New Z1 A n a l y z e r version released

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  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Member

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    Version 1.14 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    We've added an entirely new type of data display called 'Data Channels' This lets you view the value of any data channel in a large easy to read format.

    The Analyzer is also able to load laps from Codemasters F1 2018 that were recorded in the Z1 Dashboard.

    We've also revamped the colors tab making it much easier to find and change the colors you want. This along with a new title bar position makes the Analyzer's display much more customizable.

    New layout possibilities.
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    The updated Colors tab
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    New Data Channels displayed.
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    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    Here is the full set of release notes:
    * Added a new setting called 'Title On Top'. When this is turned on the titles for each trace will be displayed on the top of the trace, as opposed to the left side as was the case in previous versions. This allows for a longer description of the trace being displayed. This option is turned on by default. If you would prefer the titles on the left as in previous versions then uncheck this option.

    * Updated the Analyzer to work with the new more compressed UDP format from the Z1 Server.

    * The 'Trace Display' main menu has been renamed 'Display'.

    * Added 'Data Channels'. A data channel is a small numerical display of any of the available data channels within the Z1 Analyzer. It will display the current value of the selected item. For example displaying Throttle will give you a number between 0 and 100. Displaying Speed will give you a number between zero and your maximum speed. Data channels that are assigned to wheel or tire data will display four numbers, one for each wheel or tire. The number display is associated with the current location selected in the track. If you are playing back a lap, or viewing live telemetry then the number displayed is the current location on track.

    You create a data channel display by selecting 'Add Data Channel' from the Display main menu, or type the CTRL-D key combination. Once displayed you can move and resize the data channel just like you would any other trace. To change what is displayed in the data channel, right click on it and choose the desired option. You can maximize the data channel display if you want. To remove the data channel, select the Trace Display->Hide Trace from the popup menu.

    You can have a maximum of 20 data channels displayed at one time. The currently displayed data channels will also be included under the Display menu. If you select the data channel from the menu if will bring it to the front, covering any items behind it, assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected.

    Note custom traces are not yet supported in the data channels.

    * When choosing the Display->Reset Display option any active Data Channels will be moved to the right side of the window, and be moved to the foreground on top of any traces.

    * To remove a data channel from the display, right click on the data channel's display and select Trace Display->Hide Trace. Unlike traces, the data channels are not just hidden, they are removed. So the number of data channels will go up and down depending on how many you have displayed. Remember the maximum number that can be displayed at once is 20.

    * Now when you use the Display menu to show/hide a trace, when the selected trace is requested to be shown, it will also be brought to the front layer (assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected).

    * The Colors tab has been revamped. The various colors are now grouped into sections based on their purpose. These sections are loosely based on the right-click popup menu displayed in the traces. In addition, several new customizable colors have been added. These include those for the trace title background, border, text and header color; various track map colors, and default grid and background colors.

    * Engine Torque is now available as a data channel for those sims that support it (Currently rFactor 2 and Project Cars 2).

    * Logging has been updated to include more data when necessary. This should make determining issues easier in the future.

    * Now when you change what a trace or data channel is displaying (by using the right click popup menu on the trace or data channel) the Analyzer no longer resets the lap position back to the beginning or stops play back of a lap. It will keep everything as it was, and just change what is displayed in the trace or data channel.

    * The Analyzer can now read laps the Z1 Dashboard recorded in Codemasters F1 2018.

    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
  2. Beef36

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    One minor piece of feedback on the installers is when updating the software, the Server and Analyser will update into the folder where the original software is installed.

    However the Dashboard automatically defaults to Program Files, regardless of where the original dashboard software is installed.

    Is it possible to change Dashboard's installation folder behaviour to match the Server and Analyser so it automatically defaults to installing in the original folder.
     
  3. Russell Hodgson

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    Thanks for letting us know. We will see what what we can do to make the Dashboard installer match the other two installers with regard to keeping the correct installation path.
     
  4. WozzaUK

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    I don't have an iPhone or android or anything like that. Will this work for me? I only have my desktop PC.
    Thanks.
     
  5. Neil Bateman

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    Works great on pc, i normally have 4 instances running together and its fine. Having said that there is no way i can keep up with all the info in the 4 windows but it just looks cool.:)
     
  6. Vantskruv

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    Hi! Currently I am testing the demo version, awesome tool! But it seems the suspension data is not recorded for Raceroom. Is suspension data from Raceroom not supported?

    Edit: Happy New Year. :)
     
  7. Winzarten

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    Sadly, Raceroom does not expose any kind of suspension data in it's shared memory model.
     
  8. WozzaUK

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    And I can superimpose those windows over the main game screen? I don't have to have them on a tablet or anything?
     
  9. Russell Hodgson

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    This page shows all the available data channels:
    http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm
     
  10. Russell Hodgson

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    If you run the sim in windowed mode then you can.
     
  11. Vantskruv

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    That is sad. :(
    For me these are one of the most important data you can use for setting the car up. But of course it it is good to learn to setup the car by feel also. :)
    What is the diff between carcass IMO temp simple IMO temp? I have been adjusting the cambers from that data currently.

    @Russell Hodgson , you should push Sector3 to make all the data available. It's quite embarrassing for a sim like this to not have that data. :(

    Edit:
    This is really a great app, gives me vibes from when playing GTR2 using Motec application to adjust rideheight, dampening and cambers.
     
  12. Russell Hodgson

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    Carcass temps is what is deeper within the tire. These temps are more consistent. They give you a better idea of whether or not the tire is up to temperature.

    The simple OMI temps are surface temps. They will vary much more and much more quickly. For example if you lock up a wheel they would spike on that wheel, but the carcass temp wouldn't go up drastically.
     
  13. Russell Hodgson

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    One of the main goals of the Z1 Analyzer is to help you improve as a driver. This video is the first in a series that explains the features of the Z1 Analyzer that help you become the best river you can be.



    Getting the most from yourself as a driver and being consistent every lap is the key to winning races. The Lap Overview screen gives you a summary of how you did driving your lap. It is a must for any driver looking to improve the most important part of the car setup - the driver.

    Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  14. Russell Hodgson

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    When you are driving on a track you always hear people say 'make sure you drive the line'. And 'Hit the apex and track out points'. Well what does that mean? How do you know if you are driving the correct line? Or if you are hitting the apex?

    The Z1 Analyzer's Driving Line analysis screen is designed to help you answer those questions.

    Watch this video to get these answers on one of the best ways to improve your lap times.



    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Braking into a turn - a critical part of getting a great lap time. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer details each braking zone for you so you can improve and beat the competition.



    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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  16. Russell Hodgson

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    This video is an update to one we made about two years ago. A lot has changed in the Z1 Analyzer in that time. A new video was needed - and here it is!

    The display of the Z1 Analyzer is highly customizable, and knowing how to take advantage of that customization and the information it provides you is really important when it comes to getting the most out of the Z1 Analyzer, and in the end becoming a faster driver - and that is what it is all about.



    If you'd like to skip around and watch specific parts of the video here they are:
    Orientating the Track Map 0:39
    Zooming In 2:25
    Changing Displayed Information 4:40
    Positioning Traces 7:26
    Showing and Hiding Windows 9:49

    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  17. Paul_E

    Paul_E New Member

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    Nevermind...
     
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