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  • Backer 189 here, but I got the shaft being based in the UK.....
  • I'm interested in making something similar - I have access to an old exercise bike, and a cross trainer which I'm going to mod. I figure I can use a magnetic sensor which will trigger a controller input on a USB board, and rig up some sort of left/…
    in Virzoom Comment by Slopey January 2017
  • Yeah, however I'm only -1.25 in each eye so I don't need them. I can imagine they'd be a pain to take on and off unless you're exclusively using the Rift yourself. My kids/friends are all over the Rift/Vive so it swaps between people all the time,…
  • @whopperman88 - are you just comparing touch to basic VR, or are you comparing it against the Vive system? I absolutely agree that touch controls and some sort of room to actually move around in make a huge impact on the sense of immersion, almost t…
  • @GreyAcumen - If any developer has a game they want to add Omni support to, they may contact developer relations. The link is on this page: Developers It'll be interesting to see if anyone bothers - unless you're interested in making a short arcad…
  • I have both, and if you wear glasses, the Vive is easily the best choice. It's difficult, if not impossible to get a Rift on in comfort with glasses, especially if they're not very thin frames. I'm only -1.25 in both eyes, so I can get away withou…
  • According to Wang Kun, the development director of Hero; "Wang told us that their goal is to allow players to get the core experience of the game in less than 10 minutes' battle." Yeah - enjoy that content...... Source: http://2p.com/46388906_1…
  • Pre-orders had closed by the time he posted.
  • TBH not entirely sure what you mean, but i think you're pissed abt the "i'm not getting Omni because i'm not in US", right? too bad, but this thread's for discussing shipping fees.... BTW, Indonesia will prolly be more expensive than SG fees. our ta…
  • Hi @Slopey, the developers who are working with Virtuix have big plans - these are not throwaway titles and include the likes of World War Toons, The SoulKeeper VR, Affected, Serious Sam, The Bellows, Xing: The Land Beyond and many others. Is that…
  • Let me jump in here and make a comment. A small consumer market of a few thousand Omni users, or even a few ten thousand, is never enough for a game developer to justify developing for a hardware platform. Consumers are currently willing to pay $10-…
  • Indeed - my company makes VR training solutions for industry, we're moving into Unity/Unreal VR games off the back of that, and I'd have bought several Omnis if the Kickstarter one had ever arrived and was of reasonable quality. In fact, we have an…
  • According to Virtuix, they have no plans to sell to consumers, only to businesses/arcades - so if you're commercial, you're good. If you're not commercial, and not a kickstarter backer, then you're out of luck.
  • The prototype I was working on is built up of smaller parts, so that if a part became broken it could easily be shipped back and replaced. This treadmill was/is Jan's vision.. I wish I had shared my concept before they made final changes.. but mayb…
  • Well, from the "bringing the Omni to Europe" post on the other forum section, it's clear Virtuix have no plans to sell to consumers in the future. (We have suspended consumer sales on our website to focus on our backlog. Currently we have no plans …
  • Many thanks for the clarification.
  • Hi all, Jan here. I realize my words are falling onto deaf ears and are depicted as lies, although I cannot state the truth more bluntly: it is insane to think that a small company of 15 people can just launch a big and complex product in every coun…
  • The fact of the matter is that they have made a fiscally responsible decision in an effort to move forward. It is likely at this point, any other decision would have destroyed the Omni completely. Is that what you all want? If you cannot have it, th…
  • This is getting silly now - mythical requirements in the EU about holding spare parts? Community manager posting "we're entitled to refund you any time we want" (since deleted). Virtuix - you're not going to come out of this smelling of roses, no …
  • @Mirka - check the website - no longer available outside of US.
  • That's just it though - without having Omnis out in the wild, you can't build an infrastructure around them. Integration with games is pointless as there's no market for it with such a limited number of units in only a single territory. Arcade ins…
  • "It's pathetic that you've only just realised that something that big costs money to ship" again that's pure bullshit. They send dozen of omni everywhere in the world (for fair, demo, pathfinder), from model no 1 , so they know exactly how it works …
  • I actually weigh 20 stone, and my waist size fits the large harness perfectly. People always tell me I don't look as fat as I am. which is, i guess a compliment?? LOL Well, at least you got your Omni - the rest of us are screwed.
  • This whole situation is pathetic. It's pathetic that you've allegedly only just realised that something that big costs money to ship. I also think it's ludicrous that it supports weight of up to what is pretty much 20 stone - I doubt anyone that b…