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Jetsun
16-02-2018, 11:45
I just have a hundred hours of pcars2 on ps4 but love it and gonna receive soon my pc (i7800/1080ti) to go vr. Meanwhile I'm looking for some useful third-party apps that I'll have to install.
I'm thinking of course of Crewchief, and then vrHive for post race analysis.
Any other suggestions?

satco1066
16-02-2018, 12:14
you have a Vive, so this Dash could bee interesting for you.
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?44477-DashPanel-Dashboard-app-for-Android-PC-VR

Jetsun
17-02-2018, 11:49
Looks great n polish, thx, looking ahead to how a VR overlay can looks like...
eeeh...what's a Vive?

satco1066
18-02-2018, 11:35
sorry, you wrote vrHive, i overread that as Vive ( HTC Vive).
The app i suggestet works only with openVR devices, not with Oculus mode

Jetsun
18-02-2018, 11:43
Ah ok that will not be for me then, going for Oculus...
I remember having read about a lil software to help map keys from the wheel and button box, like something2key, and can't find it back, does that ring a bell?

inthebagbud
18-02-2018, 12:10
Having just gone to VR I had same question and have found that Z1 supports VR for Occulus - there is a post about halfway down on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/zBlueSoftware/

MaXyM
18-02-2018, 14:33
Just out of curiosity: what such 3rd party dashes in VR are for?
we needed such while playing on monitors because dash was too small to be readable (or covered by steering wheel). But once we are in VR I can see original dash which provides all needed information in realistic way.

inthebagbud
18-02-2018, 14:43
I am not sure people are just looking for a dash but just to be able to see additional information

I personally find that the in car dash are a little too blurred for me so being able to look at something else does help

Reading a little more on this it is nothing that the software people have to do as anything from your pc can be pinned to the oculus screen at any position in the 360 degrees view

ELAhrairah
18-02-2018, 19:42
Voice attack is a handy app. It does what it says basically and playing in VR I found very helpful because now I can use less buttons and playing VR that's defintely a + .

The voice mod profile made by MarcusarilliuS_IRL, can be found here: http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?54642-Voice-control-mod-UPDATED-v2-1

And you'll need to purchase Voice attack, can be found here: https://voiceattack.com/

I actually made a Starter quick reference sheet for it over here: http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?61156-Made-a-Voice-control-mod-quick-reference-sheet-you-might-find-useful&p=1478470#post1478470.

Reiche
18-02-2018, 23:47
Joy2Key is what you have been reading about I think. Another alternative is Autohotkey, seems to be more powerful but I haven't read into that yet


an attempt on gathering general tips for VR was started here: http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?60798-VR-Hints-and-Tips-for-all-Sims-Games-anything-goes/page3

MaXyM
19-02-2018, 15:39
I am not sure people are just looking for a dash but just to be able to see additional information

I personally find that the in car dash are a little too blurred for me so being able to look at something else does help

Reading a little more on this it is nothing that the software people have to do as anything from your pc can be pinned to the oculus screen at any position in the 360 degrees view

How those widgets react on light changes? do those objects remain bright at night (I mean lit by external diffused light) or they managed somehow seamless composition with emvironment?

inthebagbud
19-02-2018, 15:56
How those widgets react on light changes? do those objects remain bright at night (I mean lit by external diffused light) or they managed somehow seamless composition with emvironment?

The app "screens" remain as bright as they woudl on your computer screen as in effect that is waht you ar elooking at - they are not affected by the game at all.

The interesting thing is you can put them anywhere in the virtual environment so I tested yesterday with an app and had the screen at 90 degrees (by my right shoulder ) . I couldn't see the screen unless I moved my head to look out of the window and slightly behind. This way it didn't interfere with my vision but was there if I needed it.

Yesterday was the first time I used the Oculus ver 2 update so still early days , but I have noticed that the app screen will need to be scaleable if you want to put them in your vision and have them small - the one I used yesterday didn't scale well - but I am sure one of the dash apps on this site does scale and they have shown it sitting over the actual car motec

Berno
20-02-2018, 02:41
sorry, you wrote vrHive, i overread that as Vive ( HTC Vive).
The app i suggestet works only with openVR devices, not with Oculus mode

Just FYI oculus rift does work with openvr in fact it’s the headset I used during the vr development in DashPanel.
Can just be a bit tricky getting some games to use openvr over the rift sdk!

For pcars right click the exe and go to properties then set Run this program in compatibility mode for: to Windows 7 to force it to use OpenVR.

inthebagbud
22-02-2018, 13:37
I just have a hundred hours of pcars2 on ps4 but love it and gonna receive soon my pc (i7800/1080ti) to go vr. Meanwhile I'm looking for some useful third-party apps that I'll have to install.
I'm thinking of course of Crewchief, and then vrHive for post race analysis.
Any other suggestions?

I just used http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?54342-RS-Dash-(pCars-Dash-successor)-companion-telemetry-app with the beta 2 version of Oculus as another window in the VR environment - worked fine . Has the window sat above the car just out of normal eye vision and was able to look up and see the information with no issues. As long as the app runs on the same pc as the VR it works a treat.

satco1066
26-02-2018, 00:51
I just used http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?54342-RS-Dash-(pCars-Dash-successor)-companion-telemetry-app with the beta 2 version of Oculus as another window in the VR environment - worked fine . Has the window sat above the car just out of normal eye vision and was able to look up and see the information with no issues. As long as the app runs on the same pc as the VR it works a treat.

can you give a step by step exercise how you do that. Tried it, but was not successful.

found a tutorial ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xem3Pz9ib_U

inthebagbud
26-02-2018, 11:35
can you give a step by step exercise how you do that. Tried it, but was not successful.

found a tutorial ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xem3Pz9ib_U

I will review the video to see if it explains the process correctly ( no sound on works pc!) was there any particular part that didn't work for you and are you using the Oculus touch controllers

satco1066
26-02-2018, 15:17
thanks, it works now.
Edited my post and added the link, after i found it and got the system working.