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Texting while driving

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

  1. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    This thread encouraged me to finally sort mine out. I was using Joytokey for some keystroke commands but couldn't get it to type complete words so switched to Hidmacros and after some testing got it to work.
  2. Turk

    Turk Alien

    I don't need anything too complicated, just the basic swear words with "you" put in front of them.
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  3. tjr

    tjr Hardcore Simmer

  4. I tried Hidmacros. It works fine in a text file but not in ACC for chat messages.
    What I'm doing wrong?
  5. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Did you add a sleep, it seems to execute too fast for ACC otherwise.

    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+Thanks"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
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  6. Thank you :) I'll try it.

    Edit: It still doesn't work ingame :(
    I tried yours and also this one:

    HIDMacros.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+Thank You."
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "{ENTER}"

    ...without any success :(
    Last edited: May 16, 2020
  7. Oblit0r

    Oblit0r Alien

    When I set up a macro for my keyboard, I made it write individual letters instead of complete words.
    Dunno, your program, but assume it would look something like this.

    HIDMacros.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+T"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+h"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+a"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+n"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+k."
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+ "
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+Y"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+o"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+u"
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "+."
    HIDMacros.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
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  8. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Yeah this was one of the things I tried but it caused the game to stutter.
    @Atfer_Midnight that's odd, does it show anything at all in the chat box?
  9. If I do it this way nothing happens ingame.
    I tried also "predefinded send keyboard sequence" ~Thanks~
    At this way the chat box appears ingame but it's empty.
    Last edited: May 18, 2020
  10. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Forgive me if I am asking obvious questions.
    How are you activating the macro, off a button on a wheel?
  11. You will be forgiven :p
    I'm using buttons of the numpad atm.
  12. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Hmm I'm stumped to be honest,
    Just set up a test macro using my numpad to activate it and it worked fine (desktop mode, I use VR).
    The only thing I did notice was that the HidMacros app had to be in the background i.e not visible on screen.
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  13. Rema84

    Rema84 Gamer

    How can I open the chat-field during race? I didn't found a key in the options?
  14. Oblit0r

    Oblit0r Alien

    Press Enter
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  15. Thanks for help guys :)
    I don't know why but I can't make HIDmacro get to work.
    So I switched to MacroGamer and this app is working for me without any problems.


    Greets After_Midnight
  16. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Nice one :)
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  17. Olivier Prenten

    Olivier Prenten Simracer

    Texting with a keyboard while driving is NOT compatible.:cool:
  18. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    It's totally fine, provided you're OK with crashing into stuff. Just like real life in that respect ;):p
  19. AJ McDaddy

    AJ McDaddy Simracer

    Doesn't Crew Chief have a chat macro feature? I've not tried it so don't know how good it is or if it even works properly with ACC.
  20. Captain Barracuda

    Captain Barracuda Hardcore Simmer

    You can set it up with any key mapper, including the voice commands in Crew Chief. It just needs to be able to press enter, type some letters, then press enter again and assign this to a button
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