Disable VR Hands?

  • Aerofly automatically detects if there are motion controllers connected when starting. If they are turned off they will mot show in Aerofly.

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  • Hi Jeff,


    I cannot start Aerofly using Steam without the controllers on.


    When I run SteamVR and I launch Aerofly FS2 from the desktop, I get a message inside the Vive asking me to confirm starting Aerofly in desktop mode. The only way I can start Aerofly in VR mode is using the motion controllers inside the Steam VR menu and from there, launch Aerofly.

  • Hi Jeff,


    I cannot start Aerofly using Steam without the controllers on.


    When I run SteamVR and I launch Aerofly FS2 from the desktop, I get a message inside the Vive asking me to confirm starting Aerofly in desktop mode. The only way I can start Aerofly in VR mode is using the motion controllers inside the Steam VR menu and from there, launch Aerofly.

    unfortunately then there's really no way to disable them. We once had a 'hide VR controllers' toggle in the settings but removed it and added auto detect code when we released the VR Hands update so that users avoid confusion.

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  • As I mentioned before, +1 vote for the hands disappearing after a period of inactivity.

    If they reappear when moving the controls then ok.

    I'm not flying VR, but I can imagine those flying airliners that sit for hours watching the autopilot doing the job... ;)


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  • The problem here is that they need to stay on once initially on. So we need to keep them set up the way that they are currently.

    If you are flying 2D then as long as the controllers are off they will not show in-game, but those that use VR Hands they need to be on all of the time in case you set autopilot and you are just sitting for a while, then need to adjust something. If they disappeared it will completely ruin immersion.


    My only suggestion is to place them behind you so that you don't see them in-game, or start Aerofly without SteamVR on.

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    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • The problem here is that they need to stay on once initially on. So we need to keep them set up the way that they are currently.

    If you are flying 2D then as long as the controllers are off they will not show in-game, but those that use VR Hands they need to be on all of the time in case you set autopilot and you are just sitting for a while, then need to adjust something. If they disappeared it will completely ruin immersion.


    My only suggestion is to place them behind you so that you don't see them in-game.

    Wouldn't agree with that totally as:


    - The default would be how it works now. "Auto-hide" would be something the user chooses. Yes, a heavy auto-pilot user might not want it.

    - For anyone who uses a yoke and VR, having the hands floating in space is an immersion killer, which is what happens now.

    - I need to place the touch controllers within easy reach because they are useful at times.

    - You could just fade the transparency of the hands to 100% after a period of non-use, not disable the input

  • The only thing that MAY be able to be done is to add more depth to the VR Hands transparency slider in settings to allow for 100% opacity. But that's likely as far as any changes to this may go. This way a user can make the hands fully transparent by sliding the slider all the way, and not 90% which it's set for at max currently.


    Users that only use the VR motion controllers to fly will not want their hands to disappear at any time.

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    I'm just a cook, I don't own the restaurant.
    On behalf of Torsten, Marc, and the rest of the IPACS team, we would all like to thank you for your continued support.


    Regards,


    Jeff

  • I found a workaround:


    Launch Aerofly from the Steam VR system, and once Aerofly is starting, hold the lower button of the controller to access the menu and select turn off the controller. That way I can have the mouse in the VR world and the virtual hands don't show up.


    I tried to fly with the hands, but I still need to access to the yoke as I found it easier to control the plane that way. I'd like to try to use the hands for switching some panel here and there, but I have to be close to the desktop to reach the yoke, so many times I found myself hitting the table with the controller. (or even worst... the monitor!)