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#1 Pavel

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Posted Nov 11 2017 - 02:08 PM

Hello everyone,
my brother Roman has wrote an application for editing/creating GPL driver.ini files.
It was tested on Win7 and WinXP and worked fine.
You're welcome to download and test it by yourself, please report back if you experience any errors, have suggestions etc.
Since this is a beta version, please make sure you have backups of your files in case anything goes wrong :)
Roman will be able to post here himself once his account is validated.

Readme:
GPL Driver Editor can open existing driver.ini files or create new ones from scratch. Driver data is loaded into a table, every file is opened on a new tab.
To edit a parameter, double click on the corresponding cell.
Program automatically detects the GPL mod by the file name. You can select a different mod in the combo box on the left panel.
NOTE: when rewriting an existing file, all previously added comments will be lost!

To select a driver, click on a vertical header so the whole row is highlighted.
Buttons:
'Add new driver' - adds an "empty" driver (with default parameters) to the table
'Move driver up' - move selected driver up the table
'Move driver down' - move selected driver down the table
'Delete driver' - delete selected driver

Right click on a driver row header to open a context menu:
'Insert new driver' - inserts an empty driver into the table before the selected one
'Copy' - copies selected driver to buffer
'Paste/Replace' - replaces selected driver with a driver previously copied to buffer (NOTE: you can copy and paste between tabs)
'Clear' - resets all parameters to default
'Delete' - deletes selected driver

Many driver characteristics such as aggression, quickness etc. can be edited for all the drivers in the table at once:
1) right click on a parameter column header
2) click 'Group modify' to open a dialog window
3) choose between increasing/decreasing by constant value, or by percentage (more or less than 100%)

All edits can be undid by clicking 'Undo' in the 'Edit' menu.

To be able to sort the table by a certain column by clicking on its header, check the 'Enable sorting' option in the 'Edit' menu.
NOTE: in this mode you can't move, insert, copy/paste, clear or delete drivers.
Uncheck 'Enable sorting' to return to standard mode. All sorting will be reverted to default order.

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Edited by Pavel, Nov 11 2017 - 02:18 PM.


#2 leon_90

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Posted Nov 11 2017 - 02:56 PM

Amazing!

#3 GrandPrixYannick

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Posted Nov 11 2017 - 03:06 PM

Very nice tool, thanks :)

#4 John Woods

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Posted Nov 12 2017 - 07:16 AM

Probably my new favorite tool and haven't even used it yet.

Thanks Roman for making it and thanks Pavel for posting.

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#5 Robert Fleurke

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Posted Nov 18 2017 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for this tool, even when I hardly race the AI! :)

#6 GrandPrixYannick

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Posted Jan 27 2018 - 09:59 AM

I have been playing with the program and made a custom driv65.ini.
It's really cool, but I could use a little explaination in how some of the values work.
At some of these I could take a good guess and edit them accordingly (team nr - quickness), but a few things I cannot understand, like the hype, magic grip, global hype, grid seed, variability and failure probabilities.

Maybe someone who can explain it all?

Edited by GrandPrixYannick , Jan 27 2018 - 10:00 AM.


#7 JonnyA

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Posted Jan 27 2018 - 11:51 AM

Search for Lee Bowden's AI Tutorial. It explains everything about AI.

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Posted Jul 04 2022 - 01:05 PM

I guess you call this necroing the thread but I have read Lee Bowdens @Lee200  brilliant AI tutorial, but it does not seem to mention Variability specifically.
I am going to do some research of my own but if it is already known what this value does, it would save me a fair bit of life most likely and be much appreciated.
If anyone might know, or point me to some other information that I am failing to find or see, I thank you in advance.
-gpl4ever!

Edit #1... I have found this thread that has some info, although also no replies... http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=5012

Edited by gpl4ever, Jul 04 2022 - 01:10 PM.


#9 Lee200

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Posted Jul 04 2022 - 02:22 PM

The Variability setting was introduced after I wrote the AI Tutorial so that's why it isn't covered.  The setting is an attempt to introduce some randomness into the AI lap times; otherwise they are pretty consistent and not as much fun to race against.

I can't remember exactly how the setting works now.  For all mods that have it, we used a setting of .015 which may vary the AI lap times by up to 1.5%.  :shrug:

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Posted Jul 04 2022 - 02:30 PM

For what it's worth, I use 0.012 for a driver like Clark, and 0.017 for an inexperienced driver when I make driv.ini files. It seems OK but I can't swear it makes too much difference.




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