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bigbossmalone
10-17-2007, 04:22 AM
Just read a post on the 1C forum that the eDimension site says TrackIR products are being discontinued - in anticipation of NEW motion tracking software.
Anyone know any more about this?

potpie69
10-17-2007, 04:57 AM
1st I've heard about it. Thanks for the heads-up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

knightflyte
10-17-2007, 05:03 AM
eDimention is/was a supplier of Natural Point's Track IR.

Track IR is not being discontinued, but the 'relationship' with eDimention and Natural Point is.


There was a post here concerning this a few weeks ago. With all the hub bub lately I don't remember how far back.


Other than that I've not read up on anything new eDimention may put out.

leitmotiv
10-17-2007, 05:57 AM
Whew!

bigbossmalone
10-17-2007, 08:02 AM
k, thanks knightflyte -
false alarm, then!
leit, I swear I could hear that 'whew' from here, mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

leitmotiv
10-17-2007, 08:14 AM
You said it!

JG52Uther
10-17-2007, 09:23 AM
Yes that message has been on the edimensional site for a while.In fact it was that message that made me look at Freetrack!

Divine-Wind
10-17-2007, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by bigbossmalone:
k, thanks knightflyte -
false alarm, then!
leit, I swear I could hear that 'whew' from here, mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Same here.... Oh wait, that was me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TooCooL34
10-17-2007, 09:32 AM
NaturalPoint is the maker of TrackIR, not eDimensional.

ZappaTime
10-17-2007, 10:23 AM
Current UK supplier is Just Flight, with the Ultra Track IR package
Package includes

* TrackIR 4:PRO device
* 1 Black TrackClip Pro
* 1 Vector Clip
* Software CD-ROM
* User's Manual & Quick Start Guide
* As a bonus the package also comes with full versions of Battle of Britain II and RFactor (a very good mod-tastic PC racing game) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Check it out here:
http://www.justflight.com/product.asp?pid=263

JG52Uther
10-17-2007, 10:29 AM
Ridiculously overpriced as well! Freetrack works just as well for a fraction of the cost.

neural_dream
10-17-2007, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Ridiculously overpriced as well! Freetrack works just as well for a fraction of the cost.
You have both?

JG52Uther
10-17-2007, 10:57 AM
I have TiR2.Freetrack works just as well in IL2.In BoB2 I have 6 DOF.That works perfectly.

RaVe_N
10-17-2007, 11:12 AM
Keep you T Ir guys no fear...
E dimensional(only a supplier of T iR not the maker)
is coming out with a hand held game pad geared to the consol user.

They are tossing T ir under the bus. to promote there new toy.

This is something "THEY" have developed.

its just a game pad that has mouse emulation built into it.

its not going to be very useful for flight Sims.

Obviously flight simmers are not there target demographic.

Vanderstok
10-17-2007, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I have TiR2.Freetrack works just as well in IL2.In BoB2 I have 6 DOF.That works perfectly.

Aha! So you should have said: "Freetrack works just as well as TiR2 for a fraction of the cost"

I'll buy that. However, I have experimented with freetrack for some time, even stuck a battery powered LED on my head, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it works just as well as the TIR 4 I bought after those experiments ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif But it improved a lot, that's for sure...

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-17-2007, 01:22 PM
If Naturalpoint were to stop making TIR (which they aren't), My TIR 3 Pro wouldn't suddenly stop working.

...and the freetrack that I tried didn't work nearly as well as my TIR 3 Pro. Nor was it as user-friendly...but it WAS free, which might encourage me to sing its virtues too had I not a Naturalpointe device. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


TB

Divine-Wind
10-17-2007, 02:55 PM
I tried Freetrack for a while, but I gave up after experimenting with all the headlights I could find.

That's not to say Freetrack sucks, it's a great concept and good tool, but I'm just not patient enough to sit there and tinker with something like a head tracker until it's perfect. On the other hand, if my HOTAS broke, I would sit there day and night to try and fix it, seeing as how I kind of need a joystick. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

bigbossmalone
10-17-2007, 06:29 PM
I use Freetrack and actually enjoy the tinkering about side of it - always looking for that 'just right' setting, and always finding a better setup - call me strange, you wouldn't be the first! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Would I get TiR? Yes - if it cost a fraction of what it does.

knightflyte
10-17-2007, 06:38 PM
It is a ticket item. The price for some isn't a value. I have no problem with that. This is only a hobby and it shouldn't interfere with more important matters. As long as one is able to enjoy the sim using what ever means disposible to them it's good.

Some folks spend thousands of dollars for season tickets to the Red Sox. I'm stymied at that. But, to them it's valuable. I'll stick to my 27 inch TV and 37 cent popcorn/crackerjacks.