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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.

NEW SLIMax Mgr Pro – D-PAD, HAT-SWITCH Management Improved

Quick Maintenance Today (2017-07-05 – v3.4.6.2e)

D-PAD/HAT SWITCH management improved to include a “release state” like a true button
This improvement is applicable to
Fanatec P1 Rim,
All Steering wheel with d-pad including
Thrustmaster,
Logitech,
Steelseries SRW-S1,
etc.

 

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 v3.4.6.2e is available for download on website as well

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

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! 🙂 🙂