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Holycannoli
04-24-2006, 09:48 PM
http://www.3dvisor.com

Looks exactly like what I've always wanted for this sim! It's a 3D visor with motion detection. According to their site Lock-On is fully supported, but there's no mention of IL2. I don't see why IL2 wouldn't work though.

Just thought I'd mention this to you guys. I just found this myself. It's not cheap http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A little more expensive than a good monitor, but it might be worth it.

Wilburnator
04-24-2006, 10:19 PM
They might be good, but I would be very skeptical. The demonstration video demonstrated not a thing, was just random game footage.

I would have to have to have a boatlaod of expendable income before I would consider laying out $900 for these things, especially after going through the e-dimensional 3d glasses debacle a couple years back. Get a big flat panel monitor and Track IR, you'll be much better off.

Lodovik
04-25-2006, 03:35 AM
There's a through review (http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_080a.html) in SimHQ. It seems like it would be nice, with a few glitches to be worked out, but the price... I'll get one when they bring out a cheaper model.

ploughman
04-25-2006, 03:53 AM
Nice. Read the review at Sim HQ, maybe their next generation kit'll have the kinks ironed out. This sort of thing is going to be hugely immersive though.

Good stuff.

Holycannoli
04-25-2006, 09:20 AM
The one problem I've read about, now that I've read a few reviews, is that it only supports 800x600. There's some new games coming out that support only a minimum of 1024x768, and this visor will not work with them.

Other than that, they're saying this is a really good immersive tool. I'm impartial to the whole 3D thing; I just want a monitor that "follows" my eyes when using TIR, so to speak. So when I want to look over my shoulder in the cockpit I really DO look over MY shoulder. That's something I've always wanted.

Guess I'll wait till they develop a visor with higher resolutions. This is still a very good start though. Makes me happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Flying_Nutzo
04-27-2006, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by Holycannoli:
The one problem I've read about, now that I've read a few reviews, is that it only supports 800x600. There's some new games coming out that support only a minimum of 1024x768, and this visor will not work with them.

Other than that, they're saying this is a really good immersive tool. I'm impartial to the whole 3D thing; I just want a monitor that "follows" my eyes when using TIR, so to speak. So when I want to look over my shoulder in the cockpit I really DO look over MY shoulder. That's something I've always wanted.

Guess I'll wait till they develop a visor with higher resolutions. This is still a very good start though. Makes me happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Me = happy too. I'm hoping there'll be VR googles with no hiccups and a lower price available in a couple of years. BoB + VR goggles is gonna rock.

Holycannoli
05-22-2006, 05:40 PM
Sorry for bumping an old post, but I have an update that's better added to this thread rather than starting it's own thread.

The price of these visors has dropped to $549 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif That's $300 off. Not sure how many of you are interested, but my interest has suddenly peaked. And I figure, as bad as 800x600 resolution is, for IL2 it's pretty good for spotting planes at a distance.

Just thought some of you would like to know. That's a big price drop. Should we wait for an even bigger drop?

spiffyscimitar
05-22-2006, 07:43 PM
Ok, here's the thing, guys. I've tried this setup on a racing game at a convention once. The big problem is sure, you can look over your shoulder and the game screen will also reflect your head turn... the biggest problem is.. well, you turn your head to the left... you're not looking at the screen anymore! So what happens is your head turns left, your eyes go RIGHT, and the screen goes left! it was really disorienting and not intuitive.

spiffyscimitar
05-22-2006, 07:46 PM
oh wait.. my bad.. didn't realize these were goggles. What I had tried was a motion sensor hat that noticed when my head turned and moved the ingame camera the same amount.

this, I imagine, would just give you headaches http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Holycannoli
05-22-2006, 08:04 PM
Spiffy what you described is why I haven't bought TrackIR yet. Something about that makes me think I'll get headaches.

But the visor I think would eliminate that. I just don't know how disorienting it would be to not have true peripheral vision when virtually looking around like that.

tagTaken2
05-22-2006, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by Holycannoli:
Spiffy what you described is why I haven't bought TrackIR yet. Something about that makes me think I'll get headaches.


TrackIR is unlikely to give you a headache.

The 3d thing, on the other hand... does anyone remember the first VR helmets? And the way people kept filling them with vomit? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

papotex
05-23-2006, 12:55 AM
Well ive always dreamed of a product such as this to be available, (i mean a product that works well) these people aparently has taken a
big step forward.

So....it wont be long now before we find ourselves diging out the credit cards again.

it sounds like this migh happen sooner than later with this thing.

jamesdietz
05-23-2006, 10:19 AM
3dBump

CRO_Adriatic
05-23-2006, 03:55 PM
4th bump

Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!

Report us! Report us! Report us!

ParachuteProne
05-23-2006, 04:08 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Holycannoli:
Spiffy what you described is why I haven't bought TrackIR yet. Something about that makes me think I'll get headaches.
QUOTE]

I have trouble with trackIR as I can't keep my head still enough.
What I think is needed is something that tracks eye movement not head movement.

Mark

Jabout
05-23-2006, 04:50 PM
Can you pick out the keys on the key board with this contraption on your head?

SATAN_23rd
05-23-2006, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Jabout:
Can you pick out the keys on the key board with this contraption on your head?

Buy a HOTAS, problem solved.

WTE_Galway
05-23-2006, 05:19 PM
what I would really like to know is whether these things have the same issues with 3D drivers in IL2 that the e-dimensial product has.

Its the true 3D that is the most interesting here.