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#1 SRW_Johnny

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

Hello All,
 
The following guide should help you to configure your CST pedals to work in Simraceway. I own a set of CST 3B’s so the following should work with F1’s too. 
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I will use the numbers that are on my PC as an example, your numbers are not forced to be the same as mine, and you may wish to calibrate things differently depending on what you want to achieve.
 
1, Plug them into an available USB port, switch on your PC and power it up. They will be recognised as a "USB human interface Device" and you will be ready to check functionality and recalibrate them.
 
2, You will need to download the “DIView” utility. You can get it from the CST website.  
 
 
It is a very simple utility that allows you to calibrate your pedals thus adjusting the range of movement in Simraceway. You do not need to install “DIView” simply extract it to your desktop then run the executable and it will launch. Once launched, “DIView” will open and detect all of your available inputs (Keyboard, Joysticks, Mouse and any Controllers that are connected).
 
3, First click on "Edit" then "Settings" and uncheck everything in the list except your "CST Performance Pedals".
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4, You will now have four windows for the "CST Performance Pedals", please close "CST Performance Pedals Buffered". You will concentrate on the three remaining windows and calibrate each axis (make sure to grab a pen, calculator and a piece of paper).
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Move each pedal and write down the name of the calibration window that affects each pedal. The three windows will be named "CST Performance Pedals Y Axis", "CST Performance Pedals Slider", and "CST Performance Pedals Z Rotation".
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5, Now that we know this, we will start with the Accelerator pedal. Double click the top status bar of the window that is your Accelerator pedal to expand it, we will calibrate each pedal separately. Now click "Axis" then "View Raw Data" to bring up the data for the Accelerator pedal.
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You will see a red arrow above the calibration grid. This is your "Raw" data, the numbers in red below the bar will not be changed or effect your real - time calibration numbers. You will also see a black arrow below the calibration grid. This is your real - time numbers (the pedals range in Simraceway). This will show you where your 0.00% to 100% and the centre point are once you have input your numbers. Now with your pedal at rest note down the red Raw number (mine was 350). Now push your pedal to its stop position (full) and note down that red Raw number (mine was 3100). We will add a little dead - zone to these numbers. On the rest position add somewhere between 9-15 to your red Raw number (350 + 12 = 362) and for your stop position subtract about the same (3100 - 12 = 3088). Now we will find the centre point. Take your new rest number 362 and subtract it from your stop number 3088 to give you 2726. Divide the 2726 by 2 to get 1363, add this to the rest number 362 to get the centre point (362 + 1363 = 1725). Now you have your Accelerator rest position, centre point, and stop position numbers to input. Rest 362, centre 1725 and stop (full) 3088.
 
6, Now that you have these numbers for the Accelerator. Click on "Axis" then "Calibration". This is where you will input the numbers you calculated in step 5. Set the "Minimum (Min)", "Centre" and "Maximum (Max)" numbers in the correct fields. Click "OK", and you are done with the Accelerator.
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You can now press the pedal and see the numbers working in real - time (black numbers). Make sure you have 0% at rest without any fluctuation and that you go to 100% at stop (full).
 
7, We will do the Clutch next as it is the same type setup as the Accelerator pedal. Minimize your Accelerator window and maximize your Clutch pedal window. Configure your Clutch the same way as your Accelerator in step 6 and input those numbers into the "Edit Calibration" window and click "OK". Your Clutch is now ready. Test it in the window for 0% to 100%.
 
8, The Brake pedal is done the same way as the Clutch and Accelerator. Go to step 5 and follow those steps, but this time add 15-20 to the rest Raw data to give it a greater dead – zone, you can even go as far 40-50 more on the rest number. Stick with these defaults for now, though. You will set the stop (full) data to the same number (100%) that the Raw data shows. Then do the calculations to get your centre number. My brake numbers where, rest (383 + 15 = 398), stop (full) (2700 + 0 = 2700). To calculate your centre (2700 - 398 = 2302) (2302 divided by 2 = 1151) add to min (398 + 1151 = 1549). Now you have your Brake rest position, centre point, and stop position numbers to input. rest 398, centre 1549 and stop (full) 2700. Test it in the window for 0% to 100%. The amount of pressure that you apply to the pedal when finding the stop (full) position for the Brake will determine where your 100% Brake is.
 
9, You are now ready to launch Simraceway and set up your pedals in game then take her out for a spin. You can then fine tune what does not seem right for you, until you get them just how you want them (specially the brake).
 
If you are unsure of anything, feel free to ask questions. The first time you do this it may seem a little daunting, but by the time you have done the Clutch and Accelerator calibrating the Brake will be a breeze. 

Regards,

Johnny
Simraceway Community and Customer Service,
Leeds, West Yorkshire UK




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