[REL] DashPanel - Simracing dashboards for Android/iOS/PC/VR.

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  1. PyrofrogSoftware

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    Create fully customizable dashboard displays for your favourite racing sims on your Android/iOS device or on PC using extra monitors or overlay mode on your main display/VR HMD.

    Single client for all supported games. Server automatically detects games and reads data with minimal configuration required.

    Powerful editor allows you to modify built in dashboards or build one from the ground up.

    Try the time unlimited demo version that reads RPM, Speed and Gear.
    Full data unlocks can be purchased for each game via the in app store.
    Note the supported widgets vary depending on data provided by each game.

    Currently supported games (Unless specified PC Only):
    -Assetto Corsa (PC/PS4)
    -Rfactor 1 & 2, Game Stock Car Extreme, Automobilista, ARCA Sim Racing X - ASRX, ACTC – Simulador Turismo De Carretera
    -GTR2, GT Legends, Race07, RaceRoom Racing Experience
    -Project CARS 1 & 2 PC/PS/XB
    -Codemasters F1 2012, F1 2013, F1 2014, F1 2015, F1 2016, Dirt Rally, Dirt 4 on PC.
    F1 2017 and F1 2018 PS4/XB1 compatible.
    -Live For Speed
    -BeamNG
    -iRacing
    New dashboards, widgets, and data readers coming in the future.



    Available for Android on the GooglePlay store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PyrofrogStudios.DashPanel

    for PC on Steam:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/715670/DashPanel/

    for Apple iPhone and iPad on the AppStore:
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/dashpanel/id1441894380?mt=8
     
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    I bought it, amazing job, the editable function is very good, i created a panel based on Corvette's C7R panel.

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    The pedals widgets is exactly what i needed, and the delay almost don't exists, i really can't see it.

    My motivation to start using this is because i don't like the dashMeter layout, Z1 Dashboard is really what i wanted, especially for having the layouts almost equals as some cars panels i race, but doesn't work on Android.

    I think that Z1 dashboard has a lot of cool things, and you can use some their ideas to improve the Dash Panel.

    My inital suggestions:
    - Option to show Tyre Wear in percentage
    - Widgets for "Fuel usage on last lap" and "Fuel usage per lap".
     
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    Thanks a lot for the support.
    I like your dash a lot its not like any I have made! Really cool!

    Yes there are some obvious things Z1 does that I want to do too. Just making the editor as powerful as I wanted took lots of time and they didn't make it in the first version. I could have had them with static dashboards but then it would be just like Z1 and thats not what I wanted.
    I already have fuel usage on my list and added tyre wear percentage now too!
    thanks
     
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    I notice something yesterday that seems to be a bug.

    The backlight on option in background screen isn't working in rf2.
     
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    At the moment you can just switch it on and off manually but i'll add it switching with your headlights to my todo list.
    rFactor is one of the few sims that actually provides this info so I should use it!
     
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    I've found that it has massive lag between me pressing an input and it displaying things onscreen. I got the full version FWIW.
    It's not a network issue AFAIK, as I also use Dashmeter Pro on the same device, which doesn't have that problem. Any ideas?

    On the bright side, I do prefer the editor on this, though the shift LEDs could look a little nicer if I'm being picky.
     
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    I do have an idea that the Unity 5 GUI system can be a pig on older Android systems. Can you give me some more specifics? Whats your device? And where is the lag worst? Selection menus, editor?

    I mainly develop on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S and the UI is nice and responsive but if I deploy to my ancient samsung galaxy s i9000 phone the UI has massive lag. I was hoping that Unity would stop trying to chase after the Unreal engine for AAA engine bling and focus on its mobile performance again however I'll have a look and see if there are any work arounds people have for this. The threads at Unity complaining about UI performance on android are 3 years old so maybe time to stop waiting for a fix anyway :-/

    Am I right in understanding you that the dash itself runs well when the UI is closed? Thats the main thing :)

    I'm hoping the app makes enough so that I can pay a graphic artist to create some better looking assets for me. The LEDS are photoshopped from photographs of real ones but it is hard to find high resolution source material!
     
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    It's an HTC 620 running Android 4.4.4.
    The lag occurs on the dash itself, and affects anything on there - such as rev/shift lights/indicator, timers etc.

    Selection menus and the editor run fine :)
     
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    Well thats obviously the opposite of what my experience was! :(
    On a more powerful phone to boot? Ok different problem.

    I misunderstood "pressing an input and it displaying things onscreen." as in pressing UI buttons and its reaction.

    I could actually suspect networking now. Does the server report any errors about port forwarding failing when starting up?
    You can check the guides and use the networking tools at https://portforward.com/ to see if your chosen port is open correctly.
     
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    Nice app and i really would not mind to pay for it, if a track map would be included (hint) ;)
     
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    Lol yes I get the hint!
    In fact I gave it to myself from the start but quite a few things need to be in place before I can finish the map display.
    At the moment the server can write a map out to file and I can load it in the client.
    Now the riddle is what 3 tracks did I drive while forgetting to clear the map file? ;)
     

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    New build released.

    Client 1.2.7:
    More efficient data transfer from server to client.
    Image widget can now import png/jpg files.
    New widget Dash Display LCD.
    Improved text display.
    Fix for editing Brake temps widget.
    Add segments option to Box widget.
    Add settings for units:
    -Speed KPH, MPH, MPS.
    -Temp Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin.
    -Pressure kPa, bar, psi.
    -Fuel Liter, Gallon_US, kg
    Tyre Temp Indicator wasn't saving custom text options
    Add hybrid energy widgets for AC.
    New layouts DashLCD and Hybrid endurance.
    Upgraded unity to 5.6.1f1

    Server 1.2.1.1:
    Fix pCARS picking up wrong info in multiplayer.
    More efficient data transfer from server to client.
    Send hybrid info for AC.
    Added auto updating.
     

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    New build released.

    Client:
    Many new and enhanced textures.
    Many new default layouts and Dash widgets.
    Shift lights number, backing, tint, alarm, and DRS options.
    New Shift light module widget.
    Gradient and Non-linear options for RPM Bar Solid widget.
    Fuel bar widget.
    Lap time precision and previous lap display options.
    Text alignment options.
    Updated TouchScripts.
    F1 2017 support.


    Server:
    F1 2017 support.
    Keep trying to open file mapping on failure.
     

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    New build released.

    Client 1.3.1:
    Data pages for dashboards!!
    R3E GT layout demonstrating pages.
    Duplicate changed to 2 step copy/paste for working with pages.
    Time or Laps Remaining widget.
    Fixed many text alignment issues (thanks Seb!).
    New connect mode LFS UDP.

    Server 1.2.3.1:
    Button mapping for next page.
    Detect pCARS 2 (Use pCARS 1 Shared Memory in game setting for compatibility).

     
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    Amazing job!!!
     
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    Automatic update error...
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    Thanks!
    And ouch! The automatic updating is from an open source library.
    Did u get anywhere running again?
    If not I think u will have to download from the site and do a manual update.
    Havent heard about it from anybody else so hope it was just one of those things?
     
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    Yes, i downloaded from website in the end.
     
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    New build released.

    Client v1.4.0
    Console support Assetto Corsa UDP, F1 2017 UDP
    New Gauge widgets Boost, Speed, Fuel, Water Temp, Oil Temp
    New widgets Sports Dash, RS Dash, Fuel Lap Average and Fuel Time
    New layouts 98T, F40, Classic sports
    Option to switch backlight from sim
    Cap option for Delta
    Smoother Delta display
    New font Gillsans
    Oil Temperature and Water Temperature for BeamNG

    Server v1.3.1.1
    Improve fuel calculations.
    Improve delta calculations.
    Fix excessive CPU usage when button mapped.
    Boost data for AC.
    Oil Temperature and Water Temperature for BeamNG.

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    New build released.
    Client v1.4.1
    Allow editing of scene Root object to adjust entire scene
    Imported images are now copied to Import folder
    Reworked lines and boxes
    Fuel lap average wasn’t saving Precision Places
    Keep light brightness consistent regardless of layer
    Add Screen Shapes option to Background Screen
    Ignore next page when in edit mode
    Some widgets weren't showing default colour at zero
    Intervals updater was failing with precision of 3
    Add bar option to RPM Gauge
    Show blank intervals correctly
    Add GT4Cup2017 layout
    Target Android Oreo
    Full iRacing data

    Server v1.4.1.1
    Fix fuel calculations for R3E
    Support full iRacing data

    DashPanel is now also available on Steam for use with extra monitors or as a customizable overlay/HUD.
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/715670/DashPanel/

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