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Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Russell Hodgson, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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:
    Z1 Dashboard

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

    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: Z1 Software | Data Channels By Sim

    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: Z1 Software | Data Channels By Sim

    * 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:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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  2. azaris

    azaris Active Member

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    Thanks for the new version. A few remarks:
    • Installing the new version deletes all custom traces. Could it maybe not do that?
    • Aerodynamics channels are not exported from RaceRoom, despite claims in the table of data channels.
    • Steering percentage is exported from AMS2, despite claims in the table of data channels.
     
  3. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    Assuming you are talking about the Analyzer in your comments. It should not delete existing custom traces - we will check that.

    Not all cars in RaceRoom have aero data. So the sim does export that data and we do capture it, but it can be zero for some cars. Usually only the cars with wings export the data.

    We will check the steering percentage on AMS2.
     
  4. Roland Van de Walle

    Roland Van de Walle New Member

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    Hi Russel ,
    Thanks for bringing this to AMS2
    Could you take a look at the inner and outer tire temps , they are always same as middle tyre temps
    Greetings
     
  5. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    We will check out the tire temps. It could be they only report one temp across the entire tire. We will see though.

    Glad you like the software.
     
  6. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    So after looking at the shared memory structure, there is only one temperature for the tire. It is not split out into inner/middle/outer. That is why they all read the same across the tire.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. Russell Hodgson

    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
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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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