Category Archives: Hardware

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

Quick maintenance update today of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.1u (2017-04-09 )

This update is recommended (important bug fixed and improvements)

bug fixed introduced in previous version which can alter the accuracy of extra telemetry data (weather, air, temp, pressure, etc.)
optimization of the settings management of the EMU (should load faster than previous version on low end PC)
– already ready for DiRT 4 and Project CARS 2 but now this version prepares the ground for F1 2017, can’t say more for now… ;)
OSW Ready: accept ANY OSW Fanatec mod as soon as you install the latest Fanatec Driver (see Fanatec website for more info).


– the Fanatec P1 rim in FLAG MODE (using the BIG RIM LED for yellow/blue flag and Low fuel warning, etc.) is now perfectly usable with the latest v281 beta driver on CSW Base v2/v2.5 and latest CSL driver (see the Fanatec website for more info). A new settings is available in GENERAL OPTIONS.

REMINDER1: 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/

REMINDER2: you need to FORCE SETUP UPDATE using the Auto-Updater to get the latest config setups and settings files (do a backup of your setups before and check the tutorial at EKSIMRacing support forum for more info)

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.1 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 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates, see previous post for more info

Cheers,
z

SLIMax Manager Pro updated today (2017-03-21 – v3.4.6.1s)

SLIMax Manager Pro maintenance release (2017-03-21 – v3.4.6.1s)

– Fanatec SDK v3.0
Full Support of the new Fanatec Clubsport Base wheel v2.5
– Due to the current limitation of Fanatec Driver/SDK v3.0, the Fanatec P1 RIM Rev Led “FLAG’s” feature has been deactivated by default, a setting has been added to general options but do not activate it until a fix from Fanatec, we will add the info here as soon as this can be safely enabled.
– Kart Racing Pro Plugins AND bridge updated for the current beta 16 of KRP, check the plugins page to read how to update the KRP bridge manually
– SLIMax Mgr Pro options dialog transparency at *zero* at startup has been fixed,
– other minor bug fixed in the manager

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.1 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.1s is 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

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

Cheers,
z

 

SLIMax Manager Pro & VDASH-EMU Windows on your HTC Vive and Oculus Rift!

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Hey Guys!

You use EKSIMRacing software but now you are on SteamVR and have your new VR headset (HTC Vive or Oculus Rift) your VDASH-EMU  is cruelly lacking… don’t worry we have a simple solution for you!

Watch this video, you can simply overlay any desktop window on any VR Game and please do not forget to thanks Nicholas Ewalt (AKA Hotrian) the author of the great app OpenVRDesktopDisplayPortal!

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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[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

[DIY PROJECT] F1 Custom Wheel with 4.3″ Display powered by 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

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AND NOW FOR THE PURE FUN! 🙂 🙂

[UPDATED] SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.4 rc2 is OUT!

 

UPDATED:
SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.4 RC2 is now available HERE with an important problem with auto-updater fixed and obviously, the new Plugins for the great RaceRoom  Racing Experience ( R3E) of Sector3 Studios.

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CHANGELOG 2015-10-16:

The new SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.4 rc1 is OUT!

A FULL INSTALLER is available, see OPEN BETA forum to download

if you already have the v3.4.3.90, just “Check For Update” To get the new update and keep your installation up to date,
run the manager and select menu “Check For Update…
and then click the “Download And Install All” button

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SLIMax Manager Pro Edition contains all features of previous SLIMax Mgr and supports current and future devices and Emulators for Android. The update is FREE for all registered users.

Also, a new SLIMax Mgr product has been started to deliver a basic game device manager for casual racers and contains the essential of the Pro edition.

 

 

SIM Race GT powered by SLIMax Manager

 

SIM Race GT display
powered by SLIMax Manager

EKSIMRacing and SIM Display are proud to present the the new SIM Race GT display. It is fully supported by SLIMax Manager and can fit perfectly your Rally/GT rig.

Thanks for watching…

Specs:
Four digits (14 segment display)
Gear indicator (7 segment display)
15 RPM leds
6 warning leds
12 buttons / 6 encoders
2 rotary switches
1 analog input
1 external led
USB and Bluetooth
Adjustable brightness
Enclosure available soon for Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec (compatible with many wheels)
Free SLIMax Manager software license with
More than 60 simulations/games supported

More info visit our website:
Hardware:
http://www.simdisplay.net

Software:
http://www.eksimracing.com

New update online and Thrustmaster T500rs Kit For the SIM Race GT

New update online 2015-06-11:

– fix the display functions for SIM Race GT device from SIM Display
– add the SLIMax Manager setup for the new upcoming Thrustmaster T500rs Kit For the SIM Race GT (see the picture) check the SIM Display website for availability.

To get the new update and keep your installation up to date (v3.4.2.0 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu “Check For Update…
and then click the “Download And Install All” button

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