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Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 15:51
hi mansell

ok some success.. extracted the no cd .exe using jzip rather than wzip and bingo

got the game to load and run. but the graphics are weird.

the ferraris bodywork is completely white from the car im driving and the back of the other cars have a white patch too in the gearbox area. ive looked at graphics settings etc but cant get it to change

when you go into the ferrari cockpit, the bodywork is red, though. So its only the outside view

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 16:09
Excellent, that's progress!

White cars are usually fixed by opening the file in the main GP4 directorycalled "f1graphics.cfg" using notepad.

The first line says:

1; f1graphics.cfg controls all settings (default 0)

Ensure that is set to '1' then;

About 25 lines down, you get this:


0; Texture quality : 0 => max 2 => half 4 => qtr 8 => eigth

1; Increase car texture quality (1 on, 0 off)
0; Low track geometry (1 on, 0 off)
0; Crude quadtree cull only (0=> off, 1=>always, 2=>only for TNL); recommended for fast gfx, low cpu
1; Number of mipmaps (0 => off) v2
1; Use compressed textures if supported
1; Full 32bit textures

Make sure the lines in bold correspond to what I just posted.

Hope that helps.



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/01/2012 16:10 by MansellsMoustache.

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
mayhemfunkster 29 January, 2012 16:24
Awwwww cr4p. I feel the need to try and get back in on this!

(starts furiously googling)...



mayhemlurker ;-)

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 16:52
mansell, thanks for that

ok first line was at 0, so set to 1

the full 32 bit textures was set at 0, changed to one

after changing it asked me whether i wanted to save changes to

c: programfiles (x86) infrogrames\ grandprix4\f1graphics.cfg and the save box comes up with f1graphics in the file name

i click saves and it said f1\graphics.cfg already exists.

do i want to replace?

i said yes and a yellow warning triangle came up, saying access denied

any ideas what stopping it saving or am i being stupid. lol



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 29/01/2012 17:03 by CLOVERLEAF 888.

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:07
Right-click on the GP4 folder and select the security tab. There is a list of 'Group or Usernames'. Highlight the first and click 'Edit' then ensure all tick boxes are selected. Repeat for the others, this should allow you to edit any of the files in the directory.



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:18
wow .this is hard work. lol


ok done waht you said and my first line says

creator owner

clicked edit and got

read and execute

list folder contents

read

write

special permissions.

so ticked the boxes in the allow column and then clicked on apply

and the tick boxes just reverted to unticked again as if it wouldnt accept my settings

it does look like in that list special permissions is tick checked already in the background. if that helps

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:25
ok managed to change the users (ac) and it has now saved

here goes

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:28
CREATOR OWNER might do that, yes. The most important 'Groups' are probably 'Administrators (nnnn\Administrators)' and 'Users (nnnn\Users)'.

Yes, it is a PITA unfortunately, sorry about that.

If all fails, you could try my f1graphics.cfg which I can e-mail to you if you like.

I run the game at a resolution of 1920x1080 - does your monitor support that?



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/01/2012 17:30 by MansellsMoustache.

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:31
hey, no need to be sorry.... without you wouldnt have got the game running in the first place

alas though the ferraris are still white and i followed a prost round the first corner at silverstone and it turned into a jaguar. how weird

i do appreciate your help

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:33
no my monitor is an old dell so wouldnt go that high

so what your saying is try your f1graphics config file?

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:37
No problem at all, I love GP4 and have played it happily since the day it was released. I just want others to enjoy it too. Believe me, I've been through your troubles before.

If you PM me your e-mail address I can send you my file. If you tell me your max res I will adjust my own file accordingly for you. You could also try going to the graphics menu in-game and ensuring that the graphics detail mode in thee advanced menu is set to automatic.



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/01/2012 17:37 by MansellsMoustache.

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:37
just noticed in your original instructions.

4 ; Number of mipmaps (0 => off) v2

is what mine is saying, your instructions said 1

should i change that in mine to 1?

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:38
I don't believe that will make any difference but you won't do it any harm by trying smiling smiley



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:42
ok will try that first. hang on

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:43
Also, I notice mortal over at gpg.org is giving you help - he's a bit of a GP4 god. If he can't fix it for you, nobody can.



http://i.imgur.com/BxYQe4n.jpg

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:47
ok, that didnt work

graphics mode in advanced is set at automatic.

the maximum my monitor can do is 1280x 1024

email is: cloverleaf535@tiscali.co.uk

cheers

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:50
You have mail winking smiley



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Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:53
yeah mortal, was trying to do a remote link to check my computer but we couldnt get that to work. lol

hey, small world... pablo 27 is on that gp4 site too

just checking mail

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
CLOVERLEAF 888 29 January, 2012 17:55
ok email received

whats the order of play here then?

do i delete the original file first ?

Re: o/t GRAND PRIX 4 IN WINDOWS 7
MansellsMoustache 29 January, 2012 17:58
You can just overwrite it or delete it and then place the new file in, yes.



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