Oculus Rift DK1 or DK2
OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
or AMD Radeon HD 3830
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
Use the MIRROR #1 download
if the first download is unavailable.
Explore the past in virtual reality. This version is for use WITH the Oculus Rift. Compatibility for both the DK2 and DK1 using the Oculus VR runtime. Built with OVR SDK 0.4.2 in the Unity engine.
Monitor Edition – PC
Version 1.3 non-VR :
Explore the past on your computer monitor. This version is for use WITHOUT the Oculus Rift.
I am a high school literature teacher with a passion for virtual reality. Like most of us, I dreamed about VR since childhood and I can’t wait for the day when virtual reality is brought into a classroom setting.
I can easily imagine transporting my students into a virtual world of classic literature or a historical time period. For instance, my British Literature class reads several of Winston Churchill’s speeches and I believe a much more effective sense of the impending crisis of the Nazi invasion can be achieved in a virtual environment, available now with the Oculus Rift.
Envision cowering in a virtual London flat in 1940, listening to Churchill on the radio as he attempts to comfort the city as the bombs of the Blitz are falling overhead. Or maybe it’s witnessing the sacking of an early medieval monastery by Viking invaders. What about encountering the eruption of Mount Vesuvius from a perspective inside a Roman villa? Perhaps you want to travel far back in time to view the creation of Paleolithic cave paintings.
These are the experiences already available in this current release of Project TimeTravel.