What's New in Version 4.17?

With each new version of the Dashboard software it gets better and more feature rich, and version 4.17 is no exception! This list highlights some of the changes. For a full list of release notes please see the release notes page.

Codemasters F1 2018 Support
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.

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.

Nine New Dashboards
There are nine new dashboard in version 4.17 They are the GT3 Dash 4A and GT3 Dash 4B; Super Speedway Dash 3 and Super Speedway Dash 4; Formula Dash 3A, Formula Dash 3B and Formula Dash 3C; and Formula Dash 4A and Formula Dash 4B.

rFactor 2 Car Name
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. 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. 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.

Additional Weather Icons
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.

Low Fuel Level Background Flashing
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.

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Codemasters F1 2018 Support:
Codemasters F1 2018 Support

GT3 Dash 4A:
GT3 Dash 4A

Super Speedway Dash 3:
Super Speedway Dash 3

Formula Dash 3A:
Formula Dash 3A

Formula Dash 4A:
Formula Dash 4A

rFactor 2 Car Name:
rFactor 2 Car Name

Additional Weather Icons:
Additional Weather Icons

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