LFSLib.NET 0.13b released
Now with full patch X goodness!
This version of LFSLib.NET takes advantage of all the new features of Live For Speed S2 0.5X (as well as the X2 test patch additions). The new version can be found here and the release notes are here. There is a new binary distro with a winforms Tester app, which is located here, but in general the tester app does not provide full coverage and will eventually be replaced with a better example and test harness. The highlights are:
- TCP connections (more on that below)
- Multiple InSim Connections at the same time
- Custom Button system
- Lots more tracking events
I've run it through its paces, but as InSim coverages is getting quite large now and I don't have an automated test suite, I cannot claim to have full test coverage. In general, if something doesn't work, assume it's LFSLib.NET, not LFS and let me know. Contact me via the email on the left, blog comments or posting about LFSLib.NET on the LFS programmer forums (which I monitor fairly consistently).
Moving the documentation to SandCastle has taken more time than I hoped. The new doc system is now a dynamic web application and provides a (IMHO) much improved interface thanks to Dave Sexton's excellent DocProject. This has required my moving of the docs off this server to a new host, so the docs and future information for LFSLib.NET from now on lives at lfs.fullmotionracing.com.
About TCP & UDP
A quick note about TCP and UDP in 0.13b. You can have up to 8 TCP connections, but you still can only have one UDP connection. When you configure the InSimHandler, set the UseTCP flag in the configuration. In general, you want to make sure that you do NOT set ReplyPort. Why? As soon as you set reply port, LFS will send RaceTrackNodelap (IS_NLP) and RaceTrackMultiCarInfo (IS_MCI) events via that port on UDP. LFSLib.NET handles that transparently, but since you've now crossed over into UDP land, you have now used up that one UDP connection that is available and things will get wonky if you connect another InSimHandler with the same settings, even though you thought you were just using TCP.