I noticed on reddit that v33 for the Quest2 HMD was just released and the following part of the release notes seemed interesting:
Link and Air Link Visual Improvements
- Next time you use Link or Air Link with your headset, you may notice improved image quality and text clarity thanks to Link Sharpening. Link Sharpening makes images crisper, fine details clearer, and text more clear and easy to read.
I couldn’t wait to try it so I bravely used adb to sideload the update zip mentioned in the reddit post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/pnzzqb/v33_megathread/?sort=new and followed the steps mentioned by Tyrel in the following youtube:
How To UPDATE the Oculus Quest 2 NOW! v29 - YouTube
-----DISCLAIMER— do this at your own risk or just wait for v33
The result is quite an improvement for me in MSFS2020! (pretty sure it is not a placebo) My eyes finally feel that they can relax since it feels like I am in focus not only in the cockpit but also with the outside world. The sharpening effect might be a little too strong since it can cause edge “sizzle” or more shimmering so maybe Oculus will at some point let us control its strength. You use ODT to enable it - Link Sharpening. I haven’t tested Airlink yet.
I have a 9700K@5Ghz and a RTX2070 (not Super) and use most of the settings that are mentioned in this forum but here are a few key ones:
Q2 90Hz at max 5408x2736
ODT / OTT (I use both)
ASW 18HZ (complex areas) and 30Hz (used to hate it but I can finally get it to sync )
FOV (.8;…8 )
HUD= Performance - to check that ASW is holding the fixed rates of 18 and 30Hz
CTRL and Tab seem to work so that I can test changes from ODT/OTT
MSFS2020 Render Scaling at 1900x1900 or so - Medium settings
My flying that is the most enjoyable now is the freeware Airbus H135 helicopter near my old hometown of Santa Barbara, CA with the ORBX airport there and the simmarket MSFS 4 Season Trees so that I get more variation in tree coloring and correct shapes/sizes. I like to fly low (<1000) and fly up and over the coastal mountains to Lake Cachuma and with ASW set at 18Hz, the heli even with some yaw rotations looks quite smooth (never perfect OK?). This type of low flying is where the sharpening really helps but I also tested many of the precanned flights in A320s and twins and they looked clearer as well.
Try it when you can - some will like it and some won’t