GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH

GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH 14.1

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| GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH v14.1 by GTR233 and friends |


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) : (I recommend to NOT download ALPHA versions, leave them to devs)
Archive size = 488 Mo
Archive MD5 hash = 1cd480ab5ae734ebe4f224b8b2781710

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

Last Changelog
- We are in 2020 so no more 10th anniversary but 15th anniversary of GTL, this is the reason why I decided to change the name of the mod from "GTL 10th Anniversary Patch" to "GTL HQ Anniversary Patch"
- updated HQ FOV DEFVIEWS to v11.0 : disabled shake
- updated GT Legends HQ MOD to v14_0 : reworked sun lighting, removed spa invisible wall in pits
- added 3 plugins presets available for ENBSeries + XD combos, just extract zip and overwrite files to activate preset of your choice
- added GTR2_hidden_keys_by_DucFreak.txt in [OPTIONS]\b-[README] because most shortcuts work in GTL too
- added 2 blank profiles ready to play with some tweaks : BROKE (you start from crash), and RICH (all cars/tracks unlocked + 100,000,000 cash)

- updated GT Legends HQ MOD to v14_1 : reworked sun lighting again because I was not satisfied by rendering in combination with updated HDR plugin
- removed BROKE and kept only RICH profile preset with all cars/tracks and money (asked by many people who did not manage to make unlocker work) but you can always delete RICH (either in UserData or via menu) and create a new profile without unlocker if you do not want to cheat

Description :
Developped on Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon64x2 5600+ (dual core 2.8GHz) with nvidia 9800GT 512Mo (8800/9800GT were the high end nvidia card when GTL was released so I do not recommend this mod with poor Intel integrated graphics but it will work great with last AMD APU 3200G-Vega8 and above as tested by my friend DurgeDriven).
This GTL HQ Anniversary PATCH represents 5 years of work and includes all the necessary MODS/PATCHES for GT Legends plus HQ textures, moreover THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET ORIGINAL DISC VERSION TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7/8/10 :
- OFFICIAL SIMBIN PATCH v1.1 + NO-CD/NO-StarForce + 4GB PATCH by Daniel Pistelli
- MS Dx9/dll from 2010 packages to improve GT Legends compatibility with modern OS
- Optional languages : ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN & SPANISH (thanks to gwaldock)
-> GTR233's GTL UI HQ Anniversary v1.6 : nicer UI in higher resolution with advanced garage setup, DucFreak and DooGal tweaks

-> GT Legends HDR 2k Skies v8.0 : nice 6e66o & Hudson Kerr skies reworked with HDR effect in 2k resolution (2048*2048)

-> GT Legends HQ AI v4.0 : 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 v6.0 : 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 SPARCO SUITS 2018 v1.4 : nicer suits/gloves/shoes in 4k resolution (4096*4096)

-> 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 v6.0 : better car/track reflections in higher resolution

-> HQ FOV DEFVIEWS v11.0 : 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 : 1.08 Go

ATTENTION: GT Legends HQ Anniversary PATCH will overwrite stock files so make a backup first or make a second GT Legends install (recommended) on your hard disk (see install process)

This GT Legends HQ Anniversary Patch is a basis then you can fine tune options with GT Legends HQ MODS COLLECTION which includes some extra content not available in the HQ Anniversary Patch (HDR 4k Skies, HQ DAYTIME HEADLIGHTS, and HQ HEADLIGHTS/LENS FLARE/START LIGHTS/WINDOW DIRT/TREAD/AMBIENT SHADOW/BACKFIRE/MIRROR/SPARK variants) :

You can also download and install :
- GT Legends HQ Tracks here :
- GT Legends Movies translated in FRE/GER/ITA/SPA here :

Usage Disclaimer :
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 :
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

Credits (alphabetical order) :
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
Boris Vorontsov for ENBSeries
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 :
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.

- 3DSimED by Dave Noonan

GTR233, 2020.
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488.5 MB
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Latest reviews

Fantastic. Simple install, upgrades many aspects of GTL with extra upgrades the user can install if decided upon.
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
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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!
Thank you, this is really good.
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Along with the "GT Legends HQ MODS COLLECTION", this is a MOD collection of essential.
Reinstalled GTL after years of not playing. Nice Mod!
Thanks great work