Saturday, July 13, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SimShaker - Wings beta v.1.20 published featuring Engine Beat FX for WT and Falcon BMS

Hi guys,
in this version simple Engine Beat effect for War Thunder aviation and Falcon BMS added.

You can find the link pointing to beta version in SimShaker - Wings User Guide.

Happy flying!

Friday, June 28, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels beta version 3.9 published featuring F1 2019 support

Hi guys,
today's update features F1 2019 support. Version 3.9 automatically recognizes and supports "Legacy", "2018" and "2019" formats. You can select any format in the F1 2019 game UDP telemetry settings, but "2019" is a recommended one.
Essential difference between "2018" and "2019" telemetry in terms of SimShaker - Wheels is an added terrain type tyres are contacting.
Good news that more and more titles include those data in their telemetry sets. Hence SimShaker - Wheels "Curbs and Bumpy Terrains" effect becomes less specific as a specific game attribute at the second tab. To eliminate number of duplicated controls I  decided to move this effect to the first tab and rename it to "Surface Type Based Effects". You can find it now under "More Options" for "Road Surface" effect controls.
If there is no support of this effect for a particular game provided then "More Options" control will not be visible and vice versa. When moving the effect I took as a basis existing settings for Project CARS1/2 effect. For some other titles like iRacing, rFactor2, Automobilista, KartKraft, Forza you should probably re-adjust that effect settings.

Please note that actually "Road Surface" and "Surface Type Based" effects remain independent from each other. If you disable one of them the other may continue to work.

You can find beta version download link in SimShaker - Wheels User Guide.

If you'd like to use stable SimShaker - Wheels version 3.6 with F1 2019 please read this post.

Happy Formula One racing!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels beta version 3.8 published featuring 2 modern Forza titles support

Hi guys,
in this version:

  • added support for Forza Motorsport 7 and Horizon 4 UDP telemetry;
  • some improvements in logging system and GUI (graphical user interface).

A bit more about Forza UDP telemetry since that is something. If you purchase the game in Microsoft Store it adheres to Microsoft Windows 8-10 modern apps safety rules and technics like Network Isolation, App Container and may be some more other stuff like that. In brief for game users it means that localhost data streaming (i.e. traffic inside the PC) will be blocked as it claimed here. You can add a local loopback address 127.0.0.1 and 29373 as a destination IP address and port, as we usually do in some other games, but actually no packets will be sent from the game. Well, this is an official Microsoft policy. According to it you should run Forza game and app consuming data via a network protocol on different devices. Hence, if you run the game on Xbox and run SimShaker - Wheels app on a PC in your home local network it should be fine. Just add your PC IP-address and port 29373 as destination point for telemetry packets, select appropriate game mode at SimShaker - Wheels 3rd tab (not Auto), allow firewall software adding a rule for this traffic and enjoy the game.
If you run the game and SimShaker - Wheels on the same PC most likely it will not work, since the only way existing to obtain telemetry from the game is currently a UDP network protocol, wich traffic inside the PC will be blocked.
Although there is a workaround. For developing and debugging purposes Microsoft provides an ability to unblock this traffic with a special built-in command-line tool CheckNetIsolation. It may be useful but not very convenient.
There is another enabling loopback tool by Eric Lawrence featuring a graphical interface, which makes this task much more easier to do. You just need to select Forza app in the list, mark it, press "Save Changes" button and quit the app.
Please bear in mind that Microsoft recommends it for for testing or debugging purposes only.

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Well, enough reading such a boring stuff.
Let's give it a shot and have a great racing weekend!

Once again the most essential part: use IP-address 127.0.0.1 and port 29373 in settings for the game on the same PC and your PC with installed SimShaker - Wheels IP-address (it may be like 192.168.1.23 for example) and port 29373 for the game running on the console.
Game mode selector at the 3rd SimShaker - Wheels tab may be Auto or Forza for the same PC-based game and must be Forza for Xbox-based game.

Monday, June 17, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels beta version 3.7 published featuring KartKraft support

Hi guys,
new in this version:

  • KartKraft support added;
  • SimShaker - Wheels-Launcher option Run As Administrator added, it may be helpful for some kinds of troubleshooting;

In order to enable KartKraft sending UDP telemetry to SimShaker - Wheels please add those strings into your %localappdata%\project_k\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Game.ini file

[/Script/project_k.UDPManager]
bConfigOverride=True
OutputEndpoints="127.0.0.1:29373"
bEnableOutputStandard=True

To easily reach that file press Win+ R keys, insert %localappdata%\project_k\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor into a textbox popped up and press Enter key.

Let's give it a try!
Please pay attention to KartKraft related Curbs & Bumpy Terrain controls at SimShaker - Wheels second tab.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels version 3.6 published

Guys,
lately there was way too much unjust false positive detections of SimShaker - Wheels by antiviral software as something awfully frightening. I understand your concern about that, as the software developer I'm very much concerned too. I've published SimShaker - Wheels version 3.6 which as I expect will be more "antiviral software friendly" and make our lives easier.
By this time Microsoft Windows Defender Response and Avast antivirus specialists kindly informed me that they have cleared SimShaker - Wheels reputation it their databases.

In this version 3.6 I've also tried to workaround ACC 0.7.x telemetry issue caused Road Surface/Bump Effect not to work. Since this is just a workaround you will probably like it less than a regular effect we had before ACC 0.7.x and still have in AC. But I think it's better than nothing.
As usually in order to get this update you should start SimShaker - Wheels Launcher twice.

Happy racing!


PS if the application fails to start after the update along with a message asking you to contact a software vendor, please, try to re-install SimShaker - Wheels software or restore it back to a previous state via Windows Control Panel - Programs and Features tool and let it start the update process once again.



How to restore SimShaker - Wheels back to a previous state in Windows 10

Friday, April 5, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels version 3.5 published

Hi guys,
this version features updated support for RaceRoom Racing Experience to meet its latest shared memory version 2.6.
In order to get this update you should start SimShaker - Wheels Launcher twice.

Happy racing!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SimShaker - Wings beta v.1.19 published featuring IL-2 Great Battles support

Hi guys,
in this version support for IL-2 Great Battles and JetSeat Race edition added.

To make the  IL-2 game to send the telemetry outside, please, insert (or update) a section in game “data/startup.cfg” file as below:

[KEY = motiondevice]
    addr = "127.0.0.1"
    decimation = 2
    enable = true
    port = 29373
[END]


JetSeat Race edition support may be selected at Output options of SimShaker - Wings main window by radio button.

You can find the link pointing to beta version in the end of SimShaker - Wings User Guide.

Happy flying!

Monday, February 25, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels beta version 3.4 published featuring Dirt Rally 2.0 support

Hi guys,
in this version Dirt Rally 2.0 support added. In-game telemetry settings are the same as for Dirt Rally. Please refer to Integration with supported games and Beta version sections of SimShaker - Wheels online User Guide.
Let's give it a try!


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SimShaker - Wheels beta version 3.3 published

Hi guys,
new in this version:
  • Minor GUI changes;
  • Added support for F1 2018 UDP telemetry "2018" format. Now SimShaker - Wheels recognizes "Legacy" as well as "2018" format automatically.
  • Wheel Slip effect for F1 2018 adjusted to be noticeable when you accelerate abruptly.
Let's give it a try!

Saturday, February 9, 2019