Lancia Stratos Mod
Some time ago I asked permission from Rory to use his Stratos model for a sort of rally type mod for GPL and he agreed.
I made and tested physics with the help of others, and modified the car model to have 7 different liveries ( one in each slot )
At the time we were working on 66mod and this was just a bit of fun for the mod team. Since then it has sat on my HD gathering dust.
Then a few weeks ago, Stuart and I had a few laps online and decided that the community might appreciate what we have made.
So here it is.
NOTE 1 :- I have included two season files, one is named GPLRALLY.ini, the other is championship ini grx.ini.
They both have Machwerk, Gyral, and Lydden tracks listed so you need to have those 3 tracks installed BEFORE installing the mod files.
Note 3 :- The mod works online or against the AI but there are only 7 different cars and numbers ( one in each team ).
The Stratos model is demanding on PC recourses so I would suggest this mod is used with a minimum of other cars on track and definitely not full grids.
The original idea was for its use in time trial events, or as rallycross type events with 5 or 6 cars max.
I would suggest you start by having some laps at Machwerk to get the feel of the physics.
Default setups are included which should work well at most tracks apart from changing final drive ratio to suit.
The Lancia Stratos was one of the first homologation specials built with the World Rally Championship in mind.
The car uses the "Dino" V6 engine in HF spec giving 265 bhp @7800 rpm.
Because of its very short wheelbase the car is prone to oversteer but this can be used to aid cornering.
Many thanks to RORY GIBSON the author of the Lancia Stratos car model for giving his permission for its use in this mod.
The model has been modified by me. It has working gauges including a working speedometer (kph).
Also thanks to :-
Nigel Pattinson for his patching protocol and tools which enabled me to make the mod.
Richard Cooke for making the Lancia Stratos engine.
Arturo Pereira for making the team layouts.
MECH for making the GEMPICS and team info pics.
Wolfgang Buthe for the sound files.
Stuart Bartosiak, Rob Hunter and others for extensive physics testing.
Bill Cooper for hosting.
NOTE TO BETA TESTERS WITH PREVIOUS VERSIONS
Remove "carsRX" folder from gpl/cars before installing this version.
Remove "gplRX" folder from gpl/mods/gem+ before installing this version.
Remove "gplcrx.exe" from gpl folder before installing this version.
Unzip Stratos_Mod_091209.zip to a temp location.
Inside the Stratos_Mod_091209 folder you will find a gpl folder and a readme.
Make sure you have read carefully the readme.
copy the CONTENTS of the supplied gpl folder to your gpl folder ( allow overwrite )
Getting started :-
create a player in gpl for Stratos, exit gpl.
/click Carsets, make Stratos active, select physics ( GPLRX ).
/select Stratos for your player from the box next to Carsets.
/exit gem to build a gplcrx.exe
carset = carsRX
physics = GPLRX
season = GPLRALLY
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://stratos.gplworld.de/