Always enabled chat log, ride on counts, and hopefully a fix for blinking in ZwiftGPS

A couple of things are changed.

Chat and ride ons

The biggest new feature is that the chat window is now always enabled (but you decide whether to show it or not). ZwiftMap monitors the Zwift log file (log.txt) and displays the chat messages and ride ons you are given in the chat window.

Ride ons are tallied as well while ZwiftMap is running and the tally is shown in the ride/run data window. Beware that unless you have activated network capture it’s the only data updated in that window.

Trickery in ZwiftGPS

Finally, some extra tricks have been built into the ZwiftGPS window.

The first is an attempt to stop the sudden changes to a different which seems to happen when the ZwiftGPS server is under load – in that case the server sometimes sends a single data record with the ID of the default world rather than the one you’re in. That is now ignored.

The other is that data records are from ZwiftGPS are scrubbed for riders not in the same world. Hopefully that prevents riders in other worlds from appearing in the map.

Where can I get it?

Find the downloads and more information at the ZwiftMap page.

20 comments

  1. Everything works perfectly except the Zwiftgps. The map does not load up so I could not track my location on the map.

    1. I don’t have an explanation for that. Right now ZwiftGPS seems to be running fine and it loads in ZwiftMap, too.

      Whenever there is a problem with ZwiftGPS in ZwiftMap please verify if it works in a regular browser, preferably Chrome. ZwiftMap only acts as browser which shows ZwiftGPS.

  2. Really useful app. It would be great to be able to see a display of cumulative time spent in each zone throughout the ride.

  3. Jesper, have you noticed any unique behavior with ZwiftGPS or ZwiftMap when riding in a Meetup? I was using ZwiftMap sucessfully for awhile (in Meetups), but now I am no longer showing up on the map. I am thinking maybe if you use the new “Meetup Only View” it no longer works properly (although I have not tested that theory). Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried it but t’s a plausible theory. I don’t know if ZwiftGPS will have to change something because of changes to meetups.

  4. Hi Jesper,

    Its buggy lately, the gps often doesnt load… today it did actually.
    Since a couple of days no chat history ..!

    Rob

    1. Something has changed in how Zwift communicates with the server (is my guess) so it has broken the chat log functionality. I’ll have to investigate some more to find a possible solution.

      You can disable network capture in ZwiftMap and still have the chat log work. Then it just uses data from the log file.

  5. Hi Jesper,
    Great tool,
    all works except for the ride/run data (speed, w/kg, rpm, …)
    I have 2017 macbook pro and adapted the settings according to you’re info

    Using latest version

    Kind regards,
    Kevin

      1. Yes, every step multiple times and rebooted like 10x
        I don’t get errors or messages

        Just went over everything again, same result. Very strange.

        Kevin

          1. I may have found what causes the problem. I’ll send you a link to a test version by e-mail so you can check if the solution works.

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