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#1 Joseph P

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Posted Jan 20 2021 - 04:13 PM

Very excited to try this mod. I understand the order of installation having read the Readme. So I have the tracks ready to go and I understand they go in first.

I am confused about the mod itself, however. First is the download by clicking on the photo of the #7 car. There is 2nd the update patch v1.0. The third is the 71 Historical Addon and the note says update patch v1.0 is included in the Historical. So do I simply click the pic of the #7 car and go straight to the pic of the 71 Historical Addon?

Just trying to be careful and thanks in advance for the advice.

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Posted Jan 20 2021 - 11:37 PM

Hi,

Yes, at first you need to download and install main mod by clicking photo of the #7 car - CA71_1.0.exe. Next if you don't want to install historical update then you only need Update Patch - CA71_Update_Patch.rar. Or if you want to have historical correct car grids for every championship round then you need to download and install Historical Addon - CA71_HistAdd_v1.0.7z. In case of Historical Addon you really don't need to install Update Patch because it's included in Historical Addon. But there will be no problems if you install Patch and then Historical Addon.
Hope that helps.

#3 Joseph P

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 07:20 AM

Thanks Pavel.

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 09:03 AM

Joe, I would install the Can-Am 1971 mod
http://canam71.gplworld.de/
in this order:


At first I would install all missing tracks to your GPL installation as listed in the README section on the website, here: http://canam71.gplwo...de/read060.html

Then install the mod files:
1) CA71_1.0.exe
2) CA71_Update_Patch.rar
3) CA71_HistAdd_v1.0.7z

And don`t forget to create a CanAm71 Player according to my GPL Easy Installation Guide. ;)
http://www.gplworld....tallation-guide

Have fun. :)

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Edited by Stefan Roess, Jan 21 2021 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 11:04 AM

Hi Stefan:

Something failed on my side. I created the player. I installed the tracks. I downloaded the file on the #7 car and installed that file without any problems. I am stuck on Update Patch and the Historical files. I got the 7zip as you know. So I put the Update Patch into a folder and had it extract in the folder but I cannot right click to run it. I tried left clicking what looks like an install file (symbol which looks like a gear) and nothing happens. When that failed, I deleted the folder containing the Update and just downloaded it again. This time, I just tried to right click to run as admin but nothing happened. So I tried the left click and nothing happened. Same approach with the Historical file. I'm obviously doing something wrong.

Can you advise please? Thanks!

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 11:30 AM

Sorry Joseph imo this comes from the idiotic W10 setting to hide the "known files" ending.

Somewhere in the settings - options for folders - is a box checked to hide the known file endings...

~ open explorer - on top -> view - folder options - view - hide the known file endings

- uncheck it and see you downloaded an .exe.

So CA71_1.0.exe = EXECUTABLE file ;)

sorry my sys is in german...

Edited by Cookie, Jan 21 2021 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 12:41 PM

What do you mean with " I downloaded the file on the #7 car"?

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 01:24 PM

To get the mod, I clicked this: http://canam71.gplworld.de/ on the left side of the page (sorry, I was trying to be specific) under downloads is the #7 car.

The mod is installed and the tracks are installed. It does run. I am just stuck with the update and the historical files in that I am fumbling the installation of them.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Joseph P, Jan 21 2021 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 02:11 PM

He is saying that the 'graphic' for the basic 71 Can-Am Mod shows an image of an M8F car #7.

You click on that image (of the #7 car) to download the install file.  Install that to your GPL installation, then either download the Update Patch v1.0 ... or download the Historical Add-on v1.0.  Then, install either of those to your GPL installation.

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 02:23 PM

View Postgliebzeit, on Jan 21 2021 - 02:11 PM, said:

He is saying that the 'graphic' for the basic 71 Can-Am Mod shows an image of an M8F car #7.

You click on that image (of the #7 car) to download the install file.  Install that to your GPL installation, then either download the Update Patch v1.0 ... or download the Historical Add-on v1.0.  Then, install either of those to your GPL installation.

Exactly right....I am failing to get either the Update Patch or the Historical Add-on v1.0 installed. I tried Cookie's idea and my computer (Win 10 Home) didnt have what he mentioned as checked.

Any tips? Sorry that I was creating more confusion.

Edited by Joseph P, Jan 21 2021 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 03:58 PM

View PostJoseph P, on Jan 21 2021 - 02:23 PM, said:

Exactly right....I am failing to get either the Update Patch or the Historical Add-on v1.0 installed.

1)

Download CA71_Update_Patch.rar
Save to your hard drive.

Right-click on CA71_Update_Patch.rar -> choose 7-Zip -> Unpack to "CA71_Update_Patch\" (it will create a subfolder to avoid loose files within your download area)
Then open the newly created CA71_Update_Patch folder.
Copy all included folders and files (cars, layout, tracks, dr71CA.ini, gp71CA.ini, ReadMe_CA71_Update_Patch.txt) into your main GPL folder, (Sierra/GPL) allowing the contents to overwrite the files already there.

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2)

Download CA71_HistAdd_v1.0.7z
Save to your hard drive.

Right-click on CA71_HistAdd_v1.0.7z and unpack -> choose 7-Zip -> Unpack here (it has a subfolder included)
Note: Unpacking might take a moment because it will be 1.49 GB. ;)
Then open the CA71_HistAdd_v1.0.
Copy all included folders and files (cars, layout, repository, season, sound, tracks, dr71CA.ini, gp71CA.ini, ReadMe_CA71_Historical Add-on_v1.0.pdf) into your main GPL folder, (Sierra/GPL) allowing the contents to overwrite the files already there.


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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 04:15 PM

I'm sorry to ask, Stefan. When you say "copy all included folders and files...into your main GPL folder..." do you mean manually copy them with the mouse and just drop them in?  I see all of them sitting there but obviously my limited IQ just doesnt know what to do with them. :hithead:

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 05:25 PM

View PostJoseph P, on Jan 21 2021 - 04:15 PM, said:

I'm sorry to ask, Stefan. When you say "copy all included folders and files...into your main GPL folder..." do you mean manually copy them with the mouse and just drop them in?

Yes, with your mouse
or use the keys on your keyboard CTRL+C (copy) and CTRL+V (paste).
These are the keys on a German keyboard: STRG+C (copy) STRG+V (paste).

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Posted Jan 21 2021 - 09:14 PM

That was easy. Thanks Stefan!

This mod is an incredible piece of work. Just brilliant - an entirely different race car. Amazed how the modders not only of this one, but all the others as well, expand GPL. Thank you!




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