[REL] Z1 Analyzer

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  1. RussellHodgson

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    Version 1.12 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    We spent a lot of time updating the various DLLs and other dependencies on this release. The result is a faster, more efficient version of the Analyzer, that is better integrated with the latest Windows 10 releases.

    In addition we've added a new file format, ZOD2, to allow for more detailed information to be recorded for each lap. This is being introduced for Kart Racing Pro in this release, and all other sims in the next version.

    And of course there are new features, such as Snap to Grid when moving traces around, a new data channel for Cylinder Head Temperature, new ABS and Negative operators for custom traces, and more.

    Updated Brake Lockup Analysis screen now works with Wheel RPS as well as Wheel Speed
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    New Cylinder Head Temperature trace
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    New ABS and Negative option buttons in custom traces
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    New Snap to Grid options
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    Existing users can get the update 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:
    * Updated various DLLs and dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance.

    * Implemented a new data recording file format - ZOD2. This brings various improvements over the original format that allows for more accurate lap timings and sectors times. In addition it will help get rid of partial laps that could sometimes occur with the ZOD file format. This new file format will also allow for better future expansion. As of this release it is only associated with Kart Racing Pro. Other sims will be supported in future releases of the Z1 Analyzer.

    * There is a new settings called 'Show Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog.. This will display the background grid used in the Snap To Grid feature. This is off by default.

    * There is a new setting called 'Snap To Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog. When turned on this will make sure all windows that are moved or resized will line up with the square grid. This allows you to more easily align traces for a better looking layout. This is on by default.

    * There is a setting called 'Grid Size' in the General tab of the settings dialog. This allows you to set the size of the snap grid. The default size is 5.

    * There is a new trace for Cylinder Head Temperature. This is available under the Engine State sub menu. In addition you can set the color of this trace in the Color tab of the settings dialog. And commercial users can set minimum and maximum value alerts for this trace in the commercial tab of the settings dialog.

    * The Wheel RPS trace now displays all values as positive. This allows for sims like RaceRoom which reports wheel RPS speed as negative to still be displayed on the trace's graph.

    * The Wheel RPS trace is now associated with the Graph From Zero option. When the Graph From Zero option is turned off the graph will show minimum numbers based on the wheel RPS of the lap. This allows for more detail in the graph.

    * 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.

    * There is now an ABS (absolute value) button in the custom trace layout operators.

    * There is now a NEG button in the custom trace layout operators. This will multiply the appropriate value by negative one (-1).

    * The brake lockup analysis screen now works with sims that report negative wheel RPS rates, such as RaceRoom.

    * You can now specify the color of the background of the entire analyzer screen. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. Look for the Background swatch at the bottom of the third column.

    * You can specify the color of the snap grid. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. It is at the bottom of the third column.

    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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  2. RussellHodgson

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    We've just released version 1.12.1 of the Z1 Analyzer. This fixes a bug that could prevent the Analyzer from connecting to the Server during live telemetry.

    As always, the demo versions of the Z1 software are available here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  3. RussellHodgson

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    Version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    This is our Telemetry Analysis application that comes with the Z1 Dashboard. It is compatible with iRacing, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 1 & 2, Project Cars 1 & 2, Codemasters F1 series, Kart Racing Pro, RaceRoom and Game Stock Car.

    We are constantly striving to advance the Z1 Analyzer and version 1.13 is no exception with multiple new features and improvements. Some highlights include:

    We have added multiple keyboard commands to the various menus as well as the lap selection dialog.

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    The rendering engine used to create the throttle and brake overlays in the analysis screens has been completely revamped, providing for smoother and more detailed displays.

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    The new ZOD 2 file format is supported by Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars and rFactor 2.

    The layout of buttons for the track map has been redesigned to provide faster access to their options.

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    Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Support for the new ZOD2 format for Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars 2. (This new format improves accuracy of lap times and sector times, as well as adding additional data.)

    * In the select lap dialog the small square to the left of open laps will now show a different color for an open base lap versus open main lap. Base laps will show a blue square by default. Main laps will show an orange square by default. You can set the colors used for these squares in the settings dialog.

    * Improved rendering of the throttle/brake overlays on all track maps in the various analysis screens. The rendering is now smoother and even more accurate than before.

    * Improved rendering of side by side laps for Speed Comparison, Brake Points, and Understeer analysis screens. The rendering is smoother and eliminates the jagged edges that sometimes occurred on various track maps.

    * There are now keyboard accelerators for various menu commands. They are:
    File->Open = Ctrl O
    File->Start Live Telemetry = Ctrl L
    File->Stop Live Telemetry = Ctrl Shift L
    File->Open Layout = Ctrl Shift O
    File->New Custom Trace = Ctrl T
    File->Settings = Ctrl Shift S

    Laps->Clear Base Lap = Ctrl Alt C
    Laps->Switch Laps = Ctrl Alt S
    Laps->Play Lap = Ctrl P
    Laps->Stop Lap = Ctrl Shift P
    Laps->Flip Map Horizontally = Ctrl H
    Laps->Flip Map Vertically = Ctrl V
    Laps->Rotate Map = Ctrl R

    Analysis->Zoom In = Ctrl Z
    Analysis->Zoom Out = Ctrl Shift Z

    Trace Display->Reset Traces = Ctrl Shift R
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 1 = Ctrl Shift 1
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 2 = Ctrl Shift 2
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 3 = Ctrl Shift 3
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 4 = Ctrl Shift 4
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 5 = Ctrl Shift 5
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 6 = Ctrl Shift 6
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 7 = Ctrl Shift 7
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 8 = Ctrl Shift 8
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 9 = Ctrl Shift 9
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Lap Data = Ctrl Shift L
    Trace Display->Show/Hide Track Map = Ctrl Shift T

    * The open settings and open lap buttons have been removed from the top of the Lap Data display.

    * Note for the Ctrl P (Play Lap) option, every time you use the keyboard shortcut it slows the playing speed down by half, until you reach 1/16 speed at which point it returns to full speed.

    * The menu items in the Trace Display menu now show check marks next to them when their associated item is displayed, and no check mark when it is not.

    * The Show Trace 1-9 menu items under the Trace Display menu now include the name of the trace being displayed. This should make it easier to see which trace is being referenced, especially if the traces on the display are not in their original order.

    * There is a new option under the Lap menu called 'Swap Laps'. Choosing this option will switch the currently selected base lap and main lap (so the main will become the base and the base will become the main). You can also use the Ctrl-Alt-S keyboard shortcut for this as well. (This is the same option as clicking on the left/right arrow icon in the analysis screens.)

    * There are two new options under the Analysis menu called 'Zoom In' and 'Zoom Out'. These options will let you zoom in or our on the analysis track maps. They duplicate the magnifying glass buttons displayed in the analysis track maps screens. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl-Z to zoom in and Ctrl-Shift-Z to zoom out. Note if you are not viewing an analysis screen, then these menu options do nothing.

    * The play and stop buttons have been moved from the Lap Data section to the top of the Track Map section.

    * The track map's 'option' button has been removed. The buttons is showed (flip horizontally, flip vertically, rotate, show/hide throttle-brake overlay, show/hide 3D map, and save track map) are now permanently displayed in the track map header.

    * Menu Items will now be disabled if their functionality does not make sense to be used, or should not be used, in a certain mode (such as when live telemetry is playing, or when analysis screens are displayed or hidden.)

    * The Live Telemetry option under the file menu has been split into two options: Start Live Telemetry and Stop Live Telemetry. Only one will be active at a time.

    * When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for playing, stop playing, zooming in and out, and switching the laps have been moved to the top of the analysis screen in a new header bar. These icon duplicate the functionality available in the menus and keyboard shortcuts.

    * When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for flipping the track map, rotating the track map, displaying/hiding the throttle-brake overlays, and showing the map in 3D are now permanently visible in the new header bar. This makes it easier to access these options.

    * When viewing live telemetry the lap count, last lap and best lap display has been moved into the track map header. This frees up more space in the main display for the track map.

    * You can now use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap dialog.

    * You can now use the up and down arrow keys to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap Dialog.

    * There are now shortcut options for the following four menu items in the Select Lap Dialog. They will work on the currently highlighted lap:
    Open Lap = Enter
    Open Base Lap = Ctrl Enter
    Load as Left Edge = Ctrl L
    Load as Right Edge = Ctrl R

    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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  4. RussellHodgson

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    We released a small patch update, version 1.13.1 of the Analyzer. This fixes a couple of bugs:

    * Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in sector times being off by one sector (ie sector one time being reported as sector two time, etc)

    * Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in lap times being off by one lap (ie a lap time for the previous lap being attributed to the next lap.)

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

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    One of the great parts of the Z1 Analyzer is the analysis screens which show you were you can gain time, or where you can improve your driving. In version 1.13 of the Analyzer we have completely revamped the rendering engine used to display the throttle/brake overlays on the track maps. This gives a much smoother and accurate display of your inputs at any resolution.



    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  6. RussellHodgson

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    In version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer the layout graphics of the buttons associated with the Track map have been overhauled. Now they are in a much easier to use and view location. Watch this video to see where they all are, and what they do.



    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer is one of the best telemetry analysis systems available, and it works with your favorite sims, including iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Assetto Corsa, RaceRoom, Project Cars 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, Codemasters F1 series, and more.

    Here is a preview of the up-coming version 1.14 of the Analyzer. We've added a new 'Data Channel' feature which allows you to display the values of any of the 50+ data channels available, both for recorded laps and live telemetry. As with the traces, these data channels are completely customizable, from their location, to the size to their data and color.

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    We've also got many other improvements and tweaks coming in this new version. It is just a few weeks away - so stay tuned!

    As with all Z1 software applications you can download the current demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  8. RussellHodgson

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    Version 1.14 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    We've added an entirely new type of data display called 'Data Channels' This lets you view the value of any data channel in a large easy to read format.

    The Analyzer is also able to load laps from Codemasters F1 2018 that were recorded in the Z1 Dashboard.

    We've also revamped the colors tab making it much easier to find and change the colors you want. This along with a new title bar position makes the Analyzer's display much more customizable.

    New layout possibilities.
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    The updated Colors tab
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    New Data Channels displayed.
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    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Here is the full set of release notes:
    * Added a new setting called 'Title On Top'. When this is turned on the titles for each trace will be displayed on the top of the trace, as opposed to the left side as was the case in previous versions. This allows for a longer description of the trace being displayed. This option is turned on by default. If you would prefer the titles on the left as in previous versions then uncheck this option.

    * Updated the Analyzer to work with the new more compressed UDP format from the Z1 Server.

    * The 'Trace Display' main menu has been renamed 'Display'.

    * Added 'Data Channels'. A data channel is a small numerical display of any of the available data channels within the Z1 Analyzer. It will display the current value of the selected item. For example displaying Throttle will give you a number between 0 and 100. Displaying Speed will give you a number between zero and your maximum speed. Data channels that are assigned to wheel or tire data will display four numbers, one for each wheel or tire. The number display is associated with the current location selected in the track. If you are playing back a lap, or viewing live telemetry then the number displayed is the current location on track.

    You create a data channel display by selecting 'Add Data Channel' from the Display main menu, or type the CTRL-D key combination. Once displayed you can move and resize the data channel just like you would any other trace. To change what is displayed in the data channel, right click on it and choose the desired option. You can maximize the data channel display if you want. To remove the data channel, select the Trace Display->Hide Trace from the popup menu.

    You can have a maximum of 20 data channels displayed at one time. The currently displayed data channels will also be included under the Display menu. If you select the data channel from the menu if will bring it to the front, covering any items behind it, assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected.

    Note custom traces are not yet supported in the data channels.

    * When choosing the Display->Reset Display option any active Data Channels will be moved to the right side of the window, and be moved to the foreground on top of any traces.

    * To remove a data channel from the display, right click on the data channel's display and select Trace Display->Hide Trace. Unlike traces, the data channels are not just hidden, they are removed. So the number of data channels will go up and down depending on how many you have displayed. Remember the maximum number that can be displayed at once is 20.

    * Now when you use the Display menu to show/hide a trace, when the selected trace is requested to be shown, it will also be brought to the front layer (assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected).

    * The Colors tab has been revamped. The various colors are now grouped into sections based on their purpose. These sections are loosely based on the right-click popup menu displayed in the traces. In addition, several new customizable colors have been added. These include those for the trace title background, border, text and header color; various track map colors, and default grid and background colors.

    * Engine Torque is now available as a data channel for those sims that support it (Currently rFactor 2 and Project Cars 2).

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

    * Now when you change what a trace or data channel is displaying (by using the right click popup menu on the trace or data channel) the Analyzer no longer resets the lap position back to the beginning or stops play back of a lap. It will keep everything as it was, and just change what is displayed in the trace or data channel.

    * The Analyzer can now read laps the Z1 Dashboard recorded in Codemasters F1 2018.

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

    Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
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    For everyone who uses the Z1 Analyzer to help them improve their lap times we have updated the page showing which data channels are available for which sims.

    As the Z1 Analyzer now supports Codemasters F1 2018 sim, the page needed to be updated. In addition we had added a few additional data channels to some other sims.

    You can see the entire list of supported data channels here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm
     
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    One of the main goals of the Z1 Analyzer is to help you improve as a driver. This video is the first in a series that explains the features of the Z1 Analyzer that help you become the best river you can be.



    Getting the most from yourself as a driver and being consistent every lap is the key to winning races. The Lap Overview screen gives you a summary of how you did driving your lap. It is a must for any driver looking to improve the most important part of the car setup - the driver.

    Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Is there a way to delete all old telemetry files?
    I am having trouble with the settings in Z1 Analyzer that ask for the Z1 Dashboard Directory. The heading is Telemetry folder but it asks for the Dashboard folder.
    When I set Z1 analyzer with the directory of my Z1 Dashboard as it asks for laps are not able to be found. Is this instruction correct or do the words displayed need changing to asking for the directory of Z1 Analyzer (Refer picture)
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    I can see that in Rfactor 2 some telemetry files are recording as ZOD and sometimes they are ZOD2
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    The Track map X right top will not always close the window I have to reset display to get it to close
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    You can manually delete them from the directories in the Z1 Dashboard folder. We will be adding in an option to delete zod files either manually, or older than a certain date in a future release.

    You should entry the Z1 Dashboard folder here, not the Z1 Analyzer folder. The ZOD files are stored in the Z1 Dashboard directory.

    ZOD2 is the newer file format.

    Is this only in the driving line screen? We will see if we can duplicate this issue.
     
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    No it happens with any of the screens that use the track map.
    Rfactor2 is meant to record in ZOD2 format according to the release notes but it rarely does.
    ZOD files are stored as per setting in the dashboard set up so that is why the instruction does not match.
    The hint screen that loads when starting Analyzer has me confused as I can not find the green highlighted triangle that I am instructed to click on? (refer to picture)
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    The start up note is old and needs to be updated. The analysis screen are available by selecting them from the Analysis menu at the top of the screen.

    In the Z1 Dashboard, do you have the Data Log Mode set to ZOD2? (This is a setting in the General tab of the settings dialog)
     
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    Yes set to zod2.
     
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    If you look in documents/z1dashboard/rfactor2/telemetry/<carname> are there no ZOD2 files recently created there?
     
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    10 zod files and 1 zod2
     
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    That sounds about right. The zod2 files contain multiple laps. When you run the Analyzer they get broken down into individual zod laps for each file.
     
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    Ok thanks for the explanation. The track map not closing problem still happens each time I use it?
     
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    We have not been able to duplicate this issue. Can you give us any details on when it happens. Does it always happen, or only when certain laps are loaded?
     

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