Since I am not willing to spend the money on TrackIR, I did a search on Google for an alternative. Since I don't have ArmA I can't test if it works.
The program called Freelook can emulate mouse movement with a camera and when used with another program called NewView can emulate TrackIR.
Link to Freelook site: Freelook
Freelook forum: Here
Topic on NewView in Freelook forums: Here
Topic on using it in ArmA: Here
This is what I came up with on Google so can anyone with ArmA and a webcam try this and see if this works? If it does that will be great.
Does it work like this?
Interesting concept though - I might look into it...
It worked "ok" in lomac, but nothing compared to a real TIR.
I'm looking forward to the first test in ArmA. Just tried Freelock, but don't know how to use it in ArmA.
Originally Posted by (Kronzky @ Dec. 06 2006,21:26)
Well from what I read you need NewView as well to emulate TrackIR, since Freelook on it's own simply emulates mouse movement.
Originally Posted by (KaseKasimir @ Dec. 07 2006,00:44)
spend the money on track-IR... it may hurt your wallet, but its a one time fee. well worth the the price. no REAL competitor.
track-IR = a full real oven
other head tracking = "easy bake oven " toy
Well when you're still in high school it isn't really worth that much, R1600 (1600 South African Rand). Compare that to about R300 for a webcam. Well made software for a webcam could be just as accurate. How is the TrackIR more advanced than that?
Originally Posted by (GAU-8 @ Dec. 07 2006,10:57)
Edit: And ArmA is probably the only game I would use it for.
Dec 7 2006, 08:28
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# Wider 46° Field of View
# Hyper Fast 120 FPS (-plus)
# Smaller Sleeker Design
# Resolution Doubling Technology (this is where avg. webcams lack ..not nearly as pinpoint accurate)
# Vector Technology (6 degrees of freedom)
# additional mouse emulation mode (which IS different than normal operation)
# sensitivity settings for both the reflective unit, and the software to make it fully customizable to siut your needs.
(direct from naturalpoints page..)
against the older units (which are still better than most webcams)
if its HARD TIMES to get the money....maybe you shouldnt, but if you CAN...save up, and spend it on the track IR. once you do get used to it.... you'll eventually say "its cool..but doesnt do much for the price"...then go BACK and try out what you are doing on the cheap.
after the headache, after the strain, after all the program issues to fumble with of getting everything set-up right, after you see where it lacks, after you realise "this isnt anything like track-IR, and its simple/powerful features..which justifies the price now "...
the track-IR will be back on top of your head, and monitor.
what makes the price seem golden, is its simplicity, efficiency, end-user configurability, power, and of course reliablity...
again, if you just CANT afford one, go with your best option. but if you can afford one even if you have to save a few months...DO IT, and GET IT...you REALLY wont regret it.
THERE IS A REASON THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS of flight simmers, and AA'ers use this product...it WORKS, and works VERY WELL.