The telemetry of rFactor 1 is enabled with a Plugin, which needs to be copied to the plugins directory 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 rFactor 1 easily. More on that in the following tutorial.

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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 rFactor 1 is selected in the list.

  1. The red X shows that rFactor 1 is currently not configured
  2. This button sets the rFactor 1 configuration, so that it provides data for the SIM Dashboard Server application (rFactor 1 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 rFactor 1 is currently not running but was started at least once!

Click on the button Modify game config for telemetry.

The application updates the configuration of rFactor 1 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 rFactor 1 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 Plugins folder

Open the installation path of the SIM Dashboard Server application, Default is: C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMDashboardServer

Open the subfolder Plugins and afterwards the subfolder rFactor.

Copy the plugin

Now copy the file rFSIMDashboardPlugin.dll in the plugins subfolder of your rFactor 1 game directory.

The games plugin directory on a default Steam installation is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rFactor\Plugins

You can now start the game.