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Re: VR!

Post by Drarok » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:42 am

I'm pretty sure last time I played E:D in VR was back when I had the Oculus Dev Kit 2, which has a worse resolution (960x1080) compared with the Oculus Rift proper (1080x1200). Text wasn't what I would describe as readable, but you could make it out with a little extra effort. Hopefully those extra pixels make it easier, even though there's not as many as I expected.

I bought the DK2 second-hand, so my entry into VR was relatively cheap. When they dropped the price and included the hand controllers I grabbed to the proper thing, which was a huge upgrade simply for the hand-tracking for Superhot and Robo Recall.

All this VR chatter is making me want to re-do RR and/or Superhot, but there's less room now since having a kid. I'm aiming to save up enough to get a small building at the end of the garden as a work-from-home and gaming office. A man can dream…

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Re: VR!

Post by Alan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:48 am

Snowy wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:06 am
Alan wrote:
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ED looked like shit in the Vive so I never really got to play much. The sensation was amazing but you couldn’t read a damn thing. Killer app though, that’s superhot in my mind.
So while it is definitely true that the text is not so crisp via VR as when viewed on a monitor (unsurprisingly), using the Rift I have absolutely no problem reading any of it. I find glancing across and having the navigation, chat and ship status screens pop up such a natural way to interface with it all too, not to say soooo much faster. I can make navigation changes, docking requests etc in the blink of an eye and never really notice the text.
It was something to do with how it rendered to the Vive, not sure if they fixed it. It was like it was rendering at 75% and then blown up. You could see it in comparison photos people took through the vr lenses.

I still might pick up a WMR, they’re £200 second hand, higher rez (supposedly best looking for Elite before the Vive Pro) and no base stations to set up.
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Re: VR!

Post by Snowy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:57 pm

Pokerstars VR - absolutely awesome fun. The Touch controllers work perfectly as your hands, and sitting chatting and joking with others while playing poker in graphically beautiful environments is just the best. Loving poker helps of course, and it is nice that it is all for fake money.

They also apparently have a set of brutal admins who perma-ban idiots left and right, which is a nice plus. I generally have to table-hop once or twice when I start but soon find a nice bunch and just start playing.
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Re: VR!

Post by Drarok » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 pm

Huh, that sounds interesting! Do you have to reach out and pick up your cards, and can you get a hint people are bluffing by the way they interact with them?

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Re: VR!

Post by Snowy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:44 pm

It plays just like poker - you reach out and turn up your cards at the corners, although you can wave them in other players faces and they can't see what you have got. You have to reach out and add chips to bet, or chuck your chips into the table to see (bets automatically populate a call into a pile for you).

There are loads of silly props you can buy too, pipes, cigars, trophies, all sorts of silliness, that weirdly are quite fun to fool about with between bets.

Reading opponents can be fun too - as the game uses your Rift earphones and mic you can see and hear exactly what your opponents are saying and doing. I did win at another guy's expense the other night, when I heard whoever was sat with him say "You have two pair of picture cards, no way does he have better, keep raising him" - ignoring the lowly 3 on the table that matched the pocket pair I had been dealt. In the words of Monty Python, I took him to the facking cleaners mate :lol:

While there are some tables full of all-in-on-every-hand bell-ends and shouty kids, these tend to be the 'high stakes' tables. Given that the money is free and the stakes dictated by the table you are sat at, I have found the best way to find almost constantly nice players is to hop onto a low-stakes table. The chips are only a number that way, and you get people wanting to play poker. If you do luck out and land a shitty table, you can always leave it and join another within a few seconds so it is no big deal.

Hopefully they will add in tournaments, either pre-set or player-curated, in the near future.
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Re: VR!

Post by Mantis » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:17 pm

I'm strongly considering delving into VR soon, but the lack of full fledged games is still a bit of a worry even now, I certainly wouldn't be getting it to play virtual poker (as much as I enjoy Texas holdem).

I'll probably compromise on the big investment by going for a PSVR.

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Re: VR!

Post by Snowy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:26 am

Unless you were a die-hard poker player PVR is not the killer app, but given how much fun it is and that it is completely free, it is a nice bonus for anyone owning a VR headset.
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Re: VR!

Post by Drarok » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 pm

That sounds absolutely brilliant, I'm well up for giving VR poker a go now.

I had a play on Beat Saber at a mate's house this weekend, and expected to suck horribly at it like I do at guitar hero. I think I did ok for a first timer, managed to complete a couple songs on easy and normal, and got pretty far into a hard one. Nice gentle exercise is lacking in my life generally, so I'll probably pick up a copy of this to scratch that itch.

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Re: VR!

Post by Rusty » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Beat Saber and Skyrim (and possibly Sp[ace pirate trainer) are my most played games in VR
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Re: VR!

Post by Raid » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:23 pm

DCS World has been the killer app for me. It would definitely benefit from increased resolution than the Rift provides, it's quite difficult to read certain cockpit instruments without judicious use of the game's view zoom control, and it's badly optimised, but it's an experience that pretty much fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine. Nothing else has really beaten the immersion of being able to operate an aircraft with HOTAS and clicking cockpit buttons by looking at them. It's certainly not going to be to everyone's taste though.

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Re: VR!

Post by BoggyB » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:12 am

Anyone fancy some coop Onward or something some time? Assuming the PW curse of never being able to arrange a game has been lifted.

Edit...

Or recroom paintball might be fun.

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Re: VR!

Post by Drarok » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:13 pm

Snowy wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Pokerstars VR - absolutely awesome fun.
Can confirm, this is brilliant! I will say that the controls are a bit weird, picking up your cards is really fiddly and I always use the wrong grip button initially. Had a great laugh with some very nice strangers, and they even told me how to control various things (such as peeking your cards instead of picking them up, how to turn them around if you do pick up, etc).

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Re: VR!

Post by Lee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 pm

Welp just did the daftest thing and bought a VIVE today. Looking forward to getting it, setting it up and getting into some VR :)
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Re: VR!

Post by Rusty » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:20 pm

Noice!

Get some Elite inside you :)
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Re: VR!

Post by Lee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:13 pm

Aye will be doing a lot of Elite once I get my desk mounts built and all the other VR games I got access to atm :)
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