So for vr, here’s the basics and recommended.
If you read forums all everyone talks about is the latest and greatest stuff which is really expensive. There’s plenty of older cars/cpu combos that run just fine.
Here’s a story from last night. One of the things I have noticed about sim racing VR as opposed to racing on the screen is how intense VR is.
Last night, final lap at Red Bull ring. I had been driving fairly badly and was trading places with the front 4 throughout the race. 5th to 2nd back to 4th etc. mostly this is due to me not having figured out braking in the new car, but I’m just making excuses, I kind of was terrible.
Last couple laps I try to pull it together and push up to the front. Make my way up to second.
Approaching the last turn, I decide to try the inside in a pass that isnt there, not even close. I figure it’s just a sim, go for it.
So I’ve got the momentum, and I pull out for the pass. I didn’t have enough and we both arrive at the apex and our front suspensions get tangled. We go into a long slow spin mid corner, bleeding out into the the left edge of the track but still in the racing line.
As we spin, the suspension gets untangled, and now I am pushing him sideways and it’s just too much… Boing!!! Over he goes in a spectacular flip.
At this point I am feeling pretty bad about the whole thing. I just killed a dude out of impatience and stupidity… but little did I know I was about to get my just desserts.
As the ai dude flipped into oblivion, my flat spin continued, and as my nose rotated around, I am greeted by the rest of the pack rounding the final corner WOT right into me. First one makes it around me but KAPOW goes places 2-7 right into me, head on.
I took the headset off, thoroughly disturbed by the whole thing. It felt so real and I felt so very, very foolish and bad. There’s something about virtual reality that works surprisingly well on an emotional level. I suspect I will be driving much smarter in the future. It’s too disturbing to act like a hooligan.