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    Hey- anyone ever tried using a Vizux display visor to play IL-2/1946?
    See it here: http://www.vuzix.com/iwear/products_vr920.html



    The compatibility chart SAYS it's compatible and comes with 3DOF already.

    I think it looks tres cool. If I ever get that much mad money, I might do it, but was wondering if any of you had already tried it.

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    Triad
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    No, I have not tried it.

    I'm already using 6DOF with TrackIR 4 so swithcing to 3DOF may be a dissapointment.

    But if you do decide to purchase it you will need to change your name to Cyclops and join the X-Men.
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    leitmotiv's Avatar Senior Member
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    I'm using the 6 DOF Trackclip Pro, but I have to admit I'm intrigued by this gizmo---very intrigued.
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    If you like playing Il2 at Television resolutions - then this is the gizmo for you.

    Seriously, we're a couple of years out still before these things (that pop up every 2 years) are worth the box they ship in. Sorry to rain on the hope parade. :/
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    Yecchhhh
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    Ah- no rain here Dustysquareback Just thought it looked interesting. And too, the next gen of this type of gizmo may likely be less expensive I'd hope.

    The specs says it will play at 800x600 or 1024x768. I know my video card does a lot better than that anyway.

    Looking at the Natural Point website (I also have TrackIR3,) it looks like IL2-1946 only supports pitch and yaw anyway.

    Yeah another thing to wait for the technology to come another step, but it will be pretty cool (kinda cool now tho )
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    Read before you buy.

    There are problems, which maybe corrected as I haven't followed up on the latest yet. but for the Northern hemisphere it looks OK.
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    been sort of looking at this stuff for a bit now after seeing its use in fpv r/c aircraft- something that has lots of possibilties

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpOIh...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df8uC...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDuG...eature=related

    some interesting stuff being developed for this going on. maybe useful for sims somewhere down the line
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    Let me add..
    Current vuzix goggles offer a physical resolution no greater than 640x480, for this price range.
    The frame and optics are one and the same modular construction, where vuzix has added their 3D sensors.

    The problem with the sensors (Goggles that I have) is that they operate on the earth's magnetic field principle, which works fine in USA where the designs are made, as the earth's magnetic field is stronger in these regions of the N-Hemisphere. A lot of other regions the magnetic fields are much weaker for proper operation.

    I have suggested that they use G-force sensors, which in my opinion would universally be more reliable, and more accurate.Also I've contacted the suppliers of the modular optics, and they are 'ok' for a commercial 800x600 dual system, but it cost a lot more $$$. When I asked for the price of 1024x1024 optics, they went 'ballistic' about 'military bang bang' goodies, which is senseless cos if you pull the lense off a digital camera and relace it with a quartz lense you will have infra red optics
    Besides.. a lot of stuff you can buy in Taiwan anyway..

    My wordsworth...
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