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Hairy Frog
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Re: The Big Sim Racing Thread

Post by Hairy Frog » Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:34 am

I finally won on my laziness and reinstalled my head tracking device and software.

Everything did not go easy as I discovered that my good old FreeTrack was not compatible with AC. So I had to look for another free soft that would fit.

And I found it, it's called Opentrack.

So what does headtracking in sims ? well .... it helps a lot ! And to sum up, it is a ridiculously cheap alternative to VR or Ultrawide ( and ultra expensive ) multi-screens.

In airsims, it is obvious, as you can move the pilot head just like in real life, and not loosing sight on the plane you are fighting is just vital. in sim racing, it is less obvious, but also a game changer : you can look naturally to the apex of the corner, and the tighter thecorner, the more benefit. the change is so natural that It is only after a few laps that you realise that you are using it and benefiting of it : your trajectories are more accurate, your driving is more consistent.

These videos will show it more than words :






This link leads to a page that contains the download links and a load of usefull tips for the set up of OpenTrack

These two vids may help too :



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Re: The Big Sim Racing Thread

Post by Cold Blood Nor » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:05 pm

@Hairy Frog I might be blind, but where can you get the hardware for it?
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Re: The Big Sim Racing Thread

Post by Hairy Frog » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:59 pm

The links are in the page in the post above.

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/34 ... opentrack/

https://www.trackhat.org/

https://delanengineering.com/


There's also the Freetrack's site that is full of handy informations and tutorials..... Opentrack can use the Freetrack protocol and dll

http://www.free-track.net/english/
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Re: The Big Sim Racing Thread

Post by Hairy Frog » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:44 am

I created a shared spreadsheet on Google, it contains all you times on the Nordschleife :

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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