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#1 Stefan Roess

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Posted Nov 18 2009 - 08:06 AM

OnlineGridTool (by John Smith)

John Smith, one of our admins of the GPL Mods Online Racing League www.gplracer.de has created this handy tool. Thx John!


The tool creates wide grids for online racing, to be used on GPL server for safer starts.
It creates 1x1 staggered grids, with 8 meter distance.
Clients do not need wide grids.

The tool only works with "track.inis". The so-called "mod.inis" (e.g. "track65.ini") are NOT supported by the tool.
It automatically creates a backup of the "track.ini" ("Track_Backup.ini") in the track folder.
It is NOT recommended to delete the "Track_Backup.ini" as the tool needs it.



A GPL server reads mod specific "track.inis" (if there are any) before it reads the track.ini.


With the new mod patches and as well with new mods, e.g. the GT mod, mod specific "track.inis" get stored in the track folders, e.g.
"track65.ini"
"track66.ini"
"track67.ini"
"track69.ini"
"trackGT.ini"

Too prevent the server from using these "mod.inis" instead of the modified "track.ini", created with the Online Grid Tool, it is recommended to rename them, e.g. with an underscore before:
"_track65.ini"
"_track66.ini"
"_track67.ini"
"_track69.ini"
"_trackGT.ini"

If the poistion of the "polesitter" is on the left or on the right side can be found in the "track.ini" in the section [starting_grid_0]. You can adjust this with the tool at "Pole position".

It may happen, that the grid gets very narrow on some tracks (e.g. Leipzig) that have a curve at the start/finish line or specific track objects (e.g. walls, bale of straw). Therefore it is always necessary to do a test (offline race, 19 AI and check the first and last car if all is ok), bevor you can use the grid for online racing.



by John Smith




Edit 1:

Download OnlineGridTool v2.0:
https://code.google....onlinegridtool/

:hat-tip:


Edit 2:

Download
track.ini 1x1 wide server grids collection by SR (for around 200 tracks)
http://www.gplworld....l-online-racing
-> scroll down to the end of the page to download the wide grids for server

Attached Files


Edited by Stefan Roess, Nov 05 2019 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted Nov 18 2009 - 12:36 PM

This could come in very handy. Many thanks

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Posted Nov 29 2009 - 05:14 PM

Hi,
tested it some days ago: it works perfect!

thx John!


best regards,
Thor

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Posted Mar 01 2010 - 03:43 AM

v1.2 released

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Posted Apr 12 2010 - 12:21 PM

v1.3 released

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Posted Jan 03 2011 - 09:17 PM

v1.4 released
- now with installer
- does NOT support Windows Vista and Windows 7 (not yet ;)

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Posted Jan 22 2011 - 12:02 PM

new v1.5 (Windows Vista, Windows 7)

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Posted Jan 26 2011 - 12:15 PM

Thanks John & Stefan for your work :thumbup:

Could be possible to translate the installer to english, too?

About the last update, v1.5, is it also OK for WinXP, or it has no sense having v1.4? :idunno:

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Posted Jan 26 2011 - 05:17 PM

Version 1.5 should work with Windows XP, too. Version 1.4 is ok if you dont have .NET framework installed. Online installation of .NET 2.0 is ok but dont try it with higher version (taking hours).

Some major updates will be in next version. Installer in english doesnt sound too bad either :)

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Posted Feb 10 2011 - 08:24 AM

The whole development process have been moved up to google project hosting.

http://code.google.c...onlinegridtool/

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Posted May 15 2011 - 02:48 PM

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v1.6 released (Windows Vista, Windows 7,
also works on Windows 10 64-bit)
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Like v1.5, but additionally with "Customize" function. The user can now customize the grid and
set the cars almost at any position he wants (see screenshot). Drag & Drop is inactive.




Now you can easily create grids like this Posted Image (see attachment)

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Edited by Stefan Roess, Jan 03 2019 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted Nov 03 2019 - 06:11 AM

I have updated my first post with this:

Download
track.ini 1x1 wide server grids collection by SR (for approx. 200 tracks)
http://www.gplworld....l-online-racing
-> scroll down to the end of the page to download the wide grids for server




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