Getting Started With Fanatec Hardware And SLIMax Mgr 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 v3.4.6.2 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 (check the website old gen. EMU SIMRF1-EMU is also available for FREE!!! ).

Getting Started


– 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.


More info on Basic Options settings are available in User Guide, HERE


Select a default setup:

The Fanatec default setups named fanatec_default.cfg. (see the screenshot below) are suitable for almost ALL simulations or games other than modern F1 cars (2015 season and beyond) so it’s preferable to select the corresponding F1 setups in this case. These setups ARE RECOMMENDED for beginners and to get started quickly.

Advanced Setup Options

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 (named FanaFoo 😉 )

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.)




Beware the SLIMax Mgr Pro Fanatec default setup with McLaren rim must be altered. the “FunkySwitch” encoder is mapped differently with buttons ID 17/18 and not ID 23/24.


The Mini Fanatec LCD in current firmware doesn’t have a complete characters set unfortunately, some text and dot cannot be displayed.


In advanced options you can activate the Wheel Angle Database to let SLIMax Manager Pro changes your degree of rotation of your wheel (wheel angle) automatically. More info on Wheel Angle are available, HERE.



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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



SLIMax Manager Pro version prior to have a potential bug which prevent to use the ABS Effect with your CSP if more than ONE controller is connected (the second controller can potentially reset to zero the ABS effect).

Update asap your SLIMax Manager Pro to version or greater.

Read the FAQ for more info: Why the ABS Effect not working with my Fanatec CSP?


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 v289+ 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.

User Guide And Support

User Guide And Support

To go further:
The primary software support information is in on the getting started page and user guides (include video tutorials), see the link below:

User Guides


Register Your Support Account (not free):

if you still need assistance after reading the documentation, F.A.Q. and watching the video tutorials, click the link below to to create your support account. The software support is available in English and French (Français) only. If you have a hardware issue contact your hardware supplier or the Fanatec support directly, we don’t do any hardware support.

Click the button below to create your support account.
Before you can login and start using the support forum, your registration info will be processed and approved by the licensing system. A notification will be sent to you by email and you will be able to login and make your donation to complete your registration.

(minimum donation of $5 USD is required to complete your registration)


VDASH-EMU The Perfect “Second Screen” For Your Fanatec Steering Wheel:

Add a Virtual Racing Display Emulator for Android, Windows or Linux as a second screen to your
Fanatec hardware to increase your immersion and gaming experience.


VDASH-EMU Getting Started, User Guides and documentation(all you need to know to start with the emulator in English, Français and Italiano)

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