Tuesday, December 22, 2015

And we're back!

2015 soon to be 2016:
A web site today has to be adapted to all kinds of devices, the old design was not prepared for the "digital revolution" that we are in the middle of (or beginning of maybe?) right now.

Because of this I'm very proud to present the new site using responsive design so it looks good on your phone, tablet and on your big hi-res monitor!

Check out http://www.tracktimer.com and if you still see the old site please just refresh your browser.

I am even prouder to release version 4 of Tracktimer that has been developed on Windows 10 for all Windows versions from Windows NT4!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Timing competitors

During pre-season training many choose to drive without transponder in order to keep their lap times somewhat secret.
With Tracktimer you can very easily lap times of up to three competitors using keys F6, F7 and F8 each time they pass where you are standing. F5 is used for "your" driver.

In the Pit crew panel you can see time differencies between all drivers. Enter the end time of the session and you will see how many minutes you have left. Also if you have entered amount of fuel you will see how many more laps your driver can pull off.

It looks like this:

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Smart backup storage

Tracktimer asks you to take backups after a user configurable number of days. To be really safe make sure you save the backups to your dropbox folder. They will then automatically be safe and always reachable from any computer you have.
Get dropbox here (an extra 250 MB for both you and me if you follow this link)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Stickers done!


And lots of them too! Me and Håkan from www.zid.se worked last night from 17:00 to 03:00 with designing, cutting and preparing the stickers. Some of them are already attached as the one here. Now stop drooling! :)

Hardwarewise I am trying to communicate with my BPS Special ignition but the USB to serial adapter didn't work at all. Håkan was kind and let me borrow his old laptop with a dedicated serial port so hopefully it will do the trick.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fairings

Painted and ready for some sticker treatment later this week! Pictures will follow! Also I will go to Brno 14-16th April for some early practicing. A great track, now with new surface, now I just have to install the used BPS ignition I bought last year...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

This time of the year again!


I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! My Christmas was partly spent witha fake beard to keep the myth alive for my sisters kids, very enjoyable! :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Race bike design

I've had two complete fairings in the garage for more than a year now. I haven't been able to decide on a nice design for them but this weekend I finally concentrated myself and spent a few hours in front of the computer.
This is what I came up with, what do you think?



Thursday, June 05, 2008

Vista revisited

Today I had a private demonstration of Tracktimer for a customer running Vista Home Basic, he was not logged in as Administrator.
I saved a session just to show how it looks in the Sessions view but to my surprise it was empty! This session was saved in the track name subdirectory so I tried to save it directly under Sessions instead and this time it showed up.

Then I tried to run as Administrator and to my surprise no sessions were visible!

After some googling I found out this about virtualization:
c:\Program Files and its subdirectories are write protected for anyone except Administrators.
If you try to write there you will think that you have succeded but in reality it has been written to C:\Users\YourAccountName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files instead.
However, if you run the program as Administrator it will write to c:\Program Files as in XP and earlier OS's, this explains why I couldnät see the session I saved when I was not running Tracktimer as administrator.

So until I make Tracktimer truly Vista compatible please install Tracktimer to your User directory - normally called "Documents" - instead of to c:\Program Files as it suggests by default during install.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The 100th online customer needs to be celebrated

Yesterday Caroline Landström was lucky enough to be the 100th online customer!
She (or more correctly her father) bought the Basic Motorcycle version but she will now get a Pro Motorcycle version for free! And it's not even Christmas! :)

Thank you for your order and best of luck Caroline!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Tracktimer+Ubuntu+Wine=true!

Some of my racing friends are not exactly overwhelmed by Microsoft operating systems so every now and then I get the question about when Tracktimer will be available for Linux.
"It will never happen" is my usual answer.
But it appears that Tracktimer actually works in Linux with the help of Wine, I got this e-mail yesterday:

Greetings from Malaysia Torkel!

Just writing to let you know that your software seems to work flawlessly in linux (Ubuntu) using the latest version of "WINE".. I've been able to do timing, saving, etc... using the demo version, with ZERO problems.

-Mikko Nassi
www.kartingasia.com
To be more specific he runs Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)... and WINE
version 0.9.54.

Thanks for the research Mikko!