With this mod execute a directional power attack by moving forwards, sideways, or backwards while hitting an enemy with a power attack.
Directional power attacks are implemented in Skyrim VR, though they are nearly impossible to use as they were implemented. This mod doesn't change the mechanism of how directional power attacks are made, but just makes it easier to actually execute them.
How power attacks work in Skyrim VR, and will continue to work in this mod:
The direction, orientation, etc. of your swing does NOT matter. This means that you can execute a forwards power attack on someone positioned to your side (by swinging your arm to your side).
As in non-VR Skyrim, the direction you are MOVING is what determines a directional power attack (this also means that they cannot be performed when using teleportation).
The direction you are moving is relative to your headset orientation. Thus a forwards power attack is when you are moving in the same direction your headset is oriented.
You have to HIT a target with a power attack for a directional power attack to be initiated.
Without this mod, to execute a directional power attack you have to be moving in the exact direction of the attack you wanted to implement (as though you were using WASD on a keyboard, because Bethesda literally didn't change power attacks at all for VR). Meaning to do a sideways power attack, you had to be moving at exactly 90 degrees relative to your headset orientation, which is not easy to do with a thumbstick or touchpad.
This mod just makes the whole process quite a bit more forgiving. It gives you about a 45 degree cone in every direction that can be used to execute a directional power attack.
How to know if you execute a power attack:
Your character will be out of your control for a moment while an animation is played in the direction of the attack.
If you want more certainty you can download my other mod: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/20383
I plan to make standing power attacks a little easier to execute. As in vanilla skyrim, you just have to stand still to execute a standing power attack. However, in VR, moving your headset registers as movement which actually makes it tricky to execute a standing power attack.
I do want to look into the possibility of having the orientation of the swing determine the directional power attack (i.e. swinging sideways executes a sideways power attack).