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#1 Lee200

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 08:00 AM

Welcome to the release of the 2018 Legends of GPL mod!

The mod includes one car from each of the nine major mods plus one car as a graphics demonstration.  It is a gift to the GPL community on GPL's 20th anniversary.  The mod is also a tribute to the original Papyrus team that developed GPL back in 1998 and the many modders, too numerous to mention, who have kept this racing simulation alive and vibrant for the last 20 years.  Thanks to all the talented people who created GPL and the mods that made the Legends of GPL mod possible.

The included cars are the championship driver's car from each the of the mod years.

1.  1955 Mercedes W196
2.  1965 Lotus 33
3.  1966 Brabham BT19
4.  1966 Lola T70 MkII CanAm
5.  1967 Brabham BT24
6.  1967 Lotus 49--uses original 1998 Papyrus graphics
7.  1967 Matra MS5 F2
8.  1967 Ferrari 330/P4
9.  1969 Matra MS80
10.  1971 McLaren M8F CanAm

Most of the cars use updated graphics; however, the physics are the same as used for each car in its original mod.  So the '55 Mercedes W196 uses its car graphics and physics from the '55 F1 Mod, .etc.

As a special treat, the iconic '67 Lotus 49 is added.  It uses the original 1998 Papyrus graphics which is a real eyesore now, but dramatically demonstrates how far car graphics have improved in the last 20 years.

The mod uses a special patch to ensure that each car's physics is the same as its original mod.  Each car performs and feels the same as it always has.  The '55 Mod Mercedes W196 has player brake fade, but the other cars do not.

The mod was quickly put together in only three months by a very small group of the normal mod team members.  As such, it hasn't gone through the rigorous testing that our major mods had before release.  It works very well for the offline player versus the AI; however, no online testing was done.

Be sure to read the Installation Notes before installing the mod.  The mod includes a simple automatic installer program, but definitely read its Read Me before using it.  You can do a manual installation instead of using the automatic installer if desired.

The mod has its own website, courtesy of Stefan Roess, so visit it to read more about the mod and get the download link:

http://logpl.gplworld.de

Enjoy!

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Edited by Lee200, Mar 30 2018 - 08:00 AM.


#2 Claudio Pablo Navonne

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 08:04 AM

An Easter Egg !!
Thanks!!

#3 gliebzeit

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 08:15 AM

Well done Lee and Team.  :thumbup:

This is a well put together labor of love.  The choices and implementation are excellent.

Thank you.

#4 John Woods

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 08:24 AM

WawawaWOW!

What a treat!
Tribute indeed.
Amazing...


2018 World Cup?
Maybe, could be, perhaps, possibly.



:D

Edited by John Woods, Mar 30 2018 - 08:36 AM.


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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 09:19 AM

Very cool!  Thanks guys!

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 09:55 AM

Interesting mod! Well done chaps. :clap2:

On the "Drivers" page of the mod website, who is Jean-Paul Beltoise? I've only heard of Jean-Pierre Beltoise.

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 10:21 AM

Wonderful! Great idea guys! Thankyou!

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 10:23 AM

Wow! What a awesome idea, I didn't even know this was possible within GPL!
Also very cool to include the default Lotus, I've never driven it with it's original graphics before. :)

Thanks for everyone who was involved in putting this together, it's appreciated a lot!

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 11:29 AM

Thank you for the Easter Egg!
Right on time!! :cool: :thumbup:

#10 Lee200

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 11:35 AM

View PostSaiph, on Mar 30 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

On the "Drivers" page of the mod website, who is Jean-Paul Beltoise? I've only heard of Jean-Pierre Beltoise.

Jean-Pierre wanted too much money for the licensing agreement so we contracted with his younger brother Jean-Paul.  :)

Just change the name in the driver.ini file.

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Lee superb job :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 12:46 PM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 12:54 PM

Awesome :D

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 01:16 PM

The first time that you are motoring along at speed in the W196 .... and that M8F comes up behind you!!!  At first it is just a dot in your mirrors, then you hear this g@%dawful noise coming up from behind, and then whoosh !!!

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Edited by gliebzeit, Mar 30 2018 - 02:42 PM.


#15 Lee200

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Posted Mar 30 2018 - 01:41 PM

Greg, of course that's just an AI car, but assuming GPL replicates how the actual cars performed, the mod gives an idea of how much race cars changed in only 16 short years.  :)




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