Network Settings: Manual Index
The Z1 Dashboard software allows you to easily customize the display to suit your style. This customization is done using the Settings Dialog, accessible by clicking the Settings Icon Settings Icon while not connected to a sim, or by selecting 'Settings' from the menu when not in the car. Note that each instance of the Z1 Dashboard software can have different settings. Changing settings for a particular instance only effects that instance.

The settings dialog contains several tabs with specific settings under each one. This page describes the Network settings tab.

Network Settings Tab Z1 Server IP:
If you are running the Z1 Dashboard on a different computer from the sim and want to connect to the Z1 Server software, then you should enter the IP address being used by the Z1 Server software here.

Z1 Server Port:
If you are running the Z1 Dashboard on a different computer from the sim and want to connect to the Z1 Server software, then you should enter the port number being used by the Z1 Server software here.

Display latency bar:
Enabling this option will display a small green bar at the lower right of the Dashboard when it is connected to the Server. The bar shows the quality of your connection. If the bar grows in size, or turns yellow or red then your connection quality is low, and some data may not be received by the Dashboard.

Codemasters IP:
If you want to connect to the Codemasters F1 sims, then you should enter the IP address being used by the Codemasters sim here. This is usually 127.0.0.1.

Codemasters Port:
If you want to connect to the Codemasters F1 sims, then you should enter the port being used by the Codemasters sim here. This is usually 20777.

CM Name:
This is the driver name you want to have displayed when you are running a Codemasters sim. The Codemasters sims do not include the name of the driver in the API data feed. So if you leave this field blank then the driver name displayed with a Codemasters sim will either be 'Driver' or the name of the F1 driver whose car you are driving.

CM Timeout:
Codemasters turns off telemetry when you pause or exit the sim. Since there is no way for the Z1 Dashboard to know if the sim is just paused or has exited, it will wait for the number of seconds specified here for the sim to resume. If it does not resume within that time frame then the Z1 Dashboard will assume the sim has exited.

Connectivity:
The various connectivity options determine which sims the Z1 Dashboard will attempt to connect to. If you are only using a few sims then unchecking the ones which are not used will result in a faster connection time when starting your sim.

For Codemasters you need to check the checkbox and then select the version of the sim you want to connect to from the drop down. For F1 2017 there are two options: 'F1 2017' and 'F1 2017 BC'. The BC option indicates that you want to use Codemasters broadcast mode when connecting to the sim.

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