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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

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Any wheel that's good for sim racing. I'm glad I have my G25 with the shifter. I mainly race with keyboard atm though.
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Post by Cheeveer » 4 years ago

G25's doesn't break... except for the shifter. I've had mine since it was released (2006?) and the wheel hasn't missed a beat. I guess those can be scored quite cheap nowadays.
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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

My pedals and my shifter have glitches on and off for some time, I've had to take them apart to clean the pots. Everything is working fine now though.
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Post by Cheeveer » 4 years ago

I bought a Thrustmaster TH8RS shifter in January, also a solid piece of kit. Much better than the G25 shifter, but it also costs as such.
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Post by ReneLotus » 4 years ago

I'm using the Logitech Driving Force GT. It has a sequential shifter, but I'm enjoying it very much.

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Post by Antonov » 4 years ago

I started the game, but when I try to run on, eg the streets of Monaco, and press green; the computer crashes to desktop.
Maybe I did something wrong with 3D accelaration or screen resolution? Would love to play... I used the update as indicated by Cheeveer.

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Antonov wrote:I started the game, but when I try to run on, eg the streets of Monaco, and press green; the computer crashes to desktop.
Maybe I did something wrong with 3D accelaration or screen resolution? Would love to play... I used the update as indicated by Cheeveer.
If you've loaded the game straight from the disc and not updated it, it's never going to work...
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Post by Cheeveer » 4 years ago

Hmm, I suspect you need to patch it up further. Try and install this very useful utility: http://gem.ebi-service.de/downloads.html

That will add a lot more options to make the game run smoother. It will also allow you to install mods.

CTD's are usually because of graphical glitches - it wasn't originally made for 2015 graphics cards. But with the above utility it can make it work - I use the "Open GL V2" rasteriser and 1920x1080 resolution. It runs very stable with that.
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Post by Cheeveer » 4 years ago

There's also this guide: http://gplworld.org/easy-installation-guide.html

The Sim Racing Mirror Zone is THE GPL forum: http://srmz.net/index.php?act=idx
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Post by ReneLotus » 4 years ago

Cheeveer wrote:There's also this guide: http://gplworld.org/easy-installation-guide.html

The Sim Racing Mirror Zone is THE GPL forum: http://srmz.net/index.php?act=idx
I use the all in one installer from the forum and GEM+.
After installing GPL you need to create a player profile and then close GPL again. Then open GEM and add your installation to GEM and it will work everytime.

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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

Just in case you thought GPL needed a touch more realism...look at the driver's head!
https://vimeo.com/143319235

I'm blown away by what modders are doing to this game.
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Post by erwin greven » 3 years ago

yeah, i think i should try to get GPL running again.
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

It's really, really good. I only drive it with keyboard, but if you tune the AI right, they're so much better to race with than say rFactor's AI.

There's also a patch out that removes the black bars from the field of view, so it's now proper full screen.
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Post by Cheeveer » 3 years ago

Thanks for mentioning that, PT! Peaking my interest for GPL again. I'm hearing that F1 1955 and CanAm 1966 mods are imminent! (imminent in GPL lingo is usually at least 6 months, but still)
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Post by Ian-S » 3 years ago

The driver head is, in theory, really easy to do (especially in nr2003), what interests me is how they got the suspension to move in GPL but you can't do the same thing in NR (the reason I'm comparing to NR is because the two games share much of the same code).

Is there any car building tutorials for GPL available that show the construction code and switches like there is for NR?
I've tried looking but never really found anything.
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Post by Cheeveer » 3 years ago

Ian-S wrote:The driver head is, in theory, really easy to do (especially in nr2003), what interests me is how they got the suspension to move in GPL but you can't do the same thing in NR (the reason I'm comparing to NR is because the two games share much of the same code).

Is there any car building tutorials for GPL available that show the construction code and switches like there is for NR?
I've tried looking but never really found anything.
You should ask that at SRMZ. If they can't answer that, then probably no.
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