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This post from a year said that steam VR is needed by most headsets

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/english/digital-combat-simulator/dcs-world-2-5/steam-support/239630-vr-no-steam

 

but I dont know if that is still true. I am looking to get the Reverb and have the nonsteam version of DCS. Although I see a lot of people buy fpsVR to measure their VR performance. Can this app run without steam?

 

 

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You dont need Steam /SteamVR for non WMR( Windows Mixed Reality) Headsets like Oculus and Pimax.

With the Reverb that is WMR you need SteamVR.

I have seen some threads about using WMR without steam but not digged into it.

There isnt any problems or troubles to use Steam so I dont see any idea to round Steam.

 

fpsvr is a Steam app so I dont think you can use it without SteamVR.

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Yep unless ED implements support for WMR Steam is required.

Wags posted some time ago, maybe around a year ago, that they would look into native WMR support but nothing ever came out of that.

Now that Oculus has gone off in a different direction and more are getting Reverb it would be nice if they did.

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You need Steam VR and "Windows Mixed Reality for Steam VR". You must have both. You must opt into the Steam VR beta for WMR for Steam VR to work.

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Man, cant figure out how to get DCS Flight Simulator working with the HP Reverb G2. Have WMR running, installed SteamVR and then start DCS in VR mode. Just keep seeing the cliff house from WMR in the headset. I am running the open beta non steam version of DCS. This is my first headset, HP G2 doesn't come with any info so just guessing at this point. I do see a message on SteamVR to connect headset even though it's on and working with WMR. Tried just launching DCS solo and no luck there either.

 

 

 

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Yeah I struggled all evening yesterday trying to get my G2 set up properly, so no gaming yet to speak of.

Back at it fresh this morning.

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Yeah I struggled all evening yesterday trying to get my G2 set up properly, so no gaming yet to speak of.

Back at it fresh this morning.

 

I think theres plenty oof knowledge here.

But the easiest way to start is to follow the reverb guide at vr4dcs.

 

Follow that guide and you are safe

 

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I think theres plenty oof knowledge here.

But the easiest way to start is to follow the reverb guide at vr4dcs.

 

Follow that guide and you are safe

 

I find most of the articles on vr4dcs for the setup are outdated, When I look at the pictures posted, I am not see the same page format in Steam VR beta and Windows Mixed Reality for Steam beta. Maybe i'm not looking in the right places, also most of the You Tube videos are a year old

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I find most of the articles on vr4dcs for the setup are outdated, When I look at the pictures posted, I am not see the same page format in Steam VR beta and Windows Mixed Reality for Steam beta. Maybe i'm not looking in the right places, also most of the You Tube videos are a year old

 

The guide is updated, but not the date on top. For example it said windows 10 version 1903 or 1909 before. Now ot says 2004 which is from this spring. There a newer version which I use and this works good as well.

 

I think almost everything works the same for the setup despite upgraded firmware. Earlier you needed to use SteamVR Beta-version to make 100% Supersampling to be about the same as the native resolution but I think the non beta is updated to work the same. Anyhow, I still use the beta with the latest version and it works very well.

 

—> Do the setup as the guide and then we can discuss settings from that point to make DCS rock.

 

https://vr4dcs.com/2019/08/08/moving-from-oculus-to-reverb/

 

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I am very familiar with DCS and VR having been using VR since the beginning of the Oculus Rift, then Rift S and the tools of the Oculus brand are quite refined now. The tools available for the Reverb G2 Via Steam and WMR seem to be still evolving. I am not a big fan of having to edit software and so reluctant to so. For example I am struggling to use my mouse while in the cliff house. I also do not see the same categories in the settings menus jn Steam VR app and WMR for Steam app that You Tube videos show.

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I am very familiar with DCS and VR having been using VR since the beginning of the Oculus Rift,

 

I also started with VR when the Oculus Rift CV1 arrived.

Theres more to do with WMR before you are up and running but the good guides at vr4dcs.com should be enough.

The extra work is very well worth it and if you get the fpsvr app, you will be able to tune the VR and DCS graphic settings in a fraction of the time. For me the total time used to get running and all setups done was way less with Reverb.

 

When you start using WMR /Reverb, you sont know all software and settings needed.

Thats why you should follow a guide the first time.

 

 

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