§ 1 What is GPLRACER
GPLRACER is a GPL Mods Online racing league.
GPL (Grand Prix Legends) is a computer racing simulation that features historical racing cars.
“Grand Prix Legends (GPL) is one of the best and advanced race simulations for the PC. GPL simulates the Formula 1 Season of 1967, when the cars were still drifting on four wheels like rally cars, drivers like Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt made the spectators hold their breath every time they roared by and the implemention of computers into Formula 1 was still years away.
Although GPL has been around since 1998, it’s still mindblowing in the area’s of driving experience and realism (developer: Papyrus / Publisher: Sierra). In the retail release these 11 historical tracks are included: Kyalami, Mexico, Monaco, Monza, Mosport, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Rouen, Silverstone, Spa, Watkins Glen and Zandvoort.
Today 20 years after it’s initial release, GPL still has a big online community, which continues to release addons and updates which add to the enjoyment of the game. Thereare, for instance, over 600 (!) new tracks released for GPL, photorealistic 3D car updates, original engine sounds taken from recordings of the real engines, an evergrowing number of Mods for other seasons (1955, 1965, 1966, 1967 F2, 1969, Can-Am 1966, Can-Am 1971, Sportscars 1967, …), as well as numerous programs to make it easier to enjoy GPL. Each and every update is available on the internet without money being charged!“
If you are new to GPL and don`t know how to install GPL and mods or you want to update your GPL installation please look here:
- GPL Easy Installation Guide [German]: http://www.gplworld.de/grand-prix-legends/gpl-easy-installation-guide
- GPL Easy Installation Guide [English]: http://www.gplworld.de/en/grand-prix-legends/gpl-easy-installation-guide
§ 2 Participation
§ 2.1 Signing up
Each driver must first register here at GPLRACER:
The user name for registration at GPLRACER must be the name that you use as the driver’s name for GPL.
This is necessary in order to be able to clearly assign and evaluate the race results for each driver.
Each driver must also have read the GPLRACER rules in full.
In order to participate in league races, a race registration with your personal best time (PB) is also required to determine how many servers have to be set and to divide the drivers among the servers.
The login of the race registration for the submission of the personal best time (PB) is an additional registration to your GPLRACER registration!
As username for the submission of your personal best time (PB) the name is to be used which you use with GPL as a driver name.
Here you can find help for both registrations in the English language:
Race sign up for GPLRACER Cups with your personal best time (PB):
- In order to delete your PB choose a chassis for the series and just enter a 00:00.00 time.
- On race day you cannot add/ change your PB anymore!
- Every driver has to start on the server he has been put in through the PB page.
- Switching grids (server) needs the permission of the administrators.
The Reko will not enter any late registrations “manually” into the PB Grid on race day. This should prevent possible shifts (Grid 1 / Grid 2). A PB time in the form of “xx:xx.xx” can be deleted by the Reko before the registration deadline in order to increase transparency, especially with 2 grids. A rider whose “xx:xx.xx” time has been deleted must register in IRC (in iGOR race chatroom #GPLRACER) and announce a correct PB for the purpose of classification.
When you sign up at GPLRACER this will mean that you have read the rules and have accepted those rules.
§ 2.2 Equipment
Every driver has to have an Internet connection. A connection through a 56k-Modem is possible, it is however advised to have a connection of at least 50 Kbit/s of upload. The ideal would be a 128 Kbit/s up- and download or more.
Every driver has to have the Grand Prix Legends CD, which can still be bought at online shops.
In case you do not have a GPL CD you can use the GPL Demo to play GPL. See here for more information: http://www.gplworld.de/en/
In iGOR (interactive GPL Online Racing) you have to add the chat channel #GPLRACER via Channels -> Add Channel.
If you can not see a race list/ server list in iGOR please do this:
Start your PC Explorer and browse to your installation folder of iGOR:
Drive (X:)\Program Files\GPLSecrets\iGOR and edit the iGOR.ini file.
Change the old IP = gplrank.info or blw.net to:
[ RaceListServers ]
IP = igor.gplrank.info
We strongly advise using a steering wheel to race.
At GPLRACER the Fairshift v2.1 tool is mandatory for all drivers using H shifting.
Shift times faster then GPL default values are illegal.
Please download Fairshift v2.1.
Race admins will check replays for illegal shift times.