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zBlueSoftware
03-08-2015, 18:05
Version 4.15 of the Z1 Dashboard is here!

Highlights include:
* 9 new dashboards included
* movable track maps
* updates to existing dashboards
* new automatic shift light patterns
and more!

We know everyone loves the new dashboards, some here are a sampling of the new ones:

911 RSR Dash 1
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash1.jpg

911 RSR Dash 2
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash2.jpg

911 RSR Pit Dash
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRPitDash.jpg

Stockcar 2016 Dash 3B
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash3B.jpg

Stockcar 2016 Dash 6B
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash6B.jpg

Existing users can see their download options here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added 4 new stockcar dashboards. These are Stockcar 2016 Dash 1B, 2B, 3B and 6B. They are versions of the stock car 2016 dashboards formatted for 480x272 ratio displays. This allows users that use square displays as opposed to the wide screen displays to still be able to use these dashboards.

* Added 5 new dashboards associated with the Porsche 911 RSR. These are the Porsche 911 RSR Pit Dash, and the Porsche 911 RSR Dash 1-4.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab. This is called 'Track Style'. It can be set to Static or Moving. Static is the default and displays the track map from above as it has always been displayed. This option will include the sector overlays if desired, the directional arrow, the wind display, the pit stop loss overlays, the pit lane if defined, and all other competitors.

The new Moving option displays the track map from your point of view. Your car is always located at the bottom center of the display and the track map revolves around this position. This option will display the pit stop loss overlays and all other competitors. Note because the track map moves around and not all parts are always visible it is likely that the pit loss displays will be off-screen and therefore not visible. The sector overlay, pit lane, and directional arrow are not displayed in this configuration in order to reduce CPU load. Note that this option may have a slightly negative effect on FPS within the sim as it is more CPU intensive as we have to recompute and redraw the map every frame.

Selecting the 'Moving' option will override the 'Render With' setting to always be 'Vector'.

The new Moving option is available for all track maps, except Track Map 4. This track map will always show the track from the static top-down view. This allows you to have both a moving and static track map in your dashboard rotation.

* There are 4 new automatic shift light patterns. These illuminate the shift lights from outside to inside. Previously all automatic patterns illuminated the shift lights from left to right. These new patterns are called 'All CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'All CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM.

* Multiple updates to the Kart Racing Pro interface to implement speech output, provide sector timings, update data logging, and many other small improvements.

* Updated to work with the latest version of Kart Racing Pro.

* Added Cylinder Head Temperature and Fuel Level Percentage to Kart Racing Pro data logging.

* Updated the RaceRoom track creation to allow for inconsistencies in various RaceRoom track center spline lines.

* Cleaned up several of the dash names to better group them together in the Car 2 tab drop down.

* Several graphical and informational updates to the Kart 1,2,3 dashboards.

* Now reads air and track temps, and weather conditions from Kart Racing Pro.

* Data Logging now records cylinder head temperature for those sims that support it. This is currently only Kart Racing Pro.

* The Z1 Server will now allow you to cycle through multiple IP addresses if they are available. Most computers will have a single IP address. That is the one that the Server will connect to and display. However on some machines there could be multiple IP addresses due to virtual systems, backup IPs, or other possible reasons. In these cases the Server will display a count next to the IP address. It will say 1 of 2 (3,4,5, etc). By default it will always choose the first IP address to register against. However sometimes that can be incorrect. If you are finding that the Dashboard can't connect and that the Server has more than one IP address option, then on the Server click on the IP address in the display. It will change to the next IP address. Try entering this address into the Dashboard to see if it can connect.

* The Audi R18 dash has been updated to include percentage bars displayed along with the battery charge and battery deployment per lap displays. This should make it easier to quickly glance at these levels while racing.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab called 'Fill Dots'. This is on by default. If you turn this off, then the dots used to display the car locations on the track maps will not be filled in. This can make it easier to see the track map on longer tracks, where the filled in dot map cover up some of the detail.

* There is now an option in the Car 1 tab called 'Auto Fuel Dens'. This sets whether or not the fuel density is automatically determined based on data from the sim. It is on by default. If you turn this off you can then enter the fuel density for the car. The fuel density is measuring kilograms/liter. It is 0.75 by default for all manual entries. Currently the only sim to supply this information is iRacing.

* Updated various dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance and stability.

* The Project Cars 1 and Project Cars 2 network connectivity options have been combined into a single drop down where you select the version you would like to connect to.

* Small updates to the rally cross dashboards.

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

zBlueSoftware
23-09-2015, 17:45
I thought I'd start a new topic for this release. The previous topic had become very large so starting fresh for the new version seemed to make sense.

We have just released version 4.4 of the Z1 dashboard software! It includes a lot of new features and improved functionality over previous versions. It also includes the latest version of the Z1 Server software (version 1.2) and the latest version of the Z1 Analysis software (version 1.1)

Here are the release notes for this version:
* Compatibility with Codemasters F1 2015.

* Improved connectivity with the Z1 Server to better handle lost packets. This should alleviate disconnects or freezes if the network connection is temporarily lost.

* The track map car dots now display the driver's position in the race/practice session in the center of the dot.

* Added option for automatic shift light (LED) illumination based upon the car's redline. There are 4 options:

All 80-98: illuminates each shift light (LED) individually going from left to right, with the first one illuminating when you reach 80% of redline, and the final one coming on at 98% of redline.

All 65-98: illuminates each shift light (LED) individually going from left to right, with the first one illuminating when you reach 65% of redline, and the final one coming on at 98% of redline.

Grouped 80-98: divides the shift lights (LEDs) into 3 groups moving from left to right. The first group is illuminated at 80% of redline, then second at 90% and the third at 98% of redline.

Grouped 65-98: divides the shift lights (LEDs) into 3 groups moving from left to right. The first group is illuminated at 65% of redline, then second at 80% and the third at 98% of redline.


* Added an option for the default way shift lights should be illuminated when assigning a dashboard to a car. The five options are the same as the above options. The default is the All 80-98 option. This will ensure the shift lights work properly with all cars across all dashboards. You can change this settings in the display tab of the settings dialog. Note that you can still update shift light illumination points manually once you have assigned the dashboard to a car regardless of this setting.

* There is now an option for the three Impala style stock car dashboards to use the pit lane speed limit to determine when to illuminate the pit speed LEDs in the tachometer. This is on by default, but can be turned off by unchecking the Auto Tach checkbox in the Car 2 tab of the Settings Dialog. Note this is only available for sims that supply the pit lane speed limit.

* The pit info dashboard (which is displayed by default when the pit limiter is engaged) now shows the distance in feet or meters to your pit box. Note currently this is only available for iRacing.

* The five stock car dashboards will now display the distance to your pit stall when you enter pit lane. Note currently this is only available for iRacing.

* There is now an option to turn off the text scaling for the track map 1 dashboard driver positions. This is located in the Track Map tab of the settings dialog. Turning the scaling off will display more drivers in the driver position area of the Track Map 1 dashboard. The larger the window used, the more drivers will be seen.

* A total of 8 forward gears are now supported in the Car 3 tab, allowing you to customize when the shift lights illuminate for up to 8 forward gears (as well as neutral and reverse).

* Updated all plugins for more data transmission.

* Fixed an issue with iRacing where the driver's car might not be properly tracked between sessions (such as going from a qualifying to a race session).

* Fixed an issue where the Car Class option within the Track Map tab was not saving properly.

* Multiple changes and updates to text rendering.

* Fixed a bug with rFactor 2 where delta times were sometimes inaccurate.

All current users should get a message on their software alerting them to the new version and how to get it.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
25-09-2015, 14:53
In the new version 4.4 of the Z1 Dashboard we have updated the track map dashboards. The position of each driver is now displayed inside their car's dot on the track, making it even easier to see where your competition is located.

In previous versions, the list of driver names always displayed 5 names. There is now an option to display as many names as will fit on the screen. So the larger you make the screen then more names you'll see. This can be toggled on and off under the Track Map tab of the settings dialog - look for the Scale Text option.

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zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 17:20
Version 4.5 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! This is our biggest update since version 4.0 came out. It has a ton of new features and improvements. It includes version 1.3 of the Z1 Server, and 1.2 of the Z1 Analyzer (which you'll definitely want to check out and see how it works to help improve you as a driver!)

Some highlights of version 4.5 are several new dashboards, improved server to dashboard connectivity, a whole host of new joystick button input options and more!

If you already own the software you can get the new version by going to http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm and entering your order number. If you have yet to try out the Z1 Dashboard please visit http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS and download the demo today.

Here are the full release notes:
* The scale text option now effects the standings dashboard both in-car and in the garage as well as the track map dashboards.

* When the text in the garage standings screen is not being scaled (ie - more drivers are being displayed) a steering wheel icon will appear next to the drivers who are on track.

* When the text in the garage/in-car standings screen is not being scaled (ie - more drivers are being displayed) the Safety Rating for iRacing will appear on the right end of the screen. Note you can also click on the car name to remove it and only display iRating and Safety Rating if you prefer.

* The garage/in-car standings screen now alternates the background color of the rows to make it easier to read the data.

* The track map dashboards now flash for the rev limiter, yellow and blue flags.

* You can now use the last X number if laps to determine fuel usage. To do so enter -X into the Fuel Per Lap field in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog.

* There is a new Tire dashboard. This shows the tires in a larger format than the telemetry 1 dashboard. It also shows the current tire pressures, brake temperatures, tire wear, ride height and shock deflection. The color used to display the tires and brake temperatures will change as they temperatures rise, giving you an easy way to see how the car is behaving. The current compound used for each tire is also displayed. (Note not all sims support all aspects of this dashboard.)

* There is a new Formula Dash.

* There is a new Forumla One dashboard (F1 2014 Dash 6).

* The settings icon is now displayed on the splash screen even for LCD screen users.

* There is now a connection status meter displayed when using the Z1 Server. This monitors the status of the connection between the Server and Dashboard. A short green bar is good. This feature can be turned on or off in the Network tab of the Settings Dialog.

* The process of re-establishing lost connections between the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server has been improved. Now if a connection is dropped and re-established within a few seconds, the current state data will not be lost. This means the number of laps run, positions, fuel usage, etc, will all be kept instead of being reset.

* Graphical updates to improve the display in windows.

* When using iRacing the Z1 Dashboard's data logging options will now turn on or off iRacing's telemetry option. This is because iRacing's saved ibt files contain more data than iRacing outputs live. So instead of creating a zod file for iRacing, the iRacing ibt file will be created. This will make data analysis of iRacing using the Z1 Analyzer easier.

* The data logging feature is now on by default for the first instance of the Z1 Dashboard. This means you won't have to remember to start logging laps when you drive in the sim. They will be automatically logged. You can change this setting in the Settings Dialog.

* The Fuel dashboard that contains the three buttons for add fuel, remove fuel, or fill to finish, which previously interacted with iRacing through mimicking key commands, now interacts using the iRacing API. This removes the need to setup key commands to make this feature work. Now you can just go to the dashboard and press the buttons and they will work.

* There is a 4th track map dashboard. This one just shows the track map, with no other data. This allows for a larger track map.

* There is now a Network tab in the settings dialog. This is where you can set any network related properties, such as the IP and Ports for the Z1 Server and Codemasters sims. In addition there is now an option to tell the Z1 Dashboard whether or not it should check for these sims. Turning off ones you are not using can help speed up sim recognition. You can specify whether or not the Dashboard should check for the Z1 Server, the Codemasters' sims (F1 2012, F1 2013) or the Codemasters F1 2015 sim.

* All the joystick button assignments have been moved into a new tab called 'Joystick' in the Settings Dialog.

* There are new joystick button options for scrolling windows up and down within the Z1 Dashboard. Any screen or dashboard that uses the green up/down arrows can now be scrolled by joystick buttons if desired.

* There are now joystick buttons that work with iRacing to allow you to specify how much fuel should be added at the next stop. There is a button for increasing the amount, and one for decreasing the amount. There is a third button which will add the amount of fuel the Z1 thinks you need to finish the race (with a 3 liter buffer). These buttons can be assigned in the Joystick tab of the Settings Dialog.

* There is now a joystick button that allows you to scroll through the different delta types available. Currently this is mostly useful for iRacing. This allows you to select the delta type you want when you are in the car. This option is in the Joystick tab of the Settings Dialog.

* Simultaneous button pressed are now taken into consideration when determining whether or not a button has been pressed. This will help in situations where you have hardware such as an h-shifter that continually presses a button. Note this is not for when you configure the buttons, but rather for when you are driving. During the configuration process, the first button detected will be the one assigned.

* There is now a joystick button that allows you to reset the Z1 Deltas. This will clear any best lap delta in memory and stored on disk for the current car and track.

* The Z1 Server now communicates all button presses to the Z1 Dashboard.

* The Z1 Server now handles split/delta times much better. You can save them and reset them just as you can when on the Dashboard.

* Improvements in handling lost packets and between the Z1 Server and Dashboard. This should improve connection stability.

* The Z1 Server can now record telemetry for all supported sims. Note that the zod files are saved into the documents/z1server/<sim>/telemetry folder as opposed to the documents/z1dashboard/<sim>/telemetry folder. This is because it is possible to have both the server and dashboard running on the same machine and using the same folder would have caused file corruption issues. If you want the Z1 Analyzer to show the zod files created by the Server you should point it to documents/z1server and not documents/z1dashboard. Also note that if you are running iRacing, then zod files won't be created. Instead the Server will tell iRacing to record the data into iRacing's ibt file format. This can then be read by the Z1 Analyzer.

* Improved the joystick definition process so the software recognizes the buttons more accurately when assigning buttons.

* There is a new Track Map dashboard (#5). This one is a combination of the track map dashboard and the timing & scoring dashboard. You get the track map on the left, and the timing and scoring data on the right (current lap time, current delta, last lap, best lap, lap number, position, fuel, fuel needed to finish and laps of fuel left.)

* The Standings dashboard has been updated. When you are in a race it now shows the time delta between the cars, as well as the fastest lap time of each driver. When you are in a practice session it shows the fastest lap, the delta between lap times for the drivers, and the lap number each driver's fastest lap was set on.

* Added support for KERS and DRS for Codemasters F1 2015.

zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 17:24
Here are some screen shots:

A new dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash.jpg

A new track map dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap4.jpg

Another new track map dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap5.jpg

A new tire dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TireDash.jpg

jimmyb_84
16-12-2015, 21:02
Only thing on both dashboard and analyser threads is you don't act silly state what platform they support unless I missed it PC or PC/PS4/XB1

If you could clarify that would be useful

zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 21:19
Only thing on both dashboard and analyser threads is you don't act silly state what platform they support unless I missed it PC or PC/PS4/XB1

If you could clarify that would be useful

Sorry about that. It is PC only. Not PS4 or XB1.

jimmyb_84
16-12-2015, 21:21
Sorry about that. It is PC only. Not PS4 or XB1.

Thank you for the response, it looks amazing I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see this for console too

RomKnight
17-12-2015, 00:36
What does "shock delf" (typo?) and respective values mean?

zBlueSoftware
17-12-2015, 16:19
What does "shock delf" (typo?) and respective values mean?

It should read 'shock defl' (so yes a typo).

It is short for Shock Deflection. (In basic terms the amount of movement of the shock absorbers.)

Fanapryde
17-12-2015, 16:49
A new tire dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TireDash.jpg
This looks great.
Does it show all these values on ProjectCARS ? Compound and pressure too ?

Does it show Delta times to the cars ahead and behind in ProjectCARS ?

zBlueSoftware
17-12-2015, 17:10
This looks great.
Does it show all these values on ProjectCARS ? Compound and pressure too ?

Does it show Delta times to the cars ahead and behind in ProjectCARS ?


Unfortunately ProjectCARS doesn't output the compound and pressure, so those would be blank.

Delta times to the cars ahead and behind are calculated. If you use a dash that shows the delta times you should see them.

zBlueSoftware
17-12-2015, 20:20
With version 4.5 we have added a lot of options for using wheel or joystick buttons to perform various functions. Because of these additions we have created a separate joystick tab in the settings dialog:

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/JoystickOptions.jpg

We retain the previous five options of next, last and select; and next and last screen. We've added an option for scrolling up or down. This allows you to assign buttons to scroll any scrollable display up or down.

Then we added two delta options. The first allows you to reset the Z1 delta. This is useful if you are running under different weather conditions for example. Then you can now scroll through the various delta options with the click of a button.

Data logging can be turned on or off with a button click if desired. Note that the default option for data logging is to always be on. This works well as you'll always have your actions in the car recorded, so that the Z1 Analyzer can give you the best help possible with your driving.

You may use any of these options as you see fit for your setup.

You will also notice the 'Message Time' field. For certain button click the Z1 will display a confirmation message on the screen so you know the event happened, such as when you add or remove fuel. The Message Time value determines the number of milliseconds the message is displayed on screen.

inthebagbud
17-12-2015, 20:26
Definitely needs udp support adding for consoles, looks amazing :encouragement:

RomKnight
17-12-2015, 22:11
Without UDP there's no working suspension telemetry in pcars. Guess I.ll have to wait.

zBlueSoftware
18-12-2015, 21:57
The Z1 Dashboard contains so much more functionality than simply showing you dashboards. For example fuel usage. It will calculate the amount of fuel used while you are racing and let you know how much fuel to add at your pit stop. To do this it calculates you average fuel usage per lap.

You can tell the Z1 how to calculate the average fuel per lap from one of three options. Each of these has its benefits and can fit a particular style of racing. You can set the option in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog by entering the appropriate number on the Fuel Per Lap field.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FuelPerLap.jpg

The default option is zero. This will calculate the fuel used over every lap run so far.

The second option is to enter a negative number, such as -2. Then it will use the average fuel over the previous X laps only.

The third option is to specify an exact amount of fuel used per lap, such as 1.5. This will tell the Z1 to use that exact amount as the average fuel used per lap for all calculations. This amount is in whatever measurement you are using in the Z1. So if you have the Z1 display fuel as gallons then the amount should be entered as gallons. If you have the Z1 display fuel as kilograms, then the amount should be in kilograms.

Try it out today by downloading the demo: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

jimmyb_84
18-12-2015, 22:14
I like the fuel stuff, it's kind of my thing... but there are no safety cars in PCARS

zBlueSoftware
18-12-2015, 22:36
I like the fuel stuff, it's kind of my thing... but there are no safety cars in PCARS

Touche! Modified the explanation to remove the reference to a safety car.

jimmyb_84
19-12-2015, 01:56
Touche! Modified the explanation to remove the reference to a safety car.

sorry didn't mean to be that blunt, a better use of that feature would be a wet and dry race as the fuel consumption would change with the weather.

zBlueSoftware
19-12-2015, 05:20
sorry didn't mean to be that blunt, a better use of that feature would be a wet and dry race as the fuel consumption would change with the weather.



That's cool. The safety car was the thought that came to me when I was writing it up. But your example of the changing weather conditions is perfect!

vahagn_hayk
19-12-2015, 15:07
does the Z1 color LCD still exist for purchase? could not find it.

zBlueSoftware
20-12-2015, 01:58
does the Z1 color LCD still exist for purchase? could not find it.


It definitely does. And we just lowered the prices by $25! Note that you need to use a desktop machine when browsing the site, as the phone friendly version doesn't show the LCD screen.

zBlueSoftware
21-12-2015, 16:22
The Z1 Dashboard can display various icons at the lower right of the screen.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LowerRightIcons.jpg

If you see the 'DL' icon that means that data logging is currently active. By default data logging is always active. So whenever you are driving the car the system will capture the data so you can review it in the Z1 Analyzer.

If you are connected to the Z1 Server you will see a green bar which monitors the status of the connection. A short green bar is what you are aiming for. If it gets longer or turns orange or red then the connection quality is not as good as it could be.

Try it out today by downloading the demo: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

zBlueSoftware
22-12-2015, 22:39
Here's a brand new Z1 LCD touch-screen in black gloss with Carbon Fiber ready to go to its new owner! This is a great way to display the Z1 Dashboard software on your racing rig.

You can check out the options here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss3.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/images/LCDCarbonGloss1.jpg

zBlueSoftware
26-12-2015, 15:32
One of the great features of the Z1 Dashboard is that you can switch between dashboards on the fly. You can have up to 10 dashboards assigned to a car. These could be various track maps, or car dashboards, or telemetry, or timing & scoring, or a combination of all of them.

To switch between them just map a wheel or button box button to 'next' and another one to 'last'. It is that easy!

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/dashboardswitching.jpg

To make things even easier for you, all cars have 6 dashboards assigned to them by default:
1) The car's main dashboard
2) The track map dashboard
3) The timing & scoring dashboard
4) The telemetry dashboard
5) The adjustment dashboard
6) The pit stop dashboard

It another way to Z1 Dashboard makes your racing more fun and exciting!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

zBlueSoftware
28-12-2015, 22:16
Did you know the Z1 Dashboard software can be run multiple times simultaneously? When you run the software you create what is known as an "instance." If the software is running and you attempt to run it again, you will create another instance of the software, and end up with two windows both running the software. You may create up to 6 separate instances.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/multipleinstances.jpg

The advantage of multiple instances of the software is that you can have different dashboards displayed on each instance and can position each one wherever you need it. For example you could have four instances all running simultaneously. One instance could display the main dashboard for the car; another the Track Map dashboard; another the Timing and Scoring dashboard; and another the Telemetry dashboard.

Download the demo and try it out today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
30-12-2015, 23:19
If you've got a laptop or Windows tablet (or even a second computer) you can put it to work running your Z1 Dashboard or display live telemetry with the Z1 Analyzer. The Z1 Server allows you to broadcast your sim's data across your home network!

In addition to the sim's data it also broadcasts your button inputs, so the Z1 Dashboard can respond to them just as if it was running on the same machine as your wheel or button box.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Z1ServerProjectCars.jpg

The Z1 Server comes with the Z1 software package and is the perfect way to make use of that extra computer, laptop or Windows tablet!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

zBlueSoftware
04-01-2016, 17:34
During a race things are intense! Anything that helps take the load off you is helpful. The Z1 Dashboard has a setting that lets you choose which dashboard should be displayed when you engage the pit speed limiter. This allows you to quickly switch to any dashboard you like when entering the pits.

You could choose the default pit dashboard, showing you fuel information and a customizable pit message. Or you could have the track map display, allowing you to keep track of your competitors. Or any of the other over 60 dashboards.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/LimiterDashSetting.jpg

To set the desired dashboard, simply go to the Car 1 tab, and select the dashboard from the Limiter Dash drop down. The dash needs to be included in your dashboard rotation for the selected car. Once chosen, click OK, and that dashboard will be displayed when you engage the pit speed limiter!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

zBlueSoftware
07-01-2016, 00:00
Did you know you the Z1 Dashboard lets you customize the background color of the gauges in the RUF dashboards? You can have any color you want! Just go to the Car 2 tab of the settings dialog and choose your background color and click OK.

Everyone has their own personality, so make sure your dashboard reflects yours.

http://z1simwheel.com/images/customizedruf.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/images/customizedruf2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/images/customizedruf3.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/images/customizedruf4.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
08-01-2016, 20:56
Version 4.5.3 is available.

v 4.5.3
* Fixed a bug that could cause the Dashboard to become unresponsive after minimizing and restoring the window.

* Fixed a bug where the track map in the Track Map 4 dashboard could be drawn off-center.

* Updated DRS support for new iRacing API.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/F12014Dash6.jpg

Owners can get the update from the MyDashboard page (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm)

Or you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap4.jpg

zBlueSoftware
12-01-2016, 21:37
Did you know you can customize how the Z1 Dashboard software displays the sector overlay on the track map? There are three different ways you can have the sectors displayed.

As a solid overlay:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapSectors.jpg

As a dashed line overlay:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapSectorsDashed.jpg

As a dotted line overlay:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapSectorsDotted.jpg

You can also set the colors used for each sector!

All of these options are available in the Track Map tab of the settings dialog. There are so many ways to customize the track maps - make sure you check them all out!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
14-01-2016, 20:36
When you are racing you want to know how many laps you have completed in the race. The Z1 Dashboard provides you with that information.

But everyone is different, some want to know how many laps have been completed, and some want to know the lap they are on.

The Z1 has an option called 'Lap Counter' that lets you choose what is displayed. Current means that if you are on lap 10 of a 10 lap race the display will say Lap 10 of 10 (because you are on the 10th lap. Completed means that if you are on lap 10 of a 10 lap race the display will say Lap 9 of 10 (because you have completed 9 laps.)

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LapCounterSetting.jpg

Just another way the Z1 can be customized to your liking.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CorvetteC6R.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
20-01-2016, 23:45
The Z1 Dashboard track maps are a very useful tool to help you figure out where you are on track and in traffic. This is especially true when you are in a multi class race and the car behind you might not be one you are racing against.

Each class of car has its own color in the track map dashboard. You can choose if the car's dot is outlined with that color, or filled with that color. Which ever makes it easier for you to view the different car classes.

Filled in:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapCarClassFill.jpg

Outlined:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapCarClassOutline.jpg

The Settings Option:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CarClassColor.jpg

To set your choice go to the Track Map tab of the settings dialog and choose either Fill or Outline from the Car Class drop down.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

inthebagbud
21-01-2016, 07:21
Is there any news on providing udp support so we can use with consoles

zBlueSoftware
21-01-2016, 15:03
Is there any news on providing udp support so we can use with consoles

UDP support is in progress. (The Z1 would still need to be run on Windows as opposed to on the console.)

RomKnight
21-01-2016, 20:39
UDP support is in progress. (The Z1 would still need to be run on Windows as opposed to on the console.)

Really thinking about it when UDP works (i still have my 10% mail discount to use :) )

PS: you will make use of the suspension settings that came with UDP, right?

rosko
22-01-2016, 00:04
Not sure i like the idea of paying a subscription for updates. The total cost of a year of subscriptions plus the $25 is as much as the game cost me.

zBlueSoftware
23-01-2016, 00:03
Not sure i like the idea of paying a subscription for updates. The total cost of a year of subscriptions plus the $25 is as much as the game cost me.

You can buy the software without the updates. We try to make several different options to fit different people's need and or wants.

zBlueSoftware
23-01-2016, 00:03
Pit stop deltas are very important. If you know how long it takes to make your stop you'll be able to tell where you'll end up on track after your stop. This can be useful to make sure you come out ahead of your rivals, or to come out in clear track.

The Z1 Dashboard helps you with this by showing you an 'After Stop' location on the track map once you get within several laps of your pit stop.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMapAfterStop.jpg

The track map also shows your pit stop delta at the bottom of the map with 'PD:' followed by the number of seconds it takes for your stop. This delta can be set by you in the Track Map tab. You can specify an exact number of seconds. Or you can set it to auto. Auto lets the Z1 learn the time it takes based on pit stops you make during the race. So the more you make with the car and track combination the more exact the delta will become.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/PitStopTime.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

jimmyb_84
23-01-2016, 09:49
That's actually quite clever, I like the fact the software "learns" pit stop times and gives a delta. The only draw back is trying to follow this while actually racing I suppose that's what racing teams have engineers for.

Love the functionality shame it's not available on UDP.

zBlueSoftware
27-01-2016, 02:26
When racing you need to know when to shift. There are all sorts of indicators including sound and the tach. The Z1 Dashboard adds another option - it will flash the background of the dashboard any color you want once the desired RPMs are reached.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT2Dash.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT2Dash-Red.jpg

You can set the desired level in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog. Look for the 'Rev Limiter On At' setting. This number represents the number of RPM below redline that the background of the dashboard will begin to flash. So if the car redlines at 9,000 RPM and you want the background to start flashing at 8,600 RPM you would set this value to 400.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/RevLimiterOnAt.jpg

Then when you are on track the dashboard will flash making it really obvious that you've reached the desired RPMs.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

M. -VIPER- Morgan
27-01-2016, 09:15
You can buy the software without the updates. We try to make several different options to fit different people's need and or wants.

I think it is not so simple.
There were many updates of the pCARS API in the past. If I buy the current software version only, nobody can guarantee, that this version will work in 1 year for example.

In result it is not only my decision to say I don't buy the updates. At some point in the future I maybe have to buy an update if I want a working software.

zBlueSoftware
01-02-2016, 18:34
The Z1 Dashboard lets you choose how you display various units such as distances, speed and fuel amounts. For distances and speed there are two options, either kilometers or miles. You can choose your desired option in the General tab of the settings dialog under the Units drop down. Choose Metric for kilometers and Imperial for miles.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/units.jpg

But did you know for fuel displays there are 5 different options? They are kilograms, liters, pounds, US gallons or UK gallons. To display fuel in either kilograms or liters make sure you have selected Metric as your units. For the other three options choose Imperial as your units.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/gallonsize.jpg

Then go to the Car 1 tab where the Show Fuel As option is available. Selecting Weight will display the fuel as either kilograms or pounds (depending on your units). Selecting Amount will display the fuel as either liters or gallons (again depending on your units). Finally if you are using gallons then you can specify either US or UK gallon sizes (because yes they are different!)

Just one of the many ways the Z1 Dashboard can be customized to your liking.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
03-02-2016, 22:11
We are hard at work on the next version of the Dashboard software. We've already got quite a list of new features and improvements completed. If there is anything you would like added please let us know.

While you wait, here are some of our favorite dashboards from the current version, as well as a hint at something to come in version 4.6.

The Adjustment Dash
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/AdjustmentDash1.jpg

One of the stockcar dashboards
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/ChevyImpalaBExtras.jpg

One of the formula style dashboards.
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash.jpg

The sun?
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Sunny.png

Download the current demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
05-02-2016, 00:05
Did you know you can specify how the Z1 Dashboard positions itself on the screen when you launch the program? By default the Z1 will remember where it was when it closed and then try to return to that spot when it launches the next time.

But there are times when it may have been on a monitor that is no longer attached when it relaunches. So it will check to see if the location it thinks it should be in is in fact on screen, and not in some invisible off-screen location. If Windows tells it that it will be off screen then it will position itself in a default location where you can see it.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LocationSettings.jpg

There are two options in the Display tab called 'Save Loc' and 'Check Loc'. The 'Save Loc' option tells the Z1 to remember where it was when last closed and to reopen there the next time. The 'Check Loc' option tells the Z1 to ask Windows if the starting location is on screen or not before is places itself there.

You can turn off these behaviors by settings either option to No. So if you find the Z1 isn't always returning to where you thought it should, try turning the 'Check Loc' option off.

And as the image for this is a bit boring here is a picture of the Legends dashboard. :)
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LegendsFord34Extras.jpg

Don't forget to download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
08-02-2016, 22:59
The Z1 Dashboard has some great stockcar specific dashboards in its inventory. But we don't want to ever sit back and say 'that's it'. We've got two completely new dashboards for oval racing fans coming out in the next version of the software. And as much as we love these dashboards, the new ones look completely different!

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/ChevyImpalaExtras.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/SuperSpeedway2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/StockcarDash.jpg

You can download the demo of the current version here:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
12-02-2016, 23:07
We've been posting a lot about how you can customize the Z1 Dashboard software, or how you can get the most out of the Z1 Analyzer. But we must not forget the almost 70 different dashboards that come with the Z1 Dashboard!

So hear are some of our favorites featuring analogue gauges.

We've got one for the Skip Barber
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/SkipBarberExtras.jpg

One for the Lotus 49
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Lotus49Extras.jpg

One for the Spec Racer
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/SpecRacerExtras.jpg

And one for F1 in the 1980s.
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/F11980s.jpg

Just a sampling of all the available dashboards.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
16-02-2016, 23:53
We get a lot of requests asking what the next version will hold. These requests are usually not about a specific feature, but rather just wondering what the next cool aspect of the software will be.

However, there has been one recurring request over the last few months about a particular dashboard. When will we have the new 2016 style NASCAR dashboards, and will the Dashboard software support the 1280x480 screens. The answers are that both these will be in the next release in March. And as a preview, here is what one of the new dashboards looks like.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash.jpg

You can download the current demo today here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
19-02-2016, 00:05
There are times when you want to use the same general dashboard for all of your cars. That way you get used to the layout of the dash, and things feel comfortable! For these situations the Z1 Dashboard has just the dash for you, funnily enough called the 'Generic Dash'.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/genericdash.jpg

This dashboard displays a digital dash that adjust the RPM band to suit the car. And if you've got the LED illumination set to automatic, then it will illuminate the LEDs at appropriate RPM levels as well! Then you focus on racing and winning!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
20-02-2016, 05:32
Thought I'd post some pictures of the Z1 LCD Screen. It is the original 4.3" LCD screen that you can use to display the Z1 Dashboard software. Coming in both touch and non touch versions, and starting at just $199 (US), you can't beat it!

Here it is with the carbon fiber front panel:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CFLCDBox.jpg

In flat black:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LCD1.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LCD2.jpg

In gloss black:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LCD3.jpg

The specs on the box are:
• Height: 86mm (3-3/8 inches)
• Width: 130mm (5-1/8 inches)
• Depth:20mm (13/16 of an inch)
• Weight: 175 grams.

More details can be found here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/screen.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
23-02-2016, 20:31
You probably know that the best way to utilize your laptop or Windows tablet to display your Z1 Dashboard is to run the Z1 Server on your sim PC.

But then how do you get the Z1 Dashboard to recognize button clicks from your device which is plugged into the sim PC and not the laptop or tablet? The answer is simple - just define those button clicks in the Z1 Server and it will send them on to the Z1 Dashboard!

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/ServerButtons.jpg

The Joystick tab of the settings dialog on the Server allows you to set up all the buttons that the Dashboard would recognize,. So you can switch dashboard or adjust settings as you would if you were running the Dashboard on the sim PC!

Just another way the Z1 Server and Dashboard help you get the most from your sim racing set up!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
01-03-2016, 19:01
The Z1 Dashboard software allows you many ways to specify how the LEDs in each dashboard are illuminated. You can choose the manual option where you get to enter an RPM level for every LED. That gives you complete control over how they illuminate. But it is a lot of work.

There are also faster options, which are on by default, where you can specify a percentage range of the car's maximum RPM. Then the Z1 sets up the correct values, allowing you to race and not worry about the exact values.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/AcuraHPDARX.jpg

The automatic options consist of four choices: All 80-98 (where each LED comes on one at a time starting at 80% of redline, with all of them on at 98% of redline); All 65-98 (where each LED comes on one at a time starting at 65% of redline, with all of them on at 98% of redline); Grouped 80-98 (where the LEDs come on in groups starting at 80% of redline, with all on at 98% or redline); and Grouped 65-98 (where the LEDs come on in groups starting at 65% of redline, with all on at 98% of redline).

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/LeDDefaults.jpg

These options can be set on a car by car basis in the Car 3 tab of the settings dialog. You can also specify the LED behavior for any newly defined cars using the drop down in the Display tab.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
02-03-2016, 20:25
We've just release a small update to the Z1 Dashboard software with version 4.5.4. This fixes a few issues with LEDs not illuminating properly in some sims. In addition a few other bugs have been fixed as well.

If you were experiencing issues with the LEDs not illuminating properly, or RPMs being off on some dashboards, or if you had some crashing issues when the application first starts then we suggest installing this update.

If you already have the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Otherwise you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
05-03-2016, 23:09
The Z1 Dashboard software has 5 different versions of the Track Map dashboard. These give you so much information about what is going on during the race or your lap.

In the new version, coming a just a few weeks, we will be adding a cool new feature to all the track map dashboards! In testing it is proving to be very useful. Stay tuned for more information!

Track Map 1 Dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap.jpg

Track Map 2 Dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap2.jpg

Track Map 3 Dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap3.jpg

Track Map 4 Dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap4.jpg

Track Map 5 Dashboard:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap5.jpg


Download the current demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
22-03-2016, 16:48
The new version (4.6) is now available! This comes with 9 new dashboards! In addition it now supports any aspect ratio, allowing for the 1280x440 style NASCAR dashboards.

Any in car changes that are made, such as brake bias, traction control, etc, are displayed full screen for a few seconds allowing you to easily see the change.

You can now assign a button to jump directly to a specific dashboard. The way in which buttons are check for has been improved adding more settings for delays between button checks and presses. Support for multiple similar devices has been improved for those who have more than one button box.

We've added weather to the Dashboard. In the sims that support it you get full weather information including current air and track temperature, humidity, and wind direction. The wind direction is overlaid on the track maps as well so you can easily see how the wind is blowing in relation to the track (answering questions like is it blowing down the front straight or back straight?)

Here are some of the new dashboards:
The Corvette DP dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/c7dp.jpg

A new formula dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/formuladash2.jpg

A new GT3 dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/gt3dash1.jpg

Another new GT3 dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/gt3dash2.jpg

New 2016 NASCAR style dashboards:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/stockcar2016dash.jpg

The new Weather dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/WeatherDash2.jpg

The new Ahead/Behind dash:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/AheadBehindDash.jpg

Here are the full release notes:
* The installer is now digitally signed to make the installation process faster and easier.

* Adjusted internal architecture to allow for variable aspect ratios for the dashboards. This will allow for dashboards such as the new NASCAR style rectangular layout.

* There are now two new dashboards in the style of the digital NASCAR dashboard of 2016.

* There is a new dash called 'Ahead Behind Dash'. This shows the car ahead of you on track and behind you on track. The display includes the driver's name, car type and position. If you are running iRacing then it also shows the iRating and Safety Rating of the driver. Note the dash shows the car ahead/behind you on the track. This may not necessarily be the one ahead/behind you in position.

* Added a new Adjustment Dash (#2). This display the current values for settings such as MGU-K parameters, peak brake bias, and more.

* Added a new dashboard for the Corvette C7 DP.

* Added a new GT3 dashboard for the Audi R8.

* Added a new GT3 dashboard for the Mercedes.

* Added a new formula dashboard for the Renault 2.0 formula car.

* Added the Weather dashboard. This shows the current weather conditions for the event. Note not all sims support all aspects of this dashboard.

* Wind direction and speed is now displayed on the track maps. You can specify where the information is displayed in the Track Map tab of the settings dialog. THe options are center (the default), top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right, or off. Note not all sims support this feature.

* Any in-car adjustments that are made now trigger a special display screen. This screen is displayed for a few seconds alerting you to the change and the new value of the adjusted item.

* There are settings in the Display tab that allow you to customize the font, font size and colors used in the in-car adjustment display, as well as the length of time the change is displayed.

* Improvements to rendering for LEDs on various dashboards that allow for faster resizing of the windows.

* After installing this version any subsequent updates will no longer overwrite existing preferences. (For this install you should still make a backup of your settings files if you want to keep pre-existing settings.)

* Added 'after pit stop' location square to Track Map 4.

* You can now change the background color of the standings dashboard by settings the background color in the Car 2 tab. Previously it was always white.

* The standings dashboard now shows the time remaining in the session, along with your current position and laps completed/to go at the top of the dash.

* You can now specify the amount of extra fuel added during your pit stops in addition to what the Z1 calculates you will need to finish the race. The default value is 3 liters. You can change this value, on a car by car basis, in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog.

* The additional fuel buffer that you can specify (see above note) is now also added to the displays of how much fuel is needed to finish a race. Previously it was only sent to the iRacing API when you requested the fuel to be automatically added.

* The Joystick tab has been renamed to Buttons, as that is now more appropriate.

* The Pause Time option has been moved from the General tab to the Buttons tab.

* The button pause time has now been split into two options, both available in the Button 1 tab. Pause After is the number of milliseconds the app will pause checking for buttons after you press a button. The default is 250 milliseconds. Pause Between is the number of milliseconds the app will pause between loop of checking for buttons. The default is 16 milliseconds.

* Improved the recognition of buttons to help differentiate between buttons when the user has multiple instances of the same device (such as button boxes).

* All iRacing specific buttons have been moved to the Buttons 2 tab.

* Added button options for clearing all tyres and selecting a fast repair in iRacing.

* Added the ability for the user to define buttons to go directly to a specific dashboard screen with the dashboard rotation. These can be defined in the new Button 2 tab of the settings dialog.

* You can now specify the vertical position where messages are displayed on the dashboard. These messages are displayed in response to button inputs, such as delta switches, fuel adjustments, etc. This adjustment is located in the Buttons 1 tab.

* There is now an option op have the Dashboard open to the exact size it was when you last closed it. This will allow for different aspect ratios to be displayed easily each time you open the Dashboard. Previously it would always revert to a 480x272 aspect ration when opened. This behavior can be set in the Display tab with the 'Open To' option. The 'Resolution' option is the new style. The 'Scale' option is the old style.

* There is now an option to have the Dashboard open as a maximized window. This option is available under the 'Open To' combobox in the Display tab.

* A new option called 'Calculate Laps' is now available in the Car 1 tab. This effects how the numbers of laps remaining in a timed race are calculated. The default option is to use the leader's lap times. But you can also choose to use your lap times (this is how it used to be in previous versions). You would want to use your lap times if you are in a multiclass race and you are not in the fastest class. In most other situations using the leader's lap times would be the best option.

* Added support for reading yellow and blue flags in Assetto Corsa.

* Added an option for different ways in which the Z1 will determine that Assetto Corsa has exited. This is available in the Network tab. You should only try Options 1 or 2 if the Default option is not working properly for you.

* There is a new setting on the General tab called 'LED Brightness'. This allows you to adjust the brightness of the LEDs on the new Sam Maxwell Z1 wheel.

* Added a Car 4 tab to the settings dialog. This is where you can setup how the LEDs in the SMC wheel behave.

* The pit info dash message and text color will now be set regardless of the currently selected screen in the Car 2 tab.

* There is now an option in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog that lets you choose if you want a 'P' to be displayed when on the pit limiter, or if you want the actual gear number to be displayed. This only affects dashboards that display gear numbers.

* You can now specify the car's redline in the Car 1 tab.

* There is an Auto Redline option in the Car 1 tab. When set to Yes (the default) the Z1 will use data provided by the sim to determine the car's redline. If you want to specify the car's redline yourself (due to incorrect sim information) set this value to No.

* The Car 1 and Car 2 tabs have been rearranged to make them more logical. Items that effect every screen in the car are now all on car 1 tab. Items that effect only the currently selected screen are on car tab 2.

* The Z1 Server now sends weather data to the Dashboard.

* Added a minimize box to the Z1 Server window so it can now be minimized.


You can download the demo here:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

If you already own the software then you can go to this page to get this version:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
31-03-2016, 15:43
We've released version 4.6.1 of the Dashboard and 1.3.1 of the Analyzer. These updates fix some bugs that were discovered in version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard and 1.3.0 of the Analyzer.

The fixes are:
In the Z1 Dashboard:
* Fixed a bug that could cause the display in the LCD screen to appear slanted or distorted.

* Fixed a bug for iRacing where a hosted or off-line session could report the type of session (practice, race, qualifying, etc) incorrectly. This could result in an incorrect number of laps being displayed as completed.

In the Z1 Analyzer:
* Fixed a bug where the ride height analysis screen did not correctly identify the point where the user clicked on the track map.

* Fixed a bug where the values in the traces were displayed too low on the trace. This resulted in traces with four values (such as tires, etc) having the rear wheel values off screen.

* Fixed a bug where if there was no wheel speed data the brake lock up analysis screen would say your brake were continuously locked.

* Fixed a bug in the Lap Overview section where sectors times and turn times where not displayed properly.

* Updated the decimal places used in the Ride Height analysis screen to be one decimal place for metric units and two for imperial units. This brings it up-to-date with how the units are displayed in the Ride Height trace.

* Fixed a bug where zod files recorded with version 4.6.x of the Dashboard might not be able to be opened. (You should delete and ZOD files created with version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard or 1.4.0 of the Server.)

If you already have the software you can get these updates here:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
04-04-2016, 21:59
In version 4.6 of the Z1 Dashboard there are many functions that you can map to buttons on your wheel, joystick or button box. These include things like changing screens, changing deltas, scrolling, pit options, and more.

With so many options it is easy to run out of buttons on a single device. If you do run out of buttons, and end up using a second device you might find that the Z1 Dashboard doesn't differentiate between the devices.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/ButtonDevice.jpg

If you have two identical devices on your computer and are using buttons from both of them you should turn on the Check Device option located in the Buttons 1 tab of the Settings Dialog. This will allow you to use the same button on different devices for different purposes.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
06-04-2016, 18:01
The latest version of the Z1 Dashboard has 9 new dashes included with it! There are so many that we decided to feature some of them over the next weeks.

This one is a new formula style dash, perfect for the Formula Renault car. As well as the standard information it includes displays for when the pit limiter is engaged, when you are low on fuel, or if you have a water temperature or oil pressure warning.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash2PitLimiter.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash2FuelAlert.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
07-04-2016, 22:29
Did you know that in version 4.6 of the Dashboard software you can specify the size of the screen when the software opens? If you look in the Display tab there is an option called 'Open To'.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/OpenToOptions.jpg

This has three choices:
1) Scale - this is what it was in previous versions. It will open to an aspect ratio of 480x272 pixels.
2) Resolution - this will open to the exact size it was when you closed it. So if you want it to be a specific size window then this is the option to use.
3) Maximized - the window will open up maximized in the monitor.

Make sure you choose the one that suits your needs best!

Download the demo today: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
15-04-2016, 17:50
The Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server support many options that can be controlled through button presses. These options are all located in the Buttons 1 and Buttons 2 tabs.

Depending on your device and how you want to use the button inputs the times between recognition of button presses is important. The Z1 software provides two distinct timing options for button inputs.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/PauseTimeOptions.jpg

The first is called 'Pause After'. This is the amount of time, in milliseconds, that the software will stop listening for buttons inputs after a button press has been detected. If you want buttons to repeat quickly, then you should reduce this number. If you find that button presses are causing multiple inputs, then you should increase this number.

The second option is called 'Pause Between'. This determines the amount of time in milliseconds the software will wait between checking for button inputs. If you find that the software is missing your button inputs then you should try reducing this number.

Using these configuration options together allows you to tailor the Z1 software to your system.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
18-04-2016, 20:16
It has been a long time in the making, but it is finally here! After more than a year of R&D the SMZ1 wheel is now available for purchase! The wheel is built by Sam Maxwell Customs and features a 4.3" touch screen integrated into the wheel.

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/SMZ1Front.jpg

The SMZ1 wheel is a state of the art current F1 tech inspired wheel and is made from a 1/4" thick solid piece of carbon fiber with cast in place urethane rubber hand grips. It has 10 buttons, 4 Three way momentary toggles and 6 rotary style switches. The commercial duty shifters are from Precision Design Worx and are billet aluminum with magnetic snap action. It also has dual clutch paddles allowing for controlled starts at the drop of the green. That's 33 individual inputs for controlling even the most elaborate racing cars.

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/SMZ1Side.jpg

The SMZ1 Wheel is fully compatible with the Z1 Dashboard software.

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/SMZ1Back.jpg

LED Features:
-- 15 LEDs shift light across the top
-- The 15 shift lights can be programmed for any RPM
-- Top LEDs can be set to include DRS lights
-- Top LEDs can be set to flash when pit limiter is engaged or rev limiter is hit
-- 3 left and 3 right LEDs can be customized to indicate DRS Available, DRS Active, DRS On, Yellow Flag, Blue Flag, Pit Limiter, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, Low Fuel

For more information, including purchasing options please visit this page: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/index.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
21-04-2016, 23:00
Good news for all you Fanatec Clubsport V2 owners out there! The SMZ1 wheel is now compatible with that wheel base.

Please see this page for more details: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/index.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
22-04-2016, 22:32
Shifting at the right time is very important to get the best possible lap time. Shift too early or too late and you may be out of the power band, or may bump up against the rev limiter.

The Z1 Dashboard helps you shift at the correct time by flashing the background of the dashboard when it is time to shift. You can choose when this is with several options in the Car 1 tab of the settings dialog.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/DashRedlineOptions.jpg

The 'Flash Dash At' option lets you specify the RPM at which the background should begin to flash.

The 'Auto Redline' option lets you specify whether or not the car should use the value reported by the sim as the redline (Yes) or whether it should use a value entered by you as the redline (No). This is Yes by default. But if you find the sim is reporting an incorrect value you can change this to No.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT2Dash.jpg

Finally, 'Redline' tells you the redline of the car. If this is being reported by the sim then it cannot be changed. But if you've set the Auto Redline option to No, then you can enter any value you like here.

These three options allow you to configure the car in any way you like to get the background flashing at the appropriate time for you. And of course you can choose the color in which is flashes as well!

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT2Dash-red.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

DayGlow
26-04-2016, 00:42
Are you planning any smart phone clients in the future?

zBlueSoftware
26-04-2016, 14:39
Are you planning any smart phone clients in the future?


Possibly. Not sure on the time frame though.

zBlueSoftware
06-05-2016, 21:35
Here is a new Z1 Dashboard video tutorial discussing fuel consumption, and how the Z1 Dashboard software helps you determine the number of laps remaining in the race, and how much fuel you will need to finish the race. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glQ_9y87kIQ

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

inthebagbud
07-05-2016, 17:42
Hi is there any update on providing udp support for project cars console users ?

zBlueSoftware
08-05-2016, 22:24
Hi is there any update on providing udp support for project cars console users ?

Nothing new to report just yet. We'd love to have it done now, but that would probably require human cloning technology.

zBlueSoftware
09-05-2016, 21:50
Here is a photo of the new SMZ1 wheel in its new home of a happy customer!

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/ScottDickRigSmall.jpg

You can get your wheel here: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/index.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
11-05-2016, 16:51
Here is a great video of the new SMZ1 wheel running on a customer's rig:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7-lvVQr5o

Full details about the wheel are available here: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/index.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
12-05-2016, 19:52
If you have a Windows laptop, tablet or second computer and want to run the Z1 Dashboard on that computer while you are sim racing, then the Z1 Server application allows you to do that. The Z1 Server comes packaged with the Z1 Dashboard software. The following video explains how to get it setup and running.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c_bEFwt1dY

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
17-05-2016, 20:37
When we were at the iRace4Life seminar last month we go to talk with Darin Gangi and the entire ISRTV crew. Here is an interview with Sam Maxwell discussing the new SMZ1 wheel, as well as his many other wheels.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHpL5mXNiXE

For more information on the SMZ1 wheel please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/index.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

zBlueSoftware
24-05-2016, 22:15
The Z1 Dashboard has many features that can be controlled using buttons. These include switching between the various screens, making pit stop adjustments, changing deltas, activating telemetry data logging and more. This tutorial explains how to assign buttons to those actions, as well as the various ways of tailoring the Dashboard's response to buttons.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxhoDZMm24Q

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
27-05-2016, 21:31
Track maps are very important to racing. They help you know where you are on track, and where you competitors are on track. With that knowledge you can gain an advantage during the race and in pit stops.

The Z1 Dashboard has 5 variations of track maps. This video explains them all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiTw4Kkv2Rc[/

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
03-06-2016, 18:12
Here is a video interview with Inside Sim Racing that was recorded at the iRace4Life seminar back in April. We are discussing everything about the Z1 software, from the Dashboard, to the Server to the Analyzer, as well as showing off the new SMZ1 wheel and the Z1 LCD Screen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3DcqdfT12k

Download the demo: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
08-06-2016, 21:33
We've created another video tutorial! This one explains how you can select which dashboards get displayed for your car. With over 70 dashboards, and many, many specialty dashboards, being able to select which ones you want for each car is an important part of the Z1 software.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgaxVKssDk

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
14-06-2016, 16:01
We have released version 4.6.2 of the Z1 Dashboard software. This fixes a bug we found that would cause the Z1 Dashboard to crash upon launch for certain operating systems, such as Chinese, Russian, Korean, and similar ones. If you are experiencing the crash issue with version 4.6.x then we suggest you upgrade to this version.

If you already own the software you can get this download here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm.

If you don't own the software then you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
20-06-2016, 22:01
The Z1 Dashboard software contains over 70 dashboards! They are all ready to go out of the box with no configuration. Of these 15 of them are what we call specialty dashboards. They are not designed with a particular car in mind, but rather help you with race management by displaying information about your car or competitor's cars.

This video explains four of them in detail: the Timing & Scoring dash; the two Adjustment dashes; and the Ahead/Behind dash.

We hope you find this video useful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRRKJMDgdpk

Download the Z1 Dashboard demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
28-06-2016, 15:48
Version 4.7.0 of the Z1 Dashboard software is now available! This new version brings a whole host of new features including:

A new strategy tab to help you better anticipate when to make your pit stops. The previous single location 'After Stop' dot has been replaced with a more accurate 'snake' which moves along the track map showing you a range of where you'll come out depending on how fast your stop is.

Support for KERS and DRS in Assetto Corsa; and DRS support in rFactor 2 has been added.

Updates to the Car 3 tab, making it much easier to specify the color of LEDs and when they should be illuminated. In addition you can now specify the left 5 LEDs on the F1 dashes to be used for DRS indications.

And of course, more dashboards. We've got 4 this time. Two for road cars and 2 for oval cars.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/F12014Dash7.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Kart3Dash.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash3.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash4.jpg

If you already have the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

If you don't yet own the software you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Here is the full list of release notes:
v 4.7.0
* Added a new karting dash, called 'Kart Dash 3'.

* Added a new F1 Dash, called F1 2014 Dash 7.

* Added two new Stockcar dashes called 'Stockcar Dash 2016 3' and 'Stockcar Dash 2016 4'.

* Added a Strategy tab to the settings dialog. This contains various options for race strategy.

* Added a Display Range option to the Strategy tab. When settings this option to Yes (the default) the pit stop delta on the track maps will be displayed as a highlighted section of the track. This provides a more accurate coverage of where you could come out (depending on if you have a fast or slow pit stop.) When set to No the pit stop delta will be displayed as a square on the track maps (as it was in previous versions).

* Improved the pit stop delta times to provide more accurate pit stop time range for all tracks and cars. Previously it was always 30 seconds. Now it will vary based upon the track and car used.

* When the After Stop option is enabled (either by the user requesting it through a button press, or it becoming active due to the pit stop being within the specified number of laps) the cars close to you will be tracked. These tracked cars will be highlighted in the track maps. This is useful because they may pit on different laps from you, and even though they may then not be near you on track, you are still racing them. (This is still in beta.)

* You can specify the color used to highlight tracked cars in the Strategy tab.

* There is an option to specify whether or not tracked cars should be highlighted on the track map in the Strategy tab.

* There is now a Show After Stop option in the strategy tab. This lets you choose whether or not the 'After Stop' text is displayed along with the location of the pit stop delta in the track maps. By default this is set to Yes.

* You can now choose the color of the After Stop text and overlay with the After Stop Color option in the Strategy tab.

* You can now choose the font size of the After Stop text with the After Stop Size option in the Strategy tab.

* You can choose the width of the pit stop delta overlay with the Range Width drop down in the Strategy tab.

* There is a new button assignment that allows you to toggle the pit stop delta display on or off regardless of the number of laps of fuel remaining.

* If you click the delete icon for the track map (the red X) the application will ask you to confirm this action before deleting the track map.

* Local yellows are now supported in certain sims (rFactor2 only right now.)

* Added support for weather in rFactor 2. (Chance of rain, temperature and cloud coverage. Wind speed and direction is not supported at the moment.)

* You can now specify where the ZOD telemetry files will be created.

* You can now assign buttons to increase or decrease the intensity of the LEDs on the SMZ1 wheel.

* The Car 3 tab has been completely redesigned to make it easier to specify the colors of shift light LEDs and the RPM at which each one should illuminate.

* The Cadillac dashboard now displays the ABS setting and Brake Bias setting when Show Extras is set to Yes in the Car 1 tab.

* Improved how the iRacing telemetry playback screen determines lap times and laps numbers within the sim.

* There is now an option to assign a button to place markers in the telemetry files. These markers can then be displayed in the Z1 Analyzer application. (A marker allows a driver to note a location on the track so that location can be highlighted in the Z1 Analyzer.)

* The Ahead/Behind dash now shows the number of laps since the driver last stopped in the pits (LSS - for Laps Since Stop). If the driver has never stopped then --- is displayed.

* There is now an option in the Car 3 tab to reserve some of the shift light LEDs for the DRS. Enabling this option uses the left 5 LEDs for DRS indications. This only has an effect when using the F1 dashboards, or the SMZ1 wheel.

* Added support for DRS in rFactor 2.

* Added data logging of wheel RPM in rFactor 2 and Project CARS.

* Displays air and track temperature for Assetto Corsa.

* Implemented DRS in Assetto Corsa (not this only shows if it is engaged, and not if you are in a DRS zone or not.)

* Added support for KERS in Assetto Corsa.

* All dashboards have been updated to be self-centering in the window.

* If the Z1 LCD Screen or SMZ1 wheel becomes disconnected the Dashboard software will attempt to reconnect to the screen once it is plugged back in, or the connection is re-established, without having to restart the software.

* When using the Z1 Server, you no longer have to register the Z1 Dashboard on the remote machine. It will self-register based on the Z1 Server being registered.

* The standings dashboard now has a column called 'LSS' which shows the number of laps each competitor has driven since their last stop. (Not currently only iRacing support this).

* The Timing & Scoring dashboard now shows the number of stops you have done in your race and the number of laps since your last stop. Only race pit stops are counted. So if you go into the pits during a practice session that doesn't count as a pit stop. (Not that only iRacing supports this at the moment).

* There is now an option to have no title bar as well as the previous thin title bar. For those who don't want the display maximized but still want no border at all, this is the option to choose.

* There are four new Open To options. These are top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right. Selecting one of these will position the Z1 in that corner of the screen. This is intended to be used in conjunction with the None title bar option, when running 4 instances of the Dashboard on one monitor.

zBlueSoftware
01-07-2016, 17:15
Version 4.7 of the Z1 Dashboard brings many improvements to the software. One of them is the ability to auto align multiple instances on a monitor. This video explains how to easily align four instances of the Dashboard software on your monitor.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCvfSwwW_IE

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Boomslangnz
12-07-2016, 09:03
software i need to look at getting sometime soon

zBlueSoftware
12-07-2016, 23:08
Here is another video from the Crimson Simulation event on Sunday. This one shows the SMZ1 wheel in action. If you'd like to try it out just stop by their location in Norwalk, CT.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2AKp5yf-ws

Download the Z1 Dashboard demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
22-07-2016, 22:38
The Z1 Dashboard software has 5 different track map dashboards. Each of these track map dashes can be customized in many ways to suite your own style and preferences. So not only are they one of the most useful dashboards for helping you keep track of your competitors, they are also one of the most customizable ones in the Z1 software.

This video goes over the track map options and shows how the effect the track map display.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5G6EEvdec

Don't forget to download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
27-07-2016, 22:21
The Z1 Dashboard track maps not only show you where you are on the track, but they can show you where you will end up after a pit stop. This is done through a highlighted overlay, or snake, on the track map. This overlay shows you were you will end up if you pitted at that moment.

The position is calculated based on the track, the length of the pit lane, its speed limit and the average time it takes to make a stop.

This overlay lets you choose the perfect time to pit to make sure you come out ahead of your rivals, or on a clean section of track.

This can be customized in the Strategy tab of the settings dialog.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_gPnR99Z98

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
11-08-2016, 22:53
We've got a new video out explaining how you can load laps into the Z1 Analyzer for review.

Check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A1E4JySl-o

As always you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
28-09-2016, 16:17
Version 4.8.0 of the Z1 Dashboard is here! We've got a whole host of new features, including 4 new dashboards!
1) Two IMSA style dashboards
2) A new track map dashboard showing the weather details and wind direction on your car
3) A new lap times dashboard showing live sector times as you progress round the track, highlighting best laps, sectors, in and out laps.

In addition The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Automobilista!

You can also now customize car dashboards and settings for any sim or car without having to launch the sim.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/IMSADash1.jpg

http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/IMSADash2.jpg

http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap6.jpg

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Here is the full list of release notes:
* The Z1 Dashboard software is now compatible with Automobilista. You will need to put the Z1Automobilista.dll plugin located in the documents/z1dashboard/plugs/automobilista folder into your Automobilista plugin directory.

* Added a new Track Map Dash (#6). This displays the weather information on the right with an arrow showing the wind direction relative to your car position.

* Added a new Lap Times dashboard. This shows all your lap times and the sector times for each lap. The fastest lap and fast sector times are highlighted for easy identification.

* Added two new IMSA style dashboards.

* There is a new setting in the Car 1 tab called Limiter Mode. If you have specified a pit limiter dash this determines when that dash is displayed. There are four options. Limiter Static is the default option and retains the previous behavior of displaying the pit limiter dash when the pit limiter is engaged. Limiter Change also displays the pit limiter dash when the pit limiter is engaged, but it allows you to change to a different dash at any point. Pit Lane Static displays the pit limiter dash when you are on pit lane. This is intended for cars that do not have pit limiters or for sims that do not report the pit limiter being engaged. Finally there is Pit Limiter Change. This displays the pit limiter dash when you enter pit lane. It then allows you to change to a different dash at any point.

* You can now specify the settings and dashboards used for a car without having to have that car or sim loaded. To do so, open the settings dialog and go to the Car 1 tab. There is now a drop down for the sim and one for the car. Choose the sim and car you want to edit from these drop downs. If you have a car and sim currently loaded then that sim and car combination will be displayed by default.

* The average fuel consumption is now shown based on the criteria specified in the settings dialog (ie using all laps, using only the last X laps, or using a specific amount of fuel every lap.) Previously the selected fuel consumption criteria only effected the amount of fuel required to finish the race. Now the average fuel displayed in the various dashboards, as well as in the 'average stint fuel' of the general statistics screen will reflect the selected choice as well. Note that the fuel consumption over then entire session as displayed in the general statistics screen will still be the average fuel used over all laps.

* Updated the Tire Dash to better show information.

* Incorporated new API data from Assetto Corsa version 1.7.

* Updated integration with Assetto Corsa for better sector time management.

* There is now an option to specify the monitor the Dashboard should open onto. This is only valid when selecting the Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left or Bottom Right open locations. If you choose the default monitor then the Z1 will display the window on the monitor it thinks you were last using. If you select a specific monitor then the Dashboard will attempt to open on that monitor regardless of where it was last positioned.

* Updated the Average Lap Time options and Fuel Per Lap option (in the Car 1 tab) to make it easier to understand.

* The track maps now have an arrow drawn at the start/finish line to indicate the direction of travel of the track. (Note this only gets displayed when using the 'Vector' render option.)

* There is now a checkbox in the Car 3 tab called 'Assign to all screens'. If you click on this checkbox the current LED RPM set up will be copied to all screens associated with the current car. This allows you to easily copy a specific LED RPM settings to all dashboards used by a car.

* There is now a setting in the Buttons 1 tab called Message Size. This lets you set the font size used to render the popup messages that appear on the dashboard for items like adding fuel, changing deltas, etc. The default size is 10.

* There is not a settings in the Display tab called List Font Size. This is the font sized used the render any list in the software, such as lap times, driver lists, etc.

* The garage screens have been updated to make better used of vertical space when the window is in a portrait orientation.

* The standings garage screen and standings dashboard now show the average iRating (only when in iRacing). Note this is the average iRating and not the actual strength of field. However it is close.

* The lap times garage screen has been redesigned. It now shows all sector times and highlights the fastest ones, making it easier to analyze which laps contained your fastest sectors. In addition in and out laps are now included and highlighted in orange. An out lap will have a border at the top of the row, while an in lap will have a border at the bottom of the row.

* When running in iRacing the track temperature display has been updated to include both the average track temperature and the immediate temperature at the start/finish line.

* The Weather dashboard has been updated to include the N,S,E,W indicators when displaying a track map.

* Updates to Project Cars for better weather information; sector times and track map creation.

* Updates to Rfactor 2 integration for better sector times.

* Updates the data logging to allow for more accurate lap times in the files.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
30-09-2016, 16:17
This is one of the new dashboards for version 4.8 of the Z1 Dashboard software. It is based around dashboards used in the IMSA series circa 1990. With a huge tach in the center is shows you all that really matters for the cars of that time, along with some secondary information. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hixs4NJs38k

Demo available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
03-10-2016, 21:59
The Z1 Dashboard pioneered allowing multiple dashboards to be associated with a car. With version 4.8 it is even simpler to assign dashboards to a car as you no longer have to start the sim in order to customize the car. Watch this video to see how.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67rsupd7lAI

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
12-10-2016, 23:46
We are really excited to announce the availability of the new SMZ1 GT wheel! This wheel incorporates the same screen and LED configuration that is found on the SMZ1 F1 wheel, but is designed with GT cars in mind.
http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/GTMomoFront.jpg
It comes with a carbon fiber face plate and your choice of either a Sparco 310mm or Momo 320mm wheel.

It has up to 10 buttons, 4 three way toggles and 6 rotaries for controlling even the most elaborate GT car. In addition it has SMC magnetic snap action shifters.
http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/GTSparcoFront.jpg
And of course it runs the Z1 Dashboard software!

For more details please visit http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/gt.cfm?sourceProjectCars

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/GTSparcoBack.jpg

zBlueSoftware
03-11-2016, 21:13
We've had some requests for a video showing how to install the Z1 software. So here it is! This video explains how you download the installer, what it contains, and how you run the installer for each application.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeVM2CoDjKU

zBlueSoftware
15-11-2016, 23:33
One of the great features of the Z1 Dashboard is its ability to automatically change the dashboard upon entering the pits to whichever one you wish. This video explains the four options the Z1 Dashboard provides you for selecting when that dash should be displayed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzevA7gc6xM

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
20-12-2016, 17:46
Version 4.9.0 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

You can download the new demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

The highlights of this new version are:
* Compatibility with Sector 3's Race Room sim

* Speech has been incorporated into the Dashboard, allowing it to tell you various items of data from lap times, to sector times, fuel data, laps, and more.

* There is now a tracked drivers list. You can use this to keep track of any drivers you like. When you are near those drivers the Z1 will alert you to their presence. If you run iRacing you can even have their car painted a certain color for easy recognition.

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

Here is the full list of updates:
* Sector 3's Race Room simulation is now supported.

* Added speech options. The Dashboard can now speak to you, giving you countdowns to your pit stall, and information such as lap times, fast lap, positions and laps of fuel remaining if you need to pit and the current lap number. This can be customized in the Speech tab of the settings dialog. The Enabled Speech checkbox must be ticked for speech to work. The Volume, Speed and Pitch trackbars allow you to adjust how the voice sounds. The actual voice used is the one selected in the Control Panel -> Speech Recognition -> Text To Speech window of Windows.

* For best speech results you should adjust the volume for the Z1 Dashboard in the Volume Mixer to be 100%, along with system volume. Then set your sim's volume to about 50%. This allows you to hear the voice over the engine noise within the sim. Note this might mean you have to increase the volume of specific sounds within your sim as well for best results.

* There are currently 10 messages that can be spoken. To have the Z1 speak a particular message automatically make sure you have that message's checkbox ticked. The text field next to the message is the text that will be spoken. You may enter any text you like into these fields.

* The welcome message is spoken up the Z1 starting up. This might be necessary on some systems to get the Z1 recognized on the Volume Mixer. It is also just fun to have the Z1 welcome you when you start it up. :)

* The Pit Stall Countdown announcement will come on when you engage the pit limiter or enter the pit lane (depending on how you have the Z1 setup). It will only work on sims that provide information on the location of your pit stall (currently this is only iRacing). You can choose how the message is spoken and the frequency with which the distances are given. The distances relate to the units you have chosen in the Z1 General tab.

* The automatic announcement of the lap times, fast lap, position, laps of fuel, whether you need to pit and the lap number are all done after you cross the start/finish line to complete a lap.

* You can have the Z1 Dashboard speak sector times and deltas to your best times in the session if you like. Note this feature is not available for all sims.

* You can also assign buttons to speak various pieces of information, or all the information at any time you wish. These options are available under the Buttons tab.

* Added a tracked driver list feature. This allows you to add drivers to what we call your 'tracked' list of drivers. This is intended to be a list of drivers you feel you can race closely with, or drivers who you need to give a bit more room to when racing. There is a tab in the settings dialog called 'Tracked' which allows you to view those drivers on the list, to remove drivers from the list, and to adjust settings for the display of those drivers.

* Several dashboards (the Ahead/Behind, Track Map 1, Track Map 3, and Standings) will display if a driver is on your tracked list. The Ahead/Behind dash will highlight the title bar and display the words 'tracked driver' for any driver on your tracked list. The Track Map 1 and 3 dashboards will highlight the driver's name if they are a tracked driver. The Standings dashboard will underline the driver's name if they are a tracked driver.

* There are four button functions that can be used to adjust who is on your tracked driver list. These buttons allow you to add the driver ahead of you or behind you to the list, or to remove the driver ahead or behind you from the list. These buttons can be set in the Buttons tab of the settings dialog.

* In addition if you are running iRacing then you can specify a minimum iRating. Any driver under that iRating will automatically be added to your tracked driver list. The minimum iRating can be set in the Tracked tab of the settings dialog.

* The color used to highlight a tracked driver can be set in the Tracked tab of the settings dialog.

* If you are running iRacing then you can also choose to have the cars of all drivers who are on your watch list to be painted in a specific color. If the Update Paint Jobs option in the Tracked tab is set to either 'All' or 'Changes' then the Z1 Dashboard will update the paint jobs of each driver's car from the tracked list when the Z1 exits. The 'All' setting will update the paint jobs of every driver on the list. The 'Changes' settings will update the paint job for only those drivers who have just been added or removed from the list. This is the preferred option because it takes less time upon application exit to write the paint jobs. However if you are using an application such as Trading Paints to automatically update paint jobs, then having the Z1 write out all drivers may be preferable.

* Note that only the first instance of the Z1 Dashboard will update the paint jobs, and that instance must be running on the same machine as the sim. If it is running through the Z1 Server on a remote machine then it will not update the car paint jobs.

* The paint folder for iRacing can be specified in the Tracked tab of the settings dialog. By default it is documents/iracing/paint.

* The Buttons 1 and Buttons 2 tabs have been combined into a single Buttons tab. There is a scroll bar on the right of that tab to allows you to access all options.

* There is now a kiosk mode. This can be turned on in the General settings tab. When on, this will cycle through the selected dashboard with a description of each one. It is intended to trade shows or similar situations.

* Connectivity to the Z1 Server when using multiple instances of the Dashboard has been improved.

* Removed support for Assetto Corsa Technical Preview.

* Added another Assetto Corsa connectivity method (Option 3). This may help some people who were having issue with the Z1 Dashboard never disconnecting from Assetto Corsa.

* If you try to connect to an out of date plugin, the version number of that plugin will be saved in the log file. This should make it easier to determine which plugin the Z1 thinks you have installed.

* The Z1 Server will now remember your settings moving forward. (So they won't get overwritten when you install future updates.)

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

zBlueSoftware
23-12-2016, 22:39
Version 1.6.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a bug that could prevent lap files from the server from being displayed in the select lap dialog.

Current users can get it here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

The demo is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
05-01-2017, 16:08
The Z1 Analyzer allows you to load your own laps, and laps of other drivers from our servers. This lets you compare yourself with other drivers to see where you can improve.

This video shows how you can load laps from your computer and from our servers using the Z1 Analyzer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6IFFOyggY

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

seoquangngai
06-01-2017, 02:03
Only thing on both dashboard and analyser threads is you don't act silly state what platform they support unless I missed it PC or PC/PS4/XB1

If you could clarify that would be useful

Mahjik
06-01-2017, 14:35
BTW, you did have someone asking for help with your application:

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?49573-Z1-Dashboard-No-timings-diff-and-laps

zBlueSoftware
06-01-2017, 22:02
Only thing on both dashboard and analyser threads is you don't act silly state what platform they support unless I missed it PC or PC/PS4/XB1

If you could clarify that would be useful

It is currently PC version only. We are working on the PS4/XB1 for a future version.

zBlueSoftware
13-01-2017, 00:17
The shift lights included on many of the dashboards in the Z1 software can be customized in multiple ways. You can adjust the RPM at which they illuminate; you can adjust their color; you can allow the Z1 software to determine when they should illuminate. This video explains how all these options work.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niMOWXN9028

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=Projectcars

ELAhrairah
18-01-2017, 23:03
What about making it available for android and ios. That would be awesome.

zBlueSoftware
27-01-2017, 18:26
The Z1 Dashboard shift lights can be set up to take advantage of DRS if the car supports it. This video explains how you can setup the shift lights within the Z1 Dashboard to display DRS.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ep2F4cY-o

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
28-02-2017, 17:58
The Z1 Analyzer allows you to compare your lap with laps from other drivers. Just download a lap and the Z1 Analyzer will tell you where you are faster and slower and how to can improve.

We have 2,700 laps available for download, and more being added every day.

We have created a new page on our website which shows the number of laps available for each supported sim, broken down by track and car. In addition the fastest lap time available for the car and track combination is also listed. You can check it all out here: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

Don't forget to download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
17-03-2017, 18:02
We've got some great news! The Z1 Dashboard is now used in some simulators by Porsche! It has definitely come a long way from its humble beginnings to become one of the best dashboard and analytic platforms for sim racing available.

Coming in version 4.10.0 of the Z1 Dashboard - the Cosworth Porsche dashboard for the 911 GT3 Cup Car! These dashboards were developed by us in cooperation with SimDev technology for use in Porsche's simulator. This gave us incredible access to data on these dashboards!

We will be bringing 10 variations of the dashboard to the Z1 Dashboard software in version 4.10.0.

Enjoy this video showing the simulator running the Z1 Dashboard software, and a quick preview of one of the dashboards.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkft-TPnOW0

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=Projectcars

zBlueSoftware
22-03-2017, 17:05
It is here! Version 4.10.0 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! With 10 new dashboards, numerous improvements to speech, analysis and sim integration this is an update you don't want to miss!

Each of the new GT3 dashboards can be displayed with or without the shift lights LEDs and/or the side warnings LEDs. We've posted pictures of the 5 versions without shift light LEDs here.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

GT3 dashboard race page 1 (engine parameters):
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CosworthPorscheRace1B.jpg

GT3 dashboard race page 2 (fuel parameters):
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CosworthPorscheRace2B.jpg

GT3 dashboard race page 3 (tire parameters):
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CosworthPorscheRace3B.jpg

GT3 dashboard race page 4 (lap deltas):
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CosworthPorscheRace4B.jpg

GT3 dashboard pit page:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/CosworthPorschePitB.jpg


Here is the full list of release notes for this version:
* Added 10 new dashboards! See below for details.

* Added the Cosworth Porsche Race Dashboards. There are four variations, numbered R1 - R4. These correspond to the variations in the actual car. Each of these versions has two variants, the standard version and a B version. The B version does not include the shift light LEDs and uses the maximum amount of space for the 'screen' display. That makes a total of 8 race dashboards! Note because not all sims support the 4 left and 4 right indicator LEDs, they can be hidden on the standard versions by turning off the Show Extras option for the car.

* Added the Cosworth Porsche Pit Dashboard. As with the Race dashboards, there is a B variant which does not include the shiftlight LEDs. And on the standard version the left and right indicator lights can be hidden by turning off the Show Extras option.

* Updated Assetto Corsa engine to take advantage of the latest additions to the Shared Memory API.

* There is now an option in the Strategy tab to enter the pit speed limit to be used. This can be used when the speed limit is not supplied by the sim, or you want to override the supplied speed limit.

* Improved the scroll bars used in the settings dialog tabs.

* Improved the registration methods.

* Various improvements to the speech options.

* You no longer have to have the pit info dashboard displayed in order for the pit lane countdown speech option to work. It will now work with any dashboard. Note currently iRacing is the only sim that supports this option.

* Various updates and improvements to many dashboards.

* There is now an option in the Buttons tab to turn off the check for POV switches. If you turn this off, then the joystick buttons check will only look for actual buttons inputs, and not POV inputs.

* Updated the Z1 Server settings dialog buttons tab to use the same scroll bar layout as the Z1 dashboard.

* The Mark Data button option has been added to the Z1 Server. This allows you to place a data marker in telemetry that is being recorded by the Z1 Server. It will also send a message to the Z1 Dashboard to display the message about the marker being placed, and also tell the Dashboard to place the same marker in any data it is recording.

* The Z1 Server now supports buttons for adding or removing the car ahead or behind you on track to or from the tracked driver list. This allows the tracked driver list on the Dashboard running on a remote PC to maintain an up-to-date tracked driver list in the same way the Dashboard running on the sim PC can do so.

* The Network tab now allows you to specify which sims should be checked for activity during the "Waiting For Sims" screen. Turning off the checks for sims that you don't use can improve response time and resources when scanning for sims.

* The Dashboard will now check the Z1 Analyzer database to see if there are laps that match the current sim, track and car and if there are will display those results (numbers of laps and fastest lap time available) in the Standings display of the garage screens. This allows you to easily see if there is a lap in the Z1 Analyzer that you would compare yourself against in order to see where you could gain time. This option can be turned off by unchecking the Z1 Analyzer checkbox in the Network tab.

* The sector times have been implemented with Automobilista and RaceRoom. Both the speech and text displays will speak/show them now.

* Updated RaceRoom integration to work with their latest API.

* RaceRoom ghost car no longer shows up on the list of drivers or track map during a practice session.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
26-06-2017, 15:28
Version 4.11 of the Dashboard is here!

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Existing users can download it here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm?source=ProjectCars

This updates includes a refresh of the interface. It was time for a new look, so gone are the previous icons and the green screens. They have been replaced with updated looking screens and drop down menus. In addition we have 4 new dashboards - two track map dashes; one stock car dash; and one GT car dash.

There is also a new feature called 'Simulated Race'. This lets you run a race to a specific length of time or number of laps in a practice session. This is very useful for testing out fuel strategies, tire wear or just practicing the race without having to be in a race session.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/StandingsScreen411.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap7.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap8.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT3Dash3.jpg

Here is the full list of release Notes:
* Two new track map dashboards (#7 and #8) are available. Number 7 incorporates a gear display and curved rev bar into the weather dash display. Number 8 incorporates your average lap time, and the amount of time left in the session into the track map dashboard.

* Added a new Stockcar 2016 dashboard.

* Added a new GT3 Dashboard (GT3 Dash 3).

* There is a new feature call 'Simulated Race'. This is available in the Strategy tab. It allows the Z1 Dashboard to count the laps you are doing as a race. You can specify the length of the race in either laps or minutes. The race can be started when you get in the car, or when you press an assigned button. When this mode is active the software will display all lap estimates, fuel estimates, and other data as if you were running an actual race. This allows you to do practice runs without having to join an actual race.

* There is a new option in the Strategy tab that effects how the number of laps to go in a timed race are determined. If you are running a race with pit stops those pit stops will effect the amount of time you are actually driving on the track, and therefore the number of laps you can do. By default the Z1 doesn't know how many pit stops (if any) you are going to make. So no time is deducted from the total for these pit stops. This can results in the Z1 thinking you can do more laps than would actually be possible because of the time lost in a pit stop. This results in the Z1 telling you to add more fuel than necessary to complete the race. The Stops In Race value tells the Z1 how many stops you plan to make in the race. The '# of stops effect timed race length' option tells the Z1 if you want the time of those stops to be deducted from the total time left in the race, thereby effecting how many laps you can do, and finally how much fuel you'll need to finish the race. The time of a pit stop is based on the Pit Stop Time value. You can set this manually or have the Z1 calculate it based on previous stops. Note that the Stop In Race option is not saved between session. You will need to set it for every race. This is because if it was saved and you did a race with a different number of stops from the last race then you would have incorrect time, lap and fuel data presented by the Z1.

* You can now choose metric or imperial units independently for speed (kph/mph), pressures (kpa/bar), amounts (liters/gallons), distances (meters/feet), and temperatures (c/f). The options for these are located in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* Completely redesigned interface for the garage screens (you know - the ones you see when not in the car). The icons are the bottom are gone. There's a new completely customizable color scheme. To navigate between screens click on the menu icon at the top right. It was time for a new look, and it allowed us to add some more features not possible with the previous design.

* The General settings tab now includes options for Foreground Font, Foreground Color 1, Foreground Color 2, and Background Colors 1-4. These allow you to customize the font and colors used to render the various garage screens. To select a color click on the desired color swatch and a color chooser will be displayed.

* The standings screen has been tweaked to make things easier to read with regard to the tracked drivers, car classes and iRacing's SR classes.

* The main statistics screen now displays the weather conditions in a scrolling text line at the bottom (if the sim supports it).

* When not in the car you can now use the mouse wheel to scroll the Notes, Laps and Standings screens.

* The Timing & Scoring dash now displays how you average fuel per lap is being calculated and also what, if any, fuel buffer you have included in the fuel to finish calculation. It also displays if the laps completed relates to the number done, of the one you are currently on.

* Users with a touch screen Z1 LCD Screen can now swipe the screen up or down to scroll the Notes, Laps and Standings garage screens up or down. They can also swipe left/right on the laps screen to scroll through the sectors. Note we recommend using a stylus for this purpose rather than your finger as it is more accurate.

* There are 4 new options under the Open To drop down in the Display tab of the settings dialog. These are Top Half, Bottom Half, Left Half and Right Half. These join the existing options and allow you to tell the Z1 Dashboard software that it should open to the appropriate location on your monitor.

* The Tracked Driver feature has been updated. Now in iRacing if a driver was added to the tracked list because their iRating was below the level you specified, they will be removed from the list if their iRating rises above that specific level. (Note to facilitate this change your previous tracked driver list will be reset.)

* The font selections in the settings dialog are now drop downs that list all fonts available on your PC. This should make it easier to select the desired font.

* The color selection boxes in the settings dialog have been replaced with color swatches, making them look better, and bringing them up to date with the ones used in the Analyzer. To display the color chooser just click on the swatch.

* The Pit Stop dash will now change the color of the text used to display the fuel remaining when you are in a race. It will be green if you have enough to finish the race, red if you have less than 3 laps of fuel left, and yellow otherwise.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Existing users can download it here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
28-06-2017, 17:39
We've released a small update to the Z1 Dashboard (v 4.11.1). This fixes a few bugs that were found in version 4.11.0:

* Fixed a bug where the garage screens would incorrectly display the wrong license type.

* Fixed a bug with the GT3 Dash 3 where the gear number would turn black after crossing the start/finish line.

* Fixed a bug where the 'flip' option did not flip the garage screens.

* Fixed some issues with the garage screen, lap screen and standings screen not being displayed completely properly when using the auto-resize option.

zBlueSoftware
08-08-2017, 14:49
We've got three versions of the SMZ1 Wheel available, and more on the way.

We'd like to know what you think about sim racing wheels. What do you like about them? What are you looking for in a wheel. We've got 9 questions and your answers will help us build better wheels for you!

The survey is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/survey/wheels/

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/3Wheels.jpg

zBlueSoftware
23-08-2017, 22:10
We have a new wheel to add to the SMZ1 line up! Presenting the new SMZ1 Lite wheel!

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/LiteFrontLarge.jpg

The SMZ1 Lite wheel is perfect for sim racers who are looking for a simple F1 style wheel. Its 4.3" touch screen display and 15 shift light LEDs provide you with instant feedback on the state of the car. Integration with the Z1 Dashboard software is seamless, giving you access to nearly 100 various dashboards and multiple features to help you win your races.

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/LiteAngleLarge.jpg

This wheel is built around what sim racers what most:
1) A solid build quality that will last through years of racing
2) Integrated shifter paddles
3) Perfect grip feel in your hands
4) Integrated screen and shift light LEDs

The SMZ1 Lite's beautiful finish includes 8 buttons (four on each side), two toggle switches and two rotary dials. It is not only an incredible wheel it is also a work of art. And with just one USB cable it won't clutter up your sim rig.

If you want a simple F1 style wheel for your sim racing rig, then the SMZ1 Lite is the wheel for you!

For more information and to purchase yours please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/lite.cfm

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/LiteBackLarge.jpg

zBlueSoftware
02-09-2017, 03:37
The Z1 Dashboard software includes many screens that are available to you when you are not in the car. These garage screens show data from your current session in the car. This video provides a detailed explanation of these screens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7s1wfI3Rp0

For more information on the Z1 Dashboard software please visit: http://www.z1dashboard.com

zBlueSoftware
28-09-2017, 16:37
HI all,

Version 4.12 of the Z1 Dashboard software is now available!

Highlights of this new version include compatibility with Codemasters F1 2017 and 2016; the addition of a new plugin for Assetto Corsa that allows us to access data on competitors cars so they can show up in track maps and standings screens; the support for multiple LCD screens; and of course new dashboards!

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

New users can purchase the Z1 software or get the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Z1Dash1.jpg
The new Z1 Dash.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/AheadBehindDash2.jpg
The new Ahead/Behind Dash #2

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap10.jpg
The new Track Map 10 Dash.

Here are the full list of release notes:
* Added compatibility with Codemasters F1 2017.

* Added compatibility with Codemasters F1 2016.

* Added a plugin for Assetto Corsa. This python plugin allows the Z1 Dashboard software to receive information on the other cars in the session so that you can now view them on the track maps just as you can with the other sims. This includes the type of car, the driver's name, their best and last lap times, when they last pitted, etc. The plugin is located in documents/z1dashboard/plugins/assettocorsa. There you will find a folder called Z1Dashboard. It contains the plugin 'Z1Dashboard.py'. Copy the entire folder into Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\apps\python. (You should end up with the Z1Dashboard folder inside the python folder. And that Z1Dashboard folder should contains a file called 'Z1Dashboard.py' and two other folders called 'lib32' and 'lib64'.

* Added a new Standings dashboard (Standings Dash 2). This displays the data in a slightly different format and includes both the driver's fastest lap time and their last lap time.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/StandingsDash2.jpg
The new Standings 2 Dash.

* Added a new Ahead/Behind dashboard (Ahead/Behind Dash 2). This displays the last lap time and fastest lap time for the drivers directly ahead and behind you on the track. In addition you also get deltas to those times from your own last lap and fastest lap. This helps in determining if you are gaining or losing to the car ahead or behind during a race. Note the Ahead/Behind dashboards shows the car right in front or behind you on track regardless of their position in the race. This is different to the Track Map dash #3 which shows the driver ahead/behind you in position. So if you are in 6th place, and there are two cars in between you and 5th place, the Track Map 3# dash will disregard those cars and display the driver in 5th place. Make sure you utilize both of these dashboards to their intended purposes.

* Two new track map dashboards are available (#9 and #10). These incorporate the two Ahead/Behind dashboards into the track map style dash.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap9.jpg
The new Track Map 9 Dash.

* Added a new dashboard - the Z1 Dash 1. This incorporates a g-force meter, laps times, and basic car information.

* Multiple LCD Screens are now supported, up to a maximum of 6. When you start the Dashboard if a screen is present and not currently being used the instance will display itself on that screen. From that point on it will always look for that same screen when attempting to display. If it can't find that screen in the future, then it will randomly choose from any available display. There is a new option in the Display tab of the settings dialog called 'LCD Serial #'. This displays the serial number of the screen being used for the display. Each screen has a unique serial number. So if you enter a different serial number here it will look for that screen and try to display on it. If you erase this serial number then the Dashboard will randomly choose any available LCD Screen to display upon.

* You can now add and remove drivers from the tracked driver list by right clicking on their name in the standings garage screen. This will give you a popup menu with two choices - add driver or remove driver. Select the desired option to add or remove the driver from your tracked driver list.

* There is a new option called 'Focus On Me' in the general tab of the settings dialog. This is on by default. This option will keep your name displayed in the Standings dashboard. The first place driver will always be displayed at the top of the standings. Then if this option is on the list may skip down some drivers to ensure that you are visible on the screen. Note while this option is on the up/down arrows have no effect on the standings dashboard.

* There is a new Open To option in the Display tab: Full Screen. This is similar to maximize, but provides a second option for times when a specific monitor is desired with a full screen display.

* Added brake bias in car adjustment for Assetto Corsa.

* Improvements to the compatibility with RaceRoom.

* There is an option for the Codemasters sims called 'CM Name'. This is located in the Network tab of the settings dialog. Please enter your name here to have it show up on the list of drivers for Codemasters F1 2017. If you leave this blank then the Dashboard will display the driver name as given from the sim, which will be whichever current F1 driver you selected in the sim.

* There is an option for the Codemasters sims called 'CN Timeout'. This is located in the Network tab of the settings dialog. This is the number of seconds the Dashboard or Server will wait after the telemetry is stopped from the sim before disconnecting. The default is 10 seconds.

* The font selection on the Notes tab and the Adjustment Font in the Display tab have been updated to a drop down to make it easier to select the desired font.

* Updated the Data Logger to allow for car and track names with special characters included in their names.

* Various graphical updates to the track map dashboards.

* The Z1 Server now includes the options to choose which sims you want to check for. With the growing number of sims supported this allows you to streamline the connection process by having the Server only listen for the sims you are using.

* Improved Z1 Server connection error logging to help with connectivity issues.

* The Z1 Server can now send buttons inputs to specific Z1 Dashboard instances. Previously the buttons inputs were sent to all instances. In the buttons tab of the Z1 Server's settings dialog there is an option to choose if buttons presses are sent to all instances, or to individual instances.

* The Z1 Server now shows which instances as the Z1 Dashboard it is connected to (1-6).

* You can now specify where the Z1 Server will save the created telemetry ZOD files. This is done in the General tab of the settings dialog of the Z1 Server.

Azure Flare
08-10-2017, 19:05
Will this be updated for Project CARS 2?

zBlueSoftware
09-10-2017, 18:50
It will be updated to PCars 2 once the API for PCars 2 is published.

zBlueSoftware
10-10-2017, 22:08
The Z1 Dashboard has always been a leader in bringing new features to the sim racing community. We pioneered dashboard switching (the ability to switch between dashboards on the fly) several years ago.

Since that time we have continually added more and varied dashboards to the application. From specific car dashboards, to track maps, to standings, to telemetry, to pit and race help we now have just over 100 different dashboard to choose from. You can assign up to 10 of these to your car and change between them at the press of a button.

As we now have over 100 dashboards we wanted to show them all to you. So here they are.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQy7cbPU3WY

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

zBlueSoftware
13-10-2017, 22:42
We've put out another small update for the Z1 software. Dashboard version 4.12.1; Server version 1.10.1; and Analyzer version 1.9.2.

Dashboard version 4.12.1 release notes are:
* Updated F1 2017 compatibility to the their 1.8/1.9 patch.

* Fixed a bug with Race Room that prevented the number of laps in a timed race from being properly calculated.

* Laps Since Stop have been implemented for Race Room.

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

zBlueSoftware
19-10-2017, 15:53
We've released another small update to the Dashboard (v 4.12.2) and Server (v 1.10.2).

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

Here are the release notes:
* Fixed an issue that could cause the left side tire inner and outer temps to be reversed on Assetto Corsa.

* Fixed an issue with the Z1 Dash 1 that could cause the friction circle to be drawn off-center in certain circumstances.

* Fixed an issue in the garage statistics screen where long car names could over run into the track length display area.

* Fixed a bug that could cause the Dashboard not to update the track information (such as name, track map, etc) when connected to the Z1 Server if you changed tracks in the selected sim.

zBlueSoftware
27-10-2017, 21:44
So, you're in a race and coming up to your pit stop. The big question is when should you stop. Now in most road races you'll have a pit window that will cover several laps. Probably most of the time you'll base your stop on fuel. When you are about to run out you'll come in for a stop. But that is not always the best option. You need to take track position and the pit stop delta into account. This is where the Z1 Dashboard software comes in.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6hgNvaB91Y&t=8s

All the Z1 Dashboard track maps can estimate where you will emerge on track after your pit stop. Once you get within several laps of needing to pit a section of track will become highlighted and have the words After Stop displayed near by. This section of track indicates the approximate location where you will rejoin after your stop. If you do a fast stop you'll be somewhere near the front of the highlighted section. If you have a slow stop you'll be somewhere near the back of the highlighted section. And as you can see this highlighted section follows you around the track as you drive.

Looking at this track map image your car is located here. The highlighted overlay is displayed here. You can see that if you pitted at the end of this lap it is highly likely that you would come out in clean air. Lets look at a different scenario. Here is your car. And here is where you are predicated to be after your stop. You can see that in this case you will come out very close to some other cars.

Based on this you can start checking multiple laps before your stop to determine the best time to make your stop so that you either come out in clean air or so that you come out ahead of a rival.

The pit stop delta is displayed at the bottom of the track map here. PD 24.6 means the delta is 24.6 seconds on average for this track and car. Now it is important to note that the pit stop delta is not the time standing still. It is the total time lost during a pit stop. So that includes the in lap and out lap. If you drive a faster in or out lap you'll gain time on competitors who do not do so, even if the time standing still is the same.

Now let's look at how you can customize this feature to your liking. To do so you should open the Strategy tab of the settings dialog. The first option at the top left is the Laps To Stop option. This lets you specify the number of laps of fuel remaining in the car when the highlighted section of track will start to be displayed.

Next is Pit Stop Time. This is how the pit stop delta is determined. The Z1 Dashboard lets you enter a pit stop delta yourself, or you can set it to Auto and have the software calculate the delta based on previous pit stops. Note that if you enter the pit stop delta yourself, or if there are not enough previous pit stop times available to create a valid range, then instead of seeing the highlighted section of the track map you will see a single square following you around the track.

The next two options deal with the track highlight. You can choose to display the track highlight as a square even if enough data is available to show a track highlight. Setting the Display range option to No will always use the square even if the highlight could be used. The Range Width determines the width of the highlight range overlay. The larger the number the wider the highlight overlay.

Finally in the middle column we have three options that deal with text. The highlight has the words 'After Stop' displayed next to it. If you do not want these displayed change this option to No. The After Stop Color and After Stop Size let you chose the font color and font size of this text.

So using all these options together lets the Z1 Dashboard software help you make the most informed decision on when to make your pit stops. You don't want to risk pitting at the wrong time, as a badly timed stop can mean losing the race, but a correctly timed stop can help win you the race. So make sure you are using the Z1 Dashboard track maps to their full ability to help you get the best possible result in your race.

Demo available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
20-12-2017, 17:02
Version 4.13 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

This new version brings many improvements and new features. Some of the highlights include:
It is now fully compatible with Project Cars 2 and also takes advantage of the Codemasters 2017 Broadcast mode.

In addition many dashboards have been updated with better graphics, such as the Lotus 79, Skip Barber, Spec Racer and more.

Shadows have been added to many of the analogue gauges.

And of course there are new dashboards.
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Lotus79.jpg
The updated Lotus 79 dash with shadows.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/MonteCarloSSB.jpg
An alternate version dash with fuel level replacing fuel pressure.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/F12014Dash8.jpg
The new F1 style dash.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash6.jpg
The new stock car dash,

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche919.jpg
The new Porsche LMP1 919 style dash.

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Now compatible with Project Cars 2 using the Shared Memory feature within Project cars 2.

* Now compatible with Codemasters F1 2017 Broadcast mode. There is a new option in the Network tab drop down for Codemasters called 'F1 2017 BC'. Select this if you want to connect to the sim using the broadcast mode option.

* Added a new stock car 2016 dashboard (#6).

* Added a new dashhboard for the Porsche 919.

* Added a new Formula 1 dashboard (F1 2014 #8 ). This adds a bar for the amount of ERS you have available during the lap.

* Added a new version of the Legends Ford dashboard. This is called Legends Ford B. It replaces the fuel pressure gauge with a fuel level gauge.

* Added a new version of the SK Modified dashboard. This is called SK Modified B. It replaces the fuel pressure gauge with a fuel level gauge.

* Added a new version of the Monte Carlo SS dashboard. This is called Monte Carlo SS B. It replaces the fuel pressure gauge with a fuel level gauge.

* Added a new version of the Silverado dashboard. This is called Silverado B. It replaces the fuel pressure gauge with a fuel level gauge.

* There is now an option to view the track map when in the garage screens. Display the drop down menu to see this new option.

* Graphical updates to the following dashboards: Z1 Dash 1; RUF 8,000 RPM; RUF 9,000 RPM, RUF RT 12; RUF RT 12 10,000 RPM, F1 1980s Dash, Lotus Elise SC Dash, Skip Barber Dash, Spec Racer Ford Dash, Lotus 79 Dash

* Some dashboards now have shadows cast by the needles onto the dials where appropriate. This feature can be turned off in the Display tab of the settings dialog by setting Shadows to off. Dashhboards with shadows are: RUF 8,000 RPM; RUF 9,000 RPM, RUF RT 12; RUF RT 12 10,000 RPM, IMSA Dash 1, IMSA Dash 2, Lotus 49 Dash, F1 1980s Dash, Lotus Elise SC Dash, Skip Barber Dash, Spec Racer Ford Dash, Lotus 79 Dash.

* Added a new delta option for Assetto Corsa. Selecting this option will use the Assetto Corsa built in performance meter timing for delta displays on the dashboards.

* Improved the look of the scrollbars in the settings dialog.

* Improved the scrolling in the settings dialog that use scroll bars. The Track driver list can now be scroll up or down using the mouse wheel.

* There is now an option in the Display tab called 'Settings Loc'. If you set this to No then the Z1 Dashboard will not check to see if the settings dialog will be off screen when it is opened. This may help in certain circumstances if the settings dialog does not appear over the Z1 Dashboard window or gets moved to another monitor.

* Updated the LED images in the CAR 3 tab of the settings dialog to use AntiAliasing for a better look.

* Added a Button debug mode to help diagnose any potential button issues.

* Shock Velocity is now recorded from Codemasters F1 2017.

* The Tire Dash now displays Camber in the tire diagrams for the sims that support it.

* There is now an option to circle the cars driven by drivers who are on your tracked driver list when they are displayed on the track map. This feature can be turned on or off in the Tracked tab of the settings dialog. The color used to circle the cars is the currently selected highlight color.

* The Dashboard will now display a confirmation dialog if you are trying to connect to an instance of the Z1 Server that is running on the same machine as the Dashboard. This is because such a connection is not necessary. However if you really want to establish such a connection and don't want the warning message to appear then tick the checkbox for "Allow local server connections" in the Network tab of the Dashboard's settings dialog.

Download the demo now: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
29-12-2017, 19:41
Version 4.13 of the Z1 Dashboard comes with some new dashboards, several variations to existing dashboards, some graphical updates, and the introduction of shadows.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7w2s-EPsRA

The new dashes include one for the Porsche 919 LMP1; a new Formula 1 dash; and a new stock car dash.

We've also made graphical updates that improve the looks of a dashboard or add shadows to that dashboard.

These are the Z1 Dash 1; F1 1980s Dash, IMSA Dash 1 & 2, Lotus 49 Dash, Lotus 79 Dash, Lotus Elise SC Dash, RUF Dashboards, Spec Race Ford Dash and Skip Barber Dash.

Finally we've added variations to 4 existing dashboards, replacing the fuel pressure gauge with a fuel level gauge.

These are the Legends Ford B Dash The SK Modified B Dash The Monte Carlo SS B Dash and the Silverado B Dash.

Make sure you get the latest version of the Z1 Dashboard here: http://www.z1dashboard.com

zBlueSoftware
26-03-2018, 19:29
Version 4.14 of the Z1 Dashboard is here!

This version brings several cool new features, and lots of new and updates dashboards. We've got 11 new dashboards, and 12 updates ones. In addition we've introduced brake lock level lights to many dashboards. There is also a new feature to alert you if a car is to your left or right.

The latest version is available here http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche919Dash2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TrackMap11.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/VWRallyCrossDash2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Silverado.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/AudiR18Dash.jpg

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added 2 new dashboards for the VW Rally Cross car. These are called VW Rally Cross Dash 1 and VW Rally Cross Dash 2. These are similar, but have slight differences in the information displayed.

* Added 2 new dashboards for the Ford GTE car. These are called Ford GT 2017 Dash1 and Ford GT 2017 Dash 2.

* Added 3 new dashboards for the 2018 Indy Car. These are Indy Car 2018 Dash 1-3.

* Added a new Z1 Dash 2 dashboard.

* Added a new dashboard intended for the Audi R18 and similar cars.

* Added a new dashboard the the Porsche 919. This is called the Porsche 919 Dash 2 and is a variant on the first 919 dash form version 4.13.

* Added a new track - Track Map 11. This incorporates a gear and RPM circle, with car speed, water temp and lap number, as well as the current lap time and delta time.

* Added a new feature called 'brake lock level lights'. This works with any sim that reports wheel speed. Currently this is Assetto Corsa, Codemaster F1 sims, Kart Racing Pro, Project Cars 1 & 2, Race Room and rFactor 2. This feature allows you to use the left and right most 3 shift light LEDs to indicate when you are close to locking up the front left or right wheels. You can set the sensitivity of this feature in the Car 1 tab. There are three drop downs on the right labeled Lock Level 1 - 3. These control when each LED will be illuminated. The order of the LEDs is outside to inside. Settings the lock level to zero will disable the feature. The brakes must also be engaged to at least 15% in order for this LED to illuminate.

There are two ways to set the sensitivity, the first is using speed. With this setting the number you choose in the first drop down is the difference in wheel speed between the front wheel and the rear wheel. This speed is in the currently chosen units. So if you have speed displayed in kph, and you have set lock level 1 to 15 Speed, then if you front wheel if rotating 15 kph slower (or more) than the rear wheel the LED will illuminate.

The second option is Percent (Prcnt). When using this option the LED will illuminate if the front wheel's rotation speed is the selected percentage less than the rear wheel rotation speed. So if you selected 15 Prcnt, then if the front wheel if rotating at a rate of 15% (or more) less than the rear wheel the LED will illuminate. Note for the sims Project Cars 1 & 2, Race Room and rFactor 2 you must use the percentage option.

You may set the sensitivity of the LEDs on a car by car basis. The color of the illuminated LED can be set in the Car 3 tab. This color is the same for all dashboards for the selected car, but can vary between cars.

The following dashboards support this feature: V8 Super Car Dash, Corvette C7 Dash, Corvette Dash, Cadillac CTS-V Dash, Dallara Dash, DW 12 Dash, Daytona Prototype Dash, Ford GT Dash, Generic Dash, LMP Dash, F1 9180 Dash, all F1 2014 dashes, Ford GT 2017 Dash 1 & 2, Formula Dash 1 & 2, GT Dash 1-3, Mazda Miata Dash, Star Mazda Dash, VW Jetta Dash, Kart Dash 1 & 2, Track Map 2.

* The brake lock level lights are now an option for the left and right LEDs on the SMZ1 wheels. You can select if one or more of these lights should be used for this purpose in the Car 3 dialog. This can be set on a car by car basis. The left LEDs will illuminate for data regarding the left front wheel. The right LEDs will illuminate for data regarding the right front wheel.

* Graphical update have been made to the following dashboards: Silverado, Silverado B, Legends Ford, Legends Ford B, Monte Carlo SS, Monte Carlo SS B, Silver Crown, Street Stock, Super Late Model, SK Modified, SK Modified B and Sprint Car.

* Shadows have been added to the following dashboards: Silverado, Silverado B, Legends Ford, Legends Ford B, Monte Carlo SS, Monte Carlo SS B, Silver Crown, Street Stock, Super Late Model, SK Modified, SK Modified B and Sprint Car. These can be turned off by changing 'Draw Shadows' to 'No' in the Display tab of the settings dialog.

* There is a new option in the Car 1 tab called 'Show Wings As'. (Scroll to the bottom to see it.) This determines how the rear wing adjustments are displayed. The default is 'Number'. Most cars will use this and the wing adjustment will be displayed as a basic number (ie, 1,2,3...). The new alternative option is 'Distance'. This will display the wing settings as a distance (or measurement). So you will get readings like 1", 2", 3", etc. This distance will be in either inches or millimeters depending on what your current Distance Units is set to (in the General tab).

* There is a new option to alert you to cars on your left or right. This can be turned on or off using the 'Spotter' setting in the General tab of the settings dialog. A yellow arrow will appear on the left or right of the dashboard to indicate the presence of a car. If more than one car is on you left or right then two arrow will appear. Note this feature currently only works with iRacing.

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

zBlueSoftware
02-04-2018, 21:31
Version 4.14 introduces the Brake Lock Level Lights feature, which works with any sim that reports wheel speed.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/BrakeLockLights.jpg

This feature allows you to use the left and right most 3 shift light LEDs to indicate when you are close to locking up the front left or right wheels. You can set the sensitivity of this feature for each of the three LEDs on a car-by-car basis.

You can choose to have the LEDs illuminate based on speed differences, or overall percentage differences between the front and rear wheels.

For more details please see http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/whatsnew414.cfm

To download the demo please visit http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

F1_Racer68
03-04-2018, 15:54
Version 4.14 introduces the Brake Lock Level Lights feature, which works with any sim that reports wheel speed.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/BrakeLockLights.jpg

This feature allows you to use the left and right most 3 shift light LEDs to indicate when you are close to locking up the front left or right wheels. You can set the sensitivity of this feature for each of the three LEDs on a car-by-car basis.

You can choose to have the LEDs illuminate based on speed differences, or overall percentage differences between the front and rear wheels.

For more details please see http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/whatsnew414.cfm

To download the demo please visit http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

This is an very welcome addition!! Thanks!

zBlueSoftware
11-04-2018, 20:50
With the release of version 4.14 of the Z1 Dashboard there are now 59 various dashboards available for oval cars. Some are new in this release, like the Indy Car 2018 dashboards, some have been updated with improved graphics and shadows, like the Silverado, Silver Crown, Legends Ford, any many others, and some have been around of many versions now.

You can see all of them on this page: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/oval.cfm

Take a look and see which ones are right for you!

zBlueSoftware
14-04-2018, 04:03
There are now 95 different dashboards available for road cars in the Z1 Dashboard software! You can check them all out here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/road.cfm.

Take a minute to scroll through them all and make sure you are using the ones you like the most with your sim.

And remember you can have up to 10 dashboards associated with a car and page through them while racing!

zBlueSoftware
03-05-2018, 19:55
We've created a downloadable PDF version of the Z1 Dashboard/Analyzer/Server manual. You can get it from the main manual page here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/index.cfm

zBlueSoftware
07-06-2018, 19:18
Here is a preview of a new option for track maps coming in the next version of the Z1 Dashboard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e05wabpYXEU

zBlueSoftware
27-06-2018, 16:01
Version 4.15 of the Z1 Dashboard is here!

Highlights include:
* 9 new dashboards included
* movable track maps
* updates to existing dashboards
* new automatic shift light patterns
and more!

We know everyone loves the new dashboards, some here are a sampling of the new ones:

911 RSR Dash 1
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash1.jpg

911 RSR Dash 2
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRDash2.jpg

911 RSR Pit Dash
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Porsche911RSRPitDash.jpg

Stockcar 2016 Dash 3B
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash3B.jpg

Stockcar 2016 Dash 6B
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/Stockcar2016Dash6B.jpg

Existing users can see their download options here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added 4 new stockcar dashboards. These are Stockcar 2016 Dash 1B, 2B, 3B and 6B. They are versions of the stock car 2016 dashboards formatted for 480x272 ratio displays. This allows users that use square displays as opposed to the wide screen displays to still be able to use these dashboards.

* Added 5 new dashboards associated with the Porsche 911 RSR. These are the Porsche 911 RSR Pit Dash, and the Porsche 911 RSR Dash 1-4.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab. This is called 'Track Style'. It can be set to Static or Moving. Static is the default and displays the track map from above as it has always been displayed. This option will include the sector overlays if desired, the directional arrow, the wind display, the pit stop loss overlays, the pit lane if defined, and all other competitors.

The new Moving option displays the track map from your point of view. Your car is always located at the bottom center of the display and the track map revolves around this position. This option will display the pit stop loss overlays and all other competitors. Note because the track map moves around and not all parts are always visible it is likely that the pit loss displays will be off-screen and therefore not visible. The sector overlay, pit lane, and directional arrow are not displayed in this configuration in order to reduce CPU load. Note that this option may have a slightly negative effect on FPS within the sim as it is more CPU intensive as we have to recompute and redraw the map every frame.

Selecting the 'Moving' option will override the 'Render With' setting to always be 'Vector'.

The new Moving option is available for all track maps, except Track Map 4. This track map will always show the track from the static top-down view. This allows you to have both a moving and static track map in your dashboard rotation.

* There are 4 new automatic shift light patterns. These illuminate the shift lights from outside to inside. Previously all automatic patterns illuminated the shift lights from left to right. These new patterns are called 'All CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'All CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates each LED individually, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all lit at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (80-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 80% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM. 'Grouped CTR (65-98%)' which illuminates the LEDs in groups, starting at 65% of max RPM until they are all illuminated at 98% of max RPM.

* Multiple updates to the Kart Racing Pro interface to implement speech output, provide sector timings, update data logging, and many other small improvements.

* Updated to work with the latest version of Kart Racing Pro.

* Added Cylinder Head Temperature and Fuel Level Percentage to Kart Racing Pro data logging.

* Updated the RaceRoom track creation to allow for inconsistencies in various RaceRoom track center spline lines.

* Cleaned up several of the dash names to better group them together in the Car 2 tab drop down.

* Several graphical and informational updates to the Kart 1,2,3 dashboards.

* Now reads air and track temps, and weather conditions from Kart Racing Pro.

* Data Logging now records cylinder head temperature for those sims that support it. This is currently only Kart Racing Pro.

* The Z1 Server will now allow you to cycle through multiple IP addresses if they are available. Most computers will have a single IP address. That is the one that the Server will connect to and display. However on some machines there could be multiple IP addresses due to virtual systems, backup IPs, or other possible reasons. In these cases the Server will display a count next to the IP address. It will say 1 of 2 (3,4,5, etc). By default it will always choose the first IP address to register against. However sometimes that can be incorrect. If you are finding that the Dashboard can't connect and that the Server has more than one IP address option, then on the Server click on the IP address in the display. It will change to the next IP address. Try entering this address into the Dashboard to see if it can connect.

* The Audi R18 dash has been updated to include percentage bars displayed along with the battery charge and battery deployment per lap displays. This should make it easier to quickly glance at these levels while racing.

* There is a new setting in the Track Map tab called 'Fill Dots'. This is on by default. If you turn this off, then the dots used to display the car locations on the track maps will not be filled in. This can make it easier to see the track map on longer tracks, where the filled in dot map cover up some of the detail.

* There is now an option in the Car 1 tab called 'Auto Fuel Dens'. This sets whether or not the fuel density is automatically determined based on data from the sim. It is on by default. If you turn this off you can then enter the fuel density for the car. The fuel density is measuring kilograms/liter. It is 0.75 by default for all manual entries. Currently the only sim to supply this information is iRacing.

* Updated various dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance and stability.

* The Project Cars 1 and Project Cars 2 network connectivity options have been combined into a single drop down where you select the version you would like to connect to.

* Small updates to the rally cross dashboards.

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

zBlueSoftware
06-07-2018, 17:29
Version 4.15 of the Z1 Dashboard has just been released. You know what that means - new dashboards!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELNqlYCug

There are a total of 9 new dashboards this time, 5 for the road cars and 4 for the oval cars.

On the road car side we have 5 various displays for the 911 RSR.

And on the oval side we have 4 versions of the digital stock car dashboards which are formatted for the more square 480x272 displays.

So of course we want to show them off and that is what this video is about. We drove laps using each of the dashboards so you could see them in action.

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

zBlueSoftware
11-07-2018, 22:34
As the Z1 software has evolved over the years it has become far more than simply a way to display dashboards. Yes there are over 120 dashboard now, but it also includes track maps, telemetry, pit stop advice (when should you stop, where you'll be after the stop, where your rivals are when you are stopping - or have they stopped?), tracking of other drivers in the race, various garage stall screens.

You also get the full-fledged telemetry analyzer of the Z1 Analyzer (providing you with easy to understand information on becoming faster and more consistent, and comparing yourself to thousands of other laps.).

And of course you can use the software on networked computers using the Z1 Server.

So with all these features we have updated the home page of the Z1 website to hopefully better show and explain the features.

Please take a look: http://www.z1dashboard.com

F1_Racer68
11-07-2018, 22:54
And it absolutely gets better and better with every update. It's now the only dash/analyzer app I use for all my sims.

zBlueSoftware
26-07-2018, 14:20
Introducing the new SMZ1 Top Gun wheel. This is the flagship SMZ1 wheel. Designed for those who want a top of the line wheel by the legendary Sam Maxwell, it is fully integrated with the Z1 software.

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunangle2small.jpg


Adjustability, precision, ergonomics, all wrapped in a stunning package.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm

Featuring an adjustable bite point on its left clutch paddle for precision launches, easy to reach premium commercial grade buttons, thumb dials, and rear facing toggle switches this is the one you want. You're driving fast on track - make sure you've got the best wheel.

Adjustable left clutch paddle bite point
2 rear mounted toggle switches
13 front mounted buttons
2 thumb dials
2 rotary dials
Dual clutch paddles
Two shift paddles
4.3" touch panel display
15 shift/DRS lights
6 secondary warning lights

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunlitsmall.jpg


The SMZ1 Top Gun's beautiful carbon fiber finish features makes it not only an incredible wheel but also a work of art. And with just one USB cable it won't clutter up your sim rig.

For more information: http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunbacksmall.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/smz1/images/topgunangle1small.jpg

http://www.z1simwheel.com/smz1/topgun.cfm

zBlueSoftware
27-07-2018, 15:26
We've just release a small patch to the Z1 Dashboard. This is version 4.15.1. It fixes a bug that could cause the Z1 to crash when you cross the S/F line if you had data logging running. This bug was most noticable in RaceRoom.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
24-09-2018, 15:57
The Z1 Dashboard version 4.16 is now here!

The big update in this version is support for Project Cars 2 using their UDP stream. We spent a long time on this running thousands of laps, and hope that you enjoy the integration of the Z1 Dashboard with Project Cars 2 UDP.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/ProjectCars2.jpg

We've also added various new features, such as flashing the background when the pit limiter is engaged, more tire information on the Tire Dash, and redesigned the Car 2 tab to allow for more information to be included.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/images/Car2Tab.jpg

The new ZOD2 data format has been introduced for Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 1 & 2, RaceRoom and rFactor 2. This new format allows for much more accurate lap times and sector times as well as adding additional data.

http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/TireDash.jpg

A huge thank you to all the beta testers for the input and testing on this latest version!

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added support for Project Cars 2 UDP mode. To select this mode you need to select Project Cars 2 UDP in the Z1 Network tab, and make sure the checkbox to the left of the Project Cars combobox is selected. In Project Cars 2 go to the Options section and click on the System box. Set the UDP Protocol Version to Project Cars 2. Set the UDP Frequency to one that works for your system. A setting of 1 sends the data at the highest frequency, and a setting of 9 sends it at the lowest frequency. The lower the settings the better. But too low could mean your network gets overwhelmed and things actually slow down.

Note that due to how Project Cars 2 send the UDP data we cannot request specific data. Instead we receive the data when the sim decides to send it. This means that some data, such as the driver name, car, track, and opponents are sent when you enter the track in the sim, and then at varying times afterwards. Because of this it is vital that you have the Z1 Dashboard running before you start Project Cars 2. Failing to do this could results in a long wait before the Z1 can determine which car you are driving, or which correct track, or the correct list of opponents.

Note that due to how Project Cars 2 send the UDP data it does not always send the signal that the sim has exited when you exit the sim. However it does cease sending telemetry data when it exits. Unfortunately it also ceases sending telemetry data if it is paused. Because of this we determine if the sim has exited by calculating the time since any data was last received. If that is more than one minute we assume the sim has exited. You can adjust this time limit in the Network tab of the Z1 settings dialog.

Project Cars 2 UDP mode only supports the new ZOD2 telemetry data logging mode in the Z1 Dashboard. Please keep this in mind. You must have the ZOD2 mode selected in order to record telemetry from Project Cars 2 UDP.

* There is a new setting called 'Data Log Mode' in the General settings tab. This lets you choose if you want to use the new ZOD2 file format or the older ZOD file format for data logging. ZOD2 is the new default and in most cases you should not have to change this.

* Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars, Project Cars 2, and rFactor 2 now support the new ZOD2 data logging file format. (This new format improves accuracy of lap times and sector times, as well as adding additional data.)

* There is a new setting in the Car 1 tab called 'Limiter Flash'. This can be set on a car-by-car basis. When set to the 'Pit Limiter' it will cause the background of the dashboard to flash when the pit limiter is engaged. When set the 'Pit Lane' it will cause the background of the dashboard to flash when you are in the pit lane. The color used for the flash is the Pit Limiter Color from the Car 2 tab. Note that the sim has to support the pit limiter or pit lane data for this feature to work.

* The Car 2 tab has been redesigned for better layout. There is a new scrollbar that you can used to view all the options in this tab.

* You can now set the warning levels fuel level, fuel pressure, oil temperature and water temperature for the dashboards that support them. This is done in the Car 2 tab. Note that each individual dashboard can have different settings for these values. They do not have to be the same for all dashboards on the car.

* Updates across all sims to improve accuracy of lap times and sector times.

* Updates to the rFactor 2 plugin to allow for more accurate timings. (Make sure you update your plugin.)

* In previous versions of the Z1 Dashboard in order for the buttons assigned to speech options to work you also had to have that same option selected in the Speech tab. For example to make the button assigned to announcing your position work you would have to have the automatic Announce Position option selected. This would mean your position was announced every lap, and you could also have it announced when you pressed the assigned button. This has been changed, and you no longer need the option to be selected in the Speech tab. This allows you to have the desired information spoken when you press the assigned button without also having it spoken every time you cross the start/finish line.

* Added a new debug option for Tracked Drivers. This will output data on saving and loading tracked drivers as well as copying paint templates in iRacing. This setting is available as an option in the Debug drop down located in the General tab of the settings dialog. It should help people diagnose issues with saving or loading of tracked driver lists.

* The Tire Dash will not only display the camber information if the sim provides camber data. This will remove unnecessary data for sims that don't provide it.

* The Tire Dash will not only display the tire surface temperature information if the sim provides the data. This will remove unnecessary data for sims that don't provide it.

* The Tire Dash will now display the tire carcass temperatures if they are available from the sim.

* Tire carcass temperatures are now available in iRacing. Note they only get updated when you pit.

* There is now an button assignment option that will let you minimize and restore the Z1 Dashboard window. This option is located at the bottom of the Button tab under the Min/Restore title. Scroll down to see it.

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

zBlueSoftware
26-09-2018, 21:28
We released a small patch update, version 4.16.1 of the Dashboard. This fixes a couple of bugs:

* Fixed a bug in Project Cars 2 UDP that could cause the Brake Bias screen to be permanently displayed in some cars.

* Fixed a bug in the ZOD2 telemetry file creation where it would not save in any location other than the default documents/z1dashboard location.

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

zBlueSoftware
15-10-2018, 16:01
We've released version 4.16.2 for the Z1 Dashboard. This is a small update that includes a small bug fix and update.

* Fixed a bug in the Speech that would not let you request the laps of fuel or the 'say all' option using the buttons if you didn't have those options selected in the speech tab.

* Updated some of the speech output to let you know when no data was available. Previously if you requested the lap time or fuel data and you didn't have a lap time at that point, or there were not enough laps to determine fuel consumption, then nothing was said. This could be confusing as you may think the request had not been received. Now if this is the case you will be told the information is not available yet.

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

zBlueSoftware
30-10-2018, 16:56
With version 4.16 of the Z1 Dashboard you can now connect to Project Cars 2 using their UDP data stream!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CH2DNa9lYA

This allows you to use the Z1 Dashboard with Project Cars 2 when it is running on a console. You can put the Z1 Dashboard on your PC, follow the instructions in this video and you're good to go. Or if you are running PCars 2 on a PC and want to use UDP data you can do that as well.

Please download the Z1 demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
06-11-2018, 04:00
We released version 4.16.3 today. This has a few bug fixes:

* Fixed a bug in Project Cars 2 UDP feed which would cause the Z1 Dashboard to crash when crossing the S/F line due to an out-of-bounds value from the UDP feed.

* Fixed an issue with the McLaren MP-4 dashboard where the background didn't fill then entire vertical space of the window.

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

zBlueSoftware
14-11-2018, 15:41
​​​​We have a quick survey here http://www.z1simwheel.com/survey/z12018 asking 11 questions about how people use the Z1 software.

This will help us get a better understanding of how people use the Z1 software and what they'd like to see included moving forward.

Thanks!

zBlueSoftware
18-12-2018, 21:20
Version 4.17 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

As always we've got lots of improvements, new features and new dashboards.

Some highlights are:
1) The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2018 sim.
2) Nine new dashboards!
3) New, improved UDP format used with the Z1 Server.
4) New options for how rFactor 2 car names are read.
5) More data points are read from several of the sims.
and more...

GT3 Dash 4A
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/GT3Dash4A.jpg

Super Speedway Dash 3
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/SuperSpeedwayDash3.jpg

New Weather Icons
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/WeatherIcons.jpg

Formula Dash 3A
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash3A.jpg

Formula Dash 4A
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/FormulaDash4A.jpg

rFactor 2 Car Name Options
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/images/rf2CarName.jpg

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

Existing users can get v4.17 here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added two new dashboards, GT3 Dash 4A and GT3 Dash 4B.

* Added two new dashboards, Super Speedway Dash 3 and Super Speedway Dash 4.

* Added three new dashboards, Formula Dash 3A, Formula Dash 3B and Formula Dash 3C.

* Added two new dashboards, Formula Dash 4A and Formula Dash 4B.

* The Z1 Dashboard is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2018 sim. F1 2018 uses UDP to send data. To turn it on within the sim go to 'Game Options', then 'Settings', then 'Telemetry Settings'. Then set 'UDP Telemetry' to 'On'. Leave the IP address and port as the default. Set the UDP Format to '2018'. You will need to experiment with the UDP Send rate to get the one that works best for you. 30Hz seemed to work quite well during testing. Set 'D-Box', 'Fanatec LED', and 'SLIPro LED' to 'Off', if you are not using those devices.

Then within the Z1 Dashboard, open the Settings Dialog and click on the Network tab. Make sure the Codemasters checkbox is ticked, and choose 'F1 2018' from the drop down. If you have selectded Broadcast mode from the F1 2018 telemetry settings, then select 'F1 2018 BC'.

* The way in which the backgrounds of the track maps are displayed has been changed. The background color of the section of the track map that is showing the actual map is determined by the Ground Color selected in the Track Map tab. The Background Color selected in the Car 2 tab controls the background of the rest of the track map dashboard. The one exception is Track Map Dash 4. For this dash, the background color is used for the entire dashboard, and the Ground Color has no effect.

* The UDP packets sent from the Server to the Dashboard have been optimized allowing them to be smaller. This means less bandwidth is needed to send the data across the networks. It also paves the way for some new features currently in development.

* Camber is now being read from Assetto Corsa.

* Brake bias and Engine Torque is now read from rFactor 2. You will need to update the rFactor 2 plug.

* Engine Torque is now read from Project Cars 2.

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

* There is a new option for rFactor 2 users. It is called 'rF2 Car Name' and is located in the General tab of the settings dialog. Scroll down and you'll see it underneath the Background Color 4 on the left. rFactor 2 allows cars to have both a car name and a car class. Depending on who creates the car the car name may be very specific and include a car number. For example 'Skip Barber #1'. In these cases the car class is usually similar to 'Skip Barber'. Now there are other cases where the car name may be '911 RSR GTE', and the car class may be very generic such as 'GTE'.

The Z1 Dashboard determines which dashboards to load based on the car name. If you have a car name that includes the car number then if you change the car number you'll have to recreate all your dashboards and settings for that car because the car will change from 'Skip Barber #1' to 'Skip Barber #2' for example. Obviously this which would be quite annoying. In these cases it would be better to use the car class to describe the car, as that would remain constant with 'Skip Barber'.

Now, if you have a car with a very generic car class, like 'GTE', then it would be better to use the car name to describe the car to avoid having the same dashboard settings loaded for completely different cars, like a 911 and a Ferrari. Because while those cars are in the same class, they would have very different dashboards.

This new 'rF2 Car Name' setting allows you to choose how you want the Z1 Dashboard to identify the car being used - either by its name or by its class.

Note that the selection you make will also determine how that car is displayed in the Z1 Analyzer when it reads telemetry data.

Finally, the standings displays will always use the car name, and not the car class to show which cars are driven by each player.

* Expanded the DISPLAY debug setting to include data in creation of background layers used in dashboards. This is intended to help determine issues that occasionally arise with those layers not being rendered.

* There is now an option to have the background of the dashboard flash a specific color when the fuel level is below a desired amount. This is set on a car by car basis. In the Car 1 tab there is a settings called 'Fuel Flash'. When on, the background will flash if the fuel is below 7 liters. This setting is on by default. In the Car 2 tab there is a new color swatch for 'Fuel Level Color'. This is the color the background will flash when this option is enabled, and is set on the dashboard by dashboard basis. And in the Car 2 tab under the warnings section, the Fuel Level is the level below which the background will being to flash. This is set to 7 liters by default. Note during qualifying sessions this feature is disabled.

With the introduction of the above background flash there are now 7 different scenarios in which the background will flash. They are in order of precedence: Hitting the rev limiter; Yellow flag; Local yellow flag; Blue flag; Pit limiter engaged; In pit lane; Low fuel warning. If two warnings are present at the same time, then the one with higher precedence will be displayed.

* Graphical updates to various dashboards.

* The weather dashboard has been updated to show more weather options. You can now see icons for sunny, light cloud, heavy cloud, overcast, light rain, heavy rain, and stormy weather conditions.

* The fuel level warning amount can now be specified as a decimal amount. Previously it had to be a whole number.

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

Existing users can get v4.17 here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
21-12-2018, 21:33
With the release of the latest versions of the Dashboard, Analyzer and Server we made some big changes to the UDP stream that is sent by the Z1 Server. As the number of data points that need to be transferred has grown over the years it was time to clean up the structure to use the bandwidth more efficiently.

The latest UDP structure is available here:
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/serverUDP.cfm

Anyone who is using the Z1 Server UDP feed in their own applications will have to update it to this latest spec.

zBlueSoftware
26-12-2018, 21:12
The latest version of the Z1 Dashboard, version 4.17 includes 9 new dashboards. These are the Formula Dash 3 and 4 series, the GT3 Dash 4 series and the Super Speedway Dash 3 and 4.

Here is a preview of these dashboards.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm4_egyTlZs

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

zBlueSoftware
05-01-2019, 00:02
One of the great aspects of the Z1 Dashboard software is that it can notify you of various situations on track, or with your car.

This is done through changing the background color of the dashboard when one of these events occurs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgopfzWSsPY

With version 4.17 there are 7 different notifications that can be communicated this way.

They are in order of precedence:
Hitting the rev limiter
Full Course Yellow flag
Local yellow flag
Blue flag
Pit limiter engaged
In pit lane
Low fuel warning

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

zBlueSoftware
14-01-2019, 23:24
Version 4.17.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available. This fixes a few issues.

Release notes are:
* Fixed a bug with the Acura HPD dash where if you changed an in-car setting such as brake bias, after the dashboard displayed the new value of that setting, the white background could remain on the right side or the bottom of the Acura dash once it was re-displayed.

* Added debug option for adding cars to the list of cars in the drop down in the Car 1 tab ['Car Assignment']. This can help with debugging issues associated with cars not showing up in that drop down after they have been driven.

* Added a new option called 'DRS Mode' to the Car 1 tab. This is a car-specific assignment that lets you decide how the DRS should function. You can choose 'Standard'. This would be for F1 cars. Choose 'Simple' for cars where the DRS is either open or not and the number of times it has opened is counted (as in iRacing's Formula Renault 3.5). Choose 'Counting' for cars where you want the number of times the DRS has been deployed to be counted, but the sim does not provide this data.

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