First post on the just opened SCS Software forums, thank you for this SCS Software
I've been playing Euro truck simulator 2 for a while now with added immersion extra.
By using webcam it is possible to transmit data from one's head position directly to the game itself and by this
allowing looking to different directions more naturally than using mouse or keyboard.
In short: what is needed is a webcam, the program called FaceTrackNoIR from: http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/home/default.htm
, that transmits the data for the game, and some time for setting up.
I made sometime ago a video explaining how the setup is made with few steps to consider before one can start using the functionality.
I've gathered the information to a single video that takes some two minutes of your time to watch (if you get every bit of information watching through first time
Setting up video (updated 24/02/2013 to FaceTrackNoIR v170 standard
) -> http://youtu.be/k6s6axA-mP0
I'm leaving the write out on how to do the setting up for now in hopes that the video will do it.
But if there's anything with the video or setting up, please feel free to ask here or in the Comments section of the video.
To my knowledge this setup works also with other SCS Software truck games (at least German Truck and Scania Truck driving simulators) and many other games that support face tracking in general.As of 20/02/2013
-A new version of FaceTrackNoIR has been released for the public. Version is in beta stage and goes by the version name 170.
Even though the program is in beta stage I encourage everyone to switch to the just published, newer version for it contains a lot of new features and not to mention the newly designed Curve-configurator for easier use.
With the release of the new version I uninstalled everything that had anything to do with FaceTrackNoIR v160 and made a fresh install with the Full Installer v170 (see the FaceTrackNoIR Downloads
-section for the new version).
Just to test out the new functions with the program I created a setup specifically for Euro Truck Simulator 2.
See the following pictures to help You get started:The main screen after starting v170 for the first time (no setting yet changed)FreeTrack 2.0 settings (from under Game Protocol). This is the old Fake-TrackIr we might remember from FTN v160The main screen after setting the Filter- and Global- settings. I strongly suggest to use Accela Filter Mk2 with ETS2. It made a world of difference compared to the default EWMA Filter Mk2.
This is also good time to save your settings in a profile for the first time and giving a name for the saved profile (such as ETS2, like I have here). This is the settings window for Accela Filter Mk2. This is the default setup for the filter and still it works better than the EWMA filter (that I tested with many different setups). Then the curves (you can see from these pictures how the setting up has changed (compared to FTN v160)).
You can try these curve settings to help you to get started.and the translations.
You can try these translation settings to help you to get started.