GTR2 GFX and FX Bundle Vol.1

GTR2 GFX and FX Bundle Vol.1

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Description :

This bundle contains various improved / reworked texture updates and some effects for GTR2.

Since it’s too much work to post them online individually, I’ve just put them all in one package.

The files are / were hosted on racedepartment (you can probably get support from there if needed), nogrip, EEC, Trackaholics forums.

Please read the included ReadMe files how to install / use.

Some updates like shader packs etc. are a bit more complex, I therefore recommend creating a backup of the original files before installing, or creating a complete backup of GTR2 so that you can reset the game to its original state if you don’t like the update.

How to backup GTR2 :

the easiest and best way is to backup a clean GTR2 installation (without mods and addon tracks)
with all patches and base configuration.

Note :

this methods only works with the GTR2 DVD / Image version. If you bought and run the game via Steam, it will probably not be possible to start the game outside of the Steam directory.

In addition, the steam version does NOT require the v1.1 patch and, logically, no NoCD patch either!

However, a backup and reinsertion of the GTR2 folder in the Steam directory should still work. Just try it.

and this is how it is done for the GTR2 DVD Version :

1. Install GTR2 from CD or Image
2. install patch v1.1.0.0 (included in this bundle)
3. replace the original GTR2.exe with the NoCD exe (included in this bundle)
4. patch the NoCD exe with the 4GB patch (included in this bundle)
5. configure your graphics settings via GTR2Config.exe
6. start GTR2 and create your driver profile
7. Configure your controller and preferred settings
8. start GTR2 and test if everything works

if everything runs fine, you can now make a copy of GTR2 by simply copying the “GTR2” folder and pasting it to another drive – preferably to a drive / partition outside of the Windows installation (usually C:) – I generally recommend not installing GTR2 on the same partition as Windows – if Windows needs to be reinstalled, your GTR2 will be gone too.

Note : You can zip the GTR2 folder before copying – this saves space and copying to another drive will be faster.

Basically, GTR2 can be started from any drive or directory without reinstallation.

The only difference in copy-paste method compared to a fresh DVD or steam installation is that some files will not be saved in the GTR2 directory, but are saved in Windows “C:-Users-your pc name-Documents-GTR2” (such as replays, .hat and log files). The directory will be automatically created in the documents folder after the first start of GTR2.

It is also possible to install several GTR2 installations in parallel – you just have to make sure that you start the corresponding GTR2.exe – it is best to rename the main folder (GTR2) accordingly, such as GTR2_original, GTR2_Test etc. Then create from the respective exe files from the renamed folder a desktop shortcut.

Incidentally, this also works with the integrated dedicated server, which allows multiple hosting, i.e. you can host several servers at the same time. But you should also create a separate directory / installation for each server (e.g. GTR2_Server_1, GTR2_Server_2, etc.),if you plan to host mods and addon tracks. If you only want to host default cars / tracks, then it is not necessary to create several GTR2 folders. The GTR2Dedicated.exe can be started multiple times from one directory.

the following files are included:

AL’s Special FX v2.6.3 by Armed Lightning
Alternative Headlights from various Authors
Driver Helmets Set-Bundle by vlakyt (includes nearly 900 Real Racedriver Helmets)
Eurosport 2 TV-Logo by Superkolos
Full Moon Night Sky v1.2 by Karski
HD Gloves and Suits v2.0 by BariCZ
HD Skies Reworked v1.0
Helmet Inside View Pack by drw
High Polish Paint Reflection GT5 Look v1.0 by boern69
High Resolution Mirrors v1.0 by speed1
Hudson High Resolution Sky Textures by Hudson Kerr
Monkey Mans Mega Suits and Helmets Pack v1.0 (great collection of Driver Suits and Gloves)
New car paint and glass reflections v2.1 by BariCZ
New Cube Maps
New GFX File v1.6 by syhlif32
Night Sky Texture v1.1 by Kessler
OMP Dijon Vintage Gloves HQ v1.0 by Gamus96
Realistic Ambient and Brake Sounds v1.1 by paul4664
Retrolux Reshade Preset v1.5 by Alexandre Miguel Maia
Shaders Lighting Patch v1.5 by holacrosty
Smaller sparks v1.0 by Rich_A
Sparco Tornado Gloves HQ v1.0 by Gamus96
TCR 2018 MoTeC Textures
The Big Smokes v1.1 by fred_as
Twice as many rain drops v1.0 Rich_A

good entertainment / happy testing


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