Slotting the day away ...
not that there is not enough lap counter software for your slotcar
hometrack (e.g. Carrera, Tyco, Tomy or Faller), but here is another
one. And it is freeware under GNU Public License (Version 2). But if
you like the program and want to say 'thank you', just send me some
parts of tracks or cars or whatever has to do with slot racing.
- ASCII art animation
- really big numbers
- 2 lane time race
- 2 lane lap race
- training mode (driver with fastest lap time wins)
- lap time, fastest lap time
- speed, average speed
- lap number
- start reaction time
- race history (shows all lap times of the last race)
- penalty laps for false start
- handicap laps for drivers
- hall of fame
- required hardware is like in
Alex de Kloet's
Basic Software (Uses the parallel port)
- starting light support (parallel port pin 2 to 6)
(I changed this!)
- lane input (parallel port pin 10 to 13)
- requires DOS
- written in Turbo Pascal
- some hidden features: Try the 'c', 'w', 'f', and 'l' key in
the main menu after a race
- by the way, did I mentioned the 'q' key, which allows to
quit a training session or a race?
- internal timing is done with 0.8381 microseconds resolution,
but you will see only 1/100 second resolution.
- a small driver data base (NEW FEATURE)
- simple lane swapping (try 'c' key)
- Version 1.3.1 (some bug fixes)
Driver Data Base Format
The driver data base file consists of some driver entries.
One entry consists of three lines. The first contains the drivers name.
The second holds the car type and the third is the handicap entry. Look
at the sample driver data base file to see how it works. The name of the
driver data base file must be 'driver.dat'. You can edit the file using
a standard text editor like vi, emacs, edit or notepad.
If you understand German, you can get this
wonderful hardware (which supports 4 lanes,
traffic light and also works with SlotMan, SlotRaceManager and
Alex de Kloets Program and some other programms too).
Otherwise build your own hardware.
Alex de Kloet's Homepage
or Badenslot or
Volkers Rennbahnseiten or this link for a infra
Some examples of selfmade light bridges
Turbo Pascal Bug
I did compile the code under Turbo Pascal 5.5. So this error should not
happen. But If you recompile it, this may be of interest for you.
Information on the Turbo Pascal Bug on fast computers.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License , or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
More timing software
On the net you will find a lot of timing software. Here are some
of them (please note: some names below are registrated trademarks
and all rights belong to the owners, see also this german