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Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on May 14, 2019, 11:43:17 amWhat do you mean by non-member? People who don't have a forum account or a GPB license?


I mean people who haven't registered as forum members or not logged in to the forum.  ;)  :)
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Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on May 14, 2019, 08:30:52 amAt the end of the day, for me this is a GP Bikes forum, and if you're not interested in purchasing it then you shouldn't be able to post. Read all the posts by all means but I don't think they should post, hence the license link idea

I totally agree.... Non-members should not be able to post, but linking a license to membership would mean, like DD stated, that potential buyers couldn't ask questions beforehand.
Personally I think stopping non-members from posting and then implementing the "Captcha" procedure on the member registration would stop the vast majority of spam.
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I think a lot of spam comes from "Spam-Bots"..... These can be stopped by Piboso implementing the "Captcha" login procedure; maybe it can be implemented just for new member registrations to stop the auto-bots and make it less intrusive for current cosha-members?

For ref: http://www.captcha.net/
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General Discussion / Re: DS2 users
May 06, 2019, 05:35:39 pm
Quote from: HornetMaX on May 06, 2019, 11:28:34 am
Quote from: Hawk on May 06, 2019, 09:07:15 amSame with anything one does in life really, it's a bit like having played tennis right handed all your life and then being asked to only play left handed, it takes a lot of dedication and persistence to pull it off but it can be done as Klax has proved.  :)
The question would be: why would you do that ? Expect for the obvious "I've lost my right hand".
In GPB there's no benefit is playing with DST/DSA on a non-FFB device.
DST in particular makes zero sense on non-FFB devices (and DSA makes marginally more sense).

All I'm saying Max is that anything is possible if one really wants to do it; I agree that FFB would be an advantage but it can be done without it; it's amazing how the mind and senses can adapt with dedicated practice..... I'm sure that if someone had only used DS to control GPB and then tried to switch to using the common standard way of controlling GPB it would feel just as alien to them as standard control users first trying out DS to control GPB. :)
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General Discussion / Re: DS2 users
May 06, 2019, 09:07:15 am
You can use the DS modes, even without FFB,  and ride well with them if you have the determination to persist using DS mode and DS mode alone.....
Most people find it SO alien that they just give-up on it before they start to get used to using it(me included in that. Lol); it can take weeks even months of total dedication to achieve......

Same with anything one does in life really, it's a bit like having played tennis right handed all your life and then being asked to only play left handed, it takes a lot of dedication and persistence to pull it off but it can be done as Klax has proved.  :)
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Quote from: Blackheart on April 30, 2019, 03:46:25 pm
Quote from: Grooveski on April 30, 2019, 02:12:41 pmJaviliyors does scratch builds?

I didn't say that, but my English sucks lol


Quote from: Blackheart on April 18, 2019, 09:10:28 pmDD asked for a mod I think not a new game, using models created from scratch, buyed or ripped is indifferent, no one sells tracks or bikes here. For this I asked what they want precisely.

Anyway it is possible to buy the models (for bikes) from a lot of website with the uv map, and not use the ripped.

For tracks never see someone sell them, instead for tracks conversions you can ask to javiliyors, he is fast and good, but stuff totally from scratch... good luck :)


I can see where the misunderstanding comes in here guys...... With the syntax of the statement above from BH, it could easily be interpreted as BH saying that Javi builds his tracks from scratch(That's what I interpreted it as too when I first read it)..... But I think what BH is actually saying is, that for conversions, Javi is quick and good, but if DD is looking for scratch built tracks then good luck to him on that thought cause there is hardly any that are scratch built.... There is Oliver's Mount from Grooveski and a couple from Janau, but apart from those I cannot think of any others that are genuine scratch built tracks(Please correct me if I'm wrong).  ;)

PS: I must also add that this goes for bikes too..... Vast majority are created from ripped models or ripped model parts.... I only know of h106frp who has created bikeMODS from genuine scratch build.... Again correct me if I'm wrong.
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Just be careful DD...... Remember that 99% of the mods in GPB are NOT scratch built models.  :-\  :)
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Suggestions and wishlist / Re: .pkz usage
April 18, 2019, 08:00:57 pm
At one time I was constantly asking Piboso to give us the file encryption tool to stop others messing with mods, but I think the backlash from those that don't want it ruled the day..... I will never understand some peoples thinking because if modders are to put in the hours required to produce very good scratch work then they want to know that it's protected.... There's always someone who will come along and think they have a right to alter someones mod work without asking permissions first. :P  :)
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Mods / Re: Rossi Ranch Dirt Track Training?
March 13, 2019, 09:21:45 pm
Nice theory/thought but I doubt it simply due to the lack of situational awareness and feel that are missing from GPB.
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Tracks / Re: Terrain Height Data?
March 11, 2019, 12:02:52 am
I recommend you take a look at some tutorials for getting height data into 3D apps....

This should help: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Getting+DEM+height+data+into+3D+applications
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Tracks / Re: Terrain Height Data?
March 10, 2019, 11:30:39 pm
Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on March 10, 2019, 11:22:29 pm
Sweeeeeet. Will look into these. Is there a lot of places mapped, as I did find a few sites but they seemed to be NA/Mainland European Mountains etc?


Most of the USA you can get hi-res(Lidar) height data from the USGS site for free.

Unfortunately the governments of Europe and UK prefer to protect the industries that have invested money to provide a paid service to obtain this kind of data, so we don't get the same freedom of information that the USA does with data like this, even though they have accurate lidar data sets that have been paid for by the public.
However, on some of the open data sites, individuals have posted good lidar and satellite data of certain areas of Europe and UK and other parts of the world that can be downloaded for free, so it's not all bad-news.  :)
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Tracks / Re: Terrain Height Data?
March 10, 2019, 11:09:03 pm
Hi Myst1cPrun3.... These should get you going mate.  ;)

https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/where-can-i-get-elevation-data

https://opendem.info/link_dem.html

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/terrain-50.html

https://grindgis.com/data/free-world-dem-data

https://openmaptiles.com/dem/

https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/usgs-national-elevation-dataset-ned-1-meter-downloadable-data-collection-from-the-national-map-

https://gisgeography.com/free-global-dem-data-sources/


You can also use Google Earth pro to download height data, but Google offset their data by 2 arc sec(to discourage piracy of their data), so their data is not particularly accurate for representing a real-life topographical 3D model.

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Great pics Meyer! Good luck for the season ahead... I'll be watching hopefully.... wish you all the best mate! ;) 8)
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Tracks / Re: Oliver's Mount
March 04, 2019, 02:44:54 pm
Nice work Groove!  ;) 8)
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Quote from: passerBy on March 04, 2019, 02:18:30 pm
Quote from: Hawk on March 01, 2019, 12:06:38 pm
And where would Piboso get the data from for this new tyre model you suggest?  :)

Probably there where Scawen Roberts got the data for his? :) More than 15 years ago, might I add...

QuoteTyre model data is strictly protected by teams and tyre producers.... The chance of getting hands on real data for such a thing is practically zero.

The "Magic Formula" tyre algorithm is the most efficient and comprehensive model available; it's just all about the accuracy of the data to put into it that can be an issue.  :)

You are contradicting yourself there, Hawk. How come Pacejka's model doesn't need any "strictly protected" data, but brushes and other models do?
If you really suppose that the "Magic Formula" is that comprehensive and efficient, why even for cars you prefer rFactor 2? Though I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I saw you promoting rF2. I fully agree that it's a great sim. Mostly because of its tyre model.

I never said it was an easy feat to develop a new tyre model. It would take a lot of research. But judging by all the odd sideways sliding that still exists in GPB, I can't help but wonder if Pacejka's model really is suitable for bikes. I mean, it's not perfect even for cars.

In a way, a deformable tyre model should be easier to implement for a bike than for a car. Also it should be less taxing to compute real time.


I think your misunderstanding passerby..... The Pacejka's model is an algorithm that needs data to give a resultant action; that data needs to be accurate to give an accurate action, you see what I'm saying? :)
Basically if someone puts guess-work data into it then it's likely you'll get unrealistic action from the tyre physics; that doesn't mean that Pacejka's model is inaccurate or not suited for the task.
Any bike author has access to alter the tyre physics data to suit what they feel is best.... hence some tyre-physics are not as realistic as they should be because it's mainly guess work and not based on real data cause real data is almost if not even impossible to get hold of..... so we do our best based ideally on real-life racing experience, a lot of testing, and feel.  :)

You can even try altering the tyre physics data yourself and see if you can come up with a better reacting tyre model..... would be interesting to see what you can do.  :)