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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 16:14

Could anyone point me at a GPL (?right?) race sim which models any of the following:

1920s board track racing with Millers, Duesenbergs, etc?

Any 1939 GP involving Mercedes-benz W154s and Auto Union V12s?

Any 1958 GP involving Vanwalls, Ferrari Dino 246 etc?

Any 1967 GP involving the AAR Eagle-Weslake V12???

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#2 Rob G

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 16:58

GPL (Grand Prix Legends) is one of a number of racing sims on the market, but it's one of the best. It started out as a sim covering only the 1967 F1 season (including the Eagle-Weslake), but over time other seasons have been developed, most notably 1965 and the bewinged 1969 cars. However, unless there have been some recent developments that I'm not aware of, I don't think you'll find anything outside the late '60s in GPL. It's incredibly difficult, and it's been said that the cars are even tougher to drive than their real-life counterparts. It takes a great deal of patience and persistence to handle, although the '65 and '69 mods are considerably easier.

There was a game called "Spirit of Speed" that covered 1937, but it was widely panned as completely unrealistic. A wasted opportunity.

rFactor (wacky capitalization on purpose) is a sim geared towards the modding community, where people can create all sorts of series, cars and tracks. Most of the mods are recently-raced cars and venues, but someone has created a highly-rated 1955 F1 mod, although so far the only car included is the Mercedes. I'm hopeful that they'll have a wider variety of historic mods in the future. Here are some videos showing the '55 mod in action: http://www.rfactorce...x...KJc&MID=329

Edited by Rob G, 26 September 2009 - 17:05.


#3 petestenning

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 17:59

GPL (Grand Prix Legends) is one of a number of racing sims on the market, but it's one of the best. It started out as a sim covering only the 1967 F1 season (including the Eagle-Weslake), but over time other seasons have been developed, most notably 1965 and the bewinged 1969 cars. However, unless there have been some recent developments that I'm not aware of, I don't think you'll find anything outside the late '60s in GPL. It's incredibly difficult, and it's been said that the cars are even tougher to drive than their real-life counterparts. It takes a great deal of patience and persistence to handle, although the '65 and '69 mods are considerably easier.

There was a game called "Spirit of Speed" that covered 1937, but it was widely panned as completely unrealistic. A wasted opportunity.

rFactor (wacky capitalization on purpose) is a sim geared towards the modding community, where people can create all sorts of series, cars and tracks. Most of the mods are recently-raced cars and venues, but someone has created a highly-rated 1955 F1 mod, although so far the only car included is the Mercedes. I'm hopeful that they'll have a wider variety of historic mods in the future. Here are some videos showing the '55 mod in action: http://www.rfactorce...x...KJc&MID=329



GPL also has a 66 mod version with the cars using various engines from 2.0 litre , 2.4,2.9 and 3 litre and avariety of chassis engine combinations.


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#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 18:07

Thanks fellers - I thought there was an active group of sim enthusiasts who were developing all kinds of Nurburgring, Spa, Longford and all kinds of other venues for what was basically a modified form of GP Legends???? Or is my memory awry?

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#5 Macca

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 18:31

Everything you could possibly wish to know, and much you wouldn't, can be found here:
http://www.gpllinks.org/

.........while these might put you in touch with THFers who are experts on all things GPL, which I am not:
http://forums.autosp...howtopic=107682

http://forums.autosp...showtopic=98730

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#6 edtheshred

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 20:26

the best fi 67 simm is here http://f1classic.you.../f1-classic-f1/
bar none
ed
ps ypu will also find a very nice can am mod here with lots of old tracks have fun

Edited by edtheshred, 26 September 2009 - 20:28.


#7 David Wright

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 22:35

the best fi 67 simm is here http://f1classic.you.../f1-classic-f1/
bar none
ed
ps ypu will also find a very nice can am mod here with lots of old tracks have fun


Don't want to start a flame war but GPL is far better :)

#8 edtheshred

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 18:37

hi david,
after driving gpl for many years i always get the feeling that the car is floating. in slims version i seem to be able to hold a drift much better. to me it's more fun than gpl.
just my opinion though.
as ever ed

#9 Stuart Boyle

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 20:38

If you are looking for a list of GPL tracks, there is a database listing of them here:

http://gpltd.bcsims.com/

#10 Stuart Boyle

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 20:39

the best fi 67 simm is here http://f1classic.you.../f1-classic-f1/
bar none
ed
ps ypu will also find a very nice can am mod here with lots of old tracks have fun


I'm not familar with this. It it an rFactor mod?

#11 ray b

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:02

mark beckman [who posts here] was working on a silver arrows mod for GPL
I am not sure how far he got but did see a few shots of the cars
no board tracks that I know of or 20's era cars

others were working on a 55 F-1 mod but I am unsure of progress on that

dan's cars in 67 and 66 both v12 and the old 4's are well represented
with several versions and paint jobs

#12 ray b

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:17

Thanks fellers - I thought there was an active group of sim enthusiasts who were developing all kinds of Nurburgring, Spa, Longford and all kinds of other venues for what was basically a modified form of GP Legends???? Or is my memory awry?

DCN



tracks they do have right now
nurburgring has several different year versions with or without guard rails ect
spa the same
and about 4-500 other tracks mostly real nearly all major F-1 tracks
most f-2 or f-3 tracks
most sportscar tracks
indy and cart tracks too




#13 wolf sun

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:59

Doug, you also might want to look here:

http://forum.racesimcentral.com/

#14 philippe charuest

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 19:10

Thanks fellers - I thought there was an active group of sim enthusiasts who were developing all kinds of Nurburgring, Spa, Longford and all kinds of other venues for what was basically a modified form of GP Legends???? Or is my memory awry?

DCN

http://gpltd.bcsims.com/
GPL Track Database #2 no longford yet. but many other tasman tracks are done , practically all historically important track are already done more or less 200 historically accurate tracks , and i dont talk of the fantasy/fictitious and other "night" tracks , but for the cars cause of the limitation of the physic modellisation, its all late sixties 66-67-68-69 F1-F2-FA- indy

Edited by philippe charuest, 30 September 2009 - 19:23.