Oculus Rift DK2: Configuration Utility Demo Scene and Quick Impressions
I received my Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 today. This video covers the configuration utility demo scene and I give my quick impressions on the device afterward. There are a lot more videos to come!
My after-credits scenes are becoming more and more stupid.
If you're having issues with the Config Utility recognizing your Rift, try these steps:
Shutdown the Oculus App in the Taskbar
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Service
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Tools
and make sure you have updated the firmware of the Rift via the Config tool.
Here are more impressions I wrote over at NeoGAF:
Quick first impressions from someone who has a DK1 and just used their DK2 for the first time (just the config utility demo scene).
The screen door effect is still there, but the image is noticeably clearer than it was with the DK1.
I immediately noticed the borders on the DK2, which is something I never experienced with the DK1, but that might just be because I kept reading about them in this thread. I completely forgot about them a few seconds later.
In the ConfigUtility demo scene, there is a large screen that says "Oculus VR" in front of you. I was getting a reflection of this in my lens somehow, and I could see it even if I looked down, though the text was only readable when looking at the black screen again. It's weird and I don't know what's causing it. I am not sure if it is intentional or not, and I feel like I have read other people seeing reflections in other demos, though I could be wrong.
No dead pixels for me! At least, I didn't notice any (please don't let there be any). I had one on my DK1 and it really takes you out of it when you notice it. There was some dust on the inside, but the cups are really easy to remove, and I used a squeezy air blower (no chemicals) thingy to get them out. All good now, though I hope it doesn't become an issue like it does with the DK1. Dust specks were constantly getting inside of that thing.
It is smaller, but heavier than the DK1. Not by much, but it is noticeable if you are holding both of them. Turning my head at an angle puts pressure on my nose which hurts. This may be fixed by making the straps a bit tighter, though the headset fits me well without any adjustments.
The way they handle cables is much better. No more clunky control box!
I think that's it for now. I haven't needed to make any adjustments to anything. I have 20/10 vision and am using the cups already installed.