davef, on Feb 12 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:
Argyle1968, on Feb 12 2013 - 08:20 PM, said:
In keeping with the theme, a "1970 Australian GP" carset.
Very nice Argyle1968 !
Is this a carset in progress ? Does it involve the 69xtra cars as the base for this carset ? This looks very cool.
Thank you for the preview !
The early 1970's is my favorite in motor racing and so I have used GPL to try to re-create some of those times, to the extent I am able, through the work of the the many great track makers, editors, car editors, and others who have contributed add-ons and edits to GPL. My contributions are tame by comparison, and are limited to purely cosmetic edits, such as the ones ed76 has made in in this thread, using one track which is "similar to" another in length, elevation, course, etc., and then re-working it with graphical updates to "simulate" a missing track (for example, to add tracks to my NZ Gold Star set, I used Nivelles, stripped it of signage, added some different background fencing, and a new horizon and program, and voila--Bay Park). And creating carsets for the historical racing series/races I had an interest in, such as the 1970-71 Tasman, Australian/NZ Gold Star, Asian Formula Libre, South African F1, UK F5000, US F5000....
The AGP set is one of several in-progress car sets I have going, from that time period. To be honest, they have been on my computer in varying states for years, and I don't keep notes, and I started the skins and sets before the '69 mod cars were released and after the Hoad car editor made its appearance, but yes, I think I ultimately switched over to the 69 mod cars after Paul Skingley and his crew released those because I liked them better. I still used the car editor to tilt the rear wing back and move it back further on a couple of them, especially the McLaren, as the '70 cars were lower and flatter, I think. Anyway, that was the extent of my great car editing skills. The rest has been simply confined to researching/collecting the series from 1970-1, collecting suitable tracks, and painting skins.
Currently, I have the following going:
1969/70 NZ Gold Star
1970 Australian Gold Star
1970 Australian GP
1970 Tasman NZ rounds
1970 Tasman Australian rounds
1970 Asian Formula Libre
1970 South African F1
1970 UK F5000
1970 US F5000
1970 South American F2/"Temporada"
I also have started 1971 versions of the Aus/NZ sets.
I was initially hopeful that the GPL Tasman Project would be seen through to completion, and that Warwick Farm, Pukekohe, Teretonga and Longford would see the light of day, but it seems that is not meant to happen. As many great tracks that have been done, there are still some awesome ones that haven't--not only those, but Mallala, a period Oran Park, Symmons Plains, Bay Park, Levels, Ruapuna, Fuji, Shah Alam (Batu Tiga), the Singapore Thompson Road circuit, Penang, Bulawayo, Goldfields, Cordoba...lots of good period tracks.
Ideally, I would like to kick start a group that would be interested in working together to get some of this stuff done and GPL fleshed out to this end, but maybe that is a pipe dream, and maybe I am the only one who has an interest in this particular facet and time in racing, I dunno. I have some resources (pictures, info, links) I have collected through the years to various cars and circuits, but it's too big for me to do with my limited technical knowledge of GPL.
Edited by Argyle1968, Feb 13 2013 - 09:24 AM.