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Dundrod And Dundrod 50 - Complete Graphics Update.


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#1 Jim Pearson

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 02:31 AM

Dundrod and Dundrod 50 -  Reimagined with a complete graphics update.


UPDATE 9th April 2021

I have made a small further update which ADDS TO the first December 2020 update mentioned in the main body of this post..Its just some additional textures and 3do's, which adds the updated flags and Horizon from Dundrod 1955 to Dundrod ( 65 )

This small additional update is on my site, but also attached at the foot of this post.  


Instructions in the Zip's Readme.


A late Christmas present for those who still drive these tracks occasionally.

I should first say that I had intended to just do a graphics update for both versions of Dundrod ; the original (1965) version and the later release of the 1950 version.

The December 2020 update for the original (1965) Dundrod,  is now released.

It is just graphics. The track file and driving surfaces are unchanged. Accordingly you should be able to race on line with anyone regardless of whether they have this update installed or not.

Unfortunately, the build files for Dundrod 50 were incomplete, such that I will now have to partially reconstruct that track and issue a new track file. The new build will not be compatible with the old Dundrod50, so I will rebuild it virtually the same with the new graphics and re issue it as a completely separate track named Dundrod 55.

1955 was the year of the Mercedes 1, 2, 3 of Moss, Fangio and Von Tripps and the last year that Sports cars raced in the Dundrod TT, because of three fatalities in that race.

So what's in this graphics update for Dundrod?

Changed my color palette with less saturation, which I think looks more natural for Northern Ireland.
Eliminated all "blocky" corners.
Almost all new 16 bit textures.
Some TV camera changes.
Animations.
Cleaned up the Pit area considerably.
Hedgerow plants and grasses added.
Field grasses added.
Higher resolution and reworked horizon.
Northern Ireland Flag replaces Union Jack.
Revised vertex shading and a new racing groove.

and probably some other stuff I have already forgotten I did!

CARE!  Because this update contains thousands of extra objects, it may not run well on slow systems. So please consider copying your Dundrod folder in C/ SIERRA/gpl/tracks, then renaming the copy to "DundrodOLD" before you copy in the new update, in case you want to revert.

To install, just open the zip, then Copy / Paste the Dundrod folder in that to your C/ SIERRA/gpl/tracks folder and allow all the files to overwrite the contents of your existing Dundrod folder.

Download link

http://jrpearson.hom...dDownloads.html

Short Video here

https://youtu.be/U0QyphPX9aI

Have fun!
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Edited by Jim Pearson, Apr 09 2021 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 02:34 AM

Thank you Jim!

Dundrod is one of my all time favourites.

Edited by fajanko, Dec 31 2020 - 02:35 AM.


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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 02:39 AM

Thank you Jim!
It looks great.
Happy new year! :)

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 03:07 AM

Wonderful updates, great looking vegetation, thanks Jim!

And Happy new year!

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 03:19 AM

Thank you Jim! I will download files later:)
But video is private, so I couldn't view it.

Edited by Pavel, Dec 31 2020 - 03:22 AM.


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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 03:56 AM

Looks fantastic. Many thanks , such a great drive. Definitely a personal favorite. :)

#7 Jim Pearson

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 04:05 AM

View PostPavel, on Dec 31 2020 - 03:19 AM, said:

Thank you Jim! I will download files later:)
But video is private, so I couldn't view it.

Sorry about that.

Should now be visible.

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 04:17 AM

Absolutely beautiful update ! The track is also one of my favorite... :hat-tip:

Many many thanks Sir Jim ! :partytime:

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 04:25 AM

Thank you Jim!
It looks great.
Happy new year ! :up:

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 04:42 AM

Thanks Jim, Dundrod in either of its two versions is one of my favorite circuits. It is present every two or three seasons on the oAo calendar. The 1955 edition closes a wave of tragedies that devastated motor sport, starting with the death of Ascari, the death of Bill Vucovich, the tragedy of Le Mans and the accidents of Dundrod. I believe, in my modest opinion, that they prompted Mercedes to retire from racing and changed the face of motor sport for the following years. If Mercedes had not withdrawn, perhaps and only perhaps the automatic transmissions, spoilers and other technical advances would have been seen several years earlier...for better or worse.
Happy and prosperous new year (better than 2020, I hope)

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 05:16 AM

I love dundrod. This graphical update is much appreciated. There are few gpl tracks that give such a sense of speed as the start / finish straight at dundrod.. and that's largely due to the way it looks with the vegetation flying by. Credit to you... and happy New year.

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 05:28 AM

Cheers Jim for making this awesome track look top notch! :)

I have raced Dundrod 65 quite some times online, one of those special add-on tracks within GPL. One of the most challenging tracks, with very fast sections. Deer's Leap is unique and unforgettable.

Happy New Year! :)

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 05:36 AM

Thanks Jim! The two Dundrods are definitely in my shortlist for favourite GPL courses, and it's great to see them getting an update.

The only problem I've had is that I was using a texture variation in the hedgerow to judge my braking/turn in point for Budore. Guess what? The textures have changed, I missed my braking point, and went sailing off into the Ulster countryside! On subsequent laps I've noticed that there's a haybale and a signpost just before the corner, so I'll be using those as markers in the future! Please promise me you won't move them! ;) :D

Happy New Year, Jim! :clap:

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 06:26 AM

Thank you very much, Jim!

Happy New Year!

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 06:34 AM

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 07:35 AM

Beautiful new work on Dundrod.  A favorite of mine, for sure!

Thank you, Jim.  All the best in the new year.

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 07:39 AM

Many thanks, Jim!

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 07:58 AM

That's wonderful! Thank you so much! All the best wishes to you!

Percy

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 08:04 AM

Thank you, Jim!! And Happy New Year!!

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Posted Dec 31 2020 - 08:04 AM

Thanks, Jim!  Looking forward to this.




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