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Armamentario - The new Custom HUD that will change how you experience Assetto Corsa Competizione

There is no denying about how awesome Assetto Corsa Competizione is in terms of racing GT3 and GT4 cars. However, after 3 years since being released, the game still has some quirks and missing settings we kind of used to living without.

The stale and locked HUD is one of these things. You are only able to activate or deactivate certain parts of it, but there are no options to move them around or change the appearance of any of the widgets. If you do play RaceRoom and use OtterHUD, you do appreciate the freedom it gives you!

ACC Armaentario setup.jpg

I did know about SimHub and the countless possibilities it offers, just never got into it as the complexity and amount of modules kinda scared me away. And I am pretty sure I am not the only one around here who feels that way.

Coincidentally I heard about a Custom HUD App for ACC some weeks ago, and my curiosity peaked. So I did some digging and found this very fresh and new App, which I think is currently the coolest and easiest out there to change the way you experience ACC: ARMAMENTARIO.

The idea came from Pavel, a young and creative frontend developer living in Moscow. Like so many of us, he got into Simracing and discovered this passion last year… you know, when that thing which must not be named happened all over the world, and basically everyone had to spend a lot of time at home.

Pavel was asking himself why some things in ACC were done the way they are in the game right now. And as a young developer who seeks to improve and refine his skills, he saw this as the perfect opportunity to start his very own project and try out something new! But most importantly, Pavel just wants to make other SimRacers happy!

So what exactly is Armamentario? This custom App for Microsoft Windows allows to display various different modules on top of Assetto Corsa Competizione, enabling you to basically disable most, if not all of the ingame HUD and customize it to your own needs. With currently ongoing updates, Armamentario features more details and helpful info in its modules than ACC had for you so far!

For example, a first snapshot after playing around with some of the modules and setting them up in Assetto Corsa Competizione:

ACC HUD.jpg

How does Armamentario work?

First of all, you can download it totally for free by clicking here

The App has an updater included, so any time you start it up you will be notified in case an update is ready, and it will be installed quickly and easily within the App!

ACC Armaentario Models.jpg

You can launch Armamentario before or after you start up ACC. It will automatically recognize when the game is running. Then, make sure you have ACCs Fullscreen disabled in the Video options. As each of the App modules is basically a small window on its own, you can only see them when ACC is not in fullscreen mode. But while using your full screen resolution, you see no difference after disabling the Fullscreen option!

Then you just alt-tab to Armamentario, and on the left hand side will find all the available modules. You can set each one individually with clicking on “Overlay”, and you can have every module you want to keep set as favorite with the star icon, which then puts it in the main part on the right. And there, with just one click on “Open All” the App will put all the modules automatically into ACC the way you just set them up!

If you “Overlay” the modules, they will all pop up in the center of your screen in ACC. You can then drag every module around however you want and place it where you want it.

Every module features its own settings for various options, like opacity, background color, size, and information you want displayed. Just go back to the App and click on the module you want to change the settings for on the left side, to then see all available options in the main window.

ACC Armaentario settings.jpg

In the generic settings for Armamentario, you will be able to find a very helpful feature. You can configure a hotkey to show or hide the Armamentario HUD while in ACC. As preset, the custom HUD always disappears once you jump back into the Garage to fiddle with your setup. But to help you set the HUD up easier, it is a good idea to activate a hotkey combination to show the custom HUD while in the garage screen. An important note is that this hotkey basically overwrites all other hotkeys that would be used in ACC, so it is recommended to use a combination like CTRL+A which you would not use in ACC.

ACC Armaentario general settingw.jpg


ACC Armaentario HUD.jpg

One of the coolest features is the integrated Fuel Calculator. As soon as you have done some laps, this widget tracks your fuel consumption, lap time as well as tyre pressures and lets you quickly estimate how much fuel load you need for a race distance.

It also lets you go back and check out every single lap you have done, select only certain track conditions you want to check laps for, or if you only want to see valid laps, as well as from which session you wanna see… everything gets tracked, even the change of tyre pressures across all the laps!

The Fuel module for the custom HUD in ACC then keeps track across the race distance and shows you if you have enough fuel left, or if you need to change mapping and start saving! This is truly awesome if you are someone running Endurance races on a regular basis.

Armamentario is just at the beginning, and Pavel is having an amazing list of upcoming features he is working on step by step. So much more is to come, and it is completely free to use download it here

You want to see it in action? Check out this first review:

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The problem with overlays is the requirement to run in window mode. This road n my experience introduces micro stuttering making the experience less favourable.
It all comes down to your system, I have zero micro stuttering and can also run my live stream in 1080p 60fps settings at the same time. So yeah, it might not be for everyone, but imho it is defo worth it to try it out ;)
 
It all comes down to your system, I have zero micro stuttering and can also run my live stream in 1080p 60fps settings at the same time. So yeah, it might not be for everyone, but imho it is defo worth it to try it out ;)
Out of interest what are your specs? As simhud in RF2 is my relatable experience.
I have a 144hz monitor running an Intel system and rtx3080 at 2k resolution.
FPS are close to 144 or exceed.
 
Enjoying everything about this new app for ACC.
No stuttering for me.
However, the fuel module overlay never changes the starting fuel level.
This includes the HUD and FUEL modules.
Any ideas?
Thanks for your help.
 
Great video and write up. The app looks super clean and really useful so I'm off to give it a try. Thank you Bootanix for highlighing it! :thumbsup:
 
Can you actually move and resize the overlays with your mouse?

that’s what I hate in ACC since as opposed to AC it’s not possible to do unless you use the quirky way to go into settings or modify config files , even worse it is with the latter
 
I really like the design, functions and idea. The only thing i don ´t like is the necessity to run it in windowed mode, which usually introduces lag in UE4.
 
Can you actually move and resize the overlays with your mouse?

that’s what I hate in ACC since as opposed to AC it’s not possible to do unless you use the quirky way to go into settings or modify config files , even worse it is with the latter
I have answered my ow question watching carefully the video and its indeed possible to move the overlays and scale the size too! Life saver!
 

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