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Title: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 12, 2014, 09:02:46 pm
The Z1 Dashboard software is now fully compatible with the latest version of Kart Racing Pro.  Display your kart's dashboard on a separate window or monitor.  You can also display the track map with your location, timing and scoring details, fuel figures and more!


You can download the latest demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp

We just released version 3.8.0, and here are all the improvements that were made in this release:
* Improved performance for better CPU usage.

* Added support for SimBin sims. Note that as the current SimBin API is quite limited there are several features of the Z1 Dashboard software that are note available, most notably the track map display.

* Updated support for the latest version of Kart Racing Pro (10b beta). The auto-track map creation now works with this sim. Also added is throttle, brake, lat and long G forces so the telemetry dashboard now shows more information.

* Updated support for the latest version of Project CARS, adding much more infortmation as it is now available from their API. The auto-track map creation now works for this sim.

* Fixed a bug that could cause the app to crash when disconnecting from Assetto Corsa.

* Improved the auto-track map creation process to include sector positions.

* Added the auto-track map creation to rFactor 1 & 2.

* Added the auto-track map creation to ARCA Sim Racing

* Added the auto-track map creation to Game Stock Car
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: sam19 on March 12, 2014, 11:17:36 pm
this looks like an awesome bit of kit,

i only have one question, whats the difference between the demo and when you buy it ? does it unlock new features or is the demo time limited,

also on your site you have the option to buy the software with a LCD display, can you use any 4.3" display of does it have to be yours? and if so why does it have to be yours?

im very interested in this for my simulator,

regards
sam

EDIT :

i have just downloaded the software and it just keeps flashing waiting for sim is this because its a demo version?

sam
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 12, 2014, 11:41:48 pm
Quote from: sam19 on March 12, 2014, 11:17:36 pm
i have just downloaded the software and it just keeps flashing waiting for sim is this because its a demo version?

sam


It may be flashing because you did not put the plugin in the KRP plugin directory.    In the documents/z1simwheel/plugins/kart racing pro beta 7 directory is the file Z1SWKRP7.dlo.  Copy this file to your KRP plugin directory which is C:\Program Files (x86)\Kart Racing Pro\plugins by default.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 12, 2014, 11:43:13 pm
Quote from: sam19 on March 12, 2014, 11:17:36 pm
this looks like an awesome bit of kit,

i only have one question, whats the difference between the demo and when you buy it ? does it unlock new features or is the demo time limited,

also on your site you have the option to buy the software with a LCD display, can you use any 4.3" display of does it have to be yours? and if so why does it have to be yours?

im very interested in this for my simulator,

regards
sam


The only difference between the demo and the full version is that the demo will quit after 15 minutes.  All functionality is the same.

You can use it on any screen that Windows considers a monitor.  So if you have an extra monitor that will work.  or if you have one of those USB monitors, like a Mimo one, that will work as well.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: sam19 on March 12, 2014, 11:56:22 pm
thank you i have got it working :)

so if i bought a LCD panel i would be able to put the dash onto it?

the reason i ask is im currently making a sim and im going to turn an old Mychron4 into a dash that will read real time, and this looking like the perfect bit of software

is there any LCD screens you would recomend apart from your own ?

regards
sam
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 13, 2014, 01:59:07 am
Our LCD screen is the only one that Windows doesn't see as a monitor which the software will work with.  If you have an existing screen that Windows can see as a monitor then it would work with that.  For example the Mimo monitors.

Our screen is designed to stand on its own or be integrated into dashboard, as it has 4 screw holes on the back for attaching it to something.

I don't know if a MyChron 4 would work, but have a feeling that it would not because its resolution isn't good enough and Windows probably won't see it as a monitor.  However to be sure you would have to test it out and see.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on May 07, 2014, 05:58:38 pm
Version 3.9.0 is now available!

Among the many updates are several new track mapping options.  You can now flip the track maps horizontally or vertically to better orient them.  You can also specify the width and color and style of the track map and sector overlays.

Existing users can get the update through the updater that was installed with the Z1 Dashboard.

The demo is available here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp

Here are the full release notes:

* Added third sector color for improved differentiation between sectors on track maps.

* Added two dashes for the Porsche Ruf RT 12. One is 8,000 RPM and one is 10,000 RPM.  You can choose the colors of the dial backgrounds by setting the background color in the settings dialog.

* Added the Super Late Model dashboard.

* Fixed a bug in iRacing where your driver name would appear twice in the standings screen.

* You can now use POV (hat switches) as well as joystick buttons to select icons within the Z1 software.

* You can now specify the width and color of the track when it is drawn during the auto-creation process.

* You can now specify the width of the sector overlay when it is drawn onto the track map.

* You can now specify how the sector overlays are drawn.  The options are solid (as was previous used), dotted and dashed.

* The track map auto-creation now works with iRacing.  You will need to record a full lap of telemetry within iRacing and then open that lap in the Z1 Dashboard telemetry analysis screen.  Then press the compass button to generate the track map.  This results in a track map that can be more accurate than the ones that ship with the Z1 Dashboard software.

* The software will now learn how long each pitstop takes at every track and with every car that you race.  This information will be used to calculate the pitstop deltas in the track map screen to give you a more accurate position of where you will exit the pits after your stop.

* You can now flip the track maps left/right and up/down.  This allows you to better position auto created track maps, that sometimes might have been backwards or upside down when created.  Just click the left-right arrow button or the up-down arrow button located in the top left and top right corners of the track map dashboard.

* If you do not want the Z1 Dashboard software to check for the availability of Assetto Corsa TP or Codemaster's sims, then settings their IP address to '0' in the settings.ini file will cause the software to skip checking them.  This can improve startup performance of the Z1 Dashboard software in some cases.

* Codemasters F1 series is now supported.  Note that the data provided by these sims is limited so you will not have all the features available to you that you have with other sims.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on May 13, 2014, 11:49:04 pm
Version 3.9.0 has added many new options to the track map. You can now choose the color of the track as well as its width when it is created. The sector overlay now has three different styles (solid, dashed and dotted) as well as its own thickness control. If you want the standard thinner black track map then you are all set. But what if you want a much wider track drawn in green with the sector overlaid in dots? Simple! Just select the appropriate size, color and design in the Track Map tab.

The demo is available here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on June 18, 2014, 05:54:49 pm
Version 3.9.2 is now available!

This includes three new dashboards: the BMW Z4, The Dallara DW 12 and our unique Adjustment Dashboard. There are also several other improvements as well. You can download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp

If you already have the software just run the updater to get the latest version.

Here are the full release notes:

* Added Adjustment Dashboard. This shows the various in-car adjustments that are possible. Currently only iRacing supports the telemetry necessary to run this dashboard.

* Added the BMW Z4 dashboard.

* Updated several previous dashboards to include new telemetry for in-car adjustments.

* The size of the dots used to draw the car positions can now be edited. There are two sizes, one for your car and one for everyone elses. The default is 7 for your car and 5 for everyone else, making your car slightly bigger and easier to spot. You can only edit these in the settings.ini file at this time.

* Moved the sim check process to a separate thread, so the settings icon is more responsive during the Waiting for Sim phase.

* Added the Dallara DW12 dashboard.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on July 24, 2014, 08:37:04 pm
We are running a Z1 Dashboard video contest.  If you send us a video featuring the Z1 Dashboard software to info@zbluesoftware.com we'll enter you into a contest to win your choice of a free copy of the software or $49.  Use your video to tell what you think is cool about the software, what you like best, how you use it, or anything else you can think of!
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 22, 2014, 05:16:18 pm
We are extremely happy to announce the release of version 4 of the Z1 Dashboard software!  First a huge thank you to all the beta testers!

There are some very big updates in this version with the main one being screen switching.  You can now have up to 10 dashboards associated with each car and switch between them with a click of a button.  We've also added several new dashboards, improved the display, improved the settings dialog, and much more.

If you are an existing user you can download version 4 from this page by entering your order number: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm  (You will receive an email soon that includes your order number in case you have forgotten it.)

If you do not already have the software and would like to try it out please download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp

In addition we have modified the pricing structure to provide more options for purchasing the software.  Previously the price was a flat $49 for the software and all future updates.  Going forward the price has been reduced to $24.99.  This includes the software and one month of updates.  You then have the option of subscribing for updates at $1.99 per month, or purchasing a single update for $14, or simply staying with the version you purchased.  (This change does not effect users who purchased the software previously.  They will continue to receive all updates for free.)

The full list of updates is as follows:
* You can now have up to 10 dashboard screens associated with a single instance.  You can switch between these screens by pressing a button on your wheel or joystick, or by touching the Z1 LCD Screen.  The default screen rotation is: main dashboard -> Track Map -> Timing & Scoring -> Telemetry Dash -> Adjustment Dash -> Pit Info Dash.  You can choose from any of the dashboards, and put them in any order using the Settings Dialog.  Each instance can have up to 10 dashboard associated with each car, each with their own switching order.  (That would be a theoretical maximum of 60 dashboards per car!)

* There is now a "Limiter Dash" option in the Car 1 tab. This lets you choose which of the dashboards that can be displayed for the specific car will be displayed when you engage the pit limiter.  This allows you to select any dashboard when you enter the pits.

* A new Track Map dashboard has been created, called Track Map 2.  This displays the track map along with speed, rev, shift lights, gear, lap number and position.

* The Pit Dash and Fuel Dash are now stand alone dashboards.  They can be inserted into your car's dashboard rotation just as any other dashboard would be.

* A new Telemetry Dashboard has been created, called Telemetry Dash 2.  This displays in real time, traces for steering position, suspension travel on all wheels, gear, throttle position, brake position, RPMs and speed.

* The Settings Dialog has been updated to allow for the new multiple screens. In addition all buttons and text fields now have tool tips to let you know what each function does.

* A new Save Location settings has been added.  This allows you to specify whether or not the Z1 should save the location of the screen when you exit.

* If you run with Auto-Resize on, then the Z1 will now remember the exact dimensions of the window you were using.  Previously it always resized based on the current scale settings.

* There is a new Auto-Scaling option.  This is on by default.  When you resize the window the app will pick the best scaling to suit the size of the window.  If you have Auto-Resize on it will fill the window.  If it is off, then the screen may not take up the full window.  As before Auto-Resize takes up more CPU power, and is off by default.

* All the ini files have been replaced by XML files.  This new XML file structure allows for the multiple dashboards per instance.

* Each instance now has its own specific XML setup file for settings and car definitions.  This fixes an issue where the ini file could become corrupted if they were written to simultaneously by multiple instances.

* Changes to the dashboards associated with a car now take effect immediately once the settings dialog has been closed.  Previously you had to restart the Z1 to see any changes.

* Joystick button selection is now done in the Settings Dialog. The new Display tab allows you to specify whether or not the joystick buttons are enabled, and to select each button without having to restart the Z1.  Just click the buttons associated with the desired function and click the appropriate button on your wheel or joystick.  Each instance can now have its own joystick button assignments.  This allows you to control multiple instances with your joystick.

* Screen sizing has been improved. Now when hiding or showing the title bar, the screen will keep the correct size based on its previous size.

* There is now a setting to determine the time between checking for joystick button clicks.  The default is 150 milliseconds.  The smaller the number the more responsive the app will be to button clicks.  Using a larger number will allow you to hold a button down and cycle through the dashboards at a reasonable speed.

* The 'flip' option now only flips the display if you are using the Z1 LCD Screen.

* If you have an instance setup so the dashboard displays even when you are not in the car you can still cycle through the dashboards for the car using the joystick buttons, or by clicking on the left side of the screen. Clicking on the right side of the screen, when not in the car, will display the settings dialog.

* There is a new plugin for the 64 bit version of rFactor 2.

You can download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on October 17, 2014, 04:33:28 pm
Here is an updated plugin for Kart Racing Pro beta 11.  You'll need to unzip this file and place the dlo in your KRP plugins folder.  The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Kart Racing Pro\plugins.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 16, 2014, 09:02:38 pm
Version 4.1.0 is now available!

This one brings many new features and dashboards! If you already own the Z1 Dashboard then you can get the latest version by going to the 'My Dashboard' page here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm.

If you haven't yet tried it out you can download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp

Here are the release notes for this version:

* There are now 4 new F1 2014 style dashboards available.

* The standings screen is now available as a dashboard.

* Added car names to the standings garage dashboard. If you are using iRacing then you can flip between the car name and iRating by clicking on the 'Car' or 'iR' header.

* Added car colors as outlines on the track map. This makes it easier to see your competition and the type of car you are approaching in multi-class races.

* You can now incorporate the pit lane into the track maps. (Not currently this is only for iRacing - the other sims will follow in future updates). To do so, you would create a track map as you normally would in iRacing (drive the lap with telemetry being recorded, then go to the telemetry analysis screen and select your lap, then click the compass icon.) Now to add the pit lane you need to drive another lap where you cross the line to both start and end the lap in the pit lane. Then go to the telemetry analysis screen and select that lap, then click the compass icon. The pit lane should then be added to your track map.

* The track map creation has been tweaked to improve the track maps and how and when they are created. This fixes certain issues that occasionally occurred when creating track maps in Assetto Corsa, Project CARS, and rFactor 1 & 2.

* There is now an X icon on the lower right corner of the track map dashboards. If you press this button the track map will be deleted, allowing you to recreate it from scratch.

* The pit stop deltas now ignore any pit stop less than 10 seconds in order to prevent inaccurately fast deltas from being reported.

* In iRacing the software will now use the track display name provided by the sim as the default track name. You can override this in the TrackMap.xml file located in the documents/z1dashboard/iracing/tracks folder.

* There is now a 'Check Loc' setting in the Display tab of the settings dialog. By default this is set to Yes, and the Z1 will check to make sure it is will not be displayed off-screen when it starts up. However if you want it to skip this check, then set this option to No.

* The software will now get the maximum revs for the car from the sim. This will mean the Generic Dashboard will always display the correct revs in the rev bar for the car you are driving. The exceptions are Codemaster and SimBim sims. Those two sims do not report the maximum revs for the car.

* There is now a checkbox in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog box called "Set For All Cars". If you check this box then the current cars settings and screens will be applied to all cars for the current instance and sim. This allows you an easy way to create the same setup for all cars you use. Note that this will overwrite all previous settings for all cars.

* Fixed a bug where shift light values were not reset between loading different cars.

* Fixed a bug in the Project Cars data that could prevent the laps from being registered.

* Fixed a bug associated with Project Cars that caused the Z1 Dashboard to crash once you finished a course where the start and finish line were not in the same location (such as a section of highway, etc).

* Fixed a bug that prevented the third instance from opening when using Assetto Corsa.

* Fixed a bug where maximized windows would not stay maximized when you got in the car if you had the hide title bar option set to racing.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 16, 2014, 09:03:56 pm
Here are some screen shots of the latest dashboards.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 16, 2014, 09:04:46 pm
And the new standings dashboard:
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 23, 2015, 07:08:05 pm
We have just released version 4.4 of the Z1 dashboard software! It includes a lot of new features and improved functionality over previous versions. It also includes the latest version of the Z1 Server software (version 1.2) and the latest version of the Z1 Analysis software (version 1.1) - See this thread for details on the Z1 Analyzer: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3325582.page

Here are the release notes for this version:
* Compatibility with Codemsaters F1 2015.

* Improved connectivity with the Z1 Server to better handle lost packets. This should alleviate disconnects or freezes if the network connection is temporarily lost.

* The track map car dots now display the driver's position in the race/practice session in the center of the dot.

* Added option for automatic shift light (LED) illumination based upon the car's redline. There are 4 options:

All 80-98: illuminates each shift light (LED) individually going from left to right, with the first one illuminating when you reach 80% of redline, and the final one coming on at 98% of redline.

All 65-98: illuminates each shift light (LED) individually going from left to right, with the first one illuminating when you reach 65% of redline, and the final one coming on at 98% of redline.

Grouped 80-98: divides the shift lights (LEDs) into 3 groups moving from left to right. The first group is illuminated at 80% of redline, then second at 90% and the third at 98% of redline.

Grouped 65-98: divides the shift lights (LEDs) into 3 groups moving from left to right. The first group is illuminated at 65% of redline, then second at 80% and the third at 98% of redline.


* Added an option for the default way shift lights should be illuminated when assigning a dashboard to a car. The five options are the same as the above options. The default is the All 80-98 option. This will ensure the shift lights work properly with all cars across all dashboards. You can change this settings in the display tab of the settings dialog. Note that you can still update shift light illumination points manually once you have assigned the dashboard to a car regardless of this setting.

* There is now an option for the three Impala style stock car dashboards to use the pit lane speed limit to determine when to illuminate the pit speed LEDs in the tachometer. This is on by default, but can be turned off by unchecking the Auto Tach checkbox in the Car 2 tab of the Settings Dialog. Note this is only available for sims that supply the pit lane speed limit.

* The pit info dashboard (which is displayed by default when the pit limiter is engaged) now shows the distance in feet or meters to your pit box. Note currently this is only available for iRacing.

* The five stock car dashboards will now display the distance to your pit stall when you enter pit lane. Note currently this is only available for iRacing.

* There is now an option to turn off the text scaling for the track map 1 dashboard driver positions. This is located in the Track Map tab of the settings dialog. Turning the scaling off will display more drivers in the driver position area of the Track Map 1 dashboard. The larger the window used, the more drivers will be seen.

* A total of 8 forward gears are now supported in the Car 3 tab, allowing you to customize when the shift lights illuminate for up to 8 forward gears (as well as neutral and reverse).

* Updated all plugins for more data transmission.

* Fixed an issue with iRacing where the driver's car might not be properly tracked between sessions (such as going from a qualifying to a race session).

* Fixed an issue where the Car Class option within the Track Map tab was not saving properly.

* Multiple changes and updates to text rendering.

* Fixed a bug with rFactor 2 where delta times were sometimes inaccurate.

All current users should get a message on their software alerting them to the new version and how to get it.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 22, 2015, 11:41:48 pm
Here's a brand new Z1 LCD touch-screen in black gloss with Carbon Fiber ready to go to its new owner! This is a great way to display the Z1 Dashboard software on your racing rig.

You can check out the options here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm?source=KRP

(http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss2.jpg)

(http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss3.jpg)

(http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss1.jpg)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 26, 2015, 04:34:56 pm
One of the great features of the Z1 Dashboard is that you can switch between dashboards on the fly.  You can have up to 10 dashboards assigned to a car. These could be various track maps, or car dashboards, or telemetry, or timing & scoring, or a combination of all of them.

To switch between them just map a wheel or button box button to 'next' and another one to 'last'.  It is that easy!

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/dashboardswitching.jpg)

To make things even easier for you, all cars have 6 dashboards assigned to them by default:
1) The car's main dashboard
2) The track map dashboard
3) The timing & scoring dashboard
4) The telemetry dashboard
5) The adjustment dashboard
6) The pit stop dashboard

It another way to Z1 Dashboard makes your racing more fun and exciting!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 28, 2015, 11:17:25 pm
Did you know the Z1 Dashboard software can be run multiple times simultaneously? When you run the software you create what is known as an "instance." If the software is running and you attempt to run it again, you will create another instance of the software, and end up with two windows both running the software. You may create up to 6 separate instances.

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/multipleinstances.jpg)

The advantage of multiple instances of the software is that you can have different dashboards displayed on each instance and can position each one wherever you need it. For example you could have four instances all running simultaneously. One instance could display the main dashboard for the car; another the Track Map dashboard; another the Timing and Scoring dashboard; and another the Telemetry dashboard.

Download the demo and try it out today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=krp)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 31, 2015, 12:17:24 am
If you've got a laptop or Windows tablet (or even a second computer) you can put it to work running your Z1 Dashboard or display live telemetry with the Z1 Analyzer.  The Z1 Server allows you to broadcast your sim's data across your home network!

In addition to the sim's data it also broadcasts your button inputs, so the Z1 Dashboard can respond to them just as if it was running on the same machine as your wheel or button box.

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Z1Server.jpg)

The Z1 Server comes with the Z1 software package and is the perfect way to make use of that extra computer, laptop or Windows tablet!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: scooter6260 on December 30, 2016, 05:48:56 pm
I d/l the demo, it worked.  I ordered the LCD Screen. Awaiting it's arrival.  Well worth a look.  Price has been reduced too.   :)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: DjFIL on March 21, 2017, 05:03:00 pm
Pending update from Z1 for restoration of compatibility with KRP (broken since beta15 or there about).

http://www.z1simwheel.com/forums/messages.cfm?threadid=E72D5A31-F48E-38C1-79709D4FFC370AEB
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: DjFIL on July 22, 2017, 11:04:07 pm
Unfortunately still pending to be fixed with the new Steam releases.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on June 28, 2018, 07:32:59 pm
Version 4.15 of the Z1 Dashboard is here!

Highlights include:
* 9 new dashboards included
* movable track maps
* updates to existing dashboards
* new automatic shift light patterns
and more!

We know everyone loves the new dashboards, some here are a sampling of the new ones:

911 RSR Dash 1
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash1.jpg)

911 RSR Dash 2
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash2.jpg)

911 RSR Pit Dash
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRPitDash.jpg)

Stockcar 2016 Dash 3B
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash3B.jpg)

Stockcar 2016 Dash 6B
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash6B.jpg)

Existing users can see their download options here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users can get the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added 4 new stockcar dashboards.  These are Stockcar 2016 Dash 1B, 2B, 3B and 6B.  They are versions of the stock car 2016 dashboards formatted for 480x272 ratio displays. This allows users that use square displays as opposed to the wide screen displays to still be able to use these dashboards.

* Added 5 new dashboards associated with the Porsche 911 RSR.  These are the Porsche 911 RSR Pit Dash, and the Porsche 911 RSR Dash 1-4.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab. This is called 'Track Style'. It can be set to Static or Moving. Static is the default and displays the track map from above as it has always been displayed.  This option will include the sector overlays if desired, the directional arrow, the wind display, the pit stop loss overlays, the pit lane if defined, and all other competitors.

The new Moving option displays the track map from your point of view.  Your car is always located at the bottom center of the display and the track map revolves around this position. This option will display the pit stop loss overlays and all other competitors. Note because the track map moves around and not all parts are always visible it is likely that the pit loss displays will be off-screen and therefore not visible.  The sector overlay, pit lane, and directional arrow are not displayed in this configuration in order to reduce CPU load.  Note that this option may have a slightly negative effect on FPS within the sim as it is more CPU intensive as we have to recompute and redraw the map every frame.

Selecting the 'Moving' option will override the 'Render With' setting to always be 'Vector'.

The new Moving option is available for all track maps, except Track Map 4.  This track map will always show the track from the static top-down view.  This allows you to have both a moving and static track map in your dashboard rotation.

* There are 4 new automatic shift light patterns.  These illuminate the shift lights from outside to inside.  Previously all automatic patterns illuminated the shift lights from left to right.  These new patterns are called 'All CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'All CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM.

* Multiple updates to the Kart Racing Pro interface to implement speech output, provide sector timings, update data logging, and many other small improvements.

* Updated to work with the latest version of Kart Racing Pro.

* Added Cylinder Head Temperature and Fuel Level Percentage to Kart Racing Pro data logging.

* Updated the RaceRoom track creation to allow for inconsistencies in various RaceRoom track center spline lines.

* Cleaned up several of the dash names to better group them together in the Car 2 tab drop down.

* Several graphical and informational updates to the Kart 1,2,3 dashboards.

* Now reads air and track temps, and weather conditions from Kart Racing Pro.

* Data Logging now records cylinder head temperature for those sims that support it.  This is currently only Kart Racing Pro.

* The Z1 Server will now allow you to cycle through multiple IP addresses if they are available.  Most computers will have a single IP address.  That is the one that the Server will connect to and display.  However on some machines there could be multiple IP addresses due to virtual systems, backup IPs, or other possible reasons. In these cases the Server will display a count next to the IP address.  It will say 1 of 2 (3,4,5, etc). By default it will always choose the first IP address to register against.  However sometimes that can be incorrect. If you are finding that the Dashboard can't connect and that the Server has more than one IP address option, then on the Server click on the IP address in the display.  It will change to the next IP address.  Try entering this address into the Dashboard to see if it can connect.

* The Audi R18 dash has been updated to include percentage bars displayed along with the battery charge and battery deployment per lap displays. This should make it easier to quickly glance at these levels while racing.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab called 'Fill Dots'. This is on by default.  If you turn this off, then the dots used to display the car locations on the track maps will not be filled in. This can make it easier to see the track map on longer tracks, where the filled in dot map cover up some of the detail.

* There is now an option in the Car 1 tab called 'Auto Fuel Dens'. This sets whether or not the fuel density is automatically determined based on data from the sim.  It is on by default. If you turn this off you can then enter the fuel density for the car. The fuel density is measuring kilograms/liter.  It is 0.75 by default for all manual entries. Currently the only sim to supply this information is iRacing.

* Updated various dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance and stability.

* The Project Cars 1 and Project Cars 2 network connectivity options have been combined into a single drop down where you select the version you would like to connect to.

* Small updates to the rally cross dashboards.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on July 06, 2018, 07:34:57 pm
Version 4.15 of the Z1 Dashboard has just been released.  You know what that means - new dashboards!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELNqlYCug

There are a total of 9 new dashboards this time, 5 for the road cars and 4 for the oval cars.

On the road car side we have 5 various displays for the 911 RSR.

And on the oval side we have 4 versions of the digital stock car dashboards which are formatted for the more square 480x272 displays.

So of course we want to show them off and that is what this video is about. We drove laps using each of the dashboards so you could see them in action.

You can download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on July 12, 2018, 12:36:09 am
As the Z1 software has evolved over the years it has become far more than simply a way to display dashboards. Yes there are over 120 dashboard now, but it also includes track maps, telemetry, pit stop advice (when should you stop, where you'll be after the stop, where your rivals are when you are stopping - or have they stopped?), tracking of other drivers in the race, various garage stall screens.

You also get the full-fledged telemetry analyzer of the Z1 Analyzer (providing you with easy to understand information on becoming faster and more consistent, and comparing yourself to thousands of other laps.).

And of course you can use the software on networked computers using the Z1 Server.

So with all these features we have updated the home page of the Z1 website to hopefully better show and explain the features.

Please take a look: http://www.z1dashboard.com
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on July 26, 2018, 04:23:54 pm
Introducing the new SMZ1 Top Gun wheel. This is the flagship SMZ1 wheel. Designed for those who want a top of the line wheel by the legendary Sam Maxwell, it is fully integrated with the Z1 software.

(http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunangle2small.jpg)


Adjustability, precision, ergonomics, all wrapped in a stunning package.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm

Featuring an adjustable bite point on its left clutch paddle for precision launches, easy to reach premium commercial grade buttons, thumb dials, and rear facing toggle switches this is the one you want. You're driving fast on track - make sure you've got the best wheel.

Adjustable left clutch paddle bite point
2 rear mounted toggle switches
13 front mounted buttons
2 thumb dials
2 rotary dials
Dual clutch paddles
Two shift paddles
4.3" touch panel display
15 shift/DRS lights
6 secondary warning lights

(http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunlitsmall.jpg)


The SMZ1 Top Gun's beautiful carbon fiber finish features makes it not only an incredible wheel but also a work of art. And with just one USB cable it won't clutter up your sim rig.

For more information: http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm

(http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunbacksmall.jpg)

(http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunangle1small.jpg)

http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on July 27, 2018, 05:27:18 pm
We've just release a small patch to the Z1 Dashboard. This is version 4.15.1. It fixes a bug that could cause the Z1 to crash when you cross the S/F line if you had data logging running. This bug was most noticable in RaceRoom.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 24, 2018, 06:06:05 pm
It is that time again - the latest versions of the Z1 Dashboard, Z1 Server and Z1 Analyzer are now available!

The Z1 Dashboard version 4.16 is now here!

The big update in this version is support for Project Cars 2 using their UDP stream.  We spent a long time on this running thousands of laps, and hope that you enjoy the integration of the Z1 Dashboard with Project Cars 2 UDP.

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/ProjectCars2.jpg)

We've also added various new features, such as flashing the background when the pit limiter is engaged, more tire information on the Tire Dash, and redesigned the Car 2 tab to allow for more information to be included.

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/Car2Tab.jpg)

The new ZOD2 data format has been introduced for Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 1 & 2, RaceRoom and rFactor 2.  This new format allows for much more accurate lap times and sector times as well as adding additional data.

(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TireDash.jpg)

A huge thank you to all the beta testers for the input and testing on this latest version!

You can download the latest demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added support for Project Cars 2 UDP mode. To select this mode you need to select Project Cars 2 UDP in the Z1 Network tab, and make sure the checkbox to the left of the Project Cars combobox is selected.  In Project Cars 2 go to the Options section and click on the System box. Set the UDP Protocol Version to Project Cars 2. Set the UDP Frequency to one that works for your system. A setting of 1 sends the data at the highest frequency, and a setting of 9 sends it at the lowest frequency. The lower the settings the better.  But too low could mean your network gets overwhelmed and things actually slow down.

Note that due to how Project Cars 2 send the UDP data we cannot request specific data. Instead we receive the data when the sim decides to send it. This means that some data, such as the driver name, car, track, and opponents are sent when you enter the track in the sim, and then at varying times afterwards.  Because of this it is vital that you have the Z1 Dashboard running before you start Project Cars 2.  Failing to do this could results in a long wait before the Z1 can determine which car you are driving, or which correct track, or the correct list of opponents.

Note that due to how Project Cars 2 send the UDP data it does not always send the signal that the sim has exited when you exit the sim. However it does cease sending telemetry data when it exits.  Unfortunately it also ceases sending telemetry data if it is paused. Because of this we determine if the sim has exited by calculating the time since any data was last received. If that is more than one minute we assume the sim has exited.  You can adjust this time limit in the Network tab of the Z1 settings dialog.

Project Cars 2 UDP mode only supports the new ZOD2 telemetry data logging mode in the Z1 Dashboard. Please keep this in mind.  You must have the ZOD2 mode selected in order to record telemetry from Project Cars 2 UDP.

* There is a new setting called 'Data Log Mode' in the General settings tab.  This lets you choose if you want to use the new ZOD2 file format or the older ZOD file format for data logging.  ZOD2 is the new default and in most cases you should not have to change this.

* Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars, Project Cars 2, and rFactor 2 now support the new ZOD2 data logging file format. (This new format improves accuracy of lap times and sector times, as well as adding additional data.)

* There is a new setting in the Car 1 tab called 'Limiter Flash'. This can be set on a car-by-car basis. When set to the 'Pit Limiter' it will cause the background of the dashboard to flash when the pit limiter is engaged.  When set the 'Pit Lane' it will cause the background of the dashboard to flash when you are in the pit lane. The color used for the flash is the Pit Limiter Color from the Car 2 tab. Note that the sim has to support the pit limiter or pit lane data for this feature to work.

* The Car 2 tab has been redesigned for better layout. There is a new scrollbar that you can used to view all the options in this tab.

* You can now set the warning levels fuel level, fuel pressure, oil temperature and water temperature for the dashboards that support them.  This is done in the Car 2 tab.  Note that each individual dashboard can have different settings for these values. They do not have to be the same for all dashboards on the car.

* Updates across all sims to improve accuracy of lap times and sector times.

* Updates to the rFactor 2 plugin to allow for more accurate timings. (Make sure you update your plugin.)

* In previous versions of the Z1 Dashboard in order for the buttons assigned to speech options to work you also had to have that same option selected in the Speech tab. For example to make the button assigned to announcing your position work you would have to have the automatic Announce Position option selected.  This would mean your position was announced every lap, and you could also have it announced when you pressed the assigned button.  This has been changed, and you no longer need the option to be selected in the Speech tab.  This allows you to have the desired information spoken when you press the assigned button without also having it spoken every time you cross the start/finish line.

* Added a new debug option for Tracked Drivers.  This will output data on saving and loading tracked drivers as well as copying paint templates in iRacing.  This setting is available as an option in the Debug drop down located in the General tab of the settings dialog. It should help people diagnose issues with saving or loading of tracked driver lists.

* The Tire Dash will not only display the camber information if the sim provides camber data. This will remove unnecessary data for sims that don't provide it.

* The Tire Dash will not only display the tire surface temperature information if the sim provides the data. This will remove unnecessary data for sims that don't provide it.

* The Tire Dash will now display the tire carcass temperatures if they are available from the sim.

* Tire carcass temperatures are now available in iRacing. Note they only get updated when you pit.

* There is now an button assignment option that will let you minimize and restore the Z1 Dashboard window. This option is located at the bottom of the Button tab under the Min/Restore title. Scroll down to see it.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 26, 2018, 11:29:44 pm
We released a small patch update, version 4.16.1 of the Dashboard.  This fixes a couple of bugs:

* Fixed a bug in Project Cars 2 UDP that could cause the Brake Bias screen to be permanently displayed in some cars.

* Fixed a bug in the ZOD2 telemetry file creation where it would not save in any location other than the default documents/z1dashboard location.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on October 15, 2018, 06:03:30 pm
We've released version 4.16.2 for the Z1 Dashboard. This is a small update that includes a small bug fix and update.

* Fixed a bug in the Speech that would not let you request the laps of fuel or the 'say all' option using the buttons if you didn't have those options selected in the speech tab.

* Updated some of the speech output to let you know when no data was available. Previously if you requested the lap time or fuel data and you didn't have a lap time at that point, or there were not enough laps to determine fuel consumption, then nothing was said. This could be confusing as you may think the request had not been received. Now if this is the case you will be told the information is not available yet.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on November 06, 2018, 05:02:45 am
We released version 4.16.3 today.  This has a few bug fixes:

* Fixed a bug in Project Cars 2 UDP feed which would cause the Z1 Dashboard to crash when crossing the S/F line due to an out-of-bounds value from the UDP feed.

* Fixed an issue with the McLaren MP-4 dashboard where the background didn't fill then entire vertical space of the window.

You can download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on November 14, 2018, 04:43:35 pm
​​​​We have a quick survey here http://www.z1simwheel.com/survey/z12018 asking 11 questions about how people use the Z1 software.

This will help us get a better understanding of how people use the Z1 software and what they'd like to see included moving forward.

Thanks!

Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 18, 2018, 10:22:53 pm
Version 4.17 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

As always we've got lots of improvements, new features and new dashboards.

Some highlights are:
1) The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2018 sim.
2) Nine new dashboards!
3) New, improved UDP format used with the Z1 Server.
4) New options for how rFactor 2 car names are read.
5) More data points are read from several of the sims.
and more...

GT3 Dash 4A
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT3Dash4A.jpg)

Super Speedway Dash 3
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/SuperSpeedwayDash3.jpg)

New Weather Icons
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/WeatherIcons.jpg)

Formula Dash 3A
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash3A.jpg)

Formula Dash 4A
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash4A.jpg)

rFactor 2 Car Name Options
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/rf2CarName.jpg)

You can download the latest demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get v4.17 here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added two new dashboards, GT3 Dash 4A and GT3 Dash 4B.

* Added two new dashboards, Super Speedway Dash 3 and Super Speedway Dash 4.

* Added three new dashboards, Formula Dash 3A, Formula Dash 3B and Formula Dash 3C.

* Added two new dashboards, Formula Dash 4A and Formula Dash 4B.

* The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2018 sim. F1 2018 uses UDP to send data. To turn it on within the sim go to 'Game Options', then 'Settings', then 'Telemetry Settings'. Then set 'UDP Telemetry' to 'On'. Leave the IP address and port as the default. Set the UDP Format to '2018'. You will need to experiment with the UDP Send rate to get the one that works best for you. 30Hz seemed to work quite well during testing. Set 'D-Box', 'Fanatec LED', and 'SLIPro LED' to 'Off', if you are not using those devices.

Then within the Z1 Dashboard, open the Settings Dialog and click on the Network tab. Make sure the Codemasters checkbox is ticked, and choose 'F1 2018' from the drop down. If you have selectded Broadcast mode from the F1 2018 telemetry settings, then select 'F1 2018 BC'.

* The way in which the backgrounds of the track maps are displayed has been changed. The background color of the section of the track map that is showing the actual map is determined by the Ground Color selected in the Track Map tab. The Background Color selected in the Car 2 tab controls the background of the rest of the track map dashboard. The one exception is Track Map Dash 4. For this dash, the background color is used for the entire dashboard, and the Ground Color has no effect.

* The UDP packets sent from the Server to the Dashboard have been optimized allowing them to be smaller. This means less bandwidth is needed to send the data across the networks. It also paves the way for some new features currently in development.

* Camber is now being read from Assetto Corsa.

* Brake bias and Engine Torque is now read from rFactor 2. You will need to update the rFactor 2 plug.

* Engine Torque is now read from Project Cars 2.

* Logging has been updated to include more data when necessary. This should make determining issues easier in the future.

* There is a new option for rFactor 2 users. It is called 'rF2 Car Name' and is located in the General tab of the settings dialog. Scroll down and you'll see it underneath the Background Color 4 on the left. rFactor 2 allows cars to have both a car name and a car class. Depending on who creates the car the car name may be very specific and include a car number. For example 'Skip Barber #1'. In these cases the car class is usually similar to 'Skip Barber'. Now there are other cases where the car name may be '911 RSR GTE', and the car class may be very generic such as 'GTE'.

The Z1 Dashboard determines which dashboards to load based on the car name. If you have a car name that includes the car number then if you change the car number you'll have to recreate all your dashboards and settings for that car because the car will change from 'Skip Barber #1' to 'Skip Barber #2' for example. Obviously this which would be quite annoying. In these cases it would be better to use the car class to describe the car, as that would remain constant with 'Skip Barber'.

Now, if you have a car with a very generic car class, like 'GTE', then it would be better to use the car name to describe the car to avoid having the same dashboard settings loaded for completely different cars, like a 911 and a Ferrari. Because while those cars are in the same class, they would have very different dashboards.

This new 'rF2 Car Name' setting allows you to choose how you want the Z1 Dashboard to identify the car being used - either by its name or by its class.

Note that the selection you make will also determine how that car is displayed in the Z1 Analyzer when it reads telemetry data.

Finally, the standings displays will always use the car name, and not the car class to show which cars are driven by each player.

* Expanded the DISPLAY debug setting to include data in creation of background layers used in dashboards. This is intended to help determine issues that occasionally arise with those layers not being rendered.

* There is now an option to have the background of the dashboard flash a specific color when the fuel level is below a desired amount. This is set on a car by car basis. In the Car 1 tab there is a settings called 'Fuel Flash'. When on, the background will flash if the fuel is below 7 liters. This setting is on by default. In the Car 2 tab there is a new color swatch for 'Fuel Level Color'. This is the color the background will flash when this option is enabled, and is set on the dashboard by dashboard basis. And in the Car 2 tab under the warnings section, the Fuel Level is the level below which the background will being to flash. This is set to 7 liters by default. Note during qualifying sessions this feature is disabled.

With the introduction of the above background flash there are now 7 different scenarios in which the background will flash. They are in order of precedence: Hitting the rev limiter; Yellow flag; Local yellow flag; Blue flag; Pit limiter engaged; In pit lane; Low fuel warning. If two warnings are present at the same time, then the one with higher precedence will be displayed.

* Graphical updates to various dashboards.

* The weather dashboard has been updated to show more weather options. You can now see icons for sunny, light cloud, heavy cloud, overcast, light rain, heavy rain, and stormy weather conditions.

* The fuel level warning amount can now be specified as a decimal amount. Previously it had to be a whole number.

You can download the latest demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get v4.17 here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 21, 2018, 10:34:38 pm
With the release of the latest versions of the Dashboard, Analyzer and Server we made some big changes to the UDP stream that is sent by the Z1 Server. As the number of data points that need to be transferred has grown over the years it was time to clean up the structure to use the bandwidth more efficiently.

The latest UDP structure is available here:
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/serverUDP.cfm

Anyone who is using the Z1 Server UDP feed in their own applications will have to update it to this latest spec.
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 26, 2018, 10:16:37 pm
The latest version of the Z1 Dashboard, version 4.17 includes 9 new dashboards. These are the Formula Dash 3 and 4 series, the GT3 Dash 4 series and the Super Speedway Dash 3 and 4.

Here is a preview of these dashboards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm4_egyTlZs

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 05, 2019, 01:05:05 am
One of the great aspects of the Z1 Dashboard software is that it can notify you of various situations on track, or with your car.

This is done through changing the background color of the dashboard when one of these events occurs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgopfzWSsPY

With version 4.17 there are 7 different notifications that can be communicated this way.

They are in order of precedence:
Hitting the rev limiter
Full Course Yellow flag
Local yellow flag
Blue flag
Pit limiter engaged
In pit lane
Low fuel warning

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 15, 2019, 12:25:57 am
Version 4.17.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available.  This fixes a few issues.

Release notes are:
* Fixed a bug with the Acura HPD dash where if you changed an in-car setting such as brake bias, after the dashboard displayed the new value of that setting, the white background could remain on the right side or the bottom of the Acura dash once it was re-displayed.

* Added debug option for adding cars to the list of cars in the drop down in the Car 1 tab ['Car Assignment']. This can help with debugging issues associated with cars not showing up in that drop down after they have been driven.

* Added a new option called 'DRS Mode' to the Car 1 tab. This is a car-specific assignment that lets you decide how the DRS should function. You can choose 'Standard'. This would be for F1 cars. Choose 'Simple' for cars where the DRS is either open or not and the number of times it has opened is counted (as in iRacing's Formula Renault 3.5). Choose 'Counting' for cars where you want the number of times the DRS has been deployed to be counted, but the sim does not provide this data.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 27, 2019, 05:27:34 pm
Version 4.18.0 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

This latest version adds 8 new dashboards as well as updating some of the previous dashboards to include more information.

The new GT3 Dash 5
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT3Dash5Large.jpg)

One of the 6 new IndyCar 2019 dashboards
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/IndyCar2019RoadRaceLarge.jpg)

The new Position/Fuel dash
(http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/PositionFuelDash.jpg)

Track maps can now display the track temperature.
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapTemp.jpg)

It is compatible with the newest RaceRoom API. This new API adds a lot of new data channels, and both the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Analyzer make full use of this new data.

We've added a 'sim time' option which replaces the real world time with the time within the sim when that information is available.  And you can now choose between 12 and 24 hour time displays.

The Weather Dash can now display the sim time.
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/WeatherDashSimTime.jpg)

New time options.
(http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/GeneralTabTimeSettings.jpg)

This latest update is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

For existing users they can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added six new dashboards: Indy Car 2019 Short Oval Qual, Indy Car 2019 Short Oval Race, Indy Car 2019 Speedway Qual, Indy Car 2019 Speedway Race, Indy Car 2019 Road Qual, Indy Car 2019 Road Race.

* Added new GT3 Dash #5.  This is intended for cars like the BMW M8 GT car.

* Added new Position And Fuel dash.  This displays lap, position and fuel information in a large easy to read format.

* Compatible with the updated RaceRoom API. Note this update is not backwards compatible with the older RaceRoom API.

* We are now reading the car numbers from iRacing and RaceRoom for each car. This new information will be displayed on various dashboards.

* The Porsche 919 dashboards now display the actual percentage number of the ERS level and amount used per lap underneath the bars. This makes it easier to know the exact amount of ERS usage at any one time.

* The various Speech options are now available for use when you are connected to the Z1 Server.  (This was not the case in previous versions.)

* The Z1 Server now supports the new weather types introduced in previous versions of the Z1 Dashboard.  This provides for 7 different weather types including rain and storms.

* The track maps have been updated to include the average track temperature in the top right corner. The two exceptions to this are track maps 6 and 7.  They do not include this data because it is already displayed in the weather section of their displays.

* The Weather Dash will now display the time within the sim at the top of the dash, if the sim supplies that information.

* There is now an option in the General tab of the settings dialog called 'Time Units'. This lets you choose if time is displayed in a 24 hour or 12 hour format.

* There is now an option in the General tab of the settings dialog called 'Display Time As'. This determines if the time within the sim, or the actual time in real life, is displayed in the various clocks throughout the Z1 Dashboard.  Note not all sims support sim time.  If they do not then the sim time will be displayed as 00:00.

* There is a new Delta type for Race Room.  If you select 'RaceRoom' as the delta type then the Z1 software will use the delta timing supplied by RaceRoom when using that sim.

* The Z1 Server has been updated to include the Speech button options and the start/stop sim race button option.

* The Z1 Dashboard now creates an entry for a newly driven car the first time you get in that car. Previously you had to open the settings dialog while being in the car in the garage.  This caused issues for some sims, like Project Cars, Assetto Corsa or RaceRoom where you might not actually be in the garage.  This meant that the car would never show up on the list of available cars in the Car 1 tab, so you could not assign dashboards to it. This new way will make sure the cars are included in the drop down on the Car 1 tab regardless of if you were in the garage or not.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm