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Tutorial - Beginner's guide to making rFactor AIW

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by chub_pearson, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. ebrich

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  2. motoliser

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    Hi guys, the game doesnt start when I click on the AIW.exe!
    All I get is this window:
    SCE.jpg

    I have placed both AIW and DEV folders in the Rfactor main one and also tried them on a clean rFactor install!!

    Can someone post a screenshot of how they have installed it in order to work?

    Thanks in advance:)
     
  3. ebrich

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    As I said before. This can only be used to tweak an AIW, Not make.
    To tweak - Put the "AIW CAM EDITOR 4.05" into the main rF directory (no other folders needed), open the "rF_AIW_CAM.conf" in notepad -
    tracksdir=B:\Games\rFactor\GameData\Locations (path to Locations Folder)
    WindowX=1920 (screen res)
    WindowY=1080 (screen res)
    Save file.
    Read the TXT files that come with AIW CAM EDITOR .
     
  4. motoliser

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    I have done that already but still the game wont start...is there anything wrong with the my Dev folders location??
    1.jpg 2.jpg

    All I can do is load the track AIW file but just can't find a way to start the game with the tool...
    3.jpg

    This where I'm trying to get to: pic.jpg
    Is this the same tool?
     
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  5. ebrich

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    You have unzipped the contents of the AIW editor into the rF directory.
    In your rF directory you should have a folder "AIW CAM EDITOR 4.05" containing the files -

    _a.bmp _b.bmp _c.bmp AIWhelp.txt Curves.pdf Readme.txt rF_AIW_CAM.conf
    rF_AIW_CAM_405.exe rF_AIW_CAM_405.x rFAIWCAM.hhh rFAIWCAM.hlp What'sNew.txt xb.dll

    Put it back together and try
     
  6. motoliser

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    I have done that before...did again but still doesnt work:(
    4.jpg
    How do you have your Dev folders placed?
     
  7. ebrich

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    In your rF directory you should have a folder
    "AIW CAM EDITOR 4.05"
    containing the files,
    NOT "RF_AIW_CAM_EDIT_4.05"

    "AIW CAM EDITOR 4.05"
    is a stand alone software that does not use Dev folders.
     
  8. motoliser

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    You mean this way?

    5.jpg 6.jpg

    ...still doesnt work

    If you could post a screenshot of how you got it working it would be great:)
     
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  9. ebrich

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    Going back a few posts that were late coming in-

    All I can do is load the track AIW file but just can't find a way to start the game with the tool...
    [​IMG]

    This where I'm trying to get to:[​IMG]
    Is this the same tool?

    Not the same tool.
    You cannot make the AIW with AIW CAM EDITOR 4.05
     
  10. motoliser

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    Can you tell me what tool is this on the last screenshot?
    The original video description says: "In this video I will attempt to show you how to create an AIW file using rFactors AIW/Cam editor."

    ...I am so confused right now
     
  11. ebrich

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    The video is showing the rFactor AIW Editor, which will lay down an AIW line, start and pit spots etc. This does not work anymore.
    The other was made by Guitarmaen and with it you can only move nodes / points of an AIW file which has already been made. This works but you need the AIW file to start with.
     
  12. motoliser

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    So there's no other way to create Ai paths other than Bobs track builder spline editor? ...Thats a shame I cant seem to get any BTB spline to work correctly...Ai keeps on moving erratically, just wont drive smoothly through any corner.
     
  13. ebrich

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    If you have an AI file from BTB You can alter it in Guitarmaens Editor. It is good for getting a smooth curve through the corners. Send me the AIW file you have from BTB.
     
  14. motoliser

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    Thanks for the support. No need to create the proper Ai path yet, I'm still testing everything before finishing the project.
    I'll be very gratefull if you can help me with that in the near future
     
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  15. ebrich

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    Just found out this evening that the rFactor AIWCAM Editor works still in windows 7 (if you can find a cheap version) with the old isi version of rFactor.
     
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