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Z1 Dashboard

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

  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    We've just released version 2021.1.1 of the Z1 Dashboard. This has a few updates.

    * Improved the positioning of the Z1 Dashboard when it is closed near the edge of a monitor.

    * Updates the Custom Dashes to work with version 2021.1.1 of the Z1 Designer.

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    New users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get it here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard
     
  2. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    Z1 Software has partnered with AI Racing Tech, from the University of Hawaii - AI Racing Tech. 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!
     
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    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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:
    Z1 Dashboard

    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
     
  4. Russell Hodgson

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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:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    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.
     
  5. Russell Hodgson

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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
     
  6. lurkusmaximus

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    Still no fix for the incorrect lap number? There have been multiple updates from Reiza, but this bug still exists. You say lap 0 when the game states lap 1. Surely this can not be a difficult bug to locate and fix. I am paying for support for your fine product, but I have seen absolutely no effort to fix this oversight for months. Will you please consider fixing this basic oversight???
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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    I don't believe that is a bug. There is an option to set whether the lap number display the lap you are on, or the laps completed. So if you have it set to laps completed, then when you are on lap 1 it will show 0, because you have not completed any laps yet.

    This option is in the General settings tab, and is called 'Lap Counter'. It can be set to Current or Completed. I suspect it is set to Completed.

    We will double check on our end and if mistaken will put out a fix.
     
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    Lap counter in the general tab is set to current. Thank you for the response.
     
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    So with it set to Current is it displaying the lap number as expected?
     
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    It is set to current and on my outlap, Automobilista 2 is showing on Lap 1 in the upper left, The car dashboard is showing 0, z1 dashboard is showing 0. When I cross the finish line, Automobilista 2 advances to lap 2, both car and Z dashboard display 1, and Z1 announces on lap 1, but Automobilista 2 thinks I am on lap 2. I have attached a jpeg showing the AMS 2 screen where you can see the upper left and the games car dash. Z1 announced I was on lap 1 after I crossed the finish line. I have an MP4 where you can see and hear in real time if you wish it. If I recall, the same happens in the race, although this was on a practice session.
     

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    We will see if we can test with that car and duplicate this.
     
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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: Z1 Dashboard


    Existing users can get the update here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard


    Don't forget to join our Discord channel: Join the Z1 Software Discord Server!
     
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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: Join the Z1 Software Discord Server!

    Download the Z1 software here: Z1 Dashboard

    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
     

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