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Robinson the Journey is awesome with the RTX 3090 - Steam version works with native Oculus drivers!

RuneSR2
Level 15

Still some of the best graphics in VR - I just took these shots: 

 

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I never get tired of this view - only topped by the intro in Alyx? 🤔 You got smooth locomotion and smooth turning

 

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The most dense vegetation ever seen in VR - and it still is - Crytek's 3D engine is showing off some muscle

 

Unfortunately the Oculus version no longer works - that is the game instantly crashes with an error message, and this goes for Quest 2, Rift-S, CV1 etc - see all the recent negative reviews in the Oculus Store, here're the 3 latest reviews:

 

"This no longer starts when connected to Quest 2. Worked about 6 months ago. Devs please fix as I’d like to finish the game."

 

"I write this review because of a problem. Robinson: The Journey has been an awesome game. I bought and played it in early 2021, almost a year ago, and it worked fine. Now it doesn't even start, which is why I removed and reinstalled it, but it didn't help. I use Oculus Rift S. If Robinson: The Journey ever starts to work again like it did, I think it has value of 5 stars. Until then, it is not worth buying."

 

"some months ago it runs perfect with Link and virtual desktop. But now its not working anymore: not in Link/AirLink or virtual desktop. Support contacted. Oculus pls help!"

 

etc. 

 

Don't bother uninstalling and reinstalling, it's not going to help (I just tested that and lost all my save games) - probably Oculus broke something, because the game has been working perfectly for years, and the game has not been patched recently, and now the game does not work. 

 

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Awesome dynamic shadows - don't be fooled, this is Crytek as great as they've ever been 

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Dense high-polygon vegetation - and HDR-like lighting

 

For those unfamiliar with the game, this is by far the best dinosaur game in VR - totally feels like being in Jurassic World. 

Fortunately the game still works on Steam, and the Steam version supports native Oculus drivers - so if the Oculus version is broken, the Steam version still works perfectly and will provide same performance on Oculus hmds. Get the Steam version for just $5 here (offer ends December 1 2021):

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/579820/Robinson_The_Journey/

 

Btw, don't be fooled by the PSVR release - the game has been massively enhanced for PCVR, just see the lighting and vegetation here:

 

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Even today the PCVR visuals in Robinson bow to no one

 

The visuals are demanding, but with high-end gpus you can turn up all settings to the max and never dip below let's say 90 fps. Today I just watched insects fly - especially the butterflies - everything looked so incredibly alive. I've completed the game before, now I'm considering going back. With no need for ASW due to the brute force of the RTX 3090, controls felt more natural than ever. 

 

Note that Crytek sort of takes over everything when the game is running. So Oculus Tray Tool does not work (you can change settings, but it won't be activated) - and the SteamVR res slider does not work either (that is changes won't take effect in the game). You can up super sampling to 2.0 inside the game, and this slider works both for Oculus and Steam hmds, but while ss 2.0 looks great with the Rift CV1, it does not look that great with lcd hmds. Using Rift CV1 ss 2.0 with all settings maxed out in solid 90 fps still is an awesome experience. Do use normal antialiasing, as the temporal setting even using CV1 is way too blurry. 

 

In short, don't despair if the Oculus version isn't working and neither Oculus nor Crytek care, just get the Steam version. That's what I just did. 

 

The original trailer still looks fine though 🙂 

 

 

 

- and here're some screenshots from Crytek - and the game does actually look like that:

 

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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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RuneSR2
Level 15

Since there's often no response in here, really feels like we're down to about 5-10 active posters (apart from those seeking support for some issues), I exposed the problem to a much larger crowd. My post has been upvoted more than 150 times now, so I'm not alone liking this awesome game - and thinking it's really bad that the Oculus version does not get fixed. See the feedback here:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/r40qyn/robinson_the_journey_no_longer_works_in_the_rift/

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"

Great game! Even after all this years!

It could be enhanced a little to new Touch controllers use style, but visuals are best!

 

> Since there's often no response in here, really feels like we're down to about 5-10 active posters (apart from those seeking support for some issues), I exposed the problem to a much larger crowd.

 

Hope Metaverse will allow to post to all those places with one click 🙂

(if a post will be a single "media/content object" in it)

😄

Thank you for great posts with lot's of screenshots!