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My pit for Freespace 2
Here is my pit for Freespace 2. It has a 39" monitor, Trackir, 24" touchscreen running Helios, Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals,  and Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS.  Thanks for all those that had contributed to the Freespace Open project (s). I will enjoy playing a lot of missions this winter when the snow flies.



Here are some snapshots of the Helios touchscreen





« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 10:03:38 am by OverDhill »

 

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I just hate rich people! :D

(don't worry, I'm just jeallouz :))

 
Thanks... but far from rich. I just don't have that many hobbies or vices... hahaha

I am retired so I have more time than money so I wait for deals.

I use this pit for Falcon BMS (free), IL-2 STURMOVIK and Rise of Flight.  But I really like space combat sims and can't wait to see Star Citizen. I am hoping it has extractable cockpit gauges as that is where the virtual cockpit touchscreen shines.

I will also be playing B5 Project when I get done with FS2 campaigns.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 10:08:20 am by OverDhill »

 

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Wow, this is really cool. :)

(I like the red self-destruct switch front-and-center. :p)

 

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How does FSO recognize all of this as one controller?  Are you using PPJoy or some other utility?
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Heh. Enjoy yourself! :nod:

 
How does FSO recognize all of this as one controller?  Are you using PPJoy or some other utility?

I use PPJoy (combine axes and 16 buttons) as well as Xpadder (for the all the extra buttons). Helios sends button keystrokes from the touchscreen PC to the main PC with a small keysend utility. There is a new utility like PPJoy that doesn't require you to run Win7 in test mode but I have not tried it yet.

 

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Holy ****.  :eek2: So jealous.

 

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oops, sorry, i've totally forgotten to answer your PM about this stuff :(
but it seems as you have set up everything all right!
i must say, this is way too cool
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Nope.... I do have a Steelcase computer chair that was originally around $700 and I paid $25 for it from a place going out business. Nice and comfortable.

I got the idea for using PVC pipe for the pit frame from this place.  I did my own design for the HOTAS and 24" touchscreen support.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7unF2tIXDs

 
oops, sorry, i've totally forgotten to answer your PM about this stuff :(
but it seems as you have set up everything all right!
i must say, this is way too cool

Yeah Google Image is your friend... did a few searches to come up with the PNG for the cockpit that was used as part of the Generic Cockpit MOD. Once I have played Freespace 2 and FreeSpace Port and Silent Threat Reborn I will proceed with the other campaigns down the road and will see what cockpits are available.  I know Blue Planet 1&2 have working cockpits.  I am sure I will not get to all the campaigns but will play what you guys consider the best before moving on to Babylon 5 Project. Also might look into multiplayer when I get better at the controls.

I have been really gathering up all the latest files and MODS this past few months as I travel and want to have it all ready when the weather turns bad and we stay inside more. I am sure the controls will be tweaked as I learn what is the higher priority.

I think I have all the options set for maximum graphics quality. I get around 120 FPS at the moment.

If anyone has any tips or tricks to squeeze the ultimate best out of Freespace 2 I would be glad to hear them. I have a Nvidia  660 Super Clocked graphics card so I have used the Nvidia control panel to tweak it as well.


I can't thank all of you enough for the hard work you have put into this and for all the help. This is a great forum.

 

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Quote from: OverDhill link=topic=85509.msg1710055#msg1710055
There is a new utility like PPJoy that doesn't require you to run Win7 in test mode but I have not tried it yet.

What utility is that?

 
Quote from: OverDhill link=topic=85509.msg1710055#msg1710055
There is a new utility like PPJoy that doesn't require you to run Win7 in test mode but I have not tried it yet.

What utility is that?

this is it.... if it works let us know

https://sourceforge.net/projects/vjoystick/


 

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Does the self-destruct button...work (in singleplayer)?
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Does the self-destruct button...work (in singleplayer)?

It better come with a working ejection seat while you're at it.

Edit: Also, awesome pit, this is pretty much the sort of ideal set up I'd love to have for myself if I had the space, time and money for it, good to see the newer cockpit being used well for this purpose too.
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Dude! That's really cool! Jealous. :nod:
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For those interested here is a couple of my other Helios skins for some of the other sims I play

IL-2




Lockon Flaming Cliffs 2






Falcon BMS










And another long time hobby of mine is my home automation project


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Thanks for sharing this is awesome. I am jealous. I have used hidmacros in the past but this is way better.