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posted by Fnord666 on Monday July 03 2017, @08:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the their-lucky-day dept.

http://www.pcgamer.com/oculus-rift-creator-palmer-luckey-kicks-in-2000-to-crossvr-patreon/

Here's an unexpected twist: Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus VR and the creator of the Oculus Rift, recently pledged $2000 per month to the Patreon for the CrossVR project that's developing Revive—the software that enables the use of Oculus-exclusive software of the HTC Vive headset.

[...] Luckey's support of the project could be seen as an amusing finger in the face of the company he founded but left (under under[sic] less-than-ideal circumstances) earlier this year, but as UploadVR reported in February, Oculus head of content Jason Rubin said at the 2017 DICE Summit that Oculus was not doing anything to stop Revive-type hacks from working, and was actually taking steps to enable them to run more effectively.


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  • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Monday July 03 2017, @08:52PM (4 children)

    by kaszz (4211) on Monday July 03 2017, @08:52PM (#534576) Journal

    Low priced VR-set for BSD/Linux thanks..
    That would be something. Oh and graphics drivers.

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  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Monday July 03 2017, @09:38PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Monday July 03 2017, @09:38PM (#534588) Homepage

    It will run embedded X-Windows on an Atmel DIP microcontroller and be slow and buggy as fuck while being boxy and beige-colored. After its commercial failure it will be sold for pennies on the dollar to Midway and be a graphical interface into a "drunk simulator" parlor game due to its low-latency and slow framerate of 2 FPS. I hear the next feature will feature involuntary angular rotation* of the display when looking up or down.

    * Angular rotation like this. [youtu.be]

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 03 2017, @11:15PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 03 2017, @11:15PM (#534602)

    Razer's OSVR headsets run 300-400 dollars with fully open source libraries and design files, unlike the Facebook/HTC projects which cost 2x as much for far more proprietary options.

    I sadly haven't had the spare money to purchase one, but Razer sure seems to be playing more to the community than Facebook and company are.

    • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Tuesday July 04 2017, @03:26AM

      by kaszz (4211) on Tuesday July 04 2017, @03:26AM (#534667) Journal

      Facebook & Co is all about selling out users that they succeeded to lure in. Users are dumb fucks that trust Suckerberg as one person said.

      Thanks for the info anyway.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 05 2017, @12:06AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 05 2017, @12:06AM (#534980)

      linky [osvr.org]