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ACC Manual

Discussion in 'ACC General Discussions' started by max21, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. max21

    max21 Racer

    Dear all,
    I hope this post is not considered a wish list, in case you tell me where to move it.

    ACC, in my opinion, has certainly reached an excellent stage of development, personally I never had so much fun with AI as in the last version (1.0.10). And even in VR it's a show!

    Now, I don't know about you, but personally, and after several hundred hours of play, I struggle to remember all the possible options of the game, the meaning of the variables, the various configuration files, the details of the game modes, setup options, etc.
    Of course there are the blog of @Aristotelis and some other developers, as well as the whole forum of course, but it is increasingly difficult to find the information you want.
    I think it's time for someone to think about building and then maintaining a solid documentation. Undoubtedly it is a very expensive activity, so I don't know if at this moment the developers can afford it, certainly it would be a very useful tool.

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  3. Tim Larsen

    Tim Larsen Racer

    The changes and updates that are coming in the game would probably make a manual release outdated quickly - an online wiki style manual would be nice - a lot of the options, in cart setup in particular, would be great to have a hint or explanation of.
  4. VeryStef

    VeryStef Gamer

  5. DiRTyDRiVER

    DiRTyDRiVER Hardcore Simmer

    I am currently creating a German ACC game manual. The focus is currently on multiplayer. If want can create English version.

    Johnnie Dax, kro, manu68 and 9 others like this.
  6. max21

    max21 Racer

    Great job, it could be the starting point for a documentation project?
    The English version would be very welcome.
  7. Yes please!!! This will be so very helpful. I salute you!
  8. Radfahrer

    Radfahrer Hardcore Simmer

    Thanks for the work, Heiko !
    If you need help translating it to english, gimme the word .
  9. Dom Tuso

    Dom Tuso Gamer

    I concur 110%, great sim, but wildly lacking documentation. Please Please Please put together a single document/place/wiki with all of the goodies in understanding ACC. I mean, I'm an engineer, but cannot figure out for the life of me of how to read the tire temp graphic completely. What the heck does blue tips on green tire mean? Also when in the setup mode, nothing is documented very well for the various options.
    Mudguts and WallyM like this.
  10. Kefuddle

    Kefuddle Racer

    Even the Blancpain rules would help with an understanding of how the multiplayer events can be configured. There is nothing out there. All trial and error and maybe a lucky spot on the forum.
  11. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

    kro and EsxPaul like this.
  12. Turk

    Turk Alien

    I guess part of the problem for Kunos is that they've made a sim so true to life that now that we basically need a manual for Blancpain GT racing. Which is no small feat.

    I thought there were more tips in the past though, the setup tips seem to have been simplified or am I imagining things? It can be helpful to have those tips there as a reminder after I watch a setup video on youtube.

    I don't know about anyone else but I often need to have a notepad and calculator on hand when doing basic things like deciding how much fuel to put in the car. It would be handy to keep notes, have a calculator and access to data from previous sessions. I appreciate it's a bit late to be saying this now but I think the "career" could be dropped for a training academy or a series of events that are educational, I did the special event at Spa (#43) and it was a great event for making a setup that needed to span two different track conditions. That kind of event is kind of like a puzzle and educational, if the "career" was made up of learning driving and set ups and then your actual "career" is competing online. Unless Kunos is planning to do cut scenes and all the other in between stuff that the likes of the F1 games do then there isn't ever going to be much of a career. I find the special events more informative and valuable as learning tools than the career.

    I know that isn't really helpful to Kunos, sorry about that. But with the last few updates the sim has become more and more complicated and is becoming a bit daunting to keep up with it all. I also appreciate that because it is so big and complicated now it's hard to cover all that in any kind of manual. There's really a number of manuals involved and creating setups isn't an easy thing to make a manual for as it can be somewhat subjective. There is some excellent user created content out there too though, I don't think it all has to fall to Kunos. There's people with the knowledge and experience out there that can do setup guides as well as anyone.

    I don't know if I'm representative of a standard customer, I only play at weekends and have very limited time, so I can't invest the kind of time I feel I need to learn everything through trial and error.

    The game is addictive, it's gotten under my skin and now I want to be more competitive at it.

    I'm not complaining, I appreciate this is a whole other level of work and it's not easy, it's not a deal breaker for me to not have this stuff in the sim, but anything you can do to help with the daunting amount of data and options would be helpful. Mentioning the calculator and notepad is just an example of what I have to go through to be able to handle all the variables, I'm not expecting those things to be implemented.
    warth0g, VAPORE_, viffviff99 and 2 others like this.
  13. max21

    max21 Racer

    You made the idea of the situation very well, for example even for me the career mode is lacking, there is no prior indication on how the stints will be managed, so you always have to interrupt to prepare the race setups.

    Given the interest in a manual, it would take someone could activate a wiki project maintained by the most "expert" users. In my opinion, two conditions must be met:
    1) Kunos does not write its own manual;
    2) Some of the developers become a reference for specific questions and assume the task of validating the content.

    What do you think?
  14. [ATF]Shanti

    [ATF]Shanti Simracer

    A little manual would be great, seeing many guys in this forum who can explain things clear and simple
    Put those posts together and in same shape could be a nice thing, as .pdf for example, but a lot of work needed...
  15. Skybird

    Skybird Alien

    I am preaching it since years. a simpel doc-file in a folder in the AC installation folder, that gets repalced with an updated text when an update to the sim is downloaded. This instead of scattering in parts important information on options, and background technology , all across the forum, the web, in dozens of threads and leaving it to people to search and look and ask. More efficient. More effective. More ergonomic. Everybody would have all answers he could ask for on his HD already, always, and knows where to look them up, even print them out. As much as I like their sims and their support, as much I dislike their documentation policy. The work it takes to write on thre web, shpould be spend for doign the same text work for a manual/pdf/doc. And please: printer friendly page design. No ink-consuming fancy artwork and watermarks on the pages needed.

    Microprose. :D THAT was the way how to do these things. LOL
  16. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson Simracer

    Funny you mention that. Something in-between a Falcon 4.0 manual and a "top 10 things to know about ACC" was what I've been thinking for a while now.
  17. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson Simracer

    If I thought people would participate I would make some "top 10 things to know" posts on things like running the game, playing the game, driving the game, car setup etc. Just not sure I know the top ten things to know in most categories.
  18. manu68

    manu68 Gamer

    Thanks a lot.
    Great job.

    You are very kind to make the job instead of the kunos team.

  19. manu68

    manu68 Gamer

    Just reading your document.

    My rating is above 9000 for a pretty long time now, and i am not rated as platinum .
    Are the figures right ?
  20. surtic86

    surtic86 Racer

    Why not make a Wiki together?

    Also the Server Administration would be nice to Document it more and keep up with updatens and stuff. (I could host a Wiki for sure)
    jörgen wahlby likes this.
  21. sps_for_race

    sps_for_race Alien



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