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New vr headsets announced for pre order

Discussion in '3D Stereo and VR Gaming Section' started by XP-200, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. SSJBillClinton

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    So, what I know about the Valve Index so far off the top of my head iiiiiiisss…

    - 135FoV (110FoV on Vive)
    - 120Hz refresh rate with 144Hz "experimental" mode (some people reported seeing artifacts etc)
    - Screendoor effect is VASTLY reduced to the point that people are saying image clarity is greater than even the Pimax 5k
    - Previews saying it's the most comfortable headset they've ever used
    - Index Controllers (Knuckles) software isn't final yet and that's why Valve have the NDA for end of the month, however the general consensus at the moment is that they're brilliant
    - Headphones aren't headphones, they're speakers that float by your ears and everybody who has used it is saying it's the best audio solution on any VR headset, fidelity
    - 3 full length Valve VR games are in the works, none launching with the Index and only one launching this year
    - Dual camera passthrough isn't yet active in software, but apparently will be used to map out your room for chaperone bounds or SOMETHING idk much about this bit
    - Trackpad on Index controllers is pill shaped, but has the same functions as the Vive wands, however people have reported it's a bit finnicky sometimes to replicate the same movements you would on a full side trackpad, such as swiping left/right in Rec Room
    - Vive Base Stations (1.0 Lighthouses) will work with the Index, but Index Base Stations (2.0 Lighthouses) will only work with the Index
    - My girlfriend was very angry when she found out I'd preordered one


    Overall SUPER HYPE AND I NEED IT NOW
     
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    It is way out of my comfortable price range, i even canceleld the Rift S a and i am sticking with the CV1 for the time being because of late it has really matured software wise, really is very stable these days, and i just picked up F4VR for it this week for £8 on sale and the thing is phenomenal in VR, i was very skeptical but slap me around the face witha wet fish if this is not one fantastic game in vr, plus play it standing up for 2 hours at a time to get that real feeling like you are carrying too much stuff. lol
     
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    Well, anyone who has a VR HMD at this time go and grab Skyrim VR which is on a 50% steam sale.......this game in Vr is awesome, this is why VR exists, and i have played Skyrim and F4 to death on your normal 2d screens, but these are a whole new level of playing them, just out of this world in VR, just awesome, so do yourself a favour and grab at least one of them, then go take 20 mins to throw in some nexus mods, then enjoy......now i need Borderlands 2 VR to come to the PC.
     
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    I've been wondering about Skyrim VR, my experience with FO4VR made me not really want to bother since it ran so poorly (thank god for VR motion smoothing). What's the performance like for you?

    Also, Index will hopefully be arriving tomorrow! Can't wait since I sold my Vive last week and I've been itching to get back into some VR. :D
     
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    ^^I was getting the full 90mhz most of the time, but i decided that it would be better to just install a pile of mods that add so much to the game in every way, then just disable AWS in the game, i now have 80 plus hours now, and i only bought it a week ago, hell of a game in VR, nothing like watching a head explode in bullet time and watching the eyes travelling in two directions. lol

    But you should give them another go, with that 2080ti you should have way more leg room than me.

    But treat yourself and grab skyrim vr, then drop some performance fixing and enviromental and audio mods into it, these along turn these games into something else, i would advise mods for both these games as mandatory as while they are vanilla they are somewhat jangly.

    Good luck in the Index, let us peasents know how it is. ;)
     
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  6. SSJBillClinton

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    Got my Index full kit on 28/06, no early arrivals for me!

    First impression - I'm gonna shove this bloody thing on eBay, Vive never gave me so many issues.
    Second "step back and come back to it next morning with a fresh head" impression - It's fantastic.
    Issues all stemmed from software which was sorted in a firmware update.

    Comfort - Most comfortable HMD I've ever used, has room for improvement but may be me still finding my "sweet spot". Face padding is soft and sweat doesn't seem to pile up in the fabric meaning that long sessions of Beat Saber are totally on the cards. Can see my nose

    Visuals - Everything is crystal clear, it's super nice not having to move my whole head to look somewhere and instead being able to finally LOOK with my EYES without it becoming a blurry mess. Screen door effect is there, but so minimal I forget about it when I'm immersed in a game. Field of view increase is more vertical than horizontal, but it does make a huge difference as far as presence is concerned. 144Hz is amaaaaaazing, you basically know what to expect if you've ever gone from 60Hz to 144Hz monitors, but running 144 is extremely taxing on a lot of games. Recommend to put to 120 until hardware is available that can push 144 or devs optimise their bloody games.

    Audio - Amazing. About all I can say, the speakers are loud (60~% volume is comfortable, anything else is waaaay too loud for me), clear, and you can easily pinpoint the source of sounds ingame.

    Controllers - Took me a while to get them comfy (had the circulation cut off to my pinky finger while playing something last night...), but they are leaps above Vive wands. Finger tracking isn't perfect sometimes, but it does a lot to help presence and throwing things feels natural. Addition of sticks is great despite some current hardware issues (can't click while moving sticks in certain directions), trackpad is functional but not as good as Vive wand trackpads. I need to find out how to remap my controls for some things as it gets in the way.

    So far, so good! My girlfriend is also able to use this one without her head hurting.
     
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    Wow, a RTX2080TI is still not enough for 144mhz. :eek:

    Well at least you got it all up and running, nice one....now grab Skyrim VR and F4VR before the sales end, your index demands it. ;)
     
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    I'll definitely have a look at Skyrim I think, been about 7 years since I last visited and now is as good a time as any. Any decent mods you recommend for VR specifically?
     
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    True storms.
    Enhanced lights and FX.
    Realistic lighting overhaul.
    Immersive sounds Compendium.
    Immersive creatures.
    Unofficial skyrim special
    ELFX Enhancer Brighter lights
    Realistic water.
    Saturation increase.
    Optimised textures for SSE
    XP32 maximun skeleton.
    View yourself
    Total charactor makover.
    SMIM(Static mesh improment mod)
    VRIK
    Lean Wolfes better shaped weapons..

    That is my list so far and the game is just amazing, in VR it is the stuff of nightmare when you get a close look at some of the art detail that went into the games creatures. ;)
     
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    I wonder what happened, nothing for 17 days, we may have lost them into VR forever. lol
     

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    Hahaha honestly I've been properly hammering some VR playtime. Couldn't get Skyrim yet sadly as other things called for my money, but I've been revisiting previous titles I've played on the Vive.

    Audica I've gotten completely into now that Beat Saber is a bit boring, and being able to spin the guns around on your index finger makes me feel way cooler than I look while performing the actions irl.
    H3VR is still one of my favourites, I revisit this constantly just because the guns feel the BEST of any VR game which makes the combat super satisfying, and I'm a massive sucker for roguelikes so the Take & Hold mode pushes alllll my buttons.
    It's nice to be able to play Lone Echo & Robo Recall properly with the Index controllers too, I hope to see this level of polish in more VR games as time goes on.

    At this point though, I'm waiting for Valve's VR offerings and possibly Boneworks if it lives up to the hype.

    Super happy with the Index still!
     
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    Fantastic....once the vr bug bites say goodbye to reality....haha

    I was enjoying Skyrim vr on the pc all modded and looking and sounding stunning in vr, and i would happily stand playing it for a few hours, but i then grabbed the PSVR version really cheap and my laziness won, now i am sprawled out in my comfy chair sneaking about dungeons. Lol
     

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