About this website and my system setup
Adrian McMaster Gaming Website is a Blog site about simulator gaming and other activities with games like Euro Truck Simulator 2 and X-Plane 11. This website runs on a Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 MT Server and was created with WordPress downloaded from WordPress.ORG and is open source meaning that it is completely free of charge to download and use for hosting your own website on your own server with your own domain from your domain provider. There are plenty of plugins and themes to use from wordpress.org. You can use WordPress.com to host your website for you but your domain will be WordPress.com/yourdomain.com instead of yourdomain.com or you can set your own from your domain provider. If you use you own server like I do then you will need to know how to setup PHP and MySQL on your operating system like Windows or Linux but I use Windows Server 2019. The server is updated from time to time so there might be down time and the website offline. Adrian McMaster Gaming has a Youtube Channel and you can see the videos or live streams when available. I will be live most days and try and stick to a schedule but cannot always be guaranteed. I will be live meaning videos are not edited and things might go wrong on the day. I will be using Open Broadcaster Software or OBS. During the stream you will see me with a five camera setup and two microphones. There will be four cameras that will alternate and be displayed on the bottom left of the screen with a fifth camera under my desk to show me using the pedals and displayed on the bottom right of the screen. The main view will be 1920 x 1080 from the centre monitor but I will be viewing all three monitors as 5760 x 1080 with a fourth monitor at they top as 1920 x 1080 to observer the stream and read the live chat when I am able to. So if you do type anything in the live chat please wait for me to respond because there is a 20 second delay via me and Youtube. I might not always be reading the chat so please be patient and wait. I have a Twitch.Tv channel and sometimes use to to live stream so keep an eye out for me on there. The equipment and accessories I use are 3 x 24.5 inch BenQ GL2580H Full HD Monitors with 1 x 23.5 inch BenQ GW2470HL Full HD Monitor at the top of my monitors so I can monitor my stream, chat and OBS attached to a fully adjustable single arm monitor mount. The are two microphones to give a wide stereo sound and help you hear me talk back to you or about what I am doing on the day. The microphones are 1 RØDE NT1KIT Cardioid Condenser Microphone attached to a RØDE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm. The other microphone is a Neewer NW-700 to a shock mount in the top right corner of my room just above me. They are connected to a Scarlett 2i4 usb amp and use 48V phantom power. The five cameras are Ausdom AW620 1080P Webcams.I also have a ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, ClubSport steering wheel Universal Hub for XBOX ONE, ClubSport Wheel Rim GT Forza Motorsport, ClubSport Pedale V3, .ClubSport Shifter SQ V 1.5, 350mm PVC Deep Red Dish Drifting Steering Wheel, 15inch Black Steering Wheel Deep Corn Perforated Leather 380mm Classic Wheel, Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Flight Stick and Throttle, Thrustmaster TPR Pendular Rudder. I use a GT Omega Steering Wheel stand and GT Omega Pro Racing chair. My computer runs Windows 10 Pro. I have a Aerocool X-Predator II Full Tower Gaming Case and inside there is a ASUS ROG Maximus X Code Socket 1151 Motherboard with a Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz Desktop Processor and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 TI ICX 11GB FTW3 Graphics Card installed. There is also Corsair CMK32GX4M4C3000C15R Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C15 XMP 2.0 high performance desktop memory fitted. I use a Corsair CW-9060025-WW Hydro Series H100i V2 240mm Extreme Performance All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler. I have four hard drives and one SSD Drive and are a follows 931GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB, 931GB Hitachi HUA721010KLA330, 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162, 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162, 931 GB Seagate ST1000DL002-9TT153. The games I use are American Truck Simulator, Assetto Corsa, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Farming Simulator 19, Grand Theft Auto 5, My Summer Car, Project CARS 2, RaceRoom Racing Experience, Scania Truck Driving Simulator, Sniper Elite 3, Sniper Elite 4, Train Simulator, X-Plane 10 Global-64 Bit, X-Plane 11 and FlightGear. I have a TrackIR 5 head Tracker to follow my head movements to save me using the mouse. When you use the live chat on Youtube please type in English only because I do not speak any other languages other than English. Remember that when you type something it will be at least 20 seconds before you hear me read it out and answer your questions because of the 20 second delay between me and you.
Now a little bit about me:
My name is Adrian McMaster and I am 47 years old and was born on the 25th June 1972 and live Newcastle Under Lyme that is a small town next to the city of Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire in the United Kingdom or Great Britain. I use Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator and TruckersMP Multiplayer now and again during my leisure time and have a four year old male cat named Tommy or Thomas. I ride a Trek Marlin 7 mountain bike in the summer months. I am also into photography and use a Canon 450D SLR Camera. I also listen to music like Rock Music, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Electronic and Trance. I also have a few other hobbies like learning to play the electric guitar and into Radio Communications and use two Kirisun DP770 DMR transceivers and am licenced only as a light UK user. I have a Uniden BCD536HP Base scanner and a Uniden BCD436HP handheld Scanner. You might observe me straining my eyes now and again because I suffer with a condition called Keratoconus but it is not severe. The symptoms of Keratoconus is the perception of multiple “ghost” images and there is no known cure for the eye condition. I do wear near vision glasses when reading or using my computer and distance vision for normal use to help with my vision.
During my stream my cat might be awake and when he is awake he can be a pest and if you are a cat owner you will understand what i mean by pest. When he wants something or his own way he will meow a lot or jump up on my desk so if he does that please be patient because he can and will get in the way of the monitors and block my view. He will also try and pull pins out of the notice board to my right or pull the A4 paper off so this can distract me. He will also jump up on the coffee table to my left and start knocking the TV remotes off to get my attention. You will hear me calling him things like You Little pest I going to pull your tail off if you don’t behave yourself little swine. Stop being a monster. or quietly saying monster get away from there. You little swine I will strangle you. But all cat owners know that talking to or telling telling a cat off is like Chinese person talking to a Pakistani who only speaks Urdu. Cats only look at you like you got two heads and they think they own you and your there slave remember cats have slaves and dogs have masters. I am an animal lover and no matter what my cat does I would never hurt him or any animal and hate people who do it for fun. We are Human and we have always killed for food like animals kill for food. They never kill for fun but will play with there pray.