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Oculus Rift Demo Station at Expo!

mertesnmertesn I am Bobby MillerYukon, OK Icrontian
edited Jun 2013 in Community
My Oculus Rift Dev Kit arrived last week, and I'm planning to make it available for use at Expo. I'll be working through the next two+ weeks(!) to get as many things working as possible.

Right now I have the following games that work natively with the Rift and I don't expect much hassle getting them running:

- Team Fortress 2
- Half-Life 2
- Hawken

There are also some demos that will be available. I'll also work on getting others running under Verieo and VorpX (if their beta is ready in time).

As things become somewhat playable, I'll update the list of games.

Keyboard, mouse, and an XBox 360 game pad will be available for control options.

- If you do use the Rift during Expo, please take some time to reply to this thread with your experiences. The folks at OculusVR did me a favor in getting the dev kit to me early and I'd like to put an article together on the Expo Rift Experience.
- For maximum comfort, consider using your own headphones.
- It may take a minute to get used to the Rift. When first putting it on or removing it, it's helpful to keep your eyes closed.
- If you tend to get motion sickness, the Rift probably isn't for you. If you start to feel nauseated, stop. I'll try to have a bucket or something nearby just in case.


And now for the boring (but necessary) rules:
- If there is a problem, find me. Don't try to fix it yourself.
- Do not mess with the person at the demo station. The Rift is an immersive experience and startling people or otherwise disturbing them is just a dick move. Don't be a dick.
- No food or drink at the demo station at all.
- Do not change any system settings, install software, or otherwise mess with the system for any reason, even for lulz.
- Everyone else can see what you're seeing on the monitor that must remain connected. No porn. Think of the children (ANNES, THE BABY!)
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Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Upvoted for "Annes, the baby."
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Icrontian
    Can we have an Icrontic couple makeout while one of them wears it, and then we can send the picture to @Cliff_Forster? Or is that weird and/or against the rules?
    mertesnkimono54TushonBasil
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    I'm having several hardware issues at the moment :( Hopefully enough will be cleared up before Expo to run the demo station.
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian

    Can we have an Icrontic couple makeout while one of them wears it, and then we can send the picture to @Cliff_Forster? Or is that weird and/or against the rules?

    Yeah. Send Dan pictures of @CannonFodder. It'll be like a dream come true for him.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Finally tried a rift. Is yours one of the new 1080p models, or one of the gameboy screen models?
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Thrax said:

    Finally tried a rift. Is yours one of the new 1080p models, or one of the gameboy screen models?

    The only 1080p models were the ones shown off at E3. They had completed them a day or two before the show.

    To answer more directly, mine is one of the lower resolution screens.
  • Pre existing couples making out whilst wearing the Rift does not constitute marketable proof that the Rift can get chicks.... Still, if you can lock lips around that thing.... Skillz??
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    Awesome idea, would love to try this out.

    To appease Cliff you should have an Ouya station nearby, where someone just plugs their phone with HDMI out to a TV, as well.
    BasilCliff_Forster
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    mertesn said:

    I'm having several hardware issues at the moment :( Hopefully enough will be cleared up before Expo to run the demo station.

    It's either a bad GPU or an overloaded PSU. Pretty sure it's the former because the system doesn't want to start with one particular GPU in place.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Nick, I texted you. How powerful a GPU do you need? I also have a PSU I can bring.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Ryder said:

    Nick, I texted you. How powerful a GPU do you need? I also have a PSU I can bring.

    I replied back. I don't think it's the PSU since the first 7970 didn't want to work even as a single card. I had two 7970s in there. Just tried TF2 and it works well on a single card.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Hmmm no text from you. So, you don't need a GPU? The best I have to bring is a 9800GT anyway.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Doesn't look like it. Thanks though!
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    TF2 and Half-life 2 are both up and running. Did a bit of MvM and it's a pretty great experience.
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Jun 2013
    Experiencing the RIFT is one of the things I am most excited about regarding EPIC 2013. Can't WAIT to try it. Thanks in advance for making this happen, Nick. <3
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    BobbyDigiPirateNinjaGuppyRahnalH102
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    MechWarrior Online w/ Oculus at 0:55

    Chivalry w/ Oculus at 1:10

    -Digi
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