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ytareh
07-11-2006, 12:48 PM
You MUST buy a Track IR NOW!!!!!!!!!!The End.....
No but seriously I got secondhand one of these a TIR3 with vector 6dof for 40 quid on Ebay.Its a bit finnicky to set up-main quirk is that where you refuse to let the pc find a driver for your ATI graphics card etc (press Cancel) you allow in this case.
Other issues?-the hat is darn hot in this weather!!!And I find a TIR3 session far more intense as the slogan goes it really puts your head in the game...both these mean I actually often fly a bit less-But when I do its SOOOOoooooooo much more realistic.
One guy said he'd prefer ONLY have a TIR to ONLY having a joystick ie hed sooner have TIR and fly with keyboard....
Well I would certainly swap my X800XT PE for an ATI Radeon 9000 if needs be to keep my TIR3.By the way the 3 or I believe even the 2 are fine -no need for big bucks on the 4...

ytareh
07-11-2006, 12:48 PM
You MUST buy a Track IR NOW!!!!!!!!!!The End.....
No but seriously I got secondhand one of these a TIR3 with vector 6dof for 40 quid on Ebay.Its a bit finnicky to set up-main quirk is that where you refuse to let the pc find a driver for your ATI graphics card etc (press Cancel) you allow in this case.
Other issues?-the hat is darn hot in this weather!!!And I find a TIR3 session far more intense as the slogan goes it really puts your head in the game...both these mean I actually often fly a bit less-But when I do its SOOOOoooooooo much more realistic.
One guy said he'd prefer ONLY have a TIR to ONLY having a joystick ie hed sooner have TIR and fly with keyboard....
Well I would certainly swap my X800XT PE for an ATI Radeon 9000 if needs be to keep my TIR3.By the way the 3 or I believe even the 2 are fine -no need for big bucks on the 4...

Heavy_Weather
07-11-2006, 01:05 PM
yep, got the TIR4 about a month ago, life is forever changed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

AWL_Spinner
07-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Absolutely couldn't fly without one.

And I still have a steam powered TrackIR 1.

If that ever breaks I couldn't fly again till I got a new one.

You know that sinking feeling when you get the Pacific Fighters loading screen and you realise you've not fired up TrackIR first...?

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Worf101
07-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Well... I kinda agree... I could never get my TrackIR 3 Pro to work "right". It just wouldn't track to one side no matter what. I RMA'd the 3 and upgraded to the 4. Now THAT thing works wonders, but I can still fly pit-on without it in a pinch. But in a dog fight, it's invaluable... simple as that.

Da Worfster

horseback
07-11-2006, 01:30 PM
The hat is hot?

Find a visor-that's what I use. A cheap, cheesy looking visor that some radio station was handing out for free at the Miramar Air Show last fall.

Or just cut off the hat's crown...

cheers

horseback

Deedsundone
07-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Yeah.I was a POV hat user that thought that it was fine,and it´s fine until you fly with a track IR,then you won´t go back.
My Track IR 3 Pro installed very smooth.Installed drivers,plugged it in,change the sensitive a bit and violá,up and running. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JG52Uther
07-11-2006, 02:16 PM
TiR 2 here.Love it.I will upgrade to a 4 when BoB arrives.

triad773
07-11-2006, 02:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
You know that sinking feeling when you get the Pacific Fighters loading screen and you realise you've not fired up TrackIR first...?

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL! Totally!! Flying has never been the same since. TIR 3 I have is a bit touchy, but when its working right it adds immeaserably!

I also highly recommend TIR

Cheers

AVGWarhawk
07-11-2006, 02:36 PM
TIR is the only way to fly! Hands down. I have the original dinosaur and it works great. Yep, no doubt about it...sometimes I load the game and have forgotten to turn it on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif Besides, it now frees up my hat switch to do other things thus eliminating keyboard buttons, etc.

Bearcat99
07-11-2006, 03:07 PM
I have Worf's problem.... I made sure all the ambient light was gone and everything.... Plus I move around too much... I use it but once the fighting starts I go to my mouse button on the X-45. Go figure..

Choctaw111
07-11-2006, 03:30 PM
I got mine more than 2 years ago and for the first 3 days I was very frustrated with it but I kept practicing with it because I knew what the potential was for this thing! After a few days I finally got used to it and now I do not know how I ever flew without it. It was worth every moment of frustration to get the hang of using it. It is the most useful peripheral that you can purchase for any flight sim...period!

Immermann
07-11-2006, 05:07 PM
I bought a 4 in January, had some trouble initially getting used to it. But that worked out fine when I downloaded a profile for it.
Gotta love it. Particulary when flying choppers in FS, can't wait til we get 6DOF in BOB.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Warrington_Wolf
07-11-2006, 05:11 PM
I too cannot fly without track IR now, I will never use a hat switch to look around again.
I have even done a RL flying lesson and I can tell you that track IR does add realism to the sim.
A bit of a tip about the hat and reflectors, I use a frame from an old pair of specs and stick the reflectors to it.
I put the large square one in the centre and two small circle ones at both sides of it.
Works great and I don't get overheated in the summer months (more than can be said for my computer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)

Flying_Nutcase
07-11-2006, 07:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
TiR 2 here.Love it.I will upgrade to a 4 when BoB arrives. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ditto here. As it is it's awesome. With 6DOF, life will never be the same. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Aardvark184
07-11-2006, 09:11 PM
TrackIR 1 here, and I love it. To solve the dot on the forehead problem, I just took an old ball cap, wrapped some reflective tape around the adjustment strap, and I wear it backwards. The tape's large enough that the trackIR can track it easily, and the hat's still useable in "the real world" because no one notices the reflective strip on the back!

Tim

MOH_Hirth
07-11-2006, 10:06 PM
I lost a year for believe in TrackIR, i live in Brasil and only in www.edimensional.com (http://www.edimensional.com) sell worldwide, when arrived was the best thing buy in 2005. Excelent!!

Skarphol
07-12-2006, 12:56 AM
Hi!

I'm seriously considering buying this thing.
I see Track IR 4 sells from Natural Points homepage at US$ 180, while the Track IR 3 sells at US$120.
Does anyone know if the '4-version is worth the difference in $60?
I'm at work now, but seem to remember there is some discount on this product advertised on HyperLobby. Does anyone remember any details on this?

Thanks in advance!

Skarphol

SeaFireLIV
07-12-2006, 04:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ytareh:
You MUST buy a Track IR NOW!!!!!!!!!!The End.....
No but seriously I got secondhand one of these a TIR3 with vector 6dof for 40 quid on Ebay.Its a bit finnicky to set up-main quirk is that where you refuse to let the pc find a driver for your ATI graphics card etc (press Cancel) you allow in this case.
Other issues?-the hat is darn hot in this weather!!!And I find a TIR3 session far more intense as the slogan goes it really puts your head in the game...both these mean I actually often fly a bit less-But when I do its SOOOOoooooooo much more realistic.
One guy said he'd prefer ONLY have a TIR to ONLY having a joystick ie hed sooner have TIR and fly with keyboard....
Well I would certainly swap my X800XT PE for an ATI Radeon 9000 if needs be to keep my TIR3.By the way the 3 or I believe even the 2 are fine -no need for big bucks on the 4... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That`s the response I expected. that`s the response we always get. Once you have it setup you can`t go back. I have TIR1 and hope to one day upgrade. Though, to be honest i`ve had no problems at all with 1, I can`t really see a reason to upgrade except for the 6dOf aspect in BOBwov or Oleg`s BoB.

HART_dreyer
07-12-2006, 04:57 AM
I purchased my TrackIR 4 PRO a while ago; however I did not like it very much. It was not worth the money in my honest opinion. At least I have had no use for it in IL2. The quality of the product is still good though.

triggerhappyfin
07-12-2006, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ytareh:
And I find a TIR3 session far more intense as the slogan goes it really puts your head in the game...both these mean I actually often fly a bit less-But when I do its SOOOOoooooooo much more realistic.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not having Track ir but M2P. Thing is putting the head into the game prevents sore neck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Then there is the reality factor...

AVGWarhawk
07-12-2006, 01:22 PM
Agreed, sometimes the neck get sore from keeping the dot steady with the tracker. As you all know just the smallest of movements is enough to have your view looking out the side of the canopy. I use a ball cap, I cut a plastic pen length wise and clipped it on the bill of the cap. Then I applied one square of the reflective tape on the plastic pen that is clipped to the bill of the cap. So, the cool part it the pen was trimmed down to an inch in length, cut lengthwise, opened at the cut and it naturally clamps to the bill of the cap. Applied the tap and ready to fly! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Worf101
07-12-2006, 01:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skarphol:
Hi!

I'm seriously considering buying this thing.
I see Track IR 4 sells from Natural Points homepage at US$ 180, while the Track IR 3 sells at US$120.
Does anyone know if the '4-version is worth the difference in $60?
I'm at work now, but seem to remember there is some discount on this product advertised on HyperLobby. Does anyone remember any details on this?

Thanks in advance!

Skarphol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
They're having a sale on TrackIR4 now with $30.00 mail-in rebait.. Brings it down to about $149. Saw this on Hyperlobby last night.

Da Worfster

Worf101
07-12-2006, 01:29 PM
Here's a link to a sale at Edimension... IMHO go straight to TrackIR 4

https://edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=106&ref=91

Least it Said $149.00 in the email they sent me.

Da Worfster

T_O_A_D
07-12-2006, 05:45 PM
I've had a Tir 1 and a Tir 3 pro My neck has never gotten sore.

I even had a case of whiplash from a wreck in 91.

If your suffering from discomfort I can only guess you have it setup improperly.

If you have never looked, clicked the links in my sig for more info, on setting one up.

I have yet to upgrade to the vector, only because this game really has no support for it, and I am haveing no problems with my setup, since I made those ugly glasses with the Ball.

Markku38
07-12-2006, 11:30 PM
I bought my TrackIR 3 Pro & Vector Expansion about year ago... must say - I'm not gonna back to POV http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Take some time to learn but now... hope that SoW:Bob gonna have 6DOF http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Skarphol
07-13-2006, 12:33 AM
Thanks, Worfster!
I guess I'll bye the '4-version.

Skarphol

knightflyte
07-13-2006, 07:28 AM
Welcome to the Temple of Track IR

Services start after dinner, but you may visit anytime you like.

Usual sermons center around IL2, but you may find aternate sermons of Grand Touring Racing (GTR) just as fulfilling.

Crash_Moses
07-13-2006, 07:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AVGWarhawk:
Agreed, sometimes the neck get sore from keeping the dot steady with the tracker. As you all know just the smallest of movements is enough to have your view looking out the side of the canopy. I use a ball cap, I cut a plastic pen length wise and clipped it on the bill of the cap. Then I applied one square of the reflective tape on the plastic pen that is clipped to the bill of the cap. So, the cool part it the pen was trimmed down to an inch in length, cut lengthwise, opened at the cut and it naturally clamps to the bill of the cap. Applied the tap and ready to fly! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ya gots to set yer dead zone. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have just enough play in mine to have to make a conscious decision to look out the window.

I like your pen solution though. I have one of the reflectors wrapped around the middle part of my glasses and it's a real pain to clean the dang things without getting it wet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Flying_Nutcase
07-13-2006, 09:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Markku38:
... hope that SoW:Bob gonna have 6DOF </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's gunna. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Markku38
07-13-2006, 09:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Flying_Nutcase:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Markku38:
... hope that SoW:Bob gonna have 6DOF </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's gunna. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooooooooohyeaaah http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

It takes long time to take-off when fly first time SoW:BoB... I'm just looking that cockpit and drooling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pig_Mac
07-13-2006, 09:51 AM
I've even enjoyed FS9 with the pmdg addon pits.. pretty nice as a preview of how nice BoB will be.

6Dof is really fun!