Wednesday, 25 November 2015
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The following guide explains how to install and setup Motec for rFactor 2.

MoTeC's i2 data analysis software has been developed over a number of years with valuable input from professional race teams worldwide. It delivers an extensive package of powerful analysis tools and innovative data management features, whilst maintaining a simple and intuitive user interface.

Designed from the ground up for speed and flexibility, the i2 environment can be customised to specific user requirements. Any number and combination of graphs, gauges and reports can be analysed simultaneously. User settings, screen layouts and maths are stored with each project, making it easy to deal with multiple vehicles or motorsport categories and to share data in a team environment.

Before continuing, you must first download the plugin files for rFactor 2 from here.

Telemetry Plugin Installation

Note: These steps assume you have "Hide extensions for known file types" un-checked from the Windows Folder Options View.

If you run rFactor 2 on 32-bit mode, do the following:

1) Extract the file and navigate to the "Plugins" folder.

2) Copy both the "MotecPlugin" folder and "MotecPlugin.dll" file.

3) On a separate Windows Explorer window, open your "rFactor 2\Bin32\Plugins" directory.

4) Paste the files you copied on step 2.

If done correctly, you'll have the MotecPlugin.dll sitting beside the TrackIR_rF2_Plugin.dll that comes with rFactor 2. If not, try it again.

If you run rFactor 2 on 64-bit mode, do the following:

1) Extract the file and navigate to the "Plugins" folder.

2) Copy both the "MotecPlugin" folder and "MotecPlugin_x64.dll" file.

3) On a separate Windows Explorer window, open your "rFactor 2\Bin64\Plugins" directory.

4) Paste the files you copied on step 2.

If done correctly, you'll have the MotecPlugin_x64.dll sitting beside the TrackIR_rF2_Plugin.dll that comes with rFactor 2. If not, try it again.

If correctly installed, when you run rFactor 2 the plugin will create a new LOG folder to store the logs, a MotecPlugin.ini file for setting various options, and by default will log the default channels at the standard rates.

To change the options, quit out of rF2, find the MotecPlugin.ini file which should be in your main rFactor 2 folder, if not there, check in "C:\Users\\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\rFactor2\MotecPlugin.ini" and check out the available settings.

Telemetry Plugin Usage

By default, logging is active on startup, which means all your driving will be logged. When you jump into a car you'll hear beeps indicating the current logging status:

'Upwards beeps' = logging on. 'Downwards beeps' = logging off.

To toggle between logging on & off, hit Ctrl-M (or your own defined key) while in the car.

Note: In the current version of rF2 a red plugin icon appears when you jump in the car; this is normal and doesn't mean anything has gone wrong. However, plugins are not active until this icon disappears again (currently less than a second), so if you have logging active you won't get logged data for this period, and if you try to switch it on you won't be able to until the icon disappears.

When logging is finished, either through switching it off or by exiting the car, you will hear the beeps indicating the log has finished being built (converted from the temp file) usually after a short pause. You can then open it up in i2Pro as you wish.

If you log a lot of data then try to immediately exit rF2, it might pause on a blackscreen for a short period. A driving stint of several hours should only take 5-10s to finish converting. (longer stints or higher data rates will take longer)

Motec i2 Data Analysis Installation

1) Now that you have installed and tested the plugin, it's time to download a tool for data analysis, in this case, we'll download Motec's i2 (Standard or Pro, whichever version you prefer).

2) After you've downloaded Motec's i2, follow the installation wizard that will help you install the tool.

3) After you've installed Motec's i2, open it. The first time you open it, it will show a welcome screen prompting you to watch a demo video, you may choose to watch it or not.

4) Next comes the"New Workspace Wizard" where the tool will guide you with setting up a workspace. You'll be presented with 4 types of profiles: Circuit, Drag, Engine, and Rally. For demonstration purposes, we'll select "Circuit" as we mostly race on them.

/images/Motec_i2_Pro_Setup_1.PNG

5) After selecting your workspace profile, you'll need to name it and pick a location for it. After this, you can click on Next and then Finish.

6) Once you finish with the wizard setup, you should be presented with something similar to this:

/images/Motec_i2_Pro_Setup_2.PNG

7) You can then open a log file by clicking on File then Open Log File...

8) Navigate to the directory where the telemetry plugin saves the logs and then open it.

You are done! Now you can start playing with the tool and your workspace so that it suits your needs.


Janos Magasrevy
SRH Founder and Director

5 years ago
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Peter, this is the only one I have: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-QtCt_uoSguaFFvbGVoblJoVkU

The filename is mi_1-30-0009en.exe

There's this one too mi2_pro_1.01.0082.exe: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-QtCt_uoSguakhNaGkyNU1GaTA

Are you having trouble loading your logs?

Janos Magasrevy
SRH Founder and Director

5 years ago
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ok thx with the 2nd link it works
5 years ago
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I think we should have a motec class on TS, by some guys that know what they are doing. :) and that's NOT ME
5 years ago
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That is a great idea Sean, I would do it if I had the time!

What if we start gathering questions you would like to know the answers, perhaps I can put some material that might be useful.

Janos Magasrevy
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5 years ago
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I believe this doesn't happen anymore with the latest version of the plugin: https://forum.studio-397.com/index.php?threads/damplugin-for-rf2.49363/

Janos Magasrevy
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5 years ago
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I think there's a newer version of the plugin, anyways, did you back up your old one before moving to the new rig?

Janos Magasrevy
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5 years ago
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Just do a search from your root (C:/) for plugin.ini or *.ini and see if you can find it there.

Janos Magasrevy
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4 years ago
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I just installed it, after years of not using it. I get the red plug icon, when I get in the car, but it used to say " Data acquisition enabled", in the past. Toggling CRTL-M doesn't make any beeps. Is this normal for the new version ? I just copied the folder and file to the location Janos mentioned. Sounds kinda hard to mess up.

My mistake. The beeps work IF I remember to run in 32 bit mode.

I installed the Standard version of the Motec analysis software. That seemed to be the right one for using a plugin. The Pro version looked to be used with other stuff.
4 years ago
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I don't get beeps or have to turn it on, it just logs.
4 years ago
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I got it working, but I can't get on our server in 32bit mode. It crashes. So, it's single user and motec for setup analysis and back on the server in 64bit for practice.

I found in the new version of Standard I2, you only get 2 sections of a screen to look at at one time. Since the car has four corners, and the NEWEST Pro version doesn't like the Motec files, it's back to the old Pro version that Janos provided a like for. I like the look of the newer, better, but it's not going to work, so...back to the one I used to know.

How do we get it to display the track ? I know I used to compare track laps , years ago, and put my lap over someone else's.
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I run in 64 bit mode. I think you have to copy the files in the in the bin64 folder, if I'm not mistaken.
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You've been deceived my friend

Janos Magasrevy
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