AIW Editing - some Videos

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  1. redapg

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    I have made some Videos about how to create a complete new AIW File and Things for that you should/have to take care when you do it.
    But be warned, you need some Patience to watch the Videos and i have to excuse myself for the Language and driving Lines. :D

    Here are the Videos on Youtube:
    Video 1: Waypoints and Corridors
    Video 2: Grid Pit Garage... Positions
    Video 3: LEFT RIGHT FASTEST... Pathes (some Things for that you have to take Care)
    Video 4: Driving the Pathes (some Annotations)
    Video 5: Recording a FASTEST Path from a Replay

    And here you can download them, if you want:
    Video 1: Waypoints and Corridors
    Video 2: Grid Pit Garage... Positions
    Video 3: LEFT RIGHT FASTEST... Pathes
    Video 4: Driving the Pathes
    Video 5: Recording a FASTEST Path from a Replay

    Alternative Links for Google Drive:
    Video 1: Waypoints and Corridors
    Video 2: Grid Pit Garage... Positions
    Video 3: LEFT RIGHT FASTEST... Pathes
    Video 4: Driving the Pathes
    Video 5: Recording a FASTEST Path from a Replay

    Feedback is welcome :)

    Hint:
    mega.nz has a Limitation in the Data Transfer Rate, so i have added some Google Drive Links too.
    This is an older Video: slowly driving the Pathes
     
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  2. philrob

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    nice vid,Chris very instructive.
     
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  3. redapg

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    I thought about to record some more Videos, with some more Informations about how some AIW related Things should be done and where Problems can appear.
    Is there any Interest, that it worths to do it?
    Or are such Videos available already?
     
  4. philrob

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    I think there will always be a need for AIW info and vids. The amount of requests for help with AIW is large, as most modders seem to struggle with this dark art.
     
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    I agree with Phil, any extra info is always much appreciated.
     
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  6. Garitt Gibsn

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    The guides from 397 are already very outdated. Then changes were made in the DevMod without an explanation of how to use them correctly. They are certainly good changes but it is no use if they are not described. A guide would be very helpful for many modders to use the possibilities in the AIW construction. This will be a lot of work for @redapg and maybe others.


    So: yes please redapg do it!
     
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    I started with it and the first Post is updated with the first Video called Waypoints and Corridors.
    Any Feedback (is it helpful/understandable, is my bad english Speaking too annoying....) is welcome. :)
     
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  8. philrob

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    good vid chris.
    i would suggest downloading to watch, i foolishly tried to watch it from Mega and it only allowed me 75% of vid.
     
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  9. Garitt Gibsn

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    Hi Chris, with your video you have made a good one for AIW construction.
    What I mean is, settings for the other things too.
    I went searching on the internet and didn't find any explanations. Some time ago (2 years?) the DevMode was extended by some functions. Unfortunately, there was no guide for it from 397. There are certainly good setting options, but without an explanation they are useless for me.
    See picture.
    upload_2022-6-17_11-30-4.png
    Could you also explain something there? That would be great.

    PS: Your English is easy to understand (at least for me).
     
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    Thanks for the Hint, i have recompressed the Video now, to get it smaller, to not to exceed the allowed Bandwith Usage from mega.nz anymore.
    I first wanted to upload it to Youtube, but to upload Videos that are longer than 15 Minutes there, they want to get a Phone Number, to "validade" me as the user of my Channel.
    But i never give any of my real Data to the Internet and so... ;)

    @Garitt Gibsn As you did say already, there is no Documentation available and to be honest, after 17 Years of try and Error with rFactor, i'm tired to do it (almost always) Nowadays, to find out what happens when.... :)
    I use a few of the Buttons and never had to use some of the Others, while creating an AIW File, so i don't care about these.
    And for Example the "Reverb" Buttons are for Sound Settings, when you e.g. drive through a Tunnel or along a Wall, where the Sounds get reflected from these.
    And to set that is not necessary for the AI Behaviour, so i don't care for that, because i'm no Track Modder.
    I sometimes only Edit Tracks, if they are bugged or to add some Things, like the "instant Timing" for the S397 Nordschleife, no DRS Versions and such Things. ;)
     
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    @redapg, thanks for your reply, I can understand it and it shouldn't be the job of modders to create a description. S397 should know what is "built in" in DevMode and be able to explain it easily. I don't think S397 will go into it and provide a description!!!!
     
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    Video 2 is uploaded, it's about Grid, Pit, Garage ... Positions.
    The first Post is updated with the new Link and again:
    Any Feedback (is it helpful/understandable, is my bad english Speaking too annoying....) is welcome. :)
     
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    Kannst du die Videos auch auf YouTube stellen?
     
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    Ich hatte das bereits erklärt, warum ich es nicht auf Youtube hochlade. ;) :
     
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    Ah alles klar. Hab ich übersehen. Vielen dank für die Videos. Sind echt hilfreich. Schade das vom Studio nicht mehr kommt.
     
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    Video 3 is uploaded, it's about LEFT, RIGHT, FASTEST..... Pathes, but not about how to drive them to get the best Result.
    It's more about for what you have to take Care when you create them.
    About Methods to drive them, i will record another Video.
    The first Post is updated with the new Link and again:
    Any Feedback (is it helpful/understandable, is my bad english Speaking too annoying....) is welcome. :)
     
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    Thx for your work mate.
    By the way your English is perfect to me, similar to native, I don't understand nothing. Hahaha it's a joke. ;)
     
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    Nothing wrong with your English, thanks for the continued work on the vids.
     
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    The last 2 Videos are uploaded.
    One has some Annotations about driving the Pathes and the other one is about how ro record a FASTEST Path from a Replay.
    The first Post is updated with the new Links.
    Feedback is still welcome. :)
     
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    Hello. I have seen your videos and they have helped me a lot to learn how to modify AIWs. However, I wanted to create a pit lane of a circuit, and although I have done the steps as you indicate in the video, it is recorded perfectly, although with an AI problem. When I want the AI to drive the car, when it goes out to the pit lane, it makes short and sharp turns of the wheel, left and right, while staying on the created line, without hitting any walls or anything. I have seen in the video that you modify something in 3DSim, but... is it necessary to avoid those strange changes of direction? Once you enter the fastest line, no problem. It only happens in the box. Thank you and greetings.
     

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