Author Topic: Virtual Reality  (Read 14570 times)

Johnny Textface

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #120 on: January 07, 2021, 12:20:28 PM »
I'm thinking of getting a Quest 2 for a bit of gaming and exercise. I don't have a high end laptop or pc.. Will it perform OK ootb?

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #121 on: January 07, 2021, 01:30:22 PM »
The Quest 2 is a standalone thing so you don't even need a PC to run it, that's only if you want to run PC games through it. You might want to get the 256GB version if you're planning on downloading a lot of higher end games to it though. Obviously you're restricted to games available via the Oculus store (and the Sidequest store), having a decent gaming PC does open up more options like games on Steam though (some of the same titles are available on both Steam and Oculus stores) and the graphics will be substantially better.

Some recommended titles available directly through Oculus (that I've played, only had it a week):
Beat Saber, The Thrill of the Fight (workout)
Google Earth (exploration) (FREE)

https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/section/274907549851488/

And there's lots of cool free stuff/things pre-loaded onto the system like virtual environments and YouTube virtual tours
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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2021, 02:05:15 PM »
Uhhh, Half Life: Alex and Lone Echo aren't Oculus games (except through oculus link or virtual desktop).

I have an Oculus 1 and not sure that you need the more storage version - most games are pretty small. However larger games are starting to come out, so maybe I'm wrong. I've not really been tempted by them.

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #123 on: January 07, 2021, 02:45:18 PM »
Put Alyx by accident but I could've sworn I saw Lone Echo on the store. I've got the Steam one. Checked again and it was Echo VR, which I guess is set in the same world.

Edit: Oh wait it's because it's on the Oculus Link store.

Non Stop Dancer

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #124 on: January 07, 2021, 11:45:20 PM »
What's the VR wankin' situation like these days?

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2021, 08:24:45 AM »
The idea of VR porn scares me. I find flight simulator in VR visceral enough.

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« Reply #126 on: January 08, 2021, 12:37:13 PM »
I heard that if you watch VR porn while having sex you become part of the mainframe.

Non Stop Dancer

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« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2021, 04:43:10 PM »
The idea of VR porn scares me. I find flight simulator in VR visceral enough.
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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2021, 05:14:25 PM »
I tried doing Richie's Plank Experience but I just can't do it. It's ridiculous because I know I'm not actually walking a plank protruding from a very tall building, but my brain and body keep saying "yes you are" every time I try.

Also had a weird experience when I was using the virtual night apartment while watching TV and at some point looked out of the big window to my right and the bustling lit up city and thought "shit I better close my curtains" then felt really stupid.

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2021, 06:30:00 PM »
I tried doing Richie's Plank Experience but I just can't do it. It's ridiculous because I know I'm not actually walking a plank protruding from a very tall building, but my brain and body keep saying "yes you are" every time I try.

I was like that to start with, but after lots of shitting myself and having to crouch down and touch the actual floor, I've managed to walk up the plank and even jump off. It frightens me no longer. I'm quite excited to see if it's made any sort of difference to my real life fear of heights. If you manage to get over the Plank game, there's one called Face Your Fears that's got an on-rails experience that also made me cack my keks.

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2021, 06:41:47 PM »
I tried doing Richie's Plank Experience but I just can't do it. It's ridiculous because I know I'm not actually walking a plank protruding from a very tall building, but my brain and body keep saying "yes you are" every time I try.



Ha! Thats nothing. Wait until you give flight sim a try. Disable the guardian on your Quest and go for a walk out the wing of your jumbo jet at 30,000 feet. It feels, very, very, weird.

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #131 on: January 08, 2021, 08:33:30 PM »
I was like that to start with, but after lots of shitting myself and having to crouch down and touch the actual floor, I've managed to walk up the plank and even jump off. It frightens me no longer. I'm quite excited to see if it's made any sort of difference to my real life fear of heights. If you manage to get over the Plank game, there's one called Face Your Fears that's got an on-rails experience that also made me cack my keks.

I might have to give it another go. One step at a time (literally).

Ha! Thats nothing. Wait until you give flight sim a try. Disable the guardian on your Quest and go for a walk out the wing of your jumbo jet at 30,000 feet. It feels, very, very, weird.

I actually re-installed my pirate copy just to test out VR. Very nice (although I definitely need to use my link cable, my 100mbps internet speeds aren't enough for playing it wirelessly) but definitely need the proper version with the Bing maps. Had it for a while when it first came out with the Xbox game pass and it's night and day. I might have to do the plank before I attempt walking on the wing though...

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #132 on: January 09, 2021, 02:29:45 AM »
What is the video quality/immersion level really like for virtual movie theater, VR city tours, and that sort of thing on a standalone Quest 2 with no PC hookup? Just a nice perk, or genuinely impressive?

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #133 on: January 09, 2021, 09:25:05 AM »
What is the video quality/immersion level really like for virtual movie theater, VR city tours, and that sort of thing on a standalone Quest 2 with no PC hookup? Just a nice perk, or genuinely impressive?

The quality and immersion level is great. The screens of VR headsets are getting higher and higher resolution and the screens of the Quest 2 are incredibly impressive considering the cost of the headset.
I've heard people compare looking through a VR headset to sitting up really close to an old CRT TV screen but those days are coming to an end with this new generation of headsets I think. 

All that being said the angle of view of the Quest 2 isn't the best, it is a bit like wearing a diving mask. Thats ok for gaming but I couldn't watch a movie like that.

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #134 on: January 09, 2021, 12:27:06 PM »
I couldn't watch a whole movie in the virtual environment but watched an episode of the Sopranos last night in one (actually flipped between fancy apartment - the one at 1:21 here https://youtu.be/Yisy15QeW_s?t=82 and home theatre) and it was very pleasant. I mean, as has been said you do feel like you're sitting watching in a diving mask but otherwise feels utterly real.

Keep in mind that even 4k virtual tours, although great, will look a bit blurry (since you're pressed right up close to the image and it's being "stretched" to create the 360 sphere) so definitely try to get the ones filmed in 8k such as these if available

https://www.youtube.com/c/AirPanoVR/videos

I think there are other headsets which can do 12k as well

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #135 on: January 09, 2021, 06:10:39 PM »
I reckon I'll be good with the Quest 2 until 2023, but can easily see myself spending a deranged amount of money after that on something.

If the technology was 2-3 years further on I reckon it would've utterly transformed this pandemic for a lot of (relatively affluent) people. The potential for shared social experiences seems pretty big but it's just not quite there yet.

What's everyone using for audio? I haven't really branched away from the built in speakers at all.





Has anyone played Phasmophobia? I see it has had an extremely positive reception but I've never bought any multiplayer only games full-stop so I'm somewhat concerned it'll be full of people who will just be really pissed off at me being absolutely shite for the first while.

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #136 on: January 09, 2021, 06:31:19 PM »
The only multiplayer I've played so far is Pavlov (Call of Duty type thing). Found myself on a bridge with three other soldiers as part of a team, then they all started talking to each other with children's voices. Closed out instantly.

I might consider trying my ATH headphones, at least for sitting down, although the built-in speakers are very good.

I've noticed most of the 8k videos don't play higher than 4k via the Oculus browser>Youtube, no idea why, and none of them go past 4k on the Oculus YouTube app. Workaround is to download the 8k videos (using Videoproc or similar), sideload them onto the headset and play them through the free video player. About 1GB per 5 mins though.

Johnny Textface

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #137 on: January 13, 2021, 01:14:37 PM »
Has any one had any experience getting fit with one of these?

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Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #138 on: January 13, 2021, 03:38:04 PM »
I played Creed for an hour then couldn't move for 2 days if that's what you mean?

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #139 on: January 13, 2021, 03:55:27 PM »
I played Creed for an hour then couldn't move for 2 days if that's what you mean?

Same thing happened to me with Thrill of the Fight, I was actually a bit annoyed as I wanted to play it again the next day but was aching too much. Best home workout I've ever had.

Re: Virtual Reality
« Reply #140 on: January 13, 2021, 10:52:03 PM »
Yeah same issue with me on Thrill of the Fight every time i've played it. I'm knackered after and sweaty after a couple of bouts but I have my doubts as to how good it is for you. Swinging punches as hard as I can without hitting anything seems to make me overextend my arm and it feels like i've got tennis elbow for the next couple of days. Probably because my technique is awful though. Games like Pistol Whip, Beat Saber and even Superhot and table tennis (of the ones I've played) feel a bit more controlled and I still feel like I've been a bit active after half an hour or so. Depends a bit on how much you want to put into it though, you can play them with similar results without moving that much.

Although VR games are quite expensive, I like how many of them get continually updated with new levels and features. Pro Putt is great value now as it has gone from a limited putting game to adding a full driving range with various modes and the option to listen to Youtube music in the background.

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