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#21 Guido Pigorsch

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Posted Nov 16 2005 - 09:27 AM

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Posted Nov 18 2005 - 01:38 PM

ntoxcated, on Nov 11 2005, 10:51 PM, said:

Give this a try :) 

I did and it is cool!!. You do have to be careful that only 67season.ini tracks are selected  :rolleyes: Yup I did it, but got it sorted NP.

It really does help and have more screenshots going in now. What prompted you to make this cool utility? Will this only accept those mods or can other ones be added?


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Posted Nov 18 2005 - 03:01 PM

Cool  - glad you got it going  :thumbup:

I don't have the same 67season.ini prob - but will be 'cos of my setup.

In my gpl\seasons folder I have 4 ini files.

67master.ini - all of the gplrank tracks
extras.ini - all other tracks
latest.ini - 'cos extras.ini got full :clap2:
67season.ini - a copy of any of the others

All my utilities scan the ini files, and if the required track isn't in 67season.ini, the ini file containing the track is copied over 67season.ini.  This way, no matter what track is selected, when GPL is launched, 67season.ini should contain the track.

Why did I create it?  Well, this thread actually.  I was gonna take some screenshots and thought - I could automate that.  I already had most of the code (like screengrabs and mouseclicks) from other bits and peices, so it didn't take too long to put together.

The list of mods is hard-coded at the moment, but I think I can do something with config files so others could be added.  The items that are different for each mod are the exe name, driver.ini, player.ini, and list of car names.  Shouldn't be too hard to do :)  

I'll see what I can come up with.

Here is a new version that will let you configure a new mod.

Have fun   :wave:
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Posted Nov 20 2005 - 04:34 AM

ntoxcated, on Nov 18 2005, 09:03 PM, said:

Here is a new version that will let you configure a new mod.

Have fun   :wave:
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Mike,

I did and am. :lol:

Many thanks :thumbup:  I added the other mods no problem. Now I'm just going through the list and taking the screenshots. After that comes the job of making the single mixedshot but this whole process is now faster with your nifty program. Thanks!!

The reason I was having probs was because I have a 67NotActive.ini that contains over 400 tracks - took it out and no problem now. :D


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Posted Nov 20 2005 - 03:51 PM

dangermouse, on Nov 20 2005, 11:36 PM, said:

The reason I was having probs was because I have a 67NotActive.ini that contains over 400 tracks - took it out and no problem now. :D

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Wow!  400 tracks!   :drool2:
No wonder your gpl folder is 12GB  :D

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Posted Dec 04 2005 - 01:14 PM

dangermouse, on Nov 5 2005, 10:44 AM, said:

As GPLRank is updated by Magnus' database, I PM'ed Brian Wong and he told me to email GPLRank. We asked them what they need but have so far heard nothing and as we are not linked yet, the logo on GPLTD is wrong.

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Hi,

Any update on the negotiations?


Cheers,  :)
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Posted Dec 04 2005 - 01:31 PM

None at all. I have PMed Brian Wong again as that was where I got the only response. We shall see what comes of it, but certainly don't hold your breath. :(

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Posted Dec 04 2005 - 05:33 PM

dangermouse, on Dec 5 2005, 08:33 AM, said:

None at all. I have PMed Brian Wong again as that was where I got the only response. We shall see what comes of it, but certainly don't hold your breath. :(

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Thanks for that.  I won't hold my breath, but I will keep my fingers crossed :)

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Posted Sep 05 2006 - 09:54 AM

View Postntoxcated, on Dec 5 2005, 12:33 AM, said:

Thanks for that.  I won't hold my breath, but I will keep my fingers crossed :)
Well, it seems like you can uncross your fingers :D

What we are working on right now is getting the World records to appear!!



Bill and Bernd have been busy and have got voting now enabled and a new categoty for track type has been created for Night Tracks. Hopefully we'll be able to get the other project working soon - just look at the greyed out button ;)



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Posted Sep 05 2006 - 02:24 PM

Awesome stuff  :clap2:

Setups will be very useful - I have a standard setup saved at Adelaide (first track in my list) that I copy to every new track then just tweak the gears.  Having proper setups per track would be far better :thumbup:



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Posted Sep 05 2006 - 07:02 PM

View Postntoxcated, on Sep 5 2006, 02:24 PM, said:

Setups will be very useful - I have a standard setup saved at Adelaide (first track in my list) that I copy to every new track then just tweak the gears.  Having proper setups per track would be far better :thumbup:
I'm not sure what you're thinking, but the having the World Records showing and the setups is unrelated.  

There was/is a site that had 67FD, F2 etc WRs and the setups were availalbe there too - see http://gplrank.schue...de/jcindex.html  That kind of site ror all the mods would be great, but perhaps too much work.

Or are you talking about the 65s setups compilation in Keith's signature?

Edited by Bob Simpson, Sep 05 2006 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 12:22 AM

View PostBob Simpson, on Sep 6 2006, 02:02 AM, said:

Or are you talking about the 65s setups compilation in Keith's signature?
All mod setups will be available if people upload them ;)


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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 12:50 AM

View PostBob Simpson, on Sep 6 2006, 01:02 PM, said:

I'm not sure what you're thinking, but the having the World Records showing and the setups is unrelated.
:oops: I've obviously got the completely wrong end of the stick!

View Postdangermouse, on Sep 6 2006, 03:54 AM, said:

Hopefully we'll be able to get the other project working soon - just look at the greyed out button ;)
The only greyed out button I could find at the track database was the setups button so I figured that was the other project Keith was referring to.  :confused:

In my defense, it was very early here when I read it  :ermm:


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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 02:14 AM

View Postntoxcated, on Sep 6 2006, 07:50 AM, said:

:oops: I've obviously got the completely wrong end of the stick!


The only greyed out button I could find at the track database was the setups button so I figured that was the other project Keith was referring to.  :confused:

In my defense, it was very early here when I read it  :ermm:


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No you didn't, it was the one I was referring to. ;)

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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 02:58 AM

Cheers DM :)   I'm glad I wasn't being a bit of a thicky! :blink:

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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 05:22 AM

View Postntoxcated, on Sep 6 2006, 02:58 AM, said:

Cheers DM :)   I'm glad I wasn't being a bit of a thicky! :blink:
Sorry ntoxcated.  I'm the thicky.  All I had to do was look at what dangermouse was referring to. :shock:

That'll be a great feature to be able to find setups that way!  Great idea Keith!

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Posted Sep 06 2006 - 09:45 AM

View PostBob Simpson, on Sep 6 2006, 12:22 PM, said:

That'll be a great feature to be able to find setups that way!  Great idea Keith!
Great idea, Bill.  ;)



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Posted Oct 31 2006 - 11:58 AM

Thx Keith and all involved for your hard work on the alternative database  :thumbup:

And thx Maik for GPLScreenshots!  :yeah:

Btw, Keith if you need any help doing screens and put them together in one picture for each track just PM me  ;)

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Posted Nov 25 2006 - 02:05 AM

Dunno if this has already been pointed out, but currently Nurbnite has a graphics score of 318%, quite how this is possible I don't know...

And I still think that a future development of the ratings system ought to exclude tracks with fewer than say 10 or 15 votes.

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Posted Nov 25 2006 - 05:47 AM

Looking into that, thx :)




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