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Does it look better than the s7/gear vr, I suppose it's easier to get going too?
Yep it does. I think resolution wise it ends up being the same as an S7 which is higher than oculus/vive. Having a 90hz refresh rate and being directly connected via HDMI makes a big difference to the GearVR through riftcat in terms of how smooth it feels. I found the Gear VR good just to get an idea what VR is like but I wouldn't have used it for a race. This however I could see using for racing. Screen door is there but not too noticeable; I tried a vive once and screen door on that is a lot worse.
And yeah easy to set up; plugged it in and windows detected it and installed the Mixed Reality stuff and started the room setup. After that you just need to download the Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR through Stream which allows SteamVR to detect the headset and that was it.
When you tried the Gear VR I guess you didn't have positional tracking? Having it makes a huge difference, but the setup I had for that with the Gear VR used Playstation move cameras and a move controller strapped to the headset. It worked, but it was clunky and needed a lot on configuration and apps running. With this Lenovo it just uses the cameras on the front and it's very good.
Going by what you guys are saying I'd like to get one too, but I may have to save my $$$ for a new video card first.
I think it's being discontinued and that's why they're getting rid of it so cheap. If you chose the 'with controllers' option is says Discontinued on the page. Well worth the money though. I did a race with a full AI grid and I did get frame rate drops on my 970 when there were lots of cars around but it wasn't really too noticeable. I may try and join on Thursday and use it.
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:58:50 PM »
Very impressed for 180 bucks. Much better than the Gear VR. 90hz definitely makes a difference. I'm using a the same videos settings I spent a while setting up when I tried the Gear VR and I get a constant 90fps (at least with no other cars around). Just took an F40 around the highlands track. Lot of fun.
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:24:56 AM »
Nice it also has a 90hz refresh rate. Will have to see if I can hit 90fps with my GTX970. Probably can with some settings turned down but will also depend on track. On the triples some tracks I get 120fps some tracks nearer 60fps.
havent tried it yet but could be good
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:10:56 AM »
I tried the poor man's vr with gear vr, took a while to get it going and then only over heated my galaxy s7
Yeah I have an S7 and it did get too hot over time. I was able to adjust the settings to reduce some of the blur and get it looking pretty good, but the lack of clarity is why I probably won't be using it for serious racing.
I think they might be thinking with super wide monitors available, put in the too hard basket.I've got a 34in uw while it is better than a single 16:9 it's still nowhere near triples, the 49inch Samsung's I guess would be good if you can't fit triples. Hoping the pimax's aren't too expensive.
Anything that gets too ultra-wide will suffer from the same stretching anyway. That's essentially what triples is when you have surround enabled. For GTA 5 I remember I used an app that did some post processing stuff to resolve the stretch on the side monitors and it worked pretty well. I wonder if something like that could work with ACC.
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:46:47 AM »
thanks for the links roo. I had a little dabble with vr with my gear vr and some playstation move cameras which worked but took a lot of tinkering to set up so this looks a lot easier. based on my previous experience I'm not sure I'd use it for league races more just for fun but we'll see.
Someone just pointed out to me acc doesnt havent triple screen support as the unreal engine doesn't officially support it. Had a Google and found it has a feature called nDisplay for that kind of thing but it's an experimental feature and recommends not shipping with it. seems we could be waiting a while.
« on: October 12, 2018, 05:46:38 AM »
I take it you purchased the headset from the link you posted Roo...
cheapest shipping option said 5 to 7 days when I ordered last night
Another good track !! Will blow your mind in VR DaveO
I recognise that track from one of the Forza games back in the day when I was still a console peasant