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!

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.

Codemasters F1 2017 PC/Steam/XB1/PS4 Plugins Updated


Last update (and final version) of the F1 2017 plugins today just before the release of the new Codemasters F1 2017 game
– conformity with latest Codemasters API v5 (1.3 build, including PC/Steam and Console XB1/PAS4 Bridge versions)
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
ATTENTION: 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 get the new updates
BE SURE TO use the latest version with the latest patch of F1 2017 (patch must be apply to boxed version of the game) and obviously to CHECK FOR UPDATE using SLIMax Manager Pro to get the latest plugins version.
Check the EKSIMRacing F1 2017 Plugins page for more info…
Cheers,
z

Maintenance Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-06-06 v1.1-32b)

Important Maintenance Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-06-06 v1.1-32b)

This is a recommended update, do not forget to update your SLIMax Mgr Pro to version 3.4.6.2.
CHANGELOG 2017-06-06:
Bugs Fixed:
– the status bar wrongly report a bad slimax mgr pro version or license
– non persistent EVAL expression in the Tire Wear object
– “NEW LABEL” was no longer in first position in Label menu
Additions:
– in addition to RAW CAR SPEED data in m/s the CAR SPEED KMH and CAR SPEED MPH have been added to telemetry Data object
– 2 super powerful arrow objects named “Super Arrow Gauge” and “Super Arrow Image Gauge” have been added
These new objects let you create almost any analog car dial, the arrow can be use with any telemetry data speed, rpm, temp, press, fuel, pedals, wind direction, tire wear, suspension, … obviously the Super Arrow Image Gauge object allows you to use an image for the arrow.
Tutorials are  available in support forum of EKSIMRacing and you can download the Arrow Texture Pack and Ring Texture Pack to get started with these objects.

 

SLIMax Manager Pro version 3.4.6.2 is OUT! New Manager, New Plugins and New EMU!

BIG UPDATE TODAY of SLIMax Manager Pro, VDASH-EMU Familly and New Plugins available (version 3.4.6.2 )

and NEW version of VDASH-EMU 1.1-32b available as well


This version is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED to get the new plugins, use the FULL INSTALLER available on EKSIMRacing website to upgrade.
Changelog 2017-05-26 (abstract)
– [MAIN CHANGE] Internal Plugins Interface improved with a lot more telemetry data to be used by the VDASH-EMU and new devices
ALL PLUGINS 32 Bit and 64 Bit have been recompiled to take benefit of the new plugins interface v7 of SLIMax Mgr Pro
– Codemasters F1 2017 Beta Plugins is included to let lucky guys selected by the Codemasters Beta Test program to enjoy the new Codies F1 title with your sim-rig.
– Codemasters DiRT 4 Plugins included, update your SLIMax Manager Pro to be ready for the upcoming DIRT4 from Codemasters (REMINDER: should be released the 9 June )
Project CARS 2 Plugins now included with the full installer, REMINDER2: we are waiting for your feedback in EKSIMRacing support forum to improve the P.CARS 2 plugins…
Assetto Corsa Plugins UPDATED today to be conform with latest A.C. API 1.14.x (Win Speed/direction added)
VDASH-EMU must be updated as well see the vdash-emu changelog for more information…
SLIMax Manager Pro net code has been optimized to send more telemetry data to the EMU without losing performance, on the contrary SLIMax Mgr Pro is even faster
– A new splash screen has been done
– bunch of minor bugs fixed as usual
Codematers Proxy Server (CMPS app) has been updated as well to manage the new upcoming DiRT 4 (API version 3 ) and F1 2017 (API version 5 ) games.
**THIS TIME YOU NEED TO GET THE FULL INSTALLER **
**TO UPGRADE YOUR INSTALLATION**

FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.2 available for download on website
Cheers,
z
UPDATED: A new templates for VDASH-EMU using the latest behaviors are available for download: