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  1. ...you know, you've got a damned good point!  It doesn't say what cars are in at all does it!  just Porsches are shown...  Hmm


    Worrying NFT vibes from the "your purchases are your own and you can resell your cars" bit too.

  2. Looks good - but I think UE5 is going to have the same issues with VR -  having horrible VR performance because it uses deferred rendering.




    ACC's successor, Assetto Corsa 2 - is claimed to be ditching UE for this reason...



  3. 7 minutes ago, Shimmyhill said:

    I did a thing….




    While looking on facebook market place for bucket seats this turned up….brand new, local to me for £50 so while it isnt going to be as good as a Sparco I think its a bargain! He said it was the XL one and I wasnt as keen so to get it home and find its the RS6 version is a bonus!!


    Just waiting on the rear frame for the wheelstand now!

    For £50 that is an amazing bargain!  Good work.  Enjoy!

  4. 1 hour ago, Meers said:


     It's very solid, but a pain to mount (there's little working space because the bloody chair is in the way). I've recently replaced the previous blocks I had onder there with better ones, and it was a bloody hassle to do. Hopefully I won't have to deal with that again any time soon. 😓



    Amen to that!  Who knew attaching four simple bolts could cause such swearing!



  5. 26 minutes ago, Meers said:

    @Valver, how adjustable is the seat? Is it fixed to the base plate or does it slide forward/back as well?


    By default neither the frame nor the seat come with sliders, so you would just find a spot on the aluminium profile and bolt it down.  However, its a simple job to add a set of regular car slider rails into the mix.  They bolt to the underside of the seat with 4 bolts, and then the slider rails bolt to the frame.  Now I have a handle under the chair that I pull up to slide the seat forwards or backwards.

  6. On 14/05/2022 at 16:07, Valver said:


    @mrben09 - you asked how long this was...   so from the front edge of the frame's pedal plate  to the furthest point back, on the seat top,  it is 157cms long.


    But this is super configurable...  the pedal plate can move forwards loads more, and my seat is quite upright, it reclines loads if you want.  But for me a 6ft 1 this is perfect


    By way of an experiment, I whizzed the seat back on its runners to the maximum rear position, and then reclined it one more notch - its now 175cms.


    Does that help?  PM me if you want any more specific info.

  7. Oooh yes!  More AMS2 occasional races please!


    Love this bit:



    To celebrate the launch of Automobilista 2 on Simracing.GP we are hosting a launch event on Wednesday 1st June in a faux 24 hours race around the green hell. The cars that will take to the track are a mixture of GT3 GT4 & GT5, this is our best attempt to recreate the iconic Nordschleife 24 hours race. The event will be time scaled to simulate 24 hours within 1 hour, this is to show off the incredible visuals available in AMS2 during the day to night transitions. If you would like to take part,register your interest on this form now and we will invite a select number of drivers to join us in the race. 


    ...that might convince me to buy some of the DLC!

  8. Another little upgrade today...  I ordered this 3D printed part to slot inside my TH8A gearshifter.  


    The shifter shaft slides through the slot in the middle so that the internal spring loaded ball bearings provide a positive clunk and some resistance when you  push past them as you shift gears.  There are adjuster screws to vary the pressure required to click the shifter past the ball bearings on each shift...  


    Will fit it shortly and report back!


    It's the first time I've held a 3D printed part and I have to say I'm really impressed with the quality.  There's a slight pattern from the layers on some sides of it, but it's totally smooth to the touch.


    Edit:  Update - fitted in about 15 minutes.  Feels fantastic.  It has added a nice solid clunk and some meaty resistance when engaging each shift.  




  9. 29 minutes ago, Tomdominer said:

    Has anyone owned / tried both the Thrustmaster T300 and one of the Fanatec wheels with direct drive?


    I was wondering if the DD stuff really justifies the price difference...



    Like I posted above, I went from a Thrustmaster TS-PC (so their top of the range PC only wheel at 6Nm) to a Fanatec CSL DD at 8Nm .  And the difference in force strength is startling (alongside the caveat I got a sturdier mount for it at the same time) I would imagine the jump from a T300 (with about 4Nm) would be an even bigger improvement!


    The detail you feel with a DD wheel is also improved.  The belt drives are good and smooth, but they dampen a bit of the effects too.




    Any specific questions?

  10. I spent a few hours in a variety of games yesterday. Night and day difference from the old wheel and rig, to this new setup.  It is more comfortable, easier to get in and out of, and the rigidity of the wheel mounting means I'm getting 100% of the force feedback through my arms, rather than some of it being wasted on "post wobble" that I had in the last rig.  I've gone from a 6nm belt wheel (TS-PC) to an 8nm direct drive wheel - but it feels double the strength!


    Loving it!

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