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*** Oculus Quest 2 Owners Thread ***

Discussion in 'Virtual Reality' started by Zefan, 13 Oct 2020.

  1. varkanoid

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,599

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    Yeah I have 3 days off in a week or so as its our turn for Christmas day so I can imagine I need to set it up before the day. Also need to see if you can still sideload stuff so I can load Beat Saber with your own music.
    Give me something to read through (and this thread) whilst bored WFH.

    Think I had a VR Cover interface for the Quest 1 they were a bit hard to get hold of.

    update: managed to recover my Oculus account and there about 12 games in there so dont have to buy Beat Saber etc again. Been reading through last 10 pages and forgot it took me a while to get my VR legs too.
     
    Last edited: 24 Nov 2021
  2. Ravenger

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2010

    Posts: 3,840

    Something has updated and now Airlink and Link don't work for me any more - at least not reliably.
    I can connect OK, and I see about a second of the Oculus Home PC app logo before the screen goes blank.
    Sometimes I can start a game via Oculus home on the PC and it works but more often than not it doesn't. :mad:
    It used to be 100% reliable.
    I've not made any changes to my PC, so I can only assume it's the latest Oculus Quest firmware update, or a driver issue.
     
  3. Andy D

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2009

    Posts: 199

    I have to change bitrate in oculus debug tool back to 0 when I try airlink, rather than the 400 or so I use tethered. Guess you’ve checked that?
     
  4. melmac

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 10,231

    Sometimes updates get corrupt. So you might need a factory reset. Or, you might have a mismatch between your PC and Quest airlink version that's causing the problems.

    I will check mine later and get back to you. If it's a general problem might be something they are trying out that failed. Remember it's still in Beta.
     
  5. melmac

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

    Posts: 10,231

    Ok there wasn't much point in my tests because mine hasn't updated yet.

    But, I tried airlink anyway since I got a 6900XT lately and wanted to see what it was like. It's terrible on the 6900XT. I am surprised at how bad it actually is.

    I am using the same graphical settings in games and the Oculus App as I was using on my 2070 super. Yet over airlink and link cable the 6900xt looks way worse than the 2070 Super.

    Virtual desktop is really the only option if you have an AMD card.
     
  6. Ravenger

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2010

    Posts: 3,840

    I'd forgotten I had virtual desktop. I'll give that a try. I prefer Airlink for Oculus published games generally as it tended (until now) to work better.
     
  7. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,184

    Location: Oxon

    to be honest, i prefer VD rather than Airlink

    in fact Airlink didn't work the last time i tried it anyway, and VD always works for me, it even updates the steamer via my headset when VD gets updated, which is nice
     
  8. Craig R

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,906

    I have a 3070 and have found that virtual desktop is the better option. Booth smoother and better image quality.
     
  9. Reppyboyo

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 3,187

    Airlink has always been unreliable and not great quality.

    VD is much better in all aspects imo.
     
  10. KeanuIsLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2019

    Posts: 528

    Hmm interesting how different peoples opinions are on airlink vs vd, I myself have found airlink slightly better especially for oculus games!
     
  11. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,184

    Location: Oxon

    nvidia or AMD ?

    VD seems to work better with AMD users
    Airlink for nvidia
     
  12. KeanuIsLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2019

    Posts: 528

    Ah well that checks out, I'm nvidea
     
  13. Ravenger

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jul 2010

    Posts: 3,840

    Oculus Black Friday sale is now on.
     
  14. varkanoid

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,599

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    Good to know the Quest 2 arrived today I always preferred Virtual Desktop with the Quest 1 it was always way better than anything else.

    Kids Xmas present so need to set it up and test it.
     
  15. silvagti

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Apr 2013

    Posts: 3,183

    any recommendations? trying to decide between:-

    until you fall
    Sniper elite
    The climb 1&2 pack
     
  16. KeanuIsLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2019

    Posts: 528

    Until you fall is really fun! Climb 1 is great so I assume 2 is also, plus the climb deal seems like a really good one!
     
  17. doodah

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,140

    Location: London

    Vader Immortal 1-3 for £7.99 :cool:
     
  18. Musty Pie

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Jan 2009

    Posts: 6,178

    Location: Hertfordshire

    I picked up a fair bit in the sales.

    Robo recall unplugged
    Pistol whip
    walkabout mini golf

    And I got hand physics lab last week on daily deal.

    Wanted 11 table tennis on sale but still isn't. I'll grab it when one of my 3 referrals land ... 66 quid credit pending.
     
  19. bigmike20vt

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,732

    Does anyone know if a quest 2 referal works for rift or quest 1 owners or is it just for people new to the platform?
     
  20. GBRusty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Feb 2014

    Posts: 1,124

    Location: Plymouth, UK

    Got one of these a few weeks back now. It's rejuvenated my love for VR. Going back to wired for my index was so constricting and reduced my want to play (I had the wireless mod for my Vive).
    The quest is a downgrade in spec but a massive leap forward in usability.

    I played Tea for God which, with a wireless headset, is absolutely mind blowing. Walking about my virtual space is so freeing.

    Pistol whip blew my mind too. So John Wick, to music plus a fun campaign too.

    Disappointed with Call of Duty. 1. Because it's so bloody huge as an install! 2. It's clever little set pieces but so far seems like a years old demo of something.

    Just bought The Climb 2 but haven't tried it yet.

    hello, fellow Questers :)