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Never really seen this before, I going to get it today on advice from others. Im going to use it for FSX, my system runs fsx fairly well, no real complaints. Is there any issues with this product and the MD11 or 747 (don't own yet) Is there any hiccups with Vista 64. And generally how smooth is it inside, lets say the MD11 VC. Does this affect the FPS in FSX, and is it pretty easy to configure? Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Never really seen this before, I going to get it today on advice from others. Im going to use it for FSX, my system runs fsx fairly well, no real complaints. Is there any issues with this product and the MD11 or 747 (don't own yet) Is there any hiccups with Vista 64. And generally how smooth is it inside, lets say the MD11 VC. Does this affect the FPS in FSX, and is it pretty easy to configure? Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I use Track IR with Vista 64 without any issues. Works fine with the 747 and MD-11 and has no noticible effect on frame rates. It's very easy to configure (it really doesn't require any configuration unless you want to customize how your "head" moves). It's just a controller that replaces your mouse look with something attached to your headset. Just make sure there are no bright lights or windows behind you as it may interphere with the unit's ability to track the sensors.

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I use Track IR with Vista 64 without any issues. Works fine with the 747 and MD-11 and has no noticible effect on frame rates. It's very easy to configure (it really doesn't require any configuration unless you want to customize how your "head" moves). It's just a controller that replaces your mouse look with something attached to your headset. Just make sure there are no bright lights or windows behind you as it may interphere with the unit's ability to track the sensors.
Great!!!, Let me ask you this. When using TrackIR can you use your cursor to engage the buttons and switches while looking around? What I mean is when I use the mouse view to look around in the VC I can't actually select anything, does TrackIR allow you to actually look at he fmc and start clicking its lsk keys and such.

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I don't have it but I am pretty sure it would allow you to click, the reason it doesn't with the mouse is because you turned the mouse into the free look, if you free pan with another object (joystick) you can use the mouse while it is freelooking.

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Ya I just saw a video on utube, and it looks like what your saying is correct. Thanks for the imput guys, I think Im going to get this for sure. Looks awesome.

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Ya I just saw a video on utube, and it looks like what your saying is correct. Thanks for the imput guys, I think Im going to get this for sure. Looks awesome.
All that Track IR controls is where you look. It does not interfere with the mouse functions in flipping switches, etc. I highly recommend getting it.

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Its the best hardware ever designed for flightsim and you will not fly without it, once tryed.Do yourself a favour and got to the www.naturalpoint.com website and download a profile known as 'Optimized Flight'. Use that and you will be in heaven (with wings) :( Re-assign your 'pause key for 'mouse 3' (the wheel of your mouse pressed down) and you will have no trouble in setting your selections. I have had mine since FS9 days 4 years old. and its still going strong. :(

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No problem at all with the combination mouse-TrackIR. It took me a while to learn (your head is moving more as you might imagine), but now I am used to it, I wouldn't fly without.It is a good investment for the hobby.

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No problem at all with the combination mouse-TrackIR. It took me a while to learn (your head is moving more as you might imagine), but now I am used to it, I wouldn't fly without.It is a good investment for the hobby.
I have TractIR close to seven mounts and I tried to use only three times. It is moving so rapidly. It is not realistic.. I don't fly with in VC mode. I am for 2D. Every times when I read posts regarding TrackIR good performance I keep wondering if I am doing some thoing wrong to operate the TrackIR.My questions : 1- Can TrackIR be use in 2D mode PMDG-11X.747X and Level-D X ?2- Can TrackIR cause "Blue Screen" when FSX DX:10 Review activated?Sanal

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I have TractIR close to seven mounts and I tried to use only three times. It is moving so rapidly. It is not realistic.. I don't fly with in VC mode. I am for 2D. Every times when I read posts regarding TrackIR good performance I keep wondering if I am doing some thoing wrong to operate the TrackIR.My questions : 1- Can TrackIR be use in 2D mode PMDG-11X.747X and Level-D X ?2- Can TrackIR cause "Blue Screen" when FSX DX:10 Review activated?Sanal
What exactly are you planning to use the TrackIR for in 2D panels? TrackIR moves your viewpoint in all axises in a 3D space (VC). The 2D view has nothing to do with TrackIR thus TrackIR does not do anything in that mode. TrackIR moves as fast or as slow as you want. Head over to natural point's website and read up on proper setup and profiles.P.S. I got my TrackIR last winter...can't imagine flying without it.Eugene

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What exactly are you planning to use the TrackIR for in 2D panels? TrackIR moves your viewpoint in all axises in a 3D space (VC). The 2D view has nothing to do with TrackIR thus TrackIR does not do anything in that mode. TrackIR moves as fast or as slow as you want. Head over to natural point's website and read up on proper setup and profiles.P.S. I got my TrackIR last winter...can't imagine flying without it.Eugene
Eugene,I want use for PMDG-Md11X 2D cockpit view. I tried to installed my 4.10.26 TrackIR, it didnt worked.. I just read some installation and utilization difficulties in Natural Points forums regarding FSX/Vista 64 .I don't want any freeze and "Blue Screens". I am going to put TractIR in its box again.Thanks for your replay.Sanal

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Eugene,I want use for PMDG-Md11X 2D cockpit view. I tried to installed my 4.10.26 TrackIR, it didnt worked.. I just read some installation and utilization difficulties in Natural Points forums regarding FSX/Vista 64 .I don't want any freeze and "Blue Screens". I am going to put TractIR in its box again.Thanks for your replay.Sanal
As stated. you can't use TrackIR in 2D mode. I have never seen any freezes or Blue screens in FS9 or FSX that I can relate to the usage of TrackIR, then again I don't use Vista but XP 32bit.It's a magnificent piece of hardware which I use especially on the ground when doing the cockpit preparation, taxiing, taking off and landing. During cruise I'm usually in 2D mode.

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Its the best hardware ever designed for flightsim and you will not fly without it, once tryed.Do yourself a favour and got to the www.naturalpoint.com website and download a profile known as 'Optimized Flight'. Use that and you will be in heaven (with wings) :(
Where can I find that file? On the forum or somewhere else??

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Thx...found it. The original posting didn't mention that the file was tobe found in the Comunity section of their site :) That's why I asked where to find it.

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I have been trying to order it from them but for some reason my shopping cart remains empty. Guess I'll have to wait a bit longer, thanks for all the advice and comments.

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Can someone do me a solid!!!! Can you go to the trackir main site click buy now on the trackir pro bundle, activate the 14.95 coupon and see if anything shows up in the shopping cart. Trying to find out if the problem is on my end or not. For me nothing showes up and the shopping cart button is unclickable.http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/

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Can someone do me a solid!!!! Can you go to the trackir main site click buy now on the trackir pro bundle, activate the 14.95 coupon and see if anything shows up in the shopping cart. Trying to find out if the problem is on my end or not. For me nothing showes up and the shopping cart button is unclickable.http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/
Cancel last. Been informed to go through there Canadian Dealer.

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I have TractIR close to seven mounts and I tried to use only three times. It is moving so rapidly. It is not realistic.. I don't fly with in VC mode. I am for 2D. Every times when I read posts regarding TrackIR good performance I keep wondering if I am doing some thoing wrong to operate the TrackIR.My questions : 1- Can TrackIR be use in 2D mode PMDG-11X.747X and Level-D X ?2- Can TrackIR cause "Blue Screen" when FSX DX:10 Review activated?Sanal
1 - FS9 only has TrackIR support in the VCFSX has some support outside of the VC as well"2D Cockpit" mode - TrackIR has support for head movement in both the Yaw and Pitch axes.Outside View: Tail

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Here never a BSOD caused by the TrackIR. As far as I can see, no influence on the FPS. As stated above, the best buy for FS for a long time!

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Well I got it today!!! It works pretty good but!!!!! I have used the default flight file and the optimized one aswell and Im having some trouble in the MD11. TrackIR is so sensitive to my head movements, if I move forward or sit up straight it goes crazy my head will go outisde the cockpit, when I look left or right after my head stops it seems to keep drifting and alot of the times I lose the ability to look down no matter what. Even if I center it back. If anyone has any advice at all I would appreciate it. Im using fsx and vista 64.

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Well I got it today!!! It works pretty good but!!!!! I have used the default flight file and the optimized one aswell and Im having some trouble in the MD11. TrackIR is so sensitive to my head movements, if I move forward or sit up straight it goes crazy my head will go outisde the cockpit, when I look left or right after my head stops it seems to keep drifting and alot of the times I lose the ability to look down no matter what. Even if I center it back. If anyone has any advice at all I would appreciate it. Im using fsx and vista 64.
Track IR is completely user friendly, but, you really do need to take some time optimizing the mount position for the IR reciever as well as focusing it properly so that you get the complete field of view.1. Mount the reciever as close to the center of your eyepoint as you can. If it's too high (sitting on a tall monitor or too far to the left or right, you will get slight distortion in relation to your head movement.2. If the reciever is too close to your IR reflectors you will have too narrow of a FOV from the reciever. The further away from you the better up to roughly 5 feet. 3. When you set it up, use the progiles menu in the track IR window and view the tracking window. This window will show you the raw reflector position in relation to the reciever. You want to make sure that you only see 3 dots and that you focus the reciever so that the 3 dots are right in the center of the tracking window. This will ensure that you have space to move in the X and Y axis without moving outa the FOV of the reciever.4. If you have bright areas (light sources or sunlight reflections) behind you, they will confuse the reciever as to which sources to follow.Once you understand how it works and "sees" then you will have a troublefree experience for the life of your TrackIr system.Hope this helped.JB

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4. If you have bright areas (light sources or sunlight reflections) behind you, they will confuse the reciever as to which sources to follow.
This is the one thing that's worried me and stopped me from purchasing one so far. I've got pretty bright lights in my basement, one almost directly above me, and one about 15 feet behind me, and I'm worried that they'll make it impossible for me to use TrackIR. Anyone know what kind/if NaturalPoint has a return policy? EDIT: Just found my answer on their website.

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This is the one thing that's worried me and stopped me from purchasing one so far. I've got pretty bright lights in my basement, one almost directly above me, and one about 15 feet behind me, and I'm worried that they'll make it impossible for me to use TrackIR. Anyone know what kind/if NaturalPoint has a return policy?
The light sources have to be "Point Light Sources", A light bulb, an actual light behind you, a sun reflection off the floor etc. The Track IR has a light filter to get it to filter out the sources and only recognize the reflectors or the Track clip Pro. Unless there is a light source in the FOV you should be fine. A simple solution might be a lampshade, turning the light off, or placing something between the reflector and the unwanted light source. The Track Clip Pro will help the system see only the head mounted IR sources.The addition of Track IR to your simming experience is well worth the time or energy it might take to omit a light source in your basement.JB

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The three green lights are showing up fine, it just I keep losing the ability to look down. I 'll go back into the profile and show the head feature and it just will stop looking down. The only way to fix it is to stop trackir and restart it, but the problem will just keep coming back. I don't have any lights on.

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