DCS Virtual Reality – Oculus Rift

Written by Phil on . Posted in Virtual Reality

My PC is just over 3 years old and at the time of buying it, it was far from a high-end machine.

  • i7-3770K (3.5GHz)
  • GTX 680
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB SSD

Last weekend I got the Oculus Rift with the intention of trying it on this system with low expectations and then upgrading my gfx card next month to a GTX 1070. When I set it up I jumped straight into DCS and dropped myself into the cockpit of the A-10C. I was blown away! “Dad stop swearing!” my daughter shouted as I was trying to describe the sensation of actually being there.

And that’s the point I was sitting inside something I was so familiar with. I know this cockpit but I had never sat there inside it. I could look around and see the detail that went into every switch and knob. Everything is huge. I had no idea how big these planes were or how big in scale the cockpit was. Taxing out I had the canopy open and felt the urge to put my arm on the side to rest, but of course it is not there.

Flying, I was breath taken and I really mean that in the physical sense. I was saying out loud “WOW!” “WOW!” “WOW!”

I had toned down the settings and had the pixel slider set at 1 but it still looks good. It looks awesome. I do get times where I get motion sickness from a low fps but most of the time it is fine and it gets better the more you do it. You adjust to it and I feel ok now after a week.

I can’t wait to get the new gfx card. This really is a game changer for me. This is a bigger leap than Track IR and I won’t fly these wonderful modules in any other way.


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