SteamVR Beta Updated

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mattdilllon May 13, 2016 @ 1:12pm 
so,,,this is saying that the DK1 will function again with Steam? My DK1 cease to work when the newer programming came out for the later DK products.
phuzz Aug 18, 2014 @ 8:31am 
Forgot to add, the positional tracking works much better if you change vr_translation_limit from 10 to 100. (use the dev console to change it, or create an autoexec.cfg)
phuzz Aug 18, 2014 @ 8:29am 
I wasn't getting any visuals at all, until I installed the latest beta version of the AMD drivers for my R9 290, so that might be worth checking.
Also, you don't need to _run_ the SteamVR tool, just do the following:

Open Steam and go to Library > Tools.
Right-click Steam VR, choose Properties, click the Beta tab and opt-in.
Restart Steam.
Right click on Half Life 2 in your Library and select Properties
Click Set Launch Options…
Enter -freq 75
Run Half Life 2 in extended mode, with the Rift as the primary monitor
Open the game, go to Options > Graphics and enable VR mode
Go back to the main menu and click Activate Virtual Reality.

I found it worked really well, but something about the run speed made me feel a bit ill after half an hour, in a way I've not had from any of the OR demos.
clipkilla Aug 15, 2014 @ 8:57am 
Just got HL2 working with DK2 but it's not perfect and it's not been straight forward (Beta - yay!) Here's my 2 cents, might help:

Using Windows 7 64 bit, extended desktop with Rift as Primary monitor, latest 2.11 firmware:
- I had to copy the Oculus Config Utility.exe from the Rift install over top of the HL2 & steam common utils version. Out of date OCU.exe that ships with current HL2 and SteamVR beta releases? Full outline by Le_marton in comments of the article Joe just linked to (
- Needed several attempts to turn on VR mode in settings in HL2 + restart to then 'activate virtual reality mode'
- When I do activate VR mode I get the UI but the 3d scene behind the menu is black.
- Loading up a level I can play it (woot!) but no positional tracking even though my camera light is on and the OCU can see it.
- I get positional flicker every few seconds - seems to be driver polling the camera or freaking out that the camera is on but something's wrong
python Aug 15, 2014 @ 7:46am 
To all the people having trouble: Are you opted into the Steam VR Beta ? Also, I don't think you need to launch the SteamVR application (DK1 config utility), just install it and Steam should detect the DK2.
NakedNinja Aug 15, 2014 @ 5:47am 
Happy :D
DzyDzyDino Aug 15, 2014 @ 4:16am 
I'm having the same problem as everyone else. Steam is not detecting my Oculus DK2. It launches a DK1 config. I've tried it with and without the service running.
madyvision Aug 15, 2014 @ 3:18am 
@Isaksen @willz99ta Same problem for me. Windows 8.1 and DK1 configuration utility but shows no device attached
Isaksen Aug 15, 2014 @ 3:01am 
Doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.1, like others, Steam VR launches Oculus Configuration Utility but shows no device attached.
Pete Aug 15, 2014 @ 12:54am 
Does this mean TF2 now supports the Rift too? or just HL2?