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Valve Index VR
« on: March 28, 2020, 05:34:28 PM »
Has anyone bought into tho yet?   The Valve Index VR Kit drops in at around $1000 for the full setup and includes Half-Life:  Alyx. This game looks pretty good... see our post here:
Half-Life:  Alyx Topic

@FJ1X and I were discussing the kit the other day.  It seems like a legit setup. The price is pretty crazy... but it may be worth it?  Maybe this will be a good launching point for VR? 

@CreepinDeth @targetrasp @Polygon @Strubes @trkorecky @HylianSeven  - any of you looking to buy into the Index?

Link on Steam:
Valve Index VR Kit on Store.steampowered.com

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Re: Valve Index VR
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 07:18:33 PM »
I don't have the Index, though it definitely looks like a great kit. I'm still rocking the OG Vive, which has handled Alyx pretty well. Hardest part is reloading the shotgun -- the wands bump into each other when trying to pull back the lever.

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Re: Valve Index VR
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 09:29:51 PM »
How is the OG Vive?  Does it work pretty well?   System wise ... is the design pretty much the same?

I have yet to get into VR. Not sure I'll sink the money into it or not.  Priorities right now lol... it's definitely interesting and a cool concept.  I've dug it since the Virtual Boy years. 

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Re: Valve Index VR
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 06:56:50 AM »
The OG Vive is great. A bit of a screen door effect from the lower pixel density, but mostly unnoticeable in most scenarios. It hurts the most in things like Elite: Dangerous when you're trying to pick up all the small details in your cockpit like the HUD and such. I do wish it had a slightly larger field of view.

I might sell my Vive kit to my parents and upgrade to the Index since I got my mom hooked on Beat Saber and a few other games. Between Beat Saber and Boxing VR you can get a pretty great workout in a short time, and they just generally enjoy some of the other experiences that transport you somewhere else like The Blu.

As for a good launching point for VR, and as much as I hate anything related to Facebook (especially their recent terrible decision to require a Facebook login for anything Oculus), I think the Quest and "rumored" upcoming Quest 2 are likely the best way to get people involved. Stand-alone (no PC required), light, inexpensive, and capable for someone to just pop on and have a great experience out of the box. No setup with camera or tracking boxes, just a headset with hand / finger tracking and a built-in store. Can also plug it into a computer with a USB-C cable for the higher quality desktop experience.