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#21 dangermouse

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Posted Jan 12 2010 - 06:55 AM

View Postthomass, on Jan 12 2010, 09:30 AM, said:

I vote for awarding him a line on GPLlinks.org ;)

Don't worry, he's listed at the track database links at least. ;)

#22 thx1138

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 05:47 AM

Thank you very much for your compliments!

Of course I wanted to publicize my updates soon, but I didn't have the ok of all track authors. So I hope they don't have a problem with it. At this point I want to thank Mark Daniels, creator of the great Hockenheim 67 track, for his permission. He asked me to pass on his greetings to the gpl community.
Many updates are not finished yet, so there is still a lot of work to do. In spite of my lack of time, I try to finish most of them in 2010. Unfortunately I don't know if I have enough time to start new projects.

Kind regards, Thomas Laechele

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 11:12 AM

Hello Thomas,

nice to meet you here.

The race tracks looks really super.
You have done a really great job. :thumbup:
Thank you very much!

Greets Yogi

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 12:05 PM

Really great updates

Thank you very much
Rolf

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 01:42 PM

Ah!  thx1138.  I've seen you around....somewhere.  thank you for these updates.   :)

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 09:09 PM

Thank you Thomas,  You have made these track come alive for me. Well done.    :hat-tip:

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Posted Jan 13 2010 - 11:12 PM

Thank you, Thomas!   Beautiful work!   :artist:

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Posted Jan 14 2010 - 08:04 AM

Thomas who? was my first thought - and some seconds later I bookmarked his site. Discovery of the year.

Great work, Thomas :clap2: Thanks a lot. And I can't await all the stuff that is to follow....

Gordon

BTW, there are some nice drawings and close-up photographs as well on his homepage. Very talented man.

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Posted Jan 16 2010 - 06:14 PM

I tested it all and the tracks are really miracle. Just one strange thing I found on old Hockenheimring. The track is 'placed' to year 1932, however on s/f line are flags with crossed Hakenkreutz. In 1932 it was only flag of the party and had no relation to German Republic, its official flag was same like present until 1933, when Hitler restored the flag of Empire as official and the party's one was official too. This duality ended in 1935, when the Imperial flag was abandoned too and only official flag of Germany was the party flag. I don't see big reason, why the party flag (no matter if crossed or not) should be there. As far as the Hockenheimring's update is only bata now, it can be changed.  :)

Edited by Ivo Porč, Jan 16 2010 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted Jan 17 2010 - 07:09 AM

Thank you Ivo for your advice. You are right, the Hakenkreuz-flags are not correct for the year 1932. I will replace these scary flags by the black-white-red ones.

Thomas

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Posted Jan 17 2010 - 08:14 AM

You're welcome, Thomas. You can use the black-red-gold one too, as it was official state flag during 1919-1933.  ;)

I hope to see more great projects soon from you and other GPL artist. :thumbup:

But I cannot understand, why all forgot to some Meccas of racing like old Spa or full Le Mans, which need update, even if we have plenty of available sources for them. /offtopic  :idunno:

Edited by Ivo Porč, Jan 17 2010 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted Jan 17 2010 - 09:08 AM

ivo, i agree on both counts, spa and le mans. they deserve improved graphics. the problem there is that both are rather long and time consuming tasks, and as shown in the new spa request thread, may require a complete rebuild. i theoretically could do parts of the 3d, buildings and trackside objects, but i get seriously annoyed by the 3d tools available for gpl. i tried modifying laguna seca, but couldn't even load the bloody track into any editor without it crashin. i'm a 3dsmax man:(

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Posted Apr 16 2010 - 01:37 PM

Awesome updates  :thumbup:

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Posted Apr 16 2010 - 02:45 PM

Didn't see this until today, but very happy to find it.

Very nice work, Thomas. Bravo! :clap2:

Thank you for sharing. :notworthy:

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Posted May 08 2010 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for some of the best add-ons I've ever seen in GPL Thomas!  :thumbup:  Can't stop racing Solitude and Salzburg  :drive:

To the mods: this thread definitely deserves a sticky!  :2c:


Some screenies from Thomas'site:
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Posted Sep 06 2010 - 07:41 PM

The link to his website doesn't seem to work anymore...
Are these updates mirrored anywhere else?


Nevermind...the site finally came up
Whoa....those are some sweet updates

Edited by CraigT, Sep 06 2010 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted Oct 17 2010 - 08:48 AM

Looks like the guy with the magic touch is working on Reims now.

Fantastic news. Check out his site. Screen shots looks fantastic.

As other have said, this guys site needs a sticky as the updates are top quality.

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Posted Oct 17 2010 - 08:54 AM

Indeed looking great. Time to finsih my two current projects and concentrate on driving some of those nice tracks  :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 17 2010 - 09:42 AM

seriously.. have you seen the screens of his reims update? i want that. NOW! :shock: :artist: the lighting is just incredible, i love it am very very much looking forward to getting my hands on it. thomas, if you need help figuring out some tricky-ish parts, like shadow under the two tyres, just shoot me a short msg. i've been all over these things 2 or 3 years ago

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Posted Oct 22 2010 - 02:24 PM

Realy  love thomas updates! Reims looks incredible  :o ps. Be sure to check the dates under the trackupdate to have the latest version....




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