F1 2010 – Replay Saving How-To

Three days ago, Codemasters released the 1.01 patch for their F1 2010 title, fixing various bugs and introducing some new features to their maiden Formula One title.

One feature the patch introduces is replay-saving, but the new feature needs to be manually activated by creating a new F1 2010 shortcut. Codemasters has released the following how-to text, explaining how to get the new feature going.

Recording replays

To record replays you will need to run F1 2010 with a command line option.

Create a new shortcut.
You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop, selecting ‘New’ and select ‘Shortcut’
Click Browse and navigate to your F1 2010 installation folder.
The default location is C:\Program Files\Codemasters\F1 2010\
Select the ‘f1_2010.exe’ and click ‘Ok’
Add the command ‘-savereplay’ on the end of the shortcut location and click ‘Next’
Name the shortcut e.g. ‘F1 2010 (Saves Replays) and click ‘Finish’.
Just double-click the shortcut and all replays will automatically be saved to ‘My Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\replays’

Playing replays videos

To view saved replays you will need to run F1 2010 with a command line option.

Create a new shortcut.
You can do this by right-clicking on your desktop, selecting ‘New’ and select ‘Shortcut’
Click Browse and navigate to your F1 2010 installation folder.
The default location is C:\Program Files\Codemasters\F1 2010\
Select the ‘f1_2010.exe’ and click ‘Ok’
Add the command ‘-replayui’ on the end of the shortcut location and click ‘Next’
Note: Do not add the ‘-savereplay’ option as this will stop you from viewing your previously recorded replays.
Name the shortcut e.g. ‘F1 2010 (Play Replays) and click ‘Finish’.
Open Windows Explorer and navigate to ‘My Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\replays’
You can do this by selecting ‘Start’ and ‘My Documents’ or by pressing the windows key and ‘e’
To play your replay, just drag the ‘.f1replay’ file onto your new shortcut

Important: Before saving replays, make sure you have lots of free disk space as even short races can quickly exceed sizes of 500mb and more.

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • Kramer

    What a carry on!   2 more shortcuts to save and replay.  Sounds like a dev thing to me.   It should be built in to the menus of the game.   I think fraps will do.

  • AndreasT

    Yes, very strange way to do that, indeed. Probably nothing but a quick’n dirty work-around for a feature they did not want to support properly. However, while the onboard will look ok, what the hell were they thinking or dreaming about when “designing” the external pseudo-TV cam? I really cannot understand why they spoiled the replay function. Looks quite unnecessary and careless.

  • Konstantin

    In Multiplayer work? Who tested?

  • stabiz

    Nice, hahahaha! I bet the “how do I save replay plz”-threads over at Codemasters are going to go on for hundreds of pages. 🙂

  • The Thorn

    One of the biggest jokes CM made for this game… I really am getting annoyed with them.

  • Fudge factor

    HAHA – I’d like to see Anthony Davidson explaining this method.   

    😀

    It’s all about usability and giving the customer what he wants…….haha.

  • Fudge factor

    All part of creating the ultimate formula one experience…….obviously, no?

  • Fudge factor

    To view saved replays you will need to run F1 2010 with a command line option.
    ———

    HAHA.    Beats having a little button ingame with REPLAY written on it, i suppose.  Why nother with that when you can use a cmdline switch.  HAHA

  • AndreasT

    Creating the ultimate F1 experience with such a replay function? Hm… maybe from an alien’s point of view.

  • Fudge factor

    Come on Anthony – where’s the video guide on how to do this?

    hehe

  • Vistaro

    Much easier way to record replays!
    After the race, use the in-game replay button to see the video and record it with Fraps.
    To disable seeing the buttons in the video you simply have to change this line in the 
    Osd/config.xml file:

    change this part: this makes the replay buttons disappear leaving a clean screen.
    <!– create name=”replayinterface”>
    </create>–>

    It’s a big file but you can then convert it to mpeg after and post it 🙂

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