Has anyone proposed a theory of how the star trek holodeck could work?
This. Funny and true.
I've always had a strong interest in enhancing gaming/simulation way back to the days of IO-PC 3d. Had crappy image quality and most games were unplayable but it gave a glimpse of the future. I suppose that is my reference point to compare current VR with. PC-3d cost more than $1000 and featured very low contrast 800x600 displays. Unreal was unplayable because the textures just became a confused mess. Serious Sam 2nd encounter looked great though. No head-tracking on that system and the LCD's were temperature sensitive so I had to add a mini-fan to keep it cool or else the screen colors would randomly change.
Thanks! I'm really going to have to buy a new wheel and pedals? Any recommendations? I had Fanatec last year but had to sell it. No issues with it. I just needed the money at the time. Should have more spare cash over the next few months.
Not sure but I think it may have something to do with the way you bitch the same argument about being deceived by Palmer and ignoring any other view but your own. Anyway.. I think you should eat fried chicken and purchase that triple 4k monitor setup.
It's nice to see some really balanced and rational views on this forum. I told another oculus friend about Live for speed a few nights ago and he got to try it last night. He loves it.
Yes, Dawesdust first response and subsequent annoyed me because while I have no issue with someone having a preference (a percentage of Elite Dangerous players over at frontier forum have already decided they want Vive because of the spec). Dawesdust statements were just plain wrong and defamatory to OculusVR. I know Palmer and he's about as genuine as it gets with his passion for VR. He's also made the statement that Oculus exclusive titles won't be tied to Oculus hardware. People are free to mod and run on other VR systems.
While many including myself were shocked about the Facebook acquisition (I thought it was a joke given that the announcement came about a week before April 1st), it was a smart move. Although he'd been crowd-funded up to a point and had further investment. He was still forced to hunt around for old scraps.
We all like to complain about Facebook but I'm still using it while complaining about security. It wasn't just about the funding either. Facebook has the global presence to make VR a big thing.
Vive and Oculus both have their good points. Vive higher spec versus Oculus greater developer base. I think when Vive gets going it will have no shortage of software but right now Oculus has the advantage there.
Those who see VR as a gimmick are in for a shock from 2016 onward. It's not going to replace anyone's TV but it will become essential hardware for a new generation of entertainment.
First generation consumer VR will appeal to simulation fans and those with an understanding of VR willing to pay higher cost for new tech.
Mobile VR will increase the spread and popularity.
By the time second generation VR comes the user base will have expanded greatly as some of the big name developers wake up and join in. We now have Ubisoft and shock of all shocks: Dice to add to the list.
Bohemia Interactive have stated they are interested in future development which will please Arma fans.
The porn industry is also diving into VR as well as movie makers.
I really don't care if Dawesdust doesn't want VR. That's his choice. I was only reacting to the false statements about Oculus being dead and other nonsense.
Wise words. Yes, agree. The downside of the Vive laser system are the mechanical motors. I believe it was an ex valve engineer who proposed a better scanning system using electronic actuators rather than motors.
"Quote from nacim :
grammatonfeather: Account freshly created by a troll or a Oculus member to defend his product. Big grin" >> Freshly created account because I just learned LFS supports VR. I certainly am pro-VR and always have been right since the days of IO-Systems PC3d. I'm not really biased towards one system though but Palmer has lead the way in consumer VR development. I was also in shock about the Facebook acquisition but Palmer assured me it was a very good deal: "no more hunting around for scrap parts - all custom made now" and this is true.
Nvidia plan to release their own VR system using stacked displays. Such a system would produce much more life-like 3d and according to Nvidia and Stanford University: reduce the issue of VR nausea.
"People are unable to make their point using rational points, so they must choose to attack the individual. It's an absolute classic approach as when it occurs I know that they've just conceded then and there that they're wrong.
Every single one of your arguments have been littered with either condescending comments or hyperbolic insults in some fashion" <<< This is the only thing you've said that I can agree with.
Your only argument is an emotional one. Your rage and hatred because OculusVR lied to you and pushed the price beyond what you wanted to pay. And you think that's a reasonable way to respond? You think your response is grown-up? Do you actually think Palmer is raising the cost of CV1 because he's a fraud? The cost of CV1 was never set in stone and there are so many variables. Research & development was enormous for this product. New techniques were developed to create the CV1 casing. The cost of CV1 isn't being inflated artificially. It's being released at the lowest possible price point and that will still be affordable to simulation enthusiasts. If you're a casual gamer then I get it won't suit you. You clearly know nothing about the design and build of Oculus and are simply reacting to the final result: a price that deviates from the cost of the developer kit.
You are oblivious to all other comments from people trying to educate you. Quite simply: the first consumer wave of VR will be the most expensive. It is reasonable and understandable that Oculus CV1 and Vive will be more expensive than the developer kits. At least they aren't priced at $3000 like Hololens or $1300 like Sony HMZ.
Can you explain to us how your ranting doesn't extend to HTC Vive pricing? The general consensus is that Vive will cost more than CV1. Why don't valve price the Vive within your budget of $275? Surely that company have failed you also? They must be scammers yes? Any rational person can understand that first wave consumer VR products are priced out of necessity. There are no free rides here.
There are plenty of sim enthusiasts who are already set on purchasing the Vive as soon as it becomes available even though they know it will cost more than CV1.
Thus concluding you're too ignorant about VR to talk to. In your mind because VR wasn't a thing and because it's not taken over the entire planet that it's a niche market. You're too how to say... simple of mind to grasp growth market and one that's expanding at an enormous rate. To you that just equates to gimmick hype. What's actually taking place is that a lot of the big name corporations actually understand now that VR is a thing. Hence the colossal amounts of money going into said industry.
As I said.. CV1 is the first consumer gaming HMD and it's price will be higher than your $200 limit and that is something you can't accept. So your childish brain says "they have failed". "Oculus is a failure". You've already been asked to provide your data proving Oculus has failed. Oculus DK2 sold out and the value of that product has now doubled on the 2nd hand market. That hardly equates to failure. CV1 will launch within a few months and is already in the hands of developers. That is hardly a failure.
Already has the biggest range of developed titles. That is hardly a failure.
But you are a child so you can only understand 'he said it would cost $275 and he lied and I hate him and his scammy company and I won't buy any anyway all VR is crap and anyway I would only buy Vive but I don't even like Vive because it's all crap and I will just buy 2 monitors for $500 and that will beat any VR system and you can't prove otherwise not even your laughing buddies over at frontier... nah, nah, nah nah, nah.'
Point you're missing is that many of those Elite Dangerous players who use Oculus or Vive - upgraded from multi-monitor setups and Track-IR. The fact that they had multi-monitor setups or track-ir meant they were into simulation. Guess what... Simulation is the prime market for DK2, CV1 and Vive. PC based HMD VR appeals more to serious gamers/sim fans than casual gamers. That's partly due to it being an emerging technology at a higher price-point and because simulation fans generally want whatever it takes to increase realism. This is why the Fanatec racing wheel and pedals costs more than a CV1. That's why a serious racing sim setup will cost more than a CV1. You're complaining about a technology that most benefits serious sim fans!
So.. that guy who posted on Frontier forum VR section that triple monitor was the ultimate setup... Well those VR users already had multi-monitor setups. Just like TrackIR... it was the best technology available at the time. Things change. Technology moves on. Multi-monitor setups will remain an option for those who want them but unfortunately for you... Such setups will see a decline along with TrackIR over the coming years.
It has nothing to do with "over-hyped". You can't over-hype a natural evolution in display technology. Just the same as new types of motion sensors are developed, new types of tactile feedback. Those with a bitter hatred of anything but a bog standard gaming setup of course will have nothing good to say. VR will have its place alongside conventional systems. People will still want conventional displays and conventional input devices. But this new technology will certainly infiltrate and change entertainment including movies and gaming. No one with a brain expects the first generation of consumer VR to dominate anything. Right now the target market for consumer VR is small. However the growth rate is rapid. People like you who are entirely hostile to new tech will find yourselves struggling over the next three years to convince others that VR is a niche market and a gimmick. You maybe have two years more to enjoy of convincing friends and family that VR isn't a thing.
Oculus haven't changed anything... It's just the brainless who misquote and misinterpret everything. CV1 never had a price stated anymore than Vive has one. It won't be too far from DK2 in price and Palmer knows it must remain affordable. If I sold my DK2 this week it would pay outright for the CV1. So yes, although you're acting like a child because the price will be higher than DK2, the price is still very affordable in terms of VR given the development of this tech.
And you can't over-hype something that pretty much speaks for itself. Being in the game/simulation instead of watching through a tiny window. And yes, that 4k 30 inch monitor is a tiny window.
You're actually clueless about Oculus development. You're complaining because the CV1 is going to be more expensive than DEVELOPER kit. So what? Where did you get the $500 from? Palmer wants the CV1 to be as affordable as possible so he will do whatever he can to ensure it's lower rather than higher. He's not stupid. Also he's made it clear that the first consumer Oculus will appeal to a smaller audience because it's a new technology and prices are always higher to begin with. Oculus CV1 isn't going to be the device that everyone buys for gaming or movies. It's going to be aimed at people who understand VR and want that experience for gaming/simulation/education. You're complaining about price like a little child who's been let down because he can't get that christmas gift he wanted.
Some of the stuff that's been written here about Oculus ("scam company") is laughable. Do you know where VR was before Palmer came along with his first duct-tape prototype? It was in the hands of Sony who thought they'd keep it priced at the very extreme niche market with their HMZ (£1300+). HMZ wasn't ground-breaking in any way apart from a couple of Oleds. And yet here you are bitching because CV1 will be priced above their INSANELY low-priced developer kit. Do you have any idea how much Microsoft want for Hololens dev kits? You're one of those entitled little kiddies who rants bitterly because he thinks he's been let down. The only thing that's let you down is your ignorance about a company and their intentions. Palmer is as sincere as it gets and with him Oculus isn't a niche gimmick he wants priced at £1300 for rich kids.
He's passionate about VR and his passion is reflected in the people around him. Some of the best tech minds in the industry.
"For $500 USD (which is nearly $700 CAD) I could buy 2 144hz displays, which would enhance the majority of games I play far far more than VR ever could. " <<< Rates among the top 10 dumbest statements this year.
You think two tiny displays can match 360 degree life-size stereoscopic 3d? Someone else over at Frontier forum posted a similar comedic statement like yours in the VR section. The response was unanimous: laughter.
With conventional displays you're staring at a very small fixed window. You're on the outside looking in.
With VR you're in the simulation and everything is LIFE-SIZE. HMD VR is what Imax would like to be.
When I'm in Elite Dangerous and in combat I can look up and track that ship with natural head movements. I can track off to the sides and behind. I've owned two TRackIR and they do not compare in any way. 3d Vision is cute but it was rendered obsolete by the HMD I use. I sold both my 3d vision 2 a week after I got Oculus.
Bust your nut buying that multi monitor setup in the belief you're getting a "better experience".
Well put. As far as I'm concerned the graphics in LFS are good enough for the required task. I tried Project Cars on Oculus recently and even though I have a heavily overclocked CPU and GPU... It couldn't cope with that sim even when the graphics were reduced. The fact is that LFS works very well with Oculus as far as I'm concerned. Frame rate and low latency are more important than ultra pretty graphics. Some of my friends are Oculus users as well and into racing sims so I recommend the sim to them.
Speaking generally about games/sims I think backward compatibility is important or else we end up with a console-esque situation.
It's nice to have new API's for the latest games but option for lower API should always be there. Sadly some AAA developers forced players to use DX11 only.
While you're declaring no VR worth purchasing until Vive comes... Entirely subjective as is your right to choose. I find this idea that one company is the enemy and produces only trash while the other represents the pinnacle of technological developer - facile.
I was using IO-Systems PC3d many years ago and the experience i get with DK2 is incredible compared to that very expensive low res, non-head tracking HMD. It hasn't taken long for an idiotic war to erupt as to which VR system to buy. Words like "vastly superior" are used to brainwash those with no experience of the tech dismiss one in favour of the other. Actually it was Bohemia Interactive who stated that DX9 is the problem with runtimes 7 and beyond.
"Furthermore, upgrading to higher levels of DX ostracizes users who run LFS through Wine on either Linux, OS X or even BSD." <<< So users who quite reasonably upgrade their GPU's to recommended spec for VR (ie. GTX 980 for Elite Dangerous) should really avoid the latest API so as not to ostracize DX9 players?
How about giving API choice in game as quite a few seem to do? I have quite a few games that allow me to switch between DX11 and DX9. DX12 brings welcome performance improvements so I certainly don't intend to stay on lower API's forever. But I do think it would be good for players to have the option to switch to DX9 in game.
A percentage of people are susceptible but it's actually overrated and blown out of proportion by VR haters. Largely people who are hostile to new tech that falls outside of their comfort or price range.
I've never ever had motion sickness from any Oculus game or demo. Elite Dangerous has a VR sub-forum and many Oculus + Vive players there.
"With 3D glasses you can do 10+ hours without a problem" << I just sold my 2 pairs of 3d Vision 2's and I do many hours without issue on Oculus.
I have a friend who can only play games that run at 120hz. He had to get a refund on GTA V. He's ok with CS GO and Metro last light. Guess what... He's never touched a VR HMD in his life. He's never played with 3d glasses either. So there is a percentage who will spew at the slightest provocation even just walking towards them with HMD in hand.
I also know some who have some degree of susceptibility but love the experience of VR so much that they train themselves. A little more each day.
I can use VR for any length of time without issue. Actually your FPS statement is backwards. Sickness would be more of an issue with FPS than for driving. For driving you're seated anyway. No jumping around.
Elite Dangerous is pretty amazing with VR but Live for speed has been a surprise for me. It's perfectly smooth with no latency issues. Scaling is correct... everything life size. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my Fanatec last year.
It's actually scary how much misinformation and lies you can find on the net about VR.
To start with... I've had 2 versions of TrackIR so I know exactly what it is and how well it works. It was great in its day but it's no match for VR in any way shape or form. Oculus DK2 allows me almost 360 head rotation. I can turn my head full deflection and swivel around on my seat so I'm looking ALMOST directly behind me. I would say it's about 160 degrees. If I go 180 degrees it loses tracking. Oculus CV1 has full 360 tracking since it also has tracking LEDs behind it.
"A scumbag company"?? Really? Without Palmer you wouldn't even be spouting nonsense about VR because your only option would be sony HMZ or Vuzix. Palmer has kept his promises and his release targets and achieved a lot in a short time.
"plus Oculus is a scumbag company, placing artificial software restrictions on newer versions of their SDK, which excludes a large portion of their developer community who still operate with a DX9 toolkit (like LFS now does). " << Excuse me? Artificial restrictions? DX9? Has anyone told you we're on DX12 now? DX11 has been a thing for many years. So you want to hold back VR because of an obsolete API? One that doesn't support Direct Mode. The reason Oculus doesn't support DX9 is because it doesn't support Direct mode. Extended mode is hated and detested so there are few people with reasons to bitch about it. In fact the reverse is true.. Many people can be seen getting on the backs at developers on steam who fail to upgrade their games and sims to the latest Oculus runtime.
Seriously... ditch DX9 and put it where it belongs.
You haven't tried Half moon so your comparisons and bitching about Oculus in general just read like childish personal hate towards something you clearly have no knowledge of. I'm not anti Vive... I like Valve, like Gabe, I own a HTC M8 phone, I'm sure Vive will be amazing. All of the information thus far suggests Vive will be more expensive than Oculus. Oculus DK1 and DK2 were the most advanced and cheapest consumer VR systems ever. Vive isn't officially launched yet except to very few. If Vive is priced below CV1 that will be great but it seems unlikely.
Those controllers look kind of bulky if the consumer versions are the same. I prefer the Half-moon design from Oculus. Both VR systems should be amazing but HTC Vive has some catching up to do in range of games and apps.
Yes it can do full body. Oculus doesn't use "simple head-tracking". Even DK2 tracks upper body and you can get up and walk around (as has been demonstrated over on the frontier elite dangerous forum). The issue with Vive is using mechanical motors for the scanning. Nvidia is working on a VR system that should be superior to Oculus and Vive within a few years.
I did say "lowest price" did I not? I know all about Vive and it certainly isn't "vastly superior". Resolution is slightly higher but not enough to make much difference. Tracking is full body but relies on mechanical motors prone to wear. Oculus has the greatest infrastructure. Vive will be a good product but not the cheapest consumer VR system.
Yes, you found an Oculus user on this forum and Live for speed is fecking amazing with it.
I suggest if you don't like people calling you out on bollocks then don't talk a load of crap.
Before Palmer consumer VR was pretty much dead. Sony's idea of VR was to fit OLEDs to a 90's design and sell it for £1400 with the TMZ units. Totally unsuitable for games. Just about OK for movies. If you wanted to buy something cheaper you'd buy Vuzix with their tiny field of view and 90's display technology.
Palmer changed all that. DK1 was affordable. It was the most affordable and most advanced consumer VR ever created even though it was a developer kit. DK2 was even better at the same price point. Again the most advanced consumer VR ever. CV1 could be in the region of £350 to £400. Again it will be the most advanced consumer VR at the lowest price ever. As I said.. Before Palmer there was Sony HMZ at £1400.
I've been using Oculus DK2 on a daily basis for a few months and can best describe it as being what imax would like to be.
Palmer has kept his promises so far and has no reason to break them now. At £400 it will still be the cheapest most advanced consumer VR in history.