larger green flag
Posted Sep 20 2007 - 05:26 AM
Posted Sep 20 2007 - 07:30 PM
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 12:51 AM
I think, i know what is needed and i think i have it allready installed on my GPL.
There was a fix for the starter with a bigger flag in green color. This is a big help for online races with staggered grids. And it is compatible with the flagger Keith was posting above.
Normally i save all files i download and install on my HD. Later at home (in 6 or 7 hours) i will have a search in my archive to help out.
Edited by ACHIM KRAFT, Sep 21 2007 - 12:52 AM.
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 08:18 AM
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 10:12 AM
1) If you don't like not being able to see the flag, qualify closer to the front. Not easily seeing the flag is one of the many disadvantages of qualifying poorly, like having to pass slower drivers etc.
2) If you're way at the back, possibly more of your attention should be on the car just ahead of you
3) Maybe I have better screen res, but I can see the movement of the flag even at the back of the grid, unless the grid has been modified to be much more stretched out. You do have to know where he is though.
Edited by Bob Simpson, Sep 21 2007 - 10:14 AM.
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 11:02 AM
out of the hundreds of races we have run, this is the first time I can recall this happening .... we have no problems going when the guy in front goes .... a new guy inititated the false start, and a couple of our regulars got fooled into moving, they don't usually have a problem
I had used this larger flag for a long time and it is helpful, be it on the pole, mid-pack or wherever .... when I test a track, I can almost always see the flag at the back of the grid, unless it is a short straight with a tight final turn, Monsanto for example
I do stretch the grid, because we race the lesser used and tougher tracks that others usually don't race .... a 2x1 staggered grid makes for an easier T1 entry for the entire grid, and I can't recall the last time we had a T1 incident .... and using a stretched grid decreases any warping when using the hi res 69 cars
occasionally we use a reversed grid .... this makes it a bit harder for the faster guys to get to the front and it allows everyone to be involved in the race .... the slower guys get to dice with the faster guys, which is more fun than being left in the dust to drive a lonely race .... and fun, challenging racing that involves everyone is what NAGPL is all about
but thanks for your helpful thoughts on telling us to qualify better
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 11:34 AM
I am at home now and search for the original zip with the bigger green flag for the starter. Unlucky my archiv is on 3 or more pc and searching during very long without quick results.
So i make an other (alternative) plan: I copy my "objs"-folder with the bigger green flag in it. All based on the "FLAG4" file from Keeper (see post above to have a look), downloading years ago from RSC. The relevant files can you find in my zipped "objs"-folder. Use it complete (please make a backup from your folder before, i fiddle on skidmarks and pitboard and fonts too) or in the relevant parts. With WINMIP or other programms you can find out what *.srb-files you need. All credits goes to to unknown author.
P.S.: I post a pic from the bigger green flag to see what you get.
P.P.S.: Please don't kill me for uploading parts of the original-sim.
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 12:26 PM
I guess not everyone was aware of it's existence
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 01:14 PM
No problem to search a bit. I read the posts and i am sure, i had it allready installed on my hd. So in the end i am glad i can help you out.
Posted Sep 21 2007 - 05:13 PM
Glad you were able to figure out what we were looking for!!!
Tried out in an ai race & in oAo race this morning. Started from mid grid in oAo race & back of grid in ai race & the start flag is much easier to see!
Thank you again Achim!!!
Edited by rachet1, Sep 22 2007 - 11:22 AM.
Posted Oct 01 2013 - 04:37 PM
Haha I've been looking all over for this, been getting fed up being confused by the white marshals' overalls! Thanks!
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