Oculus Quest |OT| There Are No Strings On Me!

Arthands

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Besides Pinball FX, Red Matter and Time Stall has been released too. Both these titles are rather well received based on what I see. I'll be buying them tonight
 

Tunesmith

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Anyone here using SideQuest? I just installed it for the first time and I'm confused.

Every guide or video I've seen shows that it has sections for Android apps and other stuff. These are obviously based on different versions (although some are quite recent), but the one I have only has 'Apps', 'Games' and 'Mods'.

So I guess I'm using a newer version, but have they really just stripped out that functionality?
The sections are still there, the apps and games you see in the sections might have changed since the tutorials you mention were made but no functionality has been taken out in that regard. If you have an apk you want to side load that isn't already featured it supports drag-n-drop to install those.

Damn I’m forced to hook up headphones everytime I want to get some serious time with my Quest because its sound system’s volume is SO.DAMN.LOW. I swear that it’s sounding weaker than it was at the beginning.
I mean, the first 4 or 5 ||||| steps are equal to a 0 setting, totally silent when in system’s settings (it should beep at every | step). That can’t be normal...


That looks great, thanks!
That's weird about the audio, been using a DAS mod for months so I can't really speak to if they've lowered the audio output of the speakers or if you're experiencing a bug, does it persist over full shutdown/restarts of the headset?

Also, I cannot recommend the VR Covers FWIW, I got mine a few weeks ago (the foam replacements) and I ended up absolutely hating them, total sweat magnets and they reduce your FOV. Plus they cost damn near 70 euros with import tariffs included. A big waste of money in my opinion. I would look for some more disposable covers for workouts like these in the link below, a friend of mine swears by them and they're very handy if you want to share the Quest with others in terms of keeping germs away.


Super cheap and there are many options similar to the ones linked, these you fasten behind your ears and then put on the headset, no FOV loss at all in my experience.
 
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deadfolk

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Oct 25, 2017
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The sections are still there, the apps and games you see in the sections might have changed since the tutorials you mention were made but no functionality has been taken out in that regard. If you have an apk you want to side load that isn't already featured it supports drag-n-drop to install those.
I only have 'games', 'apps' and 'mods' sections. Do you have more?
 

deadfolk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have Games, Apps, Mods, then a 3rd party section, under which there is VR Games, VR Apps, Android Games, Android Apps and NSFW. I'm on version 0.6.4.

Edit: Just updated to 0.6.6 and seeing the same options.
Weird.

I just checked it and only had the three I mentioned. Then it prompted me to update, which I declined because I wanted to check the version but that kicked me out of the app.
Tried again, same deal.
Accepted the update, and now it has an NSFW section.

There is still no third party section.

Edit: Did you manually add repos or anthing to get those to show up?
 
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dgco86

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Oct 25, 2017
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Weird.

I just checked it and only had the three I mentioned. Then it prompted me to update, which I declined because I wanted to check the version but that kicked me out of the app.
Tried again, same deal.
Accepted the update, and now it has an NSFW section.

There is still no third party section.

Edit: Did you manually add repos or anthing to get those to show up?
I did a fresh install of 0.6.6 today and I only have the same 4 sections as you.
 

deadfolk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I did a fresh install of 0.6.6 today and I only have the same 4 sections as you.
Aah, so I'm not alone. Sounds like it's something that maybe comes across from an older install. Annoying.

Edit: I jumped on their discord and asked about it. It was intentional, as some of the apps there were added without permission of the devs. You can manually add these repos to get them to show up:

 
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plagiarize

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Aah, so I'm not alone. Sounds like it's something that maybe comes across from an older install. Annoying.

Edit: I jumped on their discord and asked about it. It was intentional, as some of the apps there were added without permission of the devs. You can manually add these repos to get them to show up:

Maybe because I had earlier versions they stayed visible? I didn't manually add them.
 

SpartyCrunch

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What are the general caveats I need to think about before modding Beat Saber on my Quest? I keep hearing that every update to the game wipes things out, including high scores - but is that just high scores of modded / custom songs? Or will it also screw with my saved scores and such on the official songs?
 

plagiarize

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What are the general caveats I need to think about before modding Beat Saber on my Quest? I keep hearing that every update to the game wipes things out, including high scores - but is that just high scores of modded / custom songs? Or will it also screw with my saved scores and such on the official songs?
I heard that Beat On resolves this, but we haven't had an update since it came out to confirm.
 

Greebman

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Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone had issues with stuck pixels? I got a Quest as a replacement for my kinda useless Go and really looked forward to having the OLED panel but I have a green stuck pixel right in the center of my right screen that is extremely prominent in dark scenes. Is it a widespread problem? I really hope one replacement will do it because it's an awesome device.

The two cheaper VR headsets I bought - PSVR and Oculus Go - were both flawless. My Index (that I've since returned) as well as the Quest now had issues with panel quality. I'm not even that sensitive to stuck pixels on specific colors, just pixels that stick out in darkness annoy me. Thankfully Amazon still has them in stock so I can get a replacement.
 

plagiarize

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Anyone had issues with stuck pixels? I got a Quest as a replacement for my kinda useless Go and really looked forward to having the OLED panel but I have a green stuck pixel right in the center of my right screen that is extremely prominent in dark scenes. Is it a widespread problem? I really hope one replacement will do it because it's an awesome device.

The two cheaper VR headsets I bought - PSVR and Oculus Go - were both flawless. My Index (that I've since returned) as well as the Quest now had issues with panel quality. I'm not even that sensitive to stuck pixels on specific colors, just pixels that stick out in darkness annoy me. Thankfully Amazon still has them in stock so I can get a replacement.
I did and got mine replaced with one that does not by going through support.
 

Dash Kappei

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Nov 1, 2017
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Pinball FX2 VR is legit fantastic. Can’t go back playing digital pinball any other way.

BUT:
The price is frankly too much for some of these tables.
15€ to get the 3 basic (fantasy) tables (which are not the best out there), but €20 to get the Universal 3-pins pack and no demo versions? Ugh, that’s wild. At least they could’ve avoided putting the same pack on sale for €5 on Switch the same day, lol (usually €9,89)

There is NO WAY TO RAISE THE TABLES IN HEIGHT from the floor and for whatever reason they are super low... the only way is to trick the game starting it while on your toes. Same for their position in the room, so the best way is to find the right position to start the app so that you can play it while seating on your couch, unless you want to welcome neck pain since you’re forced to have your head way too tilted.


But it’s sooooo goood. They NEED to include the Williams packs but I’m afraid they won’t because their physics are tied to PFX3 while this version is built on PFX2’s


That's weird about the audio, been using a DAS mod for months so I can't really speak to if they've lowered the audio output of the speakers or if you're experiencing a bug, does it persist over full shutdown/restarts of the headset?

Also, I cannot recommend the VR Covers FWIW, I got mine a few weeks ago (the foam replacements) and I ended up absolutely hating them, total sweat magnets and they reduce your FOV. Plus they cost damn near 70 euros with import tariffs included. A big waste of money in my opinion. I would look for some more disposable covers for workouts like these in the link below, a friend of mine swears by them and they're very handy if you want to share the Quest with others in terms of keeping germs away.


Super cheap and there are many options similar to the ones linked, these you fasten behind your ears and then put on the headset, no FOV loss at all in my experience.
Thanks for the heads-up! Saved me a lot of moolah!
And yeah, the audio being so low persists after full shutdowns.
 

Dash Kappei

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Nov 1, 2017
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Dunno if you can link a review from the Oculus app to here, but I wrote one for PFX2VR:

As far as presence, this is simply incredible. I’m a pinball nut and I will never be able to go back to 2D digital pinball the same way. I understand why people are taken aback by the prices, €20 for the Universal pack is way too much and double the price of every other platform (currently €5 on Switch), but regarding the base game or some of its DLC: €5 per table is more or less the average for digital pinball.


I think PFX2 VR is worth every cent of those 15€ although maybe to entice customers they should’ve included a 4th table in the base package since every other version always offered 1 free table.


Too bad the game’s physics are tied to PFX2’s engine instead of the much better PFX3. There’s 2 gfx settings, best visuals or saving battery, but there should be a third option to improve framerate (perfect 95% of the times) and have better tables gfx when you disable environmental effects which I’m sure are quite heavy: they’re cool (having a shark swimming around and such) but also a novelty that wears off fast, so I wish you could focus all of Quest’s power on only the tables. Physics are good, but being PFX2-based makes me vary we won’t see the Williams/Bally packs which are the best of the best out there (real, awesome tables >>>>> fantasy tables IMO). PFX3’s arcade and “sim” physics are both so much better... it’s a pity.


That being said, there’s a few fixes that the game BADLY needs:


• The ability to shift a table’s height (and hopefully the ability to move it around in the virtual room too) because atm it’s awful. Tables are placed super low by the default so you’ll find yourself being too far from the table and having to tilt your head so much = neck strain and a good way to kickstart a migraine/neck pain.


• (Optional) virtual hands and, while keeping the flippers tied to the triggers, the ability to pull the plunger and push/knock/tilt the table “physically” with your virtual hands. It’s underwhelming to use the left/right stick.


• in-game option for seated play with finely tuned tables position


• More than a mere 3 tables viewable in the arcade


• 3rd gfx setting where you can focus on framerate/gfx by disabling in-environment SFX play.


• Ability to demo a table like on other platforms


• much better haptics feedback. For real, you could make it so much better just by working those Touch motors guys! Give us a better feeling of pulling the plunger, shaking and tilting the table, working those flippers and hitting the ball! Could be awesome. Right now it’s awfully bland.


I will support this game and Zen Studios but I expect improvements down the line and more DLC coming, hopefully they’ll be able to work something out for the physics the Williams tables.
I’d love to see some of the devs interact with the community/customers and addressing our “wishlist”, replying to even just a couple reviews would be a good start.


All in all, what is here is very good but it needs that bit of polish to make it a must-have VR game.

4 out of 5 stars
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Mac user here. Is there *any* way to watch the Gamescon event on Quest? I’ve become addicted to BigScreen and love watching movies with other people and talking in the lobby. Been watching E3 and Gamescon for years, and would love to do it with the right people. Twitch only has a random ‘roulette’ channel on BigScreen. Is there any other way to enjoy specific shared user experiences on Quest?
 

Greebman

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Oct 26, 2017
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Got my replacement Quest and it seems like it's pixel defect free! Time to Quest. I'm still so impressed with this thing. The tracking especially just seems like something that shouldn't be possible on a mobile chip powered by a battery. When I briefly tried an Rift S with the inside-out tracking I got the feeling it was doing some performance intensive stuff in the background on the PC to constantly track the surroundings with multiple cameras etc. But they got it working in just the headset.
Same with the home screen style 3d environment. Just seems like something they'd normally cut to free up resources but it's there. It's not just working well but also seems effortlessly.
 

ninjaboyjohn

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Oct 30, 2017
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There is NO WAY TO RAISE THE TABLES IN HEIGHT from the floor and for whatever reason they are super low... the only way is to trick the game starting it while on your toes. Same for their position in the room, so the best way is to find the right position to start the app so that you can play it while seating on your couch, unless you want to welcome neck pain since you’re forced to have your head way too tilted.
Protip - Holding down the Oculus Button on the right controller also recenters the view - so you can move forward / back, stand on your toes and hold down that button during play to better position the table. It's still a hack, but just letting you know you can adjust it this way instead of having to trick it on startup.
 

Dash Kappei

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Protip - Holding down the Oculus Button on the right controller also recenters the view - so you can move forward / back, stand on your toes and hold down that button during play to better position the table. It's still a hack, but just letting you know you can adjust it this way instead of having to trick it on startup.
Yeah that’s how I do it.
But it’s still a total crapshoot because there’s 0.1% chance that I’ll get it right on first attempt. Still, thanks for the reply mate
 

MartinB105

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Nov 8, 2017
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Hey all,

I've just ordered my Quest, which should be arriving on Thursday and I'm thinking about taking it on my upcoming 11 hour flight to Japan. So with that in mind, can anyone recommend me any games that can be played sitting down without any motion? The only one I can think of is Thumper, but I already Platinumed that on PSVR.

Also I assume the Quest has an app for watching locally stored media (TV shows, movies, etc.), like the old virtual cinema thing on the Gear VR? And for that I assume there is a way to transfer my own files onto the device?

And I assume everything (games, media player) will work without any Internet connection?

Cheers
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oculus gallery (included preloaded) and skybox app both support local playback I think. I use skybox mainly for streaming from my LAN (Plex DLNA server) because I like the theatre environment
 

moonsofvenus_

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Not sure if this is okay to ask here but I couldn't find another oculus related thread,
has anybody been able to find any good, decent working headphones for the rift s/quest? I've been using some in-ear earbuds but the cable is too long so sometimes it gets caught on things :x
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not sure if this is okay to ask here but I couldn't find another oculus related thread,
has anybody been able to find any good, decent working headphones for the rift s/quest? I've been using some in-ear earbuds but the cable is too long so sometimes it gets caught on things :x
you could hack up a couple of pairs of cheap earbuds to make a custom set of short ones - one for each ear (two 3.5mm sockets)
 

ninjaboyjohn

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Oct 30, 2017
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First time with Quest on an airplane!

I played Pinball FX-2 on my quest last night on a two hour flight and it was awesome - worked great until we started the descent, and then it was easy to pause and remove the headset. Highly recommend :D
 

Simplex

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Oct 27, 2017
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Not sure if this is okay to ask here but I couldn't find another oculus related thread,
has anybody been able to find any good, decent working headphones for the rift s/quest? I've been using some in-ear earbuds but the cable is too long so sometimes it gets caught on things :x
 

Stinkles

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Oct 25, 2017
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I finally tried the Amazon Prime video viewer and.... wow. That was unexpectedly cool. Image quality, aspect ratio and the effect of the lights going down is really, really, really surprisingly cool. I could easily watch a movie like that.


Anyone got any reccs for free stuff? Searching from the Home and store seems to come up with extremely limited options. And a few things (Britiish Museum tour) simply never load for me.

I am a full rookie and have no idea what I'm doing or where to look. So feel free to be extremely reductive.
 

Stinkles

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not sure if this is okay to ask here but I couldn't find another oculus related thread,
has anybody been able to find any good, decent working headphones for the rift s/quest? I've been using some in-ear earbuds but the cable is too long so sometimes it gets caught on things :x
I use Bose Soundsports. Extremely comfortable and likely the best "stay in yo ear" silicone tech there is. Good sound quality, isolation from fit and built in cable management clip.
 

Cloneasaurus

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Feb 6, 2018
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I just got my Quest last night, but I have one major problem, I have a small nose and there's constant light coming in from the bottom because of that. Does anyone else have this problem? Are there any DIY fixes or accessories to get for this issue?