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#1 Lee200

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 07:42 AM

Here is my new general purpose patch for GPL that dynamically adjusts the drivers' heads to simulate how real world drivers' heads rotate as they drive along the track.

It works for both the player and AI drivers in all views in real time and replay modes.  The driver heads are continuously adjusted in all three axes; yaw, pitch, and roll, so you will see the driver heads rotate to look into turns, tilt fore and aft in response to longitudinal G force, and tilt left and right to counteract lateral G force.

An earlier version also adjusted the player's cockpit viewpoint, somewhat as the GPL Glance patch rotates the player's cockpit viewpoint into turns, but this earlier version also adjusted the player's viewpoint up and down and left and right depending on G forces.  Our testers found it to be too disorienting so this patch does not adjust the player's cockpit viewpoint at all.  As such, you will not see any difference in the player's normal cockpit view except that other drivers' heads will still tilt.  Also, the player's F10 viewpoint will show his head tilt.

My special thanks goes out the '55 Mod Test Team which extensively tested this patch and provided invaluable advice on how to improve it.  The patch has been tested with all the major mods, with various country versions of the GPL .exe, and on and offline.  It is also compatible with my previously released general purpose patches (Weather, No Letterbox, Engine Sound, and Pitstop) and Pribluda.

You may use the patch by placing it in one of three different locations:

1.  Windows/GPL Secrets/GEM+/Options Directory:  This option allows the use of the patch in ALL of your GPL installations and mods if you check its checkbox in the GEM+ drop down list.
2.  ModInstallation Directory/Mods/GEM+/ModPhysics Directory:  This option always uses the patch for that single mod only.
3.  ModInstallation Directory/Mods/GEM+/ModPhysics Directory/Options Directory:  This option uses the patch for that single mod if you check its checkbox in the GEM+ drop down list.

As this is a general purpose patch and can be used with all of your installations and mods, I recommend you use Option 1.

I think you will find this patch to be a big enhancement to your GPL experience.  Please try it and let me know if there are any issues.  As always though, if you don't like it, don't use it. :)

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#2 leon_90

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 07:48 AM

OMG this is so awesome!!!! Another GPL dream coming true!!

Thank you Lee, a million times :))))

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 07:49 AM

I will be updating my webpage http://www.grandprixlegends.co.nf/ to reflect Lee's fantastic new patch. The upcoming 1966 Can-Am mod will also incorporate this wonderful new feature.

Thank you very much Lee!

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 08:02 AM

DEMO video is here - click on the arrow to view : https://vimeo.com/143319235

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 08:11 AM

Super work, Lee !!!  Thank you, man, for keeping the old girl alive and really kickin'.  ;)

.... and just imagine the view of the '55 drivers.  :saythat:

#6 davef

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 08:15 AM

An amazing enhancement Lee !! :wizard:

Thank you for the latest breakthrough !! :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 09:06 AM

Outstanding work Lee :up:
Thank you very much for this great update !! The old GPL is still alive !! :hat-tip:

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 09:15 AM

Fantastic work Lee! Thank you!!! :bravo:

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 09:25 AM

Great work indeed and whats more: It doesn't cause vertigo as other solutions of that problem (e.g.: LFS). Thank you Lee. :clap2:
Used with 69x it seems to untick itself?

Edited by Alter, Oct 23 2015 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 09:31 AM

Wow, fantastic stuff. :bravo:

GPL seems to be getting more updates than some of the new games out there :D

Thanks once again Lee :up:

#11 Lalethor

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 11:18 AM

WOW!! it's wonderful!! :up:
It's sure a must have this patch, in any GPL's folder in any PC of the world :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:


Just a little note.. (for maniacs of realism)
Maybe it's not total realistic the movement when, in acceleration out of corner, we must to correct the oversteer more than one times before the straigh
In that case the head "looks" alternately quickly at inside (and this is ok) and outside (and this last is not correct in the real)
but I know, I am asking the impossible :D

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 11:47 AM

What a great addon. I feel like Jean Alesi behind the Wheel.

Thank you, Lee.

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 12:23 PM

Outstanding :)

Thank you very much Lee!!

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 12:35 PM

Probably a stupid question but: does it have any performance impact?

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Posted Oct 23 2015 - 12:46 PM

Holy Moly! With this and the No Letterbox Patch, I'm back to GPL!!  It's hard to believe that after all these years the codes for these seemingly impossible "wish list" items are still being cracked.  Great Job ... and Thanks!




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