The Oculus Rift is aptly named, because it divides the world into two camps: Those who are stoked for this headset to be the first successful attempt at making virtual reality (VR) mainstream, and those who have to rip away the headset before they barf. With its high-resolution screen, top-of-the-line tracking sensors and lightweight chassis, it’s either the best or worst VR experience you’ve ever had.

Most people (myself included) need time to acclimate to virtual reality. When you have a screen strapped to your face, little things like artificial motion blur or a few milliseconds of lag on the motion detectors can be profoundly unsettling.

The Rift headsets you can buy right now are only prototypes. The finished version should be available next year with a slew of improvements: better screens, lower sensor lag, and a greater range of motion detection, so you can do crazy things like slide your head sideways. Or not.

After trying the Rift dev kit with a few of my friends and coworkers, I’ve learned that the best way to prepare your body for the disorienting VR future is to play around with short bursts of a few different Rift-enabled PC games. Here are a few of my favorites, along with instructions on how to make them play nicely with your new Oculus Rift headset.

Ease into VR with Euro Truck Simulator 2

Silly as it sounds, there’s no better way to test out a new VR headset than to play this charmingly mundane shipping simulator.

Almost everyone knows how to drive a truck, at least in theory. If nothing else, you know what a truck looks and sounds like, and you have a pretty good idea of what it should look like to drive one down a pleasant country highway.

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