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Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:16:32 AM »
Hello,
I'm interested in entering new steps in flightsimulation with VR headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC vive?
Do you have any experiences using them in the sim? Especially P3d?
I read some reports from helo simmers indicating the immersion factor is a complete new experience and a real game changer. It's now acting in a 3D environment....

On the other side I read the headsets do still have some issues like bad display resolutions, so reading the gauges in vc cockpit is difficult? Also some people get headaches or feel sick when using the headsets for a longer period.

What ere the differences between Oculus Rift and HTC vive? Which one is better?

I'd be very glad if you share your experiences...,.
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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 08:24:15 AM »
I believe that Marc and Jeff are using VR headsets, but I don't know which ones. Doug told me he tried one and it almost made him throw up.

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 08:45:10 AM »
Hi Klaus,
     I've been using the HTC Vive for a while now (11+ months).  I have never felt sick once in VR.  I do get sick if I watch someone else play driving games on a monitor though.  If you plan to do any "room-scale" VR, then an HTC Vive is for you.  If you only ever sit while gaming in VR, like driving or flying etc. then the Oculus Rift will work.  The Vive is better, but to each their own.  It is also a little more expensive. 
     I've just upgraded my computer to the AM4/DDR4 platform, and put a GTX 1080Ti graphics card on it.  It is VR heaven.  The play is silky smooth, and the images are clear and steady.  I have good resolution in my headset, and readability is acceptable/good.  It use to be worse, but times change and improvements come along.  Dex also mentioned an interest in VR.  I wonder how he is doing with his? ???
     Oh, the helicopters!!!  Flying a helicopter in VR is like no other experience.  Your situational awareness is greatly improved.  It makes it much easier to land and maneuver in close proximity to obstacles.

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 09:58:35 AM »
Hi Jeff,
thank you for sharing your experiences. Sounds Great and Males me feeling wanting to Five VR a try.

The HTC Vice Sounds good to me. I also have a GTX1080. I decided for this one when Building my actual PCs-System to be prepared for VR whenever I'd do the switch.

Do you use it with Flyinside getting Connection to SIM?
I also read about leas Motion to Control Button and Switches in the VR simflight. Do know this?

Do you still have your Monitors connected to you flightsim PC? Can you Switch between Monitor Setup and VR Setup when starting the SIM? Or is it necessary to have fix configurations?

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 12:24:03 PM »
Hi Klaus,
     I haven't tried the FlyInside program for a while.  I will be checking it out again soon.  I use "voiceattack" to control my switches with voice commands.  I have my triple monitors connected, and also the headset is plugged in.  I use the monitors for everything except being "inside" a VR program environment.  You don't wear the headset all the time, (and you wouldn't want to).  You slip it on after starting your flight, or other VR experience.  I also use headphones over my HMD.  It comes with a built-in earbud jack, but I prefer my cans.  ;)

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 12:40:22 PM »
Thank you, Jeff!
Sounds good to me. I wouldn't like to change my complete PC Setup. When I just can connect the VR device Monitors connected that's beautiful.
 
I'd also prefer my flightsim headphones for the Sounds.

I read about Leap Motion in combination with Flyinside. You can control buttons and switches in the vc cockpit with your hand movements. That must be a very cool experience....
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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 08:23:57 AM »
     I've gotten the FlyInside program and ordered a Leap Motion controller.   ;)

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 08:40:32 AM »
Thats's cool......
I hope I'll get my htc vive on friday or Saturday!
So, I can jump on the VR train then......I'm really looking forward to the new experience. :)

I will install Flyinside then,too. I found it difficult getting a leap motion controller in germany :o.
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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 10:03:48 PM »
Klaus, ORBX has a forum dedicated to Oculus Rift. You might want to check it out. Not sure if you have to be registered to view the forums. Sue would know. Sue?

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/forum/202-oculus-rift-and-vr-headsets-discussion/

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 08:07:55 AM »
 8)
 Don't know for sure, I think he an see the VR section without registering. I can't see it being persona non grata over there.

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 08:32:36 AM »
Yes, you do have to sign in to the Orbx forums to be able to view them.   ;)

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 12:10:21 PM »
Yes, thank you. I know the VR section in the ORBX forums.
From time to time I take a look into it.....
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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 04:53:28 AM »
O.k., I have now my Vive headset plugged in. Vive software and steamVR software is installed on my fresh win10 installation. A first test looked very good....it seems to work and WOW!!

VR is such an amazing experience. Now I have to install P3d. I wanna get the VR feeling in the VC of a helicopter.

Regarding my problems and win10 crash when installing the vive first time, I read on a VR website that the Vive can get in trouble with some USB 3.0/3.1 controllers. HTC recommends using the USB 2.0 for connecting the Vive's linkbox with the computer, when there's trouble with the USB 3.
I guess my problems have something to do with that.

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
Congratulations on getting your Vive working, Klaus.  Welcome to VR.   8)

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Re: Virtual Reality headsets experiences?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 04:47:58 PM »
Thank you, Jeff!!

Installed now P3d v4 and FSUIPC5 and did my first flighttest... 

Woooooaaaa....that's really cool!!
The immersion feeling is so fantastic. you think you are really sitting in a ccockpit not a in chair in front if your desk. Sure, display resolution should be better and can't compared to a monitor. But this feeling being inside a cockpit is really super cool...   
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