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[SJ]kiteJargon

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Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« on: March 25, 2009, 09:50:11 pm »
I know I'm a little late to the GPL game but has anyone here got it installed anymore?  I've got all the patches and everything so that it should work in XP and on a fast CPU.  I loaded er up with high settings and 1280x1024, which i run all my sims at and I'm seeing horrible frame rates! Whenever there are other cars on screen, it'll drop to about 15 fps.  I'm running a Intel Core2Duo E8400 at 3Ghz, 2 gig a ram, and an ati radeon hd 4850.  I can run rfactor maxed out and get 100+ fps. And yes i know GPL maxes out at 36 fps, but you'd think it would stay there on my machine.  I know its a long shot but was just wondering if anyone on SJ has booted this ancient sim up in awhile.

[SJ]GizMoTo

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 11:08:30 pm »
still have it installed here and every now and again i even fire it up  :o    main reason i don't run it more is an annoying bug it seems to have picked up since i got XP  :sulk: every time i use the "esc" key it crashes to desktop  other than that it runs smooth as silk on my now ageing  box

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 11:52:15 pm »
lol

Wrote a lot of stuff about GTL.. then noticed it was about GPL...
I have GPL installed, exactly same HW as you have, works perfect here.
Are you using OpenGL or Direct3d raster? I think ATI only works properly on OpenGL.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2009, 11:56:09 pm by [SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki »

[SJ]kiteJargon

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 12:14:09 am »
i was using direct3d7 and was getting awful frames. i've tried opengl but the menus are all garbled.  i guess its time for just a little more tinkering..... gotta love computers..*sigh*

[SJ]kiteJargon

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 01:12:47 am »
Alright so I can run the gpl 2004 demo no problem. everything maxed and full frames. i guess its just an issue with the install of the real deal. or i could could just copy all the content over to the demo folder. i'm not sure if you can put everything in there or not.  oh and in d3d btw, opengl doesn't seem to work for me.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 09:39:23 am »
Alright so I can run the gpl 2004 demo no problem. everything maxed and full frames. i guess its just an issue with the install of the real deal. or i could could just copy all the content over to the demo folder. i'm not sure if you can put everything in there or not.  oh and in d3d btw, opengl doesn't seem to work for me.


hmm.. Have you used the community built installer? It will install all the addons you need, for shifter, plenty of rasteriser options (and easy utility to change em), loads of other stuff.. The thing is you need original CD to use it. Thats by far the easiest way of installing GPL these days.

http://gplps.org/wb/pages/projects/gpl-installer.php

[SJ]kiteJargon

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 02:45:34 am »
OK, I've got it up and running now and i must say i'm really enjoying it.  I didn't think I would feel this strongly for an 11 year old game but I'm just loving it.  The feel, the cars, the tracks.....All top notch.  If anyone wants to turn a few laps sometime just let me know.

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 09:39:03 pm »
Hi Kite,

Great to see you love GPL so much.
It's been quite a while that I've played it but boy, it
's gooood! I di a few online races but mainly 4 years of offline hotlapping.
I'm quite busy atm but I would love to do some laps online again.
Could you host an online session?
I have holidays coming up, yeeeey!

[SJ]kiteJargon

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 11:33:09 pm »
I'm actually really busy. I've got two jobs. But if I have some free time I definitely could host.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 09:07:39 am »
Snowed under at work (and off-line NR2003 racing; trying to improve enough to race on-line atm) but if I can find time, I might jump in too; can only drive the '65's with any level of success (they are the best, though IMO).  If you do go for the 65's, I'd like the Honda, because it sounds sooooo good (as does the Ferrari, Lotus... actually, they all sound great!).  A superb game, but damned hard to master; threw a party first time I completed a lap without hitting the scenery.


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[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 09:20:21 am »
Hehe , good stuff Dave.
65's are fine with me, tons of fun!
NR2003.....if only I could get a copy of THAT! (for a reasonable price that is)
I've heard SO much about it and would love to try it once.


[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 10:07:02 am »
I tried the demo, but it will not be friends with my system. I do not have time for another game anyway, so better stay clear... :hmm:

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2009, 11:26:14 am »
Hehe , good stuff Dave.
65's are fine with me, tons of fun!
NR2003.....if only I could get a copy of THAT! (for a reasonable price that is)
I've heard SO much about it and would love to try it once.



Aye... it is the best NACAR game about, and probably the most realistic game I own.  I forget who it was, but one of the real NASCAR rookies used a cop to learn a certain track, which was notoriously difficult for rookies to master.  After hundreds of laps on NR2003, he drove in the full-on Nextel Cup race, and as far as I remember, he won the event!

The only problem is that the physics guru who worked on this (and GPL I believe) is none other than Dave Kaemmer, who was half of Papyrus, and is now in command over at iRacing.  I have resisted for a long time, but I have noticed they have started to release NASCAR-style vehicles, tracks and trucks; I have a feeling that, as and when I have built my new computer and bought my wife the diamonds she is after (and deserves for putting up with me), the pull of iRacing may be too much to resist.

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2009, 04:59:02 pm »
You never could resist a good pull could you Dave :)

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2009, 07:13:37 pm »
You never could resist a good pull could you Dave :)

Guilty as charged, sir!

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Just discovered GPL.......I know, i know
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2009, 07:30:02 pm »
Quote from: Pete
You never could resist a good pull could you Dave

Quote from: Dave
Guilty as charged, sir!


Long as it doesn't turn into a tug of war!  Ouch!