Best setting for immersion and not only

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  1. Steve Olden

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    you keep believing that and us vr users will keep on enjoying our immersion factor....




    I avoided VR for a long time because I thought it wouldn't make much difference...boy was I ever wrong about that.
     
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    If post above is to me just to info I own VR ;)
     
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    Usual complain is motion sickness from people who tried vr and went back to 2d.
    Everybody agrees that resolution is worse but majority wouldn't go back to 2d because added dimension, feeling of "being there" vastly surpasses any other setup where user is aware of static real space around him and focuses his vision on a motion picture on square screen(s).
    Even though at moments one can get immersed looking at screens enough to become unaware of space around him but brain is never tricked to a level which offers a technology that ocuppies persons entire vision with perceived depth and head tracking.
     
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  4. mesfigas

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    No problem guys add anything you like for immersion fun
    VR is welcome :)
    just not for me yet.
     
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    I'm going to wait for the tech to progress a little further before going to VR. I wear glasses and find them uncomfortable and get migraines if I try to use it without them on.

    It'll get there though, it's definitely the way forward unlike 3D was.
     
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    The two "Best Things..." for me were as follows:

    1 - Years ago when I first properly started Sim Racing I was sat at a Desk with wheel clamped in front of a small Monitor, with an ordinary wheeled Desk Chair. Then my eyes were opened to Sim Rigs, instead of spending hundreds on someone elses design I built my own out of wood with my Dad in his work shed. I got a Seat (from a Jaguar I believe) from a breakers yard for next to nothing (still use the same seat today!) and it simply transformed Sim Racing for me, even though it wasn't anything to do with the actually hardware I was using it was what I was using that hardware "on" that made the immersion feel so much better than a Desk & Ordinary Chair.

    I even went through a stage of attaching Belts to simulate a 4-point harness which strangely gave the immersion an extra kick, I got rid of them in the end but I've always said my next Sim Rig design will incorporate a proper Racing Harness. (I've since built an Aluminium Rig and have rough plans for a MkIII Rig one day)

    2 - Then along came VR, simply a game changer, there's enough already said on this subject so I'll leave it at that. :)
     
  7. Steve Olden

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    I wear glasses too, I have THIS
     
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    WOW!

    I'm still about three years from getting there but I'll keep it in mind.
     
  9. Louis

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    people should watch more "through lenses video" before going in full vr mode.
    I know the immersion is impressive but overall graphic quality is low at this moment and not mention the costs of upgrading your pc to play at decent frame rates.
    If your budget is relatively tight, much better investing in your pc or other sim stuff (better wheels, pedals, seat, etc). But if money isn't a issue...
     
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    Going waaay off topic, but it has to be asked...
    For us near-sighted old farts who also have to wear reading glasses (or bifocals or trifocals): do you use the reading glass prescription or the standard near-sighted prescription?
     
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    I'm short sighted but I cant say I have a problem without wearing glasses using the rift, but I'm not that short sighted.
     
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  12. Steve Olden

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    use whatever you would use for "real" driving...you still focus on distance not close up.
     
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    I think the distance where your eyes are focusing is something between 1-2 meters. I have heard different numers so i'm not sure what it is exactly for vive or oculus.

    Speaking of screens vs vr. Best thing is of course having both. I have htc vive and really like it and now bought a screen also so i can enjoy some eye candy with better pixel density when i want.
     
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    Using 51 degrees in multview tool instead 45 and add feels more immersive (at least with single seaters)
     
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    I did the same , thinking the resolution would bother me as i have been spoilt by 4k Ultra for so long , but in December last year caved in and got a Rift and have spent the last 9 months kicking myself for not getting it earlier !
     
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    The graphic quality is the exact same as on a monitor ! It's the resolution thats lower , if you look past the resolution you will see the graphics look fantastic provided you can push the settings to High . I think the settings i run atm are probably what a lot of people run on their 2D screens .
    But yes i would suggest looking at some through the lense videos and you can see how great it does look !

    A force feedback wheel with load cell brake pedal and VR are the best things that immerses me ;)
     
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    Any pictures of that Marc? Several years ago I purchased a wooden rig with a Jaguar seat. Would be funny if that was your dads' seat :)
     
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    I have somewhere not sure where, the wooden one was dismantled and scrapped and I still use the same seat.
     

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