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GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH part 1

GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH part 1 15.6.0

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| GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH v15.6.0 by GTR233 and friends |
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Please read END-USER LICENCE AGREEMENT (_GTL_HQ_Anniversary_PATCH_EULA.txt) carefully before using this software. By installing or using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA.

Archive size = 700 Mo split in 2 parts
part-1 : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-10th-anniversary-patch.26203/
MD5 = 9ee2ea6063b7cc2ebd067e92b8d18b38

part-2 : https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/gtl-hq-mods-collection.154990/
MD5 = accd3541817322420e255e23d0780726

Disk space requirement : 1.5 Go for HQ Anniversary Patch unzipped + 1.5 Go for base game

This archive was compressed with 7-zip archiver v19.00 so you need at least v19.00 to extract archive without errors (update your archiver if it tells you that the archive is corrupted) : https://www.7-zip.org (I recommend to NOT download ALPHA versions, leave them to devs)


IMPORTANT :
- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY this readme and follow steps from "_GTL_HQ_Anniversary_PATCH_INSTALL.txt" otherwise you will cry "HELP!!! It doesn't work!!!"
- THIS PATCH IS FREE OF CHARGE : YOU JUST NEED A FREE REGISTRATION TO RACEDEPARTMENT.COM (RD)! You can create a free mail address, then create a FREE account at RD, then LOG IN RD with your new account and DOWNLOAD any mod for FREE ! Paid subscription is only optional to race online to pay RD servers.
- NO, THERE IS NO VIRUS IN THIS PATCH AT RACEDEPARTMENT.COM WHICH IS THE ONLY ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS MOD AND THE SAFEST PLACE TO DOWNLOAD MODS. In order to avoid virus, simply BUY genuine GTL DVD or GTL DIGITAL from STEAM then download and install GTL HQ Anniversary Patch part1+part2 from RACEDEPARTMENT.COM and RUN GTL_SETUP.CMD : YOU WILL GET EXACTLY THE SAME GTL HQ GAME WHETHER YOU HAVE DVD OR STEAM! OFFICIAL SIMBIN PATCHES + 4GB PATCH + ALL FIXES DURING 15 YEARS + HQ TEXTURES ARE INCLUDED!!!
- DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT THE 2 PARTS OF THIS PATCH IN YOUR GTL INSTALL AND RUN GTL_SETUP.CMD
THANK YOU.


Disclaimer :
This is a non-profit work made by passion for old gem GTL and all of the content is provided free of charge "as is", without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, use it at your own risk : authors will not be held responsible for any losses incurred, either directly or indirectly by the use of files included in this mod. You are permitted to install and play this mod for personal home use only, any other uses are forbidden. It is forbidden to convert/modify/distribute any materials, or use it as part of another mod without authors written permission which cannot be ceded to a third party.
This is not a 10TACLE\SIMBIN\BLIMEY!GAMES product.
The original source is only available at RACEDEPARTMENT.COM


Last Changelog
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v15.6.0 >>>>>> AS I HAVE CHANGED MANY OPTIONS, A NEW CLEAN INSTALL IS REQUIRED !!! <<<<<<
Synced with GTR2 version 15.6
- updated HQ FOV DEFVIEWS
- updated HQ headphysics to reduce excessive shaking
- updated GTR233 HQ SUITS 2018 to v2.0 : added MOMO skins
- updated GTL_SETUP.CMD with many new options and added CHOICE.EXE to make it compatible with Windows XP
- updated legal screen
- plus many other little things...


Introduction :
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My name is Paul (aka GTR233) and I started to make GTR2 skins many years ago at nogrip by creating HQ content like HQ AMBIENT SHADOW, HQ LENS FLARE, HQ HEADLIGHTS, HQ RAIN and HQ HUD... Time passing, I have met a nice sim community (Arthur, ArmedLightning, David Wright & DucFreak, derDumeklemmer, DurgeDriven, leon_90, NeelJ, Philipp, Scorpyo, Shovas, syhlif32, ...so many good people that I just cannot list all but I always write name in credits when I get some help or use someone else work) who gave me advices and helped me to make GTR2 better. Back in 2015 syhlif32 told me : "next year GTR2 will be 10 years old so a 10th anniversary patch with all updates available will be smart"... and the 10th Anniversary Patch was born for both GTR2/GTL, of course at the very beginning it was just a single archive made with all the HQ MODS I have released then, along the years, I have added more and more HQ textures and fixes to make this ultimate patch today !

SPECIAL THANKS to all people who worked for Blimey! Games & SimBin Sweden : David Wright, DucFreak, Doug Arnao, Mark Reynolds, Eric Boosman,... and the big bosses Henrik Roos & Ian Bell for having made such a legendary sim !


Description :
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Developped on Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon64x2 5600+ (dual core 2.8GHz) 6Go RAM with nvidia 9800GT 512Mo.
This GTL HQ Anniversary PATCH represents 5 years of work and includes all the necessary MODS/PATCHES for GT Legends plus HQ textures :

- GTL_SETUP.CMD (double click on CMD file to run it) is a basic DOS-Shell menu I have made and which allows to set 35 pages of options very easily, quickly and flawlessly ; you don't need to ask you where to put files because ALL IS AUTOMATIC, you just need to type a number or letter at each page :
I - language
II - movie intro
III - FOV DEFVIEWS.CAM
IV - FFB PLR
V - Rich or poor
VI - HEAD movement
VII - MENU GDB
VIII - UI theme
IX - Music on/off
X - plugin
XI - GFX shader
XII - nude GTL
XIII - speedometer
XIV - headlights style
XV - backfire effect
XVI - spark effect
XVII - cube maps reflections
XVIII - Lens Flare effect
XIX - HDR skies
XX - gravels on tyres
XXI - smokes effects
XXII - window dirt
XXIII - driver suits
XXIV - AI talent RCD files
XXV - daylights
XXVI - AUD sound files
XXVII - SVM files ON/OFF
XXVIII - AI and physics for HQ game
XXIX - tyres for HQ cars
XXX - start lights animation
XXXI - SpecialFX file
XXXII - Stock game files to play ONLINE
XXXIII - cheat ON/OFF
XXXIV - configure video settings
XXXV - run GTL

- OFFICIAL SIMBIN PATCH v1.1 + NO-CD/NO-StarForce + 4GB PATCH by Daniel Pistelli

- Optional languages : ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN & SPANISH (thanks to gwaldock)

- GT Legends HQ MODS COLLECTION :
-> GTR233's GTL UI HQ Anniversary v1.7 : nicer UI in higher resolution with advanced garage setup, DucFreak and DooGal tweaks

-> GT Legends HDR 2k Skies v9.0 : nice 6e66o & Hudson Kerr skies reworked with HDR effect in 2k resolution (2048*2048)

-> GT Legends HQ AI v5.0 : better challenging AI

-> GT Legends HQ HQ BRAKE DISCS v1.0 : nicer brake disc/caliper/discglow skins in higher resolution

-> GT Legends HQ CARS SOUNDS v1.0 : added nice DucFreak/Fred_as/scca1981 sounds with kind permission

-> GT Legends HQ HEADLIGHTS v7.0 : better headlights in higher resolution (VINTAGE+YELLOW) patched to avoid halo glitch

-> GT Legends HQ LENS FLARE v10.1 : better sun effects (max effects around 5-6pm)

-> GT Legends HQ MOMO-SPARCO SUITS 2018 v2.0 : nicer suits/gloves/shoes in 4k resolution

-> GT Legends HQ TREAD v3.0 : better tire tread in higher resolution (NO GRAVELS)

-> GT Legends HQ WINDOW DIRT v3.0 : more detailed and lighter dirt effect (CLEAN)

-> GT legends MULTI-PATCHES v1.2 : nicer HQ textures in higher resolution

-> GT legends START LIGHTS COUNTDOWN v1.0 : better start lights (GT style)

-> HQ AMBIENT SHADOW v3.0 : better second shadow under cars in higher resolution (STD version)

-> HQ BACKFIRE v4.0 : better flames on exhaust in higher resolution (RED-BLUE version)

-> HQ CUBE MAPS v8.0 : better car/track reflections in higher resolution

-> HQ FOV DEFVIEWS v15.0 : higher speed effect, no more in car headlight flickering at night (16/9)

-> HQ MIRROR v1.0 : rear view mirrors in higher resolution (1024)

-> HQ SMOKES v5.0 : better dust & smokes effects in higher resolution

-> HQ SPARK v7.0 : better sparks effects in higher resolution (SPARK & STARS version)

Disk space requirement : 1.5 Go

You can also download and install :
- GT Legends HQ Tracks here : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-hq-tracks.26164/
- GT Legends Movies translated in FRE/GER/ITA/SPA here : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-movies-en-fr-de-it-es.27802/


ONLINE INFORMATION :
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GT Legends is more than 10 years old now and SimBin lobby online server is definitely closed : this means that your only chance to play GT Legends online nowadays is to join a GTL league such as altbierbude.de or simracing.org.uk by example.
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>>>>>>>>>> YOU MUST EDIT "LOCAL_IP_LOBBY.TXT" WITH DEDICATED GTL LEAGUE SERVER ADDRESS !!! <<<<<<<<<<
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Moreover, this GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH will overwrite stock files so you may experience online mismatch with your favorite GTL league server. In order to by-pass this issue you can try to :
- edit your PLR file in GTL\UserData\USERNAME.PLR with notepad, go to line 492 at "Report Mismatches=" and set it to "0"
- restore stock game files for ONLINE from GTL_SETUP.BAT


Usage Disclaimer :
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This mod is PRIVATE (need registration to RACEDEPARTMENT.COM to download it), this is a non-profit work made by passion for old gem GT Legends and provided as is, without warranty of any kind, use it at your own risk.
You are permitted to install and play this mod for private home use only, any commercial or public uses are forbidden.
It is forbidden to convert/modify any materials, or use it as part of another mod without written permission.
The original source is only available at RACEDEPARTMENT.COM : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-10th-anniversary-patch.26203/
Archive was tested with Kaspersky AV and to be sure that the archive you have downloaded was not modified then compare MD5 checksum with the one available at RACEDEPARTMENT.COM


CTD TRACE FILE
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this GT Legends HQ Anniversary Patch, and GT Legends HQ MODS COLLECTION as well, will never cause CTD but one day you might install other mods which will. If Crash-To-Desktop happens then launch GT Legends with "GTL_debug.bat" then you will get more info about the CTD by opening TRACE.TXT text file in GTL\UserData\LOG\
NB: If BAT file refuses to launch then rename extension as .CMD or right click on file then left click "Run as Administrator"


[OPTIONS]
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a-[README] : you have got important reading here

b-[GTL car icons templates] : templates to make your own car icons

c-[HQ Desktop ICONs] : right click on default desktop shortcut, select properties then change icon and set path of the new icon in 256*256 instead of 32*32

d-[Shovas PLR FFB] : replace FFB lines in your own PLR file to get the best FFB experience (thanks to Shovas, check his last updates here : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/sho-competition-ffb.30448/

e-[SKIN TOOLS] : includes Geditor to open GTR/GTL files, dds plugin for Gimp to make DDS skins, and the rad video tools to make BIK movies

f-[Windows TOOLS] : NVIDIA Profile Inspector

g-[Official StarForce Driver Removal Tool] : if you still own DVD version or Demo and you did the mistake to run GTL.EXE then StarForce drivers may have been installed on your PC, in this case run sfdrvrem.exe to remove these drivers which are no more compatible with new Windows 7/8/10.

h-[GTL RankTool v1_008 by aSa] : does what its name suggests

i-[GTL Xcars v1.71 by TazRFR] : this tool will deactivate/activate cars and so make easier the use of skins and add-on cars


HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GTL :
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By default I set fia-gtc76 cars for CUP_CustomChampionshipTemplate.GDB but you just need notepad (notepad++ is better to modify many files at the same time) to make your own championship :

- to begin with you must create a specific tag, could be any word you want, in my example it is SIM_CUSTOM1 : choose some cars (20-28) to make a grid and open all the *.CAR files in notepad++, click Search>Replace...

Find what: classes="
Replace with: classes="SIM_CUSTOM1,

click REPLACE ALL IN ALL OPENED DOCUMENTS, then click SAVE ALL and CLOSE ALL

- now you can use your new tag SIM_CUSTOM1 : go to GTL\GameData directory, open CUP_CustomChampionshipTemplate.GDBÂ with notepad++, use replace tool again with replace

Find what: SIM_GTC76
Replace with: SIM_CUSTOM1

click REPLACE ALL, then you can modify/edit the championship name, the laps number and the tracks schedule... save file and enjoy your custom championship :)

- you can change the name of GDB file and add as many championships GDB but you will need to make some changes in GTL\GameData\CUPSTAGES.GDB : when you open CUPSTAGES.GDB go to line 100 (notepad++ show you line number) and edit/add your new championships GDB names in the list of CUSTOM CHAMPIONSHIPS STAGE just below CUP_CustomChampionshipTemplate.gdb.
In Game, with GTL HQ Anniversary UI you can use the 6th extra CUP STAGE I have added called CUSTOM CHAMPIONSHIPS, then you can access to the championships you have added previously in CUPSTAGES.GDB.
By default, you can only see 6 championships on the page so you will need to use your mouse wheel (thanks to Mushy for this easter egg) to navigate and display more than 6 championships.


Credits (alphabetical order) :
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6e66o for kind permission to use his nice sky pack
ArmedLightning for kind permission to use his AL SPECIAL FX
Art (aka Arthur Stepanov) for advices/beta testing/bug reporting, and new GMT ARMS with 2 shoes
aSa for GTL RankTool
brrupsz for kind permission to include Po Linii GTL physics mod by brrupsz & Ownage
Chronus for his work on REBORN physics and detailed explanation at nogrip which helped me to understand how it works
David Wright for advices and kind permission to use some parts of POWER & GLORY mod by GTL WORKSHOP
Daniel Pistelli for 4GB patch
DooGal for no more binks menu idea
DucFreak for advices/help and for kind permission to use his nice GTR2 UI MOD, GT Legends sounds & Jaguar MKii cockpit textures
DurgeDriven for advices/beta testing/bug reporting and support since the beginning
Fred_as for kind permission to use his HD track backgrounds & squealing tyre sounds
GTR233 for GT Legends HQ MODS COLLECTION and updates/fixes
gwaldock for advices/beta testing/bug reporting and language files from DVD
Henry for Pitboard skin
Hudson Kerr for kind permission to use his wonderful skies
InsaneDruid for Mercedes 300SL collision bug fix
leon_90 (Davide Nativo) for advices/beta testing/bug reporting & Cars Exhaust fix
NASA for their nice moon picture from Apollo 11
Raven Morpheus for splitter/wing fixes idea
scca1981 for GTL-GTR2 MOD
Scorpyo for driver arms GMT
Shovas for advices/beta testing/bug reporting and kind permission to use his PLR FFB settings
Syhlif32 (aka Bjarne Hansen) for advices/beta testing/bug reporting, arms GMT fix, and new gfx shaders
TazRFR for GTL Xcars v1.71 (English translation by Ga2jo)
Vanaja for official StarForce free files released by SimBin 10 years ago
Velo for defviews info and SceneLighting ColorMatch tool
vondutch51 for his work on AI which helped me to understand how it works
Yako for smart XD tool

Advices/bug reporting/feedback :
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alexSchmurtz, Andrew C. Clegg, Barcika (aka carTOON), bobwilliams, Crimson764, Gevatter, ical_everon, Jempy, jgf, Jon c, Kenny Paton, LeGhoul, leslav2012, Miguel Batista, mildrew2, MichaWa, Mushy, Paul Bennett, Philipp, Razgriz (aka Menrva), revar, Spinelli, sunalp2, umma gumma, Wolle03.


SOFTWARE USED
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- 3DSimED by Dave Noonan http://www.sim-garage.co.uk/
- GIMP http://www.gimp.org/
- NOTEPAD++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/


GTR233, HQ original idea and all HQ content © 2006-2021, All rights reserved.
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Latest reviews

Thank you Paul much appreciated

I still say we should buy him a decent PC so he can test his work in resampled 4K ...My 3400G with Vega11 does that easy

I will donate 500EU
I will also donate W10 Home retail key
Excellent upgrade. The new engine sounds in the BMW CSL are amazing. Graphics look much nicer and much crisper. Great work!
Great for the game. Thank You for your work.
The perfect refresh!!!
Thanks!!
Fantastic. Simple install, upgrades many aspects of GTL with extra upgrades the user can install if decided upon.
Thanks!!
Thank You
Many thanks!!
Conceived well, built better. A must to have.
Thank You
Absolutely incredible that a PC game of this age can be run again. Big thanks to all.
Thank you so much, that great work made me able to play my favorite game again.
Many thanks for keeping Gt Legends alive and as current as possible
Thank You
Thanks again for this excellent work!
Keeps the legend alive!
very good mod! P.S. There is no need to set the compatibility mode to Windows xp. it runs perfectly without it!
Just come back to GTL after 10 years. Asuperb update making a great sim even better
Top work. Thank you!
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