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GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:40:07 pm »
This tool is a track viewer for the Gran Turismo, right now it only support 14 of 63 tracks that are stored in COURSE.DAT hope in the near future I'll add support for the rest tracks and will add a new options, this tool was tested only with PAL version of the game SCES_009.84 so it may not work with other regions.

GT Track Viewer v0.1b:


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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 12:28:09 am »
Interesting Leo. I saw such a tool on RE123 Forum u were working on just like for Metal Gear Solid. 
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 02:49:03 pm »
Yeah, I was working on similar tool that would allow to view MGS level but I didn't advance alot before I lost that tool source and some other tools later sources like RE3MV after HDD failure, luckily I'm trying to keep backups as often as I can and because of that I didn't lose alot of data.   
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 11:22:04 pm »
Have some progress with the tool, specifically with the textures have discover how the game store them in PSX VRAM and apply them to the polygons in track later on. Wrote this small tool for testing purposes off course it source will be used in the main tool, what the tool does is to read all the texture from an .PST and then place them in correct pages just like the game does but this time all textures pages will be 256x256 32bit so I could easily use them in OpenGL. Anyway now I'm one step closer to the first release even though theres still many things to discover.

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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 06:50:09 pm »
The last few days I had advance a lot with tool, it already can view one track not with all object like in game but still it's a good progress. So I'm one more step(big) closer to the first release...

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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 11:24:51 pm »
Yeah Leo can't await to see the working tool :)  Just awesome 8)
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 12:32:40 am »
Thanks man! ;) This tool is one of the most complex that I had worked on so far if not the most complex, it took about month to document track files.

By the way I've some more progress, now tool can view track as it shows in game with all it objects(tribune, posters, etc). Now first release is not far, it'll probably will not allow to view all tracks but some of them or even one because adding support for all tracks will take a while and I wanna to release at least test version.

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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2014, 09:22:48 pm »
Amazing Leo. You are an genius! I really look forward to this tool  8)  Btw I know that you are still looking for that Metal Gear Tool. I can tell you that I have it on my other Notebook. But at the moment I have now access to it because the Battery and the power supply are broken and I don't have the money to buy some new parts. So I hope u have the time to wait until I have fixed the notebook. Than I'll send u the Metal Gear Tool

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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 11:13:34 pm »
Thanks again for the good words Dominic! ;)

As about MGS DAR Editor don't worry there's no rush whenever you'll fix your laptop I can wait, thanks in advance :)

Btw what other games for PSX that you like beside RE series?
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2014, 11:51:47 pm »
Allright Leo  :)

Games I like:

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Darkstone 
Airgrave 
KillerLoop 
Tomb Raider
Silent Hill 
Final Fantasy
Twisted Metal 
Syphon Filter 
Breath of Fire 
Vagrant Story   
Alundra 
Parasite Eve   
Persona   
Brave Fencer Musashi   
Alundra 
Crash BAndicoot   
Einhänder   
Shin Megami Tensei   
Star Ocean 
Phantasy Star   
Dino Crisis 
Tekken 3   
Metal Gear Solid   
GTA 
Tony Hawks PRo Skater   
Xeno Gears   


Just to call a few Games I like Leo :D

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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2014, 03:45:21 am »
I see we like some same games beside RE :)

(In random order)
In Cold Blood
X-Files
Dracula
Crime Killer
Nightmare Creatures 1, 2
Driver 1, 2
Tenchu 1, 2
Fighting Force
Fear Effect 1, 2
Medal of Honor: Underground
Test Drive 6
Need For Speed: Road Challenge(NFS4)
007: Tomorrow Never Dies
007 world is not enough
Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Silent Hill 
Twisted Metal 
Syphon Filter 1, 2, 3 
Parasite Eve 2 
Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, 3   
Dino Crisis  1, 2
Tekken 3   
Metal Gear Solid   
GTA 2 

Those games I could remember so far  ::)
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2014, 10:40:47 am »
Guess what Leo?

Cold Blood
Crime Killer
X-Files
Medal of Honour
NFS 3,4
Fear Effect
Tenchu
Nightmare Creatures

are also Games I really like :D
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2014, 09:39:26 pm »
Glad to know that Dominic :)
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 05:42:58 am »
Update: Now tool as it's can open directly COURSE.DAT (it wasn't able do it before)  plus I've add some options, the first release is not far now :)



Btw here another topic about this tool and the one about the cars:
http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/gt-car-viewer-a-tool-to-view-gran-turismo-cars.315161/#post-10088392
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Re: GT Track Viewer: A tool to view GT tracks...
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 03:49:16 pm »
Rellay awesome Leo. Day X is comin' 
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