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#1 bcgpl17

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:03 AM

Where can I find a good and easy to understand car set-up tutorial ?

A PDF version would be best.

Thanks for your help

#2 Andy Clegg

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:16 AM

I'm using "Driving on the Edge" by Michael Krumm.. A good read.

#3 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:36 AM

What car are you driving?

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:39 AM

I am looking for a tutorial explaining all the car set-up settings for all cars

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:40 AM

For Grand Pris Legends check out the Setups and Replays section and Driving School at gpllinks.org

Search here especially for posts by Lee200, who has detailed extensively how the physics model works.

Not aware of a PDF.

Search web for race car setups, etc.

The Grand Prix Legends physics model is very accurate (in broad strokes) so it is appropriate to use real life advice as much as in-sim advice.
Ultimately it is your call what you run.
Be your own expert.
Make your own.

There's several tons of info about this.
Just have to sort it on your own because even experts have different opinions and priorities.

BTW, replicating a r/l setup only makes sense if your display is properly calibrated.
Otherwise, just use whatever it takes and pay attention to lap times and car behavior to dial-in a setup that works for you.

There are lots of cars now.
So Pete asks a good question.
But in general all cars are the same...shocks are shocks, etc.

Welcome to SRMZ!
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Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 10:49 AM.


#6 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 12:50 PM

I asked because some of the mods come with setups that aren't too bad for someone just starting out.

#7 Stefan Roess

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 01:03 PM

GPL Setup Sheets (Setup Basics)
http://www.gplworld....ps-replays.html

http://www.gplworld....usp_sheet01.jpg

http://www.gplworld....ain_sheet02.jpg

Edited by Stefan Roess, Feb 04 2017 - 01:06 PM.


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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 02:42 PM

Stefan beat me to the cheat sheets.

You can get some nice reading in the 4 wheel drift manual that came with the game(http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=5931)

some other topics that may interest you:
http://alison.hine.net/gpl/setup.htm
http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=1140
http://srmz.net/inde...t=0

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 04:40 PM

What was the precursor to GPL Race Engineer called? It had a wonderful help file explaining the various settings and what they do. Written by Allison Hine IIRC.

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 07:07 PM

Google "Earnhardt Jr. setup guide" several options including PDF versions
Warren.

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 07:30 PM

View PostMichkov, on Feb 04 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

What was the precursor to GPL Race Engineer called? It had a wonderful help file explaining the various settings and what they do. Written by Allison Hine IIRC.

Not aware of precursor.
There is a separate GPLRE Help Download written by Nate Hine irrc, which is good reading but others have a different opinion in some places, noting that when Race Engineer came out it was early on in GPL history. For instance, according to expert analysis, he got bump rubbers entirely wrong.

Contrary to what I always wanted to believe, seems there are no magic numbers or special secret setups, setup tips or cheat codes. The computational numbers and relationships are based on the same very well proven mathematics that r/l users apply to their car designs and setups, and the cars very accurately behave as they should and would.

The only big setup secret I know about is The Shock Chart, which revealed the difference in bump and rebound settings that is hidden by the in-game menu, (and its no longer secret, but was for many years).

At this point jmo there is no comprehensive authoritative guide to setting up a car in Grand Prix Legends. There are lots of bits and pieces hidden in these threads that offer very special insight into how and why a GPL car behaves as it does and what it thinks its doing. Some of it is linked on gpllinks but a lot you won't know its there until you find it.

Unless someone else finds it and posts a link.

Probably pretty sure no doubt the best setup advice is articles found here.
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Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 08:43 PM

Sorry I meant precursor to the Setup Engineer, so GPLRE. It's a bit outdated but it as a beginners guide it works well I find.

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Posted Feb 04 2017 - 09:22 PM

Yes I agree, recommend it, and do refer to it.. Only recommend it if it is referred to along with other resources.
After that, test and experiment to validate, which is less than fun for me.

Rather be driving.

Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 09:23 PM.





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