Items tagged with Simulator

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to tour Carnival's CSMART facility in Almere, the Netherlands. This facility is one of a handful in the world that can provide both extensive training and certification on cruise ships as well as a comprehensive simulation of what it's like to command one. Simulating the operation of a Carnival cruise ship is anything but simple. Let's start with a ship that's at least passingly familiar to most people -- the RMS Titanic. At roughly 46,000 tons and 882 feet long, she was, briefly, the largest vessel afloat. Compared to a modern cruise ship, however, Titanic was a pipsqueak. Average Modern Day Carnival Cruise Ship, Versus RMS TitanticThis comparison, of... Read more...
For racing fans desiring a more realistic gaming experience, two things are a must: a steering wheel and a trio of larger monitors. Past that, some have even opted for a legit racing seat - some with built in vibrations. Of course, this is all expensive, but it's the price that some pay to get an experience that's just not realistic in real-life for most people. However, with a new option given to us by Costco, of all places, it's hard to look at those previously-mentioned setups the same way again. For a mere £89,999.89 ($137,000 USD), you could own a racing simulator built around a full-sized Formula 1 car. We're talking a realistic chassis, real Pirelli slicks, and a lack of a stepped... Read more...
Hey folks, JeffB dropping in for a spell to share a little triple monitor gaming with ya!  This is a bit of a personal triumph getting this set up to work with Vista and NVIDIA's current drivers.  Two 20" monitors are driven by a GeForce 8800GTX and the third by a GeForce 7600GT.  It's hard to get these two cards to play nice on the same system and the 7600GT is holding me back from DX10, but still, it looks pretty sweet.  Average FPS is around 12 and the flight is generally fluid unless I pull a fast bank.  There's room for improvement, like another 8800GTX and this puppy, but overall, it's surprisingly playable.  The only major drawback with... Read more...
Kuju Entertainment Supports AGEIA PhysX Processor in Rail Simulator LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 10, 2006 - AGEIA Technologies,Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany. The sophisticated gameplay even allows players to design their own ideal journey routes. Kuju Entertainment is the developer of Microsoft Train Simulator, which sold over a million copies worldwide and inspired third-party companies to develop over 40 expansion... Read more...