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Lone Echo is better than ever with very high res and great performance (using high-end gpus)

RuneSR2
Level 15

Here are some screenshots showing Lone Echo with very high res - and with Lone Echo 2 arriving in about 2 weeks, there's still time to complete the first game! 🤓 I've also become aware of many users new to Oculus hardware and software who do not know about this game. And enthusiasts may not know how awesome Lone Echo looks and plays with modern high-end gpus. Therefore this thread 😇

With modern gpus like the Nvidia Series 30, Lone Echo never looked better - and you can get 90 fps too 😮 Just using the Rift CV1, you could not get solid 90 fps in Lone Echo when maximizing all in-game settings (which by using resolution 2.0 will force super sampling 2.0 = 17 mill pixels per frame for both eyes - or twice the res of a 4K TV movie) even using a RTX 2080 Ti. But with a very fast gpu, like RTX 3080 or better, Lone Echo can look like this - using lcd hmds like a Rift-S, Quest 2 (Link) or Index: 

 

Click on an image to enlarge

 

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Did Olivia ever look better? Note how things in the background are sharp too due to the high res

 

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Olivia in space. See how sharp the distant rocks are in the background? - This is thanks to the very high res

 

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My awesome hands - front

 

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- and the back. Check out the fingerprints!

 

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Maybe a boring picture, but check out her head wear - see the tiny threads and stitches? See the skin details? I don't think Alyx does that better!

 

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Textures and surfaces look sharp even with temporal antialiasing (TAA) thanks to very high res - and all in solid 90 fps. TAA looks blurry with lcd hmds, but the higher the res, the lesser the TAA blur. Here the blur is close to gone. See how you can read the text "Harvestor" to the left? (Click image to enlarge.) That's the power of very high res 

 

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Dynamic shadows in Lone Echo are second to no other VR game - check out the high-res shadow

 

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Cube-Sat. I never noticed all those micro-scratches in the paint so clearly before. I found them all, try that too 😉

 

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I've always liked these decorations - and using high res everything is sharp and does not look blurry

 

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Volumetric lights. I never get tired of the volumetric lights in Lone Echo 🙂

 

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Several textures look very 4k-ish to me (=ultramersion quality)

 

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Love the view of the Kronos II mining station

 

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Just one final shot of an anomaly - no spoilers here 🙂 Next to Alyx, Lone Echo is the best VR game you can find

 

Shots taken using a res equivalent to 27 mill pixels per frame (both eyes included = the equivalent of ss 2.5 using the Rift CV1 and Index SteamVR res 300%). Solid 90 fps using the Asus Strix OC RTX 3090 - and an i9 10900K cpu, but cpu does not matter much (my old i7 7700K handled 90 fps perfectly).

 

If some are new to Lone Echo, then it's maybe the best VR game ever made (a constant subject for discussion comparing with Alyx, lol), the Lone Echo trailer is here:

 

 

Using lcd hmds like Quest 2, temporal antialiasing (TAA) may provide a blurry image, and then some might get the idea of deactivating TAA and use MSAA instead. But with no TAA, jaggies are everywhere, and even 4xMSAA has trouble getting rid of the jaggies. Furthermore, MSAA is very gpu demanding compared to TAA. My new "trick" was to completely deactivate MSAA, while keeping on TAA, and to increase super sampling (=resolution) as much as I could while still getting 90 fps. Now to my amazement I ended up with awesome and sharp image quality with all jaggies close to being totally gone!

 

How I'd recommend playing Lone Echo using a lcd hmd and a very fast gpu:

 

  • Activate Temporal Antialiasing (done in-game).
  • Deactivate MSAA completely (done in game).
  • Max out all other settings (including sharpening = 2.0), but of course disable automatic resolution.
  • Keep increasing the res (super sampling) until you can't get 90 fps anymore (or whatever fps you wish to get).

 

Well, just for inspiration 🙂

 

The game can be bought here:

 

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1368187813209608/?locale=en_US

 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

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OculusSupport
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Hey there! This is a great post that will be able to help a lot of people interested in the game! Thank you for being such a great fan to not only Oculus, but also Lone Echo!😊

Thanks, I greatly appreciate the kind feedback, I guess we all share the common goal of showing others how awesome VR can be. 

It is a testament to the quality of Lone Echo that 4 years after its launch, and for those not into first person shooters, it may still be considered the best you can get. 

Well, maybe that'll change 2 weeks from now 😉

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

RuneSR2
Level 15

A great video, where devs discuss both Lone Echo and Lone Echo 2, has just arrived:

 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"