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[Resolved] P3D v4 and Track IR

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Just installed P3D v4 and my Track IR is not working (assume maybe because we have gone 64bit?).

Has anyone managed to get theirs working?

 

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6 minutes ago, mac44 said:

Just installed P3D v4 and my Track IR is not working (assume maybe because we have gone 64bit?).

Has anyone managed to get theirs working?

 

Yes mine worked straight away in V4, no change to the settings required, it was actually the first time using Track IR as well, no issues. All I can say is ensure the TrackIR program is all loaded up and connected before launching P3D V4, and both the lights on the IR sender should light up.

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thanks - I get one light but not 2 in game - it also seems my software is requesting to update so will give that a try also......and see if it helps..

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Mine works fine as well - TCP with the latest software updates 

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My TIR works fine with P3Dv4, no issues...try using the game update option in TIR.

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I'm having the same issue with TrackIR not working in v4.  TIR is a separate application that uses simconnect API to hook into the sim, so the issue is not the conversion to 64-bit.   

I've tried some of the suggestions that worked for folks in v3 (run the simconnect msi installers in the redist subfolders, run both TIR and P3Dv4 as admin) but those have not solved the issue.  

I have FSX and FSW also installed - I wonder if there's a simconnect conflict somewhere...?

I read a post on the LM forums that another user had chaseplane and it "detected and fixed" an issue with P3Dv4 - after that TIR worked for that user in P3Dv4.  I don't use chaseplane, so anyone have any ideas what it may have fixed so I could do it manually?

TIA!

sg

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Try disconnecting TIR from usb, also reinstall it's driver.

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57 minutes ago, Boomer said:

Try disconnecting TIR from usb, also reinstall it's driver.

I'll give that a shot and report back, though TIR is working fine in every other sim...I'm pretty sure its a simconnect issue specific to v4.

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I was able to get TrackIR working by manually starting EZDOC. It seems to be working well enough to provide the full range of motion (views) and I can assign views to buttoms.

That's enough for now.

Edited by bill62
Corrected EXDOC to EZDOC

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I updated to latest version of software and 64 bit driver and it works!

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20 minutes ago, mac44 said:

I updated to latest version of software and 64 bit driver and it works!

Are the 64-bit drivers part of the 5.4.2 installer or can they be found elsewhere?  THANKS!

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Task Manager shows I'm running TrackIR 5.4.2.27545 (32bit) on Win10-64bit. I have no issues running TrackIR 5 and P3D v4.

Where are these TrackIR 5 64bit drivers hiding?

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I think people are confusing the TrackIR  app with the TrackIR  USB  drivers. 

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when I installed the latest track ir software it also installed 64 bit drivers......

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Anyone get it to work I too am having issue with Prepar3d v4.  First time user moved from win 7 fsx to dual boot Win 10 with prepar3d v4.

Thanks

Darcy

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I just ran TIR then P3D4. Worked just fine with no adjustments.

 

Vic

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9 minutes ago, mac44 said:

when I installed the latest track ir software it also installed 64 bit drivers......

The OS is 64 bit, so the device needs a 64 bit driver. The app on the other hand, can communicate with the flight sim even if the app is 32 bit. Make sure that you follow the TrackIR instructions for FSX and P3d and install the correct legacy SimConnect version. This 32 bit DLL is for the TrackIR app, not P3d itself. Rather than repeating this over and over again, please use the AVSim search function.

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1 minute ago, vgbaron said:

I just ran TIR then P3D4. Worked just fine with no adjustments.

 

Vic

That's because you still have the SimConnect DLL installed.

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Why would I have uninstalled it Jay? Actually I have 3 or 4 versions installed.  :biggrin:

 

Vic

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6 hours ago, vgbaron said:

Why would I have uninstalled it Jay? Actually I have 3 or 4 versions installed.  :biggrin:

 

Vic

Who said you would? The person posting the original question had a dual boot setup and probably  just forgot to install the needed SimConnect files for the new OS installation.

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Ah - ok - got it now.

Vic

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Quick follow up -

I resolved my issue with TrackIR and P3Dv4.  I have EZDok camera installed for FSX:SE (NOT P3D).  It turns out that EZDok renames the simconnect manifest files in the TrackIR application folder, which prevents detection of the running P3D exe.  A repair install of the TrackIR software enables use of TrackIR in P3Dv4.  Thanks to mac44 and bill62 who's comments got me looking in the right direction!

Hope this helps someone else!

Best,

sg

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I did a clean install of P3Dv4 - my first P3D product, and then did a clean install of TIR - note that I just wiped and upgraded my system completely and installed W10. 

TIR did not work - but this fixed it - understand it may not work for everyone:

Run the SIMCONNECT installer found here:

P3D folder/redist/interface/fsx-sp2-xpack/under/retail/lib

Thats it.
Max

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Thanks for sharing this!  My TrackIR will be here next week and this will save me headaches! :)

-Buffy

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