Head Tracking Apps

The discussion started in the Flight Sim thread but it seems like this is a topic that deserves its own thread.

I bought the Smoothtrack app on the Play Store and set it up with Opentrack. Once I had done the relevant port forwarding I managed to get the phone to communicate with Opentrack. Now to get it working in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Apparently ACC does not support TrackIR but because the Unreal engine supports VR it can work. I found a config file that someone had set up, so loaded it in Opentrack and tested it out and…

It worked really well! A bit sensitive so maybe some tweaking would be in order but I couldn’t believe how well it tracked my head movements. So here I was looking into apexes, checking my side mirrors etc. I’ll include a video of how it works once I record one. Since my phone is used for the tracking I’ll need to borrow my wife’s phone to take the video.

The only issue now is to find a way to securely mount my phone.

Here’s the Opentrack settings file for ACC that I used (attached to the first post). You just need to convert the .xml to .ini by changing the extension and placing it in the configs directory.

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Good plan to create a new thread for this Darth.

Following on from these posts over on the MS Flight Sim topic:


I played a bit with the iOS Head Tracker app (cost ~R21 to release full version) and got it working pretty easily in MS Flight Sim, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Assetto Corsa without having to change anything. Struggled a little to get it recognized and then working well in F1 2020 though. The view was completely off and very sensitive in that one, so I’ll probably have to create an entirely separate profile just for F1 2020.

Grabbed a clip or two from Flight Sim and D Rally:

Was a bit weird flying in External camera view with the head tracking working, and found later that it also works when in Showcase view, which made taking a screenshot a bit tricky… :smiley:

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Very nice! What profiles did you use for Dirt and AC?

Also in Opentrack you can bind a hotkey for zero input i.e. it stops the head tracking until you press it again, which could be helpful when in the exterior view or photomode

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Used the same profile I had set for Flight Sim - copied the ones in the setup video. They both could probably be tweaked a little to improve them - I just wanted to check if it would work.

Here’s my mappings:






And then in Options >> Output I have X inverted:

Thanks for the heads up re the zero key - completely missed the entire Shortcuts tab :man_facepalming:

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