Available X-Sim releasesThe developers of X-Sim need some support to reach the main goal of new game support and new hardware support. We can provide now with this software a sample of the powerfull ideas that comes in the future. However this needs much money for development kits and hardware. So we need always financial help and donations to continue the support for your simulator. If we cannot continue the work this would be a bad situation for many DIY simulator owners. To reach this goal we decided to make some options as donation ware and we hope that we get with this model the support of the community and other companies that join our idea of future support. If you like to use the software commercial you have to go to the terms of commercial usage on the left side.
Quick Overview Table
|Included features||Freeware||Project Stage 2||Supporter Edition||Single license||Reseller edition||Race Center Edition|
|Online database||yes||yes||yes||yes||own server|
|Presentation Viewer||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||kiosk mode|
|Universal serial output / HW plugins||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|X-Sim dongle to ...||cloud||computer||computer||computer||actuator||actuator|
|Official game plugins||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Graphic driver (telemetry out of 3D)||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Memory driver (i.e. NoLimits)||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Force Feedback driver||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Command line parameter||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Own logos allowed||yes||yes|
|All plugins have own signature||yes||yes|
|Own windows UAC authentication sign||yes||yes|
|Donation to make with top donation button||free||Own project page||30€||60€||1890€||1990€|
|Importand note:||Special discount offer only for private DIY builders, no bought commercial devices like starter kits. No ready builded devices.||For one computer + commercial usage||For commercial products or public events, contact us if there are questions.|
X-Sim 3 Freeware versions
Freeware featuresLimited motion driver access, only official game plugins, full hardware support. This version is the community version for DIY builders and league visitors. It is only for private use free. Your profiles will be clouded to the internet server of x-sim and therefor shared with other users which like to run a simulator with the same specification that may be a rebuilded version of the profiler writer. After the login there is no further internet connection needed. This means broken server connection to X-Sim will not stop your running game. Commercial bought simulators or starter kits are not included in this license.
Stage 2 activation key: (free for active users that offers a project page)Complete motion driver access with directx and force feedback, full hardware support. Users which publish their project to the project gallery of the X-Sim.de forum can get the stage 2 key by sending such a request with a private message (pm) to the admin or a moderator (include the link to your project post). You can also port a old project there and represent your interests in X-Sim with good english articles. If you think you are ready you have to contact a board admin and ask him for a free key. Of course we do not give keys for some nice words, it must be a fair project description with pictures, history and some details to help other users to rebuild it. The minimum length must be three pages (3x standard firefox browser height at 1920x1080). You have to write it in english, perhaps with the support of a good friend. You can decide to place there your simulator project, your interface board project or your software projects like a desktop gauge. You can say a developer of a hardware interface that is compatible with X-Sim and the fitting project in the gallery leads to a livetime stage 2 key.
Beta key:Verified beta tester get access to special hidden parts and new features that must be tested before they are published. They also get stage 2 access. Beta testers get keys which are limited to a short time and they get special builds of X-Sim via download link. This is given by the software autor to the weight of the interests to X-Sim. With a new version this key may expire and you have to get a stage 2 key. You can everytime mail a request to be a beta tester and get a closer support for a found problem. The bugtracker is open for all members. All the beta testers have to fill out the needed documents else they are banned as future beta tester.
The X-Sim hoster does not guarantee the servers are anytime available and are available from any country. If you cannot connect because of such problems with your internet provider or our fault you should have a look at the supporter edition or simple life with some breaks. Our hoster is www.udmedia.de and problems are displayed on top of their page. As far we have used the system they are quite stable. Just bookmark them now because if the server is down you cannot get here anymore.
X-Sim 3 Donation ware versions
X-Sim 3 Single licence key - offline editionTo get such a key you have to make a donation (read above table of for the minimum) to get a dongle key fitting to the PC code which is provided by the extractor application at the settings menu. This money will help to get the servers running and to make some racing league events over the year. The dongle is for the extractor application, the converter can be used free on additional control computers. This key can be used for commercial usage, commercial starter kits and 3rd party simulators. It works with any X-Sim 3.x.x.x version. In any case we cannot give warranty or support for such 3rd party devices.
This key will give you following features:
a.) Clouding can be disabled via menu, you rejoin when you like
b.) You do not need server authentifications and can start the application if the servers are down
c.) You can save and load profiles to or from disc like in the older X-Sim version
d.) Ongoing update support of version 3 of X-Sim (Updates are not a must for the functionality itself but for game updates)
e.) included Stage 2 activation of the free edition
If you have done a single licence key donation with the donate button you will get your key delayed (24hr) until we read the paypal mails. It may be wise to additionally inform us about your donation. If you do not get a mail from us, check your email spam folder at your mail hoster.
X-Sim 3 Supporter key - offline edition for your DIY simulatorThis is the same key as the single licence key but comes with a big discount if you are a DIY (Do it yourself) builder. You cannot use this key with a commercial starter kit and you have to send us a picture of your DIY simulator to get this discount. To get this key you have to donate the above shown minimum donation and you get back a instruction to your paypal account (maybe delayed up to 24hr). Use this instruction to send us the needed DIY pictures and you get a supporter key. The key will work for all X-Sim 3 releases higher than version 188.8.131.52.
Fair and inexpensive hardware: Only DIY simulator equipment is supported with this version. 3rd party starter kitts are not supported. But you can buy supported cheaper starter sets if you follow our instructions in our shop. This parts are supported with this supporter version. There are better supported solutions in the official factory outlets than you find in other expensive simulator shops. Take your calculator and make the compare. The shipment cost can be reduced dramatically. This instructions are the work between the X-Sim.de DIY community and representatives of the factories and do not include any payments to X-Sim. This help us to get fair entry conditions for our builders.
Warning: If you change your extractor PC hardware (e.g. network card, mainboard) or you change or reinstall windows, this key is not working anymore. You may contact the admin to give you another key but this is limited and can not be done often. For now this key system has been well accepted.