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WOW! I was about to complete the checkout process, when I realized that for the time being they're only shipping to 20 countries only!  :fool:  ... None of which are middle eastern countries :( . IMO it is definitely a stupid move, there are millions of customers who cant wait to get there hands on the rift. But for some uncalled reason, they cant, because oculus isn't shipping it to their country :|

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At its price point, I will wait and see how things shake out. There are certainly bugs and such that will be discovered when the masses get their hands on it. My main concern is how does it fit/work for those of us that wear glasses?

 

I do think that the flight sim community has a lot to gain from VR. Lets hope it turns out to be as good as we all want it to be.

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WOW! I was about to complete the checkout process, when I realized that for the time being they're only shipping to 20 countries only! :fool: ... None of which are middle eastern countries :sad: . IMO it is definitely a stupid move, there are millions of customers who cant wait to get there hands on the rift. But for some uncalled reason, they cant, because oculus isn't shipping it to their country :|

Cant agree more. I was waiting for Oculus with CC armed and ready and now I cant preorder it as I live in KSA !!!!

 

I guess the number of (ready to buy) gamers (not to mention simmers) in the ME is at least equal to-if not more- the ones in the EU. I hope they revise their decision very soon as they are missing a huge market.

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IMO forget about the Oculus Rift if you fly complex airliners into major airports. Apparently you need to run FSX at 4K resolution in order to see the MFDs and FMS CDUs - plus you need a framerate of 75fps or more so you don't get nausea. This is nearly impossible to achieve with the current state of FSX.

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What effect do you think O.R. will have on P3D, FSX, and XPX . Just wonder how it will work ?

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All good stuff, but over £500 for an untested piece of kit thts just likely to make me travel sick? :P

Maybe if te price comes down a little and I can test someone elses to see if it works for my eyes...

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I'm excited for the age of VR that this heralds - but for other gaming genres, not for flight simulation.  I rather enjoy the hardware controls, switches & throttles I have in my setup, and I don't see forgoing that anytime soon; at least not until proper tactile feedback is possible.  Even then, I'm not so sure.

 

However, I have a lot of other gaming interests that would surely benefit from VR. Hopefully eventual competition will push prices into more affordable territory.

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Ordered mine!

 

Will get it in March/ early April

Congrats! Don't forget to keep us updated on how good it is with P3D :)

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Let's hope it works 'out of the box' and not have to wait an eternity for a patch, which was the case for the DK versions.

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I ordered mine for June delivery, but it's more a reservation system rather than a pre-order system (you don't pay the full amount until it ships) and I can cancel anytime. I'll rent an early production CV1 sometime in April and decide if I want one myself, or cancel the pre-order.

 

As long as you can run your flight sim (P3D/XPlane/DCS) at 4K resolution at 75 or more FPS, VR is for you.

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Flyinside is the key to making airliners just awesome on OR. Just saying...

 

Have to wait to order mine as I'm totally skint now....

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As long as you can run your flight sim (P3D/XPlane/DCS) at 4K resolution at 75 or more FPS, VR is for you

 

 

You're kidding right? There isn't a computer fast enough to run any PMDG at 4k , 75 FPS. I daresay any complex addon  in Xplane either.

 

Anyone who says they do is flat out lying.

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You're kidding right? There isn't a computer fast enough to run any PMDG at 4k , 75 FPS. I daresay any complex addon  in Xplane either.

 

Anyone who says they do is flat out lying.

 

I think I was wrong - 75 FPS is for the DK2, I think you need 90 FPS (90Hz) for the consumer version.

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I did a quick search:

 

I think the 4K part may be wrong 4k is 3840 x 2160 (8.2 million pixels) at 60 Hz that would be about 497.6 Million per second. Need heavy hitting top end hardware

 

“…the Rift runs at 2160×1200 at 90Hz split over dual displays, consuming 233 million pixels per second.” 

 

Thats a huge difference , maybe not out of the realm of possibility at those specs  (to run a sim decently)

Currently I'm running at 3440x 1440 @ 60 Hz (4.9 Million Pixels) so about 297 Million pixels a second.  That would actually be less of a load on my GPU then running OR

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What is the difference between DK2 and the CV1 (Consumer version). Is there any major technical difference? since I am planning to get a DK2 that is available in my city.

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What is the difference between DK2 and the CV1 (Consumer version). Is there any major technical difference? since I am planning to get a DK2 that is available in my city.

Resolution is the main one. OLED displays. Much improved Movement sensors. The weight. The shape. A completely different experience I would suggest.

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Resolution is the main one. OLED displays. Much improved Movement sensors. The weight. The shape. A completely different experience I would suggest.

Thank you my friend, actually I got the dk2, I tried it and can easily say that the experience is totally different, however, I can confirm that the resolution is not that good, compared to zooming on a screen. Anyway, I will keep the dk2 for at least a year until the cv1 is available here meanwhile I will upgrade my pc and make it ready for the cv1.

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According to some wise men, may they be praised, who are concerned with public decorum, wearing naked Oculus on the street can be provocative and perhaps breakdown public order and decorum.

 

I am pleased to say that dress codes in many countries therefore mandate a headress or some appropriate kind of veil to be placed over the devices to make the wearer look more normal in the streets and the market places.

 

Indubitably,  that played a part in the decision not to ship these so very exciting display apparatus to just any nation on God's Earth.

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Congrats! Don't forget to keep us updated on how good it is with P3D :)

If you know somone you could have it shipped to them and then to you

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