BattleMech Cockpit simulator
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:14 PM
And the interior! Oh the immersion!
I think these will be my controls of choice, love the look of them, pedals to follow.
As for the 'cockpit' itself, I was hoping for something similar to this, for home usage.
Although it looks nice it is out of my price range, so a custom job is the way to go. The chair is my main concern, looking for something along the lines of a bucket/racing seat that I can spend hours in.
I have seen some guys setups using something as cheap and easy as polyethylene pipe to suspend their monitors and support their joysticks and keyboards, this will be the most viable option. Also I do not really like the idea of something home made suspending my monitors above my head
Any suggestions, locations of a for sale tesla pod or slaps to the face for overlooking the obvious?
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:23 PM
The rest is all just stylizing.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:31 PM
That said, I have considered building one myself. From a previous custom chair I had and loved, one thing I can suggest is instead of getting an office chair or traditional gaming chair is to instead hit up a local junk yard and look for the bucket seats from an emergency vehicle.
I totally tore one of these out, hooked up some arms and it was glorious. A little more work and some 3rd party controller peripherals and you'd be in business.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:41 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:18 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:05 AM
Just a note.
Do not test ejection seat inside!
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:20 AM
Do not test ejection seat inside!
Nor while sitting in it... my buttocks still hurts from the last time we did that.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:46 AM
Well, for all things official relating to Tesla Pods and Virtual World Entertainment, see www.mechjock.com .
There are forums and a specific area for inquiring about Pods for sale, though if I recall correctly, all are currently in ownership. PropWash (who is on the forums here as well) is the one to talk to if you are serious about buying some. Though seeing as you are in Australia, the shipping of such things may be a killer. Though maybe you could help track down the Tesla pods that were lost there down under? I don't think we're too sure what ever became of those.
But, you'll find the locations of all the current sites, and people to chat up about the pods. Plus we have a few of the sites mobilizing their pods to conventions in the US, so if you happen to travel over for something, see if there's a site or convention deployment near you. If you're ever in Dallas, TX, drop in and say 'hi' at my home site.
Sort of yes, and no. Most Tesla Pod sites currently run Battletech: Firestorm, and some have Red Planet. But pictured in that interior shot, is the older Battletech 4.10 release. You want to talk about 'simulation', that was a glorious and nasty one! Managing generators, coolant loops, weapon power levels, and ammo bay fires... sometimes you were lucky to actually fight! But it was a lot of fun.
I gotta say though, I hope the guys at Piranha Games go visit the pod site in Kirkland, WA. Uglyman runs a nice setup at The Airlock.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
I recently moved and been busy with RL issues etc, so I haven't had a chance to finish my office to set up my PC and desk.
I am kinda hopeing that MWO would be compatible with the Track IR...
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