[REL] Z1 Dashboard v4.4

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  1. RussellHodgson

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    Version 2020.4.5 is the Z1 Dashboard is now available.

    This fixes several bugs found in the previous version.

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    * Fixed a bug that could cause certain graphical glitches, such as white rectangles on the garage menu.

    * Fixed a bug where the shift point color in the Car 2 tab would not save.

    * Fixed a bug which could cause the Dashboard to crash if you tried to change the selected telemetry lap in the Telemetry garage screen when there were no available laps.

    * Fixed a bug where the session type would display as gibberish when connected to the Z1 Server.

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

    New users can get the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  2. RussellHodgson

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    We've just released version 2020.4.6 of the Z1 Dashboard.

    This updates the Dashboard and Server to work with the recent Assetto Corsa Competizione 1.7 update. We've also included a small bug fixes as well.

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

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

    Full release notes:
    v 2020.4.6
    * Updates the Z1 Dashboard to work with Assetto Corsa Competizione version 1.7.0.

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Z1 Dashboard to start as a blank white screen.
     
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    We are extremely excited to have the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Analyzer sponsoring the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Sim Racing Challenge series this year. You can check out the race below (skip to about 9:45 to get to the start of the broadcast).

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the race, as well as the commentators and everyone behind the scenes who makes these great events possible.



    You can download the demo of the Z1 software here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  5. RussellHodgson

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    Here is round 3 of Porsche's PCA Sim racing series. This time it is at Road America. The event is sponsored by the Z1 Dashboard software.



    You can download the Z1 Dashboard here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  6. RussellHodgson

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    Version 2021.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

    This new version brings some big changes:

    The new Z1 Designer lets you create your own dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard
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    Compatibility with Dirt Rally 2
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    Compatibility with Automobilista 2
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    Compatibility with Project Cars 3
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    19 New Data Channels are now recorded by the Z1 Dashboard
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    Browser Streaming (previously web streaming) is now easier to use than ever.
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    New users can get the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Custom Dashboards: You can now create your own dashboards. Please see the release notes for the Z1 Designer v2021.1 for details.

    * Automobilista 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim turn on the Shared Memory option within Automobilista 2, and set it to Project Cars 2. Then in the Z1 Dashboard Network tab make sure the Madness Engine option is checked and set the drop down to Automobilista 2.

    * Dirt Rally 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim you will need to edit the file 'hardware_settings_config'. This file is located in Documents\My Games\Dirt Rally 2.0\hardwaresettings. We suggest using Notepad for this. Open the file in Notepad and set the udp entry line to: <udp enabled="true" extradata="3" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="2" />

    Then in the Z1 Dashboard Network tab make sure the Codemasters option is checked and set the drop down to Dirt Rally 2. Note this sim lacks a lot of data provided by other sims. There is no data on competitors. See this page to see what data is available for the car: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

    The Z1 Dashboard connects to the sim when you are in the car and press the handbrake before the session starts. This is because of the way in which DR2 sends out data.

    * Project Cars 3 is now officially supported. You can use either the Shared Memory or UDP option. To connect to this sim, select either Project Cars 3 or Project Cars 3 UDP from the Madness Engine drop down in Z1 Dashboard's Network tab. In the sim if you are using shared memory, set the shared memory option to Project Cars 2, and set the UDP Mode to Off. If you are using UDP, then set the UDP Mode to 1 and the UDP Protocol Version to Project Cars 2, and set the Shared Memory option to No.

    * Browser streaming: This feature has been renamed to 'Browser Streaming'. In previous versions it was called 'Web Streaming'. We believe the new name is more inline with that the feature actually does, which is to stream the Z1 Dashboard to a browser. In addition when this feature is activated a message will appear on the 'Waiting For Connection' screen letting you know it is active, and what address the browser should be set to. This makes it easier to ensure you have the correct URL entered into your browser.

    * New Data Channels: Wheel lateral patch velocity, Wheel longitudinal patch velocity, Wheel lateral ground velocity, Wheel longitudinal ground velocity, Wheel toe, Velocity X, Velocity Y, Velocity Z, Brake Bias, ABS Setting, Traction Control 1 Setting, Traction Control 2 Setting, Front Anti-Roll Bar, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Left Weight Jacker, Right Weight Jacker, Differential Entry, Differential Middle and Differential Exit are now recorded for the sims that supply them. See this page for which sims supports these new data channels: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

    * There is now an option to specify how driver names are displayed. The two choices are 'First Last' and 'Last, First'. This is available in the Display settings tab. This option effects all lists of drivers and the track maps.

    * The Show Flags option has been updated. It now lets you choose between showing, blue flags, yellow flags, both blue and yellow flags, or no flags. This is a car specified option located in the Car 1 tab.

    * The screen that displays in-car adjustments (brake bias, traction control, etc), will now flash its border for all events that would cause the standard dashboard background to flash. (This would be events like hitting redline, shift points, blue flags, etc.)

    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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  7. RussellHodgson

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    Here is round 4 of the PCA Sim Racing league. Z1 Software is proud to be a sponsor of this event. The race is at Sebring. Skip to about 10 minutes in for the beginning of the broadcast.



    Download the Z1 Software demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Z1 Software has partnered with AI Racing Tech, from the University of Hawaii - https://www.hawaiiavtech.com/home. AI Racing Tech will be competing in the evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - http://evgrandprix.org/autonomous/.

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    The Z1 Software (Dashboard and Analyzer) are being used to hone the autonomous kart and its algorithms, allowing the team to be as competitive as possible in the event.

    Make sure you check out both websites above. This is another example of how the Z1 Software works in both the sim world and the real world to improve lap times - in this case AI lap times!
     
  10. RussellHodgson

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    The Z1 Dashboard and Analyzer let you display the interface in multiple languages. This video explains how to select from the several options that come with the software, as well as how to create your own language packs so that you can display the software in any language.



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

    Intro: 0:00
    Some irony: 0:31
    Choosing your language for the Z1 Dashboard 0:38
    Choosing your language for the Z1 Analyzer 2:23
    Creating language packs For the Z1 Analyzer: 3:34
    Creating language packs For the Z1 Dashboard: 6:40
    Final Thoughts: 9:48
     
  11. RussellHodgson

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    We've just released version 2021.1.2 of the Z1 Dashboard. This fixes several bugs found in the previous version.

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

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * Fixed a bug where web data streams would show up multiple times in the selection dialog.

    * Fixed a bug where the new version dialog would show a blank window.

    * Fixed a bug where the new version dialog would always appear even if the user had set Show Updates to 'Once' in the settings dialog.

    * Fixed a bug where track names for Automobilista 2 and Project Cars 3 could show up incorrectly.

    * Fixed a bug that could prevent the shift tone from playing.

    * The new version dialog now only displays for the first instance.
     
  12. RussellHodgson

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    Version 2021.2 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

    This new version brings many exciting new features including:
    Transparent background
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    Compatibility with Vocore screens
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    Competitor data for Assetto Corsa Competizione
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    Car names for RaceRoom
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    German Translation
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    and more...

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

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Compatible with version 2021.2 of the Z1 Designer. Adds the Track Map, Friction Circle, Image and Standings objects to custom dashboards.

    * RaceRoom: The names of the cars are now displayed in standings screens, etc.
    * Added German as a language option.

    * rFactor 1 & 2, ARCA Sim Racing, Automobilista, and Game Stock Car now support up to 64 competitors. Previously the maximum was 32.

    * Competitor cars from Assetto Corsa Competizione are now displayed in all appropriate dashboards. To turn this feature on in ACC you will need to edit the file 'broadcasting.json' located in documents/Assetto Corsa Competizione/Config. Open the file in Notepad. It should look like the following:
    {
    "updListenerPort": 9000,
    "connectionPassword": "asd",
    "commandPassword": ""
    }

    * Transparent backgrounds are now supported. The best settings to enable this are as follows: in the settings Display tab, set 'Always On Top' to Yes, 'Transparent' to Yes, and 'Title Bar' to Racing. The Chroma Key color is what will be used to determine what is transparent. The default gray color works well for most dashboards. The dashboard's background is painted in this color, and Windows is told to make any pixels that are the chroma key color transparent. If you see pixelated edges on parts of the dashboard, then you can experiment with this color to get what works best for you. A restart will be required after changing these options. Note that the standard warnings, such as flags, fuel warnings, etc, that would normally flash on the background are still active with transparent backgrounds, unless you manually turn them off.

    * Now Compatible with the Vocore USB screens. The Z1 Dashboard will auto-detect the presence of a screen and send the display to that screen by default. You can choose the orientation for the display on the screen. The four options are located in the Display setting's tab under 'LCD Orientation'. Changing a display orientation requires a restart of the Z1 Dashboard.

    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    at last transparent backround
    should have been years ago
     
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    We've just released version 2021.2.1 of the Z1 Dashboard.

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    Release notes:

    * Fixed a bug that could cause custom dashboard LEDs defined as rectangles to incorrectly show as circles.

    * Fixed an issue with ACC lap timing where undefined lap times could show as extremely high numbers.

    * Fixed an issue with ACC where the driver's car could be incorrectly identified in the standings and track map displays.

    * Fixed a bug where the Delta time in a custom standings dashboard would display incorrectly.

    * Fixed a bug with the display on Vocore 5 inch screens.

    * Fixed a bug with the iRating change display on custom standings dashboards.

    * Added a Vocore Touch calibration tool. This is located in the Display tab of the settings dialog. If your touch screen Vocore is not responding correctly to your touch inputs, then you should run this tool. Click the 'Calibrate Vocore' button to run the tool. You'll see a screen with four white squares appear on your Vocore screen. Tap on each square on your vocore screen to turn it green. Once all the squares have turned green, click/tap the Done button. If you choose a different screen orientation you will need to rerun the calibration tool.


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


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


    Don't forget to join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Transparent backgrounds have been implemented in version 2021.2 of the Z1 Dashboard. This video shows this great new feature in action, and details how you can turn it on and customize it to your liking.



    Make sure you join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

    Download the Z1 software here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapter Index
    0:00 Intro
    0:57 Transparency settings
    2:14 Chroma Key details
    2:50 Title bar options
    4:07 Sim Settings
    4:23 Transparency out of the car
    4:44 Transparency in the car
    5:43 Final thoughts
     
  18. RussellHodgson

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    The next version of the Z1 Dashboard and the Z1 Designer are just around the corner! We've got some great new features, with the Dashboard Gallery, and an entirely new way to customize the Z1 Dashboard. The Z1 Designer also gets many new features, such as conditional colors, images, and more! Stayed tuned as it is less than a week away!
     
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    Version 2021.3 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! This version introduces our new Dashboard Gallery, as well as an revamped settings dialog. In addition F1 2021 compatibility and support for the new Sim Lab Dash.

    The new General settings tab
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    The new Car settings tab
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    The new Dashboard Gallery
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    The new Warning Lights tab
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    Existing users can get the update here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Compatible with the new Z1 Designer v2021.3 features. This includes the new warning options, conditional colors and conditional images.

    * The Settings dialog has been completely redesigned to make it easier to understand and navigate. As the Dashboard has grown over the years more and more options have been included. It was time for a complete redo of the settings dialog to make all the settings easier to understand.

    * The dashboard Gallery has been introduced. This is the new way to select dashboards for your car. The Car tab of the settings dialog will display a preview of each of the dashboards you currently have associated with the car. There can be up to 10 dashboards associated with a car. To change a dashboard, double click on it. This will display the Gallery. This shows all available dashboards. You can search for specific keywords, like F1, or GT3, or the name of the dashboard's designer, etc. You can also filter results by various categories or sims. This also allows us to place new dashboards online so they are immediately available to you for download. In addition you can upload your own dashboards through the Z1 Designer, making them available for other drivers in the Gallery.

    * Support for the Sim Lab Race-X display and LEDs.

    * Compatible with Codemasters F1 2021.

    * Added a new setting called 'Auto Settings'. This is in the General settings tab. When this is selected the Dashboard will assign certain settings based on the currently active sim. These settings include Hertz targets, delta types and LED illumination options.

    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    We are finishing up the next version of the Z1 Analyzer. It should be ready shortly.

    In the meantime here are some great pictures sent to us by one of our users. They are running the Z1 Dashboard on their rig using this really good 9" screen. They got it here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/255128337595?var=555119818712

    Note we are not endorsing the screen - just showing what they have because I'm sure there will be questions on where they got it.

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    You can download the Z1 demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    And, yes, we do endorse the Z1 Software!
     

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