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Daniel Chote

Daniel Chote

Daniel Chote, the Code Monkey, Cat Herder, Maker, H4x0r, uav pilot, sim racer, bullshit artist and dad. Made in Hastings, New Zealand... Now living in the USA!

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Gaming Rig - Speaker Upgrade (part 2)

Followup from my post here: http://projectable.me/post/136896495676/gaming-rig-speaker-upgrade-part-1-so-as-i

I managed to get a pair of Paradigm Cinema 90 v.3s for $55 on eBay, an even better deal than I got for the pair of Cinema 70 v.3s I

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0 Comments 20 January 2016
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Gaming Rig - Speaker Upgrade (part 1)

So, as I mentioned in my last post, Im not all that impressed by the bundled satellite speakers with the Logitech Z906.  I mean, they’re fine, especially for the price point of this 5.1 solution, but they lack range, they have

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0 Comments 08 January 2016
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My Sim Racing Gaming Rig

Gaming Rig Overview

I have been getting a few questions about my rig, mainly about the projector and screen, so here are some details!

The projector is a BenQ W1080ST (short throw), it is mounted 14″ down from the ceiling and about 90″ away from the screen. The screen is

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0 Comments 02 January 2016
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Since the full release (non Early Access) of Dirt Rally, I have been playing with slightly “off” POV, today I spent the time to go in and adjust the eyefinity_cameras_adjustments.xml file to finally get things right. You can read the original post here: http://tmblr.co/ZI30Hu1rcN8_

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0 Comments 02 January 2016
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Gaming Rig - Dirt Rally FOV tweaks pt. 2!

It has been a while since I last fired up my rig, and there were some tweaks in 0.71 that extended the cockpit FOV setting. Unfortunately, the FOV alone does not a perfect match make, so I once again had

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0 Comments 15 September 2015
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Gaming Rig - Dirt Rally FOV tweaks After dialing in FOV and seat position within Assetto Corsa and Project Cars (which have in game mechanisms to do so), I decided to attempt to dial in Dirt Rally.  

Easier said than done…

Firstly, there has been one addition in the

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0 Comments 09 August 2015
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Gaming Rig - I havent had a post in a while, so I may as well add some content to this barren blog. Kids eat a lot of time, so aside from the treehouse project I started, my personal projects are fairly dormant (with the exception of this one).

I

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0 Comments 28 July 2015
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Sim Racing

SimXperience DIY Motion rig - Some updated photos!

I have upgraded my gaming PC to something better suited for the new generation racing games such as Dirt Rally and Project Cars. I have also moved from a single transducer on the pedals to front left+right transducers to

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0 Comments 17 June 2015
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Introduction:

Firstly, please excuse the meta’ness of this post, it’s a verbalization on my thought process on the bug, to possibly help Codemasters and the Dirt team track down and squash the motion output crash within Dirt 3.

I built myself a motion simulator using the DIY kit

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0 Comments 21 April 2015
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SimXperience DIY Motion rig - I am finally done building this wondrous piece of gaming equipment and wow was it worth it!

It is based of SimXperience’s DIY motion platform, with a 3rd axis for rear traction loss. It has 2 actuators on the seat, and one that moves

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0 Comments 17 April 2015