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Screen for Z1 dash

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by ttleon, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. ttleon


    Hi guys, first time poster, long time lurker. I've got a question for you guys, I recently purchased the Z1 dashboard software and am running it on my Samsung Galaxy S3 via iDisplay. There is a few issues with this, for one, iDisplay isn't the most stable app out there and often fails to load, the other is due to supported resolutions, the whole screen isn't fully utilised and very often it does not maximise properly as well once I am in a chosen sim.

    I am looking for a screen about 5in in size, preferably with touch function. The screen sold by Z1 software looks good but is quite pricey. Anyone have any other suggestions? I am not looking for any other alternative dashes, have tried a couple, find myself gravitating towards Z1 each time due to its functions.

    BTW, I am not an iRacing member so please do not link me to its forums ;)

    Thank you!
  2. ttleon


    thank you! :)
  3. Angeltheartist


    This is what I purchased and it works perfectly.
    SallyBest® 7 Inch Ultra Thin 16:9 HD 800*480 TFT LCD Color Car Rear View Monitor 2 Video Input DVD VCD Headrest Vehicle Monitor Support Audio Video HDMI VGA
  4. i would have used the same mount from OSR but i think they don't make a 7" version., instead i made my own from ABS plastic sheet.
  5. They can do custom cuts. Because I have a diy buttonbox dash mounted to my wheel, the Thrustmaster one wouldn't fit, so Steve at OSR cut mine with the screen mount on the opposite face, and a shorter leg length so it sits inside my 350mm rim.
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  6. I am looking for an lcd (low budget) for Z1software, but do i need raspberry too? Or how to use that lcd?
  7. It works as a normal screen in Windows. Plug it into an HDMI socket, hook up the usb connector for the backlight and that's it.
  8. Thx, and how to connect two hdmi devices if my VGA has just one? :/
  9. If you have display ports or DVI, you can use a convertor to run the HDMI into it. I'm using a cheap display port to HDMI convertor that I got from eBay.
  10. ttleon


    Thanks for the help guys. I've got a different question, has anyone gotten Z1 to work with Dirt Rally? I have tried this method


    But that does not work. I know Dirt Rally is not officially supported, I was hoping if someone has found a way around this.
  11. There's a setting in Z1 you need to also check which says something like 'check for Codemasters'. Once I enabled that, it worked in Dirt Rally.
  12. ttleon


    thanks Mark_McQ . I enabled it but the display lags about 3-4 seconds. Do you have the same problem too? I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong
  13. Mine works perfectly, no lag here. I don't think there was anything else I changed relating to Dirt in Z1. Some dash apps like this, when used with Codemasters games, rely on the hardware_settings_config.xml file found in documents/My Games/[game name here]/hardwaresettings. I can't recall if Z1 uses this, but the specific section is at the bottom. Mine is like this:

    <udp enabled="true" extradata="2" ip="" port="20777" delay="1" />

    By default, I'm sure extradata is usually set to 0, and some games will require it set to 1, 2 or 3. I'd try setting it to 2 like mine and see if that works.
  14. ttleon


    Thank you again. I'll try this out when I get home later today
  15. ttleon


    I tried your settings... which unfortunately did not work, I then emailed Russell, he mentioned that some people got theirs to work while others can't get it working. They are however working on compatibility with Dirt Rally. Marck_McQ, I bought a 5" display like the one you mentioned but mounting from the side like this


    My screen seems to only display a blank black screen. Is there some setup that it needs to run first? I'm not too good with computers :(
  16. They're plug-n-play. Is it showing up as an available screen in display properties?
  17. ttleon


    yes it is - 'digital display' . I tried the same a macbook but it wasn't recognised
  18. GeniFx


    Remember to plug in the USB first so it have power then the hdmi. Whount work the other way around. And its a Toggle switch on the back for the backlight aswell if you dident notis it. Good luck