NEW Version Of VDASH-EMU Available! (v1.1-35 2019-10)

NEW Version Of VDASH-EMU Available! (v1.1-35 2019-10)

Drag & Drop Everywhere!
A new innovative and super easy way (using drag&drop) to build your virtual racing dash for Windows, Android and Linux.

This is the main purpose of this new major update. Install templates, create virtual dash, create sophisticated Buttonbox, sharing complete dash template or part of display called “Package” has never been so easy!

 

 

 

 

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Cheers,
z

Changelog v1.1-35 2019-10:

– [CHANGE] Open files dialog size increased, long names are more readable
– [ADD] UP/DOWN images swap button added to Push-Button object to swap up/down image
– [ADD] ‘Reset Background” button to Load Background dialog to clear the current background image

Menu Objects (ALL EMU VERSIONS):
– [ADD] Send To Background menu added to send the current selected image to background
– [ADD] Turn Image To FLAG menu added to convert the current selected image to a image FLAG object
– [ADD] Turn Image To Circular Gauge menu added to convert the current selected image to a Circular Gauge object
– [ADD] Turn 2 Images To Push-Button menu added to convert the 2 selected images to a push-button
– [ADD] Turn Image To Arrow Gauge menu added to convert the selected image to an arrow gauge object (beware an arrow gauge needs a perfect square image, 500 x 500 pixel for the best result)

Menu Objects (DESKTOP EMU VERSIONS Windows/Linux/SIM Race LCD):
– [ADD] Create Objects Package menu added to create a shared package with the selected objects, all objects are saved in one file called a “Package” which can be shared with your friends! All packages are saved in vdash_template/packages directory

– [NEW] Drag And Drop files / directory onto VDASH-EMU is now allowed, list of drag and drop features included:

IMAGE:
Drag & Drop one or more image from your desktop to the EMU to create image objects
Drag & Drop image from your Internet browser to create an image object
Drag & Drop 2 images with names contain “_up” and “_down” (like my_button_up.png and my_button_down.png) from desktop to create a Push Button object
Drag & Drop a complete folder with images inside like a texture pack copy the folder into vdash_template/ directory automatically

TEXT:
Drag & Drop text from any text editor/writer like Notepad++, Wordpad, Word, Open Office to create multiple labels automatically

TEMPLATES:
Drag & Drop a json template + its preview install it on current page automatically
Drag & Drop a complete folder that contains images, templates, preview install them automatically, if more than one template found only the first one is installed on current page

PACKAGE:
Drag & Drop a package (new container in v1.1-35 which contains objects ready to use) install all objects automatically on current page, you can create and share packages easily

New Version Of VDASH-EMU Is Out! (v1.1-34b 2019-09-09)

A new version of VDASH-EMU IS OUT! (2019-09-09)

Latest version 1.1-34b of VDASH-EMU is a major version and a recommended update.

 

Changelog:

– another big optimization of the code
bigger buttons on the Editbar
open and close the EditBar with the Editbar icon (on topleft icon)
NEW MENU: Align Left, Align Bottom and Distributed Horizontally and Vertically
these functions align automatically the selected objects or balance (distribute) the space between objects
NEW Align & Distrib icons on EditBar
Objects selection colors improved with: First=Cyan; Mid=Blue; Last=Purple
EVAL Visibility now displays the telemetry value when visible (and not just “1”)
Set Template… menu is now renamed Load Template…
size of properties dialog of objects reviewed and fixed
RPM Values can be typed in RPM LED/RPM Circle object properties dialog in addition to sliders
– [added] Font type has been added in advanced properties of SurfaceFlag object (see the screenshot)
– and other minor fixes

Cheers,
z

OPEN / CLOSE EDITBAR:

 

 

MENU OBJECTS WITH NEW FUNCTIONS:

 

BIGGER EDITBAR BUTTONS:

With the new Align left/bottom & Distribute Horizontal/vertical Icon

 

NEW OBJECTS SELECTION COLORS:

 

SurfaceFlag object font type property:

 

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

EKSIMRacing created the SLI-PRO EMU (SLIEmu) in 2009 during the creation of the SLI-PRO USB display in collaboration with Leo Bodnar at this time it was necessary to test the software even before  the availability of the prototype of the USB card, for that stuff we must create what is called an EMULATOR, which aims to reproduce exactly the internal software of the card (the FIRMWARE) and according to the commands sent to the card (so to the firmware) to get the same behaviors for leds, display panels, gear, buttons, encoders, switches, etc.

SLI-PRO emulation on Android (first gen EMU released in 2009):

By doing this you can test your USB display card management software without having the card available physically. That’s how the first racing display emulator for Android was born.

In engineering, emulation is commonly used during development and before the manufacture of a new product. F1 engines are emulated to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness.

VDASH-EMU is the 2nd generation emulator (much more powerful) and it is not a simple graphic dash racing as we can find tons on the net, it’s firstly an emulator of an USB device ( the SIM Race F1 SIM Display) in other words the internal software of the USB card (the firmware) is emulated which allows to use it exactly like a real racing display, which also allows to have 32 buttons , 5 encoders, 3 switches, 15 RPM leds, 6 Marshal Leds, 7 externals leds, 2 display panels (right and left) of 4 digits of 14 segments and one central digit of 7 segments for gear.

All configurations applicable to the SIM Race F1 usb card are applicable to the VDASH-EMU. In addition to the standard graphical objects (digital and analog gauges, telemetry DATA, tach, labels, etc.) there are some objects directly managed by the emulator, including the left / right panels, the object RPM shiftlights bar, all Leds, big gear object (central gear display), buttons, encoders, switches.

So you can read the doc and tutorial of SLIMax on the SIM Race F1 usb card because it’s directly applicable to VDASH-EMU objects.

For $5 (license of VDASH-EMU) you have the same features as the SIM Display USB Display Card + a full buttonbox + a complete virtual racing dash with hundreds of dash templates ready to use.

A high resolution SIM Race F1 template for the VDASH-EMU is available at EKSIMRacing VDASH-EMU templates repository (see the link below), this is an example of template using objects managed by the EMUlator:

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4265.0

Here is template this time using several objects:

Tyres And Time Monitor Template v1

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4049.0

 

Another example using the EMUlated controls (buttons, encoders, switches) to create custom ButtonBox:

A Good Start For Your Custom ButtonBox

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4302.0

Elle est pas belle la vie! (Isn’t Life Beautiful!)

Cheers,
z

 

VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD, Your Custom Splash Screen

Hello,

A new service is available today (2019-04-26) to PRO subscribers only. Get a custom version of VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD with your custom splash screen (splash with brand logo at startup). Connect to EKSIMRacing Software Support (PRO Support Area) to get more info:

VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD With Your Custom Splash Screen