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Suspension Editor Version 2
This software is a suspension editor (.pm file) for rFactor. However, you can use it to edit other ISI based racing simulation as well, such as F1 Challenge and GTR2.
My main approach when writing this software is "Notepad with 3D Viewer". So you can edit the suspension file directly and then see the result instantly. Remember to BACKUP THE ORIGINAL PHYSICS FILES FIRST!
To start working with Suspension Editor (SE), select File->Open High Def File (or press Ctrl+O) and choose the HDV (high definition vehicle) file. In GTR2 this HDV is called HDC (high definition car). The program will scan the file and then will load the specified suspension file in it (*.PM in rFactor, *.SP in GTR2). If the suspension file is in the same location as the high def file, it will be loaded instantly, if not, SE will ask you the suspension file thru a standard Windows Open File dialog box.
Once you understand how SE works with suspension stuff, SE will help you in debugging and, hopefully, solving the suspension related problem easily.
Suspension Editor is not a pure 3D editor. It's a "Notepad with 3D viewer" :) Hence, it requires you to type in the value in correct format.
Bear in mind that Suspension Editor is not a suspension generator. It's possible though for you to create an entirely new suspension geometry layout based on an existing one. For example you can use doublewishbone.pm file that comes with rFactor as template and then develop the 'new' suspension geometry according to the data you have.
The HDV and PM file must be in pure text file format, otherwise you may get error message when opening the file with Suspension Editor.
As always, BACKUP THE ORIGINAL PHYSICS FILES FIRST!
Enjoy and have fun with it!
june 23, 2007 - version 2.0 build 20
adding fuel tank position
fixed - bugs in user interface for win2000
june 08, 2007 - version 2.0
changing the name to Suspension Editor
the user interface rewritten
adding pushrods from HDV file
adding undertrays from HDV file
joint&hinge now positioned according to their 'pos' parameter
fixed - bugs in user interface
june 05, 2007 - Version 18.104.22.168
fixed a little bug when processing Panoz GTR1 suspension file (Esp_GTR1_Susp.pm)
fixed a bug in tyre generator
june 05, 2007 - Version 22.214.171.124
first public release
june 04, 2007 - Version 126.96.36.199
june 01, 2007 - version 188.8.131.52