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Tires And Engines

Yesterday, 04:43 PM

I've been slowly, literally and figuratively, trying to gain seat time to get acclimated to the 67s, the tracks, and the GPL itself. I've been enjoying it immeasurably. I started out at Ky in the Lotus and now am practicing at Mexico in the Eagle. Of course, as one gets a little more comfortable with a car and memorizes a track a little bit, the need to go faster comes along. To that end, I have a question about the tires and engines, By about the 3rd lap in the Eagle @ Mexico, the grip seems to increase. A few times, I got a little too excited and hammered the gas coming out of the last corner leading the front stretch and blew up the motor. I drive a manual car in real life and know about being mindful of the rev limiter. However, I dont have a clutch pedal on my wheel and pedals so to avoid more explosions, I am trying to short shift just a touch.

So the questions are whether the tire model includes heat and wear and is there a random failure of blown engines in addition to just being a knuckle head failing to shift in a timely manner? So glad to have GPL. Thanks in advance.

P.S. I know what a differential does but what the heck is this business about clutches in the transmission in the garage tab? :)
For set up purposes, I am tinkering only with the brake bias and steering ratio.

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Dabbled In Gpl In The Past, Always Got Frustrated, How To Get Into The Sim?

25 Jan 2021

Ok, so I've dabbled in GPL over the years (I even have both the big box and soldout.uk version on my shelf). However, I always end up flying off the track even after practicing for a few hours and get frustrated.

Yet, I'm not a full newbie. I can compete decently against the AI in most other sims (R3E, AMS1, NR2003, Dirt, etc) at 97-99% (not the fastest but fairly respectable, IMO).

I've given up right now on setting up my clutch so will be doing sequential shifting using a G920 and G920 pedals on a Bodnar Cable with a GTEye spring (no rubber in the pedal). I've always been fascinated by older cars since GTLegends and how they are so much more "alive" than modern GT3 and up cars.

So any advice on how to start? Maybe the 1965 cars to get used to the mechanical only handling on tracks like Monza, Lime Rock, and Kyalami (short but semi technical)?

Any must have mods that do not come with the installer? I'm avoiding thet 60 FPS patch as I had issues in the past.

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Hand Controller

26 Jan 2021

Posted by twinpotter in Your rig or Manufacturer's stuff
Thought this was interesting enough to post here.
See what you think.

https://youtu.be/jjrh0n3x4Tg

TP:

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Gem Carset Questions?

25 Jan 2021

I've been trying to get GPL setup after being away from it for a while.

When installing GEM+ and some of the patches, I noticed the following carsets:
GPLES (1967 FL)
GPLFG (1967 FG)
GPLFV (1967 FV)
GPLFD (1967 FD)


What are these cars, where did they come from? If I want to run the updated (not 1967 Historic mod but the mod that updated the original cars/physics) which carset should I use? None of the carsets appear to say "default 67".

Thanks!

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[Patch] 1955 Mod Understeering Ai Fix

24 Jan 2021

Posted by PTRACER in GPL-55 Mod
GPL 1955's AI cars use too much steering lock in the turns, giving the impression they are constantly understeering. They do this in fast turns and slow turns alike.
This mod remaps the AI's steering ratio to reduce this effect (see below)

It does not affect AI or player physics and is safe to be used online with players who do not have the patch.

Thank you.

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