As you may or may not know, I built a computer and got into SC (and thereby Imperium) specifically because I wanted the vastness of space as realized by Chris Roberts, and displayed in VR.
Well my Rift is here, and while there are a few bugs to fix, I have to say there is nothing to put things in perspective as walking out onto the pad in Olisar and to feel like you're there. To have the ship you summoned in scale (which means that even the Aurora is pretty big) and to see the huge rings of the station spinning overhead. It's trippy how vastly huge it is and how connected you feel to it.
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** It WORKS!!**
Thanks go to Reddit users u/Bribase, and u/baybiker2000 for pointing out the 2.4 workaround.
BTW, I have created a custom resolution of 1200 x 1080 which I run SC in. This is the native per-eye resolution of the Rift and Vive and forces the HUD conformity you need for wanted level and some ships systems.
UPDATE: The VorpX profile exists on the cloud for you to import. It's listed as Star Citzen2 (GeraldEvans)
Create a 1080 x 1200 resolution in your computer's advanced display settings or in the Nvidia Control Panel Right click the desktop Open Nvidia control panel Select 'Change Resolution' Below the list of available resolutions select Customize On the next window Create Custom Resolution Select 1080 wide and 1200 tall with a refresh to match your display and 32 bit depth Apply and Confirm Set VorpX Control Panel to your HMD and check these boxes: Use Built in Audio Device Enable Head Tracking Enable Head Tracking Roll Show Start Message Enable Expert Settings Run as Administrator Do Not Show Start Page Open Cloud Profile (The one mentioned above) Make sure that in the system tray the VorpX Watcher is paused and the Desktop Viewer is not running Run the SC Launcher and Launch Live or PTU (Both fully functional, check the sections below) Once in the SC menu, select graphics Fullscreen = No and resolution to 1080 x 1200 (This will force the HUD to conform to your HMD) Resume the VorpX watcher Start the VorpX Desktop viewer Put on your HMD TAB back to Star Citizen At this point you may be in VR mode. To see menus clearly, press DEL and use arrow keys to set Virtual Cinema Mode to ON Toggle back to this mode as necessary
Select your destination Once loading, press DEL and turn Virtual Cinema Mode OFF Walk forward immediately upon spawning. Sometimes not doing this can cause head tracking to fail. 2.3.0
Jump in a ship Double-Tap LEFT ALT to toggle freelook 2.4
Unbind Mouse for Flight Movement and for Flight Targeting in the advanced controls keybinding section of SC Do Not toggle Freelook (with Z) HTC Vive
From Reddit user u/BritCrit
If you've set your base stations to power down when not in use make certain you wake them up prior to running Vorpx
VorpX profile settings if you don't want to download my Cloud Profile.
After the initial setup You only need to pause the watcher, run SC, and then resume the watcher and start the desktop viewer when in the menu and turn off virtual cinema mode once in the game.
E3 Oculus Presentation
Below video courtesy of @AstroJak
Since the earliest days of the Oculus Kickstarter, the Rift has been shaped by gamers, backers, developers, and enthusiasts around the world. Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year.
The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality. It’s a system designed by a team of extremely passionate gamers, developers, and engineers to reimagine what gaming can be.
The Oculus Rift builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design, and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of our unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift. Next week, we’ll share more of the technical specifications here on the Oculus blog.
Virtual reality is going to transform gaming, film, entertainment, communication, and much more. If you’re interested in building a next-generation VR game or application, everything you need to start developing for the Rift is available at the Oculus Developer Center.
E3 is just around the corner — this is only the beginning.
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As the title says.
(Background) I have 2x Occulus DK2 (One spare one for trade that is new and unused.). and just pre-ordered my CV1. I don't need the spare now and looking to offload it to someone not looking to rush into getting the CV1 just yet.
More than willing to go with an alternate option of 2x 890J + Occulus DK2 for your Idris-M if that works for you.
Trader must be Paypal verified and must produce both their Citizen Number and current registered RSI Handle NO EXCEPTIONS! The Trader's Citizen Number and Handle will be provided upon request. All scams or suspicious activity will be reported to the MODs and elevated from there.
The only problem I see is how to make it work with your flight controls. Step out of the ring and into your chair?
My gf said it's a gaming system she would get behind simply for the exercise potential.