A note on the cover: this is an original AVUS cover from 1959. I've
merely padded it slightly to match the aspect ratio of the GPL
programs, and changed the dates to match the event dates used in GPL.
You don't need to download this program set - it comes with the track.
In any event, Schleizer Dreieck (or "Schleizer
Triangle", according to the babelfish) is a real-live German race
circuit, built on public roads. It's Germany's oldest race track,
having held its first race in 1923. It's also a scary place to drive a
1967 F1 car - very fast long straights, followed by incredibly tight
corners, sort of like
Le Mans, only more so...
(And yes, it is the same (albeit cleaned-up) artwork that we
used on the Detroit cover. I like the art, it fits Snetterton better
than Detroit, and Detroit sucks. If this bothers you, you can
fail to install 'page0.pbf' and use the cover that comes with the
These sets feature the original, real-life covers used in the 1967 F1
season (with the exception of Rouen, which is from 1968). The
covers have been taken from scans of the originals, and reformatted,
color corrected, cleaned up, and in some cases largely re-created from
These sets feature the original, real-life covers used in the 1967 F1 season (with the exception of Rouen,
which is from 1968). The covers have been taken from scans of the originals, and reformatted, color corrected, cleaned
up, and in some cases largely re-created from scratch.
Note: an alternate cover can be found in the 'nite-bonuspack'
Sopheve, a fanstasy track from Ryk Penfold.
No, I'm just kidding - it is (of course) probably the most-requested
GPL track since day 1, a version of Monza that includes the full
banked oval. Finally, we can all relive the last 20 minutes of the
movie Grand Prix, though hopefully without that whole
"flying off the banking into a tree" part!
Note that this track has largely been supplanted by 'monza10k'.
I suppose this program does have one minor feature over the original -
it's in English (which is certainly a feature if you don't happen to
understand Finnish!) This matches nicely with the generally-in-English
nature of the 11 original GPL track programs, at least in the US
version of the game...
No, but seriously... According to the website, over 500 people have
downloaded the track, and maybe some of those folks would like a
spiffy ol' BAPOM program set for the beastie. I know at least
one guy would, 'cause he requested it!