Hi @piper - yes, it’s different from trackir - no fishbowl or warping. Unlike trackir it’s a one to one relationship between where you are looking and how the screen moves, basically because the monitor is your head
The downsides of VR are:
Hot and sweaty
Field of view isn’t the same a reality - you feel like it’s a ski mask.
The resolution isn’t as good as reality, it’s a real compromise between performance and the tech available.
You need a good PC to run it, otherwise if the performance is poor you literally can feel ill.
V1 tech, with V1+1 always on the way.
The upsides are that it is the nearest we have to feeling like you’re there. If you haven’t tried it then beg/borrow/demo a unit from someone with IL-2 BoX or DCS etc and see what you think. It’s hard to describe if you like it.
The thing to remember is that there is no ‘true single way’. Sometimes it’s fun to fly DCS in VR. Sometimes it’s fun to fly X-Plane on a big monitor while drinking a cup to tea. It’s all good. It’s nice to have the option, we’re really lucky considering all this was sci-fi when I was a kid.
Many thanks for replying FF! You answered my big question…can’t image what it looks/feels like…
I have two selfish wishes in addition to getting my last daughter thru college - she starts next month, and that is either to to get a rig capable of VR (although my meager laptop plays the magnificent DCS f-18 well), or to save for a cherry red, Gibson ES-335).
See my dilemma?
BTW FF, love your posts! Your sometimes/almost witty responses remind me of a fellow named Ming on another forum. Peter was soo cool.