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EMAC's unofficial GP4 Carsets & Season update Packages


Ok it looks like, that have just comes around the corner... So we are prepared to offer you ONLY the BEST which will become available for this game. It's hard, when so many different sites offering files & updates for this game without any sort of ranking. So for you as the users it's very HARD to judge, what is good and what is worth downloading...
So do not waste your time & money just check, what we recommend for updating your GrandPrix 4.

When YOU think, you have better stuff then the ones are published here, then please drop a note (or even better send the BMP) to files@emacf1.com.
If your are right with your Opinion, then your file will be placed on the Page. When not you are going to receive a list of things, which explains why the car on this page is better then the one you have send. So then take the challenge and improve your car [there could be only one ].


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Site NEWS...
Date Info
03 Jan 04 Finally we did it... We say good by the the "old style" ikonboad and say "welcome to" our phpBB2 driven Forum with plenty of new Options [read more].
All posts & attachments of the previous Forum could be successfully converted to the new Forum (incl. the users). Unfortunately some of the users preferences and settings had to be resetted [or could not be imported correctly (e.g. your Birthday)] So it would be very kind, if you can update/correct your profile in the next couple of days.
08 Jan 03 GPxPatch v3.30 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: Added support for GP4 1.02 (patch 9.6). / Fixed empty menu's after exiting cockpit for Radeon 9000 Pro cards, and hopefully other Radeon cards too (thanks Bruno Marques for testing). / Fixed crash after using alt+tab to leave GP4 and then going back into the cockpit. / GPxSet: support for Marc's new GP4Ed, which includes patching of tyre brand per team. Works with any GPx version. / GPxSet: added option to change number of cars in free practice (key FreePracticeCars under section [Misc] in gpxset.ini, default is 1). / GPxSAT: in classic mode, added "accident" as retirement reason if not a failure.
30 Dec 02 GPxPatch v3.20 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: Added a GPxIvibe extension (see www.ivibe.com) / GPxSet: added support for GP4Phys 1.01 .g3p files / GPxSet: fixed physics patching (thanks to Luc Segers for reporting this) / GPxSet: fixed gp3-2000.g3p to be correct according to the new weight distribution (the one since 3.03) / GPxSet: added option to edit number of qualify laps / GPxSet: added option to change the number of consecutive cars on track in non-race sessions. Use ConsecutiveCars in gpxset.ini under a [Misc] section / GPxSet: enabled performance files for GP3 (can be exported with GP3Edit) / GPxSet: added track specific performance files for GP3 and GP4. Use PathXX in gpxset.ini under a [PerfManager] section where XX is the track number (and set Enable to 1) / GPxSet: added track specific tarmac. For GP3 and GP4, use tarmacXX in gpxset.ini under a [Misc] section where XX is the track number / GPxSAT: animated Tag Heuer and Siemens logo's (classic mode only) / GPxSAT: all strings are configurable / GPxSAT: 'k' switches between showing all, sky messages only, and nothing / GPxSAT: 't' also works in digital mode / GPxSAT: texture width of car and position numbers changed from 2048 to 512 / GPxCInfo: added option to export to shared memory / GPxCInfo: panel(s) won't get smaller until toggled on/off / GPxLap: added team pit order to CC checksum in extended data / GPxLap: added option for authentication to log unique id (thanks Yuri Kuznetsov) / GPxLap: included black flag disabler and pitstop timing adjustment in init checksum (for all GPx versions) / GPxLap: included damage coefficient in damage checksum (for all GPx versions) / GPxLap: fixed crash entering cockpit in software mode / GPxLap: selected page is persistent / GPxLap ATL: added number laps done in qualify standings / GPxLap ATL: added key to toggle between split times and sector times (default 'U') / Fixed resource leak in directx 8 font / Fixed Game_HelpLaunchControl to be default F9 instead of F8.
28 Nov 02 Just some sneak previews of the WIP of Ralph Hummerichs and Bobis Season 2002 Jordan & Ferrari F2002 for ...
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These Jordan 2002 WIP images could be posted everywhere without explicite permission (but please upload the images on your own server).
26 Nov 02 ZModler Plugin for Shapes have become available... [read more]
22 Nov 02 Patch v9.6 (gp4_patch_v9.6.zip - [5.45MB]) have become available - The "international" update comes for English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. Get it from the Tools & Patches Section...
09 Oct 02 GPxPatch v3.10 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: Graphical features available for GP4 (GPxSAT, GPxCInfo and ATL). / GPxSAT: Digital TV timing added by Marc Aarts / Improved font engine. Any system font can be used now / GPxCInfo: toggle 'I' is now: show all, show pit logo only, show nothing / Added Portuguese translation of the dialogs, done by Ricardo Lampert.
See some nice previews of GPxSAT of GPxPATCH 3.10 in Digital & Classic Versions @ F1Racer's website.
27 Sep 02 Couple of days ago a email from Electric Artists (please note NOT EA) reached my mailbox:
We're [Electric Artists] going to be doing a Q&A with Geoff Crammond, for starters, and we thought you might like to get your readers involved. If you post an announcement on your site allowing your readers to submit their questions, Geoff will answer them and we'll get them back to you to post on your site.
We [Electric Artists] have been hired to market the game in the U.S. and we'd like to make your readers aware of the game and give them a chance to win the game and ask Geoff Crammond questions about the game if they already have it. It would be appreciated by your readers and we like letting people who may not know about the game know how fun it is.
Just go to the following thread in our Board, where EVERYBODY (without registering) can submit his question(s): GP4 Q&A Thread.
09 Sep 02 Next car for from Ralph Hummerich have become available - Check out his Season 2002 McLaren MP4/17.
[Webmaster's WE have changed our distribution policy: To prevent me and the users from version mismatch all files (from now on) will exclusively available on Ralph Hummerich's homepage (and selected websites). - Please use the following link, if you want to make this GP4 file available to your visitors: http://www.emacf1.com/gp4/download2002.html
02 Sep 02 Patch v4.0 (gp4_patch_v4.0.zip - [5.56MB]) have become available - The "international" update comes for English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. Get it from the Tools & Patches Section...
30 Aug 02 Next car for from Ralph Hummerich have become available - Check out his Season 2002 RenaultR202.
18 Aug 02 GPxPatch v3.03 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: Added German translation of dialogs, translation by Uwe Mönks / Added Italian translation of dialogs, translation by Antonio Russo / GPxLap: Added logging of frame rate and if it changed (thanks to Fredy Eugster and Niya for finding out/reporting this) / GPxLap: Showing some old log output (with average PO) when text logging is set to logfile only / GPxSet: Fixed weight distribution to be the same as with GP4 Physics Editor. Also applies to other GPx versions. Changes init checksum / GPxTrack: Jip buffer extended for GP4 / Fixed GPx crashing sometimes if running in Debug mode with verbosity level medium or high.
16 Aug 02 Added CarsetCreator 4 by John Walton to the Tool's Section. This is the tool of our choice to install the Season 2002 cars created by R.Hummerich to your .
15 Aug 02 Next car for from Ralph Hummerich have become available - Check out his Season 2002 JaguarR3.
[Webmaster's WE have changed our distribution policy: To prevent me and the users from version mismatch all files (from now on) will exclusively available on Ralph Hummerich's homepage (and selected websites). - Please use the following link, if you want to make this GP4 file available to your visitors: http://www.emacf1.com/gp4/download2002.html
07 Aug 02 Updated WilliamsFW24 (Cockpit) an BAR004 (AlphaChannel) for have become available for download. [Webmaster's: WE have changed our distribution policy - use: http://www.emacf1.com/gp4/download2002.html]
04 Aug 02 Next car for from Ralph Hummerich have become available - Check out his Season 2002 WilliamsFW24.
[Webmaster's WE have changed our distribution policy: To prevent me and the users from version mismatch all files (from now on) will exclusively available on Ralph Hummerich's homepage (and selected websites). - Please use the following link, if you want to make this GP4 file available to your visitors: http://www.emacf1.com/gp4/download2002.html
15 Jul 02 First car for from Ralph Hummerich have become available - Check out his Season 2002 BAR004.
[Webmaster's WE have changed our distribution policy: To prevent me and the users from version mismatch all files (from now on) will exclusively available on Ralph Hummerich's homepage (and selected websites): emacf1.com. - Please use the following link, if you want to make this GP4 file available to your visitors: http://www.emacf1.com/gp4/download2002.html
05 Jul 02 GPxPatch v3.02 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: GPxLap: Fixed crash when not using GP4 / GPxSet: Patching physics should work again for GP3 and GP3-2000 / GPxLap: Fixed slow motion duration (SDur in HOFxLap output) / Fixed occasional crash or failure to start GPxPatch at startup of GP4.
04 Jul 02 New information source for Webmasters available in a new Forum Board.
02 Jul 02 GPx-Webmasters: Hi, I [Matthias Marquardt (EMAC)] do not understand, how it could happen again and again and again, that some GPxWebsites are publishing GP4 car updates which are more or less obvious LEECHED.
It's nothing "new" to the community, that with the start of a new GP-Game various people are trying to get a Name in the community by being the first who creates nice skins... Please check the Readme's of files which will be send to you, check the "Hall of Shame". People like Luca Cantaluppi are well known for their "skills"... We have also seen now this "new" Mr.Evil around (who have already asked some webmasters to remove "his" stuff) and a guy called "PG" who made 100% copy & paste from Ralph's F1-200x cars. There are so many right now around, even old known painters like Guyon Waltmans are copy and paste parts of Ralph's F1-cars without asking for permission or even giving ANY credits... (and write us as excuse, that they had no "time" to make these copy parts by themselves...)

I just like to ask you, to be a little bit more sensible in this issue. I cant find better words then Marc Aarts: "If you are guys I believe you are, you have been involved in GPx editing for a long time and it comes as a shock to me that you are actively trying to encourage people to steal from others. Guys like Ralph who make original artwork spent countless hours on trying to give everyone the best possible cars and this is what they get for that. Shameless rip-offs, which are done in an exceptionally poor way as well I must add. What a nice way to thank the original authors for all the hard work they have done over the years."

Ralph and others spending hundreds of hours creating nice textures and other add-ons for us - so we at least should pay tribute to that by checking the content of files which we are going to upload on our servers. And might send a email to "authors" who are offering us their files asking them for sources which they might have used.

We are ALL just going to loose, when Ralph get's pissed off & quits cause these leechers will find always webmasters who are putting "theire" files online. So please CHECK the content befor you are uploading files to your filebase - be aware of the LEECHER Problem. If this can not be stopped I am pretty sure there will be no cool sources for us all anymore which can be copied by these strange guys...

Here some word's of Ralph posted in our Forum [if you have not read it already]:
I am not willing to do anything for GP4 right now nor I will release the pieces I already did. One reason is already mentioned: the problems with the GP4 carshapes, texturmapping etc.
The other reason is that there actually is already a lot of my work in some 2002 cars for GP4, because some people copied and pasted my work for F1 200x into GP4 templates, some used parts some put whole cars 1:1 into GP4 tga-files without making a single pixel of themselves. I am totally fed up with that and I don't want to support that. But please mote that these are NOT the cars I did or would have made.
Regards
   Ralph Hummerich

30 Jun 02 GPxPatch v3.0 have been released! This new Version contains the following changes: Partial support for GP4 (only non-graphical and non-sound features) / Added multi-language support. French translation included / GPxLap: Hotseat info and key to advance to next hotseat state (default 'J') / GPxLap: Extra page for listing cars in track order in ATL / GPxLap: Text logging / GPxCInfo: Added lap and position (default off) / GPxSAT: Logging speed trap records / GPxTrack: (GP3-2000) Custom tracks also work when using low detail tracks (if you want to mix low detail tracks with custom tracks then select the low detail tracks in the track set) / GPxTrack: Fixed 'ignore tracks in season sets' (checkbox was ignored) / GPxSet: Added sunset and moon to skya prefix and tarmac combobox / Ctrl+Alt+F9 and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F9 for continuously making screenshots (until F9 is hit again) / Added CTRL to possible key bindings
24 Jun 02 Read/see some details about the textures of GP4 in our Forum...
20 Jun 02 have come to the shops in many European countries - When you start it the first time do not be disappointed - drive it and you will realize, that the development team have focused on the gameplay & AI and this makes this game just GREAT!
Please DO NOT ask/email us, when we are going to release a carset for GP4 - It's that we are currently able to extract AND insert back textures into the game [many thanks to Sven Mitlehner]. BUT right now the WAY of updating is far away from being END USER FRIENDLY - so we hope there will be a solution for this in the next couple of weeks.
18 Jun 02 This Site is now spitted into a Section, a Section and a Section with own Seperate "News" Sections! - We hope that it will be much easier for you to use & navigate the site.
So if you are linking this document you might want to adjust it in the next couple of days to the new structure [see the "Linking us" document for details].
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Please note, that your help is appreciated to find better cars. Also we keep on surfing the web to find better cars too.

And finally - All files part of the EMAC's collection have been authorized by the origin GP4 Designers - This means before a file becomes part of any EMAC carset collection - it's ensured, that the original Designer have agreed, that his work, effort and time becomes part of the collection.

EMAC just collects & picks [in our opinion] the best for GP4 [carset] - all credits go the original designers.