NEW Version Of VDASH-EMU Available! (v1.1-35 2019-10)

NEW Version Of VDASH-EMU Available! (v1.1-35 2019-10)

Drag & Drop Everywhere!
A new innovative and super easy way (using drag&drop) to build your virtual racing dash for Windows, Android and Linux.

This is the main purpose of this new major update. Install templates, create virtual dash, create sophisticated Buttonbox, sharing complete dash template or part of display called “Package” has never been so easy!

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD VDASH-EMU

Cheers,
z

Changelog v1.1-35 2019-10:

– [CHANGE] Open files dialog size increased, long names are more readable
– [ADD] UP/DOWN images swap button added to Push-Button object to swap up/down image
– [ADD] ‘Reset Background” button to Load Background dialog to clear the current background image

Menu Objects (ALL EMU VERSIONS):
– [ADD] Send To Background menu added to send the current selected image to background
– [ADD] Turn Image To FLAG menu added to convert the current selected image to a image FLAG object
– [ADD] Turn Image To Circular Gauge menu added to convert the current selected image to a Circular Gauge object
– [ADD] Turn 2 Images To Push-Button menu added to convert the 2 selected images to a push-button
– [ADD] Turn Image To Arrow Gauge menu added to convert the selected image to an arrow gauge object (beware an arrow gauge needs a perfect square image, 500 x 500 pixel for the best result)

Menu Objects (DESKTOP EMU VERSIONS Windows/Linux/SIM Race LCD):
– [ADD] Create Objects Package menu added to create a shared package with the selected objects, all objects are saved in one file called a “Package” which can be shared with your friends! All packages are saved in vdash_template/packages directory

– [NEW] Drag And Drop files / directory onto VDASH-EMU is now allowed, list of drag and drop features included:

IMAGE:
Drag & Drop one or more image from your desktop to the EMU to create image objects
Drag & Drop image from your Internet browser to create an image object
Drag & Drop 2 images with names contain “_up” and “_down” (like my_button_up.png and my_button_down.png) from desktop to create a Push Button object
Drag & Drop a complete folder with images inside like a texture pack copy the folder into vdash_template/ directory automatically

TEXT:
Drag & Drop text from any text editor/writer like Notepad++, Wordpad, Word, Open Office to create multiple labels automatically

TEMPLATES:
Drag & Drop a json template + its preview install it on current page automatically
Drag & Drop a complete folder that contains images, templates, preview install them automatically, if more than one template found only the first one is installed on current page

PACKAGE:
Drag & Drop a package (new container in v1.1-35 which contains objects ready to use) install all objects automatically on current page, you can create and share packages easily

[TGS 2019] Tokyo Game Show 2019 PC Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition Japanese version By DMM GAMES

[TGS 2019] Announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2019, PC “Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition” Japanese version will be released and distributed on October 3rd by DMM GAMES in Japan.

The DMM Games version of the AC is not exactly the same as the steam version. If you buy this ultimate edition of Assetto Corsa and SLIMax Manager doesn’t recognize the game follow instructions written in the Assetto Corsa Plugin Info page to install the AC Plugin for SLIMax Manager (All versions), HERE.

These instructions are applicable to MotionMax Manager (6DOF Simulator software) as well.

Cheers,
z

 

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

 

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

 

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

Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology, what’s that?

Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology:
Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology has been created by Zappadoc in 2017, it stands for using virtual thing as a real physical object, in this case the software (SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3c+) use the VIRTUAL button-box integrated or your custom display template with buttons loaded into the VDASH-EMU (Virtual Racing Display Emulator for Windows/Android/Linux) and turns it to a REAL button-box which means that all virtual buttons can be assigned to the controls settings of your game or simulation (this works with ANY GAMES like a real button-box)
Ok so you already assigned the buttons of your steering wheel in iRacing or A.C. or RaceRoom E or rF2 or Project CARS? Well it’s exactly the same process, open the controls settings and click your virtual buttons on your tablet and “voila!”
Magic, Powerful and Easy!
The Teensy LC controller ($12 PJRC.com) with a EKSIMRacing firmware specially developed for the V2R are required. The firmware is installed automatically into the controller by SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3c.
Up to 4 controllers can be used to have from 32 to 128 buttons available.
More info available on EKSIMRacing Firmware Page:
http://www.eksimracing.com/eksimracing-firmware
User Guide:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/getting-started-with-eksimracing-vtor-controller/
Cheers,
z
Example: assign virtual buttons to RaceRoom Racing Experience (Sector 3 Studios)

Up to 4 Controllers:

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

Quick Update Of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-11-24 v1.1-32f5)

Quick Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-11-24 v1.1-32f5)
– bug fixed on visibility properties of the 3 buttons of the SPEK NASCAR Gauges
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.
DOWNLOAD VDASH-EMU
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

EKSIMRacing Virtual To Real (VToR) Is NOW OUT!

It’s Magic! and It’s Here Today!


EKSIMRacing is proud to announce the availability of the Virtual To Real (VToR) technology which literally turn your virtual button-box included with VDASH-EMU  (virtual racing display emulator for Android/Windows/Linux) to a REAL Button-Box!

Plug the EKSIMRacing VToR Controller to the usb port. The Controller is based on Teensy-LC from PJRC ($12 only) + a 100% FREE EKSIMRacing custom firmware,
Run your VDASH-EMU and load your favorite button-box layout,
Launch SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3+,
and then like any physical button-box, go to the game settings and assign your buttons/encoders!
Simple as that!
This works on every games or simulations. A new powerful feature for VDASH-EMU available today for download as a free update for all registered users!
Check the User guide for more info available in US/UK/FRANCAIS and ITALIANO.
US/UK
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/getting-started-with-eksimracing-vtor-controller/
FRANCAIS:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/premiers-pas-avec-le-controlleur-eksimracing-virtual-to-real/
ITALIANO:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/guida-introduttiva-al-virtual-to-real-controller-di-eksimracing/

EKSIMRacing Virtual To Real (VToR) in action with RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E)
Assign the controls a a real button-box!