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EPIC TUTORIAL: Elite Dangerous in Virtual Reality

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Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AvaVII Arturo went deep into space in Elite: Dangerous. But getting there was not simple. Therefore he walks you through the process of setting the SciFi game for Virtual Reality in this tutorial. Links discussed in the video: Oculus Runtime: https://developer.oculus.com/downloads/pc/0.8.0.0-beta/Oculus_Runtime_for_Windows/ Discuss this video on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/44g5cr/epic_tutorial_elite_dangerous_horizons_in_virtual/ Contact Michael over at Twitter: http://twitter.com/avavii Contact Arturo over at Twitter: http://twitter.com/squaree Our Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/EpicTechBros/ Our Twitter account: http://twitter.com/epictechbros Script: Playing Elite: Dangerous with the DK2 is pretty impressive, but the installation and configuration process can be cumbersome and confusing, so welcome to the ultimate guide to run elite: dangerous in virtual reality. Links to all the software needed are included in the video description. First of all you will need to install the Oculus 0.8 runtime from their official site. Note that from this version on, only the HMD Direct mode is available, and Extended mode has disappeared. Next, you will need to set your steam client to be in beta mode and then download SteamVR from the Tools tab. You have to do this even if you have the standalone version of Elite Dangerous, that doesn’t use Steam to launch. Once your headset is connected, run SteamVR and its configuration process. When the calibration and setup is complete, you can close SteamVR. Next up open ED Launcher, log in and open the 64 bit version In the graphics options, go to the 3D section and select (HMD) With headphones or (HMD) With speakers to enable video output to the dk2. If your game feels unresponsive or freezes, shut it down and open it up again, you should see an additional button in the taskbar that says OVR. It will disappear after a few seconds. This means that your hmd has been correctly detected by the game. Now you should be able to navigate the menus and play using the oculus. If the performance drops below 75fps you will notice judder, an issue that many players have and that has no specific solution. Some users report to have solved creating a custom resolution in the nvidia control panel, setting it to 1920x1080 and manually setting it at 75hz, while others have found the graphical settings to blame, so you can also try lowering them to fix the uncomfortable judder. Once everything is set, it’s time to enjoy flying...after setting up all the controls, of course! Feel free to drop any additional information or tips to run the game in the comment section below, and fly safe.