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Thread: GTR2 - Weather forecast using Weather.ini and pacenotes

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    GTR2 - Weather forecast using Weather.ini and pacenotes

    First of all, thanks for adding support for GTR2, it has made me want to play the game again.

    I've been playing around with editing the weather.ini files for GTR2, and it occurred to me that the data in this file could be used to make CC playback messages about upcoming changes in the weather. It seems to me that the pacenotes functions could be used if it was tweaked a little.

    The only thing that needs to be changed is that pacenotes should be read out after a certain time has elapsed, instead of reading the pacenotes based on the cars position on the track.
    For example, if the weather.ini file says that it's going to start raining after 10 minutes, you could have a pacenote after 8 minutes saying 'Looks like it's going to start raining soon'.

    I don't know how difficult or easy this is to implement, or whether this method could be used in other sims, but it seems to me it would make this great app even better.

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    Considering that one of the key features of GTR2 is minimal dynamic weather, I agree that getting forecast messages is going to be quite immersive.

    It can be done and is not too hard, but unfortunately falls far down on my personal priority list, so it is unlikely I'll get to this any time soon. That said CC is open source, maybe someone will jump in to do it (it is fairly simple and I will gladly provide guidance on how to do it, in fact I am discussing this with someone).

    One caveat though: weather.txt is notoriously unreliable, even when it says it'll rain, sometimes it just doesn't. On the other hand, this is no different from reality, where we don't know for sure

    But, one weather related candy is coming soon - rain wipers, so stay tuned.

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