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Z1 Dashboard

Discussion in 'Automobilista - Links & Resources' started by Russell Hodgson, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Member

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    Version 4.8.0 of the Z1 Dashboard is here! We've got a whole host of new features, including 4 new dashboards!
    1) Two IMSA style dashboards
    2) A new track map dashboard showing the weather details and wind direction on your car
    3) A new lap times dashboard showing live sector times as you progress round the track, highlighting best laps, sectors, in and out laps.

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    In addition The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Automobilista!

    You can also now customize car dashboards ans settings for any sim or car without having to launch the sim.

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    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard

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    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * The Z1 Dashboard software is now compatible with Automobilista. You will need to put the Z1Automobilista.dll plugin located in the documents/z1dashboard/plugs/automobilista folder into your Automobilista plugin directory.

    * Added a new Track Map Dash (#6). This displays the weather information on the right with an arrow showing the wind direction relative to your car position.

    * Added a new Lap Times dashboard. This shows all your lap times and the sector times for each lap. The fastest lap and fast sector times are highlighted for easy identification.

    * Added two new IMSA style dashboards.

    * There is a new setting in the Car 1 tab called Limiter Mode. If you have specified a pit limiter dash this determines when that dash is displayed. There are four options. Limiter Static is the default option and retains the previous behavior of displaying the pit limiter dash when the pit limiter is engaged. Limiter Change also displays the pit limiter dash when the pit limiter is engaged, but it allows you to change to a different dash at any point. Pit Lane Static displays the pit limiter dash when you are on pit lane. This is intended for cars that do not have pit limiters or for sims that do not report the pit limiter being engaged. Finally there is Pit Limiter Change. This displays the pit limiter dash when you enter pit lane. It then allows you to change to a different dash at any point.

    * You can now specify the settings and dashboards used for a car without having to have that car or sim loaded. To do so, open the settings dialog and go to the Car 1 tab. There is now a drop down for the sim and one for the car. Choose the sim and car you want to edit from these drop downs. If you have a car and sim currently loaded then that sim and car combination will be displayed by default.

    * The average fuel consumption is now shown based on the criteria specified in the settings dialog (ie using all laps, using only the last X laps, or using a specific amount of fuel every lap.) Previously the selected fuel consumption criteria only effected the amount of fuel required to finish the race. Now the average fuel displayed in the various dashboards, as well as in the 'average stint fuel' of the general statistics screen will reflect the selected choice as well. Note that the fuel consumption over then entire session as displayed in the general statistics screen will still be the average fuel used over all laps.

    * Updated the Tire Dash to better show information.

    * Incorporated new API data from Assetto Corsa version 1.7.

    * Updated integration with Assetto Corsa for better sector time management.

    * There is now an option to specify the monitor the Dashboard should open onto. This is only valid when selecting the Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left or Bottom Right open locations. If you choose the default monitor then the Z1 will display the window on the monitor it thinks you were last using. If you select a specific monitor then the Dashboard will attempt to open on that monitor regardless of where it was last positioned. * Updated the Average Lap Time options and Fuel Per Lap option (in the Car 1 tab) to make it easier to understand. * The track maps now have an arrow drawn at the start/finish line to indicate the direction of travel of the track. (Note this only gets displayed when using the 'Vector' render option.)

    * There is now a checkbox in the Car 3 tab called 'Assign to all screens'. If you click on this checkbox the current LED RPM set up will be copied to all screens associated with the current car. This allows you to easily copy a specific LED RPM settings to all dashboards used by a car.

    * There is now a setting in the Buttons 1 tab called Message Size. This lets you set the font size used to render the popup messages that appear on the dashboard for items like adding fuel, changing deltas, etc. The default size is 10.

    * There is not a settings in the Display tab called List Font Size. This is the font sized used the render any list in the software, such as lap times, driver lists, etc.

    * The garage screens have been updated to make better used of vertical space when the window is in a portrait orientation.

    * The standings garage screen and standings dashboard now show the average iRating (only when in iRacing). Note this is the average iRating and not the actual strength of field. However it is close.

    * The lap times garage screen has been redesigned. It now shows all sector times and highlights the fastest ones, making it easier to analyze which laps contained your fastest sectors. In addition in and out laps are now included and highlighted in orange. An out lap will have a border at the top of the row, while an in lap will have a border at the bottom of the row.

    * When running in iRacing the track temperature display has been updated to include both the average track temperature and the immediate temperature at the start/finish line.

    * The Weather dashboard has been updated to include the N,S,E,W indicators when displaying a track map.

    * Updates to Project Cars for better weather information; sector times and track map creation.

    * Updates to Rfactor 2 integration for better sector times.

    * Updates the data logging to allow for more accurate lap times in the files.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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  2. SaxOhare

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    To complete the information

    The Z1 Software includes the following software packages:
    • Z1 Dashboard
    • Z1 Analyzer
    • Z1 Server

    Purchase:
    The price of the software (which includes all three titles above) is:
    $24.99
     
  3. alexandre fonseca

    alexandre fonseca Member

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    I got interested and downloaded the demo, but there is no explanation on how to connect it to AMS. Should I use the same plugin that is available for rF1?
     
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  4. Erick Goldner

    Erick Goldner Active Member

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    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * The Z1 Dashboard software is now compatible with Automobilista. You will need to put the Z1Automobilista.dll plugin located in the documents/z1dashboard/plugs/automobilista folder into your Automobilista plugin directory.
     
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  6. alexandre fonseca

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    Thank you, Erick, I overlooked this information. Nice app! Now I've got it working, took a few laps in AMS and they were duly recorded as .zod files inside the Telemetry folder, but the Analyzer - which is the part that interests me the most - is not able to find them. I tried changing the default folder inside the Analyzer, but that didn't work. Any hint?
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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    There is a debug setting in the general tab of the Z1 Analyzer's settings dialog. Can you set that to 'Lap Scan'. Then rescan for laps (open the select lap dialog and then click the Rescan Laps button). After you do that can you send us the latest log file from documents/z1analyzer/logs to info@zbluesoftware.com. That should help us determine why you are not seeing any laps show up.
     
  8. Russell Hodgson

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    We found a bug that could cause this to happen. A new installer is now available on out site. If you redownload the installer, unzip it, then uninstall the Analyzer, and reinstall from this new installer, that should fix the issue.
     
  9. Russell Hodgson

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    This is one of the new dashboards for version 4.8 of the Z1 Dashboard software. It is based around dashboards used in the IMSA series circa 1990. With a huge tach in the center is shows you all that really matters for the cars of that time, along with some secondary information. Enjoy!



    Demo available here: Z1 Dashboard
     
  10. Tony Binelli

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    @Russell Hodgson
    Hi Russell , what would be the chances of getting a simple custom one done as I'm tired of waiting for the delta to be fixed in the dynhud.

    I have attached a picture of what I would like , its very simple. Any chance of whipping that up? :)
    I need a lager delta:)
    Dropbox - dashboard.jpg

    Cheers
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

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    We could do that. I've added it to our to-do-list. It would be for the next release (December). Thanks for the idea.

    If there are other request please let me know.
     
  12. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Member

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    The Z1 Dashboard pioneered allowing multiple dashboards to be associated with a car. With version 4.8 it is even simpler to assign dashboards to a car as you no longer have to start the sim in order to customize the car. Watch this video to see how.



    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard : Purchase
     
  13. Russell Hodgson

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    The Z1 Dashboard allows you to run multiple instances simultaneously. This video explains how you can easily align those instances of the Dashboard software on your monitor.



    Remember to download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  14. Russell Hodgson

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    The Z1 Dashboard track maps not only show you where you are on the track, but they can show you where you will end up after a pit stop. This is done through a highlighted overlay, or snake, on the track map. This overlay shows you were you will end up if you pitted at that moment.



    The position is calculated based on the track, the length of the pit lane, its speed limit and the average time it takes to make a stop.

    This overlay lets you choose the perfect time to pit to make sure you come out ahead of your rivals, or on a clean section of track.

    This can be customized in the Strategy tab of the settings dialog.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  15. Russell Hodgson

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    One of the great things about the Z1 Dashboard software is that you can run it on any networked computer, laptop or tablet that runs Windows. Just use the Z1 Server on your sim PC to broadcast the data over your network.

    This video explains how you can run your Z1 Dashboard software on a separate computer or tablet from your sim using the Z1 Server software.



    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  16. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Member

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    One of the great aspects of the Z1 Dashboard is the track maps. With 6 different variations, they help you win the race! The Z1 Dashboard software allows you to customize how the track maps are displayed. This video discusses those options and shows the effects they have on the track maps.



    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  17. Russell Hodgson

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    This video shows off 4 of the specialty dashboards included with the Z1 Dashboard software. They are the Timing & Scoring dashes, the Adjustment Dash (1 and 2) and the Ahead/Behind dash. A specialty dashboard is one which is not car specific and is designed to present information about the car or race to you.

    There are over 80different dashboards in the Z1 Dashboard software, and about 15 of them are specialty dashboards.

    For more information please visit www.z1simwheel.com/index.cfm?source=AMS

     
  18. Russell Hodgson

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    We've had some requests for a video showing how to install the Z1 software. So here it is! This video explains how you download the installer, what it contains, and how you run the installer for each application.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard

     
  19. Tony Binelli

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    So disappointed this product charges for updates, would have bought it weeks ago.
    I refuse to pay for something then 3 months later its out of date and I effectively have to buy it again.
    you may want to consider changing your policies.
    just my opinion:)
     
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  20. Russell Hodgson

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    The updates are optional. When you purchase the software you get the current version at that time and can use it forever.

    However there is a charge for updates because a lot of work goes into each update, and the people who do that work need to be compensated.
     

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