It's release time!
This is the 'All-in-One' update for Mosport (Dry) in GPL. Author: Rudy Dingemans, 2009 (V1.0).
It's a combination of (the best bits in) several earlier Mosport updates, updated and extended by me (Rudy D).
All credits (and thanks) for those earlier updates (afaik, by Kellaaa, Klas, Jason Peters, the GPL Mod Team and possibly others I forgot...) should go to their respective authors - I just built upon their work a bit, in order to make an even more realistic Mosport. Oh, and credits to Papyrus for the original as well, of course.
Disclaimer: I take no credit for the original stuff released for Mosport earlier - only for the bits I added myself (see below for more info). Also, install at your own risk, things may explode upon installation, yadda yadda yadda... It worked over here, anyway. Tested on a 2,5 GHz pc.
- Anyway, TO INSTALL: just backup your original Mosport folder and/or remove the non-Papyrus files in it (except the mod .ini files of course). Then copy the contents of this update into the folder there. You may want to keep your original track.ini files though, so make sure to backup those.
The only thing not included here in this update file is Papy's original Mosport.dat, so you could just add that one to have a working Mosport track folder as well.
- SHORT DESCRIPTION: This update is a combo-update, in that it installs files from earlier Mosport updates by (as I recall it) Klas, Jason Peters Hi-Res Update and Kellaaa's. I combined those best I could, took out the bits that seemed out of place and/or outdated and replaced those with added stuff that would make for a more realistic Mosport.
The basic track layout by Papy is pretty decent, of course, but graphically it's very barren. Going by old film footage and period photographs, I included bits that were there in real life but hadn't been included in any earlier Mosport updates.
The reference point here is the track as it was in 1966/1967, so it would most apply to Can-Am 66 and especially the Grand Prix of 1967. This was a very wet race, of course, but in Grand Prix Legends it's a dry track. This update is for the default GPL track, so that's the main difference with the race of 67: it ain't wet, since it isn't wet in GPL. For a realistic 'wet' experience, you'd have to have 'wet' textures combined with a less-grippy track surface, like the Wet Mosport track that's up there somewhere in the Track Database. But this one is for the default GPL track.
I aimed to have a nice realistic-looking hi-res horizon for a dry Mosport, but if you prefer an overcast sky, I'd recommend Klas's.
Anyway, hope it works for y'all; enjoy!
MosportDryUp.zip 7.4MB 1239 downloads
PS. This update is free, and SCREENIEWARE . If you install and like it, put up a nice little screenshot with one of your favorite cars in action on the track!
PPS. The file should also be available from Savefile: http://www.savefile.com/files/2126525
ADDITIONAL INFO AND BACKGROUND: ((See the Readme file))
Edited by Rudy Dingemans, Jun 22 2009 - 12:42 PM.