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#161 Paddy the Irishman

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Posted Jul 08 2019 - 04:57 AM

Thank you very much Jim

Now starts a longer story !

I opened my "67ALTRKS" Season file, my primary list of tracks that I use and found your Short IoMan track at #1.  Decided that I would not need that so deleted the entry and replaced with the details above.  Closed and opened that folder in GEM

NO TRACKS IN THE FOLDER  WOULD OPEN.!  I could not get to any of the over 80 tracks in the Season Folder.  Went back into the folder in GPL, deleted AAIOM  and replaced 'Short IOM'  so that the folder was back to original Still nothing would open from that "Season" through GEM. :yikesss:

Remembered that I had an older back up of GPL, used the  '"67ALTRKS"  season from that to replace the non-working season folder and checked that it worked.  then manually added AAIOM to that (appeared as the last track) and renumbered.

Back to GEM and the old Season+ AAIOM would again not allow me to open ANY tracks...

Back to GPL. deleted that 2nd non working Season folder and replaced again with my backup folder

Now my 'ALTRKS' folder works again - PHEW, I do not have to reload 80+ tracks.

.I then eventually re read your entry and find I can open the track from my 'vanilla' '67 ini' season file.

That is the GOOD news.

I don't know what happened, but might it be a suggestion for others to make a backup of any 'Season' file before adding AAIOM to it.?

The BAD news is that having spent all that time trying to sort out entries I haven't actually managed to DRIVE the track. yet :hithead:  

Thank you again Jim !


:dino:

Edit:-
BETTER news - just done a full lap :partytime:

Edited by Paddy the Irishman, Jul 08 2019 - 01:03 PM.


#162 Spadowski

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Posted Jul 12 2019 - 04:24 PM

So I got my wheel stand, but for the life of me I didn't have the energy nor inclination to get it under my desk and have been Gran Turismo 100% recently.

Jim's IOM sat there, taunting me, so the other day I decided sod it, and dragged the wheel stand under my desk. It barely works but hey, it works!

Was going to drive it yesterday but then Windows Update decide to ride me hard and put me away wet so that was out.

So I just finally finished a lap and HOLY COW! What an amazing track! Having the gear and arrow indicators is a genius idea and made the lap far more entertaining. (Though there is one bit near the end where it says 2nd gear, but looks like you go straight on which I did, into oblivion... Lesson learned.)

Only managed a 24 minute lap (in the 65 Ferrari) and crashed a few times, but that was SO MUCH FUN! I know the real track well enough to know the rough locations of things, but having the names of the corners turned on was very interesting.

Amazing work, and so much more fun than the Targa Florio track which feels very point and squirt and isn't particular exciting graphically.

Like the great circuits, especially the original Spa, you start a lap and it feels a lot like this...

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Posted Jul 13 2019 - 04:13 AM

View PostSpadowski, on Jul 12 2019 - 04:24 PM, said:

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(Though there is one bit near the end where it says 2nd gear, but looks like you go straight on which I did, into oblivion... Lesson learned.)
.....

Congratulations! :balloons:  :fireworks: You just joined the 'Signpost Corner Club'! (Worldwide membership 5,000+ and growing!) :D :thumbup: :wave: Been there, seen it, done it, got the t-shirt, had the nose repair! :lol:

(Jim, if you're following this thread :crossfingers: I'd like to ask a question. Where is the corner called "Cronk Urleigh"? I've heard of it, and it's marked on John Bradley's IOM poster apparently just after the Barregarrow section, but it doesn't appear in your course guide. Is "The 13th" another name for "Cronk Urleigh"?)

Edited by Saiph, Jul 13 2019 - 04:23 AM.


#164 Jim Pearson

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Posted Jul 13 2019 - 05:09 AM

Cronk Urleigh is the right hander around the 13th Milestone; the last right hander over a slight crest before the small straight with the two farm buildings; or the last right hander before the straight run into Kirk Michael.

I've never heard the name referred to in commentary or by riders, the preferred name for this general area being just "The 13th" so I just didn't mention it.

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Posted Jul 13 2019 - 05:51 AM

Thanks! :up:

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Posted Jul 16 2019 - 03:38 PM

View PostSaiph, on Jul 13 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

Congratulations! :balloons:  :fireworks: You just joined the 'Signpost Corner Club'! (Worldwide membership 5,000+ and growing!) :D :thumbup: :wave: Been there, seen it, done it, got the t-shirt, had the nose repair! :lol:



It's good to be a member of a club. HAHA! Thank god for SHIFT-R.

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Posted Jul 29 2019 - 03:37 AM

Jim,

Congratualtions and thank you.

I stumbled across the release videos while surfing YouTube... a very pleasant surprise.  I haven't had the steering wheel out for quite a while, but it'll be sat on the desk this evening for a few laps. This is going to be a fairly significant timesink for the forseeable future.

Cheers.

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Posted Aug 31 2019 - 08:07 AM

Thanks a lot for this great track ! Congratulations, it's a masterpiece for GPL :up: :up:

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Posted Sep 08 2019 - 02:32 AM

what a masterpiece Jim ! Congratulations :)

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Posted Sep 10 2019 - 04:52 AM

I've been away for a while & just want to add my thanks & respect to Jim. I rebuilt my rig to drive this masterpiece & the wait has been so worth it. Great effort Jim, many thanks :partytime: :up:

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Posted Nov 30 2019 - 10:30 AM

Jim,

One of my three favorite GPL tracks.  And you've made two of them.

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Posted Dec 19 2019 - 04:40 AM

"Racing is life.
Anything that happens
before or after,
is just waiting."

Steve McQueen.

Some of the best footage I have seen to date in this compilation.

Worth a look!

https://www.youtube....h?v=E6rp6HTkrRM

Happy Christmas! or Happy holidays [ Whatever fits ]

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Posted Dec 19 2019 - 08:20 AM

Great find, Jim. Thx!

Watching it makes me want to race the GPL IOM again. Maybe GPLRACER should organize a fun race again during our winter break at a weekend?

Edited by Stefan Roess, Dec 22 2019 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted Dec 19 2019 - 08:55 AM

Great video, thanks for sharing the link, Jim!

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Posted Dec 19 2019 - 09:44 AM

Nice video Jim, thanks! I'm having so much fun taking the 67 F2's around AAIOM. The small, manoeuvrable cars are well suited to the course, even if they seem to run out of puff a little bit along Sulby and over The Mountain. I'm so close to breaking 19 minutes, I had a 19:05 in the Lotus 48 recently, and that included a quick spin at the Quarry Bends. I'm determined to get there..... :crossfingers: :D :thumbup:

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Posted Dec 22 2019 - 04:43 AM

Forgive me if this has been addressed previously here or elsewhere, I searched this thread but it came up with nothing.
I've been learning the track by racing the ai (@36fps) for a little extra help & company, but when I quit from the track to pits, GPL crashes :(

Is anyone else having similar problems? In the Readme, it says that the ai have been fine tuned, so racing the ai is possible.
I'm using the standard 3do NOT the long draw distance 3do.
I've tried various carsets, same thing.

my pc is fairly new:
i7-8700K cpu 3.7GHz
32GB ram
win10 64bit
2x GeForce GTX1080

Any ideas appreciated.

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Posted Dec 22 2019 - 07:59 AM

Beautifully made video which gives an emotional edge to the skill and bravery of the drivers.

Thank you for sharing this link with us, Jim.

:)

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Posted Dec 22 2019 - 02:45 PM

Great video, thanks for sharing.

Another evening filled with watching youtube :)

Roo
It rings a bell,
We have had similar problems in the past.
But I dont know if they are all solved and I dont drive the AI.
Sorry I cant help you.

By  the way, your system is multy-double-extra-BIGG :yeahthat:

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Posted Dec 23 2019 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for the reply Pedro :)
I figured it's not my pc spec that is causing the ctd's ;)
I will try a fresh install of the track & also the lite version to see if anything solves the issue. But if anyone has any other thoughts on the subject, I would appreciate them :thumbup:

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Posted Dec 23 2019 - 04:33 PM

Jim, I have been away for... a couple of years... I have nice memories when we wrote emails (I asked for permission to use your beautiful Dundrod track back in 2005 or so). And therefore I was aware of your work on this masterpiece.
I am lost for words you finally did it! Seems I have chosen the right time to return to GPL :)
This is astonishing !




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