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Sebj's 80/20 Motion Chassis - Work in Progress

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On 12/19/2016 at 7:00 AM, sebj said:

Hi, I've got super hot. It's ok...Dead and buried multiplayer I prefer. 

I haven't tried D&B yet because when I went to try it I waited for it to load a game for about a minute so gave up. Yep, very short attention span so I will try again. 

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I played Super Hot last night, most fun I've had with a video game in ages.  It had me sweating like an old fat fart on a bike.  I nearly busted my hand and controller though when I gave the wall a full on punch :-) 

I love the game mechanics of Super Hot, if they mixed that with the bullet train demo then that would be a winner for me.

Dead and Buried was fun but I didn't like the multiplayer much, it was so confusing that by the time I figured out who was shooting me I was dead, then the same thing would happen over and over again.  They should have done something similar to Battlefield and showed you who shot you and give you the option to choose your respawn spot, cause otherwise you are just a sitting duck.

BTW I saw you online last night SebJ but had no idea how to send you an invite from within the game.

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I played space pirate trainer. Good times too. I beat your score ;) 

D&B takes a game or two to get used to but then it's really good fun.  You can see me online when you are in the game waiting for players. Top left of the screen...just shoot the icon.

 

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Pirate trainer is really cool, I love holding that shield - I'll have to look at your score, challenge accepted :-)

in D&B I was shooting at your profile pic and nothing was happening, I beat your 1 player score in it :-)

 

 

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Here is my oculus setup. Two cameras mounted about 8 feet up pointing downwards an to the center of play area at about 45 degree angle. Works perfectly. Each sensor plugged into a separate USB controller. I moved my PC to a central location and a bit higher with the back facing out to increase cable range. Lots of cable on the headset to move around my 10x12 play area.

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On the motion upgrade front. i have the 80/20 but delayed with M6 screw delivery from China .. bummer. Should be here any day.

We also had a baby in Nov so I have had hardly any gaming or construction time.

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Since this thread has somewhat morphed into a VR discussion, without derailing your thread sebj, is there a reason why most of you have chosen the Rift over the Vive?  My buddy is big into VR and he went Vive claiming it was a no brainer, but he doesn't sim race.  

I figure I'm sticking with my triple projectors for now, but I can see a VR headset on the next round of hardware, so thought I'd ask.

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Hey...yeah at times we tangent to items that complement the rig and the search for immersion.

Speaking for myself and loosely for UNKLE, we did get a CV1 because of iRacing support...initially it was Rift with Vive coming months later. Also since the rift has a larger sweat spot for clarity, less screen door, better ergonomics /lighter made me choose it over the Vive. 

I now use the rift with Touch and have a large 12x10ish play space which I can enjoy 'roomscale' gaming with as well.

Vive undoubtedly has better tracking and roomscale capability oob but in my experience I have no major issues with the rift. Some.occlusion does happen if I turn around and wave my hands away from the cameras. Not show stopper by any means. 

If I had to choose I'd get a Rift again because my experience has been without major issues but I have never tried a vive. Oh yeah...I think many vive/rift owners will also attest that the touch controllers are superior. 

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Hey nothing wrong with tangents at all!

I would say if I did get a VR headset that I'd certainly want the one that was better suited for sim racing.  After all, thats the only reason I built my PC, to run my rig.  Although I will admit, I did have a good deal of fun with the other VR titles I tried.  Even silly ones, its amazing how its just such a new experience.

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3 hours ago, switchface said:

Hey nothing wrong with tangents at all!

I would say if I did get a VR headset that I'd certainly want the one that was better suited for sim racing.  After all, thats the only reason I built my PC, to run my rig.  Although I will admit, I did have a good deal of fun with the other VR titles I tried.  Even silly ones, its amazing how its just such a new experience.

I don't think there's a huge difference between Vive and Rift, so you can't go wrong with either. I do think Oculus wins on ergonomics with the controllers and headset.  If roomscale (not many quality titles support it) is the top priority over sim racing then I'd be more tempted to go with a Vive. While Oculus is fantastic with the Touch I think USB wasn't the wisest choice and it can be a little temperamental at times, the fact that Oculus officially recommend the third sensor to use a USB 2 port rather than USB 3 is proof to me that it's stretching USB to the limits.

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Happy to report a bit of progress. I am still waiting on hardware from china, hoping screws didnt get lost in the mail...so far everything is trickling in.

I wanted to show how nicely powder coated my steel plates are (designed by Steve) and I started putting my button box together. That means countersinking for my M3 screws. i had to wait for these special bits from China but well worth it as they work great.

 

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Wired up my button box. Steve's design is fantastic and everything fit perfectly. I tested the DSD micro last night and was so glad I didn't make any soldering mistakes. 

I'm putting up my Club sport V1.5 and GT2 wheel for sale shortly. PM me if interested. I'm in Toronto area.

 

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Thanks UNKLE. Can't wait to get it running. I forgot to order some M3 nuts...nuts! Hope to have it running before end of the month and join the club :) I sanded and polished my 70mm bushing adapter last night, looks awesome. Aluminium I'm case you're wondering. And I polished the drive lock too. Looks so nice on the DD motor. 

In the meantime I'll try to get the rig put together. 

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Base of motion platform almost fully complete. Waiting on some hardware for the wheel assembly portion. I'll be putting the seat portion together first and will post pics. Need to paint the universal joint, took some time to sand it and clean it up.

Should have OSW up and running this week. I will post pics when temporarily mounted on my wooden rig...using a vice :)  Crude but should be effective.

 

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On 2/8/2017 at 0:05 PM, sebj said:

Happy to report a bit of progress. I am still waiting on hardware from china, hoping screws didnt get lost in the mail...so far everything is trickling in.

I wanted to show how nicely powder coated my steel plates are (designed by Steve) and I started putting my button box together. That means countersinking for my M3 screws. i had to wait for these special bits from China but well worth it as they work great.

 

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Who made those plates?

 

 

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