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#1 gliebzeit

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Posted Apr 28 2017 - 12:43 PM

Here is the work that ginetto and I have done to try to convert John Basara's Monza 10k over to what it was like in 1955 for the 1955 Italian Grand Prix.

This graphical update uses the '55 Mod naming convention ie 3do files are 355; mip files are m55; and srb files are s55.

The circuit overhaul occurred sometime between 1954 and early 1955.... but mostly just in the areas of the north and south banking and the Parabolica.  The signalling towers were not installed until after the '55 GP.

There are a few large things that we did not attempt to make 'historic'.  Between the 1961 and 1962 Grand Prix races the pit buildings south of the paddock entrance were either moved or re-constructed back away from the track racing surface.  This allowed an actual pitlane protected by a section of armco.  At this time a new three story media tower was added where the previous two story tower was located.  At this time the pit garages that were used were now the ones to the far south from the paddock entrance.  We felt that this massive 3D object change was prohibitive for this project (maybe in the future!).  Also, this would have required a re-make of the AI lines past the pits.... which is already really cool.  The other major difference that we did not change was in the Parabolica area.  In 1955 the outside had an earthen berm much closer to the track.  Again, too much to attempt at this time.

There are also sub-folders with LOW-FB and HI-FB versions of the monza10k.355 file.

Here is the order of installation and the files:
1.) install monza10k - http://srmz.net/inde...attach_id=25190
2.) monza10k tower fix by Fred Faster for original version - http://www.mediafire..._fix_Fred_F.rar
3.) monza10k working camera file for original version - http://www.mediafire...good_camera.rar
4.) monza10k graphic updates by Thomas L├Ąchele for original version dated 5/19/2013 - http://www.thomas-la.../gpl/monza1.zip and http://www.thomas-la.../gpl/monza2.zip
5.) monza10k billboard updates by Stefano for original version - http://www.mediafire...ards_update.rar
6.) monza10k graphic updates by me for original version - http://www.mediafire..._updates_gl.rar
OR use the complete track folder provided.

Here is the Monza 10k '55 track conversion complete folder - http://www.mediafire...ete_gl_v1.2.rar
Here is the Monza 10k '55 track conversion mod files only - http://www.mediafire...on_gl__v1.2.rar

EDIT:  Version 1.2 above [9/30/2017]

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Edited by gliebzeit, Sep 30 2017 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted May 01 2017 - 02:04 PM

Thanks,

I got the "Complete folder" (the easy way)   :thumbup:

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Posted May 01 2017 - 03:17 PM

Many Thanks. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted May 01 2017 - 07:06 PM

Amazing how many sections the banking is made of. Am I right in assuming that's for the bumps?

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Posted May 01 2017 - 08:37 PM

Thanks, I love the look of the early years.

Very special in these modern times/ tracks.

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Posted May 02 2017 - 06:11 AM

this makes monza looks lovely, really like racing through a park, bravo! &many thanks :)

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Posted May 02 2017 - 07:25 AM

Thank you for your kind comments, guys.  :)

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Posted May 02 2017 - 11:17 AM

Great job :thumbup:

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Posted May 11 2017 - 09:51 AM

Thank you so much for doing all of these. It makes the whole 1955 experience so much more authentic.

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Posted May 11 2017 - 10:26 AM

Thank you for your kind comment, from both ginetto and myself... and members of the 55Mod Team.  :)

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Posted May 18 2017 - 11:29 AM

A small update for Monza 10k.  These are two beautiful textures for use by the '55 and '66 versions.  First, the warning marking on the asphalt at the entry to the North Banking for '66.  Then, an improvement to the concrete structural side to the North Banking for both '66 and '55.

Textures provided by Denis B. (Db312)

(included in v1.2 at Post #1)

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Edited by gliebzeit, Oct 03 2017 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted Sep 30 2017 - 01:55 PM

I just realized that we had the wrong grandstands at the 2nd Lesmo corner for the '66 track version (original).  This small update for the '66 version of the track ('55 conversion complete folder) places the exact same grandstand at 2nd Lesmo as in the '67 Monza 1000km track version (original).  There are no changes to the '55 track version.

Files included in updated v1.2 linked in Post #1 above.

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Edited by gliebzeit, Oct 01 2017 - 08:36 AM.


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Posted Aug 30 2018 - 05:28 AM

Once again, many thanks Greg. Very much appreciate all the work you and others have done to give these tracks the 55 look and feel. :thumbup:

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Posted Jan 31 2019 - 06:41 PM

This track and the all in one update are in my GPL track folder as monza10k, it's in my seasons 67, 05 and 55 folders and it's listed and can be placed in the same seasons in GEM+. It doesn't show up to be selected when I start the game with GPL.exe, and when selected in GEM+, it isn't selected in the game either.  I'm using win7. Other tracks, the Argentina GP for instance, work fine when starting with either GPL.exe or GEM+. Anyone have an idea what my problem might be?
Thanks, Jim

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Posted Feb 01 2019 - 11:08 PM

Hi Jim, which version of the track have you downloaded from the first post? It sounds like the track you have installed maybe miss some files such as monza10k.dat, which will cause the game to not show the track in game. (if the file is missing, re-download & install 1955_Monza10K_Conversion_complete_gl_v1.2.rar instead.)

Also can you manually check if the following entry is inside seasons\55season.ini

[Event9]
name=26?Gran Premio d'Italia
shortname=Italian GP
trackDirectory=monza10k
trackShortName=Monza
flag=italflg
month=9
day=11
numberOfLaps=50
startingGrid=6

Also you can manually check & set the track that will be selected next time you boot up GPL, by opening players\Yourname\plac55.ini , then find this line:
lastTrackSelection =
And change it to
lastTrackSelection = monza10k


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Posted Jul 29 2019 - 03:13 PM

****  See Below  ****

Edited by gliebzeit, Jul 30 2019 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted Jul 29 2019 - 03:47 PM

Thank you!

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Posted Jul 30 2019 - 07:54 AM

Don't know how I missed this.  Removed the rear-facing Coca-Cola billboard on left-hand side of Rettifilo Centrale, just before Parabolica.
Also, including the new pit building flags from a new track construction.

EDIT:  Adds the Japanese flag back in for the 1966-1967 version, while replacing it with the Italian flag for 1955.

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Posted Jul 31 2019 - 12:06 PM

Nice details ..... thanks Greg !!!!

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Posted Aug 04 2019 - 07:07 AM

Hi
I have been playing GPL on and off for years [although not recent years]. I have just dusted down my rig for two reasons one is Jim Pearsons amazing IOM and the other is the 1955 mods.

I have never posted before but at the risk of looking like a complete idiot please can someone help me with the track installations process?
Try as I may I have been unable to get my head around how to install Monza 10k or any of the others with the exception of Buenos Aires which, is an ordinary Zip file so when I unpack it has an *exe installer which I know how to handle as it is idiot proof!

I have been playing around with winzip for days which is supposed to do the job but I am just going round in circles.
If anyone out there would be willing to give me a step by step idiot proof guide you would be saving my sanity.

Help .....please I am sure the answer is simple but so it would seem am I!




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