Fanatec Driver 445 (public release) & FanaLab 1.66 gereleased

Geplaatst op: 2022-08-25T00:00:00 in nieuws

Fanatec heeft afgelopen maanden hard gewerkt aan de nieuwe drivers en daarmee ook eindelijk diverse lang openstaande issues weten te fixen voor de Podium wheelbases. Na een aantal beta releases is het nu tijd voor de "final". 

De lijst met changes en fixes is dus relatief kort. Hetzelfde geld voor de release van de laatste Fanalab versie waar enkele kleine bugs in zijn gefixt maar geen spraakmakende nieuwe features in terug zijn te vinden.

Changelog of driver 445 (since 444)

Control Panel

  • Fixed some Tuning Menu values getting transferred to Auto Setup when switching from Advanced Tuning Menu Mode to Standard Mode.
  • Added button to reset auto calibration of pedal inputs.
  • Made it easier to switch USB Adapter Modes by directly opening the firmware update window instead of just the Firmware Manager.

Fanatec Mobile App (optional)
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  • Exchanging tuning menu settings between base and Fanatec Mobile App.
  • Forwarding game telemetry to the Fanatec Mobile App.
  • The rest of the Mobile app features are independent of the PC side application included in the driver.
  • When installed the App will be shown in the system tray next to the clock as a black Fanatec logo on white background.
  • The main function of the application is to work as the connection between the PC/hardware and our new mobile app for Android and iOS via the same WiFi network.
  • It has a few additional functions via right click
  • If FanaLab is not running it will forward telemetry data to ITM of the Button Module Endurance and P DD. The benefit of FanaLab is still the additional customization of ITM and being able to switch pages from the FanaLab UI.

Known Issues

  • When entering a game menu while driving it can happen in some games that the FFB effect doesn't get canceled which results in the wheel turning to one side. (this got now fixed for the Podium DD but can still happen on the CSL DD. We will now apply the fix for the CSL DD as well)
  • Natural friction can start to feel weird after some time of driving. In case you experience issues with NFR, we suggest to turn it OFF for now. (this got now fixed for the Podium DD but can still happen on the CSL DD. We will now apply the fix for the CSL DD as well)
  • Some still report having steering input jumps with the Podium and CSL DD, we are working on solving it for the next version.
  • Driver Update notification is not working anymore, also with older drivers. We have to update how the driver checks the version number and will provide a hotfix driver 446 soon.

Changelog of FanaLab 1.66

  • Fixed USB-Adapter Device showing up
  • Fixed Wrong Flag LED colors on Formula V2 + old belt bases
  • Fixed Crash when powering off base
  • Fixed Crash during start when Version.json has wrong formatting
  • Fixed Hint on Steering Wheel Vibration for Wheel Lock
  • Fixed no installed games found after initial install or resetting FanaLab settings during installation
  • Added check if rFactor2 x64\Plugin folder exists
  • Added new FanaLab_Telemetry_support_list.pdf
  • Added 3 new backgrounds. Default background when no background is set is one of the 3 new ones
  • Improved default Formula V2 picture
  • Changed Welcome picture and Banner picture in the installer
Known Issue:
  • Sometimes rev limiter vibration for the steering wheel stays active after once getting triggered.