HeadTracking systems on the DCS Series sign now

We, the undersigned, call on Eagle Dynamics to include support for another head tracking system within LockOn and the DCS Series, additional to the commercial offering from NaturalPoint - TrackIR. We are aware that Eagle Dynamics stopped developing a tracking protocol by request of NaturalPoint. This petition has been started to show the level of support there is for alternative methods of head tracking and hope that it will encourage Eagle Dynamics to continue its development.

A general summary of our case has been outlined below:


We would like the DCS/LockOn line of products be enhanced to support additional widely-available view direction control devices in addition to the existing TrackIR, mouse and keyboard. Additional view control devices include:

* webcams
* Wiimote
* Kinect


We believe supporting additional view controls would:

* Make DCS and LockOn products more accessible for those without TrackIR hardware but with webcams.

* Give a better user experience for users that use webcams already if support was included in the game.

* Give the DCS line more options to use future head-tracking technologies (Microsoft Kinect etc).

* While still allowing users who have TrackIR hardware to continue to use their devices.

How to achieve this

There are numerous Free Software libraries that can be used to support additional view control devices. These include, but are not limited to:

* FreeTrack: http://www.free-track.net/english/ [50,000+ downloads]
* FaceTrackNoIR: http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/home/default.htm [20,000+ downloads so far]
* Predator: http://info.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/Z.Kalal/tld.html

In particular, after discussion with the FaceTrackkNoIR developer he has stated a willingness to assist Eagle Dynamics with integration if necessary.

Example: Armed Assault

Please note that there is a precedent for this request. The Armed Assault (ArmA) game by Bohemia Interactive Studio was in a similar position where they only supported TrackIR hardware. A user-initiated petition was signed by over 900 people requesting support for FreeTrack in addition to TrackIR. Bohemia Interactive responded positively and provided support for FreeTrack via an update.

This shows that Bohemia Interactive was able to support TrackIR as well as FreeTrack in their commercial product. If it was possible for Bohemia Interactive we cannot see a reason why The Fighter Collection/Eagle Dynamics could not similarly support multiple view direction devices.


We hope that the support for this petition will persuade Eagle Dynamics to support an alternative HeadTracking system with its Lockon/DCS series of Flight Simulators.

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Latest Signatures

  • 26 December 2015500. Niels W
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015499. Jordan W
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015498. Tero K
    Current HeadTracking Software freetrack Most of my hardware is salvaged, second hand or built from scraps. Even though I have little money to spare, I still think I should be entitled to enjoy the sim to the fullest, as I have paid for it just like other
  • 20 November 2015497. Bosko D
    Current HeadTracking Software Freetrack/FacetracknoIR We (the consumers) have the power to stop NP's dirty business.
  • 10 November 2015496. Robert W
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 2015495. Toma Mccarthy
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015494. Rafael Muliternoa
    Current HeadTracking Software FaceTrackNoIR I really hope Eagle Dynamics support other tracking systems!
  • 07 November 2015493. Allan Olsen
    Current HeadTracking Software Freetrack cant afford new hardware,,,just spent loads toget DCS A10 running good
  • 05 November 2015492. Matthias S
    Current HeadTracking Software None / experimenting with FreeTrack The reason for me to use FreeTrack is that I can't afford to pay a three-digit amount of money for TrackIR, and I would love to be able to build something similar for less money by myself
  • 31 October 2015491. Shane Welch
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015490. Alexander L
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 2015489. Mikko S
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015488. Patrick Santana
    Current HeadTracking Software Freetrack I use freetrack and bought both A-10 and KA-52 DSC games, I would love this to be supported
  • 27 September 2015487. Michal M
    I support this petition
  • 19 September 2015486. Carlos Ellison
    Current HeadTracking Software FreeTrack We want FreeTrack in all the LockOn/DCS Games!!! Please!!
  • 06 September 2015485. Sebastian R
    Current HeadTracking Software FreeTrack 64-bit, please!
  • 06 September 2015484. John Vanl
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 2015483. Enze L
    Current HeadTracking Software FreeTrack excellent
  • 04 September 2015482. Rodrigo M
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 2015481. Kevin W
    Current HeadTracking Software TrackIR 3 Pro Please give your customers a choice and support more than one head tracking solution
  • 25 August 2015480. Rxgade Williams
    Current HeadTracking Software FreeTrack FreeTrack is perfect system
  • 22 August 2015479. Marc Flores
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 2015478. Obukhov O
    I support this petition
  • 13 July 2015477. Nicolas Ayala
    I support this petition
  • 11 July 2015476. Kc D
    I support this petition
  • 06 July 2015475. George G
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2015474. Blint
    Current HeadTracking Software FreeTrack 2.2 In life, not only in money matters. Freedom and enjoyment.

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