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  1. Gus

    Zuper VR!

    Maybe the new MSAA Mask slider within the VR Options is related to the special Varjo headset support, as the Varjo got an inner resolution in the sweetspot of view and kind of peripheral screens with different resolution. I would guess the with the MSAA mask slider the outer resolution of the Varjo headsets could be enhanced by additional MSAA. I got the impression that the MSAA slider provides benefits for enhancement with all VR displays for the total resoluted VR images. Beside this, special support for Varjo headsets might be more of promotional decision than a practical. Practically none of the DCS gamer will get a Varjo for VR, but Eagle Dynamics promote Varjo headsets and in return Varjo promotes DCS for their showcases - with both in mind for industrial customers and application ( like military ) for reaching higher values in price tags for both products and at least providing an image as ´professional (VR)´ suppliers. For me the narrow sided view of the Varjo is a no-go at this price tag!
  2. Pushed the button for the Hornet. For half the price, I couldn´t resist in view to the upcoming Supercarrier. Just took a freeflight round: Looks and feels fantastic! Such a paperweight flight model in comparison to the Tomcat - I´m sure I won´t regret this one.
  3. @Razwald Oh yeah, "Another Brick in the Wall" is a classic one. ´The Wall´ and ´Dark Side of the Moon´ are legendary ... So, if ROUND 1 would have asked for a german song for a german Tiger IV Panzer Kompanie attacking and destroying a british batallion on a misty morning, it would be this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh99sYnEdqQ BTW: With which button do I embed youtube videos directly?
  4. Being born ten years too late for the music poker, I would not have too much to add to it. Ironically my most beloved musician started his career in this timeframe. Saw him twice giving a concert in Germany. About 15 years ago in Frankfurt with his original Band and some years later at an open air concert in Mainz with another band. Of all the Youtube live footage, I like this version of my favorite song the most: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04SyevARRcc
  5. Always some great variety of music to be found here. Also liked very much The Hu - great vibes of rock! ( even Pete Townsend isn't the lead singer anymore ) Anyone into RADIOHEAD? 😬 Yaron Herman Trio -  No surprises Reggie Watts loves Thom Yorke
  6. @Britchot just undone the settings for the DCS.exe and Run.exe and took the exact flight on your server, we did yesterday. After a while the same black screen appeared again.... So the VR optimization settings could be excluded as a source of the issue. Guess it has to do with the new Pitool beta I had installed shortly before I left home for some days. I´m pretty sure now my issue has to do with Pitool. Need to investigate more...
  7. Did not set it back yet, but will do next time and test in the simpit. It´s very likely that it depends on the hardware/software in use. I´m running a Pimax5k+ newest Pitool (beta), SteamVR. Will report back after I had the chance to revise the settings.
  8. Yesterday, I´ve set up a few of the other tipps mentioned in the video, but with questionable results. Setting MSAA up in the Nvidia driver had not nearly the same positive effect in visual quality than setting MSAA 2x in DCS - I would assume, that deactivating MSAA in DCS lead to most of the performance improvement noted in the video. Beside this I have experienced several black screens, in which the VR headset doen´t receive any more signals after adjusting the settings in accordance to the tips in the video - I could only guess, that the black screens in VR resulted of modifying the DCS.exe and run.exe to not allow the optimization for full screen ( DCS.exe -->properties ). Before the modification in the DCS.exe I had never experienced the symptom of black screens in VR before.
  9. That sounds really beautiful. It just came to my mind, how much I´ve ignored good music in the last 10 years; rarely looked for buying new records. Music is such a great source for inspiration, leading into a self-reflecting state of mood. ... ´Death Growl´ ? So, there is a name for it :-))) Just tried to imagine Abraham Ben Jacob arriving in Denmark and a bunch of raw men with beards, long hair and leather clothes welcomed him with death growls. Also very funny, that there was mentioned Tom Waits in the linked article :))) Hope to meet you in one of the new sunday´s practice sessions. It´s really a much more convenient time to fly together over the continents.
  10. I´m always sceptic to bands which appear a little overdressed, but like the tribal sound inbetween... somehow meditativ. But in the middle of the song the guys ruined the song for me, when starting to sing/speak with a deeply faked voice, like the Black Metal singer used to have. Apropos heavy metal ... do you know Catpower? Chan Marshall is a wonderful artist, unfortunately she ruined herself in her late career with alcohol and drugs, but her music still is wonderful. One of my favourites songs and a good one to enter the music of Catpower is "Metal Heart"... wonderful lyrics, wonderful music. An early version of "Metal Heart" was released on one of her early albums "Moonpix", later she released a new and more intense version of "Metal Heart" on the album "Jukebox" which made the song more succesful. She don´t has any bad albums, they are all different and great.
  11. ... currently watching youtube videos like this 😝🤣: https://youtu.be/7dPAklBFyXs
  12. Some interesting tipps... I would have expected more of a performance gain by this mod, but if you're already tested and don't see any advantage by the mod, I could gladly skip the mod stuff. In one way or another, mods in DCS always gave me more worries than less. Didn´t come to practice flying very much in the last months, but as still being off from home for over a week now, I seriously start missing flying and the practice sessions. Youtube Videos of DCS Mig21 help a bit to avoid hard withdrawal symptoms.
  13. Welcome Anstennje Sause!
  14. These guys do rock the cello! Always great to hear pop songs by classic instruments. Another one of my favorites is ´Sigur Ros´. A group from Iceland... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCAQ0MZTJmg
  15. Already looks very complete. The years end is a thankful time to enjoy the hobby. I wish I would be back in my twenties with the Simpit, where there was more free time and less daily duties :-)))
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