Dirt 3 has been around since 2011. The Vireio driver brings Dirt 3 to life for the Oculus Rift. However, the game is looking a little dated these days.
Codemasters is currently working on a new version of Dirt called Dirt Rally and are integrating Oculus Rift support early on in the development process. Dirt Rally is currently available from Steam as an “Early Access Game” which means it is not yet finished and likely contains many bugs. Early access seems to be the “in thing” these days.
How does Dirt Rally play so far? Generally, it is playable although
obviously is early access. Menus are not yet completed and easily readable. I suggest in Oculus Direct mode so the menus are mirrored on your monitor or running OBS.
If you follow the steps below, you should be good. Any questions leave them in the comments below.If you want a seamless VR experience and looking NOT to spend $32 on a half finished VR game. I suggest you wait until the final version is released. Another point to note is the lack of 3D; this is only 2D at this time.
Download Steam Rally From Steam
Dirt Rally Oculus Rift Setup
Install: Install from Steam
Dirt Rally Oculus Rift Setup:
- First, run the game once and close it
- Open the following file:
C:\Users\[user]\Documents\My Games\DiRT Rally\hardwaresettings\hardware_settings_config.xml
- Set the resolution line to:
<resolution width=”1920″ height=”1080″ aspect=”auto” fullscreen=”true” vsync=”0″ multisampling=”4xmsaa”>
- There are also some Oculus-specific settings you can play within this file if you want to experiment:
<oculus enabled=”true” headMovement=”true” chromatic=”true” timeWarp=”true” vignette=”true” overdrive=“true” convergence=“1.0” verticalOrientation=”0.66″ />
headMovement: allows our usual head-bobbing logic to run (you may want to disable this)
chromatic: chromatic aberration override
timeWarp: low latency override
vignette: edge darkening override
overdrive: low latency override
convergence: modify the IPD (also available in the game, see below)
verticalOrientation: a value from 0.0 to 1.0, which forces the camera to retain a vertical orientation, which helps to reduce nausea and provide a more believable experience
- It is recommend turning off the OSD via the gameplay menu. Otherwise, this causes it to interfere with what you see in the world. Very much like trying to drive your car with a huge crack in the windshield.
Oculus Rift Mode: Direct (Extended mode is OK but use OBS for menus)
Recenter Rift: F11 Key
Manual IPD Setup: You can adjust the IPD using -/+ on the main keyboard. Press 0 to reset it back to the default. Use this to scale the world up and down, effectively making the game look like a toy car game! Particularly effective in the chase-cameras
- Fanatec Clubsport Base
- Logitech G25
- Logitech G27
- Thrustmaster T500 RS Racing Wheel
- Xbox One/360 Controller for Windows
Dirt Rally - VRCircle Rating
Cost: Early access game is currently $31.49 from steam
Test Machine Specifications
*10 is no barf, 0 instant barf
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