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So I don't really care much for VR exclusives. I like VR because it gives me the chance to relive my old favorites while being "In" the game world. Because of that I am trying to make a list of classic games that have VR support, either from modders or (in the extremely rare case) the original company added it. Basically to me, THESE are the reasons to own a VR device. I am not perfect and there must be other mods that I don't know about, so please mention more and I will add it to the list.

Games that support Motion Controls

Half-Life 1 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/73pcqt/new_half_life_vr_mod_update_makes_the_game_fully/

Half-life 2 (Using gmod virtual reality)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1678408548

Doom1+2 + Heretic + Hexin 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/comments/aakfow/how_to_play_doom_12_brutal_doom_heretic_hexen_in/

Doom 3 

https://github.com/KozGit/DOOM-3-BFG-VR/releases

Serious Sam 1st and 2nd encounter (This is actually an officially ported game, Please devs port more games to VR + supports motion controls)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/552460/Serious_Sam_VR_The_Second_Encounter/

Obduction (Not an old game but was made by the Myst developers and in fact does support VR)

https://www.gog.com/game/obduction

Quake 2 

http://www.malcolm-s.net/q2vr/

 

Not Motion Control but head tracking

Morrowind (Only works on Rift sadly)

https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/4759/morrowrift-morrowind-vr-cv1-1-3-alpha-v-3-0-2

Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast

https://github.com/xLAva/JediAcademyLinux/releases

Quake 1

https://github.com/phoboslab/Quakespasm-Rift/releases

Duke Nukem 3D

https://github.com/KozGit/DOOM-3-BFG-VR/releases

Edited by Welfarewalrus

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I'm with you 100%.  I'll say VorpX is the main game in town when it comes to this sort of thing.  I can't vouch for motion controls and head tracking however, because I mainly play in the "theater" mode, but every title here is in true 3D:

 

https://www.vorpx.com/supported-games/

 

Some games can be made to work that are not compatible, but I haven't looked into that.  I did get Kingpin: Life of Crime working using a Quake 2 profile however.  I'd really like to get the old Need For Speed games working!

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6 hours ago, Ross Scott said:

I actually did hear about this before (I think you may have introduced it to me even in one of your videos) and have bought it yesterday. I haven't had the chance to mess around with it yet though. Hoping for the best.

I feel very lucky that so far I haven't felt sick playing any of these converted VR games yet. I even played DOOM 1 and didn't feel too bad despite running at Doomguy speed. The sad part is is that with valve openly being against the idea of VR games that move the player "traditionally" (as in with the thumb stick) I think it will be some time before a decent number of mainstream companies decide to make VR remakes like we saw with Fallout and Serious Sam. I find this sad because playing Half-life 1 again but in VR was a far more amazing reintroduction to the game than any graphically updated remake could ever do. Remaking a game in VR is likely far easier than giving it a full graphical overhaul too. Hopefully one day official VR-emakes will become main stream, but until then scraping the internet to find whatever mods I can and configuring Vorpx settings are the best we can get.

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I mean if we're also talking about traditional games with VR support and not just mods like Obduction, I can vouch for these.

 

  • House of the Dying Sun
  • Subnautica
  • Redout
  • Thumper
  • Distance
  • Overload

 

Be warned though, I suffer from zero VR sickness so I can't comment on how much actual humans will enjoy them, maybe all that metal dried up the fluid in my inner ear.

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On 7/29/2019 at 2:27 PM, Blackswitch said:

I mean if we're also talking about traditional games with VR support and not just mods like Obduction, I can vouch for these.

 

  • House of the Dying Sun
  • Subnautica
  • Redout
  • Thumper
  • Distance
  • Overload

 

Be warned though, I suffer from zero VR sickness so I can't comment on how much actual humans will enjoy them, maybe all that metal dried up the fluid in my inner ear.

 

Thank you. Subnautica and Overload are great games in their own right as well so the VR makes them just plays.

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