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GTL Targa Florio Optimized

GTL Targa Florio Optimized 2.1

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GT_Legends Targa Florio Optimized by GTR233
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Description
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This optimized version is intended to allow low end PCs to run this great track with 2Gb RAM only, faster PCs will take advantage of it too.


Disk space requirement : 227 Mo


Changelog
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v1.0
Initial release to fix low FPS & Crash To Desktop with 2Gb RAM

v1.1
updated TRK/AIW
added road fix for new shaders which make road clear/white (thanks to leon_90 for advices)

v1.2
updated TRK/AIW/GDB
updated textures (thanks to leon_90 for advices)

v1.3
reduced road bumps (thanks to Shovas and Miguel for advices)

v1.4
added fog version
remade LODs

v1.5
updated trees
updated LODs

v1.6
updated AIW to reduce AI accidents (but there are still some because road is narrow)
updated CAM files for better external view/replay
updated LODs with different images for each version

v1.7
set race laps to 11
disabled collision for some barriers to let AI pass through and to avoid big AI crashs and abandons (there are still some small accidents but AI should continue and finish race)

v1.8
fixed an hairpin where AI can be stuck
reduced fog over the horizon

v1.9
reduced fog density (thanks to Quadrifloglio Verde for reporting issue)
fixed stuck cars in pits (thanks to TheBigHase for reporting issue)
few minor updates

v2.0
fixed CAM/replay off at the very beginning between pits and start line : now you will see your car in this area

v2.1
as too many people do not read my readme and do not install Bjarne GFX Shader Patch (set by default with HQ Anniversary Patch) to patch the fog issue in default GT Legends, I decided to remove dynamic fog for daytime and for all versions except for the dedicated FOG version (fog effect will still look better with Bjarne GFX Shader Patch though).


INSTALL
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- Copy Targa folder in GTL\GameData\locations directory (overwrite ALL)

INSTALL OPTIONS
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In Targa folder you have 3 7zip archives, just extract them with RIGHT MOUSE CLICK then left click EXTRACT HERE and let overwrite ALL files/subfolders

[GT Legends CONVERSION].7z = QUICK CONVERSION TO GT Legends cousin game
[GTR2 CONVERSION RainReflectionOFF].7z = QUICK CONVERSION TO GTR2 with RAIN REFLECTION DISABLED
[GTR2 CONVERSION RainReflectionON].7z = QUICK CONVERSION TO GTR2 with RAIN REFLECTION ENABLED


IMPORTANT
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- first run will generate HAT file (critical time where most CTDs occur) and will take a long moment, next time game will load the track quicker
- if you have CTD at first run for HAT generating then set graphics on low in single practice session with NO AI, set original skies (not HD/HQ)
- if you have CTD after several races then exit GT Legends and retry (memory will be purged)
- choose hood/bumper view for twice more fps than in cockpit
- Set track draw distance on Very FAR in menu to show full horizon (mountains may disappear on Low/Normal)
- Fog version doesn't work with LOW graphic settings
- Fog distance is linked to track draw distance (fog will be more dense/closer on Normal track draw distance than on Very Far)
- Fog over mountains has no transparency with original GFX so you need Bjarne new gfx170a available in my HQ Anniversary Patch (run GTL_SETUP to be sure to install it)
- I have disabled road rain reflection because it increases the chances of CTD and because effect doesn't look great especially on this big track, nevertheless you can restore this feature with optional zip archive in targa folder


KNOWN ISSUES
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- I have made optimizations to run it on 2GB RAM PC with very few AI opponents (original track doesn't start with 2GB RAM) but do not try more AI with only 2GB RAM because you will get Crash-To-Desktop (CTD), so it is highly recommended to install my HQ Anniversary Patch to get 4Gb patch if you have Windows 64bits
- Replay will CTD with only 2Gb RAM (on Windows 32bits even if you have 4Gb RAM or more, the 4Gb patch does NOT work so GT Legends will use 2Gb RAM max and will CTD if game tries to load more than 2Gb)
- This track is 72km long and replay/external cameras are limited to 20km max in simbin games : after 20km replay/external cam will not work
- This track doesn't work great by night because of heavy headlights flickering (I have increased clip planes values without success on this track)
- Fog version doesn't work with LOW/NEAR graphics options
- Fog may flicker sometimes


Disclaimer
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This is a non-profit work made by passion for old gem GT Legends 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.
The original source is only available at RACEDEPARTMENT.COM


Credits
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David Wright for advices and kind permission to use LODs of POWER & GLORY mod by GTL WORKSHOP
derDumeklemmer for KBB online version
GTR233 for optimization
leon_90 for reporting road issue, advices and beta testing
NeelJ & TheSky for GTR2 TARGA FLORIO
POWER & GLORY mod GDB lighting by GTL WORKSHOP (special thanks to David Wright and DucFreak)
SIMBIN/Blimey!/10Tacle Studios for GT Legends
Shovas and Miguel Batista for road bumps advice
TARGA TEAM for original GPL Targa Florio track


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