Here at EKSIMRacing Lab we’re currently finishing a prototype of motion simulator 2DOF+ZTLS (I will talk about the DIY 2DOF simulator with the Zappadoc Traction Loss System soon…) with a steering wheel based on SimuCUBE 1 and WOW!!!!!!!!
Based on the simple Mige motor OSW KIT from SimRacingBay ( I strongly recommend to shop your SC from SRB) but far better than a Podium DD (we have the latest available FW version 1.0.25, we dropped MMOS), I really love this feeling more close to a real racing car.
For those who have a Podium DDx and an unused SC1 MIGE taking dust… I strongly suggest to install back the SC, update the FW (adjust your game settings ) and compare! no weird noise, no weird behaviors, stable, clear feeling of the track surface, accurate, strong, nice!
Now after that I would love to give the SC2 a try…
NOTICE: The first time I give the trick to the sim racing community on how to use the Simucube direct drive was with DiRT 4 June 09, 2017 and now with DIRT Rally 2.0.
Do not be fooled by the guys around who don’t know what they are talking about and who don’t give you the correct information. Read the original and reliable information on EKSIMRacing, see the link below.
Read carefully my tutorial to be able to use your OSW Simucube (native firmware or MMOS version) with DiRT Rally 2.0 build v1
REMINDER: Choose the corresponding TAB MMOS or Simucube and apply the recommendation scrupulously or the improvement below will not working.
Okay, now everything is correctly installed and waiting for the FFB patch from Codemasters here is how to improve greatly and very easily the feeling of the road surface which is seriously lacking in the current version.
First you have to load the settings for DIRT Rally 1.0 on the Simucube FW or the MMOS and change the MAX FORCE to 100% FFB
then apply the settings below
ATTENTION: Tyre Slip and Engine are grayed BUT PERFECTLY USABLE with the sliders
Now go on track and turn the wheel to test the force and go back to the game settings to adjust the “Self Aligning Torque” parameter, if your MMOS or Simucube FW is correctly setup at 100% MAX Force you should get a good FFB with a value between 18 and 25. Collision value should be around 20.
This is simple you ask DR2 to send the max FFB values to your DD so you pass the full control to your MMOS / Simucube FW filter settings (which must be good obviously). Only the “Self Aligning Torque” of the game parameters is retained to control (decrease) the value to obtain the proper balance of FFB force.
We received at EKSIMRacing the Simucube OSW Kit from SimRacingBay yesterday and today we’re already on track! 🙂
The feeling is absolutely fantastic and the more I improve the ffb parameters the more the feeling is accurate and detailed.
Our display devices and emulators manager SLIMax Manager Pro works really well with Fanatec Teensy mod and it is great to be able to use the Fanatec rim “as is” with the QR adapter provided in option with the OSW Kit.
SLIMax Manager Pro takes care of LED, 3xDigits panel and CSP Motors of Fanatec hardware as well as all display devices (USB display devices from SIM Display, SRW-S1, SLI-PRO, …) and emulators (VDASH-EMU) connected.
I strongly recommend the OSW Kit from SimRacingBay to all guys who want to enjoy quickly their sim-rig with a PRO Direct Drive solution. REMINDER: using the Fanatec hardware with SLIMax Manager Pro is 100% free!