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I am having problems using the Virtual Reality mode in Chief Architect. To avoid problems and get the best performance I can, what do you recommend?
There are a number of things that you need in order to run Virtual Reality in Chief Architect and get the best performance possible on your system.
In order to run Virtual Reality in Chief Architect, your computer must meet Chief Architect's system requirements. In addition, make sure:
Before you can run Virtual Reality in Chief Architect, you must first install Steam, a game and software distribution program available at https://store.steampowered.com/about/
Once it has been installed, you must also run the SteamVR Setup so that your headset runs through the Steam software.
If your headset is connected but is not recognized by the program, make sure that Steam has been installed, SteamVR Setup has been run, and that your drivers and firmware are both up to date. If problems continue, refer to your headset's documentation to make sure that it is connected correctly.
To avoid slow performance that could result in motion sickness, turn off any other processor and graphics intensive applications on your system before launching Virtual Reality.
It is recommended that you turn off Reflections prior to launching Virtual Reality mode. This setting can be found in the Camera Specification dialog.
It is also a good idea to turn off any unnecessary lights and shadows. An efficient way to do this is using the Adjust Lights dialog. You may want to create a custom Light Set specifically for use in Virtual Reality.