DashPanel - Simracing dashboards for Android/iOS/PC/VR.

Discussion in 'Community Workshop' started by Berno, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Berno

    Berno Well-Known Member

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    When I first put the app up on google play it was giving me trouble by listing it as "designed for phones". I upped the required API as one of the ways to stop this from happening but have found another solution now. I recently put the minimum API down to 2.3.1 gingerbread so I could test on my Samsung Galaxy and its all working fine. So when the next version is released you should be compatible!
     
  2. KoshaPashkin

    KoshaPashkin Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, open with notepad, but encodingo_O
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  3. Mich Angel

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    OK great, I didn't try that,
    I will try that ;)
     
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  4. Berno

    Berno Well-Known Member

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    No need to open the plr file for R3E it has shared memory enabled by default.
    I will update my instructions to be more clear that editing PLR is only needed in GTR2.
     
  5. Mich Angel

    Mich Angel Well-Known Member

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    Tried that and it work like a charm on all Android screen I have, that app work on :D ;) awesome
     
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  6. Rodent

    Rodent Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Tested the app a little today across a couple of sims. Works very well and shows a lot of promise. One thing I did notice though was that it was a lot more draining on the battery then say Dashmeter Pro, to the point it was actually draining the battery a bit while the phone was plugged in. Anyways, keep up the good work!
     
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  7. Berno

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    Thanks a lot for the input. As I spend most of the time coding changes and quickly testing them I haven't noticed the battery usage before. Havent had time for an endurance race for ages!
    I will definitely look into fixing this!
     
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  9. Rodent

    Rodent Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Liking the update, battery is no longer draining while the phone is tethered and the F1 Dash looks real nice.

    Seeing as you're about to leave beta I'm wondering if you plan on supporting the Codies games and if you plan to add telemetry for tires&brakes? Codies would be a bonus but Brake/Tire info is a must have for me if I'm to drop cash on the app. Anyways good job and all the best with the 1.0. :)
     
  10. Berno

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    Thanks I'm glad the update has helped the battery life.

    Yes I definitely want to add Codies support and a lot more widgets. I'm still being hamstrung by Unity limitations in making the editor as powerful as I wish but now I'm going to press ahead with adding widgets and dashboards.

    I was thinking tire data was the next most important to add but would like your opinion on what sim you think has the best representation of tire data? There doesn't seem to be a defacto standard for tyres in simracing. I find I actually dont understand some of the tire displays in sims! Automobilista has a nice clear display, although I find the temperatures colours in Assetto Corsa make more sense but wear is pooly represented. I'm thinking R3E style bars with colour added for temperature would be a good start? But because I dont use the tire displays much myself as I mainly do sprint races I am open to input on what you would find usable and useful!

    Thanks :)
     
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  11. Rodent

    Rodent Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Hah yeah tires are a minefield, Assetto Corsa is up to 10 revisions now...
    For me personally a widget like the one you describe sounds more then enough. What I'm mostly looking for is a quick overview during straights that let me know roughly where my tires and brakes are, a colored bar showing wear and tear and a general idea if I'm on cold, overheated or correctly heated tires is enough. Project CARS did this very well I thought. I understand it's a tall order though with the amount of games you're supporting and it might not be feasible to have it provide detailed information during all games.
     
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  12. Berno

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    Great! Even though I'm not an expert tyre display user it sounds like we're on the same page :)
    As a quick test I made this control in Unity. It would represent a warmed up tyre with 10% wear.
    tyre.jpg

    I just see all the coloured blocks on the rFactor tire display and have no idea whats going on. Not something I can personally understand while driving but I thought you could have been talking about something like that.

    It should be ok to get temps and wear from all the supported sims but you never know :)
    I don't even want to think what the devs go through to actually build these tyre models ;P

    Thanks for the input.
     
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  13. David Plummer

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    Are there any plans to update the app for the lastest patch? @Berno
     
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    Berno Well-Known Member

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    Yes its been done but the timing couldnt have been worse im right in the middle of something then ill be pretty much ready to release the first full version! I was thinking of just waiting till i get that out in a few days instead of loosing time going back to merge the fix with the beta server.
     
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    Its dawned on me that trying to get the next version out as quick as possible is more stressful than just going back and updating the beta server :)

    So here is the server working with the latest R3E Data. Be warned this does break compatibility for legacy SimBin games though.
    http://www.pyrofrogstudios.com/downloads/DashPanelSRV_0.2.5.zip
     
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    I didn't manage to get a combined tyre wear/temperature display in the app yet but it will definitely come in a future version!
     
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    Great work on the app! I use it all the time on various devices.
     
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    Thats so fucking amazing. 4€ is a great Price for this App. Thanks :)

    DRS Info must comming!
     
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  20. Berno

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    haha thanks mate you made my day!
    Yes of course will add DRS soon. Just need to think how best to represent not available, available and open! I think R3E has a good display I will look to emulate that! :)
     
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