- What is VROC all about?
- GPL and VROC Background
- Getting Up to Speed
- High Speed Connections
- VROC Mailing List
- GPL's core.ini File
What is VROC all about?
VROC is a matchmaking service for Papyrus Grand Prix Legends.
VROC allows you to find other GPL enthusiasts and join races
hosted by them, or host your own.
GPL and VROC Background
Papyrus released GPL 1.0 in October 1998. GPL set new standards
in the stunning authenticity and detail of its physics simulation,
and also broke new ground in the realm of online racing. A few
weeks after GPL's release, VROC 1.0 and GPL Spy Boy were introduced.
These user-developed programs provided GPL enthusiasts with "matchmaking"
service: a means to connect with each other online.
This potent new combination provided an online racing environment
of unprecedented scope and realism. However, there were some
issues with certain aspects of racing online, and the interface
between GPL and the matchmaking programs was awkward.
In November 1999, Papyrus released the GPL 1.2 patch, featuring
extensive enhancements targeted at improved online racing.
To support and exploit these new capabilities, VROC provides
a native Windows client, WinVROC.
To race online through VROC, you must download and install
1.2 patch from Papyrus.
To use WinVROC, you must also download and run the WinVROC
See Welcome to VROC for more details.
You may also wish to refer to:
- WinVROC Release Notes
- GPL 1.1 FAQ
- GPL 1.2 FAQ
Getting Up to Speed
If you're new to VROC, please start at the Welcome
to VROC page.
We recommend that new users and seasoned VROC racers poke
around a bit in the Help section and also
Part One of the Technical
WinVROC users, if you have any problems, please read the WinVROC Help page
High Speed Connections
If you have access to a high speed connection to the Internet,
even if it's at work, please read about the Advanced
Hosting capabilities supported by GPL 1.2, JavaVROC 2.0,
VROC Mailing List
To get help and advice, and to connect with other GPL enthusiasts,
we suggest you join the VROC Mailing List.
This incorporates a mailing list/forum, calendar, chat, and more!
GPL's core.ini File
GPL's core.ini file was used by early versions of VROC to
configure GPL 1.0 for racing online.
WinVROC and GPL 1.2 essentially eliminate the need for most
core.ini parameters (see Core.in Notes),
but you may still wish to download
example core.ini files.
Cool Stuff contains information about
USB modems, car setups, driving, hosting, and offline leagues.
Please read this page if you're new to VROC and/or GPL!
To help you understand the changeable nature of communications
via the Internet, check out the Internet Weather
For information about many GPL-related topics, including optimizing
your hardware for GPL, and acquiring the many free and low-cost
add-on tracks, utilities, and sound and graphical enhancements
now available for GPL see Eagle Woman's Grand Prix Legends.
WinVROC Race List
If you find that WinVROC does not show anything on the race
list, install the new temporary WinVROC
If you have other problems using WinVROC, see WinVROC
If you have system hangs when entering WinVROC, or can't send
Race Results through the WinVROC Chat, see the Chat
If you have problems once you've launched GPL for online racing,
see the GPL and VROC Troubleshooting