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JJ Spotter Pack for NASCAR Racing 2003 Season

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JJ Spotter Pack v5.01 Ready

After running some races with version 5.00, I heard some things that I didn't like, things that weren't queuing up where I thought they were going to get queued up, a renegade old spotter file still in there, and various other nit-picky things that I didn't notice while making it. I cleaned up what I didn't like, so I guess it's ready to roll... for now.


JJ Spotter Pack v5.00 Released

No minor update to this one, my friends. The JJSP has gone through a substantially partial overhaul that leaps it into the year 2010. The most noticeable and major change is that for the first time since the JJSP was born, Chris Osborne is no longer the spotter. Taking over the spotting duties will be Earl Barban, the present-day #48 spotter. That move happened more than 3 years ago, it just took me a while to catch up and finally bring this thing up to date.

Besides the spotter being completely replaced, I threw in some new stuff for Chad as well. All in all, I'd say that this is one of the most significant updates to the pack since its humble beginnings 7 years ago. See below for detailed instructions on how to install it.

Note #1a: I couldn't fully test everything in a racing environment since obviously certain things only get queued up in certain situations. I did run it in a couple races today and nothing exploded, so that's promising. Even so, there always stands a chance that certain things might sound a little out of place. If I hear anything odd, I'll touch it up. As always, defer to any on-screen race control instructions for black flags, pacing order, fuel remaining info. etc.

Note #1b: There was some dialog that I had to throw into some places because I don't quite have what I'm looking for yet. They still kinda fit the situation, but they're more or less placeholders until I get something better. More updates will certainly follow.

Note #2: Q) In a nutshell, what's the difference between v4 and v5? A) Spotter Chris is gone, spotter Earl takes over, and some amount of other changes to Chad's dialog.

Enjoy. Check back every now and then, or follow DWarehouse on Twitter, to know whenever any updates get posted.


Slight Overhaul Planned

It pains me a little to say this, as I've gotten so used to hearing Chris Osborne's voice, but I believe that the next version of the spotter pack will have Earl Barban as the spotter. Earl replaced Chris on the #48 team to start the '07 season, so at least this thing would be accurate for the first time in 3 years. Everything that doesn't change gets stale, so this might be a good thing. I would have done it earlier, but yes, I was lazy. Anyway, that's the plan going forward.

I don't plan to axe old "Crazy" all together. I've got a lot of processed sound, so it's easy enough to plug him in like I've been doing. The ultimate plan is to offer 2 spotter packs... one with Chris, and the other with Earl. As for Chad, I might just copy his stuff between the 2 so he'll be the same. Or I might mix him up on both as well, it depends on how ambitious I get.

As for a time table, I don't know, I honestly haven't started yet, but I expect it'll be done during this iR season. I have a lot of sound on Earl, I just haven't processed any of it yet because I didn't think I was going to use him. But I'll get to it. I'll tweet, or twoot, or whatever you call it whenever I get it done.


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The Latest Spotter Pack

JJ Spotter Pack v5.01

(188 files, 1230k)

Installation instructions (Win XP)

Extract this zip file into your \\iRacing\sound\spcc folder.

It will create a "Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack v5.01" folder, and everything will be extracted to the right places within. When extracting, make sure you have the option ticked to use folder names. Otherwise, everything will get dumped into your \\spcc root folder, which isn't what you want.

When all is well, the following folders will have been created;
\\iRacing\sound\spcc\Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack v5.01
\\iRacing\sound\spcc\Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack v5.01\fuel
\\iRacing\sound\spcc\Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack v5.01\paceorder

After that, launch the sim and go into the Sound options and select "Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack v5.00" from the voicepack dropdown list. You'll have to restart the sim before it will be used.

For even more detailed instructions, along with pictures!, Click Here