Tobii eye tracker with SU7

Hey

Has anyone for the setup for this or how to make it work?

UPDATE:
For those who wants some key information from below…
How to ensure a clean updated installation:

  1. Revo to remove ALL software (https://help.tobii.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009325857-Installation-or-setup-issues-for-Tobii-Eye-Tracker-5 )
  2. Reboot
  3. In Device manager under USB, remove EyeChip and check the mark to remove drivers
  4. In Device manager under software components, remove Eye tracker 5
  5. Reboot
  6. Install the latest drivers (Tobii Gaming | Download or Setup Eye Tracking Software and Drivers )
    All this while the device is connected

Correct versions should show:
App version: 1.55.15390.0
Middleware Bundle: 4.53.0.13863
Tobii Experience Software For Windows (EyeTracker5): 4.124.0.15937
Tobii Hello Sensor Driver: 1.0.2.11
Tobii Experience Driver: 1.81.0.15769
Tobii Eye Tracker Generic Base Driver: 2.5.0.5602
(there is a button to collect it in the Tobii experience software)

Depending on the version of MSFS, the button to ON/OFF is in various placed.
I am using a Steam version and for me it was in the Camera settings, when loaded in to a flight.

I can not get it to work either. Looks like a no go. Maybe it just does not work with directX 12. Maybe i will switch back to 11 and see what happens.

I just went back to activating the FaceTrackNOIR and it works

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How do you choose DX version?

Why I am not surprised? I am sure someone said that the feature was implemented but no one checked it was working. I can confirm I cannot make it work on my end either.

where is that option?

It just worked for me, I didn’t do anything. It’s way too sensitive however but at least it’s in now. Hopefully they will let us tweak settings. DX11 btw, not tried 12 yet.

Are you using FaceTrackNoir or any other plug in?

No. Just vanilla tobii 5. I literally did nothing and it works.

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If you used Face track noir before you have to uninstall with all the plugins and restart pc, then it should work. compared to facetracknoir i find it super smooth, sensitivity just right and eye tracking very helpful. I agree though 6dof is a must in the future, same as tweakable settings, everyone wants different sensitivity.

thanks Tobii and Asobo

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have never used facetrack noir. so that is not it. Tobii works in every game i have that supports it. just doesnt do anything in mfs

You DO NOT need to uninstall facetracknoir to get it working!

I have both TrackIR and Tobii 5 installed on my PC. I also use Facetracknoir for several other apps (IL2, DCS FS2020) when I don’t feel like using trackIR with the hat. They have worked independently without issue for a long time.

Enter SU7 MSFS2020. Poor implementation from Asobo/Microsoft. It uses the same TrackIR ON/Off switch in the camera pop-out in game options and is hard coded with zero adjustments/setting. Only 3 Dof support. Only game that has had worse tobii support IMO is X4 foundations.

Here is what I did to get the basic tobii working -

  1. unplugged trackIR and launched the game - Loaded into a AC and tested head tracking - toggled on/off track ir option (did not work). Exited game.

  2. plug back in TrackIR and run track IR software, load game and load into sim. Track IR confirmed working - toggle track IR off and back on; presto - tobii now is working independently at the same time as trackIR. Take off the hat and notice tobii is responding to head and eye (gaze) movement, as well as the trackIR still working too. Toggle track IR off and notice tobii i still working and trackIR is no longer working. Exit game

  3. Exit trackIR software and relaunch MSFS2020. Load sim up and toggle on/off the track IR option. Tobii is now working in the new mode independently. Only 3 dof support and no where near what I’d like it, though the auto center is nice.

  4. be ■■■■■■ off and switch back to facetracknoir with tobii so I get 6 dof support and just occasionally recenter the head when its off again.

Note - Tobii is much smoother on the movement and tracking with the native tobii support in MSFS2020 vs facetracknoir with the tobii plugin for msfs2020… but only 3dof and NO settings as of yet… so back to facetracknoir for me… for now.

Come on Microsoft, Asobo and Tobii - you can do better than this!

Tobii and TrackIR get super confused if you happen to own both products.

This is not good implementation. Please give us independent on/off for tobii like TrackIR gets in game and the ability to change some options like “turn off the eye tracking” if we just want head tracking, and allow us to set curves and sensitivities.

I would call this a beta implementation as it is.

P.s. I also updated to the latest driver like @MortThe2nd below posted. This was actually step 1 - always update to new drivers on new product launches IMO :slight_smile:

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Hi @Eychimo,

I had the same issue, but after downloading the latest driver from this page (as per the instructions, apparently Windows doesn’t pick up on these automatically), everything just worked out of the box.

Tobii Experience Driver v1.81

Once your eye tracker has been plugged in, you should automatically get the driver via Windows Update and the Tobii Experience app from Microsoft Store. But, if you are not getting the driver or the app, please download the driver below.

Please note that the version displayed in-app is the app version, not the driver version. This version is not yet available on Windows Update so download now to get the latest driver and potential app updates.

Here’s the link to the latest drivers; https://files.update.tech.tobii.com/Tobii.EyeTracker5.Offline.Installer_4.124.0.15937.msi

Maybe this is a stupid question, but where can I fint the settings for tracking?

legitimate question , although atm there are no settings to be tweaked sadly

I got it to work doing a clean installation of drivers and software:

  1. Revo to remove ALL software (https://help.tobii.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009325857-Installation-or-setup-issues-for-Tobii-Eye-Tracker-5)
  2. Reboot
  3. In Device manager under USB, remove EyeChip and check the mark to remove drivers
  4. In Device manager under software components, remove Eye tracker 5
  5. Reboot
  6. Install the latest drivers (Tobii Gaming | Download or Setup Eye Tracking Software and Drivers)
    All this while the device is connected
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My Tobii Eyetracker 5 is working out of the box with MSFS update SU7 even with DirectX 12.
The preset is usable but i am seeing forward for more tweaking options in future updates.
For example when moving only the eyes in the corners of the screen, the camera doesn’t stop moving.

Im having a blast in the F18!

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Thanks for all the great feedback everyone! <3
Summarising what I’ve seen around the forums.

  1. FaceTrackNoIR can somehow prevent the native integration to work
  2. 6DoF
  3. Settings in-game

Keept it coming :slight_smile:

/Jonas
Community Manager
Tobii Gaming

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I am very happy to have this work now! VFR is soo much better and I enjoy it so much more.

I do have a question/request : Could it be possible to disable the eye tracking, so only head tracking is used? I often have to look down at my keyboard and it would be great if the screen didn’t move while I did it :slightly_smiling_face: