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#141 Ernesto Mayer

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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 10:24 AM

Question from a newbie: to uninstall just delete the .XML file? Thanks.

Edit: Forget about, I already found it. I tried the patch, but it doesn't please me at all. The original way makes me feel better.
Thank you anyway!

Edited by Ernesto Mayer, Sep 13 2017 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 05:31 PM

Excellent! Awesome sauce indeed. Many thanks Lee and brr. B) B)

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Posted Dec 25 2018 - 06:03 PM

hey lee... any change for a full screen toggle on/off for replays? Or even just a no black bars in replay?

That would make recording cinematics and replays much easier!

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Posted Dec 25 2018 - 11:25 PM

This reminds one weird experience i had a while back. Once I had played a session, and after i went back to pit screen and clicked to open replay view, somehow all the black bars and replay control buttons disappeared (when I moused over the text area such as names, they would flicker and become partially visible), this was with V4 patch. However after I restarted the game it never happened to me again.

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 03:30 AM

View PostMK3424, on Dec 25 2018 - 06:03 PM, said:

hey lee... any change for a full screen toggle on/off for replays? Or even just a no black bars in replay?

That would make recording cinematics and replays much easier!
Erm... v.4 has black bars in replay ; v.3 has no black bars either in game and replay. In the first post since 2015... :rolleyes:

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 06:36 AM

Uh, I thought that v.4 had no black bars in replay mode, but apparently it still has both.  :(

Anyway, it's been a long time since I've worked on these patches and I will have to go back and research what I did.  Can't promise a new version will be available anytime soon.

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 07:03 AM

View PostLee200, on Dec 26 2018 - 06:36 AM, said:

Uh, I thought that v.4 had no black bars in replay mode, but apparently it still has both.  :(

Anyway, it's been a long time since I've worked on these patches and I will have to go back and research what I did.  Can't promise a new version will be available anytime soon.

Thanks anyway for looking at it. ;)

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 07:33 AM

Get Pribluda stuff flickering into the display fairly often even tho only dash and player position are the only things turned on.
Lasts a few seconds then gone for awhile etc.
Seems Prib doesn't want to give it up.
Makes me wonder what else its trying to do or what else it is messing with.



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Edited by John Woods, Dec 26 2018 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 08:41 AM

View PostMK3424, on Dec 25 2018 - 06:03 PM, said:

hey lee... any change for a full screen toggle on/off for replays? Or even just a no black bars in replay?

That would make recording cinematics and replays much easier!

I'm running the OpenGLv2 rasterizer with the 77dv4 No Letterbox patch, and I get a beautiful full screen display during racing. During replays, the black bars are still present so I can read the text and use the replay controls. It's perfect. If you run the 77dv3 patch, you get a full screen display in replay mode too.

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, you've said it very clearly as to the two types of No-Letterbox patches, Keith.

MK3424 is wanting a new modification to the v4 patch where you could toggle Fullscreen with a key-stroke after starting a replay.

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Posted Dec 26 2018 - 06:49 PM

I think he also wants a full screen display in the replay view as well as the driving view.

v3 shows the lower black bar during replay while v4 shows the lower and upper black bars during replay.

I don't recall ever releasing a version that shows a full screen display during replay, but if someone has one, please post it so I won't worry about making another.  :)

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Posted Dec 27 2018 - 06:36 AM

You're right Lee; bottom black bar is always visible.

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Posted Dec 27 2018 - 06:58 AM

Having the replay bar removed as well could be great, saves time zooming in all my footage and with that little bit of work for my processor :)

On the other hand, it would be a hassle getting to find all the clips as you can only fast forward/rewind and not click on a certain point.
I guess what would help best is an option to have the replay bar automatically hide itself when your mouse isn't placed on it, like you can with the taskbar.

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Posted Dec 27 2018 - 07:31 AM

Silly idea #1:
Run GEM+ and GPL in separate Windows and use GEM+ to switch between V3 full screen replay and V4 with controls?

Silly idea #2:
Use emulator to set replay on-screen buttons, similar to using for non-wheel controllers?

Silly idea #3:
Create raw footage, save in full screen mode, convert to format for use in video editor?

Silly idea #4:
Set up a side-by-side 2-player LAN with one using V3 and the other V4 toggled to V3 cam?
(Controls on one, full screen on the other)?



Just guessing
More like wondering
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Edited by John Woods, Dec 27 2018 - 08:13 AM.


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Posted Dec 27 2018 - 10:56 AM

Hallo MK3424 and Lee,

some month before I had prepaired Letterbox v3 in this way.
I have made it for creating livestreams with my replaydirector.
In this case it works like it should because replaydirector sets the focus and the camera type automaticly.
Without replaydirector it's hard to operate without replaybuttons.
If the user exactly knows where the buttons are theoretically the driver and camera can be changed, but it's chaotic.

In this zipped folder is the prepaired version:

http://race.eolc.de/...nlivereplay.zip

Unfortunately I can't say anything more about the changes in the xml file. - I forgot what I have changed...

BR Olaf

Edited by Olaf Lehmann, Dec 27 2018 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted Dec 27 2018 - 12:05 PM

View PostLee200, on Dec 26 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

I think he also wants a full screen display in the replay view as well as the driving view.

v3 shows the lower black bar during replay while v4 shows the lower and upper black bars during replay.

I don't recall ever releasing a version that shows a full screen display during replay, but if someone has one, please post it so I won't worry about making another.  :)

Yes, I didn't quite remember the details of the v3 patch properly. *Sigh* Must be old age creeping up on me. Of course, that patch removes the top black bar (and some of the replay text details), but the bottom black section and the video controls are still shown.

I haven't used that version of the patch for some time, as I like to see the info at the top of the screen, and I also think that the 'letterbox' presentation of the v4 patch gives replays a more cinematic feel to them.

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Posted Jan 05 2019 - 05:11 AM

Hello.

Sorry for bothering.

Is possible to make a patch leaving bottom black bar in driving view, so is possible to see and read infos with digital display modifier, since otherwise they are invisible (except for FPS counter).




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