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.
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!
At the moment, I cant figure out a way to go back to the classic dashboard. I am here to game and I prefer a clean, simple and easy to use game launcher. I don't need to build a social media apartment for people to join. I have enough of those inside each game I play.
So please give us a simple button to swap between the new dash and the classic dash. Do not bury this button in some option menu.. Just make it easily available. What you can put in the menu options is a way to set the default dash to be classic mode or new dash.
I realize some people do like the new dashboard, so all I am asking for is a way to go back to the classic one.
Also, with the new dashboard, if I am playing a game, I cant instantly see my touch controller battery levels like I used to be able to do in the classic dash menu. So for those fans of the new dash, please give them an easily viewable battery status level for both touch controllers while you are in a game and press the oculus menu button.
For people who want to use the new dashboard, please work with the developers of RecRoom for how to create VR walk controls that do not make you have VR sickness. Currently the walk controls that you have in the new Oculus dashboard are VR sickness heavy and makes it just a terrible experience.
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I would switch back to 1.0 in a heartbeat too. Give an option to your users or risk losing people who'll find ways to avoid using Oculus Rift.
In version 1.0, I could run steam games and apps through SteamVR (no choice, it autoloads whenever you launch a VR title in steam) without Oculus Home launching.
With the new 2.0 update, I now have to launch and run BOTH Steamvr and Oculus' entire suite of software to run just 1 game. The system resource impact may not be huge, but it is significant. VR games are system intense even with a top end rig, so having software running in the background that has zero purpose is a waste of resources that could be used by the game you are trying to play.
I'd like either the option to revert to 1.0, or for 2.0 to give the option (by flag or pop-up, I really don't care how) to only run software that is required by the application you are running.
Also, the original version allowed the use of Rift and touch without home app or anything else running other than the runtime necessary for the rift and touch to work. This is very important when you want to play a game from 3rd parties like steam, that force their own platform (steamVR) on you. With core 2.0, I now have 2 complete game launch platforms running to play 1 game, it's ridiculous. Home 2.0 is lovely, but when I'm not wanting or needing to use it, it is sucking valuable resources from my system.
I would switch back to 1.0 in a heartbeat.