MartinMarty Posted June 8, 2017 Share Posted June 8, 2017 Hello, sir. If it does you any good, I can relate to your frustration. I had a similarly rocky experience when I bought my Vive on after-Christmas sale. I just wanted to tell you not to lose hope. The VR experience has been (to me) worth the *significant* hassle of all the stuff you are talking about. Also that my system became fairly stable, knock-on-wood, eventually. I do recall at the beginning, where everything would be working good for a few days, then I would have a long weekend coming up, having bought three new games to hideout and play, and BAM - that is the time for some reason the headset is not detected, even though it has been fine all week. My biggest pill I had to swallow for VR was moving to Win10, which for a while I booted separately from a separate disk. Finally I couldn't take rebooting to new OS every time I had a half hour free for VR, so I finally went permanently. There is no denying that it seems like every day something or other wants to update, be it Windows, Vive, Steam, nVidia, Java or Adobe, and every time they want to reboot I cringe. But like I said, mine has become generally stable, to the point where I can actually call someone and invite them over to see VR and it will still be working when they get here! After months of good stability, I recently had some tracking problems which (we don't know why) scared me but I seem to have got them under control by moving base stations. Why were they working fine before and not now? Don't know. I have some theories, including that as I've logged more time on the Vive I've gotten into different games that use more of the play area and also that I've run room setup such that I extract every possible inch of play area from my room, i.e. I'm pushing the boundaries more. I leave my computer on all the time because I'm on it a lot. I would be curious if your situation would improve if you left the PC on and also if you tried not having the base stations go to sleep. When I first got mine I didn't realize there was an option so I left them running at least the first three months. Now that I have them allowed to sleep, I notice I have one that is always slower than the other and also that sometimes they seem to be not so crazy about waking up, but like I said, after five months of mostly good VR times, I have a little more confidence when I see a gray base station or hand controller that a little messing around will get it back but generally most of this stuff seems to work pretty well. Good luck and stick with it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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