How to change True Drive wheel UI graphics?


#1

Hi all,

I read it dont Know when and now cant find the post so, how can I Change the rotating wheel image on True Drive software?

Thanks


#2

put a 400px x 400px transparent png image file called wheelimage.png in to the same directory.


#3

Do we have to find and remove the original wheel image before placing a new one in the directory?


#4

This is not possibled with the old SC1 software i guess, any plans for it in the future maybe? :heart_eyes:


#5

it is possible in Simucube 1 Configuration Tool as well.


#6

Nope. I just did it the other day. Just made the file (exactly 400x400 and the exact name) and copied and pasted. It worked supposedly on the old software too.


#7

Done!!! Thanks!


#8

Am I missing something here, guys?

I closed TD, pasted my image into this folder but when I reopened TD the standard image is still shown.


#9

make sure it is not wheelimage.png.png. You have hidden the file type extensions and it may cause difficulties.


#10

Thanks Mika

If I remove the “.png” it just becomes an unknown file type so I reverted back to having the .png extension.

Still no luck though. Maybe I’ll need to reboot the PC for TD to recognise the file?

This is with the file types unhidden:


#11

Strange…
You can see all file extensions but not for wheelimage file…

Look at my directory, dont mind Wheel directory, it stores my custom images


#12

Has to be exactly 400x400. No more no less.


#13

I think there must be something wrong with the image I’ve put in the folder.

I just tried to upload it here in this post but I get a message saying it is not authorized and needs to be a valid format :thinking:


#14

If anybody has the time or inclination, I’d really appreciate them knocking up a Fanatec McLaren GT3 rim picture so I could try this out.

I just took a stock photo from Google images, uploaded it to one of those online image resize sites to make it 400x400 and then did the same thing on a site that adds transparency for you.

Maybe something got corrupted in the process although I can open and view the picture on any of my devices.


#15

You can find wheel images already prepared by others on the GD thread here


#16

Im using PaintShopPro 4 to resize
https://www.oldapps.com/Paint_Shop_Pro.php?old_paint_shop_pro=18?download

Then an online transparent creator
I can try to do it for you, its a bit time compsuming to do it well over the dark blue TD theme


#17

Thanks for the replies.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a ready made picture for my wheel in the linked thread so I’ll take another shot at doing it again later.

Edit that: @Boska has very kindly done all of the hard work for me.


#19

That’s awesome work @Alfye20

Thank you very much for making that up for me :grinning:


#20

We previously put the line to not sharing/allowing images of wheels that are commercially mass produced wheels and that have with existing trademarks, etc.

I wonder if we should keep the line at that?


#21

I don’t think you should stop such a thing happening, Mika, unless of course you think it is something that may cause a legal problem for GD.

You could say that a Sparco or Mono rim is a commercially available, mass produced item so it’s hard to know exactly where the line is.