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> The year ends with a new Firmware for the CSR Elite (721 B)

The year ends with a new Firmware for the CSR Elite (721 B)



There is one things left to be done this year and we made it in the last hours of 2011 to come up with a new firmware for the CSR Elite.

We have no more known issues but it is not fully tested yet so the release is classified as "BETA" version. We also have a new firmware updater which is more easy to use and  more compatible to all relevant Windows versions. But please make sure you read the instuctions which are included.

Please let me know how this version works for you.

 

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FanatecFwUpdateBETA_CSRE_721b.zip2.84 MB
 

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YES :) you have to Update

YES :) you have to Update

Cheers! although I have been

Cheers! although I have been having a hell of a time trying to get the updater to work. Keeps saying "resetting bootloader to a CSR" in the status bar.

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On x360 yes; fixed with

On x360 yes; fixed with later FW that is ava for download here in blog

I updated the FW yesterday

I updated the FW yesterday and what an improvement!!!

Hi, sometimes when i start

Hi, sometimes when i start up the Wheel it doesn't seem to load the firmware completely, the dead zone is the same as in firmware 707 and 715, but if I turn off the wheel and the on again (sometimes a couple of times) it does it right, has anyone else had that problem?

Did you reset the wheel

Did you reset the wheel after the flash was completed?

No ;) I will try that,

No ;) I will try that, thanks :) you mean the tuning menu??

Yes... after flashing you

Yes... after flashing you need to reset the tuning menu. I believe you are supposed to calibrate it using the button method on the wheel also.

Which reset u talking

Which reset u talking ?

Center Calibration yes (Step 13 of instructions)

Ok :) thanks

Ok :) thanks

I have tried to install the

I have tried to install the firmware on two different machines running Windows 7 and no antivirus. I keep getting a message when I hit start in the Firmware updater thats says FanatecWheelFirmwareUpdater has stopped working. Any ideas?

Most likely is the .Net

Most likely is the .Net Framework version, but .Net 3.5 is standard on Windows 7 and can't be uninstalled/re-installed. Have you applied all the Windows 7 updates?

Might be worth you uninstalling the Fanatec driver via the control panel and re-installing it from the firmware release.

I update from my Windows 7 - 32bit notebook, and disable NIS2012 just to make sure (after disconnecting from internet). Flashed first time on each upgrade, though I had a strange problem on 715 and had to re-flash it a second time. 721b flashed perfectly first time and is BRILLIANT!

How do I change the fan to

How do I change the fan to always on?

Power on the wheel Wait till

Power on the wheel
Wait till the wheel is started and the tuning screen shows ---
Press and hold A + B
Then press the two lower RED buttons at the same time.

Tuning Screen should show the firmware version followed by "ON" or "OFF".

Scott Adamson's picture

2 recommended time wasting

2 recommended time wasting classics that i have just tried with the CSR-Elite

psn/xbl Daytona USA (even works with the h-shifter!)

&

psn Sega Rally Online Arcade

daytona's force feedback is a bit pants but both feel great, just like their arcade namesakes, just need virtua racing then my nostalgia trip would be complete....

For those of you using the

For those of you using the wheel in F1 2011 and wondering how many degrees does a real F1 car use, this is straight from the official Formula 1 site:

http://www.formula1.com/inside_f1/understanding_the_sport/5287.html

"The steering wheels are not designed to make more than three quarters of a turn of lock in total, so there is no need for a continuous rim, instead there are just two 'cut outs' for the driver's hands."

So 3/4 of a turn of lock in TOTAL should be 270 degrees, 360 degrees being a full turn.

SUPERNOVADAVE's picture

an F1 car has 170 degrees of

an F1 car has 170 degrees of useable rotation ( not lock to lock ). some of the older generation wheels could have gone as far as 270 degrees lock to lock but this is no longer the case because of the very tight cockpit volume - the driver movement is very constraint.
if you wish to calculate it from the center it would be 85 degrees to either side.
just like in real life the settings on the wheels is calculated from lock to lock.
therefor if you want to be realistic in F1 - set the wheel to 170 degrees.

GrimeyDog's picture

+1 I agree anything more

+1 I agree anything more than 90-135 is too much wheel movement. At least if u wanna be fast. Try and beat the time challenges with full rotation on or any thing more than 270 and u will see... U have to slow down too much to us so much wheel rotation...But any way the best settings is the 1 u are comfortable with or the 1 that gives u your best lap times consistantly. IMO The steering on F1 2011 is better and more realistic than forza... Even Grid feels good with this wheel oldie but goodie.

Yes that is about right.

Yes that is about right. Although you would have to set the wheel at 540 as it's 270 in both directions then

That's not what the article

That's not what the article is saying.

+1 , 540 degrees is way more

+1 , 540 degrees is way more than a full turn (360)...the article clearly says that the F1 full wheel turn doesn't exceed 270 degress.

But to get 270 in either

But to get 270 in either direction (3/4) of a turn you have to set the wheel at 540! If you set the wheel at 270 you will only get 135 degrees each way!

It says three quarters TOTAL

It says three quarters TOTAL (270 degrees), and that they use power steering, so the Fanatec default of 270 is EXACTLY as per F1 and does indeed give 135 degrees each way which is correct!

I like my wheel set that way at 270 degrees with the FFB turned down (which would have a similar effect to power steering reducing the FFB on a real F1 car to manageable levels as well as reducing steering effort). It means you never have to move your hands from the 'quarter to three' position and the shifter paddles.

However, there's no right or wrong: use whatever you're comfortable with, and, maybe more important, whatever gives YOU the quickest lap times.

...its not 270 in either

...its not 270 in either direction, its 270 TOTAL turn lock. Thats why drivers dont switch/swap hand positions and no continuous rim is needed.

Its clearly stated in the article bro.

I had to check this out last

I had to check this out last night, because I was beginning to question my own logic after reading this
; )

Hamilton racing around Istanbul.
There is a hard Left and Right by the pit entrance.
He turns the wheel hard in both directions...
I'm no expert, but I'd say it's between 135 - 150 degrees each way...
If it was higher than 180 degrees each way for example, then the wheel would have to be upside down on this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBvPl13uwpc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

exactly...its more like 135

exactly...its more like 135 degrees each way which totals 270 from lock to lock. You don't see F1 drivers switching hand positions.

Yeah, '270' or 'OFF' seems

Yeah, '270' or 'OFF' seems perfect for F1 with this wheel..
Also, I'm sure I've seen someone on here say that if the SENS is turned to 'OFF', then the wheel will use the games default wheel settings???

If I chose 'OFF' on F1 2011, then i reckon the wheel only turns about 270 ('ish) degrees anyway.

You are wrong guys. Look at

You are wrong guys.
Look at this monaco onboard with hamilton:
http://youtu.be/bKGtHys8l48

At 16" you can see he turns his wheel more than 180°. Not only the wheel goes upside down, but he goes further with it ;)

Now, for F1 games I prefer low steering lock for better reactivity.

Scott Adamson's picture

as i understand it.. they

as i understand it..

they have different steering racks for different types of circuits, monaco is slow and twisty, hence the extra large lock so they can be more precise when accelerating out of the corner to avoid spinning the car due to too much lock with acceleration.

silverstone for instance is more fast and sweeping, so they have a smaller steering lock.

 
 
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