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Spa67 Can't Load Track Problem

22 Apr 2015

Posted by Martin308GTB in GPL-"Help! I'm having trouble with..."
Hello all,

first of all; This is my very first post here. I'm in Germany and after 17 years I once more tried to install GPL on a 'retired' 8 years old HP Notebook (Mobile Workstation) with a freshly set-up and clean Windows 7.
Back in the early days I didn't have much luck with GPL and my rig back then caused constant graphics freezing till I gave up.

But now on my above mentioned notebook, which is my first PC to play around with it without fearing any big loss, and with the present great help from you all, things went fine, except one:

I tried to install the great Spa67 track but when trying to launch it, I get the dreaded 'Track can't be loaded' - 'weekend cancelled' message.

I have installed GEM+2.5.32, the 67 patch v1.3 and  gplrast v2.5. And I have installed additional tracks like Clermont-Ferrand, Brands Hatch and 66,69mods, as well as Sportscar mod successfully.
All runs great with my PCs monitor native resolution of 1920x1200 on Direct 3D v2. Slow motion effects have been successfully eliminated by switching off 'Intel Speed Step' in GEM.

Like said; I would love to play Spa67 but no success. Now I'm running out of ideas what I could try further to make it run.
I also tried the Lite3D-pack, but no avail.

Any help from you would be greatly appreciated.

My hardware:

HP Compaq Mobile Workstation NW8240
Windows 7 - 32 Prof. (Drivers for graphic card and W-Lan are Vista-drivers, since HP no more supports this notebook)
Intel Pentium M processor 2.13 GHz
2 GB RAM
Graphics ATI Mobilty Fire GL5000

Best Regards and thanks a lot in advance

Martin

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Interlagos

Yesterday, 07:12 PM

Posted by chris skepis in GPL Request Area
Hi guys
I hate asking things to modders and track builders ( they are extremely busy already doing wonders for us) but, with the advent of Jonny'o Sudam carset and
his forthcoming Div 4 carset, I really can´t help but ask track builders (Ginetto, Sergio Loro, and others) to make a real Interlagos old layout track. The one available
is completely wrong, All the altitudes are wrong, there are a tropical rain forest around the circuit and Interlagos never had a single tree on it, only bushes, all corners are wrong. To give a exemple, the part called "Subida do Lago" it is an uphill and not a downhill, there ain´t no Berlin Wall around "Ferradura". At the end of the big straight "Retao" is a downhill, not an uphill. Corner 1,2 and 3 are slightly banked. The "Retao" is longer than it is on the available track, and far too many wrong things to mention. There are a lot of beautiful Argentine tracks for GPL and the only two Brazilian tracks ( Interlagos and Jacarepagua) are dreadfully wrong. Unfortunately I have got absolutely no skills at all to build a track, so I've got no option other than ask for the Track Gurus to make Interlagos as it were one of the best tracks of the world. ( not the current layout as used on modern F1, but the old layout used in the 60´s and 70´s.) As I live today very near Interlagos, I could go there and ask if I can get a circuit map with altitudes etc...I don´t know if they can give it away, but I can try if helps.

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A Second A Lap

22 Apr 2015

Posted by snebka in Motorsport Chat
Hi Im recently browsed the internet and found fantastic page about during the F1 racing weekend's (1950-1971 yet) he writes one race daily

Here you have a link :)  http://second-a-lap.blogspot.cz/ ( or com)

Oh and sorry for my poor english i'm working on it

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Humble Bundle Racing Games Weekend Sale!

Yesterday, 03:50 PM

Hi lads,

Humble Bundle is selling at discount prices many racing games this weekend, check them out!
part of the money you spend goes into charity ;)

https://www.humblebu...racing_weekend/

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Matra Ms7 Windscreen Editing

22 Apr 2015

I'm creating a 1968 version of the MS7 (F2 Mod) and I'm having trouble with the windscreen. One of the changes from 1967 is that the rear half of the windscreen is solid and has the driver's name on it.

When I use Winmip to convert the .mip file (which I have attached) it creates two .bmps, one of which is the transparency. I have tried editing both but I cannot find the right way to do this.

If I just edit windma.bmp, although the changes are visible on the preview in DATman, when I view the car on track the windscreen looks the same as before.

Then I tried to edit windma_ti.bmp but Winmip crashes when I try to convert the two .bmps back to a .mip file. I don't know much about transparencies so I am not sure what I can and can't edit.

I want the final result to look like this:
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Any suggestions?

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