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#31 Lee200

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Posted Oct 15 2017 - 04:50 PM

View Postgliebzeit, on Oct 15 2017 - 09:38 AM, said:

I can confirm that on using GPL Pace Notes at the Nürburgring I can also use GPL Track Sounds (for which I have made a custom sound ini file section).
So, when going to in-car in the pits I can hear my car engine, the embedded track sounds of the crowd/announcer, the GPL Track Sounds pit sounds ...
and then as I start driving off into the Südkehre I hear the GPL Pace Notes.

Thanks for testing that Greg...I had not and didn't expect that both programs could work at the same time!  :)

Edited by Lee200, Oct 15 2017 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted Oct 15 2017 - 05:43 PM

Lee, there is a load-order to be followed.  First run GPL TrackSounds, then run GPL PaceNotes.  :)

Edited by gliebzeit, Oct 15 2017 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted Oct 15 2017 - 06:08 PM

Dunno Greg.  Both programs run independently from GPL so guess it's up to Windows to sort it out.  From my limited knowledge of Windows, I think all running programs have the same priority unless they are specifically assigned a higher one.  As I didn't do this with either program, they should run OK together.  What surprises me is that the calls to the Windows sound play routine don't interfere.

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Posted Oct 15 2017 - 08:50 PM

Lee, you are correct.  I previously only tested maybe once or twice.  After many tries with alternating load order - both sounds play properly in either load order.  :)

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Posted Oct 16 2017 - 04:34 AM

Lee, this is brillant.

Greetings, Marcel

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Posted Oct 16 2017 - 05:53 AM

Internally, Windows probably uses a system of "vector chaining" to allow several processes to work alongside each other on a timeshare basis. The old Atari 8-bit computers (400, 800, 800xl and related models) used a similar, but much cruder, system which allowed a programmer to "piggyback" user assembly code onto operating system functions. If Windows does use this system, then in theory it shouldn't matter if you're running both 'pace notes' and 'track sounds' at the same time, and it shouldn't really matter which one of them you start first. Windows will simply give time to each process on every 'tick' of the operating system, and they will appear to the user to run in parallel.

Obviously any program which tries to piggyback onto the Windows sound system must do two things: (1) it must run as quickly and efficiently as possible to process its sound effects. If it's too much of a resources hog, then it will start to interfere with other processes. And (2) it must use the correct operating system protocols to set up the 'piggyback' process, and to terminate itself when its job is finished.

Obviously, with the amount of practice he's had, Lee knows how to cover those two last points like an expert!

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Posted Oct 17 2017 - 03:28 AM

Great!

Many thanks Lee :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 18 2017 - 09:01 PM

Really excellent initiative Lee. :thanks:

I like the way it is potentially "customise-able" as well. :notice:


Some bespoke additions could enhance further for specific tracks; as PM'ed.

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Posted Oct 19 2017 - 12:51 PM

thanks Lee for another great addition to the GPL arsenal

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Posted Oct 19 2017 - 02:58 PM

GPL Pace Notes can now also be downloaded from
Lee's GPL Motorworks

http://gplmotorworks.gplworld.de/

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Edited by Stefan Roess, Oct 19 2017 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted Oct 19 2017 - 03:50 PM

Finally I have got around to test it.

I have no clue how you do it, but you did it again.
Another brilliant patch! :D :thumbup:



It seems not to work with the Stratos Mod (at least on my system).
From your Read Me: "It works ... for all major mods."
Is it possible to make it work with the little Stratos ("Rally") mod?

Edited by Stefan Roess, Oct 19 2017 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted Oct 19 2017 - 04:44 PM

View PostJim Pearson, on Oct 18 2017 - 09:01 PM, said:

Really excellent initiative Lee. :thanks:

I like the way it is potentially "customise-able" as well. :notice:


Some bespoke additions could enhance further for specific tracks; as PM'ed.

You have PM too.  :)

View PostStefan Roess, on Oct 19 2017 - 03:50 PM, said:

Finally I have got around to test it.

I have no clue how you do it, but you did it again.
Another brilliant patch! :D :thumbup:



It seems not to work with the Stratos Mod (at least on my system).
From your Read Me: "It works ... for all major mods."
Is it possible to make it work with the little Stratos ("Rally") mod?

Thanks Stefan for the kind comments and for updating and hosting the website.

No, it doesn't work for the Stratos mod...that's an easy fix, but I'm away from GPL PC for a while so can't fix it.  I'll try to remember to update Pace Notes later.

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Posted Oct 28 2017 - 04:44 AM

Thanks!!!




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