Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 14, 2014

How To Try Out SteamVR

For those of you that have an Oculus Rift, you can try out SteamVR by following the directions below:

As of the most recent Steam Client Beta steam now supports an experimental VR mode. If you own an Oculus Rift dev kit you can try it out by starting Steam with "-vr" on the command line. Then press the Big Picture button to enter Big Picture + VR mode. The first time you run you may need to do the following:

  1. Run Steam in the desktop client without the -vr option

  2. Find "SteamVR" under "Tools" in your library. (If you don't have it installed, install it.)

  3. Bring up properties on SteamVR and opt-in to the "Beta Update" beta. Let the update download.

  4. Quit the Steam Client again and start it with -vr