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  1. MSAA 4X, AF 16X, SteamVR SS 126%, DCS PD 0.6 here with Reverb G2. Looks great and runs great. As others have said, contrary to claims otherwise, MSAA and SS don't do the same thing. You can run your SS all the way up to as high as it will go, completely kill performance, and still have more jaggies than you would if you left SS at a reasonable level and opted for increasing MSAA. I can't stand shimmering and jaggies either, so I always shoot for maxing out MSAA. But, in the end, its all about what looks good to you, and we all have different preferences.
  2. That's an interesting thought on Oculus. Chief, do you have your Oculus software disabled so it doesn't automatically start when you go into VR?
  3. It could also be that you're like me with seeing the improvement from the shader mod. I can see that its turning on and off, I'm just not sure how much "better" it is than the original. Some have reported amazing results, and my reaction is pretty much just "Meh..." It might just be all of those different factors you mentioned that makes it great for some, so-so for others, and not even noticeable for some. I'm in the middle group.
  4. Just to make sure the basics are covered, do you guys having this problem have the "use mouse" box checked on the VR tab in DCS?
  5. You can also bring up the properties for the Oculus exe, go to the compatibility tab, and check the "Run this program as administrator" box. Hit apply, and you'll never have to mess with it again. From that point on, when you want to use the Oculus software, you'll just have to manually start it...but it won't automatically start anymore when you go into VR on your G2. Others have had that method stop working for them, but it still works on my rig, so hopefully it'll work on yours as well.
  6. Yup. On the previous generation of the Reverb, the G1, the head shape (or face shape) thing was definitely a factor. A few of us ended up having to add a little extra thickness to the facepad to get proper eye relief from the lenses so we could have a good experience. But, that was very few of us, and other groups of people had an entirely different set of issues that were taking away from their experience. I have been pretty happy with my G2 so far, but I'm also a little baffled by some of the reviews on YouTube where they talk about a "significantly bigger sweet spot". If anything, I think the G2s is a little smaller than the G1s, and I hated the off-ear audio of the G2 so much I took the phones off of it and use my Bose QC35s now. Other people will tell you they love the audio on the G2, so its definitely all subective. Did you try using the END key to toggle the shader on and off while you had the HMD on to see if you could see a difference? The shader menus will only show in the 2D mirror, but you should be able to see a difference in the HMD image when you toggle the shader on and off with the END key. Some like what it does, others don't, so that too is very subjective.
  7. Nothing wrong with your English. That's why I mentioned possible tracking issues, but the Rift S shouldn't have those problems. No image stabilization on this one...just think of it as carrying a simple pair of binoculars in the cockpit with you (as A-10 pilots sometimes do). The image is going to shake around a little bit, just like it would in real life. It is also happening with your TIR, its just not as noticeable because in 2D you don't have a sense of scale.
  8. What VR headset are you using? It may be unstable tracking like we tend to get with HMDs like the HP Reverb G2. I have found that I get my best tracking, ironically, with dimmer lighting in the room. Any instability in your tracking is going to be amplified when you zoom in on something.
  9. I don't think I can remember a time when Vulkan wasn't just around the corner for DCS, and I've been on this forum since 2010. So, don't let Vulkan hold you up. Just checked on 3090 availability and its sad to see that even a dealer I trusted like Newegg is allowing scalpers as 3rd party vendors on their site. You can get a 3090, if you're willing to pay 3000 bucks to a scalper.
  10. One more thing that you need to download from Steam for the G2 is called "Windows Mixed Reality for Steam VR". It creates the bridge between SteamVR and the WMR application that the G2 uses by default. As the others have said already, no need to get the Steam version of DCS.
  11. Back when I tried it, I pretty much just had the A-10C module. I don't think the Tomcat or Viggen were even available yet. It certainly wasn't ideal when I already had a VR-capable desktop rig, but it did work. My input was geared more toward the uncertainty about the HDMI port and laptop video card.
  12. I have been able to do VR on my ancient Alienware laptop, and its 970m is connected to the HDMI port. Granted, I have only tried it with my old Rift CV1, but it does work.
  13. You could always use an old scuba diving trick and rub spit on the lenses.
  14. Got mine on the 17th, so it took only 3 days to get here from New Zealand. Just got a chance to unpackage everything and try it out. Its all very high quality stuff and comes with extra velcro patches for the eventual time where the material of the strap gets too worn for the hook part of the velcro to grab onto. The strap and counterbalance do make the G2 much more comfortable to use, without the constant adjustments I was having to make to it every time I moved my head too fast. The other thing I noticed is that with less pressure on the bottom part of the G2s facepad, you get a tiny gap (not even noticeable visually) at the bottom which keeps the inside of the HMD from turning into a fogging chamber for the lenses. Definitely worth the money in my opinion.
  15. G2. That being said, since you have AMD equipment, do some research on some of the problems people have been having with running the G2 with AMD stuff. Don't know if the gripes are legitimate, but I have seen some.
  16. I do the same. Its the main reason I became a fan of Nvidia cards, because you didn't have to do the "driver dance" when you had Geforce Experience installed. 471.11 working great here. The performance from the new driver, along with the extra color saturation and clarity from the VR Reshade tool have combined to make low-level combat in the A-10C a very intense experience.
  17. Nope. You just unzip the shaders .zip file into your /BIN directory in the root DCS folder. In order to see the shaders console, you have to push the "Home" key, and that console only shows on the desktop mirror of DCS. The console will not show in VR. If you want to see that its working, just jump into the cockpit in VR and watch carefully while you push the "End" key. The "End" key toggles the effect on and off, and if its working, you'll see a difference in the color saturation and the amount of haze.
  18. Good luck with the EVGA waiting list for the FTW3. I've been on there since early November of 2020 for the 3090 FTW3 and still haven't heard anything.
  19. Its a WMR thing that causes that, and I don't think there's a simple way to make it stop. I have read that there is a change that can be made in the registry that will stop it, but I haven't tried it.
  20. Have a look at this post from Speed-Of-Heat. Its the easiest way to turn it on for the G2. https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/274791-when-i-look-to-the-sides-i-see-double-g2/?do=findComment&comment=4700219
  21. The G2 is just as easy once you have the software you need installed. We all needed to work through that learning curve on our Oculus HMDs too, we just quickly forgot about that initial hassle once everything was working. The G2 is the same way.
  22. I just plug the power box in for my G2 and wait for WMR to open. Then I get into my gaming position, double-click my DCS icon, pull the G2 down over my eyes, and wait for the exploding triangles. A few seconds after that, you're in DCS in VR. You don't have to do the intermediate step of closing WMR and then opening SteamVR For WMR. SteamVR For WMR will open automatically when a Steam VR application is opened and you have WMR running.
  23. Yup. That's what I do too, because even if you have "cursor confined to game window" selected, its still possible for the cursor to jump outside it just long enough for you to click on something. I find this happens when flipping switches to the rear of the left and right side consoles. ALT + Enter makes it so that never can happen.
  24. Glad to see you got it working, JEFX. Speed, I learned something new from your last post too. I had no idea that the WMR screen could be accessed without having to go into VR and use the controllers. Thanks for posting that!
  25. Yup. What Nephilim said. Go to the Steam Store and do a search for "Steam VR for WMR". Its a free download, and once you have it installed, it will provide the bridge you need between WMR and Steam VR. From then on, getting DCS to run in VR will be as simple as it was on your Rift. When I want to play DCS in VR, I plug in the power box on my G2 (the DP and USB cables I leave plugged in all the time) and wait for WMR to recognize the HMD. Once it does that and I have followed the instructions in the HMD, I just peek at my monitor, double-click my DCS icon like I normally do, pull the HMD back down over my eyes and wait for the exploding triangles. The exploding triangles indicate that WMR and SteamVR are linking up, so shortly after that you'll find yourself in the DCS hangar in VR. When you double-click your DCS icon, I have found it best to immediately get myself into the comfortable, looking straight-ahead position that I want to play in. The DCS view centering gets set as you enter the game, so if you're sitting where you want to be, you won't have to re-center your view. I also noticed in the other thread that you were having the USB error on your G2. Just remember to unplug the power box before recycling any connections, and leave the power box unplugged for a couple of minutes before plugging it back in to see if the error has cleared. It does take a little while for the power circuit in the HMD to fully discharge and reset any error codes. If you plug it right back in, or hot-swap connectors, the error code will still be there, even though you just fixed the connection issue. You need to give it time to discharge and reset, then it should be fine.
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