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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#11
Solid Sonic posted...
Any VR applications?

If you're just borrowing it I don't know if I would go hogwild buying s*** for it... unless you're so in love with it already that you plan on buying one of your own.

BUT if you need suggestions, there's another thread with a ton of suggestions in it:
https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/75874657

I listed a ton of things and some of those are free and worth checking out.
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desert_santa
1 month ago#12
Budget cuts demo, it's goood
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User Info: SilentHawk29

SilentHawk29
1 month ago#13
PhilOnDez posted...
pics

That's an interesting idea. I plan on getting a Vive in the next couple months and might do something similar.
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Solid Sonic
1 month ago#14
Oh gawd, Superhot VR is so fun.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#15
As someone who uses tripods: the tripods are great and are easy to set up, but the taller they are, the more likely it is that some small movement translates into a wobble at the top. I can make my tripods go all the way to the ceiling but unless I wedge the lighthouse against the ceiling, just stepping on the carpet too close to the tripod base can make the top wobble.

I may eventually wind up buying some of the ceiling to floor bracing poles since that takes up less floor space and is more rigid and less likely to move around unintentionally. It's funny though, if you go searching amazon for poles and suddenly there's a lot of slutty women in pictures... ⎝ ͡° ل͜ ͡° ⎠
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User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
1 month ago#16
Is the HTC Vive still preferable to the Oculus Rift even if you can’t do the room scale stuff?
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Ryzeki
1 month ago#17
Solid Sonic posted...
Is the HTC Vive still preferable to the Oculus Rift even if you can’t do the room scale stuff?


They are both good, but imo vive does roomscale and setup better. For only sitting/standing experiences, the lower price of the occulus might be better for you.

Honestly, without roomscale, you are only using a fraction of the VR potential. It is very easy to setup some space. I use my living room and push furniture aside.

I saw you already set it up. The trick is that only the first time can be "difficult" but overall it is super easy to setup. I bring mine around to work and friends/family places using these:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L4YR0BS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

with this attachment:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ESJ7754/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and a power cord extension with a power strip. I havent had any need to connect the lighthouses between each other and every time performance has been spot on.

Anyways, I almost always recommend the vive more than the occulus, but if you have no desire to use roomscale, the occulus is the cheaper package and still offers high end VR compared to random offering/phone VR etc.
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Solid Sonic
1 month ago#18
Just weighing my options. I'm looking for a cost-effective means to join in the fun (Raw Data looks like the sort of game I've been asking for in VR so I'm becoming sold).
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arleas
1 month ago#19
My 2¢ on the Oculus vs Vive thing. Oculus comes with a better default headstrap and some people prefer the touch controllers (especially since they're capacitive and allow you to get just a teeny bit more hand-presence in games). Also, some people report that text is easier to read on the Rift.

On the other hand, Oculus has a problem for people wearing glasses, a bit of light leakage near the nose (where Vive has a little rubber nose cover that blocks out that extra light) a slightly dimmer display, and some people complain of "god rays" when there's a lot of contrast between light and dark. Also the vertical FOV on the rift is less than the vive's.

Also, if you do ever decide to do more room scale or even try to get a decent 360° experience by setting up the cameras so they're opposite each other, you'll have to deal with more wires going across the floor (or around the floorboard). Lastly, those cameras really need a lot of bandwidth so some motherboards may give you less than stellar tracking until you buy a separate PCI-E USB 3.0 controller. I bought one on the Vive just to be extra sure since I have a ton of USB devices.

Oh and last thing: Oculus is moving away from PC eventually. Right now the Rift is here and good, but in the future, Oculus wants to have a walled garden that HTC Vive owners can't bypass, and that pretty much means making a standalone headset. Their current next gen product is the "Santa Cruz" which is probably more like a souped up Gear VR than a Rift V2, though "The Verge" says it's like a wireless Rift.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/12/16463844/oculus-santa-cruz-standalone-headset-prototype-hands-on

" Santa Cruz is a prototype, not a commercial product. But he tells The Verge it’s “very representative” of where the company is going, and “realizable” as a consumer headset. So in a few years, Oculus hopes to offer something that delivers a lot of high-end Rift features, but without any of the complicated setup, or the need for a separate PC."

So keep that in mind before you buy a rift and spend a lot of cash on their store. Because in the future they plan to lock you in by cutting out the PC Middleman.
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SilentHawk29
1 month ago#20
I hate my life.

Thanks to this thread, I ordered a Vive (plus those stands/attachments Ryzeki posted). And now I added about 15 games on my wishlist. When I already had 80 games on it and about 50 or so on my backlog...

Too much work, not enough play time. :(
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