EKSimracing F.A.Q.


 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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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 Share memory setting. Check the plugin page to get the latest info, HERE.

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

 

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

 

SLIMax Manager Pro ©2011-2017 By zappadoc, Edited by EKSIMRacing

Get the most advanced and professional manager and take the control of your gameware on your favorite games and simulations.

Get this tool to take the control of your hardware devices with more than 60 games or simulations. A tool that manages your devices display, Steelseries SRW-S1 steering wheel, Fanatec CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsches, CSP, Logitech G25/G27/G29/G920 and Thrustmaster steering wheels and also, support any HID Compliant hardware including any buttons-box like the famous Derek Speare Designs devices and hardware display emulators on Windows, Android and Linux.

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


FOR “Additional” LICENSE for Android Emulator (VDASH-EMU For Android) at discount price:
A discount is applicable to first 4 additional Android EMU Licenses and cost only $2 if you have already an android EMU License and if you register your support account,
if a discount is applicable to you a button is 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): Additional Android EMU at discount price

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
simracelcd_thumbnail SIM Race LCD Device License + VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD License +  software support are included.
(see SIM Display website for more info).
LICENSE: the 2 licenses are  included + support account
Check the getting started page to take benefit of your FULL access and create your support account.
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if you own a SIM Race GT, SIM Race F1, SIM Race Deluxe, SIM Race Pro,  the License is INCLUDED. Your display comes with 1 device license + the basic software support. You still need to register and donate with a minimum of donation of $5 to create your support account and get access to software support and exclusive content.
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(see SIM Display website for more info).
LICENSE: included
simracegt_thumbnail Device License +  basic software support included.
(see SIM Display website for more info).
LICENSE: included
simracedlx_thumbnail Device License + basic software support included.
(see SIM Display website for more info).
LICENSE: included
simracepro_thumbnail Device License +  basic software support included with the SIM Race Pro UPGRADE
(see SIM Display website for more info).
LICENSE: included
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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

The FIRST EMU LICENSE for Android: $5
(a discount is applicable to first 4 additional ANDROID EMU licenses at $2, you need to have one license registered and go to your account profile to take benefit of your discount, see the support forum for more info)
 

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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)


Getting Started With VDASH-EMU

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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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Buy your license today!

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.

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

 

 

F1 2016 (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,

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

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F1 2015 (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,

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F1 2014 (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 (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
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 (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
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
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
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" />

 

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Need additional license after OS or ROM update?

Applicable to Android EMU Version only:

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… it is normal.

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

An std OTA update from google usually not alter your Android EMU installation (it depends),

but  if you do a full backup of the APP+DATA before you will be able or not to restore your EMU installation after an OS update… otherwise an additional Android emulator license will be needed.

NO, the update VDASH-EMU does not change anything in your license and it remains valid

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 before making a “bug/registration report” check if the serial number you registered matches the one you currently have… and if needed get an “additional” license!

Get an Additional License

5 Installation

Where is latest version of iRacing plugin (and all others)?

Latest build of iRacing is ALREADY in latest installer of SLIMax Manager.

Check the Plugins Information page

 ** Plugins Updates are available to anyone from within SLIMax Mgr v3.4.2 or greater **
** Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins **

Reseting to default SLIMax Manager?

To reset manually the general preferences of SLIMax Manager

1) quit the app
2) open ..\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\cfg\ directory
3) delete slimax_options.ecfg

rFactor 2 Installation (including bridge):

The SLIMax Mgr bridge is a piece of code (dll plugin) that do the bridge with SLIMax Mgr and the simulation. The bridge do not manage any hardware and as such it can NOT be in conflict with your display or steering wheel or any hardware, this is just a “proxy” for telemetry data and can be safely installed.

SLIMax Manager installer copy the “bridge” dll for rFactor2 into  the correct directory if it detects your rFactor2 installation.

if for some reason the SLIMax Manager Installer didn’t found your rFactor2 installation you have to install the bridge manually.

Use the Plugin Manager to edit the plugin Options and install the corresponding bridge

Note: In rFactor2 Hardware Plugin option must be activated

all plugins information are available in rFactor2 Plugins Pages Forum

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rFactor Installation (including bridge)?

The latest version of rFactor supported by SLIMax Manager are:

1.255F (Trymedia activation)

or

1.255G (ISI activation).

or

1.255G (Steam activation).

Plugins are already included with SLIMax Manager installer and ONLY the 1.255G (ISI) plugin is activated by default, see the version of the plugin in screenshots below and activate the corresponding version but activate ONLY ONE plugin at the same time.

**Do not activate ALL PLUGINS**

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Check your version of rFactor:

Take a look to my screenshot and compare it with the size of your rFactor.exe…

Note: We do not support the DVD (boxed) version of rFactor and recommend to switch to DIGITAL version available on rFactor.net or Steam.

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The SLIMax Mgr bridge is a piece of code (dll plugin) that do the bridge with SLIMax Mgr and the simulation. The bridge do not manage any hardware and as such it can NOT be in conflict with your display or steering wheel or any hardware, this is just a “proxy” for telemetry data and can be safely installed.

SLIMax Mgr installer copy a “bridge” dll into ../Program Files/rFactor/Plugins/ directory if it detects your rFactor installation.

if for some reason the SLIMax Manager Installer didn’t found your rFactor installation you have to install the bridge manually using the internal helper included with SLIMax Mgr v3.3 or greater.

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Note: To work with plugins the Hardware Plugin option must be activated in rFactor.

Live For Speed (LFS) Installation?

LFS installation:

SLIMax Manager Pro is already configured to work with LFS.

LFS Plugin Activation:
check if the plugin is activated first (see how to activate a plugin see here ). The LFS Plugin is ACTIVATED by default.

Edit LFS Configuration in LFS directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LFS\cfg.txt:

OutGauge Mode 2
OutGauge Delay 1
OutGauge IP 127.0.0.1
OutGauge Port 30005
OutGauge ID 0

start lfs with insim command (see picture attached) or create a shortcut
“C:\Program Files (x86)\LFS\LFS.exe” /insim=29999

AND activate the Qualify on single player mode (see pictures)

Do not forget to set the QUALIFY delay or SLIMax Mgr will never receive the necessary info to work with LFS.

 

if you know what you are doing and need to change the default setting, open the Plugin Manager to edit LFS Plugin Options:

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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 …

 

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 of iRacing

To disable iRacing “native support” of your Fanatec (CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche, and others) or Logitech G27/G29 wheel to get access to all features of SLIMax Manager Pro and take a full control of your leds and digits, open iRacing Options and untick the Fanatec and G27 checkbox.

 

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

How to show SLIMax Manager icon in taskbar (access the menu)?

SLIMax Manager icon in on your system tray (like the Network icon, bottom left). But it’s dismissed Windows after the installation. Read this to show how to unhidden SLIMax Mgr icon and access to its main menu:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/Change-how-icons-appear-in-the-notification-area

As written in the tutorial above you can show the icon by choosing “Show icon and notifications”:

 

Note: you can also show all icons in taskbar:

 

How To Keep SLIMax Manager Window Minimized?

First, check this video tutorial to show the SLIMax Manager icon in taskbar permanently

How To Keep SLIMax Manager Window Minimized?

With SLIMax Manager Pro you just have to select the menu “Keep SLIMax Minimized” to set the option.

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if the option is set the main window will remain minimized even after restarting SLIMax Manager.

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SLIMax Manager Menu is still available from the system tray icon on bottom right of your desktop screen.

 

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 ).

How to configure PiBoSo Games ( Kart Racing PRO, GP Bikes, World Racing Series)?

Kart Racing PRO, GP Bikes and World Racing Series are based on same core game and all titles need their “bridge” to work with SLIMax Manager. The bridge must be installed in the plugins directory of each games and is different for each game.

The SLIMax Mgr bridge is a piece of code (dll plugin) that do the bridge with SLIMax Mgr and the simulation. The bridge do not manage any hardware and as such it can NOT be in conflict with your display or steering wheel or any hardware, this is just a “proxy” for telemetry data and can be safely installed.

Kart Racing Pro

The bridge named “KRPSLIBridge.dlo” can be found in \Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\ directory and is normally installed automatically by SLIMax Mgr during the installation if the KRP directory is found.

If you want to install it manually move it to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Kart Racing Pro\plugins\” directory.

 

GP Bikes

The bridge named “GPBSLIBridge.dlo” can be found in \Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\ directory and is normally installed automatically by SLIMax Mgr during the installation if the GP Bikes directory is found.

If you want to install it manually move it to “C:\Program Files (x86)\GP Bikes\plugins\” directory.

 

World Racing Series

Do not activate GP BIKES plugin  and WRS plugin at the same time

The bridge named “WRSSLIBridge.dlo” can be found in \Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\ directory and is normally installed automatically by SLIMax Mgr during the installation if the GP Bikes directory is found.

To install it manually move it to “C:\Program Files (x86)\World Racing Series\plugins\” directory.

 

If you need to install it use the internal helpers included with SLIMax Manager version 3.3 or greater. Open the Plugins Manager and click the Plugin Options button:

 

How to install package, plugin, setup, scripts, etc. with SLIMax Mgr v2.2.4 or greater?

 

Since version 2.2.4 of SLIMax Manager you can install all elements by drag and drop the file onto SLIMax Mgr window directly. The software install automatically this type of files:

  • – package
  • Package contains plugins, setups, scripts, thumbnails,…
  • – license key
  • – plugin
  • – plugin thumbnail
  • – setup
  • – script

Attention: the package overwrites existing files if you have modified setups or scripts, do a backup before installing. Package can also be installed using “Install Package…” menu.

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IMPORTANT: you need to restart SLIMax Manager if you install new plugin and then ACTIVATE it.

Notes: since v3.1 of SLIMax Manager you no longer need to restart after plugins installation.

REMINDER: A package is also a ZIP container, to install manually a package change its extension .pkg to .zip and extract it like any zip archive.

 ** Plugins Updates are available to anyone from within SLIMax Mgr **
** Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins **

No display in iracing 64Bit (or other 64Bit simulation)?

This is a common error, do not mix 64Bit plugin and with 32Bit simulation. if your simulation is 64Bit run SLIMax Manager 64Bit.  if for some reason you need to run the simulation in 32Bit mode, use SLIMax Mgr 32Bit which can be found inside SLIMax Manager directory.

 

“rFactor Clone” installation (Reiza Marcas, FTruck, GSC, SRW, Superleague,..)?

 the SLIMax Mgr bridge is a piece of code (dll plugin) that do the bridge with SLIMax Mgr and the simulation. The bridge do not manage any hardware and as such it can NOT be in conflict with your display or steering wheel or any hardware, this is just a “proxy” for telemetry data and can be safely installed.

rFactor “Clone” = simulation based on rFactor gMotor renderer.

You need to  copy the rFactor “bridge” dll into ../Plugins/ directory of your “rFactor Clone” simulation. Use the internal helpers to install it automatically. Obviously the Hardware Plugin option in simulation or game settings must be allowed.

 

 Reiza

New Reiza titles (games and simulations like Game Stock Car, Formula FTruck, Game Petrobras de Marcas, etc. ) install automatically the SLIMax Manager bridge from their Sync System into Plugins directory of each game,
you should see the ReizaSLIMaxMgrBridge.dll and readme files in Plugins directory after sync and obviously the rFactorSLIBridge.dll can be removed.

SLIMax Manager installer version 3.4.2.6a or greater will check the Reiza bridge installation as well and delete the old rFactorSLIBridge dll if found.

Notes: if you still see rFactorSLIBridge.dll in Reiza plugin options after the update of SLIMax Mgr v3.4.2.6a or greater, delete the file ..\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\cfg\plugins_options.ecfg to reset the plugins preferences.

 

Probelms with Setting up SLI-Max Manager with Windows 8 or 8.1?

Check this FAQ if you have a permission issue with Window 8 or 8.1, you should run SLIMax Manager as Adminitrator

1- check the system requirement FAQ as we do not support Windows 8 “RT” only Windows 8 x86 (32Bit) and x64 (64bit), see HERE

 This is applicable to Windows 10 as well, to solve your permission issue install and run SLIMax Manager Pro as administrator.

 

 

 

Fanatec and Conflict with competitors software

Some competitor software that manage SLI devices and/ or Fanatec CSW wheels are so badly coded that MUST BE UNINSTALLED to be able to use SLIMax Manager…

Reminder:
a TRUE BYPASS settings exists in SLIMax Manager to completely ignore Fanatec wheels management if you really want to use native game/sim implementation or competitors software… Restarting SLIMax Mgr is needed after setting the BYPASS to true for the change to take effect.

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Disable Native Support of Fanatec Hardware in Assetto Corsa

 

ATTENTION FANATEC OWNERS:
Since version 1.12 of Assetto Corsa you must now disable manually the Assetto Corsa native support of Fanatec hardware, by editing the ../system/cfg/fanatec.ini file and set ENABLED=0

EDIT FANATEC.INI

 

 

 

 

SET ENABLED=0

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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Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 of rFactor 2

Disable Fanatec (CSW or others) / G27 native support of rFactor 2 to use SLIMax Manager Pro:

 

You must QUIT rFactor 2 first

open your rFactor 2 profile in /Documents/rFactor 2 folder or for Steam version in your ../Steam/steamapps/rFactor 2 directory
open UserData/Controller
and edit your current Fanatec profile to change:

Use Additional Hardware Features=”1” // Whether to use additional hardware features like steering wheel LEDs
Hardware 3Digit Display=”1” // If hardware has 3-digit display, 0=off, 1=gear, 2=speed

to

Use Additional Hardware Features=”0” // Whether to use additional hardware features like steering wheel LEDs
Hardware 3Digit Display=”0” // If hardware has 3-digit display, 0=off, 1=gear, 2=speed

 

Attention, the rFactor 2 settings in latest version are inJSON format and to disable the native management of Fanatec LEDs you have to change:

“Use Additional Hardware Features”:true,
to

“Use Additional Hardware Features”:false,

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

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 of Codemasters games

To let SLIMax Manager Pro manages the display and leds of your wheel, read this FAQ to disable native support of Fanatec (CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche or others) and G27/G29 on Codemasters Games.

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

 

SLIMax Manager stuck on “sim activation”?

You need to activate the plugin corresponding to your game or simulation.

Also, read how to install the bridge for rFactor 1 or rFactor clones simulations (GSC, SRW, etc.):

or the bridge for rFactor 2

 

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

Reseting to default SLIMax Manager?

To reset manually the general preferences of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6 or greater

1) quit the app
2) open c:\Users\YourName\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\cfg\ directory
3) delete slimax_options.ecfg

SLIMax Manager running at startup (how to)?

1) create a shortcut or copy the existing one (after the installation, a shortcut is available on your desktop)
2) click the Windows “Start” button and browse the list of “All Program” to find Startup folder
3) right-click on Startup and choose menu item: “open all users”
4) paste the shortcut inside the directory (example for Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup )
5) rght-click on this new shortcut to get its properties
6) click the “Advanced…” button
7) tick the “Run as administrator” checkbox

tested with Windows 7

EDIT: since the version 2.0.0.4 it’s better to deactivate the splashscreen at statup (open “Advanced options and select general_default.sli and then NO SPLASH = true ), see here for more details

Why do I get “NSIS Error” after downloading the full installer?

you get a

“NSIS-Error!.

with

“Installer integrity check has failed. Common cause include incomplete  download and damaged media.
Contact the installer’s author to obtain a new copy. “

1) Your installer is really corrupted and need to be downloaded again

2) or simply your antivirus / firewall (mostly Norton and AVAST) prevent the full installer to be downloaded correctly,

deactivate the antivirus temporarily and download and install it again.

How to get Codemasters GRID 2 working with latest SLIMax Mgr?

Codemasters GRID 2
A: Apply the change below to your hardware config xml file in
..\Documents\My Games\Grid 2\hardwaresettings\ directory

<motion enabled="true" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="1" extradata="3" />
</hardware_settings_config>

Configure Project CARS to “Use Shared memory”?

Each time you upgrade Project CARS don’t forget to check the status of Share memory setting. Check the plugin page to get the latest info, HERE.

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

 

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

 

SLIMax Manager Pro ©2011-2017 By zappadoc, Edited by EKSIMRacing

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

My Fanatec CSW wheel is not recogized by SLIMax Manager?

if your Fanatec CSW wheel is not recognized by SLIMax Manager, this simply a problem with your Fanatec driver, in most case opening the Device game properties will reset the driver and fix it (go to Windows Devices And Printers and right-click the Fanatec icon to display the Game Controller Settings and open the properties of your Fanatec),

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sometime you need to re-install the Fanatec driver, check the Fanatec website to download the official driver.

If your Fanatec wheel is correctly installed and recognized you should see the name of the wheel in “Devices And Setups” menu.

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SLIMax Manager say Wrong License or Not Found with Fanatec?

If your Fanatec (CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche or others) steering wheel is connected to your PC and no longer recognized by SLIMax Manager Pro

and this dialog above pop up when you start SLIMax Manager?

this simply a problem with your Fanatec driver, in most case opening the Device game properties will reset the driver and fix it

(go to Windows Devices And Printers and right-click the Fanatec icon to display the Game Controller Settings and open the properties of your Fanatec),

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sometime you need to re-install the Fanatec driver, check the Fanatec website to download the official driver.

If your Fanatec wheel is correctly installed and recognized you should see the name of the wheel in “Devices And Setups” menu and NOTHING in “Registration Information” window as Fanatec does not require a license. 😉

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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

Why SLIMax Manager seems to require a license to use my Fanatec wheel?

Q: Why SLIMax Manager seems to require a license to use my Fanatec wheel (CSW, CSL, CSR, Porsche or others) ?

it displays the Registration Information panel with an empty list at startup before closing or without any mention of the Fanatec

this simply a problem with your Fanatec driver, in most case opening the Device game properties will reset the driver and fix it

(go to Windows Devices And Printers and right-click the Fanatec icon to display the Game Controller Settings and open the properties of your Fanatec),

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sometime you need to re-install the Fanatec driver, check the Fanatec website to download the official driver.

If your Fanatec wheel is correctly installed and recognized you should see the name of the wheel in “Devices And Setups” menu.

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How To Get the Latest Plugins and software

 ** Plugins and SLIMax Manager Updates are available to anyone from within SLIMax Mgr v3.4.2 or greater **
** Select menu “Check For Update” and click the button “Download And Install All” to get the latest plugins **

 Latest Plugins Information are available HERE

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Windows 10 and Permission issue

To avoid permission issue with Windows 10 , it’s strongly suggested to install SLIMax Manager Pro as Administrator and run SLIMax Manager Pro application as Administrator as well.

SLIMax Manager Pro manages your hardware devices and Android emulators, use your network and Internet to get your license and updates, requires permission to communicate with other games and simulation and obviously save settings on disk.

This is also applicable to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

see How to run app as administrator

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if SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.4.9m or greater quit on Windows 8/8.1/10 with this error message:

A referral was returned from the server

You must run SLIMax Mgr Pro as Administrator  as written in the FAQ and if it’s not enough read this topic, this may help, you have an issue with your Windows installation that can be fixed easily:

http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?topic=3264.0

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27 of Automobilista

Disable Fanatec (CSW or others) / G27 native support of Automobilista to use SLIMax Manager Pro:

You must QUIT Automobilista first

open your Automobilista profile in your ../Steam/steamapps/Automobilista  directory
open UserData/Controller
and edit your current Fanatec profile to change:

Use Additional Hardware Features=”1” // Whether to use additional hardware features like steering wheel LEDs
Hardware 3Digit Display=”1″ // If hardware has 3-digit display, 0=off, 1=gear, 2=speed

to

Use Additional Hardware Features=”0” // Whether to use additional hardware features like steering wheel LEDs
Hardware 3Digit Display=”0” // If hardware has 3-digit display, 0=off, 1=gear, 2=speed

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

SLIMax Manager 32/64Bit software failing to load on start, App won’t start?

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Since version 3.2 of SLIMax Manager the MS C++ Runtime are

now automatically installed, so upgrade your SLIMax Mgr to

3.2 or greater and everything should be ok.

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app start with this error:

“The application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect”

or  “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.”

or “msvcr100.dll is missing from your computer”

if the application (SLIMax Manager or Proxies or other app)  won’t start with this error above. It’s usually because Microsoft C++ Runtime lib version is missing on your windows installation,  download and install the latest SLIMax Manager Installer.

See the system requirements FAQ HERE.

 

Using 2 identical SLI devices alternatively on the same PC ( 2 SLI-PRO or 2 SIM RACE F1 for example)?

 

With the new version 3.4 or greater of SLIMax Manager, the same installation can be use with all your SLI devices

 

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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Where do I install SLIMax Manager PLUGIN?

SLIMax Manager plugin must be installed inside the “plugins” folder of SLIMax Mgr directory (typically: ..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\plugins ).

You can do it manually or just drop the plugin onto SLIMax Manager window (see the FAQ HERE).

 ** Plugins Updates are available to anyone from within SLIMax Mgr v3.4.2 or greater **
** Select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins **

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How to activate or deactivate plugin?

Select the Plugins menu and choose Plugins Manager to activate your plugin.

 

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