GTR2 16th Anniversary PATCH Part-3

GTR2 16th Anniversary PATCH Part-3 16.0.0

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| GTR2 HQ Anniversary PATCH by GTR233 and friends |

Please read END-USER LICENCE AGREEMENT (_GTR2_HQ_Anniversary_PATCH_EULA.txt) carefully before using this software, by installing or using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA.

Archive is 1.16Go split in 3 parts : YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE 3 PARTS FIRST THEN YOU CAN EXTRACT 7z.001 ARCHIVE where your GTR2.EXE is located (overwrite ALL)

part-1 :
MD5 = 8364f0448f4fdcb245e260739e0f4c59

part-2 :
MD5 = 4fb76b1ac2f181a70400ece42ede759c

part-3 :
MD5 = f53110588275c76d700c2c4b33f32c90

Disk space requirement : 4.27 Go for HQ Anniversary Patch unzipped + 1.64 Go for GTR2 base game (+ 3.2Go if you install PnG3 MOD)

This archive was compressed with 7-zip archiver v21.07 so you need at least v21.07 to extract archive without errors (update your archiver if it tells you that the archive is corrupted) : (I recommend to NOT download ALPHA versions, leave them to devs)

- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY this readme and follow steps from "_GTR2_HQ_Anniversary_PATCH_INSTALL.txt" otherwise you will cry "HELP!!! It doesn't work!!!"
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Disclaimer :
This is a non-profit work made by passion for old gem GTR2 and all of the content is provided free of charge "as is", without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, use it at your own risk : authors will not be held responsible for any losses incurred, either directly or indirectly by the use of files included in this mod. You are permitted to install and play this mod for personal home use only, any other uses are forbidden. It is forbidden to convert/modify/distribute any materials, or use it as part of another mod without authors written permission which cannot be ceded to a third party.
This is not a 10TACLE\SIMBIN\BLIMEY!GAMES product.
The original source is only available at RACEDEPARTMENT.COM

Last Changelog
- updated GTR2_SETUP.CMD : updated headlights option (now you can set 1 color for all cars), added corner marker option, added GTR2 HQ Textures MultiPatch option (some people do prefer stock textures with bugs so here is the option to remove these textures set patch), updated 4k skies with my new dynamic clouds feature
- new 26FPS wiper animation with new central wiper (Seat/MC12/TVR) : much smoother than previous 20FPS, it represents huge work for me with 480 DDS made by hand with Gimp (1Gb)
- added my new Dynamic Clouds feature with fantastic AC SOL clouds textures by Peter Boese (thanks for kind permission)
- fixed TVR bi-tone mask (thanks to maxellero for reporting)
- updated hq headlights
- updated HQ physics/tyres 2022
- fixed M3GTR/ViperCC/F550/Lister/TVR steering wheel position
- fixed TVR cockpit
- fixed Brno/Enna/Estoril/Monza/Valencia tree flickering bug
- fixed Brno guardrails black polygons bug
- added missing fire car at Brno and fixed fire car position at Enna
- added missing JumboTrucks
- fixed Enna black terrain+zebra lines bug
- fixed Monza shadow bug
- fixed Monza trees in the air bug
- fixed missing nightlights at Monza
- added kk08 Enna pits fix (thanks for kind permission)
- updated all MOTEC LCDs with last CrewChief features (thanks to The Iron Wolf for info)
- updated legal screen
- various other bug fixes and improvements

Introduction :
My name is Paul (aka GTR233) and I started to make GTR2 skins many years ago at nogrip by creating HQ content like HQ AMBIENT SHADOW, HQ LENS FLARE, HQ HEADLIGHTS, HQ RAIN and HQ HUD... Time passing, I have met a nice sim community (Arthur, ArmedLightning, David Wright & DucFreak, derDumeklemmer, DurgeDriven, leon_90, NeelJ, Philipp, Scorpyo, Shovas, syhlif32, many good people that I just cannot list all but I always write name in credits when I get some help or use someone else work) who gave me advices and helped me to make GTR2 better. Back in 2015 syhlif32 (aka Bjarne Hansen) told me : "next year GTR2 will be 10 years old so a 10th anniversary patch with all your updates will be smart"... and the GTR2 10th Anniversary Patch was born, of course at the very beginning it was just a single archive made with all the HQ MODS I have released then, along the years, I have added more and more HQ textures and fixes to make this ultimate GTR2 patch today : GTR2 16th ANNIVERSARY, LONG LIVE TO THE KING !

SPECIAL THANKS to all people who worked for Blimey! Games & SimBin Sweden : David Wright, DucFreak, Doug Arnao, Mark Reynolds, Eric Boosman,... and the big bosses Henrik Roos & Ian Bell for having made such a legendary sim !

Description :
Developped on Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon64x2 5600+ (dual core 2.8GHz) 6Go RAM with nvidia 9800GT 512Mo.
This GTR2 HQ Anniversary PATCH represents 6 years of work (nearly 20 000 FILES!) and includes all the necessary MODS/PATCHES for GTR2 plus tons of HQ textures. There are 2 games in 1, first the default 2003-2004 game with stock cars and tracks which get only few textures updates, second the HQ Cars&Tracks (with "HQ" prefix in menu) which get ALL the fixes/patches, more HQ textures plus exclusive graphics (both 2D/3D) : indeed, my will is to keep original game untouched to avoid online mismatch on internet and to see all the work done so far in this HQ Anniversary Patch when you compare both.

Non exhaustive list of fixes in HQ Cars&Tracks (all these bugs are present in Original GTR2 + Official SimBin patch 1.1) :
- fixed bad engine sound location in some cars
- fixed bad driver/hands/feet positions in some cars
- fixed MC12 steering wheel in showroom
- fixed Anderstorp/Donington/Dubai/Monza/Enna max vehicles
- fixed Donington pitcrew position
- fixed Oschersleben safety car position which blocked cars pit exit
- fixed Oschersleben invisible start lights box
- fixed AI qualification/race speed huge gap
- fixed Viper Roos Optima wheels style
- fixed GDB championships (skip Qualif.1 to avoid random grid bug)
- fixed Chrysler Viper Zwann's cockpit
- fixed F575 BODY MASK
- fixed 996 INTERIOR3
- fixed Viper GTS-R rear lights bloom
- fixed F550/F575 steering wheels
- fixed safety car roof lights
- fixed Lamborghini masks
- fixed TVR masks
- fixed dash redlights misalignment (MC12, 993, 996RS-RSR)
- fixed wrong tyres for 993GT2 Proton Competition (Yokohama and not Dunlop)
- fixed 996 RS 03072 Seikel Motor Sport logo on side wing
- fixed 996 RS 03085 JVG exhausts transparency
- fixed 996 R 03061 EMKA GT3 R logo on back
- fixed 996 RS 04105 Emeraude Racing skin and wheels
- fixed Mosler rear lights
- fixed Stack LCD glitch (PRACTICE/WARMUP/RACE were randomly displayed over laptime)
- fixed Gillet shoulders in mirror
- fixed 996GT2BT gearbox
- fixed Seat toledo gearbox
- fixed F360 spin when downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear
- fixed F360 03052/03053 wrong tyres (Pirelli and not Dunlop)
- fixed F550 Wieth wrong tyres (Dunlop and not Pirelli)
- fixed M3GTR cube maps in mirrors
- fixed F575 wrong cube maps on steering wheels
- fixed RSR hood/door misalignment
- fixed TVR rain screen wrong direction (rain falls from top to bottom and not right to left)
- fixed mosler wrong cube maps in cockpit
- fixed 350z cockpit/banner
- fixed 996GT2 chassis style2 black polygon
- fixed tracks black polygons
- fixed shaders
- fixed unfair AI tyre wear in default game where AI can keep tyres longer than player
- fixed crazy damage bug for viper GTS-R
- fixed all brake discs size/position, disc glow and added nice aluminium reflection on every brake disc
- fixed radiator opening reversed values
- fixed Z3/Lotus/C5R/viperCC/F360/F550/lambo/lister/morgan/mosler/GT3Cup-RS/saleen missing wing shadow
- fixed Viper rear shadow bug by night
- fixed TVR rear shadow bug by night
- fixed BMW M/F360/Lambo/Lotus slick tread always ON : now you will see intermediate/hard wet/soft wet tread too
- fixed BMW M3 GTR too dark tread
- fixed wheel ffb clipping for some cars and central dead zone
- fixed Corvette C5R steering wheel position to see oil pressure needle
- fixed Seat toledo steering wheel black polygon
- fixed Viper Roos broken LCD gear indicator and enabled it for all Vipers
- fixed F575 center mirror (image is no more deformed and tiny holes have been removed)
- fixed Murcielago mirrors (removed abnormal cube map reflection)
- fixed MC12 motec bug : removed the black polygon and made the RPM lights work
- fixed F360 cockpit glitches (fixed roof blurry texture, fixed misspelling "IGNITION", fixed "PULL" misalignment)
- fixed F550 Wieth anti-roll bars wrong spec map
- fixed Saleen broken RPM lights
- fixed M3GTR classe to be seen as G2 and not GT
- fixed Vertigo gear display position for better visibility
- fixed corvette black polygon on right door
- fixed lamborghini broken 6th RPM led
- fixed GT3CUP-RS-RSR low fuel led misalignment
- fixed F550 Pi dash fuel/speed misalignment
- fixed broken dash lights (Rev limiter/Shift) in F550 Wieth
- fixed chassis holes in 996 GT2 biturbo
- fixed center mirror in 350z
- fixed Lotus Elise mirrors position and wiper glitch in cockpit
- fixed Morgan broken wheel leds
- fixed P993 GT2 black polygon bug on front chassis
- fixed F550 Wieth deformed mirrors
- fixed Anderstorp weed
- fixed Barcelona bridge reversed textures
- fixed fake gauges in F550 cockpit with real working ones
- fixed broken LEDs on BMW Z3 dash
- fixed C5.R rollcage top front bar which was too low and too big
- fixed headlights flickering and added White/Yellow/Endurance styles
- fixed non working endurance lights for RS#160/RSR#66
- fixed hockenheim speed limiter bug on pit exit
- fixed Barcelona flickering pit walk under rain
- fixed missing ExtDriver-ShiftR_M.LMA/ExtDriver-ShiftL_M.LMA driver animations
- fixed rain bug in TVR cockpit doors
- fixed F360 #72 endurance lights
- increased resistance to damages to prevent AI to pit in for small aero damages
- increased driver seat position range (use LEFT or RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON then drag mouse to adjust view)
- removed bump maps from Morgan/ViperCC/350Z cockpits because of cartoon/plastic effect
- removed spa invisible wall in pits
- updated Enna tyres stack with moving ones
- updated 996CUP #123/124 ugly safety net with nicer one from ViperCC
- updated 996 RS with 3 styles : Motec+H gearbox / Motec+Seq gearbox / Stack+H gearbox
- updated all MoTeC/Pi/Stack fonts, display and cube maps, added red zone to Stack and added rev limit to MoTeC
- added 996 GT3 R versions
- added missing brakes/tyres temperatures motec line : now available in ALL cars (cycles show lap time, oil/water/tyres/brakes temperatures)
- added specific Ferrari/Porsche brakes
- added missing #109 Porsche GT3 CUP from 24h Spa 2003 event
- added laptimer to all cars with flags/pit icons
- added missing safety net in #108 C5R cockpit
- added wipers and dirt/rain effects on side windows
- fixed many black polygons on some cars
and many more during 7 long years of work on this project...

GTR2_SETUP.CMD (double click on CMD file to run it) is a basic DOS-Shell menu I have made and which allows to set 45 pages of options very easily, quickly and flawlessly ; you don't need to ask you where to put files because ALL IS AUTOMATIC, you just need to type a number or letter at each page :
I - language
II - HUD style
III - Corner Marker Arrows
IV - Pit Chief voice
V - movie intro
VI - binary choice
VII - plugin
VIII - FOV defviews
IX - tweaked PLR
X - HEAD movement
XI - Settings.DDB
XII - UI theme
XIII - Music on/off
XIV - GFX shader
XV - nude GTR2
XVI - PnG3 HQ Anniversary Patch
XVII - wiper animation
XVIII - Safety Car skin
XIX - headlights style
XX - backfire effect
XXI - spark effect
XXII - cube maps reflections
XXIII - Lens Flare effect
XXV - rain effect
XXVI - HDR skies
XXVII - gravels on tyres
XXVIII - smokes effects
XXIX - driver suits
XXX - GTR2 base cars ON/OFF
XXXI - driving school cars
XXXII - HQ textures for base tracks ON/OFF
XXXIII - HQ textures multi-patch
XXXIV - daylights
XXXV - AUD sound files
XXXVII - AI talent RCD files
XXXVIII - AI and physics for HQ game
IXL - tyres for HQ cars
XL - start lights animation
XLI - SpecialFX file
XLII - Stock game files to play ONLINE
XLIII - cheat ON/OFF
XLIV - configure video settings
XLV - options to run GTR2

Included HQ MODS :

-> DucFreak's GTR2 UI MOD HQ Anniversary v14 : nicer 16/9 UI with triple screen support (only basic tweak to avoid CTD, GTR2 HUD will be stretched so disable it and use XD plugin instead), available in 10 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Polish & Hungarian). Plus pit chief audio translation for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish & Russian.

-> GTR2 HDR Skies v10.0 : nice 6e66o & Hudson Kerr skies reworked with HDR effect in 2k/4K, plus night skies I have made in collaboration with ArmedLightning, and HQ moon/sun.

-> GTR2 HQ AI Talent v6.0 : better AI Talents (for GTR2 cars only), these tweaks will not be applied to 3rd party MODS you can install afterward because most of them won't use these drivers, keep in mind it is only talents drivers tweaks here. I mean there are many other AI tweaks in other files like AIW/GDB/HDC/TYR (patched in HQ Cars&Tracks) and PLR by example.

-> GTR233 HQ BRAKES v3.0 : realistic brake disc/caliper/discglow skins in higher resolution.

-> GTR2 HQ Cars&Tracks v16.0 : better cars & tracks physics/graphics/AI tweaks with advanced patches/fixes.

-> GTR2 HQ CARS SOUNDS v2.0 : added brake (Jandri)/skid (Fred_as)/horn/external tranny sounds & fixed overlapping sound issue when needed.

-> ArmedLightning-GTR233 HQ HEADLIGHTS v8.0 : nicer headlights (LASER WHITE+YELLOW) patched to fix halo glitch that you can see on default headlights.

-> GTR233 HQ HUD v7.0 : new head-up-display skin available in 10 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Polish & Hungarian).

-> GTR233 HQ LENS FLARE v10.1 : nicer sun effects in higher resolution (max effects around 5-6pm).

-> GTR233 HQ MARBLES v2.0 : now you will really see marbles on track side in higher resolution.

-> GTR233 HQ MASERATI 4200GT SAFETY CAR v5.0 : more detailed safety car skin (2003).

-> GTR233 HQ PIT & START LIGHTS v3.0 : better start lights (F1 style).

-> ArmedLightning-GTR233 HQ RAIN v19.0 : nicer rain effects in higher resolution. Note that tracks lighting needs to be tweaked to get maximum water effect : by example, as in real, you cannot see your opponents in long straights when you are behind them with HQ Tracks at 100% rain.

-> GTR233 HQ SCREEN DIRT v11.0 : dirt effect with smooth transitions in higher resolution. Note that there will be less visible dirt on windscreen than stock game in order to make layers transitions quite invisible laps after laps.

-> GTR233 HQ SUITS 2018 v2.0 : nice MOMO-SPARCO suits/gloves/shoes, and HQ pit crew/marshalls.

-> GTR233 HQ TREAD v4.0 : more detailed tire tread in higher resolution (WITH GRAVELS). Now every compound skin is different on contrary to stock game which shows same skin for all rain compounds.

-> GTR233 HQ TEXTURES MULTI-PATCHES v25.0 : patches for bugs/glitches that official patch v1.1 did not fix, plus many HQ textures.

-> GTR2 UIAssets Patch v3.0 : removed FNTCMOTM.BMP to allow to skin LCD. Note that this tweak is not directly visible but it unlocks motec skins.

-> GTR233 HQ AMBIENT SHADOW v4.0 : smallest second shadow under cars in higher resolution. By default the shadow is too large and exceeds car body which is on contrary to optical laws.

-> GTR233 HQ BACKFIRE v4.0 : reworked flames on exhaust (RED-BLUE version).

-> HK-GTR233 HQ CUBE MAPS v8.0 : better detailed car/track reflections in higher resolution with nice Hudson Kerr clouds.

-> GTR233 HQ FOV DEFVIEWS v16.1 : no more in car headlight flickering at night and FOV choice. Note that textures flickering will depend on both the track used and the ClipPlanes : HQ Tracks have got less flickering than default because higher ClipPlanes show less flickering.

-> GTR233 HQ MIRROR v1.0 : rear view mirrors in higher resolution.

-> ArmedLightning-GTR233 HQ SMOKES v5.0 : better dust & smokes effects in higher resolution.

-> GTR233 HQ SPARK v7.0 : more detailed sparks effects in higher resolution (SPARK & STARS version).

-> P.Boese-GTR233 HQ Dynamic Clouds v1.0 : wonderful dynamic skies (HIGH track detail 1 layer - FULL track detail 2 layers).

Material credits (alphabetical order) :
6e66o for kind permission to use his nice sky pack
@Gr0 for advices on GT3R & kind permission to use 996 stack dash mod
alex69722 for Russian UI
alexz for Autosim Weather Generator
AndreasFSC for viper back plate 3D rework, F550 analog gauges 3D rework, #66RSR endurance lights 3D rework and TinyTweak mod
ArmedLightning for kind permission to use his AL SPECIAL FX
Art (aka Arthur Stepanov) for advices, HQ HUD Russian translation, RSR hood/door fixes, TVR rain screen fix, bigger GMT brakes and new GMT ARMS with 2 shoes
Astreon for his nice fonts from MFD tweaks
Barry (aka barryg) for kind permission to include GTR2 Reborn MOD by IRG (Barry&Chronus) and NAPmod tyres fix
Bjarne Hansen (aka syhlif32) for advices, M3GTR/mosler/F575 cube maps fix, arms/brno trees/DX9 skies GMT fix, shaders/plugins/binary patches
Chopchop (aka Ceaffinc) for kind permission to use his #69 Proton Spa liveries
Cristian Luis, and Petr Nidecky for Polish/Czech translations
Culmone67 & for GTR2 HD track textures
Daniel Pistelli for 4GB patch
David Wright for advices and kind permission to use some parts of POWER & GLORY mod by GTL WORKSHOP
derDumeklemmer for kind permission to use his Oschersleben start lights fix & Enna moveable tyres
drr6 for 03109/03001/03002/03012/03053/03064/04014/04017/04018/04019 skins
DucFreak for advices and for kind permission to use his nice GTR2 UI MOD
F1mate2 for 80 extra lines hungarian translation
Fazerbox for GTR2MapPlugin
Fred_as for kind permission to use his HD track backgrounds & squealing tyre sounds
GTR233 for HQ MODS, most bug discovered with dedicated patches and for maintaining this project during 7 years
Hudson Kerr for kind permission to use his wonderful skies
Jandri for kind permission to use his nice brakes sounds
Jon Denton & AutoSimSport for NAPmod (2006)
jtsn for Changing weather patch
J-Santos for Portuguese Pit Chief Audio translation
LeSunTzu for murcielago body mask and C5R fix from his FFSA2005 mod with kind permission
LmS for GTR2 Guide Setup
Maxellero for adding 3d updates to #109 from Spa 2003, AIW pit entrance fixes and some Spa tents fixes
Oversteer for his nice fonts and leds from ORDM
Peter Boese for kind permission to use his nice AC clouds textures
Petes L. for kind permission to use original hungarian translation
Philipp for advices & kind permission to use his 996 fixes
Reloaded for NOCD
Renato Simioni for improved tyre slip curves from RaceOn
Scorpyo for UIAssets.GTR patch idea, driver arms without chest idea, DTM2018 showroom, GTR2 SRPL Shaders, MC12 LEDs
Shovas for advices and kind permission to include his PLR FFB settings, SHO competition mod
SIDstalker for kind permission to use his nice DTM2018 showroom floor
SIMBIN/Blimey!/10Tacle Studios for GTR2
Spad for his MoTeC Project
Teddie Tapawan and his wife for realistic Pit Chief voice
The Iron Wolf for reporting memory leak in GTR2 UI and collaboration to make dedicated wipers/MOTEC for CrewChief plugin
unseen/NacK for kind permission to use Default GTR2 tracks black terrain fix
Yako for XD plugin

Bug reporting (alphabetical order) :
Apollion, Barcika (aka carTOON), bo79, cangrejin, Crimson764, cyrac1, DrKruntz, DurgeDriven, fruitbirb, GP STONER, gwaldock, hkmp57, Iain Marshall, Jempy, jgf, Jon c, JorritVD, Kenny Paton, kk08, LeGhoul, leon_90 (aka Davide Nativo), leslav2012, Mach77, Miguel Batista, mike006, mildrew2, modeewy25, NeelJ, Peter van de Kolk, PiotrGT, RaceLM24, Razgriz (aka Menrva), Retrolux, revar, rmi_wood, roby13, sikjar, Spinelli, Starraider, sunalp2, TzZyO, Vanaja, Velo, Verde_msk, Wes Brook.

- 3DSimED by Dave Noonan

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