How To…

How To…. Move ALL of your User Interface (UI) boxes

ini Changes:

You will want to make some changes to your “app.ini” file in the “iRacing” folder of the “Documents” folder. Before you do, make a copy of the app.ini file just in case…

The key change is enabling all the elements, so they can be moved.

That command line is under the “Graphics” container: forceVisibleWhenMove=0

By default that will be forceVisibleWhenMove=0  so change the “0” to “1” to enable.

Triple Monitors:

If you wish to use all of your screen resolution for the UI, you will want to enable two more command lines.

These are also in the “Graphics” container: DriveUIFullScreen=0 and SessionUIFullScreen=0

As before, change the “0” to “1” to enable.


Want to start over with your UI Offset?  Delete all the information under the “UIOffsetPos” container. Then save the “app.ini” and then relaunch the game. Everything will be back in it’s default position.

How To…. Discipline Your Spotter 

Go to Documents, iRacing and open the app file in notepad. Scroll to the SPCC section and find the line: carLowHiPadding=1.000000     I don’t remember what the default setting is but mine (1.000000) needs adjusted. The higher the number, the more space is between cars before you get the “clear” call.  Keep in mind that you’ll get the “car low/high” call at the same distance.

How To…. NOT Accidentally Change Tires

Go to Documents, iRacing and open the app file in notepad. Scroll to the following 3 lines and change the 1 to a 0 (zero). This also works for the fast repair check box.

[Pit Service]

By changing these lines, the sim will NEVER automatically check your tire or fast repair boxes when you leave pit road.

Now, go into a test session. Go to Options, Options and then find Auto Text Chat.

Both the left and right column in this box can be edited. Ignore all of my commands that start with !. These are admin controls. The others begin with # to let the sim know they are pit commands. To change 4 tires, fill with fuel, and have the windshield cleaned, I use ALT-5 on my keyboard. If I just want right side tires and a splash of fuel and a windshield tear-off; ALT-2. The $ is so you do not have to hit enter.

If I need a fast repair, I hit 7. This allows me to pull into my pit stall and see how much time is required for any repairs without being forced to use the fast repair.

You can program any keys or buttons on a wheel or button box for these.