MainFragger Posted November 1, 2016 Share Posted November 1, 2016 So..you have some kick butt games on your system. Skyrim, Elderscrolls Online, Dragon Age: Inquistion, Darksiders I and II, and various other games. You are able to add them to your SteamVR library and play them in theater mode. Great! Well..no..not really. First you have to mod your games so you can head track and see them in stereoscopic 3D. And you have to pay an extra $40 to do that, if you uses VORPX (which is currently the most popular way to do this). After spending $800 on a Vive and $950 on a desktop system..I'm not gonna lie..that $40 doesn't sting because I can't afford it.. It stings because I feel like it should never have been necessary. I'll come back to that.. Second, after you have done all that..you now have to STILL use a keyboard (which is really awkward to pull off when you are wearing a visor) or a game system controller (only slightly less awkward.) I have all of these awesome games on my system, and the Vive controllers are completely useless for ANY of them. One of the reasons I was willing to spend $800 on a Vive over $600 for a rift was that it came with the controllers. It looked like a more finished solution. To an extent, I'd suppose thats true. But without direct controll of my pc for windows navigate or game/app controlling, this product feels like its not finished. I feel like I wanted a crispy solid pizza, and what is on the table is techncially pizza, but it is droopy and runny and well, a mess. You can run your games in Theater mode, but if you can't use the Vive controllers to control them, what's the point, really? I don't feel like this is the experience I was hoping for. I am not saying this to express disappointment. I have found other uses for the Vive that are much less disappointing. But I AM encouraging you to realize that you have to fix this issue. If you have to Hire the guy that created VORPX and work with him, DO IT! Or create an accessory that allows the Vive to communicate directly to a wireless device that links to the USB port that translates Vive controllers keybaord controlls and Xbox360 controlls as well as other game systems. Either way, until you do this, the Vive feels very, very unfinished.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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