Hey guys, how are you doing? We have something new for you to try out Please help us and let us know how this works on your PCs.
Ok… First off, remember this is just an experimental version of Pimax VR Experience (based on 0.74.0.0) that includes a first version of Virtual Desktop feature. This release is just something we want you to try out, and give us some feedback, We are not ready to release this to the masses, so therefore the file is not an installer, but only the entire PVRHome folder. So unzip the file and copy all the files inside of PVRHome folder into your PVRHome installation (normally C:\Program Files\Pimax\PVRHome).
Before you start, please start by reading the below notes:
Virtual Desktop feature details:
Virtual Desktop mode is located under the “Desktop” link in the bottom menu bar.
Virtual Desktop mirrors all your PC monitors (multi monitor support for up to 3 monitors) but you can only view one at a time (we will add simultanous multi-monitor view later on…)
Switch between your monitors by clicking the monitor icons right under the virtual desktop view.
Virtual Desktop mode has also been added to Calibration page (currently only main monitor 1), so you can watch video clips or browse images on your desktop when calibrating your Pimax HMD (this is still work in progress and will be improved)
Important 1: The current version is only optimized for all resolutions 16:9 aspect ratios and monitors. It might look bad on ultra-wide monitors or old 4:3 monitors (work in progress).
Important 2: Desktop mouse does NOT work with VR controller laser yet. Thats still work in progress but if all goes well, it should be added the upcoming week(s).
Important 3: UI mouse is currently NOT synced to Desktop mouse (your real mouse in Windows). Thats still work in progress but if all goes well, it should be added the upcoming week(s).
Important 4: You can un-lock your mouse from the PE window by ticking the checkbox “Unlock UI mouse”. If you dont, the mouse will stay locked to the PE window of course. Now this is when things become a big tricky because once you lose mouse focus from your window, you will need to re-focus it again to gain Mouse UI control inside PE. We are looking into possibilities for workarounds.
Also, you can at any time press scroll-wheel button on mouse to recenter its position, but that of course requires the window to be in focus.
Important 5: The UI mouse currently does not hide when in Virtual Desktop mode. This will be fixed later once we have synced Desktop-mouse with UI-mouse and its click mechanism. Potentially we might get hand-tracking working with this as well!
Ultimately, the easiest way (at least for now) is to simply disable UI Mouse in PE, use to controllers to navigate to Virtual Desktop Mode, and then you can freely use your Desktop mouse on your Desktop without worrying about locking and unlocking mouse.
Now let us know what you think and please let us know how it works with your monitors and different setups, resolutions etc.
We appreciate all feedback, but we would love to get some extra feedback from people who have:
- 3 monitors connected
- Ultra wide monitors (which might be buggy and look different)
- Old 4:3 monitors and other uncommon aspect ratios.
Download link: (Right click and Save As…)
This is NOT an installer. Unzip the file and copy all the files inside of PVRHome folder into your PVRHome installation (normally C:\Program Files\Pimax\PVRHome). Now start Pimax VR Experience from PiTool again, by ticking the checkbox “Start Pimax VR Home” under Settings > General.