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Skyrim VR or 'Oh my god, it's full of stars!'

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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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I took the plunge. I've bought a full Vive VR setup and spared no expense. I got the Pro, wireless adapter, deluxe audio headstrap and upgraded to a 2080RTX.

I have a large area in my basement now cleared out to allow me to use the maximum space to move about it. I've purchased quite a few VR games that make use of the technology and it's truly quite an amazing gaming experience. I held off on purchasing Skyrim VR as I've already played it through on a flatscreen several times, modded and vanilla. But two weeks ago I took the plunge, downloaded it and have proceeded to add over 80 mods.

Oh.........my..........god. While Skyrim may not make the best of the technology in ways other games do, it is simply an amazing experience. The vastness of the game, openness of the world and the freeform exploring allowed makes it an unbelievable experience where you truly feel immersed.

My biggest quibbles at first were the immersion breaking issues. With a keyboard, it's easy to hotkey items, spells and weapons and bring then up with a simple click of a key, but in VR, you are forced to click the menu pausing combat, select your next spell/ weapon/ what have you, then continue, taking you out of the heat of the action.

Enter 'Dragonborn Speaks Naturally'. Set up properly, you simply state 'Fireball, right hand!'. Fireball up! 'Healing, left hand!'. Healing up. This works with anything equiptable. The added immersion is insane and makes you feel like a god. And you never need to pause or view an immersion breaking menu. You can speak the responses when spoken to, no need to navigate chat menus.

VR body is a new mod allowing you to see yourself in real time simply by looking down at yourself.

I wish I could emphasize how amazing the experience is once modded correctly. With the proper graphics mods, it looks fantastic and character models are vastly improved. It does not look even slightly dated, and at times I find myself simply standing at the edge of a cliff, admiring the beauty of it all.

If you can afford it, do it! You will not regret revisiting Tamariel!




posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 11:32 AM
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/Jealous



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: nightbringr
Soooo jelly...
Congratulations!



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: nightbringr

You should hang a camera in the basement and film yourself playing and post it here. No game visuals, just you running around your basement with a headset on.
Have fun!



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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80 mods huh......

So can you confirm the sexlab framework works with the VR version?????




posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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Sounds amazing. What’s the cost for a basic set up?

I played Skyrim normal several times. Great game.

Just retried Oblivion and now it feels reallu dated comparatively.

a reply to: nightbringr



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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Curious: Can you use a keyboard and mouse while playing in VR?



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: nightbringr

Thanks for the review. I am looking in to VR.

Questions if u dont mind?

Ballpark cost of your system?

What is your top 3 systems you looked at and were they close in your opinion?

Thanks



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: nightbringr

How does it feel like being a beta tester for The Matrix?



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: nightbringr

You should hang a camera in the basement and film yourself playing and post it here. No game visuals, just you running around your basement with a headset on.
Have fun!

Ain't happening, haha. I know where those vid clips end up.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
80 mods huh......

So can you confirm the sexlab framework works with the VR version?????


Decided to play my first VR playthrough without those type of 'distractions'.

Once I'm done though, giddy up!


Ps. Skse works in VR now so it will work fine I'm sure.
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
Sounds amazing. What’s the cost for a basic set up?

I played Skyrim normal several times. Great game.

Just retried Oblivion and now it feels reallu dated comparatively.

a reply to: nightbringr


Not sure what you could run it on. I'm running an ENB with 200% supersampling, but I don't expect lesser rigs could manage that.

I would expect a minimum set up to cost two to three thousand if you are also buying the PC to run it all.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: nightbringr

Ah, the soft thud of skull meeting brick wall or thigh on furniture.



I actually really envy you. Have fun!


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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: Autorico
Curious: Can you use a keyboard and mouse while playing in VR?

Not sure. I really don't know why you would want to however. Once I got the hotkeyying figured out using Dragonborn Speaks Naturally, the keyboard and mouse are completely unnecessary and would ruin immersion.

You want your hands to be free to swing, block, cast, fire bows and interact.

Btw, archery in insanely fun. You literally hold the bow up, reach behind to pull arrows from the quiver, draw, aim and fire.

I feel like friggin Legolas.
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: Paddyofurniture
a reply to: nightbringr

Thanks for the review. I am looking in to VR.

Questions if u dont mind?

Ballpark cost of your system?

What is your top 3 systems you looked at and were they close in your opinion?

Thanks

My PC was built about a year ago. I7 processor, 16 gigs ram and SSD for OS and whichever game I currently favor.

I did however spend about 2.5k on the VR gear and another 1200.00 on the 2080rtx after taxes. So yeah, not a cheap toy.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: dashen
a reply to: nightbringr

How does it feel like being a beta tester for The Matrix?

Amazing!

Neo has nothing on the Dohovakiin!



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nightbringr

Ah, the soft thud of skull meeting brick wall or thigh on furniture.



I actually really envy you. Have fun!


So far it's only been controllers, and thankfully they have held up very well.

My wall however is going to need some patching.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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I have an older I7 2600K overclocked to 4.2

16 gbs ram new ssd and have 4 1080's i can use..you think the 2080rtx runs it at max all ?

Also got separate soundcard..

Can you use SLI with this...sounds like a 1080 should easily handle it..just wondering if more than one card would be ultimate.



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: nightbringr

originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nightbringr

Ah, the soft thud of skull meeting brick wall or thigh on furniture.



I actually really envy you. Have fun!


My wall however is going to need some patching.


Too much Fus Ro Dah?



posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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The desktop we have will definitely not run VR, ever, but when it comes time to eventually replace it many years from now, we're buying with VR capabilities in mind. While Skyrim will likely be the first game I dive into, it is actually my second pick for exploring via VR gaming.
I cannot WAIT to dive into the Myst franchise with VR, if they ever go for it. Holy crap, the rush of "walking" around Channelwood and Edanna. Amateria and Kadesh Tolesa would be awesome.

Until they do, I'll be wandering through Obduction. Firmament definitely looks like it's going to be well worth it, also.


originally posted by: Autorico

originally posted by: nightbringr

originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: nightbringr

Ah, the soft thud of skull meeting brick wall or thigh on furniture.



I actually really envy you. Have fun!


My wall however is going to need some patching.


Too much Fus Ro Dah?

Lol, the structural damage after stealing a chicken must be catastrophic XD




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