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    Quote Originally Posted by dthogey View Post
    My buddy got his hands on an old golf simulator. I can't remember the brand but it's 20 years old or so. It is a complete package with the screen that you hit in to and the sides, he has it in a big heated Building. He is looking to upgrade the computer and monitor. What do you recommend He get?

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    It all depends on the simulator program he's running. Each sim program has different specs as for the one I use Jack Nickolas Perfect Golf (JNPG) here are the minimum specs;
    MINIMUM:
    OS: Windows XP
    Processor: 2 core duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz. 3.00 Ghz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: DX9 compatible video card with 512MB video RAM
    DirectX: Version 9.0
    Storage: 3 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    that is to run the program at minimum specs.

    here's the recommended specs, my computer is somewhere between the two recommendations (can upgrade graphics card);


    RECOMMENDED:
    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    Processor: Quad Core
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 770
    DirectX: Version 9.0
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Storage: 3 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Additional Notes: DirectX 11 Compatible

    I'd just find out what sim program he has, google it and it should say minimum specs. As for myself I may have to upgrade the graphics card, as the new JNPG 2 is coming out and THE Golf Club 2019as well will need better computer specs than listed.

    As for monitor, it may not need one if the impact screen displays all the info, but if a touchscreen is compatible with that sim program I'd look for a used one on ebay or amazon. I got mine for $140 off ebay.

    Hope that helps. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwkz51 View Post
    This is awesome! I really want to do this, but have no ceiling height anywhere. Even my garage is a 9' ceiling. So I guess if I ever want to do it, I'm going to have to put an addition to my back garage.
    They say 9' ceiling is the minimum you should have, but it just doesn't seem enough, especially if you are tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTY View Post
    They say 9' ceiling is the minimum you should have, but it just doesn't seem enough, especially if you are tall.
    I'm 6'3..probably need 10-11'? My theater room has an 7'6" ceiling or I would do it in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwkz51 View Post
    I'm 6'3..probably need 10-11'? My theater room has an 7'6" ceiling or I would do it in there.

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    If you are building new, I'd go for 12' ceiling. I work at a building supplies store, and really the cost difference between 10' and 12' walls on a 24x24 garage is about $400 bucks (could be more if you use expensive siding though). 12' would give you pc of mind for sure. Also another thing to consider is if you want both righties, and people who aren't right (lol) to be able to hit with enough space, you will need approx 15' of space for width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTY View Post
    If you are building new, I'd go for 12' ceiling. I work at a building supplies store, and really the cost difference between 10' and 12' walls on a 24x24 garage is about $400 bucks (could be more if you use expensive siding though). 12' would give you pc of mind for sure. Also another thing to consider is if you want both righties, and people who aren't right (lol) to be able to hit with enough space, you will need approx 15' of space for width.
    So you think 15*15 with a 12' ceiling height would be enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwkz51 View Post
    So you think 15*15 with a 12' ceiling height would be enough?

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    15' wide without anything on the walls, so maybe a 16' min -20' wide probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTY View Post
    It all depends on the simulator program he's running. Each sim program has different specs as for the one I use Jack Nickolas Perfect Golf (JNPG) here are the minimum specs;
    MINIMUM:
    OS: Windows XP
    Processor: 2 core duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz. 3.00 Ghz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: DX9 compatible video card with 512MB video RAM
    DirectX: Version 9.0
    Storage: 3 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    that is to run the program at minimum specs.

    here's the recommended specs, my computer is somewhere between the two recommendations (can upgrade graphics card);


    RECOMMENDED:
    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    Processor: Quad Core
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 770
    DirectX: Version 9.0
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Storage: 3 GB available space
    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Additional Notes: DirectX 11 Compatible

    I'd just find out what sim program he has, google it and it should say minimum specs. As for myself I may have to upgrade the graphics card, as the new JNPG 2 is coming out and THE Golf Club 2019as well will need better computer specs than listed.

    As for monitor, it may not need one if the impact screen displays all the info, but if a touchscreen is compatible with that sim program I'd look for a used one on ebay or amazon. I got mine for $140 off ebay.

    Hope that helps. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.
    Wow, thanks for the info, too bad I'm a computer dum dum!

    What about the sky track system? What would be the best thing to get if he wanted new?

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    skytrak can play around 5 different sim programs;
    Jack Nicholas Perfect Golf (jnpg)
    The Golf Club (TGC)
    e6 trugolf
    Creative golf 3D
    Fitness Golf

    They all will have different minimum requirements, you can see the differences here;

    https://www.skytrakgolf.com/simulation

    you can see the JNPG specs in above post. JNPG isn't on the skytrak website as only previous owners of the program can still get it for skytrak (grandfathered in) as Trackman bought the program. But you can still have access to it by buying a used skytrak that has jnpg purchased already. I personally think its the best program out there, but too bad its not readily available anymore.
    Time will tell as TGC 2, and JNPG 2 are in development. I'll probably get both.

    You should be safe buying a computer with at least a 970 GTX if you want to watch in 1080 for the current generations of sim programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dthogey View Post
    Wow, thanks for the info, too bad I'm a computer dum dum!

    What about the sky track system? What would be the best thing to get if he wanted new?

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    Have you ever heard of the holiday golf simulator?

    This is the current setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dthogey View Post
    Have you ever heard of the holiday golf simulator?

    This is the current setup.

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    I have heard of that one. I think it all depends on which model it is from them. If it is current enough I believe it will play 2 sim programs I know of, The Golf Club, and e6 golf.
    Personally I'd contact them, and see how modern it is, and options available. From there you should know which PC is needed. Here's a link to their help/contact them page;
    https://holidaygolfsimulators.com/contact-us/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTY View Post
    I have heard of that one. I think it all depends on which model it is from them. If it is current enough I believe it will play 2 sim programs I know of, The Golf Club, and e6 golf.
    Personally I'd contact them, and see how modern it is, and options available. From there you should know which PC is needed. Here's a link to their help/contact them page;
    https://holidaygolfsimulators.com/contact-us/
    Thank you!

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    I finally went over to try and get this holiday golf simulator working. I couldn't make it work, couldn't get their projector to read any input from the computer. The graphics on the program are very old and outdated. I would guess this thing is more than 20 years old. I think I'm going to try the skytrak setup.

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