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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 03, 2013 10:42AM
Posted by: AUS_Doug
drafi5 Wrote:
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> Tried it and made a quick race:
> both Mercedes still have the BAR liveries only the
> cockpit is the right one.
> Any ideas ??


Tom mentions that here here



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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 03, 2013 11:03AM
Posted by: TomMK
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drafi5
Tried it and made a quick race:
both Mercedes still have the BAR liveries only the cockpit is the right one.
Any ideas ??

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TomMK
A few pointers:

- The tyres are the original 2001 grooved tyres because I don't have lower lods for the 2013 ones.
- There is no McLaren or Mercedes, again because there are no lower lods available. So we have the original BAR and Williams in their place for now.
- There are no mirrors in external views.

Double-click on GPxPatch.exe to play.


This is why I probably won't use the 3D tyres in the mod (which would require the user to edit their f1graphics.cfg). People just don't read anything!!

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 03, 2013 12:58PM
Posted by: drafi5
Okay, sorry guys, I did´t read it, wait for an update.

Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 06, 2013 02:16AM
Posted by: TomMK
The 2013 "Laptop" Mod has a McLaren, Mercedes and tyres now. Just ironing out the last few bugs before release. It will be released on Sunday for the Italian GP.

This is Vettel chasing Rosberg on a drying track at Spa. PO = 17 ;)



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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 09, 2013 02:31AM
Posted by: TomMK
The laptop mod will be released either today or tomorrow, I was delayed by wanting to add Isaints new mclaren.

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 09, 2013 12:36PM
Posted by: TomMK
v1.0 of the 2013 Laptop Mod by GP4 Central is released on GP4 Central.

Instructions (for those who read them):

1) Extract the .7z file using 7-Zip.

2) Run GPxPatch.exe. The first time you run the game, you will be asked to configure the graphics. Do this, then exit the game straight away.

3) Run the game a second time. Go to Options \ Graphics and set the options as follows:



Go to Advanced and set the options as follows:



4) Go racing!

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 09, 2013 02:59PM
Posted by: nicki87
Thanks a lot Tom! Very good job! :) Will you release a CSM version of the mod as well? I mean the Laptop edition :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2013 04:01PM by nicki87.
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 10, 2013 02:25AM
Posted by: TomMK
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nicki87
Will you release a CSM version of the mod as well? I mean the Laptop edition

Depends on the feedback. The Laptop Mod is an experiment really, I don't think it's been done before so I'm interested to know if it works for the majority of people and if there's demand for it.

The problem with CSM is that it too increases the load on GP4 (that's not CSM's fault, GP4 is fickle and doesn't always respond well to being run immediately after changes are made, which is what CSM is there to do). For that reason, a stand-alone mod that is "static" (meaning it doesn't change each time you run it) suits the goal of a low-resource mod better.

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 10, 2013 03:12AM
Posted by: AUS_Doug
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 10, 2013 03:24AM
Posted by: Ferrari2007
Great idea Tom, might get this on my laptop for the long flights.



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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 10, 2013 05:55PM
Posted by: ginnerchris
The link is dead - can I get a PM or another download location please?
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 11, 2013 12:51AM
Posted by: TomMK
The link is not dead, the file has just been downloaded too many times today, so my Dropbox is disabled. It will be back up soon.

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 11, 2013 10:00AM
Posted by: TomMK
Here's something new to try - I've tried to create a BitTorrent of the 2013 Laptop Mod.

Could someone please try to use the BitTorrent link I've added to the site here to see if it works?

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 11, 2013 06:13PM
Posted by: Foreverk
Yes Tom, the torrent works fine! (Y)
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 11, 2013 08:38PM
Posted by: sjaak
This is great.

I download it with bittorrent,and i keep you up to date how it's works.

Could you...if you like ofcourse....make a 1994 mod?


Greetz Sjaak from holland
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 12, 2013 01:23AM
Posted by: TomMK
Excellent news, thanks guys. I think this will be a good way to reduce the load on my web host and DropBox accounts, which will help me keep GP4 Central free of ads in future.

Make sure you all seed the Mod lots for me ;-) Thanks!

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sjaak
Could you...if you like ofcourse....make a 1994 mod?

sjaak - there's a 1994 mod at GP4DB, have you tried it?

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod [BitTorrent]
Date: September 12, 2013 11:39AM
Posted by: TomMK
lol - Dropbox-based downloads are down again. Too much traffic.

Just a note to all users - I'm aware the service of the site isn't 100% right now, and it's because the demand has grown to the point where it's exceeding the reasonable amount that I pay my provider to cope with. I am working on ways to make it better - the BitTorrent idea seems to work but it's not the only thing I have planned.

Just to give you an idea, Dropbox permits 20GB per day of downloads before they suspend an account. And the account has been suspended within 24 hours every time is goes back online... And that's only the 2012 & 2013 Mods. Everything else is hosted right on the GP4 Central servers.

On a positive note, it does demonstrate how enduringly popular Grand Prix 4 is, which is great news. Codemasters still has a long way to go before they can rival our great sim in my opinion.

And finally can I thank the kind soul who left a positive comment using BitTorrent ratings about the Laptop Mod. Made me smile :)

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 13, 2013 10:02PM
Posted by: ginnerchris
Great work on the laptop mod. I'm used to using TSM to do the track replacements, but have another mod running. Can I use TSM with both mods, or would that confuse?
I also have the arcade overlays showing up, even though they are disabled in the graphics menu.
Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 14, 2013 02:34AM
Posted by: TomMK
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ginnerchris
Can I use TSM with both mods, or would that confuse?

I'm not 100% sure but I think if you use TSM without using CSM, it only works on 1 instance of GP4. I would recommend using GPxTrack instead (which the Laptop Mod uses by default). Just put the .dat and .wad files in a folder and point GPxTrack to them using the GPxTrack tab.

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ginnerchris
I also have the arcade overlays showing up, even though they are disabled in the graphics menu.

You have probably modified your f1graphics.cfg so that the first line is "1", right? If so find the following line in f1graphics.cfg and set it to 0:

0			; TV style overlays on track cameras.

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Re: GP4 Central - 2013 Laptop Mod
Date: September 14, 2013 05:50AM
Posted by: AUS_Doug
TomMK Wrote:
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> I'm not 100% sure but I think if you use TSM
> without using CSM, it only works on 1 instance of
> GP4.

That's what I found.
I just ended up installing the ZAZ Tools twice; one installation points to 'normal' GP4 and the other points to the Laptop Mod version.



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