03.07.2020: Version 1.6 is out.
Support added for DR 2.0 Scotland stages.
Fixed issue with logging not working for some users.
Moved “Reset Best Lap” menu item below all others to avoid accidental selection.
16.01.2020: Version 1.5.2 is out.
Support added for all remaining RX cars for DR 2.0 released until this date. *Ford Fiesta Rallycross (STARD) recognized as Ford Fiesta RXS Evo 5.
Support added for all remaining RX venues for DR 2.0 released until this date.
Support added for BMW M2 Competition stage rally car. *Detected as Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
Support added for DR 2.0 Greece stages.
Support added for DR 2.0 Finland stages.
Special thanks for V1.5 data gathering to:
05.01.2020: Version 1.4 is out.
Support added for DirtFish free roam.
Support added for Peugeot 306 Maxi DLC car.
Changed: RDA now saves each new stage attempt to a new file, allowing for much easier and cleaner tracking of fastest runs.
Special thanks to mrjiffy6, Malkael, Mike Dee and Cortextual for their contributions.
16.08.2019: Good news is good news.
Version 1.3 of RDA has been published.
Support added for DR 2.0 Wales Event
Support added for all DR 2.0 v1.7 RX Venues
Support added for all DR 2.0 v1.7 RX Vehicles (note “VW Polo R Supercar” is detected as the Audi Supercar)
Support added for DR 2.0 Ford Focus RS Rally 2001
Fixed fastest lap timing display when swapping RX vehicles on same RX Event
Support for Windows 7 and 8 is still planned.
Special thanks to Malkael for collecting the data required to make this update happen.
Special thanks to Mike Dee and Cortextual for their previous contributions.
02.07.2019: Even More good news Everyone
Version 1.2 of RDA has been published.
Support added for DR 2.0 Sweden Rally Event (all Stage Rally Events from 1.51 now supported)
Support added for Lancia 037 Evo 2, Porsche 911 SC RS Group B RWD Stage Rally cars (all Stage Rally Cars from 1.51 Supported)
PDF now features a change-log at bottom
Support for RX is still planned but not scheduled, donations would speed it up. Check Discord if you wish to help with collecting data for RX RDA support.
Support for Windows 7 and 8 is still planned as well, but also not scheduled.
27.05.2019: Good news Everyone
Version 1.1 of RDA has been published.
Support added for all DR 2.0 v1.41 Rally cars including 2000cc.
Support added for Monaco and Germany Rally Events.
RDA now renders on top of game windows so you can use Live Performance over windowed/borderless DiRT Rally (2.0).
Support for RX is still planned, but donations would speed it up. Check Discord if you wish to help with collecting data for RX RDA support.
Support for Windows 7 and 8 is still planned as well.
Download Version 1.1 https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/racetrack-data-acquisition-rda.26829/
Hi all, my data logging tool that I should have released 2 months ago , has finally hit the shelves: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/racetrack-data-acquisition-rda.26829/
RDA Represents several weeks of full time software development which is released to you for free but with ability to donate if you find it useful and wish to support further enhancements.
What is RDA?
RDA is an application that can log telemetry from DiRT Rally (all stages/courses/vehicles) and DiRT Rally 2.0 (base release Cars/Stages and may work for DLC stages) to CSV, BIN, or MoTeC LD files.
RDA also allows you to compare instantaneous and live Delta T and Delta V if you have already completed a stage/lap in the same vehicle. Your best stage/lap is saved on completion.
Currently the live deltas are rendered only on a secondary monitor or beside the game windowed.
ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW AND MORE IS AVAILABLE INSIDE THE PACKAGED PDF WHICH INCLUDES AN EULA
Key Performance and Features
RDA is very light weight; written in C++17 (importantly not Java or scripts) and does not utilize any extensive libraries such as boost, .NET, QT/wx and other UI libs to keep the data logging and loading performance impact completely negligible. You should not notice even a 0.1FPS drop when logging.
In addition to using minimalist C++17, the application logs LD data to a temporary BIN file format instead of text/XML for ultimate performance and data safety in case of a system crash.
(Recovering such data from BIN to LD currently can only be performed by the author “bn880” due to possible licensing issues.)
Data and Frequency Precision
RDA uses a comprehensive algorithm to save LD logs in maximum precision for all data channels without significant processing overhead. This is unlike any previous LD file data logger for other simulations.
The frequency of the channels is also precisely calculated and saved based on an extrapolation algorithm and full passes of the collected data points. It is however crucial that you log at less than the full sim render FPS (about 80% or less of the FPS) or that your render FPS remains constant with Vsync if you want to have precise timing in logs.
See PDF for more features...
Quick Start / Installation
Extract the ZIP package into a folder where you have full privileges (read/write/full control), usually this simply means NOT in ProgramFiles (x86).
Setup DiRT Rally UDP
Set up DiRT Rally UDP output to your desired unique RDA port as per the How to set up DiRT Rally and DiRT Rally 2.0 UDP ports section. (inside PDF in package)
Run ./RDA/RaceTrack Data Acquisition.exe alongside your game to capture data logs and to view live Deltas once you complete a lap/stage once. (you can make yourself a shortcut to the exe for future use)
Live Delta viewing is shown on the RDA main panel, and requires a secondary monitor or running the game in windowed mode with RDA visible on the same monitor. See Delta T and Delta V display.
*** NOTE *** If you try to use RDA to log cars OR stages/tracks that are not supported no files will be generated, there will be no deltas shown, and you will need to restart RDA to resume logging.
When data logging is working and live recording a stage/lap the Record button turns red. See Figure 6 RECORD and STOP (+SAVE) Button states. (inside PDF)
You can find your logs with the File>Open Log Folder file menu entry.
Install MoTeC i2 Pro v220.127.116.11 (not included in this package, you need to get it yourself)
In MoTeC i2 Pro go to "File">"Project">"Open Project..." and open the supplied project: <RDA Install dir>\MoTeC Projects\DiRT Rally\Project.mtcprj
Open Log File in MoTeC Pro
You can now open your recorded LD log file in MoTeC.
As of version 1.0 detailed GPS track maps (inner/drive/outer lines) are provided for Fourketa Kourva and Waldabstieg from DR. However you can generate these GPS maps in about 15-30 minutes with the correct procedure, and any stage you have driven will always be visible as a drive line with heading anyway. See Track / stage map generation procedure.
Enjoy, and remember to join Discord https://discord.gg/GKhwAcN if you have questions/comments/suggestions, and that you can Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to support further feature enhancements. (shameless plug)
RDA will not work in Windows 7 or 8.1. This is due to Microsoft improperly describing their Universal Runtime to developers and omitting certain features from CRT for Win7. 16h of development would need to be funded by donations to cover conversion to C++13.