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Offline 38ruk

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Giving VR a try
« on: March 07, 2017, 04:30:59 AM »
Thinking of picking up a rift tonight on the way home , I'm guessing a 980 ti should do an OK job?  Anything else I should look for? Thanks
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 06:44:40 AM »
a 980ti will definitely do the job. Here are the official requirements with some notes:

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater.
  • RAM: 8GB or more.
  • Video port: HDMI 1.3.  <--If you are currently using this for your monitor you might want to get an adapter for your monitor to display port.
  • USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports.  You need to have 3.0 ports, if you don't have them there is an addon card you can get. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B6ZCNGM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer.






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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 07:22:39 PM »
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 06:22:33 AM »
I think you will love it! the only thing that takes a little time to get used to is some motion sickness as your body adjusts.
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 09:37:15 AM »
I think you will love it! the only thing that takes a little time to get used to is some motion sickness as your body adjusts.

I really wish mine would, last 2 days I have been adding support for the rift touch. 2 mins in the head set gives me a splitting headache.

I can do real areo all day long and not feel a thing. But 1 min in a head set or track IR and I'm done for an hour.

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 10:27:42 AM »
Give ginger pills a try. I've heard many people having got helped by them, including my daughter who used to throw up on longer stints. And even if they don't work for you, they won't blunt your brain like "real" medicine does.
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 10:57:28 AM »
Try the wrist magnets, they do work (depending on the person).

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 11:50:08 AM »
Have you calibrated the spacing for your eyes lately?  It sounds like your eyes are straining rather than getting motion sickness.

nevermind you said trackir is doing it too. really odd. really sounds like eye strain though.

I really wish mine would, last 2 days I have been adding support for the rift touch. 2 mins in the head set gives me a splitting headache.

I can do real areo all day long and not feel a thing. But 1 min in a head set or track IR and I'm done for an hour.

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 12:10:40 PM »
I really wish mine would, last 2 days I have been adding support for the rift touch. 2 mins in the head set gives me a splitting headache.

I can do real areo all day long and not feel a thing. But 1 min in a head set or track IR and I'm done for an hour.

HiTech

I wonder if the issue mentioned in this article might be the cause of those headaches.  https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/15/08/11/227254/researchers-fight-vr-focus-switching-headaches There's another article linked in the above one regarding promising research, but it's not a near-term solution.

PS: Good to hear Touch support is inbound.   :salute

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 12:49:25 PM »
Have you calibrated the spacing for your eyes lately?  It sounds like your eyes are straining rather than getting motion sickness.

nevermind you said trackir is doing it too. really odd. really sounds like eye strain though.

Yes I have it at it's widest, I wish it could go a little farther.

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 12:56:17 PM »
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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 01:59:22 PM »
Don't forget to have a fan blowing on your head.

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 02:03:59 PM »
also the straps shouldn't be adjusted super tight that could also cause headache.

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Re: Giving VR a try
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 02:44:13 PM »
I really wish mine would, last 2 days I have been adding support for the rift touch. 2 mins in the head set gives me a splitting headache.

I can do real areo all day long and not feel a thing. But 1 min in a head set or track IR and I'm done for an hour.

HiTech


Does setting VR to mono vision help with the headaches?