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Good morning peeps

So I've done some hours this weekend on The Forest and spotted it in the VR section of my steam.
Did some browsing, watched a few videos on different games and curious.
Anyone here with VR experience?
I know it's in its very early life and very buggy but it just looks like fun.
I believe I have sufficient hardware to run it, just curious if it's worth it?
 

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He's the guy you want to talk to if you want to be convinced to go VR.
 

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I like it, playing Beat Sabre mostly and Creed. Its not about the looks, but the experience, and the experience makes it all worth it. Im currently using the Vive setup. If you were close, I would say come over one evening and take it for a test drive for yourself, but all the oakes asking is far so yeah...
 

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If you are at all concerned with a pixel (screen door effect) then dont get VR.

Had an Oculus Rift. The immersion is incredible, you really feel like you are there. But if you are expecting crips visuals, you will be dissapointed. I ended up getting a 1080Ti so i could max out the Super Sampling (to minimize the pixel effect). Wasnt good enough. I ended up on a big 4K screen, i could not be happier.

I will re-look at VR when they provide crisp pictures
 

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I like it, playing Beat Sabre mostly and Creed. Its not about the looks, but the experience, and the experience makes it all worth it. Im currently using the Vive setup. If you were close, I would say come over one evening and take it for a test drive for yourself, but all the oakes asking is far so yeah...
Just move to CT
There is a FPS called Zero Caliber that got me hooked on the idea and then The Forest which is creepy AF already so just imagining the VR experience.
 

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If you are at all concerned with a pixel (screen door effect) then dont get VR.

Had an Oculus Rift. The immersion is incredible, you really feel like you are there. But if you are expecting crips visuals, you will be dissapointed. I ended up getting a 1080Ti so i could max out the Super Sampling (to minimize the pixel effect). Wasnt good enough. I ended up on a big 4K screen, i could not be happier.

I will re-look at VR when they provide crisp pictures
I like looking at pretty games, hence my recent CUD on my PC.
I also have a massive 4k TV, but can't justify 60hz over my monitor's 120hz, then again, it's not for competitive gaming I guess?
Should perhaps hook up my PC to the TV and try it out.
Just the experience/immersion I'm hunting here.
 

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If you are at all concerned with a pixel (screen door effect) then dont get VR.

Had an Oculus Rift. The immersion is incredible, you really feel like you are there. But if you are expecting crips visuals, you will be dissapointed. I ended up getting a 1080Ti so i could max out the Super Sampling (to minimize the pixel effect). Wasnt good enough. I ended up on a big 4K screen, i could not be happier.

I will re-look at VR when they provide crisp pictures
Read somewhere that this is one of the major reasons 8k is being produced. Think it was LG that mentioned it. Here is some form of article: Google and LG will show off an extremely high-res VR display in May
 

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Read somewhere that this is one of the major reasons 8k is being produced. Think it was LG that mentioned it. Here is some form of article: Google and LG will show off an extremely high-res VR display in May
I saw a video yesterday or this morning about this, but then again, I'm not looking at spending ape shit monies on this just for a quick rush.
Perhaps if I get hooked on a cheaper set, and it's overwhelming, then I'll look at the newer tech.
 

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8K isnt the issue. The issue is the eyes are SO close to the lenses. Imagine the picture of a 4k screen and you sit up RIGHT next to it. You will see pixels.

So once they overcome that with tech somehow, it will still be there
 
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8K isnt the issue. The issue is they eyes are SO close to the lenses. Imagine the picture of a 4k screen and you sit up RIGHT next to it. You will see pixels.
Interestingly enough, for me the pixels are a non-issue, I ignore them after a few seconds (then again, I played PC games on a "high resolution" 640x350 16 colour display).
The limited FOV is a bigger issue, if the next gen can just get rid of the welding goggles effect I'll be happy.

@bloedmonster MR is just Microsoft wanting to put their own marketing term on VR as far as the hardware is concerned.
 

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Interestingly enough, for me the pixels are a non-issue, I ignore them after a few seconds (then again, I played PC games on a "high resolution" 640x350 16 colour display).
The limited FOV is a bigger issue, if the next gen can just get rid of the welding goggles effect I'll be happy.

@bloedmonster MR is just Microsoft wanting to put their own marketing term on VR as far as the hardware is concerned.
Also very true, the FOV's are increasing in coming versions of headsets.

I shudder to think what the specs would be for large FOV and dual "8k" lenses. Im guessing the Rift2 will have some big numbers

You would need the equivalent of at least 2x RTX2080Ti im guessing for max effect at 90fps
 

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Im personally waiting for VR to advance before purchasing a full set. (welding goggles and pixels doesn't sound great :ROFLMAO:)

Apparently there is a VR centre at The Old Biscuit Mill. Why don't you go have a round there and speak to those guys before buying in (y)
 

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Don't need convincing
Just some feedback from our local guys.
I got an Oculus Rift DK2 a while back just to see how far VR had come (sold it after about 3 months, but that was always the plan), and I was very impressed, and the newer stuff is obviously even better. For me, a big thing was that descriptions of using VR really does not do it justice (At least in my opinion). If at all possible, I strongly recommend you see if you can test out a proper set, even briefly.
 

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Interestingly enough, for me the pixels are a non-issue, I ignore them after a few seconds (then again, I played PC games on a "high resolution" 640x350 16 colour display).
The limited FOV is a bigger issue, if the next gen can just get rid of the welding goggles effect I'll be happy.

@bloedmonster MR is just Microsoft wanting to put their own marketing term on VR as far as the hardware is concerned.
I think I agree with you, prettiness isn't what current gen VR is about - I might be wrong so please don't shoot me and that's exactly why I said earlier that I understand that it's still early days for VR so I've made peace with that.
I believe that there is much more to come, but I'm thinking a decade or so from now.

VR / MR: How then are they able to produce these sets cheaper than the Vive or Rift? Are they just inferior or what am I missing?
 

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Im personally waiting for VR to advance before purchasing a full set. (welding goggles and pixels doesn't sound great )

Apparently there is a VR centre at The Old Biscuit Mill. Why don't you go have a round there and speak to those guys before buying in (y)
Haha!

Didn't know, will pop around there sometime this week, thanks!
 

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The only thing I can say is that I was overwhelmed by my first VR experience, where I expected to be underwhelmed. Or not whelmed at all.

I just don't know if I would be able to play it every day, for three hours a day perhaps, though, but a once a week session, hell yeah.
 

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