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Poor man's VR as temporary solution for FS2020

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I wonder if anyone has taken notice of this or perhaps already knew ?

 

 

In this excellent video mr. Belgeode explains how to use a VR headset to use with Tracker software (opensource) and create a curved big screen using Virtual Desktop. Since Laminar research decided that my GTX780 isn't good enough for x-plane VR (an incomprehensable decision, but that's another subject) i gave this a try and it works quite well with my Rift CV1. So this may be something to use until your headset will be supported for real VR. 

 

 

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i tryed it yesterday and yes it works, but i am not a fan of a 360 2D wrapped around you, it just dont feel like real VR absolutely not,

BUT i used my Headset just as the tracker, i put it on like a hat, and you look on your standard Monitor, it works like TrackIR,

and that was not bad 😁

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12 hours ago, Nedo68 said:

it just dont feel like real VR absolutely not,

No. indeed it does not. it shows how important the stereoscopic view in VR is so you get that depth perception.

But with a little tweaking i can just about get the senstation of using an enourmous projection screen, like in a cinema. Add a little bit of curve to that and I can trackIR in my Rift CV1. Choosing a black background around the screen and you're really 'drawn in'. Much better than using my tiny little 24 inch monitor.

For me, this is a nice way to use FS2020 until VR is there. 


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11 hours ago, avhpilot said:

No. indeed it does not. it shows how important the stereoscopic view in VR is so you get that depth perception.

But with a little tweaking i can just about get the senstation of using an enourmous projection screen, like in a cinema. Add a little bit of curve to that and I can trackIR in my Rift CV1. Choosing a black background around the screen and you're really 'drawn in'. Much better than using my tiny little 24 inch monitor.

For me, this is a nice way to use FS2020 until VR is there. 

of course its a nice way to tinker around (i did it), i think we will the same effect with the HMD but in glorry 3D once VR enter MSFS.

What i discovered again is i used TrackIR before 2012 and TrackIR is still great for flying, i have a 42" monitor and today i would preffer TrackIR for flying on a 2D monitor.

....but everything changed end of 2012 when i got my first VR headset, i even sold my TrackIR 😅

 

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