I just posted a new build and if you've downloaded and installed it already you've noticed two things. First, this latest beta will reset your license no matter what state it was in before. After installing and running this build you will have a brand new 30 day trial. This is because I've decided to start selling activation codes for the application. On my website you'll see that I'm selling the app for $50 US, however because the application is still technically in beta, I've decided to put it on sale for $25. This sale will go on at least until the official release is done but will end with absolutely no notice. Once I pull the sale, I'll honor any purchases received the day I pull it but no later. With everything RCD offers already I believe $25 is a steal. The purchase can be made through pay pal (see my website). If you don't have pay pal email me and we can work something out but I won't activate you until payment is received and cleared so plan ahead. Extensions to the current trial may be granted however you'll need to provide a reason for needing more than 30 days to evaluate a fully functioning RMS. Most reasonable requests will be granted at least at first.
Finally as a reminder, every penny I receive for any of my software goes to charity (see my website charity section for details). So everybody wins if you buy RCD
I'm really interested in RCD for both my home track and for my school's club. I'm also really impressed on the charity payment model you've adopted; what a great way to remember and honor your son. My wife and I support our local children's hospital, we have, unfortunately, had to use their services quite a bit in the past.
I've checked over your website and scanned this thread but I couldn't find information on how to hook up the power base to a PC... How's it done?
Good question. Would it surprise you if I said I don't know? (: I don't actually have SSD and so I've never actually run the RMS for real. This is why it's taking longer than normal to track down the last couple of issues...
Somebody following this thread will probably respond shortly. If not, I have some contacts and will get you the answer.
You can get an Aux cable from RikoRocket or RichG (slotfiend on SCI).
I believe cables also have appeared on Professor Motor, though it may be cheaper to get them directly from one of the above people (contact both directly for pricing). I would bet that the ones are PM are from one of those guys.
I just posted a new beta release v0.2.1.98. This had a couple minor fixes plus a bigger fix for multi-heat races and race events. This very well could be the final beta. I'm just waiting on as much feed back as possible especially regarding the most recent fixes.
We recently download and installed RCD and are having a problem. I figured out how to set up a race/event/etc., but during the race if there is a track call made the race can't be restarted. The screen just flips between the leader board window and the window with the starting lights. The only thing we can do is hit the 'x' to close the race. Any ideas what setting I might have wrong?
During the 'practice' session of the event, making a track call and restarting the practice session worked fine (by pressing the brake button on the controller).
Hmmmm, so you're seeing the restart lights, but before they get all the way to the green flag they disappear?
Can you get this to happen and the exit RCD and send me the log files? Check my website FAQ for how to move the RMS from one computer to another for the location of the Program Data directory and once found send me all the .txt files in the directory (there will be at least 2).
Also, as a test, have everybody hold down the throttle when you try to unpause. I suspect the software thinks you're trying to re-pause and the throttle down should prevent that (depending on your config settings).
FYI, I got Steve's logs and sent him a fix to test. If the fix works, I'll post it live on my site. This was the first but report in over a month. The only reason I haven't released the build as a non-beta is because I'm working a "live web update" feature that will allow any web browser to view the race (which includes mobile devices). Once that feature is complete I'll release the build as a non-beta.
Also, just as a reminder, the RMS is still on sale for a measly $25, all of which I donate to charity. After the holidays when the "live web" update feature is released in a build, the sale will end. I'll leave the sale going through the holidays, but that feature is way too cool to sell for just $25...
Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year everybody. See you on the other side.
Exciting news. Well, maybe I'm the only one excited, but still... I just updated RC, RCD, and the SRMS with full live web update support. I also posted the current state of the live web update HTML/JS code to my download section. This means anybody that wants to can now make their RC run races available to any device with a web browser.
A very long (17 minute) video can be seen here. It's shaky because I'm using a hand held camera and I get long winded, but I wanted to show off the mobile devices. The video shows the live web updates on a PC browser, iPad, and an iPod Touch (which is smaller than today's smart phones).
To use live web updates you need the latest version of the RC, RCD, SRMS software and you need HTML/JS files. Our very complete sample can be pulled down from the download section of my website. The readme contains all the information you need to both write your own HTML/JS as well as how to enable live web updates for your users. Please consult the readme and if there are any questions afterwords don't hesitate to ask.
To illustrate how big a feature this is, you could actually write your own RMS on top of this technology. I don't think you'd want to, but you absolutely could. Anyway, at least for techies, I don't think it's possible to have a cooler feature in an RMS.
I need to thank Sy, Slingshot, and Dieter once again for all the hard work they put into those. With out those guys this feature doesn't happen, at least it doesn't come out nearly as good as it is.