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Register your USB Device or your Emulator

 

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US/UK:
Since 2013, register your SLI Display USB Device or SLI Emulators for android or Windows consist simply to:

to contribute to the project by making your donation (minimum $5) and get a device or emulator license.
sign-in the forum to create your support account. REGISTER and create your support account after the donation is IMPORTANT to get first instructions and get access to forum and exclusive content.

Click this line to get more information on how to register your license..

if you do not understand one of this step, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form HERE.

->GOTO PAGE 2 TO REGISTER

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EN FRANCAIS:


Depuis 2013, enregistrez votre périphérique USB d’affichage ou un EMUlateur pour Android ou Windows ou Linux consiste simplement à:

– contribuer au projet en faisant votre don (minimum $5) pour obtenir une license pour un périphérique USB ou un EMUlateur
– remplir votre fiche dans le forum pour créer votre compte de support. INSCRIVEZ-VOUS et créez votre compte d’assistance après votre donation est IMPORTANT pour obtenir les premières instructions et avoir accès au forum et au contenu exclusif.

Cliquez cette ligne pour obtenir plus d information sur l enregistrement de votre license.

si vous ne comprenez pas une étape, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter en remplissant le formulaire ICI.

->ALLER PAGE 2 POUR ENREGISTRER SA LICENSE

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ITALIAN:

Dal 2013, registrare il tuo dispositivo SLI USB o l’emulatore SLI per Android o Windows consta di due semplici passi:

– contribuire al progetto effettuando una donazione (minimo $5) per ottenere una licenza per un dispositivo o per un emulatore
– registrarsi al forum per creare il tuo account di supporto. Registrarsi e creare il tuo account di supporto dopo la donazione è importante per ottenere prime istruzioni e accedi ai forum e contenuti esclusivi.

 Clicca qui per maggiori informazioni su come registrare la tua licenza.

se non capisci uno di questi passi, sentiti libero di contattarci compilando l’apposito form QUI.

->VAI ALLA PAGINA 2 PER LA REGISTRAZIONE


How to cleanup your Windows Firewall rules?

SLIMax Manager Pro is referenced in the Windows 10 Firewall as “slimaxmgrpro64.exe” or “Take the Control Of Your Gameware” (the tag line instead of the app name…)

You may have to check ( or even delete) the corresponding rules.

DO NOT forget to restart after changing settings in the firewall

Control panels> Firewall Windows> Allow a program …

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If you delete the corresponding rules in the Win10 Firewall and restart your PC and then install and launch the Manager, the Firewall will prompt again to allow communication with SLIMax Manager Pro and this time check “Allow access“:
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SLIMax Manager, Devices Supported:

 

 

 

In addition of the game devices above (Fanatec CSW, CSL, Porsche and others, Logitech G27, G29, G920, SIM Race LCD, SIM Race GT, SIM Race F1, SIM Race  Deluxe, SIM Race PRO, Steelseries SRW-S1, SLI-F1, SLI-M, SLI-PRO, BU0710), SLIMax Manager Pro supports any HID Compliant device like button-box from Derek Speare Designs for example, controllers with or without axes, gamepad, shiftter, joystick, etc.

Getting Started With VDASH-EMU (virtual display emulator)

SLIMax Virtual Dash Emulator (VDASH-EMU) Tips, Manual, Getting Started instructions, Tutorials are here.

Getting Started with VDASH-EMU in ENGLISH, FRENCH and ITALIAN

 

Configure simulation and game to send telemetry

configure_games Configure your game or simulation

Each game or simulation need to be configured to send telemetry data and to get it working with USB Shiftlights Device or to disable its native support of Fanatec or Logitech leds and digits to let the SLIMax Manager handle them.

all updates information are available in Plugins Pages Forum

rFactor Pro,
rFactor,
rFactor Dev Mod,
rFactor Steam,
rFactor 2,
rFactor 2 DX11,
rFactor 2 Dev Mod,
iRacing,
iRacing DX11,
Assetto Corsa Pro,
Assetto Corsa,
Assetto Corsa XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
GTR2,
Steam GTR2,
Steam Simbin Race07 + all packs,
GTR EVO,
RaceON,
RaceInjection,
STCC I / II,
WTCC,
Injection,
GT Power,
Retro Expansion,
DTM Experience,
Sector 3 RaceRoom Racing Experience,
Papyrus NASCAR 2003, (outdated)
Live For Speed,
netKar PRO,(outdated)
Kart Racing Pro,
World Racing Series,
MX Bikes,
GP Bikes,
Project CARS 2,
Project CARS 2 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
Project CARS,
Project CARS XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
All CodeMasters games
DiRT 4,
DiRT Rally,
Codemasters F1 2017,
Codemasters F1 2017 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
Codemasters F1 2016,
Codemasters F1 2016 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
Codemasters F1 2015,
Codemasters F1 2014,
Codemasters F1 2013,
Codemasters F1 2012,
Codemasters F1 2011,
Codemasters F1 2010,
GRID Autosport,
GRID2,
DiRT3,
DiRT2,
GRID,
All rFactor Clones
ARCA Sim Racing,
Simraceway,
Superleague Formula
ALL REIZA Studios
Automobilista
Formula Truck (all versions),
Game Stock Car,
Oldies
SHIFT2,
GTR
Grand Prix Legends,
GT Legends,
Richard Burns Rally,
X Motor Racing,
Truck:
Euro Truck Simulation 2,
American Truck Simulator (64Bit)

 

 

 

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 and configure rFactor 2
Install manually the rFactor2 Bridge (the bridge is installed automatically
Install manually the rFactor Bridge (the bridge is installed automatically by SLIMax Mgr)
Disable native support of FANATEC and configure Assetto Corsa
 


 

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 and configure iRacing
iRacing Combo vs Simple Setup
Configure Simbin games/simulations
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Configure Race Room Racing Experience from Sector3 Studios

Configure Codemasters games

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 in Codemasters

 

Do not install the latest DiRT 3 patch

Configure Project CARS
Configure Live For Speed

rFactor Clones

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27/G29/920 and configure Automobilista

Install manually the rFactor Bridge
(the rFacotr bridge is compatible with all rFactor Clones Titles)
Some bridges are installed automatically by SLIMax Manager if the game directory is found during the installation.

 

 

 

PiBoSo Titles

Install PiBoSo Bridge For Kart Racing PRO (KRP)
Install PiBoSo Bridge For GP BIKES
Install PiBoSo Bridge For World Racing Series (WRS)

OTHERS

 

 

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Check the plugins pages for more info…

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Doing a Super Clean installation?

US/UK:

Do a super clean installation:

1) download the latest SLIMax Manager Pro, go HERE
2) uninstall the old version of SLIMax Mgr

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3) you can safely delete the SLIMax Manager directory or  open SLIMax Manager directory and delete ALL folders and keep the licenses directory only – see the screenshot above)
4) install the new version by running the FULL INSTALLER as Administrator and follow instruction the first time you launch the SLIMax Manager Pro to get your license automatically
5) and then run the Auto-Updater to get the very latest software (plugins, apps, setups, etc.)

Sometime SLIMax Manager Pro needs to run as Administrator as well, read the F.A.Q.   if you have permission issue with Windows 8/8.1/10, read THIS

IMPORTANT:
DO NOT FORGET, to launch the auto-updater the first time you launch SLIMax Mgr Pro when you are prompted to do so,
Check the Plugin Bridges if you upgrade from an old version of SLIMax Manager and install them manually if needed.  PiBoSo, Reiza, ISI rFactor / rFactor2, EURO/American Truck, etc. all this simulations need a bridge to work with SLIMax Mgr Pro (all the BRIDGES are available in ..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\sli_bridges\ directory ). Check the plugin pages for more info related to plugin BRIDGE…

 

 

FRANCAIS:

Effectuez une installation SUPER CLEAN:

1) télécharger la dernière SLIMax Manager Pro, rendez-vous ICI
2) désinstaller l’ancienne version de SLIMax Manager

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3) vous pouvez supprimer en toute sécurité le répertoire SLIMax Manager ou ouvrir le répertoire SLIMax Manager et supprimez tous les dossiers et ne garder que répertoire licences seulement – voir la capture d’écran ci-dessus
4) installer la nouvelle version en exécutant le programme d’installation en tant qu’administrateur et suivez les instructions la première fois que vous lancez le SLIMax Manager Pro pour obtenir votre licence automatiquement et
5) pour exécuter l’Auto-Updater pour obtenir le logiciel le dernier (plugins, applications, configurations, etc.)

Dans certains cas SLIMax Manager Pro a besoin d’être lancer en tant qu’administrateur aussi, lire le F.A.Q. si vous avez des problèmes de permissions avec Windows 8/8.1/10 voir ICI

IMPORTANT:
NE PAS OUBLIER, de lancer l’auto-updater la première fois que vous lancez SLIMax Mgr Pro lorsque vous êtes invité à le faire,
Vérifiez les BRIDGES des Plugins si vous faites une mise à jour à partir d’une ancienne version du SLIMax Manager et les installer manuellement si nécessaire. PiBoSo, Reiza, ISI rFactor / rFactor2, EURO / American Truck, etc. toutes ces simulations ont besoin d’un BRIDGE pour fonctionner avec le SLIMax Mgr Pro ( les BRIDGES sont dispo dans le répertoir ..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\sli_bridges\ ). Consultez les pages de plugin pour plus d’informations en rapport avec les BRIDGES …

 

How to change speed unit MPH to KMH?

To change the speed unit from US/Imperial to Metric or MPH to KMH (KPH):

 

1) Open Basic Options panel

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2) Select the device icon to load current setup and change speed unit to KPH ( Km/h, METRIC)

Codemasters F1 2012, F1 2013 not working with Windows 8.1?

Codemasters games (DiRT 2, DiRT 3, GRID, GRID 2, F1 2010, F1 2011, F1 2012, F1 2013, etc.) use UDP network and requires special permission in Windows 8 and 8.1 to communicate with other applications like SLIMax Manager.

if Codemasters games not working on your Windows installation start by running SLIMax Manager as Administrator to avoid any permission issue.

This is applicable to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, to solve your permission issue run the app as administrator :

see How to run app as administrator

How to configure the Codemasters game, FAQ

Configure Project CARS to “Use Shared memory”?

Each time you upgrade Project CARS don’t forget to check the status of Shared memory setting.

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To turn ON telemetry go to SYSTEM > Use Shared Memory > Project CARS 2

Check the plugin page to get the latest info, HERE.

Also, if you have a Fanatec wheel disable RPM/Gear feedback in OPTIONS > CONTROLS > Configuration see the picture below:

 

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To turn ON telemetry go to Gameplay > Use Shared Memory > Yes

Check the plugin page to get the latest info, HERE.

 

Also, if you have a Fanatec (CSW or others) wheel disable RPM/Gear feedback in Controls Setup see the picture below:

 Related FAQ:
Configure your game or simulation to send telemetry data

 

For more info visit: http://www.eksimracing.com

How to get the display or emulator serial number?

US/UK:
GET USB DEVICE DISPLAY OR EMULATOR SERIAL NUMBER:

To get the serial number of your USB SLI Device Display (SLI-F1, SLI-M, SLI-PRO or SIM RACE LCD or SIM RACE GT or SIM RACE Deluxe or SIM RACE F1 or and SRWheel-S1) or Android/Windows/Linux Emulator (VDASH-EMU or SLI-EMU or SRF1-EMU),

Make sure your hardware is installed and recognized by Windows, launch SLIMax Manager Pro (download the latest version) and the ‘Registration Information‘ window should show up the first time you launch the app, if it didn’t then select the menu “Registration Info…

if your are not yet registered and/or your license is not found by SLIMax Mgr Pro a dialog will pop up

 

EN FRANCAIS:
Pour obtenir le numéro de série de votre SLI Device USB Display  (SLI-F1, SLI-M, SLI-PRO ou SIM RACE LCD ou SIM RACE GT ou RACE SIM Deluxe ou RACE SIM F1 ou et SRWheel-S1) ou votre Emulator Android / Windows / Linux  (vdash -EMU ou SLI-EMU ou SRF1-EMU),

Assurez-vous que votre matériel est installé et reconnu par Windows, lancez SLIMax Manager Pro (télécharger la dernière version) et la fenêtre “Registration Information» devrait apparaître la première fois que vous lancez l’application, si elle ne s’affiche pas sélectionner  le menu “Registration Info…

Si vous n’êtes pas encore inscrit et / ou votre licence n’est pas trouvée par SLIMaxMgr Pro, une boîte de dialogue s’affiche

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US/UK:
After the complete startup of SLIMax Mgr Pro the window “Registration Information” should open
Select the device or emulator line and right-click to copy the type with the serial number.
Notes: the ‘– : prefix before the serial number indicates that the license is not yet installed.

EN FRANCAIS:
Après le démarrage complet du SLIMax Mgr Pro la fenêtre “Registration Information” devrait s’ouvrir
Sélectionnez la ligne de l’appareil ou émulateur et clic droit pour copier le type avec le numéro de série.
Notes: le ‘-:’ préfixe avant le numéro de série indique que la licence est pas encore installée.

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US/UK: if you can’t see the Registration Information window at startup, select the menu “Registration Info…” to open it

EN FRANCAIS: si vous ne pouvez pas voir la fenêtre Registration Information au démarrage, sélectionnez le menu “Registration Info …” pour l’ouvrir

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US/UK:
or RESTART
SLIMax Manager Pro if you do not have access to the menu yet and the Registration Information window should pop up at startup.

 EN FRANCAIS:
ou REDÉMARREZ
SliMax Manager Pro si vous n’avez pas accès au menu encore et la fenêtre d’information d’enregistrement doit apparaître au démarrage.

How to register additional license ( purchase additional license )?

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REGISTER (purchase) ADDITIONAL LICENSE:

Additional License

Register ADDITIONAL license is the same process as registering your first license you need to use SLIMax Manager Pro and the donation minimum is $5 to get your license.

Make your donation only, DO NOT CREATE A NEW SUPPORT ACCOUNT IF YOU ALREADY OWN ONE, double account is NOT allowed.

Run SLIMax Manager Pro
> Select Registration Info menu if the windows is not visible
> Select the device or emulator in the list
> And click the REGISTER button
> and make your donation


Check Your Account Profile (you need to have a support account):

if EKSRIMRacing $ credit is available, a BLUE button will be visible on your support account Profile.
Click the link below to be redirected to your support account profile (copy/paste your EMU SERIAL NUMBER to avoid any error):

LINK TO MY PROFILE

Notes:
DO NOT CREATE A NEW SUPPORT ACCOUNT IF YOU ALREADY OWN ONE, just make your donation.

IMPORTANT:
PLEASE Double-check your device serial number.
If you enter the wrong serial number we will NOT provide you another license.

 

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Games / Simulations supported by SLIMax Mgr ?

The plugins information page is a good source to know if your game or simulation is supported or not, check this HERE

All Plugins are usually included in the full installer of SLIMax Manager Pro. Check for update to get the latest version.

Here is the list of plugins available at this date (2017-03, check the plugins page for more info):

rFactor,
rFactor Dev Mod,
rFactor Steam,
rFactor 2,
rFactor 2 DX11,
rFactor 2 Dev Mod,
iRacing,
iRacing DX11,
Assetto Corsa,
Assetto Corsa XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
GTR2,
Steam GTR2,
Steam Simbin Race07 + all packs,
GTR EVO,
RaceON,
RaceInjection,
STCC I / II,
WTCC,
Injection,
GT Power,
Retro Expansion,
DTM Experience,
Sector 3 RaceRoom Racing Experience,
Papyrus NASCAR 2003, (outdated)
Live For Speed,
netKar PRO,(outdated)
Kart Racing Pro,
World Racing Series,
MX Bikes,
GP Bikes,
Project CARS 2,*
Project CARS 2 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,*
Project CARS,
Project CARS XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,
All CodeMasters games
Codemasters F1 2017,*
Codemasters F1 2017 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,*
DiRT 4,
DiRT Rally,
Codemasters F1 2016,
Codemasters F1 2016 XB1/PS4 Console Bridge,*
Codemasters F1 2015,
Codemasters F1 2014,
Codemasters F1 2013,
Codemasters F1 2012,
Codemasters F1 2011,
Codemasters F1 2010,
GRID Autosport,
GRID2,
DiRT3,
DiRT2,
GRID,
All rFactor Clones
ARCA Sim Racing,
Simraceway,
Superleague Formula
ALL REIZA Studios
Automobilista
Formula Truck (all versions),
Game Stock Car,
Oldies
SHIFT2,
GTR
Grand Prix Legends,
GT Legends,
Richard Burns Rally,
X Motor Racing,
Truck:
Euro Truck Simulation 2,
American Truck Simulator (64Bit)

(rFactor Pro, XPlane, DCS World and FSX plugin are available on demand, not free).

*alpha or beta available
**coming soon

How does the software cost?

 

 

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Why I have to make a minimum donation? and why a donation?

EKSIMRacing ask you to make a minimum donation to get your license and for using the software because building a professional-grade software take a lot of time (SLIMax Manager development started in 2009), maintaining the website, forums, domain name and hosting cost money, also, gamegear such steering wheels, pedals sets, buttons-boxes and hardware parts (switches, buttons, encoders, etc.) for testing the hardware with the manager cost money (fortunately we have some great partnerships that reduce the bill) and obviously, buying/updating games/simulations licenses cost money as well.

The software is continuously improved to give you more control on your rig and in the same time to build your setup more easily which increase greatly your immersion and gaming experience.

Ok, but why a donation?
simply because it’s all about SIM RACING PROJECT and the SUPPORT of the project by their users.
A minimum donation is required to contribute to above mentioned costs but you can also donate more to support the project and more importantly, to take part to the project. All suggestions from members are discussed in forum and implemented asap in the manager if it’s possible and consistent.

EKSIMRacing mission since all these years has been also to discuss with major simulations/games Developer Teams to improve their API ( ISI, Codemasters, Simbin, Project CARS, A.C., etc.), rFactor2 and F1 201X and GRID 2/Autosport series are some great example of improvement. And for sure, all our competitors are happy to benefit from these improvements. 😉

If you own a BU0710, Fanatec Hardware (including CSW Base v1 / v2 / v2.5, CSR, CSL, Porsche, CSP V1/V2/V3 / V3i, shiftter, Handbrake, etc.) or a Logitech G27/G29/G920 steering wheel and want to give SLMax Manager Pro a try, don’t wait, it’s FREE for using the wheel with the software alone and if you find it useful and/or want to add an USB display device or a display emulator to your rig make a donation to support the project and get your license.


A minimum contribution of $5 is required
to get your usb device or virtual display emulator license

After your donation you will be redirected to the registration page (you can also access the registration page from the Registration Help) to create your support account,

You can access freely to all documentation, FAQ, video tutorials and the public part of the software support forum in read only mode.

As soon as you created a support account, you get a read / write access to all software support forums, exclusive information and exclusive content (like beta software, VDASH-EMU texture packs, EMU Custom templates, tips and tricks,… ).

 

ALL PRICING (minimum amount of donation required to get your license):

DEVICE SOFTWARE LICENSING
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Notes: SIM Race LCD Device License + VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD License +  software support may be included by SIM Display (see SIM Display website for more info).

Check the getting started with your SIM Race LCD and documentation pages to take benefit of your FULL access and create your support account.

simracef1_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a licenses for  this device, includes a basic subscription to software support.
Notes: SIM Race F1 Device License +  software support may be included by SIM Display (see SIM Display website for more info).
simracegt_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a licenses for  this device, includes a basic subscription to software support.
Notes: SIM Race GT Device License +  software support may be included by SIM Display (see SIM Display website for more info).
simracedlx_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a licenses for  this device, includes a basic subscription to software support.
Notes: SIM Race Deluxe Device License +  software support may be included by SIM Display (see SIM Display website for more info).
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A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a licenses for  this device, includes a basic subscription to software support.
Notes: SIM Race F1 Pro License License +  software support may be included by SIM Display (see SIM Display website for more info).
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VDASH-EMU

Second generation of Virtual Racing Display/Dash Emulator (more powerful and 70% faster then 1st gen.)

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VDASH-EMU For Android

EMU LICENSE for Android: $5

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VDASH-EMU For Windows or Linux
EMU LICENSE for Windows/Linux: $5
 

ONE EMU LICENSE and enjoy more than 60 simulations or games using SLIMax Manager Pro

SLIMax Virtual Dash Emu (VDASH-EMU)

 Check the getting started and documentation pages

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SIM Race F1 EMU For Android is NOW 100% FREE!
Enjoy this first generation of display EMU with the latest SLIMax Manager Pro today!

Jump to VDASH-EMU when you are ready to get the most powerful Virtual Dash EMU available on Windows, Android and Linux + XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4 with SLIMax Console Bridge.

LICENSE PRICE: FREE

 

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sli-pro_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a license this includes a basic subscription to software support.
sli-m_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a license this includes a basic subscription to software support.
sli-f1_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a license this includes a basic subscription to software support.
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FREE! No license required
LICENSE PRICE: FREE

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Note to FANATEC owners,
it’s FREE for Fanatec owners (no need a license or registration to use your wheel with SLIMax Mgr Pro)
All Fanatec hardware (CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche, CSP, etc.) are FULLY supported by SLIMax Manager Pro and a recommended hardware.

FREE! No license required
LICENSE PRICE: FREE

Getting Started With Fanatec Hardware and SLIMax Manager Pro

 

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Note to LOGITECH G27/G29/G920 owners,
it’s FREE for Logitech owners (no need a license or registration to use your wheel with SLIMax Mgr)
All Logitech hardware are FULLY supported by SLIMax Manager Pro and a recommended hardware.

FREE! No license required
LICENSE PRICE: FREE

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Thrustmaster are FULLY supported by SLIMax Manager Pro and a recommended hardware.

FREE! No license required
LICENSE PRICE: FREE

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All Derek Speare Designs hardware are FULLY supported by SLIMax Manager Pro and recommended hardware.

A macro editor is included in SLIMax Manager Pro to generate easily keystrokes sequence and drive your game or simulation with your buttons-box.

FREE! No license required
LICENSE PRICE:FREE

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To take the maximum benefit of your device display or emulator and to enjoy your rig with more than 60 games or simulations.
Click HERE To Register!

 

Permission issue, I can’t save config files, settings are not persistent or not saved, access denied to SLIMax Mgr directories, why?

This is the most common and the most annoying issue of Windows 8/8.1 and in some part Win 10

Permission issue, OSP 150 displayed, I can’t save config files, settings are not persistent or not saved, access denied to SLIMax Mgr directories, why?

Even though I am an administrator I am unable to access everything on my computer. please explain step-by-step for windows 8 what I need to do in order to get full access?

Basically you DON’T have the ownership of your hard drive where SLIMax Mgr Pro is installed, Read this FAQ from Microsoft:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2623670

Also, Windows Firewall, Antivirus or Windows User Account Control (UAC ) doesn’t allow SLIMax Manager to write into its directory or simply doesn’t allow the app to communicate with emulators or game or simulation

Check your Windows Firewall rules related to SLIMax Manager Pro exe (and sometime named by its description “Take The Control Of Your Gameware”). delete all rules before re-installing the manager.

disable UAC solves the problem (You must reboot your computer for the changes to take effect).
Keep the UAC activated with an installation on Program Files directory ..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\ seems to work as well (this is the default installation location).

see here how to disable UAC (it is strongly recommended that you turn off UAC   ):
Win 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3d1p9qe9co

Win 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnImAYTDc6w

This is applicable to Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, to solve your permission issue, install SLIMax Mgr Pro as Admin and run the app as administrator :

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How to get Codemasters F1 20XX, Dirt Rally, DiRT2 and DiRT3 working with latest SLIMax Mgr software?

ATTENTION (common error):
Here we are talking about setup the game to send telemetry data by editing the setup file in ../DOCUMENTS/MY GAMES/ directory and NOT in the game directory.

 

F1 2017 PC Steam and XB1/PS4 Console version (API v5)
(disable native support of SLI-PRO, G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr Pro manage them)

The UDP Settings are now directly available in the game UDP settings

– to configure F1 2017, simply launch the game and in settings
– set Fanatec LED OFF
– set SLI-PRO LED OFF
– set UDP Telemetry to ON
– the rate to 60Hz,
– do not activate Broadcast.
-if the IP is not set then put 127.0.0.1 which your PC (localhost).

For Console XBOX and PS4 version of the game, insert the IP of the PC 192.168.xxx.xxx
(the PC where SLIMax Mgr Pro and F1 2017 Console Bridge are running, see the Console Forum for more info)

 

DiRT 4 (API v3)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\DiRT 4\hardwaresettings\ directory

 

 

F1 2016 (API v4)
(disable native support of SLI-PRO, G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr Pro manage them)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\F1 2016\hardwaresettings\ directory,

2016-07-09_223504

 

DiRT Rally (API v3)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\Dirt Rally\hardwaresettings\ directory

2016-02-17_230843

F1 2015 (API v4)
(disable native support of SLI-PRO, G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr manage them)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\F1 2015\hardwaresettings\ directory,

2015-07-09_223504

 

F1 2014 (API v3)
(disable native support of G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr manage them)
Apply the change (red text) below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne2014\hardwaresettings\ directory, sometime it’s necessary to add the line if doesn’t exists.

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>
<led_display nativeSupport="true"/>

and replace with:


<led_display nativeSupport="false" fanatecNativeSupport="false" />
<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="3" />

F1 2013  (API v3)
(disable native support of G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr manage them)
Apply the change (red text) below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne2013\hardwaresettings\ directory, sometime it’s necessary to add the line if doesn’t exists.

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>
<led_display nativeSupport="true"/>

and replace with:


<led_display nativeSupport="false" fanatecNativeSupport="false" />
<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="3" />

 

 

GRID 2 (API v3)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\GRID 2\hardwaresettings\ directory


Find:
<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>

and replace with:

<motion enabled=”true” ip=”127.0.0.1″ port=”20777″ delay=”1″ extradata=”3″ />

 

F1 2012  (API v2)

(disable native support of G27 and Fanatec to let SLIMax Mgr manage them)
A:Apply the change (red text) below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne2012\hardwaresettings\ directory, sometime it’s necessary to add the line if doesn’t exists.

 

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>
<led_display nativeSupport="true"/>

and replace with:


<led_display nativeSupport="false" fanatecNativeSupport="false" />
<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="2" />


F1 2011 (API v1)
A:Apply the change (red text) below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne2011\hardwaresettings directory

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>

and replace with:


<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="1" />

 

 

F1 2010 (API v1)
Apply the change (red text) below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\FormulaOne\hardwaresettings\ directory

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>

and replace with:


<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="1" />

 


DiRT3 and DiRT2 (API v1)
Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\Dirt3\hardwaresettings\ directory

Find:

<motion enabled="true" extradata="0" delay="1" port="20777" ip="dbox"/>

and replace with:


<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="1" />

 

.

Need additional license after OS or ROM update?

DO NOT RESET YOUR ANDROID – DEDICATE YOUR TABLET TO THE EMU

Your license is no longer recognized after a reset or a major update of your Android System OS. Unfortunately, due to the design of this OS, this is normal.

We are sorry by this inconvenience. However, we will never ask you to reset or update your Android System and we recommend to dedicate your Android Phone/Tablet to your EMUlators.

A std OTA update from google usually not alter your Android EMU installation (it depends), We do not recommend to accept OTA our EMU works perfectly with Android v2.2.3 or greater.

NO, the update of VDASH-EMU does not change anything in your license and it remains valid. Installing the updates of VDASH-EMU over it is the correct process for updating your EMU and you will never loose your license by updating it with a new version.

Yes, the Android system update or phone / tablet change requires a new license called “Additional”

Yes, every additional PC / LAPTOP running  VDASH-EMU for Windows needs a VALID license called “Additional” to work at FULL SPEED with simulations or games

YES, you have LAG if you do not have a VALID licenses installed for all phone / tablet / PC using the VDASH-EMU on your LAN (you can use up to 4 VDASH-EMU simultaneously).

So do not reset your device! you don’t need to do that to run the EMU and before making a “bug/registration report” please, check if the serial number you registered matches the one you currently have… and if NOT get an “additional” license!

Get an Additional License

2 Support Forum Information

Do I need to register my device to get a full access to the forum and reply or create a new topic in forum?

Yes. You need to register your device or emulator to get your license and create a support account. Read THIS for more details on pricing.

CHECK YOUR DEVICE BEFORE POSTING IN FORUM:

Check if your device is connected properly before asking for support.

If your device isn’t connected properly contact your hardware supplier as this is typically a hardware/firmware issue.

We do not provide hardware/firmware support.

thanks for your understanding.

Use the SLI-PRO or the SIM RACE Deluxe or SIM RACE F1 configuration app to see if your firmware is ok

you should have:

Version 0.22 or 0.23

 AND NOT *BOOTLOADER*

SLI-PRO FIRMWARE ISSUE:

In Devices and Printers window, you should see SLI-PRO Interface and not bootloader

(bootloader usually means that you need to reinstall your firmware ).

My topic or post has been deleted, why?

Your topic or post was OFF TOPIC, not related to software support or the answer is already in the FAQ. A notification has been sent to you.

how I can login to the forum and create an account so I can download additional plugins?

Plugins Updates are available to anyone

** you don’t need a support account to get them **

** Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins **

Click HERE to open the plugins page and get plugins information

IMPORTANT: Read Before Posting in forum:

– please don’t PM or EMAIL us for support (read FAQ for more details, use EMAIL for license/registration question only ),
– respect all the stuff that has been done here by searching/reading before posting,
READ All sticky topics,
– game/sim should be up to date and match the current version requirement to work (see release notes and F.A.Q. ),
– the Windows Control Panel “Game Controllers” or Windows Devices Must recognize your USB device,
– SLI USB Device owner, launch SLI Manager and select Testing Device menu to test your unit,
– check the software with default parameters first (without changing any line in the config file),
– topic/post are moderated, this typically involves a member posting a topic or reply and requiring it to be approved before the other can see it.
– obviously, any competitor software must be closed (beware some are running in background) to run SLIMax Manager with  your Fanatec CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche or others, Logitech G27/G29, VDASH-EMU, SLI-EMU, SRF1-EMU or any USB SLI Display devices successfully.

Almost ALL software issue with latest version are due to a bad installation, a misconfiguration or a misunderstanding of the FAQ. So please, read the FAQ carefully and everything will be ok.

if you do not received instructions email to get your license, check the SPAM or JUNK mailbox first to get it and obviously, feel free to drop us a line by email if you still didn’t get the notification within 24h.

Can I use PM or EMAIL for support?

No, PM and EMAIL should not be use for support with 2 exceptions:

if your issue is related to license or registration (you can find a form in EKSIMRacing support forum which is better than email)

and obviously if we request a reply by email or PM.

What’s the language allowed in forum?

Software support only available in English but French is also allowed even if all information are in English (a French Forum has been opened for French community).

Some documentation are available in Italian as well

SLIMax Manager Setup Help is available in UK/US, Italian and French, check the corresponding video tutorial to see how to get help in your native language.

Contact us by email if you are willing to help and want to translate the doc in other language.

is EK no longer active in sim-racing community?

yes EK is no longer active and Zappadoc is now the lead dev of EKSimracing in charge of all projects, forum and website maintenance ( announced the September 06, 2011 ).

How do I report a bug (or supposed to be a bug)?

SLIMax Manager has reached the “STABLE” Level which means no major bug.

First, try to reproduce the bug to identify it.
Search in FAQ or forum to see if the topic has been already discussed.
Then, find the right section in the forum and write your bug reports with a lot of details.
adding pictures and/or video could be necessary in some case. Keep in mind I can’t fix a bug that I can’t catch. so, more specific you are more it can be fixed quickly. 😉