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How to set up Revive
By Tricks-or-Treats
This Guide shows you how to install Revive into SteamVR. Which allows your Oculus Library Games on your HTC Vive.
Revive was created by LibreVR to play Rift games exclusive to Oculus Home on the HTC Vive.

Vive Controller mapping in Revive
How does Revive work?
Revive grabs function calls on their way to the Vive headset and detours them to the Rift. When you're in your Vive looking at the SteamVR dashboard, you'll notice a Revive button near the bottom. If you click on it, you can bring up your games in the Oculus Home library.

Download and install the Oculus app
Before doing anything else, you need to download and install the Oculus app. There is an important process to follow so that you don't get stuck in a setup loop that requires you to actually have a Rift available — if you have an Oculus Rift, you don't have to worry as much.

1. Navigate to the Oculus app download page.

2. Click Download Oculus Software

3. Click Save File

4. Click Run

5. Click Let's Go

6. Click Agree

7. Click I Understand

8. Click Next

9. Click Install Now. The required files will now be downloaded

10. Click Next

11. Click Rift

12. Click Next

13. Click Next

14. Click Skip Setup

15. Click Skip Setup
Download a game in the Oculus app
Now that you have the Oculus app installed and set up properly, you need a game or two in your Oculus library.

1. Launch the Oculus app from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar

2. Click a game you want to purchase and download

3. Click the blue button with a price tag on it

4. Click Add a credit or debit card or click Add your PayPal account. In my case I will add a credit.

5. Type in your information.

6. Click Save

7. Type your PIN

8. Click Purchase

9. Click Install. Your game will begin downloading

10. Click Library when the download is complete

11. Click Finish Install

12. Click Install to complete the installation process

Ensure you go to your library and complete the final two steps once the game has downloaded — if you don't, the game won't work with Revive.
How to set up Revive
Now that you have a game in the Oculus app that you want to play on Vive, it's time to download and set up Revive.

1. Navigate to the Revive installer page on GitHub.

2. Click ReviveInstaller.exe

3. Click Save

4. Click I Agree

5. Click Next

6. Click Install

7. Click Close
8. Launch SteamVR from the Start menu, desktop, or taskbar. Revive will launch automatically alongside it.

9. Put on your Vive head-mounted display

10. Click the system button on the Vive controller. It is located just beneath the trackpad

11. Click Revive

12. Click an Oculus game you want to play on Vive

The Rift game will open and you can use your Vive to play.
Enable Revive button in Vive dashboard
If you can't see the Revive button below your Vive dashboard when you're wearing your Vive, take off the headset and follow these steps on your PC.

1. Click the dropdown arrow next to SteamVR

2. Click Settings

3. Click Applications
4. Click Revive Dashboard so that a checkmark appears
Inject Revive into a standalone game
Some games that you haven't downloaded through the Oculus app or through Steam, like the VR-compatible ARK: Survival Evolved, can still be used with Revive.

1. Right-click the Revive tray icon in the bottom-right corner of your taskbar

2. Click Inject

3. Click a standalone game. In this case, I don't have any installed. Remember, this is only for VR games that were downloaded outside of Steam and the Oculus app.

4. Click Open
Patch games downloaded through Steam
Steam has a few games that are only available for Oculus Rift. If you want to play one of these games on your Vive after downloading, follow these steps.

1. Right-click the Revive tray icon in the bottom-right corner of your taskbar

2. Click Patch

3. Click a Steam game you want to play on Vive. In this case, I don't have any installed. Remember, this is only for Oculus-exclusive games downloaded through Steam

4. Click Open
Restart the Oculus Runtime service
When you download a new game through the Oculus app and attempt to launch it through Revive, you might see an error pop up that says Entitlement check failed. In this case, you must restart the Oculus Runtime service.

1. Right-click the Start button

2. Click Search

3. Type services

4. Click Services

5. Right-click Oculus VR Runtime Service

6. Click Restart

Oculus Compatibility list
The LibreVR GitHub page contains a long compatibility list of Oculus games that is updated quite frequently. When attempting to get an Oculus Rift game working on your Vive, remember that Revive is a work in progress and won't always provide a flawless result.

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Matt Jul 6 @ 1:38pm 
I just installed the full Oculus package and then Revive. I'm running Windows 7 64 Bit Pro, does it require Windows 10? I see some apps in my Revive dashboard but trying to run any of them just tells me Oculus not detected. I've rebooted, started and stopped the Oculus service... I have HTC Vive by the way 1st generation, not a Pro or Index. I have a DK2 but never bought the CV1. Thanks... would like to try The Climb and Robo Recall.
chrisK Jun 4 @ 7:46am 
I too could do with help rebinding some controls for Quill - the drawing is ace but it's really hard to navigate the animation features with the Vive wands set up the way they are... anybody done this yet?
Jabberwalkie Doodlebug Apr 29 @ 8:56am 
Thank you for putting this all together. I promise to name my first born child after you or give you my first born. Which ever you prefer. :steamhappy:
CaTaPulT Mar 13 @ 5:16pm 
Thank you Tricks... looking forward to the update. :)
Tricks-or-Treats  [author] Mar 13 @ 4:36pm 
Viveport titles do the same thing! I can suggest 2 ways you might want to try. Watch for the update on this Guide. It's easier for me to show with a couple of pics and then step by step instructions.
CaTaPulT Mar 13 @ 2:55pm 
Is there a way of getting the Oculus titles to only appear under the "Revive" dashboard button and not in my "Library / VR" listing in Steam. It's annoying to see all the Oculus titles there when all I want to see are my Steam titles since I have a hard time remembering which titles are Steam and which are Oculus.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Tricks-or-Treats  [author] Nov 14, 2018 @ 4:43am 
Only games on Oculus Store you would use Revive.
Vive Store games would not require Revive you'll pay them using Viveport.
Brayden M. Nov 12, 2018 @ 4:33pm 
if i buy a non supported game on steam can i play it with revive or am i required to buy the game on the oculus or vive store
csisoferment0 Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:06pm 
i have all install it, just a little problema. i need to remap Quill, for my vive controllers,
and take full advantaje of it.
Pug Jun 5, 2018 @ 4:40am 
Thanks for this guide! Very useful for Oculus only games on Steam. :100percent:

If only those Oculus Terms and Conditions + Privacy Statement weren't so molesting and all encompassing...well, I guess we should expect that with Oculus since Facebook owns them.