Start Page

This section will explain the basics of how to operate the program and its start page.

The start page acts as an overview. You can view the system’s status and the status of connected devices.

Devices

The Devices box at the top of the start page indicates if any SIMRIG devices are connected to your system.

We have a single device connected to our system. This is apparent by the green box in the middle of the screen and the message: “Connected to 1 device”.

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This is what you will see when you start the program for the first time.

More information about the connected device is available at the bottom of the screen. See the red rectangle below. Error messages, upgrade notifications, and other useful information is shown here.

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Useful information about our device will be shown here.

Telemetry

SIMRIG Control Center relies on telemetry data to move the rig. This telemetry data is provided by the game you play. SIMRIG Control Center automatically detects which game you play by looking for known processes. It automatically establishes telemetry links with supported games. The Telemetry box on the top of the start page indicates if this telemetry link is operational.

Some status messages you may encounter:

Looking for known process:
 SIMRIG Control Center is waiting for a supported simulator to start.
PC2 / Searching:
 Project CARS 2 is running but no telemetry link has been established yet. Some simulators only send telemetry data during a race or practice session.
PC2 / Connected:
 A telemetry link is established with Project CARS 2.
PC2 / Timeout:No telemetry data was detected on the link. The telemetry link will (most likely) recover when data becomes available. Some simulators only send telemetry data during a race or practice session.

The Reconnect button will reinitialize the telemetry link. This may help if connection issues occur.

Motion

The Motion box indicates if the motion system is enabled or not. Press the Enable button (or Disable) to toggle the motion system on or off.

Note

You must always press the Enable button at every startup to enable the motion system.

Caution

The system may calibrate immediately when enabled or at a later point in time.