I don’t like to release new software during an event, and more so the morning of a race, but here is what I discovered during the CTSC race yesterday. 1. Based on some procedural changes in how Timing and Scoring is done, the datafeed exposed a flaw in RaceTools v3.x that can filter out the … Read more RaceTools v3.0.6 – Daytona Race edition *** Safety Car Alert ***
The Rolex 24 at Daytona is upon us and RaceTools has been updated in preparation for the 2017 season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With the change in T&S suppliers and the associated change in the data feed, it is recommended that your run v3.0.4 or above of the RaceTools software. If you … Read more RaceTools v3.0.4 – Daytona Release
The ability to replay a session in RaceTools has been part of the software since the very first version. It was a good tool for me to use to develop and debug the software and a great tool for teams to analyze data from previous sessions, events or even years. Using replay files rather than … Read more V3 – Replay Remote for when you really want to jump around.
With the new season, a lot of teams are reinstalling RaceTools and upgrading to Windows 10. This has caused some users to get file access errors when running RaceTools from the ‘Program Files’ or ‘Program Files (x86)’ folder as Window’s UAC restricts access the the program folder. The recommended place to store user data files … Read more RaceTools files moving to a new place in V3.0.3
With a new calendar year comes new promises and new hope. It also comes along with expired software and new updates. If you have not updated your copy of RaceTools since September, you will need to download a new version to use it in 2017. All pre-v2.113 RaceTools software expired on December 31, 2016. You … Read more Happy New Year
The off-season is also the software development season. While the software is constantly developed, new features added and bugs squashed, most of the work in-season is due to necessity. The off-season is when the gloves come off and I get a chance to make major changes to the underlying code. The off-season is divided into … Read more RaceTools 2017
For years, the company name was VFX, or more precisely, VFX Digital Solutions, Inc. In 2004, the business was acquired by another company and as part of the agreement, the company name had to be changed, and it became 0435432 BC LTD. Now that the agreement is no longer in place (I bought back the … Read more VFX is Back
This is an optional update with some bug fixes but mostly minor tweaks to the interface to make it a little easier to use. Enhancements: Add Delete Log Files button to General Configurations tab to delete old log files from LogPath Add Delete Session Files button to General Configurations tab to delete old ABS … Read more RaceTools v2.88
Relay Server was included in a major update to RaceTools in version 2.56. It was added to address the connection restrictions in the WEC data feed, but this feature is also useful for non-WEC users. The Relay Server redistributes the data stream from one instance of RaceTools to other copies of RaceTools. This can be … Read more Sharing your data – Relay Server and Get Session
For the first 8 years of RaceTools, the focus was on new features as the feedback and suggestions from dozens of race engineers and strategists made their way into the software. The focus for the last couple of years has been ease of use; trying to corral all of the features and options into something … Read more RaceTools v2.77 – Faster session restore, easier updating.