UPDATED: SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Fanatec Edition Updated Today!

 

SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Fanatec Edition Updated Today!

CHANGELOG 2019-06-06:

– compiled with the new Fanatec SDK v3.9

Good News! The FLAG LED of Fanatec Formula V2 on CSW Base v2.0 are now fully supported! in addition to all newer wheel bases (CSW V2.5, Podium DD Series, CSL Elite v1.1 ).

ATTENTION: The latest driver v336 + latest Base v2.0 Firmware v656+ is required to enjoy all features of your Fanatec Formula V2 steering wheel with the CSW Base v2.0. This new driver is available on Beta Driver area of Fanatec website

To get the latest Plugins/Software for SLIMax Manager,
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All  » button

 

UPDATED: Unfortunately we found an issue without workaround yet with latest driver/firmware of CSW Base v2: the OLED Display of the Fanatec Formula V2 rim on CSW Base v2 not working properly and stays blank under some circumstance, the OLED of the McLaren rim on CSW Base v2 works fine…

 

NEW UPDATE TODAY: I found the bug, this is a performance issue of the combo CSW Base v2 + Formula V2 rim with latest driver/firmware v336 which needs more CPU cycles to refresh the OLED display correctly. The previous driver/firmware v335 on this combo works fine (but without FLAG LED obviously).

 

 

WORKAROUND: if you downgrade your Base v2 to driver v335 with previous wheel base firmware OLED will work again but the LEDs are not working with apps compiled with latest Fanatec SDK v3.9 like the latest SLIMax Manager!

 

if the OLED display of your Formula v2 is important for you (more than the FLAG LED), then simply downgrade the driver and the firmware of your CSW Base v2 to v335 and download SLIMax Mgr Installer (which is compiled with previous version of Fanatec SDK v3.8) from EKSIMRacing website and obviously DO NOT UPDATE SLIMAX until Fanatec fix the problem.

We already reported the issue to Fanatec so they will fix it asap, hopefully.

A workaround has been added to SLIMax Manager (All Editions) and already deployed, Check For Update as usual to get the latest software.

 

Cheers,
z

DiRT Rally 2.0 FFB Patch, Fanatec Podium DD And Simucube DD

Hi,

Codemasters just released the most anticipated patch! so is theFFB fixed or not? Well I’m not going to reply to this question cause it depends on your driving skill level and obviously on your hardware.

For now, I’m just going to say FFB of latest DR2.0 build is now acceptable to PRO or serious sim racer if it’s associated with a 6DOF motion simulator (or a 3DOF+TL simulator) and obviously if it’s correctly setup. Alone, so without a motion simulator, the implementation of the FFB suffers from a huge lack of information. The default FFB game settings/preset of DR2 is really bad for direct drive, do not use it ever!

 

Device type and id consideration:

Read my post to fully activate the support of the Simucube DD to Dirt Rally 2.0, here.

For Fanatec install the High-Torque dongle.

Then be sure to add official=”false” in the corresponding line of your direct drive device to get access to all FFB parameters of DR2.

The line in input/devices/device_type.xml file should looks like this:

For Fanatec DD, be sure to set the SEN to AUTO and keep in mind the Fanatec DD full rotation is 1080° not 900°.

Run the game and select your direct drive device in the input settings and start to calibrate the steering wheel. Calibrating is important to enable the softlock in game.

During the calibration, when the game asking you to turn back the wheel at 90° simply turn gently the wheel until your reach the 900° (attention for Fanatec DD it’s 1080°).

Then go to FFB settings and set params using the values below. These params are a good base for quickly get started with the DD and can be tweaked to suit your needs.

The “self aligning torque” in game settings should not be decreased to much to get the perfect “weight” feeling of the steering wheel, decrease the FF value from the Fanatec wheel or in the Simucube settings instead if needed.

 

The 6DOF FREX motion platform with MotionMax 6DOF software complete nicely your experience and immersion. This is a “must have” with latest DiRT Rally 2.0 to get a complete driving feeling, a good balance between forces and movements to avoid exaggerations that “disconnect” you from the road and for a more natural driving.

 

 

The MotionMax DiRT Rally 2 profile is a very good base and should be used to get started, then I suggest to reduce the TL effect a bit and increase the smoother effect.

 

If you’ve more than one device and app to connect in UDP to your Codemasters game (or any other game using UDP network protocol) I suggest to use the Sim Racing Proxy Server (SRPS), it’s 100% free.
For example, sharing UDP communication from the game with the motion simulator and a device display or a virtual dash using SLIMax Mgr Pro and MotionMax apps is easy. Read the SRPS web page for more info, here.

Cheers,
z

 

SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.6 Available Today (Full Support Of Bodnar Fanatec Conversion Kit Added)

(ATTENTION: Previous version 3.4.6.4 is no longer updated, we recommend to all users to switch asap to version v3.4.6.6)

Hi,

The latest version v3.4.6.6 of SLIMax Manager Pro is available today. ;)

Changelog 2019-02-15:

Main change
– Full support of USB Fanatec conversion kit added. The name of this device is SLIFANATEC-BODNAR OR SLI-FTEC to be differentiated between Fanatec hardware. So  when you edit your setup do not choose Fanatec icon but SLI-FTEC ;)

– generic setups for the USB Fanatec conversion kit added

Other changes
– minor bug fixed in gear display function
– workaround removed on ACC basic setups, the issue with max engine RPM value has been fixed in ACC hotfix v0.7.2

Several plugins for MotionMax 6DOF and SLIMax Manager (All Versions) have been updated.

PiBoSo Kart Racing Pro Bridge updated for KRP Release 8,
the new plugin bridge must be installed manually in the 64Bit directory of KRP (32bit is no longer supported)

Plugin Info Page:
http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=2052.0

PiBoSo GP Bikes Plugin And Bridge updated for GPB Beta 15,
the new plugin bridge must be installed manually in the 64Bit directory of GPB (32bit is no longer supported)

Plugin Info Page:
http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=2364.0
How to configure PiBoSo games:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/configure-piboso-games/

MotionMax 6DOF plugin RaceRoom Racing Experience Updated today!
Plugin Info Page:
http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=2197.0

How to configure the game:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/configure-race-room-racing-experience-r3e-from-sector3-studios/

 

Installation:

If you already have the version v3.4.6.5 you can just select Check For Update menu followed by Download And Install All

Otherwise download the installer,
right-click on it to install As Administrator to avoid any permission issue with Windows OS

Download SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.6

Force update your existing setups,
use the  Advanced Options tab in the auto-updater and click Overwrite All Updated Setups, see the screenshot

The current devices and virtual racing dash supported (2019-04) are:

– SIM RACE LCD, SIM RACE GT, SIM RACE F1, SIM RACE Deluxe or SIM RACE PRO USB Shift lights Display devices from SIM Display,
– USB Shift lights Interface ( SLI-F1, SLI-PRO, SLI-M, BU0710, old SLI,…) and game controllers from Leo Bodnar,
– USB Fanatec Conversion Kit from Leo Bodnar
– All Fanatec (including the OSW Teensy-LC mod ),
– All Logitech steering wheel,
– Steelseries SRW-S1,
– All Thrustmaster steering wheels,
– and also, support any HID Compliant hardware including, any buttons-box like the famous Derek Speare Designs (DSD) devices, any buttons and encoders controllers, joystick, gamepad, shifter, etc.

– VDASH-EMU virtual racing dash (usb device firmware emulator of real racing dash) From EKSIMRacing

The application can manage all devices and simultaneously.

Cheers,
z

SLI-FTEC Icon for the Bodnar USB Fanatec Conversion Kit:

Force update your existing setups:

[NEW] SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition (v1.0) Available Today!

SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition v1.0 is available today (2019-03-21)
Applications and plugins
(c)2011-2019 by Zappadoc – All Rights Reserved.
Edited By EKSIMRacing

All product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

 

The SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition is a powerful, easy to use and 100% free declination of SLIMax Manager Pro but dedicated to Fanatec Hardware racing ecosystem.

 

Your steering wheel features are fully supported like shiftlighs REV LED, Warning/FLAG LED, MPS (rotary switches of McLaren and Formula V2 rim), rumble motors of wheel base or CSP Pedals set, from the latest Podium direct drive series to the oldest Porsche wheel base including the latest Formula V2 rim, enjoy your sim-rig with more then 60 games or simulations.

 

 

Download, Install, configure your game to send telemetry and to disable the native support of your LED/Display to not be in conflict with SLIMax Manager and you’re done. Click the Getting Started button below to get started with SLIMax Manager and your Fanatec hardware.

Click the image to get more info…

SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition Getting Started

 

 

 

 

New Version of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.5) Available Today!

New version of SLIMax Mgr Pro available today!

Click this link to download the latest SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.5

(Previous version 3.4.6.4 is no longer updated, we recommend to all users to switch asap to the new version )

Cheers,
z

Changelog (2019-03-05):

cumulative update since version 3.4.6.4,

– Advanced options have been simplified and LED functions are grouped in one place which is far more easy to setup,

– Big improvement of the Button Mapping Wizard to accept 64 buttons. With the Button Mapping Wizard you can create easily keystrokes sequence (MACRO). The new wizard supports the latest Fanatec MPS function (MPS is available on McLaren and Formula V2 rim).

– Also, include a PUSH-BUTTON AUTO-DETECTION you can now press any button to select the corresponding sequence AUTOMATICALLY, no longer need to know the id of each button, simply open the wizard click the button on your steering wheel and enter the key(s).

BeamNG Drive bridge (outgauge.lua file) updated. To replace the lua bridge please read the BeamNG_readme.txt file inside your c:\SLIMax Manager Pro\sli_bridges\BeamNG\ directory

– 17 SLIMax Mgr Pro Setups for Assetto Corsa Competizione added

– DiRT Rally 2.0 Plugin included

compiled with the latest Fanatec SDK (Fanatec driver/firmware may need to be updated),
Driver/FW version 328 or greater is recommended for the Formula V2 steering wheel

– Full support of the new Fanatec Formula V2 steering wheel which includes (in addition to all the features of the current Fanatec hardware):
Global  brightness management, Shiftlights Styles, full support of the 6 FLAG/Warning LED, full support of buttons / encoders (up to 64 buttons), full support of all MPS modes, …

– support of Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 improved

UPDATED INFO: Due to a limitation of the electronic you can’t use new features of Formula V2 if it’s on CSL Elite Base (first version) or CSW Base v2.0 or CSW Base V1.5 or CSW Base v1.0
All test have been successfully done on CSW Base v2.5, CSL Elite E WB+ and Prodium DD.

Getting Started With Fanatec:
http://www.eksimracing.com/getting-started-with-fanatec-hardware-and-slimax-mgr-pro/

IMPORTANT: READ THIS CAREFULLY IF YOUR OWN A FANATEC FORMULA V2
You CAN’T enjoy the led of your Fanatec Formula V2 steering wheel with SLIMax Manager Pro or any other 3rd party tool WITHOUT DISABLING THE NATIVE FANATEC SUPPORT IN GAME SETTINGS

In other words, all games which not include a way to disable the Fanatec Led/Display cannot be used. This includes RaceRoom Racing Experience which have a bug and fails to disable Fanatec native management even if the setting is OFF… We asked Sector3 to fix it but did not received a reply yet.

To disable the native management of Fanatec LED/Display, read the FAQ “How to configure your games”

 

Assetto Corsa Competizione AE Release 6 is OUT!

Hey,

ACC Release 6 is out and fortunately for Fanatec owners you can now disable the Fanatec native support in the game settings to enjoy your display/led with SLIMax Manager Pro.

 

Unfortunately, the release 6 of ACC contains a bug in max rpm engine value which seems to be hard-coded to 9000rpm but the current cars not exceed 7700rpm, so I created several basic SLIMax setups for ACC to workaround this issue.

The new version of SLIMax Mgr v3.4.6.5 is required to get the updates
Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins
and hit the button “Download And Install All“.

More Info on ACC Plugin page, HERE.

Click this link to download the latest SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.5

UPDATED: SLIMax Mgr Pro: New Fanatec Formula V2 Supported!

Updated: SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.5 is now available to beta testers, VIP, Gold, Generous donators and Pro, here.


Hi,

The new Fanatec Formula V2 steering wheel is now supported by SLIMax Manager Pro. The new version is scheduled for next week. SLIMax Mgr Pro will be first available in Beta Test And Preview Software Download area (you need to be fully registered as beta-tester, gold member, generous donator or PRO to access this area).
Cheers,
z


New Fanatec Formula V2 Supported By SLIMax Manager Pro

NEW RECOMMENDED Update Today of SLIMax Mgr Pro and VDASH-EMU (2017-12-20)

SLIMax Mgr Pro and VDASH-EMU Updated  (2017-12-20)
NEW RECOMMENDED Update Today!

Changelog 2017-12-19
NEW SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3c:
– Bug fixed in the CSP rumble motor management when more than one controller is connected
Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro
– Added the management of the 7 external led in VDASH-EMU Setup (was limited to the first 5 leds)
– Bug fixed in steer value of iRacing plugins
– new v0.15 V2R Firmware (VDASH-EMU v1.1-32f6 or greater is required):
performance have been improved, a complete LED management added, A new powerful behavior added to manage from 1 to 4 V2R USB Controller at the same time and get up to 128 buttons assignable to the controls settings of your game. Read the EKSIMRacing firmware user guide for more info.
– added telemetry values engine/transmission and aero average damage level  to R3E Plugins

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.2 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button
The full installer of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3c is available on website as well
To update the Firmware of your V2R Controller to v0.15 follow the instructions in EKSIMRacing Firmware User Guide:
http://eksimracing.com/eksimracing-firmware/
NEW Version of VDASH-EMU Is Out! (2017-12 – v1.1-32f6)
New powerful feature of VDash-EMU with V2R USB Controller has been added.

Version v3.4.6.3c of SLIMax Manager Pro is required
V2R Firmware Rev. 0.15 is required

– you have only 1 V2R USB Controller connected, you can enjoy 32 buttons distributed on your VDASH-EMU and thus assign a maximum of 32 buttons on your game controls settings
– you have 2 to 4 V2R USB Controllers connected, you can assign your VDASH-EMU to a specific V2R Controller and enjoy 64 to 128 buttons (4×32 if you have 4 VDASH-EMU) and then assign a maximum of 128 buttons on your game controls settings
The system is very powerful, very simple and very flexible. You choose by simply selecting the controller in the VDASH-EMU general settings (see the screenshot)

Each V2R USB Controller can handle a maximum of 32 buttons.
Showing page number thumb when double-click the background can now be deactivated in general settings
The update is available today for Android, Windows and Linux see the website to download.
go to website to download using the corresponding EMU Button:
GREEN =For Android Tablet/Phone;
PURPLE=For SIM Display SIM Race LCD;
BLUE= For Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet;
ORANGE=For Embedded Linux devices
To update your VDASH-EMU simply download and install the new version over the current installation.
REMINDER: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6.2 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to use the VDASH-EMU, DOWNLOAD LATEST SLIMax Mgr Pro.
Cheers,
z

Fanatec Conversion Kit From S.R.M. (use Fanatec rim on OSW)

Hi,
A cool and well manufactured /packaged Fanatec Conversion Kit (version 2) from Sim Racing Machines (https://www.simracingmachines.com/) is available.

It is based on Teensy LC controller and as such 100% compatible with SLIMax Manager Pro and 100% FREE with your Fanatec hardware.
Another great addition to your Direct Drive OSW Simucube sim rig!
Cheers,
z

SLIMax Manager Pro Do More Things Than You Think!


SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4 is a major version with a ton of improvements, if you still use an old version of the game devices manager  (since 2009 a lot of things have been changed 😉  ) then it’s strongly recommended to download the latest version (download the full installer).

SLIMax Manager Pro main features

– management of LED of your display including: RPM Shiftlights, Marshal/Warning/External LEDs, Shift-points feedback, KERS/ERS/DRS feedback, Pit-limiter feedback
– management of DIGITS of your display including: gear digits, left/right panels 6 x 7 segments digits, left/right panels 4×14 seg. digits, central Fanatec panel 3×7 seg. digits
– including a device and emulator SETUPS Management, hundreds of default setups already included + the possibility to create your own setup up to 300 custom setups per device/emulator
– management of information displayed on digits panels, more than 100 functions available (speed, rpm, fuel, temp, press, current/last/best laptime, sector, delta time, etc.)
– management of a PRO DELTA TIME to improve your PB based on database of partials (portion of track)
– management of DELTA TIME clipping tool to fine tune your delta time
– contains almost all F1/GT Steering wheel behaviors (PIT-LIMITER, ENGINE STALL, BRAKE BIAS, BOOST/OVERDRIVE, DIFF.IN/MID/OUT, ARBR/L, Throttle shape, MIX, etc.)
– including a game/simulation Plugins Manager (more than 60 games/simulations supported)
– management of mapping your display controller buttons, switches, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game
– management of mapping your steering wheel buttons, axes, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game
– management of mapping your buttons, axes, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game of your DSD Buttonbox and you Virtual ButtonBox integrated with VDASH-EMU
– management of your pedals set motors/axes
– management of your wheel angle or D.O.R. (max Degree Of Rotation) for each car of your Fanatec, Logitech and Thrustmaster steering wheel
– laps telemetry dump, to analyze and compare your laps
– test your devices / emulators quickly
– include an AUTO-UPDATER to keep your installation up to date (software, setups and plugins updates management)
– management of proxy applications for Codemasters titles to use multiple sim racing device simultaneously (like OSW direct drive, CXC/X-SIM/SimXperience motion simulator platform, Buttkicker, SimVibe, etc.)
– management of bridge applications for PS4 / XBOX ONE to use your display/emulators with your Console games
NOTES: All information managed by SLIMax Manager Pro are not available in all games/simulations it depends of the the amount of telemetry available in their A.P.I. (Application Programming interface).

EMUlator Supported:

Virtual Racing Dash Emulator* (Download VDASH-EMU),
SIM Race F1 Emulator** (SRF1-EMU),
SLI-PRO Emulator*** (SLIPRO-EMU)

*  Android, Windows and Linux version available
** FREE for SRF1-EMU, no license needed (only for Android)
*** only for Android

Hardware Devices Supported:

From SIM Display:
SIM Race LCD,
SIM Race GT,
SIM Race F1,
SIM Race Deluxe,
SIM Race PRO
From Leo Bodnar:
SLI-F1,
SLI-PRO,
SLI-M,
BU0710*,
All controllers (BUXXXXX)
*FREE for BU0710, no license needed
All Fanatec Hardware*:
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base,

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2.5,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v1,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v3,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v3i,
Fanatec CSL Elite (including Pedals Set),
Fanatec CSR,
Fanatec Porsche Turbo,
Fanatec Porsche Carrera,
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S,
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2,
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Shifter,
Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake
*FREE, no license needed, Tested with latest Fanatec driver and firmware. Fully supported (leds, digits, controls, motors, wheel angle,…)
All Thrustmaster Hardware*:
Thrustmaster RGT
Thrustmaster T100
Thrustmaster T500 RS
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari GTE
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Int
Thrustmaster T300 RS
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
Thrustmaster T150
Thrustmaster T150 Pro
Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer
Thrustmaster TX 458
Thrustmaster TX Leather
Thrustmaster 458 Spider
Thrustmaster TMX
Thrustmaster TMX Pro
Thrustmaster TS-Xbox
Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer
Thrustmaster TH8A
Thrustmaster TH8 RS Shifter
Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals

* FREE, no license needed. Tested with latest Thrustmaster driver and firmware. A shiftlights Interface or an EMU must be connected to use your Thrustmaster hardware with SLIMax Mgr Pro. Fully supported (leds, controls, wheel angle,…)

All Logitech:
G25,
G27*,
G29*,
G920

* FREE, no license needed. Fully supported (leds, controls, wheel angle,…)

Steelseries:
SRW-S1*
* LED, buttons and the 3 switches are fully supported

Any HID Compliant hardware:
any buttons-box like the famous Derek Speare Designs (DSD) devices,
any buttons and encoders controllers,
joystick,
gamepad,
shifter,

The application can manage all devices simultaneously.