HOW TO INSTALL GT LEGENDS IN 2019

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GT Legends 10th Anniversary PATCH IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET ORIGINAL DISC VERSION TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7/8/10 !!!
READ CAREFULLY OTHERWISE YOU WILL POST ON FORUMS THAT GT Legends DOESN'T WORK ON WIN10 WHICH IS WRONG !!!
CLEAN GT Legends INSTALL FROM DVD/STEAM + GT Legends 10TH ANNIVERSARY PATCH WERE TESTED AND ARE FULLY WORKING ON WIN XP/VISTA/7/8/10 !!!
ALL PATCHES ARE INCLUDED IN 10TH ANNIVERSARY PATCH SO DO NOT INSTALL SIMBIN PATCH 1.1 OR NOCD OR 4GB PATCH !!!

Note that you will need latest 7zip archiver to create/open archives : www.7-zip.org

Plus DirectX 9c June 2010 SDK : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
(go where you have extracted files and run DXSETUP.exe if install does not begin automatically)

Note for both DISC/STEAM versions : you can have multiple GT Legends installs in multiple folders like C:\GTL10AP, C:\GTL-MOD-DTM, D:\GTL-MOD-F1-79, etc... But in this case you will have to set WinXP compatibility + Administrator rights to ALL EXE for EVERY FOLDER and not only 1 !!!
When you have many GT Legends folders you can try AppCompatibilityView : https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/good-little-tool-for-many-gtr2-gtl-folders.162318/

There are 2 kind of installs whether you have DISC (CD/DVD) or STEAM DIGITAL version, choose A) or B)


A) INSTALL FOR DISC VERSION ONLY :
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>>> StarForce DISC protection (driver) is NO MORE COMPATIBLE with Windows 7/8/10
>>> NEVER INSTALL OFFICIAL SIMBIN UPDATE 1.1 on Windows 7/8/10 because it will install StarForce driver
>>> NEVER RUN GTL.EXE FROM DISC or SIMBIN UPDATE 1.1 on Windows 7/8/10 because it will install StarForce driver
>>> YOU CAN ONLY RUN THE DISC VERSION WHEN 10th ANNIVERSARY PATCH IS INSTALLED

- insert GT Legends DISC

- choose any language : anyway you will have to COPY-PASTE the new language files from 10th Anniversary PATCH in the end

- install GT Legends directly at the root of one of your drives like D:\GTL10AP

- MANDATORY : NEITHER SET 3D CONFIG (UNTICK BOX) NOR RUN GT Legends AT THE END OF INSTALL YET !!!

- download and install GT Legends 10th Anniversary PATCH (click YES to overwrite ALL files/folders and check "APPLY TO ALL") : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-10th-anniversary-patch.26203/

- run PATCH_FOR_DISC_VERSION.bat : this file will remove StarForce files and driver with sfdrvrem.exe (official removal tool from StarForce website)

- right click on all EXE files inside GTL folder and set WinXP compatibility + check Administrator rights (also tick the box to change settings for all users)

- use Nvidia Profile Inspector to set AA/AF : set Antialiasing compatibility to Diablo III and select "replace application setting" to override the application AA settings, you can also enable DSR X4 on GT Legends to remove pretty much all aliasing without any noticeable frame drop. Borderless windows mode is pretty good too.
Moreover on a LAPTOP you need to set both GTLConfig.EXE + GTL.EXE to your GPU instead of poor integrated graphics.

- if you have run once GTLConfig.EXE or GTL.EXE without WinXP compatibility/Admin rights, then the game has created a new GTL or GTR folder in "My Documents" directory : you MUST DELETE this GTL/GTR folder.

- now run GTLconfig.exe (choose 32bits resolution, dx9) but Do NOT choose AA/AF here because the antialiasing/anisotropic settings in GTLconfig are basic/outdated and doesn't manage advanced AA/AF that you have got with nvidia/AMD panel.
Turn off Vsync as FFB in GT Legends is tied to refresh rate, moreover Vsync is never a good idea as you get lag.
Nevertheless, if you have +400 fps then you can get missed gear changes so try to limit the fps to 120 with nvidia/AMD panel.

- go to \[OPTIONS]\c-[OPTIONAL LANGUAGES] folder, choose your language (select ENGLISH if your language is not available) and COPY-PASTE ALL files/folders (click YES to overwrite ALL files/folders and check "APPLY TO ALL")

- Install Bitsum Process Lasso (v8 is the last version compatible with WindowsXP/VISTA), and set GTL.EXE "CPU AFFINITY" to use at least 2 cores of your processor then set "CLASSIFY AS A GAME".
You can either do it manually just after launching GT Legends by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC then click on PROCESSUS tab, right click on GTL.EXE and set AFFINITY to ALL CORES.

- now you can run GTL.exe


B) INSTALL FOR STEAM VERSION ONLY :
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- install GT Legends from STEAM

- MANDATORY : NEVER MODIFY STEAM INSTALL FOR GT Legends because STEAM will check files integrity inside \steamapps folder and will restore originals anytime it detects a modification, and you will get big problems !!!

- Make an archive (7z/zip/rar) of your clean GT Legends from STEAM\steamapps\common\GT Legends

- extract your clean GT Legends archive directly at the root of one of your drives like D:\GTL10AP

- download and install GT Legends 10th Anniversary PATCH (click YES to overwrite ALL files/folders and check "APPLY TO ALL") : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gt-legends-10th-anniversary-patch.26203/

- right click on all EXE files inside GTL folder and set WinXP compatibility + check Administrator rights (also tick the box to change settings for all users)

- use Nvidia Profile Inspector to set AA/AF : set Antialiasing compatibility to Diablo III and select "replace application setting" to override the application AA settings, you can also enable DSR X4 on GT Legends to remove pretty much all aliasing without any noticeable frame drop. Borderless windows mode is pretty good too.
Moreover on a LAPTOP you need to set both GTLConfig.EXE + GTL.EXE to your GPU instead of poor integrated graphics.

- if you have run once GTLConfig.EXE or GTL.EXE without WinXP compatibility/Admin rights, then the game has created a new GTL or GTR folder in "My Documents" directory : you MUST DELETE this GTL/GTR folder.

- now run GTLconfig.exe (choose 32bits resolution, dx9) but Do NOT choose AA/AF here because the antialiasing/anisotropic settings in GTLconfig are basic/outdated and doesn't manage advanced AA/AF that you have got with nvidia/AMD panel.
Turn off Vsync as FFB in GT Legends is tied to refresh rate, moreover Vsync is never a good idea as you get lag.
Nevertheless, if you have +400 fps then you can get missed gear changes so try to limit the fps to 120 with nvidia/AMD panel.

- go to \[OPTIONS]\c-[OPTIONAL LANGUAGES] folder, choose your language (select ENGLISH if your language is not available) and COPY-PASTE ALL files/folders (click YES to overwrite ALL files/folders and check "APPLY TO ALL")

- Install Bitsum Process Lasso (v8 is the last version compatible with WindowsXP/VISTA), and set GTL.EXE "CPU AFFINITY" to use at least 2 cores of your processor then set "CLASSIFY AS A GAME".
You can either do it manually just after launching GT Legends by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC then click on PROCESSUS tab, right click on GTL.EXE and set AFFINITY to ALL CORES.

- now you can run GTL.exe


UNINSTALL :
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Just delete folder D:\GTL10AP


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tutorial based on : https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/reinstalling-gtr2-best-approach.163691/

THANKS FOLKS FOR READING TILL THE END AND ENJOY !!!

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