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Been playing a bit with VR mode outside of the cockpit.

 

I'm experimenting with external views that offer cool (Point of View) shots in VR. In VR some of the naval units, ground units and aircraft on the ground seem like they would make really interesting environments to move around. The more I play around with this the more I want to be able to move around a lot more without losing tracking.

 

I realise the Rift is not ideal for this but I have mine set up high on a tripod looking down so that I have the widest possible tracking space. I can stand up naturally and almost turn 360 and take a step or two in each direction. Just having a taste of this make me very interested to see what the Vive can offer in DCS in this area.

 

Will post some DK2 videos soon to show what I'm on about.

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Some of you having recenter problems. Have you made sure your Num Lock key is on? I tried everything when my Key number 5 didn't work until I realized my Num Lock key wasn't switched on.

 

JaySmizzle - No idea what you mean by not been able to find a recenter key because it's in the DCS settings for sure.

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KP5 works just fine. It's when I try to set the very same function to a button - and it gets mapped properly - it won't work when flying. The workaround is to use a remapper like Xpadder, joytokey or SVmapper, but that's not clean for my tastes.

 

Another question: Do all of the planes have clickable cockpits or are some not clickable? I have some planes where they are not clickable and others which are :/

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KP5 works just fine. It's when I try to set the very same function to a button - and it gets mapped properly - it won't work when flying. The workaround is to use a remapper like Xpadder, joytokey or SVmapper, but that's not clean for my tastes.

 

Another question: Do all of the planes have clickable cockpits or are some not clickable? I have some planes where they are not clickable and others which are :/

 

That could be due to some controller or device that is conflicting. I had a Microsoft Sidewinder plugged in at the same time as a Hotas Warthog and I got conflicts. I have to unplug the Side Winder now otherwise my trim won't work on the Hotas Warhog. This is even after deleting the Sidewinders trim setting in DCS settings.

 

You should try unplugging some Usb devices and see if you reset key works on your device then.

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KP5 works just fine. It's when I try to set the very same function to a button - and it gets mapped properly - it won't work when flying. The workaround is to use a remapper like Xpadder, joytokey or SVmapper, but that's not clean for my tastes.

 

This is covered in a BUG thread in the DCS 1.5 BETA section. http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=151041 I haven't tested the reported solution yet.

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Hi all,

I've recently tried 1.5 beta again (wasn't working great after launch).

I have to say that I'm impressed! the game looks and runs much better on DK2 than the previous version.

 

I sometimes get black square flickering in the right eye, but that might be me pressing keyboard or mouse buttons (it's very easy to switch to windows of another app when oculus is in direct mode).

 

The only thing I should mention is that colors look very washed out compared to the picture on the screen.

This is probably due to DK2 pentile screen.

 

I'm wondering if DCS guys tried playing with contrast and exposure as CV1 looks like will have crappy pentile screen as well?

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I sometimes get black square flickering in the right eye, but that might be me pressing keyboard or mouse buttons (it's very easy to switch to windows of another app when oculus is in direct mode).

 

 

That's not just you. I also have a black flickering in just the right side of the Rift. I also thought it was a browser or some other window I had open when I started DCS, but even after closing everything I get it.

 

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Thx vicx - I posted my issues there.

 

Can someone tell me where to find a list of the planes which have a "clickable" cockpit and those that do not? Any help is appreciated!

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REQUEST FOR MY DCS OCULUS OWNERS..

 

can you guys air refuel in the rift with little effort, some effort, difficult, or impossible?

 

comments appreciated! :D

video would be nice too!

 

I'd give it a go, but still am new to setting up missions. Is there a pre-made mission for a/a refueling in either the A10 or F15?

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Hi all,

 

I sometimes get black square flickering in the right eye, but that might be me pressing keyboard or mouse buttons (it's very easy to switch to windows of another app when oculus is in direct mode).

 

I thought this was just my device playing up and I contacted Oculus support about it. Now I know it's not the Rift, I'll have to let them know about it. What is causing this though? Because people like me might think its a fault with the DK2.

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I'd give it a go, but still am new to setting up missions. Is there a pre-made mission for a/a refueling in either the A10 or F15?

 

not sure, i have to be honest, i dont play DCS much, im am just waiting for the oculus CV1 to be release till i actually fly in DCS.

 

i cant do the 2d monitor nor trackIR, i have to dive in VR!

 

i look forward to hearing about your VR air refuel experience!

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Vr air refuel is very easy. You begin to understand how it's really not that big of a deal. Same with formation flying in vr it's just so much more easier with all that depth

 

same for landings. K-4, FW190 and Mig21 is quite easy to land in VR

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same for landings. K-4, FW190 and Mig21 is quite easy to land in VR

 

ok, cool. so basically reading panels/gauges/HUD at seated position (NOT looking up close) AND identifying targets from visual range are the kicker (drawback) to the rift's experience due to resolution.

 

what does everyone think about the sound in VR? does it feel spatial? (another question to RIFT DCS Users.. ;) )

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That's not just you. I also have a black flickering in just the right side of the Rift. I also thought it was a browser or some other window I had open when I started DCS, but even after closing everything I get it.

 

You're not alone :thumbup:

 

I'm glad you guys mentioned this. I thought I was the only one and I thought it was a problem with my DK2. I get the flickering in the left eye.

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their is no vr sound, if you have a good surround system and a buttkicker it cant get any better unless you have a motion pit

 

finally, a real perspective about sound in VR. in the past, i asked if there was spatial sound, but noobs kept telling me audio is how it should be and it works as if you turned your head left or right... BUT ITS NOT just left and right, it is also above and behind you.... ( i have tried realspace demo - and you can sense where an object is i.e. a bird or bee flying past you with my eyes closed)

 

just like how people get amazed about how 3d polygons on shapes (like switches and buttons that stick out in VR) instead of bitmap textures on a flat object.. from vavle / oculus research about sound states that sound also requires special attention.

 

thank you for sharing, i guess i will find out when i actually used the rift, and thanks for being the first person tell me that sound is not spatial.

 

I wonder if Eagle Dynamics will incorporate 3d sound such as oculus's realspace 3d sound technology into DCS World...

 

maybe someone can prove me wrong, by getting into the rift, have a friend or ai in session, fly past you with your eyes close and figure where the friend or ai is coming from... ;)


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Oculus has hired quality sound engineers to add headphones too their CV1 HMD, Vive has also suggested they will incorporate headphones into their consumer version aswell. This will certainly help game developer sound engineers when they know exactly how their games will sound, as opposed to having their games sound completely different on hundreds of different quality sound headsets. Of course people will be able to still use their own sound solutions, if they feel it suits them better.

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Can someone provide a list of the planes with the clickable cockpits? Some have it and some don't from what I'm seeing. thank you :)

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Can someone provide a list of the planes with the clickable cockpits? Some have it and some don't from what I'm seeing. thank you :)

The ones I can think of right away:

 

A-10C

F-86

Mig-15

Mig-21

P-51D

L-39

Hawk

M-2000C (coming soon)

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Thank you, Gents *thumbsup*

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This is a recording I made in DCS VR mode to show how cool it might be to walk around your aircraft.

 

 

Vive might work better, but you would still need a lot of room. If you can fit a fighter jet into one of the rooms in your house ... you should be fine.

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