Forte™ Sim Racing Pedals Brake and Throttle
Forte® – Racehub Adjustments
Updated on September 22, 2022
All Asetek SimSports® products come with an extremely powerful yet easy-to-use piece of software that we have developed from the ground up. It is called RaceHub™ and will take care of your every need. RaceHub™ unlocks things you would not dare to dream and is continuously updated.
RaceHub™ is available for download, in its newest version, on our website: https://www.asetek.com/simsports/racehub/.
After completing the download from our website, double-click the downloaded file to initiate the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions and install them in your desired directory. Once installed, open RaceHub™ using the shortcut on your desktop or in your programs folder.
RaceHub™ will automatically notify you if there are available updates for the software. If you want to double-check, please go to www.asetek.com/simsports/racehub and download the newest version. RaceHub™ has a built-in feature that allows you to update the firmware on your devices automatically.
Asetek SimSports™ RaceHub™ allows you to make a plethora of adjustments to your Asetek SimSports™ products. On the Forte™ pedals, it will allow you to adjust pedal maps, calibrate your pedals, adjust the RGB lighting, and much more.
Everything is available in a highly user-friendly interface that allows for quick and easy customization that not only gives you complete control but does it in a manner where you are constantly in focus – teaching you everything you need to know to become a power user and expert sim racer.
The settings that you choose in RaceHub™ will be applied to all the supported games found in section 2.2, “Compatibility”—ensuring maximum performance and precision!
To ensure your pedals are as precise as they can be, you should run the pedal calibration wizard in RaceHub™. It is a quick and straightforward process that takes you through a series of activations that calibrate your pedals.
1. Navigate to the pane in RaceHub™ called Calibration
2. Push the calibrate button
3. Follow the on-screen instructions
4. Done! Your calibration will carry over into all the supported games.
Once your pedals are calibrated, only a few unique scenarios will cause a need for recalibration:
a. If so desired, you have adjusted the mechanical pedal stop of your throttle
b. If so desired, you have adjusted the mechanical pedal stop of the brake pedal
In RaceHub™, you will be able to set both top and bottom deadzones on all your pedals.
A bottom deadzone allows you to slightly activate your pedal without engaging the brake. For example, if you rest your foot on the pedal.
A top deadzone allows you to modify the point of full activation. In the case of a throttle pedal, this would allow you to reach 100% throttle before your throttle pedal reaches full activation and the mechanical pedal stop. This preference is individual and generally done by a race engineer before the car goes on track. RaceHub™ allows you to customize it fully, and we strongly encourage you to do it as well, to not lose potential speed and lap time.
The top and bottom deadzones can be adjusted using these sliders marked here:
We suggest the following settings for deadzone when using the Asetek SimSports® Forte® pedals, which is how it is calibrated from our factory.
- Top: 2%
- Bottom: 2%
- -Top: 0%
- Bottom: 2%
Maximum Brake Force Adjustment
RaceHub™ allows you to calibrate your brake with accurate measurement from the load cell input. The calibration of your Forte® pedals is measured in measured in kilogram, with a maximum supported force of 180 kg.
However, should you require less pressure to reach what the simulator is recognizing to be 100% brake application, you can calibrate whichever force you want to equal 100%.
Custom Pedal Mapping
One of the great features of RaceHub™ is the ability to map the curves of your pedals precisely to your liking. In most racing simulator pedals, you will find a 1:1 relation between the amount pressed on the pedal and the response in-game. This is not how things work in real racing – so why should it be this way in your sim rig? The answer is, it should not, and our pedal maps help you avoid just that.
We have made a few preset curves that mimic typical scenarios, but the RaceHub™ also allows complete customization of your pedal curves. Click, drag and drop – it is that simple!
As we briefly mentioned, a real race car will not have a linear throttle response. An example will be an Audi R8 LMS GT3, which has less activation of the throttle at the beginning of the pedal activation, increasing as you progress through the travel. Similarly, you can adjust your curves based on your driving conditions—all in search of ultimate performance.
Please note that RaceHub™ custom pedal maps work best when they are used exclusively and without the use of potential in-game settings. If your preferred simulator game offers a pedal mapping feature, we highly suggest you leave it as linear and instead use the functionality in RaceHub™.