New UI Frequently Asked Questions (for reference)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodee, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Woodee

    Woodee Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    529
    This thread is for getting answers to commonly asked questions. Post up the questions you see most often and an answer/fix. Use your own thread if you don't see the answer you were looking for, trying to keep it clean from fluff. I will edit this post to reflect the Qs and As, once I have added your Q&A please delete your post. THANKS :)

    If there are things you wish were in the new UI then click on the UI Wishlist


    Q: I don't like change, how do I get back to the old UI?

    A: Change to another beta branch in rFactor 2 properties
    upload_2020-12-28_11-49-16.png

    Q: How do I get to graphics config/devmode on the the current build?
    A: Press play in Steam and you are presented with this dialog box
    [​IMG]

    Q: How do I run the game in VR? Do I need to run a different build?
    A: No... you just need to change it in the gfx config.
    [​IMG]

    NOTE: You can run rF2 in VR at any time (even if Steam VR is already started) but make sure the desktop theater option is UNCHECKED in rF2 properties

    [​IMG]

    Q: I want to start dev mode from a shortcut, how do I do this?
    A: Create a shortcut to the "rfactor2 Mod Mode.exe" which exists in the "steamapps\common\rFactor 2\Bin64" folder. Edit the shortcut and make sure the start in folder points to "steamapps\common\rFactor 2\"
    [​IMG]

    Q: How do I use the ptool from a shortcut?
    A: Create a shortcut to the "rfactor2 Mod Mode.exe" which exists in the "steamapps\common\rFactor 2\Bin64" folder. Edit the shortcut, add +ptool after the quotes in the target and make sure the start in folder points to "steamapps\common\rFactor 2\"
    [​IMG]

    Q: HELP! Where has my MAS2 tool gone?!
    A: It hasn't gone anywhere.... it still exists in the same folder it always has. Make a shortcut to it. You don't need to go to the old ui to do this.
    "rFactor 2\Support\Tools\"
    [​IMG]

    Q: Vehicle labels (tab) where are they?
    A: Not re-implemented yet unfortunately.

    Q: I can't select from all my cars and tracks?!
    A: It seems you have a series selected which only shows cars/tracks related to it. You need to change the "series" to "All Tracks and cars".

    Press "customise"
    [​IMG]

    Then click the series name under the word "Single Player"
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Press "select" on the "All Tracks & Cars" series. It may take a little while depending on how many you have installed. You can change views of this screen by pressing the little icon at the top.
    [​IMG]

    Q: Can you view what a HUD looks like in the New UI?
    A: Not yet, you have to look it up on the workshop.

    Q: How do I view an overlay of the pedal and wheel inputs as was the default in the old User Interface?
    It is not currently implemented in this BETA UI.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  2. Lukas Lichten

    Lukas Lichten Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2017
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    226
    I recommend adding also a shortcut to the ModMgr. The ingame one is broken for me (can only uninstall rfmod, so series files, but non of the others). Also things that should be there like sorting for not installed/installed and selecting multiple items via Shift/Crtl does not work either.
    Also this tool can allow you to delete and official car so it forces the game to reinstall it

    Q: How do I make a short cut to the ModMgr?
    The ModMgr.exe is found in rFactor2/Bin64. Create a shortcut.
    Open the shortcuts properties, under Shortcut you find Target. You add at the end +path=".."
    Screenshot 2020-12-28 201420.png
     
    SRGP, elcoco, Mauro and 3 others like this.
  3. jimagn

    jimagn Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    175
    How do I even pick a car offline? The only ones I can chose are either the last car I drove or a car from a race mod. I can chose from all my tracks, but not from all my car mods. Yes, I've chosen All Cars and Tracks. Try it. Let me know how I can make this work. I'd like to give the new UI a chance, but it's tough when I can't even pick a car.
     
  4. Goanna

    Goanna Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    714
    When I start rF2 it shows last car I drove, click on customise; R1.PNG
    Then click on the car:
    r2.PNG
    Then all cars are now in the list to select from;

    r3.PNG
     
  5. Woodee

    Woodee Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    529
    I am trying to keep this thread clean of random questions. This thread is meant for a list of answers to commonly asked questions. If you want a query answered then see if I have already listed it, do a search on the forum (perhaps with a keyword) or ask in it's own thread if you can't find the answer.

    Thank you.
     
    jimagn likes this.
  6. Woodee

    Woodee Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    529
    Added to main post.
     
    buzz hornet likes this.
  7. buzz hornet

    buzz hornet Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    104
  8. lagg

    lagg Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    1,252
    Really useful.
    This thread should be sticky
     
    Binny likes this.
  9. Binny

    Binny Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2019
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    118
    great thread new users and old will find this handy it should get pinned.
     
  10. Goanna

    Goanna Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    714
    How to create a trace file in new UI....right click on rF2 in your steam library and select properties and in the Launch options add +trace=2 +traceFlush.
    trace.png

    @Woodee Is it worth mentioning in the "how to create Devmode Shortcut" to add the +trace arguments to the shortcut?
     
    Filip and Woodee like this.
  11. Haydn

    Haydn Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok I have a question regarding replays. How do I view an overlay of the pedal and wheel inputs as was the default in the old User Interface
     
  12. Woodee

    Woodee Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    529
    See main post.
     
  13. Marcus Battaglia

    Marcus Battaglia Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    So I have a question that I did not see above... so here it goes: How do I set different time progressing for different Sessions (Practice, Qualy, Race, etc)? In other words, how can I do Practice and Qualy in "1x" time progression, but the race in a different, let's say, "24x", time progression?
     
  14. Goanna

    Goanna Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    714
    How to find what build number I am on;
    Go to your ....Steam/steamapps folder and you will see a file named appmanifest_365960.acf Open it with your favourite text editor and on Line 11 you will see the buildid number.
    upload_2021-1-7_15-43-24.png
     
    juanchioooo and mixer61 like this.
  15. Highlandwalker

    Highlandwalker Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    1,472
    Only one time progression can bet set, applies to all sessions.
     
    Marcus Battaglia likes this.
  16. Marcus Battaglia

    Marcus Battaglia Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    This really sucks, though. First time I was not aware, and qualy was terrible, since when I started my fast lap, the session was over......... This really need to be set on a Session by Session basis.
     
  17. Woodee

    Woodee Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    529
    Please pin!

    Remember this thread is for ANSWERS not more questions, you can make your own thread asking those.
     
    StuartAM likes this.
  18. lagg

    lagg Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    1,252
    Well, in fact is for questions and hopefully answers.
    I'm joking, the target is clear, but the title may not.:p
     
  19. Wanderpoole

    Wanderpoole Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    9
    where's the more button?
     
  20. Mitch9

    Mitch9 Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2020
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    81
    there´s many of those; more what?
     

Share This Page