The telemetry of BeamNG.drive is enabled within a configuration file outside of the game. The SIM Dashboard Server application should already be installed.
The application supports you with an automatic configuration feature which can enable telemetry of BeamNG.drive easily. More on that in the following tutorial.
This screenshot shows the Interface of the SIM Dashboard Server application. Click on the tab Games to get the shown view. Make sure that the entry BeamNG.drive is selected in the list.
- The red X shows that BeamNG.drive is currently not configured
- This button sets the BeamNG.drive configuration, so that it provides data for the SIM Dashboard Server application (BeamNG.drive must be closed when using this button).
This part of the tutorial is dedicated to the automatic configuration, which should always be tried first, because its much easier than the manual configuration.
Perform automatic configuration
Make sure that BeamNG.drive is currently not running but was started at least once!
Select the game executable by clicking in the textbox to locate your game installation (for non Steam games).
Click on the button Modify game config for telemetry.
The application updates the configuration of BeamNG.drive afterwards.
Automatic configuration finished
If everything worked as expected, a confirmation message (1) appears, the list shows the correct configuration (2) (with a green checkmark) and the button for the automatic configuration (3) on the right side is hidden.
You can now start BeamNG.drive and receive data in the SIM Dashboard Android App. Remember, that the SIM Dashboard Server application must be running while your are playing the game!
This part of the tutorial is optional and should only be performed if the automatic configuration failed for some reason.
Open the installation folder
Open the subfolder lua\vehicle\extensions in the installation dir of BeamNG.drive
Open the file outgauge.lua with a texteditor (e.g. Notepad)
Find the settings in the textfile
Search for the entries:
local port = 4444
local ip = '127.0.0.1'
Make sure that they match or change them when required. If any of the settings is missing just add it manually.
If you modified the OutGauge Port in the BeamNG.drive Parameters of the SIM Dashboard PC Application to something else than 4444, make sure to enter the same port into the outgauge.lua as well.
Now save the textfile (Make sure that the file ending is .lua and NOT .lua.txt!)Afterwards you can start the game.
Check the ingame settings
Open the game and the Options -> Gameplay.
Scroll down to Utilities and activate OutGauge support.
The settings IP 127.0.0.1 and Port 4444 must be set too.
If you modified the OutGauge Port in the BeamNG.drive Parameters of the SIM Dashboard PC Application to something else than 4444, make sure that the port in the game matches the port you have choosen.