View Full Version : Freetrack/Opentrack help required to get working if possible.

25-09-2017, 15:14
So I'm trying to use Freetrack (similar to TrackIR) and am having no luck. I previously used the following method in PCars 1 with no problem.


I've searched the forum and found a few topics relating to TrackIR but have had luck with some of the suggestions. Somebody out there must be using Freetrack/Opentrack and have the expertise to get it working? If so can they share their expertise?

Problem solving attempted so far:
I'm using helmet cam view.
Starting Opentrack before launching the game in Steam VR mode
Started Opentrack followed by Freetrack and launching in Steam VR mode
Used the above link .bat files with edited directories with PCars 2

I'm stuck, this is such an epic simulator which I feel I've not even scratched the surface of. Trouble is Freetrack has kind of become natural for me in using now and I don't want to go back to driving with a static view if it can at all be helped. I'll be venturing into VR one day but not just yet. I find Freetrack a perfect solution for racing awareness.


25-09-2017, 17:29

i have the same problem and looking for a solution as well (EdTracker). I tried with Steam and Oculus VR Mode, as suggested for TrackIr users. Opentrack works perfectly with other games, inculding PC 1. :confused:

25-09-2017, 21:09
same problem here

25-09-2017, 22:10
opentrack 2.3.7 is running here. No problems, only tried Oculus VR mode. ootb.

25-09-2017, 22:44
I'm also using OpenTrack 2.3.7.
You could also check where PC2 loads NPClient library from.
Check in regedit where HKCU\Software\NaturalPoint\NATURALPOINT\NPClient Location | Path key is pointing to - on my install it points to OpenTrack's modules directory, NPClient is loaded from there.

25-09-2017, 23:53
I am using version 2.3.0 and it does not work on pcars2, I will install version 2.3.9 and then I post here the result.
edit: I installed but it does not work in pcars2 game

edit2: was loading the game with steam VR mode, oculus VR works perfectly.

Thank you guys, you saved my day.

27-09-2017, 18:35
Absolutely brilliant. With the most recent version of Opentrack all is fine. Here are my steps if anybody is still unsure that work for me with Freetrack

Open Freetrack and start
Open Opentrack and start
Open PCars 2 in VR Oculus mode
Start session
Close Opentrack

There may be better ways but I've yet to explore. This made my day!

28-09-2017, 08:21
can't you not only use the pointtracker input protocol from opentrack ?

29-09-2017, 11:02
Thank you guys! Opentrack 2.3.9 has solved the problem and it also works with Steam VR Mode.