March Winners & General Update News
OK, lets start off by congratulating John & Remy for being picked at random by rafflepress, John WON a copy of OrbusVR : Reborn (prize has not been redeemed yet) and Remy WON a copy of Virtual Desktop (redeemed), so both of you – enjoy that, as always sign up for a month ($10 or less if your lucks in on the wheel) and you can enter the FREE monthly draw.
General Site News – Issues today, We had a rouge plugin that didn’t want to behave properly and made all the links disappear – thanks to the guys / girls who reported this issue, it took a bit longer than it should have done to find the rouge plugin but we got there in the end, other than that it’s been relatively quiet, and we like quiet 🤫
Almost forgot (actually I did forget), If your wondering why the site has a lot of blank white spaces in it at the moment, it’s because google adsense has decided to restrict us showings ad for a short time, hopefully that will be resolved in due course.
Bugs, Bugs & More Bugs, Ads, OC3, Oh and RiftS
It’s been a few weeks since we posted any news, it’s been a relatively busy fortnight, ok lets kick off.
You might have noticed during the last 2 weeks a few bugs popping up now and again (hopefully you haven’t), We been busy upgrading the backend of the site with security updates, new features and so on.
We now have a Translator built into the [DollarVR] Site and is accessible in the boom right of your screen, there are a fair few language’s to choose from so hopefully one of them is your native language.
OK the touchy subject, ADS … If you can remember back to the 12/22/2020 (below) when we said a few admins were, lets say “determined” to increase the price of the subscription packages (I’m not joking there was talk of upping the package’s to $5, $15 and $30).
THANKFULLY that was not an options for some of the admins 😉 and the only real alternative was to place AD’s on the site. Now “Google” has strictly stated that WE can not ask you to click an AD. So under NO circumstances are you to “CLICK AN AD!!” 🤣🤣🤣 .. if you were to “CLICK AN AD!!“, let’s say if it was relevant to you BUT ONLY if it is, it would helps us out massively and also keeps the cost of the subscriptions down, so we would just like to say a massive
OC3 – The Oculus Quest 3 is officially in production and will probably be released in 2022
A new Oculus VR headset — likely to be the Oculus Quest 3 — is seemingly in development, having been confirmed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a January earnings call for the company.
Though details of the project haven’t yet been officially confirmed, Zuckerberg told investors, “We’re continuing to work on new hardware [which] will fit the same platform, so the content that works on Quest 2 should be forward-compatible, so that we’re going to build one larger install base around the virtual reality headsets that we have.”
That makes it sound like the Facebook-owned Oculus is working on a successor to the Oculus Quest 2, which we described in our review as possibly “the best VR headset ever”.
Information is scarce around what is likely the early stages of development for the project, but below you’ll find everything we know about the Oculus Quest 3, the state of VR and what we want to see from the upcoming device.
OK some good news if your a RiftS, HTC Vive, Valve Index or Windows Mix Reality owner, We are actively looking into adding a NEW Section to complement the already awesome collection of Quest APK’s, at present we are not sure if this will be another subscription tier and price BUT I for one am hopeful it might just be added to the monthly subscription package for FREE.
We will keep you updated.
OK so it’s not ALL Good News, the bad news is the VR180 Porn section will be removed from the Daily Subscription Package ASAP (so if your a daily subscriber, best hurry) and will only be accessible to Weekly and Monthly Subscribers, I know, I know, it’s an absolutely unbelievably popular part of the site BUT some admins feel the Daily Tier package is to strong compared to the other Tier packages.
Giveaway Winner Drawn
Congratulations to Coco for being randomly picked by the rafflepress program as the winner for Dash Dash World – January 2021 (I’m jealous 💚) , your email has been sent out with all the information to redeem your prize, you have until 2nd March 2021 to redeem you gift or [DollarVR] will be refunded and if that ever happens we will giveaway 2x the prize for April. 😊
Downtime & Update
In case you didn’t know we’ve had some unexpected downtime (2.5 days) and it’s been a complete nightmare.
The location where our private server is (was) has had a large fire which has destroyed over half of the building, we still don’t know if our old server is salvageable (I’m guessing it’s been destroyed). At present we can’t get much information and the information we have had we’re not releasing to the internet. It’s currently an ongoing law enforcement matter and that’s where we will leave that.
Anyway, were back and it was a massive effort (so thank you to all involved), we’ve had to source new hardware, install an OS, perform multiple file restorations, etc, etc, etc.
We still have some backend issues to fix and a few gremlins in the system to sort out, so there might be some sporadic downtime but we will try and keep it to a minimum whilst we fix the main issues.
We all at [DollarVR] want to say a big SORRY to you guys (and gals) for the downtime, we might do a one off, small give away for all subscribers next month to make it up for it. 😃
Scheduled Maintenance & Monthly Giveaway
We have pencilled in a large scheduled maintenance for Sunday 24th January 2021, Due to the complexity of the update and all the moving parts we have put a downtime estimate of upto 6 hours, if all goes well (which it never does), we should be back up and running within around an hour.
We had originally planned to do this update on the 08/01/2021 but that update turned out to be, lets just say… not to plan A (see below for details)
We can only apologise for the inconvenience.
Monthly Giveaway (monthly subscribers ONLY)
We are coming to the end of the month and someone WILL win a copy of Dash Dash World.
At the top of the page (the PINK bar) is a list of users who need to check there spam/junk folder and confirm there entry into the Giveaway or they will miss out on entering the Giveaway. If you can not find the email then get in touch using the CONTACT button on the top menu and we will resend the confirmation email again.
33% OFF & Spin-a-Win
Unfortunately the 33% OFF! New years offer has now expired, so congratulations if you took this offer up, you saved some cash and if you clicked the auto-renew button then you’ll keep on saving cash on your next months, weeks or even daily subscriptions until you stop.
If you didn’t!!, then well it looks like your paying FULL price if and when you sign-up/renew your subscription unless you can manage to grab a bargain on our NEW Coupon Wheel.
(Oh! I set that up well 🤣)
The Coupon Wheel
It a very straight forward game, it’s completely FREE to enter all you have to do is enter your name and email address and then spin the wheel.
Spins are seriously limited to 1 spin every 7 days, so when you have a spin-a-win or spin-a-loose the icon will disappear from you screen and will reappear when you can have another go BUT be quick because it doesn’t hang about for long and you might miss the opportunity to grab any of the offers :
- 500 x 7% OFF
- 350 x 13% OFF
- 225 x 22% OFF
- 100 x 34% OFF
- 45 x 72% OFF
- 15 x 97% OFF
Auto-renew & Contact us
Due to some subscribers not reading the and understanding the signup instruction that clearly stated :
“NOTE: auto-renew is on by default, please untick if you do not want to renew automatically.”
We have removed the Tick in the check box, If you wish to auto-renew then please tick the box.
Example : you’ve taken a promo for 75% off a month ($2.50) and you’ve forgot to check the box, when your subscription expires and you renew, you will now pay full price ($10) and NOT the 75% off price you would have if auto-renew was checked.
We are sorry for this but having to deal with Payment gateways is not only time consuming & a hassle BUT then we have to start issuing bans for user accounts, ip address, emails.
The contact us page has now been removed and replaced with a support ticket system, this new system will now stop the abuse we were receiving from outside ad companies and other idiots from spamming our email inbox.
If you do ever come across any issues on the [DollarVR] site and you need contact us then please use the support ticket system, It’s a lot easier for us to maintain and also offers 1to1 personal support and nothing gets lost in junk/spam email folders.
Please note: this system is currently available to ALL [DollarVR] members BUT if this system starts getting abused we will restrict it to Subscribers ONLY.
DMCA, Legal wording & patch updates
We’ve had a DMCA/copywrite complaint from the owners (who claim to be) of “exVRience Golf Club”, this isn’t the 1st time we’ve had complaints and I’m sure it wont be the last so for now that post has been suspended (on good faith), whilst we await to hear back from our legal contacts.
We’ve just had a brief discussion about this with some of the other site admins inn our group and what was interesting about the complaint was the way they’ve approached some of the wording on the [DollarVR] website to get around there copywrite claim. So as you go about you routine browse of the [DollarVR] website you might stumble across a few worded changes and a few site changes as well.
OK, the DMCA legal page is about to disappear.
The [DollarVR] Site was made for us by a kind admin who built and created the site in it’s stripped back form and then shipped it off to an undisclosed location where it now happily resides.
So the Digital Media Copywrite Act only applies to websites hosted in the USA. And since we are not that can go.
As you’ve probably seen some of the newer posts have the words “*** NEW Patch fixes critical performance bugfix ***“, what this means is :
the APK has not been updated, so nothing has change in the sense of content updated. After the patcher’s had released the APK’s it became apparent that there were some issues with lag, crash’s, performance, etc.
So they’ve looked at the code, figured out what went wrong and then applied a new patch, hence the update.
This is what the [DollarVR] website is for, it’s an opportunity for you guys the subscribers to take apart, tinker, self educate, modify and improve on an APK . Unfortunately we aren’t allowed post any guides on how to do this or we would probably be shutdown. (hence the self educate)
Server Update Complete
The server update has now been completed and it didn’t go as planned (nothing ever does) 😭😭.
The new HDD arrived on time (thanks Amazon) BUT the package was extremely damaged, (I was told, it looked like it had been kicked about the warehouse floor).
The software side of the upgrade went as it was suppose to, the old HDD was imaged, and then re-imaged to the new HDD. When we plugged in the new HDD, it seems work find on the surface but after running a few tests it became clear that it had major R+W issues (probably due to arriving damaged).
So one of the admins had to run out and buy one from a store in the midst of a Covid-19 pandemic, unsurprisingly it was very difficult to locate and especially where the guys live, it’s a very tight lockdown area .. So well done for actually finding somewhere open that sold the right HDD and not getting a fine. It was a little bit (a lot) more expensive than the Amazon one but it was needed and our timeframe to do the upgrade was running out.
So yea, there you go a simple ‘ish 1-2 hour upgrade turned into a 5-6 hour nightmare.
Well done [DollarVR] Team 😂
Announced Server Upgrade & Downtime
We mentioned before Xmas regarding a possible server upgrade (28/11/2021 below), We are now in need of a HDD upgrade and some other bits and bobs.
This will unfortunately result in some server downtime (shame it wasn’t today, there’s not much going on in the VR world).
At present we have no idea how long it will take as we have to backup the website, systems files, etc, then image the disk and then make a hardware change, re-image, run tests and then more tests, blar, blar, blar BUT we are hopeful it wont take too long, we have a great team in charge of the server upgrade.
As of right now there is no set time and date on when this will happen (still waiting for parts to arrive) but we do know it will be within the next few days, we will as always keep you right up to date with all the news as soon as we have it.
We wish to convey our apologies and we are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause but this is a must happen server upgrade.
Visual Changes and Fixes
We’ve had a small issue with the registration page looking a little bit out of alignment and generally not looking how it should, So we’ve decided to completely change it. We’ve also added a nice little graphic and a choice of packages available to choose from before you register or upgrade as a [DollarVR] member.
We’ve also fixed the Subscriptions page, that too was looking strange and it will now display your current subscription package and all pervious subscription packages you have had. You can view this in ACCOUNT –> MY SUBSCRIPTIONS
HTTPS Server Upgrade
We have successfully updated the [DollarVR] site security and have now been added to the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list.
HSTS is a web security policy mechanism that helps to protect websites against man-in-the-middle attacks such as protocol downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking.
It allows web servers to declare that web browsers (or other complying user agents) should automatically interact with it using only HTTPS connections, which provide Transport Layer Security (TLS/SSL), unlike the insecure HTTP used alone.
Most major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE 11 and Edge) also have HSTS preload lists based on the Chrome list. (See the HSTS compatibility matrix.)
Thankfully we didn’t break the site, but more importantly everyone that uses the [DollarVR] site can feel safe knowing that there connection to us is 100% secure and now we ONLY use HTTPS (HTTP has now been disabled).
As you know we have been running a Poll named “ADD A STEAM/RIFT VR SECTION ?” , pretty self explanatory really 😆
The Results are in :
Unfortunately there was no clear out-and-out winner, the “YES” vote did win BUT only by 4 votes, So for the time being we have decided we are putting this poll on hold but may (probably will) re-run it again at a later date. We want to thank everyone that took the time out to vote, so Thank You! ALL.
Happy New Year, Security & Site Updates
Let me start off by wishing everyone a Happy New Year (It has to be better one than last year).
It has emerged that some subscribers have been logging in from multiple
IP’s at the same time. After a thorough Security check we have concluded that the offending subscribers have been sharing there login details with others and as a result have now had there account terminated. ALL Static IP address that have been used in this matter have been banned (unfortunately we can not ban all IP’s as some of them were dynamic IP’s and some where behind a VPN and it’s pointless to ban VPN IP address).
As a result of the above we have implemented one login session per account.
What the means is that If you login from your 1st device (desktop PC) and then login in from a 2nd device (any other device) without logging out from your 1st device you will be logged out from of your 1st device automatically.
Please Note: Our system logs IP’s of ALL logins and automatically informs us of any suspicious behaviour and WE DO Investigate.
On a better more lighter tone now 😊
A 33% OFF Site wide subscription is now on as we celebrate the New Year and is valid for ALL Subscriptions packages until the 17th January 2021
- Daily Subscription is now $0.67
- Weekly Subscription is now $2.68
- Monthly Subscription is now $6.70
This offer is valid for the duration of your subscription so leave the “auto-renew” box ticked and you’ll have that price guaranteed until you cancel it. (I’m not making that mistake again 🤣🤣).
Apply code “HAPPYNEWYEAR” at checkout
OPPSs 50% OFF Xmas Error
Ooppss!! Sorry it was my fault, It seems when I did the 50% OFF Xmas Promotion I forgot to tick a box (auto-renew) . That means it would have been a one off offer and not a continuous 50% OFF.
Sorry about that, we have fixed the error and have emailed all those affected by my error with an option to auto-renew for $5 a month. If you signed up for the offer, please check your email (might be in your spam folder) and follow the instruction if you want to auto-renew at the $5 a month price.
Speaking of the offer it is still running until 23:59 UTC tonight so grab it quick, use code “merry-xmas” at checkout.
DoS Attacks & FREE Downloads
As you’ve probably seen we were/are under attack Again, we wish these people would go and do something more productive with there time, Anyway we’ve implemented Cloudflare’s counter measure, which has worked, so that’s good.
We’ve added a new category, “FREE DOWNLOADS” which can be found in the “DOWNLOADS” Menu at the top of the screen.
It’s pretty self-explanatory, here you will find Games/Apps/Movies, etc that are FREE to download and do not require a subscription.
We hope you all have had an enjoyable Christmas, I know I and the other admins have 🎅😃
We want take this opportunity to congratulate “Wolfieee” on winning the Christmas Giveaway “A 365 Day Subscription, a prize worth $365” .. Well done!!
Over Xmas we offered Pigasus VR Media Player as a Limited Time download, that’s now been extended indefinitely (as well as future updates) .. Enjoy!!
The 50% OFF a Monthly Subscription is coming to an END (December 31st 2020) so there’s literally only hours left to grab that Fab Offer. Use code “merry-xmas” at checkout
We are getting ever so closer to migrating ALL of our files to our new file server (75-80%) and I believe there are a few extra files that need adding to the [DollarVR] Site .. Well done to the one whom shall not be named for doing that evil task. 😂
Payment Restructure & General Update
There are a few rumblings going on in the background (admins), thinking about restructuring the cost of subscriptions (price increase or decrease) and maybe adding some benefits by adding a tier system.
Nothing is set in stone YET and we will open it up to a poll or some sort of voice your option chat box.
Like we said nothing is set in stone, if anything more comes of it, we will let you know.
Apart from that we still need to do the scheduled the SSL update (that’s looking more and more likely to be after the Christmas period now) and we are still in the process of migrating files over to the new secure file server. (painstaking boring job 🤪 *Glad it’s not me*)
Only 2 days left of the Christmas FREE Giveaway (Awesome prize), so if you’ve not entered, get over there and do it.
The Christmas 50% OFF a Monthly Subscription offer has gone down really well and we hope your getting your moneys worth out of the [DollarVR] site, there is still a lot of people that haven’t entered the Monthly FREE Giveaway but there is still a fair few days left to go, so if your one of them enter now it’s a FREE part of being a Monthly Subscriber and you could WIN a legit copy of Dash Dash World.
Monthly Subscriber Giveaways
Today we are please to announce that we are starting the TRIAL period of a FREE Monthly Subscriber ONLY Giveaway. If all goes well with the trail period then this will become a regular monthly FREE Giveaway with a minimum of 12 legitimate copies a year of official games/apps that are currently un-patchable.
We were going to start this FREE giveaway in the New Year but have decided to open it up on
Boxing Day – F*ck it, we will start it TOMORROW!!
So if you’ve been thing of joining or upgrading, now is the perfect time to do so, especially with the Christmas offer (50% off the usual price of a monthly subscription) going on as well.
Holy Moly !!
We have a scheduled SSL security update planned for today but we’ve decided to hold off until the weekend so we can do a bit more testing, last time we tried applying this update it nearly broke the site and we don’t really want to do that!!
We’ve just hit our monetary target for the new file server and is now fully paid up for the 1st 12 months, this will now enable everyone to download at a max speed of around 40MBS (advertised speed),.
We do still recommend that you uses a download manager to take full effect of the speed increase (8 simultaneous download threads are better than 1). All future updates and NEW APK’s will now be put on this server and our overall goal is to move everything to the new server BUT we still have over 200+ days on the old file server, so there no immediate rush. We want to give a BIG Thank You! to everyone that has subscribed and chipped in to make this new server happen.
As you’ve probably already seen we have a special Xmas offer going on.
50% off a Monthly Subscription is now active, that’s ONLY $5 for a month’s subscription … use code : “MERRY-XMAS” at checkout and the code is valid through until the end of December.
We’ve just added a small mini guide for APK-Install (Windows users only I’m afraid). A Windows GUI for installing APK & OBB’s File/Folders, very easy to use.
More Good News :
We’ve narrowed down our server search and the initial transfer speed maxed-out our connection (12MBS) there advertised speed is “40 Megabits per second” (which is fast) and we are at about 50-60% (as of right now) to the yearly total, so thank you 🙏 ALL for subscribing and contributing to the cost, in the long run everyone will benefit, so the more people that subscribe the quicker we’ll meet our goal and the faster you can download APK’s and VR-Porn. 😁
Future : Paid Giveaways
If you don’t already know or haven’t heard Oculus has recently added the option to allow you to buy a game/app and then gift it anybody via a redeem code. At this present time we are thinking of maybe putting together a package / paid giveaway.
The package would consist of something like the following :
The Prize : Would be in the current patching climate a game/app that is not patchable .. (eg) dash, dash, world -=- population one -=- virtual desktop, etc or one that is competitive that need to have online capabilities (eg) In Death.
Not for profit : We [DollarVR] will make NO profit from the package / giveaway. It’s for you guy’s and gal’s and none of the staff will be allowed to enter. if a game / app is $7.99 and we have 8 people enter then $0.01 will be carried over to the next package / giveaway.
Free entry for Subscribers : Free entry for monthly subscribers into the 1st applicable package / giveaway.
NOTE : The above is not set in stone and will probably change, this is just where we are at, at this moment in time and our thinking.
We understand everyone hates pop-ups including us here at [DollarVR] BUT unfortunately due to the server growing in popularity we are currently in the process of streamlining services and reducing server overheads.
In the past few weeks have successfully upgraded the web server to keep it as quick as it possibly can BUT may need to perform a new server upgrade in the new year if we keep growing.
We will be limiting the use of pop-ups to site announcements.
New Download Server
We are currently looking at a new file hosting server, our current host at present has become very inconsistent (download speeds) and unreliable.
Unfortunately premium quality file servers with a good consistent upload & download speed are expensive (per year) and for the space we require (as of writing we are at 581GB of files in just 4 months)
We are at the very early stages of comparing as we still have 234 days left on our current file host and it has to be within the [DollarVR] Price range, we will keep you updated on our progress.