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Old 08-19-2019, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default What I HATE in VR

I played 500+ hours with TrackIR. DCS can really shine in certain enviromental situations. Especially in sunrises. I LOVED doing screenshots. Here you have some of that awesome moments:
















Now I switched over to VR. I won't go back, no explanation needed.

I miss the screenshots. I miss, to save those awesome moments.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, add something, that we can have them again in VR.
(VR screenshots are just . They also look MUCH worse then it looks in VR)

I would have some suggestions:

Track replay:
Beside that the replay generally needs to be fixed, please add some VCR controlls:
(Fast) forward, (fast) rewind, stop, etc. Add the function of adding a "markpoint". So , when flying in VR, i just press this button instead of the screenshot button.
When replaying the track on the flatscreen with max. graphic settings, I should be able to jump directly to the markpoint.
(would be also great for WAY other things...)

Screenshot quality:
When doing screenshots in the replay mode, maybe it is possible to "generate" them? Maybe in 4k resolution with max details, some nice post processing etc.?
In the replay it doesn't matter if the screenshot would take 15 seconds to render...

I know that "issues" like that are very down on the list and that there are pretty much other, more important things.
However, this is also a big "joy -side" of DCS, so I guess its maybe not that un-important...
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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Agreed ... all my screen saver pics are from my pre-VR days!
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:38 AM   #3
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+1


good point and very good suggestions
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:09 AM   #4
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:32 AM   #5
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Give OBS with OpenVR capture plugin a shot. I record all my VR flights with it. No performance impact from recording. Of course the quality isn't going to be as good as non-VR screenshots, but after playing back the video in VLC player and taking a snapshot, I can get decent pictures like this:



If you're able to run MSAA in VR the quality would be even better (I run MSAA off).
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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Thx Nealius, that sounds very interesting. Willl have a look at it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:49 PM   #7
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Give OBS with OpenVR capture plugin a shot. I record all my VR flights with it. No performance impact from recording. Of course the quality isn't going to be as good as non-VR screenshots, but after playing back the video in VLC player and taking a snapshot, I can get decent pictures like this:



If you're able to run MSAA in VR the quality would be even better (I run MSAA off).
Can you also make high resolution (e.g. 4k as mentioned) screenshots with this software? Or will it be limited to my monitor resolution?
I ask because I play VR only, with a very old low res 2d screen.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:24 PM   #8
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If you are on steam (And I think you are) you can use the steam screenshotter F12 or whatever it is.

Also, you can now get near monitor quality with a HP Reverb in VR.
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Nealius, just tried it and it seems to work very well.
What are you doing against the "natural vr" shaking?
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:52 AM   #10
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+1

There are good practices in other games, e.g. Overwatch from Blizzard (not flight sim, but quite awesome in terms of both performance and visual quality), that has dedicated settings and mechanism for taking hi-res screenshots.

It's all good to use 3rd party apps, but they would inevitably hit certain level of limit on the outcome imposed by the game itself, which makes native support still irreplaceably important and would therefore be very much desired. Especially so since VR is the trend and would probably become the primary choice in the near future.
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