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  1. I did the cable tie trick and it works very well, no disconnects even on my completely knackered connector. That should give you more play time while you wait for it to be sent back or picked up.
  2. Very exciting! Now, if I buy a Gforcefactory motion sim, will IL-2 work with it?😁
  3. LCD screens are acceptable in IL-2, for day missions. They are pretty bad though in predominantly dark environments, like Elite Dangerous. You do adjust after a while. Popping on my Vive Pro after spending some time with the Pimax 5K+ was like woaaaah, the colour and contrast were making me trip. Like going from LCD to LSD screens.
  4. After testing my 5K+ for a few weeks, I'm happy to go back to my Vive Pro. The clarity of my Pro craps on my Pimax. Now, it looks like the Reverb has fixed IPD and I'm betting this won't be any good for me either due to my low IPD. Reverb IPD is 63mm +/-8mm via software. It also has LCD screens, so we're talking low contrast and muted colours. 🙁
  5. That looks like a pretty good position for the basestation. It's not side-on as I had imagined. Yes, if that picture has glass over it then there's gonna be reflections.
  6. chiliwili69, I suspect that the reason is because the base station is not directly in front of you. Side on is not going to be optimal as many of the detectors will be obscured from the laser.☹️
  7. As a 32## Pimax 8K backer, I'm not holding my breath for any delivery soon, if ever, judging by the inexplicable procrastination at the assembly lines. I'm perfectly fine using my Vive Pro for the next 12 months. I like to keep my expectations low. But who knows. Maybe there will be a miracle at Christmas.😁
  8. Omg, the Bodenplatte cities look like they are going to be stunning.😍 I can't wait!
  9. Where is my 2080Ti and why did they send me scrapmetal instead? 🤣This piece of junk can barely do an overclock that is stable enough for 3DMark. This is only a few percent points faster than my overclocked 1080Ti. I don't hold much hope of it providing any benefit over a 1080Ti. But I'm still playing around with it and haven't compared in-game fps, yet. [edit] Well, VRMark tells a different story. Lots of gain, but don't know yet if that translates to real-world fps gain.
  10. I got the Founder's Edition. I've got a mITX case, so this with water cooling should be nice.
  11. IL-2 has always run a much better frame rate than DCS. As well as better fps, it looks so much nicer. If you want good fps in DCS, then only look at the sky. But then you will be confronted with billboard clouds which plainly look silly. My 2080Ti is out for delivery. So will be testing this tonight.
  12. Normal view, which is 150°, looks much better, according to the reviewers. It's going to have better SDE, better resolution and over 100° of sweetspot.
  13. Correct. SweVive keeps reminding us throughout his review, and also in VoodooDE's, that the fisheye effect only appears on the mirrored view of the monitor, not in the VR headset. I have no doubts about switching from 8K to the 5K+. I am happy with the SDE with my Vive Pro. The 5K+ improves upon this further with its RGB stripe and I don't need 8K levels of SDE. I prefer to have graphics effects maxed out than have lower FPS and lower SDE. The 5K+ also has a greater resolution because the panels are 9% smaller. SweViver, after 3 months of playing with these headsets, said that given the choice of the 8K or 5K+ he would take the 5K+. This seems to be the consensus of all 3 reviewers so far.
  14. The 8K is simply upscaling a 5K source. So both the 5K and 8K Pimaxs are fed the same resolution source material. I am assuming the 5K and 8K screens are the same dimensions.
  15. Because the panels are not curved, I reckon the resolution falloff at the edges is going to be greater for the Pimax 5K+/8K. So the center will benefit even more than the Vive or Rift. http://doc-ok.org/?tag=htc-vive
  16. It looks like the Pimax 5K+ will have a higher PPD, because the panels are smaller. According to Martin, about 9%-10% more than the 8K. The Pimax 5k+/8K may even have higher PPD around the center than the Pro because the stretch across 200 degrees will not be linear and will be exaggerated towards the edges.
  17. StarVR has 1830 × 1464 per eye across 210 degrees. Pimax 8K/5K has 2560 x 1440 per eye across 200 degrees. Vive Pro has 1440 x 1600 per eye across 110 degrees.
  18. Thanks @sevenless. That killed two birds with one stone. That fixed my crashing career and also caused me to skip missions where all my wingmen kept colliding into one another.
  19. Brief description: AI wingmen persistently crash immediately after rendezvousing with A-20 bombers. Detailed description, conditions: For a few consecutive missions in career mode, AI are almost guaranteed to crash into each other after rendezvousing with our bombers they are escorting. Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs): Your PC config data (OS, drivers, specific software): Windows 10, NVidia GTX 1080Ti, Intel i7 8700K.
  20. From my personal experience, IL-2 seems to be overly sensitive to any GPU overclocking, causing it to throw a DXGI error or something similar at the most inopportune moment, usually when I have just reached the target area after a long journey or I have the enemy in my sights😞. It could be just a coincidence, but when I zero all overclocking values I see much less of this.
  21. In my Kuban Spitfire career mode, 75% of the time I lose 2 or 3 out of 5 wing men shortly after rendezvousing with the A-20 bombers. As the wing men turn 180 degrees in a circle to follow the A-20s, they start bunching up into a vertical column, collide, crash and bail out. Sometimes I'm left with a single wing man for the rest of the mission. It happens too, but not as often, with my P-39 career when they rendezvous with bombers. I'm having to restart the missions multiple times and I'm extremely lucky if I lose only one wing man. Is this something the will likely improve in the near future? At the moment, it's almost unplayable.
  22. Same here. My Spitfire career mode crashes/freezes shortly after selecting. My P-39 career mode still works. I tested with and without VR.
  23. This is very tragic. 😢I only know about JU-52 aircraft from playing IL-2. My interest was piqued after playing the co-op mission "Where Eagles Dare" downloaded from this site. I entertained the idea of taking a trip by Ju-Air after watching the "How is it to fly the Junkers Ju 52" youtube video.
  24. Nice to see VR getting a lot of attention. The game in the Vive Pro is stunning. Don't know anything about that HTC Odyssey though.
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