New Z1 Dashboard version released.

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  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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!
     
  2. Russell Hodgson

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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
     
  3. Russell Hodgson

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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!
     
  4. Russell Hodgson

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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: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    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:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  5. Russell Hodgson

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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:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/gallery.cfm
     
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    We are in the process of upgrading our servers. It has been about 7 or 8 years since we last did this. Moving to a new server will give us the latest server OS, more capacity on the server, and more bandwidth. All necessary as we move forward with the Z1 software. A lot has gone on behind the scenes in preparation for the move.

    The first public step will be happening tomorrow between 9 and 10 PM EST. We will be moving the databases over to the new server. During this time you will still be able to use your Z1 software. However access to anything that requires our server will not be available. This would be uploading/downloading telemetry files or dashboards, using the Z1 Internet server, registering, or accessing the Z1 website.

    Hopefully everything goes smoothly and the downtime will be minimal.
     
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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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    wonderful information
     
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  9. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2021.4 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! This new version implements the many new design features from the latest Z1 Designer (2021.4). It also introduces the support of keyboard input. We've also updated the rendering engine to provide crisper images at varying Windows scale levels.

    New circular graphs and arc tools from the Designer allow for more dashboards.
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    New competitor tool from the Z1 Designer allow for more dashboard options.
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    The Title Bar options have been improved making them easier to use within the Dashboard.
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    Keyboard input is now supported.
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    Existing users can download the update here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * Keyboard input is now supported. To enable this make sure the 'Check Keyboard' option in the Buttons tab is selected. Then in the Select Button Dialog, type the key you want to control the specified function.

    * Implements the new features from v2021.4 of the Z1 Designer.

    * When running the Dashboard with the title bar set to 'None' or 'Thin' you can now resize and drag the Dashboard around as you would with a bordered window. To move it just click near the top of the Dashboard window where a title bar would normally be, and move it to the desired location. To resize you can click and drag any edge, or the resize area at the bottom right.

    * When running the Dashboard with the title bar set to 'None' or 'Thin' you can now exit the Dashboard by clicking on the red X at the top right of the 'Waiting For Connection' screen. Note that this is only active when you are not connected to a sim.

    * Rendering updates to improve overall clarity, especially when using Windows scaling other than 100%.

    * Updates to various dialogs to bring them up to date with the latest look and feel of the Z1 software.

    * Various tweaks to the settings dialog.

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

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    We've added a new category to the Dashboard Gallery: 'Newly Added Dashboards'. This displays any dashboards that have been added in the past 14 days. This is intended to make it easier to find newly added dashboards.

    We've added 28 dashboard in that time (look for those by Z1). Other designers have also uploaded new dashboards as well.

    You can see all the dashboards here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/gallery.cfm
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2022.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

    This new version adds many new features including:
    * Drag and drop reordering of dashboards
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    * Compatibility with version 2022.1 of the Z1 Designer

    * Support for Rexing Wheels
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    * Pre-scanning of laps for easier access from the Z1 Analyzer

    * Live position changes for iRacing

    * A brand new title bar design
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    New users can get the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Compatible with all new 2022.1 Z1 Designer features.

    * The title bar has been redesigned. It is now incorporated into the Z1 Dashboard window. It will be displayed whenever you move your mouse over the window. This will allow you to move, resize and close the Dashboard window. When you mouse your mouse outside the window the title bar will disappear.

    * The Title Bar setting has been removed as the display of the title bar no longer effects the size of the window.

    * There is a new option in the Display tab called 'Show Border In Car'. If you want the title bar to be displayed when you move the mouse over the window when you are in the car then this option should be selected.

    * In the Car tab of the settings dialog you can now reorder the dashboards for a car by clicking and draging them to where you want them to be.

    * The button to display the menus in the garage screens has been moved. The previous three bars has been replaced by a menu bar at the right side of the display. Click this menu bar to show or hide the menus. This was necessary due to the redesign of the title bar.

    * Enabling or disabling keyboard input no longer requires a restart of the Dashboard for the change to take effect.

    * Changing the orientation of the display on the Vocore screen no longer requires a restart to take effect. You will see the change as soon as you exit the settings dialog. Note you may still have to recalibrate the touch points of the vocore screen after changing its orientation.

    * In iRacing positions during a race are now updated in real time. Previously they were only updated when you crossed the start/finish line.

    * Added an option to pre-scan recorded telemetry laps. This works in conjuntion with telemetry recording. When you exit the car with telemetry recording active and this option active the Z1 Dashboard will scan the laps that were just recorded and add them to the Z1 Analyzer's list of laps. The next time you start the Z1 Analyzer these newly scanned laps will be available for you to open immediately without having to perform a lap scan. This option is on by default and available in the General settings tab. Note: This option works best when the Dashboard is on the same PC as both the sim and the Analyzer. If the Analyzer is not on the same machine as the Dashboard or the Analyzer's documents folder is in a non-standard location you will need to specify the location of the folder in the Dashboard's general settings tab. In addition when working with iRacing if iRacing is on a different PC then you will need to specify the location of the iRacing telemetry folder in the Dashboard's General settings tab.

    * Rexing wheel LEDs are now supported.

    * RaceRoom: updated to be compatible with latest API data.

    * RaceRoom added: center front and rear third spring deflection and velocity; tire load; push to pass; traction control, engine power, engine braking; engine stalled.

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

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    Version 2022.1.1 is now available. This update fixes a few bugs found in 2022.1.

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

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

    Release notes:
    * Fixes a bug that caused the track map car colors of behind and ahead drivers to be switched.
    * Various other bug fixes.
    * Improvements to pre-scan for the Analyzer.
    * Reduces the maximum brightness output to Rexing wheels. This is at the request of the manufacturer to save power.
     
  13. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2022.2 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! This new version introduces many new features as well as updating many existing ones.

    Some of the highlights include:
    * Analogue gauges created in the Z1 Designer are now supported.
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    * The Z1 Server now supports keyboard input.
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    * Track map creation has been improved and you can now rotate the map to any desired angle.
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    * The Z1 Server and its settings dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.
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    * The Connect to Data Stream dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.
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    * The Z1 Server can now supports the Z1 Analyzer per-scan functionality, so you can use it as a light-weight data logger.

    * ACC GT3-2021 and Challengers Pack-2022 cars have been added.

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

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * Data logging will now track whether or not the lap was a valid lap. This will allow the Analyzer to display information on valid or invalid laps. (Note not all sims support this. Currently only iRacing, ACC & RaceRoom.)

    * Added support for ACC GT3-2021 and Challengers Pack-2022 cars.

    * As we continue our move towards improved dashboard designs, using the Z1 Designer, the legacy dashboards will start to be removed from the Z1 Dashboard. This will not be done until we have designed their replacement in the Z1 Designer. As of this version the Z1 Dashboard will check to see if there is a replacement available. If there is it will be downloaded automatically and will replace the legacy dashboard in the Z1 Dashboard. Any other settings you have specified (LEDs, etc) will not be changed. If you do not want this to happen automatically you can turn the feature off by unchecking the 'Auto Update Dashboards' option near the bottom of the General settings tab. Note if you turn this off then legacy dashboards that have been discontinued will be replaced with the Generic dashboard until you manually update them.

    * The Settings dialog for the Z1 Server has been completely updated to the new look and feel.

    * The Z1 Server now supports keyboard input as well as joystick buttons.

    * The Z1 Server now supports the Z1 Analyzer pre-scan functionality, making it easier than ever to use the Z1 Server as a light weight data logger.

    * The track maps for iRacing in the Z1 Dashboard are now created using the Mercator projection method. We will update the old ones over time.

    * The pit lane creation process in the Z1 Dashboard iRacing track maps has been improved to display the pit lane entrances and exits more accurately.

    * The Internet Data Stream Connection Dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.

    * The way in which track maps are created has been updated. This lets us better know the orientation of the map in the world. We recommend you delete all track maps created with previous versions. These are located in documents/z1dashboard/<sim>/tracks.

    * You can now rotate a track map when not in the car. This is the preferred way of adjusting the orientation of track maps moving forward. To do so select the 'Track Map' option from the garage menus. Then use the circle to rotate the track map to the desired orientation and click the 'Save' icon.

    * If you want to delete a track map and recreate it, click the 'Delete' icon in the Track Map garage menu screen.

    * There is now a settings to turn Live Car Positions on or off when using iRacing. As iRacing only updates car positions when they cross the S/F line we need to do some calculations in order to get position data more frequently. This option is on by default. If you'd like to only update the car position data when the cars cross the S/F line then turn this option off. It is located at the bottom of the General settings tab. If you are using the Z1 Server you should make the selection in the Z1 Server settings.

    * When registering you can now use the keyboard shortcut CTRL-V to paste your order number into the order number text field, assuming you have previously copied it from another location using the standard Windows copy (CTRL-C) command.

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

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    We've just released version 2022.2.1 of the Z1 Dashboard, Server and Analyzer. This fixes a few issues found in version 2022.2 of those applications.

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    Release notes:
    Z1 Dashboard v2022.2.1:
    * Fixes a bug in the Z1 Server which could cause it to crash when connecting to rFactor 2.
    * Various small improvements to data logging.

    Z1 Analyzer V 2022.2.1:
    * Fixes a few bugs associated with display of previews when creating Scatter Plots, Histograms, Custom Traces and Math Channels.
    * Improves the fidelity of track edge creation.

    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
     
  15. Russell Hodgson

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