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Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

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Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

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VIVE Tracker Role Changer v0.8

 

This tool is for changing the role of the tracker to read in SteamVR as a controller. This is only required for applications that doesn't yet recognize the device correctly, e.g. mixed reality.

 

Directions:

  1. Unplug the Vive from the computer.
  2. Plug in the Tracker via USB cable.
  3. Run tool and follow the prompts.
  4. Tool will report what the tracker is currently reporting itself as and give you the option to switch it's role reporting.
  5. On completion, unplug the tracker and restart SteamVR. Reconnect everything.

 

Note: While your tracker is reporting itself as a controller, while it shouldn't ask you to update, if it does, do not update the firmware until it's reporting itself as a tracker again.

 

Hopefully I didn't miss anything with the tool. Let us know how it works. Also, if you guys need this tool for another issue outside of the MR issue that we're aware of, please let us know.

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Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

For saving tracker and controller bindings in your Unity code please take a look at the Role Binding example from the Vive Input Utility plugin available the asset store:

https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/64219

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Arrival

Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

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What can i do to use the tracker for HMD Position in Steam VR?

Vive Staff

Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

Can you clarify? Are you asking about using a third party HMD? If so, just use the tracker's pose instead

Visitor

Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

I'm using the role changer to use the tracker as a controller, building it into a glove. How can I change the origin and rotation in steamvr so in games with hands everything lines up?

New Arrival

Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

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Hi there,

To start with, sorry for necro posting.

Secondly, is there an updated version of this tool? or an alternate mirror to download.

Currently i can see the attachment but it has a strike tough it and the link is not clickable.

 

Thanks in dvance, 

Harold

Vive Staff

Re: Vive Tracker Role Changer (current version: 0.8)

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Hi @HaroldFDavidson, I think you've found a bug with our forum solution; thanks for pointing it out. As I'm aware this is still the current version. I'm not sure how to fix the strikethrough but you can apparently still downloading it by clicking on the icon immediately following the text.

 

Here is a direct link to v0.8:  http://community.viveport.com/espti62423/attachments/espti62423/vive-developer-discussion/37/1/VIVET...