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June 21, 2018

FREX 6DOF Simulator Powered By MotionMax Manager Available 01 July, 2018.

FREX 6DOF Simulator Available the 01 July, 2018!

Check the product page, available assembled HERE  and in KIT HERE

FREX 6DOF Simulator is proudly powered by our 6DOF Motion Platform software MotionMax Manager.

MotionMax Manager (or MMX) project has been started in 2015 and includes the full support of 6 DOF Motion Platform, From PRO to casual with a full 1:1 level motion simulator to a cockpit or VR rig our 6DOF MotionMax Manager is easy and powerful and supports a maximum of games and simulations.

The internal vehicle physics interpreter (V.P.I.) provides an ultra-realistic motion result in all car categories (F1/Endurance/GT/Rally/Drift/Kart). Default profiles (DOF settings) are included for your convenience to get started quickly with your favorite simulation. With a full control of your 6DOF simulator machine, you can fine tune the motion result to suit your needs. Obviously, you can create, modify and share your custom profiles very easily.

The MotionMax Manager FREX Edition Software License is included with All FREX 6DOF Simulator and exclusively available from FREX.

Visit FREX Japan for more info

June 19, 2018

SIM Display SIM Race LCD v3 Available!

Version 3 of SIM Race LCD is available and this display is really cool!

The new 5″ device display is fully managed by the combo SLIMax Manager Pro + VDASH-EMU For SIM Race LCD. Check the SIM Display website for more info.

http://www.simdisplay.net

Cheers,
z

June 14, 2018

F1 2018 Plugins For SLIMax Manager Pro and MotionMax Manager

Codemasters F1 2018 Plugins
For SLIMax Manager Pro and MotionMax Manager

New Codemasters F1 2018 Plugins Available (2018-06-19)

(latest version of SLIMax Mgr Pro version v3.4.6.4 is required)

– F1 2018 plugins added, see the plugins page for more info.

The plugins for our 6DOF Motion Platform software MotionMax Manager and  SLIMax  Manager Pro (usb devices display and virtual racing dash emulator management) are ready and are  available to all F1 2018 beta testers.

 

Codemasters Proxy Server (CMPS) has been updated as well to manage the API v6 of F1 2018, available as a Standalone Pkg and obviously included with SLIMax Manager Pro (Check For Update to get the latest version).

REMINDER:
To get the latest updates (v3.4.6.4 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 from website and install the FULL INSTALLER of SLIMax Manager Pro to get the new updates.

Cheers,
z

 

April 16, 2018

gRally Plugins For SLIMax Manager Pro Are Available!

gRally Plugin Engine 32/64Bit by Zappadoc For SLIMax Manager Pro are now available. As usual, select menu “Check For Update” to get the latest plugins.

Simulation:
Name: gRally (beta)
Website: https://grally.net/
( First Release – 2018-04-16)

Note: the simulation gRally is also supported by our 6DOF motion platform management software MotionMax Manager FREX Edition.

 

January 24, 2018

Bikers In Sim Racing! Why Not? But They Need Their Hardware!

Hey!

It’s just me or bikers around the world are highly interested by sim racing , no?

But, you right, they deserve a better equipment, a more specific hardware for the motorcycle simulations….

That’s why I designed these bases below.

Unfortunately, the current manufacturers of great gaming / simulation equipment are not yet interested but who knows, with new upcoming games like TT Isle of Man they may change their minds…

Obviously, I will be happy to add the support of these bases  to SLIMax Manager Pro if one day this type of product is available to the general public

Cheers,
z

January 11, 2018

Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition (Full Support)

New version of SLIMax Manager Pro (v3.4.6.4) is now available for download Today (in sync’ with Thrustmaster announcement).

– we are please to announce the full support of the new Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition in version 3.4.6.4 of SLIMax Mgr Pro and it’s 100% FREE for all Thrustmaster ‘lucky’ owners.

In addition to buttons and axes which are fully supported since the first version of SLIMax Mgr Pro, the new Ferrari 488 Challenge rim with shift-lights can be configured easily and works with more than 60 games/simulations.

Click this link to get started with your new Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER Ferrari 488 Challenge Edition

http://www.eksimracing.com/thrustmaster/

– the full installer is available on EKSIMRacing website and contains a cumulative updates, version v3.4.6.4 is the new reference STABLE version of SLIMax Manager Pro and a strongly recommended update for all registered users.

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.

Cheers,
z

 

Related Links:

Getting Started With Thrustmaster Hardware:
http://www.eksimracing.com/thrustmaster/

All devices and emulators supported by SLIMax Mgr Pro:
http://www.eksimracing.com/f-a-q/slimax-manager-pro-hardware-devices-emu-supported/

December 21, 2017

Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology, what’s that?

Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology:

Virtual to Real (V2R) Technology has been created by Zappadoc in 2017, it stands for using virtual thing as a real physical object, in this case the software (SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3c+) use the VIRTUAL button-box integrated or your custom display template with buttons loaded into the VDASH-EMU (Virtual Racing Display Emulator for Windows/Android/Linux) and turns it to a REAL button-box which means that all virtual buttons can be assigned to the controls settings of your game or simulation (this works with ANY GAMES like a real button-box)

Ok so you already assigned the buttons of your steering wheel in iRacing or A.C. or RaceRoom E or rF2 or Project CARS? Well it’s exactly the same process, open the controls settings and click your virtual buttons on your tablet and “voila!”

Magic, Powerful and Easy!

The Teensy LC controller ($12 PJRC.com) with a EKSIMRacing firmware specially developed for the V2R are required. The firmware is installed automatically into the controller by SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3c.

Up to 4 controllers can be used to have from 32 to 128 buttons available.

More info available on EKSIMRacing Firmware Page:
http://www.eksimracing.com/eksimracing-firmware

User Guide:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/getting-started-with-eksimracing-vtor-controller/

Cheers,
z

Example: assign virtual buttons to RaceRoom Racing Experience (Sector 3 Studios)

Up to 4 Controllers:

December 20, 2017

NEW RECOMMENDED Update Today of SLIMax Mgr Pro and VDASH-EMU (2017-12-20)

SLIMax Mgr Pro and VDASH-EMU Updated  (2017-12-20)

NEW RECOMMENDED Update Today!

Changelog 2017-12-19

NEW SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3c:

– Bug fixed in the CSP rumble motor management when more than one controller is connected
Getting Started with Fanatec and SLIMax Manager Pro

– Added the management of the 7 external led in VDASH-EMU Setup (was limited to the first 5 leds)
– Bug fixed in steer value of iRacing plugins

– new v0.15 V2R Firmware (VDASH-EMU v1.1-32f6 or greater is required):
performance have been improved, a complete LED management added, A new powerful behavior added to manage from 1 to 4 V2R USB Controller at the same time and get up to 128 buttons assignable to the controls settings of your game. Read the EKSIMRacing firmware user guide for more info.

– added telemetry values engine/transmission and aero average damage level  to R3E Plugins

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 of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3c is available on website as well

To update the Firmware of your V2R Controller to v0.15 follow the instructions in EKSIMRacing Firmware User Guide:
http://eksimracing.com/eksimracing-firmware/

NEW Version of VDASH-EMU Is Out! (2017-12 – v1.1-32f6)

New powerful feature of VDash-EMU with V2R USB Controller has been added.


Version v3.4.6.3c of SLIMax Manager Pro is required
V2R Firmware Rev. 0.15 is required

– you have only 1 V2R USB Controller connected, you can enjoy 32 buttons distributed on your VDASH-EMU and thus assign a maximum of 32 buttons on your game controls settings

– you have 2 to 4 V2R USB Controllers connected, you can assign your VDASH-EMU to a specific V2R Controller and enjoy 64 to 128 buttons (4×32 if you have 4 VDASH-EMU) and then assign a maximum of 128 buttons on your game controls settings

The system is very powerful, very simple and very flexible. You choose by simply selecting the controller in the VDASH-EMU general settings (see the screenshot)

Each V2R USB Controller can handle a maximum of 32 buttons.

Showing page number thumb when double-click the background can now be deactivated in general settings

The update is available today for Android, Windows and Linux see the website to download.
go to website to download using the corresponding EMU Button:

GREEN =For Android Tablet/Phone;
PURPLE=For SIM Display SIM Race LCD;
BLUE= For Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet;
ORANGE=For Embedded Linux devices

To update your VDASH-EMU simply download and install the new version over the current installation.

REMINDER: 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 use the VDASH-EMU, DOWNLOAD LATEST SLIMax Mgr Pro.

Cheers,
z

November 24, 2017

Quick Update Of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-11-24 v1.1-32f5)

Quick Update of VDASH-EMU Today (2017-11-24 v1.1-32f5)

– bug fixed on visibility properties of the 3 buttons of the SPEK NASCAR Gauges

The update is available today for Android, Windows and Linux see the website to download.
go to website to download using the corresponding EMU Button:

GREEN =For Android Tablet/Phone;
PURPLE=For SIM Display SIM Race LCD;
BLUE= For Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet;
ORANGE=For Embedded Linux devices

To update your VDASH-EMU simply download and install the new version over the current installation.

DOWNLOAD VDASH-EMU

REMINDER: 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 use the VDASH-EMU, DOWNLOAD LATEST SLIMax Mgr Pro.

Cheers,
z

November 23, 2017

New Update of SLIMax Mgr Pro and Plugins Today!

New Update of SLIMax Mgr Pro and Plugins Today!(2017-11-10 v3.4.6.3b)

This is a recommended update

NEW Plugin 64 bit for RaceRoom Racing Experience 64 bit Added! (do not forget to activate the plugin)
Compatibility mode of PCARS 2 added to P.CARS 1 plugins (ask in support forum if you need it)
MXBikes plugins and BRIDGE Updated (do not forget to update the bridge in game directory)
– usual bunch of minor bugs fixed in the manager

– The full installer of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.3b is available on EKSIMRacing website as well

Check For Update And BE READY to enjoy the upcoming RaceRoom November Patch with your sim rig.

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 available on website to get the new updates.

Notes to happy users:
Some guys here are following EKSIMRacing since years (2009 for the oldest) and still enjoy using our software today like thousands others which is a huge satisfaction for me. We are pleased to provide this new update, as usual, free of charge.

Obviously, if you are willing to help, consider making a video, write down a review, talk about your enjoyment of using our software on social networks or on your favorite forum and help each other to better use of the manager and the VDASH-EMU. Donate is not the unique way to help us, Spread the good word!

Cheers,
z

Activate the plugin after the update:

November 22, 2017

[UPDATED] NEW EKSIMRacing Wallpaper Available

Enjoy this new EKSIMRacing.com wallpaper!

I created this one with the Aston Martin AM RB 001 concept car in mind!

UPDATED:

5760×1080 version of wallpaper inspired by the Aston Martin AM RB 001 concept is availabe as well

Cheers,
z

November 17, 2017

VDASH-EMU with Project CARS 2 PS4 or XB1 (PATCH 2.0 required)?

How to configure Project CARS 2 PS4 or XB1 (PATCH 2.0 is required)?

It’s really straightforward to enjoy your VDASH-EMU or your racing Shift-Lights Interface devices using SLIMax Mgr Pro and with Project CARS 2 Console version for PlayStation 4 (PS4) or XBox One (XB1), simply use the same configuration as for P.CARS 1, set UDP to 2 and API (Protocol) to “Project CARS 1” and that’s it!

follow the complete instructions HERE at EKSIMRacing software support forum.

Cheers,
z

October 19, 2017

Big Update Today of VDASH-EMU (v1.1-32f 2017-10-19)

Big update today of VDASH-EMU (v1.1-32f 2017-10-19)

This version follows the availability of the new EKSIMRacing VToR (Virtual To real) USB Controller which let you use your virtual buttonbox of VDASH-EMU as A REAL ButtonBox with more than 60 games and simulations.

EKSIMRacing Virtual To Real (VToR) in action with RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) Assign the controls as a real button-box!

The VDASH-EMU v1.1-32f enhances all features related to button-box controls and gives you endless possibilities of creation. Some very useful new objects have been added to give you a maximum control of your custom templates.

Changelog 201-10-19:

– added object Ctrl Image Push Button, contains 2 images UP and DOWN to create a push button, any png or jpeg image can be used to create the button with infinite custom designs
– added object Image Flag, is a Flag object visible or not visible triggered by the state of a Marshal or External Led or an EVAL Math expression, very useful for example to illuminate your controls or to warn the driver when a flag is set with a big frontmost image (green, yellow, blue, red, black, checkerboard, start of race, …)

– All DATA (telemetry) objects have now 2 options for the EVAL field (which contains a math or logical expression)
EVAL Value which computes and displays dynamically the telemetry value
EVAL Visibility which computes the EVAL expression and displays the data only if the result is > 0

Very useful when for example you want to display a telemetry data like the Brake Biais when its value is updated (a common behavior of F1 Steering wheel display)

NEW EVAL functions available:
buttonState(n) result 0 or 1 – (n is the index of the button from 1 to 32)

ledState(n) result 0 or 1 (n is the index of the LED; Marshal Led from 1 to 6; External Led from 7 to 13)

isChanged() result 1 when the DATA (telemetry) has been changed

example:
if you want to show an image when button 5 is pressed, put in EVAL Field of an Image Flag object:
buttonState(5)


if you want to show the brake biais when its value is updated, Tick the EVAL Visibility checkbox and put in EVAL Field of an DATA Brake BIAIS object:
isChanged()

NEW Menus


Hide Selection to hide the selected object
Show All to show all objects previously hidden
v1.1-32f2
– added menus:
Bring To Front (current selected object)
Send To Back (current selected object)
Show/Hide Status Bar to Objects menu
v1.1-32f3
– new Safe PushButton object added (check the screenshot below)

– a bunch of minors bugs have been fixed as well

NEW BUTTONBOX Textures Pack available today as well!

to go with the new version of VDASH-EMU v32f a new pack of textures has been created with a lot of buttons ready to use. A cool textures pack (free of charge) for creating your custom button-box easily.

Go to the DOWNLOAD Textures Pack forum to  download the new Buttonbox Pack

 

The update is available today for Android, Windows and Linux and 100% free for all registered users.

Go to website to download using the corresponding EMU Button:

GREEN =For Android Tablet/Phone;
PURPLE=For SIM Display SIM Race LCD Device;
BLUE= For Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet;
ORANGE=For Embedded Linux devices

and install it over the current installation.

Cheers,
z

October 13, 2017

EKSIMRacing Virtual To Real (VToR) Is NOW OUT!

It’s Magic! and It’s Here Today!

EKSIMRacing is proud to announce the availability of the Virtual To Real (VToR) technology which literally turn your virtual button-box included with VDASH-EMU  (virtual racing display emulator for Android/Windows/Linux) to a REAL Button-Box!


Plug the EKSIMRacing VToR Controller to the usb port. The Controller is based on Teensy-LC from PJRC ($12 only) + a 100% FREE EKSIMRacing custom firmware,
Run your VDASH-EMU and load your favorite button-box layout,
Launch SLIMax Mgr Pro v3.4.6.3+,
and then like any physical button-box, go to the game settings and assign your buttons/encoders!

Simple as that!

This works on every games or simulations. A new powerful feature for VDASH-EMU available today for download as a free update for all registered users!

Check the User guide for more info available in US/UK/FRANCAIS and ITALIANO.

US/UK
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/getting-started-with-eksimracing-vtor-controller/

FRANCAIS:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/premiers-pas-avec-le-controlleur-eksimracing-virtual-to-real/

ITALIANO:
http://www.eksimracing.com/help/guida-introduttiva-al-virtual-to-real-controller-di-eksimracing/

EKSIMRacing Virtual To Real (VToR) in action with RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E)

Assign the controls a a real button-box!

October 11, 2017

Fanatec Conversion Kit From S.R.M. (use Fanatec rim on OSW)

Hi,

A cool and well manufactured /packaged Fanatec Conversion Kit (version 2) from Sim Racing Machines (https://www.simracingmachines.com/) is available.


It is based on Teensy LC controller and as such 100% compatible with SLIMax Manager Pro and 100% FREE with your Fanatec hardware.

Another great addition to your Direct Drive OSW Simucube sim rig!
Cheers,
z

September 22, 2017

Enjoy your sim-rig with Project CARS 2 and SLIMax Mgr Pro

Enjoy you sim rig with the new Project CARS 2 title from  SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS available today using SLIMax Manager Pro and VDASH-EMU as a second screen.

Be up to date,
Read carefully the P.CARS2 plugins page,
Activate the plugins,
Configure the game

That’s it!

Cheers,
z

 

 

September 5, 2017

Codemasters Proxy Server (CMPS v2.4.3.2) Updated!

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.

 

September 2, 2017

SLIMax Manager Pro Do More Things Than You Think!


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.

August 24, 2017

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

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

July 5, 2017

DISABLE NATIVE SUPPORT OF FANATEC in Automobilista and rFactor 2

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.

July 5, 2017

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

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

June 27, 2017

NEW SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.2d Available Today!

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

June 9, 2017

SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6.2 Ready For DiRT 4!

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:

http://www.eksimracing.com/new-slimax-manager-pro/

Click to go to DiRT 4 Plugins Page Information

 

 

June 6, 2017

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

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.

 

May 26, 2017

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

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:

April 17, 2017

10 & 6 Years Anniversaries!

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

Your comments and feedback are always appreciated, take 1 minute to Tell Us What You Think, thanks

 

 

April 15, 2017

SimracingBay Simucube OSW Kit! Recommended!

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

April 10, 2017

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

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

April 5, 2017

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

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

 

 

March 21, 2017

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

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

 

March 15, 2017

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

 

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

March 10, 2017

DOWNLOAD The New Assetto Corsa Console Bridge (Open Beta)

 

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

http://www.eksimracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/assettocorsasteam_download1.png

February 27, 2017

New templates and track maps available at EKSIMRacing

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)

February 9, 2017

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

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

February 6, 2017

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

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