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Gap readouts disappearing - SOLVED
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:09:03 pm »
Cristiano, I wonder if you can tell me why this is happening?

I am using the pro race display, powered by Simdash 1.4.1, in Game Stock Car.

The problem part is the 'gap to next car' and 'gap to leader'.

First, everything worked fine.
Then, at some point, these two displays stopped working, all other readouts were fine.
I then discovered that, at the start of the formation lap, the two readouts work ok, but if I skip the formation lap they both stop working, while everything else continues to work.

I made a new profile (.plr file) & started a new season, and the two readouts then worked again fully. Even if i skipped the formation lap, it all continued to work. I was happy again. :)

But now the same thing has happened again. I am on my 4th race of a new season, and at the start of the race, if I skip the formation lap, the 'next' and 'leader' displays disappear.

What have I changed in my plr file or elsewhere to cause this to happen, have you any idea what might trigger it?

I am editing many files to get the AI running well, so I cannot pinpoint what has caused it, so I am hoping you might be able to suggest what would trigger this?

Many thanks
« Last Edit: March 27, 2013, 10:49:40 pm by kmw »


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Re: Cristiano, can I pick your brain? Gap readouts disappearing
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 03:43:09 pm »
What simulator do you play? I can try it and see if I get the same problem.
It would be interesting if at some point, when the gap data is not being displayed, you open the "View Data..." dialog in SimDash (from the menu View -> Data...) and check if the GAP data is there.

If it is, it means that the value is read correctly from the game and the Pro-Race code is doing something wrong.
If it is not there, the problem probably is with the game, which stops sending out the values.



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Re: Gap readouts disappearing GSC2012
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 04:42:04 pm »
SOLVED Thanks Cristiano.
I don't remember changing this, but in case anyone else gets the problem, I think it can be toggled (accidently in my case) from the keyboard, so possibly that is how it happened. Anyway,  -

I started with a new profile and began making my preferred changes to the plr file one by one and testing the pro-race display in the game each time.

Finally I discovered:
in the plr file (Game Stock Car 2012),
the line:
Realtime Splits="1"  // 0=show race splits at sectors only, 1=realtime splits (can be toggled while driving with pit decrement key.

**** The 'Gap to next car' and 'Gap to leader' ceases to work if this line is changed to "0" *****

As soon as I changed it back to "1", all is ok again :)

Thanks again for the quick response, all is good now :)


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