So I just solved this, shoutout to this guy @mytemplo and his thread: http://forum.pimaxvr.com/t/yes-pimax-direct-and-extended-mode-is-ok-tutorial-on-pc-laps-and-not-laptop/794/2 , man you saved me soo much trouble, developers, you should take notes on what solved a problem for each person so you wouldn't have to guess and ask every single person for their own problem. Make a solution megathread or something. This guy claims he has no idea around the computer yet he turned off the intel hd graphics service as apparently turning it off in bios didn't turn it off. I owe you my time friend, thanks a lot! Also a big thank you to everyone in the comments trying to help me out. Support staff, make a solution thread and post what worked for people so newer people like me don't have to search every single thread and see what works at random. Thank you again mytemplo.
Hi guys, I got my Pimax today after a few weeks of waiting. I installed the software and all that, unfortunately when I go into Pimax mode and then into steamVR, nothing happens. The audio from the headset is working fine but the 2 eye displays are black. I can see on my monitor that the headset is working properly as it registers head tracking but for some reason it just wont display anything on the headset monitors.
Things I have tried:
Disabling my integrated graphics card in BIOS
Disabling my internet/antivirus/firewall/defender and reinstalling PiPlay.
Googling and looking on the forums here.
Restarting my pc and messing with my cables.
Reinstalling my java installation.
Also for some reason Pimax keeps saying that my amd drivers are outdated which is not true at all.
The vr check also says I have a too low gpu classifying it as "AMD Radeon R9 200 Series" Which is true but its the Radeon R9 290, the one that the vr should work fine on. Currently I'm out of ideas and I really don't want to re install Windows. Someone please help me resolve this so I can play games and watch 360 movies, otherwise I see no other option but to return the headset .
Also if you guys would be so kind to upload elsewhere than MEGA i'd be grateful, I can't download older versions of piplay to test it out, maybe that would work, if someone could upload them to google drive I would be thankful.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 quadcore 3.3 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA H97 HD3
Power supply: Corsair 750W CX-M