Open source project retrofits Oculus Rift for older games

An open source project is adding Oculus Rift functionality to older games like Mirror's Edge, Portal 2, and Skyrim.

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Oculus Rift promises to bring virtual reality to games like Hawken. But what about games that are already out? An open source project is proposing its own solution. The "Vireio Perception" project provides a stereo 3D driver with head tracking that can match the Oculus Rift optics. It already works with a handful of games ranging from Left 4 Dead to Mirror's Edge.

Rock Paper Shotgun reports that the tool set is free and open source, so Oculus Rift owners will be able to start trying it immediately. Mirror's Edge is just one of the hurk-inducing experiences. The full list of playable titles so far includes Portal 2, AaaaAAaaAAA!!!, Half-Life 2, Skyrim, Unreal Tournament 3, Dear Esther, and Dirt 2.

The creators have been sharing details on the Meant To Be Seen forums, if you're interested in taking it for a spin.

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    January 11, 2013 1:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Open source project retrofits Oculus Rift for older games.

    An open source project is adding Oculus Rift functionality to older games like Mirror's Edge, Portal 2, and Skyrim.

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      January 11, 2013 2:04 PM

      Damn those are some old games!

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      January 11, 2013 3:54 PM

      Enviro Bear 2000 please

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        January 11, 2013 4:20 PM

        i have to go play this again now

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      January 11, 2013 4:00 PM

      Someone over at RPS mentioned that Amnesia could be a great fit for the Rift if it can get support.

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        January 11, 2013 4:22 PM

        If you put Day9 in that thing, there wouldn't be enough oil in the Middle East for it.

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        January 14, 2013 12:47 PM

        Oh my good god, how awesomely horrifying that would be.

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      January 11, 2013 4:05 PM

      This is the best thing that has happened in my life.

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      January 12, 2013 1:07 PM

      I have one of the prototype/early units on order. So far hands-on reaction has been very good. I hope Garnett got to try it out at CES and can give us his thoughts. It looks like at least March before the Kickstarter orders will go out but I'm anxious to see what I can do with it from a development standpoint.

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      January 12, 2013 4:42 PM

      Guys, playing Mirror's Edge on a TV made me throw up... I'm not playing it with VR goggles.