These are currently our most asked questions. More may be added in the future. Thanks!
As of June 3, 2016, VR support has been added to Tabletop Simulator for the HTC Vive. VR is currently in beta, so please test it out and let us know what you think!
As of May 16, 2016 we have some updated and more concrete info that we posted in our latest issue of The Scoop.
VR has been thought about since our Kickstarter 2 years ago. It was one of our stretch goals and just like you, we’d love for it to happen! That being said, we can’t give you a date of when it will be done, because we just don’t know!
However, we ARE working on it! And so far progress is looking good! We are currently working with the HTC Vive, so that will be our focus right now (Sorry Oculus users!). There’s still a lot to do, but it really will be a pretty cool experience all around to get VR into Tabletop Simulator!
There is a big difference between our DLCs and other games. Tabletop Simulator is a sandbox where you can play any game like you do in real life. Games on the Workshop are either fan creations, indie devs using TTS as a prototyping tool, or custom models/scripts people have created. There’s more, but these are the main. So we work with established publishers and developers to bring official versions of their game into TTS. And to do that, they are setup as DLCs. The DLCs are high quality (we get the files directly from the developers/publishers) and specially themed to match. Each game gets their own attention and the developers get a percentage of sales. You are supporting not just us, but the actual developers of the board games.
We do have plans on supporting tablets (phones are too small!). This was another stretch goal of ours and we hope to support it in the future. Unfortunately tablet support will be different from what you see in the PC version and it’s not an easy import to do which is why we will need extra help to get it going. Keep in mind that there will be a lot of features that won’t be possible (like anything tied together with Steam). There is no ETA at this time of when it will be available, but it won’t be for some time.
We just added support for 10 players (previously 8), so it’s not likely to happen any time soon. The reason why there is a cap is because having a lot of people will eat up the host’s bandwidth and could cause unnecessary lag. So even 10 players is a stretch. Please make sure you have a high connection and good computer specs before hosting.
The main reason is because if the mod gets removed or taken down for any reason, you will still have the files. If it was hosted directly in the Workshop, once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.
*Updated as of v7.2 – We added a file browser in which you can import files directly from your computer either locally or to your Steam cloud. Read the link for full details.
We don’t give sales info in advance, but as Tabletop Simulator is available at a few reputable distributors, it goes on sale quite frequently. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates!