VR setup - do I need to have the computer near the seat?

mr308gtb

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Hi -

finally got everything setup, even did a few laps late at night, and became extremely sick... sweaty and dizzy, haha, I will get used to it, so not worried... I only have time on weekends to mess around with this stuff.

My big question is this - I have the F1 PlaySeat, which is really low to the ground and not aht easy to get in and out from. Ill deal with it... but do I need to have the PC monitor, mouse and keyboard next to the seat, like within arms reach? My first go round, it seemed like I did...

I am hoping, I can initialize the race session. Then go to the seat, put on the VR and do everything in the VR... is this not possible?

Thanks.
 

RCHeliguy

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There are few racing games that are fully VR capable. Most require some input from a keyboard or mouse.

Dirt Rally absolutely needs a keyboard. In fact any button mappings to a steering wheel or button box don't take place until after you've hit the keyboard Enter key.

Assetto Corsa needs a keyboard and only supports playing in VR, but little else. You will also need to take your headset off.

Project Cars 2 has the best VR user interface I've seen yet. Once you have everything configured it allows you to look at menu options and places a cross hair there that will blink 3 times on the option and then execute.

I've not seen any that support VR hand controls.

I keep my wireless keyboard and a trackball mouse on a folding table, but my seat is higher than yours. You will probably need to setup some flat surface.

I've had good luck with the Logitech 2.4GHz USB unifying receiver. It's a chicklet sized USB device that pairs with any number of Logitech devices that support it. It has a 33 foot range, but it is basically line of sight. You can't plug the receiver into the back of your computer. The Keyboard and track mouse I have are supposed to run a couple years on a battery.

I would recommend going wireless so you don't worry about how far you are from the computer.

I'm using these which are $27 and $30 and they share a single wireless adapter.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N627KS
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043T7FXE
 
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mr308gtb

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thank you very much... I forget to mention I am using iracing!!! This other info is very helpful as well.