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Discussion in 'New users start here - FAQ' started by fermevc, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Angus

    Angus New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I came to sim tools because my configuration is "pretty unique" according to simxperience.
    Months and months that I am waiting for a version of sim commander to run both their DIY Rear Traction Loss and the GS-4.
    I am quite pissed off with their Customer service...

    I am a bit afraid of setting up sim tools and I will need some help.

    In life, I am an Engineer in a FIA Euro Racing Team.

    I mainly play on iRacing, but not so much recently because of this config problem

    See you soon.

    Thanks
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  3. ThomD

    ThomD New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    New here,

    I am looking into buying a 3 dof motion platform (used in combination with vr) which I will be mainly using for flight sims (DCS, Aerofly and elite). After weeks of browsing the internet it seems that hardware is more than available (simukit is only 30 min away from where I live and there is a dealer in the area of next level motion platforms and there are some other dealers in France as well).

    The software part (especially for flight sims) on the other hand seems to be another kind of story. I read a lot of mixed story’s from ok to not working at all. That's why i registered here.

    I would like to connect to other flight sim enthusiast who have a motion platform

    Btw, i fly sailplanes (gliders) in real life during the summer months.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome ThomD.

    We have a specific flight sim thread section for general review and discussion: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/#flight-simulation-games.141

    But when it comes to commercial rigs and how they may or may not suit flight sim games then that discussion should be in the commercial thread section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    You may also want to do a bit of research on G-Seats and harneses, which can convey more sustained G-force simulation than traditional rigs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/search/9186793/?q=G-seat&o=date

    Transducers also add a lot to the VR experience: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/game-vibe-transducers.25/category
  5. steve charles

    steve charles SIM Racing and X-Simulator Rookie

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Hello,
    Here are some pics of my SIM racing setup. It is my workshop, office, and gaming center all in one. I am using Oculus Rift for Visual, T300RS Wheel with Jack Spade mod for the force feedback, T3PA PRO pedals, TH8A shifter, ebay handbrake (joystick mod), SimVibe with ADX Maximus tactile transducers in the seat, pedals, and under the wheel. I hope to add discrete motion and other bits to further improve immersion.

    Attached Files:

  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @steve charles.

    I look forward to hearing more about your project plans.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in 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/

    Good luck with your project.
  7. drancope

    drancope New Member

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    Hi!!!
    I'm a tech teacher in Spain.
    A few years ago, I made an interface panel to X-Plane, using an Arduino Teensy.
    I have a pupil who wants to build an interface to play with Euro Truck Simulator, that's why I'm here.
  8. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @drancope.

    The demo version of SimTools includes the fully functional plugin for Live For Speed, specifically for testing purposes, so I suggest your student start with that.

    You don't even need a simulator, your student can use the 2DOF simulator application to become familiar with SimTools and motion simulation: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simulating-a-2dof-simulator.278/

    The FAQs are a great place to look for information on SimTools and all aspects of motion simulation. Your student may be interested in building a working motion simulator model: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/build-a-working-model-to-test-your-design-ideas.216/

    The members here give freely of their time and expertise, so if your student has further questions after reviewing the \FAQs then please post a follow up question or have your student show off their own work.
  9. Giorgio73

    Giorgio73 Alluminium rig with prosimu 3dof kit

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    Hello everyone and congratulations for the forum
    I'm Giorgio and I write from Italy, I'm passionate about motosports and driving simulators.
    I assembled a gaming pc, I built an artisan guide station made of wood with a rally seat. Next step is to convert in alluminium structure.
    I currently use the simvive system to get a deeper level of immersion in the game.
    The next step is to make my dynamic location use Simtools.
    I am studying the works and the advice of this community, I have been able to read the data of LFS with Simtools and the next step will be to buy motors and drives.
    See you on the track.
  10. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Giorgio73

    Doing some research and planning is time well spent, and the community here can help you out as you formulate your ideas about what you want to build and even where you can source parts from.

    Have a look at existing member builds, that may help you refine your own project: 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, 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/

    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 project.
  11. Bruno Silva Rogano

    Bruno Silva Rogano New Member

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    Hello folks!

    My name is Bruno, i'm from Brazil and I had several ideas about acquiring a 3D motion simulator.

    I just loved this community, very useful and contains a lot of materials.

    I'm thinking about build the mechanical parts of my (future) 2DOF simulator with a 3D printer...I'm still doing research, I don't even know if it's possible...

    My skills:

    Mechanical: zero ...

    Electrical: the basics

    Programming: good skills!
  12. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Bruno Silva Rogano.

    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 the FAQ section covers many detailed build related topics: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    There is even a 3D printer section, which will give you an idea how others have used 3D printed parts in simulators and peripherals: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/3d-printing.129/

    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, the members here give freely of both their time and expertise.

    Good luck with your project.
  13. goskar

    goskar New Member

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    Hi there! :)

    I'm new in this community. I have a 2DOF project already working with x-sim simulator but lately I am really upset with the software (it doesn't work as expected...).
    Is there any possibility to find trial licenses for xsimulator software? Im really interested on it, but I would like to see it working before I purchase for a license :)

    Kind regards,
    Goskar
  14. sam poole

    sam poole Active Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    The demo version of simtools and live for speed demo are what you need for testing

    You might be eligible for a diy licence if you put up a build thread
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  15. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    @goskar see @sam poole's succinct summary above.

    The demo version of SimTools comes bundled with the fully function plugin for Live For Speed, specifically for testing purposes: https://www.xsimulator.net/simtools-motion-simulator-software/

    Conditions apply but if met DIY members can be eligible for a DIY licensed version of SimTools for free, see here for details and eligibility criteria: https://www.xsimulator.net/request-diy-key-simtools/

    Be aware of the relationship and revenue sharing arrangements between SimTools (motion software) and Xsimulator.net (community support and community developed plugins): https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-and-xsimulator-partnership-explained.275/
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
  16. Bruno Silva Rogano

    Bruno Silva Rogano New Member

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    Thanks a lot, noorbeast !

    I'm enjoying the site & community very much..for now, I'm reading a lot of things...thanks again!
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  17. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Please be aware that you can dual language post, but you must include an English translation, as per the forum rules, using Google Translate is fine:

    Google Translate -
    Hello. ^^ My goal is now 3 dof. thank you.

    If you are seeking build, hardware and software information to get you started, then look in 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/

    Good luck with your 3DOF project.
  18. goskar

    goskar New Member

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    Thanks both of you for the information!
    I am going to set it up as soon as I can and I will post again :)

    Kind regards,
    Goskar
  19. Talkwrench

    Talkwrench Talkwrench

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    Hello all, currently half way through my build so I’ll start a build thread soon enough. This site has been a bad influence on my bank account! Can’t wait to add motion to my driving sims
  20. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @Andrew Rose.

    Motion rigs do cost but at the same time leaning on the expertise of the active community here can help minimise that, so start your build thread and after doing some research ask questions before you start buying a heap of hardware, as the community can help save your time, money and frustration.

    I look forward to following your build thread.
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