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Simvibe setup

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Bram Ueffing, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Did anyone get a satisfactory Simvibe setup with SCE? I've been trying for weeks but some of the effects seem to have no output. I'm running the steam version

    Working Simvibe effects:
    - Engine Vibration
    - Gear Change
    - Suspension bump surges (but there seems to be very limited velocity difference, so hardly any difference when driving on tarmac or off road)
    - Impacts

    Not working for me:
    - Road bumps
    - Suspension bumps

    Any clues? The Simvibe forum is very inactive so I'm posting this here as well..
  2. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

    use simcommander 3
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  3. I'd rather stay with just SC4 - I don't see why it shouldn't work with that? Anyone got it to work with 4?
  4. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

  5. It's filed as a bug now by SimXperience so they will look into it. Will update this thread when it's fixed.
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  6. So Simvibe doesnt fully work with SCE? Im in the process of buying a Buttkicker Gamer 2 to use it with Simvibe with this sim among others, would be a shame if I dont get the full potential out of it with SCE.
  7. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

    I will say this again. Use simvibe 3, it works fine with GSCE, for some reason simvibe 4 doesn't
    extract the telemetry correctly, it's primary support is for Iracing and everything else is marginally supported from a tech standpoint. This is an extremely small company and there is nothing else on the market, sometimes you have to use workarounds. I use simvibe 4 for for rf2, iracing and 3 for gsce,it's not a big deal. :thumbsup:

    Edit: remember Sim Commander 4 is still in beta.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
  8. Simvibe 4 has been the focus of development for more than a year now. V3 doesn't get updates anymore and recent games aren't supported. I don't even know if it runs on Windows 10. Besides its a hassle to use the two programmes together (for me).

    Accepting the current situation means that bugs don't get reported and we'll stay in twilight zone, so instead I simply reported it so it will be fixed in 4. Problem solved.

    And simvibe 4 supports rFactor 2 brilliantly, as you say, so it's not just suited for iRacing.
  9. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

    Your stance is baffling, it works fine in 3 , I have reported it for gsce in 4 , 3 works on 10, there is no difference other than 2 icons on your desktop. You are not reading, I said I use 4 for rf2, I was talking about tech support. (Have you heard back from them, cause I haven't). If you don't want to use it , then don't. I use it for the vibration not because it fits into some nice little sim package. have fun, cya
  10. SimVibe here, SimCom 3, GSCE ... 9 bass shakers .... tuned them in for the V8's. all working and simply stunning. I'm sure Simxperience will get 4 working right, untill then 3's the go.
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  11. Yes, I have heard back from them or wouldn't have stated that it is filed. And I did read your posts and it's easy to interpret the thing about "tech standpoint" quite differently.

    But I do think we can respect each other's stances, no need to judge. I'm very happy with what I get from Simvibe in rF2 right now and willing to wait until SCE has proper support in v4. I'm not complaining at all.

    The fact that they are a small shop means they cannot support and update the 2 versions in parallel. For that reason I choose to not invest time in setting things up in v3 but focus my efforts on 4 since that has been the focus of development for a long time. My time is limited as well.

    Putting some more attention to it here and on the SimXperience forum could improve support for SCE so we all get a better experience beyond just iRacing. New users will have a more straight forward path to success so adoption can improve.

    I hope we can just support each other here instead of questioning each other's views.
  12. JeffL

    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good.

    it's cool, but it's not your POV that I have a problem with, its misinformation. Making people think that it doesn't work and it does.
    They know there is an issue with 4 and have for a long time You making a stance with them is fine but I would suggest that the more people buying it with proper info is better for all of us. :)
  13. Thanks for the clarification.
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  14. After doing some more experimentation I found the culprit. For now, the workaround is to set the intensity slider to at least 99.5% for the effects that have the issue. This is necessary for the following effects in Simvibe 4:

    - Road bumps
    - Front suspension bumps
    - Impacts

    In detail from the simxperience forum:

    I managed to get a satisfactory profile dialed in. If anyone's interested, It's a chassis only profile available through the owners club under "Game Stock Car BU V2".
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