I'm presently not using a mod or GEM. Some time ago when the original 1969 mod was released I used GEM to install it and the 67 cars, then copied the 1969 'Cars' directory to a standalone folder, from which I copied the car .DAT files. Since then, I've copied my GPL directory and restructured my GPL hierarchy as follows:
and so on. One complete subfolder for each year or season type, complete with cars, tracks and all other GPL subfolders. The 1965 GPL uses the 65 cars from that mod. The 67 season uses the 67 cars. The 69 and 70 seasons use the original 69 cars. The formula 5000 sets use modified versions of some of the 69 cars, So essentially I originally used GEM to patch GPL and be able to take the cars from those mods, edit some of the carshapes, and incorporate them into the carsets and various series I've worked on and run them as separate functioning GPL installations. That was the idea. And it works with every other track I've tried, except for Spa67 and Targa Florio, so I figured I needed the 1.3 patch for long tracks but I can't do that because I no longer have a copy of GEM on my system. I've tried installing Spa67 in every GPL folder I have, because they all derive from a GPL folder that was originally patched with GEM, and each of them has a GPLc67.exe in it, but to no avail. Every time I try to load the track, I get a "Could not load the track" error message.
It probably has something to do with no longer using GEM. When I get a replacement GPL disk in a few days, I'm going to try to install a fresh copy of GPL to my system, install GEM, and patch GPL accordingly and install Spa67. Hopefully that will allow me to load the track so I can run it with one of the mods. It doesn't solve my problem, though--what I really want is to be able to run Spa67 with the existing GPL cars I've created. Hence my original question--whether Spa67 could be run as a stand alone track or GPL could be patched to do so without using GEM.