I finished HL: Alyx
I finished Half-life: Alyx, a VR game, over the weekend. My mind was blown, it was an amazing experience (steam says I played 11 hours, but I think it was closer to 15). I regret not playing through Episodes 1 and 2 before playing this, I had replayed the original Half-life and Half-life 2. I feel like I would have enjoyed having the knuckles controllers, the game was definitely designed for them.…more
VR in Linux working!
This week Valve released the beta for their SteamVR on Linux. It’s not quite ready for general consumption yet, but with a little bit of effort I was able to get it working on my Arch Linux install. At launch there appear to only be two functional applications, Destinations and DOTA2 (spectator). I’ve tested both, and it’s working well, although it’s definitely a first pass. Performance was passable, but still needs a lot of work.…more
Earlier this year is succumb to the pressure of technology and purchased an HTC Vive, fulfilling my childhood dream of being a reckless adult who buys toys. It’s been a thrilling ride. This holiday I spoke to my management about taking a day to bring in and demo room scale VR for some people at work. I was given the green light and I started planning. It wound up being quite a bit of effort (but fun), and one of the things I produced was the document below.…more