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#1 JzAr8

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Posted Jul 05 2019 - 08:42 PM

so I just got gpl and im just getting used to the tools to mod the game like GEM+. The stupid letterbox was being annoying so I tried it and it doesnt work. Ive theorized that it works only with the gplc67.exe. But the only option that works is in multiplayer. Testing, single race, and world championship options do nothing when i click on them. This is so confusing and weird.

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 05:16 AM

The No Letter Box patches work in all modes and with all mods.

See here for how patches are used with GPL.  For the No Letter Box Patches, I recommend you use Method 3 and place the patches in the GEM+/Options directory.  That way, the patches will be available for all mods.  Pay particular attention to the last sentence which says to delete the mod .exe prior to applying the patch.

V3 is probably the most popular patch.  It removes the letterbox in the driver's view, but keeps the lower letterbox in the replay view.

http://gplmotorworks...dd-Patches.html

Edited by Lee200, Jul 06 2019 - 05:21 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 06:37 AM

So I still dont understand, am i supposed to be using the mod .exe or the original .exe? Because i cant do anything except for change settings on the mod .exe

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 06:40 AM

You NEED to use GEM+ to enter GPL and let it handle everything.

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 07:17 AM

Everything is confusing and complex when new to Grand Prix Legends.
Remember the game called Myst?
GPL is sort of like that.
Even long-time users get lost, confused, and amazed when they figure something out.

Lee's patches are well-built and very well-proven.
Once you get it working you will no longer be concerned with it.
Be patient and don't discourage yourself.

GEM+ builds and maintains the EXE files for the mods.
It hosts and applies the .xml patches.
It keeps things nice and tidy only when files are where it thinks they should be.
(Sometimes it stumbles, but not often or a lot).


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Edited by John Woods, Jul 06 2019 - 08:01 AM.


#6 JzAr8

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 07:19 AM

Like I said, the mod .exe is broken for me. I tried to open it through gem+ but it didnt work and it wont let me select any of the racing options except multiplayer. And I also cant see any replays.

Edited by JzAr8, Jul 06 2019 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 08:14 AM

Delete the gplc67 file.
Start GEM+ and confirm all settings, (yes I know, once again), then click green button to open GPL.
GEM+ will then re-build the gplc67.exe file and run it.
Re-building the exe is no big deal.

Does it then only open or work in multi-player mode?
When Grand Prix Legends is running, can you change to another mode?
It will open in the mode it was in when ran last.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 08:33 AM

Seems there are several issues?

How did you install Grand Prix Legends?
From a disc or demo?
Use the 1.08 Installer?

What is working?


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Edited by John Woods, Jul 06 2019 - 08:35 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 08:44 AM

So when i select the testing, single race, or world championship options and when i click on the green button, nothing happens instead of bringing me to the track select screen.

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 08:51 AM

But...yet, when you leave it multi-player mode in GEM+ clicking green button will open Grand Prix Legends?


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Edited by John Woods, Jul 06 2019 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 08:57 AM

No GEM+ works fine. Im talking about on the main menu in the actual game

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 09:04 AM

Well, that's not right.

Did you use the 1.08 Installer?
Are you running GPL on the C partition?

Have you had it running, been on track?


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Edited by John Woods, Jul 06 2019 - 09:06 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 09:18 AM

Im sorry but im a noob and I have no idea of any of those things you just said

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 09:27 AM

Okay, sorry.

When you installed Grand Prix Legends, how did you do that?
The 1.08 Installer is used when installing using a Papyrus/Sierra OEM disc.
Otherwise, many users install one of the Demo versions.

Sometimes users run Grand Prix Legends on a flash drive or some other storage device or an HD partition besides the C drive.

Did you install one of the Demo versions?

Link to How to Install Video:
http://srmz.net/inde...showtopic=10001


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Edited by John Woods, Jul 06 2019 - 09:41 AM.


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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 09:44 AM

I installed the game to the normal directory which is c:\sierra\gpl\ but how can I tell if the installer version is 1.08?

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 09:58 AM

You need to download the installer 1.08.exe, have the disk inserted and then let installer 1.08.exe to install GPL properly.
If you installed just using the disk, it will not work. :)

Please check this guide and follow it by the letter
http://www.gplworld....tallation-guide

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 11:27 AM

And keep in mind that all of us here know how confusing it can be to a new user. Using the installer that ginetto refers to makes everything much easier.

Don't hesitate to come back and ask questions. Sometimes it hard to understand in the back-and-forth so we have to ask clarifying questions to get it right.

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Guys! All fixed.

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Posted Jul 06 2019 - 01:55 PM

Good to know.  Prepare for life on a whole new plane.  :)

Thumbs up to all who chipped in to help.




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