AMS Spotter

captaindick

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Is there any way to make the spotter in Automobilista announce lap times?

For example in rFactor(1) the spotter will say “Ok, that was a one minute thirty two”. On the next lap the spotter might say “Ok, that was a one minute twenty three” and so on.

I don’t like HUDs because they lessen realism, I just need to know my lap times as they happen.

Settings, plugins or addons?

Thanks, Cap’n Dick.
 

Domagoj Lovrić

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Officaly supported spotter, no.

In rf1 spotter used windows voice speech for reading laptimes, it wasn't built in.
 

Denis Betty

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Have you tried Crew Chief?
It's pretty easy to customise the content and frequency of what the spotter says.
Worth a look imo.
 

captaindick

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Hi Denis. Yep, I’ve looked at Crew Chief as an option. Do you know if CC has any appreciable impact on FPS? because I’m not running the most powerful of gaming computers.

@reiza Studios. Thanks for a great sim.
 

Case_

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It shouldn't have. It needs a bit of memory, but other than that, it should not affect performance in any noticeable way.
 

Kjell Nielsen

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I use Spotter 2.17 for the Q lap times and Crew Chief in the race both addons can be edited to set what drivers wanna hear
Crew Chief only works if people start the game with steam that is the minus when use Crew Chief
Wanna use Spotter 2.17 not Crew Chief is it also possible to use this addon https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/commentary-mod.13427/
That also works in rfactor 1 game ;) with no need to start rfactor 1 in steam

About using Steam i NOT LIKE the number 1 thing too use but sadly many games use Steam.... so nothing to do about that.


PS Spotter 2.17 and Crew Chief is not collide with each other. it is also possible to switch enable and disable them online by set different key for this 2 addons
 

Case_

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Crew Chief only works if people start the game with steam that is the minus when use Crew Chief
Is there a non-Steam version of AMS?

Also, even if there is (though I'm not aware of it), it shouldn't really matter regarding Crew Chief. It uses a shared memory plugin, so as long as that plugin is running in the game (which shouldn't depend on Steam), Crew Chief should work.