Ok, excellent photos! Look forward to seeing the Republic in action .....
Thats INSANE Brad!
Everything form Need for Speed to the republic!
Sick!! That fighter cockpit is shouting to be a sim! ;))
Hey Hawthorne can you take some pictures with it blank, showing the material you used? If not I understand..
Actually, in the build thread on WSGF it shows the screen build. Skip to page 4 of the thread to see a few posts of me building the screen.
Not sure where I saw them, but I remember you having a TV set-up via VLC? I'm running VLC onto a curved screen at home for movies, but it'd be nice to get the TV working as well. I have a TV card, so are you hooking this up via VLC?
VLC allows for the use of playing the raw m2ts stream straight from a cable set top box. My particular cable box is a Motorola DCT6412 HD box. It has a firewire port on the back of the cable box and I just pipe in the m2ts stream in through the firewire into VLC. There are drivers out for the Motorola STBs to stream unencrypted ts streams to your computer
Once the drivers are all installed and the computer sees your STB, VLC can also see it. To access the live video stream just Media -> Open device... Video Device Name (hit refresh) and select your STB instead of default Default. Then just hit the Play button at the bottom of the window and a video window should open. I use the OpenGL renderer and set my aspect ratio to the total screen size to get NTHUSIM to work right with the video stream. While regular SD channels are pretty much fine on any computer, 1080i transport streams are pretty hard on the computer. Unless you have a modern CPU (Intel i7/i5 or AMD Phenom II) it's going to stutter while playing. The HD streams have some pretty big throughput and packets can get dropped on lesser systems leading to playback issues.
I'd still like to see some ability to set the proper aspect ratio in NTHUSIM or someone submit a fix to VLC on thier source code so it would work better with NTHUSIM. You should be able to test compatability with VLC playing any content though in combination with OpenGL renderer and NTHUSIM. Would be nice to see if it coulsd also be fixed with the DX9 renderer in VLC too but any renderer working with the ability to set aspect ratio and still properly pre-warp would be a plus.
I have the Nthusim icon on the second monitor but it opens on the first. How do I get it to open on the second monitor (triple screen)?
Drag the utiltiy into the second monitor and it should open there from then on.