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I want a Vive soon for simracing only, no idea what I'm doing.

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by NFGaming, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. NFGaming

    NFGaming

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    Is my room too small? Is there anywhere I can put the lighthouses/sensors? How many do I need for seated gameplay?
    Here's a few photos of my room. One double socket by the PC.

    http://imgur.com/a/KXkZQ

    EDIT: Bought a rift. Unfortunately I bought it before the colossal price drop. lol.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
  2. Gaudin

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    You only need one sensor to track for seated gameplay, anywhere is ok, as long as the sensor keeps still and can see your headset. Sensor needs a powersocket and headset too, so should be good.

    You can pretty much find any answer to your questions here
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017
  3. Jeremy Ford

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    Yeah you'll have no problem. The lighthouse tracker just needs to point at the headset. You get wall fixtures in the box, or attach it to a camera tripod.
     
  4. sjb266

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    Get a rift. Better compatibility with most titles.

    Also.. cheaper and easier to set up!
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
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  5. Smoothchat

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    Yes I agree. I have both the Rift and Vive and find the Rift to be slightly better for seated games. (Clearer, lighter and better performance)

    If you wear glasses tho, the Vive tends to have more "room" for them. On the other hand, I have heard that mild glasses users find they can use the Rift without their glasses (the rift seems to focus the image), but not so with the Vive. You can also get prescription inserts for both HMDs. (Head Mounted Displays)
     
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  6. Michael Lowe

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    The rift has just taken a huge price drop! 399.99 in the UK, including touch Controllers. Altogether mine has cost me about 750 and I wouldn't swap it for anything. I can only imagine how happy I could be if I could get it for 400!