- 22nd November 2005
Due to the changes in V0.12
there were some bugs in the little used printing routines, these
have been fixed.
radio equipment is now becoming popular, a feature has been added
to laps free to allow for this. In the drivers details window
a check box ("No Freq Needed/2.4Ghz") has been added
to indicate drivers that do not require frequencies, the same
applies in the drivers database. In
the future those that require frequencies may be in the minority,
therefore a feature is now included to set the default value of
the "No Freq Needed/2.4Ghz" checkbox. By ticking "New
Drivers require Frequency by default" option in the Setup
Screen the program will operate as before, otherwise new drivers
will default to not requiring a frequency.
label has been added to show the class of the highlighted race
in the tables screen, sometimes it was difficult to remember which
class was associated to a number, this should remove the problem.
- 9th August 2005
Laps free now had the ability
to run 20 cars per race, the "tables" screen has changed
to enable this feature, race duration is now only adjustable from
the setup screen. The information about class is now displayed
at the top rather than bottom of the table to enable it to be
seen easily. The table file or this version is different, old
events tables are not compatible, all other files are (databases
etc are fine).
time (in minutes) can be added to the countdown between races
by press the the +1 or +5 buttons in the race screen, this only
effects the countdown before the next race and does not change
the setting in the setup screen.
settings were not saved in the ini file, this is now fixed. An
additional sound has been added to give laps free the ability
to announce the time between races (if the option is turned on)
at 10 & 20 seconds.
- 1st April 2005
The printout for mass/grid
start races always said "Final" and in the tables screen
some frequencies were not shown, both problems have been fixed.
printouts now have a smaller font for the header of the page,
hopefully this will save some paper. The range of heats/finals
to be printed from the tables screen can now be selected, the
tables screen has been widened to show 16 heats at one time to
reduce scrolling for those with large events. HTML results files
for finals now have "f" as the first letter, heats have
- 2nd February 2005
The race screen now has
the marshals in view at the same time as the information (no switching
required). If the finals were sorted by RbyR/Points and drivers
were included with no results they would end up at the top under
some circumstances, this has been fixed. Small improvements to
serial port code for AMB and RCIO connections and a new feature
has been added to import data in a CSV file format (the download
page contains an example and instructions).
- 16th November 2004
If the database was not
closed before the program was closed down some new entries would
not be saved, the program now saves all the entries before closing.
Heats above 15 would not run ,this problem may have only been
in the last few versions, it is now fixed.
- 31st August 2004
Finals printout no longer
take up more paper than needed (spaces were left where no driver
was located). There are now separate settings for heats and finals
regarding the race type (stagger/mass) these are saved to the
the time entered for the running order announcement during a race
was entered as a blank it may cause problems, this has been fixed
(not a problem if the instructions in the manual were followed).
car number above the lap times in the results printout now includes
the first 4 letters of a drivers name, this enables a driver to
identify their/other peoples lap times more easily.
- 20th July 2004
a driver will now remove them from the heat and final grids (before
the name was removed but the number remained). The start order
printout can now be done by name as well as car number, by name
uses more paper however.
screen shown at the end of a round (EOR screen) has a new button
to printout the start orders for the next round, when the next
round button is pressed it no longer asks if start order printout
option to printout letters for transponders has been added, this
allows those tracks with two sets of transponders to label them
with unique letters instead of numbers.
results printout for the finals ("Final Results") now
prints the correct class name.
for scoreboards, old heat boards, traffic lights, start lights,
track temperature, air temperature, humidity and barometric pressure
has been enabled, this option has always been in the program but
wasn't enabled in the normal release. Options are listed in the
RCio section in setup, if you want more information about external
hardware please email.
- 13th May 2004
option has been added to have the manual counting keys always
enabled when using AMB decoders. The number of columns for the
frequencies can be set to one (fix for windows XP problem) and
the statistics page now contains the distance traveled in miles
the extra (blue) labels in the race screen were not being shown
when the program was loaded, this has been fixed.
- 31st Mar 2004
number of beeps/seconds before the race(known as the ten second
countdown), can now be set between two and ten. An option for
printing the results or not has been added. The times for the
results are now given in hours minutes and seconds rather than
when creating a new database the directory for saving the file
did not go to the default location, this is now fixed. The manual
has been updated to reflect the changes.
- 18th Feb 2004
in this version, the open button now works correctly on the first
screen, the numeric keypad can now be used to manually count cars
(if a version without this is required please email).
new button has been added to the 'tables' screen for automatically
sorting the frequencies if the heats have been entered manually.
times can now be reprinted from the program but only until the
next race has been setup, this can be done via the new button
on the race screen (useful when more than one copy of the results
sounds have been included for mass start races, a call will now
be made thirty seconds before the race ends. For the last five
seconds of the race a countdown can be given, this feature can
be turned on/off in the setup screen.
from the 'Drivers Database' can now be exported to a CSV file,
CSV files can be opened in many popular programs such as spreadsheets
- 17th Jan 2004
Added a multiple
FTD feature, slight change in system 20 routine to accept a software
emulation (still works as normal with system 20 decoders). Manual
includes the updates and is numbered 0.03
- 30th Dec 2003
A fix has been
put in to solve the problem of countries that use a ',' instead
of '.' as a decimal point. Track distance units are now saved
in the ini file, there is no new manual for this version.
- 9th Dec 2003
changes to start screen, spacing on one of the printout has changed,
label printing has been enabled (only a few late versions of 0.00
did not have it). Manual has been updated to reflect changes.
First Release (all beta & omega versions were