a reply to: Akragon
I am just upset.. Nothing I see in Australia is catered towards real VR, so I have to go whole hog (and thusly unaffordable) with things that are...
well, they're all over the place. I cannot work out, for the life of me, what to get.
I don't want 6D.. I won't be walking anywhere, this house is made for blind people to die in, so there's that. So 3D is fine.. as long as I can move
my head, and use my hands. Sounds like having sex, but even then I am left with just one hand these days.
But I also want AR.. I want to see my place, and control my things, interacting with it in such a way. The microsoft gear seems ok for that, but not
I did see a youtube video recently that had the best of both worlds.. and it was merely glasses. Wired, but still just glasses. you could interact
with your real environment enacting changes in the VR world, OR go fully immersive with with VR content.. I don't know how it worked, it was at an
expo, and not available yet for consumers... and the price was .. lets just say, I don't have enough organs...
But I started off, decades ago, as a small child.. 3D things, red and blue... the idea was so fascinating. I could do stereographs when no one else
could. just go cross eyed.. then the fad took off, and everyone did those infuriating reverse cross eyes Magic Eye things.. I HATE them with a
passion, for ruining my efforts for so long. I can't get them, you don't go cross eyed, you stare through it.. and those who do get it, can't get
stereographs.. And when there is no explanation as to which thing your looking at is, you get confused, bewildered and perturbed. Philistines.
And then, the very first VR came out, early 90's... there was a place near me that had it, it ran on an Amiga and you looked at a block world that
made minecraft look like a magnificent portrait.. (If you've seen some shader packs and realistic packs, VR Minecraft is HOLY SH~T AMAZING !!!)
But alas, it was hosted only, but I knew one day it would appear as such that I could buy one.. I mean, it was only a few years earlier I was plying
the local space invaders machine with coins, and now I was playing it for free on my compruter.
And time slipped by.. dragged and flew.. flew and dragged... and then on Ali Express, I noticed these goggles you wear that show your desktop as a 60"
screen. But at 320x200.. :/ I was seriously getting a hard on with my brain till I saw that..
Then, I heard about the oculus rift, but the price tore me down..
Then google cardboard... Ahha !! Perfect, surely.. My phone does 1920x1080, it's a Samsung afterall !! I'm in...
"Oh... this is pants.." I remember thinking.
"Time to upgrade my PC. This has gone on long enough!"
So upgrade I did... not a lot, being a broke ass peon.. but everything says VR Capable.
So I looked.. and looked and looked.. and ... well, we can start reading from the top of this post now..