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Since the tracking with the new cosmos controllers is so bad, I wondered if I could pair the cosmos headset with the old wands (+lighthouse boxes) from the original vive. (not the pro)

Is this possible ?

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The 1.0 wands are designed for the 1.0 base station, not 2.0, not cosmos inside out tracking.  You would need a set of these.

mine is currently running with 2.0 base stations, 2018 controllers, and the cosmos’s outside in tracking face plate.

i see no reason you couldn’t use controller and base station 1.0, but why would you want to?  The 1.0 base station has a very narrow angle to view the controllers and its max range is only slightly more than the minimum, so there is only a very specific sweet spot to can put them that they work. Once you find that spot you need a tripod to hold the sensor their.

 

also 1.0 controllers have almost no durability.  You will break them the first week.

just get the elite cosmos face plate, 2.0 base stations, and those index controllers that track each of your fingers individually.  The difference in performance is amazing.

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On 7/15/2020 at 11:35 PM, Sillia said:

The 1.0 wands are designed for the 1.0 base station, not 2.0, not cosmos inside out tracking.  You would need a set of these.

mine is currently running with 2.0 base stations, 2018 controllers, and the cosmos’s outside in tracking face plate.

i see no reason you couldn’t use controller and base station 1.0, but why would you want to?  The 1.0 base station has a very narrow angle to view the controllers and its max range is only slightly more than the minimum, so there is only a very specific sweet spot to can put them that they work. Once you find that spot you need a tripod to hold the sensor their.

 

also 1.0 controllers have almost no durability.  You will break them the first week.

just get the elite cosmos face plate, 2.0 base stations, and those index controllers that track each of your fingers individually.  The difference in performance is amazing.

pretty sure 1.0 wands work with 2.0 base stations... 

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1.0 wands do not work with 2.0 stations. 1.0 stations will work with 2.0 compatible controllers but not the other way around.

2.0 stations only work with hardware that has newer sensors.

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On 7/15/2020 at 9:42 PM, Witherless said:

Since the tracking with the new cosmos controllers is so bad, I wondered if I could pair the cosmos headset with the old wands (+lighthouse boxes) from the original vive. (not the pro)

Is this possible ?

If you have a set of 1.0 wands & 1.0 lighthouse boxes, you can use these with the Cosmos by buying the external tracking faceplate. It's quite pricey though, and doesn't currently support pass-through video (e.g. the chaperone system) - although this is being worked on at the moment.

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4 hours ago, Beta_Tester said:

If you have a set of 1.0 wands & 1.0 lighthouse boxes, you can use these with the Cosmos by buying the external tracking faceplate. It's quite pricey though, and doesn't currently support pass-through video (e.g. the chaperone system) - although this is being worked on at the moment.

Why use 1.0?  2.0 (2018 controllers or index controllers) is similar priced and far superior. 

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3 minutes ago, Sillia said:

Why use 1.0?  2.0 (2018 controllers or index controllers) is similar priced and far superior. 

As the OP implied that he already had 1.0 wands & lighthouses?!

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Yes, several people have responded that he can get the new faceplate to use the 1.0 wands and base stations. 

the question remains will he like the results?

The original controllers are older than the cosmos controllers he is already unsatisfied with.  It might be better to just order new controllers, base stations, and the faceplate together rather than getting just the faceplate and realizing he needs to order the rest to get a satisfactory result 

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