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    Fresnel Lenses Alternatives?

    I love my Vive vr, but absolutely hate the fresnel lenses as the ridges pick up any glow and create a lense flare effect. Has anyone tried any optional lenses? does the index have the same fresnel lenses? are the index's lenses compatible with the vive (I use glasses and have prescription...
  2. NoxTek

    Oculus Rift 2017, Best VR games?

    So I've had a 2017 era Rift kit sitting unopened in the box for over a year now. This is the version immediately previous to the Rift S and Quest releases. What games or apps are must haves or must experience in your opinion? Keep in kind that I can't do S or Quest exclusive titles - they...
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    HTC Vive Pro Headset Permanently Reduced to $600

    https://www.roadtovr.com/htc-vive-pro-headset-permanently-reduced-to-600/ A long time coming, and still missed the mark. Not at least matching the Index is a massive mistake. Will help the used market buyers at least!
  4. cageymaru

    Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition Is a Stylus for Your Virtual World

    The Logitech VR Ink Pilot Edition is a Stylus that designers, modelers, artists and more can use in VR. Since it uses a physical pen shape, users will instantly become familiar with using it. Here are some of the videos that Logitech released demonstrating the stylus in use. It works with the...
  5. D

    Any HTC VIVE charging and headsets mount available

    I have two questions I have a htc vive and am wondering if there is any good mount or stand for it eather 3d printed or one i buy and is there any good vive controller charging dock 3d printed or one i buy And is there anyplace online I can still buy a Oculus Rift new because most are sold out
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Nissan Will Use a Vive and HaptX Gloves to Prototype Designs

    Nissan is teaming up with haptic feedback expert HaptX to create a system where designers and engineers can prototype future car designs in a virtual environment. Using HaptX gloves and what appears to be an HTC Vive, the workers can interact with mock-ups of car interiors and exteriors without...
  7. F

    Is all 110 degree FOV the same?

    All the first gen (+) HMD's claim 110 degrees FOV. In the video bellow a Oculus Rift is compared to a Samsung Odyssey+ at the 5:00 mark. The difference is quite dramatic I would say being 25%+ larger for the Samsung Odyssey. The Vive Pro and the Odyssey use the same Samsung displays (with the...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    HTC Reveals the Vive Focus Plus

    Today, HTC announced an update to their standalone, enterprise-focused VR headset. The Vive Focus Plus incorporates 2 6DoF controllers instead of one, which they claim helps bring the headset up to par with PC VR devices and makes porting applications to the Focus easier. The new headset also...
  9. cageymaru

    HTC Vive Cosmos Is a Tethered Headset According to FCC Filings

    According to FCC filings, the upcoming HTC Vive Cosmos will not be a wireless headset. The 2.402-2.48 GHz frequencies used by the Cosmos are the same as what the Vive and Vive Pro devices use to connect wireless controllers to the headsets. A HTC representative told UploadVR that on "day one"...
  10. cageymaru

    HTC Sales Are down over 61% in 2018

    HTC sales are still weak as its end of year financial statement showed a 61.78% decline in consolidated sales when compared to last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of decline that the company has experienced. HTC recently launched a new phone in December, but sales were still down...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Steam VR Usage Almost Doubled in 2018

    On the surface, Steam's latest hardware survey doesn't look particularly flattering for the VR market, but UploadVR points out that 2018 was a good year for the Steam VR gaming industry. According to the Steam statistics they've been logging, PC VR usage almost doubled in 2018, and 0.8% of Steam...
  12. M

    Ryzen with Vive wireless - working great

    HTC seems to not be talking or updating $&#@ after acknowledging there are issues with some ryzen systems and Vive wireless. Having worked in development many years at big companies I get that, but it is still frustrating. Maybe my recent upgrade and experience can be helpful to others. I was...
  13. VanGoghComplex

    Considering a Vive - is my setup ready?

    I'm getting more and more interested in a VR headset. As most of my games come through Steam, the Vive is at the top of my list - I know it may not have the most impressive specifications of the bunch, but support is a big part of a product like this. I use a 1080ti, a 7700k, and 16gb of...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Vive Confirms Ryzen Compatibility Issues With Wireless Adapter

    Last month, users started reporting issues related to the HTC Vive's Wireless adapter on systems with Ryzen CPUs. Those reports started piling up in a Vive community thread, and last Friday, the company officially acknowledged the issue and said they are looking into it. The incompatibility...
  15. cageymaru

    HTC Is Fully Committed to the VR Ecosystem

    Roy Steiber, senior vice president of VR at HTC and president of the Viveport store was interviewed by GamesBeat. He discussed upcoming product development like 6DOF controllers for the wireless HTC Focus headset and the possibility of console like business models for VR going forward. He...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    HTC Joins VirtualLink Consortium

    Joining Microsoft, Nvidia, AMD, Occulus, and Valve, HTC Vive officially became a member of the the VirtualLink consortium earlier this week. The VirtualLink standard aims to consolidate all the connectivity required for a VR headset into one USB 3.1 cable. Nvidia's RTX graphics cards already...
  17. J

    First impressions on Vive Wireless on Gen 1 HMD

    Pros: Very simple install, very simple software setup. Apart from initial hiccup (having to reinstall SteamVR), it just...worked. Easy to swap out cables. Very comfortable to wear, once all installed. Cons: Because of how large the headset mod is, if you wear over-the-ear headphones and not...
  18. cageymaru

    Developers Receive 100% Revenue Share from Viveport Subscription Until End of 2018

    HTC has graciously extended their offer of granting developers 100% revenue sharing from the Viveport subscription until the end of the year. Normally HTC would take 30% of the subscription revenue and the developers would get 70%. Viveport now boasts a library of over 500 titles and 5x the...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Occulus Rift Owners Can Now Play HTC Vive Games

    As promised back in August, Viveport subscribers can now play a wide selection of Vive games on an Oculus Rift. HTC is offering a 14 day free trial for the subscription service, and posted instructions to get your Oculus Rift running Vive games. A list of "Oculus Compatible" games can also be...
  20. cageymaru

    VR Shipments Decreased 33% Due to a Lack of Bundling and Discounts in 2018

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) conducted a study into 2018's decline in the number of VR headsets sold. First they found that many of the screenless viewers that were bundled with phones have been discontinued and they accounted for a large portion of the market. Tethered headsets...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Vive Wireless Adapter Goes on Sale Today

    As promised back in August, VIVE Wireless Adapter pre-orders are open on the Vive site today. HTC claims the swappable battery is good for 2.5 hours of runtime, and that the WiGig wireless display technology keeps latency down. The Vive and Vive Pro versions cost $299 and $369, respectively...
  22. H

    Vive Intel Wireless preorder Sept 5

    Missed the announcement. Looks like 9/5 is he preorder date Msrp 299$ https://www.vive.com/us/wireless-adapter/
  23. cageymaru

    Vive Team at HTC Refutes Claims That VR Is Dying

    The HTC Vive team has taken offense with an article by Digital Trends that showed VR is dying by linking third party Amazon sales numbers. The Vive team explains their lower Amazon sales numbers are due to the headset being currently sold out on Amazon's website for weeks at a time. This is...
  24. DooKey

    Zero Killed VR Game Announced

    Developer Ignibit has announced their new VR only game, Zero Killed, is coming to Steam in September. The game will offer tactical combat, PvP multiplayer and includes a touch of sci-fi. Just remember that you need a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to play the game. Check out their Steam page for screen...
  25. A

    The foam makes a game-changing difference(Vive)

    https://www.amazon.com/Vive-Memory-Foam-Replacement-Better/dp/B01HM4QB0Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1531666844&sr=8-2&keywords=vr+cover+6mm I purchased these on a whim and the entire game changed. The FOV has become substantially increased, everything is clearer, after a few adjusts to the DAS...
  26. R

    Valve Makes Games, Steam, And Crazy Prototype VR HMDs

    A trip to Valve Software's about page will inform you that Valve makes games, Steam, and hardware. A more fitting headline would state "At Valve we make nearly infinite amounts of cash," but that's a different story. One interesting thing however is if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the...
  27. JosiahBradley

    Lazy VR mobile cabinet.

    First time posting in Worklogs so be gentle. This will be my second custom case in 15 years. Background: I'm really getting into playing VR on the HTC Vive. I just got WidmoVR prescription lenses so I could actually see while playing as glasses were difficult. My VR setup is in my living room...
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    Steam Spring VR Sale

    Just started today. Gorn - $14.99 Tiltbrush - $9.99 Audioshield - $9.99 Arizona Sunshine - $21.99 Duck Season - $14.99 A bunch more for 25-75% off but I'm too lazy to post them. https://store.steampowered.com/sale/vrspringsale/
  29. FrgMstr

    Samsung Gear VR Lens Mod for HTC VIVE

    The latest rage is voiding your HTC VIVE and PRO's warranty by ripping the fresnel lenses out and replacing those with the clear lenses from the Samsung Gear VR headset that you would use with your smartphone. The upside is that you get rid of some of the banding associated with fresnel lenses...
  30. R

    Vive Pro Being Used As AR Dev Kit

    UploadVR is reporting that HTC has just released its software development kit for the front facing cameras on the new Vive Pro, turning it into an augmented reality developer kit. This means that the Vive Pro is now competing with Magic Leap directly, except without the red-tape, NDAs, and...
  31. I

    Crowdfunded controller grips, carbon fiber rifle stock, and magnetic mounts

    I caved and backed a crowdfunded VR accessory, Mamut Touch Grips, after watching a review of the prototypes. Attaching them elongates the Oculus Touch controllers, which will hopefully make them fit my hands a even better. But I'm more excited about their rifle stock. The rifle stock parts are...
  32. R

    Skyrim VR Available Today, Requirements Released

    Last month we wrote that Skyrim VR was available for pre-order, and release day is finally upon us. In addition to the $60 you will need to hand over for the game, Bethesda has released the PC Requirements. Fairly hefty requirements for a 7 year old game, hopefully there is enough improvements...
  33. cageymaru

    HTC Vive $350 at Amazon Warehouse Deals

    Seems that Amazon Warehouse Deals might be locally generated so YMMV. If you can see it, they have the HTC Vive for $439 and an additional 20% off coupon. This makes it $350. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00VF5NT4I If you can or can't see the deal take a few seconds to comment...
  34. R

    Budget Cuts Release Date Announced

    Upcoming VR game "Budget Cuts" by Neat Corporation has finally gotten a release date. The game looks like a mix of Portal, and the Stanley Parable all in one, but with knives. No price has been announced, but Budget Cuts will be available for the HTC Vive on May 16th from Steam. Game looks like...
  35. R

    Skyrim VR Available For Pre-Order Now

    In its 429th re-release since launching 7 years ago, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is back again, this time in VR. Launching on April 3rd and available for pre-order now on Steam for $59.99, the game supports the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. $59.99 is a big ask...
  36. FrgMstr

    Shapeshifting VR Controller Homemade Mod Simulates Real Feel

    This guy's mod on a VIVE controller weights the controller dynamically to simpulate how VR weapons would feel in your hand and also simulates recoil as well. While I would love to give this a try, you would probably want a very large roomscale environment to start playing about with this...
  37. R

    Tobii Showing Off VR With Eye Tracking

    At CES, The Tech Report got a private demo of a prototype Vive headset with Tobii eye tracking baked in. The demo starts with an accurate setting of interpupillary distance, which with today's headsets is a bit of guesswork. After that came several demos, including robots that could tell when...
  38. FrgMstr

    Vive Pro Explained by HTC Vive General Manager Dan O'Brien

  39. FrgMstr

    Vive Pro Explained by HTC Vive General Manager Dan O'Brien

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    TPCast Connectivity Issues

    I don't expect to see a lot of traffic on this thread, as the number of us that have TPCast units is likely pretty small, but I'm wondering if anyone else has been experiencing connectivity issues with their TPCast/Vive or TPCast/Rift combinations? Some background on my setup, I'm running the...
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