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Sim Commander 4.5 / SimVibe

Sim Commander is the engine behind all SimXperience products. One download is all you need.

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Compatible games: https://www.simxperience.com/supported-games

Download Version 4.5.0.54

Release Notes

    • First version of new architecture with .Net 6 underpinnings

    • First version that no longer uses license codes

    • First version with login-based licensing

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    10/01/2022

    • Several minor nuisance bug fixes

    • Corrects issue with empty filters on main screen

    • Corrects issue with 'Reset To Defaults' advanced option

    • Corrects a missing file issue.

    • Corrects auto detection issue

    • Corrects issue with missing AccuForce modes

    • New Upgrade wizard detects when you've purchased new SimXperience hardware that requires a license upgrade and walks you through adding your new hardware.

    • New Downgrade wizard detects when you've sold SimXperience hardware that removes a license upgrade and walks you through setting up Sim Commander for any remaining features you are licensed for.

    • New architecture with .Net 6 underpinnings

    • No longer uses license codes

    • Uses login-based licensing

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    10/04/2022

    • Updates to accommodate the many changes in BeamNG version .26

    • Improved SimVibe Front Suspension Bump effect for BeamNG

    • Improved SimVibe Front Suspension Surges effect for BeamNG

    • Improved SimVibe Engine RPM/Vibration effect for BeamNG

       

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    10/07/2022

    • Minor bug fix for in-game heads-up-display menu

    • Updated version of SimConnect to improve reliability in Microsoft Flight Simulator 

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    10/26/2022

    • Restores 'Forget Login' button functionality

    • For Digital Combat Simulator (DCS), we now only copy the export.lua file if it doesn't already exist in order to improve compatibility with other 3rd party tools.

    • Minor performance improvements

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    10/27/2022

    • Restores 'Forget Login' button functionality

    • For non-Steam versions of Digital Combat Simulator (DCS), we now only copy the export.lua file if it doesn't already exist in order to improve compatibility with other 3rd party tools.

    • For OpenBeta versions of Digital Combat Simulator (DCS), we now only copy the export.lua file if it doesn't already exist in order to improve compatibility with other 3rd party tools.

    • Stability improvements for rFactor 2

    • Improved login logging to assist customer support when troubleshooting rare/obscure customer login issues.

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    11/09/2022

    • Additional stability improvements for rFactor 2

    •  Corrected issue where cancelling launch of rFactor 2 could cause a crash

    • Improved the ability to execute 3rd party programs after the game has launched

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    11/23/2022

    • Added VR support for DCS

    • Improved upgrade login reliability for users who had saved a password in Sim Commander 4.3, but changed it on the old website 

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    01/11/2023

    • Added support for newer models of the SCN5 actuator

    • Updated F1 22 support to use the F1 22 telemetry format now that more than 50% of 3rd party software is using this format.

    • Corrected issue with generating profiles from a recorded lap using the option on the main screen

    • Added option to start Sim Commander minimized

       

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    02/04/2023

    • -Improvements to cloud tuning cache for iRacing, Assetto Corsa and rFactor 2

    • Added initial functionality for Kiosk Mode customers (more to follow)

    • Improved login window messaging

    • Added ability to shutdown PC when Sim Commander closes

       

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    02/06/2023

    • Preliminary X-Plane 12 support added. Please report bugs!

    • Improved installer no longer requires reboot during installation.

    • Corrected issue with Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5 SimVibe gear change effect  

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    02/23/2023

    • WIP - Improved default profiles for flight software

    • Bug fix for Joystick Commander UI that caused it to be disabled if some scenarios.

    • Enhancements for wireless button box that attempts to reconnect to the button box if the user:

      - disables Bluetooth and subsequently re-enables

      -has their PC set to power off Bluetooth or USB dongles to save power

      -allows the battery to die while a game and Sim Commander are running.

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    03/14/2023

    • Revised 'Kill Windows Mixed Reality On Exit' functionality helps to prevent white screens when Steam VR closes.

    • Bug fix for F1 22 telemetry

    • Revision to rFactor 2 plugin to support their new method of VR launching.

    • Improved logging

    • Enhanced kiosk mode functionality

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    03/15/2023

    • Improved SimVibe reliability with SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    03/28/2023

    • Bug fix for UDP version of Open Game API

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    03/31/2023

    • Workaround for Assetto Corsa's inability to select VR vs screens via command line

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    05/10/2023

    • Continued development of commercial kiosk mode functionality

    • Improved resilience of login functionality

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    06/19/2023

    • Continued development of commercial kiosk mode functionality

    • Initial F1 23 Support (please report bugs to CustomerSupport@SimXperience.com)

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    06/22/2023

    •  Default SCN5 profiles will now clip to prevent actuators from slamming down for those who drive into walls at unusually high speeds.

    New users may install the latest Sim Commander 4.5.x version from the download link above. Existing users of Sim Commander 4.0 - 4.3 can upgrade from within the Sim Commander app.

    Learn more about the transition from Sim Commander 4.0 to 4.5: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes

    07/23/2023

    • F1 2023 support modified to utilize new 2023 telemetry format.

    • Initial support for WRC Generations added. This title has a poorly documented telemetry API and less than stellar wheel support so this implementation is minimal and has received minimal testing.

    • Updated cloud tuning cache


    08/17/2023

    • Improved kiosk mode functionality

    • WRC Generations bug fix added. This title has a poorly documented telemetry API (akin to older Codemasters titles) and less than stellar wheel support, so this implementation is minimal and has received minimal testing.


    10/12/2023

    • Corrected Grid 2019 Rear Traction Loss Bug

    • Assetto Corsa Competizione Lap Logging Fix

    • Assetto Corsa Competizione Lap Map Fix

    • Possible Fix For F1 2023 International Language Versions

    • Initial support added for Forza Motorsport 8 (please report possible bugs)


    10/30/2023

    • Cloud tuning cache updates

    • Minor bug fixes


    11/30/2023

    • Added initial support for EA WRC game. Please report issues.

    • Minor bug fixes


    12/05/2023

    • Minor bug fixes


    Version 4.5.0.54

    01/05/2023

    • Major conversion to Microsoft .Net 8 from .Net 6

    • Revamped HUD to account for display scaling of up to 150%

    • Corrected issue where connecting to iRacing was some slow with the latest version of iRacing

    • The latest iRacing version can take 30-50 seconds to close making it look as if Commander is hung so we now report when we are waiting for game to close.


    Release Notes (Previous Generation Commander 4.0 - 4.3)

    10/31/2021

    • Corrected issue with missing Sim Commander icon

    • Now includes AccuForce Wireless Bluetooth device functionality

    • Corrected detection of Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 on Windows 11

    11/06/2021

    • Adds experimental Forza Horizon 5 support

    • Increases timeout time for wireless firmware updating to accommodate some poor performing Bluetooth adapters.

    • Reverts attempt at non-admin rights due to needing to read/write some registry entries and access file in the Program Files folder.

    11/11/2021

    • Adds support for Steam version of Forza Horizon 5. Microsoft Store version was already supported in version 4.2.35.0.

    • Includes 0.22 firmware update for SimXperience wireless button box to improve reliability across a broader range of games.

    • Now detects non-standard Steam installations and games. For example, if Steam is installed somewhere other than C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam and there are steam game libraries spread across a multitude of hard drives, Sim Commander will rapidly discover these now.

    • Adds an experimental 'Launch in VR' feature. For games that support VR, you can define on a per game basis whether you want to launch with Oculus VR, Steam VR or No VR. If you enable Oculus or Steam VR for a game, the profile on your main screen will offer a new 'Launch To VR' option. More info here: Launching Games in VR | SimXperience® Full Motion Racing Simulator Technologies

    11/12/2021

    • Alters VR functionality for iRacing to still prompt for VR when the launch button is clicked since the new behavior caused confusion for those who didn't read the release notes.

    • Further improves Steam game detection reliability by eliminating duplicate detection that could occur in some circumstances.

    • Adds support for Microsoft Store version of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

    • Refines an experimental 'Launch in VR' feature. For games that support VR, you can define on a per game basis whether you want to launch with Oculus VR, Steam VR or No VR. If you enable Oculus or Steam VR for a game, the profile on your main screen will offer a new 'Launch To VR' option. More info here: Launching Games in VR | SimXperience® Full Motion Racing Simulator Technologies

    11/12/2021

    • Adds Cloud Tuning support for Project CARS 3

    • Adds Cloud Tuning Support for Game Stock Car

    • Updates cloud tuning cache for all games

    • Allows users to specify iRacing VR settings when launch button is clicked via new settings in CommanderSettings.xml file.

    12/06/2021

    4.2.46.0

    • New game record validation/warning system (more here)

    • Single-click VR experiences for games that support it (more here)

    • New ability to auto-switch VR audio device (more here)

    • New ability to control speech volume (more here)

    • Improved cloud tuning for Automobilista

    • Minor bug fixes with reset Commander to defaults function

    • Corrected Project CARS 2 auto-detection

    • Corrected path issue with rFactor 1 Steam version

    • Corrected false detection of MSFS 2020 on some systems

    • Improved effect slider labels for G-Belt, GS-4, GS-5 and Stage Series Motion (more to come)

    • SimVibe now attempts to recover from some games and VR utilities erroneously wiping the SimVibe sound card buffers 


    12/09/2021

    4.2.48.0

    • Fix It! button is now visible even if profile image size is set to the smallest setting

    • rFactor 2 now launches into mirrored VR mode when user clicks 'Launch in VR'

    • One-time introduction of new VR functionality on main screen since many users don't read release notes. This will ensure that the new VR launch option gets enabled for users that need it.


    12/12/2021

    4.2.52.0

    • Prevents game overlay from loading when user clicks 'Launch in VR' button since it can only overlay on monitors.

    • iRacing Via Launcher plugin now honors VR mode override settings in CommanderSettings.xml file.

    • Resolves issue with some non-default SimVibe effects causing the profile to restart.

    12/13/2021

    4.2.53.0

    • Minor improvements to game record validation and support for iRacing Alpha version

    01/10/2022

    • No longer edits iRacing ini VR settings when VR headset is set to 'None' in Sim Commander settings GUI 

    • No longer writes iRacing VR ini settings after game closes and 'Stay Connected' option is enabled.

    • Improved handling of orphaned Steam library folders.

    • New ability to reset default sound card when VR game closes. In many cases, Steam or WMR will change the default sound card to the VR headset when you launch a game but won't change it back when you close the game. This optional feature resolves the issue (by setting the default sound card back to what it was when Sim Commander started) when a game is closed.

    • New ability to kill Windows Mixed Reality when game closes. In some cases, WMR won't reset desktop resolution correctly when a VR game is closed. It also unnecessarily burns CPU when not in use. This optional feature will close WMR when a VR game that was launched from Sim Commander is closed.

    • Updated installer (setup.exe) that accommodates some changes on the Microsoft download website.

    • Improved reliability of file copy to game plugin folders for American Truck Sim, Euro Truck Sim, Kart Racing Pro, rFactor 1.255, rFactor 2, X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11.

    • Improved voice control threading to handle spurious false voice commands resulting from noisy environments.

    • Removes dependency on Visual C++ 2010, Visual C++ 2012, Visual C++ 2013 and Visual C++ 2015

    • Updated American Truck Sim, Euro Truck Sim, Formula Truck 2013, Kart Racing Pro, rFactor 1.255, rFactor 2, X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11 plugins to Visual C++ 2019 Runtime which is now the only runtime required for operation of Sim Commander plugins.

    • Corrected issue with Gun metal skin background on main screen

    • Minor bug fixes

    • Now references single file runtime (Visual C++ 2015-2022) download to reduce download file size

    01/16/2022

    • Correction to Microsoft Flight Simulator plugin

    • Improvements to Launch Tasks. Tasks will no longer activate when changing iRacing sessions with the 'Stay Connected..." option selected.

    • VR Sound card settings will no longer be applied when changing iRacing sessions with the 'Stay Connected..." option selected.

    • Adds retry logic for SCN actuator initialization if we're unable to read the step count.

    • Corrects bug with VR game launching for the non-Steam version of rFactor 2

    • Corrects bug in the Run External Program launch task that caused settings changes not to be applied if the task UI is open at the time of the game launch.

    02/15/2022

    • New 'Reset Game' feature that will remove profiles and game records for a selected game, then reset it to factory defaults. This will assist users that have made incorrect changes to their game records or moved the location of a game, etc..

    • Corrects profile saving bug when SimVibe custom effect is used.

    • Improved handling of AccuMotion devices when the device is not plugged in via USB but is enabled in Sim Commander.

    02/21/2022

    02/28/2022

    03/20/2022

    05/03/2022

    • New plugins for American Truck Sim & Euro Truck Sim

    • Corrects bug that caused a failure when loading American Truck Sim or Euro Truck Sim a second time in the same Sim Commander session.

    • Improved Logging

    06/07/2022

    • Continued DCS WIP Development

    • New category of flight effects added for G-Seats

    • Altitude and Airspeed added for dashboards

    • Altitude and Airspeed added for conditional effect groups

    • Support for updated SX-3000 driver that's now distributed by Windows Updates

    • Updated cloud database cache

      NOTE: If you have the older SX-3000 variant of the SX motion systems and you have Windows Updates enabled and you are not receiving updates within the Sim Commander itself, you will need to manually install this version to ensure continued proper function of the SX-3000 motion system. SX-4000 motion systems produced in the last 15 years are exempt from this issue.

    06/17/2022

    • Continued DCS WIP Development

    • Adds auto detection of DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) OpenBeta game

      NOTE: Creates a default profile for flight games bases on racing profiles. You will need to remove effects that aren't applicable such as the rear traction loss effect, etc.. DCS support is experimental. Use caution. Please report bugs

    06/30/2022 - 4.2.82.0

    • Adds initial support for F1 22

    06/30/2022 - 4.2.83.0

    • Reduces digitized feel of F1 22 telemetry data

    07/03/2022

    •  -Adds F1 22 Steam support for Steam VR

    • Adds support for the F1 22 Origin version in addition to the existing Steam version

    NOTE:  This version improves the launch parameters for the F1 22 Steam version. If you see a warning exclamation on your F1 22 profile, please click it and allow us to autocorrect the profile.



    08/04/2022

    • Updates iRacing Cloud Tuning Cache

    • Adds support for Rift to F1 22

    • Handles new OpenXR functionality in iRacing

    • Handles new settings file hierarchy in iRacing

    • Adds new support for iRacing Tradeshow version

    • Adds underlying infrastructure for simulator management via phone/tablet

    NOTE:  If you get a firewall warning, please say YES to allow Sim Commander to communicate on the local network, otherwise future phone & tablet features will not auto-discover your simulator as expected.



    09/27/2022

    • Final version of the Sim Commander 4 series with a .Net Framework underpinning.

    • Final version that utilizes the license code/key concept
    • Requires SimXperience.com login in and associated license in website account in order to update to the upcoming Sim Commander 4.5 with high performance .Net 6 underpinnings.

    Learn more here: Sim Commander 4.5 Changes 

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