System Status

This section will explain the basics of how the system status is presented. The system status is displayed at the bottom the screen.


This is the system status when fully expanded. Use the arrow to contract and expand the system status.


SIMRIG Control Center relies on telemetry data to move the rig. This telemetry data is provided by the game you play. SIMRIG Control Center automatically detects which game you play by looking for known processes. It automatically establishes telemetry links with supported games. The Telemetry box indicates if this telemetry link is operational.

Some status messages you may encounter:

Looking for known process

SIMRIG Control Center is waiting for a supported game to start.

PC2 / Searching

Project CARS 2 is running but no telemetry link has been established yet. Some simulators only send telemetry data during a race or practice session.

PC2 / Connected

A telemetry link is established with Project CARS 2. The motion system should receive motion commands.

PC2 / Timeout

No telemetry data was detected on the link. The telemetry link will recover when data becomes available. Some simulators only send telemetry data during a race or practice session.

Telemetry source selection

Most of the time SIMRIG Control Center can automatically detect which game you are playing and select an appropriate telemetry source. However, this only works on PC. The Change button allows console players to manually select a game as telemetry source.


Pressing the Change button opens a list of all supported console games. Select a game from the list and SIMRIG Control Center will try to establish a connection with your console – the console’s IP address is configure under UDP settings. Once selected the telemetry source stays active until another is selected; or until automatic mode is enabled.


The Motion box indicates if the motion system is enabled or not. Press the Enable button (or Disable) to toggle the motion system on or off.


You must always press the Enable button at every startup to enable the motion system.


The system may calibrate immediately when enabled or at a later point in time.

Motion toggle hotkey

You can toggle motion on/off using a hotkey. No hotkey is bound by default as indicated by the button’s text (none):


The button shows Press any key when waiting for a hotkey. Press ESC to unbind the hotkey.


In this example Button 8 on my wheel is bound to toggle motion on/off.