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Apps Fuel Usage (Esotic Mod) V1.18

modified fuel usage app by Thomas Gocke

  1. Esotic

    Esotic
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    Esotic submitted a new resource:

    Fuel Usage (Esotic Mod) - modified fuel usage app by Thomas Gocke

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  2. Hi, looks like a useful app. Where do I put the files to make it work?
    Thanks.
     
  3. Esotic

    Esotic
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    The base folder in that Zip is "apps". If you look to where AC is installed by Steam there should also be an "apps" folder. I'm not on my gaming PC right now, but I think it's normally something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\".

    Cheers,

    Dave\Esotic
     
  4. Thanks, I will give it a try.
     
  5. So with this app do I still need to do the 3 laps for it to tell me how many laps I'll get on my current fuel load or does it tell you straight away and then adjust as you drive. The reason I ask is sometimes I don't get a chance to do 3 laps in a quick race server and I just leave the tank at default which can be too much or not enough depending on the track, car and length of race. So if this does it straight away I'll be wrapped.
     
  6. Esotic

    Esotic
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    This app should remember the estimate for any car/track combo you've already driven, so if you've driven the track before with the same car then you'll get some data right away (liters per lap and laps remaining with current fuel load). If you've not ever driven that lap/track combo then you'll need to complete 2 laps before you get an estimate. In an online session the first lap would be an outlap, which gets disregarded, and your second lap (assuming you complete it) should result in an initial estimate. Every lap after that would refine the estimate. This app could be useful in a race scenario to help prevent you from running out of gas in the middle of a lap. At the very least you could use the PitConfig app to help setup a "splash and dash" where you hit the pits just to get some fuel to help finish the race.
     
  7. Esotic

    Esotic
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    As an FYI, I always add a few liters (maybe .5 to 1 laps worth) to the value I get when multiplying liters per lap by laps in the race. Many times the estimate is calculated under perfect conditions (I.E., no damage to the car), whereas in the race you may take some damage during your first lap, which will increase your fuel consumption.
     
  8. Big Thanks... I like this app. Be cool to be able to set the number of laps of the race, then have this app make adjustments to PitConfig. Talk about making changing race strategy more intuitive. Anyway... Big Thanks... I LIKE IT!
     
  9. Esotic

    Esotic
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    I think the author of the Pit Config considered an "automatic" mode, but pit strategies have the potential to be way too complicated for an app to make assumptions about what you want. Or maybe he (and I would agree with him) thinks that pit strategies should be something the driver spends time considering and planning before a race.

    For example, should you run a short first stint on softs and then a longer second stint on mediums? Or should you run two stints of equal laps on mediums to have less fuel per stint? What happens when you take damage in the first lap? There may be times you want to hit the pits just to fix damage or splash in a particular amount of fuel. All of these scenarios are a little too complicated for the Pit Config to make assumptions about. I would be inclined to maybe add a few presets to the PitConfig that you could cycle through for all these various scenarios. :)

    Cheers,

    Dave\Esotic
     
  10. Ya, didn't think of that... well... doing stints yes, but I forget that some people race 15 laps, some race for hour, some multiple hours. I can see that difficulty.

    I simply want an app to do this calculation and spit out a number.

    (fuel load selected / average liters burned per lap ) + laps already completed = projected number of laps.

    Then I can set my new strategy with greater easy, and I can randomly select a preset that gets me close, and bump it up or down, see how it effect the projected final lap, and get back into the race. ALSO... having a +2, +5, +10 as well as -2, -5, -10 would make this process faster. I rather LOVE PitConfig, but trying to run a mouse while I am racing? Seriously... not helping the immersion level at all, and I don't particularly love math on the fly.
     
  11. Esotic

    Esotic
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    I'm using F10 mapped to a button on my wheel to cycle through the 4 available presets. I'm pretty sure the F10 cycling presets is built into the PitConfig, you just have to find a way to map it to a button on the wheel (I use JoyToKey).
     
  12. Esotic

    Esotic
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  13. Esotic

    Esotic
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  14. Esotic

    Esotic
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    @Coanda please note the V1.18 update now supports scaling the app, which should help with users leveraging NVidia DSR