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Old 12-26-2008, 03:35 PM
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My school has lots of computer projectors, I might have to break in some time and play..............
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:57 PM
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I am currently working on getting VRC to run on Linux. I will let all of the non-n00bs know how to do it when I am done.
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:20 PM
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What are you guys favorite tracks?
I like Luxemborg and Cincinnatti 2002.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by crazy4wdracer View Post
What are you guys favorite tracks?
I like Luxemborg and Cincinnatti 2002.
Lloret... It is most like a carpet track layout.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:36 PM
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i wanna make a figure 8 track where all the cars meet in the middle mwahahahahahahaah
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:39 PM
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I'm starting to get good at the Tamiys Japan track. Fast lap was a 24.1, my finger got sore after 49 laps. I'll have to try Lloret.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:33 PM
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can you use a regular joystick to control the car? I have a heli radio with a PC link that shows up as a joystick, but VRC doesn't have the option to use it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by joe of loath View Post
can you use a regular joystick to control the car? I have a heli radio with a PC link that shows up as a joystick, but VRC doesn't have the option to use it.
From the main menu, select "game options".
When the game option setup dialog appears select the "race options" tab.
From the input device dropdown select either "VRC USB controller" or "VRC-1 adapter"
Do not calibrate and test. Calibration should be done beforehand, through the windows control panel.
The stick that controls the x and y axis will control steering and throttle.

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Old 12-29-2008, 11:58 AM
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so, it'll find it then? I tried but it didnt like it at all.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:11 PM
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it kinda works, but as its a 4ch controller the right stick controls both throttle and steering, so I might as well use a joystick.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:19 PM
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For most racing sims, I use one of these;

http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Free..._p/tra7007.htm

You can find them on ebay sometimes for about 10 bucks.
Some other options are to;
Buy the VRC software with controller for about 70 bucks plus shipping on ebay or,
Build a controller from and old TX (pretty straight forward if you use a game port) or,
Use one of these; usb adaptor or,
Re-wire your 4 channel controller to switch the axes or,
Use ppjoy to re-map your 4 channel controllers axes or,
Edit the windows registry to re-map the axes for your 4 channel controller (if you're not familiar with hex editing, you probably won't want to attempt this)

I guess I could go on for days but you're probably sufficiently bored by now so......

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Old 12-30-2008, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by joe of loath View Post
it kinda works, but as its a 4ch controller the right stick controls both throttle and steering, so I might as well use a joystick.
Joe, did you try emulating it on Linux? I made a lame attempt, and didn't get anywhere. I figured even if I get it running, I would have to pull off a miracle to get the receiver to USB peripheral working.
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Here is another USB transmitter.

http://www.raidentech.com/virercrapcsi.html
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RCSteve93 View Post
Joe, did you try emulating it on Linux? I made a lame attempt, and didn't get anywhere. I figured even if I get it running, I would have to pull off a miracle to get the receiver to USB peripheral working.
well, I think my transmitter works in linux, as windows just picked it us as a game controller, no need for drivers. I might try VRC in linux just for kicks, I'm thinking up all kinds of qemu haxx here
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Originally Posted by RCSteve93 View Post
Joe, did you try emulating it on Linux? I made a lame attempt, and didn't get anywhere. I figured even if I get it running, I would have to pull off a miracle to get the receiver to USB peripheral working.
AAAAH Linux guys huh?
Well I haven't messed with linux in a while. I like it, but it started to feel like a full time job. Not that windows isn't, but there are a lot more people out there that have already done most of the work for you. You gotta love the nice, neat, little point n click, mindless, buggy, not quite ready for release, little package that microsoft provides. I still run linux on my xbox though.
Substitute my "edit the windows registry" comment with build a joydev drv kernel or something along those lines.

Originally Posted by oXYnary View Post
Here is another USB transmitter.

http://www.raidentech.com/virercrapcsi.html
That looks like a good controller. And the price is right too!
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