New 599XX Evo 30 rim and Renovatio SLI-Style Data Display and Enclosure

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  1. Jeneric

    Jeneric Well-Known Member

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    So I've just bought the Thrustmaster 599XX Evo 30 Wheel Alcantara Edition Add-On rim for my trusty old t500rs wheel base (still love this base), alongside a Renovatio SLI-Style Data Display and Enclosure. Must say, the wheel feels and looks the business when coupled with the display. Definitely a match made in sim racing heaven. Tried the combo out on the narrow, twisty streets of Macau and as expected, the wheel performs fabulously well here, with the display adding an extra level of immersion. It's all great stuff and I can thoroughly recommend both.



    BTW, the rim is of course a Ferrari branded wheel, but as I'm not a huge fan, I've covered the Ferrari logo with a BMW horn badge. Apologies to any tifosi out there. :)
     
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  2. gongo

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    Awesome! I'll be making some tweaks to the fuel use and overheating warnings soon, it should make them more accurate and less likely to just stay on like that the whole time. Great video!
     
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    Thanks gongo. I should have said that I'm running the display with your software and not the official program. Loving your work and look forward to the future improvements you mentioned. A tweak to fuel usage would be nice, especially as there is a minor issue when restarting races. But as it stands, your code is still miles ahead of the stock software.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not properly resetting session-specific variables so there are lots of issues that pop up when you restart a session a few times back-to-back without quitting to the main menu. I'm also merging the code base with my rFactor 1 stuff and looking at actually printing useful stuff to the log to make troubleshooting this stuff easier. I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and knock out the changes, but I'll have loads of free time on Monday and should be able to bang it out then.

    PS - @mr_belowski check it out, our kids playing nicely together out in the wild... almost brings a tear to my eye. ;)
     
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    No problem - Speaking as a QA engineer, who tests professional TV broadcast software, I fully appreciate the need for good logging, when trying to troubleshoot. Looking forward to the fix.
     
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    Not sure it does out the box. Think you might have to get an additional face plate, but I'm not sure. Check out this link:
    http://www.ricmotech.com/Sim_Racing_Instrument_Dashboard_p/rdv-srd-9c-tm.htm

    Buying it for the Ricmotech site might work out a little cheaper, if you decide to buy. I ordered mine from there and it only took 5 days to arrive (I live in the UK).
     
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  8. Metalogic

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    Thanks - I think it looks like the same thing as the one listed on the Ricomotech site. I'll check with Ricometech first to see if it's compatible with the T300/TX first, though
     
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    No worries. Good luck.