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Sokol__1
05-01-2009, 12:06 AM
Out!

http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/

From Ergoguys:

# 3 times the resolution of TrackIR 4
# Larger field of view
# New image processing design for more accurate, smoother tracking
# Improved sunlight filtering
# Detachable base to improve durability
# Completely new software with more options, and a much more user friendly interface (software will work with TrackIR 3 with Vector, TrackIR 4, and TrackIR 5)

Sokol1

Mr_Zooly
05-01-2009, 12:31 AM
Looking at the prices for the US and UK I would be robbed, TiR 4 $100 ish UK = 109 which in turn equates to around $160. I could buy TiR 5 for that?!?!?!

na85
05-01-2009, 12:51 AM
No linux drivers still, I see. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Stiletto-
05-01-2009, 01:01 AM
I still have a TrackIR2 from 5 years ago.. I was waiting to see if a new model was coming out as the 4 has been out for a good while.. I might just upgrade for RoF, and now that IL2 has 6 DoF..

I am happy with my TrackIR2 in IL2, but if this has 3 times the resolution of TrackIR4 (which I know has atleast double of my 2) it's gotta work pretty freakin slick.

ytareh
05-01-2009, 02:40 AM
Im pleased to see it has improved ability to cope with bright sunlight.Despite maxing out Light Filtering , closing blinds and taking big glass covered picture off the wall behind me, my TIR3 Pro with Vector Expansion is unusable on very bright days .I presume this works with the Vector Expansion hat peak clip as I would not like to have headphones on all the time to use the other 'newer' clip.

mmitch10
05-01-2009, 06:57 AM
Maybe we'll see a few more TIR4s get listed on ebay. Like Stilleto, I'm still happy with my TIR2 but I was thinking of an upgrade for RoF.

JarheadEd
05-01-2009, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by ytareh:
I presume this works with the Vector Expansion hat peak clip as I would not like to have headphones on all the time to use the other 'newer' clip.

Looks like it does. I see in one of the software promo pics the option to use the vector clip or the trackclip pro as your target. And this bit of prose:

Package Includes

* TrackIR 5 (with 6 ft. USB cable)
* TrackClip (reflective tracking clip)
* TrackIR Software (download)
* TrackIR Users Manual (view)
* Quick Start Guide (view PDF)
* Clamshell retail package


I think I'll buy this just for the clamshell retail package! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Seriously though. My TrackiR 3 still works great. Once I get a big fat raise, or it dies will I consider a 5. It does look cool though, almost like it could walk.

Worf101
05-01-2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Surprised they didn't send me an email for this.

Da Worfster

JarheadEd
05-01-2009, 08:11 AM
Just a thought. It is Number 5, why can't I have this on my monitor?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/shortcircuit6.jpg

Worf101
05-01-2009, 09:14 AM
Oops, spoke to soon. Just got the Naturalpoint email. Nevermind.

Da Worfster

zardozid
05-01-2009, 03:35 PM
What does it offer, that my "TrackIR 4" can't do??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

slipBall
05-01-2009, 03:46 PM
4 is rendered porked http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
05-01-2009, 03:47 PM
The new v5.0 Beta01 software is out, anyone brave enough to try it?

Rwulf__68
05-01-2009, 04:29 PM
I just Dl'd the TiR 4 update 4.1.037.Final

Will keep ye posted. Am not so big on beta software anymore- just not having the same amount of testing time as I once did.

Choctaw111
05-01-2009, 04:41 PM
The NaturalPoint website isn't opening for me.
So...what makes the 5 better than the 4?

Sokol__1
05-01-2009, 04:57 PM
TrackIR5 in Arma2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ture=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wXx3vMy_AQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FARMA-2%2F72200346016%3Fv%3Dwall%26viewas%3D0&feature=player_embedded)

Sokol1

waffen-79
05-01-2009, 05:06 PM
IL-2 and ARMA was ALL what your gaming pc needed

now

SOW+ROF+ARMA2+TIR5 ohh the awesomeness

gurypuddle
05-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Heya Guys,

I loaded up the new "TrackIR_5.0beta.01" software this morning. I am using a TIR 4 version camera with it.

The first thing I ran into with it was I had to reduce my DPI setting for my display from large to normal. Otherwise I was unable to see and use all the available settings.The new interface with everything in one window is pretty cool looking and the 3d view is neat.

I'm not sure if I could have transfered my old profiles or not as I didn't even try. I just went in and made new ones based on past ones from memory.

I'm using the "Pro Clip" and have always had the 4 infrared led's turned off. I could not find a way to do this.

All in all I like the new format and found it easier to set up profiles from the get go. I cannot say I could tell any difference in performance. However it works just as well in game as before. I used it in IL2,FSX,LOMAC,FS2004 and Condor without any issues at all.

I'd say if you have the older version camera and want to check it out then go for it. Don't expect any great performance improvements but the user interface is cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

GP

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by na85:
No linux drivers still, I see. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I highly doubt its profitable for them to waste the resources on Linux drivers. Im sure they done their research.

UgoRipley
05-03-2009, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
The new v5.0 Beta01 software is out, anyone brave enough to try it?
I installed it yesterday, without first removing the older version.
I saw that the install was creating its own folder "C:\Programmi\NaturalPoint\TrackIR5", so I let it do it.

It crashes every time I try to launch it.

Gonna try again later, after removing the 4 version...

Edit: No way. I removed version4, removed Tir4 from System hardware properties and rebooted pc.
Installed version5, but still same error on launch (the box where Winblows asks you to send details about crashed applications to M$).
I am on XP SP3.
The latest version 4 works without problems.
Info submitted at Naturalpoint forums.

gurypuddle
05-03-2009, 06:34 AM
Here is how I went about installing the new software. I am running XP SP3.

Unplug camera.

Uninstall old TIR software using XP software uninstall.

Ran registry cleaner.

Reboot computer.

Installed new version.

Plugged in camera, installed drivers automaticaly.

Started up new version good to go.

This worked for me. Mabye it will be helpfull to someone else. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Worf101
05-04-2009, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by gurypuddle:
Here is how I went about installing the new software. I am running XP SP3.

Unplug camera.

Uninstall old TIR software using XP software uninstall.

Ran registry cleaner.

Reboot computer.

Installed new version.

Plugged in camera, installed drivers automaticaly.

Started up new version good to go.

This worked for me. Mabye it will be helpfull to someone else. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks bud. I appreciate the clear concise install help.

Da Worfster

snafu73
05-04-2009, 08:41 AM
Here is Track IR5 in action, used with ArmA2:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Dslyecxi

More on ArmA2 here:

http://www.armedassault.info/i....php?cat=news&game=1 (http://www.armedassault.info/index.php?cat=news&game=1)

... Looking good, hopefully without all the bugs this time!

P.FunkAdelic
05-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by na85:
No linux drivers still, I see. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I highly doubt its profitable for them to waste the resources on Linux drivers. Im sure they done their research. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
They wouldn't even need to make the drivers, they'd just have to let the linux community have the ability to unlock the drivers and write them for Linux. We know how crafty Linux folk are. Its just that proprietary paranoia that keeps them from exploring it, and Windows is the conventional wisdom, gaming on Linux is a reality already but won't be actually accepted in the mainstream for a while.

Its just how corporations act. Look at the newish Saitek control panel that only has drivers for FSX. Like... why be that stupid? Because they were, and for the sake of some easily written drivers they lost out at least my $80.

One day somebody will hack the drivers for linux, it will become popular enough for it to be noticed and then TrackIR's makers will probably sue the Linux people to stop and release their own inferior ones. :P

na85
05-06-2009, 10:27 PM
From what I understand they already have beta versions of linux drivers, but refuse to release them because they are pig-headed.

Yet they can waste their R and D money building a prototype for the xbox360? WTF