7 VR Hacks and Tips to Make Your Virtual Life Easier



Here are a few things to make your VR life a little easier. These are all things that I have learned over the past few years in VR that have certainly improved my experience. Whether you have an oculus rift, valve index, or htc vive, any of these will help.

Voicemeeter Banana: https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/banana.htm

Pulleys: https://www.amazon.com/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Microsoft-Accessories/dp/B0777H24ZG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=vr+pulley&qid=1568006154&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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42 thoughts on “7 VR Hacks and Tips to Make Your Virtual Life Easier

  1. ThrillSeeker September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I hear some rumors that putting the cloth inside the frunk may not always be the best idea due to heat.  I usually do the first tip anyways (hence the hole). Either way, do whatever you like best!

    Also the last tip is best tip.  Links are right here.

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    VM banana: https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/banana.htm

    Pulleys:  https://www.amazon.com/Managment-Suspension-Playstation-Microsoft-Accessories/dp/B0777H24ZG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=vr+pulley&qid=1568006154&s=gateway&sr=8-3

  2. Theodore Irelan September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    About to buy a VR headset? Invest in dog leashes. What?! Lol

  3. pkgkrb power September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I have been trying to record my Audio in NVIDIA Shadow play..when I go to play it back I don't hear my voice..I just wanted to do some VR gameplay for YouTube..any suggestions would be great..really just trying to use my Valve Index mic for recording while I make videos..

  4. Aozoramurasaki September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Beat saber is great too for a first game to show people, worked for my dad and step mother

  5. Whats it Play? September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    i use the jet engine sounds of my PC cooling itself for a sense of direction in my room LOLOL

  6. Kick September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I have got studio audio equipment and I need to say that voicemeeter is kinda trash.. I also heard that it needs some performance in VR

  7. Amayii September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The IRL fan is really a great tip I would recommend to everyone. Apart from the plus sides you’ve already mentioned, there is also some research into using a fan/wind to reduce motion sickness. As your body/brain is used to some wind while moving your brain will easier accept movement in VR which does not translate to IRL movement.

  8. HollyWoodAndCoExperience September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I used a bath mat to lol

  9. Alejandro Gorgal September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The floor mat thing is genius, I'm gonna try it in a bit!

  10. Krystal Cheung September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Im from the north of England what is this thing you call “sun”

  11. Han Lockhart September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    If I`m on a longish session I always carry a hip flask of water with one of those nozzle heads that allows you to drink without spilling water. You can use it and not take the VR off. It won`t wet the Vr. Perfect.

  12. Stanley Morse September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Great tips! I personally never thought of a fan, but the number of perks that come with it make it absolutely essential.

  13. justfrcomments September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Might just be me but your voice comes across very bassy. Great content though!

  14. Thaworn Kangwansinghanat September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Hi, what game at 2.45 ??

  15. Aleksandr Severin September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Well why is there on your pc standing " vr is dead " 1:43

  16. Ty Davies September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Papa bless

  17. Adelic September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    When my friend first showed me his vive, he made me play Richies Plank Experience as a "Initiation". He also does this for everyone else that tries it for the first time. Now that I have a vive I keep that same tradition going.

  18. stephan zenuch September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    More tips please

  19. Scribble Cloud September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    idk if this is a popular opinion but i actually kind of like getting a complete loss of direction in the real world

  20. Tech Wiz Master September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I use the RIft S in my basement and i have no issues with heat or fog…usually i get some little fog in the first 5 minutes of use and then it goes away and dont come back.

  21. Jason McLaren September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    This works with HTC vive. If you like seated games such as racing or flight sims then make sure you set up your play space boundary with your seat in mind. That is, if you have space make your play area smaller so that your seated position is outside the play area. That way you don't have the boundary screen appearing at all.

    For more adventurous users download the advanced setup software for htc vive. This gives you a lot more control over your play space. But, as usual, use at your own risk.

    Normal setup applies to rest though as you still need headset visible to your base stations (just saying).

  22. Mr. coolnivers September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    @thrillseeker hey jack.

  23. Fenn Ciel September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I have a cieling fan and live at my mum's so I dun think I can set up a pulley system. Is there another solution for cords?

  24. Dj Gelo Official September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Tip 8 if you sweat a lot dont put the headset with the headset facing down…. Vives have died this way

  25. Anthony Maslousky September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I use the pully system for a year and it's good just as long as you can get the cord to hold perfect. and the wireless adaptor needs to be charged so this is better imo

  26. TiagoTiago September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Regarding the mat idea, be sure it won't slip when make a quick motion on top of it; nothing worse than losing balance while blindfolded and with both hands busy

  27. TomCZE September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I wanted to share VR with my dad, problem is He refuses to play anything thats suppose to get you in VR and wanted to go straight into action like fallout 4 vr or skyrim vr (wich are his favourite games) of course He starts losing balance with the virtual walking as well as telling He can't even stay there for a minute cause He feels like He's about to vomit. I did try to recommend The lab but said it looks boring and that He's probobly not into VR. This made my stomach go down and I felt awful. Oh and He drinks alcohol (wich He drinks on weekends wich He also tried VR on a weekend)

  28. SDL_JoseCR September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Just want to add, VR is amazing and also for Simracing!! I bought my Rift S for "Simracing only" HAHHA is so good i had to buy a bunch of other games like PavLov, Blood and Sorcery… Just get VR and get used to it you won't regret it. I have a Rx580 and Ryzen 5 2600

  29. Lawrence Gillespie September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I just bought 4 rechargeable batteries for my Rift S controllers; I think that's a good idea. I, too, use a fan, especially for Box VR, but having a small mat is a good tip that I might try. I ordered a cloth cover, as well, and I'm hoping that will protect the non-removable foam in the Rift S. Thanks for the tips!

  30. WoOsKii 1 September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I'm interested in playing with the Quest at night with IR lights. I've talked to people who use their front or back yards w/ IR lights mounted to trees, fences, walls, etc to make a giant play space at night. I guess this would be a topic for another video tho (like the pulley system)

  31. Henrik Mæland September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I will never get these 9 minutes back…. Thank you

  32. David Cortés DaFailboatFan September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Pro tip: keep the cardboard lens insert that came with your headset (for example, all oculus headsets come with a microfiber cloth and a cardboard insert, keep those safe). This will allow you to use it as a free lens cover and also a microfiber cloth storing space. Put a microfiber cloth over the lenses to prevent dust on the cardboard from scratching the lenses and put the cardboard cover on. Not only do you have a free lens cover, you now always know you have a microfiber cloth with you when you’re playing with your headset because you need it to put it away. I use this personally and it helps. Also, at least with oculus cardboard inserts, don’t be too worried about them getting harmed. The cardboard is very durable and mine even survived getting soaked while not losing any structural rigidity. This ensures absolutely nothing is getting to you lenses and it’s free.

  33. ColDisco September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I rly want to know what the upgraded pully system is!

  34. Viktoras K September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I think you increase heating if you put clought in this compartment

  35. spididerman September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I'm a quest user and I velcro taped a battery pack to the back of my headset for extra battery life but it also evens out the weight of the headset and feels more comfortable.

  36. j ludington September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    This is awesome because for the longest time I’ve been trying to figure out how to make vr as comfortable as possible so I can play it much longer. I actually did everything you said before this video came out. I used a big fat fan at max power, I have my wires connected to the same pulleys as you do on the sealing and have it hang from above when I’m done, and I’ve used a carpet to keep my position lol. I almost felt like making a YouTube video on what I do just cuz it felt so much nicer playing vr that way. But you already did it 🙂

    BTW for those thinking about getting that pulley ceiling thing… there’s one thing you will run into that becomes very problematic. Even though the wire is above you, you will likely deal with the wire getting in your face when you turn around in game. I’ve had it get in the way of my arms as well and when I try to make the wire stay above my head, it sucks to crouch down to grab something cuz you have this resistance slowing you down from going down low (plus it will cause the cord to become long again and will get in your face again). Therefore I’ve found a way to deal with this problem effectively to make everything feel better. What I do is get the wire protruding from your headset, clip it to the back of your shirt with a clipper thingy, then get the remaining slack wire and clip it above your headset somewhere where you can actually clip it (for my oculus rift headset I clip it to that little oculus tag thing sticking out from the top). Make sure the clips you use give space for the wire to slide through them. You don’t want the wire being fixed in the position you clipped them or else you will feel resistance. This method works wonders and I’ve always made sure I set it up that way before my friends dived into vr and it has brought some great opinions of vr. This man is not kidding when he says that their first experience with vr will likely make them a vr fan or vr hater

  37. Favmir September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    These tips sound super practical and helpful. Good video!

  38. Juxe _ September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    yUo KnOw ThErE aRe SoMe PeOpLe WaTcHiNg ThIs WiThOuT VR

  39. ZEN ZEN September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    1:17 I genuinely thought that was a prayer mat.

  40. Jay M September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Good job. This is the first time I see such important and practical issues are discussed in a channel. I have started to follow up with you.

  41. Peety September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I've never had the lenses fog up during gameplay no matter how much I sweat but it seems to be quite common for others. Am I a freak of nature?

  42. Mr. E-ManTK September 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    A few more small things:

    Charging docks for controllers will revolutionize your set up. So nice
    always having charged controllers.

    A cleaning cloth within arms reach at all times.

    Throw away your HTC Vive controllers and replace them with Wii motes. They don't work anyway, and if they do, give em 5 more minutes. (JK of course)
    The Vive is notorious for broken controllers. If you find your touchpad sticking, it's an easy fix with a simple Google search. Don't spend the money for new ones.

    Buy Gorn. Play Gorn.

    Keep a chair just outside of your boundary if possible. It's nice to have a place to rest during load times. Wheels on the chair are a plus. Recommend Pewdiepie's chair. It's very nice, on wheels, can do this, at the low low cost of $399, and that's a great price!

    If your find yourself throwing away your social life, gain a new one on VRChat.

    Disable Steam home. If anyone tells you otherwise, slap some sense into them, they've lost it.

    Enjoy yourself. Make friends.
    Join VR Discords.

    That's all I can think of atm. I'll come back with more sometime maybe.

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