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Alternative software available for PC unit.

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I wasn't very happy with the X-Lap software that came with the PC unit. So I've written my own RMS software (Windows) for Carrera digital, using the protocol information so generously provided by SFI member brumbaer at his website.

My software includes some things I thought were lacking in X-Lap:

You can automagically rotate cars or drivers in a session. If you have 10 drivers and 5 controllers (as we did here the night of the first test), the software will rotate through the ten drivers, giving each a chance to race all 5 cars associated with the 5 controllers. Likewise, if 2 drivers want to each drive 3 cars in a session (as my wife and I just did this afternoon), the software will track the results.

There is support for sounds. Lap, best lap, and leader lap. Two laps to go and or final lap (lap counted race), 30 seconds to go (in a timed race). Announcement of leader (or not). Announcement of checkered flag in lap counted race (or not).

There is a practice mode as well as a race mode. Just click the practice button and drive. For race modes, the heats must be started from the Black Box after the software has been setup with driver and/or car information.

The race screen always fills the desktop. It reports laps, best lap, last lap, position and time-to-leader (or laps behind leader).

You can count/not count ghost and pace cars. You can require them to finish the race, or not. When you're rotating cars, you have the option to rotate the ghost and pace cars, or leave them the same for the entire session.

The software has been used on exactly two machines at this point- both mine. If anyone is interested in trying it out, send me a PM and I'll put together an install package (with some instructions- currently ther is no in-program help) and make it available. It is and will remain free....
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Hi Bruce,

Great software I think you have done a fantastic job with it thus far. I have a question and I don't know if you want me to post it here or PM you so I will post it here first off. (Please let me know for future reference).

When I try to add a new driver I get a error message that states (List Index out of bounds (0) ). The only way I can then exit the program is to shut it down through task manager. Am I doing something incorrectly?

Thanks for your speedy repair. Works great now.

Thanks Much
Hi Bruce and Forum,

I don't want to ask for anything I just want Bruce to know how much I/We truly appreciate all of hours of hard work and resources he has put into this little project of his. It takes a true fan of the hobby and people to endure the way he does. He manages to intergrades' every idea where possible into the RMS as soon as he can and does it with zest. He is not close minded when dealing with ideas and really cares about the updates and software he puts out. I don't know that I could remain as committed to the project the way he does? He in my opinion has blown away the big boys packaged software and added an interface created by us the users. I just wanted to say thanks from all of the users of the product and myself. You truly are a dedicated inspiration.

Best Regards,
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Hello Bruce,

I was just on your site as well and read your posts regarding your software. I am very upset that someone has got you into this state. It was your software that made all of my buddies get into the hobby again on the digital side. Your software was the cause for many a great time racing with friends or doing time trials on my own. I can't believe that people have that kind of nerve, when working with something that is FREE and better then any store bought software. I had my computer crash recently (Bad Drive) and I am using an older computer. The version of your software on this one is 9.0. Is there anyway I can at least get version 9.53 for the new drive? Unfortunately I never got a chance to back up before the drive crashed. I can understand you frustration, but I hope that you do not let the few spoil it for the many that do appreciate your hard work and dedication. Is there any way you would re-consider? I will respect your answer and I truly do understand.

Thanks to you for what you have given us.

Best Regards,
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QUOTE (b.yingling @ 29 Aug 2009, 10:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>v0.9.6.1 is available from the website.

It includes an integrated help system and one additional sound option.

This is a gift that I know I really wanted to see. Thanks for your hard work and the ability to bounce back.

Best Regards,
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