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Codemasters Proxy Server (CMPS v2.4.3.2) Updated!

Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:36 am

Quick Maintenance today of Codemaster Proxy Server (2017-09-02 v2.4.3.2)

– conformity with Codemasters API v5 (F1 2017)

This proxy server (integrated in SLIMax Manager Pro and available alone as well ) is 100% FREE! and will get around the limitation of Codemasters games to manage the telemetry for more than one device or app ( Up to 50 devices/apps on local or remote PC can be used simultaneously ). Read the info on CMPS page of EKSIMRacing website and watch the video tutorial for more info.

 

SLIMax Manager Pro Do More Things Than You Think!

Posted: September 2, 2017, 6:58 am


SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4 is a major version with a ton of improvements, if you still use an old version of the game devices manager  (since 2009 a lot of things have been changed 😉  ) then it’s strongly recommended to download the latest version (download the full installer).

SLIMax Manager Pro main features

– management of LED of your display including: RPM Shiftlights, Marshal/Warning/External LEDs, Shift-points feedback, KERS/ERS/DRS feedback, Pit-limiter feedback
– management of DIGITS of your display including: gear digits, left/right panels 6 x 7 segments digits, left/right panels 4×14 seg. digits, central Fanatec panel 3×7 seg. digits
– including a device and emulator SETUPS Management, hundreds of default setups already included + the possibility to create your own setup up to 300 custom setups per device/emulator
– management of information displayed on digits panels, more than 100 functions available (speed, rpm, fuel, temp, press, current/last/best laptime, sector, delta time, etc.)
– management of a PRO DELTA TIME to improve your PB based on database of partials (portion of track)
– management of DELTA TIME clipping tool to fine tune your delta time
– contains almost all F1/GT Steering wheel behaviors (PIT-LIMITER, ENGINE STALL, BRAKE BIAS, BOOST/OVERDRIVE, DIFF.IN/MID/OUT, ARBR/L, Throttle shape, MIX, etc.)
– including a game/simulation Plugins Manager (more than 60 games/simulations supported)
– management of mapping your display controller buttons, switches, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game
– management of mapping your steering wheel buttons, axes, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game
– management of mapping your buttons, axes, encoders to keystrokes sequence (macro) to drive your simulation/game of your DSD Buttonbox and you Virtual ButtonBox integrated with VDASH-EMU
– management of your pedals set motors/axes
– management of your wheel angle or D.O.R. (max Degree Of Rotation) for each car of your Fanatec, Logitech and Thrustmaster steering wheel
– laps telemetry dump, to analyze and compare your laps
– test your devices / emulators quickly
– include an AUTO-UPDATER to keep your installation up to date (software, setups and plugins updates management)
– management of proxy applications for Codemasters titles to use multiple sim racing device simultaneously (like OSW direct drive, CXC/X-SIM/SimXperience motion simulator platform, Buttkicker, SimVibe, etc.)
– management of bridge applications for PS4 / XBOX ONE to use your display/emulators with your Console games

NOTES: All information managed by SLIMax Manager Pro are not available in all games/simulations it depends of the the amount of telemetry available in their A.P.I. (Application Programming interface).

EMUlator Supported:

Virtual Racing Dash Emulator* (Download VDASH-EMU),
SIM Race F1 Emulator** (SRF1-EMU),
SLI-PRO Emulator*** (SLIPRO-EMU)

*  Android, Windows and Linux version available
** FREE for SRF1-EMU, no license needed (only for Android)
*** only for Android

Hardware Devices Supported:

From SIM Display:
SIM Race LCD,
SIM Race GT,
SIM Race F1,
SIM Race Deluxe,
SIM Race PRO

From Leo Bodnar:
SLI-F1,
SLI-PRO,
SLI-M,
BU0710*,
All controllers (BUXXXXX)

*FREE for BU0710, no license needed

All Fanatec Hardware*:
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

*FREE, no license needed, Tested with latest Fanatec driver and firmware. Fully supported (leds, digits, controls, motors, wheel angle,…)

All Thrustmaster Hardware*:
Thrustmaster RGT
Thrustmaster T100
Thrustmaster T500 RS
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari GTE
Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Int
Thrustmaster T300 RS
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
Thrustmaster T150
Thrustmaster T150 Pro
Thrustmaster TS-PC Racer
Thrustmaster TX 458
Thrustmaster TX Leather
Thrustmaster 458 Spider
Thrustmaster TMX
Thrustmaster TMX Pro
Thrustmaster TS-Xbox
Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer
Thrustmaster TH8A
Thrustmaster TH8 RS Shifter
Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals

* FREE, no license needed. Tested with latest Thrustmaster driver and firmware. A shiftlights Interface or an EMU must be connected to use your Thrustmaster hardware with SLIMax Mgr Pro. Fully supported (leds, controls, wheel angle,…)

All Logitech:
G25,
G27*,
G29*,
G920

* FREE, no license needed. Fully supported (leds, controls, wheel angle,…)

Steelseries:
SRW-S1*
* LED, buttons and the 3 switches are fully supported

Any HID Compliant hardware:
any buttons-box like the famous Derek Speare Designs (DSD) devices,
any buttons and encoders controllers,
joystick,
gamepad,
shifter,

The application can manage all devices simultaneously.

Codemasters F1 2017 PC/Steam/XB1/PS4 Plugins Updated

Posted: August 24, 2017, 10:56 am

Last update (and final version) of the F1 2017 plugins today just before the release of the new Codemasters F1 2017 game

– conformity with latest Codemasters API v5 (1.3 build, including PC/Steam and Console XB1/PAS4 Bridge versions)

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.2 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 v3.4.6.2 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates

BE SURE TO use the latest version with the latest patch of F1 2017 (patch must be apply to boxed version of the game) and obviously to CHECK FOR UPDATE using SLIMax Manager Pro to get the latest plugins version.

Check the EKSIMRacing F1 2017 Plugins page for more info…
Cheers,
z

DISABLE NATIVE SUPPORT OF FANATEC in Automobilista and rFactor 2

Posted: July 5, 2017, 10:04 pm

DISABLE NATIVE SUPPORT OF FANATEC in Automobilista and rFactor 2:

For all sim racer using Automobilista and Fanatec hardware (including OSW MMOS + Fanatec mod) don’t forget to DEACTIVATE  the native support of Fanatec LEDs/Digits. Since the latest patch of AMS they have added a basic implementation of the Fanatec LEDs/Digits and you need, like for rF2, to disable completely this feature.

See the plugins page and faq for more info

Follow this link bellow to deactivate the NATIVE SUPPORT OF FANATEC in Automobilista and rFactor 2 by editing your controller INI (or JSON for rFactor 2)

rFactor 2:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/disable-native-support-of-fanatec-and-g27-in-rfactor-2/

Automobilista:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/disable-native-support-of-fanatec-and-g27-of-automobilista/

REMINDER: This is very important to deactivate the native support to let SLIMax Manager Pro manages the leds and Digits of your steering wheel using your favorite simulation.

NEW SLIMax Mgr Pro – D-PAD, HAT-SWITCH Management Improved

Posted: July 5, 2017, 3:39 pm

Quick Maintenance Today (2017-07-05 – v3.4.6.2e)

D-PAD/HAT SWITCH management improved to include a “release state” like a true button
This improvement is applicable to
Fanatec P1 Rim,
All Steering wheel with d-pad including
Thrustmaster,
Logitech,
Steelseries SRW-S1,
etc.

 

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.2 or greater must be already installed),
run the manager and select menu « Check For Update… »
and then click the « Download And Install All » button

The FULL Installer v3.4.6.2e is available for download on website as well

ATTENTION: if you have a version prior to v3.4.6.2 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates

Cheers,
z

NEW SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.2d Available Today!

Posted: June 27, 2017, 7:02 pm

Maintenance of SLIMax Manager Pro today
(version 3.4.6.2d – 2017-06-27)

 

BIG IMPROVEMENT of the Basic Setup Options Dialog
3 USER LEVELS added to filter the dialog and display more or less settings. Create a car setup has never been so easy.
BASIC LEVEL contains essential settings to get started.
STD LEVEL contains the basic settings including Optimal Shift-Points (see the doc for more info on OSP).
EXPERT LEVEL is recommended for users who are more comfortable with SLIMax Mgr Pro.

check the Basic Setup Options manual for more info…

To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.2 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 v3.4.6.2 you need to download and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates

The FULL INSTALLER of version v3.4.6.2d is also available for download on website

Cheers,
z

SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.2 Ready For DiRT 4!

Posted: June 9, 2017, 1:11 pm

DiRT 4 is now OUT and I strongly suggest to all the latecomers to get the full installer of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.2 and CHECK FOR UPDATE to get the latest plugins and enjoy this new opus from Codies with your sim-rig (if you already have the v3.4.6.2 installed just hit the Check For Update menu as usual ).

Attention: the UDP API has changed.
PAUSE the game in this first release of DiRT 4 is a TRUE PAUSE which means the telemetry data are freezed during the pause and you no longer can change the SLIMax car setup during the pause. Set the car setup before entering the stage as you do it in real life.

TO ALL DEVELOPERS/COMPETITORS USING UDP API
I strongly suggest to REVIEW YOUR CODE or unexpected things may happen during the pause!

Cheers,
z

 

Useful Links:

NEW SLIMax Manager Pro (2017-06-07 v3.4.6.2a)

Click to go to DiRT 4 Plugins Page Information

 

 

Maintenance Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-06-06 v1.1-32b)

Posted: June 6, 2017, 5:02 pm

Important Maintenance Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-06-06 v1.1-32b)

This is a recommended update, do not forget to update your SLIMax Mgr Pro to version 3.4.6.2.

CHANGELOG 2017-06-06:

Bugs Fixed:
– the status bar wrongly report a bad slimax mgr pro version or license
– non persistent EVAL expression in the Tire Wear object
– “NEW LABEL” was no longer in first position in Label menu

Additions:
– in addition to RAW CAR SPEED data in m/s the CAR SPEED KMH and CAR SPEED MPH have been added to telemetry Data object

– 2 super powerful arrow objects named “Super Arrow Gauge” and “Super Arrow Image Gauge” have been added
These new objects let you create almost any analog car dial, the arrow can be use with any telemetry data speed, rpm, temp, press, fuel, pedals, wind direction, tire wear, suspension, … obviously the Super Arrow Image Gauge object allows you to use an image for the arrow.

Tutorials are  available in support forum of EKSIMRacing and you can download the Arrow Texture Pack and Ring Texture Pack to get started with these objects.

 

SLIMax Manager Pro version 3.4.6.2 is OUT! New Manager, New Plugins and New EMU!

Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:47 pm

BIG UPDATE TODAY of SLIMax Manager Pro, VDASH-EMU Familly and New Plugins available (version 3.4.6.2 )

and NEW version of VDASH-EMU 1.1-32b available as well

This version is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED to get the new plugins, use the FULL INSTALLER available on EKSIMRacing website to upgrade.

Changelog 2017-05-26 (abstract)

– [MAIN CHANGE] Internal Plugins Interface improved with a lot more telemetry data to be used by the VDASH-EMU and new devices

ALL PLUGINS 32 Bit and 64 Bit have been recompiled to take benefit of the new plugins interface v7 of SLIMax Mgr Pro

– Codemasters F1 2017 Beta Plugins is included to let lucky guys selected by the Codemasters Beta Test program to enjoy the new Codies F1 title with your sim-rig.

– Codemasters DiRT 4 Plugins included, update your SLIMax Manager Pro to be ready for the upcoming DIRT4 from Codemasters (REMINDER: should be released the 9 June )

Project CARS 2 Plugins now included with the full installer, REMINDER2: we are waiting for your feedback in EKSIMRacing support forum to improve the P.CARS 2 plugins…

Assetto Corsa Plugins UPDATED today to be conform with latest A.C. API 1.14.x (Win Speed/direction added)

VDASH-EMU must be updated as well see the vdash-emu changelog for more information…

SLIMax Manager Pro net code has been optimized to send more telemetry data to the EMU without losing performance, on the contrary SLIMax Mgr Pro is even faster

– A new splash screen has been done

– bunch of minor bugs fixed as usual

Codematers Proxy Server (CMPS app) has been updated as well to manage the new upcoming DiRT 4 (API version 3 ) and F1 2017 (API version 5 ) games.

**THIS TIME YOU NEED TO GET THE FULL INSTALLER **
**TO UPGRADE YOUR INSTALLATION**

FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.2 available for download on website

Cheers,
z

UPDATED: A new templates for VDASH-EMU using the latest behaviors are available for download:

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.

More than 60 simulations/games supported
by SLIMax Manager Pro version 3.4.6.1v  today

Hardware supported:

FREE (with No License Needed):

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

OSW Fanatec Teensy (LC) Mod (use Fanatec rim with your direct drive solution)

SIM Display SIM Race LCD
SIM Display SIM Race F1
SIM Display SIM Race GT
SIM Display SIM Race Deluxe
SIM Display SIM Race Pro

SRF1-EMU (Free SIM Race F1 virtual display emulator for Android)

Leo bodnar BU0710 old USB SLI display

Logitech G27 full led support

Logitech G29 full led support

and $5 license only for:

SLIMax VDASH-EMU (Virtual Racing Display Emulator for Android, Windows and Linux)
4 displays ready + 44 pages to create your own ‘second screen’

Leo bodnar SLI-F1
Leo bodnar SLI-PRO
Leo bodnar SLI-M

Steelseries SRW-S1

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SLIMax Manager Pro (in short)

Get the advanced and professional game devices and display emulators manager to take the control of your gameware on your favorite games and simulations. A powerful tool for Windows OS to enjoy your usb device display and your virtual racing dash emulator for Windows, Android and Linux with more than 60 racing games or simulations.

A MACRO system (simulate keystrokes sequence) is integrated as well to “drive” your favorite simulation/game with your virtual or real buttonbox (like the famous DSD products) or any control (buttons, encoders, switches) available on your sim-rig.

Overview:
http://www.eksimracing.com/slimax-manager-overview/

Media (with our software in action):
http://www.eksimracing.com/media/

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

I take this opportunity to THANK YOU AGAIN SINCERELY!

Cheers,
z

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