You want to use the hidden setting with which YOU get to decide where you will be zwifting today?
You want easy access to set trainer effect (also called resistance level) before you launch Zwift?
You can use ZwiftPref on both macOS and Windows to do this and more…
What is ZwiftPref?
ZwiftPref is an app for your macOS or Windows computer which helps you change settings for Zwift in the prefs.xml file in an easy and safe way.
World and Route selection in ZwiftPref
World and Route selection in ZwiftPref – default view
Trainer Effect and Tacx New Road Feel screen
Select sport, tune the UI, remember/recall your preferred monitor, adjust workout settings, and turn power smoothing on/off
Version information and link to more information How to use
After installation, launch the ZwiftPref app.
prefs.xml is loaded into the app when it starts and when you press the ‘Reload’ button.
Change settings as you like and press ‘Save’ to have the changes written back to prefs.xml. The changes will then apply the next time you start Zwift.
If you close/quit the app without pressing ‘Save’ nothing is changed in prefs.xml
ZwiftPref (macOS) (26396 downloads)
md5 checksum: 427a4b94f38cc756fd594d65eb2dd2ac Security settings
You will have to adjust some security settings to let ZwiftPref launch. See the section ‘Security settings’ in the post
ZwiftMap for macOS is here. It is the same for ZwiftPref.
You also have to allow ZwiftPref access your Documents folder when prompted by macOS, at least under Catalina. This is because of changes to the security model in Catalina compared to previous macOS versions.
ZwiftPref (Windows) (7497 downloads)
md5 checksum: 90ac582e7e16638d76f551fdbf7c059e History
Fully data driven listing of worlds and routes (preparing for a new world)
Remember and recall preferred monitor (stores the information in a separate file named saved_prefs.json)
Supports –offline parameter to not read any data from the web (routes list, event schedule, map schedule)
For development/test: Supports –test parameter to use local file routes-test.json as input (use with –offline)
Choose sport (Riding or Running)
Open prefs.xml in a text editor
Change more settings
See upcoming events
All platforms: First release
The announcement posts provide a lot more information:
Since Zwift has recently introduced a second guest world on the calendar it would be nice to know what is on the calendar before you world hack with ZwiftPref. In the latest version 0.5.0 you can ...
If you want more of New York when the calendar switches to Watopia in a couple of days, now may be a good time to get the new version 0.4.0 of ZwiftPref. Of course it lets ...
It is really to simple to select a world other than Watopia and the guest world of the day with zwift-preferences and ZwiftPref. Just remember that you must click on the name of that world ...
UPDATE: This was the original announcement of ZwiftPref. The most recent information can be found over at the main page for the app. You want to make use the hidden setting with which YOU get ...
Execute the World Hack safely with ZwiftPref and YOU get to decide where you will be zwifting today. Pre-select the route before you launch Zwift itself. See route details and upcoming events. And more… Practically all ...
There are three new London routes in the new version 1.0.22839 (released for iOS today and eagerly awaited for macOS and Windows – it will probably happen before London is in rotation Tuesday). Edit: Version 1.0.22878 ...
The wait for new routes in Watopia is over with the update of Zwift to version 1.0.25225 today. The three new routes (level 12 locked) are Tour of Fire and Ice Road to Sky Four ...
While we wait for new routes in the next Zwift update and probably a new world later on, now is a good time to get the latest version of ZwiftPref. You can now save/remember information ...
…and supported by ZwiftPref and zwift-preferences. You won’t even have to download new version – both apps pull the list of worlds and courses from the ZwiftHacks server and should work right away. If you ...
All of the different ZwiftHacks apps know about the new Mega Pretzel and Greatest London Flat routes. That because they all get the latest list of routes here from our server everytime you use one ...
This is nice to know about the ZwiftMap app: Just curious – if you use ZwiftPref and select a route that is not on the calendar for the current day, the ZwiftMap app seems to only ...
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