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Offline Vulcan

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 04:51:19 PM »
Here ya go Drano. This was one my favourites, EF2000 - an Early Eurofighter Typhoon simulator.

This was mid-90s, and remember not Windows but MS-DOS:


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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2020, 11:51:42 PM »
That rig must be older then the Ark! LOL

Or Luke's helmet anyway.

Ya know what, except for the probable weight, that ain't a bad design either.

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2020, 12:13:08 PM »
Here ya go Drano. This was one my favourites, EF2000 - an Early Eurofighter Typhoon simulator.

This was mid-90s, and remember not Windows but MS-DOS:



Yeah and I had that old TM stick too! I had visions of some Jules Verne 20,000 leagues under the sea kinda setup tho! Kind of a disappointment in that respect! :neener:
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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2020, 04:18:53 PM »
That rig must be older then the Ark! LOL

Or Luke's helmet anyway.

Ya know what, except for the probable weight, that ain't a bad design either.

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It was very comfortable to wear very well balanced, and the headphones were Koss iirc - they were really really good.

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2020, 05:31:07 PM »
Are VR headsets compatible with folks who wear eyeglasses?
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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2020, 08:04:13 PM »
I CAN wear my glasses with the Rift S but I was afraid to scratch the lenses on it so I got prescription inserts for it. That won't happen now but popping off the headset to type something is not happening for me!

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2020, 09:52:25 PM »
Are VR headsets compatible with folks who wear eyeglasses?

If you wear glasses chances are you will scratch the lenses.

VR is weird about focusing because objects in the virtual world are at different distances in regards to binocular vision but the Fresnel lens focuses the screen(s) at a fixed distance.

I believe you need to focus about 6 ft away for VR, at least for the Oculus versions. If you need glasses for that you should get the prescription inserts.

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2020, 06:52:31 AM »
I am legally blind - worse than 20/200 vision and have a serve astigmatism in the right eye

I have bifocals for reading and distance and a set pair for just computer work.

I wear my computer glasses when I use my vive pro

I tried perscription lenses but the right eye is too far gone for them to get that right on the web.

The vive pro is supposed to be large enough for smaller frame glasses but I have scratched several lenses on both my eyeglasses and the vive.

I use the mod where you use clear leneses in place of the fresnel lense that comes with it so I can replace them without to much hassle.

Glasses are not ideal for vr but they work

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2020, 07:00:11 AM »
I'm blind as a bat generally too! There's only a couple of manufacturers of these inserts that make them with extreme scripts. I can't remember offhand who I got mine from but I'll dig it up and post here. German company I remember. They work great. Not cheap but not like buying a whole pair of glasses you'd wear either. And certainly cheaper than ruining the lenses on your headset. Or your own glasses!

Edit:
There is a cheaper way to do it and I tried this first. They sell plastic lens protectors that aren't unlike a phone screen protector. Just kinda sticks on. Problem with those are the lenses are convex and it's hard to get them to stay stuck all over. I had a hard time with them. YMMV of course.

Edit: I got my inserts from VR Optician.

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Re: VR gaming gear
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2020, 07:04:18 PM »
I got prescription lenses from that Polish crowd. I actually find viewing in the rift more relaxing on my eyes than the real world.