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Gustavflyer
12-18-2004, 08:21 AM
I recently saw this gaming system and wanted to know if anyone is using it. IF you are not familiar with it go to their site at www.trackir.com (http://www.trackir.com) It is a gaming device that allows you to use head movement in the game to see around you, IMAGINE THAT. No more hat buttons on joysticks ! I was wanted to hear from anyone who may be using it and get their impression on the device before I decided to order it. Many thanks, Gustavflyer

missiveus
12-18-2004, 08:40 AM
If you're into flight sims, buy this device! I bought the Track IR 3 non-Pro model lat Summer, and I couldn't fly without it. Once you get the software configured to your tastes, there is a short learning curve, a period of adjustment to get accustomed to tyhe device. Once you're comfortable, the advantage is clear.

I recommend ordereing an extra helping of reflective material for $3.00. Fashion a baseball cap with a dowel velcroed or taped to the bill, and a small ball at the end of the dowel the size of a large marble that extends about 2" beyond the bill of the cap. Cover the ball in reflective tape so the device has a round object to see. This way will give you better, smoother movement and a wider FOV.

If you do a search here on TIR 3 "Cheap Fix", a user has a detailed description of the above, complete with pictures. Forget his name. Might be at the FB forum. Stand up and take credit for this fine post. Natural Point also has a forum for people with questions about the device.

At any rate, do yourself a favor and order this product. You'll be glad you did.

westcoastphil
12-18-2004, 09:51 AM
You may want to check out:

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/trackir3pro.ars/1 (http://]http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/trackir3pro.ars/1)

especially check out the videos.

jensenpark
12-18-2004, 10:34 AM
did i see somewhere a IR 4 was out or coming out soon?

Or is 3 pretty much it for now...?

knightflyte
12-18-2004, 11:03 AM
Do not pass GO.... do not collect $200....Go directly to the Natural Point website and BUY a Track IR.

Nothing will immerse you into a simulation experience better than Track IR.

If you have the money and can afford it, just do it. I bought my Track Ir over 2 years ago and I will not fly with out it. I wont buy a flight sim that doesn't support it.

#1 requisit for flight sim is a good stick. The second ..(and its VERY VERY close to the stick)...is Track IR.

regards,
Robert

PS... do a search on these forums and you'll find out how well liked Track IR is.
If you get it be patient longer than 5 minutes. It takes a set up time and adjustment period.
Track IR 3 should be awesome...but I'm happy with the version one I have.



Once you go Track... you never go back

Targ
12-18-2004, 11:11 AM
I have the TR3 pro and I love mine.

BuzzU
12-18-2004, 11:16 AM
They also came up with a new fangled contraption called a joystick. Ever seen one?



Sarcasm off now.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

irondog
12-18-2004, 11:19 AM
I had the TrackIR 1 for a couple years-ish - once i got used to it, couldn't fly without it! Just got the TrackIR 3pro, BIG improvement in smoothness and use-ability!

Three thumbs up!

knightflyte
12-18-2004, 06:13 PM
LOL Buzz......

We don't need joysticks. Everyone should be able to fly with their digits on the keyboard. 10 fingers/thumbs should easily compensate for a good joystick. Afterall, this IS the DIGIT-al AGE.

regards,
Robert


Once you go Track... you never go back

GAU-8
12-19-2004, 12:55 AM
ive always been into flight sims, since i bought the track-IR (3-PRO), im now IN my flight sims.

after getting used to the software/action (give it about a week) im that much more into sims then i ever was. i am THERE, not "its as if i was there"