A gamer creates a "simulator" using SteamOS and DiRT Rally

A gamer has created a table in which he has integrated a computer, and some controls for driving such as a steering wheel and a gear lever for create your own "simulator" (imitate the dashboard of a car) driving to spend hours playing DiRT Rally, a video game that we have already talked about in LxA and surely you know ... The handyman has had to do some DIY work for the case in which he has integrated everything and the final result can be seen in the video that covers this article. The truth is that imagination is not lacking for some to create their own DIY projects.

As I say, the invention integrates a team with a steering wheel and a gear lever as controls, in addition to having installed the famous SteamOS operating systemYou know, Valve's GNU / Linux distribution specially designed for the multimedia and video game world thanks to the integration of the Steam ecosystem from which to buy content and implement graphics drivers and get the best performance during the game.

From there you can install, among many other titles, the famous Rally racing car simulation game that I mentioned before: DiRT Rally. But you could install many other driving games such as F1 2017 or any other, and modify the design of this gamer for another that you can think of and that is more appropriate. You dare? Even make other designs aimed at other types of video games that are not driving. DIY is quite fun, and even if it's not a big deal, I always like to pay attention to these types of projects.

By the way, as for the hardware have used an ASUS H110S2 / CSM motherboard, an Intel G4500 CPU, Silverstone NT07-115X fan, G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB RAM module, Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSD hard drive, 7 ″ LCD screen, Pimoroni Picade controller, 2 x 3w speakers (Adafruit), potentiometer and buttons for the controls, etc. For complete information you can go to the project page at Github.


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  1.   Diego regero said

    I suppose it can be done with a normal linux distro and play SuperTuxKart and other GNU / Linux car racing games or emulators (eg: Out Run, Chase HQ).

    Steam gives me something with so much DRM.