Fanatec – New Driver & Firmware Released

Fanatec has released a new driver and firmware for the CSW wheel base.

While the new driver version is usable with all Fanatec wheels, the new firmware is exclusive to the CSW base, adding support for the Universal Wheel Hub that recently started selling, alongside other improvements.

Driver v200 (for all Fanatec wheels):

  • Now shows the firmware version of our wheels (CSW, CSRE, CSR, GT3V2, GT2, PWTS) in the“update” tab of your device.
  • The driver can carry a new firmware for the CSW directly and the updater for the CSW is included as well. It will start automatically if you set the CSW into bootloader mode.
  • Automatic detection if the your CSW has an older firmware installed than the one which is included in the driver.
  • New firmware for CSW (V53) included!
  • The driver also contains both firmwares for the CS USB Adapter and asks you which mode you want to use (handbrake or shifter)
  • In the update tab you can start the FW updater to change the firmware from handbrake to shifter and “vice versa”
  • Handbrake bar for CSP added (if handbrake is connected directly to the CSP)

New functions of firmware 053 for CSW (ClubSport Wheel Base):

  • Improved wheel centering after boot up
  • “Center bump issue” has been improved significantly. More improvements will have other negative side effects so this is the optimum.
  • New rims added
  • DPR, SPR and FOR max. settings are now set to 150 (%) to avoid overclocking
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  • Marc Collins

    Glad to see an acknowledgement of the centre bump issue and an attempt to address it. Installed these yesterday and so far all good.

    • Birddogg66

      Are you using a CS usb adapter? v200 won’t recognize mine

      • LogiForce

        Recognize for…?
        I had issues getting it into bootloader mode via the USB hub. Just direct connect it to a port on your PC for a firmware update if necessary. After that it works fine for me as I simply plugged it back into my Sitecom powered USB hub.

  • e_r_n_i_e

    Does it bring more improvements for GT3RS wheel user than only the listed firmware in update tab? I wonder if i should update, because actually i’m fine with v177, because it’s working flawlessly.

    • F1Racer

      It’s not hardship to update to 2.00. I was on 177 and it’s only the driver you’re updating.
      So it’s simply an uninstall of the previous software, install this one and switch on/off your wheel when done (so the right axis gets mapped as before).

      • marts

        and go into the install folder and run the baseupdate to install the new firmware

      • F1Racer

        Well assuming you have a CSW which I don’t.

  • Nic Van

    “DPR, SPR and FOR max. settings are now set to 150 (%) to avoid overclocking”

    It seems to me that Fanatec acknowledges the Mabuchi motors used in the CWB are a poor choice after all.
    Too bad with all the new steering wheels now available on their website.
    I’d wish they provide some sort of motor upgrade package. (bye bye fading).

  • Dirtbooger

    I wish they could come up with a way to address the FFB fading during a race. Seems like they are modifying the software to prevent someone from cranking up the FFB to much.

    I would gladly pay for a FFB motor upgrade.

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