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Vr Train Simulator

Discussion in 'Content Suggestions & Proposals' started by MattRed1996, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. MattRed1996

    MattRed1996 New Member

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    I Been using VR for a while and I think that Train Simulator would really benefit with all locos already made with fully animated controls. It would improve the immersion since most VR headsets come with a set of controllers that allow the user to reach out and touch objects and the headset it self will give a proper drivers view from the locomotive. Just something that i think might improve the gameplay.
     
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  2. NJT Railfan

    NJT Railfan Active Member

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    It already uses Oculus, but VR sounds like a cool idea.
     
  3. MattRed1996

    MattRed1996 New Member

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    The only thing I can that would be hard to implement would be changing points and decoupling unless there is some way of bringing up a separate menu just for VR.
     
  4. gazz292

    gazz292 New Member

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    I am going the oposite direction... an AR simulator... actual reality... using real controls from a train connected to the sim
     
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    I've relatively recently got Trackir - I had some doubts. Perhaps a half-way house to VR but it's far better than I anticipated.
     
  6. gazz292

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    TrackIr is great, i use it on my Omsi simulator, really adds to the total immersion that i'm after,

    of course i have the trackir sensors fitted to a real BVG drivers hat.. most people make do with a baseball hat or earphone clip for the sensors, but i don't do things by halves
     
  7. Anthony Vo

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    then you should get the "rail driver train simulator controller"
     
  8. gazz292

    gazz292 New Member

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    Got one... too small for me... so i built my own:
    2014-09-28-1255.jpg

    And i also have the real driving desk from a BR 111 Wittenberger Steruerwagen that i am slowly converting to work with the sim:
    Steuerwagen project.jpg

    I actually own what is in my avatar :D:cool:
     
  9. RickOsh

    RickOsh New Member

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    I'm envious. Afraid I'll have to settle with my RailDriver. Just don't have the room for an AR setup nor the means to build one. My desktop has to accommodate a throttle & yoke for my flight sim also.
     
  10. gazz292

    gazz292 New Member

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    aww comon... surely you have one room in the house to dedicate to sims... maybe build a replica aeroplane in it as well lol
     
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    So how do you control a train that has separate power and brake handles with that S-Bahn Desk?
     
  12. gazz292

    gazz292 New Member

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    i have a saitek throttle quadrant i stuck on the right hand side :)

    when i built that driving desk i was in a phase of driving mostly EMU's with the combined power / brake lever,

    i plan to build another mini driving desk sometime, and it will have 4 lever sets with unscrewable handles except for the power lever.
     
  13. 749006

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    So you will use the DB Cab to drive a Class 66?
     
  14. gazz292

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    i only drive german trains :D
     
  15. 749006

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    If you change the playing conditions then older items would not work properly and more people would be inconvenienced than those who gain from it.
    It would make more sense to have VR in TSW - it's not far off that now as you can move around, leave the train and do other things you cannot in Train Simulator.

    Peter
     
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    I don't think it's possible, because some things relay on fixed camera position. For example there is a baked reflection in BR 442.
     

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