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bmoffa
05-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Wow! This thing has got to be the best thing that happend to sims since the joy stick. A number of people said it was hard to get used to and hard to adjust. I got it yesterday and was using it within 30 minutes. I think it is very natural feeling. I also, think it improves the game interface 100 times.

Divine-Wind
05-09-2007, 09:33 PM
It's very natural. Once you get the hang of it (Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes, unless your coordination is worse than mine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif), it becomes almost second nature ingame.

T_O_A_D
05-10-2007, 06:27 AM
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Yskonyn23
05-10-2007, 06:30 AM
Great stuff and welcome to the club! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

It's not hard to get used to, only maybe looking around quickly in dogfights, but give it a few days and you won't know anymore that it once was ontherwise. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

-HH-Quazi
05-10-2007, 06:42 AM
Lucky. I sure wish I could use one. I tried for several months. All I got out of it was dizzy & a queazy stomach. HEHE Although the Dramamine did help a little. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-10-2007, 06:58 AM
Told ya so. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

WWSpinDry
05-10-2007, 07:03 AM
Quazi, what version did you try? I started on a TIR2 and it was hard to get used to at first, and even after lots of use it had some issues. I upgraded to a TIR4 and it was like night and day for me.

Only down side is flying at a certain time of the day when the sun hits the window beside my pit. Even with light-damping blinds enough leaks in to make TIR squirrelly. Apart from that block of an hour or so, it's been rock-solid and beyond praise. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

hamselv2
05-10-2007, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
I sure wish I could use one. I tried for several months. All I got out of it was dizzy & a queazy stomach.

I think you should consider using a TrackIR profile which is slowed down, especially in the centre area of the field of view. The setup of the profile makes a big difference. My personal profile has a big deadzone, with faster response to the left and right. I know at least one other guy that had the same experience as you. He started using my profile (TrackIR4) which was slower and more smooth than the one he had used earlier. He told me that it was more comfortable than his old one, and that the dizzyness left for good.

Bearcat99
05-10-2007, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
Lucky. I sure wish I could use one. I tried for several months. All I got out of it was dizzy & a queazy stomach. HEHE Although the Dramamine did help a little. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

That was my experience with TIR1.. and why I returned it. @ a year or so later I bit the bullet again and bought a TIR2 which as better.. but I couldn't get the profile right. I didn't use it for a while.. and then I would only use it in cruise mode.. basically to scan the gauges and the sky due to the fact that I move around too much and I couldn't keep tally on the target. Then the light bulb went on as far as the software went and I came up with a decent profile. After that it was gravy. I still turned it off on landing approach.... but as soon as I am up & locked the TIR goes on. For me the best profile looked like a deep bowl.

http://star.walagata.com/w/bearcat/TIR.gif

I recently upgraded to a TIR4. I haven't had the chance to even use it yet, since I have been busting my chops at work and only got it yesterday... but I am pretty sure I will be pleased.... 2 was PDG once I got used to it. The profile is the key.... I was trying to use Charvel's profile... which didn't work well for me.... but the one above was perfect for my style of flying.

boogaloo22
05-12-2007, 05:22 AM
my trackir turned up yesterday.worked straight out of the box.has improved my playing experience imesurably!

EiZ0N
05-12-2007, 06:22 AM
Moving my head around a lot and keeping my eyes straight would probably give me a headache.

Bearcat99
05-12-2007, 06:33 AM
I got my TIR 4 this week.. I finally got a chance to try it out. It is a lot smoother than the 2.... Q you might want to give it a try.

Makabi-
05-12-2007, 06:34 AM
I'd love to get my hands on a TrackIR, but unfortunately lack the funds to do so.

*sigh*... the disadvantages of unemployment. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Yskonyn23
05-12-2007, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by Makabi-:
I'd love to get my hands on a TrackIR, but unfortunately lack the funds to do so.

*sigh*... the disadvantages of unemployment. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I bought it on an impulse up to the point that I got into an arguement with the lady at home... :S

Never regretted it though and therefore the arguement was worth it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Superluminal_8
05-12-2007, 07:04 AM
I was a POV hat user and read all about it in this forum about TRACK IR,"I cant fly without it" and so on.Bah,I said to myself.POV hat is enough for an ace like me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gifAnyway,got some money left over and though,what the heck,lets go for it and see what they talk about.Let me put it like this....I cant fly without it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

R_Target
05-12-2007, 08:44 AM
I was a little dizzy at first, and got a few headaches. Went away after a couple weeks.

badaboom.1
05-12-2007, 08:56 AM
If you order it be sure to get itwithTrack Clip Pro (http://www.gogamer.com/TrackIR-4--Pro---TrackClip-Pro-Combo-PC-Accessories_stcVVproductId10752656VVcatId444848VVv iewprod.htm).Clips right to your headphone bar,nice in summer so you don't need a hat or visor! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif