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Racing rig with driver playing LFS featured on Liveleak.com
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Racing rig with driver playing LFS featured on Liveleak.com
This is a pretty damn heavily trafficked web site I visit most everyday (liveleak.com). This video was featured which means its right smack dab on the front page. It was posted 10 hours ago and already has 2,500 views if that gives any kind of idea of the traffic level of the website. Pretty easy and substantial free advertising if you LFS players can keep the comment table well stocked with Live for speed support and info etc.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c04_1231280509
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#3 - word.
haha that guy really sucks! auto gears rofl
He doesn't know the circuit even. My guess is he's been asked to try LFS because he has that rig.
I don't know who makes that but it doesn't look very good does it, a bit slow and soft in its movement. Things like that definitely need to be enclosed for maximum effect too, or else your mind keeps reminding you that you're tilting because you have all these external reference points, and the "g-effect" of being pitched and rolled is even less effective.

You want it to feel/look like this (most impressive force dynamics video), especially if you're spending big money, and unless you have acute tunnel vision it just won't.
Quote from word. :haha that guy really sucks! auto gears rofl

All the rich kids these days have no talent.
Quote from sinbad :You want it to feel/look like this (most impressive force dynamics video), especially if you're spending big money, and unless you have acute tunnel vision it just won't.

omg :jawdrop:
#7 - w126
Quote from S14 DRIFT :All the rich kids these days have no talent.

This is the original video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quuqhjnxwq4 and there are more videos in the same profile. This guy actually built the equipment himself, so I would say he has lots of talent and motivation, just not necessarily spends all his time driving LFS.
I'm talking about talent about how to race in LFS.

The fact he's using auto gears sums that up straight away. Besides, if this were about engineering talent, we'd all be designing our own cars from the ground up. Constructing them, and racing them online.
Quote from sinbad :You want it to feel/look like this (most impressive force dynamics video), especially if you're spending big money, and unless you have acute tunnel vision it just won't.

When I saw this video my interest in LFS grew up quite a lot... even knowing that having such a rig was out of the question for me...
ROFL at the latest comment there: "Must be great to watch some porn with that!"


I don't think many people who watched the video are going to try out LFS, though.
The vid now has about 20,000 views in about 24 hours and is now re-featured in the top 3 videos.

From a business/financial standpoint, to ignore or de-value the impact of such free advertising is ridiculous. Obviously few to no one that has no appreciation for or derives any pleasure from the excellent simulation LFS provides and purely just wants to be an ass is going to make it past the demo to purchase the full game. To limit the exposure of a product just because you are afraid some of the people you market to will not automatically appreciate and respect your product is self defeating.
Quote from KurtG85 :To limit the exposure of a product just because you are afraid some of the people you market to will not automatically appreciate and respect your product is self defeating.

Then again, I don't think there has been much talk of LFS outside the simracing world.

I have been outside simracing since 1991 or 1992 IIRC. I only got back to LFS because of word of mouth from another (unrelated) forum...
#14 - col
Quote from sinbad :He doesn't know the circuit even. My guess is he's been asked to try LFS because he has that rig.
I don't know who makes that but it doesn't look very good does it, a bit slow and soft in its movement. Things like that definitely need to be enclosed for maximum effect too, or else your mind keeps reminding you that you're tilting because you have all these external reference points, and the "g-effect" of being pitched and rolled is even less effective.

You want it to feel/look like this (most impressive force dynamics video), especially if you're spending big money, and unless you have acute tunnel vision it just won't.

yes, force dynamics is awesome as far as state of the art goes, but it's something like $30,000... not an option for most folks.
I, like you thought it looked a bit cheapo, so I had a good surf on this link, and discovered that the rig "doesn't look very good" because he made it himself all from easily available parts (even PVC plumbing tube) that bolt together - no welding !
It uses two car wiper motors. the software is open source.
He reckons it would cost about 800 euros in total if you have to buy everything, also mentions that the lag is partly fixed and was due to a software problem.
Supposedly there is also a revised circuit with better motor controllers in the pipeline to improve the movement further.

So it IS awesome in that it is REALLY cheap and you can make it without fancy equipment (just a soldering iron for the electronics I think).
I wish I had more free time - I would be half way though making one already
Quote from S14 DRIFT :What.. money or no talent?

was jk, now i have no money, used to be one of the so called "rich" tho i never was that rich to have a bmw at my age or those cars, but living a luxury life.. and i think i have talent a little but but i have
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Looking at the OP's video, an rb4 with jacked up rallycross suspension wouldn't even lean as much as that. Looking at the chair movement, he may as well be on a boat of some kind.

Anyway, i suppose any publicity is good publicity for LFS.
Quote from danthebangerboy :Looking at the OP's video, an rb4 with jacked up rallycross suspension wouldn't even lean as much as that. Looking at the chair movement, he may as well be on a boat of some kind.

Anyway, i suppose any publicity is good publicity for LFS.

The leaning isn't supposed to resemble the attitude of the car in the game. It is supposed to give a sense of g-force (it pitches you forward steeply it feels a little like you're braking harder etc etc), which is why it only really works if the rig is enclosed.
Me showing my stupidity again! Having thought about it, that does make sense,as it adds the feeling of G forces, as you said. Again, i have leaarned.
it looks fun but it would make me feel sick
That is pretty cool indeed.

So does anyone else realize that these tilting systems are limited to a maximum of 1 G?

I think the ULTIMATE way to do motion sim is to use a robotic arm roller coaster system like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoA-m5iHG9s You can definitely pull more than 1 G with that thing. Perhaps even up to oh say... 4.5g like in an F1 car.
Looks dangerous for anyone over 5ft 10".

Racing rig with driver playing LFS featured on Liveleak.com
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