News:

  • 14/04/2017: version 5.41:
  • 29/10/2016: version 5.40:
  • 25/05/2016: version 5.39:
  • Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with the new Fuel module of the Davic system.
  • 19/06/2016: 5.39c: Slot.it oXigen: Pc Lap Counter now reset the pit stop status also just before the race start.
  • 19/06/2016: 5.39c: Fix bug Carrera Digital 30352: External starting lights 5 to 1 was not working since version 5.38.
  • 19/06/2016: 5.39c: Fix bug in stop & go penalty where the penalty countdown not stop when the race was paused.
  • 19/06/2016: 5.39c: The option “Stop Refueling during track call” now also stop the penalty countdown.
  • 19/06/2016: 5.39c: The word “wait” of the Stop & Go picture now blink when the penalty is in progress.
  • 24/07/2016: 5.39d: Scalextric C7042: Fix this bug
  • 12/08/2016: 5.39e: slot.it oXigen and all others hardware which send lap time: if the O2 lap time is under the minimum lap time of the track then the program will look at the PCLC lap time and if the PCLC lap time is not under the minimum lap time then PCLC will accept the lap and take the PCLC lap time and display a message.
  • 12/08/2016: 5.39e: Carrera Digital 30352: Fix bug: sometime when a race ends the control unit restart the race itself.
  • 28/04/2016: version 5.38:
  • 07/02/2016: version 5.37d:
  • Scalextric C7042: Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with SmartSensor SS mode.
  • Carrera Digital 30352: when you start the race with the CU , Pc lap Counter play sound as well on the countdown.
  • Fix bug: Slot.it oXigen and Scalextric C7042: At the end of a heat and race , Pc Lap Counter now reset the pit stop status to avoid speed reducing in the next heat or race.
  • Fix bug in car and driver setting: sometimes new car or driver was not inserted into the “database”.
  • 11/02/2016: 5.37c: Improve the connection with SmartSensor SS mode
  • 21/02/2016: 5.37d: Fix bug : stop & go : after a track call it was possible to refuel without reenter in the pit lane
  • 10/10/2015: version 5.36c:
  • 30/07/2015: version 5.35d:
  • New reseller of Pc Lap Counter in france: slotcar-union
  • Slot.it Oxigen: max speed of pacer is now limited to 126 (before it was 255 but the O2 system only accept value less to 126).
  • Arduino: Pc Lap Counter can now receive laps from transponder system (add the [TR] command in the protocol description).
  • Adruino: Change the format of the command [SF] so it can receive also the laptime or the timestamp of the lap.
  • Add a lap after pitstop: the lap time after the pit stop is now always calculated by PCLC (to avoid bad lower lap time).
  • 5.35c: Slot.it oXigen: PCLC send now his own race timer to the dongle (to have a better standing of drivers having same number of laps).
  • 5.35d: Fix bug: Slot.it oXigen:  there was sometime missing laps with the option “increase the lap counter at the pit lane exit” ticked.
  • 13/03/2015: version 5.34b:
  • DS Racing DS300, DS200, DS045 and Scalextric C8143 : it use now a new serial communication component , the new component allow you to select COM1 to COM255 and also solves the error “Non String type in ot_get_string_value,file ottools.cpp, line 1682” that occured  with some old USB/Serial adaptor and some old driver version.
  • DS Racing DS300,DS200, DS045: add 57600 in the baud list (DS lap counter working with 56000 baud may not work  anymore with new driver version on x64 computer, if it happen then in PCLC select 57600 in the baud list).
  • DS racing DS300,DS200, DS045: No more round of the DS lap time from 4 to 3 decimal (now the PCLC lap time is exactly the same as the DS lap counter, except for the 1st lap of course)
  • Driver setting: add a button to copy the settings of a driver to other drivers ( Copy the PB-Pro, C7042 and oXigen settings)
  • Arduino: Add fuel level information in the output protocol
  • Slot.it oXigen: when you reset a trackcall now PCLC reset ALL trackcall.
  • Fix bug: Slot.it oXigen: Stop refueling during trackcall was not implemented.
  • Fix bug in lap limited race where drivers must make X laps: sometime drivers was not able to make x lap when they get out of fuel.
  • 5.34b: Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with rflapcounter decoder RC2
  • 5.34b: Drag/Rallye mode: first lap no more include reaction time
  • 25/10/2014: version 5.33d:
  • 20/07/2014: version 5.32:
  • Best time part: display a little led near the driver who have the focus.
  • Best time part: display the number of pit stop.
  • All HTML files are now saved into the folder C:\Pc Lap Counter\LiveTiming
  • Fix bug: some shortcut keys was not working, complete review of the shortcut keys here
  • Fix bug: Slot.it Oxigen: PCLC not responding  when you tried to set a race without a connection to the dongle.
  • Fix bug: Slot.it Oxigen and Scalextric C7042: when you load a race the O2 and C7042 options was not loaded (impact of the fuel on max ower , pit lane max speed, etc...was not loaded)
  • 01/06/2014: version 5.31d:
  • Scalextric C7042: you can now use Scorpius Wireless controller
  • Championship: now you can exclude a race from the championship classification.
  • Arduino: Add car cross S/F line  and race clock data in the output protocol.
  • Fix this Bug.
  • 5.31c: Slot.it oXigen: now Pc Lap Counter use the race timer send by the dongle to evaluate the order in which two or more cars run over the finish line (need dongle firmware 2.10).
  • 5.31c: fix a bug in qualifying and practice session: sometime the drivers swap position when they had the same best lap time
  • 5.31c: fix a bug in clearing penalties and pit lane speeding with Scalextric C7042 and Scalextric PB-Pro.
  • 5.31d: Scorpius Wireless controller: better performance to manage 6 scorpius controllers
  • 5.31d: Load race: even a race is finished the restart button is now enabled
  • 01/03/2014: version 5.30c:
  • 19/01/2014: version 5.29:
  • Pc Lap Counter now use Phidget library version 2.1.8
  • For people who already use Pc Lap Counter with Phidget interface and have installed the Phidget.msi:
     before the installation of Pc Lap Counter 5.29 you need to download and install the new Phidget library version 2.1.8, otherwise  PCLC will have strange reaction !!!.
  • Fix this bug
  • Fix this bug
  • 10/11/2013: version 5.28c:
  • Extend to 48 lanes (at this moment only with Phidget Interface, Arduino and all hardware for RC)
  • Fix bug in the Pc Lap Counter fuel management with SCX Digital (no problems when using the SCX Digital Fuel Management)
  • 5.28c: fix this  bug: during long race the segment time left sometime goes to 24H !
  • 5.28c: fix this bug  with false start light
  • 24/07/2013: version 5.27e:
  • 03/04/2013: version 5.26e:
  • Compatible with Arduino board
  • Fuel management: new option “Maximum consumption per lap”
  • Scalextric Digital C7042: fix bug : the  auto track call was only  working when “Track call Enabled” was checked in the driver settings.
  • 5.26c: Arduino: add input command to give a stop & go penalty (more information in the Pc Lap Counter protocol description)
  • 5.26c: fix minor bug with  Scalextric C7042 and Pit lane max speed and yellow flag max speed
  • 5.26e: fix this bug in announcement and lap limited race.
  • 5.26e: fix bug: scalextric C7042: click on “power ON” after the race end was not working.
  • 01/03/2013: version 5.25b:
  • 20/01/2013: version 5.24d:
  • 15/11/2012: version 5.23c:
  • oXigen: handle hand controller disconnections
  • oXigen: the data flow is reduced by 50%
  • Display the race name near the “power” button
  • Fix a bug in the Stop & Go feature
  • 5.23c: fix bug in DS interface DS-0045: it was not detecting second, third, fourth DS interface
  • 5.23c: Czech Translation update.
  • 17/10/2012: version 5.22c:
  • 09/09/2012: version 5.21e:
  • 31/07/2012: version 5.20f:
  • 16/06/2012: version 5.19k:
  • 21/01/2012: version 5.18:
  • 05/01/2012: version 5.17:
  • 27/11/2011: version 5.16e:
  • 15/10/2011: version 5.15e:
  • 12/07/2011: version 5.14d:
  • Scalextric digital C7042: in the driver setting window you can specify the brake Strength for each driver.
  • Scalextric digital C7042: you can use old powerbase C7030 to detect Pit in/out.
  • Scalextric digital C7042: trackcall change : to initiate a trackcall you have to press the Brake Button + LC button + zero throttle
  • Cars settings: add the column “transponder ID” in the import functionality.
  • Drivers settings: add the column “Favorite Car” in the import functionality.
  • AMBrc: enhanced protocol: PCLC now put automatically the decoder in AMBrc mode.
  • 5.14d: fix bug: Scalextric Digital C7042 and C7030: in some situation it was possible to refuel during a track call
  • 5.14d: Scalextric Digital C7042: if you use only one C7030 for PIT IN  the refuel start when the car stop (zero throttle)
  • 5.14d: Stop & Go and refuel: sometime, just after the stop & go penalty , the fuel level increase till the driver cross the Pit out sensor.
  • 14/05/2011: version 5.13f:
  • Add "Nothing happens" for the out of fuel option.
  • Pitstop detection with Phidget interface: change the delay of 2 sec to 1 sec.
  • Race setting: Set race name to  grand prix name when championship selected.
  • Championship classification: add the total laps completed of all GP in the sort order.
  • Scalextric Digital C7042: impact of the fuel on power: improve of the power calculation so that driver can get 100% power.
  • Statistics Board: in the “driver best lap” panel add a graph to show the lap time and the total throttle used for each lap.
  • Fix this bug (concern false start and race clock)
  • 5.13c: fix this bug (concern heat editor and car changes).
  • 5.13d: fix bug : race setting window: when you select a championship in the dropdown list then the segments generated by the heat editor disappeared !
  • 5.13e: all interfaces (scalextric digital, scx digital, DS racing, etc...): disable the possibility to close the interfaces window via the “x” button but you can still close via ALT+F4.
  • 5.13f: fix bug: Trackcall during a Pit stop : if you selected  “pause the race”  for the trackcall then after the race restart the pit exit was rejected by PCLC.
  • 25/03/2011: version 5.12c:
  • 26/02/2011: version 5.11c:
  • Championship classification: add a “refresh” button and resize functionality.
  • Fix this bug (it’s about fastest lap in the statistic board)
  • Fix this bug (it’s about wrong positions in the zoom window)
  • 5.11c: Fix Bug:  Scalextric digital C7030:  there was a bug in the decoding of data that sometime cause missing laps .
  • 24/01/2011: version 5.10g:
  • 07/12/2010: version 5.09:
  • Championship: you can know give points for fastest lap.
  • Ninco Digital powerbase 1.08: abort the race from the powerbase will pause the race in Pc Lap Counter (will not abort the race in Pc Lap Counter)
  • Fix bug: Scalextric digital C7030 : there was a bug in the decoding process and this could generate missing laps on some track.
  • 10/11/2010: version 5.08c:
  • 19/09/2010: version 5.07:
  • 01/08/2010: version 5.06:
  • Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with TAG Heuer decoder
  • You can use a Phidget RFID to change drivers during a team race
  • Display special picture to signify that the car cross the S/F line just after power off (deceleration).
    lap_after_poweroff
  • Ninco Digital: improve of the pit stop detection.
  • Scorpius: update of the interface to work with the new dongle.
  • Fix bug: At segment start Pc Lap Counter rejected sometimes the first lap.
  • Fix bug: some interfaces like the SCX digital was not working on Czech computer.
  • Fix bug: user was not enable to connect 2 Phidget RFID with 4 other Phidget interface kit.
  • Fix bug: Pit-Pro: sometime Pc Lap Counter could not take control of the Pit-Pro
  • Pc Lap Counter now use Phidget driver version 2.1.7.
  • For people who already use Pc Lap Counter with Phidget interface and have installed the Phidget.msi:
     before the installation of Pc Lap Counter 5.06 you need to download and install the new Phidget.msi version 2.1.7, otherwise  PCLC will have strange reaction !!!.
  • 22/05/2010: version 5.05d:
  • Update window: you can now add/subtract fractions of laps (you can for example add 1.25 laps to a driver).
  • Database: the database structure have been modified to allow fractions of laps, version 5.05 will install a new empty database named “pclc_505.mdb” (the old database “pclc.mdb” will stay on your harddisk but not used anymore).
  • Database: some columns were multiplied by 1000 or 100, now these columns are not multiplied anymore (so now it’s more easy to read the data in your favorite tool)
  • New shorcut to simulate pitstop.
  • Fix this bug
  • Fix this bug
  • Version 5.05d: Fix a segment position bug (column “S.Pos”)
  • 18/04/2010: version 5.04e:
  • Fix minor bugs.
  • 07/03/2010: version 5.04 - 5.04c:
  • Version 5.04:
  • Pc Lap Counter is compatible with the Robitronic lap counter
  • Pc Lap Counter is already compatible with the future exoTIC system made in FRANCE.
  • Heat editor: method “Drivers race on all lanes”: you can now specify that you want to use one lane at a time (only available when “Drag/Rally mode is ticked), here is example.
  • Team race: you can now use a Phidget RFID to change drivers of a team during the race, more explanation soon...
  • Scalextric Digital: PCLC now auto detect the COM port to use.
  • Update of the Norwegian translations.
  • Version 5.04c:
  • Rally/Drag mode: you can now specify the number of laps
  • Phidget interface: improve of the error handling during the status updates of the digital output.
  • Improve of the detection of a already running interface.
  • SCX Digital: the start button of the MCU now generate START - RESTART event in Pc Lap Counter (before it was START - STOP)
  • You can use Phidget RFID to detect pit stop also for RC racing (in the car setting the transponder ID and RFID ID is now two separate fields).
  • Fix minor bug.
  • 03/01/2010: version 5.03:
  • Pc Lap Counter can use Phidget RFID to detect pit stop on digital tracks
  • Zoom: the GO signal which show the “refuel end” is now displayed without a delay
  • Fix bug: Pit-pro: if the driver kept the LC button pressed then PCLC did not detect the Pit In/Out signal.
  • Fix bug: SCX Digital, Scalextric Digital, Ninco Digital: when a driver get a Stop & Go penalty the Stop & Go picture disappeared when his fuel level reached the low fuel alert value
  • Fix bug: SCX Digital: Since version 4.53 the non pit unit was not working anymore
  • 20/12/2009: version 5.02:
  • Scalextric Digital: Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with the Pit-Pro.
  • Heat editor: new method for lane rotation : "drivers race on all lanes and against all drivers".
  • The stop light lights up as soon the race ended and this even the drivers need to finish their lap (in previous version the stop light lights up only after the last driver cross the s/f line).
  • Fix this bug (it concern Pin 9 of the LPT1 port).
  • Fix this bug (it concern power control and refueling after segment end).
  • Fix bug: zoom : it was not possible to move the column “position” with the mouse.
  • 04/12/2009: version 5.01c:
  • Version 5.01:
  • Pc Lap Counter is compatible with the Davic system.
  • Pc Lap Counter now keep the position of the message and best time boxes.
  • Fix minor bugs
  • Version 5.01c:
  • Fix bug: random missing laps with some “home made” detector since version 5.00 (concern Phidget interface and LPT1)
  • Fix bug: Little leds on the main screen now also blink even you don’t use externals lights.
  • Fix bug: PB-Pro: Big power button on the main screen was not red during a trackcall (when the trackcall stop the cars)
  • 25/10/2009: version 5.00d:
  • 16/05/2009: version 4.57c:
  • DS-300, DS-200: Pc Lap Counter now process the GO - PAUSE button of the DS
  • DS-300, DS-200: Pc Lap Counter now also work with new DS (DS racing has change a little bit the communication protocol on new DS)
  • Zoom : Driver position is now displayed in each boxes
  • Zoom: Redraw of the Pc Lap Counter default display
  • SCX Digital:  Pc Lap Counter now manage bad fuel level sended by the SCX Digital systems (avoid fuel level jump)
  • Scalextric Digital: change of pacer speed is now immediately sended to the PB-Pro
  • New shorcut: SHIFT + Lane/Car# subtract a lap
  • Fix bug: when a driver make a false start sometime PCLC reject his first lap.
  • Version 4.57c:
  • Fix bug: car name longer than 30 characters was not accepted in the race setting screen.
  • Fix bug: driver who finished his segment was able to make a pitstop. 
  • Fix bug: when inter-segment time was elapsed the lap time of the first lap of the next segment was wrong.
  • 05/04/2009: version 4.56d:
  • 14/03/2009: version 4.55:
    - SCX Digital: Pc Lap Counter is compatible with the new USB interface by SEB
    - Rewrite of the speech feature: Speech feature now use the freeware Deskbot and can announce race events
  • 23/02/2009: version 4.54:
    - Carrera Digital 132: Pc Lap Counter now detect ghost and pacer car (Ghost car trigger lane 7, pacer car trigger lane 8)
    - SCX Digital : Fix bug: sometime PCLC was displaying bad driver position with lap limited races.
    - Heat Editor: Fix bug: Rotation sequence as 137 was generating segments with empty driver
  • 01/02/2009: version 4.53:
    - Pc Lap Counter work with the Carrera Digital 132
    - PB Pro: when a driver fails to make his stop & go penalty then PCLC will set his car power to 50%
    - PB Pro: click on the Pc Lap Counter  power On/Off button will cut the power for all drivers.
    - Scalextric Digital: when using a second and third powerbase to detect Pit IN and Pit Out PCLC will start the refueling when he detect zero throttle
    - Scalextic Digital: when using a second and third powerbase to detect Pit IN and Pit OUT you can now specify the pit lane speed limit , when a driver run to fast into the pit lane then he will get a Stop & Go penalty.
    - SCX Digital Seb interface mode 2: Fix bug: sometime Pc Lap Counter rejected good laps.
    - PB Pro 1.8:  Fix bug: when starting a race PCLC sometime count a bad lap for all drivers
  • 04/01/2009: version 4.52:
    -
    New heat editor, it’s possible now to specify rotation sequence, car settings,  fuel settings and group drivers
    - No more Series race: series race has been replaced by the  “group drivers” feature of the new heat editor
    - Complete review of the “cancel segment” process (by the way... now it’s work also for lap limited race)
    - Drivers settings: Add favorite car, when you will select a driver in the race settings then  Pc Lap Counter will put his favorite car in the car column.
    - Drivers Classement report: add average column
    - Championship: no need to set “points by seg” for individual races.
    - Fix bug: lap time of the first lap is sometime wrong when starting a race after detector.
    - Fix bug: Average in the “best time on” part  was not filled
  • 20/11/2008: version 4.51:
    -
    Racecontrol systems: possibility to detect pitstop by using S/F sensor
    - Heat editor :  it’s possible now to arrange the generated heats randomly
    - Stat/race detail: possibility to display or not the teams
    - SCX Digital - SEB interface mode 2: improve management of bad messages
    - Fix bug: Race with serie: Statictis board was displaying only the classement of the last segment !
    - Fix bug: Segment best lap was cleared after a change of driver !
    - Fix Bug: statistics board, classement with lanes detail was sometime wrong.
  • 21/09/2008: version 4.50d:
    - For people who already use Pc Lap Counter with Phidget interface and have installed the Phidget.msi:
     before the installation of Pc Lap Counter 4.50 you need to download and install the new Phidget.msi of 15/07/2008, otherwise  PCLC will have strange reaction !!!.

    - Pc Lap Counter work also with the new phidget interface kit 0/0/8.
    - Lap time speech: Pc Lap Counter can now announce lap time through the speakers
    - Improve statistics board
    - Race with series, "Change serie at each end of segment" is now by default unticked
    - Only one button to start and stop a race.
    - Only one button to pause and restart a race.
    - Race with heat editor and race with series: drivers total laps and fuel level is now restored when drivers comes back in the race (before version 4.50 it was starting at zero )
    - Fix Bug: statistic board: sometime the statistic board was displaying the race classement not correctly
    Version 4.50c:
    - Fix bug: sometime the sound for “last lap” was not played
    - Fix bug: options screen, clicking on the “setup” button to setup the selected detector did not display the setup window when detector type was “Scalextric Sport Digital”.
    - PB-Pro: when you enable Throttle map ,  Pc Lap Counter will fill throttle map data with default values
     0,2,6,10,14,19,24,27,30,33,38,46,54,60,63,63
    Version 4.50d:
    - Fix bug: Light for “Out Of fuel” lights up with a 1 sec delay, now it’s immediate
  • 18/06/2008: version 4.49:
    - New: you can now lights up other light by using Phidget interface
    - Fix Bug : First place sound was not played since version 4.48c
  • 04/06/2008: version 4.48d:
    - New: Add reaction time during start procedure (only when race start before detector):
        - Add Column "Reaction time" in the main screen and also in the best time part
        - Add Column "Reaction time" in the "driver classement" report
    - New: Drag race mode (new option in the race setting screen),  for that kind of race PCLC set the following options for you :
       -  Race of 1 laps  (you need 2 detector by lane, one for the start and another for the end)
       - Classement is base on lap time and not a total laps.
       - Start race before detector with false start detection.
       - All drivers must make 1 laps before starting next heat.
    - New: Add a button in upper right of the main screen to set power on/off without disturbing the race.
    - SCX mode2 with pit terminal : when using PCLC fuel management the fuel level level is now updated more frequently.
    - PB-PRO: Add a option to give or not a  Stop & Go penalty when a driver make a trackcall.
    - PB-PRO: Add a option to stop the refueling of all cars during a trackcall.
    - PB PRO: Driver who ask track call is highlighted.
    - PB-PRO,SCX mode1 and mode2: no more comm port auto detection (because auto detection actualy not working good on Vista)
    - Trackcall with Phidget or LPT1: add new action "End race".
    - DS030: Laptime precision is now 0.001 sec
    - Pacer driver: PCLC ignore now pit stop and stop & go penalty for "Pacer" driver
    - Messagebox : PCLC do a reset of message box at segment start only
    - SCX mode1 and mode2, SSD: PCLC interface have been compiled in binary mode (like before)
    - Spanish translation update.
    - Fix Bug: Sometime PCLC give a error when saving race data into the database (occur when a driver didn't make any laps)
    - Fix Bug: Race with team: S.Lap was set to zero when driver change
    Version 4.48c:
    - PCLC Countdown: no more random delay before lights goes OFF for a drag race
    - Fix Bug : Drag race mode: only first driver first driver could finish his race.
    Version 4.48d:
    - K8000: now PCLC use the new K8D.DLL from velleman
    - Fix Bug: set a race for championship: when you change the GP, PCLC not update the track definition in the race setting
  • 04/04/2008:
    - SCX Digital: New requirement specification for new Seb interface mode2, more information here
  • 25/03/2008  Version 4.47g:
    All interfaces: Add a button to display available COM ports of your computer.
    SCX Digital: Pressing the START button on the SCX-Digital will automatically start the race in Pc Lap Counter
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    SCX Digital : new “SCX to PC interface” developed by SEB which offer already more functionnalites in Pc Lap Counter
    Pc Lap Counter work with Scalextric Digital Powerbase Pro (PB-Pro)
    -  Pc Lap Counter now check the driver and car picture size (picture > 56K will be not accepted)
    Version 4.47c:
    -  SCX-Digital mode2: PCLC now auto detect the COM port.
    - SCX Digital mode2: fix bug : sometime PCLC display empty fuel level (due to undocumented message from SCX-Dital)
    Version 4.47d:
    - SCX Digital mode2: workaround to fix a bug in the SCX-D firmware (sometime SCX-D forget to send lap time)
    Version 4.47e:
    - SCX Digital mode1: PCLC now auto detect the COM port.
    - SCX Digital mode1 and 2 : fix bug: when you use the SCX start button PCLC not always reset the race
    - Scalextric Digital : PCLC now auto detect the COM port
    Version 4.47g:
    - Fix Bug: PCLC does not end segments for a time limited race (occurs since version 4.46 and only when the option “at all segment end , all the drivers....” was unticked)
  • 30/01/2008  Version 4.46e:
    -  Starting lights : Add possibility to set ON all countdown lights during race pause/stop.
    - Pc Lap Counter work now  with the Trackmate interface for windows
    - Pc Lap Counter work now with the RACECONTROL hardware.
    - Improve race with "driver must finish their lap":
      * when the drivers have to finish their lap Pc lap Counter display now the command part of the main screen in orange.
      * No more power OFF / power ON at segment end for a time limited race (in previous version power was OFF and directly ON to let drivers finish their lap)
      *  Restart and pause button is no more accessible during end lap procedure
    - New option for zoom display : display segment classement:
       * when ticked the classement displayed in the zoom screen will be base on drivers segment position.
       * when unticked the classement displayed in the zoom screen will be base on driver general position.
    - Stop & Go : CTRL + Car/lane N : Apply OR cancel a stop & go penalty
    - Pacer mode : no more fuel usage calculation for a driver with “pacer” option ticked .
    - driver Setting : Add possibility to copy all or a single sound to all drivers.
    - Statistics board : Add possibility to see the classement of each segment
    - Norvegian translation update.
    - SCX Digital: Refueling is now possible during stop&go penalty.
    - Fix bug: False start with no PIT IN system: sometime the program did not cut the power if a driver make a false start
    - Fix bug: driver import : if a driver already exists in PCLC then his ID was set to zero.
    - Fix bug: start race before detector without heat editor : after the first segment  the segment lap count start now at 0 (before it was starting at 1 !)
    - Fix bug: lap limited race: when a driver must complete his lap to finish the segment and he is out of fuel it’s was impossible to finish the segment.
    - Fix Bug: End segment sound was not played for a lap limited race.
  • 03/11/2007  Version 4.45e:
    -
    Fix bug: Sometimes a segment of a race ended too early (when you used the button 10 .. 0 and that the detection of a false start was active to each segment).
    - Fix Bug: if a driver did not make any laps then the automatic rotation was not made (only with automatic rotation options)
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    Fix bug : Calculation errors on how the system determines a winner in a lap limited race with multiple segments and option “All driver must make x laps” ticked
  • 27/10/2007  Version 4.45:
    -
    Race Setting : Possibility to set number of segment with a lap limited race
    - Heat Editor : Now it’s possible to use the heat editor with a lap limited race
    - Race Setting : new option “At all end of segment, the drivers must finish their lap”.
    - SCX Digital : When you let Pc Lap Counter manage the fuel then the fuel management is now base on the throttle (before it was base on lap time) and so all digital fuel options is now available with SCX digital
    - SCX Digital: add new option : “Generate PIT IN when Lane Change button  pressed more than 2 seconds......”, this can be used for track without pit terminal.

    -  Pc Lap Counter is now available in Czech
    -  Zoom (large display) : add possibility to save and load zoom display settings (ready settings available in new sub directory “zoom”).
    -  Zoom (large display) : Column selection is more easy.
    -  Driver setting: new option “pacer mode”, when ticked PCLC will not make false start detection for the driver.
    -  Car setting: improve GUI
    -  Fix bug : Sometime stop & go was considered as failed when using SCX or when the option “Add a lap after a pitstop”.
    -  Starting lights: now it’s possible to reverse also the output signal for starting lights ( options/output)
    -  Fix bug SCX Digital : “Max fuel” sound was not played and ‘GO’ picture was not displayed during refueling when using SCX fuel management.
  • 29/09/2007 Version 4.44c:
    - Fix bug : SCX Digital : bad pit stop generation when only 2 controllers was connected and  2 cars cross the S/F  line in the same time.
    - Fix bug : SCX Digital : sometime Pit stop was not detected when you use also a safety car
  • 12/09/2007 Version 4.44:
    - Stop & Go management
    - Scalextric Digital : False start detection is now base on throttle
    - SCX Digital : False start detection is now base on throttle
    - SCX Digital : Pit OUT detection is now base on throttle (no more automatic PIT OUT after 2.5 sec)
    - SCX Digital : no more “Pit Lane Drive through” options (no need because of the datastream decoding improving)
    - SCX Digital : new options :
        “Non zero throttle begin at:” default 0
        “Generate Pitout when throttle value exceed:” default 5
    - Fix bug: the option “Add a lap after a pitstop” was working only when race was with fuel management.
    - Fix bug : Applying  rotation before the race start was not working.
  • 18/08/2007 Version 4.43:
    - Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with ViperBox
    - New general option for fuel management: “Driver race is ended when the car is out of fuel”, setting to OFF mean driver race is not finished but lap will not be counted until refueling
    - Zoom : Add columns in the “position” box (Laptime, best lap, Gap, P.Lap, Nb Pit and team name)
    - Zoom : Add the possibility to automaticaly save the classement into a txt file (so now you have the possibility to publish the classement in real-time on internet)
    - SCX interface : possibility to connect two track on the same PC.
    - Power control and starting lights : power control and lights options are now separate, so now you can use for exemple a Phidget Interface for power control and a dontronics box for starting lights
    - Fix Bug : SCX interface : when only one controller was connected Pc Lap Counter considered each lap as a pit stop
    - Fix Bug : It was possible to refuel during race ”pause”
  • 29/06/2007 Version 4.42c:
    - Add the possibility to save the race data in Access database
    - Statistics board with chart base on the Access database
    - Pc Lap Counter is now compatible with AMB20 transponder/Decoder (so you can use Pc Lap Counter for kart racing and Rc racing)
    - SCX Interface : Now the interface detect pit stop
    - Elapsed time is now also displayed for a race in laps.
    - Fix bug : SCX interface, sometime the fuel meter jump to wrong value
    - 4.42c : on new systems sometime interfaces programs are not translate in your favorite language (bug in version 4.42)
    - 4.42c: Pc Lap Counter start now in full window size.
  • 18/05/2007 Version 4.41c:
    - Pitstop detection : now it’s possible to detect pit stop by using detector on parallel port or phidget interface with only one detector for each car/lane (pit stop can be initiated by stopping a car over the lap counting sensors during 2 seconds)
    - Fix bug : SCX Interface, sometime fuel meter display wrong value
    - Fix bug : SCX Interface, sometime missed laps due to bad SCX messages (version 4.41c)
  • 11/04/2007 Version 4.40:
    - Heat editor: more heat generation options (Drivers race against all drivers)
    - Heat editor: add the possibility to specify the segment time and also the inter-segment time.
    - SSD interface : add the possibility to send fuel information in real time, so now you can have a out of fuel in a middle of  a lap
    - Fix Bug: if you enter to fast in the pit area SCX interface did not count the lap
  • 25/03/2007 Version 4.39:
    - SCX interface : detection of  bad message
    - Pc Lap Counter available in Nederlands
    - Race setting : new option to reset the fuel after each segment
    - Update window : add the possibility to refuel a car out of fuel
  • 17/03/2007 Version 4.38c:
    - Pc Lap Counter compatible with SCX Digital
    - Add the possibility to use parallel port for remote control.
    - Add the possibility to use a Webwam for remote control
    - Display of a graphical fuel meter in main screen and zoom when using fuel management
    - Zoom : add the possibility to apply a box setting to all box
  • 20/01/2007: Version 4.37:
    - Fix bug : zoom , modification on field ‘nb pitstop’ was not saved.
    - Pc Lap Counter available in Swedish.
    - German translation update.
    - Norwegian translation update.
  • 08/12/2006: Version 4.36:
    - Pc Lap Counter is compatible with USB Phidget Interface Kit, you can use it for cars detection, pitstop detection, remote control , lane power and starting lights, more information here
    - Pc Lap Counter save automaticaly the race after each rotation when you use manual rotation
    - German translation update.
    - Pc Lap Counter now available in Norwegian.
    - Possibility to specify a filter to reject bad lap detection
  • 04/11/2006: Version 4.35:
    - Fuel Management for analogic track
    - New race mode : Practice mode (same as qualify but lap time will not be saved in the “database”)
    - Remote Control : new actions : Power ON - OFF
    - External lights : now you can have 5 lights for countdown
    - Zoom : now 9 views available
    - DS300 : Better management of bad messages sended by  DS300
    - German translation update
    - Fix Bug : use comma in car, driver, team manager give some problem after you accept the screen
    - Fix Bug : Zoom : lap time is now reset when starting new segment
  • 30/09/2006: Version 4.34:
    - LPT1 Interface : remote control : you can now assign a Pc Lap Counter action to execute when a specify pin is activated
    (more information here)
    - New program : plc_remote.exe : this program send a action to Pc Lap Counter (like start, pause, restart)
    - New option for false start : “also during restart”, set to ON will also detect false start during restart procedure
    - Fix bug : False start : now the false start penalty begin at the end of the start procedure (detection is always at the begin of the start procedure).
    - Fix Bug : At the end of the restart procedure Pc Lap Counter has put power ON even if a driver had a false start penalty.
  • 07/09/2006: Version 4.33e:
    - Scalextric Digital: possibility to use a second powerbase as a PIT IN detector and a third powerbase as a PIT OUT detector (more information here)
    - Race Setting : possibility to specify a general ‘beep’ sound.
    - When a driver finish his race a ‘race end flag’ picture will be displayed.
    - XLOT : Update of the XLOT interface (new protocol).
    - Danish translation update.
    - When Pc Lap Counter detect a false start it display a ‘stop’ picture.
    - Fix Bug : no more refueling when Pc Lap Counter detect a false start.
    - Fix Bug : Parallel port interface Cpu usage is now normal.
    - Fix Bug : Start a race with 10..0 button ignore the number you type in ‘start after’
    - Fix Bug : Race detail reports was not working since version 4.32.
    - Fix Bug : http://pclapcounter.winnerbb.net/viewtopic.forum?t=76
  • 13/08/2006: Version 4.32:
    - Scalextric Digital : Fuel calibration :  new option in the race race setting to use a session (race or qualify) to calibrate fuel consumption to obtain a specify quantity of liter per lap for all the cars.
    - Nb Pitstop : new column showing the number of pitstop (also available in the zoom screen).
    - Starting lights (on monitor) : no more green lights, start lights is now like F1 style.
    - Zoom : new option to update or not the drivers name just after a segment.
    - Fix bug : start race : cpu usage is now normal
    - Fix Bug : ssd, zero throttle was considired as ‘Lane Change’ + Brake
    - Fix Bug : ssd, pitstop was generate even for a race without fuel management.
    - Fix Bug : cpu usage of K8000 interface is now normal.
  • 13/07/2006: Version 4.31:
    - Real starting lights on monitor, green lights displayed randomly between 1 and 5 seconds
    - Zoom (large display) show also starting lights.
    - Start procedure chanegd : race start when green lights displayed.
    - Fix Bug : False start detection not working when starting the race via the ‘10..0’ buton.
    - Fix Bug : wrong convertion Km/h to Mp/h  (now 1 km/h is equal to 0.6213171192 Mp/h)
  • 09/07/2006: Version 4.30
    - Fix bug : Inter-segment countdown not working when loading a race saved with inter-segment option.
    - Fix bug :  Position of  the column ‘P.on.track since’ was not saved.
    - Fix bug : Skin delivered with Pc Lap Counter did not include fuel columns
    - Fix bug:  Version 4.30c : loading a race : segment time not well loaded when segment time was less then 1 minute
  • 26/06/2006: Version 4.29
    - Scalextric Digital : new way to call  pitstop , summary here
    -  Scalextric Digital : now you can specify the begin value for  NON zero throttle (useful for bad hand controllers)
    -  Scalextric Digital:  Pc Lap Counter can now manage 2 powerbase (so 12 cars , 2 track of  6 cars)
    -  Scalextric Digital fix bug:
         - During a lap , pressing all the time LC button do not consume fuel, with version 4.29 you did.
         - Press LANE CHANGE or BRAKE during a lap and in the same time give some throttle do not consume fuel, with version 4.29           you did
  • 05/06/2006: Version 4.28
    - Pc Lap Counter is compatible with the Xlot Digital systems, more info here
    - Add save of the classement in HTML format during  the automatic save process at each end of segment.
    - Fix Bug : Lap time precision was not 0.001 when using a webcam.
  • 14/05/2006: Version 4.27
    - Fuel management : You can set the consumption by car (overwrite the general consumption setting).
    - Team setting: possibility to set min/max race time against number of drivers in the team
      Race time in report and zoom will be displayed in red when the race time not reach the max/min
    - Pc lap Counter available now in German.
    - Fix bug : lap time after a pitstop with fuel management and using the option ‘add a lap after a pitstop’ was not correct.
    - Fix bug: reload a race with fuel management did not load the fuel quantity setting.
  • 28/04/2006: Version 4.26.2
    - fix bug :  wrong lap time when using a webcam: the precision was not of  0.001 sec.
  • 18/04/2006: Version 4.26.1
    - Fuel Management
    - Use a webcam as pit stop detector
    - Add Car and track in the ‘Race detail by lap’ report
    - Fix bug : http://pclapcounter.winnerbb.net/viewtopic.forum?t=22
    - Zoom window display immediately  information comming from Pc Lap Counter by using direct connection with Tcp Protocol, more information here.
    - Pitstop detection : with Scalextric digital you can ask a pitstop by pressing the “Lane Change” or “Brake” button during 3 seconds, more information here
    - In the options screen add the possibility to display the lap time with 3, 2 or 1 decimal.
  • 05/03/2006: Version 4.25
    - Graphic design of the main screen have been improved
    - Display setting : Now you have the possibility to save and load the display setting from a file, if you want to send display setting to other people just send your .PLD and PL2 files
    - Now there is a default display for 6 lanes
    - Change of all default display with new color
    - More fonts availabble in the display setting
    - Color selection :  you can choose now your own color
    -  Skin directory : new directory with some skin for Pc Lap Counter, preview here.
    - Use a Webcam as a detector for Pc Lap Counter
  • 19/02/2006: Version 4.24
    - Sequence editor : add the possibility to print the sequence, so now you can print a race schedule.
    - Record lap time by lane :  now it display only used lanes.
    - LPT Interface : Add a new tab page ‘Pin -> Lane’  to map pin and lane, so you can say that pin 11 is lane 1 in Pc Lap Counter
    - Forum of Pc Lap Counter at http://pclapcounter.winnerbb.net/
  • 07/01/2006: Version 4.23:
    - Track management : add possibility to cancel all the best lap time.
    - Cancel best lap time best performance.
    - Save a race : the program detect if a file is in ‘read only’ mode or not.
    - New reports :
          - Race detail by laps
          - Position evolution
  • 26/11/2005: Version 4.22:
    - Starting lights : add a light, now you have light for 4,3,2,1 go and stop.
    - Fix bug : ‘start interface now’ in the option screen do not start the scalextric digital interface
    - Race Setting : now you can set the start countdown to zero (zero means start without countdown).
    - SSD : powerbase last car bug  : now Pc Lap Counter take care of that bug.
    - Save/load race: sometime team go to a wrong  lane after loading a race.
    - Fix bug : driver setting : change the driver name cleared all the sound
    - Update of Danish translation.
    - Print a report do not close the report anymore.
  • 11/11/2005: Version 4.21:
    - Scalextric Digital interface : Listen to start , race will start automaticaly when user press the start button on the powerbase
    - Best lap time column : this column display  now the best lap of the driver in the segment, his race best lap is always displayed
        in the 'best time' part of Pc lap Counter (like his record lap)
    - New options:
        - Scale : allows to calculate speed according to a scale (default scale is 1)
        - Display distance in gap : Possibility to display or not the gap in distance between previous and next driver
     - Zoom : if the option 'display km/h' is activated the zoom screen will also display the speed
     - Zoom : you can now display 6 lanes
  • 01/11/2005: Version 4.20:
    - Pc Lap Counter work also with  Scalextric Sport Digital.
  • 25/09/2005: Version 4.18:
    -
    Race Setting  : Race with series :  drivers and teams changes disabled.
    - Option : back of the parameter ‘when power go off , wait n sec before stop detection’.
    - Race Setting : Race with series, after accepting the screen the program will reload the serie data and changes in serie data will be tabe in account.
    - Fix bug : Sometime the track power don’t work with a race with serie with the option ‘at the race end, all the drivers must finish their lap’ activated.
  • 09/09/2005: Version 4.17:
    - Fix Bug : Race with series : classement not correct when drivers are  in the same lap.
    - Fix Bug : general position correct but the position into the segment is not correct when drivers are in the same lap.
    - Zoom : Add ‘refresh’ button in the zoom setting screen to force the large display to refresh.
  • 24/07/2005: Version 4.16:
    -
    Fix Bug : Sometime transfert license is disabled.
  • 28/04/2005: Version 4.15:
    -
    Rotation : Detection of missing rotation when no automatic rotation option is set.
  • 14/04/2005: Version 4.14.3:
    -
    Fix Bug : Space bar during race (shortcut for pause) sometime call also previous clicked button action.
  • 09/04/2005: Version 4.14.2:
    -
    Little modification on 4.14 for zoom : add the possibility to change the height for each line in classement part of the zoom window.
  • 06/04/2005: Version 4.14:
    -
    Large Display (zoom): you can change now the font,color:  right click on a column and the properties window will be displayed.
    - Fix bug : No more power OFF during 1 second with Race with serie and option ‘At the race end, all the drivers must finish their lap’.
    - Transfert license: Simplication of the process.
  • 12/03/2005: Version 4.13:
    - New reports : Race detail by Team/driver/Seg/Lane  and by Team/Seg/Driver/Lane
    - Danish translation update.
    - Countdown : Sound for FIVE is now fully played.
    - Website : new section pictures : send me your pictures of Pc Lap Counter in action...
  • 25/02/2005: Version 4.12:
    - False start detection:  Race started with power ON and a random countdown is done between 2 and 7 seconds, if a car passe the detector during this time Pc Lap Counter detect a false start and will stop the driver during 10 seconds.
    The stop time can be set with the ‘Pitstop lenght’ option in the race setting screen.
    The false start detection can be activated with the new ‘false start detection’ option in the options screen of Pc lap Counter
    - New shorcut : ‘Space bar’ pause of the race
    - Intersegment : automatic countdown when intersegment reach the end.
  • 13/02/2005 : Version 4.11:
    - Simplication of the track power and starting lights setups.
    - Pc Lap Counter available in Danish.
  • 04/02/2005 :  Version 4.10:
    -
    Race Setting : add the posibility to set the inter segment time, when inter segment time is delay the program will automaticaly restart the race and put track power ON according to the new option ‘After inter segment put track power ON’ (new option in the option screen).
    - Time left : At the end of each segment, the inter segment countdown will be displayed in BLACK in place of the segment countdown.
    - Update Driver/Lap during race : add the possibility to enter directly the ID of entering driver (searching the new driver in the dropdown list box was heavy.... )
    - Pc Lap Counter available in Brazilian.
    - Translator integrated in Pc Lap counter : now it’s more easy to translate Pc Lap Counter in other language.
    - Possibility to change the translation of existing language.
    - Possibility to change the  program language during the race.
  • 30/12/2004 : Version 4.01:
    - RMS : manage of the START button :  push the RMS start button will activate in Pc Lap Counter  go, pause or restart according to the race state (with countdown for Go et restart)
    - New shortcut :
      Key ‘Pause/Break’ : Pause of the race
      Key ‘End’ : Stop the race
      Key ‘Insert’ ou ‘Delete’ : Update of laps, change drivers...
      Key ‘Enter’ : Go, pause or restart according to the race state  (with countdown).
    - Race Management :Display the part ‘Race management’ in RED when race paused.
  • 18/12/2004 : Version 4.00:
     - Pc Lap Counter manages 32 lanes.
     - Interface DS-030 and DS-300 : manage 4 serial port (total 32 lanes).
     - Interface K8000 : Manage input 1 to 32 and output 1 to 64 (total 32 lanes + 32 output)
     - Add the possibility to import drivers, teams, cars and series.
     - New help button near each import button to display the import file layout.
     - In part 'best time' display of the drivers best lap time during the race.
     - Segment compute:  Add reset button.
     - Bug fix : Qualification Race:
       Classification not correct in the report 'Race Summary' and 'drivers classement'.
     - Bug Fix : Race with series:
       During a change of serie it was necessary to wait the first lap so that PC Lap Counter erases the laps of the preceding serie.
     - Bug Fix : Race with series:
       If a track is not used and the option 'At race end, the drivers must finish they lap' is
       activated it was necessary to manually point the track to finish the serie
     - Bug Fix : Championship with a race with series:
       The points were set only for the drivers of the last serie.
       If several drivers in the same lap the points were not set correctly.
     - Bug Fix : Championship with a qualification race: The points were not set according to the best time.
  • 27/11/2004 Version 3.78:
    - Driver lap detail : add the possibility to auto refresh laps display or not.
    - Update driver best lap time : automaticaly  udpate of  the owner of the record lap time.
    - Fix bug: Sometime race time for a driver is not correct.
    - Fix bug DS-030 : Interface problem after resetting the ds-030 counter.
    - Pc Lap Counter success at 24H of the Brussels Scalex Club 13-14/11/2004.
  • 27/10/2004: Version 3.77:
    - Lap detail : show lap in different color (red for alert and green for best lap).
    - Italian : Translation correction
    - Update of Pc Lap Counter system DLL.
  • 23/10/2004: Version 3.76:
    - Pc Lap Counter is available in ITALIAN.
    - Review display of elapsed and remainder time.
    - Add the possibility to view directly all reports in internet explorer (or other browser) via the button .
  • 28/09/2004: Version 3.75:
    - Pc Lap Counter is available now in SPANISH.
  • 20/09/2004: Translator for Pc Lap Counter.
  • 03/09/2004: Version 3.74:
    - Change GUI of  LPT1  interface.
    - Setup of interfaces LPT1,DS-30, DS-200,DS-300 and RMS are more easy to understand.
  • 14/08/2004: Version 3.73:
    - Review of save and load process: race is auto saved at each end of segment, better performance for load process.
    - Championship : possibility to delete a championship.
    - Zoom : Time left  and position parts are now resizable by the user.
  • 27/06/2004: Version 3.72 B2:
    - Race Setting : Delete of the ‘Pause race during relay’ option, Pc Lap Counter will always make a pause after each segment.
    - Reset best lap time : ask user to confirm before resetting best lap time.
    - Race and segment time left also displayed in the bottom of the race control window (with large font).
  • 19/06/2004: Version 3.72:
    - Fix bug : championship points is not displayed.
    - Championship classement : Add the possibility to reset all grand prix points.
    - Race Setting : Add the possibility to give a name to the race
    - Add the possibility to cancel a segment during the race (add  new button in the ‘update’ window).
    - Segment number is saved in the driver history laps.
  • 11/06/2004: Version 3.71 Build 2:
    - Race Setting : Add the possibility to specify a sound for the end of the  race, this sound will be played when the driver have no finish sound or if the driver is a not in first or second position.
  • 29/05/2004: Version 3.71:
    - Car setting : add field ID : new field to hold the car number (like driver ID and Team ID).
    - Options : add ‘Receive Car ID + [ENTER]’ : you can enter the car ID to simulate laps (this option is only enabled when you use the keyboard)..
    - Zoom : drivers and cars pictures sometime invisible when moving pictures.
    - Project PLC IR DETECTOR : Stop because the construction take to much time.
  • 20/05/2004: Version 3.70:
    - Display of drivers and cars pictures in Pc Lap Counter.
    - Zoom : new display with possibility to move the box and also the pictures.
    - Database : data’s are save in separate files
  • 09/05/2004: Version 3.64:
    - Championship : new field ‘Point by Seg’ : Points will be calculate after each segment.
    - Fix bug : Driver position inside a segment (S.pos) is sometime false.
  • 26/04/2004: Version 3.63:
    - Sequence editor : possibility to export/import sequence from text file (Tab separtor or CSV).
    - Update for DS-030 lap counter.
    - Fix bug : Sometime wrong position displayed when drivers is in the same lap.
    - Fix bug : Pause the race make wrong average lap time.
    - Project PLUG AND PLAY INFRARED DETECTOR : First pictures of PLC IR DETECTOR click here...
  • 13/04/2004: Version 3.62:
    - Sequence editor, more detail...
    - Best lap time by lane, more detail...
    - New driver sound event : record lane and driver record lane.
    - New option for serie race : Change serie at each end of segment or Not.
    - fix bug : serie race : pause in the last serie segment ask drivers to end their laps.
    - fix bug : update lap during race disturb classement display when driver are in the same lap
    - Update for DS-030 lap counter.
    - English traduction update