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Unread 12 January 18, 21:53   #1
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Default Good Old Grand Prix legends.

After trying to enjoy the new games on Steam (see attacinghment)https://postimg.org/image/mrqahzkjp/

I just cameback and ran several races on my small 500gig GPL install .I still have at least 3 installs of which one is almost 13 gig.

It may not be as pretty as some of the new ones but it sure is still a great sim. It is 20 years old and the new games have a hard time keeping up with GPL in pure racing pleasure. It is nice to see many of the familiar names still come back once in a while.
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Unread 12 January 18, 22:51   #2
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These words sum it all up: "pure racing pleasure."
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Yep, yep, agree on all accounts.

And, especially if you hunt bits and pieces for cockpits, tracks and whatnot, it's (IMO) still very pretty:

http://www.nogripracing.com/gallery/...cat=542&page=1

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I am thinking of reinstalling everything from scratch. The base game and then each individual update, because whenever I want to add anything to the game - with GPLPS - it doesn't do so properly.
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GPLPS works fine

G ... are you making a new driver for every car mod / season
If not you going to get issues with Gem when adding cars/mods
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Unread 13 January 18, 04:22   #6
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What do you mean? And yes, GPLPS works fine but when adding things to it, like an updated HD menu or other things, like trying to remove the black bar, the game just doesn't take it. The GPL67.exe stays the same, GPL.exe sometimes takes in the new stuff.
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Unread 13 January 18, 04:39   #7
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What do you mean?
A Player for every mod

Guimengo'67, Guimengo'68 Guimengo'69 etc.

A old backup with all mods will run, re-install Gem and re-run basic patches then check
GPL Inspector is all go / green
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Unread 13 January 18, 08:34   #8
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And, especially if you hunt bits and pieces for cockpits, tracks and whatnot, it's (IMO) still very pretty
GPL for me is the example I point to in order to prove that the most important thing for a pretty game is not polycounts or texture resolutions but solid, consistent art direction. I'm continually amazed just how perfectly the GPL community nail Papyrus' style with all of these updates and additions, and it's still a really great-looking game.

Years back when I used to download and try out a fistful of random rFactor tracks each weekend, within seconds I could tell if a track was a conversion / rip from GPL because it just looked like it, the art direction is so strong.

I honestly can't think of many other games who got it so right - the early Gran Turismo games, both Half-Life games and the early Metal Gear Solid games all perfected the way they look, but GPL is definitely up there with them. Maybe those games are an effect of the limited graphical horsepower back then, or the fact that they didn't need to outsource art, but whatever it is there should be more of it.
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Yep, yep, agree on all accounts.

And, especially if you hunt bits and pieces for cockpits, tracks and whatnot, it's (IMO) still very pretty:

http://www.nogripracing.com/gallery/...cat=542&page=1

Absolutly great pictures "Duc" Had not visited that site in a long time and enjoyed it throughly. Thanks for the Posts everyone.
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Unread 13 January 18, 19:14   #10
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I just bought a GPL disc off E-Bay not too long ago...wanna run that fantastic Can Am mod on the old Riverside layout
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Its great highbank ! get it love it!
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Tried GPL many times but I just can't get used to driving on ice...
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