Community The MetaVerse VR thread (hardware/software/etc, all platforms)

Aelphaeis Mangarae

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Terminator: Resistance is getting some form of VR support.

I wonder if this is VR-compatible story DLC or whether they've created a version of the campaign that works in VR. There are a number of design elements in the game that would arguably need reworking to be comfortable in VR, such as the game opening with a chase sequence where you have to run at top speed or you die. Chase sequences are... not a great introduction in a VR title.
 
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Joe Spangle

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Hey my Index order is ready to be shipped! Woo.

Its says i should get HL:Alyx refunded, does anyone know when that happens (once the headset ships?)? Yep it does And i assume ill get steam wallet credit?
 
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vrkshop has added various things in updates, from smooth locomotion to the metric measurements.


 
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knch

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Hmm they all display for me :(

I've never encountered a limit on the embedded media here, where on naff there's 10 total so I make the posts a little different.

Maybe your browser stopped loading the page, try refreshing so that it shows from this point on while scrolled down so that it doesn't load the earlier stuff.
When scrolling down it only showed the top half of the bottom 4. When scrolling up it's a glitchy loading mess I'm not willing to wait for :p

Still appreciating all the effort you put in to this thread!

i think the limit here is like 80 or something :p so yeah, still a long way to go, lol
Don't tempt him! :p
 

Joe Spangle

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So my Index has shipped (woo) and it says in transit. Looks like its coming from the Netherlands.

Can anyone who got one in the UK give me a rough estimate as to how long theirs took to arrive from this point? I'm away for a few days next week and knowing my luck that'll be when they try to deliver it.
 

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I use Firefox still and don't really have such problems with it. Maybe other browsers handle it different. I'll remove the quoted stuff at the top of the page to help.

With Firefox it only seems to load the embedded media when you actually scroll (and stay, not just get past fast) to them, so it works to go from the bottom up.

I regularly go through whole pages because I use them to visit the twitter/tube accounts I have posted stuff from to see if they have anything new and it works.

Maybe delete your cache and stuff and try again if too much at a time borks it. Or just close the browser and let it rest a bit or something, lol, I don't know...
Still appreciating all the effort you put into this thread!
Ignore everything else I posted, because it wasn't meant to be taken seriously at all. Certainly not as serious as you same to be taking it.
 

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Not offended or anything, just saying, if you're willing to try other browsers and stuff they may work better. Or not.
It was just a remark, I'm well aware Chrome/Chromium is shit, but I just don't like Firefox (I've tried, I really have...)
Save that energy for when you feel to need to shit all over Leonidas over at GAF! :p

Some actual VR related content:

 
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I don't think it's a good choice for Europe-ish regions any more, with the price having hiked up to 699 euros. That puts it at what, ~300 higher than Rift S, scalper pricing aside. Others may value the res that much but not me, when it's not a real improvement elsewhere (near field tracking concerns are in this very video).
 
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Joe Spangle

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OMG my Index is going to arrive today! woo.

Shame its going to be ridiculously hot today which sucks for VR but woo. Cant wait. I think HL:A will be getting another playthrough. Really interested to see what a difference the controllers will make. I struggle to grip the old Vive ones and it cramps my hands up.
 

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Its arrived!

Phew its a lovely looking bit of kit. Not going to fire it up yet as its too hot but just putting on the headset I can allredy tell its going to be more comfortable than the Vive, it feels lighter and seems to fit better on my head. Controllers feel nice too.
 

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Its arrived!

Phew its a lovely looking bit of kit. Not going to fire it up yet as its too hot but just putting on the headset I can allredy tell its going to be more comfortable than the Vive, it feels lighter and seems to fit better on my head. Controllers feel nice too.
so jelly :negative-blob:
 
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I came in here to see if anyone was talking about the latest great VR game besides half life Alyx, asgard's wrath, and The walking Dead.

Doesn't seem like much conversation going on.

I'm trying to ease my way back in. Took like two or three months off from VR. Turned on Spectro yesterday. Got nauseous. Unusual, but unsurprised because I was tired, and I tell everyone not to play VR when they're tired.

Will try again later.
 
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I came in here to see if anyone was talking about the latest great VR game besides half life Alyx, asgard's wrath, and The walking Dead.

Doesn't seem like much conversation going on.

I'm trying to ease my way back in. Took like two or three months off from VR. Turned on Spectro yesterday. Got nauseous. Unusual, but unsurprised because I was tired, and I tell everyone not to play VR when they're tired.

Will try again later.
It's at least 33 degrees, my VR room is right under the roof, I just bought a fan but it's "abused" to send the air from the one portable aircon somewhat around the house. Even with the fan it would be impossible... (Had been playing X-booster, it's fun, my condition is absolute shite... :p )

 

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I was better rested yesterday after a nap.

Spetro is a fun ghost-busting game...until there's an event that freezes you in place and you have to zap all the mini-ghosts coming at you. If you fail this event, you start the game over.

I HATE it. It's already a rogue-lite. Why TF does this "skill check" event exist when there's already enough working against you?
 

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Seems like the delay of Survios' Walking Dead game is paying off. Thanks to Saints & Sinners they're stepping up their game. Let's see what happens then!
 
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In the Hitman III AMA they said in it's gamepad only on PSVR, that explains it. What a bait and switch, I'm pretty sure they initially said explicitly you'll be performing the actions yourself. If they don't bother doing hand tracking then I don't even care if they bring it to PC later on, or not, same as Resident Evil VII...

 
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Joe Spangle

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Finally got to try out my new Index as its cooled off a bit and.......yeah. Its great. Definitely lighter than the Vive and more comfortable to wear. Really like the controllers too. They dont make my hands cramp up like the Vive ones did. I tried out HL:A and it looks great. Think i might pick up boneworks.
 

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I'm glad to see this project is still alive, the dude was very discouraged when Squadrons was announced, as if you can ever have too many Star Wars VR games!

 
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Oculus to start demanding a Facebook account from October 2020 and for everyone to be linked by 2023.
Create blahblah_vr account on a free mailer service.
Create blahblah_vr account on Facebook.
Only use blahblah_vr account for Oculus VR.
Sorted.


edit: or as someone else said use your mum's login! lol! :D Yeah, my mum in her 70s suddenly starts getting adverts for VR games :D
The next Oculus headset would have to be ultra next-gen for me to login more than the once a year i usually do. I'd just create a vr account and if facebook shadow-linked my active VR account it to my nearly inactive real accounts then, eh, whatever. go crazy with my total lack of data Zuckface! :D
 
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I bought 3 non-exclusive Oculus games on the Oculus Store. But this continues to stink. Oculus's trajectory from Facebook's purchase has been pointed firmly downward, and this marks a serious point that will steer them only further downward while also being a sign that people are getting frustrated with their performance.

Well, you won't be doing better by forcing this link Oculus. And you won't be doing better by not making a new enthusiast headset. And you won't be doing better without ever putting your exclusive sales on sale, and when they go to other platforms they immediately show up with a better price.

I don't see Oculus ever pulling out of the nose dive.
 
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I think it depends on their momentum. I know a couple of people who bought the Quest as it was standalone and pretty cheap for people without a beefy PC or who just play consoles mainly. None of them really give a damn about Facebook as they only use it on their phones to keep in touch with old friends so to them the data capture by facebook is pretty meaningless.

There's definitely a market for a standalone "cheap" VR headset and Facebook/Oculus seem to be serious about R&D and improving the tech so i think they'll always have a market. Hopefully Sony are serious about a VR experience for the PS5 which could draw people away from Oculus but being standalone and having VR anywhere is super convenient for some people.
 
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The nosedive of the ~45% of VR in the last Steam hw survey (so, people using it with a PC and not even the built-in store or just cheap/casual stand alone VR)...

Not everyone buys the most expensive stuff to think they have no chance of continuing to be successful just because others came out with premium products.

The original Rift was far from premium itself, it was also a pretty modestly priced well considered product for its time, just among less competitors back then...

The G2 itself, the currently hyped product, is not anything like the Index in terms of the price, it's part of its appeal (in the US mostly), while there are trade offs.
 
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i probably won't get another headset for a long time now. the quest has made me picky on some things like wireless/standalone and inside out tracking. i've got no interest in going back to cables and hanging shit on the wall to use vr :p and those things don't seem to be a focus for anyone other than oculus right now, though g2 does at least use inside out.
 

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If I didn't already have enough reasons to avoid Oculus, I'd be pretty happy to have dodged the incredibly-obvious-eventual-forced-Facebook-login-despite-them-saying-it-would-never-happen thing.

Personally I really like Valve's hardware and technology, but it would be nice to have someone competing directly with Oculus in the mainstream space. I have heard about a number of Chinese manufacturers that are doing pretty well in China.
 
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Can anyone recommend any relaxing type games/programs on Steam for just sitting around enjoying the scenery? Like sitting on a beach or on a hilltop? I have the Blu (the whale one) which is nice when the jelly fish float by and fancy some peaceful sightseeing as we've been stuck in the flat for ages.
 
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I've only bought Stormlands and Lone Echo on the Oculus Store. Despite Lone Echo being good, I'm starting to regret that now with this Facebook shit.
for me i knew it was going to happen one day so this isn't too unexpected, just annoying. i figure i can't claim to hate or be actively avoiding facebook when i gave them $400 for a headset and $100 for various games. plus it's not like oculus accounts weren't being stored on fb servers already.

giving an out on the required account stuff for current headsets works for me and i just won't buy another oculus headset unless it's changed. getting rid of any hardware i already have seems silly so no plans to do that, especially since there is no other option for what i want.
 

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for me i knew it was going to happen one day so this isn't too unexpected, just annoying. i figure i can't claim to hate or be actively avoiding facebook when i gave them $400 for a headset and $100 for various games. plus it's not like oculus accounts weren't being stored on fb servers already.

giving an out on the required account stuff for current headsets works for me and i just won't buy another oculus headset unless it's changed. getting rid of any hardware i already have seems silly so no plans to do that, especially since there is no other option for what i want.
I think this is where I am, really. I managed to maintain the cognitive dissonance to keep Oculus separate enough from Facebook that I could continue to buy from them, but I'm less likely to now.

My next headset definitely won't be Oculus. It's amazing how much goodwill can evaporate with one needless change.
 
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Can anyone recommend any relaxing type games/programs on Steam for just sitting around enjoying the scenery? Like sitting on a beach or on a hilltop? I have the Blu (the whale one) which is nice when the jelly fish float by and fancy some peaceful sightseeing as we've been stuck in the flat for ages.
Probably not quite what you’re looking for, but Chroma Lab has been one I really enjoy for relaxing.


Put on some music, set up the scene to be a large space, and just kinda lay back shooting out particles. Big empty space, pretty lights and colors all around you.
 

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Probably not quite what you’re looking for, but Chroma Lab has been one I really enjoy for relaxing.


Put on some music, set up the scene to be a large space, and just kinda lay back shooting out particles. Big empty space, pretty lights and colors all around you.
Cheers, looks nice. Bought it.