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Can I use HTC VIVE Pro for P3D without controllers?

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I'm tempted to move closer to VR in the new P3D, I found HTC VIVE Pro in a local store but with no controllers nor position sensors (they call them stations I think), any way, the store guy told me if I want to use Pro I have to buy the first generation VIVE so I can use its full package with the Pro version, do I need controllers and location stations for P3D V4.4?

isn't the head mounted thing enough for P3D in combination with my normal controllers joystick/thrust levers including mouse?


Ali A.

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Nope. Your head position cannot be tracked without the other equipment, so essentially the HMD alone is useless.


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I've been down this road.  Sales guy at Best buy told me the Vive Pro headset alone would be fine for flight sim if I didn't want to use the controllers. So I bought it. Once I open it, I could not return it (unless it was defective). Good thing I did some research on the internet before I opened it,  and found that you need the lightboxes for the headset to track. This is not included with the Vive Pro headset only.

I returned it and bought the complete Vive Pro kit. Very expensive ($1900 Canadian). The kit comes with the generation 2 lightboxes and 2 controllers.  Apparently, the original light boxes and controllers. ver 1. will work with the Vive Pro.  It might be cheaper to by the original Vive kit and then just buy the Vive Pro headset. 

Although expensive, I don't regret it. Its very immersive. The feeling of actually sitting in the cockpit is very cool. 


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thank you very much gentlemen for your valuable input. full kit it is then.


Ali A.

PC: I7 4770K @ 4.6 GHz | ASUS Z87-Pro MB | Dell 30" Monitor | ASUS GTX1080 Ti OC | Intel 256GB x 2  SSD | WD x 2 HD for data and backups | Corsair H110 CPU Cooler | 16GB DDR3 RAM | TrackIR V5 | Logitech sound system 7.1 | Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhion | Windows 10 Pro 64bit.

Simulator: P3D Pro V5 HF1, (Orbx FTX Global + Victor + OLC EU + NA+HD Trees, TE GBS, LOWI, Barcelona CityScene), FSGX2010, (REX SF 3D, EF, WA HD), (FSDT JFK+LAX+ORD+GSX2), (FB DEN+SFO+IAD), (T2G SEA+OTHH), UK2000 EGLL, FlyTampa DXB, BDOaviation JED, Project 79 Abha. FSUIPC5, HiFi AS, UT Live, EZCA3, FSFX Packages 737+777+787, PMDG 737+777+747, QW 787, FSL A320X, Majestic -8, A2A C172.

Additional simulators: X-Plane 11, FSX, FSX-SE, FSW, (all not in use).

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