Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P - BASIC VERSION RELEASED]

Posted by neldav03 
I wasn't sure whether to upload this, as it is only a work in progress and is something that is, unlikely, to be fully completed. Nevertheless, it is a little something I have been working on over the past few months in my spare time.

It is the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg circuit that is used in the IZOD IndyCar Series - on Grand Prix 4! The video is an on-board lap and exterior view lap with Sebastian Vettel. The materials (track surface; grass; barriers etc) are all taken from the original Grand Prix 4 circuits in the 2001 game, apart from the sponsors.

Could I release it at this stage? I guess I could, except there are a few bugs...

- cars accelerate on pit lane entry, resulting in 'drive through penalties'
- cars don't stop properly in pit lane

If I could get those two done in the forthcoming months, I could release a version. I will probably be very busy with work in the next few months, so my free time will be limited. But we shall see. For the moment, enjoy the video!









Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2015 01:18PM by neldav03.
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 14, 2013 07:22PM
Posted by: thestig88
Awesome work! Always welcome brand new real-life tracks!!!
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 14, 2013 08:05PM
Posted by: nhorry
Very good work!!! I hope, someone will help you with the bugs, and we'd race on this track soon...
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 14, 2013 10:30PM
Posted by: neldav03
Thanks for the comments. :) Thanks to this the main pit lane bug is now fixed, so cars can pit properly, although the drive through penalty bit still exists.
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 15, 2013 05:08PM
Posted by: kedy89
St. Pete, nice (H)

New tracks are always very welcome.



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Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 15, 2013 05:44PM
Posted by: SakuMiku
I'd say always welcomed. There is a Long Beach circuit (can't remember where I got it) that is far from the real circuit in the final sector, but still superb :-)




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Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 15, 2013 05:59PM
Posted by: hasbriale
I"ll take it bugs or not.. Please.. Looking for a long time and I mean it..
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: September 28, 2013 11:27PM
Posted by: neldav03
A little update, have been a few basic objects, such as flags, pit stands and lines on the tarmac to give it more of a street feel. A note on the pit stands, I've placed them where they are on the circuit, which is of course in a different position compared with F1. Not an issue in the race, but if you wanted to qualify you'd be 'in' the pit stand. Not a big issue but worth noting.

I will release it at some stage, just not yet. And if a release does happen like I said before, don't expect it to be fantastic, but a nice circuit to race around in any case - and bug free!
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 02, 2013 07:39PM
Posted by: neldav03
Some progress... :)





Two annoying things though:

1) the crowd standing on the ground are not showing in game
2) the pit lane tarmac I have changed, but the change is not showing in game

Not entirely sure why and it isn't a camera issue. A minor but frustrating issue. For the moment, going to continue developing the land around the track as I have above. :)
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 02, 2013 09:01PM
Posted by: thestig88
keep it up! amazing work and an amazing track! many thanks in advance!
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 03, 2013 08:15AM
Posted by: nhorry
Nice progress!!!
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 03, 2013 09:50AM
Posted by: TomMK
The tarmac is not showing because you need to put that texture in a different part of the wad. Place the tarmac texture file here: maps\resources\tarmacmap.tex

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Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 03, 2013 07:56PM
Posted by: littleone90
really good! can't wait to try this track! =D


Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 04, 2013 11:36PM
Posted by: teunieeegp4
Great to see this track (B)

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Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 05, 2013 12:30PM
Posted by: neldav03
TomMK Wrote:
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> The tarmac is not showing because you need to put
> that texture in a different part of the wad. Place
> the tarmac texture file here:
> maps\resources\tarmacmap.tex

I don't want the same tarmac for the track and pit lane though, different textures - the track sectors use melborne2001_page_019.tex, the pitlane sectors use montreal2001_page_020.tex
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 05, 2013 01:49PM
Posted by: Turbo Lover
That isn't possible, because the bin files of the track and pitlane are using the tarmac texture in the maps\resources\ folder of the wad file.



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Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: October 05, 2013 05:03PM
Posted by: neldav03
Turbo Lover Wrote:
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> That isn't possible, because the bin files of the
> track and pitlane are using the tarmac texture in
> the maps\resources\ folder of the wad file.

Ah, fair enough, that explains it. Thanks :)
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: November 11, 2013 09:21PM
Posted by: neldav03
A sneak peek...



gildoorf takes the credit for doing the building outlines in GP4 Builder, I have been grabbing images off Google Street View to create the above, which I am slowly working my way through alongside Barber. One or two graphics issues are cropping up where textures are concerned in game again (mainly the way the objects appear, sometimes floating) but I will deal with them later.

Oh, and let's say the track is no longer a smooth ride either.... ;)



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/2013 11:28PM by neldav03.
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: February 09, 2014 07:08PM
Posted by: neldav03
Soon.





Going to be honest, not a lot of progress since Christmas. At the moment it is rough around the edges, with some issues in game with 'floating' objects, however, my plan is to continue grabbing images from Street View, and do more land creation. And then, who knows.

But I would like to get a release... soon. Won't be perfect, but want to get it out there soon! (and also, for a good template for someone else to come along and make improvements for a V2 - that's my thinking anyway)
Re: Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg [W.I.P.]
Date: February 09, 2014 07:36PM
Posted by: SkaaningeN
Looks great so far mate! Keep it up! :)


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