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Modifying Chinese 3DOF Arcade VR Simulator to Run Standard PC Games

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by Epseni, Jun 14, 2019 at 16:05.

  1. Epseni

    Epseni New Member

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    Hi all!

    I recently bought a Chinese made Arcade VR simulator and my plan is to modify it to run commercial PC games with SimTools instead of pre-bundled software.

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    The simulator has 0.4kW 3000 rpm AC servo motors driven by Dorna EPS-M1 3-in-1 drive. It comes with Vegafu SMC-X24 controller, which I am planning to replace with AMC-AASD15A servo controller (https://www.tindie.com/products/Tronicgr/amc-aasd15a-servo-motion-controller/) made by Thanos. This setup should allow me to run the simulator with any software compatible with SimTools.

    Simulator comes with PC built in. Specs are:
    Intel i5-6400 CPU
    Asus motherboard
    Geforce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
    8 Gb RAM
    500W PSU

    I will swap the GPU to something more powerful. Other than that it's pretty capable out of the box. There is also stand with monitor and keyboard/mouse coupled with the simulator. That is pretty convenient for operating the simulator on site.

    Simulator comes with DPVR E3-C VR helmet (http://dpvr.net/e3c.html), which looks like it could be decent solution for this kind of purpose. It is compatible with SteamVR.

    It has Logitech G29 wheel and pedal setup, which should be adequate too.

    Next step now is to wait for AMC-AASD15A controller to arrive and begin testing. Big thanks to Thanos already now for consulting me on the topic! I'll post more pictures and experiences as I proceed with the project.

    I am not sure if anyone has interest in this kind of project, but I'll post this just in case. Also I appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have.

    Happy to join the community and looking forward to get racing soon! :)
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  2. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    Members here are generally interested in pretty much all motion sims and peripherals.
  3. isamu

    isamu New Member

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    I'd like to see more examples of these. For example I use to play the motion deluxe version of Virtua Racing by Sega. That cab was immensely fun! Also the Daytona 2 motion cab is great as well. I'd love to see anyone use those cabs as motion rigs for PC sims.