Visus Requirements - VisusVR

Visus Requirements


How does visus work?

When we designed Visus, we wanted to make a VR gaming headset that is easy to setup and operate. And we're happy to say, we did; Visus is the first of its kind to be consumer-level easy to setup and use. Visus communicates its head-tracking motion data to your computer by its wireless USB dongle. The game runs on your computer while at the same time gets converted to stereoscopic 3D by the Tridef software. The game's screen gets transferred to your smartphone via WiFi by Nvidia's exceptional GameStream wireless technology and the free Moonlight App available on iOS and Android.

Software and Hardware Requirements for Visus


PC Software

The Tridef Software: We exclusively require the amazing Tridef software, from the reputable DDD Inc., to convert the PC games (except MInecraft) to stereoscopic 3D. To achieve a real 3D separate Left-eye and right-eye view in the game, Tridef sets up two cameras inside the game that act as your eyes inside the game. Stereoscopic 3d is required for virtual reality and even though PC games are not natively designed to have this option, Tridef excels in providing this feature, as if the games are native VR-ready. Tridef has a free 14-day full trial and retails for $39 on their website tridef.com.

Smartphone App

The free Moonlight app, which is available on Android and iOS, is required to be installed on your smartphone. Moonlight app implements Nvidia GTX’s GameStream WiFi streaming technology on your smartphone to connect to your PC through WiFi and converts your smartphone to a wireless V-synced 60Hz screen for your PC.

PC HARDWARE

Because Visus uses Nvidia’s revolutionary GameStream Wifi technology, you should have a Nvidia GTX or GTXm 600+ graphics card. Nvidia’s GameStream technology is a truly revolutionary and an almost magical technology that enables Visus to be truly wireless while having the performance of wired connection with a close to zero latency and consistent high quality 60fps HD 720p/1080p video stream. GameStream allows taking advantage of your smartphone’s advanced screen and WiFi connectivity eliminating the need for a dedicated screen or heavy HDMI cables.

Smartphone

The older Android models like Samsung Galaxy S4 or even older work, but to get the lowest end-to-end latency possible (less than 30ms), we recommend Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S5 or newer, and in the case of iPhones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. (The latency of iPhone 5,5c,5s is also under 30ms, but is not recommended because of its screen size and the eye strain associated with screens smaller than 4.5 inches.) If you are not sure about your phone's compatibility, please email us at help@visusvr.com for a quick response. Android and iOS smartphones with 4.7 to 6 inch screens.