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GTR2 Targa Florio Optimized

GTR2 Targa Florio Optimized 2.2

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GTR2 Targa Florio Optimized by GTR233
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Description
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This optimized version represents 6 months of work (updated CAM/AIW/Textures and some objects) for me and is intended to allow low end PCs to run this great track with 2Gb RAM only (original track CTD if you don't have 4gb RAM).
Besides AI are now able to finish a full lap contrary to original version where most AI crashed and returned to pits.
I have fixed non working CAMs at the beginning of the track.
I have enabled dynamic fog contrary to original which has no fog at all (this feature looks better with Bjarne new GFX available in HQ Anniv. Patch).
I have increased rearview distance and objects number shown in mirrors.
Compatible with both NOCD/DIGITAL STEAM EXE contrary to original version which makes CTD with STEAM.


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 GTR2, 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).

v2.2
After many days of hard work, here is the fix for DIGITAL STEAM EXE CTD (thanks to sikjar for reporting issue)
You can set track settings to MEDIUM/HIGH with DIGITAL STEAM EXE (FULL track detail doesn't work with steam)
You can set track settings to MEDIUM/HIGH/FULL with NOCD EXE
As I use nocd for 15 years, I have never paid attention to Steam crash with this track, anyway now it is fully compatible with both NOCD/DIGITAL STEAM :)


INSTALL
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- Copy Targa folder in GTR2\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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- this track is one of the heaviest in term of material objects so RAM limit can be reached sooner than any other track which can lead to CTD (crash-to-desktop)
- 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 MEDIUM in single practice session with NO AI, set original skies (not HD/HQ)
- if you have CTD after several races then exit GTR2 and retry (memory will be purged)
- AC/rF2 cars conversions are much heavier than old GTR2 models so reduce AI number with these kind of high poly mods
- choose hood/bumper view for twice more fps than in cockpit
- set track draw distance on FAR/Very FAR in menu to show full horizon (mountains may disappear on Low/Normal)
- fog version doesn't work with LOW track settings (black screen)
- 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
- 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 (extract and overwrite all)


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
- Instant replay works but Replay recorder will CTD with only 2Gb RAM (on Windows 32bits even if you have 4Gb RAM or more, the 4Gb patch does NOT work so GTR2 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 GTR2 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 GTR2
Shovas and Miguel Batista for road bumps advice
TARGA TEAM for original GPL Targa Florio track


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Latest updates

  1. Targa Optimized

    2.2 Fixed steam ctd for low/med/high details, only nocd is able to display full track details.
  2. Targa

    Removed fog for daytime because too many people don't read the readme and so they don't install...
  3. Targa

    Added cam fix Added optional 7zip archives

Latest reviews

Thanks for the update.
Sorry about the smiley. Thank you for this latest update. I finally got this mod working and the fog is really great! :)
Thank you!
Great job GTR233, this is a really well optimised version, i had the versin 1.0 from "the sky and neel jani" but i get so many more FPS on this one, its fantastic and flows greatly. Thanks a lot for your work and thanks to share it with us :)
5/5 Exceptional. Closest thing to a free roam GTR2 has, I guess. Good graphics, love the close trackside objects and even overhanging trees, really adds to the immersion and sense of speed. Lots of gaps in the terrain textures when you look off to the side and far away but what is here is exceptional.
Great job, thanks a lot.
You release more versions than I can try...
I'm joking. Thank you for improving this wonderful track!
Thank you! Very nice work. Finally one of the best tracks works for me again. This is a huge challenge and I wonder who makes this with no crash at all plus a decent time. ;-) One question remains: In the "pits" does that lil sandroad where cars head out for the track have to be so very bumpy and barely driveable!? Imo that would be nice to be improved as well.
GTR233
GTR233
Yes I spent a full week to adjust AI and check accidents at each corner : there were critical corners mainly due to barriers hit by AI so I have chosen to make collision false at these spots and now AI can pass a full lap. The only drawback is to see AI going through barriers when you follow them, it looks weird but that's the price to pay.
Yes pit "road" is really bumpy but I can't change that, just drive slowly till pit exit.
Awesome job,thanks !
The graphics is excellent, just to drive 30 km/h and admire the details. :)
AIW GPL вылет на рабочий стол 2 раза в одном месте.
GTR233
GTR233
Hi alex, unfortunately I can't do much, indeed AIW GPL is the heavier version so if it does not work then try the other versions : HISTORIC is a bit lighter, and REGULAR (this is the one I recommend) is the lightest with better FPS and lower memory usage.
You can try to set graphic settings on LOW before launching the AIW GPL, I hope that will help you to run it.
Very useful!
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