Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10

Posted by PaZa8523 
Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 13, 2018 02:07PM
Posted by: PaZa8523
Hello,

for everyone who had game crashes after a new installation of gp4 on Windows 10..

...i wrote a mini-tutorial:


1) Install Web Installer DirectX End-User Runtime

2) Browse in to "Control Panel/Programs/Turn On-Off Windows Features/Legacy Components/Direct Play and check the box

3) Install Grand Prix 4 in other path (no default >> C:\Program Files (x86) or (x64)). Example mine is in: C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\XPGames\Infogrames\Grand Prix 4

4) Install last GPxPatch. After installation, when you start it, check if in the "GPxPatch" main tab "CPU" value is 0.

5) Play the game!


**IMPORTANT**

- no needed "administrator" privileges on gp4.exe application
- no needed to check "compatibility" box
- after completed the installation, make a backup of the game folder (mine is XPGames) in your external usb/hdd. In this way, you can copy the game anywhere you want in other computers (no needed a new installation, follow 1st and 2nd step and just copy the game folder where you want!)


I hope I was helpful! ;)



PaZa



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/2018 04:57PM by PaZa8523.
Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 13, 2018 07:22PM
Posted by: phantaman
Installing Directx on windows 10? Strange to say this, because windows 10 already contains the directx in version 12 and it is not necessary to reinstall something that already exists and is installed by default in Windows. In fact if this is done it will cause more problems ... to attest what I am saying, in "run" type the "dxdiag" command and see yourself ;-)

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Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 01:36PM
Posted by: PaZa8523
phantaman Wrote:
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> Installing Directx on windows 10? Strange to say
> this, because windows 10 already contains the
> directx in version 12 and it is not necessary to
> reinstall something that already exists and is
> installed by default in Windows. In fact if this
> is done it will cause more problems ... to attest
> what I am saying, in "run" type the "dxdiag"
> command and see yourself ;-)




Take a look.. ;-)


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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/14/2018, 13:20:41
Machine name: -
Machine Id: -
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 15063) (15063.rs2_release.170317-1834)
Language: Italian (Regional Setting: Italian)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model: K56CB
BIOS: K56CB.205
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7630MB RAM
Page File: 3322MB used, 5522MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.15063.0000 64bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
...
etc..


Where should i see what you say? :o

Thanks
Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 02:28PM
Posted by: phantaman
You already said (with this test screen) ... There is no need to say anything else. ;-)



On the System tab, note the version of DirectX displayed on the DirectX Version line.
On the DirectX Files tab, check the version information for each DirectX file.

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MagicDatas? Setups? Pit Stop Strategies? Track Specific Performances? Up2Date Canadian GP?
Power Torque Curve? Where's this stuff? All download is available at Upward - GPx !
Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 02:40PM
Posted by: PaZa8523
phantaman Wrote:
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> You already said (with this test screen) ... There
> is no need to say anything else. ;-)
>
> [01" rel="nofollow" >images.techhive.com]
> /dx12-dxdiag-100564701-orig.png
>
>
> On the System tab, note the version of DirectX
> displayed on the DirectX Version line.
> On the DirectX Files tab, check the version
> information for each DirectX file.
>


(Y)(Y) :-)
Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 03:08PM
Posted by: n00binio
One additional remark: you might gain some performance by setting cpu to e.g. 2 in gpx patch. As an example I use an Intel cpu with 4 physical cores and HT -> 8 logical cores (named 0-7). Even numbers are physical cores, odd numbers the respective HT "cores". Windows typically mainly uses cpu 0 so if you set cpu to 0 in gpx patch gp4 and windows share a core. If you take a different core (2, 4, 6, ..) GP4 will be able to get a bit more cpu power as the system load on that core is a bit lower. I never tested it quantitatively but it runs equally well and I know that this has been proven to yield performance gains in e.g. flight simulation software.



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Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 03:28PM
Posted by: gap177
Interesting fact n00bino. Thanks for that information.

Glenn (Cdn)
Re: Grand Prix 4 on Windows 10
Date: February 14, 2018 05:33PM
Posted by: pauloderpich
Good tip! Thank you!

Paulo
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