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QUOTE (Profoxcg @ 5 May 2012, 19:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>However I'm having a problem. I ran a car out of gas, I don't have a pit lane set up yet, so I kept re starting a new race but the car runs about of gas right after it passes the s/f line.

Not sure if I can help, but if you don't have a pit lane for now, in race settings, just click on the fuel folder and unclick the box for "Race with fuel management"

And when you start a race, where the fuel meter is, you drag the width of the column of the fuel meter, drag it to the left until it disappears.
 

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its obvious that I would need a pit lane to race with fuel. But that is not the problem. The problem is this:
A car runs out of fuel in race 1. Then when I run race 2, the car seems to start with complete fuel but goes to zero as soon as it crosses the starting line.
I would think that if you re start the racer / start a new race everything goes back to normal but it really doesn't

I wonder if it has anything to do with this setting,



I really would like to know how to properly set this.

Also in the race settings, I wonder if the units are liters - throughout the entire program. 14 gallons is equivalent to 60L which is more realistic then 100L. (unless race cars really carry 100L)
 

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the option "A total of" adjust the fuel consumption and it's also available per car (the car consumption setting will overwrite the general option).

Pc Lap Counter convert throttle positions in quantity of fuel like this:
Fuel consumption = ( 1 / X ) * T
X = Value you set in the option 'a total of ....'
T = Total of throttle position sent by your hand controller during the lap

So for exemple if you set the option to 1000 and you have a total of throttle position of 3950 for one lap , the result will be: 3.95 L
(1 / 1000 ) * 3950 = 3.95 L
To know how much throttle position you got for one lap go in the oXigen interface of Pc Lap Counter activate 'show throttle data' and a window will display the throttle data.
Another way to ajust consumption for each car is to use the calibration functionnality.
You will find the complete explanation of the fuel management here

PS:
It's better to post questions related to Pc Lap Counter in the Pc Lap Counter forum ( to avoid multiple channel to get information on Pc Lap Counter)
 

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I know it is not the entirely correct forum but I give it a try anyway. Can you use pclapcounter and scp01 to initiate yellow flag mode where all cars stop/slows down? Somewhat like the ssdc functionality where you press a button to stop cars during deslotting.

I have downloaded the program and read through the manuals but I can't find a "how to".

Any clarity is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jonas
 

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Thanks Guy. But for us casuals it would be better if the buttons on the controller could be used for this. Not that i rule out the phidget interface - I just thonk that a functionality like this should be fairly easy to implement in Oxigen and of great value. So I guess the question is for Slot.it - will the controllers at some defined time in the future pass the button information to the dongle so that this (and probably loads of other features) could be implemented?
 

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Yes it will , in fact in the options screen (tab page oXigen) you can specify the impact of the fuel on max power:
For example if you specify a fuel impact of 20% it mean that a car with 100L will have 80% of his max performance and a car with 40L will have 92% of his max performance.
The fuel impact option have no influence on "ghost" driver as there is no fuel management for "ghost" driver.
If you don't want to set the car performance against the fuel level then set the fuel impact option to 0 %.

All information on Pc Lap Counter and Oxigen available here: http://www.pclapcounter.be/slot_it_oxygen.html

In this video i set the fuel impact to 50% and i really feel the performance difference between full tank and half tank

 

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QUOTE (pclapcounter @ 31 May 2012, 11:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes it will , in fact in the options screen (tab page oXigen) you can specify the impact of the fuel on max power:
For example if you specify a fuel impact of 20% it mean that a car with 100L will have 80% of his max performance and a car with 40L will have 92% of his max performance.
The fuel impact option have no influence on "ghost" driver as there is no fuel management for "ghost" driver.
If you don't want to set the car performance against the fuel level then set the fuel impact option to 0 %.

oh wow, that is most excellent and impressive and thank you for your prompt reply, c'est tres sympas


I shall very soon buy this wonderful software
 

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I had an intermittent and bizarre problem racing with Oxigen and PC Lap Counter last Saturday.
Once in a while, a car would stop 1 or 2 seconds after passing the finishing line.
It would not move again.
The only solution we found was to place the car before the finishing line and push it slowly pass the finishing line and then the car would start again.

Have others had this problem? Where does the problem lie?

PC is Windows 7 premier
FIRMWARE
Car is 2.03
Controller 2.03
Dongle 2.02

Cheers,
Chip
 

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QUOTE (Slot.it @ 8 Aug 2012, 14:29) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Chip.
We will check it this side of the Channel, starting next week, In the meanwhile, please let me know of any developments.

Hi Maurizio,

Good news!!!
I updated lap counter to version 5.20f on Windows 7. did some testing before anyone showed up for race night. Only one glitch in which a car stopped responding and I had to push the car passed the start/finish line to get it going again.

So I was a bit nervous about race night....

Big turn out, many friends showed unexpectedly.... we raced a few hours, 8 cars racing at the same time.... calculated that in total we raced just under 3 000 laps (yes, three thousand laps) and all went very well.... the only time a car stopped working was when the battery died in the controller.

Everyone had an absolute blast. A complete success. I can't wait to do another race night. (this time with 10 cars and not 8).

Weird that i had one singular problem in the lone testing and on race night, with all cars racing at the same time, no problem at all.

So it's all good news, very good news!!! Oxigen and PC LapCounter works smoothly together. Thank you Maurizio!!
 
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