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Just now, iwan_canobi said:

I really would love to play this in a gym hall or something and just fully walk around!

 

I did in a hall at work (unfortunately can only do that at certain times of the year) and depending on the game (not all games like such a big area) it's very immersive.

 

To get the most out of it though you need to enable developer mode and disable the boundary otherwise you are restricted to a smaller area.

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Just got a bit too excited in Robo recall and managed to put my hand through a bookcase. Cut all my knuckles :lol: guardian boundaries mean nothing when you get a bit too invested!

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On 30/08/2019 at 03:57, iwan_canobi said:

Just caved after a few months of temptation for one of these, should arrive tomorrow, can't wait! Going to try Vader Immortal just because Star Wars, anyone experienced with Red Matter and End Space? Both look pretty epic! Also fancy the ISS simulator and the Apollo 11 experience, although the latter doesn't get great reviews on the Quest.

I found End Space a little repetitive when I tried it on the Rift at some point in the past, although not sure if things have changed. Some Quest highlights for me (mileage may vary depending on your experience of other VR devices and whether you have strong VR legs):

 

Beat Saber (with custom songs via side loading)

SuperHot

Moss

Sairento (my favourite of the moment although you do need to have found your feet in VR)

Red Matter

Tea for God (via side loading)

Half Life (via side loading)

GunClub (much better after the last update)

Pinball FX 

Racket NX

Racket Fury

Big Screen

Tilt Brush

Virtual Desktop (used to stream PC and PCVR stuff)

Drop Dead

 

Think that's about it for now. SculptVR  looks interesting but haven't got round to that yet.

 

 

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For all those who do it, what's the very best way to stream VR apps from a PC? I tried RiftCat with No Man's Sky, but it was a bit shit to be honest. It was laggy and it looked awful. I probably need to mess around with the settings I guess, but my computer was connected directly to my router, and my Quest had a 5GHz connection to the router, in the same room.

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8 hours ago, Paulando said:

For all those who do it, what's the very best way to stream VR apps from a PC? I tried RiftCat with No Man's Sky, but it was a bit shit to be honest. It was laggy and it looked awful. I probably need to mess around with the settings I guess, but my computer was connected directly to my router, and my Quest had a 5GHz connection to the router, in the same room.

The general consensus seems to be that Virtual Desktop does the best job, but I don't have my gaming PC shipped over to Canada yet so I've been unable to try a local connection. But essentially 5ghz, Virtual Desktop, your PC hard wired into the router and having a clean line of sight to the router. If you don't own Virtual Desktop I think it's worth owning regardless, or you could just buy it, try it and see if improves things for you and if it doesn't then refund it (you do need to sideload VD after buying it on the store to get the PCVR streaming capabilities).

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Just an update on the streaming... I did try Virtual Desktop, and quite frankly, I was blown away by how good it was :wacko:

 

Laptop was hard wired, and Quest was on a 5GHz connection in the same room, which no doubt helped. I thought I’d notice some lag, particularly when I moved my head, but there was nothing at all. I immediately bought Skyrim VR.

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6 hours ago, Paulando said:

Just an update on the streaming... I did try Virtual Desktop, and quite frankly, I was blown away by how good it was :wacko:

 

Laptop was hard wired, and Quest was on a 5GHz connection in the same room, which no doubt helped. I thought I’d notice some lag, particularly when I moved my head, but there was nothing at all. I immediately bought Skyrim VR.

Yep, it worked well enough on my Shadow Cloud PC (which is in a data centre hundreds of miles away) to make me immediately start the process of shipping my gaming PC from the UK to Canada. Purely so that I can stream PCVR games locally. I have high hopes that it will be ‘good enough’ to enjoy and play Skyrim, Rez etc. and it’s all so simple, just install the app on a PC and log it in with your Oculus account and you are good to go (you also need to own a copy of Virtual Desktop as well as sideload the version that allows for PCVR streaming). Will report back once I have my gaming PC. 

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I've just set all ths streaming up, rebought Vdesktop etc... then realised I don't have a suitable USB cable to connect it to the PC for setup :lol: So instead I bought a copy of Beat Sabre.

 

Christ on a bike that's good. I've been jiggling around the living room like a mad man. Just done 40 minutes straight and sweating like crazy so had to stop.

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On 07/09/2019 at 06:13, Lorfarius said:

I've just set all ths streaming up, rebought Vdesktop etc... then realised I don't have a suitable USB cable to connect it to the PC for setup :lol: So instead I bought a copy of Beat Sabre.

 

Christ on a bike that's good. I've been jiggling around the living room like a mad man. Just done 40 minutes straight and sweating like crazy so had to stop.

Still worth getting that cable for some PCVR streaming and just as importantly custom beat saber songs which takes it to a whole new level. 

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4 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

Still worth getting that cable for some PCVR streaming and just as importantly custom beat saber songs which takes it to a whole new level. 

 

Very disappointed with the songs it comes with, doesn't seem to be all that many and a quick browse through the Sidequest app shows of loads.  Cable is on the way!

 

Has anyone played Dance Central? I quite like the idea of dancing with the curtains shut but there's no demo and few reviews.  Not sure why they haven't put out a review for that price, quite expensive to take a risk on.

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30 minutes ago, Lorfarius said:

Has anyone played Dance Central? I quite like the idea of dancing with the curtains shut but there's no demo and few reviews.  Not sure why they haven't put out a review for that price, quite expensive to take a risk on.


All games have a 2-week from purchase/2 hours play refund period. You can request a refund in the Oculus app, so feel free to give it a whirl ^_^

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10 hours ago, Paulando said:


All games have a 2-week from purchase/2 hours play refund period. You can request a refund in the Oculus app, so feel free to give it a whirl ^_^

This exactly. I purchased Dance Central and really did quite like it, it seemed very nicely done. However, song selection seemed limited (for the price) and I therefore couldn't see myself spending a lot of time on it as I like to mix it up more. Thus the near infinite (ish) amount of Beat Saber content just makes for endless fun.

 

So I returned Dance Central for a refund but it did seem like fun and was pretty slick...so I would recommend doing the same.

 

If there's anything I am on the fence with I simply buy and try. I think the limit is 5 returns a month / don't take the piss. I did this with Elven Assassin last night and decided to keep it. While basic, it was really good fun in co-op and I think very much worth it as a pick up and play arcade game at that price. But if there was no refund option I wouldn't have bought it.

 

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Ok so the opening tutorial broke my mind wide open. VR is scarily immersive.  Haven't bought a game yet but watched the latest Preacher in a cinema with a friend. This thing is so impressive. Also had a porn star squirt on my face. OMG the jazz is insane.

 

 

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On 03/09/2019 at 20:09, Lorfarius said:

Just got a bit too excited in Robo recall and managed to put my hand through a bookcase. Cut all my knuckles :lol: guardian boundaries mean nothing when you get a bit too invested!

I did almost exactly the same thing in Robo Recall on the Vive. Hit the side of my shed so hard everything on the slelf on that wall (approx 50 Lego Batman minifigs) hit the ground approx two seconds after I thought what the hell and one second after I wondered if I'd broken the controller. 

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I'm proper stuck on campaign, mission 11 is maximum movement of 650 and I can't even make it through. Difficulty just seems to have proper spiked and there's no way to play round or past that one :(

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Use your legs and body to move left and right, and up and down, arms held still, then very slight wrist flicks to slice the blocks. It’s still going to be close, but it’s doable.

 

It’s also a completely pointless exercise, and the worst level in the campaign by a mile. Someone needs a slap for including that as a roadblock.

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On 11/09/2019 at 21:24, jonamok said:

Use your legs and body to move left and right, and up and down, arms held still, then very slight wrist flicks to slice the blocks. It’s still going to be close, but it’s doable.

 

It’s also a completely pointless exercise, and the worst level in the campaign by a mile. Someone needs a slap for including that as a roadblock.

 

I was waving my arms around like a lunatic but I give up. Reminds me of an Expert+level from Beast Sabre, impossible :lol:

 

Has anyone had any luck running OCulus Rift games on their Quest? I can't figure out. Installed Virtual Desktop and SideQuest but not really sure what to do! Tried following some YT vids but none the wiser as most seem to talk about it but not show what to do.

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3 hours ago, Lorfarius said:

Has anyone had any luck running OCulus Rift games on their Quest? I can't figure out. Installed Virtual Desktop and SideQuest but not really sure what to do! Tried following some YT vids but none the wiser as most seem to talk about it but not show what to do.


Yeah! It works brilliantly and it’s actually very easy to use.

 

Once you’ve installed Sidequest on your PC, you need to use it to install the modified Virtual Desktop file onto your Quest (it’s one of the apps available in Sidequest), then install and run the Virtual Desktop program on your PC which handles the streaming (this can just run in the background).

 

To use it, you open the Virtual Desktop app on the Quest as normal, which will now have a Steam VR button enabled.

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On 11/09/2019 at 20:57, Lorfarius said:

I'm proper stuck on campaign, mission 11 is maximum movement of 650 and I can't even make it through. Difficulty just seems to have proper spiked and there's no way to play round or past that one :(

It’s a terrible idea that level. Thing to remember is that there is no fail criteria for missed blocks so just don’t move until your life is low then hit some to bring it back up a little. Then just ignore them again for a while. It’s utterly dreadful game design.

 

Having said that I’d just ignore campaign and go for score chasing in free play mode.

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9 hours ago, Paulando said:


Yeah! It works brilliantly and it’s actually very easy to use.

 

Once you’ve installed Sidequest on your PC, you need to use it to install the modified Virtual Desktop file onto your Quest (it’s one of the apps available in Sidequest), then install and run the Virtual Desktop program on your PC which handles the streaming (this can just run in the background).

 

To use it, you open the Virtual Desktop app on the Quest as normal, which will now have a Steam VR button enabled.

 

I'm almost there! Got all that loaded and Steam open but doesn't seem to recognise my controllers on the small pop up window on my pc.

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So I just saw Scatman pop up at Expert/+ and I thought what the hell, why not. :unsure: I've never focused on anything so much in my life and I couldn't get past a single chorus, so many good songs are on there but without a normal mode!

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On 13/09/2019 at 23:37, Paulando said:


Yeah! It works brilliantly and it’s actually very easy to use.

 

Once you’ve installed Sidequest on your PC, you need to use it to install the modified Virtual Desktop file onto your Quest (it’s one of the apps available in Sidequest), then install and run the Virtual Desktop program on your PC which handles the streaming (this can just run in the background).

 

To use it, you open the Virtual Desktop app on the Quest as normal, which will now have a Steam VR button enabled.

Am probably going to try messing about with this tonight - I tried googling last night but there seemed to be lots of conflicting info (mainly because they pulled Virtual Desktop from the Quest store).  

 

Is it really as simple as getting sidequest installed and then using it to push VD onto my quest? 

 

Excite!! If I can manage to play NMS and Elite in VR again this way I'm gonna squee. 

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Just now, robdood said:

Am probably going to try messing about with this tonight - I tried googling last night but there seemed to be lots of conflicting info (mainly because they pulled Virtual Desktop from the Quest store).  

 

Is it really as simple as getting sidequest installed and then using it to push VD onto my quest? 

 

Excite!! If I can manage to play NMS and Elite in VR again this way I'm gonna squee. 


it’s as easy as that - but you need to buy and install the official £14.99 version first, then install the side loaded version alongside. You launch it from the official app.

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19 minutes ago, Paulando said:

official £14.99 version

Of virtual desktop?  I couldn't find it on the Quest store? 

 

Edit - maybe I was just being blind, but I suppose it makes sense, presuming the sideloading VD is just some DLLs or something that enable it to do PC VR content. 

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There's a bunch of cool Quest announcements from the Oculus Connect event:

 

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All Hands on Deck: A More Natural Way to Experience VR


Bring your real hands into VR like never before with hand tracking on Oculus Quest—no controller, external sensors, gloves, or PC required. Launching in early 2020, this breakthrough technology enables natural interaction by simply using your hands like you normally would to gesture, interact with virtual objects, and communicate with friends in VR. It works by using deep learning to understand the position of your hands and fingers using Quest’s onboard cameras, then translating this into VR. For more information, check out our full write-up about hand tracking on Quest here.

 

 

 

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Oculus Link: The Best of Both VR Worlds


One feature we’re definitely excited about is Oculus Link, a new way for people who own a Quest headset to access Rift content and experiences from their gaming PC. Starting this November, anyone who owns Quest and a gaming PC will have access to popular Rift games with Oculus Link software, which can be used with most high-quality USB 3 cables. Later this year, we’ll release a premium optical fiber cable to provide a best-in-class experience with maximum throughput and comfortable ergonomics. For developers, this means it’s now possible to build high-end PC games and experiences while taking advantage of the biggest possible market and connecting with new audiences as the Quest community grows. Oculus Link is truly the best of both worlds: the high-end gaming of Rift when connected to a PC, with the ease and portability of Quest on-the-go.

 

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Go on a Quest: Even More to See and Do

 

Experience a variety of popular apps from Oculus Go on Quest. For many people, Oculus Go was the first step into the world of VR. In the short time since it launched, we’ve seen fantastic apps released on the platform, offering new ways to watch TV, play games, and connect with friends. Now you can use compatible Oculus Go apps on Quest. Starting next week, there will be more than 50 popular Oculus Go apps available to Quest users, so get ready for a virtual, fun-filled weekend. And if you own an app on Oculus Go and it’s available on Quest, you’ll get the Quest version for free between now and the end of the year. Click here to learn more.

 

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Passthrough+: A Whole New View in VR

 

Coming next week to Quest, Passthrough+ is a breakthrough feature originally launched on Rift S that gives people a stereo-correct, real-time view of their surroundings while in VR. Now possible on Quest thanks to advancements in high-performance image processing and 3D computation, Passthrough+ makes experiences on Quest more comfortable when stepping out of your play space. And with Passthrough “on demand” shipping later this year, you’ll be able to check your surroundings without removing the headset any time you want.

 

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Watching Your Favorites on Quest Now Easier than Ever

 

We know people like to use Quest to watch their favorite movies and TV shows. To make this easier, we’ve introduced updates to tracking that allow people to use Quest in environments that won’t work with the standard inside-out tracking, like in dark or dimly-lit rooms. Now, people can manually turn off tracking on Quest from the Settings menu, to make casual viewing of media apps easier and more comfortable from anywhere. Remember that Guardian boundaries—and some apps—require tracking, so neither will work if tracking is off. You should only use your Quest in a stationary standing or seated position when tracking is turned off.

These are just some of the features and improvements we’re adding to Quest. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

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