EXTRA mod for GPL
Charles Mark, Paul Skingley, Remy Roesz, Tommie van
Ostade and Stuart Bartosiak.
This mod is named "69-extra" and uses a physics named
"69-extra" and "cars69" carset.
This is to allow it to run independently without interfering with your
original 69mod ( 1969 Grand Prix ) which can still be used as normal.
1.61 GB disk space
GEM+ 2.5.32 or higher version installed,
GPL full installation updated to version 184.108.40.206
both "driver textures ( and in mirrors )" boxes checked ( ticked ) in GPL graphics options or
GPL may CTD.
Installing GPL 1969 EXTRA mod:
You should have these 13 tracks installed before running the
name=South African Grand Prix
shortname=South African GP
name=Brands Grand Prix
displayName=Brands Hatch ROC
name=Spanish Grand Prix
name=Monaco Grand Prix
name=Dutch Grand Prix
name=French Grand Prix
displayName=Charade Clermont-Ferrand 1969
name=British Grand Prix
name=German Grand Prix
name=Oulton Park Gold Cup
displayName=Oulton Park Gold Cup
name=Italian Grand Prix
name=Canadian Grand Prix
displayName=Mosport Park 1969
name=United States Grand Prix
displayName=Watkins Glen Int. 1969
name=Mexican Grand Prix
1/ Run the 1969mod installer.
Check the install path. The default install path is C:\Sierra\GPL. IF YOUR GPL INSTALL HAS A DIFFERENT PATH YOU MUST CHANGE THE PATH WHEN PROMPTED.
2/ Create a player in GPL ( or use your existing 69mod player )
3/ Start gem/carsets and activate "69-extra" Make sure
"69-extra" physics are selected.
4/ Select your 69mod player and select "69-extra" for
the player. Check that "cars69" has been selected.
5/ Exit Gem and a gplx69.exe will be created.
Although the overall feel of the new 69mod physics remains the same, we
have reduced the overall grip in the new mod which will means lap times
are a little slower but closer to the real life lap times of 1969.
The same goes for the drafting/tow effect which was considered by many
to be too strong in the original 69mod. So in the new mod this effect is
cars69 folder contains all the original cars from 69Hwng,69Lwng,69Mwng
plus some new car folders.
AI use correct cars and numbers at each track automatically.
New player number #27 because #4 is used by AI.
Player can manually select from car options to use the correct car for each
championship track. The car options have descriptions.
example = M7B FR-GB-DE
The car is the Mclaren M7b used at the French GP, British GP and German
GP. The pictures in the player/team info have matching descriptions
To keep things relatively simple we have restricted the amount of teams
( physics slots ) to 15.
This means that for example, all Mclaren M7 cars use the same physics
slot, as do all Ferrari 312, all Matra MS80, all Lotus 49B etc.... We
have also grouped all the BRM P126, P138 and P139 into one slot.
The teams ( physics slots drivable by the
user ) are as follows:
slot 1 - Brabham BT26A with 3 graphic car options
slot 2 - BRM P126, P138 and P139 with 6 graphic car options
slot 3 - Lotus 63 with 2 graphic car options
slot 4 - Mclaren M7 A,B,and C with 9 graphic car options
slot 5 - Ferrari 312 with 7 graphic car options
slot 6 - Lotus 49B with 5 graphic car options
slot 7 - Matra MS80 with 5 graphic car options
slot 8 - Lotus 49 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Attwood at
slot 9 - Matra MS10 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Stewart and
Beltoise at Kyalami )
slot 10 - Matra MS84 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Beltoise and
slot 11 - Brabham BT20 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by DeKlerk at
slot 12 - Brabham BT24 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Tingle at
slot 13 - Cooper T86B with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Elford at
slot 14 - Eagle AAR 101 with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Pease at
slot 15 - Mclaren M9A with 1 graphic car option ( driven by Bell at
If you count up the graphic car options you can see there are 45. This
means 45 car folders in the "cars69" folder.
1/ Best laps screen
The Best laps screen has been modified to show the 1969 World
Championship tracks, the lap times from these tracks will be
stored in your players/player name/"plax69.ini"
2/ 1969 World Championship
When using World Championship mode you now have the correct tracks for the 1969 World Championship.
The newspapers at the end of a race have been modified to show the correct team names and a picture from 1969.
For the Championship tracks we have included individual pictures that
are installed with the mod. For other tracks a generic 1969 picture is
To add other 1969 pictures to other tracks add a bwpic69.pbf to the track folder.
4/ Program covers
Program covers are now mod specific. The programs for the 1969
Championship tracks plus Brands race of Champions ( Brands67 ) and
Oulton Park Gold Cup are installed with the mod.
These will only be shown only when using 1969mod.
To add 1969 mod specific program covers to other tracks, add a pageo69.pbf to the track folder.
5/ Track Records
Fastest laps for every track are now mod specific. New record inis (
rec69.ini ) are installed with the mod for the 1969 Championship
tracks. These only record lap times for 1969mod so leaving your 67 lap
A new record ini ( rec69.ini ) is created when you use other tracks with 69mod.
6/ Mod specific track inis and lp files
It is now possible to use mod specific track inis ( track69.ini ) and lp files ( l69 )
The track inis can be used to adjust the ai performance where needed without changing 67 etc.
The lps can be used to create 69mod lp laps without effecting your originals.
Some track69.inis and lps are installed with the mod. You can create your own for other tracks.
track.ini = track69.ini.
lp = l69
7/ Mod specific track graphics
Users can now create track graphics specifically for the 1969 season using one track folder.
An example of this is installed with the mod for Brands67. The makers
of Brands67 included an option for adding the Lucas building at
Paddock and the Dunlop bridge before Druids which were added to the
track in 1968. These are now only seen using 1969mod but not seen
if using 67 GPL.
To use your own 3do, mips, srb or trk for extra track graphics that are specific to 1969, rename the file extensions to:
3DO = 369
mip = m69
srb = s69
trk = t69
Place your 1969 specific graphics into the track, these will only be seen using 69mod.
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8/ Default setups
The default car setups are specific to 69mod so giving the user a basic usable setup to start with.
The default setups for the Championship tracks are by Steve Cloyd. For
other tracks there is a 69mod generic default setup.
9/ AI Improvements
The AI now select wings suitable for tracks and also use the slipstreaming effect.
The passing of backmarkers has also been improved.
These new features combine to increase the fun and excitement when racing the AI.
1/ Because graphics for the cars have to change for each
race, it is advisable to exit GPL after completing a race and reload
before the next race.
2/ With so many cars to load you can expect load times to
3/ For online racing
GPL can only remember your last car option choice, and graphic options
cannot be selected via iGor, so.... when you are in chat before an
online race and you want to select the historically correct car graphics
options for the track you are racing, you must first start GPL offline
and select the car graphics options you want from the list and exit.
Now, when you start the online race via iGor you will have the car you
selected offline provided you select the same slot in iGor that you
If you run the same race online more than once with the same car/slot,
the previous car graphics option is still in place so you can just race.
The graphics you see for other online competitors will depend on what
car graphics they have selected.
So, if everyone in the race takes the steps outlined above then your
online race will "look" historically correct as far as graphic options.
This software is
freeware ( i.e. non commercial use )
No part may be
distributed on any media ( such as CD Rom or Diskette ) for which money is
charged nor on media distributed with ( for example ) a magazine for which
money is charged without the authors permission
This software is
provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express
or implied, You use at your own risk.
No updates to the GPL69 mod may be posted for SIX MONTHS after the initial release of the component updated ,
unless prior permission is given by me.
No Conversions to other sim platforms should be undertaken unless prior
permission is given by me.
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