Playing Non-VR PC Games On Rift Or Vive Headset

    If you are a gamer, you probably have a serious library of games that you cling on to. Now that VR games are getting a bit more attention, there are probably a couple of VR games that you have already indulged in.

    Services like Steam and the Epic store have made it easy to keep a virtual library and you might have wondered if you could play some of your golden oldies on your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset. The truth is that games that were developed for VR will always look better in VR, but with a couple of tweaks, you could be jamming your old games through your VR headset.

    VorpX is a 3D-injector which basically converts your non-VR games and changes them into a VR compatible view. The program runs on both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive and has a growing library of over 150 Direct X 9, 10 and 11 games in stereoscopic 3D and several other without.

    Supported games enable the user to view the games in 3D with head tracking. This makes you feel like you are looking around in the games. Although this is a great way for you to rekindle our love for your old games, in most cases, it doesn’t look or play that great.

    If you don’t want to wrap yourself up in the game completely, you can alternatively opt for a virtual cinema view. VorpX cinema mode is perfect for all your side-scrolling or Top-down viewed games. These games will then look as if you are playing them on a massive cinema screen.

    Bigscreen is another virtual cinema app, but this one has the added bonus of allowing virtual LAN rooms. You can invite other VR players into your virtual cinema and you can chat while you play.