Alycat  Powerful & Affordable Software for Radio Controlled Racing
Features
Details of changes in Version 2017 Release 2 List of Changes
Details of changes in Version 2017 Release 1 List of Changes
Details of changes in Version 9.5 List of Changes



  • Computerised Speech Technology, with user selectable pitch, speed and voices - allows the program to call information in a more "personalised" manner
  • next race grids can be called by actual name
  • race results can be called after a race
  • progressive information can be called during races
  • next race grids and marshals can be called, and clicking on an individual driver will call that driver
  • Drivers' names and Class names have a phonetic field that can be used to fine-tune pronunciation.
  • Calculation and display of race lap times to 1/1000ths of a second
  • Race starts can be called and uncalled staggered/IFMAR starts
  • "Turn-dial" radios support
  • Practice session, with the ability to call drivers' times, names, etc, and the ability for a driver to just start driving and be counted
  • "Black flag" drivers during a race
  • Ability to call for marshals from the last group in that same class, e.g. to have nitro drivers always marshalled by other nitro drivers
  • Automatic calling for volunteer marshals
  • Support for "internationalisation", with distances and speed in miles per hour, kilometres per hour, etc, etc..
  • Quick centralised display of all frequencies in use in a meeting (or in a practice session) grouped by frequency used.
  • Race screen shows drivers' name, car#, laps completed, last lap time, Elapsed Time, estimated completion result, fastest Lap, whether a driver is ahead of his/her PB, where that driver will qulaify in the As, etc.
  • When drivers complete the race, no "tones", etc are used (like in some older programs) drivers can be called using their actual names with speech technology
  • Multiple track support for track records, etc
  • Add a racer's AMBrc number to a race setup by just by having him cross the scoring loop
  • Full database, stores drivers’ data for future events
  • Unlimited supports for loan transponders
  • Base qualifying on drivers' best laps/times, or points, or a combination of drivers' best results by points or laps/times
  • Super fast driver entry, paste from database or use the "quick" entry (with data held for multiple classes)
  • Complete control of Heat/Finals setup, run races in some rounds and not others, run multiple finals, trgrade during heats, etc.
  • Review Heat/Final setup, modify, then preview and/or print
  • Base race duration on minutes or laps.
  • Re-sorts for finals, for heats, etc
  • Points score for drivers, clubs, on a multitude of bases
  • HTML output for easy web viewing, automatic generation of index pages, drop down menus, etc
  • Recall and print results from prior meetings
  • Change race length while racing
  • Use built in sounds, or use your own or use speech
  • Sort by place during races
  • Support via phone or email or forum
  • database to store drivers and race details
  • Output can sent to screen, printer, disk files, HTML, etc.
  • one click solution to creating race results for web sites
  • you can re-load a previous meeting at any time
  • races can be set up and sorted by skill level, heats can be re-sorted part way through a meeting, and for finals
  • 20 car (and more) races
  • quick-driver entry, automatically creates new groups
  • high degree of user-configuration - race times, sorting methods, start methods, point score methods, all configurable
  • Drivers, races, etc. are called using actual names (with phonetic overrides), voices all configurable - no having to use pre-recorded sounds like other programs.
  • Full 7 digit AMBrc and personal transponder support, also KO and Simpson, and keyboard
  • Individual lap times on race screen
  • In-line database entry in Setup Drivers
  • Enduro race support
  • "Winston Cup" pointscores
  • Speeds, distances in mph, kph, etc
  • Web file creation functionality
  • LAN support for sending race results to a "slave" PC over a LAN
  • Drivers can be sorted to attempt to eliminate frequency clashes
  • Output type of "forum" which produces output in a format to be uploaded to a forum
  • Call for volunteer marshals
  • More data can be "rolled back" to undo changes, e.g. database, entries, etc.
  • Support for Simpson counters
  • Practice Sessions
  • Combined Option and Preference display
  • Transponder support in "Lite" (limited)
  • Quick driver entry - Enter details, select a class and driver is pasted to the first empty position or a new group created
  • Drag and drop extended, drivers can be dragged from the database to the current race, or to another race, and can be dragged from race to another
  • Automatic creation of all your web files for a meeting, together with an index or a drop down menu
  • Drivers data can be amended whilst a race is in progress
  • Lap counting can be done via AMB20, AMBrc, AMB Interface, Simpson Lap System, or manually via computer keyboard
  • Database, containing race and driver details, automatically updated after a meeting, supports drag and drop when "pasting" drivers to a meeting
  • Automatic resolution of frequency conflicts
  • Different start methods, race durations, etc for each heat, each class, and finals
  • Meetings can be quickly setup from the database, or all data from a previous meeting used
  • Drivers can be "pasted" from the database using the same car number as in the previous meeting.
  • When sorting drivers, an optimal fit method can be used to keep as many driverss flags the same as possible
  • Heats and finals up to 999 minutes (longer if you really want it!)
  • Races can be held in any order each round, either automatically by setting up the order at the start of the day, or else manually at any time
  • Race display shows laps and time completed, estimated laps and time at the end of the race, estimated qualifying positions, ahead of track records, drivers' personal best times, etc, etc
  • Races can be stopped and restarted
  • Race results show split lap times, progressive lap times and automatically highlight potential missed laps
  • Race duration can be set in minutes or laps
  • All race results are saved to disk, can be restored and changed and re-printed at any time, qualifying lists and sorting can be re-done at any time
  • Track Record system keeps a list of every driver's fastest time in each class on all different track layouts
  • Club logo can be included in all printouts
  • Transponder colours to be used for a race are "called" by the program automatically
  • A car number can be voided, so if a transponder fails or a keyboard key is stuck, it will not be used, even if drivers are sorted
  • Driver point scores, Club Point scores, on multiple bases
  • Multiple track layouts
  • Drivers can be added into entries at any time, even after racing has started
  • Automatic "promotional finals" ("bump-ups")
  • Drivers can be setup to run in one class but be regarded for point scores, track records, etc as racing in another class (ideal if too few racers turn up)
  • Finals can be sorted using the combined result of say 3 of the 4 heats, on various sorting and tie-break methods
  • All printouts can be output as HTML file for uploading to your website
  • Countdown timer between races
  • An estimated meeting completion time
  • Calculation of grids for the next race
  • Support for "close" frequencies. e.g. 40.695 and 40.700 will show as a "clash" (user selectable and user-settable of course)
  • Drivers can be sorted for regraded rounds
  • Easy editing - in setup drivers, races, etc. full use of cursor keys to move around the data
  • First lap in any race can be counted as zero or one, and can be set separately for each class
  • Support for multi-leg finals, with automatic aggregation of results and reconciliation of any ties
  • "Race of Champions" ("Reedy" style races), with automatic rotation of drivers
  • "Suspect" lap times highlighted - user can determine what is "suspect" and what action is to be taken
  • During a race and in results, split laps can be displayed as times or speed display (set separately for each class)
  • Driver's car specifications can be set, and displayed during a race and in results
  • Drivers race grids can be selected from Random, Previous result, or aggregation of heats
  • Results for selected rounds can be excluded from sorting
  • Maintenance and display of Personal Bests, Personal Best of Day, Fastest Time of Day, Track Records
  • Automatic aggregation of results, for Rounds and Multi-Leg finals
  • Automatic Qualifying lists, sorts, Christmas Tree promotions
  • Display of drivers estimated laps during a race, with indication if the driver is ahead of Track Record, FTD, etc
  • Automatic countdown timer between races, between rounds, and also a lunch timer
  • Automated sorting, printing, etc
  • Automatic resolution of frequency clashes, with option for higher driver to have priority
  • Ability to run staggered start, and mix these heats with grid start heats
  • Qualifying by a driver's best consecutive laps