Streaming PC games onto a Homido headset

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Play your favorite windows games on your Homido VR headset

 A computer, a smartphone and a virtual reality headset that all you need to experience VR at the same level than with Oculus Rift / HTC Vive.

 

There are several ways to use your Windows games with a VR headset,  two methods are detailed below. 

- A simple method  for AMD graphics card owners or Nvidia below the 650 generation .

- Another method (a little longer to implement) for NVDIA card owners  (650 generation and up): reduced latency

 


Tips for optimal streaming and reduced latency .

 

There are four different methods of connecting your computer to your smartphone, the first two methods will enable you to have  a lowest latency

Method 1

1vrs
The computer is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable, the router is connected to the smartphone via an Ethernet cable plugged into an Ethernet / USB adapter.

Method 2

2vrs

This method (wired) offers reduced latency although it is slightly higher than the previous one, but it does not require a router. Advised for laptop users. The computer is connected directly via a USB cable to the smartphone (tethering mode).

 

Method 3

3vrs

Only if you have a high perfomance WiFi network (only 5GHz band) . This is totally wireless but there might be some disruptions that will cause delays.

 

Method 4

4 vrs
In this case, no wired router is needed. On the other hand latency will be  relatively high if your hot spot is not on 5GHz.

  • Simple method (AMD/Nvidia)

  • Requiered hardware :

    • Nvidia or AMD video card
    • wifi N or AC router (5GHz)
    • Android smartphone running Android 4.2 (or over).  CPU:  dual-core processor clocked at least at 1.2GHz
    • Homido VR headset

  • Requiered software (PC):

  • Requiered software (smartphone):

    • Trinus VR 
    • A wifi connection (5GHz router) or a USB/Ethernet dongle compatible with Android/linux (or USB Thetering)

 

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  • 1) Setup (on computer)

  • Download and install Trinus VR on your computer
  • Launch it:

 

TRINUS 2 BASIC WIFI
  Select WiFi for methods 1 and 3 or USB for method 2 and 4. Clic on the « gear » button.
TRINUS 2 BASIC SETTING GENERIC
  • Select the same settings once again. There are somes specific profiles for your vr headset, one concerning 4,7po smartphones and one for smartphones 5,5po (if your smartphone over 5in diagonal measurement select the profile 5.5)
  • Then click on the « Power » icon and launch  Trinus VR on your smartphone.

 

2) Setup (on smartphone)

 

Download Trinus VR.  demo version also available.

 

TRINUS 2 S5

Run the app and press "Power".

  • Then launch your favorite game and insert your smartphone in your VR Headset.
  • If you experience latency or low framerate problems, you can try different settings in « Video  » and  » Quality  » tabs.  Moonlight mode  will only work for the Gamestream method .

     

The game on the smartphone being displayed in side-by-side on your smartphone, you do no need to use a resolution higher than half of your smartphone screen resolution.

Optimal graphics settings of your game: 5/4 .

 

 


Nvidia Gamestream Method  (NVIDIA >650GTX)

 

Requiered hardware :

  • Nvidia video card, Kepler generation or better (above 650GTX)
  • wifi N or AC router using the 5GHz band
  • A smartphone running Android 4.2 or later, and in any case equipped with at least a dual-core processor clocked at least at 1.2GHz
  • Homido VR headset

Requiered software (PC):

Requiered software (smartphone):

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1) GeForce experience

 

 

Open the Tab setting in Geforce Experience

 

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Clic on the cross to add the tridef executable file.

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C:\Program files (x86)\Tridef 3D\Tridef\Tridefingnition

 

2)  Tridef 3D

 

  • There is a 15 day trial version of this software. 

 

config video tridef

Choose the Side by Side mode. This is the connection that affords the widest compatibility with Windows games supporting DirectX versions 9 to 11

 

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    Once the connection mode has been selected, you will be able to add your games by using either Steam or the file browser (simply follow the instructions).

     

     3) Trinus VR :

     

    Launch Trinus VR Server and select this options :

     

    TRINUS 2 BASIC SETTING MOONLIGHT

    • In the Video tab, select Moonlight.
    • The other options are to adjust to your liking however the quality setting will have no influence with this method.
    • You can now clic on the Power button.

     

       

      4) Trinus VR sur smartphone:

      Launch Trinus VR app on your android smartphone

       

       TRINUS 2 S5

       

      • Trinus VR is already configured
      • Push the power icon
      • Trinus will  launch Moonlight  and ask you to make a pairing only on the first launch.

       

      Pairing limelight

      Memorize this code

       

      Pairing Gfe

      Type the code into the GeForce window which has just opened in your computer and clic on connection box.

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      You should find Tridef in your game list. Launch it.

       

        Tridef

        • The Tridef 3D window opens on your smartphone. Note that the mouse is controlled as in a touchpad by Moonlight. 
        • Move it over to the desired game and make a double tap on the screen so as to start the latter.

         

         

        If the game startup takes longer than usual, that is completely normal On the other hand, once launched it will run as well as it usually does.

        If your Bluetooth pad is already connected, you only have to insert your smartphone into your VR Headset and enjoy total immersion in your game.

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