How to setup Sol day night online race: 24 Hours of Spa race in 30 minutes

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Peter Reginald

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24 Hours of Spa that lasts 30 minutes

Hey Race Department, if you want me to create a similar guide for another track and time combination then let me know.

Also check out the Known bugs section toward to bottom of this guide.

Cheers,

Pete aka Highness

FAQ

https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/sol-day-night-server-setup-faq.164916/

Introduction
Are you wondering how to setup an Assetto Corsa online race session with day and time transition?

Here is a working server: https://**********/s/q:race/online/join?ip=173.234.24.186&httpPort=8588

Requirements
  1. You must have Content Manager.
  2. You must use Content Manager's Server Manager for this guide.
  3. You must update to the latest Sol alpha and Custom Shaders Patch.
  4. You must have a working server setup.
  5. You must have already setup a Spa session with a valid entry list.
Video guide

Hey Sim racers in this guide I will show you how to do setup a 24 Hours of Spa online server with a 10 minutes practice and 30 minutes race duration.

The race will start at 12:30 PM and finish the next day at 12:30 Pm.

Primer
Welcome to Highness and this guide is part of a new series where I show you to get the most out of Assetto Corsa with apps and mods like;
  • Content Manager
  • Custom Shader Patch
  • Sol
  • And more...
Requirements Yes, I know I'm repeating myself but...
  1. You must have Content Manager.
  2. You must use Content Manager's Server Manager for this guide.
  3. You must update to the latest Sol alpha and Custom Shaders Patch.
  4. You must have a working server setup.
  5. You must have already setup a Spa session with a valid entry list.
The guide
If there are any corrections or updates related to this guide then I will make the necessary edits to this post.

OK are you ready? Let's go!

I’ll cover the Why, what and how.

Why
Finally, we can enjoy online races with day and night transitions!

What
A 10 minute qualification and 30 minutes race that is actually spans 24 hours in the sim. This means we're multiplying time and you'll race through the night.

Server specifications
Qualification:

  • 10 minutes
Race:
  • Start date/time: 27th July 2019 12:30 PM
  • Race duration: 30 minutes
  • End date/time: 28th July 2019 12:30 PM
How
There are 7 phases in this guide.

Phase 1: Set Server Conditions
  1. In Content Manager
  2. Go to Server/Conditions
  3. Select your Server preset from the left
  4. Set Time to 08:00
  5. Set Time multiplier to 1x
Phase 2: Set weather
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Conditions
  2. Under Weather heading
  3. Click Basic weather and toggle to Weather FX
  4. Set weather type to Clear
Phase 3: Set race time
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Conditions
  2. Under Weather heading
  3. Click the 3 vertical dots to the right of the Clear weather dropdown
  4. Tick the Time checkbox to enable
  5. Set Time to 12:30
  6. Set Time multiplier to 48
  7. Tick the Specific date checkbox to enable
  8. Set Specific date to 07/27/2019
Phase 4: Prepare session
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Sessions
  2. Untick the Booking checkbox to disable
  3. Tick the Loop mode checkbox to enable
Phase 5: Set qualification session
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Sessions
  2. Tick the Qualification checkbox to enable
  3. Set Time to 00:10:00
  4. Tick the Can join
  5. Set the Qualify limit to 100%
Phase 6: Set race session
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Sessions
  2. Tick the Race checkbox to enable
  3. Set Limit by to Time
  4. Set Time to 00:30:00
  5. Click Save
Phase 7: Upload and restart server
  1. Backup your original server cfg files optional
  2. Upload the new cfg files to your server.
  3. Restart your server
  4. Join your session to test.
Recap
Summary of recap.
  1. You must use Content Manager's Server Manager for this guide.
  2. You must have the latest Sol alpha and Shaders Patch.
Closing
If you have any questions about what I've covered in this guide then ask me in the comments

Thanks for your time and attention.

Known bugs
Time rewinds after session ends
After Qualification or Race session ends the time appears to transition rapidly. This happens because the server attempts to rewinds the date/time back to time defined in the Weather FX Start time and Date.

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  2. Added known bug where time rewinds after session ends.
  3. Added FAQ link.
  4. Fix the FAQ link.
  5. Added server_cfg.ini to Resources.
  6. Added YouTube video guide.
 
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Mr Chip

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Many thanks Highness - as with your video’s; very well presented in plain and simple terms - great job!
 

Andy-R

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Thanks for the guide! Where does CM export the cfg and entry list to or how can you "show in folder" from CM?

Edit: Found it "open presets folder"
 
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Ken Tegrum

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May some one post a screenshot of the following screen? I can't find it.

Phase 3: Set race time
  1. In Content Manager/Server/Conditions
  2. Under Weather heading
  3. Click the 3 vertical dots to the right of the Clear weather dropdown
  4. Tick the Time checkbox to enable
  5. Set Time to 12:30
  6. Set Time multiplier to 48
  7. Tick the Specific date checkbox to enable
  8. Set Specific date to 07/27/2019
Is this permitted with single player against the AI?
 
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guidofoc

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In single player click the 3 vertical dots to the right of "Time". But this is a thread about multiplayer. not sure why you ask this?
 

barf

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How do you do this without Content Manager's Server Manager?
Can someone post a working server_cfg.ini example?
 

Andy-R

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[SERVER]
NAME=GRC - Gentlemen's Racing Club - LAC - SOL Day-Night
CARS=ks_alfa_romeo_gta;bmw_m3_e30_s1;ks_ford_mustang_2015;a3dr_honda_s800;ks_abarth_595ss_s2;lotus_elise_sc_s1;ks_mazda_rx7_spirit_r;ks_nissan_skyline_r34;ks_toyota_ae86_tuned;bmw_z4_s1;ks_audi_a1s1;ks_audi_sport_quattro;alfa_tz_road;bmw_1m;alfa_romeo_giulietta_qv;ks_mazda_mx5_nd;ks_toyota_gt86;ks_toyota_supra_mkiv;ks_nissan_370z;porsche_356a_1600gs_carrera_gt_coupe;ks_mazda_miata;ks_toyota_ae86;abarth500;ks_porsche_718_boxster_s
CONFIG_TRACK=freeroam
TRACK=la_canyons
SUN_ANGLE=-80
PASSWORD=
ADMIN_PASSWORD=**********
UDP_PORT=
TCP_PORT=
HTTP_PORT=
UDP_PLUGIN_LOCAL_PORT=
UDP_PLUGIN_ADDRESS=
AUTH_PLUGIN_ADDRESS=
MAX_BALLAST_KG=300
QUALIFY_MAX_WAIT_PERC=160
RACE_PIT_WINDOW_START=0
RACE_PIT_WINDOW_END=0
REVERSED_GRID_RACE_POSITIONS=0
LOCKED_ENTRY_LIST=0
PICKUP_MODE_ENABLED=1
LOOP_MODE=1
SLEEP_TIME=1
CLIENT_SEND_INTERVAL_HZ=18
SEND_BUFFER_SIZE=0
RECV_BUFFER_SIZE=0
RACE_OVER_TIME=120
KICK_QUORUM=51
VOTING_QUORUM=51
VOTE_DURATION=20
BLACKLIST_MODE=1
FUEL_RATE=100
DAMAGE_MULTIPLIER=100
TYRE_WEAR_RATE=100
ALLOWED_TYRES_OUT=2
ABS_ALLOWED=1
TC_ALLOWED=1
START_RULE=2
RACE_GAS_PENALTY_DISABLED=1
RESULT_SCREEN_TIME=30
MAX_CONTACTS_PER_KM=5
STABILITY_ALLOWED=0
AUTOCLUTCH_ALLOWED=0
TYRE_BLANKETS_ALLOWED=0
FORCE_VIRTUAL_MIRROR=0
REGISTER_TO_LOBBY=1
MAX_CLIENTS=24
LEGAL_TYRES=E;ST;SV;V
RACE_EXTRA_LAP=0
WELCOME_MESSAGE=
TIME_OF_DAY_MULT=1.00000
REGISTER_TO_LOBBY=1

[PRACTICE]
NAME=Practice
TIME=480
IS_OPEN=1

[DYNAMIC_TRACK]
SESSION_START=95
RANDOMNESS=0
SESSION_TRANSFER=100
LAP_GAIN=90

[WEATHER_0]
GRAPHICS=3_clear_type=16_time=23460_mult=3
BASE_TEMPERATURE_AMBIENT=20
BASE_TEMPERATURE_ROAD=5.8
VARIATION_AMBIENT=2
VARIATION_ROAD=2
WIND_BASE_SPEED_MIN=0
WIND_BASE_SPEED_MAX=5
WIND_BASE_DIRECTION=45
WIND_VARIATION_DIRECTION=90
__CM_GRAPHICS=3_clear
__CM_WFX_TYPE=16
__CM_WFX_USE_CUSTOM_TIME=1
__CM_WFX_TIME=23460
__CM_WFX_TIME_MULT=3
__CM_WFX_USE_CUSTOM_DATE=0
__CM_WFX_DATE=1550319394

I'm not sure if the time_of_day_mult is important but I basically just pasted all the stuff that looked like it might be necessary into our cfg and it works as intended.
 
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MrGit@Twitch

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Is there many servers up or any videos of racing
Been experimenting on my server the past few days, here's a stream of a 30 minute gt3 race @ Brands we tried the other day.
Ran with a x48 multiplier to give a full 24hr cycle.

http://www.twitch.tv/mrgit/v/381154736?sr=a&t=5812s

Bty, we're having a 1hr race tonight @ sebring, run with SRS rules (200% fuel 170% tyres) /w a x24 multiplier so we get the whole day/night/day in, everyone's welcome as long as they stick to my only rule... don't be a d***. :)
 
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amaca77

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Phase 1: Set Server Conditions
Set Time to 08:00

is this time used for something special? seems to be always overwritten by weatherfx. could you confirm?