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On 5/26/2022 at 5:13 AM, Sightline said:

 

Why?, because you said so?

 

 

Yeah, pretty much, seeing as it was me that wrote it. ūüėČ

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On 6/10/2022 at 9:13 AM, britforce said:

Yeah, pretty much, seeing as it was me that wrote it. ūüėČ

 

Cool, I was just confirming that you have no legitimate reason.

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On 5/23/2022 at 1:21 AM, bigshot said:

We understand...not sure you do VR though...do you understand that in order to get 4k in VR you need to proc 8K in reality? The minimum you would need right now is to proc 4k and that is just for the graphics having nothing to do with the heavy cpu loads that the terrain processing,

 

 

Resolution of current VR googles: Quest 2 = 1.8k / Index = 1.6k. Means: overall resulotion to render is <4k in total. Also current VR systems have VR performance features implemented so that you have an acceptable experience with 30fps (Don't remember the names of all the technologies but can confirm that this actually works). VR software shoots foe 60-90fps max to be in sync with the display framerate. And keep in mind: even future VR system will not have 4k per eye.

 

So, overall there is no performance issue with Arma and VR. Actually you can play Arma 3 with VorpX very well... but it's way to immersive as Arma 3 and all camera settings are not optimized for VR.

 

The basic issue is about the controls, the camera and shader settings and that the gameplay is basically different.

 

I also keep fingers crossed that there will be an option for the modding community to develop VR support.

 

 

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Heh, forget the numbers on paper because it just doesn't reflect the reality of the real world perf. here...which can be problematic as it is, without even bringing VR into the equation.

Sure, fps in Arma is ok as long as there are careful restrictions in place limiting the AI and vehicles spawning in at one time, but in larger more popular missions it's already a severe challenge on a desktop proc, never mind a mobile.

I've spent the last 8-9 years modding DUWS for Arma3 and have learned a bit about the AI and it's performance issues. To say it's been frustrating is an understatement, but to take on that sort of a headache in VR on a mobile processor?... I'd have no will to, honestly (not in 2022/2023 anyway).

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I’m just going to reply generally to this thread as there is a lot of uninformed opinions and misinformation being promulgated in the comment replies.  This topic has come up several times over the past few years on the Arma forums as well as Arma subreddit, with a vocal minority of supports/enthusiasts being downvoted and attacked by flat screen gamers.

 

First of all, VR-ifying existing games is a solved issue.  There are dozens of mods for existing games, from Doom to Star Wars and many other titles that have fully functional VR mods for them.  These games work and offer solid VR gameplay in legacy titles on modern gaming hardware from several years ago - we’re talking 1060 and RX580 GPUs deliver 90 fps in these games.

 

Secondly, myself and several other community members HAVE been actively playing Arma 3 in VR via VorpX.  This is a fully 3D rendered environment in contemporary hardware.  Yes, it has issues - some performance related, obviously viously the software costs money, as well as complete lack of tracked controllers in some title like Arma.

 

Personally, I have put several dozen hours gameplay on my old oculus Rift CV1, but other people have played in the Reverb G2 - which is a GREATER than 4K display - its 2161 x 2161 per eye.  Yet you can see flawless rendered gameplay on this headset right here:

 

 

 

(Sorry no sound here - recording issues)

 

Best video showing Reverb G2 - 4K display in Arma:

 

 

 

 

And if you for some reason don’t believe me, there is even an Arma VR only unit which is on discord.  They do a lot of Apache flying.

 

Shit, we’ve got youtube videos showing people playing Arma in full 3D VR SEVEN YEARS AGO:

 

 

 

In sum, it is high time that Bohemia Interactive support its hardcore enthusiast members by providing tools for enabling VR in its games.  At the very least, they should stop banning players for using VorpX.  However, there are no critical hardware performance roadblocks to allowing fully 3D playable VR in the Arma engine as shown above.  The game engine is 2 decades old, probably as old as the average Arma player and with DLSS and other rendering technologies modern hardware can easily render 4K at 60 fps.

 

So stop with the negativity, the Arma gaming engine is possible of quite a lot and the future is VR.  Modern gaming hardware can easily handle it.

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Anyways, there are a few key features that need to work to make VR viable in Arma:

 

  • Controller tracking
  • Interactive gun models
  • Gun sights and optics that work from different viewpoints - that aren‚Äôt ‚Äúpainted on‚ÄĚ like is currently done. ¬†Parallaxing must be supported for them to work. ¬†This is a major limitation that makes the VorpX 3d not work so well
  • Inverse kinematics for player model/arm/hand interpolation - will allow players to do gestures with their controllers. ¬†This would up the immersion from flatscreen gaming by a thousand percent.
  • Ability to interact with environmental objects without using a clunky inventory system - enabling hand tracking to pick up an object from the ground and placing it into a visual inventory that is projected on your player model‚Äôs chest
  • Updated view perspective with locked (but moddable) FOV. ¬†No more FOV shifting at high speed. ¬†No more random head movements when running or standing still. ¬†This induces massive nausea for VR players
  • Ultra low latency controller input - otherwise insta vomit fest for most players
  • Allow unlocked 3d person view upon death - overriding any game settings. ¬†To avoid nausea/vomiting. ¬†Cut scenes and any player movement not controlled by the player should be done in 3rd person or an unlocked camera view
  • Ability for modders to write directly to the VR rendering API ¬†to do the necessary rendering
  • The big one - the bull in the china shop - is an actual object based physics engine. ¬†The ability to drop items and have them react realistically. ¬†Vehicular crashes to not cause them to takeoff into space. ¬†Climbing and walking up steep inclines likewise need realistic speed adjustments as VR is in some ways a walking simulator. ¬†If everyone runs around at 25 mph it can also induce nausea.

Anyways, it does sort of seem like I am describing features for a totally different game. And yes, thats the point.

 

Am I missing anything?

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On 8/25/2022 at 8:36 PM, zilfondel said:

Anyways, there are a few key features that need to work to make VR viable in Arma:

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Anyways, it does sort of seem like I am describing features for a totally different game. And yes, thats the point.

A long list of reasons why VR will (most likely) never be a fully supported feature in an Arma game.

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ArmA 3 and VorpX prove that it is already a viable and immersive experience, just waiting for the overdue developer support.

 

Now I have my Reforger controls sorted, I might try the ArmA3 profile.  VorpX works with Enfusion in DayZ ... if only the killjoys stop BattlEye-blocking VorpX by default even on offline shards.

 

Popping on my Valve Index and hopping in a Little Bird, for some low-level coastal hang-out-of-the-canopy time is always a blast.

 

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I don't think anyone is asking Bohemia to create a perfect VR integration. Just that only the engine is changed so that everyone can create a VR mod with this engine that brings the basic features like 3-D rendering and controller motion support. And who would be so negative and destructive to be against another of hundreds of Arma mods. Or is there comparable "reasoning" with other mods? It would be the mod that would deliver by far the biggest immersion gain. 

 

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Wow, can't believe so many haters. Clearly they get the awesomeness and immersion of VR. I say we yes, we make it known it's a priority for us. We make it know that we either want VR out the gate or the tools (access) needed to do it ourselves. I've been fighting getting GTA V for the last week to work in VR. But there's no perfect solution. I either want to barf from the nausea, or just break things in general from the frustration of systems not working. I don't want to feel that way about the new Arma, a modern game made in 2023/24/25. There's really no excuse to not support VR in this modern age.

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16 hours ago, k3rnelpan1c442 said:

There's really no excuse to not support VR in this modern age.

Other than the direction of the game not fitting with VR inclusion. By your definition 'Stray' should have VR.

I don't hate VR, I just don't feel it "fits" with Arma given how it feels like a gimmick when you look how VR games are designed for it. Games such as 'Half-Life: Alyx', 'Boneworks', 'Hard Bullet', 'Blood Trail' etc have it as such an integral part of the game functionality itself. I don't want to lie on the floor of my room to go prone in a video game, whilst that might appeal to many people you again limit those who have VR but play games using it in confined spaces. Whilst many games offer this an option, given the many mechanics at play in Arma I just can't see its full-implementation the way a few here seem to see it.

Whilst there are games that support VR and have non-VR (and more main-stream) versions (Skyrim, Fallout 4 etc) they require seperate versions to play using VR. The "main/regular" games don't support VR and you can't play the VR versions like the regular versions without VR equipment. Ergo, for "proper" and "from the ground up" support for VR you'd require 2 albeit similar games developed in tandem, requiring the division of the development team to necessitate the dual-development. Otherwise, you end up with a disparity of versions where the VR version lags behind with fixes and updates where-by you would lose the "dreamed of" cross-compatibility everyone would cry out for.

I wouldn't mind seeing a smaller-scale Arma title developed solely for VR, I just don't see it being practical for inclusion in the "mainstream" version...

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On 10/13/2022 at 4:16 PM, Jackal326 said:

. I don't want to lie on the floor of my room to go prone in a video game,

 

I dont either but you'd  be surprised what you end up doing in VR in which youd never imagined yourself -like reading Tomes and Books while balanced on a ladder....my neighbors cat must think im loco

 

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On 10/13/2022 at 3:16 PM, Jackal326 said:

... I don't want to lie on the floor of my room to go prone in a video gameÔĽŅ...

Why in the world is everyone getting caught up with this? DCS is a sitting VR sim, it doesn't require me to build a G-force simulator or any nonsense like that. You just sit there, like normal, except you see with depth.

 

We

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Spent half my gaming life on Arma franchise , bennys mod arma2  controlled  my life ,  VR  is yet a pipe dream tbh   , have a look at Wardust  VR   ,    The modders can make any vehicle  , character   in vr ,    weapons modding  is not yet stable but holy fuck  its already what arma vr  could be ,   superb vr graphics / terrible  desktop graphics,   Bohemia aint gonna move on this untill recent top end hardware is low end , have a look  peace

But its at a cost , dont expect chernarus to ever be rendered in vr  for the next few years

 

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