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  1. Looks really promising mds_blaze_scut I will be keeping an eye on it's development and hopefully in the future we can have an english language version so i can jump in a play-test it out to give some feedback etc. I like the look of your weather cycles very much.
  2. Install Guide: Setting up TDU's graphic options for best effect: So since i discovered the Platinum Mod and by extension TDU i have been through a process of trial and error to get the best out of the game on my system. My System Specs: CPU: i5 3350P 3.1Ghz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz GPU: 4GB 1050 Ti Game installed on HDD (not SSD). Screen: a native 1920x1080 flat screen TV @60Hz In game graphic settings: Resolution: 1600x1024 Refresh Rate: 60Hz Anti-Aliasing: 4x HDR: (on) Brightness = Max Level of Details = High Nvidia Control Panel Settings: I set these for both the Project Paradise Launcher.exe and the Test Drive Unlimited.exe (just to be sure nothing is missed). Ansiotropic filtering: 16x Antialiasing - FXAA = on Antialiasing - Gamma correction = on Antialiasing - Mode = Enhance the application setting Antialiasing - Setting = 8x Antialiasing - Transparency = Multisample (on my system using Supersampling introduces flickering artifacts on distant objects) Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) = on Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias = Clamp Texture filtering - Quality = High Quality Triple buffering = on Vertical sync = Adaptive All other settings not mentioned are left at default settings. Project Paradise Launcher: Windowed = on Unlock Settings (Windowed) = on Vsync = on HD = on (as i use the 'HD300' graphic enhancements from the HawaiianBliss v4.0 mod). Fuel = on Big .bnk = on ----------------------- With those settings when i launch the game via the Project Paradise Launcher i get a small(ish) window on my native 1920x1080 display. I normally run my games windowed as i have some utilities that i run to monitor performance and hardware and provide recording etc. So on the right of the screen i have Piriforms Speccy to monitor a range of hardware temps (from CPU to GPU and HDD/SSD), then below that GPU-Z to monitor the GPU in detail, then at the bottom a 'detatched' section from the MSI afterburner software to show graphs for FPS, CPU usage and RAM usage. I also use Riva Tuner part of MSI Afterburner to set an FPS cap of 60. I also run DXtory and use that to display FPS on screen when running a game (and to record any footage if i choose etc). So with that right section of the screen occupied i take the TDU screen that Project Paradise launches and drag it to the top left of the screen space, then using the 'windows' key to get out of the TDU screen and carefully select and drag the games window down and to the right to take up the available space and keep my game monitoring software in view. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/5tLDfKX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5Z3Iq42.png As for the general settings above i spent the last few months working out what worked best. Setting the resolution in game to 1920x1080 and running it windowed gave it lots of ugly jaggies, even with all the Antialiasing i threw at it. So for Windowed mode it is best to set an in-game resolution less than your display resolution and simply drag the window to fit what you want. With the HD300 pack from HawaiianBliss v4.0 mod i mostly get a solid 60FPS (keep in mind I cap the game to that) with just the occaisonal dip into the 50's. Hopefully this guide will aid those looking to get the best out of how TDU can look
  3. Was that at me?? psp? (Play Station Portable)? change cars? Sorry but i don't know what your talking about. IF you are asking how i used the patch to update my game, i downloaded the three parts as directed, then used 7zip to unzip them which gave me a folder around 269MB in size, I then opened that folder and opened the 'Extra' folder and then 'Expert Bots(kinda)' and copy/pasted the 'AIBotPers.xml' file into where my game install of TDU is (this file goes in .../Atari/Test Drive Unlimited/TDU/Euro/Bnk/Database in your install). This gives the harder/better performing AI bots. For the main bit of the patch update i opened the 'Test Drive Unlimited' folder (from the patch files we unzipped as above) and copy/pasted the 'Euro' folder in that over the one in my installed game .../Atari/Test Drive Unlimited/TDU/Euro, allowing the prompts to over-right files that pops up. Then i ran the game and enjoyed the changes.
  4. The Nissan 350 Z Coupe seems to have issues changing it's Binocular settings in game. It saves it ok in the TDUF editor (and changes the value for the other 350 Z options, like Nissamo etc), but in game it does not change the view like it does in the Alpha i posted pics for. All the other cars i've tried so far have also worked, just not the Nissan for some reason? Edit: RE that Nissan 350 Z coupe. OK for some reason TDUF changes the car view from what is normaly 'cockpit' (as you choose one car type after another) to 'Hood' view. I've been through about 20 cars and it only seems to do this for that Nissan out of those others. So what happens when you pick the Nissan the values you get for 'Binoculars' are under the Hood view not the cockpit. So after chosing that car in TDUF, check that the view is on 'cockpit' before changing Binocular values. Once that is done the changes work as expected (and 16720/16730 works well for this car also as it has working mirrors in the cockpit view).
  5. Awesome I gave the harder AI a bash and it makes that whole opening part of the game (F class) much more interesting. I had to pick my fights and learn to accept 2nd, 3rd or non places! Lots of fun and everything working as smooth as silk so far. Thank you (and any other modders involved).
  6. I find it 'amusing' when the traffic in front decides to change lane, then changes it's mind at the last minute and drifts back! Never assume that 'other' driver knows what they hell they are doing (in relation to driving a car) or where the hell they are going. A good rule in general for driving in real life and TDU!
  7. No problem, glad to help :) I'm a newbie to TDU, and one of the first impressions i had was a general 'discomfort' with the in car views, especially in relation to being able to use the mirrors or not, and this issue with not being able to adjust the view-point enough with the in game seat position options was determining which cars i would end up buying and driving. So with the awesome Platinum mod there are all these hundreds of extra cars, and sadly many of them were also not possible choices for me for the same (and worse!) problems in terms of functional mirrors and if you could use them in the in car view. I was very happy to find this thread with as it turns out a potential solution for those issues using the Binocular values to adjust FOV. I've now gone through my game files with TDUF and saved the view changes to the cars i've tested have working functional mirrors (as many do not) and overall my game is much improved using the settings I settled on. 16720 or 16730 (just down to personal preference) seems to be working for all those cars so far, to give better FOV for the in car view point. One other aspect of this could be looked at in relation to the seat position ranges? In TDUF that looks like it might be related to the _Z co-ordinate values in the same section as 'Binoculars'? There are two Z values it seems so i'm not sure which one determines the ranges (if it does at all!) for the seat adjustment setting?
  8. Binoculars=16720 + Seat Position (set in game options) = max forward. To show how you can adjust the same binocular setting with the in-game seat adjustment. So that concludes this rounds of tests. Binoculars seems to have a max starting value of 16641, but is not usable in game. The top ranges of 16895-16880 (and maybe a bit further) give an upside down view! usuable values seem to be in the 16680 (most zoomed in) to 16730 (most zoomed out) ranges, for the car tested, and i have now chosen 16720 as it's new default setting.
  9. Binoculars=16720. This is the new default i have set for this car (was 16697).
  10. Binoculars= 16730. First workabl/driveable option perhaps (for this car), taking into account seat adjustment (forward)?
  11. Binoculars = 16680. to give maybe the max comfortable zoom in view? Keep in mind this is with the seat position set to max rear, so can be zoomed in even more using the in game seat slider (and will likely be the same for most cars where that is set as furthest back as default?).
  12. Binoculars = 16750. Both side mirrors! But weird in general to drive like this!
  13. Binoculars = 16645. At the other end of the scale we have this. 16640 produced a red screen, 16641 just the max zoomed in view (only tarmac right in front of the car). In this shot you just see the wheel and hand (i had put on a max right turn to get the hand on wheel in shot):
  14. Here are the results: Binoculars = 16890 (all the range from 16895 to this looked the same, upside down etc! Not sure exactly where the cut off for the upside down is!)
  15. EVERY youtube video gets a dislike(at some point), no matter what. I think there are bots setup to do that most likely, so don't pay it any attention! P.S. i just added a like so you are ahead now Your sound mod in the clip is really good, like awesome, so fantastic work. And in relation to what you were talking about above, in all games i set an FPS limit (normally 60, but on the rare occasion it can be lower (some old non-fps games work smoother at 30 FPS limit i find!)). I use MSI Afterburner (via it's Riva Tuner componant) and that works in most games, and more importantly TDU (without intefereing in the Platinum/Project Paradise game .exe!). Great sound, just need to get enough cash in game for that Ferrari now
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