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[[Image:Autoxwiki.jpg|thumb|An autocross track at the Blackwood car park]]
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== Autocross Editor Instruction Manual ==
 
Note : Live for Speed must be unlocked to use the autocross editor.
 
  
The autocross editor is accessed by pressing SHIFT+U inside the game. In there you can save, load and edit layouts, when you turn on the "place objects" button as you can see here: [http://upload.lfsmanual.net/wiki/Image:Autoxwiki.jpg]
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Note: Live for Speed must be [[Introduction#Unlocking|unlocked]] to use the layout editor.
<br>Note: Press SPACE, if the Autocross Editor-menu is hidden.
 
  
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Layouts can be used to create autocross courses or alternative race tracks using the existing track areas.
  
All the editor keys are listed on that screen. The autocross system works over the internet as wellThe host can edit / load a layout while guests are connected.
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The editor is accessed from free view mode. Press {{key press|shift|U}} inside the gameYou will see buttons to load and save layouts.  You can edit layouts after switching on the {{button|edit|light}} option.
  
To make an autocross layout, you place objects and checkpoints and a start pointIf you don't place a start point, then it will use the default start grid and will behave like a normal race track.  In that case there will be no time penalties but you will need to place checkpoints so that laps are timed.
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Most of the editor keys are listed on that screen.  The layout editor can be used while online as wellThe host or admins can edit or load a layout while guests are connected.
  
=== Placing objects ===
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To make an autocross layout, you place objects and checkpoints and a start position, shown in the editor as "Autocross Start" in the {{button|control|light}} sectionLFS will then operate in a special autocross mode, maintaining a table of best lap times and giving penalties for hitting cones and other objects.  
Select an object type and place an object by pressing O. you can adjust the direction (heading) of the object by using the < and > keysIf you press M with any object selected, it will move that object to the mouse position, and update it with the heading that you have set.
 
  
A maximum of 512 physical objects can be placed + 96 Marshal/Route checker circles. Objects range from Red and White solid barriers and advertisment banners to moveable straw bales, cones and keep left/right signs, as well as many other items.
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If you don't place an Autocross Start, LFS will operate in race mode as usual, using the default start grid.  If you like, you can override the default start grid and pit stops by using the "Start Position" and "Pit Stop Box" objects also available in the {{button|control|light}} section.  You can place checkpoints to create custom lap timing.
  
Some objects are track-specific, such as the Ramps for the Blackwood environment only, and the Metal railings for South City only.
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== Placing objects ==
  
=== Placing checkpoints ===
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Sselect an object type from the list shown at the top right of the screenYou will see a preview of the object near your mouse cursor.  You can paste the object by pressing {{key press|ctrl|V}}Other standard keys can be used, such as COPY ({{key press|ctrl|C}}) and CUT ({{key press|ctrl|X}}).
You need one finish line and at least one checkpoint.  In effect this defines the circuit, and also gives you split times at those pointsPressing F or 1, 2, 3 gives you a finish line or a checkpoint.  You can adjust their direction and width in the same way as you do for objects, by pressing the M key.  Checkpoints are invisible when driving - it is up to the person who edits the track to make sure the user drives through them, by using cones or other objects.  The W and E keys can be used to set the width of a checkpoint.
 
  
NOTE : direction is important with checkpointsYou must drive over a checkpoint in the correct direction or no time will be recorded.
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An alternative way to place an object is by pressing {{key press|O}}The O key is equivalent to PASTE followed by COPY.  A copy of the object is visible near your mouse cursor, ready to be placed again.
  
A checkpoint looks like a square bracket, and you must drive FROM the side with the "ends" of the square bracket and over TO the "flat side" of the square bracket. Example:[http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/2076/autoxwikicheckpointshp2.jpg]
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== Multiple selection ==
  
=== Restricted areas and route control ===
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Hold down {{key press|ctrl}} while you click on an object's button to add or remove it from the selection.  Alternatively you can select multiple objects by holding {{key press|ctrl}} and drawing a rectangle with the left mouse button.  You can press ALT to temporarily hide the outline around the selected objects.
In "marshall" mode you can place Marshall areas and Route checkers.
 
  
Marshall areas are shown by a red circle. If a car enters one of them in single player, it will receive a 1 minute penalty.[http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/9955/autoxwikisingleplayerpejj5.jpg]  In multiplayer mode, the player will be forced to spectate.[http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1126/autoxwikimultiplayerpenum8.jpg]
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== Moving objects ==
  
Route checkers are shown by a green circle.  Each route checker has a route index number which is shown near the top right of the screen when a route checker is selected.  Cars must pass through these route checkers in the correct order, or they will receive a penalty or be forced to spectate.  The route index is automatically generated in the order the route checkers are createdYou can manually edit the route index by clicking on the route index button.[http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/7427/autoxwikirouteeu1.jpg]
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One way to move objects is to CUT them in one place then PASTE them in anotherAlternatively you can COPY the objects then move them by pressing the {{key press|M}} key.
  
=== Controls ===
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Note: COPY works two ways.  You can revert from a copied selection back to the existing selected objects by pressing COPY again.
View control - mouse and keys - listed on screen.<br>
 
  
Press V to toggle between high and low view.<br>
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== Rotating objects ==
Viewing the track - press SPACE to turn on or off all the editor buttons so you can see the track clearly.
 
  
Distance measurement : Press D to activate the measuring tool.
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You can adjust the direction (heading) of the selected objects by using the Heading slider or the {{key press|,}} and {{key press|.}} keys.
  
Field of View:
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UNDO ({{key press|ctrl|Z}}) and REDO ({{key press|ctrl|Y}}) functions are also available.
Use these for buttons (above letters, not numpad) to change the field of view
 
* 4 - Narrow (fast)
 
* 5 - Narrow (slow)
 
* 6 - Wide (slow)
 
* 7 - Wide (fast)
 
  
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== Placing checkpoints ==
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To enable lap timing you need a finish line and at least one checkpoint.  This defines the circuit and LFS will show split times at those points.  Start positions, checkpoints and finish line are found in the control section.  Checkpoints are invisible when driving.  You should use cones or other objects to make sure the user takes the correct route and drives through the checkpoints. The width of a checkpoint can be adjusted by using the {{key press|W}} and {{key press|E}} keys.
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Note: direction is important with checkpoints.  You must drive over a checkpoint in the correct direction or no time will be recorded.  A checkpoint looks like a square bracket.  You must drive FROM the side with the "ends" of the square bracket and over TO the "flat side" of the square bracket.
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== Restricted areas and route control ==
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In the {{button|marshall|light}} section you see Restricted areas and Route checkers.
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Restricted areas are shown by a red circle.  If a car enters one of them in single player, it will receive a 1 minute penalty.  In multiplayer mode, the player will be forced to spectate.
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Route checkers are shown by a green circle.  Each route checker has a route index number which is shown near the top right of the screen when a route checker is selected.  Cars must pass through these route checkers in the correct order, or they will receive a penalty or be forced to spectate.  The route index is automatically generated in the order the route checkers are created.  You can manually edit the route index by clicking on the route index button.
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== Controls ==
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View control - mouse and keys - listed on screen.
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Viewing the track - press {{key press|space}} to hide / show editor buttons.
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Distance measurement: Press {{key press|D}} to activate the measuring tool.
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Latest revision as of 23:02, 16 January 2022

An autocross track at the Blackwood car park

Note: Live for Speed must be unlocked to use the layout editor.

Layouts can be used to create autocross courses or alternative race tracks using the existing track areas.

The editor is accessed from free view mode. Press ⇧ Shift + U inside the game. You will see buttons to load and save layouts. You can edit layouts after switching on the edit option.

Most of the editor keys are listed on that screen. The layout editor can be used while online as well. The host or admins can edit or load a layout while guests are connected.

To make an autocross layout, you place objects and checkpoints and a start position, shown in the editor as "Autocross Start" in the control section. LFS will then operate in a special autocross mode, maintaining a table of best lap times and giving penalties for hitting cones and other objects.

If you don't place an Autocross Start, LFS will operate in race mode as usual, using the default start grid. If you like, you can override the default start grid and pit stops by using the "Start Position" and "Pit Stop Box" objects also available in the control section. You can place checkpoints to create custom lap timing.

Placing objects

Sselect an object type from the list shown at the top right of the screen. You will see a preview of the object near your mouse cursor. You can paste the object by pressing Ctrl + V. Other standard keys can be used, such as COPY (Ctrl + C) and CUT (Ctrl + X).

An alternative way to place an object is by pressing O. The O key is equivalent to PASTE followed by COPY. A copy of the object is visible near your mouse cursor, ready to be placed again.

Multiple selection

Hold down Ctrl while you click on an object's button to add or remove it from the selection. Alternatively you can select multiple objects by holding Ctrl and drawing a rectangle with the left mouse button. You can press ALT to temporarily hide the outline around the selected objects.

Moving objects

One way to move objects is to CUT them in one place then PASTE them in another. Alternatively you can COPY the objects then move them by pressing the M key.

Note: COPY works two ways. You can revert from a copied selection back to the existing selected objects by pressing COPY again.

Rotating objects

You can adjust the direction (heading) of the selected objects by using the Heading slider or the , and . keys.

UNDO (Ctrl + Z) and REDO (Ctrl + Y) functions are also available.

Placing checkpoints

To enable lap timing you need a finish line and at least one checkpoint. This defines the circuit and LFS will show split times at those points. Start positions, checkpoints and finish line are found in the control section. Checkpoints are invisible when driving. You should use cones or other objects to make sure the user takes the correct route and drives through the checkpoints. The width of a checkpoint can be adjusted by using the W and E keys.

Note: direction is important with checkpoints. You must drive over a checkpoint in the correct direction or no time will be recorded. A checkpoint looks like a square bracket. You must drive FROM the side with the "ends" of the square bracket and over TO the "flat side" of the square bracket.

Restricted areas and route control

In the marshall section you see Restricted areas and Route checkers.

Restricted areas are shown by a red circle. If a car enters one of them in single player, it will receive a 1 minute penalty. In multiplayer mode, the player will be forced to spectate.

Route checkers are shown by a green circle. Each route checker has a route index number which is shown near the top right of the screen when a route checker is selected. Cars must pass through these route checkers in the correct order, or they will receive a penalty or be forced to spectate. The route index is automatically generated in the order the route checkers are created. You can manually edit the route index by clicking on the route index button.

Controls

View control - mouse and keys - listed on screen.

Viewing the track - press space to hide / show editor buttons.

Distance measurement: Press D to activate the measuring tool.


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