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MVFD
06-18-2006, 05:28 PM
I was thinking a few months ago how cool it would be to have a video game that was an equipment simulator. I dont see why it would be that hard. with a PS2 controler you have both joysticks and various buttons. If they really wanted to get in to it they could design a new control system that clips on to chairs and allows you to have the joysticks like real life and foot pedals.

You could pretty much design it as a free roam type game, Find jobs, buy equipment, run the equipment, hire employees, fire employees, and build your company from the ground up. Incounter break downs, maintence of machines etc. Anything you would do and need to do in real life is possible in the game.
even as much as taking a loan out for your first machine.

anything from land clearing, logging, to sub division work. you could go as far as to buy your trucks aswell. I think if they would bring a game like that out alot of people would buy it. just an idea.

I would be the first one to buy it. thats forsure.

Tigerotor77W
06-18-2006, 05:41 PM
I don't know if it would be commercially feasible -- I doubt many people would find operating construction equipment to be an entertaining virtual world. (That's just an opinion -- maybe people really would enjoy it, and I'm just being naive.)

Simulation tools -- like an airplane simulator for pilots, but for construction equipment -- is under development at certain manufacturers.

digger242j
06-18-2006, 05:53 PM
I'm still trying to win my first game of Pong. :Banghead





http://science.howstuffworks.com/backhoe-sim/

digger242j
06-18-2006, 06:00 PM
Simulation tools -- like an airplane simulator for pilots, but for construction equipment -- is under development at certain manufacturers.

Actually, I recall having read somewhere of such sims being in use, but I don't recall any of the details.

Squizzy246B
06-18-2006, 06:05 PM
I'm still trying to win my first game of Pong. :Banghead

http://science.howstuffworks.com/backhoe-sim/

Yep..and I suppose those little space invaders are still getting to the bottom of the screen before you shoot them all:rolleyes:

However, the virtual traing systems for big excavators and Dump Trucks are commonly used on our mine site:

http://www.cat.com/cda/layout?m=96642&x=7

Click on the "Virtual Training Equipment Simulator" its a long vid..about 8 Mb I think. You may notice the guy operating the excavator simulator is wearing his hard hat!.

CAT245ME
06-18-2006, 07:35 PM
As a matter of fact, there was a game out for playstation 1 that was put out by komatsu where you operated excavators that ranged from a PC200 up to a PC1100 (i think) doing things like land clearing and demolition in which you had a matter of time to complete the job, and if you didnt make it in time the forman would yell at you in japanees (wich i didnt care for) but all in all not a bad game.

Tigerotor77W
06-18-2006, 10:04 PM
Actually, I recall having read somewhere of such sims being in use, but I don't recall any of the details.

Good point! I wasn't sure if they had already released some.

MVFD
06-19-2006, 01:31 AM
where can I buy one of those! :yup

Lol I want one.

RonG
06-19-2006, 05:54 AM
There was a backhoe simulator making the rounds a couple years ago which you could run with the keyboard.I tried it and everything worked but it was not very intuitive without joysticks which I did not have as I have no use for them as I don't play games.
Actually when I found it I didn't have a computer fast enough to run it anyway.Some one let me know if it works with twin joysticks and I will try to find some.:)
It is a Caterpillar backhoe complete with noise.I saw reference to it several times and if you do a Google search on "Caterpillar Simulators" it will come up.
Here is the link so you don't have to type.Ron G

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=DVXA,DVXA:2005-22,DVXA:en&q=Caterpillar+simulators

Copenhagen
06-20-2006, 07:29 PM
There is a game called Construction/Demolition for computers. I bought it a few months ago and had a blast with it. I set up the controls so I can run the equipment with two joysticks. The game is alright but it kinda lacks in depth perception from the cab view. but when Im bored it can be fun. I even thought about taking it to work to test and train new operators.

bozoloaderman
06-20-2006, 09:06 PM
I have done some training in one of the Immersive Technologies simulators. I did the truck simulator and the 994 simulator. Truck didn't bother me but the loader simulator was a different story! It was okay at first as I was feeding a hopper but then trucks were sent in and then it all went to hell! Within 5 minutes I was so sick I couldn't believe it. I couldn't finish the simulation. When you stand in the back of the simulator and watch someone else you have to hang on to the wall or you can lose you balance. One of the guys puked right in the seat. The trainers weren't impressed much. It did help alot in the training of our operators with the new iron we got.

Wulf
06-22-2006, 06:12 AM
As a matter of fact, there was a game out for playstation 1 that was put out by komatsu where you operated excavators that ranged from a PC200 up to a PC1100 (i think) doing things like land clearing and demolition in which you had a matter of time to complete the job, and if you didnt make it in time the forman would yell at you in japanees (wich i didnt care for) but all in all not a bad game.

I'm pretty sure that this is the Play Station game you described. I got a copy off e-bay and my son and I have both played it... it's the only game I can thrash him on:laugh
And you are exactly right...that foreman yelling at you in Japanese gets on your nerves pretty quickly.

D10N
06-22-2006, 10:59 AM
I have done some training in one of the Immersive Technologies simulators. I did the truck simulator and the 994 simulator. Truck didn't bother me but the loader simulator was a different story! It was okay at first as I was feeding a hopper but then trucks were sent in and then it all went to hell! Within 5 minutes I was so sick I couldn't believe it. I couldn't finish the simulation. When you stand in the back of the simulator and watch someone else you have to hang on to the wall or you can lose you balance. One of the guys puked right in the seat. The trainers weren't impressed much. It did help alot in the training of our operators with the new iron we got.

On Immersive's website, they have clips from the simulated Phelps Dodge Sierrita mine - took me right back home!! Except for the images of the truck shop ready line - it's NEVER that organized!!

jazak
06-22-2006, 01:27 PM
I was thinking a few months ago how cool it would be to have a video game that was an equipment simulator. I dont see why it would be that hard. with a PS2 controler you have both joysticks and various buttons. If they really wanted to get in to it they could design a new control system that clips on to chairs and allows you to have the joysticks like real life and foot pedals.

You could pretty much design it as a free roam type game, Find jobs, buy equipment, run the equipment, hire employees, fire employees, and build your company from the ground up. Incounter break downs, maintence of machines etc. Anything you would do and need to do in real life is possible in the game.
even as much as taking a loan out for your first machine.

anything from land clearing, logging, to sub division work. you could go as far as to buy your trucks aswell. I think if they would bring a game like that out alot of people would buy it. just an idea.

I would be the first one to buy it. thats forsure.


So would I.

CAT245ME
06-22-2006, 04:29 PM
I'm pretty sure that this is the Play Station game you described. I got a copy off e-bay and my son and I have both played it... it's the only game I can thrash him on:laugh
And you are exactly right...that foreman yelling at you in Japanese gets on your nerves pretty quickly.

Yes that's the one, to bad they didnt have other types of equipment on the game as well, like the 575A3 super dozer.

jeff45
06-22-2006, 08:04 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Shovel-Playstation_W0QQitemZ8188697367QQihZ020QQcategoryZ 62053QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

farmerted44
06-23-2006, 02:37 AM
i havent got to play it yet but looks cool. caterpillar construction tycoon by activision... i got it at target.

Cat420
06-23-2006, 05:00 PM
i havent got to play it yet but looks cool. caterpillar construction tycoon by activision... i got it at target.

I have that one. I haven't tried the management part much, but the operation part leaves a lot to be desired. It's really hard to do anything and it seems to lock up my laptop (not a cheap one either) after a few minutes of trying to load trucks or something.

I have Powershovel too and it is fun to mess around on and it really helps make the controls second nature if you use the joysticks instead of the buttons.

CascadeScaper
06-24-2006, 03:17 AM
I had that one too, locked up my laptop as well. It really could be a good game if it ran well and some of the tools in the game were decent.

sno-mover
06-25-2006, 08:37 PM
If you go on Cats web site you can play with a skid or a hoe, theres options for a controler, or joy stick or I tried it with the key board is was tuff to get use to.

Dozerboy
09-18-2006, 11:38 PM
I was looking to play one ofthese games I also found Dirt Jockey (http://mastiff-games.com/products.html) scroll down to the second to last game.

unimog
01-27-2007, 10:48 PM
I got the cat game too and the operation part I thought was awful. I also have John Deere american farmer, it's a lot better.

Copenhagen
01-27-2007, 11:56 PM
I have Construction Tycoon also! It crashes on my computer after 30 minutes. I have American Farmer as well, but my favorite is 18 Wheels of Steel Pedal to the Metal.

greenie
01-29-2007, 06:44 PM
I have the construction tycoon also and have the same problem but Deere a that is pretty much the same thing but runs better on my computer.

Countryboy
01-29-2007, 10:56 PM
I got the Power Shovel game from Toys-R-Us for $3 on sale. Don't ask what I was doing there in the first place. :bouncegri

proteksandblast
02-01-2007, 08:40 PM
Thats agreat idea, one of our customers droped off a D5 today for a repaint and while moving it over to the blast bay i realized may i need practice in operating dozers. i gues thats why im a painter not an driver lol.

MonsterToys
11-12-2007, 10:48 AM
Here's a real game/simulator used - one of these bad boys would probably cost more than the equipment it is simulating :)

http://monstertoys.blogspot.com/2007/11/heavy-equipment-simulator-used-for.html

rabbit16
11-12-2007, 09:23 PM
My cousin got me power shovel as a joke for my birthday one year. Me and a buddy spent an afternoon trying to beat it but the time dead lines killed us, with the original PS1 controlers it took forever to do anything.

Countryboy
11-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Welcome to HEF rabbit16! :drinkup

RollOver Pete
11-12-2007, 11:29 PM
Welcome rabbit16 :usa
:cool:

carrieseller
11-22-2007, 09:45 PM
I hardly play game,haha.........but equipment video game must be interesting.

landrvrnut22
11-22-2007, 10:00 PM
If you have a PC and a keyboard, which I assume you do since you are reading this, you can play this. Kinda fun, with an objective.

http://www.jcb.com/3cxsim/index3.html

dieselnut
12-31-2008, 01:36 PM
I wish that they really would come out with a good quality video game with construction in it. They make all these crazy shooting games, racing, hunting, fishing, strategy but no good construction ones like the others.

HEO Girl
12-31-2008, 03:10 PM
The school I'm going to next year SMCC has them simulation things ****

tyler5652@yahoo
01-01-2009, 02:28 AM
well heres a link to a game i played on here tonight it was pretty fun lol...

http://www.gameitnow.com/Game/4242/Loader_Golf.html

rshackleford
01-19-2009, 02:35 PM
that would be awesome for the wii.

basspro
01-20-2009, 02:46 PM
I would stand in line to buy one!

tyler5652@yahoo
01-20-2009, 04:56 PM
im sure if we could get enough of us heavy equipment operators together and suggested these types of games we could possibly get chances to have them. theres lots of famring games out there so why not construction and stuff. most of the games out like this werent american based anyways if you look. "not saying all". im thinking about getting some software and trying to create a small game lol.

dieselnut
01-20-2009, 05:00 PM
that is a good idea and its possible

tyler5652@yahoo
01-20-2009, 05:46 PM
yeah i think its a great idea but i dont know who we need to talk to yet or anything. and im not sure which system they should make it for, i mean it would be great for all systems but not everyone can always afford to go buy 400 dollar game systems. but if they made one it should be for all the systems. wii would be kinda fun "even though i dont like it" im sure it would work. ps3 you could use the 2 joy sticks like excavator controls and [] to back up and x to go forward lol. its all just a dream forming lmao. anyways we should all figure this out. :drinkup

dieselnut
01-20-2009, 06:17 PM
I think we could start by seeing who is the largest game manufactures and contact them and put a request in. We should start a thread asking people who would buy a game like this send the thread to the manufacture and then things may happen with the interest.

tyler5652@yahoo
01-20-2009, 06:20 PM
I think we could start by seeing who is the largest game manufactures and contact them and put a request in. We should start a thread asking people who would buy a game like this send the thread to the manufacture and then things may happen with the interest.

i was thinking the same thing. because if we were to talk to them just by ourselves i dont think it would convince them to make it. they are mainly in it for the money, meaning they are onlly going to make it if they can expect to turn around and make money off of it. by having a big group of us to guarntee we will buy it they may make it for us?

dieselnut
01-20-2009, 06:28 PM
From what i have found on goggle it seems that EA is one of the largest. Might be better to come in contact with the others:Activation, Take-Two, Atari. Might be easier to start a poll in the general section instead of excavators.

tyler5652@yahoo
01-20-2009, 06:30 PM
lol yeah sounds like it possibly could work. anyways shoot me a pm diesel since we are the only ones that seem to talk about it lol.

basspro
01-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Electronic Arts, & Blizzard are a couple of big ones. I think I might try the folks that made the Hard truck, or Wheels of Steel games. They may be more apt to try.

dieselnut
01-20-2009, 06:31 PM
thats good to see who makes hard truck

tyler will do

Dazman
01-20-2009, 09:05 PM
If you get interest from a software company, possible look at speaking to a machine manufacture like CAT or Komatsu. If the game was to only say have CAT equipment, then they may throw a few dollars towards the production costs like sponsorship so to speak.

dieselnut
01-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Thanks we made a poll on the general fourm area. you can post on there so we can have everything there thanks!

TriHonu
01-21-2009, 10:59 PM
If you have deep pockets here is a link to Vista Simulators (http://vista-training.com/html/equipment_simulators.html). For a mere $4000 you can get a copy of theirs.

I tried to get the evaluation version from them. They only wanted to deal with large businesses that might actually buy a system.

rhurst
01-22-2009, 10:00 AM
test

Clayton M
02-27-2009, 12:40 PM
If anyone has the link to that Cat game that would be great! I have been looking for it for about 45 minutes and I am yet to find it.