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Grimdanfango

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  • A bit of escapism isn't going to hurt... I'm no psychologist, but I'd hazard a guess that it could even be beneficial when having to deal with the stresses/anxiety of day-to-day life, and VR is a great way to shut out the world and all its concerns …
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I assume the ideal setup would be to mount one (or two or three) of the new standalone lighthouse trackers on the motion rig, and have software subtract that motion from the HMD position/orientation... In fact, that might be an eff…
  • As I understand it, there is some fundamental issue with the display system in Windows 7 that means they can't get it to work optimally, or at all.  I got the impression it wasn't something Oculus intended to spend any resources trying to work aroun…
  • I thought it might have been solved in the CV1, but it does still seem to be there... not quite as bad as the DK2 though. I assume it is just some inherant issue with current small OLED panels. I wonder if it's to do with the very-short activation …
  • (Quote) Not really.  Only if it's been 7 working days or less since you received the goods.  It's not entirely clear to me whether it also requires unopened goods, whether you're allowed to inspect the goods, or whether you're permitted to actually …
  • My issue isn't so much that I paid £200 more for the full kit a mere month ago... it's that for that entire month, I haven't been able to use it because the 1.11 patch landed the very same day I bought it, and so I've only been able to use it for a …
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That's certainly not the case.  I personally think it's an awful idea, and completely destroys my sense of immersion, while teleportation only... interrupts it.  Teleportation is far from ideal, but I'll take it over something activ…
  • As soon as I can get one with a decent custom cooler, I'll be switching out my positively ancient GTX 980!  Stupidly high VR pixel density shall be mine!!!
  • Yeah, I don't doubt some people will still have problems for whatever reason, but it's worth mentionion on the off-chance anyone hasn't - it's important to re-run the entire tracking/guardian setup process again after the patch (ah, you have, ignore…
  • Perhaps add an option to the poll: "Tracking is like looking out of a window, bored, watching the other kids having fun."
  • Well... that's a full 24 hours it's been in the wild, and I'm still waiting (along with plenty of others seemingly). Remind me again... why can we arbitrarily not have this completed patch, which others have been using a full 24 hours apparently wi…
  • Aside from the fact I don't think there's going to be "the killer VR app", I don't think Fallout is going to do anything to convince anyone.  A 1st person exploration-driven RPG will surely be a great novelty to lots of people, but ultimat…
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Presumably not, but that really does prompt the question - what *is* the point of it? - seeing as the only thing it can possibly achieve at this point is to irritate swathes of the user base who are sat here staring at a screen, wh…
  • *groan* Wonder if it's occured to anyone there that they might engender less irritation in the community if they skipped all this contrived "carefulness" and just cut to the chase with things.  I mean, if there's an issue with the patch th…
  • (Quote) Like watching a pot until it boils, for the moment.
  • *le sigh*... still rolling out?  Fair enough to do it in batches, but wouldn't it be worth prioritizing people who have been logging in repeatedly for 5 hours?  :p
  • Whoop!  Hopefully I can finally spend some time enjoying the Rift, rather than the forums!
  • Aha, splendid.  Well, I still hope they open up some sort of opt-in testing scheme, but for now, let's hope this is an end to the worst of the problems. I would add, I do very much appreciate the efforts the development team put in, and I'm not act…
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Hehe... alas, nope.
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I'm not contradicting your point on that matter... no, I don't suppose it would be the best long-term approach to just fling their alpha/"pre-release-beta" builds open to everyone indefinitely, especially given their curre…
  • Out of interest, if I were somehow able to get hold of the files for the 1.12 build, without having been... promoted (?) to test that build officially... does anyone know if those files could be manually hacked in-place of the existing build?  Or wo…
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People "whinge" when they pay nearly a grand on a piece of kit and then discover they can't use it.  A piece of kit that was marketed as complete, and one that the developer offers "customer service" on, despite …
  • @Zenbane That would be all well-and-good *if* they really were limiting all testing to selected beta testers, and most consumers had a stable, proven build to run in the meantime. They're not though - *everyone* is already in the "Beta" …
  • For some reason, they insist on making it "invite only" for now.  All you can do is submit logs, jump through all the "customer service" hoops that won't achieve anything, because you already know what the problem is, and *then* …
  • (Quote) Yeah, that's presumably where the conventional wisdom on the matter stems from... but it seems entirely possible that with eyes, it's not quite so simple.  We know presbyopia causes the natural lens to harden and become less effective with a…
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That's not necessarily how it works with focusing.  I don't have sources to hand, but I think I've read somewhere before that while conventional wisdom has held that making people "exercise" their eyes strengthens their ab…
  • (Quote) Good points, and I suspect this is the likely truth of the matter... You're right, focus certainly has to be adaptive to light levels, and like you say, brain elasticity will likely cope with a lot. It's worth considering *plasticity* of the…
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It's about as ignorant to simply decry all attempts at investigation as baseless fear-mongering, without even considering the possibility that there might well be unknown problems and dangers, so long as it hasn't been conclusively …
  • The point is, as I mentioned above - when your eyes accomodate by converging on near objects, they also accomodate by adjusting focus.  The article got it wrong saying that the screen was always close... it's the opposite, the screen is effectively …
  • It seems the default forward orientation is tied directly to setting up your sensors and guardian boundaries - the default orientation will form one of the axes of the play area you define when setting up guardian. So yeah, you have to go through a…
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