vorpX is a virtual reality 3D driver for DirectX9-11 for the Oculus Rift.
external image vorpx_logo.gif
Developer
Ralf Ostertag
Platforms
MS Windows
First release
October 1, 2013
Release date
November 10, 2015
Version
0.9.1
Genre
Stereo driver
Status
Beta
Price
~$40

Description


Features

List of features :
  • Oculus Rift support (rendering and head tracking)
  • support for 90+ DirectX 9/10/11 games
  • Geometry 3D mode : full stereoscopic rendering (not available with DirectX 11 only games)
  • Z-Buffer 3D mode : faster rendering with artifacts
  • Edge Peek : ability to look at HUDs in any edge of the screen
  • VR Keys : universal in-game menu
  • Image Zoom : zooming away from the rendered view (useful for cinematics or non-FPS games)
  • Gamepad emulation : map head tracking to gamepad input

System requirements :
  • 32 bits games
  • Windows 7/8 (no Vista support)
  • Nvidia or ATI/AMD GPUs
  • no SLI support (Nvidia)
  • no Crossfire support (ATI/AMD)

Supported games

List of some games with Geometry 3D support :
  • Crysis
  • Bioshock
  • Skyrim
  • Fallout 3
  • COD: Black Ops
  • Mass Effect 2+3
  • Flight Simulator X
  • Far Cry
  • Half-Life 2
  • Metro 2033
  • rFactor

Complete list : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvER3Bq0i6sgdHRWYUc3cWpRSFRFYzJIQWEzMkhGdGc&usp=sharing#gid=0

Development

Vorpx was initially announced as a commercial 3D driver for the Oculus Rift on MTBS3D on January 10, 2013 [1]. A closed beta has been conducted and some reviews published in June 2013. A paid beta has been released on October 1, 2013 [2].

[3]

http://www.vorpx.com/forums/topic/vorpx-07-1-with-initial-dk2-support-now-available/
August 23, 2014
initial DK2 support

October 23, 2015
http://www.vorpx.com/vorpx-0-9-available/

November 10, 2015 : vorpX 0.9.1 Available Now
http://www.vorpx.com/vorpx-0-9-1-available-now/

Media



In the media


Articles

VorpX Beta Goes Live: Add Oculus Rift Support to 90+ Games at Road To VR - September 30, 2013
VorpX turns BioShock Infinite, Mirror's Edge (and more) into Oculus Rift-ready games at Engadget - September 30, 2013
http://www.roadtovr.com/vorpx-update-oculus-rift-dk2-positional-trackin-support-skyrim-video/
http://www.roadtovr.com/new-vorpx-update-adds-dk2-support-early-positional-tracking-dx11-g3d-support-video/
http://www.roadtovr.com/new-vorpx-now-v0-7-5-adds-18-games-including-far-cry-4-cod-advanced-warfare/
http://www.roadtovr.com/vorpx-v0-9-to-bring-direct-driver-mode-and-enhanced-dx11-3d-support/

Reviews

Cymatic Bruce Plays: Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 3, and Tera on Oculus Rift with VorpX by Cymatic Bruce - June 3, 2013
Day Twenty Three With The Oculus Rift - vorpX Beta by Martin 'Bytrix' Caine - June 23, 2013
First Impressions of VorpX at Reddit - September 30, 2013
VorpX still needs work at Reddit - October 1, 2013
First Impressions From the VorpX Beta Driver for Oculus Rift at 3D Vision Blog - October 20, 2013

Relevant forum threads

Announcement: VorpX - Rift 3D Driver at MTBS3D
What happend to VORPX at MTBS3D
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2ckx27/vorpx_update_to_add_oculus_rift_dk2_support_and/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2ed6jw/dk2_vorpx_update_apparently_released/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2q8uwe/new_vorpx_075_released_yay/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3jkph2/vorpx_09_announcement/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3pv9z0/vorpx_09_has_been_released/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3q2nup/vorpx_09_performance_tip_custom_89_resolution/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3sdedu/vorpx_has_been_updated_to_091_to_support_fallout_4/

References

  1. ^ Announcement: VorpX - Rift 3D Driver
  2. ^ vorpX beta – Available Now
  3. ^ vorpX Update 0.64 – Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts Support

External links

Official website