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Play Nes In Virtual Reality · By geod

Where do I find the Manual Download?

A topic by themotherbrain created Jan 13, 2019 Views: 309 Replies: 19
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Hi I'm looking to find the manual to figure out how this thing runs! Can somebody point out where to get it? I keep seeing references to read it but can't find it. Thanks!

Do you want to know how to load the profile properly?

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I got the profile loading part ok. I've downloaded the 3dnes vr file, downloaded the collection of files from the repository, and can run and play the games on my desktop. I use visual pinball x which is very similar in that the b2s backglass files need to be the same name as the table they go with so they are found and able to be utilized. So that wasn't a foreign concept to me and I've got the set done already.

In this instance I just plain dont know what to do to properly load the games in VR.. I have an htc vive pro that I literally set up today so I'm new at this. I had heard a rumor about contra vr and stumbled onto the 3dnes page! 

I wanted to say I'm super excited about this and gladly paid up. It's the stuff we dreamed of as kids and I didnt even know it existed until a few hours ago! So go easy on me if it's a dumb question lol. I figure this post may help somebody else out too. 

I looked on steamvr for the app but didn't see it so was looking for some instructions to make life a bit easier. Am I supposed to launch it some specific way? I'm not saying it doesn't work I'm saying I need to know what's next. Thanks for the reply and thank you for creating this awesome program!!

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It's very simple. Just launch 3DNesPro, load game, while in the Menu switch to Setting Tab, under VRMode select SteamVR then you are good to go.

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I got a chance to use it today and this program is AMAZING!!! It adds new life to these classics! Of course my favorite Metroid is in there too! I really appreciate what this community has shared.

When you say I can offer a collection of savestates to help a developer, I would just play the game in an emulator and save like every screen? There is a couple games I'd love to see and I'm willing to help out there. Like if I wanted to see pro wrestling what do I need to provide? Would somebody be willing to do it? If that and nes baseball got done I'd be in heaven!

Is there any chance a future update will include the ability to use the HTC vive controllers? I cant seem to load a game with the vive controllers unless I'm doing something wrong? Maybe I need to enable something? I use the mouse and it's fine so no biggie. Its just I sit a bit away from the pc when I play and it would be nice. 

I thought I read somewhere that there might be a 1st person view with the version I got? If so how do I use that? It would be awesome to play smb or zelda in 1st person vr mode!

Thanks for the help!

To use the vive controller, let try the V3 Demo. You can download it in the Demo section.

For the FPV view of V2 , Ctrl + Click the character to start the FPV mode. F2 to switch between two modes. But it will be very hard to play in this mode, i warn you :)

Ok I will find it and give it a shot! How do I go about asking to get a game profile done? Do you do them personally? I'd be willing to donate to the site to see NES baseball and Pro Wrestling get done! Any chance I have a prayer? :D

Is there a zelda 2 profile or did I read wrong? Thank you for answering all my questions!

I'm currently creating mass 3dn profiles for V3 - complete and high quality ones.

You can take a look at my facebook page or youtube channel to see which one has been done.

In case you want to donate, please take a look at my patreon page:

Anything will help because i'm working 24h/24h for this project and don't have other sources of income. This also explains why i reply you that fast :)

If i'm not wrong there is a partial Zelda 2 profile in the convertedV1 archive. It was created from the V1 days but quite good i believe.

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OK! I'm a patreon now! I have a friend who may jump onboard too. :) I see the new profiles and I saw a couple I was hoping for! Any chance you might tell me what you are working on now? Could I make a couple requests perhaps? I would of course throw some $ on the table were you to help me get my fix lol. Keep up the great work. I really like this idea and want to see it grow.

I will try to find the app again later when I get a chance. If the vive controllers work it's hard to ask for more!

Question: Are the files included in the patreon zip updated from the ones in the repository? Are those games that repeat actually the same files? I just need to know if I have to replace those files. Thanks!

- I'm currently working on Excite Bike profile, almost finish it. The next will probably be Super Mario Bros 3 and Duck Hunt (using VR controller as light gun)

- Yeah of course and  you can make request and i will consider but i can't assure that i can fulfill it. Reasons are many: 

+ Fake 3D games are very hard to transform into 3D and looks good

+ 3D gameplay games are almost impossible to transform into 3D. For just the excite bike profile, i have spent countless hour for it and have given up several times already. That's that hard.

+ To make a complete profile, i have to somehow manage to make a walk through and that's not always an easy task.

- V3 demo has a VR focused UI and VR controllers just work. It's assured.

- Patreon zip are V3 profiles - the ones i made specifically for V3 build - optimized, complete and highly polish, it only runs with V3 beta packaged in the Patreon bundle. Profiles in the repository are for V2 and if not posted by me then it comes from the community. Most of it are WIP and not complete yet.

- So bacically we have three build: officially V2  run profiles for repository, V3 VR Demo that includes some V3 profiles in itself and a VR focus UI, and V3 Beta (Patreon/Dev build) - the latest build with a large V3 profiles but still keep the old UI. Sorry for the chaos and confusion ^-^

Oh, you are almost finished with Excitebike? I wasn't sure if you were still working on it. I saw the previous video of your work on the title, and it looked amazing! Seems like you are making quite a bit of progress with it, although I'm sorry I sent you down such a rabbit hole, sounds like it has been extremely difficult to pull off... Cool to see that you are still pushing through though, I'm sure the final result will be outstanding! 

It's 90% done. I'm just doing the optimization right now. And no whatever you say, i won't forgive you ^-^

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Oh no it's ok. The visual pinball authors are constantly updating files so it is second nature to question what version the file I'm looking at is. 

Duck Hunt!!!! Yes!! That will be awesome! I hope you make that work so much! I've been wanting to play DH on a modern screen for a long time. As far as what I would request, I'm actually looking for the mostly "simpler" games. I would of course like some of the bigger/harder games like the simpsons or nightmare on elm street, but I understand that its a lot of work to make these.  I can beat these games so if I were to get a bunch of save states would you want them? 

My condensed list of most wanted games would be: Nintendo Baseball, Nintendo Pro Wrestling, Nintendo Golf, Burgertime, Mike Tyson Punch-Out!! (the real one with Mike), and 1942. It's hard to choose there is so many! I'm a big fan of the original release (Black Box) games. Any chance you might take a stab at these I mentioned? 

And just a thought, have you considered doing World Class Track Meet for those of us who own Power pads LOL? Then you could use the smb/dh/wctm rom! I would love that because that actually what I had as a kid. :D

Burger Time seems like it could be a fun one to tackle, especially with a defined version! I might work on a 3dn version of it once I am done with Gradius, although that could be a while off yet. The simpler games are certainly easier to make, and a change of pace after a more complex project could be nice! 

It's also nice to see someone so passionate about the emulator, it really is a cool bit of software, and making 3dn files can be as much fun as playing the games sometimes! 

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That would be awesome!! Yeah this program really is super cool. If I can contribute I will do my best to try and do so. I'd love to see the library get big. Have you guys posted this on the nes forum sites? If you posted it on nintendage you might get some more interested folks. I was a big collector of NES and usually get some word if neat retro stuff comes out, but it was total accident I even found this. I was buying a rifle for my htc vive pro and couldn't find contraVR on steam which is supposed to be compatible with said rifle. It wasnt in the store so I searched google and a link to one of the 3dnes vids popped up which had a link to bring me here. I'm just glad I found it!

In your game list, Mike Tyson and 1942 are already in my vision. For other one i have to take a look. Save states are good but recorded gameplay are the best.

I don't know if you are familiar with this concept. Some nes emulators like allow you to record your play into a movie file (they are nothing but a list of input key after all) after that you can replay it anytime you want.

3DNes support Bizhawk movie playback, in fact to make sure the completeness of 3d profile,  i load the rom and a movie file at the same time and work on it. That's my current profile creation workflow.

Ok, yes I do understand. I will get that emulator and record my gameplay. That's easy for me! What about Tmnt? If I can provide a complete game video would you want that? If that makes you work easier I can help out. I would be glad to contribute!

What is it - Tmnt?

The TAS community already has recorded movies of ~ 100 nes games.

You should only do the recording if the movie hasn't existed yet.

Full list of recorded nes movies:

I'm sorry. I was talking about teenage mutant ninja turtles. I would guess there is a video if there is that many. I will take a look though!

Tmnt 1,2,3 it's all done already.