Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup – Skins + Achievements

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This guide will give you some info about the game, its controls, as well as help you get its achievements.
 
 

Intro and maps

This very early guide is still being worked on.
 
The release of the game added many new achievements, some info about them need to be improved.
 
If you need any more tips, or want to add/correct something, write it in the comments 🙂

 
 

FEEDBACK, IDEAS OR ISSUES?

 
Join the official discord server! – [discord.com] 
 
 
See the Devs’s Roadmap and vote for features! – [trello.com] 
 
 
Kayak VR: Mirage is a fantastic game where you can compete in the cross platforms leaderboards or have some rest in beautiful sceneries.
 
 
Playing with a fan facing you can reduce motion sickness, refresh you, and help you stay in the same orientation to prevent damage or cable tangling.
 
 
There is currently 4 known maps in Kayak VR: Mirage:
 

  • Kings Canyon (Australia)
  • Cierva Cove (Antarctica)
  • Bjørnøya (Norway)
  • Papagayo (Costa Rica)

 
 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Intro and maps - 7624E26
 
 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Intro and maps - 8710BA8
 
 
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Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Intro and maps - DF3A811
 
 
IIn version Beta v0.6, during Christmas 2021, there was a special version of the Canyon map.
 
We may see similar events in the future.
 
 

YouTube player

 
 
 

Fix, issues, save location

Wrong game language, I don’t get the achievements, my username isn’t mine on the leaderboards
 
->You need to launch the game through Steam, not Oculus Home
 
 
I set the graphics too high, can no longer go back or play
 
You can reset your all of the settings without losing your save!
 
Delete the Config folder
 
C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Kayak_VR\Saved\Config
 
 
Save location
 
C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Kayak_VR
 
 
 

Controls

You can choose between different stabilization options of the Kayak, which also impact your turns.
 
Settings>Accessibility>Stabilize Kayak
 
-Off (paddle and head position affect the center of mass)
 
-Low (paddle position is not taken into account when calculating center of mass in the kayak, should prevent some wobbliness)
 
-Medium (paddle and head position don’t affect center of mass)
 
-High (the above + extra dampening of the kayak)
 
 
Adjust the “Turning Multiplier” “Force Multiplier” to your liking.
 
 
Water depth when paddling influence the force and turning speed.
 
So skimming the water will barely move / steer you and strokes deeper in the water will move you more / faster.
 
 
You won’t achieve faster speed by windmilling, as proper technique is rewarded.
 
 
 

Controller stick setup

Playing with a stick can greatly enhance immersion but isn’t needed to compete in the leaderboards.
 
 
Warning: Please make sure to have enough room and that your solution to attach the controllers is sturdy enough in order to not hurt yourself, others or break anything.
 
Even more so when playing with a longer stick, mind the floor and potential ceiling lights.
 
 
To match your real stick and virtual one better,
 
go in settings>general and set “controllers attached to stick” to “on” and then adjust the offsets so that when rotating the real stick, the movements of the virtual stick match. Also try to balance the real stick on its center of mass and correct the virtual one with sliders if necessary.
 
 
You can use a broomstick, removable zip ties or a 3D printed solution like this one (Vive wands) – [thingiverse.com]  to attach your controllers on a stick.
 
 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Controller stick setup - BAAD7C3
 
 
Currently, you want room to push the trigger on at least one controller to navigate the menu without changing the default input bindings.
 
 
Members on the discord server made plenty of solutions for different controllers, you can ask them for 3D file and tips!
 
 
 

Graphics

Try each setting until you are satisfied with the performance and quality.
 
If you don’t want to compete in the leaderboards, you can turn on motion smoothing in SteamVR and play with higher graphics settings.
 
 
 

InGame currency and Skins

You can personalize your hat, paddle and kayak.
 
Unlock more skins by buying them in the shop menu (only in the training pool) with the currency “Sea Miles” earned by traveling distance or completing races.
 
 
You obtain 100 Sea Miles per Nautical Mile,
 
which is54 Sea Miles every Km,
 
which is87 Sea Miles every classic Mile.
 
 
A total of 71100 Sea Miles is needed to get all the current skins.
 
 
I played only free roaming during 1h30, and got an average of 9 Sea Miles every minutes.
 
(Searching achievements, sometimes going really fast)
 
That would takes 130 hours at this rate to get enough Sea Miles for every skins without doing races.
 
 
It is much faster to win races in order to get Sea Miles.
 
The best track to farm Sea Miles is “Lighthouse” with storm weather in Bjørnøya (Norway)
 
Gold medal time is 0:50, reward is 270 Sea Miles!
 
I complete the track in under 40 seconds.
 
It would take less than 4 hours to get enough Sea Miles for everything, including loading times.

 
 
Kayaks and paddles
 

NameCost kayakCost paddle
Blue Swirl500250
Pink Swirl500250
Yellow and Blue1000500
Army1500750
Aurora1500750
Space30001500
Shark30001500
Pollock100005000

 
Hats
 

NameCost hat
Desinger hat250
Graduation cap250
Army400
Motor helmet500
Safari600
Samurait600
Aloha1000
Ushanka1000
Umbrella2000
Wizard5000
Astronaut8000
Crown20000

 
 
 

Races

Completing races is the fastest way to Get Sea Miles.
 
There is 11 tracks, all playable in day or night version (Leaderboards are separated).
 
There are 5 achievements related to races.
 
 
The Bronze reward is 1/3 and Silver 2/3 of the gold reward.
 
 
Kings Canyon (Australia) Day/Night
 

TrackDifficultyGoldReward
Downstream****1:24360
Olympic*****2:24450

 
 
Cierva Cove (Antarctica) Day/Night
 

TrackDifficultyGoldReward
Expedition*1:0490
Let it go**0:48180
Glacier pass***1:27270
The endurance****3:57360

 
Bjørnøya (Norway) Day/Night and Storm (better rewards)
 

TrackDifficultyGoldReward
Lighthouse**0:48/0:50180/270
Coastline***1:42/1:38270/360

 
Papagayo (Costa Rica) Day/Night
 

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TrackDifficultyGoldReward
*0:4490
Welcome to the jungle***2:06270
Day trip****7:07360

 
 
 

Achievements

Some achievements aren’t in this guide yet
 
 
Their description is straightforward for most.
 
 

Inflatable Animals quests

 
In each map while free roaming, there is an inflatable animal.
 
Complete their objective to get Sea Miles and an achievement.
 
You can do it again after a reload, but it’s not a fast way to get Sea Miles
 
 
A lost little whale (Norway, 200 Sea Miles, ~2 minutes)
 
Get the inflatable whale to the open water
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 8B163E0
 

 
 
A lost little turtle (Jungle, 200 Sea Miles, ~4 minutes)
 
Get the inflatable turtle to its family (the open water)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - BF3CFCC
 

 
 
A lost toucan (Canyon, 500 Sea Miles, ~10 minutes)
 
Get the inflatable toucan to the other side of the canyon
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 76E3639
 

 
 
A lost little orca (Antarctica, 500 Sea Miles, ~14 minutes)
 
Get the inflatable orca to the open water
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 20C5395
 

 
 

Races

 
Can’t touch this
 
Complete a track without penalty
 
 
Riders on the Storm
 
Get a medal in a storm [Bjørnøya (Norway)]
 
 
Day Trip
 
Get a bronze medal or better on the Day Trip track in Costa Rica
 
 
Breathtaking
 
Get a silver medal or better on the Endurance track in Antarctica
 
 
King of King’s Canyon
 
Become the King of King’s Canyon by getting a gold medal on the Olympic track
 
 

Discover/Spot something

 
Das Boot
 
Spot the submarine
 
Environment concerned: Bjørnøya (Norway)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 80AFC46
 

 
 
Find Willy
 
Spot an orca
 
Environment concerned: Cierva Cove (Antarctica)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 61EBC1D
 

 
 
Welcome to the jungle
 
Discover the Jungle
 
Environment concerned: Papagayo (Costa Rica)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 013B42B
 

 
 
WWII Plane
 
Spot the WWII plane
 
Environment concerned: Bjørnøya (Norway)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 3CE5CCD
 

 
 
Totally dude!
 
Spot a turtle
 
Environment concerned: Papagayo (Costa Rica)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 4FB2244
 

 
 
Antarctic Expedition
 
Spot the expedition camp
 
Environment concerned: Cierva Cove (Antarctica)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - E002CDA
 

 
 
Moby ♥♥♥♥
 
Spot a whale
 
Environment concerned: Bjørnøya (Norway)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 6553054
 

 
 
Amnemonemomne
 
Spot a clownfish
 
Environment concerned: Papagayo (Costa Rica)
 
You may find a blue fish, Dory first
 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 47A77F3
 

 
 

Misc

 
World Class Kayak Academy
 
Complete all lessons in the training pool
 
 
Sleep with the fishes
 
Stay underwater for 1 minute
 
 
Speed Demon
 
Reach 40 km/h
 
It is easier in large open areas. Do deep fast strokes!
 
 
Landlubber, Seasalted, Sea Veteran
 
Kayak for 5/50/100km in total
 
 
Aurora Australis
 
Spend some time under the Aurora Australis
 
Play for during the night in Cierva Cove (Antarctica), go in these areas. You might have to spend 10 minutes in the map to get it.
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - C4BD9EF
 

 
 
Astronaut
 
Get serious airtime with your Kayak
 
Unsure yet, you can it get by glitching thanks to OVR Advanced settings and offset your playspace to ridiculous amounts.
 
It’s probably doable with the ramps and high speed in Antarctica.
 
 
You’re a wizard: Perform a magic trick
 
Help do it in the training pool
 
Spoiler In the training pool, put the beach balloon on top of the inflatable flamingo
 
 

Overcoming phobias

 
Kabourophobia
 
Overcome your kabourophobia
 
Environment concerned: Bjørnøya (Norway)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - D8D795B
 

 
 
Galeophobia
 
Overcome your galeophobia
 
Environment concerned: Bjørnøya (Norway)
 

 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - 80AFC46
 

 
 
Ophidiophobia
 
Overcome your ophidiophobia
 
Environment concerned: Day, Kings Canyon (Australia)
 
Some more info The snake won’t attack you but will follow your VR headset. It spawns in one of three different locations
 
First spawn location is right before the horizontal tree, at your right
 
Second one is before the final turn, on your right.
 
Third one is on your left in the end area
 
Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Achievements - AB57E8F
 

 
 
Thalassophobia
 
Overcome your thalassophobia
 
In any map but Canyon, go far in the open sea. Stay in there for 10 minutes.
 
The wait will be reduced in next update.

 
 
 

Thank you !

Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup - Skins + Achievements - Thank you ! - 1299F75
 
 
Play some Kayak and join the official discord server https://discord.gg/PDm8H7YDfy – [discord.gg] 
 
 
Thanks the devs for making this game and awesome changelogs I copied for parts of this guide
 
Thanks AlexBarnes1145 for helping with the first snake location (see it’s him, friends of Alex)
 
Thanks fishhead for the third snake location
 
Thanks Vrede for the second clownfish location
 
 
Thank you for viewing this guide, and thanks for the awards!
 
 

Written by yaelm631

 
 
Here we come to an end for Kayak VR: Mirage Controller stick setup – Skins + Achievements hope you enjoy it. If you think we forget something to include or we should make an update to the post let us know via comment, and we will fix it asap! Thanks and have a great day!
 


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