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    Yoss, I've already reached out to you about this...

    Yoss, I've already reached out to you about this issue. In my experience, such errors are either caused by a typo in the metadata.vdf, a preview image that is too large or an internet connection that...
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    Thanks everybody for providing feedback on things...

    Thanks everybody for providing feedback on things you want and don't want us to do. Such input is always valuable. Just to clarify, we have no intentions of "dumbing down" rFactor 2 in any way. We...
  3. 3D models are not the only reason for encrypting...

    3D models are not the only reason for encrypting content. Regularly it is about protecting data.
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    Exactly as above, so with the 'v'.

    Exactly as above, so with the 'v'.
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    Yes you can install older builds of the dedicated...

    Yes you can install older builds of the dedicated server with SteamCMD, just like you can with the regular installation. Apart from the latest release, the following older versions are available:
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    Making all the content mandatory and...

    Making all the content mandatory and pre-installed is a solution we also discussed, but in the end we decided not to take that route because it would mean you cannot even uninstall that content from...
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    I'll try to explain this part. For "normal"...

    I'll try to explain this part.

    For "normal" workshop items, it works almost like you say:

    If you subscribe to a workshop item, Steam will download the contents of that item into a folder on...
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    I think you understand how the system works now,...

    I think you understand how the system works now, it does download the component in the cache folder as part of the next game update. That is not ideal. We can only prevent that by doing a game update...
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    When we converted rFactor 2 to Steam, we decided...

    When we converted rFactor 2 to Steam, we decided it was important for new users to start with a game that contained all ISI+3PA content, which is why all those pieces of content ended up in the...
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    By default, the Steam Client uses UDP to talk to...

    By default, the Steam Client uses UDP to talk to the Steam servers. If that is somehow problematic in your local network, such as in the case Jacky describes, or in cases where you need to go through...
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    You are aware that we already have this...

    You are aware that we already have this projection correction. It's called "multiview" and you can enable it if you have a triple screen setup where the side monitors are at an angle. In fact this...
  13. Thanks for sharing this information ECARS_Tracks!...

    Thanks for sharing this information ECARS_Tracks! I know there are quite a few people struggling with the same problem you had so it will be interesting to see if this helps them too. In any case I...
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    I disagree that it is pretty much redundant after...

    I disagree that it is pretty much redundant after the first install as that depends entirely on what you will be doing after that. The cache is there to let you quickly unsubscribe and (re)subscribe...
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    I appreciate the fact that you took the time to...

    I appreciate the fact that you took the time to order your thoughts and provide feedback. From the different responses in this thread you can already see that not everybody has the same opinion,...
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    tafkams is right, those last two ports are new...

    tafkams is right, those last two ports are new and were added specifically to support the Steam matchmaker. That also means that if you do not properly open those two ports in your firewall/router,...
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    Just to be sure I understand the steps you take,...

    Just to be sure I understand the steps you take, you are:

    1) launching a dedicated server without a password, all is good;
    2) stopping that server, and restarting it with a different profile that...
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    A question: Since having the ground control...

    A question: Since having the ground control points seems very important to end up with a valid point cloud, where in the campaign did you budget for them? Worst case you need to have one available...
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    Not if you install it in a new folder. Do not try...

    Not if you install it in a new folder. Do not try to install it on top of an existing installation though, that will definitely cause problems.
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    I can try to explain why we made this decision....

    I can try to explain why we made this decision. The requirement that drove this decision was that we wanted new users to have a rich experience containing all the cars and tracks that ISI (and the...
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    I think it's bad luck, indeed. Even on Steam,...

    I think it's bad luck, indeed.

    Even on Steam, all we use is the Steam matchmaker. So if that part of Steam would ever go down, you would not be able to see the list of servers. In that case, if...
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    That sounds like your network connection went...

    That sounds like your network connection went down, causing rFactor to disconnect and the Steam client reporting the loss of network. We do not shut down either a dedicated server or a client. There...
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    Given the requirement that we wanted the download...

    Given the requirement that we wanted the download for new users to include everything in one go, having all packages as part of the initial download was the only option. Steam has no way to flag that...
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    The cache files, like all the other files that...

    The cache files, like all the other files that come with rFactor 2, will be restored by Steam when you update or repair your installation.
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    Marc, I can confirm that Steam keeps track of...

    Marc, I can confirm that Steam keeps track of your subscriptions per user account, so all your computers that use that same account will also use the same subscription.

    You can probably get away...
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    You do indeed have to go through the installation...

    You do indeed have to go through the installation of the latest version first, but this is less of a problem than it sounds as 99% of the files are the same if you compare build 1052 and 1084. This...
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    I respect that english is not your native...

    I respect that english is not your native language (it is not mine either). I am trying to understand the concerns you are raising, and to answer them. I apologize if I misunderstood any of it.
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    So the dedicated server is actually a "lite"...

    So the dedicated server is actually a "lite" install, that part is covered.

    The second part of your idea is actually one of the options we discussed before for the client. In the end we decided...
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    You can run the command again to get the latest...

    You can run the command again to get the latest version, but there is no automatic way (yet) to check if there actually is an update and to (automatically) install that update for a dedicated server....
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    Through Steam, ISI offers a freely downloadable...

    Through Steam, ISI offers a freely downloadable dedicated server which is functionally equivalent to the non-Steam one, so NRT will have to start using those. That should be no problem though. There...
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    I have code for that, it's part of some code I...

    I have code for that, it's part of some code I open sourced. I don't have much time to support it though so I can point you in the right direction for using it, but you have to invest some time to...
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    I am driving myself in several leagues that...

    I am driving myself in several leagues that sometimes require me to go back to an older build. I use the Steam version for that as selecting a different build is a simple matter of choosing it from a...
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    If you want to, that is possible. There are a...

    If you want to, that is possible. There are a couple of ways you can do that:

    1) You can literally make a copy of the Steam installation folder and run rFactor 2 from there by double clicking the...
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    No, there is no difference in performance.

    No, there is no difference in performance.
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    Yes. When playing rFactor 2, the plugin does...

    Yes.

    When playing rFactor 2, the plugin does not do anything if you don't have the Steam version. It is there for the dedicated server, which loads its plugins from the same folder. The dedicated...
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    Yes, there will be. Obviously we won't be sharing...

    Yes, there will be. Obviously we won't be sharing any technical details about how that is done, but it is one of the things that needs to be in place before we can release this.
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    It won't use the DLC option that is provided by...

    It won't use the DLC option that is provided by Steam as that is designed to be used for only a few DLC items which are provided by the publisher (ISI). It also won't use the workshop directly, as...
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    You would not happen to have a link to that post,...

    You would not happen to have a link to that post, would you?
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    No need, I will do it for you: The bold...

    No need, I will do it for you:



    The bold part is what we're discussing here. If an author want to tell the community what is and what is not allowed, put a proper license on that content. If...
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    We simply don't agree on this. That is fine, but...

    We simply don't agree on this. That is fine, but don't try to make a rule out of your personal opinion. And don't start calling me names, that is simply being rude.
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    I am not talking about your tracks. I am talking...

    I am not talking about your tracks. I am talking about mods in general.

    If you have put a license on the content you created that does not allow people to share the content, then that is your...
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    That is your opinion. I think it is impossible to...

    That is your opinion. I think it is impossible to generalise and make such a statement, because what you are allowed to do depends on the license that the original author put on the content. I would...
  43. Just visited the server via the Steam Matchmaker...

    Just visited the server via the Steam Matchmaker and everything seems to be running smoothly. It's great to see more people upgrading their dedicated servers to Steam!
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    Let me try to explain this... If you have the...

    Let me try to explain this...

    If you have the non-Steam dedicated server and host a race, that dedicated server will currently show up in the ISI matchmaker only. Both the Steam and non-Steam...
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    If you install the "Steam" dedicated server...

    If you install the "Steam" dedicated server distribution, which incidentally can be downloaded by anybody, even without a Steam account, you get a dedicated server that publishes itself both to the...
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    Ronnie, Tim, I can confirm that will not collide:...

    Ronnie, Tim, I can confirm that will not collide:

    The standard version logs in to an ISI account. As Tim explains, it uses an ID but forces unique e-mail addresses to be used.
    The steam version...
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    Yes, multiplayer will be compatible between the...

    Yes, multiplayer will be compatible between the Steam and non-Steam versions. It is important not to split the community but provide Steam as an easy to use alternative to the current system.

    And...
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    I tried hosting without TCP for the sim port and...

    I tried hosting without TCP for the sim port and although the server was visible in the matchmaker, people could not join. After opening both TCP and UDP for the sim port everything worked like a...
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    Another option is to set: UseSubViewParams=0 ...

    Another option is to set:

    UseSubViewParams=0

    Which means you go back to the old way of setting up multiview (and all you need to do is set the vertical FOV).
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    I have created a whitelist for drivers as part of...

    I have created a whitelist for drivers as part of endurance racing software (initially for rF1 but later updated for rF2). It's not really available as stand-alone software, but the code is open...
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