Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

ahmad.farooq
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

I was using v0.8, I 'll definitely give v1.0 a try. 
the issue I am facing is actually the firmware had been updated while the tracker was in controller configuration. and now when I connect and try to change it back it says no or multiple vive devices connected so unable to change the role.
I will try the newer version and let you know if it works.

ahmad.farooq
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

This is the error i keep getting even with the V 1.0 Role Changer... I have connected only the tracker and no other vive device and i still get this error.viveTrackerError.PNGVive Tracker Error

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robawesome
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

I assume you tried the reset found here:

http://community.viveport.com/t5/Developer-SDKs-and-Downloads/Vive-Tracker-general-FAQs/ba-p/5465

It says to plug the tracker in to your PC and press the button for 10 seconds.

Also I use an old laptop for all my role changing, that way I don't have to exit/close VR or disconnect any gear because I don't have anything attached to the old laptop. I started doing this because I would get  the error that something else was connected on my gaming rig. Come to find out it was my TP Cast software running in the background causing the error.

robawesome
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

Here is a procedure for fixing firmware in a controller, not a tracker:

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamVR/HowTo_Update_Firmware#Controller_Firmware

It describes how to boot a PC connected controller while pressing the trackpad button, putting it into a "USB Drive mode" allowing you to copy new firmware to the device.

I know this is for a controller not a tracker, but if you were to connect pogo pins 2 (ground) and 5 (trackpad button) as you powered up, maybe it would have the same effect?

Just a theory!

Vive Staff

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

@ahmad.farooq Is your tracker showing up in SteamVR at all?

ahmad.farooq
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

@foo, Yes my tracker is showing up in SteamVR and it is showing up as a controller not as a tracker.
ahmad.farooq
Settler

Re: Treating the Vive Tracker as a Vive controller

@robawesome i ll try your theory, i dont have pogo pins but i ll try to find them and try the fix you suggested, Thank you.
And i dont have any such software, but i ll still try to quit everything else and try fixing it again.
My issue is probably because it warns while converting from tracker to controller role that not no update firmware, but i guess i messed up somewhere and updated the firmware. I really want to revert it though, i hope there is a way.