View Full Version : Hot to use Freelook properly

01-16-2007, 08:41 PM
Well instead of getting TrackIR i decided to get out the old webcam and install free look, although i cannot find any manuals that specify how to use it properly, so i was wondering if someone here that uses Freelook, can they give me a few pointers on how to set it up.

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what if i have a shower tomorrow, i step on a bar of soap, then BAM!! a plane crashes on the house!

01-16-2007, 09:05 PM
Get trackIR<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-16-2007, 10:21 PM



01-17-2007, 08:28 AM
I have a bright red LED mounted on the end of a small rod, taped to the top of my earphones. So I don't need to wear any stupid hat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LED is powered from one of the keyboard lights (AFAIK the otherwise useless ScrollLock).

After starting up Freelook, I press 'c' for camera settings and with a few mouse clicks,I set the camera to B&W, decrease gamma, increase frame rate to 30 FPS, and increase sensitivity to a level, where I can only see a solid white dot travelling across the control screen. Then I minimize the control screen and off I go into combat! The good thing is that you can also activate Freelook after IL-2 is up and running.

I can dig up my config file for you, if you are interested. I know I had to increase the amount of simulated mouse movement travel, to be able to see behind my tail. I also have the re-centering button on my stick - while TrackIR can tell IL-2 about the absolute position of your view, Freelook will only tell IL-2 about relative moves. So opening the map in IL2 will certainly de-center your view, and same story with FOV changes and view movement at the same time. Therefore re-centering is needed very often, but it comes as second nature after a while.

TrackIR is for the rich guys with plenty of money to spare http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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