Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Silmar
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Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Silmar » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:27 am

I noticed in some BF2 demo videos today that it is possible to look around inside vehicle cockpits, and from what I saw on the video its full movement not just change view which 42 and bfv supported. Does anyone know if TrackIR will support this?

If it does NaturalPoint could make some serious money with the amount of gamers for this title.

http://www.forumplanet.com/planetbattle ... id=1635524

[ April 10, 2005, 05:43 PM: Message edited by: Silmar ]

awz10
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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by awz10 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:15 am

Look for the posts in Games General. There are some very good discussions going on there about this title and others like Half-life 2 and such. enjoy the tons of reading.

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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by warrenEBB » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:15 pm

Silmar, "change view" from BF:1942&vietnam was when you had to hold down the shift key to move your view, right?

This boomtown video proves that you can still control you vehicle while looking around?
can you post a link to the video?

thanks!

-edit-
Are you referring to the 12 minutes shakey cam video located here ?
http://download.boomtown.net/en_uk/arti ... hp?id=7846

[ April 12, 2005, 01:21 PM: Message edited by: NaturalPoint-Warren ]

Silmar
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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Silmar » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:48 pm

Yes thats the video. If you look at one of the vehicles you can see he is looking around inside it.

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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Spectre » Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:30 am

In BF42, you could do mouselook in planes, but it was a toggle... and, while mouse looking, you couldnt control the plane. The least they could do is add hatswitch support for BF2... and, if they really feel nice, TrackIR support as well.

Rugen
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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Rugen » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:07 am

Here you go Fellas...

Helo-02.avi

To get the TrackIR to work in Battlefield 2, I installed the Version 3.12 software to control the TrackIR unit.
This version includes mouse emulation which you can toggle on/off.

-Uninstall your current version TrackIR software,
-Install V 3.12 software (see below)
-Setup a hotkey for enable/disable trackIR that
does not conflict with any of your BF2 settings.
Ex: F9
-Set a button for Mouselook in Battlefield;
preferrably on your joystick or throttle.
-Drool

NP guys can you make available Version 3.12 ?
..or any older version that includes mouse emulation.
I have a copy I can post if needed.

Birch
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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Birch » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:40 pm

Older versions of the TrackIR software are available from the support section of the TrackIR website :

http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/06- ... -and-manua ls-v3.html

Rugen
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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by Rugen » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:20 am

OK...

I uploaded 5 Good sized BF2 Videos (400x300,512x384) for Warren to post.

Dave 'Rugen' Boettcher

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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by warrenEBB » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:43 pm

here are links to your BF2 clips, Rugen, for all to enjoy.

http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... oat-01.avi (400x300 - 12 seconds - 7.17 MB)
http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... o-03-I.avi (400x300 - 8 seconds - 6.02 MB)
http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... o-04-I.avi (400x300 - 10 seconds - 6.27 MB)
http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... o-05-I.avi (512x384 - 11 seconds - 6.93 MB)
http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... IR_JSF.avi (512x384 - 12 seconds - 5.98 MB)

http://media.naturalpoint.com/video/rug ... o-02-I.avi (160x120 - 11 seconds - 3.49 MB)

by the way, i noticed your audio bit rate on all these was about 1.4 MB, while your video data rate was around 300k - 600k. I'm fairly new to video encoding, but i've been asked to encode audio at about 96k or less, and to keep the video resolution 640x480 or 320x240, with a data rate of 500k to 1mb.

Downloading microsoft's free window's media encoder has really helped me greatly compress vids (and thus make much longer clips!).
windows media encoder 9 series
hope this helps

[ July 06, 2005, 12:45 PM: Message edited by: NaturalPoint-Warren ]

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Re: Battlefield 2 - TrackIR Support

Post by pakfront » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:19 am

Sweet! I rigged something similar for the demo using version 3 trackir software, but Mouselook freezes the controls. I'm hoping these vids indicate that is not the case in the retail version, and one can fly and look at the same time. Is this correct?
[edit]
Oh, I see that the HUD turns off when you look around meaning this ultra-annoying 'feature' wasn't fixed. Gawd, it could be so cool...

[ July 07, 2005, 12:49 PM: Message edited by: pakfront ]

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