GPL Editing Tools
Posted 08 September 2018 - 09:40 AM
I'm watching the tutorial to build a first track.
I start with a small track. Nothing is impossible.
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Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:17 AM
by Bernd Nowak
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Posted 01 April 2020 - 05:09 AM
Posted 01 April 2020 - 10:32 AM
The file that control everything is trackinstaller.iss if anyone want eventually give it a go.
Looking at it I noticed that the 3 options with check box were a little off alignment so I did fix that little thing; see first post for the updated files.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:17 AM
Posted 01 May 2020 - 02:25 PM
I want to start by editing first the TV1 , TV2 and Pit track cameras, on one track, to improve my practice. Once done, and if the result worth it, the cam file will be uploaded here.So everyone playing now or in the future with the same resolution, or an approaching ratio resolution will have the opportunity to install it.
Then, I will do the same job for another track.My plan is to edit the Papyrus original tracks + Bugatti and later others great tracks ...
I downloaded Joachim Blum trkCAMedit and it installed and works OK ( Win 10 )
My questions are from an absolute beginner
When I want to load cam files on the program, I have seen usually there is no .cam files in the track folder .Some of them have the file, but more haven't . For instance, on alphabetical order of the track installed, aintree, albi7, ardmore haven't a .cam file ect, ect....for the original tracks, Kyalami and the Nürburgring either
Does the .cam file are integrated on another file as the track dat ?
Do I need to open another file with an editor to extract the.cam file ?
I have begin to read the tutorial of this program. Everything seems clear. Is it the best utility to do the job ?
Thank you alls for your feedback on your own experience
Edited by M Needforspeed, 01 May 2020 - 03:08 PM.
Posted 01 May 2020 - 02:38 PM
Use the same settings ( so the tutorial you've read is good) but much quicker to work with plus does not have the number camera limit of trkCAMedit.
Usually the track.CAM file is in the track.DAT
If you got an update by someone then it will be loose in the track folder since the loose files have precedence over the ones in the DAT.
To be quick, I usually have gpl open in a window in smaller size but same proportions together with CamEdit.
This way, playing a replay you instantly see the camera that need to be change, do it in carcam, save the file and then in GPL, just exit the replay and re enter again.
Very quick if you can use this method
Posted 01 May 2020 - 02:45 PM
your first remarks are already helpful !
found it at SRMZ
Edited by M Needforspeed, 01 May 2020 - 02:55 PM.
Posted 01 May 2020 - 03:38 PM
I though GPL in windowed mode wasn't possible with OGL V 2 ?
What can I do to get it run
Oh, sorry, are you suggesting I change my reso during the monitoring of the change, so I can display camedit on one screen, and GPL on another .For instance, I can use 1920 X 1080 . But then, when I will see the immediate camera change in GPL, it won't display the same scene that the one displayed when I 'll go back to 7680 X 1440 .So ain't easy to control if the camera settings are correct for the targeted resolution.
but I am certainly missing something....
to get the around the same ratio, I wld need a custom resolution of 1920/5,33333 = 371,xxx let say 1920 X 360 (7680/1440 = 5,3333333..).GEM most approaching custom settings availables is 1920 X 480, and I am not sure it works...
Edited by M Needforspeed, 01 May 2020 - 04:16 PM.
Posted 01 May 2020 - 05:45 PM
v1 of the rasterizers had a customizable resolution.
Anyway, v1 is not working with 32bits mips or big mips such as 2048pix. IIRC
So I guess original tracks should be fine in window mode using a ratio as you need but smaller so you can see also the camera tool and do the changes on the fly.
Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:37 AM
Then , as the first track to work on are Papy originals, I will use the original CD Rom tracks. It shld work .
Installed the tracks, and added the extra .cam file in the folder where available, as at Silverstone.
And I have to use a carset without 2048.
Does 32 bits mips are used for the cars ? Oh, I can use the CD Rom original 67 carset !
Edited by M Needforspeed, 02 May 2020 - 01:50 AM.
Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:49 AM
1. Use D3D7 or OpenGL v1
2. Set resolution to 640x480 or 800x600 to keep window small
3. Edit core.ini to run in windows mode--"fullScreen=0"
4. Set Windows desktop color to 16 bit
Some mods such as the '67 Sports Cars have Type 7 car .mips so you can't run the mod in a window as they need v2 rasterizers.
Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:44 AM
In win7 or 10, GPL resolution can also be same as your full screen but need to be in a window; you can switch between GPL and CamEdit using tab key.
Just keep a piece of paper eventually so you can write down the changes you will do
Posted 02 May 2020 - 09:04 AM
I installed a new GPL from the CD Rom so I won't have problems with texture sizes .
I did the 1,2, and 3 steps
For step 4, seems a window 16 bit reso isn't possible with those new GFX (pic attached)
When I launch GPL in 640 X 480 / OGL V 1 / Core.ini in window mode, it still displays GPL full central screen. maybe there is something else needed for a windowed mode. At the moment, I haven't any patch installed on the GPL folder, apart the core.ini file.Cars are running fast, and it is so long time ago, I don't remember how to patch the game for running with fast CPU !
... the two sided monitor shld work, but GPL display correctly on the center screen, and they switch to the black standby mode
the Linux solution , why not but later if I can't sort it out !!
Is 16 bit mandatory to run GPL on a window ?
Edited by M Needforspeed, 02 May 2020 - 12:24 PM.
Posted 02 May 2020 - 01:07 PM
When I debug GPL using my Windows 10 laptop, I have to attach a second monitor so that GPL runs on it and the laptop runs the debugger program. I can't set 16 bit color on the laptop.
On my Windows 7 PC, its attached monitor can be set to 16 bit color so I can run GPL in a small window and the debugger program in a larger window.