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Fusing Reality with the Virtual Reality of a Serious Game
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Real world military and civilian training causes hundreds of lethal accidents each year around the world. Until now the reality has been impossible to replace in civilian and military training. But with the emergence of serious games combined with the latest advances in 3d simulated environments Bohemia Interactive developed the COTS (Commercially Of The Shelf) game VBS2(Virtual BattleSpace 2). BAE Systems Hägglunds’ goal with this thesis is to investigate the potential of using VBS2 as the simulation platform in a new cost effective and realistic vehicle training systems.

The major focus of this thesis is to find a way to control vehicles in VBS2. After evaluating the tools available during this thesis project DSF (Device Simulation Framework) is chosen to control VBS2. DSF is used to solve the problem by simulating a USB HID Joystick which controls VBS2 through DirectInput. This thesis therefore contains an in-depth study of the USB2.0 protocol, the HID protocol, and the DSF framework. The thesis shows in the end a prototype that can control VBS2 or any other game that supports DirectInput. The thesis also reveals a general design of the core of the vehicle trainer that connects the hardware simulator SimBas with VBS2.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, UMNAD, 858
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38411OAI: diva2:377393
Available from: 2010-12-14 Created: 2010-12-14 Last updated: 2010-12-14Bibliographically approved

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