Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO

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Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: July 26, 2010 01:09AM
Posted by: ZaZ
Do you have desktop composition disabled for the CSM process?
Some people say CSM(core) or TSM(core) needs to run with admin privileges or other compatibility flags, but that isn't the case.
The latest version doesn't need those settings.
Try to right click those four processes and check if all compatibility settings are disabled.

If you still have those problems afterwards, feel free to contact me on msn or via mail so we can nail the issue.





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Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: August 03, 2010 01:11AM
Posted by: Koku
ZaZ Wrote:
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> I had the same problems with my Dell XPS. I was
> able to find all drivers though. You could try it.


Hmm, based on your inspirational answer I've been Googling away and I think I've found most of the drivers I need (all except the Firewire which I don't use on this machine). Got my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate this week, can't wait to install it for playing GP4 at the weekend which will please the wife no end... ;)

Can I ask if you had to do anything special to install and run GP4 on your 64bit XPS machine (bearing in mind you're inestimably more tech savvy than I!)?
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: August 17, 2010 11:26AM
Posted by: Koku
ZaZ Wrote:
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> I had the same problems with my Dell XPS. I was
> able to find all drivers though. You could try it.


Hi Zaz, I've followed your advice and managed to cobble together all the drivers for my XPS. Now running GP4 on W7 Ultimate x64. Works like a dream!

Thank you so much! (D)
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: May 05, 2016 06:50PM
Posted by: Excalibur
Here is the original download page for Explorer Suite, if needed.

[www.ntcore.com]

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/05/2016 06:53PM by Excalibur.
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: May 06, 2016 02:08PM
Posted by: jucksman
Excalibur Wrote:
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> Here is the original download page for Explorer
> Suite, if needed.
>
> [www.ntcore.com]

How do I apply the patched GP4.exe using CSM, Excalibur?
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 11, 2019 06:01PM
Posted by: AustinF1
Could you put this up again on mediafire? I have updated to Win 7 64 bit and would like to try it out.
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 11, 2019 08:04PM
Posted by: landex
I dont understand why the reducing the .exe should make the PO decrease:-o
I thought it has to be with how many meshes there are, graphic detail and so on.
Am I miss understanding?
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 11, 2019 09:09PM
Posted by: Excalibur
@Landex
The game was built for x86 executables which could not handle more than 2GB virtual memory.
The aim is to patch the .exe to let the game have 4Gb on x64 platforms, which reduce the PO.
With tracks, cars, mods and others graphics updates, it is a required step in GP4 installation, once all the previous steps have been done (official patch, gp4Nocd, GpxPatch, CSM, Gp4Tweaker)

I have never had a PO above 65% during a race (sometimes, a little bit over 100% when starting a race, decreasing quickly once the cars are leaving their start positions) and close to 90% on a few specifics tracks when approaching the pit stand. I am using lods_0 only for cars, wheels, helmets etc... Most of the time, I am between 35% - 55% with full graphics on and HD textures.


There are 2 ways to patch gp4.exe:

1- By using the 4GB patch: [ntcore.com]
- Just put the patch into your main Grand Prix 4 folder and apply it on the gp4.exe


2- Manually, using CFF Explorer: [ntcore.com]

- Open gp4.exe file
- Click on File Header
- Into Characteristics section: "Click Here"
- Tick the case "App can handle more than 2Gb adress space"
- Click on OK and save the gp4.exe file



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2019 09:20PM by Excalibur.
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 11, 2019 10:09PM
Posted by: landex
Excalibur, Thanks! Very interesting!
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 13, 2019 12:27AM
Posted by: livejackass
very util, thanks!

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Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 13, 2019 06:46AM
Posted by: bungle79
Excalibur Wrote:
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>
> There are 2 ways to patch gp4.exe:
>
> 1- By using the 4GB patch:
> [ntcore.com]
> - Just put the patch into your main Grand Prix 4
> folder and apply it on the gp4.exe
>

Is this patch safe to use if you are using a system with only 4GB of ram?
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 13, 2019 06:21PM
Posted by: Turbo Lover
Yes.



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Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 14, 2019 01:09AM
Posted by: AustinF1
Dumb question - but how do you "apply" it?
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 15, 2019 05:07PM
Posted by: Turbo Lover
[www.grandprixgames.org]



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Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 16, 2019 02:36AM
Posted by: masiso
Excalibur Wrote:
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> @Landex
> The game was built for x86 executables which could
> not handle more than 2GB virtual memory.
> The aim is to patch the .exe to let the game have
> 4Gb on x64 platforms, which reduce the PO.
> With tracks, cars, mods and others graphics
> updates, it is a required step in GP4
> installation, once all the previous steps have
> been done (official patch, gp4Nocd, GpxPatch, CSM,
> Gp4Tweaker)
>
> I have never had a PO above 65% during a race
> (sometimes, a little bit over 100% when starting a
> race, decreasing quickly once the cars are leaving
> their start positions) and close to 90% on a few
> specifics tracks when approaching the pit stand. I
> am using lods_0 only for cars, wheels, helmets
> etc... Most of the time, I am between 35% - 55%
> with full graphics on and HD textures.
>
>
> There are 2 ways to patch gp4.exe:
>
> 1- By using the 4GB patch:
> [ntcore.com]
> - Just put the patch into your main Grand Prix 4
> folder and apply it on the gp4.exe
>
>
> 2- Manually, using CFF Explorer:
> [ntcore.com]
>
> - Open gp4.exe file
> - Click on File Header
> - Into Characteristics section: "Click Here"
> - Tick the case "App can handle more than 2Gb
> adress space"
> - Click on OK and save the gp4.exe file
>
> [i.imgur.com]


How do make this work with CSM? I've followed option 2 but csm says that I have modified gp4.exe file
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 16, 2019 03:46AM
Posted by: JrFirmm
Hello friends!

To force CSM to accept a modified exe i did this:

Put the modified exe in (mod folder)... data\swap

and edited the swap.ini file at (mod folder)... settings like this

[Swapfiles]
File1 =swap\1991.gps,MenuData\PC\GP2001\GP2001_English.gps
File2 =tweaker\gp4tweak.dll,gp4tweak.dll
File3 =tweaker\gp4tweak_%tweaker%_%visor%.ini,gp4tweak.ini
File4 =tweaker\gp4tweak_data.ini,gp4tweak_data.ini
File5 =tweaker\gp4tweak_%tweaker%_%carscfg%_%drops%.bin,gp4tweak.bin
File6 =swap\cars.wad,cars.wad
File7 =swap\GP4.exe,GP4.exe

Is this correct? Game launches but i really saw no difference. I have a highend pc.

Thank you all!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2019 03:48AM by JrFirmm.
Re: Windows 7 & Gp4 Reduce PO
Date: March 16, 2019 10:48PM
Posted by: gitanes
Just copy the file remove2gblimit.cap into the data\patch directory of your mod and CSM will do the rest!


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