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Old 16 December 2017, 04:16 AM
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left to himself he'd just write a universe simulator and make you fly from one end to the other using relativistic mechanics
Who is to say he hasn't done that yet? Most likely it runs on a Raspberry Pi in his office.

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I'm playing solo so I don't think I can use the Fuel Rats. I did find a reference to them, but the site seemed to be down when I looked anyway and I wondered if they'd ceased operating.
They seem to be still working. They use IRC to handle information exchange with clients. And most likely they will ask you to go into Open to get rescued. Which of course doesn't work on XBox without Gold. (Not sure how it works on PS 4).

BTW, should you be on PC, I'm CMDR Robert Blackwolf (Yes, I know, my imagination for names hasn't improved a bit.)
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Old 16 December 2017, 01:20 PM
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I'm XBox, sorry...!

I have thought in the past of getting a Gold account but mostly I enjoy playing on my own too much to think it would be worth the effort. And most of my "real-life" friends, or at least the friends in real-world proximity at the moment, who play on-line have PS4s, so I have never been tempted to join in with them. Plus I suspect that half of them are the kind of people I would be trying to avoid and that put me off playing on-line anyway...

My account name is similarly unimaginative (and oddly similar in construction, too) - it's Richard Redlion. That actually matches yours quite well. My logic for the last part was a) I have red(dish) hair, b) the Red Lion is a common pub name, c) Richard the Lionheart is a well-known ruler and so all the associations worked well for me.

Not that it's available to anybody I don't think, as I don't have an XBox Gold account, and I'm not sure how much information gets shared without that. These days it seems to be more than I'd expect, though.
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Old 17 December 2017, 12:03 AM
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I'm XBox, sorry...!
There's going to be a XBox under the xmas tree this year, and as a fanboi I'll be getting this game for that console as well. I already have a Xbox account (you can guess my user name there if you want. Hint: same one as on this message board).
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:17 AM
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Fallout 4 VR. It's exactly what you would expect if you've played Fallout 4 and you've played VR. The only major differences I've found so far are that you don't get the ridiculous character editor you get in the normal game, but since you never see yourself anyway, it doesn't matter.
VATS is incredibly cool in VR, though. You go into VATS and time slows. You can't move, except to aim. Rather than picking something, you sim and it highlights where you are shooting. When you shoot, you can watch it all unfold in slow motion - the casings falling, the bloatflies exploding, guts going everywhere. Lots of fun.
Biggest drawback is standing the whole time. I have hard floors in the room I play in, so it gets kind of tiring after a bit. I'll have to put a mat down or start wearing some walking shoes.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:18 PM
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Can't you sit? How does the movement work?

I tried a friend's VR headset a few weeks ago, and all the games he showed me were "on rails" (literally, in one case - a shooter based on a horror show roller coaster) or from a fixed position so you couldn't move independently anyway. But I had the impression that if you were playing something where you could move independently, then the movement would be based on the thumb sticks anyway, so there was no real reason you'd need to be standing up other than it might feel odd - and it feels quite odd to me anyway, so that wouldn't be a major difference. I know this is why driving games are meant to be especially good though, because you'd be sitting anyway.

My friend has an office chair that he puts in front of his TV when using VR. (Mind you, although he is a gamer, I think his major interest in VR is for porn, which is a different matter... most of the games he had looked like demo versions).
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:06 PM
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I bet the one on rails is the Ghost Town Mine Ride and Shooting Gallery - decently fun game.

The biggest problem with sitting, and there may be a solution, is that you end up below the level of everyone else, and probably in the sneaking crouch the entire time. You can set up sneaking to be a button press, or by actually crouching down. I can only imagine crouching becoming horrible after a while. Movement comes from the track pad on the touch controllers, but you can move within the room space by actually walking and turning. I don't tend to walk much, although during the initial, pre-war part, I wandered around the rooms of the house that way.
I'll probably get a stool that will be high enough that I'm at the same level as the other characters.
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Old 22 December 2017, 07:20 PM
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Got a stool for the VR room, and I will now say that VR is the way that Fallout should be played. I get lost pretty quickly in a different world. The stool is just the right height, and I can get up and move around pretty easily if I need to. I'm sure at some point I'll run into it, but I have been able to return to it fairly easily thus far.
For me, Fallout is the killer app for VR.
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