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OBS - my notes
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Video Capture introduced 20162 - noted on my Keyboard page
  •  For OBS to work you may need to disable it in app.ini videoCaptureEnable=0. Discussed in OBS thread.
    If iRacing's baked in D3DGear tool is conflicting with your capture, try disabling it. Extract of post by iRacing staff (David T):

    XSplit is seeing a D3DGear dll in our install folder and refusing to launch because of it. I am in contact with them to turn off this detection so that you can continue to use XSplit.

    You can completely turn off the loading of D3DGear's video capture dlls in iRacing by setting app.ini [Video] videoCaptureEnabled=0 however xsplit will still refuse to run.

    You may be able to work around this temporarily by opening a dos box and typing the following in:
    cd "c:/Program Files (x86)/iRacing"/
    d3dGear.exe /uninstall

    Keep in mind that you have to do this after every update we make to the video capture library (hopefully that does not happen often). You may need to go further and remove all d3dgear dlls and exe's from the iracing program files folder, but that will probably be reset after every update.

2015s4 EAC (anti-cheat) iRacing related post.
    Tick the anti-cheat compatibility checkbox in game capture properties and OBS can attach to the game normally
• OBS Recording only.
    (Oct 2015) Johnathon Caddell uploaded his youtube tutorial (from post).
• Matt Malone's iRacing Stream Tutorial
    Terrific overview of many things (not including how to stream 3 monitors) - youtube
• Before watching Matt's clip, I sourced information from
• Information on my site
  • App.ini settings - APPini
    Important setting that comes to mind
    [Graphics] section including reduceFramerateWhenFocusLost=0 
  • Renderer.ini settings at bottom of app.ini page.
  • 3monitors  various information & settings including my computer specs.
  • Nvidia3d settings screenshot.
• To look at later
• Nvidia Surround Sound
  • I couldn't close the USB (4th monitor) device driver easily so I couldn't access the configuration panel.
    (Maybe I should of unplugged the USB - couldn't reach it).
  • Following 2 screenshots from Windows 7 x64 with Nvidia Surround enabled.
    Right click desktop > Screen resolution (with USB 4th monitor, a tv, enabled).

• OBS SETTINGS - mine are not optimal - and my internet connection is SLOW.
  • Check suggestions from twitchfan guide.
  • I stream the middle of my 3 monitors with iRacing in full screen mode.
  • The following are setting screenshots for my reference.
    Some are default settings.
    I have a lot to look at and learn.
    Mihail Latyshov / Kutu has different settings I need to look at. iRacing forum post.

My notes for adding Kutu's: standings, relatives, car, tyres, twitch
I got this working for someone 2016s2

After you have installed and Kutu's apps and CLR browser plugins, follow instructions on Kutu's Stream Overlay page.
  • Run Kutu's server.exe (it's the gateway to iRacing)
  • Obtain CLR Browser URL from Stream Overlay Settings page.
  • Add new CLR Browser to OBS scene.
    Global Sources > Add > Add CLR Browser > Name it
    Go to Properties of new source
    In General tab, add browser URL from previous point (overlay settings page).
    Set Dimensions the same size as your iRacing window.
  • To test an issue with overlays, run server.exe, open a session, open Kutu's overlay.html

    Some tips for editing CSS:
  • Order of margins TOP RIGHT BOTTOM LEFT
    Eg;   margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
  • The default CSS
    body {
      background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
      margin: 0px auto;
      overflow: hidden;
  • Examples moving stuff around
    .standings {
      margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
      /* move to top of page with */
      /* top: 0 !important; */
      /* zoom it with  zoom: 0.9; */
    .car {
      margin: 0px 0px 980px 110px;
      /* fuel water temp */
  • Other examples I've read and not used
    .standings-row > .driver-name {
    display: none;
    .relatives-row > .driver-name {
    visibility: hidden;
    .car {display: none}
    .int-time {display: none}
    .standings-row:first-child > .gap-time {
      color: rgba(0,0,0,0);
      text-shadow: none !important;
    .relatives-table {display: none}
    .standings {
      left: 128px;
      top: 22px !important;
    .relatives {
      /* gap from left */
      left: 32px;
      /* gap from bottom */
      bottom: 4px;
      /* width of relatives */
      /* every time you change this, also change .session-info width by the same amount */
      width: 356px !important;
      height: 38px !important;
      /* background transparency */
      background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.67) !important;
    .session-info {
      width: 332px !important;
    .twitch > .counters {
    left: 12px;
    right: inherit !important;
    bottom: 12px;
    Also check out overlay.less

TeamSpeak 3 - my notes

This is how I moved TS to a new computer; using Win 7 x64.
Installed TS on new computer then from old computer:

Export profile from TS
  Settings > Identities (Ctrl+i)
  Select identity
  Click on Export
  Move file to new computer then Import

Settings URLS etc Files located: C:/Users/YOU/AppData/Roaming/TS3Client
Or Win-Key+R then type %appdata%/TS3Client (use backslash not forward slash)
Copy these files to new computer

Check TS options in new computer for anything not relevant to the new computer. Eg hotkey settings
That's all.

  • Youtube. Safely set up a community TeamSpeak server for multiple clans/groups with admin. Don't get hacked.
  • Youtube. Set up TeamSpeak 3 permissions, create safe admin groups, secure channels. Avoid getting hacked.
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