Travel across the Commonwealth with the 3dRudder
Fallout 4 VR is a dream come true for a large community of Fallout fans who will be delighted to walk Dogmeat all across the Commonwealth with the most immersive technology to this day : Virtual Reality. Fallout 4 is a milestone for VR. Never before gamers had been able to evolve in such vast, immersive and breath-taking environments for countless hours and live captivating and sometimes surprisingly moving stories. With the 3dRudder, the game addicts will even have the possibility to enhance immersion by travelling, just like they do in real life, with their feet, and enjoy real nice features.
Without the 3dRudder
Fallout 4 VR is true to its genuine version. You'll be delighted to visit the same vast surroundings of the commonwealth, meet your beloved characters, with a big plus: it feels like you're physically there.
No deception on this point. Our chief tester was just like a 10-year old when Dogmeat came licking his hand the first time. As far as locomotion, Bethesda offers natively two possibilities : standard teleportation and free locomotion which is enabled by the touchpad of the left controller. Rotation is offered on a snap-basis: you get to set this up and pick between several degrees. And, of course, you can run (when you have enough energy), and jump. Then comes the pip-boy, just like in the original game, as well as the favorites menu. All those controls, and you know Fallout 4 VR has lots of controls, are hand-driven.
With the 3dRudder
Fallout 4 VR requires a lot of walking, hence the logical choice to use the 3dRudder. Besides, there are lots of controls in the game, so when you have the possibility to transfer a part to your feet, you don't want to miss the opportunity. Let's have a look at the settings we prepared for you.
Obviously, we emulate walking with the 3dRudder: going front/back, left/right just by tilting the device. Icing on the cake, we added rotation, and we're talking real smooth rotation where you can turn in such a fluid manner that you miss nothing of the surroundings. We could also call it 'free rotation' as you can turn just a few degrees or do a full 360. To do so, you just need to rotate the 3dRudder as much as you want, all the while being comfortably seated and with no cable entanglement.
Last, but nos least, we set the height so that you are face to face with other characters (and not small-seated). And, should you want to be taller (or smaller!), you can modify the height offset any time during the game in the 3dRudder dashboard.
Well, you know it all. Now you can play for hours comfortably seated, enjoy smooth rotation and be as tall as you want!
How to set it up?
Playing with the HTC Vive:
1- Make sure you use the standard version of Steam VR (not the Beta)
2- Launch Fallout 4 VR the game on your computer, and set the locomotion settings as shown in the image below
3- Select 'Fallout 4 VR' in the games tab of the 3dRudder's dashboard, click activate. This sends the games parameters to the 3dRudder
4- Bring your HTC Vive at eye level and click 'calibrate'.
You're ready to play!