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Overview

What is Yaw VR?


Yaw VR is a motion simulator mostly for VR games. It is a gaming chair. You can sit in it and it will move your body in sync with the game you play.




What headsets are compatible with Yaw VR?


Basically, Yaw VR is compatible with all the headsets on the market, but the game you play should support simulators. We have tested Yaw VR with the following headsets:

  • Oculus Rift
  • HTC Vive
  • PIMAX
  • Oculus GO
  • Oculus Quest
  • Samsung Gear VR
Please note: If you enable yaw rotation in the simulator, your headset or the game should support motion compensation.




On which platforms can I play with Yaw VR?


PC - you can connect our simulator to the most popular titles on PC with our Free Game Engine, Oculus QUEST - You also can play Epic Roller Coaster on Oculus Quest. (More games coming) XBox, PSVR - with Sim Racing Studio software you can connect to certain games. Please check out the compatibility list here: https://www.simracingstudio.com/console




Where can I buy the simulator?


You can buy Yaw VR in our Online Store




How can I pay?


You can pay by Credit card or Wiretransfer. You should pay in advance right when you order.




How much is the shipping?


It depends on the Zone where the delivery address is. Shipping prices for 1 simulator (January 2021): United Kingdom: 155$ USA: 320$ Australia: 385$ You can check the shipping fee for other countries here You can also double-check the shipping price in our webshop before ordering. If you would like to purchase more than 1 simulator or have more questions regarding shipping, please contact us via email.




What are the warranty terms?


We provide a one year replacement warranty. If any part of the device fails we send you a replacement part for free.




How can I connect my VR games with the Yaw VR simulator?


  • The easiest way is to use Yaw VR Game Engine software on your PC, you can download it from here
  • Use Sim Racing Studio software: Connect to the most popular games and sim accessories via SRS software on PC and even PSVR or XBox. Check out the compatiblity list here
  • Use Sim Tools: The Yaw VR simulator is compatible with the Sim Tools Game Engine software that connects to more than 80 VR games. Some games you will surely enjoy: Elite Dangerous, NoLimits2 roller coaster, Assetto Corsa car racing.
    There is a basic setup description on our website here. Steps are the following: set the IP address of our simulator, install the plugin of the game and assign the game's motion output to the 3 axes of our simulator (yaw, pitch, roll).
    Need more support?
    Connect to our Discord channel for some advice from fellow gamers or contact us via support@yawvr.com
  • Are you developing your own VR game in Unity or Unreal? Use our SDK and build the Yaw VR support code in your game. If you need any support, contact us via developers@yawvr.com
  • Games with native Yaw VR support: there are widely known VR games where the developer companies are building our support code in their games these days. These games will automatically connect to the simulator without any additional software on PCs, Oculus Quest and PSVR. Updates coming soon.
  • Games developed by the Yaw VR Team:
    We have also started developing our own VR games with native built-in support code. They will be released soon and good news is you will get them for free when buying your own Yaw VR simulator.




How much does the simulator cost?


We have Standard edition for 1,490 USD and PRO edition for 1,990 USD. The price doesn't include VAT, customs and other local expenses.




Is there a weight limit for using your product?


The recommended weight is 265 lbs / 120 kgs, and the device can functionally operate at a maximum weight of about 310 lbs / 140 kgs.




Is it compatible with Xbox?


At the moment there isn't any Xbox game that would support Yaw VR, and as far as we know, Xbox does not support VR and it does not have its own VR headset. You can play on PC with our simulator currently.




What games are supported by Yaw VR Game Engine?


By using Yaw VR Game Engine, you can connect the following games with the simulator easily:

  • Assetto Corsa car racing
  • Aerofly FS2
  • DCS World
  • Dirt Rally 2
  • Hyperstorm
  • Live For Speed
  • Nolimits2 roller coaster
  • Touring Karts
  • Warthunder
  • XPlane 11
  • Project Cars 2
  • XBox controller
  • LI 2 Sturmovik
  • Aces High
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • GTA V
  • Elite Dangerous
  • iRacing
  • Condor
  • Forza Horizon 4
The list is constantly expanding and if you have a specific request, contact us via developers@yawvr.com




Does Yaw VR support motion compensation?


Motion compensation is depending on your headset, not on our simulator. Open VR emulator software and Yaw VR Open VR emulator software support motion compensation on certain brands (currently Index and HTC Vive). Pimax has their own motion compensation solution but for Oculus motion compensation is currently not available. However, this could change from time to time depending on the actual development status of the headset. If motion compensation is not available on your headset you can turn off rotation on Yaw VR and can still enjoy any game with perfect immersion. We are working on to contact all the headset manufacturers and help them to make their HMD motion cancellation compatible.





Development

Will your surf parks be designed and operated sustainably?


Yes, the intention is for American Surf Parks to incorporate a combination of LEED engineering, sustainable design, water catchment systems, photovoltaic systems, recycling/re-use of materials and local sourcing to help minimize any environmental impacts. An example is the decision to use recycled, high density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) as the liner for the lagoon rather than a concrete shell.




How much water is used in the lagoon each year?


The net evaporation rate for the lagoon will differ from region to region, but on average the annual water requirement is equivalent to that used to maintain a high quality turf sports oval of a similar size (and only about 6% of what is used to irrigate golf courses per annum).




How much noise is generated by the wave generator?


The wave generating equipment is essentially silent. The operation of the lagoon creates the natural sound of peeling waves, which has minimal overall auditory impact.




Will the surf park look like a natural environment?


We understand that surfing for lots of people is as much about being out in the environment as it is catching waves. We therefore want to create a destination for surfers and non-surfers that provides the feeling of being at one with nature. We will do this through the use of high quality soft landscaping, tree planting and natural materials.





Environment

Will your surf parks be designed and operated sustainably?


Yes, the intention is for American Surf Parks to incorporate a combination of LEED engineering, sustainable design, water catchment systems, photovoltaic systems, recycling/re-use of materials and local sourcing to help minimize any environmental impacts. An example is the decision to use recycled, high density polyethylene plastic (HDPE) as the liner for the lagoon rather than a concrete shell.




How much water is used in the lagoon each year?


The net evaporation rate for the lagoon will differ from region to region, but on average the annual water requirement is equivalent to that used to maintain a high quality turf sports oval of a similar size (and only about 6% of what is used to irrigate golf courses per annum).




How much noise is generated by the wave generator?


The wave generating equipment is essentially silent. The operation of the lagoon creates the natural sound of peeling waves, which has minimal overall auditory impact.




Will the surf park look like a natural environment?


We understand that surfing for lots of people is as much about being out in the environment as it is catching waves. We therefore want to create a destination for surfers and non-surfers that provides the feeling of being at one with nature. We will do this through the use of high quality soft landscaping, tree planting and natural materials.





Operations

What type of waves can be generated?


The lagoon is capable of generating a variety of waves, from gentle, spilling beginner waves, right through to high-performance barrelling waves up to 6 feet in height. The size and speed of waves in the lagoon can be varied, making it suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.




How are the waves made?


Waves in the lagoon are generated by moving water over a shallow profile that causes a wave to form, and then fold on itself - just like an ocean swell becomes a breaking wave when it moves over a reef or a sand bar. In the case of the Wavegarden 'Cove', water is moved by a mechanical device located along the central axis of the lagoon. The device displaces over 30 tonnes of water, and gets it moving at over 20 feet per second to create a perfectly formed surfing wave.




Are the waves always the same size and type?


Waves in the 'Peak' zone and the 'Bays' can be mechanically identical in the size and shape (which creates an ideal training environment), but can also change to some degree in height and speed, and can also 'section'. These variations can be created in real time during the course of a ride. Additionally, removable features can be added to the floor of the lagoon which create close out sections to enable airs and floaters to be performed.




Is the wave powerful, does it have 'push'?


The beauty of the Wavegarden 'Cove' wave generating technology is that energy is constantly imparted into the wave through the movement of the wave generator as it completes a cycle. This ensures that waves have consistent power, shape, height and speed through the full ride.





Waves

What type of waves can be generated?


The lagoon is capable of generating a variety of waves, from gentle, spilling beginner waves, right through to high-performance barrelling waves up to 6 feet in height. The size and speed of waves in the lagoon can be varied, making it suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.




How are the waves made?


Waves in the lagoon are generated by moving water over a shallow profile that causes a wave to form, and then fold on itself - just like an ocean swell becomes a breaking wave when it moves over a reef or a sand bar. In the case of the Wavegarden 'Cove', water is moved by a mechanical device located along the central axis of the lagoon. The device displaces over 30 tonnes of water, and gets it moving at over 20 feet per second to create a perfectly formed surfing wave.




Are the waves always the same size and type?


Waves in the 'Peak' zone and the 'Bays' can be mechanically identical in the size and shape (which creates an ideal training environment), but can also change to some degree in height and speed, and can also 'section'. These variations can be created in real time during the course of a ride. Additionally, removable features can be added to the floor of the lagoon which create close out sections to enable airs and floaters to be performed.




Is the wave powerful, does it have 'push'?


The beauty of the Wavegarden 'Cove' wave generating technology is that energy is constantly imparted into the wave through the movement of the wave generator as it completes a cycle. This ensures that waves have consistent power, shape, height and speed through the full ride.





Safety

Is surfing at a surf park safe?


Surfing under normal conditions is typically a very safe activity. Our parks are designed with safety as a fundamental priority. At our surf park, most of the hazards of ocean surfing are either avoided, managed or minimized to greatly improve surfer safety. The use of surf lifeguards specifically trained in the lagoon environment and video monitoring systems further enhances guest safety.




I've never surfed before - is it safe for me?


Absolutely! Our park is a safe surfing environment perfect for people of all ages, most fitness and skill levels, and is ideal for introducing the sport of surfing to those who do not have access to waves. It is also a fantastic environment for persons with disabilities to learn to surf. Surfing is now for everyone!




How do you ensure a surfers' safety from the wave generating device?


The wave generating device is located beneath a pier which physically separates the surfer from the device. The pier is shrouded in a mesh barrier that guests cannot penetrate, but allows water to pass through, and has no effect on the size, quality or shape of the wave.




Is it dangerous if a surfer falls of their board?


It is actually less dangerous at our surf park if a surfer falls off their board than in the ocean, as there are no submerged, non-visible hazards below the water surface, and no other surfers/surfboards in the line-up in the ‘Reef’ zone or the ‘Bays’ with which contact could be made.





Energy

How much energy is needed to generate waves?


The Wavegarden ‘Cove’ wave generator is the most energy efficient surfing wave generator available. Our surf parks require about the same amount of energy per annum as would typically be used by a small, indoor aquatic centre.





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