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Old 03-08-2011, 03:53 PM
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Default Head tracking in BoP on PS3 is possible....

sort of.

Years ago when optical mice were first coming to the market, I saw a demonstration on television, where the host used the mouse on a variety of surfaces, including his head.

So the other day I started up BoP, entered an easy training mission, held the mouse to the back of my head and started looking around. After orientating the mouse for left and right (buttons up) and changing settings for up/down I was surprised at how well it worked.

Last night I rigged up a makeshift harness to hold the mouse to the back of my chair and taped the left button down. I spent the next hour or so just looking around.

It's not perfect but I'm working on ways to improve it. If anyone wants to hear how I'm progressing I'll keep posting, and if anyone wants to laugh go ahead I'm Canadian and I can take it. Besides I can't really blame you.

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LOL!

That's genius! I just wonder how smooth your head's got to be, perhaps you need a very good shave! For those who are not willing to go that far for their favourite game, maybe a helmet could work, but then I wonder how to keep the mouse steady when the head is moving underneath it.

Keep us updated how it's going! Good luck!



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Old 03-08-2011, 04:28 PM
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LOL!

I just wonder how smooth your head's got to be, perhaps you need a very good shave!
I have lots of hair in back, not so much on top, and I found I didn't need to press my head into the mouse, just brush it with my hair.
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That's amazing! Now I have an excuse to wear my Adolf Galland downhill helmet around the house! So any old optical mouse with a USB will work?
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or attach it to a swivel chair and that way you can keep looking straight ahead at the monitor...
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That's amazing! Now I have an excuse to wear my Adolf Galland downhill helmet around the house! So any old optical mouse with a USB will work?
Helmets are not required, but if you're going to wear one be a sport and post a picture. LOL and yes any USB mouse should work. Hold down left to mouse look and right to zoom.
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or attach it to a swivel chair and that way you can keep looking straight ahead at the monitor...
Good idea.
I guess I should mention that I'm using a 52" screen, and I'm turning my head about 35 degrees to each side so this may not work with smaller televisions.
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Helmets are not required, but if you're going to wear one be a sport and post a picture. LOL and yes any USB mouse should work. Hold down left to mouse look and right to zoom.
Will do, just as soon as i find a way of putting a mouse behind my head (bed I sit on doesn't have a back support). I'm thinking goggles too, I'm also thinking of looking VERY silly...
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Lets see some pics!
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