• I have purchased a brand new Lenovo Explorer VR headset.

    Well, I'm glad I have not sold my Oculus, because this Mixed Reality headset does not have Steam VR support yet and I only use those headsets for flight simulators.


    It's rather annoying, especially in regard of those one month old announcements:


    * Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Mixed Reality devices will be supported by a number of early VR games currently available, including support for Steam and SteamVR


    * Microsoft's Mixed Reality headsets are getting SteamVR support


    * Steam VR support for Windows mixed reality is right around the corner


    Let's wait! See you






  • I heard somewhere that Steam VR wasn't quite there for the microsoft solution. Hopefully soon though. Apart from that do you see any improvements to the display quality?

  • I have no other application to test it. Well, I tried something called Holotour, but I had the same feeling I have with the Oculus: I kind of feel I am in an aquarium.

    But again, If I want to compare both headsets, I need the support of Steam.

  • Well, it looks like Steam VR has implemented Windows Mixed Reality. I am trying to test the Lenovo Explorer headset, but Steam VR says it's is not recognized.

    Is anybody able to fly FS2 with Lenovo Explorer headset? I would be interested to know how you managed that! By the way, I had no problem with Oculus Rift.

  • Well, it looks like Steam VR has implemented Windows Mixed Reality. I am trying to test the Lenovo Explorer headset, but Steam VR says it's is not recognized.

    Is anybody able to fly FS2 with Lenovo Explorer headset? I would be interested to know how you managed that! By the way, I had no problem with Oculus Rift.

    Hi JJS,


    I have been using Acer AH101 Headset (Windows Mixed Reality) for two or three weeks, since I received a key for the beta program of Steam VR (WMR).

    I had to strictly follow the procedure, and it's working. What's wrong with your Lenovo ?

    i5-6600K | 16GB DDR4 | 1TB Seagate SSHD | 1050Ti 4GB | Acer AH101 WMR HeadSet | Logitech Pro Flight Yoke System + Quadrant

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit | nVidia drivers 398.36

  • Hi Noyau34


    I have lent my Lenovo to a friend of mine to try it on his own PC. He just sent a sms telling my Lenovo is working well with FS2 on his PC, but installation was a parcours du combattant :-) (obstacle course)


    Next week this PC specialist will come home and try to make the same installation on my pc. I'll tell you why I did not succeed.


    See you jjs


    CURRENT GEAR

    WINDOWS 10 PRO GPU: One Gigabyte GTX 1080 Founders Edition (GP104, 8Go) CPU: Intel Core i7- 6700K / 4ghz (turbo 4.4 ghz) X99-E WS/USB 3.1 - SSI CEB - Port LGA2011-v3 - X99 AX1500i - 1500 Watt RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum - DDR4 - 32 Go 2 x EVO 850 Sata 1 TB

  • Hi JJS,

    Sorry for this late Reply,

    Any way to talk about this in french outside this forum, and come back after to share for the other members ?


    Regards,

    Olivier

    i5-6600K | 16GB DDR4 | 1TB Seagate SSHD | 1050Ti 4GB | Acer AH101 WMR HeadSet | Logitech Pro Flight Yoke System + Quadrant

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit | nVidia drivers 398.36

  • Hi JJS,


    <Mode French ON>

    Il faudrait une section dédiée aux usagers francophones, ou du tchat privé... ou une section "café" comme dans certains forums...??

    <Mode French OFF>


    For the moderators : please could you implement a kind of "miscellaneous section" for people who need to share with foreign languages ?

    Thanks

    i5-6600K | 16GB DDR4 | 1TB Seagate SSHD | 1050Ti 4GB | Acer AH101 WMR HeadSet | Logitech Pro Flight Yoke System + Quadrant

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit | nVidia drivers 398.36

  • By the way, the Lenovo Explorer finally worked on my PC. But the quality is not what I had expected. In fact, for me it's even worse than Oculus Rift regarding resolution, and not so ergonomic for my needs. Maybe it's fun for people playing with true mixed reality games, not for flight sim. Well, Rift will remain my gear and will be fine as long as nobody offers a definitly better resolution and fluidity. This comment is purely personal and subjective of course. I can understand people saying their headsets are perfect. I've been flying for many years using triple 27" good quality monitors, and I thought their would be no better way to get such a good immersion. Other people don't share this opinion, and yet they are very happy and fly with amazing talent formations of up to twelve fighters with just a 24" monitor using trackir. But that's a fact: since I have discovered VR simulation, I have found again sensations which I had in real airplanes when I was a young military pilot, long time ago. Those sensations are not possible with 2D simulation.


    I'm convinced it will not take too long before many of us will be flying around in VR... and multiple player...


    CURRENT GEAR WINDOWS 10 PRO GPU: One Gigabyte GTX 1080 Founders Edition (GP104, 8Go) CPU: Intel Core i7- 6700K / 4ghz (turbo 4.4 ghz) X99-E WS/USB 3.1 - SSI CEB - Port LGA2011-v3 - X99 AX1500i - 1500 Watt RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum - DDR4 - 32 Go 2 x EVO 850 Sata 1 TB

  • By the way, the Lenovo Explorer finally worked on my PC. But the quality is not what I had expected.

    If I was going for higher resolution, it would have to be Pimax or the Samsung Odyssey.

    Devons rig

    Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5.0GHz / 32.0GB G.SKILL TridentZ Series Dual-Channel Ram / ZOTAC GAMING GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan / Sound Blaster Z / Oculus Rift VR Headset / Klipsch® Promedia 2.1 Computer Speakers / ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q ‑ 27" IPS LED Monitor ‑ QHD / 2x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit /Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 Motherboard