View Full Version : TrackIR opinion pls..

12-11-2004, 12:29 AM
I was thinking to buy the TrackIR thing,but before i do that maybe someone who actually HAS
one, or USED one, can tell me if it worth the money. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-11-2004, 01:16 AM
I just purchased mine last week and am in love with it.

For the first time in a flight sim, I really don't even think about how to track a target, you just do. Padlock, gone...you feel like you are really in the plane (well at least I do). Formation flying is a ton easier...I could go on and on...I love it.

It does take a few nights of tweaking and getting use to it, but once you do, you will start to really be able to work on how you fly the plane, rather than how you track a target.

You will be very pleased.

I took 6 years off from flight sims and when I saw PF I thought, "Gotta get that" then in the pack I saw the coupon for $30 off the TrackIR and saw the videos...amazing what has happened in 6 years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

12-11-2004, 01:35 AM
Very good product!!Amazing!

The only difficulty could be to find the good profile for you and your game because it is different depending of every pilot.

If you have any problem, the technic support is very efficient and fast to resolve it.

Un saludo

12-11-2004, 01:53 AM
Don't even think about it, just buy it!

I've had a trackIR 1 since shortly after they were introduced and I love it, won't fly without it. I recently upgraded to the trackIR 3 Pro and I just ordered the Vector Expansion as well. Even though it isn't specifically supported in IL-2 FB or PF (though it will be in BoB) it will still make using it in this sim smoother and more stable as it eliminates view changes caused by moving your head laterelly (side to side) or raising or lowering your head (as in slouching or sitting up straight). Turning your head left and right or nodding your head up and down, which it interprets as legitimate moves, still produce the expected view changes. If you haven't already seen it, check it out here (http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/products/vector.html) and download the demo video here (http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/products/video.html). It will totally change the way you view the sim, no pun intended.

12-11-2004, 02:02 AM
I got mine about 3 weeks ago, and I really enjoy it. I feel more in the game than I ever have. Just have patience when you set it up.

12-11-2004, 02:31 AM
Yes, it's worth every cent I paid for it.

12-11-2004, 02:40 AM
ive had mine a few months now. i cant fly sims withoutit..unless i have NO CHOICE.

do give yourself a few days to get used to it though, before posting on boards" track-ir sux!!"..and selling to a friend, who will then want to get the hang of it , just to show you how cool it really is :P

oh and yes, even if it was $400, and nothing else was out.. i would still find it WORTH the money spent

12-11-2004, 03:17 AM
i just bought mine and love it it taks awhile to get use too be patient!!!

12-11-2004, 03:22 AM
Go for it. I don't always switch my TIR1 on (bought second-hand from an online friend) but it definitely helps lots with immersion, scanning the sky for bogeys and (after you get used to it) in dogfights.

It will give your flight sims a new dimension, just make sure you have the patience to configure it properly.


12-11-2004, 04:20 AM
ok,i placed my order for TrackIR 3Pro..Thank you
all !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

12-11-2004, 05:09 AM
trackIR 1, 2, or 3 are very good. It takes a little time (very short time) to get used to it, but it is the greatest addition to a flight simulator till the invention of joystick and rudder pedals.
It is way too expensive however (like every other simulation stuff -> sellers are taking advantage of the fanatism of us flightsimmers), but at least, even if it hurts your budget, you will not be disappointed by trackIR (unlike the vibro-***** thingies called "force feedback")

12-11-2004, 06:47 AM
I hope you've ordered it by now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If you enjoy flight simming, it is the most worthy investment you'll ever make. I got mine just after labour day and it improved my flying enjoyment tenfold. You'll need to get accustomed to the motion and set up a good profile, but these are minor learning curve items and do not pose any obstacle. Give yourself a couple of eveings flying with it and you'll never look back - unless effortlessly checkin' yer six, of course.

12-11-2004, 10:12 AM
I myself have been seriously debating gettign a TrackIR. I hear the many pros and cons. I guess for me it seems best to see one in person to decide finally, rather than to have yet another PC toy be a waste of time and money.

Does anyone know of anyplace in Columbus Ohio that has one on display?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

12-11-2004, 11:01 AM
I ordered one after asking alot of questions, without having seen it (except pictures ofcourse). I have never regretted it for a second, it is great!!!
Takes the flight-sim to a new level I think