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Game Tips and Fixes

Game Tips and Fixes

Here you will find the games SimTools supports, those that community members would like to have motion added, notifications about game discounts and bargains, tips and fixes, and more.

SimTools Supported Games

For the full list of SimTools supported games and updates check here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/categories/downloads.1/

The following are just some of the well known titles:

Car Racing Simulations
[​IMG] Assetto Corsa Technical Preview and Early Access Forces:
Supported Forces: pitch, roll, yaw, surge, sway, heave acceleration.
[​IMG] BeamNG.drive Our mission: To have realistic, accurate, destructible and malleable physics everywhere. To make anything possible.
[​IMG] Burnout Paradise Release your inner driving demons!
[​IMG] Colin McRae Dirt 2 “DiRT 2 features a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.”
[​IMG] Codemasters Dirt3 “DiRT 3 boasts more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series…”
[​IMG] Codemasters Dirt Showdown “Welcome to a new kind of DiRT.”
[​IMG] Codemasters F1 2010 “Immerse yourself in the glamour, pressure and exhilaration of the world’s most exciting motorsport”
[​IMG] Codemasters F1 2011 “In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete’”
[​IMG] Codemasters F1 2012 “F1 2012 is set to deliver the most accessible and immersive FORMULA ONE game for fans of all abilities.”
[​IMG] Codemasters F1 2013 “F1 2013 is the latest game in the award-winning FORMULA 1™ franchise from Codemasters.”
[​IMG] Copa Petrobras de Marcas This official game reproduces the thrill of competing wheel-to-wheel with models from various automakers in some of the main Brazilian race tracks such as Interlagos, Curitiba and the newly reformed Goiânia.
[​IMG] DTM Racing Experience Demo “The most authentic DTM racing experience ever is in development, bringing DTM racing to your PC.”
[​IMG] FlatOut 2 Driving this reckless is no accident! But you might want to cause a few.
[​IMG] Game Stock Car “Game Stock Car is the official game of the main brazilian autoracing series.”
[​IMG] GRID 2 “GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous as they enter a stunning new world of competitive motorsport.”
[​IMG] GRID Autosport Build your pro racing career
[​IMG] GT Legends “The golden age of motor sports has returned.”
[​IMG] GTR “100% RACE FEELING GUARANTEED!GTR – FIA GT Racing Game was the first SimBin game”
[​IMG] iRacing “We are the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation.”
[​IMG] Live For Speed “Live for Speed is a small development team dedicated to making the best online racing simulation.”
[​IMG] NASCAR’14 It’s your turn to immerse yourself in the full-throttle thrill of the world’s most exciting motor sports racing series in NASCAR ’14.
[​IMG] Need For Speed Series Including
• Most Wanted (2005)
• Shift (2009)
• Shift 2: Unleashed (2011)
• Most Wanted (2012)
• Speed Rivals (2013)
[​IMG] Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit “Great aracade racing game. A chapter from the successful Need for Speed series”
[​IMG] Nitro Stunt Racing “The focus is to propose unprecedented driving and flying sensations to racing game amateurs.”
[​IMG] Race ’07 “Real Cars, Real Racing…”
[​IMG] Crowne Plaza Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] The Formula RaceRoom Addon Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] GT Power Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] GTR Evolution Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] RACE Injection Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] RACE On Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] Retro Pack Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] Richard Burns Rally “This game is considered by many gamers to be one of the most realistic and difficult racing simulators.”
[​IMG] STCC – The Game Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] STCC The Game 2 Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] WTCC 2010 Pack Race ’07 Expansion Pack
[​IMG] Race Driver GRID “GRID™ is all about the race.”
[​IMG] Raceroom Racing Experience “RaceRoom Racing Experience is a Free2Race game that connects fans of racing around a game and motorsports portal.”Our simulation for the official Simtools Challenge Leaderboard
[​IMG] RaceRoom The Game 2 “Featuring the fastest formula racing car ever released by SimBin…”
[​IMG] rFactor “rFactor remains one of the most widely used products available today.”
[​IMG] Simraceway “Blurring the Line Between Sim Racing and Reality”
[​IMG] The Crew a revolutionary action-driving game. It takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open-world recreation of the United States
[​IMG] TrackMania The Most Popular Online PC Racing Game
[​IMG] Volvo – The Game “The fresh and exiting Volvo S60 Concept headlines the car line up and will be accompanied by several well known Volvo race cars.”
[​IMG] World Racing Series “World Racing Series is a realistic car simulator, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates vehicle dynamics and setup options.”
[​IMG] WRC 4: FIA World Rally Championship WRC The Official Game is the official game of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, enabling you to choose your favorite crew and car from the 2014 official lineup.
[​IMG] X Motor Racing “X-Motor Racing is an Indie racing simulator with accurate physics simulation.
X-Motor Racing offers an unique experience which hasn’t similar experiences.“
Truck Racing Simulations
Formula Truck 2013 “Developed to provide maximum realism”
Motor Bike Racing Simulations
[​IMG] GP Bikes “Realistic motorcycle simulator, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates motorcycle dynamics and setup options.”
Kart Racing Simulations
KartRacing Pro “Kart Racing Pro is a realistic karting simulator.”
Driving Simulations
[​IMG] Euro Truck Simulator 2 “Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances!”
[​IMG] OMSI – The Bus Simulator “OMSI is a realistic omnibus simulator for home use.”
[​IMG] OMSI2 – The Bus Simulator “Off to the next round! Experience a new omnibus simulator with OMSI 2 and start discovering Spandau while driving the omnibus.”
[​IMG] City Car Driving a new car simulator, designed to help users feel the car driving in а big city or in a country in different conditions or just go for a joy ride.
Flight Simulations
[​IMG] Condor The Competition Soaring Simulator “…always soaring above the competition
100% focus on high realism soaring environment”
[​IMG] Digital Combat Simulator Mainly for airplanes but there are also modules for tanks, etc.
[​IMG] Falcon 4.0 BMS Benchmark Sims’ mod of the original Falcon 4 flight simulation
[​IMG] IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover “IL-2 STURMOVIK™: Cliffs of Dover is the latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik™ series from award-winning developer 1C”
[​IMG] IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles is focused on the air battles of the Eastern Front. It‘s named after the Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 ground-attack fighter.
[​IMG] Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9) Flight Simulator 2004 aka FS9
[​IMG] Microsoft Flight Simulator X “Ever wonder what it’s like to fly?”
[​IMG] Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® “Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® simulation software.”
[​IMG] Silent Wings “Silent Wings brings a new level of soaring realism to your PC.”
[​IMG] X-Plane “This is your next flight simulator.
The world’s most advanced flight simulator.”
[​IMG] Wings of Prey “A nice WW2 air combat flight simulator”
Space Simulations
Elite:Dangerous Take control of your own starship in a cut-throat galaxy. 400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail
Roller Coaster Simulations
[​IMG] No Limits Rollercoaster Simulation “Thrill-Filled Roller Coaster Simulator
NoLimits is the ultimate roller coasters simulation game”

Games bundles, Special offers, Steam sales, etc..


What Games Need Motion?

JoystickProfiler - DCS and IL2

JoystickProfiler allows you to You set up your HOTAS bindings once and it applies it to all the planes you want to fly in DCS and IL2. There are plans to add support for MSFS and Star Citizen also: https://github.com/Holdi601/JoystickProfiler


Forza Horizon 5 SimTools and Sim Dashboard

Operated simultaneously - Simtools and sim dashboard with forza horizon 5
1.in forza horizon5
ath and gameplay
active data transmission
forwarding ip address
transmit ip port 4125
2. in simtools game manager port used 4123
3. in sim dashboards server
forza horizon 5 port 4125
in forward udp telemetry
add udp receiver
in game put the name of the game exp .....forza horizon 5
n ip address put ....
in door put ....4123
in comments I put the name of games forza horizon 5

Credit @wolfdasi: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/if-it-can-help-someone.16843/

Stress Testing - Telemetry in replay mode

Sharper VR visuals trick with VRSS

Courtesy of @Gwiz try this for supported RTX Nividia cards and games: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/sharper-vr-visuals-trick-with-vrss.14608/

This trick only applies if you have an NVidia RTX generation card. NVidia introduced a variable rate super sampling which performs selective super-sampling without lowering your frames per second. (When set to adaptive mode). With this I can have the center of my image at a much higher resolution than normally possible without lowering the resolution of the rest of the field of view. There are few games officially supported but you can apply it to any game with a little hack:

The most recent game driver updates disabled the hack, but you can still download a working recent driver which will work fine. Here's how you do it:

Download NVidia driver 442.92 and install
Download NVidia Profile Inspector
Enabling VRSS:To enable VRSS, open the NVIDIA Control Panel and select Manage 3D Settings, then scroll to Virtual Reality – Variable Rate Supersampling, and change the setting to “Adaptive”.
Open NVidia Inspector and click on the icon to the right of the Driver version to bring up the window of all the settings.
Select your game from the drop down list.
Scroll to the very bottom of all the settings and change:
"0x00D5E9C6" set to 0x000001 & " 0x00D5E9C7 " set to 0x000002
Click apply changes
Right click your desktop and open NVidia control panel.
Select 'Manage 3D settings' and select Program Settings
Select your game exe, for example pcars2avx.exe
Scroll to the bottom and select VRSS to adaptive
Within the game turn on MSAA and then restart the game to apply.

It doesn't of course track your eyes like hopefully future VR headsets will but it can still make dials easier to read in VR without impacting performance.

Epic Rollerecoaste - Add Telemetry Flag

Live For Speed - Run in first person mode before patching

With LFS you need to run a race in first person mode before patching it for motion, as that generates some required files. If you did not do that un-patch LFS, shutdown SimTools, run a race in LFS, shut that down then reopen SimTools and patch LFS for motion.

Forza 4

FH4 needs to be set up in the same way as FM7.

To enable motion the following methods can be used:
  • UDP port forwarding setup on the router
  • or; Using the loopback utility
  • or; Using an app such as Simhub or Simcommander etc, to forward the UDP
See also the Forza Motorsport thread.

There is a Loopback Exemption Manager you can use.



In Forza, Data out on. IP: Port: 4123

Open WindowsLoopbackManager.exe as administrator.
Then enable all the loopback for all the Forza entries and save.
In the game enable data out on and ip port 4123.


Experimental DCS Plugin

War Thunder - How to map button to recenter VR View

Codemasters F1 2018 required in-game settings

How to center VR view in War Thunder

Assetto Corsa - App to manage lights

@Blame73 created this app for Assetto Corsa that allows you to create, edit, turn on/off lights, have multiple lights levels per track, and also monitor lights and fps, switch vertex AO and other stuff I'm forgotting.
It works with the lights shader patch by x4fab that you can find on the ac shaders discord channel. It is recommended you always get the latest version.

If you want to give it a try you can find my app here: BLM Lights

Generic Joystick Motion Plugin and vJoy controller mapping

All is not lost if a game does not have a motion plugin or if game updates break the motion plugin, as you canuse the generic Joystick motion plugin: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/joystick-plugin.127/

See here for @George Dobransky's original instructions on using vJoy to reassign controller mappings, so you can make the best of your hardware and the generic Joystick Plugin: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...ns-plugin-vr-version.10310/page-4#post-142686


Get vJoy, virtual joystick software, for reassigning inputs: https://sourceforge.net/projects/vjoystick/files/Beta

There are several versions, the new ones may have installation problem with win7, or win10, and if so try an older version.

You need a remapper utility, for new versions of vJoy: https://github.com/evilC/UCR

For older versions of vJoy, you can use UJR: http://evilc.com/fil...hk/vjoy/ujr.zip

Configure the Oculus version of Project Cars

As @El_Batallitas explains to configure the Oculus version of Project Cars for use with the SimTools motion plugin duplicate the .exe file and rename it to pCARS.exe, create a shortcut to desktop, create a pCARSOculus64.exe shortcut aswell, and place both on desktop. Open pCARSOculus64, wait 1 second and open pCARS.exe, it will display "game already running", leave it that way. Game manager should be turned ON now.: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/project-cars-plugin.4780/page-13#post-135709