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How to: Get rid of drivers arms in conversions

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme Mods' started by Lazarou, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    This is something that has bugged me in rfactor conversions for GSC for ages, in a lot of conversions the upgrade option to enable driver arms is on by default. Nearly every conversion I have seen on t'internet has this enabled and frankly it looks crap in GSC.

    Keith Windsor in this thread actually sorted the problem out, so thanks to Keith for the solution. There is a slightly simpler way which i will explain below that removes the arms from any mod. And hopefully people converting mods will start doing this as it has been doing my head in!

    1. Go into Gamedata folder in your mod/installation.

    2. Go into Vehicle folder.

    3. Look for your Mod you wish remove those pesky limbs.

    4. For example i wish to sort a certain F1 1991 mod. That look like this.

    Excuse the graphics its on a low spec computer!

    5. Once in the vehicle section of the mod, I go in to teams then the team I want to mod, e.g Benetton, i then want the upgrades.ini for the team that looks like this in this instance, Benetton_Upgrades.ini.

    6. Use notepad to open this file then scroll until you spot an entry like this


    This maybe slightly different in another mod, for example UpgradeLevel="Movable Arms" etc. It is the upgrade level that is the important part.

    7. To get rid of the arms simply add \\ to the start of the entry so it now looks like this.



    8. Save and exit and you now have removed the crappy looking arms.

    Repeat for all upgrade files in the mod or use a text editor to do it for you. Some mods have only one upgrade file so then it is just a case of one change to one entry.

    Modder's don't let me see those things again :)
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  2. Thanks for the quick tip. Many of my own conversions need this. :thumbsup::)
  3. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    I was just so sick of them in most conversions, not only do you need to sort all the ffb, descriptions and classes, after all that you are then confronted with dislocated arms. That weird thing at full lock were the arms kinda disappear, totally takes you out of the immersion.

    If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well.
  4. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    Some better screenshots of hands free mods.

    F2 Mod

    F1 1994

    This mod is epic with realfeel enabled and the right settings :)
  5. If I get it to work in the DTM 1995 mod, You will become my hero. Since it has the worst hands of all mods. :thumbsup:
  6. Lazarou

    Premium Member

    Let me know how you get on or if your struggling, I will help if I can.
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