VR - Is it really going to be a success? Or, thanks Time for starting a discussion!

I take it you mean DCS by this? Perhaps easier than the things in Il-2. I use a gadget called www.pointctrl.com to emulate a mouse in VR and I just click the things I need controlled. So the things that are on the hotas in the real machine are, and the rest gets pecked at. It’s hella immersive.

I wouldn’t write off the modern stuff as ridicilously complex. Yes you can dive into the nitty gritty and count every rivet, complete every procedure and drop GPS guided weapons on four different targets in one pass. Or you could just, you know, shoot stuff with rockets, guns and heatseekers. Get a jet like the F-86 and there’s even less complexity to deal with than a warbird as the engine is way simpler to operate.

Afaik VKB don’t make a throttle yet but are planning to do so in the future.

Good to know! There was always a part of me that wanted to buy Falcon 4.0 back in the day and learn it, but was scared away by the complexity of the simulation, so I just stuck with prop planes.

also, a really minor bit of complaining about The Room VR: the first thing you do is go inside and look at a few slides in a projector, which teaches you about manipulating things. then you learn how to go to your desk and pick up a key, which teaches you about your inventory. then you use that key to unlock a safe, and then for some totally insane reason, you need to get a safecracking tool from evidence so you can remove part of the safe door and fix the gearing before you can open it, even though it’s the police safe. Honestly all I can think is that that interaction was supposed to teach you about where to find the in-game hints.

I just finished the story and overall liked my experience with it because it was in VR. The whole scavenging supplies, having tension with walkers, etc was well done. The story, not that great. I’d kill for a game where we could play through bits from the TV series with the real cast. Interacting with the world and weapons was clunky at times but overall it worked. The human enemies were horrible. Most couldn’t shoot me from 5 feet away.

If this game wasn’t in VR, I’d give it 2 stars. In VR 4 because being there was pretty darn good.

SkyrimVR and Fallout 4 VR are IMO the best things to come out for VR. They don’t have good touch integration etc, but they’re by far the most expansive, detailed and customizable experiences you can find for VR.

While in VR, like a flight sim, is there any way to alt-tab to something like Notepad to take some notes?

Yeah most headsets allow you to bring up a virtual desktop where you can do that kind of thing while staying in VR.

On a G2, press Windows key and choose ‘desktop’. I think there is a voice command for it too.


Well, it’s on its way at least!

Doesn’t that normally close the game you’re in?

No, it opens a floating window of your desktop inside your game.

Ohhhhh so do it like that! Ok this could be good if I can post my joystick assignments and also weapon checklists for easy access.

I decided I don’t really want to mess with getting my Quest 2 to work wirelessly through Virtual Desktop / Side Quest. I think I want to get Beat Saber and that table tennis game on the Quest 2 store because they seem like they really benefit from being wireless. Any other games that would be better to get from the Quest 2 store? So far all the VR games I’ve played are wired through Steam.

In Death: Unchained

I forgot about that one - have it wish listed. Thanks!

Get the Star Wars Darth Vader games

Do I get to lightsaber? If so I’m in!

I’m pretty sure you do. My niece played the entire first episode and was blown away. She was just in heaven. But I didn’t watch cause I didn’t want to spoil it for myself. ;)

You do. It’s more of a story than a game, but the lightsaber sequences are pretty satisfying.

I decided to take the leap and upgrade from my Rift CV1 to a G2 Reverb.

The HP Canada store briefly had some in stock two weeks ago and I added one to my cart and proceeded to the checkout page, but had second thoughts and walked away. They immediately went out of stock again.

I went back to that browser tab on Monday and completed the transaction expecting some sort of error. Instead I have a delivery date of February 2nd. So yeah, HP, you might want to look at your checkout code. :)

Anyway, quite excited to see just how much the display has improved from CV1 to G2. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to play my existing Oculus library games via CrossVR.