GTR2 HQ Anniversary PATCH part-1 (2022)

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| GTR2 HQ Anniversary PATCH by GTR233 and friends |
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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 !

Archive size = 1Go split in 2 parts :
part-1 : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gtr2-hq-anniversary-patch-part-1.21415/
MD5=040695958b188ca8ce09a3a576615fa8

part-2 : https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/gtr2-hq-anniversary-patch-part-2.32658/
MD5=0aa70212d5142eeae1765d3083652415

Disk space requirement : 3.3 Go for HQ Anniversary Patch unzipped + 1.6 Go for GTR2 base game (+ 3Go 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) : https://www.7-zip.org (I recommend to NOT download ALPHA versions, leave them to devs)

IMPORTANT :
- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY this readme and follow steps from "_GTR2_HQ_Anniversary_PATCH_INSTALL.txt" otherwise you will cry "HELP!!! It doesn't work!!!"
- THIS PATCH IS FREE OF CHARGE : YOU JUST NEED A FREE REGISTRATION TO RACEDEPARTMENT.COM (RD)! You can create a free mail address, then create a FREE account at RD, then LOG IN RD with your new account and DOWNLOAD any mod for FREE ! Paid subscription is only optional to race online to pay RD servers.
- NO, THERE IS NO VIRUS IN THIS PATCH AT RACEDEPARTMENT.COM WHICH IS THE ONLY ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THIS MOD AND THE SAFEST PLACE TO DOWNLOAD MODS. In order to avoid virus, simply BUY genuine GTR2 DVD or GTR2 DIGITAL from STEAM then download and install GTR2 HQ Anniversary Patch part1+part2 from RACEDEPARTMENT.COM and RUN GTR2_SETUP.CMD : YOU WILL GET EXACTLY THE SAME GTR2 HQ GAME WHETHER YOU HAVE DVD OR STEAM! OFFICIAL SIMBIN PATCHES + GREY CARS PATCH + 4GB PATCH + ALL FIXES DURING 15 YEARS + HQ TEXTURES ARE INCLUDED!!!
- DOWNLOAD AND EXTRACT THE 2 PARTS OF THIS PATCH IN YOUR GTR2/PNG3 INSTALL AND RUN GTR2_SETUP.CMD
THANK YOU.

(Video) GTR2 HQ Anniversary PATCH - no des por muerto a GTR2..., GTR2 for ever!!

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
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v15.9.0 (NEW CLEAN INSTALL ALWAYS RECOMMENDED TO AVOID BUGS WITH SETUP!)
- updated GTR2_SETUP.CMD : added SHO Competition AI MOD v12 by Shovas (thanks to Shovas)
- updated install.TXT : you do not need anymore to download & install Microsoft DirectX and VCredist because they are included and install is automatic via GTR2_SETUP (a POP PUP will be prompted if install is required) : you just need to click YES to allow install
- new HQ tyres 2022
- updated legal screen
- minor bug fixes and improvements

Description :
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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 BMW_MCOUPE_CHASSIS_A.GMT
- 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 BMW M3GTR CPIT03 MASK
- fixed Chrysler Viper Zwann's cockpit
- fixed F575 BODY MASK
- fixed MAGNETTI MT940 SURROUND 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
Plus,
- 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

GTR2_SETUP :
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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 43 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 - Pit Chief voice
IV - movie intro
V - binary choice
VI - plugin
VII - FOV defviews
VIII - tweaked PLR
IX - HEAD movement
X - Settings.DDB
XI - UI theme
XII - Music on/off
XIII - GFX shader
XIV - nude GTR2
XV - PnG3 HQ Anniversary Patch
XVI - wiper animation
XVII - Safety Car skin
XVIII - headlights style
XIX - backfire effect
XX - spark effect
XXI - cube maps reflections
XXII - Lens Flare effect
XXIII - MARBLES
XXIV - rain effect
XXV - HDR skies
XXVI - gravels on tyres
XXVII - smokes effects
XXVIII - driver suits
XXIX - GTR2 base cars ON/OFF
XXX - driving school cars
XXXI - HQ textures for base tracks ON/OFF
XXXII - daylights
XXXIII - AUD sound files
XXXIV - SVM files ON/OFF
XXXV - AI talent RCD files
XXXVI - AI and physics for HQ game
XXXVII - tyres for HQ cars
XXXVIII - start lights animation
IXL - SpecialFX file
XL - Stock game files to play ONLINE
XLI - cheat ON/OFF
XLII - configure video settings
XLIII - options to run GTR2

Included HQ MODS :
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-> DucFreak's GTR2 UI MOD HQ Anniversary v13 : 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 2k HDR Skies v9.0 : 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.

(Video) GTR 2 | +HQ Anniversary Patch | 11520x2160 | Triple 4K Monitor setup | RTX 3090 | 5950X

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

-> GTR2 HQ Cars&Tracks v15.9 : 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).

(Video) GTR 2 - 10th Anniversary Patch

-> ArmedLightning-GTR233 HQ RAIN v18.0 : 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 v24.0 : 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.

(Video) O 10th Anniversary PATCH do GTR 2

-> 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).

Credits (alphabetical order) :
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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 rework of viper back plate, F550 analog gauges, and #66RSR endurance lights
ArmedLightning for kind permission to use his AL SPECIAL FX
Art (aka Arthur Stepanov) for advices/beta testing/bug reporting, 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 (2011) and NAPmod tyres fix
Chopchop (aka Ceaffinc) for kind permission to use his #69 Proton Spa liveries
Cristian Luis, simracing.pl/Skandre and Petr Nidecky for Polish/Czech translations
Chronus for his work on Reborn physics and detailed explanations at nogrip which helped me to understand how it works
Culmone67 & DrivingItalia.net for 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/help 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 and all updates
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 2005 mod with kind permission
LmS for GTR2 Guide Setup
Luzperfecta for UI advanced FFB settings idea
Maxellero for adding 3d updates to #109 from Spa 2003, AIW pit entrance fixes and some Spa tents fixes
NASA for their nice moon picture from Apollo 11
Oversteer for his nice fonts and leds from ORDM
Petes László 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 in RaceOn
Scorpyo for UIAssets.GTR patch idea, driver arms without chest idea, DTM2018 showroom, GTR2 SRPL Shaders, MC12 LEDs
Shovas for advices/beta testing/bug reporting and kind permission to include his PLR FFB settings
SIDstalker for kind permission to use his nice DTM2018 showroom floor
SIMBIN/Blimey!/10Tacle Studios for GTR2
Spad for his MoTeC Project
Syhlif32 (aka Bjarne Hansen) for 10th Anniversary patch idea, advices/beta testing/bug reporting, M3GTR/mosler/F575 cube maps fix, arms GMT fix, shaders/plugins/binary patches
Teddie Tapawan and his wife for realistic Pit Chief voice
The Iron Wolf for reporting memory leak in DucFreak UI MOD and help to fix it, and collaboration to make dedicated wipers for CrewChief
unseen/NacK for kind permission to use Default GTR2 tracks black terrain fix
Velo for defviews info and SceneLighting ColorMatch tool
vondutch51 for his work on AI which helped me to understand how it works
Yako for XD plugin

beta test/feedback/bug reporting/advices :
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Apollion, Barcika (aka carTOON), bo79, bobwilliams, cangrejin, Crimson764, cyrac1, DrKruntz, DurgeDriven, fruitbirb, GP STONER, gwaldock, hkmp57, Iain Marshall, ical_everon, Jempy, jgf, Jon c, JorritVD, Kenny Paton, 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, sikjar, Spinelli, Starraider, sunalp2, TzZyO, Vanaja, Verde_msk, Wes Brook, ZA-7.

SOFTWARE USED
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- 3DSimED by Dave Noonan http://www.sim-garage.co.uk/
- GIMP http://www.gimp.org/
- NOTEPAD++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

GTR233, HQ original idea and all HQ content © 2006-2022, All rights reserved.

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4. GTR2: Is It Still Good on Modern Equipment?
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