Mapping keystrokes to axes

VincentG
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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by VincentG » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:24 am

You should just start the TrackIR software, then start the TrackMapper software.

It should detect as the KAF Keymapper profile.

TrackMapper should also auto detect the TrackIR software.

Detritus
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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by Detritus » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:11 pm

I don't know the thread resurrection policy, but I didn't really know exactly where else to post this.

I was trying to find the trackmapper software for folks over at the SoftTH forum and it seems the site to download the trackmapper software is gone and I have yet to locate a current location via google.

Broken link on TrackIR website:
http://www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/04- ... ities.html

Just a heads up.

Detritus
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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by Detritus » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:12 pm

Here I am resurrecting old threads again, but I noticed over 4000 views so there seems to be a small amount of interest.

My last post I pointed out that the trackmapper software seems to have dissapeared from the 'net.

I zipped up my original copy and you can download it from my personal host.

http://home.bendbroadband.com/ronv/extr ... per11a.zip

To recap: trackmapper allows me to use TrackIR to map left and right lean for first person shooter games. The immersion factor for peeking around cover or checking corners before entering a room or hallway is simply AMAZING!

This works great for games such as CRYSIS, F.E.A.R.(All), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.(All), Ghost Recon's - basically tactical shooters or any game that allows leaning.

Included is a profile that sets the common keys Q and E. It is very simple to remap the keys to whatever you wish, provided you change them in game also.

There is an instruction sheet written by the original programmer Koji "KAF" Sato.

First launch the TrackIR sofware then launch trackmapper. (works for versions 3,4, and 5.)

For shooters, I simply use one YAW axis.

Sadly, and the intent of my original post is that the roll axis is not mappable in trackmapper. (I would still like to see this produced from Natural point someday.)

To lean, you have to "look" (yaw axis) left or right slightly rather then "lean" (roll axis). Although ArmA II is setup for this to work perfectly. Now thats an amazing TrackIR experience - ArmA II...

None the less, this is very simple and intuitive and does not take a great leearning curve to get a massive increase in immersion for many FPS's that do not normally support TrackIR natively.

Wow, did I ramble.

Fine. So just before submitting this lengthy post I did a quick google for trackmapper and Koji and ... the site seems to be back in operation. :)

http://kaf.tri6.net/trackmapper/

Detritus
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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by Detritus » Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:28 pm

Wow, ok, I was behind the times here.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/64o54bk4q ... Mapper.zip

This version of trackmapper added selectable axes so now I can map lean keys to the correct "ROLL" axis !!!

Works perfectly!

Happy gamer!!!

Detritus
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Re: Updated Download Link

Post by Detritus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:13 pm

I was poking around and found NaturalPoint - Birch has deleted his modded TrackMapper1.1a from the above link so I posted a fresh copy with an added screenshot to my public Wuala account and removed the old copy from my above link as well.

Download TrackMapper1.1a with Axis mod

That should be available indefinitely, or at least until Wuala goes offline. =P

I included my profile F.P.S.Lean.ttk to help get you started. I used ,(comma) and .(period) keys for left and right lean respectively. Make sure you set this in game to match or define your own key settings.

For the TrackIR profile I disable all axes except ROLL and use a custom power curve. (Shown in screencap)

Thanks again NaturalPoint - Birch for adding the roll axis !

I am currently enjoying lean mapped head tracking in a B rated title, SAS Secure Tomorrow by City Interactive. It uses the FEAR engine so I knew I could adapt it to triple screens and lean enabled TrackIR and for $5 it's totally worth it. =D

Detritus
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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by Detritus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:28 pm

Here is the image I added. Hopefully it is self explanatory!
link to full size.

[img:center]http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2048 ... apture.jpg[/img]

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Re: Mapping keystrokes to axes

Post by Seth Steiling » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:16 pm

Thanks for the contributions, Detritus.
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