Use your Mobile Phone as a Virtual Reality Display for Playing PC Games. Oculus Rift, the home-brew version!

Do you want to know how to set up your brand new full-HD mobile phone as a crude “Oculus Rift” for playing games on your PC in 3D virtual reality?

Good, then read on.

What is it about?

1.Your smartphone has a screen, this screen can be put inside a head mount to make it a head mounted display [HMD]

2. You can use the phone as a PC-monitor, by streaming the PC-screen to the mobile phone.

3. You can download software to make almost all PC games compatible with a 3D-Setup like this, showing one picture for each eye – so called side by side [SBS] -mode.

4. You can use the phone as a head-tracking-device, since your phone probably has a gyroscope it will know which way you turn your head.

4.1 If your phone does not have a gyroscope, you can tape an air-mouse to your head and use this to let the computer know which way you are looking. [For games you would normally look around in using the mouse]

Have you got all those things lying around? Good! This is how you do it:

  1. You need some kind of head mounted gadget to put your phone in. Google cardboard is the cheapest one, I use an eimolife plastic version, not much more expensive than a google cardboard and much higher quality.

  2. To stream the picture to the Android phone, I really recommend using nVidia Shield streaming. There is an app on the android called Moonlight (Streaming) which is compatible with the nVidia streaming system. There are other streaming solutions but the nVidia one is really good since the compression of the video is done on the GPU and does not overload the CPU.

    1. Make sure your PC has an nVidia 600 series or better card, Download geForce experience and enable shield streaming. Add games you want to play

    2. Make sure your PC and phone are on the same network

    3. Install and start Moonlight (streaming) from the google play store

      1. Your PC should show up in the list
        1. If not, add the pc manually using its IP-address
          1. If still nothing, check that the nVidia streaming service is running in windows
            1. Still nothing? USB tether the phone to the PC, and try again.
              1. No go? – Go out for a walk and look around, enjoy the graphics and realism.
    4. Start a game, see if it works. Play as usual using your controller of choice.

    5. Download something that will make the game go into SBS-mode, for example Tridef3D drivers. (There is a 2 week trial period)

      1. Try the game again,  just on the PC monitor this time. Press     alt  shift  –    to enable 3d.
        1. Do you see two images next to eachother on the screen? Good.
    6. Go back to moonlight on your phone, connect to the same game you just tried in SBS-mode

      1. Enable 3D mode again, now see how this looks on your phone. 2 images next to eachother? Excellent!
        You should have something like this:
    7. Put the phone in the headset, put the headset on your head. Be amazed of your VR experience!

      Want to be able to turn your head around in the game?

    8. Ok, so you need something that sends the phone gyro position to control the PC mouse. Or you use an air mouse.

      1. Actually I don’t know how to do the gyro thing. I have a phone with a nice 5.5″ screen, but the gyro is crap (software gyros), so I’ve never delved into the forward gyro to pc mouse thing, but there definitely is a solution out there somewhere.
      2. So I use an air mouse, plugged in to the pc and I have taped it to the head band of my headset, this way if i move my head the air mouse will move the mouse ingame and know which way I’m looking.

Now enjoy your VR gaming, heads up though (pun intended), girlfriends get nauseated using it because it’s a bit laggy –
But heck, it’s free – almost!

Have fun!


U.S. Senators Vote To Block EPA’s Use Of ‘Secret Science’

This is really good for openness.

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warming-coolingH/T to GwPF’s Benny Peiser

The Hill, 28 April 2015

Timothy Cama

A Senate committee voted Tuesday to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using ‘secret science’ to back its regulations.

The vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee came after the GOP-controlled House repeatedly approved the bill. It previous was stalled in the Democratic-majority Senate.

Under the measure, which President Obama has threatened to veto if the Senate passes it, the EPA would only be allowed to use scientific studies whose detailed results are posted publicly online.

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2013 in review, and a big Thank You!

Thank you all readers for coming to my blog. It’s been a nice year, and I’m glad to have been able to help lots of people!

It seems the Philips Toucam Driver, Monitor flicker solution and Netflicks subtitles have been top posts that have interested you. (Check out top posts in the right column to read more)

I hope to be able to help you with more stuff during 2014 so let’s hope I run in to more problems to solve 🙂

If you have questions or problems you want me to look at or write about, mail me at and I’ll have a look!

Again, thank you all and have a really nice 2014!

If you want you can check out my full anual report here.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

No option to turn off subtitles in Netflix – How to solve


As many have noticed, lots of movies have no option to turn off subtitles when watching Netflix in Scandinavia for example.

I for one dislike subtitles in movies if i understand the language. English, for example. I don’t want to see ugly yellow finnish, swedish, danish or norweigan subtitles. They are just annoying and destroy the viewing experience directing the eyes off what is actually happening. If I want to read something I grab a book… We have the same problem here in movie theatres. I wish there were special screenings subtitle-free for people who understand english (like 90% of movie theatre-visitors here) … 

Well we can’t fix this in the movie theatre, but here is a simple workaround for Netflix at least on PC or Mac.

We tell Netflix to show a custom subtitle file, but it is just an empty text file.

Here is how:

  • Create a new text file, on the desktop for example.
  • Name it  empty.dfxp
  • (On Mac “Get Info” on the file to set the right extension)
  • Open the movie/video you want to see in Netflix


  • Hold Shift+Alt (for Mac Shift+Opt) and LEFT CLICK on the screen
  • Select “Load Custom DFXP File
  • Load your empty.dfxp -file

    Enter Shift+Ctrl+Alt+T to bring up the dialog for loading subtitles (Thanx Hasan!)

  • Load your empty.dfxp -file

Voila, subtitles are gone! Now rejoice and take the poll!

Running SFC Scannow in system repair, Win7

If you are stuck in a loop where the windows 7 does not boot and the system repair cannot fix your installation , it might be a good idea to run the system file checker.


However sfc doesn’t really understand what to do if you just run sfc /scannow from the advanced repair options command prompt.  – We need to tell it where windows is installed.

So choose advanced repair options, command prompt and type:


If you have windows installed on another drive than C, change it. For me it was E for example.

If you don’t remember where it is, type c: and hit enter in the command prompt, then type dir and see if you see a folder (A text line) that says Windows if not try again by changing the drive letter, to d: ,hit enter, type dir, hit enter and keep hunting for those files.

Good luck,

Nice malware swatter, Roguekiller

Just wanted to say a couple of words about a malware remover I just found.

Roguekiller. (

It seems to be quite effective at finding critters and bad thingamajigs on your PC. I had some stubborn malware that gave me popups in chrome and I couldn’t remove it with. Malwarebyte’s AntiMalware. (Which otherwise is a good program).

So, mental note for myself. Roguekiller was the name of the software, and a i think i actually recommend it…


yes i do recommend it 🙂