Mainly you need to pass several command line arguments to the executable. When you do this, you won't see anything launch, it will look like nothing happened, however it is running. You'll see the process running in the windows task manager. Eventually, I'll make a wrapper app to add a UI for the dedicated server.
Also, there's currently no master server list, so you connect by IP address or host name.
You can create custom paint schemes with pretty much any image editing software like Photoshop, you just need to save/convert it to a .dds file for it to show up in game. A scheme also has to be downloaded by other people for them to see it in their game. The blank templates are here in CP's dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r44qc2jvr4bepns/AAARhfDiTB-HxW28Dma0QWbYa?dl=0
@RustyGears rFactor is currently being retired since HydroSim is replacing it. We're doing a few last exhibition races in rFactor for fun and as a send-off, and to do something a bit different since we recently finished the first HydroSim season. We'll be using HydroSim for just about everything in the future from here on.
@PensiveDolphin Cool I'll take a look at it soon. LOD stands for level of detail. Typically games will have a few models at different resolutions that will swap out at further distances to lessen the load on the GPU.
I'll take a look at the texture mapping and try to give some tips.
For the flag, Unity has cloth simulation, so that can be setup in game, just need a flat plane for the flag. The cloth simulation in blender won't be used unless you save it out to a looped animation. Eventually I'll setup wind in game though.
@TinyBeard RT and LT on an xbox controller typically share the Z axis. At least on an Xbox 360 controller. One side goes from -1 to 0, the other side goes 0 - 1, if both are held down the same amount they cancel eachother out.
Whoops, disregard this post! Found the issue, I had the monitor plugged into the wrong GPU port. My cpu has 2 ports and I was accidentally using the intel port which is above the other port that my Nvidia graphics card is.
My bad, should have diagnosed it a bit more before posting here, all is good now
I wouldn't guarantee that it would work correctly, there's several hacks going on that are reading/writing to specific memory addresses in the game, so if for some reason the rfactor exe is different, then it might not work.