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Sim-Vibe + USB Soundcard + Laptop

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Gary Jibb, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Gary Jibb

    Gary Jibb

    Hello, and Merry Christmas.
    I've been obsessing over trying to figure out how to run sim-vibe on my laptop. Like usual I starting thinking about the most elaborate way possible before thinking "hey, just get a usb soundcard".
    Does anyone know if:
    A) Am I capable of running a usb soundcard without making it the dedicated card (ie, run the 2 at once with separate feeds)
    B) does the Sim-Vibe software need to be fed in 5.1. More specifically, does the soundcard need a subwoofer out or does it just run through the regular left right into the amp. I can easily split a 3.5mm headphone jack to left right RCA type connectors, that's how I have it now.
    C) is Sim-Vibe worth the $80 + a usb soundcard + the $100 it costs me to get another aura bass shaker to Canada, since I really like having 1 and parts express decided to send me another Dayton Audio amp when I said mine was getting hot, therefore having an open spot to put another shaker under my pedals. (That's one long sentence)

    Any help is appreciated.