OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

3 PATENTS PENDING

What games does it work with?

The platform runs on it's own internal software package built into the base, this software never needs updating. This means that if the wheel and pedal set fitted to the platform is compatible with the game you are looking to play, the motion platform will work. This includes any old, current or new games on the horizon. This is true of PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox One S, PC and new generation of consoles.

PS5 Compatibility?

While sony have announced backwards compatibility with PS4-PS5 games, we are unsure if this will extend to hardware. If however the wheel and pedal sets shown in the PS4 compatibility tab above do work on PS5 then so will our motion sim out of the box and remain plug and play.

System Compatibility?

The worlds only console compatible motion simulator works with PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One s & PC.

For PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro & PC you require one of the following:

Fanatec CSL Elite.

Thrustmaster T300.

Thrustmaster TG-T.

Logitech G29.

For Xbox One, Xbox One s and PC you require one of the following:

Fanatec CSL Elite.

Thrustmaster TX.

Thrustmaster TS-XW.

Logitech G920.

For PC ( Simtools setup ) you can have any wheel or pedal set:

Fanatec ( Full range )

Thrustmaster ( Full range )

Logitech ( Full range

Or with the use of a Drive Hub ( https://shop.cronusmax.com/drivehub.html ) you can use any fitted wheel on any console.

We are developing new additions to the wheel range all the time. Please inquire regarding up to date circumstances.

How noisy is it?

Due to the nature of the product and components used, it's difficult to reduce the noise to a level that is unnoticeable in the home. When not in motion the only sound that can be heard are the cooling fans which is as quiet as a desktop PC. When the platform is in motion the vibration is comparable to a typical human conversation level of 60dB.

How does it compare to other motion platforms?

It's very difficult to compare our platform with others as no other platform works plug and play on consoles!!! However we are aware there are options out there so below is a list of some competitors and some comparisons as close to the Vector GT1 as possible to consider.

Comparative examples below when considering the following:

  • Motion Base.

  • 2DOF.

  • Control/Power unit supplied.

  • Wheel and Pedal brackets.

  • Wheel and Pedals not included.

  • Excluding-VAT.

  • System.

  • Price.

Please note: none of the competition work on consoles and all require a PC with sim tools setup or similar.

Our GT1 is plug and play on consoles with simtools integration as standard.

Company

Stage 2 Motion Simulator Kit
GS-105 (seat)
Vector GT1
ProSimu T1000
Next Level Racing
Motion Gear
Racing Cube
Atomic A3
CKAS
Pagnian Motion
Accelid DS3

dofreality.com

Website

simxperience.com
gekosystems.com
caniseng.com
prosimu-shop.com
pagnian.co.uk
motiongear.net

fasetech.com
atomicmotionsystems.com
ckas.com.au
pagnianamericas.com
accelid.co.at

dofreality.com

Price

£2800
£1500
£2000
£4361
£2665
£3035
£5146
£3794
£3750
£2276
£5950

£910

DOF
2
2
2

2

2

2

4

2

2

2

2

2

PC

YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES

YES

Xbox One

NO
NO

YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

NO

PS4

NO
NO

YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

NO

Note:

Large floor area required.

Seat Mover Only.

The casual gamers choice.

Actually looks really good.

Seat mover only.

South Korean company, limited details?

Large floor area required.

Great but expensive.

Great but expensive.

TBC

Great but expensive.

Great but skeletal product.

All information is deemed correct at time of writing, If however any of the information above is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible so we stay up to date with any changes.

Does it work with VR?

Simply putting your headset on during play is all you need to do to make our platforms work with VR. You will still need a clear line of sight to your sensors or camera. It's advised that any sensors or cameras are mounted statically and not on the platform as the motion confuses the sensors and camera.

What range of motion does it have?

The GTL platform is a 2DOF platform with a Pitch range of 18 deg and a roll range of 27 deg. With the built in adjustment dials as standard you are able to slow and reduce the range on the go meaning you can tune your platform to suit your game style or personal preference. With response times in the millisecond and high speed motion the results are instant.

Do I need a PC to run it?

The GTL platform has a built in control board that handles all the motion control when in use. You do not need a separate PC to run the platform unlike all other motion simulators on the market. Simply plug the typical wheel's USB into the games console or PC and you are set to go.

When using Simtools you will need a PC as this collects data from the PC and Game.

How easy is it to assemble?

We generally ship the platform pre assembled as much as possible depending on what has been ordered as per step 1 below. There may be a handful of nuts and bolts to secure the platforms component parts but tools are supplied and should take no more than 10-15 min when in position. No advanced skill is needed for assembly, just some basic experience with with spanners and Allen keys.

Once the bolts are in place you can then connect the cabled parts to your TV etc, then you are ready to play.

Can I use my own wheel and pedals?

When using the sim for Console play ( PS4, Xbox One ) Canis engineers need to fit our patented hardware inside and calibrate the set to the platform. If you have a set of Logitech wheel and pedals, these can be sent to us for fitting.

What maintenance does it need?

The platform uses sealed bearings, motors and electronics. There is no maintenance required but should and additional sounds develop over time then please contact us for assistance. There are bare metal areas that are greased but could be prone to rusting if not stored in a dry environment. Perform a visual check of bolts should any come loose over time.

How old do I have to be to play on it?

This platform is not a toy. Only players 14 years and up should be in close proximity when in motion. The motors are capable of high torque and will break or sever limbs if caught in between moving parts. We try to protect children and animals as much as possible with protective paneling but operators use at their own risk and the risk of those around you during play.

Can I use it Commercially?

This platform is designed for home and commercial use under supervision. Our commercial versions have additional strengthening parts and higher grade components for varied use. We do not offer a warranty for commercial use, instead technical support and spare parts at cost price.

What are it's dimensions and weight?

The GTL base on its own has a very small footprint. However with the addition of sound, seating, and screen options the sizes and weight vary with base section only weighing around 75kg. Please find our typical size guide info below to help ensure you have enough room.

What power do I need to run it?

Our standard base runs on 240V 50hz using a 13amp 3 pin UK plug. We are also able to offer a step down transformer for 110V customers. With the platform power usage at around 120watt on average during play and 15 watt when not in use.

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