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rFactor, the basics?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by M_Nesevitch, Apr 24, 2018.

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  1. M_Nesevitch

    M_Nesevitch Hot Lapper

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    Well... Something I did has screwed up rFactor. It'll load, but a lot of the cars won't. I can unfreeze it with the "esc" key, but if I load a track with a car that hasn't fully loaded, it just show a square block for a car that says "TEMP" on the side.. lol So, any advice/tips on reinstalling??
     
  2. Highbank

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    Sometimes you can return to the pits (quit to pits) then go back out and they'll be gone. What it is is slow loading cars, they are probably hi-def and they just take a bit to get there, other times it's problems in those car files....I used to have that a lot with the Grands Slam (not the breakfast at Denny's)
     
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    No, there's a corrupted file somewhere, try reinstalling the "lite" exe, BEFORE you do that move your exe in your rFactor somewhere else, the reinstall will overwrite it. If that doesn't fix it then the mod has the corrupted file and needs reinstalled, that's rFactor's biggest problem, "too many Chiefs not enough cooks." In other word anybody and a monkey's uncle could make a mod and not know what they're doing, including myself.
     
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    Cool! I'll see if I can find a current link to rFactor "lite".. Sounds like a good way to test mods/cars w/o corrupting the main install. Either of you tried "Mod Launcher 2.0"?? I dld it but haven't installed it. Was thinking about using it once I reinstall the sim..
     
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    HOLY COW!!! That FTP site is loaded with .... STUFF!!! `6`I'll see you guys in a few weeks.. x'D
     
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    Been there done that...BUT let me warn you...install one thing at a time, whether it be a track or a mod, install it, test it, then move on...otherwise you've created a nightmare for your game.

    Tigg what did you do?
     
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    WIll do! And it's definitely Tigg's fault!! x'D
     
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    One at a time unless I get greedy.
     
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    I do a separate install (using rF Lite) for each mod, just to avoid any such issues ... I probably have 15-20 installs. The only headache is doing all of the initial settings when you install a new mod.

    If you want all of your tracks in one place, you can have a "base" install with all of them, then change the config.ini file in each mod install to point to that location.
     
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    Trae knows....;)
     
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    I tried something like that, Open Wheels in one install, classics in another, prototypes in another and so on. It worked for awhile then I switched PCs and went back to one install for all but the HistoryX mod which demands its own install. I just don't have the patients anymore for all that work, in fact I need to upload my wheel setting to my Megafile so I have them incase I get a new PC or something happens to this install.
     
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    Oh yeh, it would definitely get tedious if you were installing a bunch at once.
     
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    I have Historx in an install with other stuff, granted it was originally just Historx in there....no issues to this point...oooo wish I hadn't said that....
     
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    Yeah, keep your mouth shut, you don't need those kinks of gremlins!
     
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    I'm amazed that after all these years running rF, I still manage to find bad content that makes my prime install fail...
     
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    Me too, I'm thinking about doing a "lite" install to see if a mod works before moving it into my main folder.
     
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    That's a good idea, i have a "New Stuff" folder in each of my installs, maybe a I need a "New Stuff" install
     
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    I'm finding it's the older mods that are having a problem, of the few "newer" ones I've gotten recently they all work fine, now tracks is a different story!
     
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    Do you guys install it in a different directory than it suggests? I didn't partition this new HDD for a separate game partition, so I just let it install to C:/Windows/Program Files/rFactor (something like that) but having it in Program Files just feels weird.. Did I read that it likes it better if you just let it install where it wants, or is my CRS acting up? lol
     
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