GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10

Posted by PTRACER 
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: April 18, 2020 10:25AM
Posted by: mazza369
I’ve got a relatively new Lenovo laptop on windows 10 and I’ve got Grand Prix 3 set up and running with dgvoodoo2, all thanks to the guide on the first page so I’m buzzing with that, thank you.

But after that I’ve installed GPxPatch and that runs too but nothing seems to convert into the game, like GPxinfo for the onscreen graphics etc. The same goes for GP3 edit, I installed the 2020 car set to see if it works, and on the menu the 2020 graphics and team driver and names are there, but when the race starts it’s just the 1998 cars with 2020 names
mazza369 Wrote:
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> I’ve got a relatively new Lenovo laptop on
> windows 10 and I’ve got Grand Prix 3 set up and
> running with dgvoodoo2, all thanks to the guide on
> the first page so I’m buzzing with that, thank
> you.
>
> But after that I’ve installed GPxPatch and that
> runs too but nothing seems to convert into the
> game, like GPxinfo for the onscreen graphics etc.
> The same goes for GP3 edit, I installed the 2020
> car set to see if it works, and on the menu the
> 2020 graphics and team driver and names are there,
> but when the race starts it’s just the 1998 cars
> with 2020 names


Any modding (or GPxPatch specific info) is only available in Hardware mode. If you run in Software mode (which I suspect is the best way to get a stable framerate out of a laptop), then those things won't work.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 20, 2020 05:14PM
Posted by: Rod_vs


Is it solved with dgvoodoo2??? I tried to open game without it, only with GPxPatch installed!!!


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Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 20, 2020 11:07PM
Posted by: pippozzo
if u have a good graphics card let's try dxwnd too...
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 20, 2020 11:12PM
Posted by: Rod_vs
pippozzo Wrote:
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> if u have a good graphics card let's try dxwnd
> too...


GeForce GT210...


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Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 26, 2020 04:34PM
Posted by: pippozzo
And you have all my Sympathies... :D ;)
ok, if it is working I raccomand dxWnd. find in this post the setting to run correctly,
[drive.google.com]
because DgVoodoo is more compatible, but really poor in terms of CPU occupancy trouble. and you need gave compromises in terms of rcr distances and resolution for make it playable.

however if you have a desktop pc - not laptop, I think GT210 is a desktop machine -, I could suggest to have a better one, also used models, you can find many , better , with really cheap.
I have a GT610, but e still speaking about a HD2500 level performance, but very well for this game. You can find better, AMD or Nvidia.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 27, 2020 01:48AM
Posted by: Rod_vs
pippozzo Wrote:
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> And you have all my Sympathies... :D ;)
> ok, if it is working I raccomand dxWnd. find in
> this post the setting to run correctly,
> [drive.google.com]
> gPqYiri9LTpv2QE8LzU41W
> because DgVoodoo is more compatible, but really
> poor in terms of CPU occupancy trouble. and you
> need gave compromises in terms of rcr distances
> and resolution for make it playable.
>
> however if you have a desktop pc - not laptop, I
> think GT210 is a desktop machine -, I could
> suggest to have a better one, also used models,
> you can find many , better , with really cheap.
> I have a GT610, but e still speaking about a
> HD2500 level performance, but very well for this
> game. You can find better, AMD or Nvidia.


Yes, I'm planning to change graphical card, but only after August!! Thanks for tip!!


One Racing driver and team manager
GPGSL-3: champion in 2007/2013/2014!
GPGSL-4: testdrivers champion in Season 11!
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: May 27, 2020 01:51AM
Posted by: Rod_vs
pippozzo Wrote:
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> And you have all my Sympathies... :D ;)
> ok, if it is working I raccomand dxWnd. find in
> this post the setting to run correctly,
> [drive.google.com]
> gPqYiri9LTpv2QE8LzU41W
> because DgVoodoo is more compatible, but really
> poor in terms of CPU occupancy trouble. and you
> need gave compromises in terms of rcr distances
> and resolution for make it playable.


It doesn't work for me... I´ll try again!!


One Racing driver and team manager
GPGSL-3: champion in 2007/2013/2014!
GPGSL-4: testdrivers champion in Season 11!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2020 04:40PM by Rod_vs.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: June 08, 2020 09:10PM
Posted by: Rod_vs
No way!! I made all things that picture shows, but my game doesn't open race screen!! :(


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GPGSL-3: champion in 2007/2013/2014!
GPGSL-4: testdrivers champion in Season 11!
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 10, 2021 10:27AM
Posted by: PWM
I've frequently been getting requests for making a tutorial on GP3 with Windows 10 so I made one and thought I'd share it here as well. All required steps are included so anyone should be able to get the game up and running even without prior experience on patches, GPxPatch, Direct X wrappers or anything. I didn't get DxWnd to work on my PC so only dgVoodoo is included.

The guide includes GP3 installation, 1.13 patch installation, NO-CD patch installation, GPxPatch installation and settings, dgVoodoo installation and settings, racing wheel setup and how to get rid of the pink-striped-tyres bug.

Here's the tutorial:


video: [youtu.be]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2021 10:31AM by PWM.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 18, 2021 10:19PM
Posted by: zifox
I followed the tutorial to make GP3 run on windows 10 and have two hiccups:
- with dgvoodoo half the textures are white (both cars and ground)
- using dnWnd the transparent parts of the decals of the wheel and trees are greenish, and i can't start the game in full screen.

It runs perfectly fine in software mode, but... honestly I can't play it this way, I used hardware accel back in the days, and I'd like to make it work.

I'm not an expert with dgvoodoo but I did manage to make Severance: Blade of Darkness work with it after days of tweaking, but using the Glide Wrapper. I can't make it work with GP3, anyone tried it ?
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 19, 2021 04:55AM
Posted by: JrFirmm
The best way to play GP3 (my case, windows 7) is using DxWrapper. Don't even need to copy anything to game folder. Just create a GP3 profile is ITS dxwnd proxy (use pippozzo's settings) and launch the game FROM IT. In any track, your PO will be max 50 at race start and 30 average during the race. Same for GP32K. (both i edited FPS to 32).

[github.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2021 05:25AM by JrFirmm.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 19, 2021 10:56AM
Posted by: zifox
Same result using DxWrapper as with dxWnd directly, which is not surprising given that directx7 is not part of the compatible version list.

I think it working correctly on windows 7 because there is actually a version of DirectX7 for this os.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 19, 2021 07:20PM
Posted by: JrFirmm
In dxwrapper folder, open all settings with notepad and in [Compatibility], set Dd7to9 to 1.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 22, 2021 01:46AM
Posted by: PTRACER
This is my guide for Windows 10 in hardware mode with a DX wrapper (both DXWND and dgvoodoo options are shown)



video: [www.youtube.com]





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2021 01:48AM by PTRACER.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 22, 2021 08:09AM
Posted by: Constanstijn
I tried following the instructions video, but everytime I open the Gp3.exe the game tells me to insert the CD. I know the No-CD patch is supposed to solve this, but for me it does not work. I want to try to reinstall the game completely, but I don't have a CD reader on my laptop. I do have the game physically at home tho.

Does anyone know where I can download the game from, or is that question not allowed on these forums?
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 28, 2021 04:22PM
Posted by: zifox
You only need to have a CD drive visible in windows, it's the same issue with GP4. Mount any iso and it will work.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: February 28, 2021 06:40PM
Posted by: zifox
PTRACER Wrote:
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> This is my guide for Windows 10 in hardware mode
> with a DX wrapper (both DXWND and dgvoodoo options
> are shown)
>
> [i9.ytimg.com].
> jpg?time=1613954700000&sqp=CIz9y4EG&rs=AOn4CLDSp9m
> Vo4oEPqqFTSKx56aZ-awTXA
>
> [www.youtube.com]

Using your options (a few changes from the one I had from another tutorial, here's what i get:


Which is... the same as before. i'm starting to wonder if ATI/AMD cards have issues : I have the exact same render if I run GP3 with hardware acceleration without any wrapper.


Using Dgvoodoo (following PWM video), the result is...


a bit whitewashed. ;)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/2021 08:09PM by zifox.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: April 21, 2021 12:08AM
Posted by: peke12
I tried installing as described on the first page, but I'm not satisfied at all with the performance.
I have the following system:
cpu: Core I7 6700k
graphics: Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060
memory: 16 GB
OS: win 10 version 20H2 64bit

At the start of the race from a midfield, I have a PO of 350 - 400 %.
Once the dust settles, it hovers around 100%.
So software mode it is for me. (And no probability of rain, because software mode crashes in the rain)
If anybody has some useful tips to improve game speed, let me know.
PS: I refuse to play with a resolution lower than 1280 * 1024. I believe my system should be powerful enough to run this game.
Re: GUIDE: How to run Grand Prix 3 on Windows 10
Date: April 21, 2021 07:25PM
Posted by: pippozzo
I really believe you should be able to play with your pc ad less than 100% also in hardware, in dgVoooo mode or with DxWnd.
Make sure executable (gp3.exe) is setted in compatible mode, windows XP SP2 and gpxpatch and gp3.exe is setted with Admin privileges.
And add your GP3 folder as exception in windows 10 Antivirus setting.
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