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

KartKraft Plugins For SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Mgr Fanatec Edition Available Today

KartKraft Plugins Available Today!

 

 

For SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Mgr Fanatec Edition (and MotionMax later today)

(Updated 2019-05-23)

CHANGELOG:
– KartKraft Pugins added: check the dedicated plugin page for more info

Installation:
(version 3.4.6.5 or greater required )
– Select menu “Check For Update” and click the button “Download And Install All” using the SLIMax auto-updater

 

if you have more than one device to connect to KartKraft UDP telemetry stream, read the Sim Racing Proxy Server web page, our powerfull and 100% free universal UDP proxy server with up to 50 devices/apps running simultaneously.

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 F1 2019 Beta Plugins Preview Available!

Hi,

For those who have been selected by the Codemasters F1 2019 Beta program, the plugins (STD & DX12) are ready to download in EKSIMRacing beta forum, here

Gold premium, VIP, generous donators or PRO subscriber/status is required to get access to beta forum area, for other members login and click the Upgrade Your Account to get access to this area.

MotionMax plugins are available on demand only, ask FREX directly if you’re interested.

Enjoy the new Codemasters F1 opus with your sim-(motion)-rig and SLIMax Manager Pro or SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition.

Cheers,
z

KartKraft Preview Plugin for SLIMax Mgr Pro and SLIMax Mgr Fanatec Edition is out!

Hi,

KartKraft Preview Plugin for SLIMax Mgr Pro and SLIMax Mgr Fanatec Edition is available in beta forum of EKSIMRacing. The plugin for MotionMax will be released after the next UDP patch of KartKraft. The current implementation of KartKraft API is very very limited, a few data are available.

More info in beta forum, here (gold premium, VIP, generous donators or PRO subscriber/status is required to get access to beta area ).

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:

Plugins For RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) Updated Today!

Plugins For RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) Updated Today!

(Updated 2019-04-04 API 2.6)

Hi,

Those plugins are for SLIMax Manager Pro, SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition and MotionMax Manager and can be used ONLY with the latest version of R3E (patch released today, April 04 2019 at 15:00 PM CET ) .

There’s no backward compatibility with the old R3E API and the new R3E version so you need to update the current SLIMax plugins and MotionMax plugins to enjoy your sim (motion) rig with it.

Installation:
– Select menu “Check For Update” and click the button “Download And Install All” in the auto-updater

Click this link to read the plugins page information to configure the game correctly

Cheers,
z

NEW Plugins For Sector 3 RaceRoom Racing Experience BETA are out!

Plugins for RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) BETA are out (2019-03-25)

 

Hi,
Those plugins are for SLIMax Manager Pro and SLIMax Manager Fanatec Edition and can be used ONLY with the latest PUBLIC BETA of R3E. There’s no backward compatibility with the current R3E API and the next R3E version so you need to replace the current SLIMax plugins to enjoy your sim rig with the BETA. Plugin for MotionMax Manager are available on demand.

THESE PLUGINS ARE NOT WORKING WITH THE REGULAR VERSION OF R3E, ONLY WORK WITH THE PUBLIC BETA

Check this topic to download the R3E plugins for the BETA (you need to be fully registered as PRO, Beta-tester, GOLD Premium to get access to this area):

 

Check this topic above regularly to get the latest R3E plugins they will be updated at regular basis, the dev team of R3E seems to continue to add more telemetry data and the API is not final.

Cheers,
z

[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”