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been away.....looking for some help understanding changes.

morenosuba
Level 3
hello all
so i haven't touched my dk2 for over a year now. was itching for some VR so i tried to boot things up.  i've upgraded to windows 10 since the last time and boy things have changed......i can't seem to get anything to work.
 i downloaded the oculus store, but most things are now behind a pay wall :(. the Free minecraft doesn't work (gives me errors). i download free Dragon Front, but it crashes my video card on start up. Tried to get into some of the free Steam stuff, but it either wont work without motion controllers, or it also crashes my video card (gtx 650 ti). i get it that my video card is kinda shitty, but i used to be able to play most things, even Skyrim and Elite Dangerous on low settings.

After all this fail, i tried to boot up the old Vorpx and Vireio Perception to see if i could get Skyrim working, but it seems now that you can only use the DK2 with the oculus store open....like wtf?.....the computer doesn't even recognize the DK2 as a second monitor anymore.....couldn't find any help on the net.....more fail.

i even bought Ark cause it said it supported VR.....crashed my video card on lowest possible settings. ok i get it this is a very graphically intensive game....

i guess my question is, are there any games still playable with the DK2? if i go out and buy myself a 970 video card, will i be able to play all this stuff (i5 3570 @420GHz, 8G RAM) ? some of this stuff? or is DK2 now a paper weight? and lastly, my precious Skyrim.....is there any way to get this to work now with a DK2? i don't care that it's not native VR game, it was friken amazing with Vireio. anyways, thanks in advance for all advice. Cheers.


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morenosuba
Level 3
.....on a side note, porn works flawlessly and totally free.....lmao. naturally.....the only thing that works better for less is porn..../facepalm.

TwoHedWlf
Level 11


After all this fail, i tried to boot up the old Vorpx and Vireio Perception to see if i could get Skyrim working, but it seems now that you can only use the DK2 with the oculus store open....




Assuming DK2 is the same as CV1, yes you need Oculus home running, because Oculus home is what conrols the HMD.


like wtf?.....the computer doesn't even recognize the
DK2 as a second monitor anymore.....couldn't find any help on the
net.....more fail.
Since sometime in 2015, the HMD has not been  a second monitor.  After SDK .8 maybe?  We're up to 1.9.



HiThere_
Level 9
I run everything on my CV1 with a I5-2500 and GTX 970, so if things don't run better for you with a GTX 970 it would be a DK2 support issue rather then a PC configuration issue.

Also the big news is that Touch 6D hand controllers (and software) are coming in December, and that definitely won't work on the DK2 since it uses and requires a CV1 headset (so don't bother ordering Touch for a DK2).

Your best alternative for Touch controllers on the DK2 would be a pair of second hand "wired" Razer Hydra 6D hand controllers, which have worked surprisingly well for me to play ~all HTC Vive titles on Steam (but the Oculus store will probably never support them), and might finally become more affordable to purchase second hand AFTER Touch comes out.

PS : I didn't answer your main question about how well the DK2 is supported.

morenosuba
Level 3
thanks for the replies.
i do get it that if i upgraded video card and bought cv1 i would have less problems....but that's like over 1000$ where i live,... so for now i'm trying to get away with using my DK2 if it's possible.

don't think i'll be getting any motion controls at least until i have a cv1. trying to find out what i can play with regular controls.

it is good to hear that a 970 works well. i might actually be able to afford that much as a first upgrade here.

anyways, any wisdom is much appreciated. Cheers.

TwoHedWlf
Level 11
I think dk2 support is being completely dropped in the next few monrhs anyway. So it will not work at all.

morenosuba
Level 3

TwoHedWlf said:

I think dk2 support is being completely dropped in the next few monrhs anyway. So it will not work at all.


well that sucks the big one.....i bet porn will still work with it lol...

on a serious note, i'd almost be tempted to buy the cv1 if i could play Skyrim with it. has anyone tried to get it to work with the cv1? is it possible?.....cause i can't think of one other game i really really want to play in VR. and yes, i've tried a few including Elite, but nothing got me quite as hooked as walking around Skyrim. even with all the messed up menus, and npc chats, and shadow issues.....it's still the only VR experience i still crave for.

kojack
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TwoHedWlf said:


like wtf?.....the computer doesn't even recognize the
DK2 as a second monitor anymore.....couldn't find any help on the
net.....more fail.
Since sometime in 2015, the HMD has not been  a second monitor.  After SDK .8 maybe?  We're up to 1.9.


0.6 was the last version with extended mode. 0.7 (august 2015) and above were direct mode only.


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TwoHedWlf
Level 11



TwoHedWlf said:

I think dk2 support is being completely dropped in the next few monrhs anyway. So it will not work at all.


well that sucks the big one.....i bet porn will still work with it lol...

on a serious note, i'd almost be tempted to buy the cv1 if i could play Skyrim with it. has anyone tried to get it to work with the cv1? is it possible?.....cause i can't think of one other game i really really want to play in VR. and yes, i've tried a few including Elite, but nothing got me quite as hooked as walking around Skyrim. even with all the messed up menus, and npc chats, and shadow issues.....it's still the only VR experience i still crave for.


I think the vast majority of people using vorpx are playing skyrim with a CV1.