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Oh my God it's worth the wait.

Lemming1970
Level 8
Well in my opinion anyway.
My first step into VR, Was super excited, then a bit apprehensive with comments about resolution and lens flair, glasses etc.

I am a bit of am image whore currently running a 27" 165hz 1440p Predator. Powered by a GTX980Ti

Anyway set up a CV1 that came today... Already had the software installed. So basically plugged my camera in and used a camera mount to place it above my monitor. Then plugged the head set in via USB and HDMi. an that was it done. Found, done, set no calibration needed.

Go to Oculus home screen. Looks great, yep there is a little screen door(pixilation) but bloody hell for first generation I was really impressed, Same goes for the FOV, Don't know what it is and quite frankly don't care It's plenty wide enough for me. Same goes for resolution, yep it looks low after looking at my monitor. But on the other hand it's end less. swish my head from side to side showing a complete room.

Fire up lucky's tail, awww so cute, moving head in and out watching him wave to me when I get close. Start to move, whowwww motion sickness exists. Well that weird feeling of moving when your body isn't. Took me a little by surprise. Got used to it fairly quick, but yeah weird feeling.

Tried to get steam version of Project cars to work.... FAIL. going to have to read up on this I guess.

Tried dream deck. cool little demos, one with the two robots was my favourite, stood up looking around.


Quick go on elite and dangerous. First time to really see how far I can push the settings. Turns out I can put it on ultra and it sticks to 90FPS. That might have to be tweaked a little if things get busy in the heat of battle.

technical limitations/negatives

Full black screens do have a bit of red pixilation to them,

cables could probably do with being longer, Fine for seated/standing, but would make for very limited room scale, although extension cables can be used I believe.

There is lens flair with black on white, Does it bother me? hmm not really, maybe because I'm used to experiencing lens flairs etc. with wearing glasses?

Resolution could be higher, but that comes at a performance hit on current hardware, It's more than good enough for first generation VR.


technical positives.

Holy crap it's VR like I've dreamt of for years.
tracking is great.
set up easier than I could have ever of expected.
it's ridiculously light.
head phones are really nice quality. I was using BOSE quite comfort 15s before, Don't really feel the need to switch back. Base may be a little low for some but I'm not really a base freak.
Screen is bright and clear.


........

wearing glasses...
 While not ideal, it certainly isn't a deal breaker. Head set is definitely a lot comfier with out them, but liveable with them.  Had no problem putting the head set on and off. if you follow the simple instruction posted several times on this forum. Place the front onto the bridge of your nose and slide the head strap over your head. Taking them off I've found placing your figure into the triangle and the back of the head set and slide it off your head works just fine. Had no issues at all getting the head set on or off.



Over all, more than happy with my purchase, and can only say hold on it's worth the wait. I was down as an April delivery, Got an E-mail on the 12 say it would be mid May, but they arrived today 15th April. So you could argue that they are on time. Sent Via UPS in the U.K. had them redirected to a pick up point via their phone app as I only returned off holiday today.



Hope all the above makes a bit of sense, and maybe puts a few minds at rest. 

Any questions please ask, I'll do my best to answer them. Although I am a VR newbie.







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Mwilliams78
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Gherron said:



@Stelzer  I have a 970 at the moment too ... how many titles have you found ... that need that extra bit of horsepower? Im waiting for the next gen Nvidia Cards this year (and my Oculus isnt going to be here before August apparently so no biggie)


I'm in the same boat.  970 here and anxious to hear how it's going to hold up.


Im running  a I7 4700k one gtx 970 and 16 gigs of ram and havent tried anything on the store that I couldnt run at max settings.  I have all the high end games except E.D. all run flawlessly. The new 1.3 sdk really pushed the boundries of what you can run with minimum hardware.

pjenness
Level 8



My first step into VR,


Hiya

Interesting. You never had the Dk1 or Dk2?


 Its amazing you have over 200 posts.
 You must be have been hangin out in the forum so excited posting and waiting haha. Can almost picture it 🙂

Thats great news that for a VR new comer its a satifying experience. Look forward to mine.

Have fun!

-P


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Grim_Reaper
Level 4
Thanks Lemming, I am waiting in wonder. My only experience with VR is from about 20 years ago with my son at an expo at the mall. I thought it was way cool back then. LOL

LV426
Level 4
Awesome posts guys! Nice to see more VR 'virgins' are onboard with this tech.
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Stelzer
Level 5

Gherron said:



@Stelzer  I have a 970 at the moment too ... how many titles have you found ... that need that extra bit of horsepower? Im waiting for the next gen Nvidia Cards this year (and my Oculus isnt going to be here before August apparently so no biggie)


I'm in the same boat.  970 here and anxious to hear how it's going to hold up.


Project Cars and Elite Dangerous so far. I don't have Chronos and not tested adrift so far. But adrift recommend a gtx980.

Lemming1970
Level 8

infamouz said:

4k content looks epic, yall are in for a treat, its growing on me fast, do yourselves a favor get vorpx, i've been playing skyrim in vr, its sick, and fear 2 in vr, really scary at times, outlast etc just too much epicness with vorpx



Now got VorpX and Project cars is now working 🙂 cheers for that.


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TremF
Level 5



infamouz said:

4k content looks epic, yall are in for a treat, its growing on me fast, do yourselves a favor get vorpx, i've been playing skyrim in vr, its sick, and fear 2 in vr, really scary at times, outlast etc just too much epicness with vorpx



Now got VorpX and Project cars is now working 🙂 cheers for that.




Glad you're enjoying VR. I have been waiting for consumer VR since I tried VR in the 90's. It's not perfect but it's pretty damn good. When you consider how long portable video glasses have been out and they still aren't full HD mostly current VR is pretty good IMO 🙂

I hope you have better luck with VorpX than I have. I can get it to run but it doesn't seem to latch onto the games I have tried (Fallout 4 and GTA V in particular) yet one game I didn't want it to latch onto (I didn't know I still had it running) it latched but didn't look too clever - Hatred.

If you haven't got Virtual Desktop then I can recommend it. Any game that doesn't work in VR can be played on a cinema sized monitor! also you can do everything else you normally do on your PC on the same virtual monitor.

dead4sure
Level 5

TremF said:




infamouz said:

4k content looks epic, yall are in for a treat, its growing on me fast, do yourselves a favor get vorpx, i've been playing skyrim in vr, its sick, and fear 2 in vr, really scary at times, outlast etc just too much epicness with vorpx



Now got VorpX and Project cars is now working 🙂 cheers for that.




Glad you're enjoying VR. I have been waiting for consumer VR since I tried VR in the 90's. It's not perfect but it's pretty damn good. When you consider how long portable video glasses have been out and they still aren't full HD mostly current VR is pretty good IMO 🙂

I hope you have better luck with VorpX than I have. I can get it to run but it doesn't seem to latch onto the games I have tried (Fallout 4 and GTA V in particular) yet one game I didn't want it to latch onto (I didn't know I still had it running) it latched but didn't look too clever - Hatred.

If you haven't got Virtual Desktop then I can recommend it. Any game that doesn't work in VR can be played on a cinema sized monitor! also you can do everything else you normally do on your PC on the same virtual monitor.


But you have an actual monitor? if you want cinema scale games just move the screen really close and you will have a great high-res experience! :wink: 


I am just kidding! :smiley:  I can't help but be annoying sometimes :blush: 




TremF
Level 5

dead4sure said:


TremF said:




infamouz said:

4k content looks epic, yall are in for a treat, its growing on me fast, do yourselves a favor get vorpx, i've been playing skyrim in vr, its sick, and fear 2 in vr, really scary at times, outlast etc just too much epicness with vorpx



Now got VorpX and Project cars is now working 🙂 cheers for that.




Glad you're enjoying VR. I have been waiting for consumer VR since I tried VR in the 90's. It's not perfect but it's pretty damn good. When you consider how long portable video glasses have been out and they still aren't full HD mostly current VR is pretty good IMO 🙂

I hope you have better luck with VorpX than I have. I can get it to run but it doesn't seem to latch onto the games I have tried (Fallout 4 and GTA V in particular) yet one game I didn't want it to latch onto (I didn't know I still had it running) it latched but didn't look too clever - Hatred.

If you haven't got Virtual Desktop then I can recommend it. Any game that doesn't work in VR can be played on a cinema sized monitor! also you can do everything else you normally do on your PC on the same virtual monitor.


But you have an actual monitor? if you want cinema scale games just move the screen really close and you will have a great high-res experience! :wink: 


I am just kidding! :smiley:  I can't help but be annoying sometimes :blush: 






Yes. I have a 27" 2560x1440 monitor with games helped along by my dual Titan X setup but I have always wanted VR. Now I can really escape from the world at the end of a busy working week  🙂

You weren't annoying. I've got what I want and I'm happy - a few LOL's along the way are welcomed 🙂