During the current Oculus kerfuffle I went back and tried the Vive, because I am fortunate enough to own both.
I have been very surprised at how much worse the Vive seemed to perform than the Oculus. I remember the Oculus being a little better than the Vive when I switched to using it for FS 2, but the difference seems vast now. This is especially true in Chicago, where I have to drop ss to 1.0 to get smooth frame rates. I used to run the Vive at 1.8 in NYC, but now that setting stutters quite badly.
My question for all of you VR folks, has Vive performance on FS 2 degraded, or am I just misremembering it? Is there some setting I may be screwing up that I have forgotten about?
And yes I have the latest firmware for the Vive, which is otherwise performing wonderfully. And I have tried launching FS 2 both from inside Steam and from the desktop with -othervr removed and both a blank line or -steamvr in its place.