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    Adding a motion seat for more immersion

    I’ve been playing pc racing games for 21 years and it is by far my favorite hobby so when I find something that is a game changer I like to share.

    For the past few years I’ve been using a buttkicker so I can ‘feel’ the car along with road surfaces either through the sound or telemetry of the sim but I wanted more immersion so I recently bought a Geko GS-105 motion seat and now I need to share with others who might be thinking of going to the next level (next level of immersion not the next level seat mover, lol).

    Playing pCARS with the G-Seat has been incredibly awesome. Feeling the forces of acceleration and braking, feeling the bumps, dips and cracks on any given straight away, feeling the side forces produced when cornering while at the same time feeling the effects of hitting the curbs and/or rumble strips in those same corners is just simply awesome. What I just mentioned is what I feel with the G-Seat and adding the buttkicker to the seat seemed to fill in some gaps and it’s a match made in heaven.

    Adding the G-Seat to my rig has been interesting as I had to re-work just about everything but it is without a doubt worth every swear word I said and thought throughout the whole process. I also feel the need to mention that I wasn’t 100% happy when I first got the G-Seat as I didn’t like what I was feeling when cornering but it turned out I had 2 things wrong. First I didn’t have the harness on the G-Seat properly adjusted, second I was not in the proper ‘mind set’ when driving a sim as I was letting the G-Seat move me around instead of me fighting the forces trying to stay still. After taking a long road trip concentrating on what my body was doing to keep still when taking corners at a high rate of speed I went back to my G-Seat and applied what I remembered and now I’m 110% happy. It’s quite a ‘core’ workout resisting the forces lap after lap. I now can relate to (well most of) this story “You think driving an Indy car is easy?” Of course the severity of forces depends on what car is being driven and the settings within the G-Seat software (a lot of adjustability within the software).

    So anyway if you are thinking about going to the next level of immersion I highly recommend the Geko GS-105.
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    you should make a vid or show us some pics of your rig .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bporion View Post
    you should make a vid or show us some pics of your rig .


    Same here, i want to see pics!
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    Although I’m embarrassed to show pic’s as it is still a mess I will show a few anyway. The triple screen pic is my old setup, a modified Obutto rig. In my current setup I'm using the front half of the Obutto and I bought the GT Omega Triple Monitor Stand V3 which is in place but I don’t have any pic’s of it. In the pic with the G-Seat you can see my wheel attached to a board that is bolted to the front half of the Obutto rig, it is very solid. I have a few sketchup pic’s of a sliding platform that I’m going to build later this month, I need a sliding seat platform so I can get in and out because right now it’s a major pain getting in and out (don't worry, the sliding platform will have stops so it doesn't slide to far back and flip).

    Once I get the sliding platform built and installed I will post pics of the whole rig which will include a shifter console that I have to also make (ugh!!! *$#@!!!! But again when I race with the G-Seat it's worth the aggravation)

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    looks more like a soft massage chair for old people.
    the back is the only moving part of the seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seelenkrank View Post
    looks more like a soft massage chair for old people.
    the back is the only moving part of the seat?
    First off massage chairs are for all ages . Honestly I didn't care for the looks until I saw it in person. I don't know how to explain it but seeing it in person I see it’s a high quality handmade chair and I actually like the looks of it now.

    And yes, the back is the only thing that moves, they describe it as a "force feedback motion simulator" (here is an explanation). Check this video out to see it in action.
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    i too have a motion system: a gs-4 coupled with a 2x d-box .. this and with VR, sim racing is an incredible experience .. i have been sim racing since the days of Crammond's F1 games .. at this stage our hobby has almost hit a pinnacle
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    well i see the vid and it reminds me more of an earthquake simulator then a motion simulator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seelenkrank View Post
    well i see the vid and it reminds me more of an earthquake simulator then a motion simulator.
    I can assure you it is unlike what it reminds you .. if you ever get a chance to try it is an amazing experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seelenkrank View Post
    reminds me more of an earthquake simulator then a motion simulator.
    If this video is what its like to be in an earthquake then I made a good purchase
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