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Texting while driving

Discussion in 'ACC General Discussions' started by Jernz Tan, May 12, 2020.

  1. Jernz Tan

    Jernz Tan Rookie

    So I was racing earlier and everyone was texting while racing. I don't understand this. How do they do it? Is there a third-party app where you can convert voice to text or something? When I try doing it I always lose my braking points or steer too late. I don't understand how people do this right before a corner and still manage not to lose focus. Am I missing something?
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  3. Crema

    Crema Rookie

    Train in your everyday car to get used to it a low speed then it become easier in the game. ;)

    ps: ofc it's a joke
  4. Maciej Malinowski

    Maciej Malinowski Hardcore Simmer

    Paul Ricard main straight is just long enough to Alt-Tab from the game and check Discord or something , watch some YT video, turn on Spotify, make some replies on Kunos formus, and then Alt-Tab back to the game :p:p
  5. Oblit0r

    Oblit0r Alien

    You can set up macros so you only have to press 1 key and it will write something for you.

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  6. Jernz Tan

    Jernz Tan Rookie

    How do you set up macros? Is it an ingame feature?
  7. TurboTomato

    TurboTomato Gamer

    Presumably most of those macros just stick in things like 'ffs' 'idiot' 'n00b' & maybe 'sry'. That's pretty much all I see in the chat window during races.

    And yes, I was wondering how they do it as well :D
  8. eracerhead

    eracerhead Hardcore Simmer

    VoiceAttack works very well for this; I've been using it for years.
  9. Maciej Malinowski

    Maciej Malinowski Hardcore Simmer

    I just type when on the straight :D
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  10. Odirse

    Odirse Rookie

    I was actually thinking in doing something like using the buttons of my mouse as macros to say "thanks" or "I'll let you pass on the straight, don't ruin my race". It would be nice to have this possibility as an In-Game feature.
  11. blasotto

    blasotto Rookie

    why not have a vocal chat like iracing?
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  12. Maybe you can tell us how? :)
  13. Tundra

    Tundra Hardcore Simmer

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  14. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    you are so fast, you straight times are too short for typing. fake news from you ! :D:D:D
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  15. Maciej Malinowski

    Maciej Malinowski Hardcore Simmer

  16. iVG

    iVG Alien

    I just hold the steering wheel with my mouth and lean a bit forward to reach the keyboard where we can have some jokes with the bois while racing at 200+ kph. Works fine for me.
  17. Oblit0r

    Oblit0r Alien

    I just used my Corsair keyboard software to set that up. It was just for testing purposes tho, never actually used it :p
    If you don't have software for your keyboard that allows to make macros, use google to find a macro recorder.
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  18. John Dalton

    John Dalton Gamer

    This is literally what I do!
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  19. Turk

    Turk Alien

    Typing just isn't an option for me in VR. If I tried it would look like this "fgre gugfef"
  20. eracerhead

    eracerhead Hardcore Simmer

    That's why I use VoiceAttack. Takes just a few minutes to set up, but allows you to set up and execute pre-written chat phrases just by speaking them, or even make vehicle setup or pitstop changes if you really get into using it. Quite a godsend in VR.
  21. +1 for VoiceAttack, installed 3 days ago and setup macro for chat to use with button box or voice recognition, work very well.

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