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  1. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @altackbar.

    You will find the FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There are lots of Arduino code options: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino-code-for-use-with-various-hardware-and-simtools.31/

    But I would suggest you start with the SMC3 code, as it also has a graphical app for tuning and lists the correct Interface Settings for SimTools 2: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    Here are the steps to creating and refining a motion profile for SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here and post any questions you have on it: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Good luck with setting your rig up with SimTools.
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Google Translate - New Hello, I am new and I have so many layers of riding my simulator I try it and it is impossible thanks to Zntemano I'm from cordoba

    Welcome @Teampeton.

    You can dual language post but you do need to include a Google Translation for English, as it is part of the forum rules: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    We have bi-lingual speakers from many different language groups so if Google Translate really messes it up they can help clarify what was intended.

    The FAQs are a great place to start and cover most common topics: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/
  3. DrWatson

    DrWatson New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello, my name is Björn. I want to build my own dashboard with an instrument cluster and i use an Arduino for this project.
    In the past, I used xsim for it and it worked well too :) However SimTools seems to be better suited for me.
    Let's see what else is coming ;)

    Best regards
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @DrWatson

    Have a quick look in the FAQ peripherals section and you can also use the Custom Google Search box near the top right of forum pages: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/diy-peripherals.13/category

    Gauges will need Game Dash functionality: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/gamedash-settings-tips-and-tricks.21/category

    And Game Dash itself is part of the Pro Licensed version of SimTools: https://simtools.us/license/

    When you are ready please start your own thread in the peripherals section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-peripherals.32/

    Good luck with your Gauge pod project.
  5. kompac

    kompac Race to win

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    Hello! I am kompac de valencia españa, I am starting in this world of driving simulation, now I am starting a new 2Dof project with Arduino + shield moto monster + wiper motors. I'm investigating Simtools, for problems with other software at the moment. I hope to learn a lot and help as much as possible in this great community, and put my new simulator to work. I will post photos of the project soon

    Greetings to all
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @kompac.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, including a section on SimTool tips and tricks, Arduino code (try SMC3 first) and Motor Monsters, plus heaps more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
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  7. Giancarlo

    Giancarlo New Member

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    I'm Giancarlo From Italy (Monteporzio catone) near Rome.
    I'm a computer scientist and have a lot of experience in networking servers programming languages.
    I have a basic late(cnc modificated) and a cnc router and a 3d printer. With my cnc I'm also able to make artigianal pcb with exposure laser double face and 0.3 or 0.4 vias. A lot of experience with arduino and raspberry (I interfaced late and cnc laser with arduino - raspberry using modbus). So may be I'll able to make something I like to try simtool
  8. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Giancarlo.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own project ideas: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors, JRKs, Arduino code and Motor Monsters, plus heaps more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  9. nigaudloto

    nigaudloto New Member

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    hey everyone, my name is regis I'm from france and I'm waiting for my 2dof motion simulator to get built and delivered to my home but It seems that there is not a single space simulation compatible with motion simulator anymore (and not even speaking about motion cancellation problems) due to frequent update from developers ? am I correct about it or did I get the wrong impression ? I hope when my rig arrives I will at least still be able to play project cars 2 or the whole thing will just be a 3000 $ bunch of wooden-steel and plastic and total waste of money ?
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @nigaudloto.

    There is a SimTools Elite Dangerous plugin, it does get broken by game updates from time to time but there is also a generic joystick plugin that can be used as a fill in. It is working fine at the moment, I was using it on the weekend.

    Project Cars 2 also works great with SimTools.

    Just so you know there is a specific thread section for commercial sims, if you have questions: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-for-commercial-purposes.159/

    And Pro license support, as that license is required for SimTools use with commercial simulators: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-pro-entertainment-version.176/

    I hope that eases your concerns a little.
  11. nigaudloto

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  12. DARMMY

    DARMMY New Member

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    HI enjoy for race now
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @DARMMY.

    If you have questions or are looking for information the check out the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  14. manuel staedel

    manuel staedel New Member

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    Hello,
    my Name is Manuel and i am SimRacer since over 20 years.
    i look after a solution to build a own FFB for Assetto or another racing game.
    Hope to find it here.


    Best wishes from Fichtenberg / Germany
  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @manuel staedel.

    I am not exactly sure what you have in mind but if you mean a wheel then check out various approached in the FAQ peripheral section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steering-wheels.65/

    If you mean something different then you will likely find it somewhere in the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread.

    Feel free to ask questions on your build thread, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  16. hoyang

    hoyang New Member

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    bonjour à tous.
    je suis un nouvel arrivant sur le forum.
    cela fait quelques mois que je le parcours pour m'aider et me donner des idées pour mon projet de simulateur.
    je suis en train de construire un simulateur 3dof yaw à base d'Arduino + bouclier moto monster + moteurs d'essuie-glace.
    je posterais bientôt des photos salut à tous.
  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Google Translate - Hello everyone. I am a newcomer on the forum. it's been a few months that I go to help me and give me ideas for my simulator project. I am building a 3dof yaw simulator with Arduino + motorcycle monster shield + wiper motors. I will soon post photos hi to all.

    Welcome @hoyang.

    You can duel post in your native language but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include an English translation: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    We have bi-lingual speakers from many different language groups so if Google Translate really messes it up they can help clarify what was intended.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs, from design software, dimension of sims, to PSUs, pots, motors,, Arduinos and Motor Monsters and more: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    We have a glossary for all those acronyms we tend to use, which will help you decipher some descriptions: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/glossary-of-acronyms-and-names.66/

    Good luck with your project.
  18. stilotto

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    Hello I am Otto!
    I'm just reading the topic.
    And slowly buy the parts for my 6DOF project.

    regards
    Otto
  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @stilotto.

    You will likely find the FAQ 6DOF section useful: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/6dof.22/category

    And you can use the custom Google search top right to find all 6DOF projects, which are worth reviewing as they well answer some of your questions.

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Feel free to ask questions, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your 6DOF project.
  20. Crossfire0mega

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    Hello all I just came across this site while looking for a way to build a diy motion simulator. I'm currently in school in the US to become an Electrical Engineer and I really want to build a 3 or 6 DOF rig to play VR space sims on! I've never taken on a project of this magnitude but I'm really excited to try.

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