Getting Started & Release Notes – VaMX
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Getting Started with VaMX
VaM_Installer installs and runs VaM_Updater. In VaM_Updater (which displays these release notes) press the green “Install VaM and vamX” button to download and install VaMX (28 GB).
If the download is interrupted, re-open the VaM_Updater.exe (from your VaMX folder), then press the bottom-right green Install button. The Updater will resume from the latest point.
When installation finishes open VaMX by pressing Launch Desktop or Launch VR in the top right area of the Updater. When first opening VaMX (a.k.a Virt-a-Mate) you will need to keep Enable Plugins (Mods) checked in the Welcome / Security screen in order to use VaMX.
In the future, open VaMX by double clicking VaM.exe (which opens in VR Mode), or VaM (Desktop Mode).bat. These are located in your VaMX folder in Windows (for example C:\VaMX). The VaM_Updater.exe and VaM.exe are located in the same VaMX folder.
IMPORTANT: After opening Virt-a-Mate (VaMX), accept the EULA, leaving Plugins (Mods) enabled. Then open the right-side Tutorials section to start using VaMX. The VaMX user guide (help) is available in game, or by going to https://sxvr.com/vamxuserguide/
Plugins: Almost all features in Virt-a-Mate / VaMX require plugins, so make sure you leave plugins enabled. If you download other user-created plugins, Virt-a-Mate will ask your permission before running each one. Plugins from the Virt-a-Mate Hub are often checked for safety by other hub users.
Troubleshooting: If you don’t see the Launch Desktop or Launch VR buttons, you haven’t fully downloaded VaMX. If you see the “Install VaM and vamX” button, press that to resume installation. Otherwise, try pressing Options (for both VaM and vamX) and press Sync / Repair All to have the VaM Updater scan your current VaMX folder and download any missing, broken, or partially downloaded files.
If you didn’t enable plugins in the welcome screen, to get vamX to work, open any VaMX scene, then from the Virt-a-Mate UI (with small square icons) press Open Main UI (three horizontal bars, above the VaM and vamX version numbers) -> User Preferences (left tab) -> Security (top tab) and check Enable Plugins.
NEW in vamX 1.29
vamX 1.29 ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES
NEW in vamX 1.28
Added 80 minutes of excellent free & paid ReignMocap animation (6 dances, one shower dance, and a happy ending massage). Load animations in any vamX Scene from the new first page of Other -> Dance.
Added sexy thin and thicc paid pogdaddy looks Alea, Arya, Emmi, Immani, Ophelie, Zoela. Includes look variations for some looks (fat, thin, muscular).
Added a Creampie effect when cumming inside her, using customized vs1 Wet59 cum clothing for cum around and leaking out of her pussy.
Added 45 realistic and diverse male looks by GaymerRepublic. Male looks also have improved lip-sync and eye movements.
Added Makeup (DasBoot) and Face Paint menus (after eye color options in Female -> Adjust Look). Makeup, new Riddler skins, and all the new looks improve vamX random look generation.
If this is your first time using vamX, start with the vamX Tutorials scene as described in the download steps below.
vamX 1.28 ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES
Added 51 new selected female looks (generated by vamX). These include the new resources added to vamX 1.28, plus a few older looks. Open these from the vamX.Base.1/Saves/Person/appearance/vamX/Female and Female/1.18 folders (should be 1.28 but the folder was incorrectly named 1.18).
The Male now uses Acid Bubble’s Glance plugin to determine eye movements. This makes him a little more realistic. By default, he looks only at other people in the scene (who are in front of him), not at you (unless you Embody one of the other people). If you want him to look at you (the window camera), you can manually change the Glance plugin settings on the Male (Person#2), or use vamX Menu -> Plugins -> 2nd Page -> Head Control -> 2nd Page -> Head & Eyes LOOK AT CAMERA (which affects both the Male and Female).
The Male’s mouth was open too much, especially when speaking, and the speaking didn’t look realistic. The Male’s mouth is now a little more closed, and, when vamX is used with Virt-a-Mate 1.22 and above, the Male now has much better mouth movements when speaking. Combined with the Glance improvements, the Male is, overall, a lot more realistic and doesn’t look as much like a static dummy, which is especially important when scenes are viewed in Desktop Mode (non-VR). Additional male facial expressions will be added in future releases.
Added awesome new Riddler skins: Riddler Skin 2b, Riddler Skin 6, Riddler Skin 8, and PicoVAM Edited Skin. These skins have been compressed to fit in vamX (they should look basically identical to the original skins). These skins add to the random skin diversity during vamX random female look generation.
Added sexy new Regulus Fen booty shorts clothing presets for female and male people. Added subset of Qing Black Widow clothing / tattoos. These all appear during vamX random look generation.
Added new hair to vamX random look generation. Hair includes ddaamm hair long 8, ddaamm hair short 4, JoyBoy Pretty Saucy Hair, Noc_This Yor Hair, Roac Arty Hair, Roac Bed hair and VaMChan Hair Headband Hairstyles addition 03.
ReignMocap dances are designed for high heels, so heels are added if she is barefoot when starting a ReignMocap dance (from Other -> Dance). When switching to the shower dance all shoes are removed.
Added new 4th page of Female to quick open 7 of the pogdaddy looks.
Added 45 realistic and diverse male looks by GaymerRepublic. 21 of these looks quick open in the 3 new pages of Male looks (near the end of the vamX Male tab).
Greatly improved diversity of random male looks by including random variations of these 45 new male looks.
Added two new male hair presets: ddaamm model hair and ddaamm JUN hair. These now also appear during random male look generation.
Fixed missing default expressions when using a male as the Female.
For Virt-a-Mate 1.21 and higher: Removed Add vamX button to the left of the main menu (since that button is integrated into the Virt-a-Mate main menu system).
Fixed issue where Other -> Dance animations could be impacted by Mouse Male movement (the male would be pulled out of position during a dance / animation).
Added opening a ReignMocap pole dance to the Tutorials Scene -> Start Sex tutorial. This way people who are jumping right in are aware of these longer dances.
Fixed issue where loading a vamX scene with a set male voice didn’t use that voice, and instead defaulted back to the standard male voice.
NEW in vamX 1.27
More realistic facial expressions using the included paid and free morphs from AshAuryn designed for vamX (more morphs for creators available from patreon.com/AshAuryn). These morphs include activation of many additional subtle muscles, thereby creating more realistic expressions. Her default expressions, sex expressions, and emotions (Other -> Mood / Emotions) have all been improved. Her default, non-sex, facial expression is also now more neutral (as requested by patrons). If you prefer a more happy or flirty default expression go to Other -> Mood / Emotions -> Female.
Greatly improved lip-sync jaw and mouth movements for most female voices (voices after the first two pages). Lip sync is now more realistic and contains fewer distortion errors, even when combined with other morphs.
VaM Sync now works correctly with Max & Lush. Lovense devices are now in-sync (instead of in reverse sync), and can respond at both slow and very quick speeds. You can now also choose which device you are using to optimize VaMSync for that device (Handy/Stroker vs. Max/Lush/Vibrator). Updated the Help -> Sex Toys to include information about using Lovense devices as well as physics based thrust detection (measures real penetration depth, best for vibrating toys as the Handy updates too slowly). This help can also be opened through Plugins -> Control The Handy & Other Toys -> HELP.
Added Drag Body button to Plugins -> Embody. Press Drag Body if you are using Embody and want to move around the room freely (especially useful when playing with RagDoll females who can be pushed away).
Improved female hand movements (both from Start Thrust and Pose -> 2nd Page -> FEMALE HAND). These now better target the correct areas. This makes an overall improvement in Action -> Start Thrust, with more natural and less awkward looking animations (although still not totally natural). The Touches Male Throat button works best when transitioning from already touching the Male Neck.
You can use a Strap-on as a floating Dildo (instead of the Male), if you hide the Male then go to Male -> 2nd Page -> Toggle Strap-on. This was possible in the previous release but was never announced.
vamX 1.27 ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES
Added Drag Body button to Plugins -> Embody. Press this button if you are using Embody and want to be able to move around the room freely. By default, if this isn’t pressed, many of the Embodied person’s controllers (body parts) are locked in place and/or controlled by vamX. For example you can embody a male in a particular position, while he is thrusting, and he will continue to thrust and maintain that position, even while you Embody his head and hands. If, on the other hand, you wish to drag the male to a new location (if his feet aren’t possessed having them drag under his head and hands) then you can press the new Drag Body button to disable all non embodied parts. This is especially useful when in ragdoll mode, as your partner may move far away from you, and you need to follow and move freely around the room while embodied.
Improved AIV-L voice.
Added support for Lovense vibrating devices. Tested with the Lovense Max 2 and Lovense Lush. Now when starting VaM Sync for toy support, you are prompted to choose between Lovense Devices and The Handy / Other stroking toys. Lovense devices were not working well with settings made for The Handy (for example they turned off completely at low thrusting speeds), so they will work much better in this release.
Added new Physics Sync for Lovense toys (and to some extent also for The Handy and stroking toys). This allows toys to respond to complex sex animations or manual control from Plugins -> Possess Sex (although imperfectly, read more below). This works best for vibrating toys. The Handy and other stroking toys (except the OSR2 / SR6) can’t update quickly enough to manually set locations, rather they operate by receiving commands sent at a relatively slow rate, that instruct the device in advance to start moving to a specific location at a specific speed. The Handy and similar toys work best when linked to a rhythmic (predictable) thrusting animation pattern, like those created from the vamX Actions panel. The new Physics Sync checks the actual current penetration percent at all times, and sends this information to the toy. Physics Sync works well for Lovense devices, as they can be controlled quickly via Bluetooth with frequent commands about how deep insertion is. Physics sync doesn’t work well (but can be used) for The Handy. Since The Handy (and Launch) can’t receive frequent changes to location / speed, a prediction of the thrust is made and sent, but it isn’t perfect and takes time (there is a delay) between what you do in VaM and when (and if) the toy responds.
New and improved facial expression morphs from AshAuryn in Other -> Mood / Emotions. These new morphs are much more lifelike, based on the facial action coding system in Genesis 8/9 (which add additional muscle activation in the cheeks and surrounding facial muscles for improved realism). For additional expressions, check out https://www.patreon.com/AshAuryn.
Fixed issue where auto-align would sometimes try to align the penis and vagina for insertion during the animation / time period where he pulls out and cums on her.
Improved pose alignment when using MOVE POSE with seated poses.
Fixed major issue with loading vamX 3some scenes. Loading vamX scenes that had been saved with a 3some person caused the Male to disappear and the 3some to become the Male.
Fixed major issue where if you started an Other -> Dance & Animated Sex, then switched back to a sex pose, the couple wouldn’t thrust until the scene was reloaded.
Fixed issue where chair poses and standing poses were at the wrong height in the simple scene with the antique bed (on Scene page 3).
Fixed issue where chair poses were at the wrong height and in the dark in the simple scene with the wooden floor (on Scene page 3).
Fixed issue where Plugins -> 2nd Page -> Configure Head Control & Expressions -> vamX Expressions ON could choose oral sex or kissing expressions even when not in oral sex / kissing.
Fixed issue where the starting camera view of the vamX scene and/or tutorial scene was not optimal in Desktop Mode (the camera was moved a little left, up, or was too close).
Improved detection of when she should open her mouth and assume a light kissing or french kissing expression (based on distance to the camera or distance to the male head). This wasn’t accurate before and resulted in her showing kissing expressions at the wrong times. For example she might kiss if you went near her forehead. Also the detection for blow job expressions (lip to penis) have been improved. Improved light kissing morph to use AshAuryn’s kiss expressions.
When exiting the HELP & Setup Instructions for the Handy and other toys (from Plugins -> Control The Handy, Launch & Other Toys) you now correctly return to the Toy Control page.
Improved loading of scenes saved with Toy integration.
Removed female spanking male with her right hand as a random occurrence, since it’s often misaligned and also knocks sex out of alignment (left hand spanking still occurs).
Stopped Start Thrust / auto pose changes from automatically switching from standing doggie to standing masturbation.
Greatly improved animated transition between standing doggie and standing doggie leg up poses (which do automatically switch during Start Thrust / auto pose change).
Improved first bed blow job pose (next to the first bed hand job pose). This pose had bad alignment. This blow job and hand job poses have improved animated transitions, which work most times, for most looks, but this is still imperfect.
Improved alignment for the 3 female reverse riding poses on the 2nd page of bed poses. These have improved alignment, but still not perfect alignment for all looks / scenes. The legs are pushing into each other pushing the hips out of place for some looks / scenes.
NEW in vamX 1.26
Improved Eye Movement Realism. Incorporates AcidBubbles Glance for a more natural feel. There are also improved eye control options in Plugins -> Configure Head Control -> 2nd Page -> LOOK AT CAMERA and LOOK AT PARTNER.
Much quicker and easier to load, save, and edit presets. From Female (or Male/3some) press Load & Save Looks, Hair, Clothes & Edit Atom. This button opens a screen where you can load and save looks, to create your own look library, or search through looks. You can also load and save clothing, hair, skin, or plugin presets. Click Edit Atom to view the atom for further customization options. This is very useful for both new and experienced users.
Major improvements for Desktop (non-VR) control of sex. “Mouse Male” (in the Pose tab) is checked by default. This means if you press anywhere, and drag the mouse vertically, the male will thrust from your mouse movements (if they are in a sex pose). You can also check “Mouse Fem.” to control female thrusting with horizontal mouse movements (try diagonals or circles for different types of synced movement). For pussy licking poses you have full rotational control of the Male’s head (left/right/up/down), and need to carefully drag the mouse in the right way to give good head. Without adding any thrust motions you can stimulate her to orgasm using the mouse in these ways in Desktop (non-VR) mode.
Added Ragdoll option for Female and Male in the new Pose -> 4th Page -> RAGDOLL. After pressing Ragdoll, push the person off-balance to start Ragdoll mode. Ragdoll requires something to fall onto, like a bed or floor.
Open the improved vamX Tutorials scene for first time users, or to learn more about the new Load & Save Looks, Hair, Clothes & Edit Atom features. This scene makes it easier to get started, and includes multiple kinds of useful help, video tutorials, and new quick start tutorials to dive right into vamX.
If this is your first time using vamX, start with the vamX Tutorials scene as described in the download steps below.
vamX 1.26 ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES
Fixed Bed pose where she is sitting on his face and giving him a hand job. The hand job animation had an incorrect name, showed an error message, and didn’t load the female hand movement / hand job part of the pose.
Added AcidBubbles Glance as the default eye control for the female. Thanks AcidBubbles for this plugin, and thanks ReignMocap for the suggestion.
Improvements for sex alignment in the first four Bed/Floor missionary poses.
Renamed the first two Action buttons to make starting sex more obvious / easy for first time users. Renamed Music main menu buttons for female voices and voice options to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
Fixed issue where Ashley voice could ask a male if he wanted his pussy licked 🙂
Fixed Doggy Restrained Bed/Floor pose (with her hand held behind her back in doggy-style). This pose didn’t have her hip movements allowed, and had alignment problems in scenes without a bed/floor (empty scenes with just people).
Fixed issue that when opening thumbnail pages to choose presets, the log or error windows could hide the thumbnail browser.
Improved use of Titty Magic button in Plugins -> 5th Page -> Titty Magic. This now loads the latest version of Titty Magic that you have in your AddonPackages folder (although you also need to have the vamX version in your AddonPackages folder so that vamX knows the plugin is installed). Hair Let Loose and Joint Correct also now load the latest found versions.
Added 3some Moans ON to last page of 3some tab (so now you can turn this off and back on) and also made 3some Moans OFF work correctly (it wasn’t stopping the 3some moans in previous versions).
Fixed loading voice pitch for scenes where a female voice pitch was saved. The pitch now loads correctly when you load the scene.
Fixed issue with merge loading scenes with only one person, if that person was named “Person#2”. vamX wasn’t loading correctly in that special case (using Add vamX or merge loading for those scenes).
Fixed issue with the Custom Scene tutorial where the male exploded near the end of the tutorial when merge loading the example scene.