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Rift 1.36 PTC Release Notes

OculusSupport
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Oculus Community Manager
Home:
  • Sound Objects: Fill your Home with sound by placing new sound objects. Select from an initial pool of nature, sci-fi and other sounds to add effects and enhance your space. Sound Objects can be found in the audio section of your inventory.
  • Gateways: Create an easy link between your own Home and other Homes with a Gateway. Place anywhere in your Home to expand your space and connect different themed rooms or public Homes. Find Gateways in the Special Items section of your inventory.
  • Performance Improvements: Miscellaneous graphics updates for improved performance with medium and low settings across devices.

If you encounter any issues with this PTC software release, please be sure to report them using the Help Center > Provide Feedback option within the Oculus desktop software. Thanks for your continued help!
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davejohnblack
Level 4


Jeez! Another Home focused update? What about ASW 2.0? What about in-game performance improvements (according to this list, they didn't even try to improve it)?
Don't get me wrong, sound objects and gateways seem very cool, and I like Home, but it's not the center of the VR world...




You are assuming that the same people who work on home also work on the runtime, I would be surprised if that was mainly the case...

Asw 2 does seem to be takeing quite a while though... But i guess they are a lot more carful with runtime changes and have to stay ahead of graphics driver and application bugs.

kzintzi
Level 10
 @Zenbane, just added a portal to your home1.

very cool :smile:
Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
a plum is a terrible thing to do to a nostril.

kzintzi
Level 10




Jeez! Another Home focused update? What about ASW 2.0? What about in-game performance improvements (according to this list, they didn't even try to improve it)?
Don't get me wrong, sound objects and gateways seem very cool, and I like Home, but it's not the center of the VR world...




You are assuming that the same people who work on home also work on the runtime, I would be surprised if that was mainly the case...

Asw 2 does seem to be takeing quite a while though... But i guess they are a lot more carful with runtime changes and have to stay ahead of graphics driver and application bugs.


Yeah, have to agree with this... most dev teams are focussed on a specific project, and don’t cross to other things (too hard to keep changing headspace).

I’d much prefer them to take their time with the underlying drivers and system than rush stuff
Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
a plum is a terrible thing to do to a nostril.

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kzintzi said:

 @Zenbane, just added a portal to your home1.

very cool :smile:


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Zenbane
Level 15



kzintzi said:

 @Zenbane, just added a portal to your home1.

very cool :smile:


God help us all.



Just saw the Portal, it's awesome!

801i2b7voxml.jpg


I cordially invite anyone to make a Portal to my Home. Fair warning, this is my most common greeting:

bl9x2keun8ks.jpg


Thmoas
Level 7


This update did something to my dashboard. The screen is still at the right level but the board that you select items from such as Explore, settings, home, social etc is so high in the air now I can not reach it. I restarted everything yet it is still the same. Worked fine before this update.


You can grab it and move it down?

TomCgcmfc
Level 15

Thmoas said:



This update did something to my dashboard. The screen is still at the right level but the board that you select items from such as Explore, settings, home, social etc is so high in the air now I can not reach it. I restarted everything yet it is still the same. Worked fine before this update.


You can grab it and move it down?


I was able to grab mine and pull it down no problem.  I seem to recall I needed to stand up in order to reach it though, lol!  Mine now seems to start up at the right height.
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LuluViBritannia
Level 9




Jeez! Another Home focused update? What about ASW 2.0? What about in-game performance improvements (according to this list, they didn't even try to improve it)?
Don't get me wrong, sound objects and gateways seem very cool, and I like Home, but it's not the center of the VR world...




You are assuming that the same people who work on home also work on the runtime, I would be surprised if that was mainly the case...

Asw 2 does seem to be takeing quite a while though... But i guess they are a lot more carful with runtime changes and have to stay ahead of graphics driver and application bugs.


I didn't assume anything, mate. It's a fact that this update only brought Home stuff, and it's a fact that other updates actually brought other stuff. That's why I'm disappointed. But hey, I'll just wait for next month update, hopefully there will be more than Home this time.
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- Full Body Tracking. Come on, Oculus!
- Eye tracking with foveated rendering. Must reduce the power needs!
- More big-scale games. I need a true VRMMORPG!
- Bigger community.

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TomCgcmfc
Level 15
In all fairness to Oculus I think there are some minor performance improvements with 1.36 PTC.  My %cpu and %gpu usage in home is down a few % and the transition time between the Store and Home is a little faster.

If you want to see further improvements go to your home settings/graphics and turn off the improved panel rendering option but leave AA on because it does make text look a lot clearer.  Also, go to the Preferences (left controller/menu) and go to graphics.  Turn off the top auto option then turn down quality to low.  By doing those changes I lowered my %cpu and %gpu another +5% each and I cannot really notice much difference in visual quality.
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kzintzi
Level 10

Zenbane said:




kzintzi said:

 @Zenbane, just added a portal to your home1.

very cool :smile:


God help us all.



Just saw the Portal, it's awesome!

801i2b7voxml.jpg


I cordially invite anyone to make a Portal to my Home. Fair warning, this is my most common greeting:

bl9x2keun8ks.jpg




now all we need is more than 4 homes, and the ability to name them other than "Home#1/2/3/4".. I'm goingto sacrifice one of my homes to make it into a portal world or something; don't suppose anyone has a link to the doco on creating your own homes?
Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
a plum is a terrible thing to do to a nostril.