Stereoscopic 3D Quake for SimulEyes VR!
|VFX1 and i-glasses! users have been
lucky to experience stereoscopic Quake for a while now,
and it truly is surreal. Now, thanks to the efforts of Christoph Bungert, Stefan
Schimanski, Marius Schilder and others,
SimulEyes users can now be blown away by Quake and Hexen
II in true stereoscopic splendor.
The process of getting stereoscopic 3D for the SimulEyes is somewhat more complicated than for the head-mounted displays because of the drivers that are involved. For more information please visit Chris' homepage. If you have any questions e-mail us on email@example.com or the people mentioned above.
N.B. The following instructions apply to Hexen II as well.
|You must have Quake Shareware or
Retail version 1.07, 1.08 or 1.09. The usual way is to
take version 1.06 and update it with Winquake patch 1.00 resulting
in Quake version 1.09. There is also a free upgrade from
DOS-QUAKE 1.0x to 1.08.
and WinQuake (aka Quake 1.09)
|Use SGTOGGLE (by
Stereographics) to set Windows into interlace and to add
a white line code. Unfortunately to make the white line
visible only windowed modes are usable.
|Set the desktop to 8 bit (256
colors) for optimal performance.
Check the WinQuake ReadMe for the various options ie.VESA, DirectDraw.
|By default only the 320x240 mode
works correctly. The 640 and 800 windowed modes are just
"blow-ups" which destroy the 3D information by
multiplying the lines. You can select these resolutions
(and others) by pressing the tilde "~" button
to enter the console command area and using these
While still in the console type "lcd_x 1.5" and hit enter.
This puts Quake in line-sequential stereo mode. The stereo effect can be adjusted by using different numbers. 0 will disable it; the higher the number, the greater the separation of the video. Choose a number that is comfortable to view. Negative numbers may be required depending on the resolution.
|The angle from which the views are
taken can be adjusted by entering "lcd_yaw
#.##" at the console.
Usually left at 0.
|Go to 'Video Options' and choose the
resolution that you have specified. Depnding on your
desktop screen resolution you can even use 1024x768.
|Exit the console and play Quake with
Actual screenshots reduced from 1024x766
and DOS Quake
|Download the SE-DOS-QUAKE tweak and
the latest version of the Scitech Display Doctor drivers.
|Launch Quake using the following
lcdbios /lcdrun:qlcd 101 101 quake (for S3 cards)
Use PROFILE.EXE from SDD to determine the correct graphics modes.
Read the instructions in qlcd.c for more information.
|It may also be possible to use
SIMBIOS v1.26 (from Stereographics).
Please read its instructions.
N.B. v1.27 will incorporate page-flipping
|Enter 3D mode as mentioned above and
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