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Question My 3DOF goes crazy with TrackIR 5

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by Doctor Kruntz, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Doctor Kruntz

    Doctor Kruntz Active Member Gold Contributor

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    Hello to all the fans...

    I wanted to ask if anyone uses TrackIR 5 motion head together with his dynamic platform.
    I simulate with a 3DOF motion system (ProSimu) and a SimTools v2.0 Professional License.

    The movements are always perfect in various games simulator but yesterday, after buying and installing the TrackIR 5 hardware and software, using various driving games I noticed that the movement of the 3 actuators no longer responded as before...
    The movements of the 3DOF were slow and out of time and synchronous, while the movement of my head (and the corresponding movement inside the various cars) was right.

    I did several different tests without any positive results... the 3DOF seemed crazy while the TrackIR 5 worked well, but with the wrong movements of the actuators it is not possible to simulate!

    So I decided to uninstall TrackIR 5 (hardware and software) and my 3DOF motion system is back to normal, with all the movements that perform exactly the roughness of the ground and the stresses of the cars.

    At this point I wonder if it is necessary to make some particular settings to be able to use together a 3DOF dynamic platform and the TrackIR 5.
    If someone has encountered these same problems, how did he solve it?
  2. Kranky Pantz

    Kranky Pantz Active Member

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    Oh no!

    Since not every title supports VR, I'm considering purchasing Track IR 5 soon as well, so this is not good news.


    Have you tried running SimTools v2.0 on a separate PC or laptop and having it communicate via the network or a x-over cable?

    I've been reading that it's possible and may offload some of the work, which may in turn help with the conflicts you are mentioning.
  3. Doctor Kruntz

    Doctor Kruntz Active Member Gold Contributor

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    No Problem... I solved everything :thumbs
    I discovered it was just a problem related to the light came from a window positioned just behind the TrackIR 5 that evidently interfered with the sensors.
    I proceeded to obscure the light coming from the window and now the TrackIR 5 works without any problem ;)
  4. Kranky Pantz

    Kranky Pantz Active Member

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    That's great news.

    It just goes to show that sometimes the simplest solution is the best one.