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Hi everyone,

 

I'm having issues starting DCS with the Reverb G2. I used to have the Oculus Rift S and never had any issues. Now with the G2 I can't even get DCS started properly.

 

At first, when starting from steamvr, the program would start, but in the headset I would never leave the steamvr environment. Then eventually I did get it to load DCS in the headset by just starting the program itself, not starting it from steam, but thenI'd still get a steamvr overlay that says 'waiting' which doesn't disappear, even after DCS started into the main menu. Last time I tried I did manage to get myself flying in the headset, but the picture was still in 2D and lagging really really hard. Lagging so hard I would see different percentages of the loading screen simultaneously. The screen is constanly flickering and the image is moving around every time I move my head. It's lagging behind my head movement and also lagging in pictures, literally lagging 2secs or something. At some point I did notice that somehow the GPU was completely maxed out on both GPU core and GPU memory. Even after closing DCS memory usage was still at 59% whilst I had nothing else open but the VR stuff. I took the following steps:

-installed steam

-installed steamvr

-installed WMR for steamvr (enabled beta mode)

-added DCS standalone as an 'external' app into steam and added it to the VR list

-starting from steam, then steamvr, then just starting DCS itself. The latter gaves the best result in terms of actually loading into the game and into a flight, but the lag was horrendous and it remained a 2D image.

video drivers and windows are all updated.

 

Anyone please able to help?

 

My specs:

-intell i7 9700K

-RTX2080 Ti

-32 gb 3200 RAM

-asrock z390 phantom gaming 9 mobo


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nobody able to help?

 

Now my headset won't even turn on whenever I start DCS. I removed the standalone DCS from steam. I start WMR, I start DCS and automatically steamvr starts as well. However, the screen just stays black. For some reason even in the main menu both my GPU core and memory shoot to 97%+. I get multiple images through each other, the "DCS waiting" from the steamvr environment never disappears and I'm not able to do anything. The menu is just in 2D, I see part of the mig29 from the main menu, but that's it. Notrhing happens. Just flickering images of the main menu. Anyone please able to help?

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I have Steam/Steam VR, WMR, and WMR for Steam VR Beta.

 

Here is the process I use to start:

 

I pick up headset, WMR automatically launches. I close WMR.

I then launch my WMR for SteamVR Beta. This launches WMR, Steam, and Steam VR,

I put headset on resting above my eyes.

I then launch my shortcut to DCS.exe from my desktop.

I lower the headset, and wait for the game to launch in the headset. Will take a few moments. Obviously you will need to have VR checked in the DCS options menu.

 

Once successfully launched in your headset, you should be good to go. You should not have any serious lag.

 


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i7700k not overclocked, 32 memory, 2080 ti

 

Not found out yet best way to start DCS for G2. Loading the game it stutters a lot, then once opened it is ok, but

a) I find clarity less good than oculus rift S, it is a little a foggy picture.

b) Sweet spot is smaller than Rift S

c) Have not found how to reset view (Have made sitting setup only)

Comparing it with the Rift S I could not say that Reverb G2 is better.... any idea ?


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43 minutes ago, mibo said:

Not found out yet best way to start DCS for G2

Several people including myself have been talking about that in the "Windows mixed reality - discussion only" sticky thread a while ago. You might find more information there.

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Il 14/12/2020 at 17:49, MEDIC - v312 ha scritto:

Hi everyone,

 

I'm having issues starting DCS with the Reverb G2. I used to have the Oculus Rift S and never had any issues. Now with the G2 I can't even get DCS started properly.

 

At first, when starting from steamvr, the program would start, but in the headset I would never leave the steamvr environment. Then eventually I did get it to load DCS in the headset by just starting the program itself, not starting it from steam, but thenI'd still get a steamvr overlay that says 'waiting' which doesn't disappear, even after DCS started into the main menu. Last time I tried I did manage to get myself flying in the headset, but the picture was still in 2D and lagging really really hard. Lagging so hard I would see different percentages of the loading screen simultaneously. The screen is constanly flickering and the image is moving around every time I move my head. It's lagging behind my head movement and also lagging in pictures, literally lagging 2secs or something. At some point I did notice that somehow the GPU was completely maxed out on both GPU core and GPU memory. Even after closing DCS memory usage was still at 59% whilst I had nothing else open but the VR stuff. I took the following steps:

-installed steam

-installed steamvr

-installed WMR for steamvr (enabled beta mode)

-added DCS standalone as an 'external' app into steam and added it to the VR list

-starting from steam, then steamvr, then just starting DCS itself. The latter gaves the best result in terms of actually loading into the game and into a flight, but the lag was horrendous and it remained a 2D image.

video drivers and windows are all updated.

 

Anyone please able to help?

 

My specs:

-intell i7 9700K

-RTX2080 Ti

-32 gb 3200 RAM

-asrock z390 phantom gaming 9 mobo

 

Did you find the solution? becouse I'm experiencing the same exact problem and I'm going crazy.

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1 hour ago, Ginseng said:

Did you find the solution? becouse I'm experiencing the same exact problem and I'm going crazy.

I start it (DCS Steam edition, NOT standalone, stable NOT beta) from within SteamVR or WMR. Starting from the Desktops doesn't work for me. What bothers me more is the instability of DCS in VR due to memleaks.


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My process is as follows:

 

1.  Turn the power on to my G2.

2.  WMR automatically comes up.

3.  Put on my G2.

4.  Move my mouse to gain control of it and then left click.

5.  Now I can see my desktop.

6.  Select my DCS icon to run DCS.

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Finally FOUND THE SOLUTION (at least for me)

 

1. Completely close Steam and SteamVR.

2. Navigate to each path and delete the following files:

a. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\resources\settings\default.vrsettings

b. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config\steamvr.vrsettings

c. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config\lighthouse\lighthousedb.json

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BEFORE NEXT STEP MAKE SURE TO BACKUP  YOUR "INPUT" FOLDER OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR KEYBINDINGS SETUP!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

3) delete DCS files

C:\Users<user name>\Saved Games\DCS

 

Done this I started DCS but the menu was stuck (inside the VR moving the head the menu moves with the view)

, so ensure you have Steam VR STABLE VERSION, NOT BETA (mine was in beta) then add your DCS standalone to your steam library (dunno if it changes something but i did).

Launch DCS.

It works.

 

Hope it works even for you becouse it was driving me mad.

 

HUGE THX TO MY FRIEND PIANGE THAT FOUND THIS SOLUTION, ALL CREDITS TO HIM. 


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