It's been a long-long time since I was active. But GR and GRIF is in my mind daily! Are there anyone still here from 10-5 years ago? (Jesus Christ! I registered here more than 10 years ! )
Tell me what has happened to you in the last few years! I miss this community so much!
Best Regards, always!
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All my released tracks and cars
I can't be considered an old member, but I recall when I joined there were some activities in GRIF, I'm talking about 3-4 years ago... 2018 is the first year of true desolation. I'm not very active here but I keep working slowly on GR stuffs, anyway I'd like to be a little more present here.
It's such a shame that once again the activity has way slowed down, way different than in the early years where the game was a thing. The sequel has been one of the factors why (I won't further comment on this though), combined with how most of the players moved on in life. Hat tip to the GRPL community and others for keeping GR alive though.
Nowadays I'm doing a couple of things before going into jobs et cetera, basically I'm training myself. Though without this game I won't have a source of inspiration. I know I'm still a fan for top down games (this included, although I haven't played it again for a long time) but in more ways than one the game has given me a couple of inspirations.
How about from 15-17 years ago . I have fond memories of my time here, hope you all are well. I'm working full time and finishing my doctorate in classical music performance (trumpet). I should be graduating this semester! About time, too, since I've been in university for almost 14 years now.
And I'm even working on my old tracks.
We're still kicking around here, even if the forum is a little quiet. Also kicking around on the GRPL Discord which between this and there, probably about the extent of active communities.
From 2018 until now well, not so much really. The activity on the forum was pretty low, much lower than in 2018 but there were a few tracks and cars released but of excellent quality overall, with many reknowed car and track makers making a come back, and new ones that created also very good ones.
Maybe you missed an update of the excellent Maciej1's GR World Tour that happened in 2018, make sure you check this out, as it's easily one of the best addon ever made for GR along Gran Turismo GR back in times by Alonsomania and GR Career by BBA.
I created back then a GR Database where you can retrieve near all the creations that was made for GR since 2002 until now, going from tracks, cars, palettes, sounds, languages, addons, everything (Link in my signature). If you have time check it out, and if you do please check your folders as I don't know if it's missing something. There's also some lists I made for a better research, particularly a list of all track/car masters and wizards based on a list on GRIF linked to the Rabinas Awards, a list of real world tracks based on BBA and Black Rebel one and a list based entirely on Hormous work for all GR Stages.
Competitions are always a thing at GRPL but you know this better than me. Also on planet-generally.de, at least the last one was in 2021.
GR2 is coming but you're already aware of it, it's finally here and I can't be more happier about it.
So yeah you didn't miss a lot, but you have some good tracks and cars to try asap !