TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

BMoffa
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by BMoffa » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:35 pm

Why can't you make the rotation limit an option that can be applied to each individual access?

VincentG
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by VincentG » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:52 pm

That is something we are looking into.

skullxbones
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by skullxbones » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:10 pm

Did you guys find anything that caused the x axis limitation in beta 4?

BMoffa
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by BMoffa » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:40 am

Why are you still storing profies in the Program Files folder? That directory is not supposed to be used for that kind of thing any more.

whforbesii
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by whforbesii » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:20 pm

Im having an issue with the way it centers. It looks as if I'm sitting in the cocpit left of center when I center the F key..

VincentG
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by VincentG » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:27 pm

What gaming application?

Are you directly in line with the steering wheel/yoke?

JuMo
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by JuMo » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:44 am

[quote=BMoffa]Why are you still storing profies in the Program Files folder? That directory is not supposed to be used for that kind of thing any more.[/quote]

Good Point. (Even under Windows,) storing user- and application specific configuration data in the application folder has been deprecated for a decade now:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995853.aspx
(excellent whitepaper from MS on where to store such things, dated 2000)

but unfortunately, many developers still don't seem to care ;)

Seth Steiling
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by Seth Steiling » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:09 am

I can't speak for our dev team on this, but despite what MS recommends, I loathe their recommended structure (xxxx user\Application data or xxxx user\Local Settings\Application data for individual users and All Users\Application data for everyone). Maybe it's because I live in a household of computer... rookies... and their characterization of these upon install is completely random. So, when I go in and look for whatever app files I'm searching for, I end up wading through multiple locations. Program Files, to me, is more centrally located and intuitive for your average PC user.

That's my two cents on the issue. :)
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JuMo
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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by JuMo » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:34 pm

Tnx for the reply,

I understand your points, a few examples though: with using the right paths, rookie A can't accidentially delete rookie B's files, and you wouldn't necessarily need a "back up profiles" routine in the uninstall. Having all user data in one path (possibly on a different partition) also makes backups easier, to name a few things.

I agree though its not exactly essential for an app like TrackIR, and I know that it's a pain to implement this correctly, with proper regard to ntfs permissions and all (does Trackir run with less than admin rights?), so it's better to spend the resources on important stuff. Compliant setting handling is more important in large corporate networks with software distribution and multi-vendor apps. My support staff constantly battles with non-compliant apps. Like they have a deep, sincere love for applications that try to write to program files, where common users don't have change permissions :-)

Anyway, for my money and on my home box, TrackIR can put it's data where it wants. I guess BMoffa's post just triggered a nerve with me, sorry, and sorry for getting off topic :)

(No I don't work for MS :-)

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Re: TrackIR software 5.0 beta 4 available

Post by Seth Steiling » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:01 pm

Haha, not a problem at all. Good points to consider. :)
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