VR - Express your first impressions

I know right? I am from Tenerife but frequently visit Lanzarote, I think they took the satellite images after that huge rain season we hade like 4 years ago, I remember all the 7 islands were full of green for a while

Yes, that was around December 4 years ago. I have a villa in Playa Blanca so we go there quite a lot, I remember driving around thinking it reminded me of Ireland it was that green :smiley:

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I’m on the Rift S with Rtx 3080 and I have had hours of superb crisp and beautiful graphics, jaw dropping, so I know the visuals are there.
A few times I’ve entered the sim and the visuals had dropped. I’m wondering if it is because of the Msfs server.
I’m another X-Plane user but this is insane…

Just flew the Baron from Leeds Bradford to Liverpool and was amazed by the realism . The low sun, the ice on the wing and the late afternoon winter light. Phew…

On top of that, the avionics worked 100% lol…

Rtx 2080
Quest 2 via Virtual Desktop (5ghz wifi).
“80 / 100 / 100”
Very pleased with the performance. Crisp and clear. Smooth flying mainly with stock Cessna 172 in rural North Europe (Scandinavia). Can read the instrumenta fine without leaning in. Have a couple of hundreds hours in xplane 11 VR. This is so much more immersive and have unlimited potential for the future.

Happy Christmas folks.

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Managed to get it working (eeeevvveeennnttuuaaalllyyyy) with SteamVR and iVRy for Android, and phone holder / headset we got for my son’s stem class. My first VR experience tbh. Loved it. But I found that I can no longer change the mapping for desktop/vr modes, nor any of the others, like depth (which I don’t think I was able to map when I set up the desktop/vr toggle). So I’m stuck with an odd depth of field like 2 metres from the instruments. Other than that it’s a big thumbs up and contemplation over getting a decent headset.

Well done guys.

Did you just copy and paste almost everything in my rig?:grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: I am joking of course but with a few exceptions we have almost the same spec but
1- 64 Gb
2- SFX100 for motion but using the same software for motion
3- 3090 FE
I am now starting to push up the settings after adopting the settings from this post

Most important things to do is to download OpenXR in the Windows Store.
See you up in the sky


Wow thats great. Im pushing up now. Butter smooth at 80%, However if I go 90% instant stuttering but 80 gives awesome quality anyway.. Most others at high as they dont seem to affect smoothness. Note I didnt say FPS as im not a chaser, just look for smooth simplay. Maybe all the money weve spent will be worth it. Dont know if it`s me but the controls feel smoother and lag free in VR mode.

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It feels good to not even care to check FPS any longer just achieve smoothness and fly.

Im impressed for a first release for VR they have done a great job, it took some tweaking to get it running smooth but then most VR flight Sims do and after playing DCS and Il2 in VR since they released ASOBO have done a really good job, but there is work still to do.

The good

Feels great in VR, the experience is incredible of being in a plane and the clouds and surrounds look fantastic, just how realy flights I have done look, the world looks fantastic and because its using real ground textures VFR in VR is great.

Bush flying in BC is a wonderful experience now, and id happily say the VR experience is the best out of the other big 2 for me DCS & IL2 as far as just flying goes.

Being able to switch in and out of VR with a single key, this is a game changer for VR sims.

The bad

The mouse implementation use is rubbish, it floats above the glass cockpit in place is hard to use on some switches, its cumbersome at best, DCS has the best VR mouse implementation and hopefully ASOBO will look at it.

Default head positions for most planes are wrong, either too low or of to the left, you need to map keys to bring your eye point to the correct place most times before you fly, if you hit re-center VR it defaults back to the incorrect view. I cant believe this one got through beta testing.

No ability to be able to save the view to set your new VR eyepoint as a default, I know you can make a new camera position but that’s not the point.

Overall 7/10 for me with small but important VR issues that need to be fixed.

i5 6600K @ 4,8ghz
32 GB DDR3
Reverb G2

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Well I have to say bugs and all, I loaded up xplane with decent ortho and I just can’t do it. MSFS is just too pretty. I can’t go back.

I do miss sharing my cockpit and flying with my brother though.

I’ve had more time using VR mode, and now I find it my favorite way to play the game. I did a nice VFR flight from Socorro NM to Scottsdale, AZ. I did a cold start to see how well I could work with all of the cockpit functions on a Beechcraft B58, and I successfully started the plane up, taxied to the runway and took off. I then flew west at 5000 feet eventually climbing to 10000 feet and enjoying the scenery. My aim was to fly over the Very Large Array radio telescope, but I missed it on my westward journey. A couple hours later I executed one of my best landings ever in this game. VR seems to make it easier for me to get lined up to the runway.

My next session was an IFR flight from KSAN to KSFO in the B787, and Wow! The experience was amazing. I wasn’t sure if I could handle managing the systems well in VR but it wasn’t too bad at all. The tool zoom feature really helps me to read the MFD information since the resolution at the standard seating position is too low to make the display legible. Once again I executed a perfect landing.

I don’t think I can go back to using 2D monitor now.

I take it you did keybinds for “center VR”, etc.? I was stuck on this until I realized that the VR view keybinds were not set.

Intel i5-9600k, 32G RAM, NVMe drives, RTX2080. Quest 2. Saitek X-56 stick and throttle.

Feeling is great. Graphics are smooth. Takes a bit to get used to using a mouse on a 3d surface, but once you get the concept, it’s very cool.

No additional motion sickness for me, although I very rarely have issues.

Not sure why, but when you have the Oculus app and MFS running at the same time (before turning on VR) performance gets pummeled. Not sure where the bottleneck is, but wow. Corrects itself once you turn on VR in-game. I note that one of the issues claimed by the devs is that this is a problem with Windows Mixed Reality, so it’s interesting to see it in Oculus as well.

The only other thing that’s a little annoying is that Oculus Q2 resolution isn’t high enough to read the text in windows well. (like the route guide, many instruments, etc.). Wish I had that HP set… :slight_smile:

So, all very good, except…

The PC-link to Oculus keeps crashing. The plane keeps flying, and then flying with no VFR or IFR means the plane keeps crashing… :slight_smile:

I’ll note that this is the only thing that I use PC-link for on the oculus, so it may not be FS. I’ll give some other apps a try and see if it repros there as well.

Takeaway, other than the crash, looks great.

Follow-up. Experienced the PC-link crash in just the Oculus home. Switched to different USB-C port and haven’t had it happen again.

Was originally using the USB C port on the RTX 2080. This other one is a 10Ggbps USB 3.1 controller. Not sure it that’s the difference.

Anyway, seems not to be a Flight Simulator issue.

VR Setup: Oculus Quest and Quest0 Link.
GPU: RTX 2070 Super 8GB.

My impression: I ****in hate it. I am so frustrated because I can see so much promise based on the few flights that I did take. Why couldn’t Microsoft get this right? Why should one need to go through all the hacks and settings (Oculus Debug tool, etc.) to get this to barely work.

I have tried all the tweaks and settings, but it is barely playable. If someone is using a similar setup and can help me, I would be so grateful.

Its great but not ready yet… I get good results one day. Spend the day tweaking… Go to sleep… Start to do a real flight and the whole thing just goes to ■■■■ and runs like ■■■■ (Thinking that if your always setting up your vr in same airport and getting it going good, changing to new area your FPS goes to ■■■■).

So I’m pretty much done… If I wanna fly around a Cessna 172 for some fun… Than I will try VR again… But flying anything other than small GA aircraft is not possible it seems… Unless you want massive headache and just annoying experience.

Hopefully in next year or so they will Iron out bugs. But I doubt it… I suspect that VR is not a thing yet that realistic for flight simulators. Regret buying it at this point… Just sits around.

3080 GTX
32 Gigs Ram
Index HDM.

What do you mean by photo realistic…which setting is that ?

My set up is an i7 7600 and a Gigabyte Xtreme OC RTX 3080. 16GB RAM.

Still in the process of getting it all working and optimised as well as I can but as of today I really think I’m almost there. I’ve got it looking as good as I think its going to and I’ve got the FPS where it probably needs to be. Any performance boost I get over and above this will be down to Asobo and Nvidia optimising the sim and RTX drivers more.

My thoughts on VR and very positive. Its incredibly rich and immersive. I can see it being very difficult to going back to playing it on a flat screen now. VR is such a game changer. Just in general I think VR is coming of age now finally. The Quest 2 is a real game changer for the medium. We’re going to see better and better headsets and PC hardware thats more and more optimised to run VR properly and with greater ease.

My favourite VR experience in the sim so far is zooming around the Swiss alps in the MB-339 fast jet. Such amazing fun. I tried that Eurofighter Typhoon but it doesn’t seem well optimised. I get a massive performance hit with it. Shame, since it looks like it should be great fun.

So I’ve finally got it set up and running but dang, it’s not so bad in the cockpit but the surrounding areas outside are really blurry and ruins the immersion for me, I wasn’t expecting it to be like my monitor view which is gorgeous but really let down with the visuals to be honest… got quite a decent rig and it runs the 2D just fine…using Steam and Quest 2, I’m completely new to this VR thing so any suggestions about sharpening up the visuals would be most welcome

Threadripper 2950X
RTX 2080 Ti
64Gb RAM
Oculus rift

My first impression of this experience are mind blowing. I actually feel like I’m a commercial pilot sitting in the cockpit taking my passengers on to their destination. Not gonna lie, it took some fiddling to dial in my settings but I’m at a point where I can spend hours flying an airliner with pretty sharp graphics and minor stuttering, usually when on the ground and doing sharp turns. I’m looking forward to the sim evolving and getting more optimisations and eventually buying a higher res headset.