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Author Topic: Alien: Isolation MotherVR Mod Impressions  (Read 11387 times)

The Old One
Nov 23, 2018, 07:38:34 PM
Reply #15 on: Nov 23, 2018, 07:38:34 PM
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Unfortunately you'll need a PC capable of supporting both VR and Alien Isolation.



The Old One
Nov 23, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
Reply #17 on: Nov 23, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
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I'm not confident, depends upon your specifications.

I'd recommend a 970GTX Graphics Card with appropriate equals and a Desktop myself.


Perfect-Organism
Nov 23, 2018, 09:22:21 PM
Reply #18 on: Nov 23, 2018, 09:22:21 PM
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So is the gaming industry not embracing VR?  Can one not just get a system like XB or PS and just go to town?


Vertigo
Nov 23, 2018, 10:29:59 PM
Reply #19 on: Nov 23, 2018, 10:29:59 PM
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PlayStation has their own VR solution, but the best set (HTC Vive) is PC-only.

Microsoft has pulled back on Xbox VR, there's an article here. I'd imagine it's due to a combination of hardware constraints (it takes A LOT of juice to run decent VR) and expectation of low demand. There's probably an assumption that if someone can afford to drop money on a VR system (the HTC Vive costs twice as much as a console) then they can afford a decent PC.



The Old One
Nov 26, 2018, 04:32:32 PM
Reply #21 on: Nov 26, 2018, 04:32:32 PM
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So is the gaming industry not embracing VR?  Can one not just get a system like XB or PS and just go to town?

No. The hardware isn't equipped for it and the demand doesn't exist.
Basically, what Vertigo said.


Griffith
Nov 27, 2018, 04:20:57 AM
Reply #22 on: Nov 27, 2018, 04:20:57 AM
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I keep being more and more tempted to get a rig.

Before you do it, try your best into getting it to use it first. I have used my Oculus Rift for more than 2 years and I'm still unable to use first person game mods. The motion sickness is horrible, no more than 2 minutes and you will feel bad with a terrible headache. VR sounds like fun but it's not for everyone.

Pardon me if I'm off topic but this game even if it's pasive it's still troublesome for some people. Why? Your brain can't adapt to the fact that you are moving virtually when you are standing still or seated, that translates to motion sickness, when you do abrut or quick turns things go from bad to worse. The only way the industry have managed to let everyone enjoy VR is by making games where you don't move and when you want to, you "teleport" from one side to another, that way you don't get nausea.

On VR by looking around you will find the experience enjoyable because in that case it IS your head moving and your brain saying, yeah this is ok. but the moment you move... game over.

One last thing, you can move without feeling bad but veeeery slowly, VR works great with Flight sims, because you are confined to a cockpit and your surrounding moves very slow.

A year ago I tried the alien isolation VR mod. I swear it.. I tried very hard and I failed.. no more than 10 min gameplay without feeling bad (motion sickness).


Vertigo
Nov 27, 2018, 10:37:30 AM
Reply #23 on: Nov 27, 2018, 10:37:30 AM
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I used to get motion sickness from Half-Life 2 when it came out (as did a lot of people). It was largely resolved by increasing the FOV, resolution and frame rate. My understanding is that the higher-resolution Vive Pro is a bit easier on motion sickness; I wonder if this will continue to improve as the aforementioned aspects are worked on.


Stitch
Nov 27, 2018, 12:22:27 PM
Reply #24 on: Nov 27, 2018, 12:22:27 PM
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I have PSVR and enough kit to connect it to PC and use with SteamVR. MotherVR is pretty damn good. Apparently it's been updated to use motion controls, but AI is designed to be used with a pad, and that's how Creative Assembly's VR mode worked, so that's what I'd recommend.

Just as a comment on what Griffith said, Yes, VR conversions of normal FPS games can feel a bit weird, but A:I had a VR mode built in, so it's more comfortable than just loading up Quake in VR (though I have that on mobile phone VR, and it's awesome).

« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2018, 12:24:26 PM by Stitch »

alexpj19
Dec 01, 2018, 10:35:27 PM
Reply #25 on: Dec 01, 2018, 10:35:27 PM
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Thanks for this post, had no idea about this MOD! tried it, ITS AMAZING!!!


Oasis Nadrama
Jan 27, 2019, 04:50:18 PM
Reply #26 on: Jan 27, 2019, 04:50:18 PM
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I'm with Griffith on this one, VR is nausea-inducing and free-movement first person VR is even worse.

I did play Alien Isolation in VR mod, I really wanted to enjoy this, and it was quite the terrifying, oppressive experience... but thirty minutes of this left me with an urge to puke for four full hours. I'm not exaggerating. I wish I was.


Perfect-Organism
Jan 27, 2019, 07:00:37 PM
Reply #27 on: Jan 27, 2019, 07:00:37 PM
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I play on a 56" tv and that makes me want to lose my cookies very often after about 30 min of play so I can only imagine what VR must be like.  Still want to try it though....


Sabres21768
Mar 19, 2019, 01:27:15 AM
Reply #28 on: Mar 19, 2019, 01:27:15 AM
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I don’t have a problem with vr for the most part.
The only issue I have with Isolation is that your weapons/motion tracker movement are attached to your head movement and not your hands .
That part really throws my brain off.



 

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