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  1. Staracer

    Staracer New Member

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    Hi everyone, I hope to get some info on setups for motion cockpits. I just finished putting together my simulator, which is a DOF Reality P6 with a mix of Thrustmaster and Fanatec gear. Cheers!
  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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  3. moefinley

    moefinley New Member

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    Hi, I have a G25 and Fanatec Clubsport V3 Inverted pedals - no motion platform or bass shakers. I'm interested in getting more haptic feedback about loss of grip. I may invest in some bass shakers soon. But first I wondered if I could use the XSimulator software to activate the pedal shakers on my existing Clubsport pedals. I've not done anything with the XSimulator software before some any help would be appriciated. Thanks.
  4. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @moefinley.

    It would be possible to hack the Clubspport pedals and use GameDash, a SimTools companion app to control the rumble motors. But that seems a bit pointless when you can just use Fanaleds to control the pedal rumble motors: https://www.fanaleds.com/

    But if you get transducers then GameVibe (another SimTools companion app) can be use to control, customise and fine tune their haptic feedback.

    Other possibilities are things like a telemetry driven race harness will also greatly enhance immersion.

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  5. moefinley

    moefinley New Member

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    @noorbeast
    Thanks for the helpful reply. I'll look into GameDash. I had heard of FanaLEDs but what I read was it only allows you to set the feedback to activate based on the pedal force, not on any metric from the sim such as loss of traction. Is that not true?
  6. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Correct, but pedals are a poor way to try and simulate traction loss, hence my suggestion to review other member projects.

    Please start your own thread and post any further questions or comments there: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/
  7. HarryManson

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    Hello friends, muy name is Harry and i speak very little english sorry. Tnx everyone.
  8. Den1922

    Den1922 New Member

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    Hello ! I'm from France so sorry for my bad English ... i build a DIY motion simulator so i looking for some infos on this great forum, thanks !
  9. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome @HarryManson and @Den1922.

    If you want you can dual language post but please include English via Google Translate, as it is a forum requirement: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    Thanks for sharing your rig @HarryManson, I look forward to following your thread.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started @Den1922, in particular check out the design section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  10. Wojtek12

    Wojtek12 never say never

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    Witaj.
    Po latach zmagań z budową stacjonarnych symulatorów, zdecydowałem się umieścić go w ruchu. Mam nadzieję, że znajdę tu pomocy, bo mam wiele pytań :)
    Pozdrowienia dla wszystkich

    Google Translation:

    Welcome.
    After years of struggling with the construction of stationary simulators, I decided to put it into motion. I hope that I will find help here because I have many questions :)
    Greetings to all

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  11. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Wojtek12.

    I have taken the liberty of adding a Google Translation to your post, as you can dual language post but it is part of the Forum Rules that you also include English, doing so via Google Translate is fine: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/forum-rules.9527/

    Simulation and associated peripherals, in all their forms, is one deep and twisty rabbit hole, which is part of the fun, so do plenty of research first. Thankfully we a really active community here who freely give of their time and expertise.

    Check out the FAQs to get you started, in particular the design section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    Browse existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  12. DTHCR

    DTHCR New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi everyone, firstly what a great site. I have just finished building my motion platform.
    Soon I will start a diy thread and show everything I have done.
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  13. noorbeast

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  14. Marcos73

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    Hello, My name is Marcos.
    I want to thank you all for this forum, for the exchanges of information that enable the project of movement simulators.
    I work with a mechanical project but i do not understand electronics and i wish to share valuable information here.
    I want to make my simulator to have fun in the off hours.
    I have G29 steering wheel from Logitech
    I like games: Project Cars 2, F1 and IL Sturmovik
    Thank you all.
  15. noorbeast

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    Welcome @Marcos73.

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

    Doing some research before starting is time well spent.

    You will find plenty of helpful information in the FAQs to get you started, in particular check out the design section: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/faq/

    You can go through existing member projects for specific ideas or inspiration: http://www.xsimulator.net/community/forums/diy-motion-simulator-projects.22/

    Or search for specific types of projects using the Google Custom Search function on the Recent page: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/find-new/posts?recent=1

    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/

    Good luck with your project.
  16. Jay Steffey

    Jay Steffey Fastest Sloth Gold Contributor

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    Hello everyone. Just finished building a SFX 100. Now I need to learn how to program the drives, actuators, and axis. Feeling very overwhelmed at the moment lol. I mostly drive Iracing currently, but have access to ACC as well. Looking forward to increasing my knowledge from the infinite wisdom on this forum.

    Thanks,
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  17. noorbeast

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  18. the2jakes

    the2jakes New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi ! (I've been on here since 2009, just realized I didn't introduce myself... :eek: never too late to do it ;)

    I'm 42, from France. I've been creating stuff since I was 5. Since a month now, I'm transforming my static driving simulator to a dynamic one.

    Looking forward to talk and exchange about Simtools and Dynamic simulators :D
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  19. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    the2jakes New Member Gold Contributor

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    Hi noorbeast, I've done it, thanx. (sorry for the vids I didn't notice they shouldn't be posted here).
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