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    I'll try that later.

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    How would that thing work? If you turn your head to the right or left, you'll lose sight of the monitor.....


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    it translates a very slight turn of the head into a big mouse movement... so you turn your head say 20 degrees and the view on your screen is looking out of your back window....

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    Ahh, still think it would be slighty weird...

    I'm one of those who leans with planes as the bank left or right, and turns into corners on driving games. It'd be no good for me, I'm all over the place!

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    i may give that a go later if i can comendere a webcam ,just seen a vid of it and it looks like it works ,tis certainly cheaper than track-ir

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    ok im in the process of setting this up so i can try it ,am just about to rig an old led up to the power led on the mother board and stick it on my head will report back if it works or not soon

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    /waits for a 'pfft' sound and da-ging's webcam to take a picture of him with an electricity affro become his mobo fries.

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    Just make sure the webcam is active at the time then we can all see you blow your head off!

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    Right, thats it........this weekend im off to buy a webcam

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    Originally posted by da_ging
    ok im in the process of setting this up so i can try it ,am just about to rig an old led up to the power led on the mother board and stick it on my head will report back if it works or not soon
    Surely a simple battery operated system would work better, and be safer?? you only need 1 or 2 AAA cells and a resistor...

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    i aint faffing about with batteries and resistors ,not yet anyway

    at the moment i am just pointing a green 5mm led which is hooked upto my download box at the webcam from about 50cm and after a bit of tweaking i have it moving left and right quite nicely although i havent got it to move up and down very well yet

    just about to try a orange led to see if thats better

    1 thing is it uses hardly any cpu resources so wont slow the game down

    give me an hour and i should have a track-ir for free (just need to gsv to reappear so i can really test it )

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    i bought a cheapo labtech webcam today so I could give this a go

    can't install the damned thing though! grrrrrrrr........... waiting for their helpdesk to get back to me

    can't wait to give it a try

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    right I tried it... th tracking is quite good, although t needs serious tweaking - but i had a big problem where it runs for about 3 minutes, and then stops. Completely. oh well... I don't like it anyway - i can't keep my head still enough....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Quentos
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    yer tried it for about a hour dont like it 1 bit good idears thow o well 80 qwid for a track ir then

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    have tried and am impressed ,u read my reply's over at gsv forums ,i posted a track of it

    only bit thats annoying me so far is the led on my head it jsut dont feel comfortabe yet

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