Attention FreeTrack users: A fix for a nagging problem what I had.
Tried Freetrack for years. Loved it. Has issues. It gets crabby ( like me) .
Got sick of the most vexing thing. So went to Opentrack and then FaceTrackNoir.
Didn't like them. the tweaking was annoying on the small curves and the smothign just did not feel right.
Also with Opentrack if I look to far around my head with flip up. ( no idea what causes this but it's deal breaker)
Went back to Freetrack.
Blow it I will reinstall and see if that fixes the problem.... ( it's an old trick sometimes it works...)
Nope. Same problem.
>>> So here is the problem: <<<< (See problem below)
The situation that inspires it:
To change the default head position you need to centre your head ( hold FT "centre" key) and then disconnect FT from the game. ( hold the "pause" key)
Then your head is not controlled by head tracking and you can move it around to the desired position and then save that with the F10 key in game.
Then press the "pause" button again to connect head tracking back to your pilots head and away you go. or so I thought...
The problem in all it's glory:
Head tracking is now DRUNK (like the smoothing is way too high). and it's terrible.
THIS problem had plagued me for years. ( I am persistent ...)
So I thought about the order of events and my procedure and then looked at the assignable controls in FT and noticed that you can turn off the "output"... ah ha I thought.
Hmmm. Maybe I have been doing this wrong the whole darn time? or had done it right but accidentally changed it some how....
So I switched from "pause" tracking, to disable "output"....
Freetrack centre and pause.jpg 320.78KB 2 downloads
Apart from the normal "start up procedure" I have not had any real issues with FT ( barring this one of course) .
It is a very very good program and nothing else comes near it.
( I have not tried TIR and don't plan to anytime soon)
I am so happy to have worked around the problem and now can get back to focussing on killing D7f's. : - )
I hope this might help you and maybe them in your Freetracking experience.
Freetrack is rather good. As a free program is it exceptional.