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Santa was nice - going VR

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So my wife really loves me... got an Oculus Rift Bundle for Xmas and I've just ordered the rig which I hope will run it properly in the sim.

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Nice gift! 

I also have the Rift but on a weaker system for the moment

i5 6600K @ 4.6ghz 

gtx 1070 

16GB RAM

I just ordered the I7 8700K today because even if the VR is amazing like this, I’m too bottlenecks by my CPU

And maybe that after I’ll go for a 1080Ti 

but don’t worry because even like this, I don’t have everything maxed out but it’s incredibly better than in 2D :p

and with luck on Friday I’ll receive my new CPU so I’ll let you know how good it is with this power :p

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Try to get the 8700K to run at 4.2Ghz or better - should be a Turbo Boost setting. Make sure to try Aerofly FS2 in addition to P3D or FSX with FlyInside.

FS2 has excellent VR performance and supports it out of the box. I still prefer a Thrustmaster Hotas X or better for the joystick/throttle with VR.

Make sure you use an HDMI connection for the Rift and USB3 ports for the sensors. Also have at least one additional regular monitor - I have three total along with the Rift - I use Display Port to DVI-D ( or HDMI) passive (cheap) adapters for the monitors.

 

 

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Having all of the civilian and military flight-sims, I believe the XP11 native VR experience is one the best and has the most potential. It is really that good, specially with a high end rig! The usage of the oculus controls and other functionalities implemented just for VR make it really shine. 

Try it out!

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I agree with Braun, Xp11 native VR is the best experience you can have now in flight simming, although is still in beta and as bugs is the best you can have now, second P3d with flyinside, also as bugs but flyinside is a great software, last for me is Aerofly FS2, there are many users that have a good experience with it but was not my case, have to stay that when i try(before i asked a refund) i dint have my current GPU, it was a 980ti, and the performance was very poor to me.

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@dmarques69,

       Maybe you had some incorrect settings for Aerofly FS2 VR mode - like frame sync(should be off for VR) or something else like maybe the SuperSampling (Render Scale Factor/Pixel Density) was set higher than 1.5 - because any of us with 4.0Ghz 4-core or better Intel CPU and at least an Nvidia 1060 6gb are getting greater than 200 FPS on a single HD monitor and therefore great 90 fps in VR mode. Flying through a photoreal highres city like ORBX Innsbruck, Switzerland or through the Grand Canyon is a great low altitude VFR experience in VR. Native P3Dv4 VR is reasonable now but is slower in FPS and will stutter with any kind of maneuvering. I will try XPlane 11 Native VR now (demo version) - didn't like the FlyInside version.

    Another high performance VR experience is Combat Air Patrol 2 (early access) which allows you to fly the Harrier AV-8.

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