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Free multi source video recording

At some stage or the other it is likely a community member will ask that you post a video of your DIY motion simulator showing both its movement and game screen at the same time.

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and can capture from multiple sources at the same time, including a full screen, game widow, VR and webcams: https://obsproject.com/

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How to set up a dual PC installation of SimTools

Rather than running the game on one PC and SimTools on the other,
we have split SimTools into GameManager on the GamePC and GameEngine on the other PC controlling the actuators.
Read more here:
http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/how-to-set-up-a-dual-pc-installation-of-simtools.4974/

Nota: you have to install plugins on both computers! ;)

Here a single computer setup:
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Here a dual computer setup:
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ONLY a cross-over cable

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And remember the tcp/ip configuration, for best performance (and in old computer for best startup) to config 2 pc's in static IP non in DHCP!
Example:
PC - 1
  • Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name.
  • Change the computer name to "A" and workgroup name to "Simulator", and click OK to save changes.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
  • Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
  • Enter these values:
    • IP Address - 192.168.0.1
    • Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
  • Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.

PC - 2
  • Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name.
  • Change the computer name to "B" and workgroup name to "Simulator", and click OK to save changes.
  • Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
  • Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties.
    • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
    • Enter these values:

IP Address - 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
  • Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.
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UDP games produce wrong output data

Please check the local settings for example they need to be like this:
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Here is an alternate method that can use the original settings on your control panel for those who uses unicode languages to avoid language compatibility issues with other applications here.

The SimTools developer @yobuddy has advised that the output bug has been found and will be fixed in the next release of SimTools: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/game-data-input-0.4909/page-2#post-50117

Thanks @jamesdio for the solution.
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How to change the COM port

How to change the COM port of my Arduino or JRK?

Start by going to the Device Manager. Once there do the following:
Expand the Ports ‘(COM& LPT)’
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You should be looking at something like this:
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As you can see Windows has set the port to COM10. However many legacy applications expect the port to be between 1-4. Let’s change that:
Right click on the device and click on ‘Properties’.
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Click on ‘Port Settings’. Then click on ‘Advanced…’.
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Once you’re in ‘Advanced Settings for COM10’ on the bottom you can see the ‘COM Port Number: COM10’. Click on that to change it to the lowest possible number (between 1-4).
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Then click ‘OK’ on all open Property Windows.
Now the device should look like this:
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from http://plugable.com/2011/07/04/how-to-change-the-com-port-for-a-usb-serial-adapter-on-windows-7
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