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Your right Bfedorov, that's what it states, I must have misread it. We should be getting first shipments though as we pre-ordered in the first few minutes.
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subbing for scientific purposes proof.gif

ahhh the memories, first tried VR back in the '90 when it was supposed to be a thing, it required FOUR pc with 486DX in parallel, each with the astonishing amount of 8Mb RAM just to move in a Minecraft like environment (of course, far less graphically appealing) moving cubes and spheres with phong shading. Yup, texturing in realtime was still only a dream.

My guess: nope, 2016 won't be the year in which VR takes off. This will be a marathon, not a sprint.
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They stated they sold out in less than 10 minutes. I keep getting an error when trying to checkout yesterday and it stated "sold out". Finally went through after about 10 minutes. I might be in the second release group. Dammit!
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They stated they sold out in less than 10 minutes. I keep getting an error when trying to checkout yesterday and it stated "sold out". Finally went through after about 10 minutes. I might be in the second release group. Dammit!

They had some issues because of servers getting hammered so hard at first, in reality they were not sold out and it was just an error.
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maybe a long sprint?

https://twitter.com/shen/status/704427559530983425
it would be awesome, childhood dreams becoming finally true but.....let's evaluate these data in, say, one or two years smile.gif
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I have 16 GB of 2400 ram that just arrived, ordered another SSD for more games, and just put in an order for a 980.

Finally, just need to put in an order for a set of better pedals for my Fanatec wheel set, and I should be all set! Almost there now... (March order for the Rift).

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I have 16 GB of 2400 ram that just arrived, ordered another SSD for more games, and just put in an order for a 980.

Finally, just need to put in an order for a set of better pedals for my Fanatec wheel set, and I should be all set! Almost there now... (March order for the Rift).

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Sounds like another sim racer waiting for a Rift. I should be getting mine in early April and plan on playing Pcars after checking out some demos since I never tried VR yet. I already have my Thrustmaster TX wheel all setup with T3Pa-Pro pedals, TH8a shifter, and Ferrari Alcantera / F1 wheel.
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Sounds like another sim racer waiting for a Rift. I should be getting mine in early April and plan on playing Pcars after checking out some demos since I never tried VR yet. I already have my Thrustmaster TX wheel all setup with T3Pa-Pro pedals, TH8a shifter, and Ferrari Alcantera / F1 wheel.

Yep! I had a DK2 for a bit over a year, and I LOVED using it with racing games. It also works VERY well with Euro Truck Simulator, and now ATS. I think you'll be amazed at just how well VR works with racing/driving sims. You get a good sense of 3D depth and feeling of speed, so it makes judging corners MUCH easier than on a monitor. I used Eyefinity previously, and it's nowhere close to VR in terms of immersion and usability.

I'm using a Turbo S wheel mounted on a Playseat with Fanatec's 7 speed Clubsport shifter. The cheesy plastic pedals that come with the Turbo S need to go though. I'm leaning towards the Thrustmaster T3PA-Pro pedals since Fanatec doesn't make the CSR elite pedals any more. frown.gif
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Sounds like another sim racer waiting for a Rift. I should be getting mine in early April and plan on playing Pcars after checking out some demos since I never tried VR yet. I already have my Thrustmaster TX wheel all setup with T3Pa-Pro pedals, TH8a shifter, and Ferrari Alcantera / F1 wheel.

Yep! I had a DK2 for a bit over a year, and I LOVED using it with racing games. It also works VERY well with Euro Truck Simulator, and now ATS. I think you'll be amazed at just how well VR works with racing/driving sims. You get a good sense of 3D depth and feeling of speed, so it makes judging corners MUCH easier than on a monitor. I used Eyefinity previously, and it's not anywhere close to VR in terms of immersion and usability.

I'm using a Turbo S wheel mounted on a Playseat with Fanatec's 7 speed Clubsport shifter. The cheesy plastic pedals that come with the Turbo S need to go though. I'm leaning towards the Thrustmaster T3PA-Pro pedals since Fanatec doesn't make the CSR elite pedals any more. frown.gif

I bought Euro truck simulator for $3.50 on steam a couple years ago but never gave it a try. I'll definitely be checking it out when I get the Rift.

As for the T3PA-Pro pedals, definately get them if you can get them to work with the Fanatec stuff. There is literally no plastic on them besides a few small parts and they are rock solid. The conical break mod included with them feels just like my brakes on my real truck once you adjust it. My lap times in Forza 6 dropped by about 6 seconds average from the pedals upgrade, and another 3 seconds from using manual clutch w/ 7 speed instead of paddle shifting. For whatever reason, almost every racing game I play (Forza, Pcars, Dirt) can be shifted faster with the H-gate shifter than paddles because the manual shifting animation gets cut short.
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