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DovahTerran
2013-08-22, 01:58 PM
I found a rather interesting program called FaceTrackNoIR

http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/home/default.htm

This acts as a head tracking program that doesn't require an IR filter, LED lights, or ANY other hardware other than a webcam and it's software. It's 100% free.

Do you think PS2 would be able to accept it? It comes with VJoy drivers and is compatible with TrackIR, FreeTrack and pretty much every other protocol for using your face as a joystick. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to kife up a way to make PS2 use the VJoy axes as look axes in aircraft and vehicles. Haven't tested it yet, don't take my word for it.

I think it'd be really cool to look around with my face and then see my vision move onscreen. It'd be another plus if it would work outside of aircraft/vehicles. That would be epicness on the scale of ArmA and Flashpoint.

The last thread that was actually run about this has been dead for almost a year, so I figured I'd start my own.

Any opinions? :cheers:

Sirisian
2013-08-23, 03:22 PM
It'll be a while. People have been bugging them to get Oculus Rift support ready before launch and they have very different priorities at the moment. Smedley also mentioned that they are focusing their programmers to optimization so they won't be working on new features for a while. Or not until after the PS4 launch I'm guessing. Might bring this up again in January.

MedicNL
2013-08-24, 01:00 AM
In the compatibility list it is mentioned. No one has verified it yet.

278 PlanetSide 2 FreeTrack20 V170
http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/compatibility/games.htm

Hobnail
2013-08-24, 07:00 PM
I got my TrackIR5 working in ps2 using PPJoy but it wasn't successful. Mostly because;

1. The only usefulness is in cockpit and the panning, using PPJoy, is at a fixed speed;
2. I was worried that the PPJoy driver would be misconstrued as a hack; and
3. PPjoy requires you to disable driver signatures and checking in windows which I don't like.

There is a thread or two about this method on the official forums. Search for trackir or PPJoy and they'll turn up.