HTC Vive Owners Thread

Discussion in 'VR & Head-Mounted Displays' started by Chaos Machine, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Swolern

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    I'm in the same boat as you Maverick as I have to drag my PC back and forth from living room. So it's either BF1 or the VIve. I usually take 2 weeks or so breaks from the Vive until new games release. Taking those breaks gives the WOW factor when coming back to the Vive.

    wadec22, I'm enjoying Arizona Sunshine right now. It's a great game, especially with friends. If your tired of shooter, try out Call of Starseed or Chair in a Room if you haven't already. There are some great cockpit games also for a totally different experience.
     
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  2. MavericK

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    I've also been waiting for the Steam Winter sale to buy more VR games. Some of the Autumn sale deals were...okay, but I'm holding out for better. :p
     
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    I appreciate the input here. I should have probably asked more questions to folks around here. I did read up on the space requirements and specs before diving into this and it looked like my bedroom office works perfectly. I've got about a 6.5'x7' space in my office in the middle of all of my stuff and the base stations can be placed within the 16' requirement with no problem. Do you do guys think a 6.5'x7' area would work well?
     
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    Don't they usually have a good Christmas sale?
     
  5. heatlesssun

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    It's supposed to start next Thursday from what I've read. I've picked up a few titles already in advance. Serious Sam, Arizona Sunshine, Fruit Ninja, Call of Starseed. Wanted to pick up Google Tilt Brush and a few other things. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  6. Swolern

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    It will work, but with room-scale bigger is better. I have about 20'x15'. The more you can walk around in the VR space the better for most games.
     
  7. heatlesssun

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    How does that work though when the base stations are not supposed to be more then 16' apart? Even in my planed space I can't put the base stations in exact corners and keep then within 16ft'. Please, don't take me as being a troll or nag, I'm simply looking for experienced input. Thanks again!
     
  8. Swolern

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    Not at all, a valid question. I do get a warning from SteamVR about the lighthouse sensors being to far apart, but I have never had a problem with tracking and I have had the Vive for 8 months or so. These guys actually placed the sensors 27' apart a long time ago and still no problems with tracking. The LH sensors are some great tech.

     
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    Thanks again, I was very much wondering about that spec and how strict it was.
     
  10. MavericK

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    Yeah, I guess that is the one I am referring to. Supposed to start around the 22nd or 23rd as heatlesssun said.

    Well, that is ~2m by ~2.1m, which should work okay for most games. Some games have a minimum space requirement, or in the case of stuff like Hover Junkers (which I hear is a fairly dead game anyway so...maybe don't base your decision on that one) you can only use certain ships depending on your room space.

    Like Swolern said, the bigger the better, but you should be able to have a good experience with that much space.

    My current room is around 10' by 12' but there is some stuff in the way so it's more like 9' by 10' or so.
     
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    SRVive seems like a great deal right now - $12

     
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    I just bought Climby, and it's pretty good. Though I am still getting use to the controls I do like it. I was actually surprised that it's not affecting me motion sickness wise.
     
  14. Swolern

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    Many great games. Backlog is about to fill up!!

    Does Steam do those highlight 24hr deals with games extremely discounted(@80% off) or did they stop that?
     
  15. MavericK

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    Nope, they stopped that about a year or two ago I think. The prices now will be the same as they will be on the last day, so no rush to buy.
     
  16. Swolern

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    Well that sucks. I guess Valve is making too much money to need those extra incentives.
     
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    FYI at the humble-bundle store you can pick up Arizona Sunshine for 15% off (or 25% off if you are a Humble Monthly Subscriber).
     
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  18. heatlesssun

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    I have to say, wow. Never had tried a Rift or Vive before, I played with Samsung Gear VR before at a Best Buy, cool but not impressive. I should have done this a long time ago. Picked up around $200 worth of VR titles. The one thing that just kind of blew my mind is the air hockey game in SportsBar VR. It really feels like playing air hockey, showed that to my wife and she got a big kick out of it too.
     
  19. Omegas

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    The Vive stole the show at our In-Laws Christmas Day party. Kids and adults all had a blast on it, esp Zombie Trainer. Wife had reservations at first with the purchase but not anymore. Can't wait for more games to come out and got a few steam bucks to help out with that.
     
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    Just 5 minutes with Google Earth VR will easily convince you the Vive purchase was justified... :D
     
  23. Swolern

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    I didn't even know Newegg sells Vive replacement parts. They are the same base price as buying from HTC, but HTC charges tax + shipping that is nearly $20 for just a cord. Newegg ship is free. I was thinking of buying the new 3:1 replacement single cord. I hear it's much better than the older flat 3 cord wire. https://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16826918004
     
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    I must have missed something with this.. I saw this, thought it was neat, but after about 15 minutes I was done. Was neat to street view the house I grew up in and zoom around, but outside of that and some of the tours? Meh. Uninstalled.

    Was there something I missed?
     
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    Anyone tried Vermintide VR? It was way blurry on me, I changed some settings based on what I found online, and was still blurry.

    I keep going back to Island 359, and Raw Data. Recently picked up Arizona Sunshine which is cool. Looks like Raw Data did a big update to their game, and noticed a huge bump in graphics quality.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a full game like the Labs Sling Shot mini game?
     
  27. MavericK

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    Does Arizona Sunshine have ~$30 worth of content? I am leery of spending over $20 for a VR title these days given the overall quality of many.
     
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    Done, looks like a good game for a beginner Vive owner besides Zombie Trainer.
     
  29. LurkerLito

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    I haven't finished Arizona Sunshine, so far it seems good and I don't feel cheated at all after paying $30. It feels better put together than most wave shooter games out now, but campaign mode does seem to have a pattern so far, teleport around, search for ammo/weapons as you make your way around, maybe find/have to look for a key to open a door to get to the next zone, and somewhere before exiting to the next area trigger a zombie horde, survive it then move to the next area. I am in a pitch black dark area now and it's pretty creepy going around with a flashlight. It's relatively linear so far. There is the campaign mode and it has a a couple of difficulty levels and also a horde mode that I haven't tried out but it's probably more of a direct wave shooter like mode.
     
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    Ummm... the rest of the planet perhaps? :D I guess some people just like to explore...
     
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  31. Swolern

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    Definitely worth it for me. It's one of the closest thing we have to a AAA VR game. It's got everything: great graphics, good storyline, intense horde mode, really good co-op integration, good gun mechanics. It's probably the fullest content zombie game on the Vive yet.
     
  32. kdh

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    I'm pretty happy with it. Im sure it'll go on sale.
     
  33. 00Dan

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    So the Vive is once again on sale for $699. However, now that the Oculus touch is out I have been reading that perhaps the Vive is not the default choice anymore. Could anyone who has used both chime in with a recommendation?
     
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    I have tried both. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Oculus has slightly better hand motion controllers,and the Vive has better room-scale implementation. Room-scale with the Rift is much smaller and has USB wires from 3 sensors going all through your room back to PC. Vive just has 2 sensors and communicate wirelessly so just need to plug them into AC power.

    Roomscale is a much more compelling experience for VR. If you have the room go for the Vive. If you have very limited room or plannjust for a seated experience go with the Rift.
     
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    This is a common assessment I've heard. I went with the Vive for this reason though some swear the Rift is a lot better. Comfort of the headset is one area that the Rift gets better comments though so far with the Vive it's been fine, the headphone solution is better on the Rift. The earbuds with the Vive are kind of crappy and I went with some over the ear headphones. I little clunky with the wires though but light and comfortable.

    The Rift also has better exclusives though many can be made to work with the Vive though I've not tried that yet. I'm seriously having a blast with the Vive. I'm happy for now until what happens next gen with this tech.
     
  36. Swolern

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    Anyone try the new Serious Sam: First Encounter? Worth it?
     
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    Without question to me. The only thing I don't like about it is the movement, it feels a little wonky, but the gun action is fantastic.
     
  38. Swolern

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    Hmm, well it is a normal game converted into VR o maybe that's why the movement feels wonky. Have you tried Onward? Movement mechanism is done well there.
     
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    Damn Sairento looks awesome!