TrackIR on Macintosh

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by NaturalPoint - Mike » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:55 am

Hello -

Unfortunately, as LinuxTrack is not our product, we can't do support for the software here. I'd highly recommend looking into the linuxtrack forum community for more assistance.

Struttler
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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by Struttler » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:01 pm

Still no mac support........how hard can it be to produce a driver for mac....my track ir sits gathering dust waiting to come to life !

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by uglyDwarf » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:27 am

If you'd want to use it in XPlane and/or Flightgear, you might want to take a look at linuxtrack project...
More games are in the pipe (windows games through wine).
Kind regards,

Michal

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by Pickle72 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:18 am

Is there any work in this direction? Any new news?
I've been running Track IR in bootcamp but I have mac native versions of my games and I hate booting into windows just for Track IR.
Thanks

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by MikeWitham » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:06 am

Hello Pickle72,

We don't have anything to announce on this right now. I will continue to send the requests forward.
Mike Witham
TrackIR Product Manager

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by Kpregira » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:39 am

Track IR DOES work on a Mac OSX. Check out a freeware package called Linux-Track. The package contains a plugin for X-plane that allows TrackIR to work. Just read the instructions on the website. I use it myself and it works great. :)

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by who? » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:19 am

I'd love to see this too. With the Mac version of Elite Dangerous coming out soon, I'd hate to have to reboot every time I play just for TrackIR 5 support; I think a lot of Mac space-simmers would be interested too.

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by elt128 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:33 am

same here. i want to use Elite: Dangerous on Mac OSX (i am beta tester) but there is no chance of using TrackIR with this game on Mac OSX as Frontier Development does not and apparently will not support linuxtrack or freetrack stuff.
and you guys also do not want to support a platform that is being adopted by more and more gamers every day! this is really a pity.
i now really am looking forward to putting TrackIR into the drawer and search for alternatives (maybe EDTracker works, heard some rumours...)

Update 15th may:
i bought the EDTracker device and it really works out of the box on Mac OSX with Elite:Dangerous!
anyone want to buy a used TrackIR5? :)

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by Tihona » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:23 pm

So finally is there any expections for MAC OSX drivers or not ?

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Re: TrackIR on Macintosh

Post by MikeWitham » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:00 pm

Tihona wrote:So finally is there any expections for MAC OSX drivers or not ?
No, not at this time. If it is going to come out, we will have a major announcement.

Regards,
Mike Witham
TrackIR Product Manager

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