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10 & 6 Years Anniversaries!

Posted: April 17, 2017, 12:06 pm

Hey!

To celebrate the 10 years of EKSIMRacing company with a total dedication to sim racing and the 6 years of continuous improvements of SLIMax Manager (Pro) software and obviously the AMAZING supports from all users since the beginning.

The license price (minimum donation to the project) is now dropped to $5 with a FULL access to support and exclusive content.

I take this opportunity to THANK YOU AGAIN SINCERELY!

Cheers,
z

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SimracingBay Simucube OSW Kit! Recommended!

Posted: April 15, 2017, 12:39 pm

Hi,
We received at EKSIMRacing  the Simucube OSW Kit from SimRacingBay yesterday and today we’re already on track! 🙂

The feeling is absolutely fantastic and the more I improve the ffb parameters the more the feeling is accurate and detailed.

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

SLIMax Manager Pro takes care of LED, 3xDigits panel and CSP Motors of Fanatec hardware as well as all display devices (USB display devices from SIM Display, SRW-S1, SLI-PRO, …) and emulators (VDASH-EMU) connected.

I strongly recommend the OSW Kit from SimRacingBay to all guys who want to enjoy quickly their sim-rig with a PRO Direct Drive solution.

REMINDER: using the Fanatec hardware with SLIMax Manager Pro is 100% free! ;)

Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/getting-started-with-fanatec-and-slimax-manager/

Cheers,
z

Quick maintenance update today of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.1u (2017-04-09 )

Posted: April 10, 2017, 8:39 am

This update is recommended (important bug fixed and improvements)

bug fixed introduced in previous version which can alter the accuracy of extra telemetry data (weather, air, temp, pressure, etc.)
optimization of the settings management of the EMU (should load faster than previous version on low end PC)
– already ready for DiRT 4 and Project CARS 2 but now this version prepares the ground for F1 2017, can’t say more for now… ;)
OSW Ready: accept ANY OSW Fanatec mod as soon as you install the latest Fanatec Driver (see Fanatec website for more info).


– the Fanatec P1 rim in FLAG MODE (using the BIG RIM LED for yellow/blue flag and Low fuel warning, etc.) is now perfectly usable with the latest v281 beta driver on CSW Base v2/v2.5 and latest CSL driver (see the Fanatec website for more info). A new settings is available in GENERAL OPTIONS.

REMINDER1: using the Fanatec hardware with SLIMax Manager Pro is 100% free! ;)


Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/getting-started-with-fanatec-and-slimax-manager/

REMINDER2: you need to FORCE SETUP UPDATE using the Auto-Updater to get the latest config setups and settings files (do a backup of your setups before and check the tutorial at EKSIMRacing support forum for more info)

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.1 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

ATTENTION: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates, see previous post for more info

Cheers,
z

NEW Update of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.1t) available for download

Posted: April 5, 2017, 5:44 pm

NEW version of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.1t) available for download today!

– New RaceRoom Racing Experience plugins (R3E): conformity with latest API (Yellow/Blue/Green/Black flags additions)
Attention: to take benefit of the new FLAG system you need to set the FLAG RULES in R3E settings to COMPLETE

– Advanced setup options: LED Warning/External functions have been renamed, both old and new setups are usable, you need to FORCE UPDATE all your setups using the auto-updater (beware the new setups will overwrite the old ones, do a backup before)

– New option in General Options to set the system time to 12h or 24h

Optimization of scripting module, but it still needs to be initialized BEFORE running the simulation or game. try to respect the normal order:
1. devices and emulators ready,
2. launch the SLIMax Mgr Pro,
3. SLIMax Mgr Pro ready,
4. launch the game or simulation

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.1 or greater must be already installed), run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… » and then click the « Download And Install All » button

ATTENTION: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates, see previous post for more info

FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.1t is available for download on website as well

Cheers,
z

 

 

SLIMax Manager Pro updated today (2017-03-21 – v3.4.6.1s)

Posted: March 21, 2017, 12:08 pm

SLIMax Manager Pro maintenance release (2017-03-21 – v3.4.6.1s)

– Fanatec SDK v3.0
Full Support of the new Fanatec Clubsport Base wheel v2.5
– Due to the current limitation of Fanatec Driver/SDK v3.0, the Fanatec P1 RIM Rev Led “FLAG’s” feature has been deactivated by default, a setting has been added to general options but do not activate it until a fix from Fanatec, we will add the info here as soon as this can be safely enabled.
– Kart Racing Pro Plugins AND bridge updated for the current beta 16 of KRP, check the plugins page to read how to update the KRP bridge manually
– SLIMax Mgr Pro options dialog transparency at *zero* at startup has been fixed,
– other minor bug fixed in the manager

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.1 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.1s is available for download on website as well

ATTENTION: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates, see previous post for more info

Getting Started With Fanatec Hardware and SLIMax Manager Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/getting-started-with-fanatec-and-slimax-manager/

Cheers,
z

 

[Fanatec] New Clubsport Wheel Base v2.5 with SLIMax Manager Pro

Posted: March 15, 2017, 4:34 pm

 

Hi,

if you are the owner of a Fanatec Clubsport Base Wheel v2.5 we need you to test the latest version of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.1r with full support of the new base available today on beta forum (you need to be fully registered as GOLD or PRO to access this forum).

Thanks.

DOWNLOAD SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.1r Preview

Getting Started with Fanatec Hardware and SLIMax Mgr Pro

Cheers,
z

DOWNLOAD The New Assetto Corsa Console Bridge (Open Beta)

Posted: March 10, 2017, 9:42 pm

 

Hi,

Assetto Corsa Console Bridge for SLIMax Manager Pro is out!

See the dedicated Open Beta forum for more info:
http://www.eksimracing.com/forum/index.php?board=267.0

In short, you can use any USB Display devices or EMU like the VDASH-EMU supported by SLIMax Manager Pro with your PS4 or XB1 Console… but wait! the current UDP API of Assetto Corsa is really poor so don’t expect to have the same information as on PC version. lap, speed, rpm, gear, basic  current/last/best lap time and that’s it! ;)

As usual Check For Update to get the latest plugins and read the installation topic to download the bridge.
Cheers,
z

New templates and track maps available at EKSIMRacing

Posted: February 27, 2017, 9:53 am

Hi,

Don’t forget to Check For Update to keep your installation up to date and to visit the support forum at EKSIMRacing.com, new great templates and track maps are available for your Virtual Racing Emulator (VDASH-EMU).

😉

Cheers,
z
(reminder: custom templates, texture packs, track maps and a lot of exclusive content are available to all GOLD and PRO subscribers)

VDASH-EMU for Android and SIM Race LCD in action on R3E!

Posted: February 9, 2017, 5:59 pm

VDASH-EMU for Android and SIM Race LCD in action on RaceRoom Racing Experience!

All devices and emulators are porwered by SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6

New maintenance release of VDASH-EMU (latest SLIMax Mgr Pro is needed)

Posted: February 6, 2017, 8:28 am

New maintenance release of VDASH-EMU available for download!
(Version 1.1-31c)

ATTENTION: YOU NEED FIRST TO UPDATE SLIMAX MANAGER PRO PLUGINS,
Use the manager and check for update to get the latest software (v3.4.6.1m)

(this is a recommended update)
What’s new?

new object TrackMap available with tool to create a map of a track, use the create track map menu, do 2 laps and that’s it! check the upcoming tutorial for more info
click HERE to read the quick tutorial

RPM LED are now standalone, you can edit the properties to select an RPM RANGE, this supersede the method selected in SLIMax Mgr Pro, an EVAL field is available as well to programmatically lit up/down the led on event (using math or flag state)

– added EVAL field to MARSHAL LED and EXTERNAL LED  to programmatically lit up/down the led on event (using math or flag state)
big optimization (again) of the app (which takes less memory)

REMINDER FOR ANDROID USERS:
ANDROID device have a annoying heap size limit for application. Attention, older devices memory for app limit is about 16MB or 32MB or 48MB, this is really short if you intend to use a lot of pages.
Added in General Prefs of Android version a HEAP SIZE INFO in MB to help you to not exceed your device capacity and to not have a big out of memory issue…
The Windows or Linux version of VDASH-EMU are not impacted by heap size limit

– a new powerful function named “Merge Template…” to merge a template onto the page, typically useful when you first export a template which contains your common objects and you want to merge them to any page in place and with 1 click!
(obviously the background of the new merged template is NEVER loaded when you merge a template to the current page)

– new object SURFACE FLAG, full colored a rectangle or rounded rectangle with text and EVAL Field to flash programmatically, typically used in background to flash when an event occurs like for rev limit reached or when your delta / lap time is bad or other warning

– EVAL Field added to DATA Time object, can let you compute/change programmatically the time result

– EVAL Field added to RevSpot object, you can now lit up the spot programmatically

– added shortcuts to ABS and TC Flag

– added shortcut to ABS and TC data object
Cheers,
z