RiftyBusiness | VorpX Oculus Rift DK2 Update

04 Aug 14
VorpX Oculus Rift DK2 Update

Attention to all those who have received their Oculus Rift DK2 pre-order shipments. You can now use your brand new DK2 to play old Non VR enabled DK2 games suck as Skyrim and Bioshock Infinite. VorpX developer Ralf Ostertag announced the release of a new update for the VorpX software to support the new Oculus Rift Development Kit 2.

For those new to VorpX, released in 2013, its software designed to allow the use of Virtual Reality headsets like the Oculus Rift to be used for games that were not originally made to support VR.

“VorpX is a 3D-driver for DirectX9-11 games that is specifically geared towards VR-devices like the Oculus Rift. Additionally to ‘making games 3D’ it offers various features to tackle many of the issues that arise when playing games on the Rift that are not designed for it.”
vorpx.com

Watch the demo in the video below.

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Road to VR explains:

“VorpX was the first to offer stereoscopic 3D support for DirectX11 based titles such as Bioshock: Infinite (2013) using an alternative method of stereo 3D rendering known as Z-Buffer 3D. This alternative method provides a very quick way to add depth to a scene, in particular large open spaces. The new version of VorpX unlocks Geometry based 3D, a more authentic and accurate method to describe a 3D world, to DX11 games. We’ve had a chance to experience this for ourselves and it works very well indeed. A jaunt through Bioshock: Infinite was particularly impressive with expansive scenes and in particular close proximity objects rendered with more solidity, accuracy, and depth.”

“The whole point of VorpX is that you’re adding VR support to a game that currently has none. This often means, in order to get the optimal experience from the game in question, you’ll need to dive into config files to tweak settings such as FOV. The forthcoming version of VorpX contains a feature to apply the most common of these settings from the VorpX configuration utility. A good example is Mirror’s Edge (2008), which requires key bindings in order to switch the in-game FOV. Select the game profile within VorpX’s control panel, hit apply and those settings are automatically engaged for you with no requirements for digging around in your profile directories. This is great user experience enhancement and once that will hopefully save a lot of scratched heads and frustration.”

You can purchase VorpX today for $40.00. Please note that it is still in beta and currently being developed. The only game that supports positional tracking at the moment is Skyrim, but more are sure to follow.

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Here is a list of supported games that use VorpX:
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  • Alan Wake
  • Aliens – Colonial Marines
  • Alice Madness Returns
  • ArmA 2
  • ArmA 3
  • Assassins Creed
  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4
  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock 2
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Black Mesa Source
  • Call of Duty – Black Ops
  • Call of Duty – Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty – Ghosts
  • Chivalry
  • Clive Barkers Jericho
  • Crysis
  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dear Esther
  • Deus Ex – Human Revolution
  • Dirt 2
  • Dirt 3
  • Dishonored
  • Dragon Age 1+2
  • Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • Formula 1 2011
  • Formula 1 2012

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  • Fallout 3
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Far Cry
  • Far Cry 3
  • Flight Simulator X
  • Gothic 3
  • Half Life 2
  • Mafia 2
  • Mount and Blade: Warband
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Metro 2033
  • Mirrors Edge
  • Myst V
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted [2005]
  • Need for Speed Shift 2
  • Outlast
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Quake
  • Race Driver GRID
  • rFactor
  • Risen
  • Risen 2
  • Slender
  • Splinter Cell 3
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist
  • STALKER – Call of Pripyat
  • System Shock 2
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Tomb Raider Anniversay
  • Vampire: Redemption
  • Venetica
  • The Witcher
  • The Witcher 2
  • World of Warcraft
  • X3

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SOURCE: Road To VR

RiftyBusiness will continue to follow up on VorpX and will report back with any updates.

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