SOLVED Skip first launch setup guide

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  1. David Jessat

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    Is there any way to do this, skip this wizard? The game is forcing me to input controller assigments, when it has always failed to detect my Fantec CSW 2.5 on first launch - always, since I own the game, was the same with the G29 before.

    And on Top of that it still wants me to subscribe to loads of content without telling me how much it will load and what exactly. I get that this is meant to be more user friendly, but can I, as someone who knows exactly what he wants, not skip this and configure the game myself?!

    I have already subscribed to my favourite mods, I own many DLC packs, please is there a way to not spend the next hours loading content I will immediately delete?
     
  2. Coutie

    Coutie Moderator Staff Member

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    In the player.json file, "First Run":false,.
     
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  3. David Jessat

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    Many thanks - maybe someone should put a button in that UI...
     
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  4. chuckyeager

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    EXcuse me but there is no "First Run" line in my Player.json ?
     
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    It's no longer there. I think there's a skip button in the wizard itself now?
     
  6. chuckyeager

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    yes, true, but it keeps coming back at me every time i launch the game despite me skipping like crazy every time !
    Even worst ! they implemented an "are you sure" ! No i'm a monkey, don't know what i'm doing...

    Next idea, a button, <button>skip forever ?</button>
     
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  7. chuckyeager

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    I finally found a solution (from someone else elsewhere) :
    We can get rid of it by creating a blank offline.txt file in the rFactor 2\Bin64\steam_settings folder, but this also disables the installation of in-game content. Beware.

    Don't ask me why...
     
  8. Johnny Speed

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    I do not have the 'steam_settings' folder anywhere in my 'rFactor 2\Bin64\' .... is that new to the latest version of rF2? I am still running v.1126.
     
  9. chuckyeager

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    There are 2 ways to start the game, the offline option is also available via steam :
    from :
    https://docs.studio-397.com/users-guide/in-full-control-managing-your-steam-install-manually

    RUNNING THE SIMULATION

    Running the simulation can be done directly via Steam, when you hit the "play" button, or manually, when you run the launcher (from your rFactor 2 folder in Launcher\Launch rFactor.exe). If you choose the latter, I recommend making a shortcut so you can append command line arguments. If you do it via Steam, you can set the same arguments via the properties, using the "set launch options..." button in the "general" tab.

    The following options are available:

    • offline -- Will force offline mode. This will skip any checks to download or update content.
    • +workshop -- Will (re)subscribe you to all workshop items from Studio 397 and will enable the automatic subscription to new workshop items from Studio 397 that are published from now on.
    • -workshop -- Will unsubscribe you from all workshop items from Studio 397 (but not items from others) and will disable the automatic subscription to new workshop items from Studio 397.
     

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