For reasons beyond our cotrol, we had to cancel our trip to E3 Expo this year. We were fortunate to have trip cancellation insurance! More than this, we had some tech problems which zapped this week's episode of Neil's Messy Basement. A cursed week for sure!
HOWEVER, MTBS' Kris Roberts will be on the seen Tweeting his way through E3, there is an ITA meeting taking place for the membership during the show, AND we are going to double up the Neil's Messy Basement episodes next week to make up for the difference. Finally, Vireio Perception's Denis Reischl will likely be back in action from his vacation, so we will have more news and updates to share.
Have fun at E3 Expo, everyone! It's bound to be an exciting show.
HTC Vive owners rejoice! Vireio Perception 4.0 Alpha 2 is out, and we have proudly added room scale support for Fallout 4. Mark your calendars for June 4, 2016 as the day that a VR driver released room scale support in VR for games that were never designed for that purpose. This is HISTORY!
Here are the highlights:
This still only supports Fallout 4! Once we are happy with this, we will be able to dramitacally diversify the game support.
Full OpenVR (HTC Vive) room scale support. Game profile "Fallout4_OpenVR_x64" adds X+Z positional tracking.
Game profile "Fallout4_OpenVR_x64_experimental_Y_tracking" adds X+Z and experimental matrix modification Y positional tracking.
HUD manipulation for VR mode has been FIXED. There is a special secondary HUD for OpenVR users, but it's still not flawless.
SteamVR virtual game screen overlay can be activated on the dashboard.
OpenVR fully customizable "VireioPerception_OpenVR.ini" file is automatically created in the game folder.
ADDED Steam prediction model support
ADDED Vireio Perception predicted tracking solution for both Oculus and OSVR solutions
Improved Fallout 4 profile quality. More work is needed.
Wha...??? Yes. If all goes to plan, we will be releasing the next Vireio Perception alpha tomorrow (Saturday), and it will include room scale on the HTC Vive. However, the interview reveals far more to be excited about.
Also, we've set up a unique article category for the show, and there is an RSS link available on the program page. We've really been enjoying putting this together and we have lots of exciting things in store. Have fun!