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  1. Talkwrench

    Talkwrench Talkwrench Gold Contributor

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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
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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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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  3. Scott Barton

    Scott Barton New Member

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    My Motion Simulator:
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    Got a DOF Reality P3 3DOF motion simulator. Working on figuring out SimTools and configuring it for my Sim.
    I've got Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base, Fanatec V3 inverted pedals, SRS Wind Simulator, Buttkicker, Thrustmaster HOTAS Flight X, ForceFeel 08, vib seat pad.
    I do a lot of endurance racing and coaching and use the sim to learn new tracks and practice in the offseason.

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  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Scott Barton.

    The DOF REality rig has its dedicated thread: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/low-cost-2dof-3dof-motion-simulator-dof-reality.8570/

    You will also find a link there for some contributed motion profiles for some common games: https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...ject-cars-2-can-anyone-share-me-theirs.11273/

    For other games you will need to learn how to create and refine motion profiles: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/steps-to-create-a-motion-profile.228/

    There is also a dedicated support thread for commercial rig Pro and Entertainment license holders: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/simtools-pro-entertainment-version.176/

    You can start your own thread in the commercial thread section: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/commercial-simulators-and-peripherie.52/

    If you are looking for information, tips and tricks then check out the FAQs: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Have fun with your new motion rig!
  5. steiniani

    steiniani New Member

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    Hi all,

    New to the forums. Have experience with kart racing and some touring cars but new to sim racing. Doing a lot of research. Currently leaning towards a Prosimu T1000 DOF3, but we'll see where I end up when I'm finally ready to purchase. Looking forward to learning more.
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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  7. steiniani

    steiniani New Member

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    Perfect. Thanks @noorbeast . I typically lurk in the shadows and read, but will definitely start a thread if necessary.
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  8. Bashar Abu Muaileq

    Bashar Abu Muaileq New Member

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    Hello
    I'm Mechatronics Engineer
    My Final Year Project :- 2 DOF car simulator but I dealt with www.x-sim.de and now after graduate I hope want work in this field .
    I found out that you are more sophisticated than x-sim.de team
    so I would like to join you .
    How do I learn to use your program and I want to do a car simulator
    without the Internet and easy to use as product Is this possible ?
    What are the things that are required of me ?
    Regards
    Bashar
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  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Bashar Abu Muaileq.

    SimTools only requires a net connection once, for license registration, it can then run offline.

    You will find plenty to get you started in the FAQs: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Including a section on SimTools: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/simtools-settings-tips-and-tricks.18/category

    And various code for different hardware: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/arduino.6/category

    I would suggest you try the SMC3 code, as that has a handy application for doing configuration settings: http://www.xsimulator.net/community...3dof-motor-driver-and-windows-utilities.4957/

    When you are ready please start your own project thread here and post details about your simulator on it, including your video and any questions you may have: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/
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  10. Marc Lindgren

    Marc Lindgren New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for the wealth of information to be had here on this site. I've been reading through the many pages of @Nick Moxley's build thread and I hope to follow his lead as far as design is concerned. I like his approach.

    My current rig is stationary and was something I diy'd for use with Iracing, Project Cars 2 and Assetto Corsa. (really looking forward to AC Competizione). I use an Oculus so the need for triple monitor mounts will be put off initially. I have yet to order any parts since I'm still reading up on things here but I definitely have the itch and I can't wait to get started. Knew I'd find a good use for those server psu's, lol

    For anyone who hasn't already seen it, here is the build that I will base mine on:
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/2dof-to-3dof-diy-seat-mover.5271/

    Once I have the coins to do so, I will download the simtools software and begin trying to wrap my head around everything involved in setting that up, ugh. Hopefully the learning curve isn't too steep.

    Guess it's time to get reading.
    Thanks again for this great site,
    Marc

    I'm adding links here for my own reference later ( hope it's okay)

    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/traction-loss.174/
    https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...e-linear-speed-and-forces-of-your-design.270/
    https://www.xsimulator.net/communit...-of-gravity-to-balance-a-motion-simulator.55/
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  11. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Marc Lindgren.

    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.
  12. Denus304

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    Hi there guys i have just joined , i got a link from an iracing forum to join and search the forum in some much needed help.

    I am currently seaking the best way to create my own motion simulator. i will have a look around and get some ideas then post a forum thread if it is ok ?
  13. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @Denus304.

    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 drivers, 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.
  14. pinthi

    pinthi Member Gold Contributor

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    bonjour à tout les nouveaux membres SimTools et le forum
  15. Genius Wizard

    Genius Wizard New Member

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    I'm also glad I found this community. I always dreamt about having a simulator on my own. I couldnt afford one. Now I can full fill my dream. will soon upload details about my diy project. cheers!!
  16. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Welcome @pinthi and @Genius Wizard.

    You have come to the right place, there is a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    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/

    If something sounds odd then look it up in the glossary: 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/

    @pinthi you can dual language post but must include English, as per the forum rules, using Google Translate is fine: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    I look forward to following both of your projects.
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  17. Genius Wizard

    Genius Wizard New Member

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    I'm already working on a project. and also started a thread. will upload photos and details asap. and realy thanks for the inspiration.
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  18. Leadf00t

    Leadf00t New Member Gold Contributor

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    Greetings from Australia!

    I've recently taken possession of a ProSimu T1000 5 dof which is being a bit of a princess.

    Rear actuators cut out after a few minutes of play. The manufacturer is being less than helpful so any gurus that could help me out would be more than appreciated

    Sorry if this isn't where I should be asking
  19. sam poole

    sam poole Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Are you using simtools?
  20. Leadf00t

    Leadf00t New Member Gold Contributor

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    Yes. Using sim tools with the iracing and assetto corsa plug-ins