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A project log for CAN BUS Gaming Simulator

Controlling a VW CAN BUS dashboard of a Polo 6R with an Arduino and a CAN BUS shield using the Telemetry API of Euro Truck Simulator 2

Leon BatailleLeon Bataille 10/20/2019 at 12:434 Comments

Hi there,

here're some updates regarding the project after long two years of silence and some explanation.

So, why isn't there an up-to-date source code available?

As the project has grown over time, I got some help of very capable people and was able to develop the source code further with them. We squished most of the known bugs like the wrong blinking turning signal or randomly flashing oil indicators and added many new indicators and functions to the project. But the problem is that the source code of the project is open source on this page (which is good of course) but unfortunately I am not allowed anymore to release the source code in its current state due to copyright problems.

I reverse engineered the dashboard first by myself which is completely fine.

But later on I got information from other people and specifically these information mustn't be published here.

So what's the solution to this problem?

Yeah, that's the point at the moment. I don't know...

What else did you do in the meantime?

I changed some essential parts of the project to not only work with the ETS2 game but also with many other simulator and racing games by using another component between my adapter board and the PC.
I'm using a RevBurner Pro from SymProjects (no sponsoring here). Their software collects through game plugins or APIs the telemetry data from the games and transfers them to the RevBurner. More about this in a future update.

And now...?

I will release further project updates regarding the general state of the project, some wiring diagrams, as well as the new parts I'm using for this. But as mentioned before I cannot post any more source code for this project.

Thanks for your understanding.

Discussions

onell77 wrote 03/12/2020 at 07:34 point

O das ist schade

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stevealbert1999 wrote 02/02/2020 at 20:06 point

Hello, an idea would be that those of us with this project, leave the sketch and diagram free for a few weeks and then remove it because you are helping me a lot with this topic. Greetings.

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lego wrote 10/29/2019 at 21:09 point

wiring diagram for how to wire the cluster with the arduino and the .dll to make it work with ets2 should be fine(even without source code), maybe tell us what features are added.

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stevealbert1999 wrote 02/02/2020 at 20:07 point

Hi there is all on the hackaday page in the part of instructions

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