Fanatec Beta Driver V373 (372 before) for CSL, CSW and Podium Bases (all wheels)

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Driver 373 Changelog

All Bases 

  • Fixed Tuning Menu settings not getting saved when switching off base before leaving the Tuning Menu 
  • Fixed steering wheel vibration not working 
  • Fixed issue of 16-bit force calculation which could cause a wheel base freeze while driving 

Podium Direct Drive wheel bases 

  • Now features updating the WQR firmware, responsible for the Wireless Quick Release communication inside the base.  Removed WQR update again because 3 posted having issues with updating or after updating.
  • Fixed CSL Elite Steering Wheel P1 display and LED flickering in PC and PS4 mode 
  • Improved CSL E P1 steering wheel display and LED flickering in XBO mode 
  • Fixed CSL E P1 steering wheel inconsistent button inputs and miss-shifts 
  • Fixed issue of knock when turning off the wheel base 
  • Fixed an USB communication issue which could cause a wheel base freeze 
  • Fixed an issue which could cause a wheel base freeze when operating the Tuning Menu 
  • Potential fix for freezes with Formula V2X steering wheel regarding going into or out of XBO mode or using the tuning menu in this mode.
  • Fixed Intelligent Telemetry Mode (ITM) stability options which could cause ITM or the wheel base to freeze 
  • Fixed some rounding issues of ITM telemetry values 
  • Fixed jolts/spikes/kicks of FFB when using the default DD screen which shows the “Fanatec” logo. We recommend staying on this screen because other screens can still cause this issue! 
  • Fixed damper effects being rough and coggy when using analysis screens on the DD display 
  • Fixed UHX button clusters not working
  • For ITM telemetry to work FanaLab 1.47 or higher is needed 

CSL Elite Wheel Base 1.0 

  • Fixed DRI mode not working correctly 

ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 

  • Drift mode setting (DRI) now has a max setting of +3 to prevent excessive oscillations. +4 and +5 got removed to prevent issues, rest of the values work as before.
  • Added beta(!) support for Podium Button Module Endurance, please provide feedback if you already have one. This is not officially supported yet and not guaranteed to work perfectly. Please update the wheel base firmware before attaching the button module. It can take a couple of seconds until the driver shows the BME.
  • Added bootloader to update BME 
  • Fixed McLaren wheel MPS not working 

Podium Hub + ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 

  • Fix for steering wheel related freezes 

Podium Button Module Endurance 

  • Now all 5 ITM pages are available 
  • ITM stability improvements  
  • Fixed some rounding issues of ITM telemetry values 
  • Fixed cosmetic issues of ITM telemetry 
  • Fixed BME display freeze between centre and shifter calibration after an update 
  • Fixed issue of FunkySwitch press causing double inputs of X and PS button 
  • For ITM telemetry to work FanaLab 1.47 or higher is needed 

Driver Interface 

  • Update button for P DD WQR firmware update (Wireless Quick Release) 
  • Formula V2 LED test now shows multiple colors instead of only white 
  • Text adjustments 

Firmware included 

  • CSW V1 Base: V674 (NEW) 
  • CSW V2 Base: V674 (NEW) 
  • CSW V2.5 Base: V674 (NEW) 
  • CSL E Base: V674 (NEW) 
  • CSL E Base PS4: V674 (NEW) 
  • CSL E WB+ and CSW V2.5 Motor: V22 
  • DD Base: V674 (NEW) 
  • DD WQR: V6 (NEW) 
  • P DD1 Motor: V40 (NEW)
  • P DD2 Motor: V40 (NEW)
  • McLaren Wheel: V31 
  • Formula V2 Wheel: V35 (NEW) 
  • Podium Hub: V3 (NEW) 
  • Button Module Endurance: V13 (NEW) 


Known Issues 

  • It can happen that after the driver installation or firmware update the wheel base is not shown in the device list anymore. In this case open the driver installation again and run the repair function.
  • Podium wheel base jolts can still happen on ITM or analysis screens of the DDs display. A workaround is to use the default screen with “Fanatec” logo while driving. 
  • In combination with FanaLab and a SEN AUTO setting, the steering angle can change to 360 even though it should be 1080. A workaround is to open the driver interface once or use SEN of 1080. 
  • ClubSport Magnetic Paddle Module is shown as Podium Advanced Paddle Module in the driver and needs one shifter input to be shown on the test page. This is only a cosmetic issue, the input works as intended.

Download (only if you've read everything above!)

Please also take a look at the PDF instructions if you have questions and issues, there is a whole trouble shooting section and updating the firmware is explained step by step!

Link to compatible FanaLab version:

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 its caused by driver OR firmware.
  2. Which driver OR firmware does show 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 cause the issue
  5. Post the answers gathered from the questions above + a short description of the issue including the following information:
  • Wheel Base Model (product ID): ...
  • Steering Wheel Model (product ID): ....
  • Driver Version: ....
  • Base FW Version: ....
  • Motor FW Version: ....
  • Wheel FW Version: ....
  • FanaLab Version: ....


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