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Old 04-15-2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default How is Combined Arms in VR?

I've just bought the CA module in the Easter sale, mainly with a view to roaming around Normandy at some time in the future. I've searched the forum and read a few posts about the VR implementation and it seems a bit mixed, and a lot of the posts are quite old.
So, I was wondering if anyone had any recent experiences of CA in VR. I asked a similar question over in the Normandy map thread, but I guess this is a better place to put it. I get the impression that actual combat in VR is problematic, but I'd be happy enough to drive around in a jeep, so if blowing stuff up is less of an option so be it.
I think that the Normandy map has great potential for CA, if it works the way it does in the blurb that is.
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:25 PM   #2
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I haven't had a chance to try it out in VR - surprisingly. But I never played with CA too much. Just drove around looking for things too shoot

I'll give it a shot (hopefully this week sometime) and report back.
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Nice one thanks, the learning curve just with CA alone in 2D will be steep enough for me, I'll also report back with my findings if I get up and running in VR
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I've only jumped in for a very very short time but VR implementation seemed weak and not entirely usueable.
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At the moment, at least for me, it's unusable in VR.

Upon entering a vehicle, turning your head provides the opposite direction it should (left and right), which is immediately nausea inducing. Entering and selecting JTAC mode makes it serviceable to drop your smoke or lase or whatever, but that's the max of it.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:27 AM   #6
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The last time I tried it, a while ago, I set a a tank battle and hopped into the fray.
I decided to get out of my tank and climb on top for a better view of the battlefield.
I did this with the wife's help and a handy step stool.

As I was surveying the battlefield some lucky Bastard scored a direct hit upon my tank!

With me on top!

I nearly fell off the stool and would have if not for the wife's steadying hand.

I was quite dead!

Did the same sort of thing with B-29 bombers on a runway.

I die all the time this way!
Great fun!
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #7
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At the moment, at least for me, it's unusable in VR.

Upon entering a vehicle, turning your head provides the opposite direction it should (left and right), which is immediately nausea inducing. Entering and selecting JTAC mode makes it serviceable to drop your smoke or lase or whatever, but that's the max of it.
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I tried it once a few weeks ago and it was unplayable in VR because the head movement is inverted. I have had quite some time with intense VR titles and don´t easily feel nauseated anymore, but CA is either not finished yet or bugged...

Basically it should be a lot of fun to ride on top of your vehicle and fire guns at stuff...
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Agree with others...somewhat unuseable.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:14 AM   #9
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In desperate need of work, frustrating really as to use it with Track IR I would have to to got to settings, turn off VR and then relaunch the game with Track IR running.

It would be great if they could get this fixed before their WW2 Assets pack CA release.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:24 AM   #10
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Mmm, fascinating stuff guys, looks like CA+VR isn't quite there yet, so it's back to 2D for a while. I really hope that CA+VR+WWII assets in Normandy will come to pass one day.
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