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Sim Hub Overlay (Track map replacement) - DX11 1.0

HUD Overlay for RF2, displays tyres, fuel, delta, leaderboard, track map, weather etc.

  1. Shawn Jacobs
    Hi All

    Over the past few months I've been working on developing an overlay to replace track map since the move to dx11.

    After trying numerous different programs/apps, I stumbled across sim hub, this program blows all other huds I've used out of the water.

    I'm pretty happy with the overlay I have got together now so I've decided its time to share.

    2017-10-31 21_21_55-rFactor2 v1.1109.jpg

    What you will need:
    Sim Hub - http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/simhub-diy-sim-racing-dash.10252/

    Make a Donation

    EDIT: Previously RF2 had to be run in windowed mode, this now works in windowed or borderless.

    VSYNC must be turned on (otherwise gears etc. will get choppy)


    Once you have SimHud installed save the folder from this download into SimHud>Dashtemplates

    Open SimHud and go to the Dash Studio tab
    2017-10-31 21_23_04-Desktop.png

    The Overlay will be called Overlay_triples, it is currently designed for triple screens, but anyone can resize the dash and the widgets and move them around as required.

    To Run the dash - From this screen you can click on the picture and select Run>Windowed. This will bring it up in a black window, move it to the center of the screen, the 3 led round lights should line up with the inside edges of your middle screen.

    Once you have it in place, move your mouse to the top right of the window and select the dotted circle. This will make the overlay transparent and click through.

    To Edit the dash select edit from the dash studio

    You can then move the different widgets around.

    Resize them and make them invisible if you don't require all of the current ones.
    2017-10-31 21_24_06-Dash studio.png

    You can change to whole size of the overlay window (If you a converting it for use on a single screen for example)
    2017-10-31 21_25_38-Dash studio.png


    One know issue with running RF2 in windowed mode I have noticed is that the task bar will sometime appear, to resolve this I've set task bar to auto hide and have moved it to the left side of the screen.


    Massive Shout out to @Wotever for creating this tool! and for the continued development!

Recent Reviews

  1. Cacharraco
    Cacharraco
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Fantástico!
    1. Shawn Jacobs
      Author's Response
      Thank you!!! Appreciate the feedback!
  2. clark10
    clark10
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    I using DX11 offline and DX9 online just because I was missing Trackmap !!
    thanks to you I'm now able ( after some tuning ) to have mostly same info and in addition I discovered simhub which is a great software !
    1. Shawn Jacobs
      Author's Response
      Cheers mate.

      Yeah credit definitely goes to Wotever. Simhub itself is amazing and constantly keeps getting updated.

      Big fan of the tablet/web usage as well.

      Cheers.
  3. Craveiro
    Craveiro
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    So long waiting for this solution, but it was worth it, great job :)
    1. Shawn Jacobs
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I tried so many different things as well and this is definitely the best solution and I may even keep using it even after s397 release theirs.
  4. Kidney Pinto
    Kidney Pinto
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Excellent. All the info you need 1 Well done mate
    1. Shawn Jacobs
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate, appreciate the feedback!