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    Anyone using a Buttkicker with your flight sim? LOL

    So I've been looking at the Buttkicker and it seems to be a really cool device to add to the immersion. I can afford it no problem but the other side of my brain is saying, "Calm down cowboy... do you really want to complicate things?" lol. I already also bought a tablet and desk mount so I can have a remote FMS, Setting that up this weekend. So far every review or video I've checked out every person says once you use it you won't go back and that it is so worth it.

    So, anyone here using one with your sim? If so, any opinions both positive and negative would be appreciated.
    Peter Lucas

    #2
    Don't hesitate any further. Just buy a buttkicker!

    I have one on my motion rig. I can tell you now that nothing adds to immersion more than this and I include my 6-axis motion seat when I say that. Very easy to set up. No complication at all!

    If you have any questions I would be happy to help.

    Kind regards

    Brian Levy

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      #3
      I wouldn't want to give him away.
      When the engines start, you can feel them ramp up, landing is now noticeable.
      Buy it, you do nothing wrong and will not regret it.
      Roland Arndt

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        #4
        Absolutely recommended!
        I would not want to fly without it anymore. It is a subtle thing, but soooo effective in enhancing the suspension of disbelief…

        Just remember: you also need to get the additional plug-in from a Russian guy called Andy, and a 5$ USB sound card.
        Once it is installed, it is fire and forget (or more to the point: buttkick and forget).
        Hans Krohn

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          #5
          It’s great I’ve used one for years. I hook it through an amplifier and woofer works fantastic
          Dean Salman

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            #6
            Originally posted by StanTGM View Post
            Absolutely recommended!
            I would not want to fly without it anymore. It is a subtle thing, but soooo effective in enhancing the suspension of disbelief…

            Just remember: you also need to get the additional plug-in from a Russian guy called Andy, and a 5$ USB sound card.
            Once it is installed, it is fire and forget (or more to the point: buttkick and forget).
            Can you provide a link to to the plugin? Thanks!

            I found the module! Any suggestion on a USB sound card?
            Last edited by RIchardjacks; 18Jun2022, 21:48.
            Richard Jacks
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              #7
              Originally posted by RIchardjacks View Post

              Can you provide a link to to the plugin? Thanks!
              I think he's referring to Sim Shaker for Aviators: https://simshaker.com/software/general/
              Peter Lucas

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                #8
                Originally posted by StanTGM View Post
                Just remember: you also need to get the additional plug-in from a Russian guy called Andy, and a 5$ USB sound card.
                Once it is installed, it is fire and forget (or more to the point: buttkick and forget).
                Question, the newest model allows direct connection via USB and acts like it's own sound card but from what I've read that mode requires a HaptiConnect profile to which none has been made just yet for MSFS. Is that the case? Would I still need one of those USB sound cards and would using the splitter cable not do essentially the same thing? This confusion is the only reason I haven't ordered one yet.
                Peter Lucas

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                  #9
                  Dont need an extra soundcard, just get a splitter. Normal speakers plug into one and the buttkicker into another and they all work together. Definitley get the simshaker for aviators program. The buttkicker is probabaly the best device ive bought in years and adds so much, you wont regret it. I also use it for iracing etc. I just have to swap it between my flight sim steup / seat and my racing rig setup. ha!

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                    #10
                    Ordered it within the past hour lol. Looking forward to it
                    Peter Lucas

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                      #11
                      If anyone here requires their butt kicked (ie buttkicker), let me know via PM and if you're within a certain radial proximity, I'll happily oblige.😂😋😉
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                        #12
                        Hmm always wondered about this, I hear the butt kickers are good but dont last long? Maybe 1-2 years problem free and then degrade, granted I read this years ago. Not sure if this has been revised since. Would be a great addition for sure.
                        Angelo Cosma

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                        • drmerlin
                          drmerlin commented
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                          I have 2 buttkickers, one for each of my different simulators. I have had both for 4 years and they have both worked perfectly without incident or degradation.

                          Best wishes

                          Brian Levy

                        #13
                        A DCS buddy of mine got a simshaker jetseat and since then he‘s been giggeling all the time when he‘s pulled g‘s 🤣🤣
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                          #14
                          Seems like they don't ship to Europe, only US and Canada. Is there any way to order this thing from Europe?
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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Ephedrin View Post
                            A DCS buddy of mine got a simshaker jetseat and since then he‘s been giggeling all the time when he‘s pulled g‘s 🤣🤣
                            I have one of those Jetseats, they make the CAT shots off the carriers way more fun.😀

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                              #16
                              Originally posted by matt1314 View Post
                              Seems like they don't ship to Europe, only US and Canada. Is there any way to order this thing from Europe?
                              Don't know if this will help you, but this is the listing from Amazon/UK

                              https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buttkicker-...s%2C202&sr=8-3

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                                #17
                                Seems like APU sounds not working with the sound module. Anyone else?
                                Kevin Kearney

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                                  #18
                                  Advance warning .....

                                  The existing bass layers in the next update have been redesigned for more volume, and additionally, a brand new bass sound layer has been added to further boost the low end frequencies .... the result is that bass levels have been increased significantly compared to before ...... Watch out!
                                  Armen Cholakian
                                  PMDG Sound Engineer

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                                    #19
                                    Originally posted by asyncawait View Post
                                    Seems like APU sounds not working with the sound module. Anyone else?
                                    Hi Kevin,

                                    Can you be more specific on your issue please - What module? And are you talking about the APU sounds in the outside view?
                                    Armen Cholakian
                                    PMDG Sound Engineer

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                                      #20
                                      Originally posted by Reynolds Number View Post
                                      Advance warning .....

                                      The existing bass layers in the next update have been redesigned for more volume, and additionally, a brand new bass sound layer has been added to further boost the low end frequencies .... the result is that bass levels have been increased significantly compared to before ...... Watch out!
                                      Lol, haven't hooked it up yet since I apparently need to install like 4 different various softwares to get it all going. Could be more easily thought out (as I'm an IT guy and have done computers since 8 years old and even I considered skipping this product lol) so I could see how the complexity could scare less technical people easily. I'll report back this weekend, gonna hook it up Saturday morning like it's Christmas but maybe with more cursing and frustration lol.
                                      Peter Lucas

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                                        #21
                                        Originally posted by Reynolds Number View Post

                                        Hi Kevin,

                                        Can you be more specific on your issue please - What module? And are you talking about the APU sounds in the outside view?
                                        I'm not talking about sounds so much as the "Simshaker sound module". APU "sounds" are working fine, internal and external.
                                        To my knowledge, Simshaker uses ultra low frequencies that are filtered out of the main sound channel with high-pass and low-pass filters.

                                        the Simshaker Sound Module, which from what I can tell uses simconnect to determine which vibration patterns to play.

                                        Consider the following screenshots:
                                        Top one is from the Asobo 747, bottom is PMDG 737.
                                        Both are in similar panelstates: Battery on, APU on.
                                        747 shows APURPM correctly, which triggers the simshaker module to simulate the APU On state.
                                        PMDG 737 shows APURPM as 0, even though the APU is on.
                                        Note: APURPM is right smack dab in the middle of the debug

                                        Literally every other function works fine, the APURPM is the only one that isn't being reported properly. Capture2.jpg Capture.jpg
                                        Last edited by asyncawait; 29Jun2022, 22:40.
                                        Kevin Kearney

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                                          #22
                                          Originally posted by asyncawait View Post
                                          Literally every other function works fine, the APURPM is the only one that isn't being reported properly]
                                          I'll email Andre about this and ask if he's aware and plans to fix this.

                                          Not to side track but below is a link I posted after hooking up my Buttkicker. If anyone could kindly reply back on how you're running yours. As mentioned in that thread, without also using the audio splitter, I feel the absence of engine vibrations (both prop and jet planes) and some other aspects are missing when only using feedback from SimShaker & Sound Module. I personally find using both gives the absolute most realistic feel. Only thing I had to dial down a bit was ground bumps - at 50 they seemed too prominent so I bumped it down to 35 which feels IMO much more realistic.

                                          https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...-shaker-module
                                          Last edited by Rev2010; 30Jun2022, 03:32.
                                          Peter Lucas

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                                            #23
                                            That link leads to this post.
                                            Kevin Kearney

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                                              #24
                                              Originally posted by Rev2010 View Post

                                              I'll email Andre about this and ask if he's aware and plans to fix this.
                                              [/URL]
                                              I don't think it's Andre. I think the PMDG 737 just isn't reporting the APURPM value to simconnect.
                                              Kevin Kearney

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                                                #25
                                                Originally posted by asyncawait View Post

                                                That link leads to this post.
                                                Weird, it's supposed to link to the follow-up thread: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...-shaker-module
                                                Peter Lucas

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                                                  #26
                                                  Originally posted by Rev2010 View Post

                                                  I'll email Andre about this and ask if he's aware and plans to fix this.

                                                  Not to side track but below is a link I posted after hooking up my Buttkicker. If anyone could kindly reply back on how you're running yours. As mentioned in that thread, without also using the audio splitter, I feel the absence of engine vibrations (both prop and jet planes) and some other aspects are missing when only using feedback from SimShaker & Sound Module. I personally find using both gives the absolute most realistic feel. Only thing I had to dial down a bit was ground bumps - at 50 they seemed too prominent so I bumped it down to 35 which feels IMO much more realistic.

                                                  https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...-shaker-module
                                                  To be exact, SimShaker for Aviators by f4l0 deals with the simulation varialbles but not SimShaker Sound Module. Anyway, if APU RPM are not reported properly, I'm afraid only PMDG can fix it.

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                                                    #27
                                                    Originally posted by =Andre= View Post

                                                    To be exact, SimShaker for Aviators by f4l0 deals with the simulation varialbles but not SimShaker Sound Module. Anyway, if APU RPM are not reported properly, I'm afraid only PMDG can fix it.
                                                    Well then let's hope someone from PMDG can see this and log it for fixing. I'm not gonna go through creating a ticket lol. Been working great for me using both the audio splitter in tandem with sim shaker & sound module. Very very happy with the haptic feedback I get, feels like I'm sitting right in the cockpit. Also am switching over to headphones for most of my flights, been using 2.1 speakers up till now but with the Buttkicker and headphones together (especially with Dolby Atmos for headphones turned on with MSFS spatial audio) the immersion experience is insane! Only thing that would up it from here would be VR but I'm not going there. Not losing frames and can't see physical hardware so I'll wait a few years for that.
                                                    Peter Lucas

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                                                      #28
                                                      Can anybody share settings for 737 please? My settings work perfect for Airbus, but for 737 it feels really bad especially after landing. I feel like I land on a gravel runway with flat tires. Below are my settings.
                                                      Thanks
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