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03 - VBOX Simulator Configuration

The following options are configurable from the VBOX Sim Pack software application 'VBOX Simulator'.


LapTimer COM Port

The computer should assign a specific COM port to the VBOX LapTimer. This COM port will need to be selected from the drop-down menu, shown below. Once it has been selected, click ‘Open'.

VBOX Sim COM Port.png

Auto Start Line

The Auto start line option is selected by default and automatically detects the start/finish location from the game. Once the VBOX Simulator software has completed the start/finish detection process, the start/finish location is then transmitted to VBOX LapTimer for predictive laptiming.

VBOX Sim Auto Start Line.png

Please note, the start finish detection process can take up to 3 laps to complete.


Output Directory

The location in which the video and data files are saved to your computer. This can be changed using the 'Browse' button.

VBOX Sim LogDirectory.png


Video Options

No Video

Ticking 'No Video' will disable video capture and screen capture.

VBOX Sim NoVideo.png


Screen Capture

Ticking 'Screen Capture' will enable the VBOX Simulator’s built in screen capture function. Be aware, using this method will require a lot more resources from the CPU.

If there are multiple screens, please ensure to select the centre screen from the Screen drop down menu.

Quality settings are available for screen capture. If your computer is struggling for performance, try using a lower quality setting.

VBOX Sim ScreenCapture.png


Video Capture Device

Ticking 'Video Capture Device' will enable the VBOX Simulator software to use the supplied external video capture card. If there are multiple supported devices, these will appear in a drop down menu.

VBOX Sim VideoCaptureDevice.png


Video Alignment

Factors such as computer performance may have an effect on the synchronisation of data and video, therefore an offset in milliseconds can be applied if required. Simply type in the required value.

VBOX Sim VideoAlignment.png


Test Video

Use the test video button to check that the video capture is working correctly. Pressing the 'Start' button once will record a 5 second sample video to the log directory.

VBOX Sim TestVideo.png