F1 2016

Setup Guide

F1 2016

Overview

Supported versions of F1 2016

Windows PC

Playstation

XBox

Supported Telemetry Apps

RS Dash

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RS Dash

These instructions for specifically for the "RS Dash" app. 

Install RS Dash on any Windows, iOS and/or Android device(s) that you want to display telemetry on.

In the RS Dash app

(for each device that you RS Dash installed on)

  • Select the [F1 2016] game tile

  • The current IP address the RS Dash device will then be shown, along with a message indicating it is "Waiting for game to start..."

RS Dash
RS Dash
PS4 / XBox1 users, in the F1 2016 game
  • Select [Options] menu (triangle / Y)

  • Select [Settings]

  • The UDP option is at the bottom of the list.

  • Enable the UDP output option

  • Set the output port to 20777

  • Set the "IP Address" to the IP address of your mobile device as shown in RS Dash earlier. If you are running RS Dash on multiple devices, enter the IP from any one of the devices and then change the last number to 255. Eg 192.168.100.40 becomes 192.168.100 255

  • Important: You will need to do the above steps  on PS4 / XB1 EACH TIME you restart the game, as it does not save these settings. 

  • Start a session so you are on track or in the garage (Note: the game only sends telemetry while in an active session)

  • The app should now be showing the dashboards if you are in an active session in the game.

Windows PC Users
  • PC users need to update the game’s configuration XML file to enable UDP output. The file is located here (Note: the configuration file will not exist until you have run the F1 2016 game at least once). 
    Example: ...\Documents\My Games\F1 2016\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml

  • Right click on the configuration file and choose Open With -> WordPad. Be careful not to change anything other than what is specified below.

  • In amongst the text (approximately 14 lines down) you should see the tag:
    <motion>
           <dbox enabled="true" />
          <udp0 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
           <udp1 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
          <udp2 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
          <udp3 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" /> 
    </motion>

  • Set the “enabled” value to “true” on the udp0 row enable the telemetry output.

  • Set the IP Address field to the IP address of your mobile device as shown in RS Dash earlier. If you are running RS Dash on multiple devices, enter the IP from any one of the devices and then change the last number to 255. Eg 192.168.100.40 becomes 192.168.100 255

  • The port value must be left as 20777.

  • After your changes, your file would look something like  (using example device IP of 192.168.100.105)
    <motion>
          <dbox enabled="true" />
          <udp0 enabled="true" ip="192.168.100.105" port="20777" />
          <udp1 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
          <udp2 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" />
          <udp3 enabled="false" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" /> 
    </motion>

  • Save the changes and close NotePad. 

In the F1 2016 game, start a session so you are on track or in the garage (Note: the game only sends telemetry while in an active session and not paused). The RS Dash app should now be showing the dashboards if you are in an active session in the game.

 

Troubleshooting

  • Note: Please be aware that the game will only start sending telemetry data to the app once you start driving, so prior to that point the app will still indicate that it is waiting for the game to start.

  • RS Dash (classic) users - ​IMPORTANT: Please make sure the "Legacy Net Code" option is DISABLED in RS Dash when using this interface as it will likely cause lag due to the extra bandwidth used by the F1 protocols. It is recommended that you try a UDP Send Rate of 30Hz first with the "Legacy Net Code" option disabled in RS Dash.  

  • Try to disable Broadcast Mode and specify the direct IP address of one of your mobile device(s). Only applicable if broadcast mode was being used.

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