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how much did TrackIR 5 cost?

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how much did TrackIR 5 cost?
I bought my kit for around $135 on ebay.
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Great price! But I feel a little bit weird when turn my head but my eyes still look straight? Would it be better when have 3 monitors setup? Please light me up, thanks 😊
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Great price! But I feel a little bit weird when turn my head but my eyes still look straight? Would it be better when have 3 monitors setup? Please light me up, thanks 😊

I think the whole purpose of TrackIR is so you can move around as if you had 3 monitors.
    
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Great price! But I feel a little bit weird when turn my head but my eyes still look straight? Would it be better when have 3 monitors setup? Please light me up, thanks 😊
I think thats the thing most people are worried about when buying it. But TrackIR is set up so you can make larger movements in game than in the real world. On the default setting I can get 90* of rotation in game without my nose ever passing the bezel of my monitor. Not using TrackIR and having to press ALT to look around just feels so cumbersome now. I think my favorite part is not having to give up control of my weapon just to maintain awareness of my surroundings. Anyways that's my .02 smile.gif
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I think the whole purpose of TrackIR is so you can move around as if you had 3 monitors.

Whole purpose is to look around without using alt, anywhere.
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Finally an SLI profile. Game is running much much better now and equally using both of my 560ti's
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It's factual though, except for the "engine is crap", which is an opinion tongue.gif.

Unfortunately a lot of people who don't seem to have ever followed a game from an early stage are now being exposed to it, and making assumptions. Just because it's in Alpha doesn't mean everything can change- they are way past the point where they would have made a change to the engine to fix the CPU?GPU usage issue. That would have had to have been done pretty much first thing, before there was any playable product at all.

We're going to get tons of people incorrectly saying "It's an ALPHA it'll get better", when the truth is "It's ARMA, live with it." tongue.gif
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http://steamcommunity.com/app/107410/discussions/0/864961721676462825/

Heres an old comment regarding OA performance

https://dev-heaven.net/issues/59932
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Why? If the CPU/GPU has plenty of spare capacity and yet it's not being used to keep the framerate at a reasonable minimum, surely that's a bug?

I also tested E08 with the same settings which gave an average of 31fps (...).

Well, this is not a bug but a limitation of the engine and its implementation. Often the AI, which ties directly into graphics performance and can't be singled out from the overall engine - in turn also brakes down the graphics - is guilty for that. Also, particle systems such as smoke and complex vegetation are other sources for bad FPS. It's been discussed in quite some "Performance breakdown" tickets before (you can filter here in CIT on those). The combination of those three main factors are the reason why you have a such bad overall performance.

Yes it is bad, but no it won't (can't) be fixed in OA according to repeated statements of Suma, BI's lead programmer.
https://dev-heaven.net/users/497

And they're using the same engine just visually updated.
Edited by hamzta09 - 3/30/13 at 12:08pm
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That's about what I assumed was the scenario with this game. Luckily even in Wasteland missions I'm getting acceptable performance with my current setup.
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