New Version Of VDASH-EMU Is Out! (v1.1-34b 2019-09-09)

A new version of VDASH-EMU IS OUT! (2019-09-09)

Latest version 1.1-34b of VDASH-EMU is a major version and a recommended update.

 

Changelog:

– another big optimization of the code
bigger buttons on the Editbar
open and close the EditBar with the Editbar icon (on topleft icon)
NEW MENU: Align Left, Align Bottom and Distributed Horizontally and Vertically
these functions align automatically the selected objects or balance (distribute) the space between objects
NEW Align & Distrib icons on EditBar
Objects selection colors improved with: First=Cyan; Mid=Blue; Last=Purple
EVAL Visibility now displays the telemetry value when visible (and not just “1”)
Set Template… menu is now renamed Load Template…
size of properties dialog of objects reviewed and fixed
RPM Values can be typed in RPM LED/RPM Circle object properties dialog in addition to sliders
– [added] Font type has been added in advanced properties of SurfaceFlag object (see the screenshot)
– and other minor fixes

Cheers,
z

OPEN / CLOSE EDITBAR:

 

 

MENU OBJECTS WITH NEW FUNCTIONS:

 

BIGGER EDITBAR BUTTONS:

With the new Align left/bottom & Distribute Horizontal/vertical Icon

 

NEW OBJECTS SELECTION COLORS:

 

SurfaceFlag object font type property:

 

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

VDASH-EMU is an emulator, but what’s an emulator?

EKSIMRacing created the SLI-PRO EMU (SLIEmu) in 2009 during the creation of the SLI-PRO USB display in collaboration with Leo Bodnar at this time it was necessary to test the software even before  the availability of the prototype of the USB card, for that stuff we must create what is called an EMULATOR, which aims to reproduce exactly the internal software of the card (the FIRMWARE) and according to the commands sent to the card (so to the firmware) to get the same behaviors for leds, display panels, gear, buttons, encoders, switches, etc.

SLI-PRO emulation on Android (first gen EMU released in 2009):

By doing this you can test your USB display card management software without having the card available physically. That’s how the first racing display emulator for Android was born.

In engineering, emulation is commonly used during development and before the manufacture of a new product. F1 engines are emulated to optimize their efficiency and effectiveness.

VDASH-EMU is the 2nd generation emulator (much more powerful) and it is not a simple graphic dash racing as we can find tons on the net, it’s firstly an emulator of an USB device ( the SIM Race F1 SIM Display) in other words the internal software of the USB card (the firmware) is emulated which allows to use it exactly like a real racing display, which also allows to have 32 buttons , 5 encoders, 3 switches, 15 RPM leds, 6 Marshal Leds, 7 externals leds, 2 display panels (right and left) of 4 digits of 14 segments and one central digit of 7 segments for gear.

All configurations applicable to the SIM Race F1 usb card are applicable to the VDASH-EMU. In addition to the standard graphical objects (digital and analog gauges, telemetry DATA, tach, labels, etc.) there are some objects directly managed by the emulator, including the left / right panels, the object RPM shiftlights bar, all Leds, big gear object (central gear display), buttons, encoders, switches.

So you can read the doc and tutorial of SLIMax on the SIM Race F1 usb card because it’s directly applicable to VDASH-EMU objects.

For $5 (license of VDASH-EMU) you have the same features as the SIM Display USB Display Card + a full buttonbox + a complete virtual racing dash with hundreds of dash templates ready to use.

A high resolution SIM Race F1 template for the VDASH-EMU is available at EKSIMRacing VDASH-EMU templates repository (see the link below), this is an example of template using objects managed by the EMUlator:

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4265.0

Here is template this time using several objects:

Tyres And Time Monitor Template v1

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4049.0

 

Another example using the EMUlated controls (buttons, encoders, switches) to create custom ButtonBox:

A Good Start For Your Custom ButtonBox

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=4302.0

Elle est pas belle la vie! (Isn’t Life Beautiful!)

Cheers,
z

 

VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD, Your Custom Splash Screen

Hello,

A new service is available today (2019-04-26) to PRO subscribers only. Get a custom version of VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD with your custom splash screen (splash with brand logo at startup). Connect to EKSIMRacing Software Support (PRO Support Area) to get more info:

VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD With Your Custom Splash Screen

 

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.

SimracingBay Simucube OSW Kit! Recommended!


Hi,
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!

Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/getting-started-with-fanatec-and-slimax-manager/
Cheers,
z

BIG UPDATE TODAY of SLIMax Manager Pro and VDASH-EMU Familly

BIG UPDATE TODAY of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.1 ) and VDASH-EMU Familly (v1.1-30) available!
This version is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED for SIM Race LCD owners, read the Getting Started for SIM Race LCD page

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Changelog 2016-10-31
– [MAIN CHANGE] support of the New SIM Race LCD device from SIM Display (http://www.simdisplay.net)
A great device with a 4.3″ display like in modern F1 car powered by SLIMax Manager Pro and VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD (available Mid-November 2016)
– SIM Race LCD Bridge mode (the LCD device and the EMU use the same VDASH-EMU setup ) added to general settings;
set this to true to bridge the current selected VDASH-EMU setup with the SIM Race LCD and to be able to setup shiftlights, shiftpoint, warning/marshal/external leds in one unique place.
– compiled with latest Fanatec SDK 2.2 (better stability, better performance)
– support of latest Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Base in addition of the current full support of CSW Bases V1/V2, CSR Elite Base, Porsche Wheels, Shifter, Handbrake, etc.
– special management of CSL RIM Led as Warning/Marshal Led
– special management of Fanatec CSP V2 / V3 Rumble Motors improved (brake and throttle pedals), if you like foot massage > activate them!
– testing devices option now includes the rumble motors of your Fanatec base and CSP
– Getting Started with Fanatec page has been updated:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/getting-started-with-fanatec-and-slimax-manager/
– number of setup files per device has been increased to 300 !
– new SIM Display skin for SLIMax Manager Pro available > DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Installation:
– extract archive
– copy simdisplay directory to Program Files(x86)/SLIMax Manager Pro/skin/
– launch SLIMax Manager Pro and select menu skin > simdisplay

– DARK Skin buttons improved
– LFS Plugins updated: fuel capacity (100L) added
– ATTENTION, all setups have been improved
– function fuel consumption per lap in kg added to SLIMax Mgr Pro
– bunch of bugs fixed as usual
if you already have the v3.4.6.0, just “Check For Update” To get the new update and keep your installation up to date (read this sticky post),
run the manager and select menu “Check For Update…
and then click the “Download And Install All” button
FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.1 available for download on website as well
ATTENTION: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates, see previous post for more info
VDASH-EMU Version 1.1-30 CHANGELOG:
– In addition to Android/Windows/Linux versions the VDASH-EMU for the SIM Race LCD is out!
(REMINDER: The license of VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD is included if you own a SIM Race LCD device from SIM Display)
– new powerful objects are available:
Gradient Color Gauge (telemetry level gauge using gradient color)
and Image Frame Scrolling Gauge (see the upcoming tutorial, in short this object is a telemetry level gauge scrolling an image from left to right or down to up)
– bugs fixed
Cheers,
z
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SIM Race F1 EMU for Android OS, 100% FREE! Available today… ;)

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SIM Race F1 EMU For Android is NOW 100% FREE!
Enjoy this first generation of display EMU with the latest SLIMax Manager Pro today!
Jump to VDASH-EMU when you are ready to get the latest generation of EMUlator and the most powerful Virtual Dash EMU available on Windows, Android and Linux
Run these EMU and enjoy your XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4 games with SLIMax Console Bridge.
Click this link below to download the SIM Race F1 EMU (SRF1EMU.apk) on EKSIMRacing website.
http://www.eksimracing.com/sliemu-sli-pro-emulator-for-android/
Click YES when SLIMax Manager Pro requests the license:
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Cheers,
z
Related link:
DOWNLOAD latest SLIMax Mgr Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/new-slimax-manager-pro/
DOWNLOAD the EMU:
http://www.eksimracing.com/sliemu-sli-pro-emulator-for-android/
F1 2016 Console Bridge DOWNLOAD and Info
http://www.eksimracing.com/f1-2016-console-bridge-use-usb-displays-and-emu-with-your-ps4-and-xb1/
Project CARS Console Bridge DOWNLOAD and Info
http://www.eksimracing.com/project-cars-console-bridge-use-usb-displays-and-emu-with-your-ps4-and-xb1/
 

[WIP] SIM Race LCD Controller (almost done!)

SIM Display in partnership with EKSIMRacing are proud to present you their new baby,
Still a WIP but almost done…This is only a prototype, we are working hard to release this unit ASAP…
Here is a video of  the new SIM Race LCD Controller from SIM Display in action:

specs:
4.3″ TFT display (standalone display with video composite out an adapter composite/hdmi is needed to connect it to your computer)
15 RPM leds
6 warning leds
4 external leds
32 buttons / 16 encoders
4 rotary switches
2 analog inputs
Mini USB (B) socket
Alternative USB socket
Adjustable brightness
*Optional enclosure
SIM Race LCD License for SLIMax Manager Pro software included
More than 60 simulations/games supported
Powered by SLIMax Manager Pro and VDASH-EMU
You are interested to start a DIY Project to create a modern and custom F1 Steering wheel?
A new powerful and very cheap solution powered by the SLIMax Manager Pro and VDASH-EMU is discussed right now on EKSIMRacing support forum (you must be fully registered as GOLD or PRO to access this area). See you there…
Cheers,
z