ALVR is a software tool that connects your PC with a VR headset either via WiFi or USB cable. The application offers very low latency while connecting with 5 or 2.4 GHz WiFi. Oculus Quest VR headset range is supported officially. The software is open-source and is made for people with good IT knowledge as it requires connecting with a server to play the game on the Steam platform. An app for smartphones and a server app for Windows must be installed on a PC to synchronize both devices.
A bunch of preferences and settings are available to tweak according to your hardware resources. Video options include changing resolution, bitrate, buffer size, and codec. You can also change Controller options, sound options and turn on the debug mode. The hardware required for smooth gameplay must be an NVidia GPU with NVENC support or AMD GPU with AMF VCE support.
Trinus VR is an app to turn your non-VR games into VR that you can play with a VR headset. Nostalgic games like Doom, Mario Kart, Half-Life 2, Portal, GTA, Alien Isolation, and much more can now be revived in an immersive experience. You have to download the app on your smartphone and PC. The app connects your smartphone with your PC and emulates the game into VR. Put your phone in a VR headset like Google Cardboard, PSVR, Gear VR, Trinus VR and play the game right away.
You need to have at least a 3rd Generation Intel Core i series chipset with integrated graphics and Windows 7 or above. External GPU will be required for graphics demanding games that smoothen and make your gameplay experience way better. Trinus VR also supports the Steam VR platform for a multiplayer experience. The handset can be connected by wire or wireless via WiFi.
VRidge is software that makes 2D games and turns them into a 3D VR game to play in a VR headset. You need to install software on a PC and smartphone that synchronize with each other. After you run a game on PC, it will also be displayed on your mobile screen in the form of VR. It supports a wide variety of headsets, including Oculus VR, Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream. VRidge also supports multiple controllers like X Box 360, DOF controller, and PlayStation motion controllers for real-world simulation games. Steam VR is also supported in order to run games directly from the Steam platform.
As the VRidge supports most of the latest games with intensive processing requirements, so it is recommended to use at least a 2nd generation Core i5 processor, 4GB ram, and GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon 7750 Graphics card. It comes in a free and paid version with a difference in gameplay time.
iVRy is an app that lets you play PC games on your Mobile phone in a VR environment. The app supports major VR headsets, including Oculus VR, Gear VR, PSVR, and Lenovo Mirage Solo. Wired connection and Wireless (WiFi) are both supported. It automatically adjusts the quality of the game and adjusts the optimum framerate that your system can run smoothly. Performance tweaks and configuration options are also available to match the settings manually.
iVRy integrates with your Steam application to run games directly from the Steam server. With the motion and DOF controller support, you can play games and experience real-world actions in a game. The minimum PC requirements are Core i5 4th generation processor paired with GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 GPU to give a smooth gameplay experience.
Intugame is an app that turns your flat 2D computer games into a stereoscopic 3D game to play in a VR headset. All you need is a smartphone, VR headset, apps on both devices, and you are ready to go. The supported headset includes Samsung Gear VR, Zeiss VR One, Google Cardboard, Durovis Dive, Homido, and many others. You can connect the headset and PC with a USB cable or wirelessly with WiFi. The connection over WiFi provides low latency and less input lag.
This free version is limited to 10 minutes of gameplay; however, a premium version removes this limit. Good hardware is recommended for a lag-free and smooth gaming experience. You can play almost all 3D titles as the Intugame converts 2D video signal into a stereoscopic 3D video. The app takes reading from the phone’s gyroscopic sensors to provide you every bit of motion and viewing angles.
KinoVR is an application that turns your smartphone into a PC VR headset. Install apps on both devices, connect them with a USB cable or WiFi, and you are ready to play your favorite PC game in 3D Virtual Reality. Feature of these applications includes Steam VR support to directly download and play the game from Steam Server. One of the highlighting features is 6-degree rotation freedom which means you can play games while scaling it to the size of the room. You can walk around in a wide space without any external hardware.
Low end-to-end latency of about 30 milliseconds is supported, which means you will not experience input lag and motion sickness even in a long gaming session. It supports resolution up to 2K (2560 by 1440p) at 60 frames per second. It uses hardware acceleration, so you must have a high-end PC with a good graphics processor. A calibration option is also available in case you are not comfortable with current settings.
Cardboard Camera is a virtual reality app that lets you experience scenery and sound direction and in 3D. It is a professionally designed solution that comes with almost all the leading tools and features to capture 3D images, panoramas, and much more. The application is available to use on Android and iOS devices and contains features like an automatic stitch, filters, and much more.
Like the other similar applications, it also allows you to combine several photos, edit them, and create a professional panorama that makes it better than others. As compared to other similar solutions, it is quite easy. You need to launch the app into your device and start capturing VR photos without any effort. The software also comes with several camera effects that save your lot of time and effort.