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  1. 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.
  2. 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,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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Commander Manual Lap Tuning.pdf Let us know what you think about it in the comments.
  6. 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: 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.
  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!