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ribiero

322 posts

102 months

Wednesday 29th August
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I bought a rift because of iracing, but beat sabre is epic and i've seen elite dangerous and I can understand why that's amazing on rift! cant quite get used to war thunder though, just keep wanting to look around but keep getting blown out of the sky :P

Timbergiant

925 posts

66 months

Wednesday 29th August
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I have the PSVR set up, I’ve never felt sick from using it, a friend who tried it got very sick in the X-Wing mission on battlefront because he stood up and was looking around/acting the clown when he was “flying” the X-Wing, actually trying to make himself feel sick rolleyes
The games I've got or played are a mixed bag, it's fun but a lot of cables, sort of like a driving game and a wheel, great fun but not essential and won't work with all games, give it a go on a demo before you buy it and decide its a big mess.

geeks

3,732 posts

75 months

Wednesday 29th August
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ribiero said:
I bought a rift because of iracing, but beat sabre is epic and i've seen elite dangerous and I can understand why that's amazing on rift! cant quite get used to war thunder though, just keep wanting to look around but keep getting blown out of the sky :P
Not tried War Thunder yet, I do PC2 over iRacing just because I don't have the time to dedicate to a sub based game! I can confirm that ED is amazing in VR, I am looking at getting https://il2sturmovik.com/ though for VR and Flight Sim stuff, that said, WT is free so I may test it out first before stumping up for IL2, wouldn't mind a Flight Sim with more recent aircraft as well (specifically want to fly an F-14 and a Tornado as well) for VR as well but not really looked into it yet, I am sure they exist I just need to find the time and buy a new stick as well, my stick is just an old Saitek Cyborg Evo and I could really do with a HOTTAS but can't settle on which to get!

Oakey

23,527 posts

152 months

Wednesday 29th August
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RTB said:
Oakey said:
Just try and avoid going down the VR pawn rabbit hole hehe
Is this where you take the headset off after an "immersive" experience to find a hot cup of tea has appeared on the table next to you hehe
Well, there's that along with the psychological aspect of "omg this feels so real I can almost smell that chick's ass"

RizzoTheRat

17,382 posts

128 months

Wednesday 29th August
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Anyone got any thoughts on Rift vs Vive on a PC, and what graphics card are you using?

I'm looking at buying a new PC at the moment, and thinking I might go for VR later. A 6GB 1060 seems to be up to the job according to retailers, will I regret not getting something more powerful?
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Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 29th August
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RizzoTheRat said:
Anyone got any thoughts on Rift vs Vive on a PC, and what graphics card are you using?

I'm looking at buying a new PC at the moment, and thinking I might go for VR later. A 6GB 1060 seems to be up to the job according to retailers, will I regret not getting something more powerful?
My current PC is an Intel i7-6900K with 32GB DDR4 RAM, and an MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4GB. It happily drives a 3440x1440 monitor, two 1600x1200 monitors, and an Oculus Rift.

ribiero

322 posts

102 months

Wednesday 29th August
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RizzoTheRat said:
Anyone got any thoughts on Rift vs Vive on a PC, and what graphics card are you using?

I'm looking at buying a new PC at the moment, and thinking I might go for VR later. A 6GB 1060 seems to be up to the job according to retailers, will I regret not getting something more powerful?
I run an old 980, I only run chose a rift because of iracing, where it's generally preferred. I've got no idea if ones as good as eachother for other games/apps, i'm impressed with the tracking + hand controls though of the rift

edited to add : I dont think I would have bothered getting VR if it wasnt for iracing though, i'd have waited for better res in the goggles.

Guvernator

9,022 posts

101 months

Wednesday 29th August
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I've had the PSVR for a while. It was fantastic when I first got it. The VR experience is like nothing else and really has to be experienced to be believed. However I still think it's needs to mature. The headset is heavy and uncomfortable for extended use and all the cables are a real PITA. More importantly the majority of the games are a bit half baked and don't hold attention for long like normal triple AAA titles. As for nausea most games I am fine with but I do experience sickness with some games.

As it is the PSVR has been sat gathering dust for about 6 months. It was worth the experience and I believe it really does have a future but I'll be waiting till the whole experience is a lot slicker before I jump in again.

PS. You can't watch porn on the PSVR so it's not even good for that!

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 29th August
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I don't regret buying the Oculus Rift, but I do think it needs a major bump in screen resolution.

Ok, it could be because of my 980 GTX and the resolution has been dialled down, but I can't find any settings anywhere to alter this so I rather suspect that this is as good as it gets. So I can see that at some point there will need to be a Rift2 with higher res. I just hope they use the same sensors and controllers so you at least don't have to buy those over again.

geeks

3,732 posts

75 months

Wednesday 29th August
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ribiero said:
RizzoTheRat said:
Anyone got any thoughts on Rift vs Vive on a PC, and what graphics card are you using?

I'm looking at buying a new PC at the moment, and thinking I might go for VR later. A 6GB 1060 seems to be up to the job according to retailers, will I regret not getting something more powerful?
I run an old 980, I only run chose a rift because of iracing, where it's generally preferred. I've got no idea if ones as good as eachother for other games/apps, i'm impressed with the tracking + hand controls though of the rift

edited to add : I dont think I would have bothered getting VR if it wasnt for iracing though, i'd have waited for better res in the goggles.
I have a similar spec (different proc (actually have 2 of them) and more RAM but the same GFX and it handles VR just fine, however some games you do have to tune it down a bit to keep the frame rate up! The 1060 should handle all of the above just fine without having to turn stuff down as much/if at all!

1080 is always better though, in Elite for example mate of mine has one with the rift and runs everything on Max just fine and also Project Cars 2 with almost everything turned right up! I

I am waiting on the prices for 1080's to come down but don't expect them to come down by much with Nvidia have everything cornered!

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 29th August
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geeks said:
I am waiting on the prices for 1080's to come down but don't expect them to come down by much with Nvidia have everything cornered!
They're already flooding eBay as early adopters buy the RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti.

Prices are fairly strong through.

geeks

3,732 posts

75 months

Wednesday 29th August
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
I don't regret buying the Oculus Rift, but I do think it needs a major bump in screen resolution.

Ok, it could be because of my 980 GTX and the resolution has been dialled down, but I can't find any settings anywhere to alter this so I rather suspect that this is as good as it gets. So I can see that at some point there will need to be a Rift2 with higher res. I just hope they use the same sensors and controllers so you at least don't have to buy those over again.
The next gen rift is rumoured to have a big kick in resolution much like the Vive Pro but they need to get on with it, however the hardware seems to be the limiting factor, you'll probably find that the next Rift does have the jump like the Vive Pro but you will most likely need the 2080 to run it the way you would like!

geeks

3,732 posts

75 months

Wednesday 29th August
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
geeks said:
I am waiting on the prices for 1080's to come down but don't expect them to come down by much with Nvidia have everything cornered!
They're already flooding eBay as early adopters buy the RTX 2080 / 2080 Ti.

Prices are fairly strong through.
Yeah thats the problem, availability has never really been an issue, price has, you can thank Nvidia and Crypto currencies for that!

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Wednesday 29th August
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geeks said:
Yeah thats the problem, availability has never really been an issue, price has, you can thank Nvidia and Crypto currencies for that!
nVidia have no control of the used market though. But, yes, it's the crypto mining that is keeping prices up on the used market. yes

The only ray(trace) of hope is that the 1080 and 1080Ti are more power hungry than lesser cards so are (slightly) less appealing to cryptominers.


dieseluser07

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1,707 posts

52 months

Thursday 30th August
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I cant seem to find an answer to this question.

Im not really into games and would mainly be getting a oculus go for watching stuff on netflix or to be in different environments.

Is there things like videos where you can just 'relax in' look around and enjoy the scenery, i.e. beach scenes/medititation videos etc.

Or is it all based on games.

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Thursday 30th August
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dieseluser07 said:
Is there things like videos where you can just 'relax in' look around and enjoy the scenery
Well, there are. But usually the scenery involves pretty girls. biggrin

Shadow R1

3,257 posts

112 months

Thursday 30th August
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I have a rift with a 1080, upgraded from a 970.

I play Elite and Subnautica, both are brilliant with it.

Youtube can be watched using the Oculus desktop or an app like big screen.

If anyone needs me I seam to have fallen down a rabbit hole. biggrin

Wax1234

468 posts

110 months

Sunday 2nd September
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Had a PSVR for over a year now. Still use it fairly regularly. Leave the processing box set up so just have to plug the headset in each time, not a big faff.

Check out Firewall : Zero Hero that’s just been released. It’s excellent, think Rainbox 6 in VR created by a strong dev team who have worked on some big shooters.

If I had a better PC and more space I probably would of gone vive but PSVR is still very good

kowalski655

7,531 posts

79 months

Sunday 2nd September
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I'm hoping to get a Rift or Vice soon, was just for racing but with ED and subnautica in VR I may play them ,as well as flight sims like IL2,and I think DCS has it too (plus pawn of course;))
Can you play them seated or do you have to move about?
The room the PC is in used to be pretty empty but wife has added sofabed and coffee table,so I can foresee bruised shins in my future

Clockwork Cupcake

57,831 posts

208 months

Sunday 2nd September
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kowalski655 said:
so I can foresee bruised shins in my future
I don't know about other systems, but the Oculus Rift has a boundary guardian. You trace out the boundaries of your play area with a touch controller with your VR helmet off, and then when you have it on, and you come near your boundary, it warns you.