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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
     
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    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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    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
     
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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.
     
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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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    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???
     
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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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    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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    Version 2021.3.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available. It includes various bug fixes.

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    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * Fixed a bug which prevented the Telemetry menu option from being selected in the garage display.

    * Fixed a bug which could prevent certain information from being displayed on some of the legacy dashboards.

    * Fixed a bug that prevented the Fuel Per Lap setting in the Car tab from saving properly.

    * Fixed a bug that could prevent the legacy dashboard default values from being read. (This could include things like proper fonts, background color, etc.)

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Category drop down in the Dashboard gallery to be too tall, so you would not be able to see the bottom of it.

    * Fixed a bug where if you chose not to scroll the weather in the garage stats screen then the weather would not be displayed at all in that screen.

    Download the demo today:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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    The latest versions of the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Designer introduced the Dashboard Gallery. This is where you can view and download all the available dashboards for use within the Z1 Dashboard. You can also upload your own to the Gallery, to share them with other users.

    We've updated our website so that in addition to accessing the Gallery inside of the Z1 Dashboard or Z1 Designer, you can now also see the various dashboards available on our site.

    You can view all the available dashboards here:
    Z1 Sim Dashboard | Dashboard Gallery
     
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    Version 2021.3.2 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available. This includes several fixes to bugs found in the previous version.

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    * Fixed a bug where the rFactor 2 car class vs car name option was reversed.

    * Fixed a bug that prevented the Average Lap Time setting in the Car tab from saving properly.

    * Fixed a bug where the Dashboard window would get slightly smaller every time you opened it if you were
    using the 'Thin' or 'None' title bar options.

    * Updated some of the descriptions in the settings dialog to be more precise.

    * Added more debug output for Vocore screens.

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

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

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