Several reports of CTD's [ Crashes to desktop ] .
Issues may be;
A] Closed car sets like the Sportscars?
B] Mountain section from Mountain Box to Bungalow?
C] More extensively all the way around the Mountain from Goosneck to Hilberry?
D] All around the track?
In the release track 3DO there are some long draw distances front and rear, with some abrupt reductions in rear draw distance especially after rounding a corner like Mountain Box.
What could be happening is that if you spin just after GPL has dropped out of view, a large length of rear scenery, it [GPL] has to redraw that. I really don't know, but its worth graduating the drop off in draw distances to see if that fixes your issues. I have also taken the opportunity to pare back some of the really long rear view draw distances, as this in itself may have been the main issue. Some forward draw distances are shortened as well, but not much.
These changes will cause a few popouts in your rear view mirrors, but that might be a small price to pay for a track with fewer or no potential CTD's in my view. I never got CTD's driving on my "vanilla" PC, but that may just be that I have learned to drive without crashing on the mountain after all these years. So I was misleading myself about how stable the track was!
I am up loading a new track 3DO for you to test.
You can refer to the attached map for easy location identity.
Dont forget you can use the Options Manager to start a lap just before the trouble spot and cold tyres will help you spin!
I repeat that changing a track 3DO in no way alters the comparitive driving difficulty, between players who have the release track 3DO and an updated track 3DO, provided the TRK file is also not varied. I have no intention of doing that.
Please go to http://jrpearson.hom...MCRelease.html
Take the new track 3DO out of its folder and place it in your C/SIERRA/tracks/AAIOM Folder.
Then please report back in this thread whether this FIX A has solved your issues, completely, partially or not at all. As much detail as possible please.
Edited by Jim Pearson, Jun 06 2019 - 01:07 PM.