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To each their own I guess, but using a "physical controller/hotas" is not "virtual reality" in its purest sense, now is it.

 

It’s nearer to reality which is the whole point of Virtual Reality. I don’t even know what ‘purest sense’ VR is. In your mind is it just using your hands?

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I also prefer physical controllers, but I would love if DCS would integrate the Leap Motion hand tracker. Not as virtual hands, because I dont have the space needed to reach for the buttons at their correct position, but as an alternative to the mouse. Just holding my hand with thumb and index fingers close together controls the mouse position, put them together to click. Not real VR, but neither is reaching for the mouse.

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Do you still need to have Oculus home running to play DCS or can you use the Run as Admin setting again to use DCS in VR without Oculus Home running?

 

Yes Oculus now requires Home to be running for the Rift when using the headset. It was integrated into Rift Core 2.0.

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Just got a Rift today.

 

I haven't flown very much in my 40yr life, 7-8 times maybe? And of course, only in airliners as a passenger.

 

Oki, so, the Rift. OMG, my palms were sweating as hell. :)

Flown the F/A-18, did a carrier launch and a CASE1, both went really great. It's way easier to estimate distances and heights in VR, because of 3D.

 

Flew the A-10 as well for a moment, tried a VFR landing, but I didn't expect the plane is sitting quite high when gear down, so the touchdown came earlier than I expected. Crashed and burned.

 

Then, the Huey. Turned that off almost instantly. I'm not that good in flying the helo just yet, so when I took off the chopper was kind of unstable (because of my poor helo skills), so didn't feel good in the stomach. ;)

 

 

But man! WOW. Just WOW. Truly another dimension, flying in VR. I have to get used to the feeling of flying I suppose. Like I had to get used to VR when I first tried it a few months ago and did some simracing (stomach feels when I drove off to the track).

 

Still. Really impressed.

Just wanted to share in my enthousiasm.


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And take it little bit at a time. If you get nauseous, a little ginger goes a long way (just as good as Dramamine).

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Just got a Rift today.

 

I haven't flown very much in my 40yr life, 7-8 times maybe? And of course, only in airliners as a passenger.

 

Oki, so, the Rift. OMG, my palms were sweating as hell. :)

Flown the F/A-18, did a carrier launch and a CASE1, both went really great. It's way easier to estimate distances and heights in VR, because of 3D.

 

Flew the A-10 as well for a moment, tried a VFR landing, but I didn't expect the plane is sitting quite high when gear down, so the touchdown came earlier than I expected. Crashed and burned.

 

Then, the Huey. Turned that off almost instantly. I'm not that good in flying the helo just yet, so when I took off the chopper was kind of unstable (because of my poor helo skills), so didn't feel good in the stomach. ;)

 

 

But man! WOW. Just WOW. Truly another dimension, flying in VR. I have to get used to the feeling of flying I suppose. Like I had to get used to VR when I first tried it a few months ago and did some simracing (stomach feels when I drove off to the track).

 

Still. Really impressed.

Just wanted to share in my enthousiasm.

 

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I have home set to run as admin, and no home.

the exe for the new home is just in a different place:

 

 

C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-worlds\Home2\Binaries\Win64

 

 

It's the: Home2-Win64-Shipping.exe that you set to run as admin.

 

 

you still get the dash and all its functionalities and guardian too (not that that matters for flying..) but NO HOME!


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I have home set to run as admin, and no home.

the exe for the new home is just in a different place:

 

 

C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-worlds\Home2\Binaries\Win64

 

 

It's the: Home2-Win64-Shipping.exe that you set to run as admin.

 

 

you still get the dash and all its functionalities and guardian too (not that that matters for flying..) but NO HOME!

 

 

I'm going to have to try this. Thanks.

 

 

How about those Touch controllers? How do I make it so I can't see them when I'm in the cockpit. I've tried hiding them in a drawer, also putting them in a different room in the house, but Oculus always seems to remember their last known position and the virtual hands are still visible when I'm in the cockpit. I have to put the Touch controllers underneath my chair since I'm not usually looking straight down anyway.

 

 

New to Oculus and DCS, so go easy on me :)

 

 

Thanks.

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I'm going to have to try this. Thanks.

 

 

How about those Touch controllers? How do I make it so I can't see them when I'm in the cockpit. I've tried hiding them in a drawer, also putting them in a different room in the house, but Oculus always seems to remember their last known position and the virtual hands are still visible when I'm in the cockpit. I have to put the Touch controllers underneath my chair since I'm not usually looking straight down anyway.

 

 

New to Oculus and DCS, so go easy on me :)

 

 

Thanks.

 

I will usually just pull the batteries out. Or just start the game without ever turning them on. But also believe, that in the VR tab of settings if you uncheck the 'use hand controllers' option it should get rid of it or never show them, even if they were used prior to DCS boot.

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I have home set to run as admin, and no home.

the exe for the new home is just in a different place:

 

 

C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-worlds\Home2\Binaries\Win64

 

 

It's the: Home2-Win64-Shipping.exe that you set to run as admin.

 

 

you still get the dash and all its functionalities and guardian too (not that that matters for flying..) but NO HOME!

 

 

I'm a little confused after attempting to try this. I found the file you mentioned, but what exactly do I need to do to prevent the Oculus app from opening when I double-click the DCS icon on my desktop?

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I'm a little confused after attempting to try this. I found the file you mentioned, but what exactly do I need to do to prevent the Oculus app from opening when I double-click the DCS icon on my desktop?

 

 

 

 

From the looks of it, you have to make it run with admin privileges. Right click on the file in questions, Properties, Compatibility tab at the top, check the "Run this program as an administrator" in Settings.

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From the looks of it, you have to make it run with admin privileges. Right click on the file in questions, Properties, Compatibility tab at the top, check the "Run this program as an administrator" in Settings.

I did that and I got nothing but a blank window for the shipping .exe and Home opened up as usual.

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I did that and I got nothing but a blank window for the shipping .exe and Home opened up as usual.

 

AFAIK Oculus did away with that capability with Rift Core 2.0.

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Is there anyway to launch DCS without Oculus opening up? Sometimes I unplug the Rift and just want to play “2D”, but whenever I launch DCS, Oculus opens too. If I close Oculus, it also kills DCS.

 

Bonus question: Is there a way to leave the headset plugged in, but launch DCS in non-VR mode, without Oculus opening up? I hate having to unplug the headset all the time. I’m sure I’ll wear out the USB connectors in no time.

 

I’d like to have two shortcuts on my desktop. One that launches DCS in VR mode with Oculus, and one that launches DCS without Oculus. Possible?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Use the Skatezilla app. Selectlaunch non-VR. You can find the app in the DCS main folder where the DCS.exe is located.

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Thanks for the response, but I got it figured out. There was another thread with this topic that I didn’t see until now. No need for another app. You can just edit the target for the shortcut to force it into non-vr mode.

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Well, still, look at the app. It is a valuable asset you can use to repair, clean, install and many other functions.

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Thanks to a very nice surprise Christmas gift from my wife I am a brand new Oculus Rift user with no previous VR experience. I was surprised my research found no basic setup guide for VR with DCS, other than a couple of videos on setting OPTIONS; but with much diligence and 8 hours of grit I have gotten my meager home pit to the point that I have the cockpit instruments reasonably readable, HOTAS and devices functioning, and audio working in the game. I found Skatezilla's Updater quite useful. So now ready to try flying with the challenging cockpit instrument interface of current generation VR in DCS. Really miss my 32" QHD monitor, BUT the 3D enhancement of the Oculus may make me a convert. Now I have a few noobie questions.

 

 

1. The cockpit instrument interface I am using is the little white dot controlled by my head movement combined the the mouse button to make selections. Is there a more efficient/convenient method?

 

 

2. Rift audio hardware is ok, but is there a feasible way to use my Sennheiser headset? Are the Rift earphones removable, without damaging the hardware, that is?

 

 

Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

1. Yes, you can detach the cursor from the single point in the options menu, so the curser dot moves freely. I use this with a trackball and I like it. MilesD on the forum is making a pointcontrol device which is attached to your finger and you can point in 3D at a switch in the cockpit -check it out.

 

2. Yes, where the headphones are attached-on the inside is a flat head screwdriver type thing that can be removed with the supplied tool or a coin etc but to be honest the rift 7.1 surround, is excellent quality - in my opinion anyways - but I’ve never tried Sennheiser cans.

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Hi,

1. Yes, you can detach the cursor from the single point in the options menu, so the curser dot moves freely. I use this with a trackball and I like it. MilesD on the forum is making a pointcontrol device which is attached to your finger and you can point in 3D at a switch in the cockpit -check it out.

 

2. Yes, where the headphones are attached-on the inside is a flat head screwdriver type thing that can be removed with the supplied tool or a coin etc but to be honest the rift 7.1 surround, is excellent quality - in my opinion anyways - but I’ve never tried Sennheiser cans.

 

 

 

I will add to the above that I removed the Rift earphones and am using my Bose QC35 instead. It’s much better of course, and I do get 3D audio with it. I’m connected wirelessly with Bluetooth. I would imagine other similar headsets would be similar in performance.

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I will add to the above that I removed the Rift earphones and am using my Bose QC35 instead. It’s much better of course, and I do get 3D audio with it. I’m connected wirelessly with Bluetooth. I would imagine other similar headsets would be similar in performance.

 

 

Hmm, forgot they make wireless noise cancelling headphones now. Although the built-in one is pretty convenient. And to me, pretty decent sounding. What to do. What to do.

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