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#1 Lee200

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 07:42 AM

This patch removes the black bars from the player cockpit view and the upper black bar from the replay view and eliminates the normal "Letterbox" effect.  It is an improvement on BRR's 2009 beta patch and fixes a bug with the mirror display.

The patch was tested with numerous mods, with 16:9 and 4:3 display ratio monitors, with OpenGLv2 and D3D7v2 rasterisers, with U.S., U.K., French, and Italian .exes, with Pribluda, and in the player cockpit and F10 views.  Thanks to the 1955 Mod Team for their test support.

The patch is compatible with my other general purpose patches such as the Weather patch, the Engine Sound patch, and the Pitstop patch.

As usual, please read the Read Me.

Enjoy!  :)

EDIT:

Just to let everyone know, there is no support for this patch.  As BRR said with his original patch, If you don't like it, don't use it.  :)

EDIT:

Added v4 which is a version that removes the "Letterbox" effect in the player cockpit view, but keeps the letterbox for the replay view.  You can use either patch version, but don't use both at the same time!

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Edited by Lee200, Sep 30 2015 - 08:00 AM.


#2 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 07:58 AM

It works perfect for me Lee. Thank you. :D

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:06 AM

A remarkable breakthrough that further expands GPL. :up:

Thank you Lee ! :applause:

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:08 AM

Thanks a lot. Worked perfectly. :up: Also thanks to brr for his work. :bravo:

Edited by rjk, Sep 28 2015 - 08:08 AM.


#5 ACHIM KRAFT

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:25 AM

Hi Lee !


Many thanks for your work on Brrr's old patch.

I will test it.


Greetings

Achim

#6 gliebzeit

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:32 AM

Outstanding work, Lee !!!  :)

Thank you,

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:35 AM

You are the best!!! Thanks Lee :)

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 08:41 AM

Looks amazing! Thanks Lee :)
I will test it in my league race tonight :thumbup:

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 09:00 AM

Lee, just a quick question: wasn't the upper black bar in replay view displaying some useful informations? why did you choose to remove it?

Again, amazing work! :)

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 09:03 AM

Thanks.  I imagine that the folks with triple monitors will like this a lot.

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 09:30 AM

:bigcry2:  Sniff... I'm so emotional I can hardly speak.

It's one of those important patches that keeps GPL relevant after all these years, triple screens now work fantastically with GPL..... it brings the mirrors and dials back into view. :woohoo2:

Thank you, and Brrr, for this great patch :bowdown2: :bravo:

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 10:14 AM

Works perfect on my Ati 6950hd,OGL v2@2560x1440,pribluda on...and i am in heaven!!!!
Now ready to buy those other 2 monitors to make it triples!!
Gpl always on top of modern so called sims.
Thanks Lee and all the community!!

#13 Jackseller

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 10:16 AM

Fantastic improvement ! Thanks a lot Lee (and Brr) :up:
It's so much better to drive in fullscreen.

View Postleon_90, on Sep 28 2015 - 09:00 AM, said:

Lee, just a quick question: wasn't the upper black bar in replay view displaying some useful informations? why did you choose to remove it?

Same question here.

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 10:21 AM

Thank you, Lee & Brr. A major enhancement for GPL. :clap2:  

Fat Rich, I would like to see a picture of cockpit view with three monitor with the patch.

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Posted Sep 28 2015 - 10:53 AM

Thanks Lee,
Wuhoo!
:thumbup:

Edited by John Woods, Sep 28 2015 - 11:11 AM.





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