The GP4 FAQ!! New User? Look Here First!! [Updated 4/9/2021]

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FAQ For GP4 and the Forum Guide

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FAQ Lists, Downloads & Useful Forum Threads.

GP4 and Internet play

Technically yes, realistically no. Gp3, Gp3-2k & GP4 does not support internet play. Apparently this was not part of the license that Infogrames & Microprose acquired from the FIA. Obviously the developers forgot to remove the internet play entries in the multi-player menus. Even if GpxPatch does support internet play you would need an ultra fast internet connection (35mbs minimum) and even then it will only run slowly.
All versions run well on a LAN, although qualifying is not supported. Quick race mode is supported. Use the Grid Editor Tool to resort and insert the grid positions after individual qualifying sessions have been completed.

Useful Links

Grand Prix 4 Mod List and W.I.P

The Geoff Crammond Interview (3.4MB PDF) on Facebook

Ready to play iso including patches
How to install GP4
Official Patch & No_CD
The GP4 Mod & Track Database by truecrysis
The Grand Prix 4 Manual
Gpx_Patch Docs
C Magic
Custom Grid Tool
G25 Wheel setup con
PlayingGP4 on the intertube GP4 Tracks & Cars Database Thread
The GP4 Track Database
The Ultimate Track Editing Guide
GP4 Sound Tutorial
Tutorial - How to build a cars.wad by SkaningeN
Changing the track order with CMagic
How to install tracks manually
CSM & Vista, setting UAC privileges
How to build a CSM Update (cmu) by BigBrother
Using TSM without CSM
A guide to updating GP4 to 2009 Season (W.I.P)
GP4 Builder
Trouble getting your track to work in-game? Look no further!
How to convert trd tracks to GP4
GP4Tweak and the slipstream effect
GP4Tweaker Real Time Edit by MadMan
GP4 Graphics cfg files. Links and information in the thread.
How to convert tga to tex using Slimtex
Invisible Pit Crews
GP4 Graphical Display Problems
Missing binkw32.dll
Windows 7 and Sound Problems
Grand Prix 3/4 with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
Computer Restarting?
Car Painting Tutorial - Author Unknown
How to create an Alpha-Channel
Open source free 3D & Render software, online tutorials etc.
More 3D Tutorials.
Converting rFactor to Grand Prix 4
How to compile a non-CSM mod
Need a sponsor logo? Look here
Uploading files on (UPDATED)
The High Res Tracks Thread
Zaz Tools V1.26 (CSM, Slimtex & Easywad)
Zaz Tools v1.27 (CSM Updated Installer)
Tutorial:How to paint GP4 Liveries by truecysis
Tutorial: How to build lower lods
Tutorial: How to set up a Wheel and Pedal Set
Wingman Control set con file
G25 Control set con file
GP4 Movies, tips & tricks & movies of course
Fraps Help
Windows 7 & GP4 Reduce Processor Occupancy
Smileys and other Tags W.I.P.
GP4 Mod List topic
The 2009 Empty CSM Mod by Tony (b-tone)
Articles on Race Physics
Performance files: How do they work?
Changing GP4 Damage
Using any GP4 track in TSM
Track Building - Adding pit-lane flags
Track Building - cc-line Tutorial
Tutorial - How to create a picture (TGA) with transparent background (Beginners Guide)
GP4 & Win 7 64bit
Running GP4 Windowed
Magic Data Tutorial
Image Size Calculator for GP4Builder
Slipstream test by klausfeldman
Track Shadow and Lighting Tutorial by Laurent (Lo2k)
How to force f1graphics.cfg to control all settings with CSM
MSI Afterburner - Recording Gameplay
CSM cannot retrieve list
How to move tracks to other slots
GP4 LAN with more than 3 Players by gp4wonder
GP4 LAN Win7 by mralpha
Flickering Textures Fix for HD6850 (and possibly other cards)
X-Box360 Controller Setup
Install Zaz Tools Windows 10
Tutorial - How to add and use backfire in GP4 by Excalibur
Tutorial - Transform CSM Mod to Non-CSM Mod by XenonS
Common GP4 & CSM Problems Solutions by XenonS
Understanding CSM Mod Structure by Petrus
ZModeler Tutorial to build a GP4 Car by Vicente
GP4Fun Virtual Reality & Commentary Mod by sergio_poletti
SweetFX/Reshade by RavishingRickRude
Wheel and Controller Tutorial Video by AzSchumy
The Bellini Patch
Wad Controller v1.0
Physics, Torque, Performance Calculator
Understanding Track Wad
dgvoodoo and smooth frame rate

The gpx-patch and SDI Utilities Homepage

Grand Prix Games on Facebook thread
Facebook Group

The GP4 Hotlap League
The Grand Prix Games SuperLeague. AI based GP4 racing series. (Season 9)
The Grand Prix Games SuperLeague. AI based GP3_2000 racing series.
The Grand Prix Games Nations Cup Season 3
The F1 Manager Series
The GP4 Download Database

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Edited 243 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/2021 10:52PM by mortal.
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