OK so I got the Reverb G2 yesterday and spent most of the afternoon flapping about getting it set up. Then today I got it working on MSFS…wow!
ASRock Phantom Gaming 4 X570 motherboard.
Radeon RX 6800 XT
32GB 3200 RAM
Corsair RM 850X 850 watt Gold PSU
As you can see from my rig I have two potential hardware snags (the GPU which can causes crashes for some in VR and the mobo chipset and its iffy USB for MSFS using G2 headsets).
The first flights yesaterday showed that up, as I was getting maybe two minutes of WOW! and then the sound would quit on the G2, then black screen, then a freeze of the game, after which it would fix itself and come back on, after showing me my volume level in the headset. Rinse and repeat, every minute or two, but no CTD.
Mmm. I had tried a few different USB sockets both on the front panel and the rear and the front panel seemed to connect best. All other games worked fine, Half Life Alyx was just awesome (love the pigeon, lol).
Today I decided to try using the USB C connection on the Radeon GPU rather than the adaptor and bang, everything worked fine. My settings need some fine tuning, but I have just flown the Spitfire up and down the coast near Dover with not a hitch. Man, what a blast that was!
I also flew the Pitts all over the place around my home town and apart from a lack of smoothness due to a need for setting up things better, no problems, touch wood. Sound was perfect, no glitches or freezes at all.
If anyone else has the same GPU/CPU combo or at least close could you share your settings please so I have a starting point. I was using a mix of mostly high and a few ultra settings today and getting 27-30 FPS in the Spitfire cockpit. Render scaling in game was set to 80 and I manually set the Steam VR settings to aprox 2100 per eye (you can’t get the slider to get it spot on).
Just used Windows mixed reality today as I keep losing the OpenXR panel so couldn’t start it first.