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#1 dario

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 04:42 AM

Well, I left GPL in the winter of 2013-2014 to join iRacing

Today is the day Im back to my beloved GPL

Its not that iRacing is bad, but it somehow lacks in the atmosphere department. It is a bit sterile. And new graphic updates that focus on high end machines is annoying.

To cut the story short. Can someone write down what happened between 2013 and now. So that I can start upgrading my install. Since I havent touched it since 2013

Do we have driveable 60fps these days? And where can I find it? Will it work with AI?

Hows USAC doing?

And other similar questions.

Thank you!

Edited by dario, Apr 19 2019 - 04:43 AM.


#2 GrandPrixYannick

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 07:48 AM

Welcome back :)

Keeping it brief, I'll try to list some of the biggest updates to the community.

We have a few new mods:
CamAm 66
1967 F1 Historical Mod
1955 F1 mod (highly recommended!)
Sports Car 1967 Mod (revamped along with a new car!)

Tracks:
Spa 67 (not sure if you missed it, but absoulte must have!!!)
Road America
Nassau
and more great new tracks :)

Big Updates:
1965 major graphics update
Several great patches done by Lee
An excellent site with all the news in the online racing world
and more :)

And in the works, as far as I know, are the 1968 F1 Mod, thus filling the void for five consecutive seasons,
and a 1930's Grand Prix mod.

Plenty to discover :)

#3 Millennium

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 09:20 AM

There's still no proper way to get the 60fps patches working with the AI. So it's still limited to 36 fps if you just want to race against computer opponents. But online leagues are still alive and kicking and some of them do use 60 fps.

I know there are two USAC carsets out there, but they are nothing more than a reskin of the Thundercars and 4WD Lotus from the 1969 mod.

Edited by Millennium, Apr 19 2019 - 09:22 AM.


#4 jonny'o

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 10:48 AM

The last USAC with mod69x.

http://srmz.net/inde...740#entry124141

#5 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 01:20 PM

I got 6 years older.

#6 Spadowski

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Posted Apr 19 2019 - 06:33 PM

That's about when I joined iRacing. Still a member. Looking forward to the AI update later this year.

#7 dario

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Posted Apr 20 2019 - 11:39 AM

Spa is absolutely amazing!!!!



#8 Pedro

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Posted Apr 20 2019 - 02:05 PM

View PostPete Gaimari, on Apr 19 2019 - 01:20 PM, said:

I got 6 years older.
:roflmao: :grumpy:

#9 Spadowski

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Posted Apr 20 2019 - 02:24 PM

View PostPedro, on Apr 20 2019 - 02:05 PM, said:

:roflmao: :grumpy:

I see an old man yelling at PacMan.

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Posted Apr 20 2019 - 10:27 PM

Jim Pearson us getting close to finishing his full length Isle Of Man. I believe he expects to release it sometime this year.

#11 Spadowski

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Posted Apr 21 2019 - 03:31 PM

There are no words for how excited I am for Jim's full Isle of Man. I kinda hope he just goes "HERE IT IS!" rather than announces a date. It'd be amazing to come on here tomorrow say and see it.

First track I ever drove in GPL was his original Isle of Man so Jim is a big part of why I got into sim racing seriously in the first place.

#12 dario

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Posted Apr 22 2019 - 05:33 AM

I like revamped sportscars mod.

And I absolutely love Alfa

Although I doubt it is realistic because I can throw it around like a toy

I managed 1:22.20 at Vallelunga while other two Alfas were lapping 1:23.4

Im usually 1.5 seconds, sometimes 2 seconds slower than AI in the same car.

So either Alfa suits me perfectly or it is slightly off

#13 Spadowski

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Posted Apr 22 2019 - 04:05 PM

I keep meaning to give those a go but I still just love the 65 F1 cars. They put a huge grin on my face.

#14 dario

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Posted May 07 2019 - 09:42 AM

You guys forgot to tell me there was head movement patch (discovered yesterday, not yet installed)

And no letterbox patch (discovered minutes ago) what is that?

Bear in mind that I didnt exist in GPL world from the end of 2013 untill few days ago. I have huge gap to fill!

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Posted May 07 2019 - 09:56 AM

View Postdario, on May 07 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

You guys forgot to tell me there was head movement patch (discovered yesterday, not yet installed)

And no letterbox patch (discovered minutes ago) what is that?

Bear in mind that I didnt exist in GPL world from the end of 2013 untill few days ago. I have huge gap to fill!

For Lee Bowden`s patches look here:
http://gplmotorworks.gplworld.de/

GENERAL PURPOSE PATCHES

GPL AI Speed Control Patch
Lowers the AI corner speed to 90% of the track .lp goal speed to better match their top speed.

GPL Camera Control Master II Patch
Allows on the fly adjustments of the F10, chase, and pit cam views.

GPL Engine Sound Patch
Provides up to seven simultaneous sounds for each engine.

GPL Head Movement Patch
Moves the driver's head in reaction to steering forces.

GPL Night Patches
Simulates night driving by changing from day to night to day

GPL No Letterbox Patches
Removes the top and bottom black bars for a larger viewing area.

GPL Pitstop Patch
Adds player refueling during a pitstop.

GPL Tachometer Patch
Simulates a chronometric or electronic impulse type tachometer.

GPL Tire Pressure Bug Fix Patch
Fixes a bug where the wrong optimum pressure is used by the player's tires.

GPL Weather Patch
Simulates rain or fog by continuously changing visibility, decreasing track surface grip, and slowing the AI.

Edited by Stefan Roess, May 07 2019 - 09:56 AM.


#16 dario

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Posted May 07 2019 - 10:17 AM

Amazing!!!

Thank you!




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