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  1. Yep. horrible company for consumers with horrible products. Their cosmos elite is seriously horribly designed in every way possible - just got to think intricately about it (nose piece, comfort material, lesnes, weight distrobution, hinge looseness, lightbleed, bad specs, heat issues, useless cameras, list goes on and on). The pro 2 is disguisting; bad specs, overpriced, evil to make and sell this junk rather than make something actually good, or do what they bloody promised and make modules for the cosmos, so its modularity is no longer a massive lie (which it still is by the way, don't forget that). The wireless is awesome but functions entirely thanks to intel - I can say that for certain because htc made it have horrible thermals - getting to 90c and resulting in major display errors; its a bulky design, easily interrupted by wires, has a short battery life, can't use the massive device to power other stuff like a fan, which by the way is an essential mod The software is horrible; the updates give zero info if they were some false positive or they actually worked; the ipd never bloody works, htc requires multiple softwares just to get vr running, and its really just poorly done. NEVER get anything from HTC again. They are completely incompetent at delivering to consumers; they only thing they have at least a chance of being capable of, is business vr. VIVE's largest accomplishments were all thanks to other companies: The og vive was all thanks to valve - which is specially evident based on the fact that even vive's new fancy premium headsets (cosmos) don't have the ESSENTIAL eye relief function/feature! And wireless is again all thanks to Intel. The vive pro, pro 2, cosmos, and their accessories are garbage. The accesories are 'innovative', but I 100% expect them to be complete pieces of underdesigned overpriced overcomplicated tedius bastard devices.
  2. oh mate that's a tough ask for vive, asking that they make something functional.. yeah look you're better off getting impossibly lucky and finding a gold bar on your doorstep, which you can then use to buy some atleast functional device like the Index.
  3. Wireless cosmos elite w/ suggested batteries etc. with a beefy compatible pc Launched wireless software, and then vive console. seems my computer was still functional, but not accepting input. Hover app animations and cursor icons etc worked, but clicking did nothing, and oddly while windows key opened the windows menu thing, windows+l didnt do the lock screen. I then tried closing vive console, assuming the problem was with it, but I was unable to do that. I then noticed that Steam was frozen, so I mass spammed clicked it, in order to activate the "steam.exe is not responding. kill app?" dialog, which resolves many crashes. Doing this though, gave my computer a bsod. Upon restarts, bsod showed, but apart from that the computer was completely frozen. My computer only continued working after I completely reset it (power off then power on, rather than reset button). I assume the issue is with VIVE console because it's proven a real pain to me, and I have low faith in VIVE yet high faith in my computer, it's health, and Steam. Also because my computer seemed to have froze after VIVE console launching. Thankfully no data was lost, since mozilla firefox is epic and saved my tabs+windows. But still. my absurdly overpriced underdesigned device that occasionally works literally breaking my computer, is not ok. by any means. All in all, I doubt this issue will be resolved in a reasonable timeframe for such a major issue, like 2 months, and my faith in VIVE/htc has lowered somehow even further
  4. Yep! The og vive (99% good, all thanks to valve), is imo far superior to any other headset htc made. The cosmos is complete garbage - wireless often crashes, uncomfortable, no ipd, too expensive, dumb halo design, painful unergonomic design, stupid package has old bulky dated wands, cameras are barely even functional, no modular parts for it as of yet, lesnes SUCK! endless god rays and blur, nose thing doesn't even work. lets in lots of light; sweaty stinky foam, mediocore audio (sharp distortion of sorts at high volume), wireless has disastorous heating effects (literally gets to 90 celcius+ if you dont install a aftermarket fan on it!), software has 50/50 chance of working, has too much software, bad specs - should focus on fov and hertz (and comfort ofc) before resolution; ipd software IS AWFUL! have to try to activate it for 12 bloody seconds, and it will randomly change itself when in-game. Adjusting is bad; you can't tighten the headset super tight, which is annoying for action games like bsaber and gorilla tag; adjusting knob has zero bloody grip, advertised as lightweight but is as bulky as ever, flip up adds weight, reduces fov, increases price, doesn't stay up, is painful when is up, and overall a stupid idea. you can easily put the hmd on your forhead, rather than downgrading the hmd so that it can barely bloody hinge upward; on this, the hmd does shift around during gameplay thanks to the hinge; wireless battery solution isn't designed to attach to the head (which is stupid, as it helps to have a counterweight, and it's more convenient as you don't have to wear clothing for the battery's belt design (you can easily zip tie the battery holder to the hmd head, making the device actually wireless)) so hopefully that lets you know why I hate the cosmos, htc, and would happily take an og vive over my current cosmos because it's superior in like everything apart from resolution (and scrn door effect doesn't matter, beacuse the cosmos is UNGODLY blurry. without the gearvr mod, you literally can't see anything not within 0.5% of your pupil.); the og vive also has much better design (like it ATLEAST has an eye relief function(!!!!!!!!!)), and is made BY VALVE. AKA A COMPETENT/GREAT COMPANY FOR VR. I recommend never buy a htc product; they're garbage. Look at the alternatives for trackers; don't get scammed for the cosmos or pro series; their wireless is functional but crashes so many bloody times, you're better off with a cheap wire hinge solution. ONLY reason to get vive is for their new accessories, like the facial tracker. Though I can easily imagine even that's a complete piece of junk.
  5. Better idea to contact pimax support directly, because of the reasons raging beard mentioned. Though congrats for making the endlessly superior choice of ditching htc/vive, in favour of a decent, competent vr company for consumers!
  6. what, you think htc will actually make their product functional for their many high-paying customers? HAH! they're nothing more than some scam, sucking up to businesses. I say this with full confidence, as I own the unbelievably awful cosmos elite. Very possibly the worst purchase of my entire life.
  7. hah! vive software literally causes bsod. unbelievable. really. you were the largest, best, consumer vr producer. now you're nothing more than some joke to common consumers; merely appealing to corporate rubbish.
  8. never trust vive again. they made the cosmos series, some horrendous software (in-vr ipd display as proof, many other software issues), and now the pro 2. I recommend looking at valve, pimax, or oculus only. Also consider tundralabs for trackers and what-not.
  9. So one main thing the vive worker suggested, was moving the wireless pcie card from anything but a 1x, to 1x. Doing this as well as removing an unnecessary wireless wifi pcie card, re-tightening the cable for the wireless transmitter and giving it a wipe, wireless (so far...), is working great!
  10. Yep, I use these - own 2 infact, and regardless of their charge, and either one I use, I still experience the constant rebooting. I have tried a total of 3 USB cables that conenct the battery to the adapter, and all give the same issue. However from a VIVE console report I've sent, a team member emailed back to me with a list of diagnostic steps. I'll see if any of them work, and if so report here.
  11. It works flawlessly wired. Also woah!!!! Wired looks SOOOOOOOOOO much better than wireless!!!! The increased resolution, colour, detail, less blur, and also zero latency! WOAH! I considered going cable, and using hooks, but then after playing gorilla tag, I noticed not being able to turn in real life is a massive pain. Also, the cable is super uncomfortable. VIVE, if you continue pcvr headsets, also prioritise upgrading wireless hardware massively! Also make sure that the batteries are compatible, and don't make it absurdly priced.
  12. The technology that lets you send wirelessly low latency extremely high information (high resolution, high refresh rate, high accuracy) is Intel's WiGig: A form of internet that is exceptionally fast, though is short-range, and can't penetrate. WiGig for VR seems to have been made 2 years ago, which in terms of computers, is aging -- the 2080ti was 2 years ago. Now there's the supremely beefier 3090. WiGig is however a new technology, meaning that the Wireless solution VIVE uses, is considered old, and there is likely a much better way of transmitting data, or an upgrade to WiGig that hasn't been invented or imlpemented yet. So WiGig is a new technology, and VIVE uses an aged version of it - where there is likely something better available. Oh yeah makes sense that this should be a unique problem in your case. Possibly either your wireless receiver (on your head) is too hot; it is known for thermal issues. A solution is to plug a USB fan into the wireless recievers usb slot, and have it on a push configuration, half way on the edge of the device, half off - for optimal cooling That or, only other thing I can think of, is either your wireless sender thing (thing on desktop, pointing at you) is not set up well; it should be at a decent height and looking at center of playspace. Also IDK, but I think it helps if you're in a close playspace, so the wiGig waves don't escape. That or your computer is not good enough for the wireless, so it is bottlenecking somewhere. Can you post your specs?
  13. Probably because the wireless tech is hardware limited, as it's a fairly new and now rather old technology. No solution.
  14. cant be bothered to search through the logs sorry, but here's the file from when I started a game, where the headset restarted like 6 times in the span on 24 seconds. this would include personal info, but idk how in the hell to report the file to the vive people securely, and really am like super demotivated for anything because of this ruthless uncurable issue vive has seemingly created aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.txt
  15. shouldnt be gpu because with my wireless cosmos elite and a rtx 3070, I get the exact issue as you shouldnt be hardware issue because when I first got the headset, it was working perfect for a while. as I think it should be a software issue, when I'm bothered to do so, I'll go to device manager when my headset is powered on and connected, and do the thing where you make sure each usb device does not have usb power management enabled. If that can't fix it, I could only assume the vives updates broke the device, seeing as people are getting this issue from a month ago, and now it's a constant thing.
  16. Yes that's just about the same issue I face - some days the issue doesn't exist, is not too bad, only comes on 1.5hours into play, or is often, making vr unusable. Though it seems you get low fps and a stuttery screen on these crashes, but you mention restarting - which is what happens to me: stuttery for a second or something, then a complete headset restart. I know this because my small fan attached to the headset, turns off during these resets - meaning the headset is not getting/using any power. Also don't worry about your language! Mate, imo, as long as you can communicate - as in talk to people using English, and your speaking ability is functional; I couldn't care if your English was as broken as a 4 year olds. People who rudely critisese non-perfect language is pretentious and elitist to me --- and your English seems flawless to me 🙂
  17. Sure. when should I create the report? before, during, or after the whole restarting phase?
  18. Nevermind. Getting the same literally unbelievably infuraiting issue again, where the headset constantly turns on and off, and steamvr has a seisure saying each time I need to update my headset (which btw is a glitch; when it does update, it's always an instant "wireless receiver" one) The fact I'm getting these beyond unusable/playable often, and as are many other people, whom get them with zero help/answer, is put simply, is a massive issue (note how I'm not using too strong words, to avoid getting censored) Screw implemeting pass through - just please, get your bloody product working!! 1800 or so AUD for the cosmos elite kit+wireless and other stuff for getting now what's nothing more than a sort of sadistic trophy, reminding me I spent money on HTC; which doesn't even function as a paper-weight because its design is so bloody bulky and really, just dumb - and also because it's a literal sweat sponge, among many other issues that make it not even usable as a paperweight--.... makes me so mad. 1800 hard earnt buckaroos for some literal rubbish. Fix it. Please. Also if you ask me to include a error log thing, please describe in detaile in which stage of the process: when the headset works -> when issues begin -> when headset is off -> when it is booting back up -> when it has restarted and is functioning, for now (as in like the literal moment -- for some reason the headset is just doing the whole restart thing super frequently now >:cc )
  19. I've replaced my usb-usba cable for my wireless receiver first with a: usba-usbc-usbc-usbc female-usba, and that seems to have fixed it so far And I recently purchased a usb-a to usb-a, however it only does 5GB/s https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00P0E3954/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Any which way, both cable solutions seems to have fixed my device constantly resetting so far 🙂 Frajs, I'd guess you also have cable damaged. Get a response from HTC and perhaps request an entire new set of cables under warranty, and argue with shipping costs, until hopefully they'd ship it to you for free. (Because consumers shouldn't have to pay to utilise a warranty 😕 )
  20. Please explain what you mean by the trouble was the cable? I'm having the same issue, where my wireless cosmos elite just restarts often for 40second sessions. Immensely infuriating and I can't really play vr till it's fixed
  21. Thanks for the suggestion, but yeah I already have a good 40mm push fan on it going audibly fast, and it keeps temps at or below 50 c. So receiver thermals is not the issue
  22. I'm using the cosmos elite wireless with a capable computer. The basestations are certainly set up well enough; previously VR was basically flawless (some crash type stuff due to old wireless tech). And the WiGig signal sender thingy (that connects to the computer) is set up well. Playing any game, I'll play for 3 minutes, +-120 (it's very inconsistent), and then the screen turns gray, I get no sound, controllers seem to disconnect from the game, the headset loses power (black screen; no power), and then after 1-3 seconds the headset boots back up, until either it works, or does this whole restarting thing again! Also, SteamVR (main version -- I'm not using beta, and I'm also using the main version of VIVE console) always says I have an update available for the headset, but maybe a couple minutes into gaming. It's very possible it says it wants to update after each restart, but I haven't tested this enough (as I get immensely infuriated whenever this happens, as you could imagine). Picture attached showing this.
  23. This explains you have >=1 option for adapters The oculus rift s is indeed a different headset and your cosmos is more resource demanding, but I imagine you'd get the same results from this video.
  24. with a 3070, 5900x, 32gb ram, and steamvr on m.2 and games on a modern ssd, I experience similar issues though I suspect it's due to the wireless hardware being incapable/not good enough (using cosmos elite wireless modded with effective fan cooling for wireless antenna thing (temps stay below 60 celcius!) among other minor mods Playing games, like beat saber, occosainly either: -no sound for a bit -random blue/gray screen -super laggy for a sec then entire headset and controllers restart -extremely stuttery slideshow like visuals for some time But who knows. maybe this is also in part thanks to VIVE software (which honestly wouldn't be too surprising, given VIVE were the people who designed and approved the horrendous cosmos elite ( uncomfortable, flip up is an awful feature, wands are outdated, software is extremely primative (basically no pass through), lens are extremely cheap and horrible which makes zero sense, halo design imo is uncomfortable and creates issues and given the cosmos elite is supposed to be a premium headset, good for gamers, a typical strap design should be used. and for the argument flip up and halo and not good comfort is all thanks to flip up, for develoeprs, well it's a very bad solution - flip up introduces so many flaws and very bad things about the headset, and other solutions like high quality pass through or good in-vr desktop software support (so multiple screens/tabs displayed at once, virtual touch rather than click keyboard ,etc), are all so so so much smarter and simply better).
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