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Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Joe Hubbard, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. I don't know if you all know about this or not but I thought I would post my findings. I was looking around and someone said something about it so I checked it out. It's called iSpeed and is a stand alone app that runs on the desktop, and once you start a session it kicks into gear. It also has a MS Susie voice that talks to you to tell you the split times if you don't have a extra monitor to run it on. I just have it running and once I do a lap I alt-tab out to check it. It also comes with a lap analyzer.

    Here is a shot of what it looks like although I didn't finish the lap I was on, I was in for a better lap...hehehe


    You can get it here:
    Just click the link showing the build a bit down the page.

    Now if I could only find something to show me the best lines around a track I'd be great!!!...
  2. It came about as iRacing never had anything within the sim to do what this does. I too only have the one screen, but did have it running on my iPhone sat at the side of my monitor.

    iRacing them introduced their own 'split times' functionality, and it can be accessed by hitting TAB once you are driving. The only downside for me, is the large real time +/- indicator that appears under the virtual mirror, but I guess you get used to it after a while. I don't run it whilst racing, but its a handy option when practising to see where you losing out.
  3. I know there is one in game, however there is something that just doesn't sit right with me about it. I don't know if it's the way it's laid out or what, however I do know that I don't like the bar across the top that turns red, white, and green. I speed most of my time watching that instead of the track...lol...
  4. I find that distracting as well...it would be nice if one could turn that bar off!!
  5. @ Joe,its not a bad piece of kit I like it,did you know that the maker of this software (Stephane Turpin ) also made a plug-in for the fanatec wheel,its could fanatec THUD and you can get it here http://www.virtualr.net/iracing-com-fanatec-thud-beta-released/,its similar to this software,only that you don't see your lap times on your screen but on your wheel,brilliant (mind you its a beta version ;)
  6. Onno, that is flippin cool! Now if I only had one of those wheels...hahaha I will be getting a G25 soon though so I'm very happy about that. When I found the iSpeed I also so that iRacing made it to where you cannot run that THUD thing. Is that true? I do like the iSpeed thing, it's simple, I can understand whats on the screen, and figure out what I need to do.
  7. Daz--how did you have it running on a separate device??? I think I saw others running it on a laptop separate from their racing rig?? How is this done??
  8. I had wondered that as well.
  9. The separate device needs to have its own browser (iPads/iPhones do - Safari) and IIRC, on the phone you entered the given URL and the phone synced with iRacing, so when you were in your practice session, fire up the phone, open the iSpeed URL and it all worked in tandem. Quite clever really.

    The info was on the old forums, but I'll try and find out if its still knocking around and post details here.

  10. lol, you may have to give me a little bit easier explaination than that...:pcbeat:
  11. When i practice after about lap 5 I turn my splits on set it to opt and just push to keep it on the - side and in the green. Even if I don't hit my opt, if I get close I usually get best lap It's great for pushing yourself when you don't have anyone around to turn laps with being that your racing yourself basically. After a while you don't notice it, just if it's green or red. If you use it you will pick up on things like; I just lost .3 through that corner, what did I do differently? In races I use it to try to stay consistent. It is a great tool and you may be missing out if you're not taking advantage of it, IMO.
  12. @Joe,true you need the wheel ( I almost got a G25 myself really nice wheel,there are a lot of add-ons you can get for it,http://ecommerce.f1driving.it/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=3&Itemid=1&TreeId=3&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1 , http://www.mak-corp.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112 and there is lots more out there ) DROOOOL, I wish the made some of that stuff available for the fanatec wheel !!
    I don't know if the fanatec THUD plug-in still works I drop t it about a mount ago ( I finish t a little dashboard) ,it was not compatible with the symprojects software (http://www.symprojects.com/.
    He also makes http://www.virtualr.net/iracing-com-motion-cockpit-view-previews/ motion cockpit view,I have tried it for about a week,but its not working for oval and takes a lot of tuning (you have to make a set for road and oval cars ) although there are a lot of guys really enthusiastic about it
  13. Oeps double post !!
  14. Lars Strijdonck

    Lars Strijdonck
    Six by nine. Forty two.

    just enable the webserver and the brows to http://youpcip:3272 (ports not sure check iSpeed) on your mobile or other device and done