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Beating motion sickness?

Discussion in 'VR Headsets and Sim Gaming - Virtual Reality' started by That Dude There, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. That Dude There

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    Hello, I've just recently got a T300 wheel and Th8a Pro pedals..and the Oculus. Let me tell you it's amazing. I returned my RX 480 and exchanged it for a 1080 to power it. Anyway, I knew I would be a candidate for motion sickness, and sure enough it made me sick. I researched and tried different things, but decided to try dramamine less drowsy. Well it made me so drowsy I didn't want to play. So all the next day I was drowsy and grumpy, but then it started to wear off. I could tell it was still in my system, so I jumped on iRacing. I was finally able to play! So the next day I decided to take about a quarter of a pill, and it worked! I played again for a few hours, and was almost not drowsy at all, no problem actually. The next day I still felt it, but no problem. So I did that again, another night, and felt blah the next day. Well I don't know if it's still in my system, but I've been racing for hours. I doubt I'm adjusted already, but I'm hopeful that I'm getting there. I did read that a guy took it for 5 days, and decided to try a day without and was cured! Some have taken a month to get over it.
    Project cars is so amazing in VR. Loving it, but no motion. One step at a time. :cheers

    Edit: by the way I'm a so much better driver now. I was actually able to do Nordschleife and stay on the road...mostly lol
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    I Sold my oculus because I just could not get over the motion sickness. Also the resolution lacked for me so all around it was cool to own but didn't work for me for racing which is why I bought it. Much happier with triples for now until the next gen be comes out
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    I´m afraid the biggest problem with VR in our usage is the motion of the seat.
    I can use VR without sickness at all, but when i start the motion simulator it comes bad in some time:) i´m personally almost ok after few hours / days already, can handle Assetto Corsa, but Dirt Rally is still issue even for me:)
    All setting should be fine, 90fps..
    But when some friends come and try, they usually do not last a lap with VR in even AC (depends on individual, some get it better then others of course).
    But anyway without motion on they are ok as well.
    Today on frex´s website they annouced video playing offroad racing with VR with comments that they system is "only one" what you can play without sickness in VR..
    https://www.facebook.com/FrexGP/videos/1534398573259872/
    Maybe we will have to tweak our systems more perfectly:)
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    There is a small percentage of people who are super sensitive to VR sickness.

    Most are OK with VR as long as the experience tends to match what their brain expects. Personally I find that a fast and precise motion simulator with a refined motion profile will help reduce VR sickness, as it gives additional cues that your brain expects. But a slow sim with large imprecise motion will likely make VR sickness worse, as you have extra mismatch cues between what you see and feel.

    If you are generally OK with VR but feel off with motion added then try a smaller total axis range and sharper motion using smaller Tuning Center values. Spend time and do each axis/force settings one at a time and ensure motion is fast and precise.
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    I never drive with a motion seat. My own seat will be my first impression. I think, in 3 weeks i'm ready to test. I drive with vive at the moment and i have absolut no motion sickness anymore. I can drive so long as i want...without any sign of sickness. I'm excited, what will happen with my 2dof. At the beginning of my VR driving, it was catastrophic! One minute and i was sick. It was really bad and i thought, that i will never "learn". But one week later, i could drive for 10 minutes... without problems. That was fine for me. And today...you know...i'm healed. :D
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    Motion and VR needs a good profile and out of maybe 50 people who have been on my rig not one has been sick, only a handful who are prone to motion sickness got a little queezy and pretty much every time I have people on its when we are having a party and when we were always drunk maybe that's the solution :D
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    And do you use VR?

    Edit: sry, i was to fast. You wrote "Motion and VR"...
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