LINKS DO NOT WORK AS OF THIS MOMENT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Hello and welcome to the Q&As of the GTPDC and GTPCs! Here, most of the frequently asked questions are posted to help others find the answer to the frequently asked questions. If you have a question, please post it in this thread and then the members of GTP will try to answer as best as they can. So here they are: 1. I am new to this GTPDC and GTPC thing. What should I do? Read on lol. Also, if you are interested in participating in the GTPDCs and GTPCs, please visit the GTPDC/GTPC Rules and Directions thread. 2. So, what are the GTPDCs and the GTPCs? The GTPDCs, also called the GTPlanet Drift Competitions, are basically competitions held at a certain track where drifters from around the world can show off their drifting skills in a competitive environment. Back in the beginning of summer 2002, Thio and LanEvo decided to put together the first GTPDC because there was a lot of demand to know how good members are compared to others. This became a success and that is what brings the GTPDCs to where it is now. There are two divisions in the GTPDC: Amateur and Professional. Usually, new members would compete in the Amateur division to see how they fare amongst other members in the competition. Members in the Professional division usually have a lot of experience in drifting and have great knowledge of drifting. If you would like to participate in the GTPDCs, check out the thread at the top of the forum! It's very exciting to watch, so don't miss it! The GTPCs, also called the GTPlanet Challenges, give opportunities for members to challenge one another to see who is better at drifting. There is a ladder setup by Thio that lets members see how other members stack up against one another. There are two ladders: one for individual members and the other for teams. Want to know more about the GTPCs? Click here! For all the rules and directions about the GTPDCs and GTPCs, please visit this thread: Rules and Directions for GTPDCs 'n GTPCs 3. Is there any way that I can join the GTPCs? Go to this thread to find out more about how to register for the GTPCs: Everything GTPCs: Ladders, Registration, and more. 4. How can I register for the GTPDCs? If you want to join in the action, register in the current GTPDC thread and then make an entry by the deadline posted below. Also, make sure that you read the Rules and Directions thread. 5. Why do you keep on mentioning, "Read the Rules and Directions thread" so much? Because that is the foundation of how the GTPDCs and GTPCs run. It is like joining any other tournament or competition: they make sure you understand the rules and regulations before they allow you to compete. So please read the Rules and Directions thread 6. What happens if I do not want read the Rules and Directions thread? Well, if you know how the GTPDCs and GTPCs work off the top of your head, then you do not have to. If you assume you think you understand the rules and directions make a mistake and then when a head judge asks you if you understood the rules and directions and you say no, then you are in big trouble. So make sure you read the Rules and Directions thread or else something bad may happen to you *big eyes* 7. What kind of equipment do I need to participate in the GTPDCs and/or the GTPCs? In order to turn in an entry, you must have a video capture card to upload your replay(s) to the computer. Some members use a Pinnacle TV card and then record the replay to the computer. Other members use Dazzle and or some other brand. Here's what they say: Well, now that you have heard from them what kind of video capture card they use, go get one and join this place of fun and excitement! 8. What if I do not have a video capture card? Can I still participate in the GTPDCs and/or the GTPCs? I only know of two ways that you can participate. Here's one way: find a friend who has a video capture card and ask them to record your replay onto their computer and either you or your friend can upload the entry onto a server. Another way is that if you have SharkPort and you have the ability to upload your replay onto your computer, then you can send it to another member on GTP who has a SharkPort and a video capture card and you can ask them to make the entry for you. So far, those are the only two alternatives that I know of if you do not have a video capture card. Other than those two alternatives, you cannot participate in the GTPDCs and/or GTPCs without a video capture card. 9. I feel like I have enough experience in drifting. Is there anything else I can do other than compete? Yes as a matter of fact! You can become a judge or even a head judge of the GTPDCs and GTPCs to help evaluate entries and manage events! Go to the Judging thread to find out more about what it takes to become a judge or a head judge. I hope that I have answered some of your questions. If you have anymore questions, please send a Private Message to me at Thio, find him on AIM at dn12tennis or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.