Using the VRC Over Under Playground Window

The VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Virtual Skills Playground is a virtual representation of the VRC Over Under (2023-2024) Competition Game. The Virtual Skills Over Under Playground Window is a space for a virtual version of this year's Hero Bot, Striker, to play VRC Over Under Virtual Skills.


The Pre-Match Checklist


When you open the VRC Virtual Skills Over Under Playground Window, the Pre-Match Checklist will be open. To learn more about making selections in the Pre-Match Checklist, see this article.

How to Start, Stop and Reset a Project


Select the “Start” button to start a project.

This button will change to a “Stop” button when a project is actively running.


Selecting the “Stop” button will stop the project and the timer immediately.

The Score Window will appear at this time. See below for more information on the Score Window.


Select the “Reset” button to reset the timer, point value, and Field.

How to View Your Score and the Timer


Your score can be seen above the Field on the left side. This will be updated in real-time after the project is started.


The timer is located above the Field on the right side.

The timer begins when a project is started and counts down from 1:00. The timer will count down until “Stop” is selected, the [Stop project] Block is used in the project, or the timer reaches 0 seconds.

How to Use Match Loads


Match Loads are available to place on the Field during a match. See this article about Using Match Loads in VRC Over Under for VEXcode VR for more information.

How to Retry and Close the Score Window


The Score Window appears when the timer reaches 0, or if the project is stopped.

The Score Window shows your team's name, number, total score, and Skills Stop Time.


"Submit Score" will send your team's score to Robot Events.

Note: The 'Submit Score' button will be available once score submissions are open for the 2023-2024 VRC season. 

For more information about submitting a score for VRC Over Under Virtual Skills in VEXcode VR, view this article.


Select the “Retry” button to return to the Field and reset the timer and score.


Select the “X” in the top-left corner to close the Score Window and return to the Field.

This will not reset the Field, timer, or score. It will return to the Field exactly as it was at the moment the project was stopped.

How to Expand and Shrink the Playground Window


The window begins at a smaller size by default. If you want to expand the window, select the “Expand” button at the top left corner.


Select “Shrink” in the top-left corner to return the window to the default size.

How to Hide and Show the Playground Window


Select the “Hide” button to collapse the VRC Virtual Skills Window. This will still keep the red toolbar at the top of the window visible.


To view the full window again, select the “Show” button.

How to Select Different Camera Views


Select the “Top Camera” button to see an overhead view of the entire Field. This is the default view when you open the VRC Over Under Playground Window.


Select the “Chase Camera” button to see a behind-the-robot view.


Select the “Orbit Camera” button to see an overview of Striker and the full Field.

How to View Settings


Select the gear icon to open the Settings window.


In this window, your team's name and number will appear.

Data about your device will be displayed in the Settings window. This can be used to help troubleshoot any performance issues 

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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