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#1 Nicolas

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Posted Aug 31 2014 - 02:21 PM

Hi all,

This is my first time as a contributor to the GPL community.

Jéhonville V1.1 (Light) original track by Jean-François Bovy (jf) &  Alexis Bigonville (Gouju)
Get the original track here: http://users.skynet....jehon/down.html
SRMZ thread on this track: http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=2865
SRMZ thread on updated AI for this track: http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=9628
You do not have to install the high quality patch. This Nicolas Update includes anything
needed from the high quality patch. Both patched and unpatched V1.1 will be updated to
the same result using the Nicolas Update.

Jéhonville Nicolas Update:
Updates the original V1.1 (Light or High Quality Patched) Jéhonville for Grand Prix Legends.
This upgrade focuses on higher res realistic textures, solves some
graphics glitches, improves drawing distances, and tries to give a
realistic feel for an october race in Belgium. After all, the first Historic GP of Jéhonville
(1987) was in october. Not for the oldest of PC's: if you couldn't run the High Quality Patch,
you can't run the Nicolas Update.

Install Jéhonville Nicolas Update:
Just unzip this folder into your GPL/Tracks/Jehon folder.
Allow to overwrite files if prompted.

Default variant of Jéhonville Nicolas Update:

-HiResTrees
If you encounter performance problems in the second half of the track,
use LoResTrees instead.
-LongDraw
If you encounter performance problems, specifically but not necessarily
only in the second part of the track, use ShortDraw instead. ShortDraw is
the drawing distances of the original V1.1. Easier on your PC, but it
will cause pop-ups, hidden geometry in the distance, and it will show strange
elements in the new backdrop that only work well with LongDraw.

All source material used for the textures in this update is assumed to be free of copyright and use.
If any errors have been made in this respect, please notify me on SimRacing Mirror Zone and I'll
replace the texture.

See pics HERE

Have Fun!
Nicolas

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Edited by ginetto, Feb 23 2018 - 04:48 AM.


#2 Nicolas

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Posted Aug 31 2014 - 03:34 PM

Sorry, I'll reupload the file tomorrow. I just discovered this one has the wrong version of some files.

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Posted Sep 01 2014 - 07:55 AM

Thanks for this.
Waiting with eager patience...
:)

Edited by John Woods, Sep 01 2014 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted Sep 01 2014 - 03:25 PM

Sorry for the waiting. I promise it won't take 8 years, but it won't be for today after all (just became father again this week...). :) I'm just working a little bit more on the drawing distance, as I couldn't get one point to my liking but I didn't notice until yesterday. But it turns out to be hard to solve. I just now found out for myself that GPL clips FB values to a maximum, so I was chasing ghosts with my previous approach. Close to final result now. The documentation talks about FB lower value clipping, but not upper value. Apparently it does both.

Edited by Nicolas, Sep 01 2014 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted Sep 01 2014 - 05:50 PM

Hi Nicholas

I look forward to your update, the screenshots look very nice, Jehonville is one of my favourite GPL tracks

Take your time, family always comes first...

Craig

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Posted Sep 01 2014 - 10:47 PM

I agree, the screenshots look great, nice little track to drive. Take your time Nicholas as Larko said (I wish he would during our league races :whistling: )

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Posted Sep 02 2014 - 11:09 AM

It's available for download! See first post. Lots of fun with it. Be sure to backup your current Jehon folder first, in case you'd want to go back (you won't :)).

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Posted Sep 02 2014 - 04:05 PM

Good choice, I always loved this charming circuit except the luminous grass and trees.  Looks great now.  Thanks Nicolas :thumbup:

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Posted Sep 02 2014 - 04:12 PM

Glad you like it! Question for those who tried my update: did you get good FPS all around the track using the installation defaults LongDraw & HiResTrees? On the second half I get around 40FPS, the rest 60FPS (training mode). I have a crappy system. :) My reference is other tracks where I go down to low 40's FPS, so that was the number I was aiming for on my system.

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Posted Sep 02 2014 - 06:54 PM

Have you tried it with a full field of AI?

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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 12:20 AM

No, because my PC can't handle a full field of AI anyway. When I drive solo I go down to 44FPS on parts of eg Oliver's Mount, so that was my target. But it'd be interesting to know how others experience this Jéhonville compared to other tracks; is it light enough or too heavy on a system that can run the other tracks (minus Monaco :)) OK. If this one's fine, I'll use 44FPS solo as my development target for my future projects on this PC and I'll know it would run fine on decent PC's.

Edited by Nicolas, Sep 03 2014 - 12:23 AM.


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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 06:06 AM

I'll give it a try if Fanatec ever gets my pedals fixed. Not the greatest customer service.

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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 06:30 AM

Yeah, that's been going on for a while. I hope you can sliiiiiiide again soon enough! By the way, the next track I'm going to refurbish is one with some nice powersliding turns.

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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 01:59 PM

I'll be smiling.

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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 02:14 PM

Very nice ! More babies, more tracks?   Congrats

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Posted Sep 03 2014 - 02:25 PM

Don't know about more babies (I've got 2 now), more tracks: yes! I've set 2 goals for myself regarding the modding community. When the next track update is released (haven't started yet...) I'll explain the first goal. For you guys it doesn't matter, what matters is that you'll (hopefully) get some more track updates! We're 2014 now, many of the older community tracks can look fresh again with some polishing possible due to more modern computing power. This is important to extend the life of these tracks for the graphically inclined players. I hope to contribute in keeping some of the older tracks alive. As you can see with Jéhonville (which had a lot of potential I must add, the essence of this track is very nicely made), with some effort the result can be a track that looks like it could have been released today.

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Posted Sep 04 2014 - 06:55 AM

Hello Nicolas

Thx for your update! I haven`t had time to install yet, but I will do so soon, as I always liked this track.


I was just wondering why you used a free host service as you are under the limit of 30 MB you can attach here.
You just need to use another zip formate / zip program and a higher compression rate.
I hope you don`t mind. I repacked your files (I did no changes to the files except repacking) with 7zip www.7-zip.org, compression rate "Ultra", compression method LZMA2, et voilà the 7zip is now reduced to 16 MB, see attachment. :)

Maybe you want to update your 1st post with the new package to get it stored permaently at SRMZ?
I will then delete my attached package here.

:wave:

ATTACHMENT deleted, see 1st post.

Edited by Stefan Roess, Sep 05 2014 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted Sep 04 2014 - 11:46 AM

2 reasons why I didn't: as you saw, I couldn't get it under 30MB, and I thought the 30MB limit was the total a member could upload. :) I'll change the first post. Thanks a lot!

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Posted Sep 04 2014 - 11:54 AM

I've updated the first post, you can delete your attachment now. Thanks again!

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Posted Sep 04 2014 - 03:01 PM

Thanks Nicolas for your work!





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