Senza Peso VR: DK2 Edition

By on September 3, 2014

DOWNLOAD THE DK2 VR EXPERIENCE: Windows VR YOUTUBE PLAYBACK: This is our most visually-rich experience to date — a high-end PC is required. The road to the DK2 Edition was full of surprising challenges but we’re happy that we have a 75 fps version with solid positional tracking.  I know you guys are super excited to try it so I’ll keep this short. A couple of new things:

The Launcher

We’re rolling out a very early launcher with a user registration system! We’re doing this because we want to get in the habit of providing autoupdates, delta upgrades, and quick fixes instead of having long periods of no releases (yay software development practices from this century!) I’m excited about where we want the launcher to grow but for now, it’ll primarily be a central hub for all of our content. We’re also rolling out a registration system so that I can mark those of you that want it as beta users to try out our latest experimental stuff. Our little newsletter has grown from 200 people to over 2000 people so managing that by email is getting a little crazy >_< (But thanks to all of you who beta tested and offered to beta test!) Right now, John created the launcher with autoupdate capabilities and a very basic user registration system.

The Epic Games Booth @ PAX

The ever-so-awesome guys at Epic Games offered us a spot on their booth at PAX Prime in Seattle last weekend. It was our first PAX and an awesome experience seeing so many people lose their VRginity on Senza Peso. Also, a personal shout out to the Xing & the Darknet teams for showcasing their game at the Indie Megabooth.

Next Project Reveal Coming Soon….

We can’t say much about it other than we’ll be announcing it next Tuesday. Stay tuned for more rad VR! Looking forward to seeing you guys in the metaverse! And as always, love to hear your feedback on anything and everything. Feel free to share and redistribute, just give us credit. Creative Commons License Senza Peso by Kite & Lightning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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    September 3, 2014

    I can’t register my account. Say “Failed to initialize mongo connection”… 🙁

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    Craig Barron

    September 3, 2014

    “The Launcher” gives a Mongo connection error and will not let me register to enjoy your lovely demo

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    September 3, 2014

    I and a few other people I have seen at vasrious sources are having problems with the Installer. I cannot get past the login screen and get a ‘Failed to initialize Mongo Connection’ message. Tried Run as Administrator and Deactivating Firewall etc. Same result

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    September 3, 2014

    Doesn’t work, registration screen says ‘failed to initialize mongo connection’.

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    September 3, 2014

    You know about the “Failed to initialise mongo connection” Error?

    See here…

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    September 3, 2014

    Not only do I not want to have to register, I am not happy that it installs itself to the C:\ drive with no option to change it. Sorry, uninstalled until those 2 things are changed.

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    Ai Austin

    September 4, 2014

    Thanks folks. Could you make sure the launcher, downloader and auto-updater allows for setting the disk/location where the user wants to place files, and allows for removal of any file/game installed. I see 1.6GB of stuff put on my main Windows C drive and no uninstaller.

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    September 8, 2014

    I can’t get this work with my DK2. When i start the experience my DK2 stays black 🙁

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      September 15, 2014

      Have you installed the latest firmware and SDK runtime?

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    September 21, 2014

    hi, your launcher is nice but u did a big mistake: i just can’t download senza peso on home pc and bring it to my work pc just copy-pasting senza files from directory.
    i must download it to every pc every time through this launcher, but there is no pause or torrent-like download so if u dont have a greate internet connection u just cant download it.
    u got it?
    tried to download it about 3 days and got really crazy
    pls let us copy files from directory and share them between other k&l launchers, or lots of people just wont be aviable to see your greate work.

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      September 21, 2014

      Hey gexagon,
      That’s great feedback. I didn’t think of that but let us think about internally how we can get around that. FYI, you can copy the Senza Peso folder onto a drive and it will work. This of course bypasses all the benefits of the launcher (autoupdates, new demos, etc).

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    October 13, 2014

    Hi there, does this demo support SLI? I have two GTX 670’s in SLI. Thanks.

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    October 25, 2014

    Amazing experience.
    Just one installation issue though- program files located for me is in another drive (C is tiny), and installer tried to use “C:\program files (x86)” anyway.

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    November 11, 2014

    the app stops when the boat turns around and there is a kind of vortex of light. just after the boat started moving. I have windows 8.1, i7 , a gtx770 and 16gb ram .

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      November 11, 2014

      i’m on 64bit ( I forgot to specify)

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    December 14, 2014

    The game wont start and throws a error message… ( i am using sdk 0.4.4 and firmware 2.12 ) the error says the following: 0xc000007b ( it could not start correctly )

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    March 6, 2015

    Kite and lightning,

    Just saw Senza Peso on my dk2 and I can honestly say it was the best experience I had so far on the Rift (And I have seen a lot of demos;)

    I really hope to see more of you guys in the future, keep it up!

    Best Regards from the Netherlands

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    March 9, 2015

    The download is extremely slow. The launcher downloaded at around 15kb/s, the contents are even slower – and to download 800+MB it is just cruel. I see you’re using an amazon CDN, so how does that happen? Maybe something broke?

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    Alicia Cañellas

    March 11, 2015



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