Minecrift is a VR mod for Minecraft, a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson.
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Developer
StellaArtois, mabrowning
Engine
Minecraft
Platforms
MS Windows
OS X
Linux [1]
Peripherals
Keyboard and mouse
Razer Hydra
First release
May 6, 2013
Release date
December 7, 2014
Version
1.8.1 PRE2
1.7.10 PRE5a1
Genre
Sandbox Survival
Mode
Single-player, multiplayer

Gameplay


Goal

There is no specific goal, the gameplay consists in breaking and placing blocks of different materials (dirt, stones, ores, water and tree trunks) in a 3D procedurally generated world. Players can move freely across the world, but objects and items can only be placed at fixes locations on the grid, allowing for various constructions.

Controls

F1 to bring up the game HUD / overlay if it isn't already up.
Ctrl and - / = for IPD adjustment. Hold ALT as well for fine adjustment. The IPD setting should be saved between sessions.
Ctrl-Alt L toggles tracking prediction ON/OFF. It is OFF by default.
Ctrl U changes the HUD distance. Ctrl-Alt U changes the HUD scale. Ctrl-Alt Y toggles opacity on the HUD.
Allow user to use mouse pitch input as well as yaw. Use Ctrl-N to toggle.

The Hydra can feed positional data to the game engine to allow to look up, down, around corners, squat, and generally move around. One or two controllers must be attached to the head and the offsets must be adjusted from the eye center on the VR Options.

Tutorials

HOWTO: Set Up Positional Tracking With A Razer Hydra In Minecrift (Comfortably) at OculusRiftInfo - August 15, 2013

Media



In the media

Oculus Rift Blog : Minecrift...You get the jist
PC Gamer : Minecraft is the latest game to get Oculus Rift support with “Minecrift” mod
Polygon : Minecraft gets Oculus Rift support with Minecrift Mod
Gizmondo UK : Minecrift Combines Minecraft with Oculus Rift to Create Nerd Heaven on Earth
PCGamesN : Oculus Rift assimilates Minecraft in Minecrift mod
Engadget : Minecraft lands unofficial Oculus Rift support (video)

Guides

http://www.roadtovr.com/guide-how-to-install-minecraft-oculus-rift-dk2-minecrift/

Reviews

https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13753

Relevant forum threads

Minecrift Discussion Thread at MTBS3D
Minecrift release archive at MTBS3D
Minecrift - Minecraft VR mod at the Oculus Developer Forums
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2f5yid/minecrift_official_preview3_release_with_ipd_fix/
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=13728
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2no5fu/minecrift_180_pre1_and_minecrift_1710_pre5/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2ocj1i/minecrift_1710_pre5a1_with_oculus_sdk_044_support/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2oldlt/minecrift_181_pre2_with_044_support/

References

  1. ^ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1jkonn/what_works_with_linux/cbfnu22

External links

Official website

Downloads


DK2

MS Windows 1.8.1 PRE2
MS Windows 1.7.10 PRE5a1