I recently purchased Index Knuckles and had planned to use my old Vive wands as feet trackers using steam vr usb dongles to connect them. However, it seems that Pitools will only allow 2 controllers to be connected at once, and I am unable to add them via steamvr as it does not recognize the Pimax as a headset. Is there plans for allowing pitools to pair with extra controllers or Vive trackers in the future?
I’m in the same boat. I can’t get it working as yet and i’ve two watchmen dongles which are converted. Hoping the next version of pitool will offer some kind of pass through.
I’ve managed to get one wand to convert and get picked up as a tracker in steam. But it confuses the hell out of pitool when I turn on the corresponding index controller. It thinks I have two the same connected.
If you don’t already have additional external watchman dongles you will need to get two (i.e. buy two Steam Controller dongles and reflash them as watchman dongles) as you can only pair one device per dongle. The headset contains two internal watchman receivers - one for each controller.
When you pair trackers or secondary controllers to the external watchman dongles, your regular controllers should be powered on and paired to the headset first so that the secondary controllers or trackers don’t pair to the headset’s internal watchman receivers instead of the external dongles.
I’ve got the same problem: using old wands as trackers with vive pro works fine.
But in pitool, “vive wands-trackers” are detected as controllers, even using trackers-pairing tool.
Tried all pairing sequences i could.
I will try openvr input emulator, maybe it could lure pitool. Thank you for the link.
I was wondering how you got it working? I tried with the methods above and setup my controllers as trackers and I see to be able to pair them in pitool but it doesn’t show them as the blue image in pitool as it does when things are connected and it doesn’t show them in steam.
Anyone else who has done this having issues with steamVR randomly deciding your foot trackers are disconnected? Mine will work for awhile then randomly steamVR will grey them out even though they are still on and connected and blue in Pitools. Only way to get them back on is to restart steamVR.