Users can customize their own spotter messages for iRacing. Spotter packs consist of a collection of audio samples along with a spmsg.txt file that stores the corresponding text. Spotter packs can not create new spotter messages, but they can be used to modify the existing messages either to add color or to translate them into a different language.
Spotter packs can be found through various online resources, or created by the user. A small selection of spotter packs can be found at:
How to install a third party spotter pack
- Download the new spotter files.
- Open your spotter directory, this is usually located in: C:\Program Files (x86)\iRacing\Sound\SPCC
- Create a new directory, named after the spotter pack you have downloaded. (Stick to letters and numbers; symbols may not work.)
- Place the spotter files into the new directory. The directory should now contain several .wav files and a spmsg.txt file.
- Launch the simulator, open the Options menu, and select the new spotter pack under "Voice Pack" In the Sound tab.
- Restart the simulator to load the new spotter pack.
You can have multiple spotter packs installed, but only one active at a time. The simulator must be restarted for spotter pack changes to take effect.
How to make your own spotter pack
Users can make their own spotter sound packs for iRacing. Sound packs consist of a collection of audio samples along with a spmsg.txt file that stores the corresponding text. Samples need to be recorded as mono uncompressed wave files. 16 and 8 bit samples of any bitrate can be used, as long as it is mono. Samples can be named any way you want, as long as the spmsg.txt file has the correct entry to connect the spotter message id to each sound file.
Please see our forum thread for instructions on how to make your own spotter pack: