HP Reverb G2

JohnnyC1969

Standard Member
for me it is mostly about the VR, with it i love the game and can play for a good hr or so at a time, without it, it would literally be flat.
You could easily be describing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 there. Although MSFS2020 does have exceptionally nice graphics too. But since playing any flight sim in VR I can't go back to playing them on a monitor.

Not played much with my new Intel PC, but so far so good. I no longer need a powered USB hub, the G2 just connects immediately when plugging it into the USB Type-C port. No blue screen glitches either, happy days!
 
Not yet :)
i take it i have to make sure the registry is set right for openXR? , when i had the oculus quest it was either set for oculus or steamvr, but from what i understand, you dont need steamvr for the G2 to run msfs?

How do you do this by the way? I cant get this right so have to use SteamVR for MSFS.
 

ArmitageShanks

Well-known Member
After months of being unopened, I finally broken out the G2 from it box and given it a whirl. As expected, my crappy Asus X570 motherboard wanted nothing to do with it, but the separate USB 3.0 card was more accepting.

Clarity-wise, it looks better than my Vive Pro, but I wouldn't call it a night-and-day difference. Flight sims like IL-2 really play to its strengths, easy to pick out enemies at a distance. Black levels and colours are good, but not amazing. Way better than the Pimax 8K, worse than the Vive as expected. Certainly very acceptable and if I didn't have a Vive Pro I'd be none the wiser. FOV is roughly the same as the Pro with lens inserts.

Controllers are... distinctly average. Playing Pavlov is problematic when aiming down the gun as I suspected it might be. Will need to get the Index controllers working with this instead!
 

darren68uk

Well-known Member
Controllers are... distinctly average. Playing Pavlov is problematic when aiming down the gun as I suspected it might be. Will need to get the Index controllers working with this instead!

Be interested how you get on with them, if it where just a case of changing them over and pairing them I’d be in, but lighthouses etc, and you get drifting on them so need resetting constantly, obviously just what i have gleamed but like i say if you find its the dogs nuts, i might reconsider myself :)
 

furryhobnob

Distinguished Member
New update for SteamVR and Windows mixed reality for SteamVR if using the beta, right click on it on steam, properties and opt in for the beta if you're not in it already.
Which now gives you the option to change the world scale on a per game basis, made a difference on iracing setting the world scale to 110 percent, everything feels the proper size now
 

JohnnyC1969

Standard Member
I've tried those OpenXR settings, and now MSFS runs much smoother. Makes my 2070 run like a 3080 :)
And now I've gone from an RTX 2070 Super to a Radeon 6800 XT, everything seems to be mostly ok. Minor artefacts in IL-2.
But MSFS is just terrible. Probably caused by the enabling of reprojection in openXR, need to investigate.
 

darren68uk

Well-known Member
And now I've gone from an RTX 2070 Super to a Radeon 6800 XT, everything seems to be mostly ok. Minor artefacts in IL-2.
But MSFS is just terrible. Probably caused by the enabling of reprojection in openXR, need to investigate.
ive just watched a video were that should be disabled! havent watched it all as at work, but worth a look, he also has a vid on his settings, i also have a 6800XT, so keen to get the best out of it,


 

JohnnyC1969

Standard Member
ive just watched a video were that should be disabled! havent watched it all as at work, but worth a look, he also has a vid on his settings, i also have a 6800XT, so keen to get the best out of it,
Will try it tonight. Just odd that a gpu could make a difference as reprojection enabled was fine on my 2070.
Have to say, the Radeon software settings is quite overwhelming with the number of options available. I even notice there was some sort of integration with SteamVR too.
 

darren68uk

Well-known Member
Will try it tonight. Just odd that a gpu could make a difference as reprojection enabled was fine on my 2070.
Have to say, the Radeon software settings is quite overwhelming with the number of options available. I even notice there was some sort of integration with SteamVR too.

yes the Radeon settings are quite involved, add 2-3 different bios to select, total recipe to blow things up ! ha ha,

AMD's answer to DLSS is due in june, so will see if that helps any, but not sure what impact DLSS has in MSFS ! but hopefully will make a difference in other games

interesting re SteamVR integration, wonder how that works
 

Thug

Moderator
So this has been out some time now and people still recommend a replacement gasket to improve FOV and sweatspot.
Are there any official gaskets made?
Or are there any aftermarket gaskets made for the G2 (and not just made for other HMDs and adapted to fit)?
If not then which do people recommend?

I am surprised that HP have not been all over this yet.
 

ArmitageShanks

Well-known Member
You can get a replacement gasket from VR Cover, but as far as I know it doesn't really do much for improving FOV (I have one, but haven't tried it yet).

I think the gaskets that can actually improve FOV are all custom 3D-printed ones.
 

MikeKay1976

Distinguished Member
So this has been out some time now and people still recommend a replacement gasket to improve FOV and sweatspot.
Are there any official gaskets made?
Or are there any aftermarket gaskets made for the G2 (and not just made for other HMDs and adapted to fit)?
If not then which do people recommend?

I am surprised that HP have not been all over this yet.
So I don't use a gasket at all. I took mine off and then use a vr cover Samsung odyssey soft vrcover and velcro strips to secure. Works perfect for me
 

CJ90000

Active Member
So this has been out some time now and people still recommend a replacement gasket to improve FOV and sweatspot.
Are there any official gaskets made?
Or are there any aftermarket gaskets made for the G2 (and not just made for other HMDs and adapted to fit)?
If not then which do people recommend?

I am surprised that HP have not been all over this yet.
I bought this one from DanolsDesigns on eetsy + the pu leather. He is EU based so get it quicker (around 7 - 10 days)


Brings you closer to headset so the fov is a bit better but sacrifices a little less comfort than the default foam/gasket. Best of all however is that is extremely easy to switch between the two - magnets on his version very good quality.
 

darren68uk

Well-known Member
HP Reverb instock if anyone is looking

 

furryhobnob

Distinguished Member
Anyone had to have a faulty g2 replaced or repaired? I've got a 4-1 error which seems quite common from googling. Hp have sent people a newly revised lead with a different parts number to their original lead which has sorted the problem.
I've just received an email from hp saying they won't be able to fix my faulty headset until November 13th when they are expected to get the parts in to fix the issue! Surely that long of a wait can't be legal?
 

MikeKay1976

Distinguished Member
Nov 13th? That is outrageous. They should be sending you a new product or full refund then. Poor show if they don't.
 

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