Discussion and Support for the OptiTrack, SmartNav and TrackIR brands by NaturalPoint

TrackIR on Macintosh

by chabel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:43 am

Hello Joe! :)
I have the same hardware as you(Imac27,trackir 5...)
Can you please explain step by step how you manage it to work?
No one (exept 100 000 others:-)) could be more happy to know !!;-)
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by chabel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:02 pm

OK I was stupid:-)) it works now!! yeeeeaaahhhh!!!:-)
but I really need to calibrate it,its kinf of to sensitiv

Ok Mac users that use macosx and x-plane 10 on imac27(iguess its the same
for the other intelmacs)

1.Just install the linuxtrack111129.dmg(for 64bit os)

2.Inside in the program meny,you install plugin in the right directory.

3.Inside the program you also chose "trackir"and then install the firmware
within the program aswell

thats it!
The calibration you have to estimate before you start x-pl,or after..

I hope someone will find this intruction useful!
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by chabel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:11 pm

AND ofcourse you have to check the box for trackir in hardware settings in x-plane
and you can also assaign buttoms for trackir .of,on and re-center in the
advanc buttoms in x-plane
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by v-i-c- » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:34 am

Just added support for linux-track to my upcoming Mac OS X flight sim "1942: Wildcats Over the Pacific" (my sub sim WOTA will also support it) - It works absolutely perfect, finally I'm thrilled. :cool: The games are based on the unity game engine so I guess a lot of more games with TrackIR might follow soon.
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by peterkennett » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:38 am

Does Linux-Track work with Warbirds 2012? I'm tired of dogfighting blind! :0

To the manufactuerers: PLEASE add a Mac OSX version of TrackIR.
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by norbertm » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:31 pm

Ready to purchase as soon as there is official Mac OS X support.
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by Thaddel » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:29 pm

I've managed to get LinuxTrack working on my MacBook Pro 17" Late 2011...

Now, the main problem I have is, that its sensitivity is extremely snappy but also, there seem to be no maximums so I can lean outside the plane... Could someone of the LinuxTrack users tell me, which settings I have to use, to get a smooth experience?

I'd really appreciate your help... :)
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by NaturalPoint - Mike » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:52 pm

There is a fairly active linuxtrack community on forums that can likely help with this. Unfortunately we can't provide linuxtrack support here, as it's a 3rd party development project.
NaturalPoint - Mike
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by Struttler » Thu May 17, 2012 9:38 am

I'm absolutely gutted !!!! Just payed �145 for a track or 5 and I find out there's no mac support ....... Please issue some drivers for mac and watch your profits soar !!!
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by tstevens757 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:55 pm

Just purchased a TrackIr this past week and find myself very frustrated that no Mac driver exists. I was lured into buying one because in the Falcon 4.0 setup (for Mac) there was an indication, "No TrackIr detected," leading me to believe that in the Mac version of Falcon 4.0, TrackIr is supported. Not so. Not having a background in computer programming, I have had no luck with Linux Track as most of the terminology used regarding installation in all of the posts is meaningless to me. So I'm not sure where to go from here. If anyone can help, that would be so great.
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