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Old 01-12-2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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I am so torn... My original computer had some issues and it never did run correctly. I did most of my flying (98%) or more in VR because of the functionality and wow factor. I had to return the other rig and the new one arrived yesterday. I was finally able to spool up DCS in 4K on my 55 inch TV and my jaw hit the floor. It is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Spotting targets many miles further out, clarity of HUD and instruments, you name it. It is an amazing experience.

So now I am so torn.... VR for the functionality or Pancake for the absolute visual spectacle that is DCS.

Dangit maybe I need to try Track IR as the middle ground.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:48 PM   #2
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If you are using a monitor you almoat have to use headtracking - I say almost because there are a few extremely good pilots using thumbstick/snap views for looking around, but to get to look around the cockpit freely (and freeing up the thumbstick for, say, trim) is paramount for most players.

Why not do both, VR and Tir?

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:18 PM   #3
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Because they're mutually exclusive? You don't need TrackIR if you are wearing a headset as it has integrated positioning.

I've used the headsets in the past, the immersion factor is amazing, but the tech is really not 'there' yet. It needs to be several times the resolution it is in order to be truly useful/competitive. I ended up selling mine. With a sufficiently large/close screen and a properly calibrated TrackIR setup, it's a close second for 'fun' factor, but much more functional for a sim revolving around 'spotting dots miles away'.

I recommend personally a 34-35'' curved 3440x1440 screen until the VR tech matures. Be advised, TrackIR does take a little while to get used to, it's not as 'natural' as VR of course, and your mileage will vary depending on how you configure it.

For example, I have mine set where turning my head to the left of the screen brings 180' just onto the very edge of the screen. I try to keep it 1-to-1 and avoid 'the Exorcist' tendency you can get where your ingame view is turn past 180 or other 'unnatural' movements.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:34 PM   #4
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If I may...

I am not hopping on the VR bandwagon because it is still in it's infancy so far as I am concerned.

Try TrackHat Clip with Opentrack, it is bliss!
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I fly DCS only in VR, because of the immersion. But if you're going 2D, then indeed TrackIR is the way to go. Regardless of what folks say here, enjoy DCS your way!


I usually follow this rule. DCS = VR, ArmA3 type games = TrackIR :-)
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:38 AM   #6
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track ir and monitor/big tv, prefer every time than vr
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:43 AM   #7
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track ir and monitor/big tv, prefer every time than vr
VR is quite an experience but I will take my 4k monitor over the current VR solutions, every time.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:07 AM   #9
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Because they're mutually exclusive? You don't need TrackIR if you are wearing a headset as it has integrated positioning.

I've used the headsets in the past, the immersion factor is amazing, but the tech is really not 'there' yet. It needs to be several times the resolution it is in order to be truly useful/competitive. I ended up selling mine. With a sufficiently large/close screen and a properly calibrated TrackIR setup, it's a close second for 'fun' factor, but much more functional for a sim revolving around 'spotting dots miles away'.

I recommend personally a 34-35'' curved 3440x1440 screen until the VR tech matures. Be advised, TrackIR does take a little while to get used to, it's not as 'natural' as VR of course, and your mileage will vary depending on how you configure it.

For example, I have mine set where turning my head to the left of the screen brings 180' just onto the very edge of the screen. I try to keep it 1-to-1 and avoid 'the Exorcist' tendency you can get where your ingame view is turn past 180 or other 'unnatural' movements.
I meant use both systems - fly at times in VR, at times on desktop. If one already owns everything else except for the TIR/equivalent then why choose. VR is amazing for many things, but if you want to see what you are doing instrumentwse then monitor ia the way to go.
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I have a 3440x1440 curved monitor, a brand new 65” 4K TV and still will only use my Rift.
I’ve tried the others but just can’t go back. I don’t want to look at a screen. I want to be in the cockpit.
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