Elite: Dangerous Standard Beta (v1.01) & Oculus Rift DK2





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Published on Jul 31, 2014

"A Match Made In Heaven"

Yesterday I received my Oculus Rift DK2 and the game I immediately wanted to try was the recently released Elite: Dangerous Standard Beta.

The DK2 with the new OLED display delivers an incredibly crisp picture, vibrant colors and deep contrasts. The positional tracking is spot on and the low persistence delivers the most immersive experience to date.

Both combined are something you have to see for yourself - videos can't do it any justice.

The HOTAS I am using is the "Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS" which is an excellent piece of hardware. I highly recommend using a HOTAS system in combination with the Rift so you don't have to take the Rift off while playing.

The specs of my computer:
Intel Core i7 920 CPU
ASUS P6T-Deluxe Mainboard
nVidia GTX 780 Graphics Card
Intel 120GB SSD

A huge "Thank you!" to the guys & girls from Oculus VR & Frontier! :-)

I take no responsibility for the following workarounds. Use at your own risk!

If you have also received the DK2 and want to give Elite: Dangerous a try you should follow these steps:
o) Make sure that you have the Oculus Rift SDK 4.0 Runtime installed
o) run the Firmware-Update for the DK2 to v2.11 (refer to the Manual for the necessary steps)
o) if you screen is tilted in the Rift, right click your Desktop, select "Screen resolution", select the Rift and then change the orientation
o) when the tracking does not work, open the Task Manager and kill the Tasks "wscript.exe" and "OVRservice_x64.exe"
o) make sure that the Rift is set to "Extend Desktop to the HMD" in "Rift Display Mode" via the Oculus VR configuration icon next to the clock in your taskbar
o) start up Elite and in the Graphics options enable the Oculus Rift

After these steps the Oculus Rift DK2 was working correctly in Elite: Dangerous.

If you have any further questions, just let me know. :)


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