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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:25 AM
S! what are the long term comments on trakir, as in if you got it months ago are you still attached to it? in short how are things working out,iv not seen much new in the search mode,and iv been away for 5 months

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:25 AM
S! what are the long term comments on trakir, as in if you got it months ago are you still attached to it? in short how are things working out,iv not seen much new in the search mode,and iv been away for 5 months

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:32 AM
I have it for more than half a year..simply can't live without it. Can't even imagine flying without it now. Drivers are getting better, does more fluent job. Now it remembers staying in absolute mode and I can safely shutdown Windows (XP SP1) without getting the trackir drivers stuck. Simply amazing!!!

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:34 AM
I've used it for 3 years now in sims. Still works as new.

Software has been constantly improved and it gets better and better all the time.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:39 AM
The longer you have it the more you like it, I hated it at first but now I wont fly without it.

You just have to learn to use it,for example always sit the same distance from the Tir unit or the responce will vary greatly.And use lots of deadzone at first then slowly reduce it as your skills improve.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:39 AM
Brought the 3D into flightsimming, that's for sure. Now I can look at my instruments, out the window, through my body by turning my head.

It's not like in real life, but it gets closer..

rgds

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:39 AM
glad to hear the initial good comments i see there is a new softwear up grade if any body else can ya comment on what ya paid? thanx

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:43 AM
I think I paid about $200 Australian,Around Half that for US dollars

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:55 AM
I still use it from time to time.

I find it of less value/use on non-full real.
When I have the 'pit off or external views I find it disorienting, but that may be down to practice!

And as I am having a major problem adjusting to the new FM's I don't have the time or patience to put into TIR in these circumstances!

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 10:18 AM
Pit off is very handy with the trackIR. There are absolutely no blindspots then./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

And the orientation is automatic because you always have feedback where you look, because you move your head in that direction. But if you're not used to it, it may take a bit of practice. It's not hard though.

So when i fly pit off, i only fly with just the gunsight as visual reference and never lose orientation. TrackIR is handy with all settings, medium easy or hard. It's just like using a joystick to fly when for years you've been using the arrow keys to fly. TrackIR is also the HOTAS (= hands OFF throttle and stick) to look around.

Sometimes i watch trk's in external view and recreate external padlock with the trackIR. Focusing on 1 plane while tracking the other(s) with it. You can do that all without pressing buttons. It's great. So people who think trackIR is only usefull in full real games haven't yet discovered the full capability of trackIR yet./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Because it's even better in medium or easy games.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 10:29 AM
It's getting better and better! No flying without it as far as I'm concerned.
New software (2.11) supports it in FS2004 as well. Go get it!
http://games.naturalpoint.com/support/downloads.html

Master

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 11:44 AM
Dnmy wrote:
- Pit off is very handy with the trackIR. There are
- absolutely no blindspots then
- And the orientation is automatic because you always
- have feedback where you look, because you move your
- head in that direction. But if you're not used to
- it, it may take a bit of practice. It's not hard
- though.
-
I better stop being lazy and negotiate with my wife for some extra 'stick time'!

Thanks!

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 11:57 AM
No problem

When icons are on and pit is off, you see those arrows and with trackIR you can locate the exact direction that the arrows point to, because you can pan without steps. Just pan in the direction that the arrows indicate until they disappear and that's when you've found the exact location. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

You can also look at the map while looking around the countryside to orient yourself looking for landmarks, rivers towns etc. And if you want, you can steer the view independantly of the gun if you want to play reargunner. In short, it was already good back then, it's great now, and it's getting better all the time.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 12:09 PM
New software/drivers is good too!

Can't wait to fire it up again when I get home tonight!

"Sorry kids, Daddy is busy"

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After 20:00 though..........hmmmm.

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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 12:30 PM
What is the price for TrackIr?

Is it available in skandinavia?

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 01:31 PM
DNMY made a comment about the map and he(she?) was dead on. It's nice to be able to look around when the map is open. I can finally give up on the map navigation lines being on, padlock on, etc and now can fly effectively with 100% realism options on. I paid $119 usd with $19 shipping. I was especially glad to know you can use reflective tape and not have to depend on the manufacturer for those dots.


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XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 01:46 PM
Lithium1970 wrote:
- What is the price for TrackIr?
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- Is it available in skandinavia?
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Check:

http://www.edimensional.com

They have a European sales office, they sell TrackIR as well as 3D Glasses.

Also:

http://www.naturalpoint.com manufacturers of TrackIR

XyZspineZyX
08-18-2003, 09:12 PM
bump

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