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  • drdogrisdrdogris Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I have to say that I was blown away. I played the original Elite back in the day and when I experienced it today on the Oculus it brought tears to my eyes. The experience was like nothing I have experienced in 30 years of PC Gaming. I feeling nothing but gratitude for the Oculus project...thank you.

    Nick
  • JpegJpeg Posts: 32
    David6479 wrote:

    Hi Jpeg, I never use Nvidia Experience for anything. Just go into your NV Control Panel and add the Elite dangerous .exe to it. Then go into NV Control Panal global settings and select DSR, tick all the boxes to activate it. Load up Elite and then increase its resolution.
    I honestly think NV Experience causes more problems than good.

    That should work for you but let us know if you have any problems.

    Hey David,

    Thanks for the info. It helped a lot! Also, the new Beta 3 seems to at least address the botched system view. I havent tried it yet, but I am optimistic.

    Jpeg
  • nerocomnerocom Posts: 88
    Downloading Beta 3 now.. will report..

    speed is pretty bad at the moment however. May be done in next 5 month
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    I have direct access working with Beta 3. Albeit with the monitor's resolution and frequency, which obviously has unbearable latency, but it's pretty close to working. Which is interesting since in the first ticket I submitted I was told direct access "wasn't working". Could've fooled me... :roll:

    In extended it's running pretty good.
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  • acarrilho wrote:
    I have direct access working with Beta 3. Albeit with the monitor's resolution and frequency, which obviously has unbearable latency, but it's pretty close to working. Which is interesting since in the first ticket I submitted I was told direct access "wasn't working". Could've fooled me... :roll:

    In extended it's running pretty good.

    Same here. I got excited for a moment, until I realized I couldn't set my monitor to a higher refresh rate with the Rift in direct mode. My monitors are 1920 x 1080 and can go up to 144 Hz... Still with the Rift in Direct mode it forces my display choices so that 60 is the only selectable choice (radeon 7970).
  • nerocomnerocom Posts: 88
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    nerocom wrote:
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.

    By "works out of the box" you mean you get the right resolution and frequency on the Rift??? :shock:
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  • treschtresch Posts: 76
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    nerocom wrote:
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.

    Do you have a 75hz primary monitor?

    I was able to get the refresh rate right on the rift in direct mode by setting my monitor to a lower resolution with refresh rate at 75hz, but there was a lot of latency in the head tracking
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  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    tresch wrote:
    nerocom wrote:
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.

    Do you have a 75hz primary monitor?

    I was able to get the refresh rate right on the rift in direct mode by setting my monitor to a lower resolution with refresh rate at 75hz, but there was a lot of latency in the head tracking

    Did you turn off blur? That gives off the impression of latency.
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  • nerocomnerocom Posts: 88
    tresch wrote:
    nerocom wrote:
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.

    Do you have a 75hz primary monitor?

    I was able to get the refresh rate right on the rift in direct mode by setting my monitor to a lower resolution with refresh rate at 75hz, but there was a lot of latency in the head tracking

    To be totally honest, I guess I had not actually checked the frequency and resolution. I will check that later when I get back home.

    Edit: Apologies. My primary monitor is currently at 59hz. I have 2 monitors and I forgot my 120hz one is at work.. my bad :)
  • EarlEarl Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I have my position tracking thing on the screen pointing directly at me, but for whatever reason it shows up as if i am looking 45 Degrees off, so I have to move the screen/myself, does anyone know how to fix this problem?

    Edit: wait a second, how far away/close to it am i supposed to be? Right now im only like 50cm maybe.

    Edit: also I have a nvidia card (760) and want to do the stuff with nvidia experience, but it cant seem to find Elite Dangerous? : (
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    Earl wrote:
    I have my position tracking thing on the screen pointing directly at me, but for whatever reason it shows up as if i am looking 45 Degrees off, so I have to move the screen/myself, does anyone know how to fix this problem?

    Edit: wait a second, how far away/close to it am i supposed to be? Right now im only like 50cm maybe.

    Edit: also I have a nvidia card (760) and want to do the stuff with nvidia experience, but it cant seem to find Elite Dangerous? : (

    If you don't lose tracking looking around, you're far enough. F12 is the default key in Elite to recenter the Rift.

    As far as Nvidia GeForce Experience goes: http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience/supported-games
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  • acarrilho wrote:
    nerocom wrote:
    I've done 0 configuration with Elite Dangerous and the rift works out of the box in direct mode for me.

    Minus trying to learn the game (I'm debating trying to get the hang out it outside of the rift, finding what joystick button to press for what action is difficult, and the tutorial is somewhat interesting) this is friggen awesome.

    By "works out of the box" you mean you get the right resolution and frequency on the Rift??? :shock:

    I'm getting 75hz (at least I'm pretty sure I am, I'm at 75fps). The ingame resolution is set to 1920x1080. Unless I'm missing something..
  • i just can't get the rift to work with ed :( can anyone tell me how to properly set it up. i even can't see that "oculus mode" in the 3d optoins - only "anaglyph" and something like "next to each other" :(((

    (almost every other game/demo works fine - just ed doesn't want me :( )
  • NjayNLNjayNL Posts: 137
    Art3mis
    Try pausing the service
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    In the "3D (Experimental)" drop menu you should definitely see the Oculus options.
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  • maboo12 wrote:
    i just can't get the rift to work with ed :( can anyone tell me how to properly set it up. i even can't see that "oculus mode" in the 3d optoins - only "anaglyph" and something like "next to each other" :(((

    (almost every other game/demo works fine - just ed doesn't want me :( )

    Hello i had the exact same problems, I was in side by side and i didn't had the oculus(headphones) or oculus (speakers) in the 3D experimental mode only the first 3 options...

    I can't tell you what solve it exactly because i've tried a lot of things to make it work, but I finally did so they're is hope for you too !! 8-)

    Some of the things i've tried:
    I've tried to kill the process with Bilago's tools, and also by the taskmanager and finally manually ( taskkill /im wscript.exe /f and taskkill /im ovrservice_x64.exe /f )
    Now I just open the Oculus Config Utility then pause the service and it works so i don't think you need to try the above!!
    I did also reinstall Windows and the game
    I've autorised the game and launcher in the Firewall
    Re-updated the DK2 Firmware
    I've change and rechange a lot of graphical options in the graphics setup of the game and I think that's probably the solution to your problems, maybe the "Oculus (headphones)" options doesn't appear when some other options is already activated...!

    Good luck !! ;)
  • Not sure how many of you are familiar with me on the Elite forums but I play this often, and I have to say that even playing on the monitor is mind blowing. What I've read so far here makes me cringe about not having my Oculus yet. Oh and I've even started making videos showcasing this game, the first one is still uploading. I mean it's only a 22gb file with 50 something hours to go. :lol:
  • sottisotti Posts: 280
    Hiro Protagonist
    So how much game is there to Elite at this point?

    Is it a big MMO sandbox?

    Is there some progression to follow?

    So far the rift has a lot of cool stuff, but the only real modern game (excluding old modded titles, q2vr, hl2) is Alien Isolation which gives me nausea after 30 minutes. Cockpit games, mostly racing, work really well.

    $75 for beta access seems awfully steep, I'd just like to know a little more about how it plays before I take the plunge.
  • sotti wrote:
    So how much game is there to Elite at this point?

    Is it a big MMO sandbox?

    Is there some progression to follow?

    So far the rift has a lot of cool stuff, but the only real modern game (excluding old modded titles, q2vr, hl2) is Alien Isolation which gives me nausea after 30 minutes. Cockpit games, mostly racing, work really well.

    $75 for beta access seems awfully steep, I'd just like to know a little more about how it plays before I take the plunge.
    It is already a very complete game and just keeps growing with every update. It is singleplayer, but there's no campaign or storyline that I know of - just a load of things to see and do. Yeah sandbox describes it pretty well. The game throws you as a pilot in a huge galaxy and you decide your path yourself. Pirate, trader, miner, bounty hunter, explorer, pick (or mix and match) your own adventure.

    ED is no MMO. There is online multiplayer, but matchmaking is a bit rough. Open play runs in instances and it can be a bit hard to meet up with friends if you don't start out in your own group game. Hopefull they'll fix that.

    As for price, just wait a little while if you're not sure. The final game will ship before the end of the year and be quite a bit cheaper.

    For me Elite is the best Full game for the Rift yet. AI also is amazing, but Elite is even cooler. My jaw literally kept hitting the floor on a regular basis during my first few weeks with the game and even today I regularly stop and stare amazed at the sights this game presents me.

    To sum it up, if you're into space at all and have a beefy PC you owe it to yourself to give this a shot. Be warned that you will need a high end GPU to currently enjoy this with the DK2 though. Below GTX 970 performance level you're likely to have probelms running anything but the lowest settings.
  • ThreeDeeVisionThreeDeeVision Posts: 2,086 Volunteer Moderator
    Elite Dangerous is one of my favorite Rift experiences right now. Having a proper HOTAS setup and the DK2 makes the cockpit feel very comfortable and I can fly for many hours straight. Looking around the cockpit and having menu's pop up everywhere is an awesome touch. The flight model was pretty easy to pick up and being able to manually dock at stations makes landing a very fun part of the game.

    This game is already awesome in the beta state, and it will only get better. I don't regret the beta purchase at all.
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  • razalomrazalom Posts: 133
    Having a proper HOTAS setup and the DK2 makes the cockpit feel very comfortable and I can fly for many hours straight.
    Tried it on my DK2 for the first time late last night (only had DK2 4 days) and straight away I was off to Purchase the X55 HOTAS. Wonder if my wife will notice it :)
  • JohnnyLeeJohnnyLee Posts: 13
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Gods3nt wrote:
    Not sure how many of you are familiar with me on the Elite forums but I play this often, and I have to say that even playing on the monitor is mind blowing. What I've read so far here makes me cringe about not having my Oculus yet. Oh and I've even started making videos showcasing this game, the first one is still uploading. I mean it's only a 22gb file with 50 something hours to go. :lol:

    OMG dude. You're going to freak when you play this on your DK2. Words cannot describe it but hands down THE best gaming experience I have ever had in my 55 years planetside. The repeated "holy sh%$" comment someone else mentioned here when they tried E:D on the Rift?? Yeah, that's what I kept saying as well. It's going to knock your socks off! You'll see.
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    JohnnyLee wrote:
    Gods3nt wrote:
    Not sure how many of you are familiar with me on the Elite forums but I play this often, and I have to say that even playing on the monitor is mind blowing. What I've read so far here makes me cringe about not having my Oculus yet. Oh and I've even started making videos showcasing this game, the first one is still uploading. I mean it's only a 22gb file with 50 something hours to go. :lol:

    OMG dude. You're going to freak when you play this on your DK2. Words cannot describe it but hands down THE best gaming experience I have ever had in my 55 years planetside. The repeated "holy sh%$" comment someone else mentioned here when they tried E:D on the Rift?? Yeah, that's what I kept saying as well. It's going to knock your socks off! You'll see.

    Yeah, it really is something else. For perspective, I'm running a G3258 oc'd to 4.4 (amazing value for money), and a GTX970, and while it's still under 75fps around space stations on medium settings, I can pretty much always get 75fps (even in high sometimes) in "deep space", and right now with Beta 3, some places are just mind-blowing. Being near one of those Earth-like planets, with the Milky Way aligned just right, it simply killed all desire to play anything on a flat screen anymore. It's like monitors belong in the middle ages now, at least for gaming. And that's with a noticeable screen door effect. Here's hoping Oculus develops something like a replacement kit for a 1440p screen... :mrgreen:
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  • I have updated to BETA 3 and 0.4.3 version of Oculus Runtime, and now I'm experiencing strange graphical glitches playing on my DK2: instead of black color I see reddish tint, plus vertical screen tearings here and there. Overall performance is good, however this graphical issues looks ugly... Prior to 0.4.3 everything was OK.
    I'm running GTX 970 SLI, i7-950, 12 GB, Windows 7 64-bit. Latest (vanilla) nVidia drivers. Other games and demos I have tried runs and looks OK, so this is Elite: Dangerous specific issues. Also, I have tried capturing screenshots, and everything is OK on them, so this is something to be with Oculus Runtime, I believe... Any suggestions?
    Thanks!

    UPDATE: I just have traced problem to SLI. With disabled SLI everything look normal. Also, my single Asus STRIX 970 GTX is able to run maxed out Elite with 70 FPS on Rift (SSAA is 1.5 in settings.xml). While SLI setup showing roughly 75 FPS with 95% load on BOTH GPUs... And those graphical glitches...
  • ThreeDeeVisionThreeDeeVision Posts: 2,086 Volunteer Moderator
    razalom wrote:
    Having a proper HOTAS setup and the DK2 makes the cockpit feel very comfortable and I can fly for many hours straight.
    Tried it on my DK2 for the first time late last night (only had DK2 4 days) and straight away I was off to Purchase the X55 HOTAS. Wonder if my wife will notice it :)

    Nice call man! When you line up the controls to match what you see in the game it is a pretty awesome experience. The hand animations give me a funny feeling because it feels like my hand should be doing what I am seeing :lol:

    I hope you enjoy!
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  • NosherNosher Posts: 167
    Hiro Protagonist
    Please help.....I am at my wits end!!

    I got ED to work by chance last night after over an hour of struggling to get it set up.....really impressed...HOWEVER....

    .......today, now I have got my joystick plugged in (tried with mouse flight yesterday - yuk!) I have been unable to get it working at all.

    I have 3 monitors and DK2 is display 4.
    Surround is switched off
    I have 2 x 970s - SLI is diabled.
    I run DK2 in extended mode.

    I have managed to get one of the monitors showing ED and when I move the DK2 around, the movement is mirrored on that monitor.....

    I have tried the shift / windows / arrow key but no joy.

    I have trawled various forums....no joy.

    Tried numerous ways....no joy.

    Things is, i KNOW it works - cos it did last night......and that is what is so frustrating....

    Can someone please help me and save me from insanity !

    Thanks in advance.

    Nosh
  • acarrilhoacarrilho Posts: 402
    Hiro Protagonist
    Nosher wrote:
    Please help.....I am at my wits end!!

    I got ED to work by chance last night after over an hour of struggling to get it set up.....really impressed...HOWEVER....

    .......today, now I have got my joystick plugged in (tried with mouse flight yesterday - yuk!) I have been unable to get it working at all.

    I have 3 monitors and DK2 is display 4.
    Surround is switched off
    I have 2 x 970s - SLI is diabled.
    I run DK2 in extended mode.

    I have managed to get one of the monitors showing ED and when I move the DK2 around, the movement is mirrored on that monitor.....

    I have tried the shift / windows / arrow key but no joy.

    I have trawled various forums....no joy.

    Tried numerous ways....no joy.

    Things is, i KNOW it works - cos it did last night......and that is what is so frustrating....

    Can someone please help me and save me from insanity !

    Thanks in advance.

    Nosh

    First thing I can think of is that you have the wrong monitor selected in the graphics menu.
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  • TindajiiTindajii Posts: 8
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Nosher wrote:
    Please help.....I am at my wits end!!

    I got ED to work by chance last night after over an hour of struggling to get it set up.....really impressed...HOWEVER....

    .......today, now I have got my joystick plugged in (tried with mouse flight yesterday - yuk!) I have been unable to get it working at all.

    I have 3 monitors and DK2 is display 4.
    Surround is switched off
    I have 2 x 970s - SLI is diabled.
    I run DK2 in extended mode.

    I have managed to get one of the monitors showing ED and when I move the DK2 around, the movement is mirrored on that monitor.....

    I have tried the shift / windows / arrow key but no joy.

    I have trawled various forums....no joy.

    Tried numerous ways....no joy.

    Things is, i KNOW it works - cos it did last night......and that is what is so frustrating....

    Can someone please help me and save me from insanity !

    Thanks in advance.

    Nosh

    Nosh,
    First, you need to go into your graphics settings in Elite Dangerous. Near the top there will be a selection for which monitor you're using. You should set that (primary, secondary, tertiary, etc) to which ever position your rift is in. ALSO, make sure you then change the refresh rate to 75hz. You likely won't be able to set the refresh rate to 75hz unless the rift is on, and you have that monitor selected. Make sure Aero is disabled too.

    Before I start Elite Dangerous, every time, I open the Oculus Configuration Utility, turn on my rift, and make sure it recognizes the camera. Then I start the game.

    Note: If you do not have your Rift on, Elite Dangerous will not give you the option to turn on Rift mode.
  • mrcrispmrcrisp Posts: 255
    Art3mis
    I can't understand the difficulty getting the DK2 working with E:D.

    It's just a simple matter of selecting extended mode in OC util config and making it secondary.
    Load E:D and change the mode to OC (with headphones/speakers) hit apply.
    Then change the display/monitor type in E:D to secondary and hit apply- E:D now comes up in the second monitor (DK2) and you just need to quickly hit accept/okay to confirm.

    Why are people finding this so difficult- it was more work before what with pausing the OC service etc, but now E:D is native DK2.
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