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Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro

Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro


Here is the basic steps to get started with SLIMax Manager Pro.

It is FREE for using SLIMax Manager Pro with your favorite wheel!
Don’t wait download and install today stable version or greater of SLIMax Manager Pro to enjoy your sim-rig with more than 60 simulations/games.

List of current Fanatec Hardware supported*:

Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base,
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base v2.5,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v1,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v3,
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals Set v3i,
Fanatec CSL Elite (including Pedals Set),
Fanatec CSR,
Fanatec Porsche Turbo,
Fanatec Porsche Carrera,
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S,
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2,
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 v2,
Fanatec ClubSport Shifter,
Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake

*Tested with latest Fanatec driver and firmware.

SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.1v or greater use the latest Fanatec SDK v3.0+

No need a license to use your Fanatec hardware ALONE with SLIMax Manager Pro.

A license is obviously needed if you add to your rig as a second screen like an USB Display device (SLI-PRO, SIM Race F1, etc) or the Android/Windows Virtual Racing Display Emulator VDASH-EMU.


– download and install the latest SLIMax Manager Pro ( don’t forget to check for update to keep your install up to date)


– configure the sim / games to send telemetry data and to disable Fanatec native support (if needed)

– run the manager
– run the sim or game
Enjoy! 🙂

It is recommended to follow the basic steps above, use the default Fanatec setup, enjoy with your sim rig and with your favorite game or simulation (SLIMax Manager Pro supports more than 60 game/simulation) and later start to customize your setup to suit your needs.




The Basic Options:

Select the Basic Setup Options to change the unit (MPH/KPH), change the Pit limiter, Shiftlights or Shiftpoints method.


Advanced Setup Options:

Check the video tutorials, doc and F.A.Q. to go further and learn how to customize your setup to suit your needs.

Among hundred of functions for customizing your setup, here are the functions specific to Fanatec hardware.

Shift Left/Right
-> surround the gear value with the chosen chars on OSP (Optimal ShiftPoints ) to use with a special OSP method

Gear Shock Effect
-> Active the base wheel motors on shifting

Throttle Effect*
-> Active the CSP v3 throttle rumble motor under specific condition
ABS Effect*
-> Active the CSP v2/v3 brake rumble motor when ABS is active

*see below the notes related to throttle/abs effect

Using Fanatec 7 way encoder switch

The 7 way rotary encoder:

The 7 way rotary encoder on the right of almost all Fanatec rim is configured by default to change the function of the 3 digits display  (gear, speed, fuel, etc.)




fanatec_clubspot_pedal_v2 fanatec_clubspot_pedal_v3

To take the full benefit of the SLIMax Manager Pro management of your CSP Rumble Motors (Brake and Throttle), connect your CSP directly to PC USB port (recommended) or on wheel base.

Attention: you can’t use the Pedals Set alone with SLIMax Manager Pro, you need at least ONE display device like the Fanatec CSW Base Wheel or any other supported devices display (Fanatec CSW, CSL, Porsche, Logitech G27, G29, SIM Race LCD, SIM Race GT, SIM Race F1, SIM Race  Deluxe, SIM Race PRO, Steelseries SRW-S1, SLI-F1, SLI-M, SLI-PRO) or the VDASH-EMU Emulator for Android, Windows or Linux.



In advanced options activate the ABS or/and Throttle effect*

When CSP is connected to the Base wheel:


When it is connected to USB Port as a standalone Pedals Set



*Don’t forget to activate the AXE 1 corresponding to the throttle pedal of CSP v3


Activate the Analog Joystick (axe 4) as a temporary switch



Change/Add Display Information on Fanatec Central Panel:



CSL base and P1 rim are fully supported. You can use the P1 RIM Rev Led in standard mode (by default) to get shiftlights feedback or set a general option to switch to “FLAG MODE” using Yellow, Blue and Red color to warn you when FIA FLAG‘s or Engine Warning or Low Fuel is set…


IMPORTANT: be sure to have the latest SLIMax Manager Pro version or greater, The Fanatec v283+ beta driver installed on base v2/v2.5 and latest CSL driver before activating this feature. However, this is a beta driver it’s always better to wait until the release of the final version of the Fanatec driver to activate the option.

if the BIG RIM Led of P1 is allowed in General Options then this acts like 3 warning LEDs (blue, yellow and red):

The corresponding index of each led are:

index 1 for blue
index 2 for Yellow
index 3 for Red

In this example below the index 2 (yellow color) is checked to lit up on low fuel warning



Fanatec Teensy LC Mod:

Our display devices and emulators manager SLIMax Manager Pro works really well with Fanatec Teensy mod and it is great to be able to use your Fanatec rim “as is” with the QR adapter provided by the OSW Kit from SimRacingBay for example.


The primary software support information is in on the getting started page (include video tutorials), see the link below:

Getting Started with SLIMax Manager Pro



VDASH-EMU Getting Started optional Virtual Racing Display Emulator for Android, Windows and Linux as a second screen (all you need to know to start with the emulator in English, French and Italian)



Terms and Conditions and Support?

The latest Terms and Conditions and Support information are available HERE


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.


I sent an email and I didn’t received a reply, why?

You sent an email for software support:
If you read carefully the FAQ we do not do software support by email

You sent en email for hardware support:
If you read carefully the FAQ we do not do hardware support, contact your hardware supplier.

You sent an email to ask for software support but the answer is already in the FAQ or in videos tutorials, so search and read it and you will find your reply. Click to enter the F.A.Q.

We reply by email only to license issue or post-registration problem
(but the common answer is almost always to check your SPAM / JUNK MAILBOX to get instructions or notifications already sent to you). Feel free to contact us if you didn’t get the notification.


SLIMax Manager 3.X System Requirements

Any Intel/AMD CPU with Microsoft x86 or x64 Windows 8 or Windows 7 installed

(Vista and XP should work but are no longer supported).

IMPORTANT: Windows 8 RT is not supported (ARM-based processors)

Microsoft Redistributable Package for SLIMax Manager are REQUIRED


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.





Register your USB Device or your Emulator





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.




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.




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.



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 …






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“:


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 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 


Disable native support of FANATEC and G27/G29/920 and configure rFactor 2
Install manually the rFactor2 Bridge (the bridge is installed automatically )
rf_steam_download Install manually the rFactor Bridge (the bridge is installed automatically by SLIMax Mgr Pro)

Disable native support of FANATEC and G27/G29/920 and configure iRacing
iRacing Combo vs Simple Setup
Configure Simbin games/simulations



Configure Race Room Racing Experience from Sector3 Studios


GRIDAutosportPlug_small Configure Codemasters GRID 2, GRID AUTOSPORT



f1-2011_download f1-2010_download


Configure Codemasters games

and disable native support of FANATEC and G27/G29/920 LED

Configure Codemasters game DiRT 3
Do not install the latest DiRT 3 patch
pCars64_download Configure Project CARS
Configure Live For Speed





Install manually the Reiza Bridge
(the Reiza bridge is compatible with all Reiza Titles)
The bridge is installed automatically by SLIMax Manager Pro if the game directory is found during the installation.

rFactor Clones


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



PiBoSo Titles

Install PiBoSo Bridge For Kart Racing PRO, GP BIKES, MX, WRS,…





omsi_download beamng_download

rigsofrods_download xmotorracing64_download

Check the plugins pages for more info…



Do I need to register as PRO if I use SLIMax Manager for business or demo or in simulator?


Yes, you should register as PRO to be in conformity of our Terms And Conditions and if you use SLIMax Manager (all versions)  in ANY BUSINESS CONTEXT, like:

– supply hardware products with Shiftlights display supported by SLIMax Manager (Steering wheel, button box, dashboard, simulator, mounting plates, etc.)

– provide service(s) using SLIMax Manager (simulator, course, entertainment, etc. )

– demo your products with SLIMax Manager (video, showcase, exhibition, etc. )

– and any other business using SLIMax Manager

No doubt that SLIMax Manager increase the gaming experience and the immersion of your customers. The symbolic fee of PRO registration allows taking into consideration all the work done in the manager since 2008 to provide the best simracing usb device manager. This small contribution can be considered as an encouragement.

Advantages to be registered as PRO:

You should register as a PRO by making a “symbolic contribution” of $149 if you supply hardware with device (custom Steering wheel modded, shiftlight/buttons box, cockpit, dasboard, simulator, … ) or provide a racing simulation services for drivers of any kind (services for entertainment or any other type of simulation service) that use our software or demo it with them.

Any use of our software in business context must contribute to the project by making a minimum donation, obviously this is symbolic fee but it’s a way to contribute to the project and helps us to continue to provide the best manager of game and display devices. A professional grade development, highly customizable and with always more powerful features.

PRO can access to:
– Pro-Support (high level of priority)
– permanent link added in our website
– permanent ads in “Recommended Hardware Suppliers and Racing Services” (logo+short description required),
auto-register for your customers is allowed (contact us by email for details)
– pre-ordering bulk licenses pack is allowed with discount price (contact us by email for details)
– Exclusive content on support forum,
– alpha and beta software info and files,
– and can contribute to improve the project,
– Scripting and plugin development support,
– plugins download area,
– SLIMax Manager Pro and SLI Emulator software support,
– std documentation and F.A.Q.
– custom development services (additional fees may be required)

Contact us by email if you want to register as a PRO (info | at |  eksimracing DOT com)


SIM Display SIM Race F1, GT, DLX, PRO includes SLIMax Manager license


SIM Display includes one license with all display (SIM Race LCD, F1, Deluxe, Pro and GT devices)
+ a software support subscription to access to software and plugins updates, FAQ, video tutorials and std documentation.
Register your EKSIMRacing support account is only needed to upgrade your account and get access to software support forum.

Notes FOR SIM Race LCD owners:
SIM Race LCD board comes with 2 licenses for SIM Race LCD AND VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD + a full access to support forum as well BUT you STILL need to create your support account to take benefit of your SIM Race LCD device. A dedicated page with first instructions as been create for you so click this LINK to read it carefully.




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


Error: A referral was returned from the server


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:



Redistributing software with or without your hardware product?

By using our software you agree to these terms and conditions see here

Redistributing our software shall not be allowed without our prior written consent (send an email with your details).


Getting latest software?

The latest stable version are always available in EKSIMRacing website for DONWLOAD.
SLIMax Plugins Updates are available HERE but all plugins are usually included in latest version of SLIMax Manager Pro Installer.


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 Steam,
rFactor 2,
Assetto Corsa,
Steam Simbin Race07 + all packs,
GT Power,
Retro Expansion,
DTM Experience,
Sector 3 RaceRoom Racing Experience,
Papyrus NASCAR 2003,
Live For Speed,
netKar PRO,(outdated)
Kart Racing Pro,
World Racing Series,
MX Bikes,
GP Bikes,
project CARS 2,**
project CARS,
ARCA Sim Racing
All rFactor Clones
Formula Truck (all versions),
Game Stock Car,
Superleague Formula
All CodeMasters games
Codemasters F1 2017,**
DiRT 4,**
DiRT Rally,
Codemasters F1 2016,
Codemasters F1 2015,
Codemasters F1 2014,
Codemasters F1 2013,
Codemasters F1 2012,
Codemasters F1 2011,
Codemasters F1 2010,
GRID Autosport,
Grand Prix Legends,
GT Legends,
Richard Burns Rally,
X Motor Racing,
Euro Truck Simulation 2,
American Truck Simulator

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

**coming soon


How to get started and install SLIMax Manager?

Getting Started With SLIMax Manager:


Getting Started With SLIMax Manager

 Check the video TUTORIALS (or click the image above)


IMPORTANT: All these steps are explained in details in the FAQs, so take time to read them.


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):

Notes to SIM Display device owners:

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 don’t need to register and donate excepted if you want to upgrade your account with a minimum of donation of $5 to get access to personalized software support and exclusive content and to contribute to our projects.
simracelcd_thumbnail 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
Check the registration page to take benefit of your access including with your SIM Race LCD.
simracef1_thumbnail Device License +  basic software support included.
(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


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


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)



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

 simracef1_emu_thumbnail  android_logofree_emu

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.



srws1_thumbnail A minimum donation of $5 is required to acquire a license this includes a basic subscription to software support.
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

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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

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



thrustmaster_thumbnail free_emu

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

FREE! No license required

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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


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!



Where SLIMax Manager files are installed?

Version 3.4.6 or greater of SLIMax Manager Pro

Applications are in (including Proxy Servers ):

..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\

Config files are in:
C:\Users\YourName\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\cfg\

licenses (keys and terms):
C:\Users\YourName\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\licenses\

SLIMax Manager Telemetry files:
C:\Users\YourName\Documents\SLIMax Manager Pro\telemetry\

plugins are in:
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\plugins\

scripts (behaviors):
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\scripts\

skins (UI):
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\skin\

Setup Help in English and other optional languages:
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\language\

SLIMax Manager Options Lists:
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\options\

Simulation bridges:
..\Program Files (x86)\SLIMax Manager Pro\sli_bridges\



Where to find the software features?

Read the readme, the FAQ, the forum post and learn. All specs and features are based on rFactor 2 and iRacing as they have the most complete sim-racing API. Other software may contain some or all of the functions implemented for these simulation. It depends on the simulation or game API (APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE, i.e. Car and Contextual telemetry data and information provided by the simulation or game).