jachym, to VisionPro
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Augmented Reality maps made easy! Give your users a truly immersive experience on Android, iOS, , or simply by adding two lines of code to your map. Get the code here: https://bit.ly/43WKzhv

fell, to linux
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Today was a bad day for Linux Gaming, at least for me.

  1. I wanted to play DCS: World with head teacking like always
  2. My system stopped recognising my Oculus Rift CV1 sensors, throwing all sorts of USB errors in dmesg
  3. I switched to the linux-lts kernel, which caused even more problems with the GPU. The graphical environment never showed up.
  4. Back on the regular linux kernel, I settled for a phone strapped to my head for head tracking.
  5. After two hours of gameplay, KWin crashed and failed to restore my open applications including the game.

I'm done for tonight. 😩

#Linux #LinuxGaming #GamingOnLinux #DCS #DCSWorld #Wayland #OculusRift #NVIDIA #KWin

fell,
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OMFG. You won't believe this.

So, I was diagnosing a weird webcam issue for days and days. I've been using a Oculus Rift Sensor for head tracking for a while now and it suddenly stopped working. It's basically just a USB webcam. I tried several different kernel versions and even some from last year with no luck. I dug into the code of the uvcvideo driver, I tried setting quirks, nothing helped. I was obsessed with this issue.

Long story short: I disconnected my computer's front panel and everything worked.

The front panel must be faulty which must've tripped the USB controller in such a particular way that it kept working fine but was unable to recognise newly plugged devices and sent garbage to the kernel.

What the actual heck. USB is so weird. Do you have any USB stories like this?

#Linux #Hardware #USB #VR #Oculus #Rift #Headtracking #Kernel #Story #WTF

Edent, to metaverse
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🆕 blog! “Beat Saber is gaming without the bullshit”
★★★★★

Several years ago, at the start of the pandemic, I tried using Nintendo's Ring Fit as an exercise method. It didn't last long. I felt I was spending too much time earning in-game currency, making choices on what to spend it on, crafting, managing inventory, choosing power-ups, and all sorts of other tedious nonsen…

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/beat-saber-is-gaming-without-the-bullshit/

blog, (edited ) to metaverse
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Beat Saber is gaming without the bullshit
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/beat-saber-is-gaming-without-the-bullshit/

Several years ago, at the start of the pandemic, I tried using Nintendo's Ring Fit as an exercise method. It didn't last long. I felt I was spending too much time earning in-game currency, making choices on what to spend it on, crafting, managing inventory, choosing power-ups, and all sorts of other tedious nonsense.

In short, I constantly felt like I was working rather than working out.

If you like that sort of game mechanic; I'm happy for you. But it just turned me off the game so much that I never completed it.

A few years later, I got the Meta Quest 2 VR Headset. Most of the games on it are pretty crappy. Nintendo Wii level graphics, screaming kids on the online experiences, and pathetic battery life. There are a few charming experiences, but it mostly sucks.

Except for Beat Saber.

I think Beat Saber might be my personal zenith of gaming. There are no complex instructions - you slice the blocks in the indicated direction. That's it. Here's me playing a level (with my microphone muted so you can't hear my huffing and puffing).

There are no power-ups to help you cheat your way through the levels. No boss fights. No collecting or spending coins. The only decisions you're ever asked to make are "what song would you like?" and "how difficult do you want this to be?" Much like the fabled L-Game, it is the distillation of ludic perfection.

Best of all, your only opponent is yourself.

As I've previously noted, most games aren't about you getting better at the game; they're about you getting better equipment. Beat Saber is the opposite. You have to physically practice in order to complete a level.

Note - you don't have to "beat" levels in order to progress. This isn't one of those games which holds content back if you can't complete the earlier levels. If you want to skip a song, or try something harder or easier, you can pick whatever you like.

In does have in-app purchases. Far from being the sort of loot-box bullshit most games are infested with, these are brutally honest. You can buy an album of songs for between £10 - £16. If you try to buy a single song, it will warn you that it is probably cheaper to buy the multipack. If you are happy with the base songs, it won't push the premium ones on you.

And, yes, there is online competitive play if you really want to test your mettle against people younger and fitter than you. But why bother? What good does it do you to know there's some kid in Seoul who can dedicate 20 hours a day to practicing? It doesn't.

I don't know if it is making me fitter. I'm certainly sweating more. And I don't know if I'll continue playing it. But, as long as it doesn't change its basic premise, I'm finding it delightful.

You can get 25% off Beat Saber using my referral code.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/04/beat-saber-is-gaming-without-the-bullshit/

Endless Wonder VR – платформер для PC у віртуальній реальності від українських інді-розробників (tayemnakimnata.com) Ukrainian

Українські інді-розробники зі студії Gentleman Studio випустили першу гру - Endless Wonder VR для Meta Quest та Oculus Rift. Це яскравий казуальний однокористувацький платформер у віртуальній реальності....

iammannyj, to Facebook
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Meta says it’s deleting all Oculus accounts at the end of the month.

You’ll lose all of your games, purchases, and store credits if you don’t migrate to a Meta account by March 29th.

https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/1/24087855/meta-delete-oculus-accounts


itnewsbot, to Facebook
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Meta will start collecting “anonymized” data about Quest headset usage - Enlarge / Meta is watching for your "anonymized" VR data. (credit: Auri... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=2006128

YourAnonRiots, to meta Japanese
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is suspending accounts of users on Facebook and Instagram, potentially linked to malicious Vietnamese activity involving META’s Oculus.

https://hackread.com/linked-oculus-account-facebook-instagram-suspension/
via @Hackread

Edent, to vr
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🆕 blog! “VR Game Review: Moss”
★★★★☆

It is impossible to describe just how cute this game is. Most VR games take place at "human scale" - you play as a human inside a building, or other human-sized space. But Moss lets you play as a mouse named Quill with you (the player) towering over her. You are a human literally peering […]

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-moss/

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VR Game Review: Moss
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-moss/

It is impossible to describe just how cute this game is. Most VR games take place at "human scale" - you play as a human inside a building, or other human-sized space. But Moss lets you play as a mouse named Quill with you (the player) towering over her. You are a human literally peering down into a mouse-sized kingdom. It is one of the most stunning uses of VR in a game that I've seen.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/mossout.mp4

It is like playing with a dolls house. And yet, the scale of it is epic.

A large hall with squirrel statues.

Vast castles, haunted forests, arid deserts - it is a wonderland for a platformer/puzzler.

The puzzles are mostly very good. Move the thing, jump on the whatsit, move another thing, back to the start etc. Most of them take advantage of the 3D environment which leads to some lovely designs. And, if you get stuck, the little mouse will mime a clue to you. Get it right, and she'll demand a high-five. It is lovely.

Except for the combat.

Bugs come out to fight you. You hit them with your sword. Repeat. When the enemy can be manipulated to be part of the puzzle, they become interesting. Otherwise, it is just a slog. A couple of the bosses kept me in a death-loop until I'd hit them enough. It wasn't even an interesting "wait until they rear then hit the underbelly" fight. Just button mashing.

I fully agree with Jennifer Hepler and Dara Ó Briain that games need a "Skip Combat" button. I'm here for the story, the puzzles, and the graphics. Hitting monsters is boring.

The story is fun - and set up nicely for a sequel. There's a bit of replayability with a couple of collectables you can find.

Like all VR games, it is expensive for the length of gameplay. £15 for a few hours. You can get 25% off using my referral link

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-moss/

Edent, to metaverse
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🆕 blog! “VR Game Review: Labyrinth deLux – A Crusoe Quest”

I love single player VR puzzle games. Especially ones with no timers, baddies, or jump-scares. I just want to play against myself. Labyrinth deLux is brilliant. The puzzle is simple enough - point lasers at mirrors, then align mirrors until they point at the target. You've almost certainly played…

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-labyrinth-delux-a-crusoe-quest/

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VR Game Review: Labyrinth deLux – A Crusoe Quest
https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-labyrinth-delux-a-crusoe-quest/

I love single player VR puzzle games. Especially ones with no timers, baddies, or jump-scares. I just want to play against myself.

Labyrinth deLux is brilliant. The puzzle is simple enough - point lasers at mirrors, then align mirrors until they point at the target. You've almost certainly played a 2D version of this.

But it has a mind-bending 3D layout which requires you to continually walk on the ceiling to adjust your perspective. The UI is, thankfully, not chunder-inducing. You point and click at a surface and then smoothly float and reorient to it.

The plot is a bit silly - your spaceship crashes and you have a mysterious destiny or some nonsense. But the voice acting is good and you can ignore the story without consequence.

Graphics are lo-fi charming, which helps prevent the usual VR weirdness. Excessive graphics quality just shines a light on how bad the Meta Quest 2 is. But the Minecraft style helps keep the FPS up.

There are 16 levels of increasing difficulty - which took me about 3½ hours to complete:

VR screenshot showing how long each level took.

At £6, it's probably one of the cheapest games on Oculus - and excellent value for money.

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/02/vr-game-review-labyrinth-delux-a-crusoe-quest/

Edent, to MetaQuest
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Now desperately searching for something under £6 on the .

If you want £23 off one of their headsets, you can use this code https://www.meta.com/referrals/link/TerenceEden

fell, to random
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I hate when I have the perfect hardware for something, but software doesn't let me use it.

I love flight simulaton. And head tracking is a good way to make it more immersive without a big performance impact.

I have a TrackHat head tracker, but it's very inaccurate.

However, I also have VIVE Trackers which can track anything with sub-millimeter accuracy and no perceivable latency. They would be PERFECT!

But I can't use them. There are just so many software obstacles. For one, SteamVR requires a VR compositor for tracking; and the VR compositor requires a headset to be connected. Now, I have a headset, but it's an Oculus Rift that won't work on Linux. On top of that, the OpenTrack plugin for SteamVR seems outdated.

Meh.

gilesgoat, to NoStupidQuestions
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Ok about ! HOW ON EARTH you enable the " " ? .. the "internal menu" in "Settings" seems to do NOTHING. Some say "you need the companion app" but the companion app has NOTHING to set it! Tried upgrading ADB / drivers/ samsung/ normal/ change cables/ change USB ports/ everything under the moon .. NOTHING .. "adb devices" just list nothing and the GO NEVER ask PC permission .. What to do ??? 🙄

renwillis, to vr
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Just dawned on me on our flight last night. I fly a lot. Anecdotal, but I’ve NEVER seen anyone wearing a device on their face on a plane.

When you consider many planes don’t even have built-in entertainment on domestic flights anymore, & how many kids got a gift, still… NADA. ZIP. ZERO.

I’m so super curious if will break this streak? Will air stewards have people looking up at them with fake computer eyes on a ?

goulien,
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@renwillis I'm actively messing with since the first (then , now ) Quest headset released in 2019 and this has been a thing (at least) since then. Lots of people in (consumer) vr-community posting about it on social media and sharing pictures of themselves wearing Quest-HMDs, especially on long distance flights.

itnewsbot, to VirtualReality
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Meta Quest 3 hands-on review: VR rejoins the real world - Enlarge / Look into my eyes... all three of them. (credit: Meta)

... - https://arstechnica.com/?p=1975955

Edent, to Futurology
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Do you want to see the most mindbogglingly stupid timestamp format?

This is how the Oculus Quest renders dates in its file browser.

And, yes, I have tried setting it to ISO8601 an/or 24 hour time. No luck.

What kind of divot picks a single letter to represent a month?

Edent, to vr
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🆕 blog! “Review: ZyberVR Meta Quest 2 Recharge Station”
★★★★⯪

Without a doubt, the most annoying aspect of using VR is that the equipment eats batteries. On the Oculus Quest, the headset is rechargeable via USB-C - but the controllers take plain AA batteries. By default, there's no way to recharge them 😭 So a whole industry has sprung up to fix Meta's mistakes! T…

👀 Read more: https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2023/08/review-zybervr-meta-quest-2-recharge-station/

Edent, to random
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LIVE!

I'm the new Zyber docking station for the Quest 2.

📺 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUabqKx4j1E

15% off this and other equipment with discount code EDENT15
https://zybervr.com/?ref=ZQSV8dU4RVvSbz

Linux_Is_Best, to Facebook
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Working for Facebook, sucks!

Someone reported someone because they were low-key implying they were going to get an abortion. I labeled it as a false flag.

I have been informed that was the wrong thing to do and I should have escalated this internally. 🙄

1 of ?

Linux_Is_Best,
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Meta (Facebook) is a lot bigger than just Facebook's website and app.

Messenger is part of Facebook.

Instagram is part of Facebook.

"Threads" is part of Facebook.

WhatsApp is part of Facebook.

Horizon Worlds is part of Facebook.

Oculus Quest is a Facebook device.

SwitchbackStudio, to windows
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In the ongoing adventures of "Windows makes me seriously consider switching to Linux":

This morning I had to disconnect my internet then restart my computer, because it wouldn't let me sign in without connecting a microsoft account.

Screw that.

fell,
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@SwitchbackStudio Was this ?

The other day, told me that my files MUST be backed up in the Cloud. My only options where "Do it now" or "Remind me in 3 days"

I turned off the computer and formatted the SSD. I shrunk the partition to only 256 GB, installed , and let take over the rest of the System.

The Windows partition is now only used for gaming, because the software only works on Windows.

doppelspurinsel, to random German

Das ist mehr als nur die Station vom World Trade Center. Hier geht es auch direkt zu vielen Subway-Linien und natürlich Einkaufszentren. Laut Wikipedia waren die Amerikaner über die Baukostenüberschreitungen so erbost, dass Stararchitekt keine Aufträge mehr in den USA bekam.

doppelspurinsel,

Die #Subway-Linie 1 schiebt sich StarTrek-mäßig durch die Halle. #Oculus

doppelspurinsel,

Das architektonische Konzept zieht sich durch den gesamten Komplex. Der Zugangsbereich zum PATH ist sehr großzügig. So viel Weite wünscht man sich als Pendler. In der Subway gibt es dazu die perfekten Gegenbeispiele. #Oculus #WTC

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