Beginners Guide/FAQ

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  1. Woodee

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    I have created a number of little tutorials already but I wondered if there was anything else? (Example: https://sites.google.com/view/racing-sim-pitstop/rfactor-2-tutorials/installing-mods).

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    We all know that rFactor 2 can sometimes be a "fickle mistress" with it's BUGS/FEATURES that people run into. People not familiar with the eco system it resides in may be very confused.

    Ideas are more than welcome.

    What I have so far... FAQ

    Tutorials
    1. UI Guide (old but might still apply)
    2. Installing Mods
    3. Installing Mod Updates
    4. Create a custom series (rfmod)
    5. Custom Pacecar
    6. Custom Skins
    7. Offline Championships
    8. Setup a Dedi server
    9. Add a skin pack
     
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  2. elgagon

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    The link doesn't work for me.
    Error 404
     
  3. Woodee

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    Fixed
     
  4. elgagon

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    Thank you.
    It works now.
     
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    Thank you!

    There are very outdated guides/tutorials on Steam. I wonder how we can get them removed/hidden (where appropriate)?
     
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    More topics
    • Weather settings
    • Adding/booting AI
    • AI Learning
     
  7. Woodee

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    Any additional things I could add?
     
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    It would be good to include things of the competition system
    Several people has asked about problems with the registration name. If is possible to change it? There are confusions with the name and nick of the player.json.
    It's a bit confusing the way to pass from practice to qualy/race. Do we have to exit of the practice server or not? I've seen both cases and people complaining about both.
    When is the limit to register to an event?
    How is calculated the DR and SR?
     
  9. Woodee

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    Most of that should be covered by the online FAQ on Discord?
     
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  10. elgagon

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    I don't know. I'm too old for Discord and RRSS :oops:
    If it's covered, it's ok.
    Thank you very much for your guide. :)
     
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  11. Woodee

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    I'll have to add some of the other ones in this thread to my to do list.
     
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    How about Track AIWs? Sometimes a puzzler on how to add/modify?
     
  13. Woodee

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    I'd have to leave that to someone way more knowledgable than myself.
     
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    anything as the sim has never had a user guide, better to get in 1 place than look everywhere over the big world wide net. Anything ISI S397 MSG produce usually gets lost somewhere.
     
  15. Woodee

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    Nope "never had one" ;) https://docs.studio-397.com/users-guide/

    Reasons I am not doubling up on things already in the official guide.
     
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    I've made some Youtube Videos about some Basics (Playlist) and also @t0p5ecret did make some, when i remember it right.
    Maybe that helps you a little bit.
     
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    I think the guide/FAQ should contain links to any valuable resources like the user's guide that doesn't exist.
     
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    How about some tweaks you can make to your player.json file? For example, save replay to HD or not (and pitfalls of doing so). The UI thread option, etc etc

    I think Lazza wrote a post about the new audio settings, thay could be linked.

    Waddaya think?
     
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