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#21 Bob Simpson

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 03:16 PM

Thanks to John asking the question there, the answer to all these questions is found at

http://srmz.net/inde...79

It seems to come down to numbers in the track.ini. Ronnie, the track will always read the track.ini file if it doesn't have a mod specific one and you don't need any mod specific ones. They are mostly for the race grid layout, I believe.

It would probably be a good practice to test this out at each track in the season as it comes up. And I'm pretty sure that the track.ini file on our computers determines the parameters, just like moving the pitboard that shows laptimes or race details.
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Posted 26 May 2020 - 03:41 PM

I tried changing the Stall_0 value - no difference. No pit stall board.

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 03:58 PM

I haven't replied to Olaf yet (Long day at work, only just finished)..

I don't think Olaf's reply is the answer. The parameter he mentions to change (2nd value in the "Stall" parameters) Changes the lateral position where you are dropped in the pit lane (In his example 4 meters to the right of the track centerline instead of the default 8.45 meters). I still only see the pit (Stall) board occasionally and can't seem to replicate any sequence of events to guarantee seeing it on a drive through.

Investigations continue. :(

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 06:40 AM

Hi, fellas.  Bo and I have been exchanging notes on this in an attempt to find a solution for the 'phantom placard'.  In tests, I have it showing at Spa67 using my 'track67.ini' file.  Yesterday, I downloaded all the tracks on the remaining sked for S23 from the Track Db and installed three in a special GPL install.  The object was to test them 'as is' with no alterations whatsoever.  That means using the originally supplied 'track.ini' file.  I ran Silverstone, Roosevelt and Edmonton in training mode.  All three delivered good results with me being able to see the placard in each case.  Next, I tried those three venues using the 'track67.ini' files that I've written for the league and the ones used by Bo for our events.  Again, I had no trouble in seeing my placard.  Finally, I set an offline race against a full slate of AI drivers at those venues to see if the placard was still visible no matter where I was set down in the pit stalls.  In training mode, you will take the first slot available typically...but not always...at the head of the line.  Sometimes, depending on how the stalls are assigned, you're at the tail of the line.  For a race, you will be set down any old place.  My three tests revealed that again, my placard was visible anywhere up and down the line.  That said, the cause for the placard glitch must lie somewhere other than in the 'track67.ini' files.

With Bo's permission, I'm providing the membership with the actual 'track67.ini' files as used by the club for S23.  In the zip below, you will find dedicated folders with a 'track67.ini' file for each of our venues.  Simply unzip and drop the file straight into your track folder.  If you already have a 'track67.ini' file there, protect it with a renaming or copy it over to a safe place as a backup.

Attached File  S23 trak ini.7z   9.1K   12 downloads

I highly recommend that you install and use these files as if for nothing else, they contain the grid layouts.  Testing with the AI will give you a true indication of what you face race day.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 11:52 AM

Thanks Doni and Bo, that's great work. Downloading now. :)

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:07 PM

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:48 PM

Doni, you've got Brands Hatch in the folder instead of Silverstone.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:25 PM

Ah, yes.  Quite so, Pepe.  Brands was originally on the sked but replaced with Silverstone if memory serves.  These files date from late December, 2019.  I'll be back shortly with an upload for Silverstone.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 02:29 PM

This will bring things up to speed.  In the two zips provided, find 'track67.ini' files for Silverstone and Castle Combe(which replaced Casa de Campo in the first half of the season).

Attached File  ccombe.7z   1.54K   4 downloads

Attached File  silver.7z   1.65K   8 downloads

As previously advised, if you have a 'track67.ini' file in either of those two track folders, protect it before installing those provided here.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 02:47 PM

Thanks Donnie. This proves once again how valuable everyone here is to the GPL community and oAo. You guys are the best.  :thumbs:

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#31 Ronnie Nilsson

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 07:37 AM

Oh, this is unbelievable. Using Doni's track67.ini at Spa67, the pitboard appeared.

Now, 2 weeks later, it's disappeared again! :(  Both online and offline.

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:48 AM

Fire the pit board holder guy! How hard can it be to hold out the pit board?
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#33 Donnie Yourth

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 07:11 AM

Well, the answer to your problem is simple, Andy.  I have a worm programme included with the track67.ini files and if I don't get a cheque for my services in a timely fashion...  Your's is very overdue.

In all seriousness, I have no idea why you should have it then lose it.  Phase of Moon?

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 03:46 PM

View PostRonnie Nilsson, on 21 June 2020 - 07:37 AM, said:

Oh, this is unbelievable. Using Doni's track67.ini at Spa67, the pitboard appeared.

Now, 2 weeks later, it's disappeared again! :(  Both online and offline.

Any changes file wise, mod wise or other?
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#35 Ronnie Nilsson

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 05:37 AM

No, Michi, not at all.




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