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Author Topic: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab  (Read 4151 times)

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No, I haven't seen it done, but would like to put the idea out there.

I've noticed the price dropping on CRT Need for Speed cabs lately and saw a NASCAR cab with 32" LCD sell for around 2 grand recently.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Good-Working-Global-VR-Need-For-Speed-GT-Sit-Down-Racing-Arcade-Game-/230978311489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c7615541



It's a lot of money and I'm not a fan of the style of the cab, but these games contain the USB immersion PCB that interfaces with a standard Windows PC.
People have successfully used that PCB to interface their Happ ffb setups and ECCI uses it for their wheels.
So it should be pretty much plug and play.  Install the immersion drivers on your PC and drop the PC into the cab...done.
Only downside is that this particular game had the sequential shifter instead of the six speed.

Not sure about the monitor resolution, etc.
I haven't done all the research, just noticed a good price on the NFS GT and put the idea out there.
You could sell the PC and security dongle currently in the machine and recoup a little.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2013, 02:11:33 pm by BadMouth »

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 02:21:59 pm »
the dongle sell's for a buck 125 ie $125.00
do the math

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 12:52:44 am »
pretty interesting.

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 04:53:57 am »
Even cheaper in the UK;

http://r.ebay.com/z55bFM

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 10:05:37 pm »
Apparently Need For Speed GT doesn't use the Immersion board.  :-[

It uses a "Nytric" I/O USB interface.  Even though it has a PCI connection, it still connects via USB.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140991829965?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Anyone have any information on this or know if Windows drivers exist?

I'm tempted to buy it just to play with, but I've already spent too much on projects this month.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 10:19:24 pm by BadMouth »

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 09:38:20 am »
even though it has a pci on it
i have never seen it used to date
the plug's that we use are the 39 pin i/o interface
the usb plug
the 4 pin powersupply plug

the driver's u want are in any pga golf game
u will need to scout them out,but it is dubale
 if stpcore is still hosting them on shoutbox ? pm him and ask where and how to get them
they will be in the window's system/system 32 file's
rember it is windows xp:e:,
now i do not rember if u need hercules to fource them to load
i do think i just dropped them into a system/system32 box so i could repair them little
thing's

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 09:45:58 am »
There shouldn't be any OS-specific issues.  Despite what Microsoft might tell you there isn't a whole lot of difference between XP and XPE... that's why the TypeX games got hacked so easily.  ;)  The only question is are we talking 32 or 64 bit because most people will be running 64bit at this point and you might run into issues there. 

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Re: Another option - dropping a PC in a PC based Global VR cab
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 01:57:57 pm »
I can supply the wheel, and feedback board if someone wants to do the Dev. I also have a hard disc and Install image

  
 

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