Simucube 2 True Drive releases

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Simucube 2 User Guide[edit | edit source]

The Simucube 2 User Guide is available here: Simucube 2 User Guide.pdf


Simucube 2 True Drive files[edit | edit source]

Please note that this version history table only lists collected changes after each publicly released version.

Date True Drive Release Download link Description
October 2nd, 2020 2020.10 Simucube_2_True_Drive_2020.10.zip Release contains Wireless Wheel and bumpstop changes.

Forget all wireless wheels

  • Added function to forget all previously paired wireless wheels and tidied up the UI for this.

Bumbstops

  • Bumpstops begin at exactly the same angle that is indicated in the user interface. (old behavior was to be at 100% torque at that point, so bumpstop began earlier.)
  • Bumpstops are not affected by the constantly operating filters on the servo drive.

Other changes

  • Added a possible fix for some "stuck at waiting for the drive to get ready" -issues.
  • Added support for Simucube 2 Sport and Simucube 2 Pro manufactured after week 38/2020.
July 31st, 2020 2020.7 Simucube_2_True_Drive_2020.7.zip Release contains many fixes and changes.

Important fix for Simucube Wireless Wheels

  • Fixes too high battery consumption on some Simucube Wireless Wheels. Bug was introduced in release 2020.4.

Wireless wheel scan changes

  • Wireless wheel scanning is not required to be started/stopped. The confusing buttons in True Drive been replaced with clear list and restart scan -button.

Bumbstops

  • Bumpstop rework, including safety and ease-of-use changes
  • Bumpstop effect has been simplified. All bumbstop settings have 100% power, and there are three well-tuned settings (soft/medium/hard) available.
  • Bumbstop setting is now a per-profile setting.

Other changes

  • Internal device telemetry data sync event does not cause wheel torque to be at zero anymore. This mainly affected non-FFB game titles.
    • Only slight torque roughness can be felt during the data syncronization event, which should be much better than it was before.
  • Desktop centering spring has been significantly strengthened to make it more usable.
  • There is a button in the advanced tab that can be used to copy all device identification data (software versions and serial numbers) to clipboard.
  • Further fine tuning for high-DPI displays, with command line options small and large to give some options.
  • Profile export functionality: Drop-down menu selection for exporting all the profiles, or just the current profile.
  • Device status updates are not frozen anymore after unsuccesfully importing profiles (bad file or not a profile file). Credits to Nir Nave for finding the issue.
  • Internal fixes, tidyups and changes in the device firmware.
April 24th, 2020 2020.4 Simucube_2_True_Drive_2020.4.zip

Grainy feel fix

  • Some tuning parameters were changed in the servo drive to get back to 2020.1 behavior.

Small changes and fixes

  • Disconnection of a wireless wheel will not cause torque to be disabled, unless the wheel had a torque off switch configured.
  • After unlocking locked profile settings, they can be relocked again.
  • Audible beeps enabled/disabled checkbox also affects wireless wheel status beeps.
  • Physical sequental shifter connected to the D15 Accessory Port will map to same pins as the Simucube Wireless Wheel shifter paddles. This can be configured per-profile.
  • There is a command line option 'trayminimized' to launch True Drive to Tray Icon in minimized state (window is not shown).
  • Remove Simucube 1 overvoltage fault detection that was sometimes triggered when it was not actually the fault cause.
  • Added detection of possibly low wireless wheel battery in some situations where battery voltage remains high but the battery voltage would drop under load.

Upcoming in the next releases

  • We decided to release 2020.4 due to some important fixes, and these features were not completed in time:
  • Bumpstop rework, including safety and ease-of-use changes
    • Bumpstop effect has been simplified. All bumbstop settings have 100% power, and there are three well-tuned settings (soft/medium/hard) available.
    • Bumbstop setting is now a per-profile setting.
  • Internal device telemetry data sync event does not cause wheel torque to be at zero anymore. This mainly affected non-FFB game titles.
March 29th, 2020 2020.3 Simucube_2_True_Drive_2020.3.zip Small changes and fixes
  • Automatic Simucube Wireless Wheel idle disconnect - wheels will disconnect after 1h of inactivity to optimize battery life. Activity is monitored through wheel turning 10 degrees or more. Also the disconnect is not allowed to happen if there are FFB effects in use.
  • Built with Qt 5.14.1 - True Drive should scale better on high-DPI displays
  • Drivers can set password protection for profile settings. This feature is especially useful for commercial sim operators - if a password is set, visitors can't make unwanted adjustments.
  • Brief display of wrongly showing 2.56 V for wireless wheel voltage when connecting a wireless wheel is fixed.
  • Sometimes impossible to click Re-enable Torque button is now always possible.

Automatic High Torque Mode

  • Drivers can set the High Torque Mode to be enabled automatically on device start.
  • If automatic High Torque Mode has been enabled, the standby mode functionality including the beeps are disabled as well.
  • For these to work, True Drive must be running on the computer.
  • There is a command line option 'tray' to launch True Drive to Tray Icon.
February 14th, 2020 2020.1 Simucube_2_True_Drive_2020.1.zip Note: We are changing to simpler year+version format with this release.

Changes and fixes

  • It is possible to save No as the answer to device telemetry consent.
  • Add an option to allow mouse wheel scroll to change profile settings.
  • Reduce True Drive CPU consumption when window is activated.
  • Additional color indicator if wireless wheel battery is low.
  • Reduced volume of audible notification beeps.

Wheel centering fixes and changes

  • Fix wheel centering changing 360 degrees sometimes.
  • It is possible to quickly reset steering center for just temporarily again.
  • Factory-calibrated center point will be invalid after this update, users must set a new wheel centerpoint upon first use.

Simucube Wireless wheel image management

  • By default, wheels/wheelimage.png is loaded.
  • If a wireless wheel is connected, a short-named wireless wheel png is loaded from /wheels directory.
  • Some default wireless wheel images are supplied with the software.
    • User interface tooltip will say which file is being tried to load.
  • Right-clicking the wheel image in True Drive, the Driver is able to map/unmap wheel images to individual wireless wheels.

As previously, the wheel images must be 400x400px transparent PNG files.

Date True Drive version Download link Description
November 15th, 2019 1.0.13 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.13.zip Hotfix
  • Analog axis invert setting didn't work in original 1.0.12 release.
  • Standby mode LED functionality was not working correctly.
November 15th, 2019 1.0.12 unavailable due to 1.0.13 hotfix Important changes
  • The motor idle beeps have changed. The device will go to automatic standby mode if there is no torque.
    • First idle beep will be after 7 minutes. Second beep will be 1 minute after that. Third long beep will be 1 minute after that which will activate standby mode.
    • User can turn the wheel with fast left-right movement to prevent automatic standby.
    • From standby mode, normal operation will be resumed via cycling the Safe Torque Off button or via a button in True Drive software.
  • Bug where the Simucube Wireless Wheel button ordering did not match from wheel model to another as expected is fixed.
    • Note: Users might need to reassign controls when using Simucube Wireless Wheels.

New features

  • Telemetry data collection with opt-in to help us create even better product/features

Other fixes and changes

  • Resonance issue with some wheels is fixed.
    • Notable wheel that was affected was the Simulaje F1S wheel which resonated sometimes especially when not in High Torque Mode.
    • Nothing wrong with the wheel. We want to thank Augury Simulations for providing a wheel for testing.
  • Additional fix where the profile selection dropdown didn't match the visible profile settings in some cases.
  • E-stop status is being tracked also before the servo drive is initialized fully. Also more fault information is being shown.
  • Using mouse wheel to scroll up/down the profile settings dialog does not change the profile settings unless user clicks the setting first.
  • Better filtering of analog inputs in the Accessory port.
September 26th, 2019 1.0.10 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.10.zip New Simple User Interface mode
  • This mode will make setting up initial profile parameters easier for new users.
  • Advanced users do have access to all parameters as previously.
  • NOTE: Going back to Simple mode from either previously made profile or a new Advanced-mode profile will reset parameters to those in Simple Mode.
  • Added profiles templates for Project Cars 1 and 2 - but with quite default parameters, as these titles have so much going on also within 3rd party FFB adjustments.

Fixes

  • DirectInput Spring effect now follows the effect's magnitude parameter
  • New attempt to reduce very rare communication errors between the servo drive and Simucube interface.
  • Adjusted template profile for Truck Simulator titles.
  • A few of Simucube 2 Pro units show as Sport units. This firmware (and later versions) fix this for the known serial numbers that this has happened to.
    • Note: reassigning controls in games will be required too, as the USB ID of the device changes.
September 6th, 2019 1.0.8 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.8.zip Changes and fixes
  • The major bug that required Simucube 2 to be restarted after a PC restart is fixed.
  • Attempt to reduce very rare communication errors between the servo drive and Simucube interface.
  • Fine tuned device internal temperature monitoring.
  • Fixed an issue where the first attempt to select another profile in True Drive did not always work.
  • Fixed an issue where there might sometimes be a momentary disconnection in True Drive just after adding a new profile.
  • Minor UI fixes:
    • Note that Simucube 2 from factory-new, must have E-stop not pressed before the first firmware update.
    • Make all buttons in the UI slightly larger.
  • Added template profiles for Truck Simulator titles, Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione (however these are not extensively tested).
July 19th, 2019 1.0.7 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.7.zip New Features / Improvements
  • Template profiles and help for games when adding a new profile
  • Less CPU consumption in True Drive via slowing down the wheel UI icon updates if the window is not active or if the first tab is not the active tab
  • Reduced audible motor noise in all models
  • Reduced volume of audible beeps
  • Idle beeping now every four minutes (was every two minutes)

Bug fixes

  • Bumpstop damping should no longer cause oscillation near endstop boundary
  • Fixed Ultra Low Latency implementation issue, scale has changed slightly
  • Fixed audible resonance for some Ultimate owners

Known issues

  • Temporary wheel center setting is still disabled
  • Upon startup wheel angle might jump +-360 degrees, workaround is to re-center wheel in True Drive
  • Simucube 2 device requires a separate restart after a reboot in this and every earlier version. Symptom is a hangup of a game or the True Drive software upon their startup.

Notes

  • Due to Ultra Low Latency scale change the setting may need to be re-tuned in some configurations
  • Safety related beeps are not muted when disabling device sound notifications. Instead some non-safety critical sounds, such as saturation notification and low wheel battery warning gets muted.
June 6th, 2019 1.0.3 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.3.zip Bug fixes
  • Torque commands created by ISI/gMotor games (rFactor2, RaceRoom, ...) were not filtered at all. Now they are filtered.
  • Torque commands made by other than Constant Torque effect were not clearing the "idle torque" flag on servo drive, causing drive beep while driving. Affected ETS2 and maybe some other games.

Known issues

  • Bumpstop effect damping does not work or might produce unexpected effect. The effect is disabled as default.
  • Temporary wheel center setting did not work correctly after some last minute safety fixes. Therefore, it is impossible to set a temporary wheel centerpoint in this version. Setting wheel centerpoint permanently does work.
  • Simucube 2 device requires a separate restart after a reboot in this and every earlier version. Symptom is a hangup of a game or the True Drive software upon their startup.
May 28th, 2019 1.0.2 simucube_2_true_drive_v1.0.2.zip Initial release.

Known issues

  • Bumpstop effect damping does not work or might produce unexpected effect. The effect is disabled as default.
  • Temporary wheel center setting did not work correctly after some last minute safety fixes. Therefore, it is impossible to set a temporary wheel centerpoint in this version. Setting wheel centerpoint permanently does work.

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