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#141 JCarvalho

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Posted Jul 03 2020 - 02:47 PM

Sounds like I need to just bite the bullet and do a clean install of Grand Prix Legends. This is probably my original install carried over from multiple computers. Interesting comment regarding registry entries. What should I keep from my current install, besides setups?

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Posted Jul 03 2020 - 05:10 PM

My advice for a clean install of GPL would be start with the 2004 demo and upgrade it to v1.3. From there you can treat it like any other GPL install.

Tracks, Players(includes setups), can be copied over. GPL has a rather straight forward file system if you dig into the GPL folder. So keep the old install, as a backup. Install a fresh one from the demo and gradually move over the individual track folders as needed. Player folder can be moved as a whole, worst case the player wont load then you create a new one and just copy over the player.inis(PBs) and setups.

#143 Stefan Roess

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Posted Jul 04 2020 - 03:32 AM

View PostMichkov, on Jul 03 2020 - 05:10 PM, said:

My advice for a clean install of GPL would be start with the 2004 demo and upgrade it to v1.3. From there you can treat it like any other GPL install.

I would rather use the GPL Installer Beta 1.08 to update a fresh GPL game instead of the GPL 2004 Demo, because the GPL Installer Beta 1.08 has already newer, better files included than the old demo, like graphics updates.

See my Grand Prix Legends (GPL)
Easy Installation Guide on how to do:
http://www.gplworld....tallation-guide

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Edited by Stefan Roess, Jul 04 2020 - 03:33 AM.


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Posted Jul 04 2020 - 08:04 PM

Preempting the next question then; A GPL iso can be found on the internet archive if you dont have a CD.

For my tastes the 1.08 installer installs too many options all over the place you have to hunt down by hand if you want a lean GPL folder. If you dont care about that 1.08 is fine.

Edited by Michkov, Jul 04 2020 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted Jul 04 2020 - 09:31 PM

Thanks, all, for suggestions. I've had my original GPL for almost 20 years. So no prob there. I used the 1.08 installer. So far the original 67 cars and the 65 mod are working. Haven't tested online yet. I'm waiting for a server with 36 fps and what I have installed. :)

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Posted Jul 07 2020 - 06:25 PM

Been reloading mods and tracks at a leisurely pace. Today I found a server that is running a mod and track that I've installed recently: F2s at Sachsenring. Offline: a solid 36 fps. Online: ... Wait for it ... fps started to drop shortly after being in the pits for a couple seconds.Not as bad as before, however. Never got worse than 31 fps, most of the time from 33 to 35. I've opened all the suggested ports and turned off all the virus protection I can. I guess I can live with it until someone comes up with another idea.

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Posted Dec 13 2020 - 12:07 PM

Added to the first post:

Problem with iGOR chat
Sometimes your chat nickname can have unrecognized characters. Try changing the nick. Generally try to stay away from symbols or spaces, although underscore seems OK. This is true with your driver name in GPL's Player Info menu too.

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Posted Mar 14 2021 - 04:01 PM

G29 CONTROL SETTING

This is a heads up to anyone who, (like me as of today), thought of returning a recently purchased Logitech G29 because the FFB felt like driving a car with a steering system made of sponges.

First tried the FFB3 patch which messed with everything. Had to uncheck it quick.
Tried FFB2 patch, which was maybe a little better? But still not at all good.

This morning decided to not drive until this is figured out.

Spent some time learning how to return the wheel to the seller and get something else.

Then giving it one last shot opened Logi Profiler (?) and wandering around found and unchecked "allow applications to control settings."

Incredible instant difference!

Pretty much the spongie wheel feeling is gone.

Guessing brr's patch is still applied?


:)

Edited by John Woods, Mar 14 2021 - 09:33 PM.


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Posted Mar 22 2021 - 04:18 PM

Hi John. We've had all-sorts of issues with G29 on Windows. Before you return the wheel, are you able to run Linux? It works beautifully on Linux. It goes to show that theres nothing wrong with the hardware, it's just crappy software on Windows. Definitely worth a shot.

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Posted Mar 22 2021 - 05:12 PM

Hey, thanks for interest.

Have been happy enough to keep the wheel since unchecking "let apps control settings."
This also so far eliminated occasional clunking sounds in FFB motor and chunky spikes coming through wheel.

Pretty sure the FFB2 patch is working but haven't unchecked it to find out.

Now figuring the wheel is working pretty good except none of the buttons programmed with keyboard shortcuts respond when in-game and on track.


Onward thru the fog
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Edited by John Woods, Mar 22 2021 - 05:14 PM.





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