SHO XD Style SimHub Overlays

SHO XD Style SimHub Overlays V17

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SHO XD Style SimHub Overlays is a collection of SimHub overlays designed to reproduce the style of the XD overlays (vitumo.de). Primarily supporting GTR2 but trying to maintain as much compatibility as possible with other SimHub supported games (eg. GT Legends, Race 07, rFactor 2, etc.). All overlays are optional, separate, standalone, resizable, repositionable, and can be mixed-and-matched in SimHub to create a custom HUD.

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SimHub works with the Steam version of GTR2 where XD does not. Thank you to Sikjar's XD Junior (see racedepartment.com) as the base and inspiration for these overlays.

*Please see "README SHO GTR2 XD Style SimHub Overlays.txt" as it contains helpful details on install/uninstall, tips, questions, known/open issues, testing notes, changes, and development notes. You might be reading this file right now: I've included this note here for easy copy&paste to places like Race Department download descriptions.

Features

Overlays included so far...
  • Awareness Left/Right/Rear
  • Dash/Dash Mini/Dash Mini V(ertical)/Dash Mini Plus
  • Delta Bar
  • Lap Info *
  • Leaderboard **
  • Live Track Map **
  • Pedals
  • Position Info *
  • Radar
  • Relative Leaderboard **
  • Splits/RSplits Info *
  • Shift Light
  • Status Info *
  • Tyres Temps/Pressures/Wear + Brake Temps + Oil/Water Temps **
* = Based on original GTR2 Overlays
** = Based on original XD Overlays
No Star = New overlays added in XD Style

Goals

- [Reproduce XD Overlays] Reproduce XD UI overlays in SimHub, including Tyre, Leaderboard, and Status overlays

- [Add New Overlays] Add in other modern sim UI elements such as radar, delta bar, shift light, live track map, pedal visuals, and more

- [Flexibility] All overlays are optional, separate, standalone, resizable, repositionable, and can be mixed-and-matched in SimHub to create a custom HUD

- [Compatibility] Maintain as much compatibility with other games as possible. SimHub is designed to be game agnostic which means you could use these overlays in any SimHub supported game you want. While I try to keep it compatible, GTR2 is the only supported game right now and other games may or may not work or may work only partially. Feedback welcome!

Compatibility

- GTR2(*): Full compatibility except for minor known issues
- GT Legends: The important parts are working but some are not (Track/Ambient Temps, Optimal Times, Tyre Pressures, Next/Prev Car, Split Gap(?), Sectors(?). Also, seems you have to load your SimHub Layout after you start the game, not before, otherwise you get some distracting visual weirdness (not a show-stopper though).
- Race 07: Same as GT Legends (similar engine, make sense I guess)
- rFactor 2: Nealy full compatibility (Water/Oil temps missing). Some things better than GTR2 (Ex. Pausing doesn't cause problems).
- Other: If it's a SimHub supported game then at least some things should work, ideally everything. Give it a try!

*GTR2 is the game the mod is developed against and is the primary supported game although any SimHub supported game should work (in theory)

Latest release notes (see README Release Notes section for older versions):

Version 17 (2022-08-06..2020-10-25)

Highlights:

  • [Tyres] Reorganized for more compact layout to save space onscreen
  • [Dash Mini Plus] Reorganized elements a little bit. Minor visual improvements/fixes.
  • [WIP] [Torque] Added new Torque overlay to represent percentage wheel torque being sent to your wheel. Used the Pedals overlay style. GTR2-specific for now and not currently 100% accurate due to available data.
  • [WIP] [Wheel] Added new Wheel overlay to show a wheel onscreen rotating as you rotate your physical wheel. Not ready yet, need a proper wheel image.
  • [Various Overlays] Minor visual improvements/fixes
Action Required:
  • [Tyres] Remove and re-add Tyres Overlay in Overlay Layout Editor as physical dimensions have changed and SimHub may poorly render the overlay
Full Release Notes:
  • [Action Required] [Tyres] Remove and re-add Tyres Overlay in Overlay Layout Editor as physical dimensions have changed and SimHub may poorly render the overlay
  • [Tyres] Removed unneeded "TEMPS" labels to create a more compact layout
  • [Tyres] Changed red car background image to a grayscale image to reduce visual busy-ness
  • [Dash Mini Plus] Moved Ahead/Behind elements to the second row as I tend to look at these quite a bit and wanted them more upfront-and-center
  • [Dash Mini Plus] Minor visual improvements/fixes
  • [Position] Minor visual improvements/fixes
  • [Position] Minor visual improvements/fixes. Added row for Lap: This was done for consistency to match height of other overlays that I usually put in the top of the screen.
  • [Leaderboard] Changed to higher Delta precision during Practice and Qualifying as precision is more valuable then versus in a Race.
  • [Map] Minor visual improvements/fixes. Trying to minimize wasted space where possible to gain back space to be used by other overlays.
  • [Relative] Minor visual improvements/fixes. Tiny height adjustment to match Lap Overlay height for visual consistency. Consistent 10px padding. Tiny font size adjustment to fit.
  • [RSplits] Minor visual improvements/fixes. Tiny height adjustment to match Lap Overlay height for visual consistency. Also now has consistent 10px padding.
  • [WIP] [Torque] Added new Torque overlay to represent percentage wheel torque being sent to your wheel. Used the Pedals overlay style. GTR2-specific for now and not currently 100% accurate due to available data.
  • [WIP] [Wheel] Added new Wheel overlay to show a wheel onscreen rotating as you rotate your physical wheel. Not ready yet, need a proper wheel image.
Requirements
  • SimHub:
    • Works with Steam and non-Steam versions of GTR2
    • Requires windowed mode. I recommend the Crew Chief option which enables automatic fullscreen borderless windowed mode.
    • Uncertain about any limitations depending on which you run
    • Full download and setup instructions in the Install section
Recommended
  • Crew Chief:
    • Fixes some missing telemetry data that SimHub needs for some overlays
    • Provides automatic fullscreen borderless windowed mode option
    • Requires Steam GTR2
    • Full download and setup instructions in the Install section
What is SimHub?

SimHub is a free app that does a lot but for our purposes it allows us to add custom UI elements, controls, widgets, and even fully designed dashes to our sim racing games:

- Download here: https://www.simhubdash.com/

- Discord here: https://discord.gg/nBBMuX7

- Learn how to install it here: YouTube Video

- Full install instructions for these overlays in the README Section "Install/Uninstall"

- Learn how to use SimHub with a series of excellent tutorials here: YouTube Video

- Unlock all features by registering SimHub once you're happy with it. I highly recommend registering as SimHub is excellent software. Donations start as low as ~$6 €/USD as of December 2021. Unlocking gets you: (1) Drive all your arduinos, displays and shakers to up to 60FPS instead of 10FPS, (2) Automatic game switching, (3) Start minimized, (4) No nag screens, and (5) pride in supporting good work!

What is Crew Chief?

Crew Chief is a free app that provides a voice race engineer to give you status updates, act as a spotter for cars beside you or coming up on you, identify damage, indicate time left, tell you lap times, and more. The Crew Chief GTR2 plugin (included in Crew Chief), by The Iron Wolf, also provides enhancements and in-game and telemetry fixes that improve the experience of this mod.

- Download here: https://thecrewchief.org/forum.php

- Discord here: https://discord.gg/DJu8RSzJYB

- Custom setup, manual, known issues, and change history here (most recent updates at end of thread): https://thecrewchief.org/showthread...Setup-Instructions-Known-Issues-and-Changelog

What does SHO stand for?

SHO is the first three letters of my username (Shovas) but also happens to be an acronym used by Ford, which stands for "Super High Output", so I feel it's an appropriately fun acronym for a sim racing mod :)

Credits:

Thank you to Sikjar, The Iron Wolf, GTR233, SimHub, and others for assistance, input, reference, help, and inspiration in the making of this mod! Special thanks to Sikjar for his help and tips and his XD Junior SimHub overlays which he let me modify and publish myself. You can see XD Junior here: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/xd-junior.45468/

License:

SHO GTR2 XD Style SimHub Overlays © 2021 by Shovas is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. This license requires that users give credit to the creator. It allows users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, for noncommercial purposes only.

View the full license here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

You don't have to ask permission for legitimate uses. You just have to give credit.

I think this provides clarity and is a nice compromise that maintains modding freedom while protecting the people that made them from losing credit to their work and against people who would cut out authors from profit from copying it.

Contact

You can reach me, Shovas, on Race Department, European Endurance Center (EEC), F1 Classic, Trackaholics, Sim Racing Mirror Zone, eSport-Racing.de, Festbierbude.de, Koelschbierbude.de, or Altbierbude.de, or @Shovas on Twitter, or my website Selah.ca.

Demonstration Screenshot

Attached is a screenshot showing all of the HUD elements at once for demonstration purposes. All overlays are optional, separate, standalone, resizable, repositionable, and can be mixed-and-matched in SimHub to create a custom HUD.
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Latest updates

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Latest reviews

If you need a radar, proximity indicators or even in race tyre info' for the steam version of GTR2 in the year 2022 then I think this maybe the only way to get it all when using the Crew Chief plug-in for Virtual Reality etc... very well designed!
Shovas
Shovas
Thanks for the nice and helpful review!
Love the overlays sir great work as usual !! How does one go about getting it to work with the power and glory mod and regular gtr2? Is there something simple I am missing?
Shovas
Shovas
Glad you're enjoying it and thanks for the review! It should just work for PnG and at least for now you'll need Steam GTR2. The Digital EXE from HQ Anni Patch by GTR233 might work work as well.
Hi this look great and thank you for your work,
Im having a small problem with the map not showing anyone else,
And the tire addon shows the temps , but the tires falsh and dont show any wear.

also the fuel addon shows the amount but not the laps.

the sector addons just dont read anything,

is this because im on the free vertion.
Shovas
Shovas
Thanks for the review! That's interesting. I don't think it should be a limitation of the free version of SimHub. Are you using these overlays in GTR2 or another game? While they should work in other games I do know there are some issues. A lot works in rFactor 2 but not everything. Not sure about many other games.
Functional, beautiful, works well. Great work. Even works with other sims like the original rFactor!
Shovas
Shovas
Thank you!
Thank you for all the work
Shovas
Shovas
Thanks for the review!

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