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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: Today at 12:22:39 PM »
From the pictures in the article it looks like they've got serious distortion issues on that triple setup.   Can that be dialled out I wonder...? 

Any time I take pictures like that of my setup it looks like things don't line up or are distorted. It's because all the settings pumped into the AC triples app is based on my seating position so when I'm sat in my rig it looks perfect  8)

Ah ok.  In the past when I used triples, it was a real problem for me.  I haven't ever managed to get it right.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: Today at 10:08:48 AM »
That is a not bad price either,  never really seen a curved one up close and wonder how 3 would be together

Edit

looked up some pic and looks awesome
Review of Triple 35inch curved monitors.
https://www.isrtv.com/reviews/benq-xr3501-curved-ultra-wide-triple-gaming-monitor-review/

From the pictures in the article it looks like they've got serious distortion issues on that triple setup.   Can that be dialled out I wonder...? 
That bad perspectivic distortion was always one of my main gripes with this setup, btw.   The other is the bezels.  :)

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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:11:48 PM »
VR only has to get a bit better (and cheaper) to outperform my triples.
Reason: a cockpit, lounge suite, bookshelves, TV and entire kitchen squeezed into a 4m x 6m space is quite difficult.
VR would save a shit load of space. :-X

yeah, there's that.

If it'd give me a virtual workspace as big as a wall, maybe I'd go for it, too.
I was thinking of a projector, but there's too much light in here among other things (and my office is about 3x3m).  But I can still accommodate a 50" monitor here when they come out :D

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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:10:07 AM »
They look like a decent upgrade over current ones for sure, but for me until its like wearing a pair of sunglasses I am not going to wear something that big on my head for hours on end.  I tried the rift in a shop in town and found triple monitors was more normal to a real life view of looking out a car window

You'll be waiting for a while, I reckon.  :)  It'll probably never be like sunglasses, too many bits & pieces need to go into it (lenses & screens to start with) and it needs to block the outside out pretty well, too.

IMO 3 monitors will be better for a long while, yet.  (or one huge curved one for that matter)

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News / Re: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:35:39 PM »
you were hopeless playing FEAR ysu
And still kicking your slow ass ;)   

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Cars & Bikes / Re: Rust in pieces
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:19:03 PM »
awesome, thanks for the update!

If that thing is a central shock or spring, that's a very intersting way about it!

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: TrackIR
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:28:33 PM »
That was my issue, too, back then.  It kept going out of alignment, and thus been a distraction.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: ACC News
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:14:40 PM »
Since nVidia is sole market leader, it'll be a while for their prices to come down, especially on top class chips.
But the 1070's are nearly half price compared to the 1080...much better bang for buck if buck is scarce.

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Racing general / Re: Pebble Beach Auctions
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:30:14 PM »
Things seem to be a bit over-estimated there...like 2x or so IMO. 
Not all, but a lot.

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General Discussion / MOVED: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:55:36 PM »
This topic has been moved to News.

http://xgn.com.au/index.php?topic=2319.0

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News / Re: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:43:06 PM »
56k modem? Shuddup.  Fast as.  14k is where the jizz is!   ;)
(that'd be early-to-mid-90's IIRC)

 I've joined in - using the 'ysu' alias - via one of the online shooters (Brit might be able to recall what it was, my memory is rather flaky - FEAR maybe? It was somewhere mid-2000's) where I've been able to cause some headaches even to the professional XGN team :D
Back then Diggazz was already somewhat distant,  Brit was running the show, Lube helping out quite a bit.    Then I think we've started to do the GTL section, and that kicked off the racing division (small part to my excellent rental system I hope! ;) )  I've been running it for a while, then Wally took over.

In any case; It's interesting to hear about the early days, many thanks for the historical look-back!
I'll make this into a news item; this post deserves it!

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Tassie Storms
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:31:24 PM »
Oh ffs...typical of T.  My condolences, Phil.   They're only quick to react when you happen to be late with a payment, eh?

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursday Server
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:28:23 PM »
Local Computer Policy ➞ Computer Configuration ➞ Administrative Templates ➞ Windows Components ➞ Remote Desktop Services ➞ Remote Desktop Connection Client


 I cant even find those settings :)  I am beyond help lol :D
I know where you are coming from Phil, I broke into a cold sweat just reading the response from Bird, let alone trying to implement it :o :o
If it's RDP then don't try to implement it.  It's only describing what to do with web (or rather apache) based access. 

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursday Server
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:16 AM »
Access it how, Phil?  Browser (I guess)?   

In that case all you need is a new SSL certificate.  It could be the code that serves the html pages installed its own self-signed certificate and it's now expired. 
It can be regenerated, but you need to know a few details.   There's also a possibility that upgrading the code, or calling a reconfiguration in it will regenerate the certificate.

eg here's a page about "how to generate self-signed certificates".
https://www.sslshopper.com/article-how-to-create-a-self-signed-certificate.html

It's nothing but a couple of files that resides somewhere in the file system, that the web server reads and uses for encryption.
You can call a command on linux to generate such a certificate.

Alternatively, you can get free signed certificates, eg https://letsencrypt.org/
It may look a bit easier, but you still need to find the originals to replace them, and of course give the certificate authority the same details to generate the cert - eg hostname.
In fact a lot of these require you to generate a key file called "CSR" (certificate sign request) via apache, upload it, and they'll give you the certificate files.

How to find the certificate?
In apache, you just look into the ssl.conf file, which usually resides somewhere like /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf, it's a few pages long, but will have a line like this:
SSLCertificateFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].crt

You need to replace a few files, mind, not just that one. That's simply the public certificate file.
There's also the private key
SSLCertificateKeyFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].key

And the certificate authority file:
SSLCACertificateFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].ca-bundle

They may not have the same extensions, and will probably reside elsewhere, not in /var/www/ nevermind that.

After replacing them, restart apache.

Do take backups of both config & certificate files, in case something gets fucked up!


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There you go!

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