What version software ?

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jwilliamson
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What version software ?

Post by jwilliamson » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:58 pm

Just received trackir 4 pro . Are there any problems reported using the 5 version? Any other tips recommended other than whats on the forums?

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Re: What version software ?

Post by VincentG » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:19 pm

The IR5 software is fully compatible with the IR 4 hardware.

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Re: What version software ?

Post by jack smith » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:56 pm

Hello Vincent
I have FS2004,FSX, Trackir 4 Pro, and software 4.1037 installed and everything is working fine. Should I update to software 5.0? Is there any advantage to using the newer software or should I leave well enough alone? I read that 5.0 can help somewhat with the positioning of eyepoint location in FSX.

Jack

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Re: What version software ?

Post by VincentG » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:47 am

The 5.0 software changes the layout of the software itself, and the way things are controlled.

It shouldn't effect the eyepoint within FSX itself.

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Re: What version software ?

Post by jack smith » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:25 pm

Hi Vincent
So in you opinion is there any point/advantage for me to install the 5.0 software over my 4.1037?



Also I had read in the forum somewhere that the 5.0 would remember where you last positioned yourself in virtual cockpit so that you did not need to continously to move to your perfered spot and press F12 to lock it in place. You did it once in your flight and it would remain there for the rest of the flight as I understood, so is was unnecessary to change the aircraft files of the planes, but I may have misunderstood.

Jack

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Re: What version software ?

Post by VincentG » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Nope nothing like that within the IR software (either version). you can recenter the view, same way within both applications.

With FSX, to readjust the center point, align it to a position you would like for the centerview point, you need to edit the aircraft.cfg file,

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Re: What version software ?

Post by jack smith » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:55 pm

Thank You for your quick reponse. I changed a few aircraft.cfg files already as an experiment.


How about the update to 5.0, should I even bother if things are working ok. Would I see any improvement?

Jack

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Re: What version software ?

Post by VincentG » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:45 pm

You could see a small improvement, but for the most part it is a different method of interface with the 5.0 software, and the IR 4 hardware

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