Bikers In Sim Racing! Why Not? But They Need Their Hardware!

Hey!

It’s just me or bikers around the world are highly interested by sim racing , no?

But, you right, they deserve a better equipment, a more specific hardware for the motorcycle simulations….

That’s why I designed these bases below.

Unfortunately, the current manufacturers of great gaming / simulation equipment are not yet interested but who knows, with new upcoming games like TT Isle of Man they may change their minds…

Obviously, I will be happy to add the support of these bases  to SLIMax Manager Pro if one day this type of product is available to the general public

Cheers,
z

Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition (Full Support)

New version of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.4) is now available for download Today (in sync’ with Thrustmaster announcement).

– we are please to announce the full support of the new Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition in version 3.4.6.4 of SLIMax Mgr Pro and it’s 100% FREE for all Thrustmaster ‘lucky’ owners.

In addition to buttons and axes which are fully supported since the first version of SLIMax Mgr Pro, the new Ferrari 488 Challenge rim with shift-lights can be configured easily and works with more than 60 games/simulations.

Click this link to get started with your new Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition

http://www.eksimracing.com/thrustmaster/

– the full installer is available on EKSIMRacing website and contains a cumulative updates, version v3.4.6.4 is the new reference STABLE version of SLIMax Manager Pro and a strongly recommended update for all registered users.

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.

Cheers,
z

 

Related Links:

Getting Started With Thrustmaster Hardware:
http://www.eksimracing.com/thrustmaster/

All devices and emulators supported by SLIMax Mgr Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/slimax-manager-pro-hardware-devices-emu-supported/

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

New Update of SLIMax Mgr Pro and Plugins Today!

New Update of SLIMax Mgr Pro and Plugins Today!(2017-11-10 v3.4.6.3b)

This is a recommended update

NEW Plugin 64 bit for RaceRoom Racing Experience 64 bit Added! (do not forget to activate the plugin)
Compatibility mode of PCARS 2 added to P.CARS 1 plugins (ask in support forum if you need it)
MXBikes plugins and BRIDGE Updated (do not forget to update the bridge in game directory)
– usual bunch of minor bugs fixed in the manager

– The full installer of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3b is available on EKSIMRacing website as well

Check For Update And BE READY to enjoy the upcoming RaceRoom November Patch with your sim rig.

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 available on website to get the new updates.

Notes to happy users:
Some guys here are following EKSIMRacing since years (2009 for the oldest) and still enjoy using our software today like thousands others which is a huge satisfaction for me. We are pleased to provide this new update, as usual, free of charge.

Obviously, if you are willing to help, consider making a video, write down a review, talk about your enjoyment of using our software on social networks or on your favorite forum and help each other to better use of the manager and the VDASH-EMU. Donate is not the unique way to help us, Spread the good word!

Cheers,
z

Activate the plugin after the update:

VDASH-EMU with Project CARS 2 PS4 or XB1 (PATCH 2.0 required)?

How to configure Project CARS 2 PS4 or XB1 (PATCH 2.0 is required)?

It’s really straightforward to enjoy your VDASH-EMU or your racing Shift-Lights Interface devices using SLIMax Mgr Pro and with Project CARS 2 Console version for PlayStation 4 (PS4) or XBox One (XB1), simply use the same configuration as for P.CARS 1, set UDP to 2 and API (Protocol) to “Project CARS 1” and that’s it!

follow the complete instructions HERE at EKSIMRacing software support forum.

Cheers,
z

Big Update Today of VDASH-EMU (v1.1-32f 2017-10-19)

Big update today of VDASH-EMU (v1.1-32f 2017-10-19)

This version follows the availability of the new EKSIMRacing VToR (Virtual To real) USB Controller which let you use your virtual buttonbox of VDASH-EMU as A REAL ButtonBox with more than 60 games and simulations.

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

The VDASH-EMU v1.1-32f enhances all features related to button-box controls and gives you endless possibilities of creation. Some very useful new objects have been added to give you a maximum control of your custom templates.

Changelog 201-10-19:

– added object Ctrl Image Push Button, contains 2 images UP and DOWN to create a push button, any png or jpeg image can be used to create the button with infinite custom designs
– added object Image Flag, is a Flag object visible or not visible triggered by the state of a Marshal or External Led or an EVAL Math expression, very useful for example to illuminate your controls or to warn the driver when a flag is set with a big frontmost image (green, yellow, blue, red, black, checkerboard, start of race, …)

– All DATA (telemetry) objects have now 2 options for the EVAL field (which contains a math or logical expression)
EVAL Value which computes and displays dynamically the telemetry value
EVAL Visibility which computes the EVAL expression and displays the data only if the result is > 0

Very useful when for example you want to display a telemetry data like the Brake Biais when its value is updated (a common behavior of F1 Steering wheel display)

NEW EVAL functions available:
buttonState(n) result 0 or 1 – (n is the index of the button from 1 to 32)

ledState(n) result 0 or 1 (n is the index of the LED; Marshal Led from 1 to 6; External Led from 7 to 13)

isChanged() result 1 when the DATA (telemetry) has been changed

example:
if you want to show an image when button 5 is pressed, put in EVAL Field of an Image Flag object:
buttonState(5)


if you want to show the brake biais when its value is updated, Tick the EVAL Visibility checkbox and put in EVAL Field of an DATA Brake BIAIS object:
isChanged()

NEW Menus


Hide Selection to hide the selected object
Show All to show all objects previously hidden
v1.1-32f2
– added menus:
Bring To Front (current selected object)
Send To Back (current selected object)
Show/Hide Status Bar to Objects menu
v1.1-32f3
– new Safe PushButton object added (check the screenshot below)

– a bunch of minors bugs have been fixed as well

NEW BUTTONBOX Textures Pack available today as well!

to go with the new version of VDASH-EMU v32f a new pack of textures has been created with a lot of buttons ready to use. A cool textures pack (free of charge) for creating your custom button-box easily.

Go to the DOWNLOAD Textures Pack forum to  download the new Buttonbox Pack

 

The update is available today for Android, Windows and Linux and 100% free for all registered users.

Go to website to download using the corresponding EMU Button:

GREEN =For Android Tablet/Phone;
PURPLE=For SIM Display SIM Race LCD Device;
BLUE= For Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet;
ORANGE=For Embedded Linux devices

and install it over the current installation.

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!

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