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  1. I recently went from a 27”, 1080p, 60 hz refresh rate to a 34”, 1440p, 144 hz refresh rate and the difference is amazing. My 2080 Super has no problem driving this at the highest settings.
  2. My father used to say: “Now you know why there are more horse’s asses than there are horses”.
  3. This series has to be one of the best return on investments ever. For a very reasonable purchase price* you get a quality product that is maintained, repaired and updated at no additional cost. The producers and developers take an active part in the forum in order to hear us out and respond to our concerns. They are motivated by excellence, not greed. I sometimes feel like I am a partner in the forward movement of this product that I spend so much time with. Thank you for offering me such a unique and full user experience. It is time and money well-spent. * When it’s on sale it’s a steal!
  4. I have TrackIR and MSFFB2 working together without a problem. They have worked with no problems for more than a year. Sorry I don’t have any advice to help get yours to work. Perhaps this has nothing to do with the devs and is a settings issue.
  5. Yes, I checked out your Portchester online after I asked the question. I grew up in Port Chester, New York. We probably stole your name, but at least had the courtesy to spell it incorrectly. Cheers
  6. My flight sim dreams have WWII aircraft in them.
  7. When using ButtKicker with SimShaker Wings, you have two different sound outputs; one for bass shaking, the other for normal game sounds. I have seen posts that claim you can alter what is sent to the ButtKicker (bass shakers) by using Audacity or VoiceMeeter. If true, this would allow me to determine what sounds respond to bass shakers, and what goes to my headphones. I’m not sure if the changes would be meaningful but I wouldn’t mind attempting to alter what I now receive.
  8. I have just installed both of these audio editors and plan to use one to modify sound output for my ButtKicker. Not much time has been spent trying to figure these out yet but they look a bit complicated. My questions are: - What type of results are you getting - Is one editor better/ easier to use - Are there better options than the two editors I mention - Are you now getting more or different base shaker output than before using an editor I am very pleased with the SimShaker-Wings software and how it now drives the ButtKicker. I could just leave it as is. But my obsessive nature makes me want to tinker around to see what more can be achieved, what additional feedback can be created. Have you found ways of enhancing bass shaker output by using these or other tools?
  9. Are these settings best used for older gpu’s or will newer ones ( like a 2080) show benefits?
  10. You can also use the volume control on whatever the ButtKicker is plugged into. Mine is connected to my computer (onboard sound/motherboard). The volume for this can be adjusted by the desktop volume control. I can make the ButtKicker more or less intense by raising or lowering the volume. Obviously, you can also individually adjust your headphone/speaker volume the same way on whatever device you are using for the audio portion of the sound.
  11. It’s really easier than you think but you do need two separate sound outputs. This is how I have mine setup and it works perfectly. You don’t need to have the very best equipment to make this work. The setup I have uses headphones but also will work with speakers. My headphones are plugged into an external sound card. I use the Creative Sound Blaster X. It plugs into a USB port on your computer. Mine is plugged into a dedicated USB hub and works fine. Opinion: If you have extra money to spend, do it here for the sound card. For me, game sound quality is important. Some sound cards offer software with customizable sound and game modes that (to me) add much to gaming. I use the onboard sound supplied by my motherboard. It is enabled in bios. The ButtKicker is plugged into the headphone port (the green one) on the back of my computer. My EVGA Z390 motherboard has good sound quality but the low bass frequencies used by the ButtKicker don’t demand high-quality sound output. If you have onboard sound (included in your motherboard), it should work well. After this, you need to experiment with the SimShaker software. It is also easy to use and set to your taste. I started by putting all available sliders to 100%, did some test flights, then adjusted the sliders to my liking. I began with low volume until I heard how the effects sounded on my system. I adjusted the volume up until it felt slightly too loud but wasn’t causing any damage to any of the components mentioned above or my ears. I like to fly a little loud and love when the rumbling effects scare the hell out of me. There are other ways to set up your bass shakers and other brands and options you can use. A dedicated internal sound card will also work. The key is having two separate outputs to keep bass shaker sound apart from headphones/speakers sound. This is what works for me based on my system. I hope you can setup yours to your liking because it’s a lot of fun. Happy flying and rumble on!
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