Hello and welcome to what I hope will be the best topic for the non Developers, non PC experts guide to enjoy the most of your new Oculus Rift.
I hope you all help me to create a topic that will not only educate the average Oculus supporter, but will prevent hundreds of simple questions topics.
Ok, lets begin.
This is quite a big topic here, but lets make it simple, the oculus rift generates a duplicated monitor with SBS stereoscopic 3D, that means that it will requiere a little bit more effort for your GPU to create the 3D, not much, and mostly will be compensated by the low res that the oculus uses right now so no biggie, simple as this, IF YOUR RIG CAN RUN THE GAME WELL IT WILL RUN WELL ON THE OCULUS.
Any medium range graphic card can run mostly well the oculus designed demos.
Now on to the technical, to recreate the best VR experience is recommended that the game has Vsync, antialliassing on near max and can keep a steady FPS count, 30 or 60 but steady.
Here is a list of sites that can help:http://www.riftenabled.comhttp://www.roadtovr.comhttp://riftmod.comhttp://www.mtbs3d.com/
This is for slender the arrival, but it gives a very good idea on how does vireio is used. And most important, youtube is your friend, before asking, check youtube videos on the game you want to play.
The screen door effect it's a highly talked topic, here is a link to the current most addopted fix:http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=17927
Omni by Virtuix Cost: $429 (Kickstarter)
The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down. That’s why we developed the Omni.
Razer Hydra PC Gaming Motion Sensing Controllers Cost: $79.99 (Amazon)
Introducing the Razer Hydra, the world’s first PC gaming-grade motion sensing controllers that let you extend your natural body motion directly into the game. A breathtaking new way to play when you can intuitively reach out and interact with the virtual world in complete three dimensions, as you would in real life. Faster with ultra-low latency and more precise with one-to-one tracking to the exact millimeter and degree makes this the best motion sensing for absolute game immersion.
The PEREGRINE Wearable Interface Cost: $149.95 (Amazon)
The Peregrine empowers you to control your game with the touch of a finger— literally. No need to look down or fumble around for keys, your game is now part of you. Perform over 30 unique actions by touching your fingers. Simple. Fast. Deadly. The Peregrine.
BEST COMMERCIAL GAMES FOR OCULUS:
Left4Dead 1 and 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dear Esther, Portal 1 and 2, Half Life 2.
BEST DEMOS and OCULUS READY GAMES (go to riftenabled for details):
Alone in the Rift
The Gallery: Six Elements
Among the sleep
Titans of Space
BEST GAMES TO SHOW TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Alone in the rift
RAZER HYDRA OCULUS GAMES:
Zombies on the holodeck
Tuscany Demo Sixense.
The Gallery: Six Elements.
Ok right now I have to go, I hope that this topic becomes the begginers first entry.
I would appreciate if everyone helps on everything you got stuck and had to ask and already know.
Here is my favorite tutorial if you own an hydra and want to experience half life 2 like never before:http://vrmods.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/half-life-vr-with-a-razer-hydra-and-oculus-rift-setup-guide/
Thanks guys, see you soon.