Fanatec Driver 434 (Release Candidate) (previously 432beta) for CSL, CSW and Podium WB (all wheels)

Marcel PfisterMarcel Pfister Member, Administrator

This is a hotfix for driver 431 so the changelog is rather short.

Please check the previous post of driver 431 to get an idea of the complete changelog since the last driver 429 which is currently public. You can also have a look at the changelog.txt which comes with the driver package.

Included firmware:

  • Podium DD1 / DD2 Base: 690 (NEW NEW)
  • Podium DD1 / DD2 Motor: 42
  • CSL DD / GT DD PRO Base: (NEW)
  • CSL DD / GT DD PRO Motor:
  • CSW V1 Base: 688 (NEW) 
  • CSW V2 Base: 688 (NEW)
  • CSW V2.5 Base: 688 (NEW)
  • CSL E Base: 688 (NEW)
  • CSL E Base PS4: 688 (NEW)
  • CSL / CSW Motor: 22
  • Podium HUB: 6
  • Podium BME: 19 (NEW)
  • CS SW Formula V2(X), V2.5(X): 43
  • CS SW RS: 2 (NEW)
  • CS SW BMW V2: 2 (NEW)
  • CS UH V2 / UHX V2: 1 (NEW)
  • GT DD PRO SW: 7 (NEW)
  • CSL SW McLaren GT3 V2: 43 (NEW)
  • CSL SW McLaren GT3: 33 (NEW)
  • CSL SW WRC: 4
  • CSL UH: 3
  • CS P V3: 1.32
  • CSL EP LCK: 1.10
  • CSL P LCK: 1.60

New Firmware but same version number (P DD, CSW, CSL E)

Note that for all CSL CSW and Podium bases the new firmware in this driver has the same version number as in 431. If you had 431 installed before you won't get a prompt to update the firmware.

Because of this you need to go into the firmware manager, switch to manual update and start the base firmware update this way. If you are coming from driver 429 or earlier, you don't need to do this.

  1. Open driver UI
  2. Go to the update page
  3. Start the firmware manager
  4. Switch to manual update mode
  5. Update base firmware


Driver UI

  • Potential fix for UI crashing when starting it. If you experience the issue, please try to find out if its different with base turned on or off and provide log files: C:\Users\Public\Fanatec Logs

(added with 433)

  • Updated highlights notification of Firmware Manager with a link to the Tuning Menu FAQs on our website.
  • Updated GT DD PRO SW image in Firmware Manager.
  • Updated CSL P LCK picture in Firmware Manager.
  • Potential fix for Updater not finding Firmware file
  • Fixed steering angle indication on CSL E 1.0/1.1 and CSW V1/V2
  • Further improvements to button input indicators
  • Fixed Sequential to paddle function not saved
  • Fixed BRF Slider missing for USB Pedals
  • Changed color to green for "new driver available" notification

New P DD WB FW 690

  • Fixed Handbrake not working
  • Same version number as in driver 431, you need to manually update like explained above if you used 431 before.


  • Fixed briefly wrong LED color of power button during mode change
  • Fixed handbrake not working (issue of previous

New CSW and CSL E WB FW 688   

  • Fixed wrong DRI setting values
  • Same version number as in driver 431, you need to manually update like explained above if you used 431 before.

Compatible FanaLab Version:

It's mandatory to use FanaLab 1.61.3 or newer with this driver to prevent tuning menu settings being saved/loaded with slightly different settings.


How to report issues:

If you report a driver or firmware issue, please make cross checks:

  1. Update driver and FW separately to isolate an issue and find out if caused by driver OR firmware.
  2. Which driver OR firmware shows the issue
  3. Which driver OR firmware does not show the issue
  4. Check if you can reproduce the issue again if you go back to the version which seems to have caused the issue
  5. Post the answers gathered from the questions above + a short description of the issue including the following info:
  • Wheel Base Model (product ID): ...
  • Steering Wheel Model (product ID): ....
  • Driver Version: ....
  • Base FW Version: ....
  • Motor FW Version: ....
  • Wheel FW Version: ....
  • FanaLab Version: ....
  • Driver/FanaLab installed on C: drive or else?
  • With driver related issues collect log files and zip them from C:\Users\Public\Fanatec Logs



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