"OVR Locomotion Effect" is an overlay tool that aims to reduce VR motion sickness. It displays shadow effects to HMD according to thumbstick input. You can use this tool to any VR game titles since the effect is displayed as an overlay.
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Basic features are completed, I want to hear user feedback for feature updates. There are some features to improve usability that it's not implemented yet.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“Depending on user feedbacks but it will less than 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Feature update plan is described here.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1393780/discussions/0/2943620809085401712/”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The below basic features are finished.

- Display effects according to thumbstick inputs.
- Effect settings on the SteamVR dashboard.
- Assign effect to any buttons or triggers via SteamVR Input.
- Quick disabled by crossing controllers.”

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No change.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Via steam community forum and developer's twitter.

Developer's Twitter
https://twitter.com/kurohuku7

Steam Community Forum
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1393780/discussions/

Anonymous Feedback Form
https://forms.gle/siYw2zxGeWcYjzpz9

E-mail
kurohuku7@gmail.com

Discord
https://discord.gg/G4kkvfn”
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About This Software

"OVR Locomotion Effect" is an overlay tool that aims to reduce VR motion sickness.

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  • Display shadow effect to HMD according to thumbstick input.
  • Effect settings from the SteamVR dashboard.
  • Two effect types Circle (vignette) and Rect.
  • Set an effect to the left and right thumbsticks individually.
  • Input customization via SteamVR Input.
  • Assign effects to any triggers or buttons in addition to thumbsticks.

Free Demo

Please try a free demo before purchase. Only difference to the product version is that the demo has time limit to each run. You can actually check the overlay with any VR game. Check whether it reduces motion sickness for you. The below is how to use the demo version.

How to use the demo?


1. Launch the tool then click bottom icon on the SteamVR dashboard.



2. Click "Demo" from sidebar.



3. Click "Start Demo" button then 60 sec timer starts.

4. Close the SteamVR dashboard and input thumbsticks then effects should be displayed. You can try all features on any VR game with an overlay.



5. After 60 sec, additional 15 sec cool time starts. When the cool time completed, you can push the button. You can try any number of times.

Notes: 60 sec time limit restricts displaying effects only that is displayed during the SteamVR dashboard has closed. You can change settings or check preview any time regardless the time limits. More details of this tool, please check below description.

How to use


  • This tool displays shadow effects to HMD when you tilt thumbsticks. (If you use the Vive controller, "thumbstick" shall be replaced to "trackpad".)
  • Effect can be disabled via the bottom icon on the SteamVR dashboard.


  • You can assign effects to any buttons or triggers via the SteamVR Input setting.
  • Effects are disabled during the left and the right controllers are crossed.

Can I use on the Quest?

Quest is not supported as a native app but you can use this tool with connecting PC via Oculus Link or Virtual Desktop.

Disable effects

Effects are temporarily disabled during the left and right controllers are crossing. Please fold your arms if you want to disable effects such as when you are controlling item inventory.




If you want to disable effects all-time, check off the "Enable" checkbox on the SteamVR dashboard.

Circle effect

The circle effect displays a blurry one covering your sights. You can adjust effect strength by the below parameters.


  • Radius : Circle size.
  • Show Duration : Seconds that is consumed to show effect.
  • Keep Duration : Seconds that is consumed to keep effect after thumbsticks are released.
  • Hide Duration : Seconds that is consumed to hide effect after the keep time.
  • Transparency : Effect transparency.



Rect effect

Rect effect displays a sharp one covering your sights. You can adjust effect strength by the below parameters.


  • Width : Width of the rectangle.
  • Height : Height of the rectangle.
  • Show Duration : Seconds that is consumed to show effect.
  • Keep Duration : Seconds that is consumed to keep effect after thumbsticks are released.
  • Hide Duration : Seconds that is consumed to hide effect after the keep time.
  • Transparency : Effect transparency.



Real-time preview

You can preview the current effect by the preview button right bottom in the dashboard. It helps you to adjust effect strength with viewing actual visuals.

To prevent that the effect completely covers the whole sight in black, it is displayed as half transparent when you set dark and large effect. You can disable this feature by clicking the checkbox "Prevent black screen on preview".

Effect distance

You can adjust the distance between the effect and the HMD via the "Effect Distance" slider in the dashboard. Basically you don't need to touch this, but if you use Pimax you need to adjust the overlay distance to cover the viewing angle fully.

Left and Right thumbsticks

You can set different effects on the left and right thumbsticks individually.

Startup

You can launch OVR Locomotion Effect when the SteamVR launch by setting "Startup / Shutdown" menu in the SteamVR settings.

SteamVR Input

You can assign effects to any inputs like triggers or buttons via the SteamVR Input by the below way.


1. Open SteamVR setting.


2. Toggle Advanced Settings to "Show". This is for setting bindings to overlay applications.


3. Click "Controllers" -> "SHOW OLD BINDING UI".


4. Choose "OVR LOCOMOTION EFFECT" from the title list.


5. Click "Edit".


6. The controller binding screen is displayed, then select any buttons or triggers and bind one of the below actions. Save as personal binding.

  • LeftHandEffect : Display left hand effect.
  • RightHandEffect : Display right hand effect.
  • LeftHandEffectDigital : Display left hand effect. This is shown on some buttons setting.
  • RightHandEffectDigital : Display right hand effect. This is shown on some buttons setting.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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