A new True Drive software update has been rolled out today, 27th October 2023, for the Simucube 2 wheel bases.
Spanning three models, the Spot (17Nm), Pro (25Nm) and Pro Redline and Ultimate (32Nm), the new software aims to add various user interface refinements, adding a feedback submission area to suggest future changes and a new force feedback setting.
This is entitled ‘Centering Spring’. The Finnish manufacturer claims it can be used to add self-aligning torque to the FFB system. This may make some old games, that only had vibration effects, more “intuitive” to drive.
In addition, the maximum strength setting for the feedback should no longer affect bump stop behaviour.
That’s all for today, and the company is also set to livestream a run-through of the changes via its Twitch channel.
More is anticipated, however. A future update should add the ability to use 360 Hz feedback for iRacing and what’s touted as a ‘boost’ in detail effects. There’s a public Trello board to view development progress and a website landing page that will announce incoming changes.
The Simucube 2 is by now a venerable wheel base, but it has been designed to be durable, accurate and looks set to consolidate its position near the peak of sim racing through the upcoming additions.
“Simucube is where the sim racing journey ends, we are at the top, and that’s where we like to be,” said Hannu Harju, Simucube CEO to Traxion.GG last year. The full changelog is below
Simucube True Drive 2023.10 update changelog
- Add new FFB setting: Centering Spring. This new effect that also works in-game, can be used to add self-aligning torque to the FFB, and it makes some old games that only had vibration effects more intuitive to drive.
- Internal firmware FFB scaling change. Maximum Strength setting should not affect bumpstops anymore. This change should not change FFB feel.
- Add some new Ascher Racing wheel images.
- Remove unused code and some UI options that were not used.
- Add feedback button that focuses on the new features.
- Remove “Report Issue” feature from the feedback dialog.
- Various small UI adjustments including making space on the Overview tab for some new features.