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AcTools Cars Manager 0.3.63

Small utility for easy editing ui_car.json files and more

  1. x4fab
    Small utility for easy editing ui_car.json files. Written using NW.js.

    If you have some ideas and suggestions about batch processing or something else, please tell me.

    Warning
    • Please, don't rename application, it won't work properly otherwise. It's a limitation of node.js' binary modules.

    Features
    • Enable/disable cars; edit name, brand, class, tags, description & specs
    • Install new cars or skins or update existing with drag'n'drop from archives or folders
    • New fields: year, country, author, version, url; autoupdatable database with values
    • Search for description online
    • Reassign parents, change and create new upgrade icons
    • Detect unoriginal sfx
    • View skins & liveries, auto-update liveries colors
    • Auto-update Previews to Kunos-style or something else
    • Body/Wheels Ambient Shadow Fixer
    • Open showroom, start quick practice (or hotlap/drift session)
    • Restoration Wizard, Batch Processing
    • Delete cars to Recycle Bin

    Requirements

    Notes
    • If you don't like generated previews, remember, you can always change PP filter, make them brighter or more saturated. I've just tried to match Kunos style.
    • Turns out camera position depends on aspect ratio of game resolution. Built-in values work for 16:9. If you know what camera position/lookat values are needed for other aspect ratios, please, share them.
    • Please don't unpack carsmgr.exe in folders like C:\Program Files, it won't be able to auto-update itself.
    • If new ambient shadows are not appropriate, you always could restore original from the trash bin.
    • If after practice in app default launcher doesn't work anymore, just start practice one more time. Or, if size of AssettoCorsa.exe is ≈10KB and there is AssettoCorsa.exe~at_bak nearby, replace AssettoCorsa.exe with AssettoCorsa.exe~at_bak. It's a long story.
    • This app is open-source, and you can do with the source whatever you want, but I highly recommend to write me first – it's written with Js-Ext, and I can't say it's well documented.
    • Turns out there are a lot of features people don't know about. Sadly, my English isn't good enough, so i'd really appreciate it if somebody could help me with some documentation.

    Screenshots
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    Auto-updated Previews
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    Links

Recent Reviews

  1. Bozz.gee
    Bozz.gee
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    So useful! Thanks for your work!
  2. SinysterPlague
    SinysterPlague
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    absolutely love this app you have created, been using it for awhile now, but I have a question:

    what is the positioning for the GT6-Style view? I've noticed that using that preset causes some cars to have a blinding white area on the model show, but using the basic preset eliminates that issue. Let me know please!
  3. Hazmat
    Hazmat
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    Outstanding job, ty!
  4. Matheus Machado
    Matheus Machado
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    Awesome tool! It saves a lot of time organizing files for a skinpack.
    A key part in our leagues preparation process.
  5. Joe Moore
    Joe Moore
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    Nice app indeed .
  6. bob76
    bob76
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    with the urd dtm mod the rearwing is down how do I solve this?? the numpad 0,3 like the help says don't work
  7. Acicastello1
    Acicastello1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    This app is just a dream that comes true
  8. GeForce06
    GeForce06
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    fantastic tool

    but my preview shots are always matte.....is there any chance to get a "shiny" preview like the original amg gt3 previews??
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
      Thanks! This problem may happen if you disabled reflections in-game.

      Sadly, I can’t add new features (such as temporary auto-fixing video.ini settings or 4k-resolution) of Auto-Update Previews code into Cars Manager (due to thin and very unstable bridge between main JS-code and seriously changed AcTools.dll), so at the moment you have to enable them manually.

      New algorithm works in Content Manager, but managing part isn't finished yet, so it isn't available by default in Lite mode.
  9. rocafella1978
    rocafella1978
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    have always been a huge fan of this fantastic tool and highly appreciate the work and very grateful!
    *only problem in latest with AC also 1.6.1 seems there is a livery generator problem and auto-preview problem. tried everything but could not solve it.
  10. tessi
    tessi
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    Hi! I'll put 5 stars 'cause is great but I have a problem...when i try to auto-generate the missing previews it says that i need to install "special showroom preview"...i think i have installed it but it's still not working....what and how can i do? Thanks
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
      Just copy showroom called “previews” from “Assetto Corsa\sdk\dev\ksPreviewBuilder\dev” to “Assetto Corsa\content\showroom”. It's an official Kunos showroom for previews.
  11. Mancsfinest
    Mancsfinest
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    very usefull util,im curious how some of the modded cars it says weight is incorrect by +75 to -95kg ,the program is capable of altering and saving the "new weight" ,but how does it know the weight of the modded cars ,i mention all this as i was testing the Merc clr lm (URD) ,>>BETA<< ,it drastically altered the weight by 400 kgs ... any info greatly appreciated....
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
      App just checks if car's weight in ui_car.json matches weight in car.ini ±50? kg considering that value from car.ini should also contain driver's weight (75 kg).

      So, app should offer to fix one of those values to match the other one (be careful with packed data though).

      (To be honest, I can be wrong, at the moment I don't quite remember now how it works since I'm working on to next version called Content Manager.)
  12. Xedrox
    Xedrox
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    You are awesome! Thanks for the continued updates!
  13. Robert Stanley
    Robert Stanley
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    Been using this for some time...indispensible!
  14. betometal
    betometal
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.63
    you rock
  15. smurth
    smurth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Thank you very much for this great tool.
  16. betometal
    betometal
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    TOP App!

    Waiting for one update to take pics of the cars as in new kunos preview position.
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
  17. Wesjuh
    Wesjuh
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    I hope this tool will be updated so we can export to AC 1.5 car previews. They changed it in this new version.
  18. Steffen Lauge Sorensen
    Steffen Lauge Sorensen
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Impressive app. - Thanks! :)
  19. airutonpurosuto8912
    airutonpurosuto8912
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Love it!
  20. starthere
    starthere
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    I like to keep everything tidy in the game and this is the perfect program to do so. Easy to use, looks great, I can only recommend it. Thank you very much!
  21. ChikiWaki
    ChikiWaki
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Very useful tool. Thank you so much
  22. aka2k
    aka2k
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Love your mod, it's amazingly useful.
  23. jimke2
    jimke2
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    very useful, I fix all mods preview (with studio_black) and fix all errors, 2 hours.... thanks you
  24. Jayenn
    Jayenn
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    As someone who likes consistency across the UI even with mods i cannot thank you enough for this. Especially the latest version makes 100% spot on previewpics.

    The only thing that i'd have to criticize is the quality of the saved previewpics. There is a very noticable ugly pattern in the black background above the car which can only be fixed by lowering the brightness of the entire picture.

    Apart from that minor complaint this app is godsent, thank you so much.
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
      Thanks! Are you talking about this squares? Because I can't see any other patterns (and, to be honest, even this — only with some adjustments). :)

      Maybe (most likely) it's another problem of Windows' shitty JPEG encoder (it also can't save JPEG without noticeable data loss even with 100% quality).

      Sadly, I can't find some alternative encoder. There is ImageMagick, but it's an additional 10 MB. And pretty much nothing else.

      So maybe it'll be something like optional plug-in in Content Manager, some checkbox which will download ImageMagick package. I don't have any other idea, to be honest.
  25. siba
    siba
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.56
    Extremely useful, thanks a million.
  26. ChikiWaki
    ChikiWaki
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.55
    Thank you for a very useful app
  27. sobrator
    sobrator
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.55
    Great tool. So useful!!

    It would be even better if you could also check and edit the brand badge.

    And maybe tracks management in a nearly future? ;) That would be awesome.
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response
      Thanks! But you could check brand badge, just click it, it's on the left side of car's name, it's not logo.png (yet?). By the way, you can add new logos for special brands or replace built-in logos, just open user directory of Cars Manager and put images into “Data Storage (User)\Badges”. Also, there are two batch processors, one could help to assign proper brand badges based on brands, and other one could copy brand's badge as logo.png. It's not much, but still.

      I'm working on new better version with tracks right now, but it will take some time. Sadly, there is still a lot of work which need to be done. :)
  28. Tommy makeinen
    Tommy makeinen
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.55
    like it alot cool features especially "activate / deactivate" cars im not currently practice its great!
  29. Peter Kerényi
    Peter Kerényi
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.55
    Auto preview is PERFECT now, thank you :)
  30. gepponoia
    gepponoia
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3.55
    Dont work
    1. x4fab
      Author's Response