Well, I’ve got head tracking working. I hope to add some pics soon, but for now, here’s what I used.
- Wii remote
- 250g of Polymorph off ebay made into a WiiMote mount for the top of my monitor
- the program Freetrack, MUST be 18.104.22.1689. Earlier 2.2 versions have a bug in the FSX code
- A bluetooth dongle. I’ve tried 3, and the most reliable is a Trust BT-2100p (model 15076) which uses the Toshiba bluetooth stack. It was mentioned in the reetrack compatibility list
- A USB headset
- 3x IR LEDs
- 1x 10ohm resistor
- Insulation tape
- Hot glue gun
- A short piece of wire coat hanger
- A spare USB plug and lead which I used to power the LEDs
- Lot of experimentation to get the callibration working well in FreeTrack
The only problems I have is with the Bluetooth dongle often disconnecting, then reconnecting. Once it starts doing this, only a reboot seems to cure it. I haven’t had time for investigation, but it may occur after the PC has been in standby/hibernation – or, like many windows driver problems, it could be apparently random. Maybe one day I’ll figure it out, or find another dongle that is more reliable.