TrackIR for Linux

atomicmysteryweasel
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by atomicmysteryweasel »

I joined this forum just so I could add to the TrackIR/Linux driver request.

I have made the switch to Linux and I'm never going to back to Windows, but I really miss DCS and I would love to get back in the cockpit.

Thank you..
victort
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by victort »

Hi gang, I too have created an account because i'm a gigantic space sim nerd, and am tired of non-trackIR head tracking, and want to own the real thing.. But i am not a computer genius, I'm also not a sucker, so I game on Linux.. I REALLY need that trackIR linux driver before I can commit to getting these devices? please please please!

kthx,
-m
jmellinger473
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by jmellinger473 »

I've had to re-install Winblows 3 time in a year 1/2. the only reason I do this is so I can use TrackIR for my flight sims.....PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE!PLEASE! Develop a Linux driver system for Linux.

AS of this moment if you check the news Windows 11 users are going back to Winblows 10..which EOL's next year.

Linux has grown market share last I checked 7% and with Winblows screwing up ALL THE TIME...It's only going to get bigger

TrackIR is a pretty premium product...it's sad the this thread is years long. Other companies NVIDEA, AMD, many many other have closed source products. Some require Licenses, Paid products and they support Linux.
jmellinger473
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by jmellinger473 »

this thread is 16 years old! COME ON!
Mak10z
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by Mak10z »

Please! TrackIR for Linux is needed. I'm dropping windows as my daily driver. Please for the love of your customers, we need official Linux support.
Guffz
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by Guffz »

Made an account just so I could bump the thread again and voice support for Linux.

I moved over to using Linux as my daily driver a little over a year ago. DCS (both standalone and steam versions) and Elite Dangerous both run incredibly well through wine and proton. Not being able to use my TrackIR 5 setup for either of them really stinks because I spent good money on it.

I loved how intuitive and easy the TrackIR software is to use on Windows and was hoping that some headway would be made before I start looking into other options for headtracking that actually work on my OS of choice.
jillian.smythe
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by jillian.smythe »

Hi everyone,

While we do not have a current date for its release, I have heard from our developers that Linux will be included in our future development plans.

Kind Regards,
Jillian Smythe
TrackIR Support Representative
Guffz
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by Guffz »

This is amazing news to hear!

Obviously the developers will have a better idea of what they'd like to do when it comes to supporting linux, but I would suggest either offering the software via flatpak since it's distribution agnostic, or picking 1 popular distribution to offer support for (ubuntu/debian, fedora, arch) so that technical support doesn't get overwhelmed with the seemingly millions of derivative distributions that are out there.

That's just my 2 cents on the matter.

Looking forward to seeing the progress, and thank you!
Aondo
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by Aondo »

jillian.smythe wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:24 pm Hi everyone,

While we do not have a current date for its release, I have heard from our developers that Linux will be included in our future development plans.

Kind Regards,
Thank you! This is great news!

Will you work with the community to help game integrations that are already in place through means like OpenTrack?
Such that non-native linux games can work out of the box?
Or maybe in parallel, do you have a plan to work independently with individual integration both native and non-native games?

Im just excited about this change, and had to create this forum account to rely that.

Good luck,
from a Star Citizen Pilot on Linux!
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jillian.smythe
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Re: TrackIR for Linux

Post by jillian.smythe »

Hello Guffz and Aondo,

I am passing along your suggestions and questions to our developers so that they can consider these ideas when they delve deeper into the development process.

Kind Regards,
Jillian Smythe
TrackIR Support Representative
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