Condor 2 VR HTC Vive Settings

Even if you’re a hardened VR Flight Simulator fan, you may not have come across Condor Soaring 2 yet. Condor 2 is a specialized gliding (sailplane) simulator which has a loyal following among real-world glider pilots. The major difference between Condor 2 and other mainstream flight simulators is the simulation of the air mass and … Continue reading “Condor 2 VR HTC Vive Settings”

HTC Vive 6mm VR Cover Review

When you get your first Rift or HTC Vive HMD, you’re supplied with a foam pad that separates your face from the hard plastics of the HMD. The trouble with these pads is that they can wear quickly and soak up all manner of sweat and nastiness from your face during an energetic VR session. … Continue reading “HTC Vive 6mm VR Cover Review”

Vive Wrist Strap Swap

Vive wrist straps are sometimes the only thing preventing you throwing a very expensive piece of kit across the room. I’ve chosen to swap my Vive controller wrist straps with alternative items. Caution: Swapping things around on your Vive may affect your warranty. Vive controllers aren’t cheap. The lanyard-type wrist straps are worn to prevent … Continue reading “Vive Wrist Strap Swap”

Bohemia Interactive Simulations VR VBS3 live demo

Bohemia Interactive Simulations has again shown VR interaction with their VBS3 product at I/ITSEC 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Sharing earlier development with engines that power the ArmA3 and DayZ video-games, VBS3 is a complex defense-industry training simulator product. Bohemia Interactive Simulations VR with Oculus Rift The multi-station Combined Arms demonstration included four Oculus Rift based … Continue reading “Bohemia Interactive Simulations VR VBS3 live demo”

H3VR Christmas Advent Calendar

I’m not having a Christmas tree this year. The fact is, the only space I have to put one is inside my Vive room-scale space and that’s not going to happen 😉 Developer Anton to the rescue with the H3VR Christmas Advent Calendar! H3VR Christmas Cracker This month, Hotdogs Horseshoes & Hand-Grenades is being updated … Continue reading “H3VR Christmas Advent Calendar”

Euro Truck Simulator 2 VR Quality Settings

Beta support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive has been available in Euro Truck Simulator 2 for some time. Unfortunately, the beta default quality settings leave something to be desired. With the default settings, the image appears ‘jagged’. The image in the far distance seems often to be a jumble of pixels. I’ve been experimenting … Continue reading “Euro Truck Simulator 2 VR Quality Settings”

High Fidelity VR with Vive on SteamVR

I am currently trying out the High Fidelity VR beta on Steam with the HTC Vive. I first noticed ‘HiFi’ on Steam earlier in the week before its release. Sufficiently intrigued, I downloaded the beta from the HiFi website. High Fidelity VR is a multi-user, multi-location open VR environment. The underlying goal of the project … Continue reading “High Fidelity VR with Vive on SteamVR”

Google Daydream Compatible Phones

Google’s new VR headset: Daydream View requires a suitable “Daydream Ready” smartphone to operate. Here is a list of known Google Daydream Compatible Phones. Taking it’s lead from the earlier Google Cardboard project, the Daydream View is a polished HMD constructed largely from comfortable fabrics and designed to accept a number of smartphones. A tracked … Continue reading “Google Daydream Compatible Phones”

H3VR Meatgrinder Update is Awesome

The H3VR Meatgrinder update dropped last night. Developer Anton Hand has been teasing us on Twitter with the countdown.  It’s been worth the wait for this special Halloween update. Early access release 26 of Hotdogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is a special update. It marks the moment H3VR became more than just a guns ‘n’ … Continue reading “H3VR Meatgrinder Update is Awesome”

Portable Vive Base Stations on Photo Light Stands

The HTC Vive Base-Stations provide the magic that allows roomscale VR but if you can’t drill holes in your wall, positioning them can be a conundrum. Perhaps you rent your home and rules say no drilling or perhaps you’d like a portable setup that you can move around at will. Let me share with you … Continue reading “Portable Vive Base Stations on Photo Light Stands”