Dirt Rally

The UDP telemetry of Dirt Rally 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 Dirt Rally easily. More on that in the following tutorial.


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Overview

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 Dirt Rally is selected in the list.

  1. The red X shows that Dirt Rally is currently not configured
  2. This is the port on which the SIM Dashboard Server application listens for data from Dirt Rally.
  3. This button sets the Dirt Rally configuration, so that it sends data to the SIM Dashboard Server application on the selected port (Dirt Rally must be closed when using this button).

Automatic configuration

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 Dirt Rally is currently not running but was started at least once!

After you set up the port (1) and clicked on Save config (2) to save the settings, click on the button Modify game config for telemetry (3).

The application updates the configuration of Dirt Rally 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 Dirt Rally 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!

Manual configuration

This part of the tutorial is optional and should only be performed if the automatic configuration failed for some reason.

Open the folder with the configuration file

Make sure that Dirt Rally is currently not running but was started at least once!

Open the folder C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Games\Dirt Rally\hardwaresettings (YOURUSERNAME must be replaced with your current username).

Open the file hardware_settings_config.xml with a texteditor (e.g. Notepad)

Find the motion_platform entry in the textfile

Search in the opened file for the entry motion_platform. You may find an entry as shown on the screenshot.

It is also possible, that the entry is already in use (enabled="true"), or that no entry is in the file.

Update the textfile

We now change the entry to:

<udp enabled="true" extradata="3" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" />

(The port, here 20777 must be consistend with the port in the SIM Dashboard Server application).

If no entry <udp...> is available, you can just create one as described above.

If an entry <udp enabled="true" ip="....> is already defined, you must adapt it as described.

Now save the textfile (Make sure that the file ending is .xml and NOT .xml.txt!)Afterwards you can start the game.