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by chrispbits
23 Jul 2021, 16:42
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Best Wishes, Condolences, and Good Luck.
Replies: 37
Views: 546

Re: Best Wishes, Condolences, and Good Luck.

Well that's one benefit of not wearing a mask! I continue to wear a mask in indoor spaces on the principle that I am less likely to spread any airborne nasties if I have them and it may make others feel safer. Locally most people wear masks in indoor public spaces. As for vaccines and spreading the ...
by chrispbits
23 May 2021, 17:14
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Two rare sightings
Replies: 19
Views: 528

Re: Two rare sightings

We often have Yaks as well as Apaches over ours. The local airfield has about 6 Yaks. Fortunately they're all well behaved - no reported instances of Yak droppings in the neighbourhood.
by chrispbits
01 May 2021, 22:36
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: MSFS2020 and VR, GPU recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: MSFS2020 and VR, GPU recommendations?

With a 1070 by far and away the best option is AFS2. Performance in VR is good to very good. I had the 1070 and XP was a non-starter so I don't believe MSFS would be viable without a compromise too far.
by chrispbits
24 Apr 2021, 23:02
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.

Good to hear you're enjoying VR in XP Nigel. I hate to say it but you have to try MSFS. I get similar performance in both but MSFS graphics shades XP with Ortho tiles. I've downloaded the latest World update, which I'm looking forward to trying but for various reasons, mainly work, I've not had the ...
by chrispbits
05 Apr 2021, 10:10
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: You Got Beaten up by a WHAT!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: You Got Beaten up by a WHAT!!!!

Who said Octopus were 'armless. :hide:
by chrispbits
05 Apr 2021, 10:06
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.

Hi Nigel, sorry it has taken so long to reply... I spent that weekend re-grouting a patio, which meant that I was then barely able to move for the next 5 days! The joys of getting old(er) eh. I did a quick flight in XP using the Quest 2. Launching XP using Steam VR was problematic in that whilst res...
by chrispbits
26 Mar 2021, 22:15
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Oculus Quest 2 Settings.

Hi Nigel, I'll see if I can give XP a go this weekend and let you know what I see.
by chrispbits
18 Mar 2021, 20:06
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Now Looking at VR!!
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Now Looking at VR!!

Hi Nigel, my Elite strap with battery arrived much earlier than expected. The strap is much more comfortable and easier to find and maintain a good fit than the default. Certainly easier to find and keep the sweet spot in MSFS. If you can stretch to the Elite strap without the battery I recommend it...
by chrispbits
12 Mar 2021, 17:09
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Now Looking at VR!!
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Now Looking at VR!!

Hi Nigel, I use a 3rd party cable and it's fine. Doesn't charge the Oculus when in use but that may not be the fault of the cable. BTW the Oculus Elite strap with battery is available to order from Amazon - it is highly recommended but is an extra 99 squid. Oddly, cheaper than it was a few weeks ago...
by chrispbits
11 Mar 2021, 20:26
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Now Looking at VR!!
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Now Looking at VR!!

Hi Nigel, I have the Oculus Quest 2. It's a good headset and pretty good in many VR apps. It's okay to good in FSFS, very good in AFS2 and just about okay in X-Plane 11. It has a pretty narrow sweet spot, which is a bit awkward to hit with the standard strap. It is likely the Elite strap would affor...