Mini-Z, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer, MR-03, MR-02, MA-010, Forums, News, Pictures, Parts, and Shop - Mini-ZRacer.com
Forums, Mini-Z, MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z, Kyosho MiniZ, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, MiniZ Hop-Ups, MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Kyosho Mini-Z Parts, Kyosho MiniZ Hop-Ups, Kyosho MiniZ Parts, Kyosho Mini-Z Racer Hop-Ups, Racer Kyosho Mini-Z Parts

Go Back   Mini-ZRacer.com Forums > Manufacturers > Flip Side

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2010.02.24, 11:57 AM   #1
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Version 0.43 of Flip Side Racing Software now available

Updated to version 0.43 to fix free play bug preventing timed out racers from getting added back in.


A new release is available, you can download it from the site:
http://www.flipsideracing.org/

A couple of weeks have passed so it is time for a new version right? Quite a few things have changed in the past couple weeks so I wanted to get a new version out for people to test before continuing with the next set of changes. Below is a breakdown of the main things that changed with this release:

New Features
  • New graph type, rank over time
  • Speech translation files can be selected within the program
  • Ending count down option added. You can set the number of seconds the program will start counting down for the end of a timed or timed and lap race

Enhancements
  • The program closing prompt is now configurable. You can choose to always be prompted, be prompted only if a race is active or never be prompted
  • MR-03 added to the chassis list (you can add any chassis you want by editing the raceparts.xml file)
  • Configuration of the racer slot colors (colors that the racers appear as on the race screen) is now configured on the General Config Screen
  • Auto adding racers when using Core hardware has been sped up to take much less CPU time
  • Select Racers screen is removed as it is no longer needed
  • The program will now always clear the racer list when a new racer is started

Bug Fixes
  • If a new background is set in the theme.xml or BG_Frame.jpg is replaced with a new background that has a resolution less than the screen size the program will now correctly resize the window
  • Auto adding of racers to a race will no longer allow 2 racers with the same name, each racer in a race must have a unique name
  • Fixed a error message that could occur if a racer was deleted from the most recent race. The results were being stored even though there was an error

Since the select racers screen is gone now the auto delete racers feature is always enabled. I also worked on speeding up auto adding racers for the Core hardware. If anyone has trouble with the auto adding/deleting feature please let me know.

As always please send me feedback or bug reports.

Last edited by pinwc4; 2010.02.25 at 09:58 AM.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.24, 01:07 PM   #2
briankstan
SLMZ / HFAY
 
briankstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 6,768
great, we are racing tomorrow, I'll get it loaded up and we'll use it tomorrow.
__________________
--Salt Lake Mini-Z---HFAY---MZR Gallery--
briankstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.24, 01:42 PM   #3
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Quote:
Originally Posted by briankstan View Post
great, we are racing tomorrow, I'll get it loaded up and we'll use it tomorrow.
Sounds good.

Also thanks for the suggestion on adding the rank per lap. I realized after adding it to the database so it could be used for reports that people may want to graph that data hence there is now a rank over time graph.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 09:48 AM   #4
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
There was a bug in this version with the Free Play mode that prevents you from adding a racer after they have timed out so I need to release a new version.

I have posted version 0.43 already.

Last edited by pinwc4; 2010.02.25 at 09:59 AM.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 09:56 AM   #5
QuantumRC
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 33
Hi,

With Flipside, how do I sort the Heats into overall standings and re-groups them into Mains?

The last race, I had to copy and paste maunally to excel
__________________
Quantum Racing Hobby Pte Ltd
www quantumracing-rc.com
www quantumracing-rc.blogspot.com
QuantumRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 10:12 AM   #6
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuantumRC View Post
Hi,

With Flipside, how do I sort the Heats into overall standings and re-groups them into Mains?

The last race, I had to copy and paste maunally to excel
The program can not do that yet, I am still working on the event management features.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 10:18 AM   #7
QuantumRC
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinwc4 View Post
The program can not do that yet, I am still working on the event management features.
Thanks, stupid me, I just read it on the info thread.
__________________
Quantum Racing Hobby Pte Ltd
www quantumracing-rc.com
www quantumracing-rc.blogspot.com
QuantumRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 05:28 PM   #8
BrianMidnight
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stafford, England, UK
Posts: 333
Been testing.....don't seem to be able to register more then 6 in a race???....I'm set up for 14 cars
BrianMidnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.25, 07:13 PM   #9
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRIANMIDNITE View Post
Been testing.....don't seem to be able to register more then 6 in a race???....I'm set up for 14 cars
That is puzzling. I just ran a few test races trying to duplicate this problem and had no trouble running them with 20 racers.

Were you possibly trying to add people with duplicate names? There was a bug in the previous versions that allowed the auto add feature to include racers with the same name that was fixed in this version. Having duplicate names in the same race can lead to problems with merging laps, deleting laps and deleting racers so I had to fix the logic to prevent that. Free Play will still allow duplicate racer names because the results are not saved to the database.

Is it stuck at 6, or was it just particular racers? Any insight you can provide will help me figure this out.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 06:44 AM   #10
BrianMidnight
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stafford, England, UK
Posts: 333
Sorry!!! my mistake it is same name tags causing it to happen. I was using our pre installed "race profile" for 30 minute practise where we previously ran all our cars (mods stocks) at the same time. I've now saved it in "race profile" using free play & 1800 timeout, it now runs as before, apart from not announcing the individual lap times at the end of a session. We'll live without that. Sorry for wasting your time.
BrianMidnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 08:57 AM   #11
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRIANMIDNITE View Post
Sorry!!! my mistake it is same name tags causing it to happen. I was using our pre installed "race profile" for 30 minute practise where we previously ran all our cars (mods stocks) at the same time. I've now saved it in "race profile" using free play & 1800 timeout, it now runs as before, apart from not announcing the individual lap times at the end of a session. We'll live without that. Sorry for wasting your time.
Glad to know that it is not some big bug lurking. This input is not a waste of time for me, feedback is useful regardless if it is bugs, input for features and changes, confusion on how features work or even just simple confirmation that things are working fine.
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 09:30 AM   #12
briankstan
SLMZ / HFAY
 
briankstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 6,768
We ran Ver.43 last night at our races, everything worked flawless. I got several comments on the end of race countdown. I had it set to count the last 10 seconds. Itís very cool.

Russ had mentioned to me that is would be cool have the starting horn sound at random intervals, rather than a countdown to the horn. Similar to how F1 works. With the lights. This way itís a reaction time rather than just timing the horn. I know that you probably canít to a random interval but maybe give it 3 or 4 different delayed options and have it rotate through them. This way you wouldnít know what one is coming up next.

I didnít notice anything not functioning they way it should and didnít have any issue with the operation of the system. I havenít checked out the reports or anything yet, Iíll let you know if I find anything when I do.

As always thanks for your great work.
__________________
--Salt Lake Mini-Z---HFAY---MZR Gallery--
briankstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 11:53 AM   #13
pinwc4
Registered User
 
pinwc4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 913
Quote:
Originally Posted by briankstan View Post
We ran Ver.43 last night at our races, everything worked flawless. I got several comments on the end of race countdown. I had it set to count the last 10 seconds. Itís very cool.

Russ had mentioned to me that is would be cool have the starting horn sound at random intervals, rather than a countdown to the horn. Similar to how F1 works. With the lights. This way itís a reaction time rather than just timing the horn. I know that you probably canít to a random interval but maybe give it 3 or 4 different delayed options and have it rotate through them. This way you wouldnít know what one is coming up next.

I didnít notice anything not functioning they way it should and didnít have any issue with the operation of the system. I havenít checked out the reports or anything yet, Iíll let you know if I find anything when I do.

As always thanks for your great work.
The count down to the end of the race was another suggestion from Qon at Nanotrax. The other piece that I do not have done is an ending sound effect, so you can select a horn or beep or something to indicate the end of the race.

For the starting horn sound I do not understand what you are asking for. I have not watched F1 races before so unfortunately I am not familiar with it.

Are you saying you want the horn maybe to randomly sound at 3 seconds then the software says 2,1 then sounds again and for that random time to be configurable? Or are you not really wanting an explicit countdown so that people will not know quite when the horn will go? So you set it to 10 seconds but the software will choose a random number around 10 and not really count down just fire the horn for the start?

Thanks for the feedback
pinwc4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 12:50 PM   #14
LED
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 520
In formula one you have 5 red lights, they all go on one at a time until they are all on. Then they go all off and thats the starting signal. But the times it takes between the last light going on and all of them going out is different each race. So the start signal is not about timing but about reflex.
LED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010.02.26, 01:00 PM   #15
briankstan
SLMZ / HFAY
 
briankstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 6,768
yep, LED explained it better. I was thinking more along the lines of simulating the lights with the sound.

Like this.

Click start...

systems Says "Prepare to race"

then... Silence...

seconds pass... then...

Horn sounds. drivers hear it and off they go.

it could just be an option
__________________
--Salt Lake Mini-Z---HFAY---MZR Gallery--
briankstan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flip Side hardware support requests pinwc4 Flip Side 30 2014.04.23 07:41 AM
How To Use Generic Transponders with Core Software briankstan Lap Timing Systems and Software 23 2010.07.08 04:06 PM
Flip Side Racing Software feature requests and bugs, original thread pinwc4 Flip Side 409 2010.02.06 03:36 PM
Flip Side Racing Software Info pinwc4 Flip Side 0 2009.05.01 09:29 PM
lapcounter comparison... herman Lap Timing Systems and Software 36 2007.09.28 06:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2011 Mini-ZRacer.com
Mini Inferno Sale - Up to $85 Instant Savings!
Micro-T Hop-Ups
RC18R, M18, Micro RS4, Mini-LST, TamTech-Gear, Minizilla, RC18T, RC18B, RC18MT
shop.tinyrc.com Products

more»
Tiny RC Community News
[03/22/17] MZR was on vacation, didn't... : All kidding aside, the host experienced a bit of a server meltdown last week and efforts to restore the site to a new server took longer than anticipated. The current server is temporary until - more»
[11/25/15] Did You Hear? Our Black... : Hey Racers,
We're getting started a bit early with our Black Friday sale this year.  Generally we're not supporters of retailers opening early on Thanksgiving, but in our case, we're - more»
[06/30/15] shop.tinyrc.com: Have You... : Hey All! Just a quick reminder to everyone that we post all of our shop.tinyrc.com Newletters here on the MZR Forum. If for some reason you miss them in your email inbox, you can always see the - more»
Mini-Z, Mini-Z Racer, MR-02, MA-010
M18, M18T, RC18T, Mini-LST, Mini-T, Micro RS4, XRay, 1/18, 18th scale
XMODS, XMOD, Micro Flight, ZipZaps, ZipZaps SE, Bit Char-G, MicroSizers, TTTT, Plantraco Desktop Rover, SuperSlicks, Digi Q
Mini Inferno, Mini Inferno ST, half EIGHT, 1/16, 16th scale
Epoch, Indoor Racer, 1/43, 43rd scale
E-Savage, eSavage, eZilla, e-Zilla, HPI
Robots, Bots, Bipeds, Wheeled, Manoi, Roomba, NXT, Lego, Hacking
Crawling, Crawlers, Micro, RC, Losi Mini-Rock Crawler, Duratrax Cliff Climber
Kyosho Minium, Caliber 120, Minium Forums
Mini-Z Hop-Ups, Mini-Z Parts, Mini Inferno Hop-Ups, Mini Inferno Parts, M18 Hop-Ups, M18 Parts