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§ 1 What is GPLRACER

GPLRACER is a GPL Mods Online racing league.
GPL (Grand Prix Legends) is a computer racing simulatation that features historical racing cars.

“Grand Prix Legends (GPL) is one of the best and advanced race simulations for the PC. GPL simulates the Formula 1 Season of 1967, when the cars were still drifting on four wheels like rally cars, drivers like Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jochen Rindt made the spectators hold their breath every time they roared by and the implemention of computers into Formula 1 was still years away.
Although GPL has been around since 1998, it’s still mindblowing in the area’s of driving experience and realism (developer: Papyrus / Publisher: Sierra). In the retail release these 11 historical tracks are included: Kyalami, Mexico, Monaco, Monza, Mosport, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Rouen, Silverstone, Spa, Watkins Glen and Zandvoort.
Today 20 years after it’s initial release, GPL still has a big online community, which continues to release addons and updates which add to the enjoyment of the game. Thereare, for instance, over 600 (!) new tracks released for GPL, photorealistic 3D car updates, original engine sounds taken from recordings of the real engines, an evergrowing number of Mods for other seasons (1955, 1965, 1966, 1967 F2, 1969, Can-Am 1966, Can-Am 1971, Sportscars 1967, …), as well as numerous programs to make it easier to enjoy GPL. Each and every update is available on the internet without money being charged!“
(Source: http://www.gplworld.de)

If you are new to GPL and don`t know how to install GPL and mods or you want to update your GPL installation please look here:
GPL Easy Installation Guide
German: http://gplworld.de/easy-installation-guide.html
English: http://gplworld.org/easy-installation-guide.html

§ 2 Participation

§ 2.1 Signing up

Each driver must first register here at GPLRACER:
http://forum.gplracer.eu/signup.php

The user name for registration at GPLRACER must be the name that you use as the driver name for GPL.
This is necessary in order to be able to clearly assign and evaluate the race results for each driver.
Each driver must also have read the GPLRACER rules in full.

In order to participate in league races, a race registration with personal best time (PB) is also required to determine how many servers have to be set and to divide the drivers among the servers.

The login of the race registration for the submission of your personal best time (PB) is an additional registration to your GPLRACER registration!
The username for the submission of your personal best time (PB) is the name you use as driver name in GPL.

Here you will find help for both registrations in English:
http://forum.gplracer.eu/topic.php?id=69&


The PB-pages are here:

Race sign up for Cups:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb.php5

Race sign up for the 1955 Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_55.php3
Race sign up for the 1965 Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_65.php3
Race sign up for the 1966 Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_66.php3
Race sign up for the 1969 Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_69.php3
Race sign up for the GT Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_gt.php3
Race sign up for the TC Cup:
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_tc.php3
Race sign up for the F2 1967 Cup
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_f2.php3
Race sign up for the Can-Am Cup
http://john.gplracer.net/test/submitpb_canam.php3
Race sign up for the 1967 Original Cup
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Note:
On race day you cannot add/ change your PB anymore!
Every driver has to start on the server he has been put in through the PB page.
Switching grids (server) needs the permisson of the administrators.

The Reko will not alter the PB gid on a race day due to drivers who were too late to submit a PB. This is intended to prevent possible grid shifts (Grid 1 / Grid 2). A PB which looks like this “xx:xx.xx” can be deleted from the admins a day before the race to increase the transparency (e.g. if we have two grids). A driver who`s “xx:xx.xx” PB time got deleted has to show up in IRC and should inform an admin about his real PB so he can enter Grid 1 or Grid 2.

When you sign up at GPLRACER this will mean that you have read the rules and have accepted those rules.

§ 2.2 Equipment

Every driver has to have an Internet connection. A connection through a 56k-Modem is possible, it is however advised to have a connection of at least 50 Kbit/s of upload. Ideal would be a 128 Kbit/s up- and download or more.
Every driver has to have the GPL CD, which can still be bought at online shops.
Every driver has to have the GEM+ and iGOR (GPLSecrets) program: http://gem.grandprixlegends.info/
In iGOR (interactive GPL Online Racing) you have to add the chat channel #GPLRACER via Channels -> Add Channel.
We strongly advice to use a steering wheel to race.

Note:
If you can not see a race list/ server list in iGOR please do this:

Start your PC Explorer and browse to your installation folder of iGOR:
Drive (X:)\Program Files\GPLSecrets\iGOR and edit the iGOR.ini file.

Change the old IP = gplrank.info to:

[ RaceListServers ]
IP = blw.net

GPLRACER