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  1. SpaceHedgehog

    R-Pod MkII : VR Enabled

    Current state of the build: Main build log starts ... Since Assetto Corsa came out, I've got the itch to build an updated version of my existing rig and I've now assembled all the parts necessary to start. My g25 has been replaced by Fanatec ClubSport Wheel base, both rims, the CSP v2s and the CSS Seq shifter. The shifter broke on my g25 unfortunately so I considerd that an excuse to upgrade. I've acquired a new seat and a new ulrawide monitor also. My previous rig looked like this: It's had a fair few modifications since then though with a monitor positioned behind the wheel and a shfter mount attached to the seat base. New Seat: Mini LFEs for Simvibe: Buttkicker amp: The amp and Mini LFEs were actually bought for me by a colleague who recently left my team. I asked him to reconsider but he insisted on me keeping them. So, this first job for the new build was to attach the Mini LFE's to the seat. In R-Pod Mk1, I had tested them by bolting them to the inside of the MDF seat base. I was singularly unimpressed so I thought long and hard about how to approach it for the new build. The seat can be mounted from the side or underneath. This allowed me to apprach the issue more directly. I bought a plate of 4mm aluminium, drilled some holes in it, Attached the Mini LFE's and bolted it to the bottom of the seat. The resulting experience is what I was hoping for with the vibreations being channeled through the whole frame: Aluminium plate: Holes drilled: Test mounting: Plate covered with blackboard vinyl and Buttkickers attached: Side mounts and seat rails bolted on: Hope to have more updates on the build next weekend.
  2. I am having problems with simvibe. If you look at my setup, you will notice I have a LOT of devices hooked up. I don't know where to start in trouble shooting this issue. Software running at same time when racing; Simucube, Fanaleds, JoyToKey, EVGA OCX and Flow Control, plus various racing sim software. Occasionally I also have crewchief running but not since having this problem. Hardware: Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7 mobo, i7-6700K oc to 4.2ghz, 16gb ram, 2 mvme ssd, 3 HDD, Asus Sonar video card, Evga 1080 ti hybrid, Evga 280CLC cpu cooler, SIM Rig: OSW DD wheel, Fanatec V3 pedals, Fanatec shifter, Fanatec handbrake, 2 - DSD button boxes, SimRacing Machine USB adapter for fanatec wheels, Fanatec BMW rim, Oculus Rift, Touch , 2 sensors, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse Issue: In both AC and PCARS2, after about 5 minutes of racing. I lose my steering and pedals and then the game hangs up. If I close simvibe, then restart the games, they work fine. In one instance during a session of PC2, I had turned all modes off in simvibe. The game ran fine. I then turned on chassis mode and my throttle, in game, suddenly went to maximum. I had to close simvibe and PC2 to get fix it. Is anyone else having this type of problems getting all your hardware and software to behave with each other? It seems that Simvibe is the common denominator when problems arise.
  3. Forza Motorsport 7 Support is now available in Sim Commander 4! Make sure you are logged into Sim Commander and the update will begin to download. After you install, go to Control Center, then click "Auto Discover" and if Forza has been installed, it will be detected! Here's detailed instructions on how to enable it and transform your Forza Motorsport 7 experience. http://simxperience.com/Portals/0/Files/Support/Sim Commander Manual Lap Tuning.pdf Let us know what you think about it in the comments.
  4. I'm reserving this top part to pin my latest build which will be an 80/20 extrusion chassis running a 3DoF seat mover with rear traction loss. My detailed build will be documented and most posted on xsim which links below in my signature. Here is the prototype sketch of the rig itself. The rig will not have triples monitors as it is being built for VR. ************************************************************************************** ************************************************************************************** I've finally decided to throw in the towel on the console racing era and move over to PC. This thread will describe my current and new DIY wooden racing chassis. I'll document what I can and I'm happy to field any questions and welcome any comments you may have on my progress and finished project. Thanks go out to Darin and Shaun for this community and to everyone here that inspired me in different areas of this project. I'll keep this post updated with any new additions and pictures while the posts below will detail the build. Happy racing! PC specs i5 3750k - @4.0GHz 16 GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 3TB drive 7970 Sennheiser PC 363D surround headset Benq XL2720T monitor 120Hz Oculus Rift CV1 Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Mobo Input Devices DIY OSW built with small mige and SIMUCube, custom MOMO 290 with button box HE Ultimate pedals Fanatec SQ Shifter Tactile Components 4 TST209 Clark transducers 2 Dayton APA150 150W amplifiers 5 Buttkicker kinetic isolators Simvibe software Monitor mount arms http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=59988&cat=3,43597,43601,60167,59988 Update January, 2014 SQ shifter mounted Update January, 2014 Monitor hoods added Update June, 2014 Monitor hood skirts added Update October, 2014 Mugen MBX7 Eco - shock and spring upgrade Update June 2016 Took down two monitors and now run with CV1 added a fan - manual for now Update April 2017 sold my fanatec base and wheel and standing up my OSW this week build on motion platform continues Update Sept 2017 picked up HE Ultimates
  5. hi all, trying to setup a TACTILE TRANSDUCER SYSTEM, looking forward to getting feedback from experienced users and people who have setup their systems, with low to high end budgets on 80/20 or 120/40 (basically Aluminium/ Aluminum Extrusion Rigs/Cockpits) SimRigs. *** are there specific locations which work best on AluExtrusion Rigs? (4x corners? under pedals? under seat? other locations? SimVibe Software: http://simxperience.com/en-us/products/simvibe/simvibesoftware.aspx Requirements: Hardware: rubber feet? plastic feet? wires/ cables? connectors? AluRig mounting plates? External Sounds Cards: 1x or 2x Sounds Cards? (specific brand?) Amplifier(s): 1x or 2x Amps? (Emotiva? iNuke?) Bass Transducers 2x/4x/6x/8x -> Clark Synthesis? ButtKickers? Bass Shakers? thank you all for your help in advance.
  6. Good morning all... I have my setup up and running thanks to all the great info in this thread... Parts list 1. Sure Electronics AA-AB33182 4x100W at 4 Ohm Class D Digital Audio Amplifier Board and power supply 4. Dayton Audio BST-1 High Power Pro Tactile Bass Shaker 50 Watts 1. Sound blaster z series sound card (but using onboard audio for the shakers) Onboard set to quadraphonic both in Windows sound and Realtec Audio manager and volumes all set correctly. Wired as the photo shows.... I believe I have everything set up correctly in Sim Commander Chassis mode and I'm getting the correct feed back when clicking on each tire. My Problem is the feeling and strength of the shakers is completely underwhelming. I'm pretty new to this and no expert at tuning simvibe so I mostly use the the Output Tuning Wizard for now. I'm at a loss... Wondering if my current amp is just not powerful enough. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  7. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VisionRacer VR3 : Mk 2.5 Update February 2017 The "Breeze Simulator" Update January 2017 Latest Bluetooth wheels: Update January 2017 New VR sim rig room with padded walls for injury avoidance with Touch games! Update June 2016 C7 Daytona Prototype and upgraded Accuforce wheel with bluetooth Update April 2016 Hydraulic Handbrake and SimXperience Accuforce Wheel Update October 2015 Short throw projector added with 110" screen to compliment VR. Also upgraded to a Gigabyte GeForce 980TI G1 6GB card and upgrade the T500 to an Accuforce. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VisionRacer VR3 : Mk 2 Update April 2015 Gone completely VR. PC is on an AV trolly with locking wheels, monitor can be swung closer or tilted while seated. Monitor switches off and activates Virtual Desktop automatically when the DK2 is turned on, gyroscope mouse is then used instead of the mouse and keyboard which is now only used as a backup Total of 6 Aura shakers for SimVibe chassis and extensions mode, 1 under pedals (extensions), 2 at each side of the pedals (chassis), 2 under seat (chassis), 1 on back of seat (extensions) VR3 wheel brace kit which will provide additional strength for the Accuforce Two SMSL amps, these two drive the chassis shakers, there's an additional amp along with a USB sound card for the extensions shakers under the seat Modified the pedal plate to allow for the additional shakers using perforated stainless steel It was a military operation hiding all the wires and making it all look neat and tidy. The AV trolly can be separated from the rig in one easy step by simply detaching 3 cables. The idea is that I can move the AV trolly around to play other Rift games. I also plan on having a projector added to the top of the cart for movies and possibly a super FOV setup. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VisionRacer VR3 : Mk 1 My MOMO VisionRacer VR3 rig with removed center support post, pretty pleased with the results so far all things considered, what do you think? Updates November 2014 (Click images to enlarge) Vision Racer VR3 Black Edition and with a Wheel Mount Brace Kit (previously strengthened with a removed center support post mod) Accuforce Steering (previously a T500RS) HPP Hydraulic Pedals - slanted 2 pedal version (previously T500 pedals with Bodin load cell) TH8RS with custom 4" hybrid knob from Product Innovations and custom TH8RS Shifter Extension from BasherBoards MOMO Mod 88 320mm wheel, MOMO Team 280mm wheel ASUS VE278Q 27" monitors with DIY hood made from display foam SimRacing Hardware Tachometer with working shift light indicator DSD FVSII R12 Black Edition button box, hard mounted to a ram mount RAM-B-107-1 Mount-it monitor mount x2 Computer Desk Aura Shakers x3 connected to a SMSL SA-98E Digital Amplifier, 100W/Channel (4 ohms) SimVibe in extensions mode connected to MOBO soundcard - 1 shaker under the pedals, 2 shakers under the seat wired in series Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface - USB soundcard used for delivering sound to speakers and supports optical out Sony DAV IS50 5.1 with speakers attached to rig PC Antec P280 Gaming Case Intel Core i7-3770K (OC at 4.4Ghz) 8 GB DDR3-1600 Gigabyte GeForce 980TI G1 6GB (OC 1.5GHz) - previously a XFX 7970HD - 3GB (OC 1Ghz) Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH 1000 Watt - PSU 180 GB Intel 520 SSD June 15 2013 Mount-it! MI-1401 - used as a keyboard holder, works perfectly Perixx PERIBOARD-409U, Mini Keyboard - light, small and slim with a great quality feel to the keys Cup holder!! - BoatMates Cruisin Caddy, spray painted black and added foam to the inside to prevent rattling from Simvibe GI Max Display - perfect for peripheral vision to see what gear you are in. Sony PS3 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset - great value and works perfectly on PC and PS3 July 23 2013 Custom Sam Maxwell wheel plate with sequential paddle shifters (at least 60%-70% quieter than the stock paddles) August 16 2013 John Bodin loadcell mod August 25 2013 Blue Lounge CB-01-BL CableBox x2 September 23 2013 Big Brake Pedal December 6 2013 Custom TH8RS Shifter Extension from BasherBoards FMOD Inline Crossover 200 Hz Low Pass RCA Hood extensions added underneath the side monitors Mouse platform mounted underneath button box February 18 2014 MOMO Team 280mm wheel Goal Zero Luna USB LED Stick Light illuminates the shaker amp volume controls February 24 2014 TH8RS rubber band mod making the sequential shifter nice and stiff MOMO decals Steering wheel hub adapter/spacer (this spacer allows you to add the momo horn to the DSD adapter) MOMO 40mm screw kit April 2014 350mm deep dish steering wheel Slim quick release x4 SRW S1 MOMO 3D decals, 36mm for horn cap SMSL SA-98E Digital Amplifier, 100W/Channel (4 ohms) and smallest amp I've ever seen! May 2014 MOMO replica wheel plate with JC24 controller June 2014 Sequential shifter gate 4 point harness September 2014 MOMO mod 88 carbon fiber wheel plate with SLI display and paddle shifters HPP Hydraulic Pedals - slanted 2 pedal version October 2014 Sparco cut top wheel - with stainless steel paddles and mini DSD board November 2014 DK2 AV Cart September 2015 BenQ HT1085ST 1080p 3D Short Throw Projector Projector Mount 110" Elite Projector Screen November 2015 Gigabyte GeForce 980TI G1 6GB NRG quick release December 2015 Accuforce Steering 2x DIY Quick Release 1 Mounting Bracket 250Gb Samsung SSD April 2016 Hydraulic Handbrake May 2016 Oculus Rift CV1 Archive Photos
  8. aeioux

    Buttkicker ALTERNATIVES

    Hi all, recently my Buttkicker Gamer 2 amp died, so I'm looking for a replacement. Here in Australia, Buttkickers are hard to find these days - but I'd be happy with an alternative system (different Amp outputting to the Buttkicker clamp unit possibly?) Any advice very much appreciated! Chris/Aeioux
  9. I'm looking into setting up Simvibe on my RS1 and can't find any threads where someone else has done it? I'm looking at 4 aura pro bass shakers with 250W amp but mounting (discreetly is a big thing for me as I'm huge on aesthetics), but have no clue how/where to mount. I'm figuring I want to setup in chassis mode so likely 2 under the seat and two under the pedals, but not sure if this is the optimum config. I'm open to buttkicker products, but general consensus is they are overpriced for what you get. If installation is discreet, hidden and professional looking then I'll pay extra. Appreciate any and all replies!
  10. I posted this on the simvibe owners forum and searched but can't find anything on it... I saw a pic of the setup profile search feature to find others profiles that they have exported but I can't it find in the control panel or anywhere else for that matter. If you could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.
  11. I just setup my simvibe last night and was playing around with the settings. No matter where I drove around on the track, with all signals muted besides front/rear suspension bump and front/rear suspension surge, I felt no vibrations. Am I doing something wrong? Does project cars not work with these two inputs?
  12. At SimXperience, we're constantly at work evolving our Sim Commander software. Last week we came out with an update (4.0.0.84) that added some experimental Simvibe effects. Two of them are specific to our chassis mode and one is available in both chassis and extensions. We'd love for you to check them out and provide feedback. To download the latest version of Sim Commander, you'll need to be logged into Sim Commander with your owners club account. In case you're not sure how to do that, I wrote a tutorial on it here. http://simxperience.com/Community/SimXperienceDevelopersBlog/TabId/783/ArtMID/1674/ArticleID/30/How-and-Why-to-Update-Sim-Commander-4.aspx We would appreciate your feedback on these new effects so that we can improve and finalize them. I set up three different threads here to discuss each effect: http://simxperience.com/Default.aspx?tabid=742&g=topics&f=4&name=SimVibe Tuning Also, here's a video on how to add the new effects.
  13. For a few months I've had SimVibe working great for Dirt Rally. But recently, some telemetry data is not properly mapping to outputs. Gear change effects no longer work, nor does road texture, and engine RPM effects aren't working, either. Bumps and collision vibrations are still working perfectly fine, though. On the dashboard, if I place an RPM gauge, I can see that the engine RPMs are being read by Sim Commander/SimVibe accurately, but for some reason the engine vibration effect is no longer working. Has anyone else experienced similar issues or know what might be wrong? Thanks!
  14. Sleepy81

    Simetik cockpit

    So I finaly pulled the trigger, and built myself a racing rig. It took a few days, and a lot of work, but I'm happy with the result. Firstly, I want to point out that I am not affiliated with any of the companies i "review" here, so if it's good or bad, i will say so based on my personal opinion. The Rig The rig is based on the Simetik K2 cockpit. I had never heard of this company before, but I read a good review of it on a forum, and decided to give it a try. The reviewer claimed it was made of "panzersteel", as it was very sturdy! Also based on the website, it looks like it was created to match the geometry of the Audi R8 race car, which has to be a good thing right? Anyways, for the price (225 euros pluss shipping) it is indeed very good and sturdy. I have not owned any "hi-end" rigs before, but compared to my old PlaySeat, it is lightyears ahead. Its fairly heavy, weighing in at about 25 kg without seat, and is constructed mainly of 3 or 5mm sheet metal (steel?). So the product is very nice, and the support was outstanding. Nuno from Simetik, which handeled my order, told me that if I was very tall I'd probably not be very comfortable in the K2. So, he offered to make me a custom version 5 cm longer then standard, with no increase in price. That's what I call good pre-sales support! However, some issues I have with Simetik, and those are realy minor, and I guess would be an easy fix for them, as it is manly to do with the order prosess. - When you order, they don't have a "webshop" per say, but you order via direct e-mail contact with the company. That is probably fine for now, but if/when they get more sales, that will not work. - I tried to order the K2 with seat, but that was out of stock, even if there was no indication of this on the website. - The design for the screen mount/tripple screen mount on the K2 is to far forward, hence I went for an Obutto Tripple screen mount instead. - No assembly instructions provided. - Even with a 5 cm longer model, I had to redrill holes in the pedal plate further back for the Fanatech CSP v3s to not have the seat all the way back the whole time . (I'm 185cm tall). A 10cm longer model would be ideal for me. But dispite these minor flaws, the overall experience with the cockpit and Simetik was very positive! The rest OK, So I have a TM T300 with the Ferrari 458 wheel (with custom wheelplate by SRH), and a custom made (by me) F1 wheel. (Following Pascalhs excelent write up here: http://www.isrtv.com/forums/topic/12982-thrustmaster-f1-wheel-mod-with-simr-f1-display-switches-and-encoders/) I won't bore you with T300 review, as thats done to death, but needless to say the pedals leaves a lot to be desired, so I ordered a set of Fanatec CSP V3s that I recieved a few days ago. I had the G25 with a hyd brake mod before, but I really like the Fanatecs. I have not recieved the small hyd dampeners yet, but event without them I find that the load cell works fine. Not as good as propper hydraulics, but pretty close. And lap time wise, you won't see a difference. Clutch was to light for my liking, but a swap to the included stronger spring fixed that. Rumble motors on brake and throttle pedal are just about worthless. To weak to be able to feel them, even when racing in socks. And with 5 buttkickers on the rig, it just overpowers them completely Buttkickers run by SimVibe. 4 in chassis mode, and on in extentions mode hidden inside the shifter pedestal. Works nicely, and gives a lot if feedback and immersion. Won't race without it now! That's what I had for now.
  15. Hello! I cant get my simvibe setup to work! My stuff: Harman kardon avr 255 – Hdmi gtx 1070 grafic card - 5.1 sound system. Yamaha htr 6130 – Optical ore Coaxial – Sinustec BS250 and Sinus Live BassPump III 4ohm. Sim commander 4 and simvibe software. Realtek motherboard soundcard. The problem is that i have sound and vibbes out to all speakers, whene i test it from simcommander and from sound card settings. But no vibbes from shackers in the games, have tried Assetto corsa, Dirt rally, Project cars. Have tried different speaker chanels, and have tried optical and coaxial cable. I even tried to change soundcard to my 5.1 system, to see if vibbes come out there, that reciver have hdmi by graficcard., so not same soundcard same thing there, no sound at all. I dont understand what is wrong, have checkt setup videos and i think i have done everything right. I cant config realtek soundcard, the button isent markt so cant click it. But i can config on hdmi and same thing there so. I cant log in to owners club, have email admin for that. But simvibe and commander should work correct without sign in right? Some pics to se my settings: Plz help!
  16. Almost everything is gone 2 behringer A500 amps - 2 x 300 Watts into 4 Ohms, 600 Watts into 8 Ohms in bridged mono operation -$325 for both of them Samsung 40" 4K TV un40ku6300 - super low lag at 19ms. I got these because of the quality and the fact the input lag was not noticeable - $325 Fast track sims triple tv stand that holds 40-42" tvs -$550 local pickup onlY
  17. Hi everyone, Hoping I can get some advice / feedback for SimVibe implementation. I've just finished restoring a Hyper Stimulator cockpit, and have built a 3 screen rig for three 31" monitors... much to my wife's disgust. Unfortunately for reasons that may be apparent in the previous line, I'm trying to do as much as I can to achieve a decent result on a budget - as such I've secured 4x Aura bass shakers and have a 4x 100w amp on it's way, plus 2 more cheap sound cards. I aim to play Dirt Rally, F1 2016 and AC primarily - and am wondering where to place the transducers for maximum effect with regards to my specific cockpit construction? I understand the setup of the amps / shakers etc so this question is more about the where's, not so much the how's. I'd also appreciate advice as to which modes (chassis etc) each shaker is suggested to be placed in. I hope this isn't too much of an ask - but it would certainly save me putting holes all through my rig! Cheers, Lee
  18. Up for sale is a SimXperience GS-4 seat in excellent operating condition. All wiring checked and servos aligned with help from Pat at SimXperience to insure optimum tuned operation. Will include spare servo and controller board that I purchased for backup as well as transfer of valid SimXperience GS-4 and SimVibe licenses. Sale due to rig upgrade of formula seating position and to help fund recent lust for multiple custom wheels! $1800 + Shipping from 92618 (CA) Feel free to PM for any questions. Thanks!
  19. Hey everyone, I just downloaded the new iRacing update and since then I can't seem to get simvibe to work with iRacing anymore, has anyone been having the same problem? Update: This is only an issue with DX11.
  20. Recently began my research into tactile/simvibe for my new build which you can see here: This is where I am on tactile.. but such a world of unknowns! Objective: clean/simple design that performs well without lots of engineering (willing to reduce performance to avoid engineering/platforms/etc). Current noise isolation: ceiling and walls below are floating, 2xdrywall separated by green glue, mass loaded vinyl under the hardwood, quiet boxes for the recessed cans below. Rig also sitting on heavy duty gym flooring (dense rubber). Mode: extensions. I do not want the complexity of CM and my guess is that our eyes probably trick us into knowing where the tactile is coming from (and ears for those with corner speakers). I also think the seat frame and pedal base (in my build) would merge the left/right to a degree. Future noise isolation: 1) rubber seat/pedal mounts to keep vibration away from the rig/base, 2) replace rig feet with vibration absorbing mounts, 3) have the 4 rig feet/mounts sitting on multi-compound rubber-cork 6x6" squares. Component thoughts - Shakers: Very tricky. Am thinking 1 x Buttkicker Advance for the seat and 1 x Buttkicker Mini for the pedals. Major question is whether these can be "turned down" if the vibration isolation is an issue?? Not sure whether a piston style shaker can be turned down and function properly vs perhaps going with multiple ADX style shakers which I am sure can simply be turned down if need be. Amp: iNuke 3000DSP. Should be ample power to allow. Any thoughts or comments are welcome. Matty
  21. Currently I have 2 ADX Maximus shakers, 1 connected to my chair, and 1 to the pedals and am running extensions mode. Sound card used is the onboard of my Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7 rev 1 motherboard. My amp is the inuke 1000dsp I am concerned about protecting both my amp and my shakers. So I have limited the output of the amp to 98watts. I keep my input knob settings on the front of the amp at about 3 o'clock. I have hi pass at 20hz and low pass at 150hz The red lights on the front don't stay on but flicker quite often, sometimes almost constantly. This depends on whether I am runnings Pcars or AC. if I lower the front dials to where the red peak lights only occasionally light, then I don't get very much vibration from my seat or pedals. With all that being said: 1. Should I be worried about my amp or shakers with these settings? I feel like I am safe but wanted some confirmation. It would seem that with the limiter engaged, the red lights on the front should be able to light all the time and no harm would come to either the amp or the shakers. 2. What are the implications of the red peak lights constantly flickering? If I need to be concerned, how do I keep them in a safe setting? It seems that the dynamic range of simvibe is very wide and I am looking for a way to get nice feedback in all the range, not just the peaks. Would placing a hardware limiter between the sound card outputs and the amp inputs be a logical solution? thanks
  22. Hi Friends, Sorry I haven't been around for a long time! I had a baby and had to give up the room and my setup to keep my wife happy and our baby alive. Anyways I'm back and I ready for another crack. I first started with a G27 and a PS3 with a PlaySeat with a metal bar between my legs. It was the worst cockpit ever! I bought it from someone local second hand and never sat in it before I paid him. It really did put me off sim racing or should I say racing games. A few years later (2012 I think) I was walking past a shop that had a GTUltimate V2 setup with a Thrustmaster T500 with GT5. I loved how the cockpit had no metal bar between my legs and it was easy enough to get in and out of. I also loved the steering wheel, the lad in the store said he loved playing iRacing online, I had never seen it before and thought - It can't be any good if its not on Steam LOL. I ended up buying GTUltimate v2, Thrustmaster T300, TH8rs, Fanatec CS v2 Pedals, Butt Kicker Gamer 2 and 3 27" monitors and eventually loaded up iRacing. I soon took to it and loved it. I only completed 18 races before I had to sell it all to make room for our daughter, I'd spent most of my time practicing and practicing and it paid off, not in the first few races because of nerves but after that I got in tune with my car and had full muscle memory and was pushing up the field. I never reached any real mile stones but it was enough for me to think I will come back to it one day and give it another crack. So now in 2016 we have Virtual Reality headsets. I have the HTC Vive, its amazing! I could go on and on about how much I love it but I wont. I've seen a few people using them on YouTube with sim racing. They talk about how good it is to just look to your left and right and see if a car is next to you or to even look into corners better. I tried Project Cars with my Vive and I though it was cool but found the sun beaming into the car terrible and some things would flicker and be distracting. Also I found the size of the cockpit all messed up. I tried playing with setting but I could never find a setting I liked. I thought driving from behind the car was cool. Also I was using a XBOX 360 controller to drive since I have no sim setup. I've tried the Oculus Rift CV1 and I think the pixel density is slightly better in the middle, i think this is because its a narrower field of view because they are using the same spec OLED display. Should I look to get the Rift if I want iRacing & VR? I don't see any support for the Vive on iRacing website? I see people are talking about OSW and AccuForce steering wheel bases. I saw a sick video of a lad rally driving and drifting with the Accuforce saying its amazing and it looked like it was performing how a real wheel would in that situation whereas my T300 never performed like that allowing it to find its home and take control again etc. I would love something like this. I've always had my eye on the Fanatec stuff. I was able to edge into the market for the CS v2 pedals at $379 Australian but now the v3 pedals are $549. They look even better and I still have a soft spot for them - I loved the 2-Stage clutch actuation. The CS v2 pedals shaved like 5 seconds off my lap times. After that purchase I was inspired and flying down the rabbit hole in search of better equipment and was lining up to buy a load of Derek Spears Design gear (Button Boxes, Shiter, Brake, Pedals), the recon was done! I had even purchased some old dash and interior from a wrecked Nissan Skyline r33 and was starting to build it all into a full on rig with gauges and switches. Then the our daughter was born and I just didnt have the time and space. But now I have a new house and 4 bedrooms so plenty of room for VR and Sim Racing. I'm thinking the following. I listed 1st, 2nd, 3rd preference for things. Please tell me if I'm missing something or should look at something else. Dont forget I'm also in Australia so something may be hard to get. Like anything overseas that costs more than $1,000 Aud is going to cop import tax and 10% GST, unless there is a work around lol. Cockpit - 1st: Playseat Sensation Pro, 2nd: GTUltimate Wheel Base - 1st: AccuForce, 2nd: OSW 3rd: Fanatec CS v2 Pedals - 1st: Derek Speares Design, Fanatec CS v3 Shifter - 1st: Fanatec SQ 1.5, 2nd: DSD Sq, Brake - 1st: Fanatec, 2nd: DSD Button Box - Simple button box for launching game, it has to be easy to find when I have the VR headset on. This is another reason why the Viv is good because of the camera on the front allowing you to see without taking the HMD off. Monitors - 1st: HTC Vive, 2nd: Oculus Rift, 3rd: Ultrawide Sound - I have Logitech z906 5.1 and Headphones Vibration - I'm thinking SimVibe software and something better than the buttkicker gamer 2. It was forever stopping and doing random things but when it worked I was happy. I really want quality vibration. I like the Playseat because it looks more sturdy and looks to have good adjustment so my short and tall friends can use it too without me cracking out the shifters. I tried a local made motion sim by Simworx and I wasn't too impressed with it. I dont know if they had the motion dialed up, but It put me off racing altogether and all I could think was when should I stop driving so I don't offend them and also how it made my driving worse. I think there static rigs were fine and they did say that some people love them some people prefer just static with vibration and I think I'm the later for sure. Also I don't know how it would go with using a VR headset and also my daughter my get a finger caught. I don't know exactly my budget but I guess something will have to be sacrificed somewhere because everything at retail is going to be hard to hide from my wife LOL. Also just got to give a shout out to Darin Gangi last time I was on here he helped me a few times and I appreciate that he had the time to share some knowledge with me, a newbie to the sim world. Also Avenga76 gave me a hand too and he not to far from me over in NZ. Both were great and saved me hours of messing around. Hope this makes sense. Will share pictures and videos as I get the gear in hand and installed. At this stage I'm thinking iRacing, PC and Dirt Rally as my sims of choice for the sim rig. Thank you all for your time, Cheers! *********Here is a photo from the old setup I sold. Also noticed it was only 2014 when I sold the gear. It was like new when I sold it! Such a waste!*******
  23. this is a help call to all the experts and guru's out there, who have knowledge and experience with setting up a Tactile Transducers system on their rigs, with CHASSIS mode and/ or + EXTENSION mode. I have been researching this for a while, but nobody can really guide me into what hardware, cables, transducers are needed, of course I know it is also depends on ones budget. But i would just generally would like to discuss and find out, what is needed: - CHASSIS Mode: 4x Tactile Transducers, in each corner of the rig?, which Transducer makes sense? BK LFE or CS TST239? or other? - EXTENSION Mode: 2x Tactile Transducers, 1x under pedals? 1x under seat? which ones here, BK LFE or CS TST239? or other? - which Amplifier(s) would I need? what are the options? - how many sounds cards would I need and which ones? specific or generic sound cars? - software: need SimCommander or only SimVibe? - cables: what type of cables/ which cables does one need for such a setup? (number of cables? for sound cards to amps and transducers?) any other points or suggestions/ recommendations? thank you all.