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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
July 17, 2019, 11:49:34 pm
In this video we discuss what we've been up to over the past month and what our goals are for the next month or so.


Including updated on the website, emails, current versions, sim compatibility, future feature lists and more.

The current demo can be downloaded here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
July 17, 2019, 11:45:07 pm
In this video we discuss what we've been up to over the past month and what our goals are for the next month or so.


Including updated on the website, emails, current versions, sim compatibility, future feature lists and more.

The current demo can be downloaded here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
July 16, 2019, 11:11:11 pm
We just released version 4.19.1 of the Z1 Dashboard.  This fixes a few bugs we found in version 4.19.0.

* Fixed an issue with Edit Mode where if you exited the sim before exiting the Z1 Dashboard then any changes made with Edit Mode were not saved.

* Fixed an issue with the Cadillac dashboard where the brake bias did not line up properly in the display.

* Fixed an issue with the Cadillac dashboard that caused a white area to be displayed at the bottom of the dashboard after in-car settings were changed and displayed on screen.

Existing users can download the update here: https://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

You can download the demo here: https://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
July 12, 2019, 06:55:00 pm
One of the great unique features of the Z1 Analyzer is Track Edges.  This lets you see where the edges of the track are when viewing your driving line.  A driving line shown in empty space just doesn't help much.  But once you add the left and right edges of the track you can really see where you are on the lap.

Driving line with Track Edges showing:


We've updated the list of available laps to show which tracks have pre-defined track edge files.  When you view a lap from one of these tracks the track edges will automatically be downloaded from our servers so you can easily and properly view the driving line on your Z1 Analyzer.

The new Track Edge icon shown on our website indicates pre-defined track edges:


See what is available here: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

In addition to the track edges there are over 27,000 laps that you can compare yourself against!
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
July 11, 2019, 01:22:58 am
We've just released version 1.16.2 of the Z1 Analyzer!  This fixes a couple of bugs as well as introduces a couple of small improvements to version 1.16.

* The limit for the number of cars or drivers that can be displayed in the drop downs for the popup menu when selecting a lap has been increased from 100 to 1,000.  This is sue to the number of different laps now available on our servers.

* Fixed a bug that resulted in imported external data not always matching up properly with sim data when displaying traces by time.

* The Track License will now allow for up to 20 different Layouts.  Previously was the same as the standard license at 10. The commercial license allows for an unlimited number of layouts.

* The Open Layout and Save Layout dialogs now show the number of saved layouts in parenthesis after the 'Saved Layouts' title.

* The Edit Trace dialog now shows the number of saved custom traces in parenthesis after the 'Trace Name' title.

* You can now delete a custom trace in the Edit Custom Traces dialog.  Right click on the custom trace name you wish to delete and choose 'Delete Custom Trace'. Note if the trace was being used in the currently displayed layout then it will remain there until you select a different trace to replace it, or until you select a different layout, or you restart the Analyzer. Any saved layouts that used the deleted custom trace will have that custom trace replaced by the Throttle trace.

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

Existing users can update here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
July 10, 2019, 12:19:17 am
Version 1.16.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a couple of bugs that were found in version 1.16.0.

* Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to open laps if it was unable to connect to our servers when requesting data on other laps.

* Fixed a bug that could prevent the external import data process from running properly if the track length was specified.

Download the demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get the update here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
June 28, 2019, 06:08:03 pm
Edit Mode is a new way for you to select dashboards for your car in version 4.19 of the Z1 Dashboard. It allows you to scroll through all the available dashboards while sitting in your car.


There are several ways to turn Edit Mode on or off.  When you are in the car you can right click your mouse, or CTRL-left click your mouse on the dashboard.  Or you can assign a button box button or POV switch.  To assign a button or POV switch go to the Buttons tab of the Z1 Dashboard's settings dialog. There is an option called 'Toggle Edit Mode'. Assigning a button or POV switch to this will let you turn this mode on or off.

When it is on you will see an indication on the current dashboard that you are in Edit Mode. The name of the currently displayed dashboard will be shown along with the current screen number.  (Remember you can have up to 10 dashboards assigned to each car).  When Edit Mode is on you can scroll through the dashboards by using the mouse to click on the left/right side of the dashboard to move ahead or backwards in the list of dashboards.  The dashboards will scroll alphabetically.  If you have a button assignment for the next screen or last screen functions, then during edit mode those will change the dashboard to the next or previous dashboard.  If you have a Z1 LCD Touch Screen, then you can tap on the right or left side of the screen to change the dashboard assignment.

When the dashboard you want is displayed, turn off Edit Mode by pressing the same button used to turn it on, or right-click or CTRL-left click again.  The currently displayed dashboard will now be saved for the car in the appropriate screen location. If you would like to change one of the other dashboard slots assigned to the car, remember you can have up to 10, just scroll to the slot as you normally would, then active Edit Mode again, and proceed as described above.

Note that the various customizations of the dashboards, such as colors, warnings levels, etc, and the number of dashboards assigned to a car are still done in the settings dialog using the Car 1 and Car 2 tabs.

Download the Z1 Dashboard demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
June 26, 2019, 11:35:01 pm
Version 1.16 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! With lots of improvements and additions this is a must have telemetry application for any serious sim racer, and now real world racer!

Some highlights of this version are the introduction of a new license type - the Track license.
This let's you import real world data and view it in the Analyzer, and compare it to a sim lap.


Commercial users can now run live telemetry against a recorded lap with those laps overlaid by lap distance or percentage.


The Analysis screen and its description screen can now be moved and resized like any other window.


You can now save column mappings in the Import External Data dialog.


You can import both CSV and LOG files, making it easy to import RaceCapture data files.


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

Existing users can update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Track License - this is a new license type. It is intended for those users who want to utilize the Z1 Analyzer in real world scenarios. This license gives you access to the Import External Data feature of the Analyzer. This is compatible with data logging systems such as AIM or RaceCapture, or any other one that outputs data in a CSV format .

Once your real world data has been imported into the Analyzer all the standard tools within the Analyzer are available to you to review the data. This includes all the traces, custom traces, and analysis screens. You can compare two separate real world laps, just as you would any other laps. In addition you can compare your imported laps to a lap done in a sim.

This license type is available on the Try/Buy page of the website (www.z1dashboard.com). Existing users can upgrade from a standard license to a track license by going to the My Dashboard section of the website (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm). Once logged in there with their order number they will see an option to upgrade to the track license.

After purchasing a track license, the same pricing options apply regarding updates or the monthly subscription as apply to the standard license.

* The Analysis screen and its associated description screen are now movable and resizable just like the traces and track maps. In addition you can have the map track map and the analysis screens displayed simultaneously.

* When viewing live telemetry and comparing it to a base lap, you can now choose to compare the laps by time, lap percentage or lap distance. Comparing by lap time is what has always been the case in previous versions. Comparing by lap time overlays the two graphs by where they are in time on their laps. This lets you see if you are falling behind or are pulling ahead of the other lap. Comparing by lap percentage overlays the two graphs by where they are on the track. This lets you see in real time how the inputs of each lap compare at the exact location on the track. Comparing by lap distance is the same as by lap percent, but the x-axis will display the distance round the track in feet or meters rather than by percentage. This is a commercial only feature.

* The 'Use Live Extents' option has been improved, reducing the performance hit that could be incurred when using this feature. When this feature is turned on the live telemetry will use the values of the main lap to determine the various y-axis values in each trace. This feature is always on for non-commercial users. Commercial users have the option of turning this feature off and using the base lap to determine the y-axis values in the traces.

* Live telemetry now can show the sector divisions on the traces, when supported by the sim.

* When saving a custom layout the current color palette will now be saved along with the layout. When loading a layout its color palette will also be loaded, replacing the current color palette.

* The Lap Scan debug option now outputs more data. This will make it easier to diagnose any issues with laps not being found.

* Scanning of ZOD2 files has been improved. The Analyzer will now check to make sure all laps that can be extracted from a ZOD2 file actually exist, and if not it will recreate them. Previously if a ZOD2 file was scanned, and then a file it created was deleted, there was no was to get that deleted file back again.

* When scanning ZOD2 files the Lap Scan dialog will now report the name of the file being scanned and the number of laps currently found within it. Previously the display would show no updates until the ZOD2 files were scanned. This resulted in it appearing as if the lap scan was hung up.

* There is now an option in the Import External Data dialog to save column mappings. After you have specified all the column mappings and their units, click the Save Mapping button. You'll be prompted for a name for the mapping. Then click OK. This mapping will then be available to load in the future. To load a previously saved mapping, choose its name from the Load Mapping drop down. The column mappings will then be applied to the currently selected file. This new option saves time if you have a standard file format or two that you repeatedly import.

* The Import External Data dialog now lets you import file of type 'LOG', as long as those files are in the same CSV format as a CSV file. This allows for more easy importing of data from applications like RaceCapture.

* The Import External Data option now lets you import data files where there are gaps on the data. There are some data files where the data is only recorded when it changes. This leaves blank cells in some of the rows. In this case the Analyzer will fill in those blanks with the previous value for the data channel.

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
June 25, 2019, 09:18:58 pm
Version 4.19 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!  We've got some great new features and dashboards available in this latest version.

There is the new Edit Mode which lets you select the dashboard without leaving the car.



The Z1 Dashboard now has a new Sound option.
This lets you play certain sound when you need to shift, or to announce the gear,  or when DRS is available.


The Car 1 tab drop down now uses the full car name.


The garage standings dash now displays the class SOF for iRacing.



We've added 4 new dashboards. One for dirt truck racing, one for relative positions on the track and two for class standings (where the sim provides that data).

The new relative delta dashboard.


The new dirt truck dashboard.


The new class standings dash.


The second new class standings dash.


New users can get this latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Edit Mode - This is a new way for you to select dashboards for your car. There are several ways to turn Edit Mode on or off.  When you are in the car you can right click your mouse, or CTRL-left click your mouse on the dashboard.  Or you can assign a button box button or POV switch.  To assign a button or POV switch go to the Buttons tab of the Z1 Dashboard's settings dialog. There is an option called 'Toggle Edit Mode'. Assigning a button or POV switch to this will let you turn this mode on or off.

With Edit Mode turned on you will be able to scroll through all the available dashboards while sitting in your car. This makes it easier and faster to select a dashboard than the current method which requires you to get out of the car every time you want to change a dashboard assignment.

Pressing the button you assigned to this option, or right-click, or CTRL-left click, will toggle Edit Mode on or off.  When it is on you will see an indication on the current dashboard that you are in Edit Mode. The name of the currently displayed dashboard will be shown along with the current screen number.  (Remember you can have up to 10 dashboards assigned to each car).  When Edit Mode is on you can scroll through the dashboards by using the mouse to click on the left/right side of the dashboard to move ahead or backwards in the list of dashboards.  The dashboards will scroll alphabetically.  If you have a button assignment for the next screen or last screen functions, then during edit mode those will change the dashboard to the next or previous dashboard.  If you have a Z1 LCD Screen, then you can tap on the right or left side of the screen to change the dashboard assignment.

When the dashboard you want is displayed, turn off Edit Mode by pressing the same button used to turn it on, or right-click or CTRL-left click again.  The currently displayed dashboard will now be saved for the car in the appropriate screen location. If you would like to change one of the other dashboard slots assigned to the car, remember you can have up to 10, just scroll to the slot as you normally would, then active Edit Mode again, and proceed as described above.

Note that the various customizations of the dashboards, such as colors, warnings levels, etc, and the number of dashboards assigned to a car are still done in the settings dialog using the Car 1 and Car 2 tabs.

* Sounds - there is a new tab in the Settings dialog called 'Sounds'.  This lets you specify three new sound options.  They are 1) a beep when it is time to upshift; 2) announcing the gear you are in after a gear change; 3) A beep when DRS is available. All three are turned on by default.

The upshift beep is tied to the LED shift lights associated with the first dashboard assigned to the car. (Remember you can have up to 10 dashboards for each car.) You specify the offset from the right-most LED light. For example specifying the number 2 for a dash that has 15 shift lights will play the beep when the 14th LED illuminates. Specifying 2 for a dashboard that has 5 LEDs would make the shift beep play when the 4th LED illuminated.

These sounds can be customized.  They are stored as WAV files in the folder documents/z1dashboard/sounds.

* The car drop down in the Car 1 tab now uses the full car name as opposed to the short car name previously used.  This makes it easier to determine which car you are selecting, as the short car names can sometimes be quite cryptic.

* Added a new dashboard that displays the time deltas between your car and several cars ahead and behind. This delta is the time in seconds they are behind or ahead of you on the track.  The new dash is the 'Relative Dash'.

* Added a new dashboard for off road trucks.  It is called 'Truck Dash 1'.  Note some of the values will be zeros at this time.  This is because sims do not supply data for them at this time.

* Two new standings dashboards have been added.  These are Standings 3 and Standings 4.  They show the same information as Standings 1 and 2, but they only show the cars that are in your class.  In addition the position, timing deltas and other information is all based on only those cars in your class.

* Updates to Track Maps 1, 3, 9 and 10. The tracks maps were slightly altered to make better use of the available space for driver names, car names, etc.

* The Dashboard software is now using the EnergyMGU_KLapDeployPct parameter from iRacing when it is available to determine the deployment percentage.  In previous versions this value was calculated based on other data (as the EnergyMGU_KLapDeployPct parameter wasn't available.).  The only difference you'll with this new parameter being used is that the first lap of a session will have the accurate percentage displayed.  Previously you had to run a full lap before we could start shpowing this data.  This change only effects iRacing, and the Audi R18 and Porsche 919 dashboards.

* When in a multi-class race in iRacing, the garage standings screen will now display the various strength of field (SOF) for each of the classes as well as for the overall field. This display is dependent on having room at the bottom of the screen for this information.  The overall SOF will always be displayed.  However on smaller window sizes there may not be enough room for all the class SOF information to be displayed. Information about the fastest lap available on the Z1 Analyzer (if one exists for your car and track combination.) will always be displayed. Then depending on the remaining room the class SOFs will also be displayed.

* There is a new button option for resetting stint fuel.  This button option allows you to reset the starting stint fuel to the current amount of fuel in the car. This has the effect that any fuel displays that show the amount of fuel used since you last got in the car will be reset to zero.  This is useful when you have a pit stop in a race and want the reset the fuel usage display to zero.

* Various graphical updates to the dashboards.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
April 18, 2019, 10:05:28 pm
One of the great new commercial features of version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is the ability to import external data. This lets you use all the great features of the Z1 Analyzer to view data generated from other sources, such as real world cars. In addition that data can then be compared against data generated in a sim as well.


To download the latest version of the Z1 Analyzer please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
April 16, 2019, 04:31:05 pm
We've just released an update to the Z1 Analyzer.  This new version, 1.15.2, fixes a bug that could have caused the Analyzer to crash when importing external data.

We've also added a new YouTube link to a video explaining how the import external data process works.

Existing users can get this version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
March 28, 2019, 07:12:24 pm
Version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This latest version has lots of improvements as well as new features.  The big one is the ability for commercial users to import data from external sources!

In addition you can now compare laps from different sims or real life data against each other.  So if you want to compare iRacing and Assetto Corsa, or your real life track day against a sim, you can do so!

The new Import External Data dialog.


The updated finish line graphic makes it easier to identify the S/F line on track maps.


You can now choose the colors you want to use for the throttle/brake overlays.


The Ride Height analysis has been updated to allow for side-by-side displays, and improved graphics.


The Status Bar now displays the car, driver and time info for the loaded laps.


The latest demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get this update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* There is a new commercial feature for importing external data from csv files. This data is converted into zod2 files which can then be read by the Z1 Analyzer.  This feature is available under File->Import External Data, or CTRL-I for a keyboard shortcut.

The dialog has 3 sections.  The first is where you select the file you want to import.  This must be csv file.  It should contain data from one or more laps. Click the Browse button to open a file dialog and then select the file through that dialog. After you select the file, the first 50 rows form the file will be displayed in the table in section 3.

After selecting the file you need to fill out the items in section 2.  You can type these in manually or you can right click on the cell in the section 3 table that contains the appropriate information and then select the action from the popup menu. For example most CSV file from other data sources will contains the track, driver and car name in the first few rows. If you right click on the driver name and choose 'Set as Driver Name' from the menu that cell's data will be placed in the Driver Name text field of the second section.

The track length is the only optional field in section 2.  If you do not enter a value here then one of the columns from the CSV file must be the 'Lap Distance' data channel.

After filling out section 2, you should specify the various data channels and units for all appropriate columns in the section 3 table.  You can scroll this table using the blue scroll bars, both vertically and horizontally.  You can also use the mouse wheel to scroll vertically.  For every column you want to import, you need to select the appropriate data channel from the drop down.  Any column marked as 'Ignored' will not be imported.  The following data channels are the minimum that must be specified: Current Time, Lap Percent or Lap Distance. Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude are highly recommended. If they are not supplied then a circle will be generated as the track map. All others are optional.  Of course the more you specify the more data you will have.

Each data channel has specific units associated with it. After you choose the data channel from the top drop down, the drop down underneath will update itself with the available units for that data channel.  Make sure the selected units match what is contained in your source csv file. For example if you have selected 'Lap Distance' and your CSV file has recorded lap distance in kilometers, then you'll need to set the units drop down for that column to 'Kilometers'.

The final step is to specify which row contains the first row of data. Left click on whichever row this is.  That row will be highlighted and have a line draw above it.  Only data from this row downwards will be imported.

Click the Import button to proceed.  If you have not specified a track length, then the file will first be scanned to determine the length of the track.  Afterwards it will be scanned again to convert the data into a zod2 file format.  The file will be stored in Documents\Z1Analyzer\ExternalData\Telemetry.  You only need to do the import one time for each CSV file.

You will receive a message once the import is finished altering you that it has completed.  You will also be asked if you would like to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps. You will need to do this to open them in the Analyzer. Click Yes if you would like to do so at this time.  If you click No, you can always perform a Lap Scan at a later time to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps.

* You can now open laps from the same track from different sims.  Both tracks have to have the same name for this to work. This is intended to allow you to open a lap from a sim track and compare it to a lap from an external data file (real world) track.  The name of the sim and the track map data will be taken from the main lap (and not the base lap).

* When exiting the Lap Scan dialog you will be prompted if you would like to open a lap.  Answering Yes will immediately open the Lap Selection dialog, removing the step of having to choose it from the menus.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen has been updated to use the improved rendering engine that is used on the other analysis screens.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen will now show two laps side by side when you have two laps loaded.

* The brake point analysis screen has been improved so that the act of dragging your brakes is not counted as a brake zone.

* We have added comments on the overview analysis screen's braking section to include information about whether or not you are dragging your brakes during the lap.

* The behavior of selecting drivers from the popup menu in the Select Lap dialog has changed. If you right click on the list of available laps you will see the standard popup menu. Selecting 'Show Drivers' from this popup menu will display the list of all drivers whose laps are displayed in the scroll window.  By clicking on the driver name you can choose if you'd like to display that driver's laps or not.  This works fine when you have a few drivers.  But when you have 10 or more drivers it becomes a two step process to display the laps from just one driver.  You have to first select 'No Drivers' from the top of the list, then right click again, go back to the 'Show Driver' sub menu and then choose the driver name.  In version 1.15 of the Analyzer if all drivers are displayed, as would be the case when you first choose a sim and track, when you select a driver name the Analyzer will display laps from only that driver, hiding the laps from the other divers.  This is a shortcut to get the laps displayed from the desired driver.  You can then add other drivers into the mix, or display them all again if you choose.

* The above behavior changes have also been implemented when you select from the list of cars in the drop down menu.

* You can now specify the colors used to display the throttle and brake overlays on the track maps. These colors can be set in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. They are located near the bottom (scroll down) under the Track Map section and are called 'Brake Overlay' and 'Throttle Overlay'.

* Drawing the sector line on the various analysis screen track maps has been improved to have the lines better meet the track edges.

* The S/F line on the analysis screen track maps has been updated to be a checked flag pattern instead of a red rectangle when the throttle/brake overlay is displayed to avoid confusion with the default braking color.

* We've added more YouTube video links to the YouTube Help menu.  Please check these out to get the most out of the Analyzer and its features.

* The status bar at the bottom of the screen now also displays the driver name, car and lap time for the currently loaded laps. This makes it possible to see that data when the Lap Data window is not displayed.

* Instructions on how to make sure you have a track map in live telemetry are now displayed if they are needed. This would be when you are seeing the default square track map.

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

* Implemented alpha version of live telemetry to F1 2018.  Note as this is a beta feature there may be bugs with connecting to F1 2018 at this time.

Get the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
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


One of the 6 new IndyCar 2019 dashboards


The new Position/Fuel dash


Track maps can now display the track temperature.


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.


New time options.


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
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Plugins / Re: Z1 Analyzer
February 12, 2019, 05:11:53 am
This video is an update to one we made about two years ago. A lot has changed in the Z1 Analyzer in that time. A new video was needed - and here it is!

The display of the Z1 Analyzer is highly customizable, and knowing how to take advantage of that customization and the information it provides you is really important when it comes to getting the most out of the Z1 Analyzer, and in the end becoming a faster driver - and that is what it is all about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UffUcbaAB5k

If you'd like to skip around and watch specific parts of the video here they are:
Orientating the Track Map 0:39
Zooming In 2:25
Changing Displayed Information 4:40
Positioning Traces 7:26
Showing and Hiding Windows 9:49

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
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January 31, 2019, 09:58:52 pm
Braking into a turn - a critical part of getting a great lap time. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer details each braking zone for you so you can improve and beat the competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZy6GAc1Ak

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