FinishLynx Configuration For Live Results

Take advantage of up to the second live results by using our FinishLynx integration. Get started by following these one-time setup steps: 


  1. Download this file
    msLive.lss 9.87 KB
    • Move the msLive.lss to your FinishLynx directory (c:/lynx)
  2. Be sure you have added static ip addresses on both the FinishLynx and Hytek computers.  See FinishLynx guide for Windows 10 here.
  3. Open "Command Prompt" on your Hytek computer (shown below)
    • Type "ipconfig" into the command prompt and hit enter
    • Locate the ethernet adapter section.
    • Write down your "IPv4 Address" on a sheet of paper. You'll need this later!
  4. Open FinishLynx program on FinishLynx computer
    1. Open hidden settings: File -> Ctrl+Shift -> Options
    2. Select Scoreboards
    3. Change PortBuffer setting to:32768
    4. Change UDPSize setting to: 32768
    5. Click OK
  5. Select File -> Options
    • Make sure "Write LIF File" is turned on
  6. Create Results Scoreboard
    • Go to File -> Options -> Scoreboard
    • Create new scoreboard for live results
    • Select msLive.lss as the script
    • Assign a name, i.e. "MileSplit Results" (optional)
    • Set "Serial Port" to Network (UDP)
    • Port: 43550
    • IP Address: Use the IP Address that you wrote down in step 2
    • Running Time: Off
    • Results: Auto
    • Uncheck "Paging"
    • Turn on "Always Send Place" 
    • Turn on "Include First Name"
    • Turn off "Affiliation Abbreviation"
  7. Create Clock Scoreboard
    • Go to File -> Options -> Scoreboard
    • Create new scoreboard for running clock
    • Select msLive.lss as the script
    • Assign a name, i.e. "MileSplit Clock" (optional)
    • Set "Serial Port" to Network (UDP)
    • Port: 43551
    • IP Address: Use the IP Address that you wrote down in step 2
    • Running Time: Check "Normal"
    • Offset: 0.000
    • Results: Check "Off"
  8. Restart FinishLynx

The following settings will need to be updated prior to each meet

  1. Set LIF folder by going to Options -> Database.  
    • The input and output folder should be the same.  
    • Your Hytek .EVT file for the meet should also point to this folder.  Note the location
  2. Run Live Results program on Hytek computer
    • Open MileSplit Live and login
    • Select your meet 
    • Point the FinishLynx directory to the same folder where you put your .EVT file
    • Click "Begin Publishing"
Your scoreboard is now live!! 


Other helpful tips: 

  1. Turn off any firewall settings that might block ports on your timing computer.
  2. Be sure to use your IPv4 address for the ethernet adapter used to connect to your FinishLynx computer in step 2. Non of the other ip addresses will work.
  3. If you want to show more than 300 rows, check "Paging" in step 5 and set "Size" to 300
  4. If the scoreboard isn't working, try changing the Network (UDP) IP address to 255.255.255.255


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