Ek = Symbol = Energy Kinetic = The mother of objects in Motion
Sim Racing = A way to simulate real conditions of car racing as closely as possible
EKSIMRacing = A foundation (nonprofit organization) creating software dedicated to sim racing and its community for over a decade.
After 2007 the creation of EKSIMRacing and for over a decade EKSIMRacing has been involved in several amazing public software and hardware projects related to sim-racing and custom engineering, hardware design and racing motorsports software development.
All projects have been done with passion and enthusiasms with fantastic people working for building great new hardware devices, improving driver or firmware for better performance and stability of hardware, improving API of their game/simulation to add telemetry data or using VR set to increase greatly the user experience and immersion, adding and integrating new sim-racing services in the world, managing actuators to create dedicated motion platform, etc.
SLIMax Manager Pro and MotionMax Manager software (the advanced software for managing racing display USB devices, virtual racing Dash emulator for PC, Android and Linux and 2DOF, 3DOF, 4DOF to 6DOF PRO car racing simulator) are a big part of our public sim-racing projects, below, the most important milestones for over a decade resulting from the creation of these software.
EKSIMRacing your invaluable source of sim racing innovation is still running for you today for the benefit of the sim racing community. More exiting sim racing projects to come, stay tuned…
2009We started to work on SLI-M usb device with Leo Bodnar and to add the support of both devices the old BU0710 and SLI-M to F1Dash application
12 Nov. 2009
SLI-PRO was released to general public in November!
This is the beginning of the most successful racing display ever made for sim racing community.
SLIPro Manager (discontinued)
Following the release of the SLI-PRO usb device, SLIPro Manager beta is released and dedicated to the SLI-PRO device display.
SLI-PRO Emulator (SLIEmu) for Android
The year of the creation of the virtual racing display “EMUlator” of the SLI-PRO for Android during the development of the famous SLI-PRO device display.
SLIEmu was the first virtual racing dash available in the world for Android with a mini buttonbox integrated (4 virtual buttons and 2 virtual switch 12 positions) and was created primarily to test the software before the availability of the device itself. This first gen emulator SLI-EMU is still working with SLIMax Manager Pro and available for download today.
EMULATOR: A racing dash emulator is NOT a simple graphics application but a software that emulates the FIRMWARE of the real usb device display.
SLIMax Manager (discontinued)
The beginning of a great collaboration with Codemasters F1 dev team
2012 is the beginning of a great collaboration with Codemasters F1 dev team to improve the Codemasters API. The API v2 of the F1 2012 title was already a great improvement. Additional telemetry data with a full backward compatibility have been added each year before each new release of Codemasters F1 game until F1 2017 (API v5).
In 2018 Codemasters F1 Team had introduced a completely new API (v6) for its F1 2018 title which goes even further, beyond all expectation. A great and stable API for your racing displays and virtual dash and motion platform obviously fully supported by EKSIMRacing software.
The beginning of our partnership with SIM Display
In partnership with SIM Display we started to work first to improve the existing firmware and then on design of several usb display devices during those years to add the full support of the displays to SLIMax Manager and later to SLIMax Manager Pro.
February 14, 2013
SLIMax Manager Pro
One of the most advanced racing display devices and virtual racing dash display manager has been released this year. This new PRO version of SLIMax Manager has been improved during years and the UI has been reworked to access all feature easily and to give you a full control of your racing display devices and emulators, powerful features to customize your racing display and to support more than 60 games/simulations.
First release of the Virtual Racing Dash Emulator for Android, Windows and Linux.
4 Racing displays ready to use
+ 44 pages to create your own custom racing dash displays with an integrated editor
A fully integrated virtual buttonbox with 32buttons, 3 rotary switch and 5 encoders
The second gen EMUlator of virtual racing display has been released this year. Based on the firmware of SIM Race F1, VDASH-EMU is an huge improvement compared to first gen EMU with high quality graphics rendering (OpenGL 2+ based) and high performance and hundred of telemetry data available (depending the game API), with 44 pages for customization for your dash and up to 4 EMU running at the same time at full speed.
full support of Logitech G29 / G920 steering wheels which join the Logitech wheels family (G25/G27)
The SIM Race LCD from SIM Display has been released this year!True USB controller + true LEDs associated with an full color graphics LCD display to run VDASH-EMU
Virtual To Real (V2R) technology created by Zappadoc is available to general public in 2017.
Reference and stable version of SLIMax Manager Pro v3.4.6 is released
Reference and stable version of VDASH-EMU v1.1-33 is released.
April, 2019 the month we introduced the MotionMax 5 software* (full support of 5DOF simulator software)
MotionMax 5 is a more conventional 3 to 5 DOF simulator management than the MotionMax 6DOF software with 3 distinctive layers, the CORE layer (Pitch, Roll, Heave), the SURGE layer and the Traction Loss (TL) layer.
*MotionMax 5 suitable to all “4 legs” simulators are not enough realistic for car racing simulation, are not recommended. the software has been discontinued (since Dec. 2019). We are now focused on 6DOF and 2DOF+TL+SURGE.
Industrial concepts of motion simulator 6DOF and 2DOF+TL (traction loss system) have been designed by Zappadoc this year 2020 to be powered by MotionMax Manager software with Dyadic SCN6 actuators.
MotionMax Manager 2DOF+ZTLS (Zappadoc Traction Loss System concept) and DIY project are available this year 2020 to general public.
After months of development and tests by Zappadoc and EKSIMRacing team, all info to create a PRO car racing motion simulator are finally disclosed to everyone for the benefit of the sim racing community under CC BY NC SA creative common license (strictly prohibited for commercial use).
V2RButtonBox the ultimate button-box device has been released (2021-12-15)
They use the latest generation (2021) of Virtual To Real (V2R) technology.
V2RButtonBox is a powerful REAL TIME virtual button-box running on large Android or Windows table and using the 2nd generation of V2RBox technology to be usable like a REAL (physical) button-box and compatible with ANY game or software using joystick inputs (buttons, encoders, axes).
A dedicated website to V2RBox Technology has been created https://www.v2rbox.org
Control Your Gaming Hardware Using Scripting language
z3 Dev. Kit contains everything to make your custom application for sim racing, flying simulation, prototyping, research, edu and other apps using entertainment hardware.
Including the very fast zCube Engine Runtime and powerful Lua extensions (DLL) to control LEDs, Digital Panels and Inputs (button/axis) on USB display controller and later to control motion pltaform with electric linear actuator for motion simulator applications. Also, high level IPC functions are included to get telemetry from game or simulation (UDP/TCP And Shared Memory management).