).
Edit: the plan is good enough for me: GPLEA cars + track updates for watkins and monza + 67 Complete Soundset maybe + new rasterisers & 1.3 patch & some essential patches + documents and permissions.
Edit2: since 1.3 patch and other GEM+ patches involve modifying exe and redistribution, not sure if it's legal or not
, if not, then we have to give up those extra patches and put in a simple guide on how to install GEM+ and patches (if the player decides to try new tracks/mods that requires 1.3)
Edit3: if 1.3 patch can't make into new demo, then maybe better just stick with 2004 demo, but do some minor updates & fix (graphics, sound), including new rasterisers (important), revise old documents (remove outdated information) and add a quickstart guide. This however is probably the easiest solution.
Sidenote: MD5 check of gpl.exe from 2004 demo is different compare to the ones found in GPL_v22.214.171.124(US)all-in-one_2.3_patch or GPL_v126.96.36.199(UK)all-in-one_2.3_patch (they are all version 188.8.131.52), not sure if it is necessary to replace it if we decide to use 2004 as base.
B63573B8EA3658F2D5064D81028913B0 | gpl.exe (2004 demo)
35E70B46719E9259619B613A95EA099F | gpl.exe (GPL_v184.108.40.206(US)all-in-one_2.3_patch)
6377EAAA7F2F1397EC2152B72C7445A8 | gpl.exe (GPL_v220.127.116.11(UK)all-in-one_2.3_patch)
Edited by SV3000, Sep 11 2018 - 04:19 AM.