User manual

 

Pock Race Trainer will give you the chance to learn from trainers, ghosts, AI or other racers of PCARS. It allows monitoring, recording and replay of race sessions and comes with a fully configurable layout. Race Trainer is a windows application and works with the PC and console versions of Project CARS.

System requirement:

  • Windows 7 – 10
  • .NET Framework 4.5

Race Trainer hat three different operation modes:

 

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The following sections describes the different operation modes in detail:

game_mode

A manual selection of the track is not necessary. This is done automatically from the track you are using in PCars. The track layout can be switched between Top or Drive View. In the track layout exists a gap detection feature. In Race mode the gaps are always calculated from your last lap and the used trainer lap.

You can choose different trainers from here:
trainer_information

If you are using a trainer you can choose between different trainer types:

top_trainer    Stored Trainer lap (Top Trainer)

ghost_ai_mp    Ghost, AI, Online Multiplayer

 

For Top Trainers you can analyse the following available telemetry data:
  • accelerator
  • brake
  • distance
  • gear
  • km/h
  • racing line
  • RPM
  • steering
  • time

 

If you use AI, ghost, or other players only the race line and the time are available.

Ghosts in PCars:

You can find more than 50,000 ghost laps in PCars where you can analyse the race line in Race Trainer. For demonstration 50 ghosts laps are available (one ghost per track). If you use ghosts their laps are stored locally and these laps are also available in replay. The ghosts in PCars are ideally suited for comparing your race line with the race line of the ghost.

AI, other player:

During offline or online races you can watch the race line of one race member (currently no choice available for using a specific race member)

 

replay_mode

With this mode you can select a track for analysing your laps in detail. Optionally you can select a trainer to compare your lap with the lap of the trainer.

Choose tracks:

track_information

 

Racer laps:

racer_information

 

Trainer laps:

trainer_information

 

 

In replay mode you have beside the simple start / pause / stop buttons the following features available:
  • Do the replay in slow motion for detail analysis
  • Get an overview of the lap with the fast forward feature
  • Use the replay slider to switch to any position you like.
  • Use track zoom and gap detection function
With this features you get a detail comparison of your lap and the selected trainer lap. Of course, you can also compare two different trainer laps. Every lap can be selected as trainer lap. You can filter either your own Racer laps or all laps:
own_racer_laps
For your own laps and for the uploaded laps from other players you have the already mentioned telemetry data available. For <Ghost/AI/MP> only the racing line and time information is currently available. Because the racing line of ghosts are from the best racers it can be very interesting for comparing your own race line with the race line of ghosts. But of course, it’s your choice whether you want to use a trainer. If a top trainer is selected you can synchronize the lap either by time or by distance.
time_distance
With Ghost / AI / Multiplayer only time synchronization exists:
time
Time Synchronization: Racer and Trainer are always in accordance with the time.
Distance Syndication: Racer and Trainer are always in accordance with the distance.

In track map control you can do the following:

  • Align the track always with the racer (Drive View)
  • Keep the track layout in one orientation (Top View)
  • Scale the track to the size you like (Zoom slider)
  • Find your greatest gaps (gap analysis). This is available for your own lap and laps of Top Trainer.
    • Track Slider: you can restrict the range of the tracks.
    • Gap Slider: you set the percentage by which the gaps are calculated
      an example: A racer is 5 seconds slower than the trainer. If you set the gap slider to the value of 10% all gaps are represented where one gap is at least slower than 0.5 seconds.

The gap to the trainer is also displayed. If that gap appears in green colour the racer is faster than the trainer. If the gap appears in red colour the trainer is faster than the racer.

monitor_mode

You can simple monitor your race and training sessions. If you want you can display  additional timing and distance information from the other race members. Some information is calculated by Race Trainer. It’s a known issue that this calculation doesn’t work for all available tracks.


Menu

Clicking on the menu icon:   menu_information  you can find some more features:

menu_items

User Manual: Open the user manual in a web browser.

Organize Laps: You can view what laps are available. You can also delete laps.

Layout: You can customize the layout of Race Trainer.

Guide for layout customization:
Layout  => AddInControls: Here you can add or remove the control groups
Layout  => Edit Size: Here you can change the size of the application
Layout  => MoveControls:
=> Press right mouse button on a grey control group – move control group – release right mouse button
=> Press left mouse button on the red border and resize the control group
=> Double click mouse button on a grey control group – enter position and size of control group
Layout => Save Layout: Save your layout changes
Layout => Reset Layout: Restore default layout
Layout => Stay on Top: Set Race Trainer to be the foreground application.
Layout => Show FPS: Show the Frame per second in the upper right corner

 Licence: Here you can buy and enter a licence key for Pock Race Trainer

licence_information

Clear Track: Clear the user interface

Watch: Monitor the logfile or show internal state information.

About POCK Race Trainer: Contact information of Race Trainer

Exit: Leave Race Trainer

 

I’m looking forward to your feedback to improve this user manual.

Contact: pockracetrainer@gmx.at