rFactor 2

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rFactor 2 Quick Guide: Creating Custom RaceEvents
By Christopher_E
rFactor 2 RaceEvents can be used in Single Player mode or to host online Multiplayer races.
 
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Step 1 - Open The MAS File Utility
  • Open rFactor 2 from your Steam Library

  • Click on the MAS2 icon in the left column of the Launcher to open the MAS File Utility (MAS2.exe).


ADVANCED USER NOTE: Instead of the Launcher access, if you have installed the Dedicated Server Distribution through SteamCMD, you will have to navigate to C:\yourdedicatedserver\Support\Tools and click on MAS2.exe
See this Steam Guide for details on Setting Up a Dedicated Server.
Step 2 - Setting the Packages Directory (first-time set up)
  • Click on the Filing Cabinet icon (hovering over this icon displays "Set Packages Directory")

In the pop-up window make sure your current Packages folder location is selected
  • Highlight the Packages folder
  • Then click OK


Note: This step is only needed the first time you open MAS2.exe, unless you have multiple dedicated servers (advanced user).

Step 3 - Creating the Package File
rFactor2 Mod Packager window
  • Click on the Box icon from the top bar (hovering over this icon displays "Create the Package File")
  • Click the top button Create New Mod Package



Create Package window
  • Type in a name for the RaceEvent in the Mod Name box: in this example, My RaceEvent GTs is the name of the RaceEvent


NOTE: If you want to change the default safety car, check the Customize box, and then select an option from the rFm File dropdown menu.


    NOTE: If you are creating a Stock Car RaceEvent, it is highly recommended to select NSCRS15.rFm from the rFm File dropdown menu

Step 4 - Adding Tracks and Cars
Add Tracks window
  • Select your track/tracks from the list (hold down Ctrl or Shift to select multiple tracks)
  • Click Next>>


Add Vehicles window
  • Select your car/cars from the list (hold down Ctrl or Shift to select multiple cars)
  • Click Next>>

Step 5 - Additional Components (optional)
Add Other Components window

For a basic setup, you can skip these additional components
  • Click Done

Step 6 - Creating the RaceEvent Package
Create Mod Package window

IMPORTANT!
Do not select (check) the Locations and Vehicles boxes on the left (see image).

NOTE: If you want to exclude any layouts or drivers, deselect (uncheck) the corresponding boxes on the right (see image).


  • Click on Package
  • Click Install
  • Then click OK in the mini pop up
  • Finally, click Done

Close MAS2.exe

When you open the Dedicated Server setup window, you should now see your RaceEvent in the dropdown list.



And that's how to make a RaceEvent in rFactor 2.

RaceEvents can be used offline in single-player mode or online to host a multiplayer race.
See the rFactor 2 Quick Guides on Single Player RaceEvents and on
Hosting Multiplayer RaceEvents for more information.

Have fun and good luck all!
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18 Comments
OzCooL Jun 27 @ 8:32am 
Hello guys, everythings is good for me but when i want select my race mod for a single or multiplayer race there is nothing... Help please
imp Jun 8 @ 7:29am 
thanks worked for me ,wish noticed this page earlier :)
stenake May 19 @ 5:12am 
Greate guide! Manay thanks!!
PROM May 4 @ 11:11am 
Can someone help me? I'm pulling my hair out here. The Mas2.exe keeps crashing
Spectator6 Apr 23 @ 1:46pm 
This guide is written very well, great job!

I have one question though... Every time I make a new package, if I want to make another package or edit an existing package, the moment I click on the Box icon in MAS2, I get an error message saying, "gMotor2 MAS File Utility has stopped working".

The only way I'm able to get it to work again is to delete pkginfo.dat and pkginfo_bak.dat from my AppData/Roaming directory. Once I do that, it lets me make new packages but I lose the ability to edit any existing packages.

Any idea what I may be doing wrong?
Peavii Apr 18 @ 1:38pm 
My friend get's Missing Package when trying to connect when I use a custom RaceEvent?
Capeta Feb 5 @ 4:28am 
Doesn't work with me.
Everything seems to work fine but the cars & track aren't the one I choose before.
I did launch the MAS tool in admin mod.
Dave Slee Jan 20 @ 10:34am 
does anyone know how to setup a closed qualifying session rather than a private one? What I mean is, how do I stop players from logging onto the server during qualifying?
Riverside Jun 21, 2016 @ 9:19pm 
Oh, wow, this was very easy; followed steps and created 2 series in 3 minutes... Thanks!
DeadByDawn Apr 16, 2016 @ 3:02pm 
I have another issue now There are no my selected cars and tracks when I choose "My Race Event"... it just opens Brabham event just like mine is empty and is ignored. What did I do wrong? I followed your instructions accurately.