8 Tips and tricks to use the HTC live Arcade VR
- January 28, 2019
- Posted by: Espacio Realidad Virtual
- Category: News Virtual Reality
Are constant calls from both customers and virtual reality centers that ask us for advice or tricks to use the HTC Live in an Arcade VR.
Through the information that can be found on the Internet, they have clear where to buy the virtual reality equipment, the basic installation of the virtual reality glasses HTC lives, but not the necessary configurations. Let alone the annoying (small) problems that usually come out when you get into the work.
Starting from the base that you already have clear these next 5 points, we will go to detail 8 tips and tricks to use HTC lives in Arcade VR that you will be great to know.
1. Computer power – what kind of desktop/laptop computer you need to run HTC live.
2. Space and configuration requirements of the play area.
3. Employ the HTC live with multiple students or customers and consideration of employing one-use facial masks with it.
4. Use Steam to access virtual reality content.
5. Find educational content and VR games on Steam.
There have been other key questions that have been transformed into frequently asked questions. I have also learned some tips and tricks along the way.
As such, we decided to write this follow up article we present 8 new tips on how to use the HTC VR glasses live. (serves all versions including the Pro)
1. Watch out for your security software
Sometimes I will load a new experience of Steam VR on the HTC lives and supposedly it will hang on the load screen. Very often the downside here is that the security software (antivirus) of your computer, has launched a popup window asking permission to deliver audio access to the application or something akin.
You can not see them in the headphones, with that if you experience it, take off the VR glasses and check out the taskbar of your computer to see if a notification needs your attention.
2. Treatment of musician failures (red screen on the earpiece)
One of the most common bug messages you will likely face is this:
If this happens, inside the virtual reality headphones you're just going to see a red screen.
The purpose of the message is to give meaning to each and every one of the RV overlays and unite them to create a realistic visual on the HMD.
This fault is frequently caused by a new application opening and removing the focus or by the user by clicking on a site on the desktop, highlighting in this way another window.
Generally, it is a very simple solution: it is enough to drag the cursor to the second screen of the extended screen (to the right of the computer screen) and to click.
This is going to make the focus again where it would be and things will be good again on the virtual planet. If the inconvenience persists, restart Steam.
3. Advanced Room Scale configuration (cheaperone)
A couple of tips together here.
First, when you are completing the room scale setting, you may notice a checkbox called "Advanced Mode".
This small option lets you set the room scale by marking the corners of a space instead of drawing the outline of it and can save a lot of time throughout the live configuration process, which is uniquely practical if you use live in Múltip Rooms.
The other clue?
Go to RV settings through the adjustment gear in the top right of the main menu from Steam Home (this is, in the headphones, not from the desktop) and you will be able to customize the chaperone that marks the limit of your space to room scale.
You can customize the style, color (we recommend red by giving you more visibility and associated color to red traffic lights not to pass, etc.) and opacity, which might be useful to assist enthusiastic players to continue in the safe space you've marked.
4. Use of the front camera of the HTC lives to be able to see the real planet from inside the RV
By default, the live front camera is off. You can turn it on using the Steam VR settings. Now there is no application (except Vive Paper) that uses this camera, but you can use it to see the real planet (real life) and anyone who is with you.
There are 3 alterations you can use with the camera.
First, you can leave it from the control Panel. This lets you keep the supervisor and see the nutrition of a live cam as if you were keeping a tablet in the RV.
Another unique way to take advantage of the camera in the HTC lives is like chaperone of the RV to room scale. Instead of the traditional limits of chaperones in grid, what happens with this activated alternative is that when you get to the periphery of your space, you "see" the planet that surrounds you in a sort of green Tron.
Not only is it very cool, but it lets you interact with the real planet at a basic level, to set an example, picking up an object like a drink (use a straw) or identifying where people are in the space around you. In the image below, you can see this effect – in truth, you can still see my hand reaching the touchpad on the laptop to take the capture!
The third option is Room View. Once activated, Room View is activated by double clicking on the System button of the supervisor Vive. It overlaps to a complete digital contour of the space of the real planet and is another great option to derruir the walls of the RV and locate objects or people in reality.
It looks like this:
These options are more for you than for your customers, although it is true that if you do education sessions can be useful.
5. Multiple VR headphones in a base station set
If you have more than one HTC Setup live free, be aware that you can use exactly the same set of base stations for more than a virtual reality HTC Live glasses.
You will always need a computer for each of the VR equipment, but this can be a lifesaver in a room with limited spaces.
Auxiliary tip – If you want to get a bigger play area, use the long sync cable that comes with the live box to connect the 2 base stations directly. You knew that cable had to be for something, right?
The image below is from the #VRClassroom experiment. Note that the only base station of HTC Lives is in the back of the photograph (its counterpart is not shown in the image, but rather in the lower right corner).
6. Playback of the VR headphones screen
Although you can use applications like OBS or even the Windows game Bar incorporated to transmit from the experiences of RV, you can not do it directly with Steam.
This can be a drawback if you are trying to attend students or events to navigate through the selection of applications or even if they have accidentally pressed the system button throughout an experience.
Fortunately, there is a way to see what you see in these situations: from the SteamVR window on the desktop, choose Display mirror screen and you will see a live view from inside the headphones. It can also be configured in order to show only the eye view.
7. Reflecting the audio in the background
In the Steam VR configuration you can choose audio and now choose playback and sound recording devices. A practical tip here is that you can set the audio so that it is reflected on another device.
This could be the laptop itself or either a connected TV or another virtual reality room screen. This can be useful if you have a set of people who use the same game and that their companions want to hear the same thing. While it means that you can continue the experience, especially if audio is an integral part of a narrative or even if you give key instructions.
8. Find captures from a specific VR game or application
If you need a Steam VR catch that can be captured in any VR experience. They are somewhat buried in the Steam program files and can be a nuisance to find them.
A useful tip to quickly track each and every catch you have taken in a particular application is to right-click on the application of your library on Steam and you will see the option to see catches if you have any.
Clicking on this button will open a window that shows the catches and clicking on teach on disk is going to open the folder of your computer in which they are saved.
There are many more tips and tricks to use the HTC lives in an Arcade VR.
Every day they come out more and more, although it is true that these 8 basic tips are the most common and will save you a lot of time besides giving a better service to your client and therefore a better experience of virtual reality.