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Is TGC 2019 Compatible with Foresight GC2?

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  • Is TGC 2019 Compatible with Foresight GC2?

    I am working on putting together a Simulator for the winter and would like to go with the GC2, but I see some posts saying it won't work with TGC? Is this true or is there something else special I need to get for them to work together?

    Any other affordable SW Recommendations?

    Thanks

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    It works fine with GC2 but its not out yet. Check with Protee. You would have to but TGC then when TGC 2019 is available for sims they will send you the upgrade but I would check with them for clarification.

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    • #3
      Also just to clarify you will need to buy the simulator version of TGC which is about $1k, not the video game version that is more like $20

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      • andygg1986
        andygg1986 commented
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        Ha I was just making sure since you referred to it as "affordable." The baseline for affordable definitely gets shifted in the simulator world. There have been a few people in the past who thought they just needed the $20 software and then came on here asking why they couldn't get it to work.

        I think Protee has to say that TGC isn't compatible with GC2 for legal reasons. The GC2 broadcasts the readings via bluetooth, and other software companies like TGC just listen in on that. They don't have an official agreement with Foresight, and Foresight doesn't want you buying any software that isn't FSX.

        When you buy TGC you also get two programs called GSX and Protee Interface. The data flow is GC2 -> GSX -> Protee Interface -> TGC. Installation isn't too hard, but if you run into problems Protee has excellent support. You need a bluetooth adapter to connect to the GC2.

        As far as Wifi, you can play around 15 courses without an internet connection, but the other 140k courses need an internet connection. They are downloaded at the time that you decide to play them, as opposed to being stored on your computer. You really need internet access to get the full potential of TGC. Depending on how far away the building is, you might look into a mesh router system. It works better than just wireless repeaters because you don't lose speed when you are connected to the remote mesh points. I have the Ubiquiti Amplifi HD setup and have a very strong signal strength throughout my entire house (around 3600 sqft). You might be able to position the mesh points with one in an outlet in your house closest to the garage, and a second one in the garage to get coverage there.

      • sjdroess
        sjdroess commented
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        Thanks for the info andygg!!! That is everything I was looking for.

        Any other recommendations you have when looking at building my sim...i.e Mats, Projector, etc??

      • andygg1986
        andygg1986 commented
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        There are sections of the forum for each area of building a simulator, and I would recommend checking them out. My 2 cents would be to get a fiberbuilt mat because it is easiest on your joints. For projectors, you will need a short throw model. The two most popular ones are a Benq HT2150ST and Optoma GT1080Darbee. If you want to buy a full enclosure I would check out Allsportsystems on the lower price end, or Par2Pro for a high end custom turnkey solution. There are lots of DIY threads where you can get ideas to make really slick looking setups that will save you money but require some effort to piece together.
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