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    A Fantasy: Freespace with Oculus Rift

    *Drools*

    That's it really, apologies if discussed before. Imagine playing it while being able to look around from inside a cockpit!

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    http://oculusrift-blog.com/star-citi...lus-ready/270/

    I really hope this game comes out and has all its promised features.

    They're also talking about tablet and smartphone integration for cockpit things. *also drooling now*

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    Oh yes. Oh god yes. Although I wouldn't want to play Blue Planet Tenebra's (That's a Freespace mod/campaign) Universal Truth with that. I couldn't sleep after that when it was just 2D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Oh yes. Oh god yes. Although I wouldn't want to play Blue Planet Tenebra's (That's a Freespace mod/campaign) Universal Truth with that. I couldn't sleep after that when it was just 2D.
    I haven't heard of that one. Why is it so scary?

    Actually have you played any of the Babylon 5 or Battlestar total conversions?

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    Tumbling down those flowing nebulas with anti fighter beams lancing out from a obscured Shivan destroyer....

    OH WOW.

    Games with scale are going to be something else with 'Rift.

    Let's hope some people in the freespace open community want to get support in.

    Maybe someone should organize a kickstarter for getting some headsets to those people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletor68 View Post
    I haven't heard of that one. Why is it so scary?

    Actually have you played any of the Babylon 5 or Battlestar total conversions?
    I can't describe it. It just freaks me out. It's psychological horror, though. Go play it.

    I played Diaspora and liked it. However, Blue Planet still wins my vote for best mod ever.

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    Oh god, yes! I suppose it's a possibility that Freespace Open would do Rift support, assuming there are developers that wanted it. Bless whoever made the decision to open source that engine. A space flight/combat sim is perfect for the Rift. While we're putting in our orders, I'll take something from the X series, as well.

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    The Rift is my most anticipated gaming peripheral. Actually, it's #1 on a shortlist of 1. That blog is really cool; there's a very sweet video of a 90-year old lady checking it out and she's absolutely blown away by it. She has a blast just being in an outdoor environment wandering around and checking out the trees and stuff, but her reaction bodes very, very well:

    http://oculusrift-blog.com/90-year-o...-the-rift/833/

    Also check out the video of a dude trying out the roller coaster sim and falling all over the place, at one point he nearly takes out the PC and monitor!

    http://oculusrift-blog.com/roller-co...uy-floor/1151/

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    The problem with FS on occulus is that you use alot of keyboard commands while playing FS (even if you have a big programmable stick). Using the keyboard for anything more than say basic movement in an FPS while wearing the rift is a big problem.

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    I don't need to look at my keyboard when I play FreeSpace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmud View Post
    The problem with FS on occulus is that you use alot of keyboard commands while playing FS (even if you have a big programmable stick). Using the keyboard for anything more than say basic movement in an FPS while wearing the rift is a big problem.
    I was under the impression that rift wasn't just VR but also AR so wouldn't that allow you to use your keyboard in the game visually, along with anything else... or am I just making shit up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmud View Post
    The problem with FS on occulus is that you use alot of keyboard commands while playing FS (even if you have a big programmable stick). Using the keyboard for anything more than say basic movement in an FPS while wearing the rift is a big problem.
    I mapped most of what I needed to an xbox controller, but yeah squad commands etc. would likely need the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baby snot View Post
    I was under the impression that rift wasn't just VR but also AR so wouldn't that allow you to use your keyboard in the game visually, along with anything else... or am I just making shit up?
    Your making shit up.
    Just watch http://www.tested.com/tech/gaming/45...am-fortress-2/ to see how they struggle with the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletor68 View Post
    I mapped most of what I needed to an xbox controller, but yeah squad commands etc. would likely need the keyboard.
    So you aren't a good enough space pilot to not rely on squads to help you? Wimp.

    "The Oculus Rift! For when you absolutely, positively need to get shit done all on your own!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    So you aren't a good enough space pilot to not rely on squads to help you? Wimp.

    "The Oculus Rift! For when you absolutely, positively need to get shit done all on your own!"
    Perfect for Starlancer then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    So you aren't a good enough space pilot to not rely on squads to help you? Wimp.

    "The Oculus Rift! For when you absolutely, positively need to get shit done all on your own!"
    Haha, no I'm definitely not. I certainly remember assigning squads to various tasks on some of the escort/protection style missions. (AND I NEVER ACTUALLY FINISHED FS2!).

    I do really need to go back. I burned out at the time as I set up the controller and put it on my widescreen tv and went through all of 1 in fairly quick succession. That was delicious!
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    Actually, I think games like these are even better suited for the OR than shooters or other games where your player charater supposedly moves from A to B while you keep sitting in your chair. The game reacts to you turning your head and everything, but I guess it's still somewhat detached from what you experience on the screen. A space pilot only sits in his chair and looks around from inside the cockpit, so what you see on the screen pretty much matches your own body experience.
    - If the sound of Samuel Barber's "Adagio For Strings" makes you think of Kharak burning instead of the Vietnamese jungle, most of your youth happened during the 90s. -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletor68 View Post
    Haha, no I'm definitely not. I certainly remember assigning squads to various tasks on some of the escort/protection style missions. (AND I NEVER ACTUALLY FINISHED FS2!).
    Go do it. I've played through it 4 times I think. Every year I come back and play it all again. It's glorious. Especially towards the end.

    Then, when you're done install Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius. When you're done with that, install Blue Planet: War in Heaven. Shit your pants because of the events in the story. Then put on clean pants and play Blue Planet: Tenebra.

    It's seriously the best mod I've played in ages.

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    Does blue planet have real voiceover or the text to speak stuff?
    I was never able to get into any of the freespace campaigns I tried because the text to speak was so akward.

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    AoA is completely voiced (with all the talent you can expect from an amateur project -- it's not triple A but not terrible either), WiH is in the process of being voiced and Tenebra will be voiced after that but don't expect that for another year or so.

    My tip: Turn off the text to speak and learn to read the chat messages. The Blue Planet guys always give you the time to read messages if they are important. Most of the story develops in briefings, and the in mission chatter is well designed so it honestly isn't a problem.

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