On this page, we hope to answer some of the common questions that
people have addressed to the admin mailing list over the years. If
your question is not answered here, feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com.
What is this thing?
Basically, this site allows you to compare your N2002 performance and
lap times to hundreds, if not thousands of other drivers from all over
the world. Simply create a player if you haven't done so for "Grand
Prix Legends" or "Rally Trophy", upload your playrecs.ini and you're
The add user form doesn't make sense at all...
Yeah, I see your point. However the form was designed primarily for
GPLRank, so please bear with us. We hope the comments in the rightmost
column make it clear what values to enter even if you're not a "Grand
Prix Legends" addict (yet), so go ahead and put any interesting
information about yourself in the comments box.
How can I remove warp times from the
Open the file using a text editor of your choice (wordpad or notepad
will do) and find the section that contains the track name in square
brackets. Remove the offending entry, save the file. You can then
drive a couple of laps on that track to get a "new" laptime. Then,
resubmit the file in the usual manner.
I think someone is cheating! What can I do?
Taken from the GPLRank FAQ: " There's
a saying to the effect that "Never attribute to malice what can be
equally attributed to stupidity." Most weird and unbelievable lap
times are caused by clock smashes during online play and much less by
people actually trying to cheat. After all, what good would it be? At
GPLRank, we employ a large number of volunteer administrators so that
each and every player and his or her relative speed is a least known
to one of them. Should the driver then come up with some unbelievable
improvement there's a good chance that our administrators will notice
and send a nice mail to the person in question.
Believe it or not, sometimes we even get mail from people who think
their ranking is too high and kindly ask us to wipe the times from the
database. With the huge majority of N2002 players, you'll find
Gentlemen both in on- and off-track behaviour.
What's a handicap?
What's definitely not allowed: Railriding, shortcuts etc, you get the
idea. If you think your new personal best has been achieved to unclean driving,
please do not submit it to the rank. If your times are suspiciously good we
might even choose to delete them.
Bottom line: If you think someone's not playing fair, send a mail to the
address listed above and tell us what you think is going wrong.
Andre Schmidt and Andy Wilke were kind enough and drove
hard all day and night to provide "realistic" benchmark times for
N2002. It is their laptimes that are used in order to compute a
handicap for your laptimes. That means that the total sum of their
laptimes is subtracted from the cumulative sum of your laptimes, and
the result is stored in the database. it gives you a general idea of
where you stand in the world rankings, which tracks you need to work
on by means of back-2-back comparison and so on.
What about the laptimes for Grand Prix Legends tracks?
All lap times were achieved in 70F Wind 0N using the "fast" setup, so
if you think about cheating by playing with the environmental settings
or whatever, forget it. You're only cheating yourself.
The laptimes for the original nine tracks of GPL are the
handicaps used also by GPLRank. Those laptimes were achieved by some betatesters and
programmers of the original game, and replays of these laps were included with the game.
Can I use other setups than the "fast" setup? How about changing
weather, drafting etc?
Uwe comments: "my thoughts are that the benchmark times should provide
a reasonably difficult benchmark for the beginning N2002 driver. They
aren't there to be unsurpassable, but should pose a challenge and a
way of orientation how you fare against other drivers.
These cars in the page headers are beautiful! Where can I get them?
Just comparing your times to others is fun, but "going negative" is
even more fun and lets you recognize instantly how "quick" or patient
a driver really is.
I would never ask people to submit only 70F/no weather hotlaps. Once I
get my qualifying times complete we'll set up a qualifying handicap
which should give a much better indication of a driver's skill than
the current one, but of course you'll still have the problem of
changing weather and / or setups.
The cars shown on various rank pages are those the admins
like to drive online, so when you meet them on Sierra, you better
beware ;-) The Mandrake car (#67) is Uwe's car, but actually a paintjob by
John Simmons of RASCAR
While uploading there is a massage that a track is missing on NR200XRank! How can I help to add it?
The other admins might choose to disclose their cars, too, but of course I cannot speak for all of them!
ridcully: black number 42 with chuck on the hood
All tracks in the rank have to be setup on our side first to be able to upload times for it. Submitting the needed informations to us is quite easy.
Check the submission form for new tracks here: http://www.schuerkamp.de/zope/nrank/tracklist/addtrack
Questions? Comments? Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!|
Last update: 2004/04/03 06:07:30.737 US/Eastern
Powered by Zope