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Alberto Ibañez
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 12:27

TBH I think the IMSA raced at Bicentennial and Bayfront Parks, not at Tamiami. But those ones are even worse :hihi:

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 12:30

IMSA also raced at New Orleans. A massively challenging layout... The race footage ranks makes even the Meadowlands look like Spa in comparison. :D


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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 12:37

Yes of course Alberto you are right, Tamiami never hosted IMSA and Trans-Am, my bad. I kinda liked Bayfront though, some epic racing back there with the GTPs !

New Orleans was dreadful indeed, as were many IMSA street tracks - that was clearly the weak point in this otherwise rather awesome series.

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 18:09

Frank Verplanken wrote:
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Michael you seem to have great taste in racing, you should indeed get your head into modelling again Smile. Ben started modelling literally from scratch, and with the help and guidance from our fellow HSO modders he has now blossomed into one hell of a modder - you could beneficiate from the same help if you wanted to.
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I should get my head into modelling again, because exactly that one I've been toying with, too...
I don't know what is your modding level, but I started following a video tutorial (learning 3ds max with Camaro as car model). Even a little brain as mine could understand the base of 3ds max, so if you have some free times and interests, let's go. Wink
And indeed, HSO modders can help you to every step of your work. We have 2 great modders in our league. :frank:

Well, modern racing leaves a bit to be desired, but historic events at Spa and the 'Ring, I'm always game Wink Shortly after '73, sports cars became a bit ugly, though Wink

I released some stuff back back baaaaack in old SCGT days, then I worked for some teams in F1C, but got a bit out of touch with progressing technology. It wasn't before 2010 I got a computer capable of handling rF. I've got the neccessary programmes here, but its really a steep learning curve. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 20:21

Frank Verplanken wrote:
A late 1950s sportscar mod would be awesome indeed.

There is an unfinished mid-to-late 50s sportscar mod for rFactor, featuring the D-Type Jag, Aston Martin DBR1, Ferrari 250 TR I think and Porsche 550.

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 7 Mar 2017 - 20:48

Yes that rings a bell indeed, too bad it never was finished because it's already a good basis as far as cars go !

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 21:13

It has seen the light of the world just two hours ago!


http://55f1.gplworld.de/





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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 22:00

I did nor even dowload it bur I am already in love with that :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 22:11

Karel Marciniszyn wrote:
I did nor even dowload it bur I am already in love with that :-)
Understandable, I've had some testing with some Mercedes and Ferrari at the Avus track and I love them!

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 22:14

:D I have downloaded it but have yet to try it - I'm a bit afraid that I will like it too much Laughing !

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 23:25

Frank Verplanken wrote:
:D I have downloaded it but have yet to try it - I'm a bit afraid that I will like it too much Laughing !
GPL 1955 races in 2018 maybe? You know, as a "Happy 20th Birthday, GPL!" thing?

BTW: Absolutely adore the "brake fade" feature :D Great job by the guys who made it

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Mon 1 May 2017 - 23:41

Goodbye social life. I will play this in Grand Prix mode... 3 hours races!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 2 May 2017 - 0:57

Pascal Mikula wrote:
GPL 1955 races in 2018 maybe? You know, as a "Happy 20th Birthday, GPL!" thing?

Everything is possible yes Smile but a bit early to make any plans. The fact that the mod came out doesn't necessarily means it kicks ass for one thing, although knowing who did it I am confident it will do just that Cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Tue 2 May 2017 - 10:10

:slurp: :slurp: :slurp: :slurp: :slurp: :slurp: cheers cheers cheers cheers

Can't wait to download this.

Re-installed GPL 65-mod yesterday on the upgraded race-PC that now runs on Win 10.

Had the only top left quarter screen showing at first. Nigel's rasterizers immediatelly took care of that.

GPL runs a lot better on Win 10 than it deed on Win 7. No flickering on the menus which made the setup-menu almost unusable at times in Win 7. Everything maxed out 36 steady FPS. Gem+ runs like a charm...

After having driven nothing but GTPC on rFactor for the last two weeks, GPL feels slightly dated... but still in great form. 20 years on... this thing still rocks.

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Thu 4 May 2017 - 12:55

The brake fade really enhances the racing! I have started to understand how to set the cars up: have it super loose on entry, as soon as you go off the throttle you should go sideways and scrub off speed that way. Otherwise, the brakes won't last two laps on most circuits.

I start to appreciate more what Fangio said about his drive at the 'ring in '57, how he said he tried to take every corner a gear higher than normal. That, with the brakes of the time (IIRC the 250F still had drum brakes then), must have been otherwordly.

In the championship I'm running (at Pro Short, 45km-85km races), I have added Torino, the 'ring, the Watkins Glen street course, Dundrod and the old Brno road course to make it a full 11 race GPL season. I'm doing it with the Vanwall, since it has disc brakes, which cool down faster than cars with drum brakes. Only Connaught also have disc brakes. So far I crashed at Buenos Aires and Torino, came 5th in Monaco and won at Spa!

Here's an interesting excerpt from Piero Taruffi's book The Technique of Motor Racing on how to work the brakes:


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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Sun 7 May 2017 - 18:34

Nice! Smile

Anyway more insight about the mod guys?

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Sun 7 May 2017 - 18:44

Antoine de Mautor wrote:
Nice! Smile

Anyway more insight about the mod guys?
If I figure out how to record from the game with my software, I'll surely try and make a short video about it Smile But everything that's necessary to know is on the mod's website.

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Sun 7 May 2017 - 18:50

No I want driver's insight ! I don't drive anymore but I'm very much interested in how good these cars are ? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Grand Prix Legends 1955 Mod   Sun 7 May 2017 - 19:57

The Gordini, as you may expect, is a shitbox! I tried it first, since I figured it's the lightest and least powerful, it should also be nimble. Wrong. High centre of gravity, drum brakes and obsolete suspension made it quite wayward. But it does have a clock on the dashboard, which is a nice touch.



With drum brakes, keeping the brakes cool on a slower circuit is very, very hard. They overheat in two laps at tracks like Torino and Monaco. Not as big of a problem on the big road courses though. Spa is such a joy in any car!

I'm about to finish my season in the Vanwall, which is quite a docile car. No real vices there, but it does have disc brakes. It can bite when you get it too sideways, but I don't think the Italian cars would be any easier on the limit. The next season I do will take any one of those. More power, less sense.

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