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Download telemetry data from iRacing

Hello! I’m Abel Caro and I’m going to teach you how to get telemetry data of iRacing.

To activate downloading the iRacing data, all you need to do is press the «ALT + L» command when you’re on track.

Doing so, you will see that the message «Telemetry» is activated on the screen:

Where is iRacing telemetry data stored?

Inside your «Documents» folder (what was previously «My documents») there is an iRacing folder.

Inside, there is another one called «Telemetry» which is where all your telemetry data will be saved when you that option is activated.

Change iRacing data file type with Mu Exporter

The default format of the files that you will find in the «Telemetry» folder is «.ibt». This is a particular file type that you cannot open with independent softwares.

Luckily, we have Mu, which allows us to transform that data file type automatically. You can download it here:

Once you download and install it (you just have to click on that file), you can open it and see the options it has:

Exporter

File type in which you want to export the data. If you’re going to try to analyze the data by yourself with MoTeC, you can select that option.

At Lebalap I use the Csv file type, which is an international standard. If you want to take your driving, setup and strategies to the next level with Lebalap, select «Csv«.

Units

This is the unit system. The British have their own (inches, miles, etc.).

For the vast majority of cases, the International System is always better. Therefore, I recommend the «Metric» option.

Import Directory

Here you can put the path to the folder where your iRacing data is stored. If you have not modified it, it will be in «iRacing/Telemetry» and it is the default one.

Therefore, change this option only if you have changed the iRacing folder settings.

Export Directory

Thanks to this option you can choose where the data will be saved in the file type you chose.

By default, you can leave it in the same folder: since the new files have a different file extension, they will not be overwritten.

Auto Enable Telemetry

Activate this option («On«) to avoid the need to press «Alt + L» when going out to the track to save the data. With this, that Telemetry light will turn on automatically.

Have in mind that you will need to have Mu open to this option works.

Export Lap Threshold

This is an interesting option if you’re only interested in analyzing long runs. If in a stint you make fewer laps than you set here, the file will not be transformed to the new file type.

Remove iRacing Telemetry

This option allows you to delete the «.ibt» files that iRacing generates once you transform them to the file type you have chosen.

If you select «Never«, they will never be removed. If you select «Under Threshold«, only files with fewer laps than you chose in the «Export Lap Threshold» option will be removed. Selecting «Always» will remove all files that Mu changes the format.

Show Settings on Startup

This refers to the options that we are explaining: do you want these options to appear when you open Mu?

I recommend leaving it «On«, because they don’t bother me and you never know if you are going to need to change something. If this top box bothers you, you can set it to «Off«.

Save Current Setup

Be careful, this is not to save the setup of the car, but Mu. This by default should also be «On» so that what you change is saved, but maybe there will be times when you try some different configuration and you don’t want it to be keep up; for that, leave it «Off«.

Therefore, this is how I have it configured:

Now we just need to take full advantage of that data from Lebalap!

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Download telemetry data from rFactor 2

Hi! My name is Abel Caro and I am going to teach you how to download your telemetry data of rFactor 2.

Download and install MoTeC

To get the telemetry data with rFactor you will need to install MoTeC. So you can download it here.

Choose an option according to your Windows version:

Once you have downloaded that file, open it and install MoTeC as any other software.

MoTeC plugin for rFactor 2

Now it’s time to install «MotecPlugin», the MoTeC plugin with which you will connect it to your rFactor 2 simulator.

The first thing will be to download it from here thanks to the people of simracinghub.com. You will get that file called «rF2_MotecPlugin_28Jun2014.rar». Unzip it (right click -> «Extract here») and you will see that there are two others files: the «Plugins» folder and «MotecPlugin_Readme.txt». In this case, what interests us is the folder.

When you open it you will see that there is a folder called «MotecPlugin» and two files, «MotecPLugin.dll» and «MotecPlugin_x64.dll».

In case you launch the 64-bit (x64) mode of rFactor 2, you should copy the «MotecPlugin» folder and the «MotecPLugin_x64.dll» file to «rFactor 2/Bin64/ Plugins». That rFactor 2 folder will be under «Steam/SteamApps/common».

In case you launch the 32-bit mode of rFactor 2, you should copy the «MotecPlugin» folder and the «MotecPLugin.dll» file to «rFactor 2/Bin32/ Plugins». That rFactor 2 folder will be under «Steam/SteamApps/common».

If you are not sure which mode you launch, you can do both.

Telemetry files in rFactor 2

When you go to the track for the first time after having followed the previous steps, a folder called «LOG» will be automatically created inside the rFactor 2 folder (in «Steam/SteamApps/common»), where the data files will be saved, and a file called «MotecPlugin.ini», which is where you can change the data acquisition options.

The usual optimal options are those that come by default. So, you shouldn’t touch anything else.

Export files to «.csv» with MoTeC

The data files that are saved in the LOG folder have a «.ld» extension. If you don’t see the extension, you can do it by activating the option «File name extensions» from the «View» tab, although it is not necessary. Here you got Spanish example:

These files can be opened with MoTeC. When opening it, go to the «File» tab and «Export Data …»:

In the window that opens, you can choose the format to be «.csv». Select these options:

  • Data Extent: Entire Outing
  • Output File Format: CSV File
  • Output Sample Rate: Auto
  • Include Time Stamp: Checked
  • Include Distance Data: Checked

When you have it, click «Export» and you will have your «.csv» files. Ready for us to take advantage of its full potential from Lebalap!

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Download telemetry data from Assetto Corsa

Hello! My name is Abel Caro and I am going to teach you how to get the telemetry data of Assetto Corsa.

Assetto Corsa drivers are fortunate to have the work of Race Department. And here is the step-by-step explanation of how to download your telemetry data from Assetto Corsa.

1. Download ACTI

To download this, you can find the link here.

If you have never downloaded anything from that website, you will probably see a blocked button that says «NO PERMISSION TO DOWNLOAD»:

Don’t worry. You can get this permission just by registering:

You can register and login with any Google, Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft account. They make it easy for you.

In case you are going to register, you have several plans to choose from: one of them is free. Click «JOIN NOW» on which you like the most and complete the registration like any other:

Once you have the account created, log in. And as you can see, you already have access to the download:

2. Unzip and locate folders

What you have downloaded is a compressed file called «acti_package_v1.1.2.rar». Inside you will see several folders and files:

One of those files is a PDF which explains how this should be installed in great detail. But here we get to the point.

There are two compressed files that interest you: «acti.rar» and «acti_trig_cntrl.rar». Do you have them located?

By the way, you can unzip the compressed file to have them in a folder instead of a compressed file. Maybe that’s more comfortable for you.

Inside «acti.rar» is the «acti» folder. You can put that folder wherever you want, keeping in mind that it will be where the data is stored. More specifically, within «telem», a subfolder that is inside.

Once you’ve put it somewhere, copy the path and leave it copied. We will use it a little later.

Don’t you know what the route is or how to copy it? It is that text that is at the top of any folder:

If you click there, everything is automatically selected and you can copy it.

Now it’s time to go to the other file: «acti_trig_cntrl.rar». There are two other folders in there: «apps» and «contents». What you have to do with both is to copy them into the folder where Assetto Corsa is installed.

It is usually in «Steam/SteamApps/common/assettocorsa». That Steam folder should be in «program files» inside the main folder of the hard drive, unless you installed it elsewhere.

Anyway, if you go into Assetto Corsa folder, you will see that there are two folders that are called the same as ours: «apps» and «contents». When you copy them inside, what happens is that the new files are added in their respective folders.

There may be a little mess with so much folder, but don’t worry, going step by step you should have no problem.

3. Activation in Assetto Corsa

It is time to open our beloved Assetto Corsa.

Upon entering, we go to «Main menu» and «Options». At the bottom you will see the «UI Modules», where our «acti» is. Activate it:

Now, what you have to do is enter in any practice and go on track. In the side menu you will find two options of acti:

If you click on the one below, a window will appear in the middle of the screen. In the bar where just above it says «Full System Path to Local acti.exe» you must put the full path. And that’s the one you copied before, you have to add «acti.exe» at the end:

Be careful, because if you do not have the option to see the extensions activated in the Windows folder viewer, perhaps what you have to add to the path is just «acti» (without the «.exe» at the end).

Below are also a couple of options: «Auto Launch Enable» and «Auto Connect Enable». Activate them and restart the practice you entered (or entirely Assetto Corsa to be safer).

When you return to the track, click on the first option of «acti» in the side menu. You will see that the central light is green. That means you did it!

Now all you have to do is send that data to Lebalap to get the most out of it!