Author Topic: Multiple installs.  (Read 1221 times)

[SJ]DenDanger

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Multiple installs.
« on: October 16, 2008, 11:23:34 am »
 I keep looking at this poor lonesome section with NO threads! And, well, I had to do something about it.

 I mean, COME ON!! We GT Legends fans must have SOMETHING to say???

So I shall start. Kick her in the teeth so to speakl!

 How many of us have more than one install of GT Legends? On the same PC?

 I have 2 at the moment. One for SJ which other than tracks and the SJ Car Pack (and the mods that SJ uses and ONLY those.) that, other than that I leave alone and a second I use for car mods and skins and everything else.

 Just after I wrote this, I discovered an advantage of this. I was noticing that because I have DX7 on, that say the Toyota add on yesterday had "non-paint", LOL, and the Daytona I downloaded today had flat blue paint. Not being sure, I checked and sure enough, putting it up to DX8 fixed that.

 Now, even on DX9, most tracks are playable, expecially since I tweaked my plr for fps using a guide from RSC. But I don't want to risk my crappy graphics messing up the SJ stuff online for other players. But, it is a bit of a PITA to change my DX all the time.

 So, I just realized, I don't HAVE TOO! Now, I can leave my SJ install at DX7 and my other install at 8.

 Now next week, I will be getting a much better GPU, and everything can go back to DX9 and I can put my "pre-fps mod" plr back in. But, then I realized, I will only do that for the "play" GTL leaving the tweaked plr (well, ALL my plrs are tweaked but you know what I mean!) in the SJ install maximizing my fps. I'll merely turn it to DX9 and leave the settings down.

 Anyways, that's my thoughts on it.

 So, does anyone else do anything like this?
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[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 12:15:12 pm »
Good for you that it works Dent.
I have only one install and have to turn graphics down quite a bit to get good fps in racing, which is the most important to me.
For replays and reports I crank it up to max. detail and it's great to watch.
To drive with high detail I need a better computer, simple as that.
rFactor sometimes is more forgiving, GTR2 is not.
I run everything in DX9 and it works OK for me.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 12:35:14 pm »
 I have replays disabled for now until I get the new card. Ironically, I seem to be able to run GTR2 with the settings much higher and always in DX9. I only dropped a few like shadows, whereas in GTL, I have EVERYTHING bottomed!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 03:30:38 pm »
I've got two installs in fact, one on my game pc and one on an 'older' pc which I use to fire up a dedicated. I've always had replays enabled and used DX9 even with my older graphics cards (7900GT (SLI), HD3870 CF) Since I currently own an HD4870 I've got everything maxed out.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 04:08:54 pm »
 Kristof:

 I have a question. I eventually plan to find an old PC to use just for a dedicated myself. (I have an old P2 but highly doubt it could do the job! LOL) I am assuming I would have to do an entire install for the dedicated? So the server matches my games? Anyways, that's about 6 months away.......

 I noticed that the GTR2 dedicated will only host the cars with the version of the game the dedicated is from yet with GTL I can host one dedicated and either game will work on it. Weird little quirk.

 I also like to practice in some of the add on cars so that's the other reason I keep two installs. Because I can't always remember the default cars. You guys have some nice cars in the SJ Carpack, but well, I feel weird driving "your" cars. LOL. I even added different guages to the default Cooper (green one) so it's "mine" LOL.

 The idea is just this. I will always have a version that I don't have to worry about going on the SJ server with. Period. Tracks aren't a problem because if I add tracks, I add it/them to one version and copy and paste the locations folder into the other.

 Oh, I just realized something as I write this. I guess I should do the same time to time with my set ups folder. LOL. I didn't think of that!

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 05:28:30 pm »
It's indeed a full install you need to be able to run the dedicated.
You know, you can also run the dedicated and fire up the game from the same install in fact. If you've got 2GB of ram and a decent dual core cpu this will work out just fine too.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 10:05:41 pm »
I have separate icons opn my desktop and can run the dedicated no problem now but if I were to actually host anything would prefer a separate PC. Besides, older PCs are cheap, even free if one looks around.

[SJ]Greg7

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2008, 09:03:36 pm »
I use my old game PC as a dedicated server and it works great, it is far more stable than hosting with the game you are also playing.
One other advantage over using your main one as a host is that you can jump in and out of your server and change cars.

After you install the game with all the current patches, on the machine you want to use as a server, if they are networked you can just copy and paste the GameData folder in from your current game that way the server will have everything in it that you have. If no network you can transfer it on a disk.
Remember that anything you download to your main game you need to also copy over to the server game if you want to use it. I forget to do this sometimes LOL.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Multiple installs.
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008, 09:16:36 pm »
t you can jump in and out of your server and change cars.




 This is one HUGE advantage I found with the dedicated server.