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Fuel calculation: How?

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Bahger, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Bahger

    Bahger

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    Sorry for yet another novice question but I'm a quick study.

    I notice that, no matter how much fuel I put in the car, the fuel/distance guage readout in the cockpit HUD reads "n/a". And I do not seem to run out; when loading 2.5 gallons for quals at Interlagos, I'm pretty sure I ran at least 5 laps with no fuel low warning. I am running all "realism"-type options at the highest settings so I'm a bit baffled by what seems to be automated fuel loading.

    As usual, I might be missing something simple but I do not see any option for fuel load/calculation (apart from the metric/imperial choice) and I need to figure out fuel loads for a race, i.e. 40 laps in the F3 at Interlagos. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
     
  2. Tommy Nilsson

    Tommy Nilsson

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    download xd plugin for the game you are driving
     
  3. Bahger

    Bahger

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    Thank you.

    Can you confirm that this works with GSC2012?

    Also, is there really no way, without third-party plugins, to assess fuel quantity needed for a race?? I'd happily do the math if I had the necessary variables.
     
  4. Niels_at_home

    Niels_at_home
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    When you see n/a, you probably have turned fuel consumption off. It is in the options menu, but on top of my head I don't recall in which of the sub menus.. There is a menu where you can set fuel consumption, tire wear etc, it can't be difficult to find. :)
     
  5. Bahger

    Bahger

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    Thanks, Niels. I promise I did look for a fuel consumption option but missed it. I will go at it again. Thanks.

    Edit: I don't see this option anywhere. Not under Options/Difficulty or Options/Rules. It feels odd to be running quals without the ability to determine fuel quantity tactically. I'm sure you're right but I just can't find it.
     
  6. oppolo

    oppolo

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    option>rules>ethanol usage

    anyway, setup calculate for you how much laps you can do with a certain amount of fuel, if the race is "time long" you have to calculate more o less, better more, how much laps you can do in, for example, 40 minutes and set the amount of fule conseguentely
     
  7. Keith Windsor

    Keith Windsor

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    Yes it works fine for me, it is where oppolo says - options/rules/ethanol usage, from the main menu.
    Then in the car, you can scroll through the HUD screens and one of them shows fuel remaining and projected laps. I must say I have never found it very accurate, and rFDynHUD is much more so. It recalculates as you drive to give a pretty good fuel consumption and prediction figure. I am not sure if the default one does this.
     
  8. Bahger

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    Thanks so much, guys. I must confess, I saw that "Ethanol Usage" tab but assumed it was about the boost. I apologise for letting it pass me by but you have to admit, it's not a very helpful title, given its true function in the sim!