Re: Just use Python. You need nothing else.
I like Python too, but after using Kotlin it's hard to go back. Python's functional programming syntax and features are especially bad compared to Kotlin.
56 posts • joined 4 Jan 2018
If you want a flight simulator, War Thunder and DCS World are both free to download (pay for extra content) and high-quality.
IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad is also an excellent choice, and the developers are working on a new VR WW1 simulator in addition to late WW2. They've also recently released Battle of Kuban and Battle of Moscow.
There are 3 brilliant flight simulators for VR: DCS World, IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad (and its siblings Battle of Moscow, Battle of Kuban, Battle of Bastogne and Flying Circus) and War Thunder (in "Simulator Battles" mode).
They all have excellent graphics if you drop over £1000 on a GPU, but War Thunder runs pretty nicely on a GTX 1070.
More importantly, they're all still actively developed so the flight simulator market is great for VR.
Absolutely. It's annoying how websites pretend that WMR isn't a very real competitor, especially now that Oculus and HTC have temporarily given up on reasonably priced headsets for "real" VR enthusiasts.
I have the HP headset and it's great, especially for the price. The screen resolution is actually better then the Oculus Rift.
Anything would be better than the depressing number of slow WebView-wrapper "apps", which even large companies like BT develop.
My university has one and it's so bad that I ended up writing my own for displaying your timetable, which is literally 5 seconds faster to launch and has a load of extra features to boot.
I bought a Pocophone F1 (made by Xiaomi) for £270 brand new from a UK seller on eBay.
The seller says they'll provide a year's warranty by doing the posting to Hong Kong business, and it's such a good price compared to anything else - Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage - that I think it's worth the risk.
Unfortunately the Moto G lineup doesn't seem as good value as it used to be. I do remember my Moto G4 being pretty good, but wasn't impressed with the G5's launch because I think they actually downgraded the SoC.
I was shocked to find that the Poco F1 is only £300 with the best SoC available (Snapdragon 845), 6GB RAM, 64GB storage minimum, dual cameras, dual SIM or micro-SD support, a headphone jack, and a good fingerprint sensor. It puts the pricier Moto G6 models to shame.
Another standalone headset which can't run intensive games?
I can't believe Oculus hasn't released a true successor to the Rift after more than 2 years, leaving the true VR enthusiasts - the people who actually funded their initial enterprise - with no upgrade path except the HTC Vive Pro...
Personally, I'm happy with Windows Mixed Reality and I'm quite hopeful that 2nd generation WMR headsets will thoroughly leave Oculus in the dust.
I've had zero success with the snapshots, the emulator always boots into a frozen state and requires a forced reboot. The overall process takes longer than a cold boot, but I hope it will work for me soon.
Also, a warning for Windows users: don't use Hyper-V if you're overclocking. When I enabled Hyper-V it made Windows inoperable, and after several hours of troubleshooting (even safe mode was broken) I finally tracked down the cause of the problem.
"For me, it wouldn't be; for one thing, my wallet doesn't require unlocking."
Sorry, my phone has a fingerprint scanner and I've pretty much taken it for granted at this point, so I forgot that it might take longer for plenty of people. (In my case, unlocking my phone via the pin code would probably be marginally faster than the wallet though.)
Thanks for pointing that out :-)
Did people downvote simply because they disagree with me? I only downvote if someone is factually wrong or obviously offensive, and usually I would make a comment explaining why my view differs or why they merited a downvote.
I'm genuinely interested about what other people consider the downvote to mean.
While it will certainly suit some people, the Oculus Go seems a bit of a gimmick at that price. For £200 you can get a barely used WMR headset from ebay, which will run SteamVR games and has 2 controllers. It's also got a great resolution, but admittedly the optics will be worse than the Go.
I just couldn't justify buying the Go for that price, given that it's so limited in purpose. It seems like something that will be rarely used after the first few weeks.
I'm not sure why people disagree with this. Windows Mobile partly died because they couldn't attract developers with their attitude of "it is an extreme privilege to develop apps for our platform, and you will pay even though barely any users exist to make your money back".
In my opinion, Google Play's approach is correct for a small and growing platform - it attracts a lot of developers, even though their apps may not be as high-quality on average - whereas Microsoft pretends that their platform has a monopoly.
Personally I think it's a really bad idea to give young children too much exposure to these devices, especially given the money that could instead be spent on proper teaching materials.
I'm in university and like taking notes on a tablet, but I fear the effects that they might have on children (addiction, worse attention span, less social skills, etc).
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