Fanatec Releases Free FanaLab Hardware Tuning Software

Hardware 9 September 10, 2019 by

Sim racers are constantly hunting for that perfect sim rig setup. Now Fanatec is lending a helping hand with its newest bit of software, dubbed FanaLab.

FanaLab is an in-depth program that allows players to fine-tune their Fanatec setups. The German company’s products have long had in-wheel tuning menus, but this takes it a step further. On top of the usual Tuning Menu options, FanaLab allows players to utilize car telemetry from their titles of choice to generate dynamic force feedback. This includes speed sensitive damping, though Fanatec promises more in future versions, including rear traction loss.

Players can also set wheel vibration levels based on oversteer and understeer. Same goes for the FFB on the ClubSport Pedals V3.

If you bounce around between multiple titles, it might be a hassle swapping between all your different wheel profiles. FanaLab should help here, as it offers an unlimited number of saved Tuning Menu profiles. The only limit we foresee is hard drive space on your Windows 10 PC — the only platform FanaLab is compatible with currently.

FanaLab doubles as a game launcher, letting players pick from their library. Saving a title-specific profile opens up the ability to set it to load every time the game starts. You can also share saved profiles with friends.

In addition to the tactile side, players can fiddle with the visual experience of their rig too. FanaLab offers full control of the RevLED setup, allowing players to set their activation requirements.

FanaLab is now available in beat form. It works on most all of the modern Fanatec ecosystem, including the Podium Series direct drive wheel. There are a handful of models that aren’t compatible: the ClubSport Wheel Base V1/V2 and CSL Elite Wheel Base V1/V1.1. However, CEO Thomas Jackermeier stated the team is working on improving the CSL Elite V1.1 experience, as it should be fixable through firmware.

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