TrackIR plugin does not load when entering race in spectator mode

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  1. David.V

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    Hello,

    Any idea why I can not use my TrackIR when I start the game in spectactor mode? It seems that this issue is known since a few years but it still not fixed...
     
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  2. Dumedo

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    I stopped using TrackIR in RF2, someone at ISI wrote this plugin many many years ago with many bugs and no one has never fixed it.
     
  3. David.V

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    But why does it work in normal driver mode? Only in spectator mode we have issue !
     
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    Because plugins get a different sequence of activations/ notifications in single player compared to spectator or driver swap situations. In addition, it's possible some changes over the years have changed that sequence since the plugin was written, so it might have originally worked but now doesn't.

    Out of curiosity - are you only spectating, or taking control of a car?
     
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    If you start the race you can use TrackIR, but if you spectate (and swap driver) TrackIR stop working in game, if you alt tab you can see it's software correctly receiving signal, but in game you can't get any head movement.

    Also if you are in game, not spectating, during practice for example, and you want to see someone onboard you got this:


    You can look only "front left"

    and this

    This is free camera outside the car. I try to counter movement with mouse but still moving around 360° on the upper or lower left.
     
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  6. David.V

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    I was spectating in order to take control of a car (it was during an endurance race).
     
  7. David.V

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    Indeed, TrackIR is not working in game in this case but it is correctly managed by the software when I alt tab.
     
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    Any news? Any chance to have a fix for this issue ? I can't afford tripple screen or VR. TrackIR is really a low cost way for me...
     
  9. Dumedo

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    I don't think they have ppl to put to work on this. There are so many bigger bugs to fix before this.
    We need someone who have TrackIR and is skilled in programming to rewrite the plugin.
     
  10. David.V

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    I don't think it's linked to plugin. It seems plugin is just not loaded when starting game in spectator mode...
     
  11. Dumedo

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    I have talked to TrackIR support and after many mail with try this and try that he told me that it's probably a plugin problem.
    I don't know if there is a way to check if the plugin is loaded in spectate. I don't remember right now if it's possible but maybe an easy test is to enter in spectate, then go back in network settings and deselect spectate then check if it's working, without leaving the game.
     

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