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Stefan Roess, on Jan 10 2016 - 01:36 AM, said:
Sure I will do.
I can also create a domain and host the new demo.
That would be awesome.
Bernd Nowak, on Jan 10 2016 - 06:56 AM, said:
I would like to add one or two tracks where we have permission and which have a great online and offline ranking. Ideas or proposals?
Something well know, new and shiny? The demo should grab the the attention of people, no? Spa67 is out, too hard to get to work reliably IMO. Monza 10k is a favourite of mine, as is Dundrod which is a beauty fits the era but less well known. Also the question if Jim Pearson would agree to its use that fashion. All in all I wouldn't include more than 5 tracks to keep the size down and drive people to the forums if they want more.
M Needforspeed, on Jan 09 2016 - 05:04 PM, said:
With alls the sims on the PC market now, and all the tracks they have, I think if we want the installer a tool to get newcomers interested in GPL, it needs at least the 11 Original tracks . Bugatti wld replace Rouen. So for a short time , they ' ll have more tracks to tests, and more time spent on the asphalt, before they put an appreciation on GPL.
Pete Gaimari, on Jan 10 2016 - 09:06 AM, said:
What makes GPL above all the rest of the sims out there is the championship season. You need all the tracks for that. How is someone new suppose to race GPL as it was originally intended?
I could only find a few GPL CD's for sale. What happens when they're gone? Where are they coming from to begin with. Someone is making and selling copies of the GPL CD. Who is that?
How would this work? Just include a few tracks of the of the Historical V2 mod in the demo. Then include the rest of the season in the Historical mod. Including all the non championship track. Someone new would have it all with just two installs.
Would that work?
Are these considered Papy tracks? Almost a full season.
Mexico multi season
Zandvoort Multi Season
How do you add the missing Papy tracks to the demo without the CD?
The question of GPL being abandonware has been discussed to death each time it comes up. Yes its out of print and the few 2nd 3rd 4th hand copies circulating around are the only ones available. If it were any other game I would immediately call it abandonware and offer a full version to download. But after what happened to NASCAR Racing 03 I'm a bit hesitant when it comes to Payprus software (and yes I know how paranoid I sound). So any papy tracks not in the original demo are out IMO. Which means from Pete's list Bugatti, Spa67 remain as all others are just graphic updates to the originals. Not sure about Mosport Rain and Monacane though.
In the end people are crafty enough to ask for the original tracks via back channels. Or you just say screw it nobody cares about this game anymore and put them on the track database. I still wouldn't include them in the demo though.
That said looking past a working demo, I can imagine addon packs which would provide the mods and their respective seasons tracks in a all in one installer.