When I demoed the headsets a month ago I had this issue with the 8K, but the 5k was perfect. Then I assumed it is because of the IPD adjustments. But it is not. I do know it is fixable, but I can’t wrap my head around it.
There was a suggestion that wearing the headset further from the face is the solution. But so far my experiments have only made it worse.
In SteamVR games I get the constant blue circle around the center of the playarea. I can’t remove it. SteamVR is in room-scale mode. When I open the setting and go to Chaperones I only have one option in the drop-down and I can’t change it.
I know that there is a way to remove the chaperone completely by editing files, but that is dangerous. I need to somehow get the old invisible-until-needed one.
Apparently there is a way to completely disable the chaperone. But this is not what I need.
About the overlap… not sure what you mean. Probably both. It is very annoying as you have FOV borders in the middle of the vision. It looks exactly like in the picture. And when I look right I can see the edge of the right lens with my left eye.
It is the same with any IPD, changing it doesn’t change the overlap. I tried moving tyhe headset in different ways, including further from my face to emulate a thicker cushion but it didn’t fix it.
From what I can see the problem is that the lens ends almost infront of my eye. When I look straight ahead I can see the edge of the lens and the plastic.
A position where the problem is less visible (but still quite present) is if I wear the HMD very low, so my nose is almost inside and when I exhale the lenses fog.
The dark is caused by the plastic that is holding the lens. In the middle of the vision you have both eyes seen the screens, then at some point one of the eyes sees the black plastic while the other sees the screen. So you get a darker zone.
The problem is that when you look straight forward you see only a small part of the lens. Instead of looking at the middle of the lens you are looking at 1/3 of the right side of the left lens and vice versa.
I agree but I believe you are not looking on a black part aside on top of the lens (where your nose is) you are looking at a plastic part inside the headset under the lenses that is extruding into your vision.
Do a side by side test. The pimax lenses provide a much wider vision on the inside towards your nose than a rift, still there is no such dark ring visible on the rift.