Slotting the day away ...

Hi Folks,

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.

Features:

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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.

Hardware

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. Please check Alex de Kloet's Homepage or Badenslot or Volkers Rennbahnseiten or this link for a infra red version

Light Bridge

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.

And remember:

Warranty

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 disclaimer):
Matthias Nutt