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Brick PeteMac's Cambridge City Ride
Posted by: PeteMac - 05-19-2020, 05:17 PM - Forum: Ride Reviews - No Replies

While this ride starts outside VirZOOM's offices, in Cambridge Massachusetts (Our fair city), it makes a beeline for the Charles river and crosses over into Boston. It's really a tour of Boston. You will pass by Harvard, MIT, the Citgo sign, Fenway Park, Suffolk U., Berklee College of Music, the Prudential Tower, the John Hancock tower, the Common, Emerson College, The old state house, Quincy Market, The North End, The TD Garden, The New State House, the Bullfinch (which inspired Cheers) and ends in front of the Public Garden. 

It's good ride to try out City Mode (in the options menu), and see our new Points of Interests system. If you've never been to Boston, and want to occasionally stop to check out the view, I recommend switching to Comfort mode briefly, so the POI labels, and roads will go away and you'll get an un-altered view of the Google streetview image.

This ride is not a good ride to use auto steer with however. There is one glitchy spot about 7% through the ride, and later in the ride there are a lot of sharp turns, which can make you feel ill. 

Welcome to Boston guy! Home to a lot of wicked smaht people and also me.

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  "City Ride" mode suggestion
Posted by: emalafeew - 05-19-2020, 04:10 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

If your ride now ends with "City Ride", Explorer will suggest that you switch to City mode if you're not in it already.  

When uploading your own rides, that means the location you type should end with just "City", because we automatically append "Ride".

Our own PeteMac shared a couple recently, in Cambridge and Paris, that highlight our new point-of-interest labels.  Look for them in the Suggested and New sections of the Explore Rides menu!

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  Welcome
Posted by: emalafeew - 05-19-2020, 03:18 PM - Forum: Ride Reviews - No Replies

Everyone can post reviews and ratings of Explorer rides here!  

Feel free to promote your own shared rides, and we'll announce suggested rides with the VZfit icon next to them.

There should only be one thread per ride, so search for your ride before creating a new thread, and add your review to the end.  It would be helpful to include how it works in different modes (Country, Comfort, and City) and with autosteering.  

Anyone can leave a thread star rating at the top of each ride, which will be averaged and sorted by.  Unfortunately the first poster can't rate their own thread, but we'll look into how to allow that.  In the future we'll use it to sort our "popular rides" list in Explorer, and allow you to rate them in-game too.

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  How can I get the crank sensor in the unity
Posted by: wmlabsteam - 05-19-2020, 03:22 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

We want to develop the project which can ride bike by rotating the crank sensor, but we cannot access the sensor right now in the unity. Does it need some device (like Bluetooth sensor) to connect between unity and crank sensor?

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  Reinstalling VZFit in Oculus Go
Posted by: Natepepper - 05-19-2020, 02:36 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

It has been a while since I used VZFit and I had removed the apps from my Oculus Go headset. When I try to use my redemption codes to download the apps in the Oculus store it says "Codes already redeemed". The apps do not show up in my library on Oculus to reinstall. Is there a trick to reinstalling the apps on your headset after they have been deleted?

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  Monoscopic vs Stereoscopic
Posted by: evets - 05-18-2020, 04:23 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Is it ok to use Stereoscopic on the Oculus Go?  I noticed a warning that it may overheat.  I am a new user but does Stereoscopic seem more clear when riding?? Huh

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  Zwift
Posted by: Dmccull - 05-18-2020, 11:10 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I have one of the original VirZoom exercise bikes. I read somewhere in the VirZoom information that it was compatible with Zwift. I tried it, and it wouldn’t connect. I was wondering if you knew of any other apps that work with the VirZoom bike. Maybe they were talking about the VirZoom sensor. Would I have to buy another bike to use these other apps?

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  SDK Question
Posted by: mrphilipjoel - 05-17-2020, 07:15 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Just for fun, I'm adding VZFit support as kind of an 'Easter Egg' for my VR Disc Golf game.

Easy implementation just as I remember.

The default rigidbody has a mass of 1 KG. But, the first bump I hit, makes me literally start to fly (like ET is sitting in the basket of my bike).

Can you guide me to which settings might need to be adjusted in the inspector to fix this?

Also, another question.

I'm sure this hasn't been looked at, since it doesn't seem like any third-party developers have added your SDK to their games, but I think the 'loading' screen needs updated. My guess is that it is one that was designed for the PlayStation.

It mentions 'turn on your bike' and then later mentions 'press the R button'.

Also, would there be a way to show this loading screen, but on a transparent background so you can still see the game behind it?

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  Improvements ideas for future versions
Posted by: asanz - 05-17-2020, 06:39 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

After testing for a few days, i have a couple of possible improvements that will increase the sensation of rinding a bike while using VR:

Do you think that will be possible, when "climbing up" to make more hard to mantain speed and when "climbing down" to maintain a minimal speed without pedaling? I know that deppends on the route and maybe is hard to put in place, for now the maps are transmiting the sensation of going up and down.

Do you think that will be possible somekind of "Free ride" ? I mean, without a set route, just free riding following maps but free path.

Kind regards.

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  UFO Sighting!
Posted by: jqnatividad - 05-17-2020, 12:12 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I saw a UFO abduct a bike during my Explorer ride earlier this morning!

It then said found 1 of 7 UFOs!  Are there more easter eggs like this in the new Explorer?

LOVE IT!

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