New Z1 Dashboard version released.

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  1. Russell Hodgson

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    I wonder if there is a compatibility issue with some of those software titles. Could you try running things without Dash Meter Pro? If that doesn't make a difference, try running without Crew Chief, and then if possible without SimCommander.
     
  2. Russell Hodgson

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    We just released version 4.19.1 of the Z1 Dashboard. This fixes a few bugs we found in version 4.19.0.

    * Fixed an issue with Edit Mode where if you exited the sim before exiting the Z1 Dashboard then any changes made with Edit Mode were not saved.

    * Fixed an issue with the Cadillac dashboard where the brake bias did not line up properly in the display.

    * Fixed an issue with the Cadillac dashboard that caused a white area to be displayed at the bottom of the dashboard after in-car settings were changed and displayed on screen.

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

    You can download the demo here: https://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    In this video we discuss what we've been up to over the past month and what our goals are for the next month or so.



    Including updated on the website, emails, current versions, sim compatibility, future feature lists and more.

    The current demo can be downloaded here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  4. Russell Hodgson

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    What?
     
  5. Ciccina2016

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    is it possible to change the colour and fonts of relative and standings?
    the default are not really appealing..
     
  6. Russell Hodgson

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    Are you referring to the dashboards? Or to the one in the garage screens (when you are not in the car)?
     
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    the dashboards.. the relative for example has the background white and blue.. i would like to put all black and put the fonts in white.. how can i do that? also i tried for 2 hours to change fonts on that.. no joy
     
  8. Russell Hodgson

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    OK - right now you can't. We are working on a 'dark' version of those dashboards though. They'll be similar to the standings garage screen.
     
  9. Ciccina2016

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    pretty expensive your dashboards to be honest and not be able to do this..i am defenitely not going to spend another 20 pounds to get the dark mode .. it should be std.
     
  10. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 4.20 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! We've got a ton of new features in this version including:

    Four Acceleration and deceleration dashboards.
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    New 'dark mode' dashboards of the standings and relative dashboards.
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    New dashboards for the Audi R3.
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    Three new 2019 stockcar dashboards for XFinity series cars.
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    Compatibility with F1 2019 and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

    Compatibility with OBDII readers and GPS devices for our Track and Commercial users.

    New shift light patterns for iRacing.

    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

    Don't miss out on this great update!

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * There are two new dashboards: Acceleration Dash 1 and Acceleration Dash 2. These let you measure acceleration times. They will measure your 0-100 KPH, 0-100 MPH and quarter mile times. Acceleration Dash 1 will then display the best ones achieved in the stint, and the previous 5 acceleration runs in the stint. Acceleration Dash 2 will display the current run, along with an acceleration graph. For both dashes if the time is displayed in green then it is your best of the current stint.

    These dashboards are intended to let you practice your acceleration from a standing start to see how to achieve the fastest times. To begin a run, come to a complete stop. Then one you start moving the timer will begin. As you pass each of the three milestones the time to reach them will be displayed. To finish a run, come to a complete stop.

    Note as we want the times to be as accurate as possible the list of times and best acceleration times will not be displayed while you are accelerating, to reduce rendering cycles. In addition, the Z1 Dashboard's 'Sleep' mode will be turned off. (Sleep mode waits 10 milliseconds each time through the main loop to help reduce CPU load.) Finally data logging will also be turned off. After using these dashboards you will need to manually turn data logging back on again.

    * There are two new dashboards: Deceleration Dash 1 and Deceleration Dash 2. These let you measure stopping distances. They will measure your stopping distance from 200 KPH to zero, and 200 KPH to 100 KPH. In MPH this is 124 to zero and 124 to 60. They will also record the maximum G-Forces under braking. Deceleration Dash 1 will then display the best ones achieved in the stint, and the previous 5 deceleration runs in the stint. Deceleration Dash 2 will display the current run, along with a deceleration graph. This graph will show both distance and g-forces over speed. For both dashes if the distances or g-forces are displayed in green then it is your best of the current stint.

    These dashboards are intended to let you practice your stopping from speed to see how to achieve the shortest distances. To begin a run, accelerate up to 200 KPH (124 mph) and then brake to a complete stop. The speed distance will turn green when you are going fast enough to start your braking. Then one you start braking the distances will start to be recorded. As you pass each of the three milestones the time to reach them will be displayed. To finish a run, come to a complete stop.

    Note as we want the data to be as accurate as possible the list of data and best stopping distances will not be displayed while you are braking to reduce rendering cycles. In addition, the Z1 Dashboard's 'Sleep' mode will be turned off. (Sleep mode waits 10 milliseconds each time through the main loop to help reduce CPU load.) Finally data logging will also be turned off. After using these dashboards you will need to manually turn data logging back on again.

    * Two new dashboards: The Audi R3 Dash 1 and Dash 2 dashboards are now available.

    * Added four new dashboards: Standings DM Dash 1-4 are now available. These are 'dark mode' versions of the original Standings Dash 1-4 dashboards.

    * Added new dash: Relative DM Dash. This is a 'dark mode' version of the Relative Dash.

    * Three New dashboards for 2019 X-Finity stock cars: Stockcar 2019 Dash 1, Stockcar 2019 Dash 2 & Stockcar 2019 Dash 3.

    * ODBII/GPS compatibility: The Commercial License and Track License now allows users of the Dashboard to connect to a bluetooth ODBII reader and/or a bluetooth GPS device. You can then use the Z1 Dashboard to monitor your car and/or location through the various dashboards available on the Z1 Dashboard. We will be doing various videos on how this works, discussing how to connect to the devices, and what data you can get from those devices. Note this is currently a beta feature.

    * New shift light illumination pattern: 'All LR (iRacing)' - if you select this option for your dashboard, in the Car 3 tab, then the Z1 will read the 'first shift light' and 'last shift light' RPM values from iRacing. Those numbers will be used to determine when the shift lights will be illuminated. The shift lights on the dashboard will illuminate evenly between the first and last shift light values, as provided by iRacing. The accuracy of the numbers provided by iRacing varies from car to car. This results in some cars being very accurate using this method, and other being off a bit. The cars that have different shift light sequences based on the gear are the least accurate. Finally, this obviously only works with iRacing. The other sims do not provide this data.

    * The Z1 Dashboard is now offering beta compatibility with Assetto Corsa Competizione. This is because at the time of this release the Shared Memory (v1.0.7) available for this sim is quite incomplete. There is a lot of data which is not currently included. One major aspect is that the Shared Memory does not report when the sim exits. So at this time there is no way for the Z1 Dashboard to know that the sim has exited. Once the Shared Memory has been updated we will include these updates in the next major release of the Z1 Dashboard.

    To have the Z1 Dashboard check for Assetto Corsa Competizione make sure check box next to the Assetto Corsa drop down in the Network tab of the Z1 Dashboard settings dialog is checked. And make sure you select Assetto Corsa Competizione from the drop down.

    * The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Codemaster's F1 2019 sim.

    * If Debug Mode is turned on you will now see a message alerting you to this, along with the currently selected debug mode, ad the top of the dashboard when you are in the car. Debug mode can use up a lot of performance, so this message will ensure you do not leave it on when not needed.

    * The mouse wheel will now scroll drop downs in the settings dialog as appropriate.

    * If there is a blue scroll bar in a settings tab, then you can now use the mouse wheel to scroll the part of the settings tab that is associated with that blue scroll bar. Previously you could only move the area by clicking and dragging the scroll bar.

    Download the demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 4.20 of the Z1 Dashboard brings three new stock car dashboards. These are for the XFinity stock cars. They are all set and waiting for you to experience them!

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

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    Stockcar 2019 Dash 2
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    Stockcar 2019 Dash 3
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    Acceleration dashboards and Deceleration dashboards. These completely new dashboard concepts are included in version 4.20 of the Z1 Dashboard.

    They are more than simple dashboards that display how fast you are going, but rather show you exactly how fast you were able to accelerate, or decelerate.

    Acceleration Dash #1
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    Deceleration Dash #1
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    Deceleration Dash #2
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    Determine the best way to get off the line as fast as possible. Have drag race competitions with your friends. Figure out how to shed speed as fast as possible. See if you are braking as consistently as you think you are.

    All this from easy to use dashboards. Just select them, and step on the gas or the brakes. Yup - the Z1 Dashboard makes it that simple for you.

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Dark mode versions of the Standings and Relative dashboards are now available in version 4.20 of the Z1 Dashboard.

    Standings 1 and 2 show all cars on track.
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    Standings 3 and 4 show just the cars in your class.
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    The Relative dash shows the three cars ahead and behind you on track.
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    Just another way the Z1 Dashboard makes it easier for you to race and win.

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Version 4.20 of the Z1 Dashboard includes 14 new dashboards. In this video we take a peak at all of them.

    They are:
    Acceleration Dash 1 & 2
    Deceleration Dash 1 & 2
    Audi R3 Dash 1 & 2
    Stockcar 2019 Dash 1,2 & 3
    Relative Dash Dark Mode
    Standings Dash 1-4 Dark Mode



    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best telemetry applications for improving your laps times.

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  15. Russell Hodgson

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    On our website you can view all the available dashboards included with the Z1 Dashboard. But with 165 available dashboards, it was time to split out how those dashboards were displayed online.

    An app that shows only information like RPM, speed, lap times, etc, is okay, but lacking. That is why the Z1 Dashboard goes far beyond that to include all sorts of dashboards, from track maps, to weather, to pit stop help, to standings, and much more.

    This page shows all the variations on the track map dashboard available. https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trackMapDashboards.cfm

    Track Map Dash 1
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    Track Map Dash 2
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    Track Map Dash 5
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    Track Map Dash 6
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    Track Map Dash 7
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    Track Map Dash 9
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    Make sure you are getting the most out of the Z1 Dashboard!

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    And remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications available for helping you become a faster driver!
     
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    Version 4.20.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available. This is for a single bug fix that was necessary.

    * Fixed a bug where if the sim had more than 64 cars in a session at once it could cause the Z1 Dashboard to crash.

    You can download the demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    The Adjustment dashboards are two examples of this. This set of dashboards provides you with information about various in-car settings. One easy glance gives you all the information you need.

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    Adjustment Dash 2
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    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/specialtyDashboards.cfm

    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications for helping you improve as a driver!
     
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    We've just released version 4.20.2 of the Z1 Dashboard software. This fixes two bugs found in version 4.20.0.

    * Fixed a bug which could cause the Dashboard to crash when running Assetto Corsa Competizione in multiplayer.

    * Fixed a bug which could cause the Dashboard to display incorrect gear, and RPM data when using Codemasters F1 2019.

    You can download the demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    The Ahead/Behind dashboards are two examples of this. This set of dashboards provides you with information about the drivers who are directly ahead of you and behind you on track.

    This includes the driver's name, car and position, as well as:
    * Their last lap time
    * Their fastest lap time
    * The number of laps since they last pitted
    * Your delta to their lap times - so you know if you are gaining or losing time to them.
    * Whether they are one of your tracked drivers.

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    Ahead/Behind Dash 2
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    Ahead/Behind Dash showing tracked drivers
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    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/specialtyDashboards.cfm

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications for helping you improve as a driver!
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    Three of these dashboards display basic telemetry information.

    Telemetry Dash 1 shows the current data on most aspects of the car, including speed, gear, RPM, throttle, brake, tire and suspension information, and a friction circle.
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    Telemetry Dashes 2 and 3 display graphs of the recent data on RPM, speed, suspension, steering, throttle and brakes.
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    These three dashboards offer a simple way to see telemetry data. And if you want more detail you can use one of the best telemetry applications the Z1 Analyzer for full telemetry analysis, as it comes with the Z1 Dashboard.

    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/specialtyDashboards.cfm