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Russell Hodgson

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2015, 05:08:05 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

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015, 10:41:48 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






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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 03:34:56 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!



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

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2015, 10:17:25 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.



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

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2015, 11:17:24 PM »
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.



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

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2016, 04:48:56 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.   :)

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 04:03:00 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

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Re: Z1 Dashboard Software
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2017, 09:04:07 PM »
Unfortunately still pending to be fixed with the new Steam releases.