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DriveVibe - Body Shaker 1.1

Body Shaker - Simulate your seat

  1. PanaRace970
    Get 2 body shakers, an amp, connect them up like regular speakers to the amp and connect the amp to the rear speaker output of your sound card (with regular speakers as front speakers). Use speaker fill on the sound panel to get the game sound also to the body speakers, good e.g. for engine vibes and some sound events. Now also run the provided app to get your seat vibrating with gear shifts and when driving over a curb.

    YouTube: See how it works in simulation

    Important: This is not production app fitting all environments. I provide the source code. If it doesn't work for you and you have no idea about programming, sorry. Otherwise: Easiest migth be to get fmod package for development (free) and replace the generate_tone source in the example. Also this is my testing app to look at various values and I didn't clean it up.
    lensdu, Blame73, whinos_AK and 2 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. Tariq Awais
    Tariq Awais
    Version: 1.1
    Thank You Very Much. It's a great feeling.
    I never play WITHOUT IT!
  2. Sascha|Klang
    Version: 1.1
    Today i bought some Tactile Transducers from the Shop nearby. They were pretty cheap for 50 Bucks a piece. I struggeled the whole day with downloading software, trying it out etc.

    I should have stayed with this app as it was the first i downloaded *facepalm*

    I love the simplicity of this app! Really nice work!

    Here are some things that i really wish in further updates. Otherwise it cant keep up with simvibe(too expensive for me atm).

    -Effect: Car Rev's
    -Giving the Tool a small User Interface rather than CMD.
    -Effect: Collisions
    -Effect: Bumps
    -Ability to put in own Samples (this would be amazing! example for the gearshift as it is static sound)
    -The possibility to not only route to a specific device, but to route to its secific outputs.

    This is a long way to go probably, but i would love to see some of those in the future! Also what could be nice is a better explanation of your tool. Example: Camber? What does the Camber Reset exactly do and so on.

    Thanks anyways and cheers
    1. PanaRace970
      Author's Response
      Thanks for you great feedback and great ideas for improvement!

      Right now I'm just too lazy to make a nice GUI. While I'd like to have it myself, it sits in the background most of time and has no impact on the driving experience. Well, let's see.
      Own samples and specific outputs might be next to be done. I'll also look into the effect on bumps and collisions. A hard crash migt not be so interesting but touches with others I miss to feel myself.
      Last on the revs, I had this initally but found it too much. When there's different output support and people have different speakers, it might make sense again.
  3. CarlosPeregrina
    Version: 1.1
    Amazing....very accurate....inmersive and free.......

    Great job!!!
    1. PanaRace970
      Author's Response
  4. Fadenkreuz
    Version: 1.0
    Hallo, ich rede mal deutsch, denke mal du verstehst das :)
    Ich hab ein Problem. Ich manage den output für mein Headset (USB) und die Bass shaker (3,5 Klinke) über das tool Voicemeeter. Das funktioniert auch soweit. Ich habe aber stark knackende Geräusche im Headset auf einigen Tonlagen und gerade stark beim Schaltvorgang. Hast du da vielleich eine Lösung.

    Ansonsten Ist das Feeling schon echt klasse, nur mit dem Knacken leider unfahrbar...
    1. PanaRace970
      Author's Response
      Hallo Fadenkreuz, setz doch mal den gear shift auf 0. Knacked es auch dann noch?
  5. luathas
    Version: 1.0
    I had purchased an extra soundcard, bass shakers and an amp, with the intention of setting up a Simvibe system, but I couldn't justify the $90 U.S. for the software, so all that stuff sat in a box gathering dust for over a year! With your (free) app, I now put everything together, and have a better immersive feeling while playing Assetto Corsa...THANKYOU! I actually connected the bass shaker/amp to my motherboard's side (left and right) speaker out ...works great!...AND I can still have my 5.1 surround sound going to the speakers!
  6. Cruise83
    Version: 0.9
    great job, but is it possible to change the soundcard used by drivevibe so i can use my surround-headset?
  7. pttmic
    Version: 0.2
    better feeling thanks guy
  8. MustardBun
    Version: 0.2
    Works very simply with little to no configuration required. Best of all it is free and is a great way to improve immersion
  9. ThugUK
    Version: 0.2
    Loving this so far, and it can only get better.
    This has transformed my driving rig playing pcars in VR.
  10. Tommi Ylén
    Tommi Ylén
    Version: 0.1
    Pretty good. It worked but vibration didn't feel natural for most parts. For example with curb, even you are not moving while on top of it, it still vibrates a lot. Some cars had very much low rpm vibration but none on mid-top, RUF CTR felt very weird. This has potential though :)