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  1. TheCulac

    Dirt Rally 2.0 - Telemetry Tool

    Hi all, I`ve been working on software telemetry dashboard for Dirt Rally 2.0, then moved to creating hardware dashboard also. Dashboard is custom made from scratch, shell is 3D printed. Needless to say, each LED or digit can be set up through SimHub to display any telemetry data. Currently how I`m using it is in following layout. LEDs - First 2 leds light up when speed is over 150km/h - Leds 3-10 are RPMs - Last 11-12 leds light up when speed is above 170km/h Screens (7-segment displays) - 1 digit - Current gear - 2 digit upper - km in stage (maybe current lap in F1 games) - 2 digit lower - total km in stage (maybe total laps in F1 games) - 4 digit upper - speed - 4 digit lower - stage time (or lap time) Obviously, since it`s SimHub compatible - every single digit or led light can be customized to display anything you want for any game supported by SimHub (from pCars, ACC, F1, etc.). Since I`m improving on the design, I`ll have about 2 dashboards to give away for cheap (just to cover the cost of components, waaaay below anything you can buy commercially). I would only ask for a feedback and improvement ideas. If you`re interested, please drop me a PM, or share your thoughts here. I was thinking of USA only, but if you cover the shipping - why not, I`ll send it overseas. And case is 3D printed is in marble color in this particular case for prototype, but I have various others. Demo:
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    Awesome suggestion

    Hey CM, you know what would be awesome? A game that does not crash on every other stage. Actually, just picture freezes, you can continue driving tho, Phil will continue to give you instructions, it`s just that the picture is frozen. Hell, you can even enter menu and restart (not that it will un-freeze the picture, but still). I`m not sure what you did with recent patch, but now it`s completely unplayable. All my weekly`s froze at least on one stage rendering me DNF, career had limited restarts so only ALT+F4 helps, but it gets boring after 5 crashes in a row. Before patch, it was mostly ok, froze every now and then but nothing serious. Drivers updated, reinstalled, bla bla - all the same. And here`s sample:
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    Hardware dashboard - SimHub

    Well that explains the lack of wires.
  4. TheCulac

    Hardware dashboard - SimHub

    Excellent tips, I wasn`t aware of Trustmaster`s display. I was also considering going full software with display - but decided against it due to cost and the feel of hardware LED`s. Is that 4.3" USBD480 display? Looks great mounted!
  5. Hi all, I`ve been working on software telemetry dashboard for Dirt Rally 2.0, then moved to creating hardware dashboard also. Dashboard is custom made from scratch, shell is 3D printed. Needless to say, each LED or digit can be set up through SimHub to display any telemetry data. Currently how I`m using it is in following layout. LEDs - First 2 leds light up when speed is over 150km/h - Leds 3-10 are RPMs - Last 11-12 leds light up when speed is above 170km/h Screens (7-segment displays) - 1 digit - Current gear - 2 digit upper - km in stage (maybe current lap in F1 games) - 2 digit lower - total km in stage (maybe total laps in F1 games) - 4 digit upper - speed - 4 digit lower - stage time (or lap time) As I`m mostly playing Dirt Rally I don`t have that much experience with F1 (tho I play it occasionally), so my question would be - what would be useful layout for F1 games (both in terms of hardware layout as well as SimHub-dashboard combination)? I`ll probably have one or two for giveaway (as when ordering prototyping boards I have minimum amount I have to order) as soon as all components arrive, so I`d give it to people who have good ideas for improving layout. Demo:
  6. TheCulac

    Dirt Rally 2.0 - Telemetry Tool

    New update to app, many new classes were added for suspension window: R2 Ford Fiesta R2 Opel Adam R2 Peugeot 208 R2 NR4/R4 Subaru WRX STI NR4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Group B (4WD) Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 Lancia Delta S4 Ford RS200 MG Metro 6R4 H1 (FWD) Mini Cooper S Lancia Fulvia HF DS Automobiles DS 21 H2 (FWD) Volkswagen Golf GTI 16v Peugeot 205 GTI F2 Kit Car Peugeot 306 Maxi (DLC) SEAT Ibiza Kitcar (DLC) Volkswagen Golf Kitcar (DLC) Up to 2000cc Ford Focus RS Rally 2001 Subaru Impreza (2001) Citroën C4 Rally Škoda Fabia Rally 2005 Ford Focus RS Rally 2007 Subaru Impreza Peugeot 206 Rally
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    Share your Custom Liveries & Tools here.

    Hey guys, I just wanted to drop a note that I`ve released new version of Dashboard for DR2. Here`s screenshot and video in action. Forgot to add a link for download: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/dirt-rally-2-0-dashboard-telemetry-tool.26703/
  8. TheCulac

    Dirt Rally 2.0 - Telemetry Tool

    Hey folks, It`s been long time since I started working on this app. I`ve made an update to the app. It can now be semi-transparent so it looks much nicer and less obtrusive on screen while playing. Both windows can be moved around as you wish. Also, there is new telemetry window to show how suspension works real time, plus it will notify when you when suspension bottoms out. It comes in handy when fine tuning suspension and trying to utilize full suspension travel. For suspension, for now it only works with R5 cars, which you can select from settings within the program. You can see in the video I`m driving Fiesta R5 and it`s using those settings. Later on I`ll add other categories.
  9. TheCulac

    Track Limits in DiRT World Series

    Wow, just wow.. I didn`t even know about first and last cheat cut. So basically there`s at least 7-8 cheat cuts, some completely off the chart. And seems like they will be allowed. I`m just sad at this point, not even mad.
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    Montee Driving tips?

    Watched it, did a test run, and after few attempts at demoed Col de Turini - Sprint de escente, I shaved off roughly 20 second, from 4:07 to 3:47, and still with plenty of errors and bumps, this can go down easily by 5-7 seconds immediately if I manage clean run. (2000cc class - fully stock setup) Considering your 3:37 - I`m satisfied. Played MC only couple of times in Career more, never played it in Free Race of Dailies. Nice tips mate, thank you! You can share video here for anybody else willing to learn. Btw if you`re interested in Dashboard - let me know, I probably can even make it transparent to be displayed on same screen (in borderless windowed mode).
  11. TheCulac

    Montee Driving tips?

    Hey Mike - I`m nowhere near near 100 in Monte, so if you could upload your driving with input, that would be awesome! 🙂 Side note, I created custom dashboard if you have second screen, has the telemetry with full input display. https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/dirt-rally-2-0-dashboard-telemetry-tool.26703/ P.S. I`m also working on alternative dashboard design, below.
  12. TheCulac

    Montee Driving tips?

    Yeah, it seems like it`s only about learning the course.. Which is not something I`m looking forward to..
  13. TheCulac

    Montee Driving tips?

    How to drive faster in Monte Carlo? I`m always half a minute (at least) slower *per stage* than AI on Masters. Elite was pretty easy tho. In rest of the locations, I`m in first 5 most of the time, winning some of the rallies and stages. At the end of rally it really depends if I had any spin or flat tire for 1-3 place. (I don`t do restarts and play with hardcore damage). But on Monte - I`m regularly in 15+ position. Never even close to top 10. I`ve tried various setups, driving styles, from grip and precise to loose and sliding. I don`t have any spins or major mistakes - seems like I`m just plainly slow, but I`m driving on my limit. I even checked the splits, again +10 per split on majority of splits, so it`s not that I`m driving lousy on tarmac and lose it on snowy section - I lose everywhere mostly equally. I think it`s my driving, but don`t know what to improve. Do you guys have any videos (inside cam, not chase) of fast stages in Monte or any suggestions? (Apart from learning stage and each patch on it by a heart)
  14. TheCulac

    Dirt Rally 2.0 - Telemetry Tool

    It would be awesome if CM implemented tire wear/pressure, oil temp, engine state and boost pressure into telemetry. I hate that I have no idea about the rate of tire deterioration. Sure, maybe I`m not "that" good to know/feel the traction loss due to track degradation or changing surface (heavy/medium gravel) and tire wear. But being in first 200 in dailies, I`d imagine I`m an average player.
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    Dirt Rally 2.0 - Telemetry Tool

    Hey @Cortextual, @bn880 no problems at all, no need to feel like an a hole, I appreciate pointing out the options. It`s not a competition nor money making, I just want to offer more options if people are interested. If people don`t see it useful, no biggie. 🙂 @Cortextual: A question, since you quoted my DirectX overlay statement with "nope", were you inferring that there are options to overlay full-screen DX game without playing with dll injection? If so, I`m all ears! Please share it and I`ll make my best to implement it. As I mentioned, I was out of coding world for some years.
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