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== Browse For Speed ==
[[Image:BrowseForSpeed.png|thumb|Browse For Speed]]
Browse For Speed is a free, open-source server browser. It is able to query and join Demo/S1/S2 servers. It differs from [email protected] in that it actually queries the master server for a list of servers (it only uses pubstats for some of its features), and is therefore able to show additional information such as ping.
It includes a friends list and maintains a list of your favourite servers.
Additionally, it can connect to any server via insim, and provides various admin utilities - displays server messages (chat to people in your server externally), a player list and provides ways to kick/ban/spectate players in the server.
There have been several contributors to Browse For Speed including translators, testers and code submissions. The main code is maintained by Richard Nelson (wabz), Ben Kenny (Snookle) and Philip Nelson.
== LFS Spectator ==
[[image:Lfsspectator.gif|thumb|LFS Spectator]]
by Martin Gollub [email protected]
LFS Spectator is a program that allows following the racing on a LFS S2 server without playing on it, or even having LFS installed. It uses the current version InSim, and might require updates when InSim evolves in the future.
For The Spectator Tool to work, enter ip or hostname of an Insim relay server (like isrelay.liveforspeed.net, or the experimental triso.de) in the settings menu.
If you find bugs, feel free to contact the author, but he probably knows them already and is working on it ;)
=== Keys ===
'''Tab''' switches cars
'''Shift + Tab''' switches cars in reverse order
'''Cursor''' move camera in free mode
'''Shift + Cursor''' rotate view in free mode
'''+ / -''' zoom in / out
== Vehicle Handling and Performance Analyser ==
by Ben Ponsford aka "Bob Smith"
=== What is VHPA? ===
The successor to LFS Gear Ratio Calculator (GRC), it analyses your setups to show their affect an vehicle handling. Following where GRC left off, VHPA adds complete analysis of suspension, brakes, damping, on top of the tyres, gearing, acceleration and aerodynamic analysis that GRC offered. It is highly detailed and does take a little time to get used to working with, but it can offer vast insight into tuning your setups. It is also aimed at being a real world tool, so there are few references to LFS on the website, but it comes with all the cars from LFS included in the installer.
More details about the program are available on the website. The program is also still in development so new features are being added over time.
=== Installation ===
VHPA comes with an installer, usage should be pretty self explanatory.
=== How to use VHPA ===
Please read the PDF manual located in the program's folder for an explanation of al lthe programs features. It does not cover what effects changing the settings will have on the car; for that, the LFS advanced setup guide needs to be rewritten.

Latest revision as of 01:09, 18 December 2010