NoGripRacing.com

Go Back   NoGripRacing Forums > PC Racing > Grand Prix Legends

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10 January 12, 23:34   #1
stefanroess
 
stefanroess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bavaria, GERMANY
Age: 42
Default Grand Prix Legends (GPL) Easy Installation Guide

Grand Prix Legends (GPL)
Easy Installation Guide

GERMAN:
http://de.gplworld.eu/easy-installation-guide.html

ENGLISH:
http://en.gplworld.eu/easy-installation-guide.html
stefanroess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 10:50   #2
hosspower
 
hosspower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boolarra, Australia
Age: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stefanroess View Post
Grand Prix Legends (GPL)
Easy Installation Guide

GERMAN:
http://de.gplworld.eu/easy-installation-guide.html

ENGLISH:
http://en.gplworld.eu/easy-installation-guide.html


Top job - well done!

& thank you!
hosspower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 12:34   #3
renard
Hippy
 
renard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Twincylvania
Age: 49
Default

Thanks, just bought GPL (2.10!) to see if it's as good as DurgeDriven would have us believe, this will be very useful.
renard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 16:32   #4
DurgeDriven
 
DurgeDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by renard View Post
Thanks, just bought GPL (2.10!) to see if it's as good as DurgeDriven would have us believe, this will be very useful.
Well you won't understand what I am talking about in one session like you do with most sims 'cause you will be too busy cursing fighting the car whilst trying to fathom who let these Papy people out of the madhouse. lmao

There will come a lap you go from fighting the car to listening to it and from then on it starts to come to together. The first time you nail a bend decent you really do feel it and start to understand how to drive them.

I mean that is how black and white it can be for some there is no shades of grey, you don't half like GPL.

Assuming your audio chipset works well with GPL , you have a half decent wheel and like to drive no aids you are 1/3 the way there.
DurgeDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 16:58   #5
Spuderzz
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Default

I have a GPL disc sat in a draw next to my PC, hoping someday I would be able to play this sim again.

My heart jumped when I saw this link however, having looked at it, I think the heading is misleading - this should read 'Easy-Installation-Guide (provided you have a couple of days to spare and are confident you know what you're doing!).

Just the thought of embarking on this is bringing me out in acold sweat. LOL.
Spuderzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:03   #6
DurgeDriven
 
DurgeDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuderzz View Post
I have a GPL disc sat in a draw next to my PC, hoping someday I would be able to play this sim again.

My heart jumped when I saw this link however, having looked at it, I think the heading is misleading - this should read 'Easy-Installation-Guide (provided you have a couple of days to spare and are confident you know what you're doing!).

Just the thought of embarking on this is bringing me out in acold sweat. LOL.

I would try GPLPS installer with standard '67 and 11 tracks.

That will give you a good idea if you think it is worth to take to next level.



Spam

You do a session or 2 of GTR2 and next thing you want 20 tracks plus that no permission Targa fixed

After months in GPL I will bet you the furthest thing from your mind will be Targa or any other addon circuit.

Last edited by DurgeDriven; 13 January 12 at 17:14.
DurgeDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:15   #7
renard
Hippy
 
renard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Twincylvania
Age: 49
Default

I downloaded the 2004 demo and had a 17 lapper around Watkins Glen in the Lotus, came 13th out of 20. Lapped, but happy.I think I'm going to like this, can't believe I haven't bought it before.
renard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:16   #8
stefanroess
 
stefanroess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bavaria, GERMANY
Age: 42
Default

Also try the mods!
Especially the new 67 F2 mod (with very good default setups). A blast to drive, like any other GPL mod.
stefanroess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:19   #9
DurgeDriven
 
DurgeDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by renard View Post
I downloaded the 2004 demo and had a 17 lapper around Watkins Glen in the Lotus, came 13th out of 20. Lapped, but happy.I think I'm going to like this, can't believe I haven't bought it before.
You serious ?

You finished your first GPL race !


omg
DurgeDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:21   #10
renard
Hippy
 
renard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Twincylvania
Age: 49
Default

Thanks
renard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 17:42   #11
DurgeDriven
 
DurgeDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default What I do not like about GPL.

Don't like the rear view mirrors and roll bar from exterior views .

Don't like the way ai turn bends and crab across track.

Don't like I can't use CCM (Camera Control Master ) in '66 and '69 extra

Thats is about it after 15 years since demo.


Yeah, serious to finish your first race not many people would have done this.
DurgeDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 12, 22:28   #12
hosspower
 
hosspower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boolarra, Australia
Age: 46
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by renard View Post
I downloaded the 2004 demo and had a 17 lapper around Watkins Glen in the Lotus, came 13th out of 20. Lapped, but happy.I think I'm going to like this, can't believe I haven't bought it before.
Good lord, dude! You finished your first race!!! I'm not worthy...

It took me 18 months to be able to do a lap at semi-race-pace.... After 12 years of GPL it's still a great day when I finish a race.

Well done!
hosspower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 12, 01:44   #13
DurgeDriven
 
DurgeDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default

Oh, I died 100 times.

GPLRank I started at +288 lmao

I attacked the 10 circuits only and on the day I went negative I
finally did Nords again and took 35 seconds in a few laps.

It took me only 12 1/2 weeks to reach -8.15 in Lotus and Eagle
and from what I was told at the time that was pretty fast.

But I lived and breathed it almost every spare waking hour was spent
even falling asleep a few times.

After that I was totally exhausted and just started taking pics and videos
and never improved my Rank.

And I had shared cars to do it and most in practice

That is when the enormity of Monster Rank online hits you.

Today I am so far off negative it is not funny but to be fair my broken momo is horrendous to drive with, if I had G27 I think I could get to -30 that would probably be my limit but I may surprise myself.



BTW
In case any newbies are wondering a standard GPL Rank is based on your best lap times at the 11 circuits, practice or race in any 1967 F1 car or combination of 1967 F1 cars, offline or online.

So +288 means I was 288 seconds ( 4 minutes 48 seconds ) of the GPL lap records. rof
then another minute and a half to Huttu.
lol

I highly recommend GPLRank to any GPL novice you have a plethora of charts and graphs that show you your Rank history you can compare to any other drivers you can see the tracks you are slow and fast and what times same people get in different cars, stuff like that.

Last edited by DurgeDriven; 14 January 12 at 02:13.
DurgeDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 May 14, 10:27   #14
stefanroess
 
stefanroess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bavaria, GERMANY
Age: 42
Default

An updated v1.5 is now online. See post #1
stefanroess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5 August 14, 00:17   #15
CDN_Merlin
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default

Hi all,

I've just re-installed GPL using the 1.07 Installer and everything works fine with one exception. When I want to quit a track, I hit ESC like usual but then my screen goes black and I kinda have to CTRL+ALT+DEL and hit CANCEL to get back.

Win 7 64 bit
Asus P8P67-LE
Intel 2600K
Sapphire R7-290x 2 Gig
8 Gigs RAM
1920-1080 Res
CDN_Merlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5 August 14, 07:00   #16
jgf
 
jgf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Age: 61
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CDN_Merlin View Post
Hi all,

I've just re-installed GPL using the 1.07 Installer and everything works fine with one exception. When I want to quit a track, I hit ESC like usual but then my screen goes black and I kinda have to CTRL+ALT+DEL and hit CANCEL to get back....
This behavior in many games is caused by resolution switching (the game is in full resolution, the menus are low-res), and is usually a vid driver or DX issue. I've never experienced this with GPL but have with other older games (I cursed vehemently when I first saw that black screen and thought the system had locked up).

Try a different FSAA mode (wide tent, narrow tent, etc.) in your vid driver settings, changing this on my system will make MS FlightSim exit to a black screen.

The DX in Vista/W7/W8 are not fully backwards compatible; there is a Microsoft patch which corrects this.

Less likely, check that you are running in XP compatibility mode. And check that indexing is enabled for the GPL folder (this probably isn't an issue unless you've previously turned off indexing on your system ...and this doesn't seem to make any difference on some systems).
jgf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5 August 14, 21:02   #17
CDN_Merlin
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default

Thanks. I played with a few settings in my drivers and it now works. Wish they would get back together and make a current engine version.
CDN_Merlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6 August 14, 07:08   #18
jgf
 
jgf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Age: 61
Default

It's doubtful there will ever be a GPL2. Kaemmer has been fully involved with iRacing since the demise of Sierra, and the rest of the team is long gone. Plus, GPL's initial sales were far below expectations (mainly due to reviews castigating its steep learning curve ...there are no casual GPL racers, it requires dedication); while there is definitely a market for a new version, and i've no doubt it would outsell the original, it is still a niche market with projected sales below what would interest a developer/marketer.

I've seen threads at SRMZ about building a new GPL on one of the open source engines available. But that would be an enormous task for a small group of enthusiasts working in their spare time.
jgf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6 August 14, 08:46   #19
CDN_Merlin
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default

Oh I know all of this but it would still be great. I also played Descent way back and it was similar in terms of learning curve yet they made 3 of them. There are fans making new versions using UT engine etc. It's not impossible.
CDN_Merlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 21:24.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

www.nogripracing.com 2003 - 2014
Page generated in 0.11872 seconds with 10 queries