Prepar3d and trackir

zahry
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by zahry » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:58 am

I'm not sure if there is any real reason for excitement about Microsoft Flight - it looks like something more suitable for kids and xbox... I would rather see prepar3d supported

Mischa
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Mischa » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:29 am

As user of TrackIR from the beginning it's so sad to fly with P3D without my beloved cap.

Is there any chance to participate the Beta version?

Thanks,
Michael

Seth Steiling
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Seth Steiling » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:38 am

[quote=Zahry]I'm not sure if there is any real reason for excitement about Microsoft Flight - it looks like something more suitable for kids and xbox... I would rather see prepar3d supported [/quote]
We'll have to wait and see what they actually release, but the screenshots I've seen reflect something that couldn't even be played on a console. While they may scale both gameplay and graphics more broadly to invite a larger audience, I suspect they'll still honor the sim audience as well--kind of like sim vs. arcade modes of DCS titles.

In either case, Prepar3D support and Microsoft Flight support are not mutually exclusive.
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Seth Steiling
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Seth Steiling » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:39 am

[quote=Mischa]As user of TrackIR from the beginning it's so sad to fly with P3D without my beloved cap.

Is there any chance to participate the Beta version?

Thanks,
Michael

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We are currently re-evaluating the Prepar3D situation with Lockheed--no promises though. :)
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Virtualwombat
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Virtualwombat » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:59 am

I am not. Some devs have indicated that MS Flight will not be what hardcore simmer is looking for and have gone so far as to close their MS Flight forums. But it is difficult to determine whether this attitude is coloured by commercial interests.

Your explanation of the lack of support for Prepar3D is rather vague. How is it that FSX works with TrackIR but Prepar3D does not? Has LM changed the code so much? Or does TrackIR not use Simconnect in FSX at all?

If neither company is willing to support TrackIR in P3D then P3D will be dead before it is born.

Thanks,

Noel.

Mischa
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Mischa » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:40 am

Any update to this topic?

The number of users that want to switch to Prepar3d is still growthing and a lot of them want to use their TrackIr.

Regards
Michael

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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by NaturalPoint - Mike » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:43 am

I wish I was able to give you a better answer, however at this time there are still issues with Prepar3d that remain unresolved.

Noel: TrackIR does, infact, use Simconnect. It's just a bit more complex than just plugging in and going, however.

Penzoil3
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by Penzoil3 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 am

A vote here for Prepar3D and TrackIR. Please, please, please!
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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by wckbones » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:07 am

+1

I do hope you can resolve this problem. Looking forward to TrackIR working with P3D. :)

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Re: Prepar3d and trackir

Post by NaturalPoint - Mike » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:17 pm

My best suggestion would be to let the developers of Prepar3d know that you want them to work on TrackIR support more indepth!

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