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36 minutes ago, simms said:

I imagine using virtual desktop would be quite draining on the battery.  I’ve bought the head strap with the build in battery to extend the life a bit more.  Expensive I know.

 

Is that the £120 one? Would you recommend it? I can't say I find the strap that comes with it uncomfortable, but it's a pain to adjust. Can you sit back against a chair with the Elite one, or does the plastic push into the back of your head?

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22 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

 

Is that the £120 one? Would you recommend it? I can't say I find the strap that comes with it uncomfortable, but it's a pain to adjust. Can you sit back against a chair with the Elite one, or does the plastic push into the back of your head?


yes that one, I’d recommend it.  Very easy to adjust.  I don’t lean back in a chair because that would restrict head movement unless I’m misunderstanding you.  There is a rigid bit of plastic that cradles the back of your head and the battery is on the outside of that so you wouldn’t feel the battery if you happened to lean back but the plastic cradle will put pressure on the back of your head. 
 

Also I’ve got a cheap silicone face cover so I can clean them easily, as I don’t get on with the foam covers which irritate my skin especially when it gets dirty from sweat. 
 

edit: With the Elite head strap with battery you get the carry case which is nice if you wanted transport the device and controllers.

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I'm over the moon with my Quest 2!  My first dip into VR, and loving it.  It was a bit of an impulse buy, with the thinking that I'd try some of the sim racing titles in VR and if I didn't take to it the kids would love some of the free standalone titles...

 

As suspected the VR in Assetto Corsa is wonderful and immersive, and we spent ages just hopping in various cars on different tracks.   But I've also loved the look of some of the native content on the Oculus store.  So far I've picked up:-

  • The Climb
  • Shadow Point
  • Vader Immortal
  • Red Matter
  • Richie's Plank Experience

... my Son bought me Superhot VR, but bought the PC version, which seems to run fine over Virtual Desktop which is nice.

 

I'm going to try out some more PC titles with the link cable now; such as No Man's Sky and Star Wars: Squadrons.

 

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I've only played PC VR games via Virtual desktop which has been glorious so far, which has made me retire by Original Vive wireless adapter setup which is clunky by comparison to my Wireless setup Quest 2.  With the Vive I had to carry a battery pack in my pocket and the headset is more heavier and bulkier.  

 

Anyway, I'll prefer to play PC VR versions of games where possible but what are the standout native Quest only games?

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1 hour ago, papalazarou said:

you left off half alyx there - hands down the best VR game out 

 

I'll get it at some stage, but I've already dropped loads of cash on the native Oculus games and it seems quite expensive.  So I'll play through some of these games and the games I already have on PC before I spend more on that.

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On 30/12/2020 at 12:04, Eighthours said:

Everyone still needs to buy Walkabout Mini Golf. Secret best game on the Quest.

 

You are right, this is fantastic. Played the first three courses and I feel like I've been on holiday. The designs are terrific and you have to lift your head up to truly appreciate the clever interconnected layout.

 

There's a lot of debate about which is better, Walkabout Mini Golf or Pro Putt, and I think Walkabout takes the crown. 

 

Also, is it just me or is finding the hidden golf balls super addictive?

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Elven Assassin on the other hand is not doing it for me. I think I've been spoiled by In Death: Unchained, which is superior in every way.

 

The aiming and accuracy feels more floaty and imprecise in Elven and I really don't like how you fire an arrow to teleport between platforms. It's resulted in me firing arrows at enemies only to find myself in another spot entirely. I know it isn't much money but the sound, graphics and interface are all a bit cheap too.

 

I think I might give it one more go but I reckon this is a refunder. 

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On 28/12/2020 at 15:44, davejm said:

I'm over the moon with my Quest 2!  My first dip into VR, and loving it.  It was a bit of an impulse buy, with the thinking that I'd try some of the sim racing titles in VR and if I didn't take to it the kids would love some of the free standalone titles...

 

As suspected the VR in Assetto Corsa is wonderful and immersive, and we spent ages just hopping in various cars on different tracks.   But I've also loved the look of some of the native content on the Oculus store.  So far I've picked up:-

  • The Climb
  • Shadow Point
  • Vader Immortal
  • Red Matter
  • Richie's Plank Experience

... my Son bought me Superhot VR, but bought the PC version, which seems to run fine over Virtual Desktop which is nice.

 

I'm going to try out some more PC titles with the link cable now; such as No Man's Sky and Star Wars: Squadrons.

 

 

I've gone a bit mad since I posted this.  I've subsequently picked up Beat Saber and Half Life: Alyx; and have bought a new facial interface (cheap silicon cover) plus pre-ordered the elite headstrap with battery pack and travel case.    I've also ordered a new router to help with latency and bitrate in Virtual Desktop; although I seem to be getting fairly good latency and bitrate already and the PCVR games I've tried wirelessly look great.  Flight Simulator in VR is mind blowing.

 

Only problem I have at the moment is sickness and headaches.  Something like Beat Saber I'm OK with, but even with the teleport movement of Half Life I feel a bit off after only a few minutes.  Any tips for ways to get over that?  Or does it just take time?

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In general, I think it takes time. Staying hydrated might help, and some people suggest using a fan can help. Play some gentle stuff to get you into it. Most important thing is to stop as soon as you start feeling ill. 

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I tried the different options and all of them made me feel squiffy.   I'm going to shelve it until I can do it justice, and I'll play some of the other native Quest games that I've bought until I'm a bit more comfortable in VR.

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Just Picked  up Pistol Whip.  The pics and videos do not do this game justice.  When reviewers say you feel like John Wick they weren`t wrong.  This game is all kinds of awesome and gets you sweating like a pig to.  Just done the classic tracks and about to start legendary tracks.  Haven`t even tried 2089 yet. Looks like there's loads of replay value in this and very promising developers keep adding free content to like 2089.  Well worth the cash.

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On 28/12/2020 at 09:18, Jamie John said:

Is it just me or is the battery life in the Quest 2 not especially great? I played Tetris on it last night for about 90 minutes and by the end I was getting the low battery pop up. Is there anything that causes the battery to drain quickly? Apart from having the volume quite loud, I can't think what else it would be.

Yeah that’s it’s running native on the quest you still need to own the original doom 3  pc version.(not bfg version) as one once you install the mod you copy the pk4 files from the steam game into the base folder in the doom3 mod on the  quest (run the game once without to create the folders) and your good to go (you can get doom 3 for £2 from cd keys at the min)

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On 28/12/2020 at 13:09, Jamie John said:

Had anyone tried pairing a Bluetooth pad with their Quest 2? I need something with a dpad to play Tetris properly and I've got an 8bitdo SNES-style pad that currently isn't really being used.

 

I can't get this to work, for some reason. My phone recognises the pad, no problem, but it doesn't appear in the Quest app's 'Add Gamepad' menu. It does say it requires a 3.0 Bluetooth device, though, so maybe the 8bitdo pads are only 2.0.

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1 hour ago, papalazarou said:

Yeah that’s it’s running native on the quest you still need to own the original doom 3  pc version.(not bfg version) as one once you install the mod you copy the pk4 files from the steam game into the base folder in the doom3 mod on the  quest (run the game once without to create the folders) and your good to go (you can get doom 3 for £2 from cd keys at the min)

Annoyingly this won't run for me on the quest 2. All installed correctly as far as I can tell.  First time you run it it just quits and creates the folders,  then you copy the files from your PC. But subsequently it behaves the same way, tries to start then quits out. 

 

I am dissapoint.

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