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Special Thank You to a few special members

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by RaceRay, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

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    @SilentChill @SeatTime @Pit @Nick @BlazinH @RufusDufus @speedy @noorbeast

    Thank you guys for all your assistance and countless hours of work!

    Credits are worth more than 1000 words so i reserved a spot for you on our official credits page:
    https://www.xsimulator.net/credits/

    Without you SimTools and this project would not be where it is.

    We might be a little forum compared to other ones but we have the greatest people and
    It's definitely no lie when i say our community is

    "The Greatest & Most Friendly Community for Motion Simulator Technologies"

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    hug:

    Added also: @nclabs , @bruce stephen
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  3. value1

    value1 Nerd Staff Member Moderator SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

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    Fully agree, @RaceRay!
    Without you guys and without your continuous contributions to the forum and the software
    xsimulator.net and SimTools would be not as far as they are today!

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  4. Historiker

    Historiker Dramamine Adict Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    Heartily Agreed! big-thumbs-up-smiley.png
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    ferslash Active Member

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    :D building a sim is something i will tell to my grand sons (when they come) :D and it is thanks to you guys :D
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  6. cthiggin

    cthiggin Active Member

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    These "special folks" helped make my sim platform dream come true!
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  7. wannabeaflyer2

    wannabeaflyer2 Well-Known Member

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    i want to just add to the praise rightfully heaped on these guys , corny as it seems they have made my mii dream come true , simple pleasure in life but nice to attain them thanks to the crew here . my Kids love what i have created thanks to these guys and once my friends try it. its hard to get em outta the house .... THANK YOU GUYS and all contributors
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  8. mariano68

    mariano68 Active Member

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    Great people in this great forum!
    It is always nice to have our own project, but it is also great to keep looking forward other members adventures, with their sad moments and that great moment when they achieved success :cheers... it is almost always with the help of the same guys, cheers!!!
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  9. stevemontuno

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    Yep i also gotta take my hat off to you guys & company for all the help and info you've ploughed into this forum ,,, I sure wouldn't be having heaps of fun getting thrown about in my rig if it wasn't for you guys , :thumbs
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  10. bruce stephen

    bruce stephen Hammer doesnt fix it, must be electrical

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    I completely agree. Great guys for sure. With your help/work I was able to do something I never dreamed possible or within my reach. thank you for your contributions.
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  11. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    I've been given advice by every single person in that list (and others) along my journey to a motion sim.

    Maybe they should be called the "Helpful 8" :D
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  12. Wormy

    Wormy New Member

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    How long has this DIY simulation been possible for the masses?
    I only started googling a few days ago, just thinking to myself "I wonder if you can make your own"..... and this community popped up.
    Advanced technology is becoming so main stream because of the internet..... the downside is, when the electricity goes out in your house (which it did a week ago for me) I don't know what to do with myself haha
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  13. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester

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    Since 2006. Its our 10th anniversary ;)
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    Rastus Active Member

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    I agree with all the tributes paid by the above posts. I have been a member since the inception of XSIMULATOR (deserted XSIM) and although not quite a newbie at the time, have done several upgrades etc. in the interim aided by info from several of the "Magnificents" and a lot of research on this great site. It's never too late I'm pushing 89 and have seen a lot of water (LAPS) under the bridge so to speak.hug:
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  15. Nick Moxley

    Nick Moxley Well-Known Member

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    Im Honored to be part of this Awesome Community. I can only echo some of the comments made here, You guys have made soo many people's dream come true And i thank you All for that.


    Here's to another 10 guys


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    I would really like to thank the Simtools developers/plugin maintainers and early trailblazers of this site and hobby. Just a few years ago I would have never thought that it would even be possible to build a fully capable sim in your own home at a reasonable price. I have sat in multi-million dollar sims at my work and to think my sim is now in some ways more advanced then those systems is just mind boggling. A great time to be alive and I look forward to more advancements in the future.
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    Pit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Staff Member Moderator Gold Contributor

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    Great times guys I am happy and proud to be a part of this community. I have spent many of countless hours but I do not regret one hour staying here at least. Regretfully I cannot meet many of these guys, they are living around the world, but thankfully to the internet we are a big small family with the same passion. May the force with us ;) BTW @Rastus you are the man of the hour 89 years young and still a "youngster", I show you respect and I would be very happy if I could meet you somewhere in the future (like many guys here). Cheers :cheers
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  18. noorbeast

    noorbeast VR - The Next Generation Staff Member Moderator

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    The Xsimulator.net/SimTools community has become my home on net.

    There is so much creativity, innovation and talent to be found here, plus a genuinely active and supportive community, which is pretty rare these days in many gaming and simulation groups where trolling and in-fighting is more the norm.

    All of us owe a debt of gratitude to those who founded Xsimulator.net and SimTools, you laid the foundation for this wonderful community.
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    While its nice to be appreciated for attempting to give helpful information to novice diy rig builders based on our previous experiments and experiences of what does and doesn’t work well, I think its fair to say that everyone mentioned above would not be doing it unless they truly love doing so and love this hobby. So the countless hours we've spent is a labor of love and enjoyment.

    With that said, I completely agree with the sentiments of SeatTime, Pit, and noorbeast. The launching of this site and the software and plugins required to bring life to our rigs were prerequisites to us obtaining our knowledge for the most part. So thank you is mutual! :cheers
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  20. SilentChill

    SilentChill Problem Maker

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    Wow I'm honoured not sure I deserve it though :)

    Without the help of a lot of the others and using all their experience and knowledge I couldn't do what I have been doing . I only found this site 2 half years ago and the amount I have learnt is incredible. I didn't think it would be possible to do what's been done. I knew nothing about any of this and I'm on the verge of completing my upgrade with homemade actuators :eek:. Living the dream here :D

    I have to say a thank you to @Historiker and also @Scratch as their videos on youtube brought me here.

    A massive thank you to @value1 for helping me learn the ways of plugin making, I would definitely not be able to make a plugin without all the help he gave me.

    Of course can't leave @yobuddy for creating the best bit of software on the WWW thank you too.

    And to everyone else who hates me likes me or whatever hug:
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    Blame73 Yet it moves!

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    I joined this forum 2 years ago now, it's great to see that most of the people I first met are still here keep on helping new users making their dreams come true.
    I've got little bookmarks in my browser, but this forum automatically opens when I launch it
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