VorpX is great for non-VR gaming in VR

Update March 29, 2017. We’ve updated this list to keep you up-to-date on VorpX and the wonders it can do for your regular game library.

VorpX sounds like the name of an alien entity that wants to wrap itself around your head and not let go. Well, it’s close. It works with the thing that wraps around your head and you don’t want to let it go.

The volume of questions regarding VR and its relationship to the gaming community continues to grow at an incredible rate, with many questions related to VorpX. It’s exciting, it’s empowering, it’s a work in progress. Intrigued? We are here to answer your questions about VorpX and its connection to the emerging world of virtual gaming.

  • What is VorpX?
  • Why do I need VorpX?
  • Is it better to use VorpX with VR than playing with a monitor?
  • How can I get VorpX?
  • How do I set up VorpX?
  • What games can I play on VorpX?
  • Is VorpX Worth My Money?
  • Good experience

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What is VorpX?

VorpX is essentially a 3D driver for DirectX 9, 10, 11 and OpenGL that gives you the ability to play many standard, modern games — i.e. games not specifically designed for VR — on your Rift and Vive. It was designed by crazy gamers for crazy gamers and is aimed at anyone who loves the idea of ​​total immersion.

Not only for gaming, VorpX also has a desktop viewer that lets you work in a VR headset just like you would on a normal monitor, as well as a 3D cinema that works with VLC and MPC-HC.

The recent VorpX update also brought support for the Oculus Touch and Vive motion controllers. While your standard 2D games can’t be used at room scale with full motion control, controllers can be fully rendered in a way that makes their use more advantageous than keyboard and mouse.

Why do I need VorpX?