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System requirements .........................................................................................3
Minimum System Configuration ..................................................................... 3
Recommended System Configuration ...........................................................3
Program Starting ................................................................................................3
Program Usage...............................................................................................3
Building Profile ................................................................................................3
Modes .............................................................................................................4
“Career” Mode .............................................................................................4
“Free Driving” Mode ....................................................................................4
Commencement of Driving .............................................................................4
Indicators ..................................................................................................... 5
Academic Activity ........................................................................................5
Records...........................................................................................................6
Controls ..............................................................................................................6
Connecting and Adjusting Steering Wheel ....................................................7
Connecting and setting up Oculus Rift and HTC Vive augmented reality
glasses ............................................................................................................7
Basic control settings ......................................................................................7
Advanced control settings ..............................................................................8
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Advanced keyboard control settings .......................................................... 8
Advanced mouse control settings .............................................................. 9
Advanced control settings for the steering wheel, joystick and gamepad 9
Control Actions Available by Default for Keyboard Control ..................... 10
Program Settings ............................................................................................. 11
General Settings .......................................................................................... 11
Graphics Settings ......................................................................................... 11
Sound Settings ............................................................................................. 12
Internet radio .................................................................................................... 12
Glossary ........................................................................................................... 12
System requirements
The training car simulator “City Car Driving. Home Edition” is intended for
Hard disc free space: 10 Gb
independent practical training in car driving under real city model conditions.
Sound card: any sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0
Remote terminal unit: mouse, keyboard, steering wheel
System requirements
Additional: CAUTION!!! Program work in notebooks and computers with
Minimum System Configuration
integrated video cards is not guaranteed! Recommended system
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 Bit)
requirements for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are established by the
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core 3.2 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 3.1 GHz
equipment manufacturer.
Random access memory: 4 Gb
Video card: AMD Radeon R7 240 / nVidia GeForce GT 740
Program Starting
DirectX: version 11
The program can be started by means of a shortcut at the desktop in “Start”
Hard disc free space: 10 Gb
menu via Steam program.
Sound card: any sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0
Remote terminal units: mouse, keyboard
Additional: CAUTION!!! Program work in notebooks and computers with
integrated video cards is not guaranteed! Recommended system
requirements for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are established by the
equipment manufacturer.
The program is provided with a capability of program starting in different
languages. If you want to change the language, enter Steam, right-click the
Recommended System Configuration
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 Bit)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3.2 GHz / AMD FX 4xxx 3.6 GHz
Random access memory: 8 Gb
Video card: AMD Radeon R7 250X / nVidia GeForce GTX 750
DirectX: version 11
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program name, and then depress “Properties” and “Language”.
Program Usage
Building Profile
In case of building profile, you can select the country for driving.
As a result of this selection the traffic direction and traffic rules adopted in this
country will be automatically assigned for you.
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Program Usage
You can copy the program settings, which have been established for the other
profile. In order to do so, it is sufficient to select a required profile in the
corresponding field.
In this window, you can:
Modes
 select a location for driving;
“Career” Mode
 select a vehicle and change its parameters;
The simulator is provided with five career levels. Every level consists in its turn
 set the season, weather and time of day;
of a definite number of tasks, after which fulfilling you can move to the next
 set the density and traffic behavior;
level. Some cars and locations in “Free driving” mode are locked. In order to
 set the route and emergency situations.
remove locking, it is necessary to pass through the corresponding stages of
“Career” mode. For this purpose, pass into “Career” window by depressing
the cognominal button in the main menu.
Commencement of Driving
Prior to commencing driving, go to program settings window – “Controls” –
advanced settings – section “Clutch”. Here you can enable the “Automatic
“Free Driving” Mode
Pass to “Free driving” mode by depressing the cognominal button in the main
menu, the settings for this mode will get open in front of you.
clutch” function. Pay attention to the fact that enabling/disabling “Automatic
clutch” function is used only with the following loading of a Virtual City, i.e.,
when you called the menu of settings being in the location and changed this
setting, then after returning to the location you will not see this change.
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Program Usage
Indicators
Academic Activity
A user can get information on the car state by means of the following indicators
Navigate to the “Area” window and select the starting location in the dropdown
in the training simulator “City Car Driving. Home Edition”:
list. If the location is unavailable to you at a given moment, then its name is
highlighted grey.
Select a starting point paying attention to its position with respect to the other
1. Indicator of car main functions (speed
indicator, tachometer indicator, etc.)
points and boundaries of the neighbouring locations. For instance, if you want
to practice entrance to a highway, you can select a point nearest to the
corresponding location. In order to select the starting point, it is sufficient to
click on the relevant flag at the location diagram. Depress “Back” button to
confirm your choice and return to the “Free driving” menu.
Check to see that all the required settings have been provided in the applicable
boxes, depress “Start” button and wait until the location is loaded.
2. Steering wheel, accelerator pedal, clutch pedal and
brake pedal position indicator.
Proceed as follows to commence the road trip:
 at the car with manual transmission:
1. Fasten your belt.
2. Start the engine.
3. Release the car parking brake.
4. Depress the clutch.
3. Indicators of “AGB”, manual transmission and distribution gearbox.
5. Put in the first or the reverse gear.
6. Releasing the clutch, depress the accelerator pedal.
 at the cars with AGB:
1. Fasten your belt.
2. Start the engine.
3. Release the car parking brake.
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Program Usage
4. Depress the brake pedal.
the folder: My documents\Forward Development\City Car Driving Steam.
5. Put in gear (D or R).
The key may be changed in the control settings menu.
6. Release the brake pedal.
Records
7. Depress the accelerator pedal.
Every driving session will be recorded and can be viewed by the user. In order
 at the cars with manual transmission + distribution gearbox:
to do so, it is necessary to navigate to “Records” in the main menu, select the
1. Fasten your belt.
corresponding session for viewing and depress “Launch” button. You can
2. Start the engine.
change the name or provide a feedback to any record by depressing “Edit”
3. Release the car parking brake.
button as well as delete the record by depressing “Delete” button. All the
4. Depress the clutch.
records will be saved by default into the “Records” folder, which is located at
5. Change over the distribution gearbox to the gear different from the neutral
the address: My documents\Forward Development\City Car Driving Steam.
You can change this path and assign your own. The records saved from the
one.
6. Put in the first or the reverse gear.
previous program versions may be played back incorrectly.
7. Releasing the clutch, depress the accelerator pedal.
Move along the selected route paying attention to the readings of indicators
Controls
and attempting to violate the traffic rules as few as practicable. Pay attention to
Please select an appropriate control device, connect it and set it up before
the appearing hints and messages on violations.
training.
In order to return from the locations to the main menu at any moment, depress
ESC key and depress “Exit” button in the appearing menu.
Upon finishing the driving session you can learn the statistics of committed
violations. In order to view this information, depress “Profile” button in the
main menu, select a relevant profile and depress “Statistics”.
If you want to save the image of a certain situation in the simulator, you can
make the screenshots. The screenshots will be created by default upon
depressing F12 key and saved into the screenshots folder, which is located in
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Controls
Connecting and Adjusting Steering Wheel
keys or buttons to control the vehicle and lighting devices, and set up the keys
Connect the control device of “Steering wheel” type that you are going to use
for camera view.
together with the program following instructions attached to the steering wheel.
You can select a control device to be used in the left side of the window. There
Differentiate the axes of accelerator and brake, if the model of your steering
are five types of control devices:
wheel allows this. In order to do so, open the window of steering wheel driver
 keyboard;
adjustment (“Start”->”Control panel”) and point out a corresponding item. If it
 mouse;
is difficult for you to define what particular item is responsible for differentiation
 steering wheel;
of axes, refer to the instruction or to the technical support department of the
 joystick;
steering wheel manufacturer.
 gamepad.
Connecting and setting up Oculus Rift and HTC Vive augmented reality
Below there is a drop-down list “Set of settings” where you can select the set
glasses
of settings for the selected control device.
Please note! The software does not support version DK1 Oculus Rift
In the right side of the window there is a list of functions to control the vehicle,
augmented reality glasses; only the DK2 version is supported.
various devices and the simulator view, as well as the button or key to which
To set up the image displayed in the augmented reality glasses you need to go
the function is tied depending on the selected control device. You can change
to the tab “Graphics”, section “Settings” and select the mode “VR goggles”
the button or key to which the function is tied by double clicking it with the left
or “Monitor + VR goggles” in the item “Output Device”. In the mode “VR
mouse button and pressing the button or key to assign the function to. Please
goggles” the image is displayed in the augmented reality glasses only. In the
note that if a function is assigned to a control device other than the selected
mode “Monitor + VR goggles” the image is displayed on both the display and
one, the processing of this function will be performed according to the selected
the augmented reality glasses. Note that power consumption is greater in the
control device. For example, if you are using the steering wheel, and assign the
mode “Monitor + VR goggles” than in the mode “VR goggles”.
functions to the gamepad, problems can arise.
Basic control settings
In the “Control” tab you can change the basic control settings. You can select
a control device to be used, select the settings for the control device, assign
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Please note that the group “Feedback” is unavailable for the control devices of
the type “keyboard” and “mouse”.
Below are the settings available for editing in accordance with the selected
group of settings.
Advanced keyboard control settings
Advanced settings can:
 change the speed of pressing and release of gas, brake and clutch pedals;
 change the speed of turn and return of the steering wheel;
 change the gas level in the unboosted mode;
 switch on the automatic clutch and turn light switch-off function;
 switch gear hold with the pressed button.
In the right side of the window there is also a button “Advanced Settings” to
open the advanced setting window for the selected device and the set of
settings.
Advanced control settings
The left side of the window in this section shows the selected control device
and the set of settings, which cannot be changed.
The right side of the window shows the drop-down list “Group of Settings” to
select a group of settings for editing. There are three groups of settings:
 vehicle control;
 view;
 feedback.
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In view settings you can switch the function of interior cornering view, make
You can switch the functions of interior cornering view and permanent camera
camera rotation permanently active, switch on inversion, set the sensitivity and
rotation by ticking appropriate checkboxes in the view settings.
the camera dead zone.
When selecting “Feedback”, you can switch on a feedback device and adjust
Available parameters can be changed by moving the slides right or left and
repulsive force by moving an appropriate slide. If there are several feedback
pressing corresponding checkboxes.
devices, please first select the required device.
Advanced mouse control settings
Please note that advanced settings for the steering wheel, joystick and
In this section you can set up the parameters for mouse control. To control the
gamepad depend on where an action is assigned to — the device axis or the
vehicle you can edit the speed of pressing and release of gas, brake and clutch
device button.
pedals, sensitivity in right or left turns, gas level in the unboosted mode, as well
as switch such functions as automatic clutch, automatic turn light switch-off and
gear hold with the pressed button.
In view settings you can switch the function of interior cornering view and make
camera rotation permanently active.
Advanced control settings for the steering wheel, joystick and gamepad
In vehicle control settings you can switch such functions as automatic clutch,
automatic turn light switch-off and gear hold with the pressed button, using
corresponding checkboxes. Move corresponding slides to set the speed of
pressing and release of gas, brake and clutch pedals, as well as linearity and
the dead zone.
You can change the axis mode of the selected control device using the
corresponding drop-down list. One-way and two-way modes are available to
select from.
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Controls
Control Actions Available by Default for Keyboard Control
Lights
Car Controls
Acceleration
Parking lights/headlights
Left turn signal
High beam
Right turn signal
Brake
Clutch
Left
Hazard lights
th
Right
4 gear
Other devices
th
Next gear
5 gear (P)
Horn
Seat belt
Windscreen wipers
Adjustment of mirrors
th
Previous gear
6 gear (D)
Parking brake
Neutral gear
switching
Radio on/off
Engine on/off
Previous radio station
Reverse
Next radio station
st
1 gear
All-wheel drive
View
nd
2 gear
Reduction gear
Next camera
3rd gear
Boost mode
Previous camera
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Move camera
upwards
Move camera
downwards
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Reset camera
Look left
position
Look right
Virtual mirrors on/off
Look backwards
Move camera forward
Move camera backwards
Move camera to the left
Mini GPS navigator
on/off
GPS navigator on/off
GPS navigator zoom
in
GPS navigator zoom
out
If you use “City Car Driving. Home Edition” for the training purposes, we
Move camera to the right
recommend to select “Show violation messages” item. In this case the
messages on violation of the traffic rules will be displayed in the right-hand
Program Settings
In order to navigate to the program settings, depress “Settings” button in the
menu. You can change graphics, sounds, control elements or settings of the
training process proper in “Settings” section in the program menu.
General Settings
The program settings, which cannot be attributed to the other sections are
located in the “General” tab. Select the required parameters and deselect the
bottom corner of the screen.
Graphics Settings
You can use this tab for changing the
program graphical settings. In order to
change the required parameter, move the
applicable slider or select the required value
in
the
dropdown
list
(depending
on
parameter). If your purpose is to improve
unnecessary parameters presented in the screenshot.
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the response speed, it is more convenient not to set parameters separately but
stream by the replacing the word “URL” in the space before the vertical line.
to use one of the preset value packages. In order to do this, select one of the
Insert the radio station name by replacing “Station name 1” in the space after
variants in “Overall quality of graphics” dropdown list.
the vertical line. The station name will be displayed at radio switch-on or
Sound Settings
switching between stations during driving. You can indicate any name in any
You can use this tab for setting the volume of sounds in the program. In order
available language. The simulator supports audio streams in mp3, ogg and
to change the volume, move the corresponding sliders.
flac formats. An unlimited number of stations can be added.
Press the dedicated key on the keyboard to switch on the radio or between
stations. The default keys for switching on/between radio stations are given in
the section “Default actions for control from the keyboard”. You can
change the assigned keys at your option.
Glossary
Virtual City is a 3D city model built specifically for the “City Car Driving. Home
Edition”.
Car simulator is a program simulating the car control.
Antilock brake system is a system preventing transportation car wheels locking
during braking.
Internet radio
Location is a sector of virtual world.
“City Car Driving. Home Edition” has a radio function broadcasting via the
Linearity and sensitivity are the parameters influencing conformity of the virtual
Internet during driving. To be able to listen to the radio in the simulator you
device response to the real impact. The higher is the sensitivity, the better is
must first add the direct link to the audio stream of the desired radio station to
the way a virtual device responds to interaction. The higher is the non-linearity
the configuration file at: My documents\Forward Development\City Car
(linearity is lower), the more the relation between the physical and virtual
Driving Steam\config\radio.ini. On opening this file, you will see the function:
device differs from a directly proportional one.
station="URL |Station name 1". Insert the direct link to the radio station audio
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Glossary
Dead zone is a sector in the path of steering wheel or pedal movement, during
which the virtual control device does not respond to the changes of the real
one, i.e., the bigger is the dead zone, e.g., of steering wheel, the bigger will be
the sector, where the turning of a real steering wheel will not entail turning of
the virtual steering wheel. But after passing through a dead zone the steering
wheel will come to a compliance with the real one. The same concerns the
pedals.
Screenshot is the screen shot made by the “City Car Driving. Home Edition”
program or by a special program.
Traffic is the road traffic.
Checkbox is an interface tool to denote a group (for example, to set specific
options) and work with it, and to denote the state (on/off).
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