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  • edited January 21

    Fanatec Driver 400


    New Firmware Manager

    Short video demonstrating the new Firmware Manager


    Changelog since driver version 381


    General

    • New Firmware Manager guiding the user through all firmware updates step by step including instructions and functions to calibrate wheel center, shifter and more. Driver property page now only has one update button which opens the Firmware manager.
    • Firmware Manager can save your Tuning Menu settings and restore them automatically after the update if you want to
    • New function to inform the user if a new steering wheel is attached which the currently installed base firmware doesn't know and can't support. If it is shown the user has to download the most recent driver from the steering wheels download page and update the firmware.
      • Pop-up message on the drivers property page
      • Wheels with 7-segment display will show a blinking "Upd" 
      • Wheels with small OLED display will show "CAUTION Please update the Firmware!"
      • Bases or wheels with big OLED display will show "CAUTION Steering Wheel not supported! Please update the Firmware!"


    ClubSport Pedals V3

    • Improved smoothness of the load cell / brake pedal signal. Pedals need to be plugged in via USB for the firmware update. Never connect pedals via USB and RJ12 at the same time! In case you want to compare old and new or revert to the old one -> change Firmware Manager to manual update, open the Updater and then use the 3 dots to select version 1.30.


    Podium DD Wheel Base

    • [LIN] FFB Linearity Tuning Menu Setting now set to ON by default.


    CSL E Wheel Base 1.1

    • Fixed: Endstop on left/CCW side comes bit later than on the right/CW side


    Button Module Endurance

    • Now will show all pop-up messages like the Podium DD display. For example: Torque Key warning, shifter/center calibration instruction and more


    McLaren GT3

    • Fixed: Driver does not recognize initial State of 1-12-MPSs after restart if MPS Mode is set to PULSE


    Driver

    • Fixed missing motor firmware version for CSL E WB 1.1
    • Fixed pedal vibration buttons missing
    • Implemented Generic Wheel pop-up


    Firmware versions included

    • CS Pedals V3 : v1.31 (NEW)
    • CSW V1 Base : v684 (NEW)
    • CSW V2 Base : v684 (NEW)
    • CSW V2.5 Base : v684 (NEW)
    • CSL E Base (1.1) : v684 (NEW)
    • CSL E Base PS4 : v684 (NEW)
    • P DD Base : v684 (NEW)
    • P DD WQR : v6
    • CSL/CSW Motor : v22
    • DD1 Motor : v40
    • DD2 Motor : v40
    • McLaren GT3 : v32 (NEW)
    • McLaren GT3 V2 : v40 (NEW)
    • Formula V2   : v40 (NEW)
    • Podium Hub : v5 (NEW)
    • Podium BME : v17 (NEW)


    Known Issues 

    • After the driver installation or firmware update, it is possible that the wheel base is not shown in the device list anymore. If this is the case, launch the driver installation again and run the repair function.
    • Podium wheel base jolts can happen on ITM or analysis screens of the wheel base display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. Last year we could solve the jolts which happened also on the default screen, we will now work on the remaining jolts on the other analysis and ITM screens.
    • If the Podium DD is put into COMP mode for the first time after driver installation a restart might be needed so the property page can get opened without an error message as the DD is then detected as a new device.
    • BME on Xbox: Guide button acts as long press even when pressed briefly.


    Download:


    Link to compatible FanaLab version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/21997/fanalab-1-54-2-download-post-your-feedback-here/p1

  • Changelog since driver version 400


    Driver

    • Fixed an issue where it was not possible for some to open the new firmware manager if pedals where connected


    Firmware versions included

    • CS Pedals V3 : v1.31
    • CSW V1 Base : v684
    • CSW V2 Base : v684
    • CSW V2.5 Base : v684
    • CSL E Base (1.1) : v684
    • CSL E Base PS4 : v684
    • P DD Base : v684
    • P DD WQR : v6
    • CSL/CSW Motor : v22
    • DD1 Motor : v40
    • DD2 Motor : v40
    • McLaren GT3 : v32
    • McLaren GT3 V2 : v40
    • Formula V2  : v40
    • Podium Hub : v5
    • Podium BME : v17


    Known Issues 

    • After the driver installation or firmware update, it is possible that the wheel base is not shown in the device list anymore. If this is the case, launch the driver installation again and run the repair function.
    • Podium wheel base jolts can happen on ITM or analysis screens of the wheel base display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. Last year we could solve the jolts which happened also on the default screen, we will now work on the remaining jolts on the other analysis and ITM screens.
    • If the Podium DD is put into COMP mode for the first time after driver installation a restart might be needed so the property page can get opened without an error message as the DD is then detected as a new device.
    • BME on Xbox: Guide button acts as long press even when pressed briefly.
    • If you experience an incorrect steering angle in the driver use the FanaLab version below to adjust the steering angle once, this should fix the issue.


    Download:


    Link to compatible FanaLab version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/21997/fanalab-1-54-2-download-post-your-feedback-here/p1

  • edited August 17

    New driver 410 available for all products

    Changelog since driver 402


    Driver UI

    • New driver UI for CSL DD and Podium wheel bases. Will be rolled out for more wheel bases later. The old UI can still be accessed through the "USB-Gamecontroller" overview of windows.
    • Fixed Tuning Menu tab showing tool tip of APM setting even with no APM attached.
    • Correct wheel base is now displayed even when in Compatibility Mode.
    • Removed option to choose wheel base when Podium DD is in Comp V2.5 mode (no longer required due to improved detection).
    • Changed Tuning Menu setting LIN ON/OFF to FFS LIN/PEAK (Force Feedback Scaling).


    Firmware Manager

    • Fixed button at the end of shifter calibration being incorrect.
    • Fixed issue where updater would erase existing flash even when FW could not load correctly for flashing.
    • Option to save Tuning Menu settings during firmware update is now hidden instead of grayed out if base doesn't support this function.
    • Added text "No update required" for steering wheels that are not firmware-updatable.
    • Text correction for description of Podium DD motor sensor calibration.


    Firmware Overall

    • Fixed steering angle not being linear after a firmware update.
    • Fixed issue where a combination of Formula V2, H-pattern shifter, and second shifter could lead to an inverted shifter input.
    • While in BRF setting the LEDs now flash when 100% brake input is reached.


    CSL DD

    • Fixed constant vibration noise of the motor which could give a grainy feeling and be audible which results in a smoother feeling.
    • Fixed damper effect from games being rough and noisy, for example in AC when car is standing still.
    • The 'Damper' effect modifier (DPR) is now scaled differently and is able to be stronger. Depending on how a game uses this damper, it might feel too strong for some users, but this can be easily adjusted with the DPR setting in the Advanced Mode of the Tuning Menu.
    • Fixed BRF setting not being adjustable in single steps with D-Pad up/down.
    • Fixed BLI setting shown as "oFF" instead of "OFF".
    • Fixed wrong FFS setting values on 7-segment displays.
    • Improved rotation during boot up which is now smoother and less rapid.


    Podium DD

    • Renamed Tuning Menu setting LIN to FFS (Force Feedback Scaling). ON -> LIN and OFF -> Peak.


    Formula V2

    • Fixed Thumb Encoders being unresponsive on PS4.


    Button Module Endurance

    • Fixed Xbox Guide button short press not working and leading to long press function.
    • Fixed 2-way toggle switches not working on PS4.
    • Fixed cosmetic issues where BME Tuning Menu differed from Podium DD display.
    • Fixed BME showing high-torque message when attached to CSL DD.


    Universal Hub + APM

    • Fixed upper APM paddles not working on PS4.


    CSP V3 & CSL EP LCK

    • Improvements to the pedal type detection when connected to the wheel base


    Firmware versions included

    • CSL DD: 1.0.2.4 (NEW)
    • CSL DD Motor: 1.0.1.3 (NEW)
    • CSL DD WQR: 6.0.0.1
    • CSW V1 Base: 686 (NEW)
    • CSW V2 Base: 686 (NEW)
    • CSW V2.5 Base: 686 (NEW)
    • CSL E Base: 686 (NEW)
    • CSL E Base PS4: 686 (NEW)
    • DD1 / DD2 Base: 686 (NEW)
    • CSL/CSW Motor: 22
    • DD1 Motor: 40
    • DD2 Motor: 40
    • SW McLaren: 32
    • SW McLaren V2: 41 (NEW)
    • Formula V2: 41 (NEW)
    • Podium HUB: 6 (NEW)
    • Podium BME: 18 (NEW)
    • CSL SW WRC: 3 (NEW)
    • CSL UH: 3 (NEW)
    • CSP V3: 1.32 (NEW)
    • CSL EP LCK: 1.10 (NEW)


    Known Issues

    • Podium wheel base jolts can happen on ITM or analysis screens of the base display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. We are working on a fix which involves an extensive re-write of the Podium DD firmware.
    • In some cases after all firmware updates are complete, the wheel might ask for another centre calibration which can be performed either via the driver UI or the button combination of the connected wheel which is mentioned in its Quick Guide.
    • New UI doesn't yet remember if a different product picture was chosen by the user and reverts back to default when opened again.
    • The CSL DD power button pulses when opening the UI which doesn't affect functionality.
    • The CSL DD power button colour can appear different during the mode change but will be correct after the mode is completely changed. Does not affect functionality. 
    • New UI appearance requires further refinements, coming soon.


    Download:

    2021.08.17-Fanatec_driver_410.zip


    Compatible FanaLab Version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23638/fanalab-1-55-2-download-post-your-feedback-here/p1


    Link to the discussion about driver 410:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23637/fanatec-driver-410-for-csl-csw-and-podium-wb-all-wheels/p1

  • edited September 3

    Driver 411 available

    Changelog since 410


    Firmware Manager

    • Fixed "Failed to load default firmware file (-4)" 
    • Fixed problem with "versions.xml" and motor firmware not updatable
    • Fixed wheel firmware updater not starting


    New driver UI improvements

    General

    • Fixed Typo in New Firmware Available
    • Code cleanup and optimization of handling device arrival/removal.
    • Fixed Scaling when Window is higher than screen height
    • Changed appearance of FANATEC logo and Close Button in Fanatec Control Panel header
    • Changed appearance of Connected Devices in menu
    • Added automatically open game controllers panel if USB pedals are connected

    Wheel Bases

    • Fixed "Allow CSW V2.5 Compatibility Mode on PC" Toggle visibility
    • Fixed FFB Test on Wheel Base page
    • Changed text on test buttons

    Steering Wheels

    • Fixed overlapping text with McLaren V2 on Steering Wheel page
    • Fixed format of FW version on P HUB and CSL UH
    • Fixed Podium Hub + BME + CS MPM = No shifter shown
    • Fixed Firmware version of steering wheels sometimes shown in new format
    • Fixed APM Mode title not always showing correctly.
    • Fixed Button indicator on P1 for X-Box Button
    • Changed text on test buttons
    • Fixed Typo in Mouse Emulation Hint (b -> B)

    Pedals

    • Fixed BLI threshold visible on CSL P
    • Fixed Pedal input values reach 100% but bar isn't completely full
    • Realigned TickMarks on Pedal input bars
    • Fixed CSP V3 missing Logo
    • Fixed BRF on CSL LCK step adjustment

    Shifter

    • Fixed changing Shifter mode not always reflected in UI on first change
    • Fixed hint where Shifter calibration was mentioning Center Calibration
    • Updated shifter to high res pictures
    • Changed text on hint for map seq shifter to paddles

    Tuning Menu

    • Changed icon for Tuning page in menu
    • Fixed SEN minimum on CSL DD in Advanced Mode
    • Fixed SEN only adjustable in steps of 90
    • Fixed FFS not hidden on Tuning Page when in Standard Mode 
    • Fixed FFS always PEAK when restarting UI
    • Changed FFS to Force Feedback Scaling
    • Changed OFF to 0 on FEI

    Update

    • Added auto-switch to Update tab if wheel with outdated firmware gets attached
    • Fixed opening Firmware Update page every time on wheel change

    Settings and Links

    • Added function to collect and zip Fanatec log files and Windows event log. The process can take a while for gathering and packing all logs into the .zip.
    • Changed URL behind support link to account for different regions
    • Updated social media icons
    • Changed how shown tab settings are organized on Settings page
    • Rework on logic, colors and order of Shown Tabs elements


    How to use the new function to collect log files (only works with CSL DD

    1. Open the new UI via the desktop short cut or search for "Fanatec Control Panel".
    2. Press the "Collect Logs" button.
    3. This may take ~30 sec to collect all log files and put them into a .zip archive.
    4. The folder with the .zip will appear and you can upload it to the forum when reporting an issue.


    The feature will be further improved to also collect more windows diagnostics, making the loading time for collecting the log files more clear and offering the collect log function on the first page in case the base is not detected.


    Known Issues

    • Podium wheel base jolts can happen on ITM or analysis screens of the base display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. We are working on a fix which involves an extensive re-write of the Podium DD firmware.
    • In some cases after all firmware updates are complete, the wheel might ask for another center calibration which can be performed either via the driver UI or the button combination of the connected wheel which is mentioned in its Quick Guide.
    • New UI doesn't yet remember if a different product picture was chosen by the user and reverts back to default when opened again.
    • The CSL DD power button pulses when opening the UI which doesn't affect functionality.
    • The CSL DD power button color can appear different during the mode change but will be correct after the mode is completely changed. Does not affect functionality. 
    • New UI appearance requires further refinements, coming soon.
    • Some people report that using 918 or BMW steering wheel won't allow full torque on the P DD while for others its working fine, we are investigating.
    • CSL Elite, CSW and pedals via USB are still not supported by the new UI. This will be added later.


    Download:

    2021.08.25-Fanatec_driver_411.zip


    Link to the discussion about driver 411:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23717/fanatec-driver-411-for-csl-csw-and-podium-wb-all-wheels/p1


    Compatible FanaLab Version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23638/fanalab-1-55-2-download-post-your-feedback-here/p1

  • Driver 412

    Changelog since 411


    Firmware Manager

    • Further fixes for users having the "Failed to load default firmware file (-4)" issue. Previous fixes did help some but not everyone. 
    • Fixed issues with having driver installed on other partition than C:


    New driver UI

    • Fixed SHO jumping
    • Fixed freezing UI when collecting logs
    • Added information of logs getting loaded next to the button
    • Fixed missing dxdiag.txt in zip-file with collected logs
    • Fixed frozen steering angle on the base page when no steering wheel is connected
    • Changed saving location of collected logs zip-file
    • Changed text in Hint Collect Logs
    • Added the Metal Quick Release back in
    • Fixed crash on Shifter page
    • Added Collect Log button to the No Fanatec Device found page.
    • Fixed Firmware Manager error when not installed to C:\
    • Fixed missing input indicators on upper paddles of APM on Formula rims.
    • Fixed Input indicators, P1 wheels, WRC, McLaren V1 / V2, CSL UH, Formula V2, 918 RSR
    • Added Boost Kit logo shown on Wheel Base tab if detected
    • Fixed newer FW will be flagged as outdated
    • Fixed Taskbar icon low visibility on Dark Windows Theme
    • Fixed Fanatec Device is in PlayStation Mode when turning the device off
    • Fixed SEN 1090 when switching from Standard to Advanced and SEN was changed in Standard
    • Fixed SHO TickFrequency on Steering Wheel page
    • Slight rework of the sliders - Thumbs a bit wider for easier grabbing with the mouse
    • Slight rework of the steering angle value - n° next to the input bar should now be less jumpy when changing SEN
    • Removed Min and Max buttons for the handbrake calibration when the handbrake is connected to the Wheelbase.
    • Fixed SEN 1090 when switching from Standard to Advanced and SEN was changed in Standard (now switches to AUTO)


    Download:

    2021.09.02-Fanatec_driver_412.zip


    Link to the discussion about driver 411/412:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23717/fanatec-driver-411-for-csl-csw-and-podium-wb-all-wheels/p1


    Compatible FanaLab Version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23638/fanalab-1-57-4-download-previously-1-57-2-post-your-feedback-here/p1

  • Changelog of 415 since 412


    Firmware versions included

    • CSL DD : 1.0.3.2 (NEW)
    • CSL DD Motor: 1.0.1.3
    • CSL DD WQR : 6.0.0.1
    • CSW V1 Base : 686  
    • CSW V2 Base : 686
    • CSW V2.5 Base: 686
    • CSL E Base : 686
    • CSL E Base PS4: 686
    • DD1 / DD2 Base: 686
    • CSL/CSW Motor: 22
    • DD1 Motor: 40
    • DD2 Motor: 40
    • SW McLaren: 32
    • SW McLaren V2: 41
    • Formula V2: 41
    • Podium HUB: 6
    • Podium BME: 18
    • CSL SW WRC: 3
    • CSL UH: 3
    • CSP V3: 1.32
    • CSL EP LCK: 1.10


    New driver UI

    • Fixed some button input indicators.
    • Fixed FW update for CSL UH not getting prompted.
    • Changed update order to do motor firmware before base firmware to prevent needing to do the center calibration twice. 
    • Added link to driver download so it's easier to check if a newer version is available. There will be an implemented update function with notification later on.
    • Added links section to the "No Device Found" page for easier trouble shooting if needed.
    • Added BoostKit detection for CSL DD. Boost kit logo will be shown on the wheel base page if in use. 
    • Improved handling of MPS when in CONST or PULSE, positions should now always match.
    • Potential fix of UI not opening for CSL UH in special cases.


    CSL DD Firmware

    • Fixed tuning menu not visible on Universal Hub 7-segment display
    • Fixed visual bug of SEN bar in the standard mode tuning menu
    • Added missing bar for MPS setting on small OLED screens


    Known Issues

    • Podium wheel base jolts can happen on ITM or analysis screens of the base display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. We are working on a fix which involves an extensive re-write of the Podium DD firmware.
    • The CSL DD power button pulses when opening the UI which doesn't affect functionality.
    • The CSL DD power button color can appear different during the mode change but will be correct after the mode is completely changed. Does not affect functionality. 
    • New UI appearance requires further refinements, coming soon.
    • Some people report that using 918 or BMW steering wheel won't allow full torque on the P DD while for others its working fine, we are investigating.
    • CSL Elite, CSW and pedals via USB are still not supported by the new UI. This will be added later.


    Download:

    2021.09.09-Fanatec_driver_415.zip


    Link to discuss driver 415:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23824/fanatec-driver-415-for-csl-csw-and-podium-wb-all-wheels/p1


    Compatible FanaLab Version:

    https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23638/fanalab-1-57-3-download-previously-1-57-2-post-your-feedback-here/p1

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