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  1. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    Although TrackIR 5 works well, it could be improved substantially. The ideal solution would allow the user to completely forget about camera FoV, line of sight to markers, etc. Precision is sacrificed by increasing the gain to allow sufficient viewing arc without loss of tracking. VR devices show that head tracking can be much better.
  2. In most games, resolution has very small effects on CPU load. CPU instructions don't change much with resolution because the CPU doesn't operate on the level of individual pixels (that's up to the GPU). Therefore, an adequate CPU will be remain adequate at any resolution. Fortunately, the 3770 is reasonably good, though far from the fastest. It's the GPU that really matters for resolution. With an RTX 2060, 1440p is probably the sweet spot, as you can comfortably run ultra settings above 60 frames per second. Monitors with high refresh rates and adaptive sync are always an improvement over standard 60 Hz monitors. You'll get decreased latency and shorter intervals between frames. However, you shouldn't expect to actually render 144 frames per second. Your CPU and GPU are insufficient for that. I'd just get a nice monitor now. You can always upgrade the motherboard and CPU at a later date.
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    Yes, possibly because the TrackIR SDK that ED used had a licence agreement that prohibited creating software with similar functionality. Or perhaps there was some other exclusive agreement. Had NaturalPoint not been a de-facto monopoly, nobody would have agreed to such terms. It is irrelevant for developers that have no dealings or contracts with NaturalPoint. I don't have to show anything. The burden of proof is on you. You must produce the evidence that will prove your claims against Opentrack.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    The screenshot I provided showed Eagle Dynamics cancelling their interface at the request of NaturalPoint. Do you think they have no money? Companies can't take legal action just because they feel like shutting down a competitor and expect to win. They have to have some sort of grounds for it, which you seem unable to show. Again, where are these patents and copyright infringements? That said, free software is often very vulnerable as even the threat of legal action is enough to shut down or drive underground an entity that lacks sufficient money for lawyers. Companies can ask anything, even if it has no legal value whatsoever. Unfortunately, de-facto monopolies often end up having great power as they can dictate draconian terms for using their products. This makes it very difficult for competitors to enter the market. Distributing cracked copies or stealing the Digital Nature source code would be stealing someone's work. Making your own Second World War air combat game with similar features would be perfectly fine.
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    Everyone that wants to, because everyone can use the free software either directly with their own hardware or as a starting point for their own improved projects. LOL. De-facto monopolies and anticompetitive practices are what actually hurt customers. If someone made their own game that happened to be fun, there would be absolutely no harm (I still don't know what you mean by "hackware". Is it some sort of attempt to equate freeware with piracy without actually calling it piracy?). Yet you present no evidence. NaturalPoint has no patent for controlling game cameras with head movement. Copyright does not cover accessing certain locations in a computer's memory. APIs aren't covered either in much of the world.
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    What evidence of infringement do you have? They appear to be quite thorough with listing 3rd party notices, etc. Perhaps you can look at the code and point out a part that is improper?
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    There are many reasons to release free software, including hobbies and altruism. Most entities (both commercial and noncommercial) use some elements of free software in their products. There is nothing sinister about it. Releasing software for free doesn't make it exempt from copyright problems. Copyright law is much more nuanced than "TrackIR functionality = infringement".
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    Opentrack is a fully-featured piece of software with very wide compatibility. It's maintained quite well. In fact, it has many features that TrackIR lacks. Never said that. So free software is illegitimate? Are you aware of the allegations of anticompetitive practices made against NaturalPoint involving various attempts to shut down alternative head tracking solutions starting over a decade ago?
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    No, it's a very different software with its own code. There is a significant difference between piracy and reverse engineering for interoperability.
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo

    AMD Videocard

    They are quite capable cards with performance comparable to the GTX 1060. At 1080p resolution, ultra settings in Il-2 are no problem. Be aware that the 4 GB and 8 GB versions will have some differences in price and performance.
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Port Question with Screenie

    Yes, but according to the manual it's 28000 and 28100. If it's still not working there are a few other things that could be causing problems, e.g. Windows firewall
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    Port Question with Screenie

    Apparently you've forwarded a range of ports from 2800 to 28100. I don't see anything incorrect with that. If I were to forward a single port, I would enter the same number into all three boxes (28000). Then I'd make a second rule for 28100 in a similar fashion.
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    Questions new beginnings, new start

    This is a really weird situation. I do not believe that you are approaching it correctly. Firstly, stop using the system with HD 6800 CrossFire. Any combination of 1 GB graphics cards will be far too slow for Il-2. It is worse than useless at this point. Secondly, don't worry about keeping various games on separate computers. They will just work without ever interfering with one another. Focus on getting a single computer in good shape. The 4790K + GTX 1060 system would very good, but 8700K + 1080 Ti would fantastic. With a clean Windows installation and a few drivers for the hardware, all games should run flawlessly. If necessary, I'm sure that someone can walk you through the steps required to get it set up from scratch. VR is a special case that requires a lot of tweaking to get good results. Focus on getting good performance on a monitor first.
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    Is TrackIR best choice?

    Yeah, with a GTX 660, VR is a no-go. Depending on the i5 model, the CPU may be too slow as well. All of the head tracking devices are infinite life if you don’t abuse them, so there’s no need to be concerned.
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo

    Is TrackIR best choice?

    It's not quite that simple. Of course, VR is the ultimate flight experience. However, if one does not have a powerful computer, a HOTAS, and a certain tolerance for VR, the Rift can be very frustrating. Hats and clips both work perfectly fine. It's largely a matter of personal preference. What do you see yourself wearing for extended periods of time? It initially does feel strange somewhat to move your head while staring at the screen, but it's nothing that you can't get used to quickly. After a few missions, it becomes second nature.
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