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September 21, 2019, 03:14:10 pm

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GP Bikes beta16b available! :)


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General Discussion / GP Bikes beta16b
September 11, 2019, 08:08:12 pm

GP Bikes beta16b available:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=news

It is possible to download a patch at this link, to avoid having to re-download the whole installer:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/downloads/gpbikes-beta16b_p.zip
To install it, simply unpack the zip file in the GP Bikes installation folder.

Download:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=downloads
( download mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )
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General Discussion / GP Bikes beta16
September 07, 2019, 11:43:58 am

GP Bikes beta16 available:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=news

Download:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=downloads
( download mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )
3
Someone asked to know the future plans for GP Bikes.

At the moment the focus is on MX Bikes, that should be released this week.
After that, the plan is to update the modding tools.
I haven't forgotten World Racing Series. The new and better suspensions simulation code will be completed as soon as possible.

The long-term goal is to release all projects on Steam, hopefully within this year.

The main tasks for GP Bikes ( not all for Beta16 ) are:
- new stock tracks
- new stock bikes
- dangling leg animation
- fix of the rear suspension simulation
- improved ECU simulation
- wings simulation
- support for penalty surfaces ( that are sadly becoming a necessity because tracks are more and more replacing runoff areas with asphalt  :'(  )

The tasks shared between all the projects are:
- night lighting
- loading times optimization
- tool to make it easier to install mods

Many, many more fixes and improvements are planned, too many to list ( and some will be a surprise :P ).
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General Discussion / Ripped models
June 10, 2019, 12:07:10 pm
Please delete as soon as possible all forum threads about and links to models ripped from Milestone games, thank you.

Please note that I don't have the time to download every mod release and check if it features content ripped from unauthorized sources.
So I rely on the community to self-regulate and save me from legal actions.
Thank you.
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Plugins / UDP Proxy
May 12, 2019, 08:05:46 am
Starting with Beta13, World Racing Series integrates a plugin that allows to receive UDP data from the simulated car in realtime.

To enable it and set the parameters, edit the file "wrs/proxy_udp.ini" in the World Racing Series installation folder:
[params]
enable = 1
port = 30000
ip = 127.0.0.1:30001
delay = 1

port: outbound port
ip: inbound address and, optional, port ( if missing, the outbound port is used )
delay: hundredths of second between packets

The packet format:
"data": null-terminated string
"state": integer. 0: software running; 1: on-track, simulation paused; 2: on-track, simulation running
"time": integer, milliseconds.
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsCarData_t" structure of the proxy plugin: http://www.worldracingseries.com/downloads/wrs_proxy.c


In the proxy_udp.ini file, add the line
info = 1
to enable the streaming of the event, session, lap and split data.

Data format of the event packet, sent every second:
"evnt": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsEventData_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the session packet, sent every second:
"sesn": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsCarSession_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the lap packet, sent five times a second:
"lap ": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsCarLap_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the split packet, sent five times a second:
"splt": null-terminated string
"split": integer. 0: the latest line crossed is the start / finish one; 1: the latest line crossed is a split one
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsCarSplit_t" structure of the proxy plugin.
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General Discussion / World Racing Series beta14
May 10, 2019, 09:36:32 pm

World Racing Series beta14 available:
http://www.worldracingseries.net/?page=news

Download:
http://www.worldracingseries.net/?page=downloads
( download mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )
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General Discussion / New Forum Software
March 28, 2019, 09:50:18 pm
The forum software has been updated.
Hopefully this will solve, or at least strongly mitigate, the problem with spammers.

Sadly a mistake has been made while moving the forum to SSL.
All the attachments uploaded after the 20th are lost  :(
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please restore them if possible.

Also, Youtube videos are embedded in a different, much easier, way. Please note that it's not possible to change the video size.
Unfortunately the old videos don't work anymore.

Please report if you find any other problem.
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General Discussion / GP Bikes beta15b
February 23, 2019, 10:19:26 pm

GP Bikes beta15b available:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=news

It is possible to download a patch at this link, to avoid having to re-download the whole installer:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/downloads/gpbikes.dll
To install it, simply overwrite the file gpbikes/gpbikes.dll in the GP Bikes installation folder.

Full download:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=downloads
( mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )
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Bikes / Chain animation
February 11, 2019, 12:19:13 am
How to link the chain to the front sprocket:

1. Open the file gfx.cfg and go to ( or create ) the "chain" section ( there should be two, one for full model and one for the cockpit )

2. Make sure that "name" matches the object name in the model

3. Open the bike in the Bike Editor: http://forum.piboso.com/index.php?topic=1458.0

4. Drag "Chain Link" over "FSprocket"

5. Copy the "Pos" and "Rot" values in the gfx.cfg file

6. Please make sure that the chain LODs, if present, use the same object name and pivot position and rotation as the top LOD


Please note that it is also possible to add up to two blur textures.
10
Physics / Electric bikes conversion
February 08, 2019, 10:45:26 pm
Steps to convert the electric bikes to make use of Beta15 electric engine support.

1. open the "cfg" file

2. go to the "engine" section.
2a. add
electric = 1
This tells the physics that there is no fuel tank, no idle and no engine stall.
2b. the "stall" section is still used to make sure that engine braking goes down to zero at zero rpm.  Example:

stall
{
RPM = 500
torque = 0.1
}

2c. "IdleThrottle", "IdleRPM", "FuelRatio", "shiftRPM" can be removed.
2d. the "Clutch" section must be removed to tell the physics that the engine is direct drive.

3. remove the "fueltank" section, and replace it with:

batterypack
{
Capacity = 12
}


4. remove the "gearbox", "autoclutch" and "shifthelp" sections.

5. go to the "driveline" section.
5a. delete "SecondAxisInertia".

6. save and close the file.

7. open the file sfx.cfg

8. the "gearbox" section can be removed.

9. save and close the file.

10. all done
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Documentation / gpbikes.ini
February 06, 2019, 05:16:35 pm

It is possible to change the additional directory where mods can be installed:

[mods]
folder= d:\gpb\mods


If "folder" is empty then the directory "My Documents"\PiBoSo\GP Bikes\mods\ is used.

Removing the two lines forces GP Bikes to search mods only inside the installation folder.
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General Discussion / GP Bikes beta15
February 06, 2019, 04:59:22 pm

GP Bikes beta15 available:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=news

Download:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=downloads
( download mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )
13
Plugins / Mouse steering
January 13, 2019, 11:19:10 pm

This plugin http://www.mx-bikes.com/downloads/minput64.dli allows to control the car using the mouse.
It must be copied in the "wrs/plugins" folder in the World Racing Series installation directory.
Then the mouse input must be assigned clicking on the "Steer" button in World Racing Series -> Settings -> Input

Please report if it works correctly.
14
General Discussion / New official track
December 03, 2018, 04:46:18 pm
Soon, hopefully, work will start on a new official track.

Which one would you prefer?
Please vote ( you can choose two! ) and please write your opinion, too.
15
General Discussion / Crowdfunding 2...
November 19, 2018, 02:31:51 pm

New spin.

I've been in contact with the Nurb for all of 2018 for the indoor kart track project, and I am wondering:
1) How many would join a crowd-funding campaign to have the laser-scanned Nordschleife officially in GP Bikes?
2) How many think it would be a good idea?

There already is a mod version, but:
1) is it an authorized conversion?
2) does it come from laser-scanned data?
3) it doesn't use the graphics engine at its full potential

Nonetheless, I'm not sure that a better and official version of the Nurb would be enough for a successful campaign.
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Mods / 2D Dashes
October 30, 2018, 11:15:33 pm

Starting with Beta14, 2D dashes support has been changed and extended.

It is possible to have multiple 2D dashes in the gpbikes/misc/dashes/ directory, in the GP Bikes installation directory.
Each bike can set the required dash in the hud.cfg file. For example:

dash = default

If the line is missing, the "default" dash is automatically used.
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Documentation / Windows desktop scaling
September 23, 2018, 09:15:48 pm

If the Windows scaling is set to a value over 100% then World Racing Series will start at a lower resolution to compensate for the automatic scaling.

To solve the issue and use the full resolution: right-click on the World Racing Series icon -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Disable display scaling on high DPI settings
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General Discussion / Daily development reprise
September 06, 2018, 10:02:45 pm

* WRS: work on the new physics


http://www.youtube.com/v/3qrHxj85kNQ
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Plugins / UDP Proxy
July 18, 2018, 04:01:57 pm
Starting with Beta14, GP Bikes integrates a plugin that allows to receive UDP data from the simulated bike in realtime.

To enable it and set the parameters, edit the file "gpbikes/proxy_udp.ini" in the GP Bikes installation folder:
[params]
enable = 1
port = 30000
ip = 127.0.0.1:30001
delay = 1

port: outbound port
ip: inbound address and, optional, port ( if missing, the outbound port is used )
delay: hundredths of second between packets

The packet format:
"data": null-terminated string
"state": integer. 0: software running; 1: on-track, simulation paused; 2: on-track, simulation running
"time": integer, milliseconds.
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsBikeData_t" structure of the proxy plugin: https://www.gp-bikes.com/downloads/gpb_proxy.c


In the proxy_udp.ini file, add the line
info = 1
to enable the streaming of the event, session, lap and split data.

Data format of the event packet, sent every second:
"evnt": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsEventData_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the session packet, sent every second:
"sesn": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsBikeSession_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the lap packet, sent five times a second:
"lap ": null-terminated string
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsBikeLap_t" structure of the proxy plugin.

Data format of the split packet, sent five times a second:
"splt": null-terminated string
"split": integer. 0: the latest line crossed is the start / finish one; 1: the latest line crossed is a split one
The rest of the packet follows the "SPluginsBikeSplit_t" structure of the proxy plugin.
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General Discussion / GP Bikes beta14
July 12, 2018, 10:50:09 pm

GP Bikes beta14 available:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=news

Download:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/?page=downloads
( download mirrors would be extremely helpful and welcome )