Marstol Nitely wrote:
Share please. I can maneuver the latest update of the Ctrl-Alt-Delete viewer to where it should be using the Windows and arrow keys, but when I hit Ctrl-Alt-3 my screen goes black. DK2 is not as friendly with my computer as DK1 was.
There is a long list of things to do, poorly documented, let's see if I can remember it all:
First of all, "direct HMD access from apps" does not work, but it is the default mode (orange light) the stupid thing comes up in! You have to run the configuration utility, click Tools->Rift Display mode->Extend desktop to the HMD. The blue light will finally come on and you will see a Windows desktop in the Rift.
That window will be sideways, you have to run Screen Resolution (right click on screen to find that) and put the Rift in portrait mode to get the image right-side up. This is also where you can force Windows to use your monitor as the main display when it goofs up and decides to move all your icons and windows into the Rift.
Most of the demo programs from Oculus will now work, if you run the version that says "DirectToRift" in the name. This is backwards, the other one SHOULD work in this mode, but this is what works.
If your head tracking stops working, and you get a message "Oculus service not available" from their own utility, "Tools->advanced->restart service" never worked for me, I had to find C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Service\OVRService_x64.exe myself and run it by hand.
CtrlAltStudios Viewer has a long list of things to do, I'll repeat them here:
It came up in full-screen mode the first time for me. You need to put it in windowed mode. Preference->graphics->general is where that check-box is. It won't switch until you restart, but hold off and do a few other things there, like check the "Advanced Ligting Model" box.
Go to the "display output" tab and enable Oculus Rift.
Hit Apply after every step! (As usual). Now exit and restart the viewer
Maneuver yourself around to where you want to be in Rift mode. Once in Rift mode you cannot sit on anything, so sit on vehicles while you are in flat windowed mode.
The CtrlAltStudio pages say "Window->Right_Arrow" will move the program into the Rift display, but this never worked for me. I had to grab the window and drag it into the rift side of my extended display.
THEN you can hit Ctrl-Alt-3 to go into Rift mode.
To get back out, (and you will need to do this over and over again), Ctrl-Alt-3 turns Rift mode off. Peek through the rift one eye at a time, find the mouse cursor and the window top bar, and drag it back onto your monitor. You can run in flat window mode to reposition, find places and things, sit on vehicles, then drag it back over to get back in Rift mode.
If you use one of my critters or vehicles that is steerable in mouse-look mode, they will run in circles until you turn to face away from the Oculus IR camera! (I think this is not MY bug). Then you can steer (at least left and right) by just looking where you want to go. VERY COOL! I wish I could say "Oh yes, I planned it this way, I knew this would work in the Rift". Next update to the Ikran will have an Oculus mode where looking up and down also works!
This is NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME YET