Discussion in 'Other' started by fazerbox, Dec 24, 2014.
DX11 is step in the right direction imo but I really miss TrackPlugin, it's way better than rF2 hud.
I think DX11 is a great step and what 397 would have to do is to integrate some information that TMP give us, thus do not use third party plugin as possible. it happened with real feel and leo plugin.
I guess they're preparing an integrated plugin that will be similar to trackmap, well, according to what i saw from the new UI
I have to throw my 2 cents in here and say that I agree that TrackMap is the most important plugin to ever exist(my opinion), and it remains to this date the only plugin Ive ever even downloaded. And Fazer, if you ever read this, thank you immensely.
DX11 is cool, no real difference in FPS for me; settings max with gtx960 4gb. But the gfx upgrade - as stated before on this thread - does not justify the loss of this great plugin. Like previously stated here, replays are a slideshow... and for whatever reason, I get terrible FPS in the garage unless I fullscreen the "monitor". Fine on track though.
I know its all been said before, but another voice couldnt hurt the cause; I will not even consider upgrading to dx11 until there is something that at least mimics this. I could care less about the map itself, its all about the real-time telemetry. I race in an endurance league, and the strategy changes every lap. Without TrackMap, I would have no chance.
I read on a different thread of this forum, that someone asked Fazerbox personally about an update, and he said that he handed over the source files to ISI/S397 a long time ago. So if anything were to happen in this respect, it's pretty much all on S397. The thoughts that they might integrate with their new UI is most promising. Although if they dont, and someone is capable of creating a real-time telemtry plugin(tyres, brakes and fuel) for the dx11 platform, I truly hope that they are able to share it. I would be most appreciative.
S397 have done a great job so far since their takeover, I really hope that they continue on the right path.
Well, this was a quite interesting brainfart.
Poorly structured and large, sure. But what makes it a brainfart?
TL;DR TrackMap is more important than dx11 to me.
without track map is a hard work for me .Hope that it back again.
Ahem, just my 2 eurocent but...why don't make the trakmap plugin an external app for phones/tablet or better for second monitor?
that method is already co-existing with the dx11 update. You plug-in guys should start digging!
Thank you FazerBox ,where ever you are now.
Finally I get it to work ...
I misunderstood, but I do not work with dx11
I mean DX9 not DX11.
I heard it wont work with DX11.
trackmap is awesome (when it works)
new to rF2 so apologies if this fix is mentioned somewhere else, but Trackmap loads just fine for me, but disappears every few seconds, and reappears a few seconds later, and repeats.
Not sure if its a 64-bit, or windows 10 issue, but i've tried the Ctrl+F flickering fix method but no go.
Any help would be great. Thanks.
Odd. I've used TM for years in rF1 & 2, with no problems, now in 64bit Win 10. Ctrl+F does stop flickering as well as display FPS, but I've never had it disappear and reappear like you describe.
It does use a few FPS cycles, but I've never had it do that. My ideas:
1) Try a fresh install or go into rF2 options and be sure all other display plugins are disabled, and confirm whether it works correctly.
2) Be sure you are using the latest version v.96, and Directx and VC runtimes(in a subfolder) are up to date.
Just in case..TM doesn`t work with the DX11 build of rF2...
yeah i'm running DX9.
I wonder if it's an nvidia surround issue?
I've tried turning on and off Widescreen HUD and Stretch UI but the problem remains.
I understand many depended on Trackmap but I never used as I didn't like messing up my cockpit view. I'm sure many have heard of RacePad... out of curiousity, what "necessary" stuff does Trackmap offer that RacePad doesn't? In long run an external device seems like the better solution, other than the cost of the device ($60-$80 for used gen 1 iPad). I also use an Android pad for DashMeterPro for the things RacePad lacks, I don't need any on-screen apps.
I'm following with care the option to have in the future TM printing data under DX11. I'm the co-author of GID and TM, so I could be not sincere... but in effect rFactor2 without it/them I'm feeling alone in front of my monitor, especially in MP.
And the mandatory info (also visual to don't hurt in driving) and positioned all in front of you but as you prefer, selecting widgets you want to use in race and/or in quali and/or in practice and/or at monitor (to know what is the best moment to exit the pits) is unique for a better quality in racing.
Without forgetting the useful real time info during the development of the mods... I'm sure that S397 will take care of it!
For one, it's on my screen, so I don't need to hook up other devices and look away from the screen to get information, just like a real driver with a pitcrew in his ear. Also, a tablet is just an extra thing that can go wrong - falling down, battery going flat etc.
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