Give us an option to go back to home 1.0 (classic)
Ever since I updated to rift core 2.0 I have had tracking issues and performance issues in games, I propose that we should get the option to get the 'choose what we use' in the options menu, and for people who have just installed oculus, they can see which one looks better for them when setting up rift.
Yes please. An option to not include Home at all would be optimal.
I don't want my PC loading home in the background while first launching in and trying to play an app. I hate the way it overlays on Steam VR if I get the timing wrong, and I would prefer to NOT have to spare 13GB of hard-drive space for a feature I never use.
This is exactly what is required. 1.39 has killed my VR
same too! As in 1.30 software!!!
Mark G Bendixen commented
well they could just add so we can just run the drivers for the headset so the program doesn't start in the back.
like SteamVR we don't need 2 homes and 2 dashes we just need one and that's from the program/ VR software we wanna run so for steam it's steam home and dash.
but it's like they are holding us back and this is why people are moving over to HTC.
it's a easy fix that Oculus just doesn't wanna fix.
For the Rift/ Rfit S, my suggestion would be to keep Home 2.0 for those who like it.
However, add the ability to switch to basically the Quest launcher ( **** house). The **** house is great as it's a light, simple, and easy to navigate UI.
The quest launcher with Virtual desktop and multi window support would be great.
I'd prefer an option to disable home -entirely- without resorting to hacky workarounds.
It's not something I ever want to use or need sitting in the background chewing up resources.
Kasper Olesen commented
I think it should be a user option to decide what kind of "default app" to go to when leaving VR expeirences. I got a pretty high end computer, but I do not want to waste power on going to Oculus Home every time I leave a VR app.
Its long overdue for Oculus to add a way to either disable Home or make it an option to do something different.
Christopher O'Brien commented
The original home (and the modern home on the mountainside) were really comfortable and nice. The big home 2.0 environment it laggy and doesn't feel particularly nice to be in.
WHY IMPOSSEEEEEEE OCULUS SUCKERS< GIVE BACK HOME 1, its more adult, and less time consume to just launch a F game
Or have it setup where you don't load Home.
Hunter B. commented
For anybody having performance issues, search up "Oculus Homeless" and click on the link that leads to /r/oculus.
Brandon Espinoza commented
I have a few thoughts about Home 2.0.
Firstly, when introducing a person to Oculus, Home 2.0 causes nothing but confusion. In Classic home, I could easily give a person instructions because the design and layout of Classic was carefully thought out, most likely by a UX designer. In home/dash 2.0, things that use to be easy to find are much more difficult to access now. For example, when showing a new player how to adjust the headset IDP in Classic, I would say, "do you see the tiles on the right, click the middle one."
Second, why has the store been moved to a separate app? In home classic, I would browse the games every night looking for deals because it was right in front of me after exiting a game. Why would you choose to move something that is generating income? Since the update to 2.0, I only hear about games from websites and friends now.
Finally, and I hate to beat a dead horse here, but performance. I mean come on, the rift was designed for gamers, why isn't performance a priority?
Jason Nash commented
I agree. I much prefer chilling out in the Japanese garden at night with the sights and sounds, and looking at the stars. Plus I much prefer the white program loading screen disappearing into the horizon all round.
Adam von Gaertner commented
I have had nothing but problems since updating to 2.0, I cant even use the rift. Games crash to desktop for no reason and without errors, steam no longer works with the rift, I have to plug and unplug the rift to get the computer to recognize it. Everything worked perfect before the update!!
Yup +1 from me too. The performance hit is just not acceptable....at least give us the choice instead of forcing it upon us.
I would also like to revert back to the old house, or even something as simple as a minecraft style blocky room. I have no interest in furnishing something out of a sims game, or inviting people around to view my handiwork, or throwing Hollywood style parties in VR (ugh) Please bring back choice - it's important.
Marcel Van Dorp commented
I really like the new Home 2, looks fantastic and having lots of fun with it but i really really miss Home 1. Just sitting in the Japanese garden was very relaxing. Please give us an option to go back & forth between the 2
This was kind of heartbreaking:
"With any other application I wouldn't mind so much, but with the immersiveness of VR, it honestly feels as if someone has just bulldozed my home while I was sleeping and moved me into a cubical without asking my permission.
I know this may seem silly to some, but one of my primary uses for Oculus Rift was stress management. I actually found the original Oculus Home to be quite soothing and would often put on the headset to help with anxiety while speaking with a support group. I was a victim of several years of violence and still struggle with PTSD.
The new Home feels like I'm locked in a small cubical and can't be used the way the previous version was used. It actually stresses me out and has completely ruined something I'd come to depend on to help me cope with stress.
Is there any way to simply view the old Oculus Home 3d environments again?"
And I fully understand him, Home 1.0 worked much like that for me too.
I just want the performance we had before. However you do it, make the experience less garbage than it is now. As in, as is was BEFORE being broken by 1.31. Can't say that product downgrades are something to get excited about yet this is exactly what we have here. Getting my Rift to run satisfactorily even on my high end hardware is already frustrating. This update has got me looking elsewhere.
I'd greatly appreciate getting back classic Home - even using lowest setting possible, Home 2.0 reduce my frame rate by 25 to 50 % compared to Classic Home (yes, I've measured my framerate and headroom using Oculus Tray Tool). Don't make it harder for users to enjoy VR in perfect 90 fps! To reach 1 billion in VR, be nice to users with low-end rigs! ;-)
Home 2.0 is still great - but 1.31 breaks functions for many users - make Home 2.0 the new default Home - and keep the switch making it possible to use Classic Home, thank you!