Here’s how to jury-rig a VR alternative for Elite: Dangerous

    
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If you’ve had dreams of flying spaceships in the third dimension but were too poor to afford an Oculus Rift, then one clever gamer has a possible solution for you.

YouTuber Colin Ford filmed a video in which he took an Android phone, Google Cardboard (yes, it’s a real thing), Trinus Gyre, and Open Track and combined them to make a jury-rigged VR headset that could project Elite: Dangerous in glorious 3-D.

You can watch the how-to video for this “Oculus Thrift” setup after the break!

[Source: YouTube]
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drjay425
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drjay425

melissamcdon zenaphex You dont have to spend that much. Despite some negative reviews I use the Ritech Riem II. its a cheap Chinese imitation of a high spec mobile vr unit I paid only $13 and it came with a free bluetooth controller and its comfortable for hours and comes with a headstrap as well.

Megus
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Megus

LordOfBread Blasphemer!

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BryanCo

PhoenixDfire Styopa 

I think it’s supposed to be stationary, as Mr. Spock illustrates:

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

there could be no better analogy than Google Cardboard and this picture summing up this game and its followers.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Karl_Hungus woolydub Forgot it happened until you mentioned it.

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

zenaphex melissamcdon That happened with the original version of Trinus Gyre. Thankfully the developer (http://oddsheepgames.com/) has been constantly refining it and it now goes full screen.

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

melissamcdon Oh I know. I’ll have to consult my book Speeling for Begaainers again. ;-)

PhoenixDfire
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PhoenixDfire

Styopa Of course the headsets had straps so they were hands free. I’d hate to think what I’d have to use if I had one hand holding the headset and one hand on the throttle!

Use the force Luke?!?

;-)

Styopa
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Styopa

I’m sure the video is lovely, but considering the picture above, it’s got to be a bitch to try to dogfight in space while holding a piece of cardboard to your face with both hands?

Goronmon
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Goronmon

melissamcdon I would love for you to provide a link to prove that CRT are harmful in anyway (aside from eyestrain, which isn’t really what I would consider ‘harm’). Like I said, everything I’ve ready has said that aside from a few very old exceptions, there hasn’t been any scientific evidence that CRTs cause any harm.