created by GTR233 & Friends
this bundle includes the complete and current GTR2 16th Anniversary PATCH including Hotfix 16.0.16, created by GTR233.
This patch was released in 4 single parts on racedepartment. so that you don’t have to load and search for all parts individually, I created this bundle. The patch is untouched and original – I just put all the parts together in a rar file and also put the included ReadMe file outside so that you can access it faster before installing without having to unpack the whole patch.
If you need support, it is best to ask the author on the respective release pages on racedepartment. The patch was published on the following sites:
GTR2 16th Anniversary Patch Part-1
GTR2 16th Anniversary Patch Part-2
GTR2 16th Anniversary Patch Part-3
GTR2 16th Anniversary Patch Hotfix 16.0.16
Another important tip for the Installation:
first create a new, clean GTR2 installation, without patches, as described in the included installation guide. Make sure that you change the GTR2 main directory to
"Drive of your choice:\GTR2HQ" – the installer normally specifies the path
"C:\GTR2". So you have an independent installation for the HQ patch, and if you have one, your existing GTR2 installation will not be overwritten.
When unpacking the patch, make sure that all files are completely unpacked into the new GTR2HQ directory, otherwise the patch will not work.
Important : FIRST unpack the patch 16.0.0 into the GTR2HQ directory, THEN the hotfix 16.0.16 – after that you can start the patch with the GTR2_Setup.cmd.
I consciously point out that I did it wrong the first time and unpacked the patch into a different directory and executed it – that didn’t work ^^
Read the included installation instructions carefully and go through these steps as described – then everything should work. The patch has been tested and has received positive feedback from many (see on racedepartment).
Another note regarding the anti-aliasing graphics card settings with the included Nvidia Profile Inspector:
I tried the Diabolo III profile as described in the instructions – however, it doesn’t look good for me in the game – I have unclean, slightly flickering edges with it. I use an MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with a resolution of 2560×1440 (QHD).
If I set the shader level to auto in GTR2config.exe and set full-screen anti-aliasing to level 4, it looks much better.
But it looks best if I adjust the Nvidia 3D settings specifically for the GTR2 application – the options given there are also more understandable from my point of view. If you’re having trouble with the Inspector, give this a try.
Patch Description by GTR233 :
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, …so 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 !
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.
for more infos, credits and install instructions please see the included ReadMe files.
6 Thoughts to “GTR2 16th Anniversary Patch v16.0.16”
Is this really worth deleting my game and starting over? I have a few hundred cars and at least 100 tracks that I would have to reload.
If you run the patch in a GTR2 installation with many addons, some things will no longer work afterwards – so I would definitely not do that! Unless you know the game well – but even then it will be tedious as many original files will be overwritten/replaced. If your game is running well and you’re happy with it, you don’t need the patch.
The patch is actually only intended for a complete new installation. It upgrades the standard cars and the effects/texture updates are pretty nice too.
I e.g. don’t need that, because I prefer to drive the more current or high-quality mods and tracks, which look much better anyway, and I only drive in SIM mode in cockpit view without HUD, so I don’t need all the modded things , since I switched them off anyway – I open the XD tool at most to check the tire temperatures / wear.
Otherwise, I have Xenon Headlights (for better night vision), HD-Skies and the Alpinestar Driver Gloves and Suits from BariCZ installed, that’s actually enough for me.
But you also have to say that some performance / fps are lost due to the many updates. But that shouldn’t be a problem for newer hardware.
Thanks. I’m old and prefer driving the older cars from the 60’s and 70’s so I’ll leave this alone.
You can have multiple installations of GTR2 – you just have to use the nocd patch for every one of them.
You can make a new clean install, apply the nocd (that makes the game “portable”) and put mods there without touching your existing install. I have separate installs for some specific mods.
Good idea is – after making a new install apply the nocd and before anything else make a backup copy of that vanilla gtr2 (for example as a rar or 7z archive) then every time you want to make a new install you just need to extract that archive instead if a real installation.
!!! But if you have more than one GTR2 install on your PC you must start every gtr2.exe and gtr2config.exe always as administrator and compatibility mode for Windows XP, othrerwise they will not work.
Would you recommend to Download the Complete files, or would you recommend to download the Patch only. Because i am stuck at version 15. Something.
@TheShadow, as far as i know, all previous updates / versions are included in this patch – i.e. a current all-in-one patch (see also the included change-log file)