As of v1.7.5 Server Manager supports driver swaps, this guide will go through how to set a driver swap up properly!
First of all you need to make sure that your track is compatible with driver swaps, the start/finish line needs to be before/after all of the pit boxes! If it isn't compatible by default, there is a guide to convert existing tracks here.
Now you can start setting up your event! First you need to configure your entrants with each driver guid included in the format
guid2, as seen in the example below.
Then you just need to configure the swap itself. Driver swaps have a few different options:
Minimum Driver Swap Time (seconds) - Minimum time for a driver swap, used to avoid giving users with faster computers an advantage. If the second driver sets off before this time they will be disqualified/given a penalty based on configuration.
Driver Swap Disqualification Window (seconds) - Driver will be kicked from the race and disqualified if they set off this many seconds or more before the minimum time during a Driver Swap.
Driver Swap Penalty Window (seconds) - If a driver sets off this many seconds or more before the minimum time during a Driver Swap, they will be given a penalty equal to the number of seconds left in the countdown plus 5 seconds.
Minimum Number Of Driver Swaps - The number of swaps that a driver must complete. If they do not complete the required number of stops, they are penalised (see below).
Not Enough Driver Swaps Penalty (seconds) - The penalty in seconds that is applied to a driver for each Driver Swap under the required minimum that they missed. If set to 0, the driver is disqualified.
The options relating to the disqualification and penalty windows can be a little hard to get a handle on, so here is a rough-and-ready diagram that should help you visualise what they mean:
If you don't want to hand out time penalties or disqualifications you can set the corresponding window to the same length of time as the Swap Time. If you want a penalty or disqualification to be applied if the second driver leaves the pits early with no window of tolerance set the window to 0 seconds.
Now onto running events, let's go through what each driver needs to do in a stop:
Hopefully this guide helps you get your driver swaps up and running! Happy Racing!
When drivers carry out driver swaps it can impact the blue flag system in-game, and incorrectly show a driver that they are a lap down when they are not. Forcing drivers to stop on the same lap will completely avoid this. Otherwise we recommend having a team mate or race organiser watch the ACSM live timings page (which will always show positions correctly) and communicate that information to the drivers.
Driver swaps currently reset all vehicle damage, fuel status etc. There is no way around this that we know of.