View Full Version : Question for Track-IR users

08-15-2005, 10:40 AM
How do you like it? If you wear glasses or contacts does it matter. Do any of you experience any dizzyness or eye strain?

08-15-2005, 11:01 AM
Non so far...however..i dont wear glasses...just dont smoke when flying or you'll be starring at your seat pan just at that important moment when evading the enemy...otherwise, i whole heartedly recommend it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-15-2005, 11:25 AM
How do I like it ... absolutely brilliant
Glasses/contacts...should be no problem (however, I don't wear them)
Dizziness ... none

Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
just dont smoke when flying or you'll be starring at your seat pan
I had this problem when I first got mine using their 3.11 software but after updating to 4.0 it now tracks smoothly even when smoking. So if you're on 3.xx download the new software http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/

08-15-2005, 11:42 AM
It takes a week or two to get used to keeping your head still and such, but don't get discouraged. After you get used to it, you willr refuse to fly without it.

08-15-2005, 12:03 PM
It`s working great I found that zooming in and
keep track on the plane was bit tricky at first but now I am used to it

have used it whit glases and whitout have seen it can get a little bit of white in the trackbox in the software but nothing that is troubblesome no eye/neckstrain yet

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-15-2005, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
...just dont smoke when flying or you'll be starring at your seat pan just at that important moment when evading the enemy...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Aint that the truth...

08-15-2005, 02:07 PM
Track IR is the single most important peripheral piece of hardware next to my joystick.

It really is "all that and a bag of chips".

Some people have a higher learning curve than others when first using it.Once you find a good profile and tweak it, a piece of cake.

I NEVER fly without it. In fact , Track IR has turned me into a full-real junkie.

I really don't think that glasses or contact lenses would make any difference.It's AWESOME !!!

08-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Love it.

A lot.

08-15-2005, 02:32 PM
From a vision stand point, TIR will not be affected. I would suggest wearing your glasses tho. Long flight times will cause many types of contacts to dry out, causing irritation.

08-15-2005, 02:50 PM
I remenber having slight neck pain the first couple of days. Once i made it more sensative in the software that went away.

08-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Thanks for all the feedback. You all convinced me. I just bought TrackIR Pro for $119. Should get it in a week or so. looking forward to trying it out...

08-15-2005, 06:22 PM
I used the microstick on my Cougar HOTAS, until the pot freaked out on me. I got TIR3 Pro in the meantime and it is great! I have found i can hit better with the field of view at the medium setting and I flip the TIR off just before lining up the sights to take a shot (simulated tunnel vision) so I don't twitch or "lean" into the shot. (while sticking my tongue out of one side of my mouth, biting my lip and twitching my foot on the rudder pedal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif) You will definately love it once you get it set up right. There are plenty of good articles out there on how to set it up, but it is fairly painless. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-15-2005, 09:13 PM
Hooked. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

For me, playing sims without TrackIR is like playing sims without a monitor. Psychologically, it just can't be done! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

08-16-2005, 12:29 AM
I love it so much I wear a reflector dot on my forehead to work!

08-16-2005, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by sfbaytf:
How do you like it? If you wear glasses or contacts does it matter. Do any of you experience any dizzyness or eye strain? TrackIR is the best thing to happen to flight sims since the joystick! As for dizzyness.. some have reported that.. but they seem to be the exception and not the rule

08-16-2005, 06:47 AM
Buy the TrackIR Pro with Vector Expansion. It improves the Trackers following even though PF does not support it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.

I love it and you will too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-16-2005, 07:14 AM
Glasses are not a problem, unless you have a light source in front of you reflecting off the glasses into the TrackIR, but you will see this problem when editing the profile, and can solve it easily by moving the light source off center. Also the Vector Expansion is a definite plus, and it's on sale now. Really smooths out the X & Y axis for bobble heads like me, and with a few addons, which I havn't tried yet, can actually activate the Z (zoom gunsight) axis.
Until I got the Vector Expansion I use several methods to not only eliminate the eyeglass issue but helped smooth out the motions. This is accomplished by having a 3D reflective ball for the TrackIR to see instead of a flat piece of tape that changes shape as you rotate your head. And the increased size helps eliminate the stray light reflections, as you can set the reflector size in your profile. See my post at the end of the linked discussion below. Just don't let anyone see you doing it.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m...191052443#3191052443 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/1231034243/r/3191052443#3191052443)

08-16-2005, 07:23 AM
Get it. It will take the sim to new level. I enjoy the heck out of it. There is very lttle adustment time involved. Just some tweaking on how fast you want it to respond to your heads movement.

08-16-2005, 11:12 AM
any gamer/computer user should have an anti-glare coating on their glasses anyway.

08-16-2005, 11:23 AM
If don't get the vector look at link in my sig.
I've been on this soap box for a long time now.

I for one never had any neck pain or nausia.

You will not regret getting it. Your glasses if are a problem can be filtered out with the software.

Enjoy your new found Immersion!!!!!!!!!!

08-16-2005, 05:14 PM
It is an essential piece of kit. I only got hooked on flight simming (IL2) after I got mine.

08-16-2005, 05:19 PM
I just got my TrackIR3 and Vector Expansion...and I wonder how I used to fly IL-2 without it. It's that good.

Took me all of 20 minutes to unwrap, install, tweak the setup by ramping up the sensitivity, and I was off. It's really easy to use, very intuitive.

Also tried it in GTR, and after that I wish IL-2 has proper 6DoF support.