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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 10:46 AM
http://www.nz.playstation.com/technology/virtual_reality_headset.jhtml

How long do you think it will be before this sort of thing is available for flight sims? How long before it's of a good enough quality to replace the monitor and TrackIR, hat button views etc?

It ought to up the immersion factor considerably, but just consider that wearing this and headphones you will have no idea when the wife/girfriend/kids etc have snuck up behind you! You'll have to get your heart checked out beforehand, else a tap on the shoulder could be fateful! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Cheers!

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Ladies & gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. Thankyou for choosing to fly Mandarin Airlines. Those passengers sitting on the left-hand side of the aeroplane please make yourselves comfortable. Those sitting on the right... please look to your left!

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 10:46 AM
http://www.nz.playstation.com/technology/virtual_reality_headset.jhtml

How long do you think it will be before this sort of thing is available for flight sims? How long before it's of a good enough quality to replace the monitor and TrackIR, hat button views etc?

It ought to up the immersion factor considerably, but just consider that wearing this and headphones you will have no idea when the wife/girfriend/kids etc have snuck up behind you! You'll have to get your heart checked out beforehand, else a tap on the shoulder could be fateful! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Cheers!

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Ladies & gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. Thankyou for choosing to fly Mandarin Airlines. Those passengers sitting on the left-hand side of the aeroplane please make yourselves comfortable. Those sitting on the right... please look to your left!

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 10:53 AM
There are cheaper solutions. Strap a small LCD to your head, and put a TrackIr dot on the back of it. Instant VR!

Gib

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 11:06 AM
You can get goggle things for portable DVD players
for around 500, which would do the trick with something
like track IR, although no stereo vision, sadly. Also
the resolution is typically TV standard - so 720x576
or 800x600.

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 11:21 AM
I think with FSAA 800x600 could do the trick. It would be an interesting project for someone who has the money.

Gib

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 11:32 AM
I can watch "dirty" stuff even with wife in same room. Cool.

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