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Motec or other program?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Peter Duivelaar, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Peter Duivelaar

    Peter Duivelaar

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  2. Jeroen van Toorn

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    Can't help with that. Now i've read your post i'm thinking about getting my old monitor back for the same idea.
     
  3. Dave Stephenson

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    I would advise both Patrick.

    Motec will not give you information live but will write a detailed log file for each run. which you can call up as soon as you return to the pits. it looks a bit heavy at first and lots of infor there but that gets better with time.

    RTM will give you less information but you can see it live on track. handy for races and long stints. It gives more acurate fuel info than the car dials and realtime tyre temps which can help adjust your style as nescisary during a race to preserve one or the other.
     
  4. Peter Duivelaar

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    Thanks for the reply. When I go to the motec site I see a lot of different programs. I think I2 pro v1.03.0106 is the one I should use?
    and the real time telemetry, where must I put that file?
     
  5. Dave Stephenson

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    Yes it is, you need to make sure you setup the paths in your .plr

    There is a small performance hit sometimes with race logging due to writing the log to the drive and loading data from it simultaniously. If you have 2 drives install motec to the opposite drive to you steam/race installation or at least set the log folder to a different drive and that will reduce the impact.
     
  6. Stefan Gunnersen

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    Is there other telemetry programs than the two mentioned. I know there is a GTR Evo plugin for Logitech G15, but are there any other programs?
     
  7. Simon Trendell

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    Another:
    http://www.sim-tools.de/ ;)

    I tend to find MoTec overwhelming for my needs. I just need to know fuel, tyres etc
     
  8. Stefan Gunnersen

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    I mostly needed tire wear, but using ctrl - pit menu - works perfectly for me. But in long races I kind of need the temps of the tires, oil and water. Especially if I train for a race.

    Completely forgot about Sim-Tools, thanks!
     
  9. Sebastian Huba

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    Motec is very useful program but there is one condition: you must know how to "read" the data from Motec and it's not simple.
     
  10. Alex Guehennec

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    and not so easy to make it work
     
  11. Richard Bunschoten

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    Motec ...

    because i need to know the time variance with my fastest lap.

    Motec shows me exact when i lose or win time. and offcource to read the factor wich is the contributing factor to losing or wining time, you have to know where to look , but it isn't that very hard if you use the existing workbooks around .

    I don't use it all the time though , just when i can't get to times i should get to , then i want to know where i go wrong.
     
  12. Dave Stephenson

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  13. Peter Duivelaar

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    Thanks everyone for all the information.
    I now use the real time telemetry, because it gives me all the information I was looking for, like tire temperatures, fuel and tire wear.
     
  14. Peter Duivelaar

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    I have a new question:
    Everytime I use real time telemetry, it keeps going back to desktop while racing. What can I do to avoid this?
     
  15. Neil Gault

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    never had that problem myself although it did crash on me during my pitstop last night.
    I presume you have let it update to the newest version.
     
  16. Richard Bunschoten

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    in addition to the thread dave revers to ,

    i dont see him talking about the time variance view i talked about.
    when right clicking on the part of the screen where you see the readouts , you can click a time variance window on or off.

    and that is the window i find so usefull. try it out i would say .

    hope you crank up your times !

    good luck :peace:
     
  17. Peter Duivelaar

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    I already downloaded the newest version, but the problem is still there
     
  18. Neil Gault

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  19. floodo1

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    one advantage of the sim-tools.de programs (simAdapter and SimView) is that they work over a network, so you can use a laptop or another computer as your display.
    They also have gear indicator which is kinda useful sometimes :)
     
  20. Neil Gault

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    Network is also supported in both RTT and gtr-pd so no different there. When i first tried simview it looked great but the lack of support it gets puts it to the bottom of my list, i do not think it has been updated since July 08 which means it is all but useless for race07/gtrevo.