The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

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Force SteamVR instead of Oculus API (Meta)
By omnomnam
This will allow Oculus/Meta users to use SteamVR instead of the Oculus API in the game, allowing access to the SteamVR overlay and 3rd party VR overlays also.

Note that the game will feel more sluggish when using SteamVR instead of the Oculus API. I've seen people who use SteamVR native headsets complain about this in the Discussions, so unfortunately this seems to be an issue with using this version of the game.

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FYI: This guide was originally written in 2020, so this method might not work from update to update. Check the comments below for confirmation if this method still works. Or try for yourself and report your findings.
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Forcing SteamVR
1) Go to SteamApps\common\TWDSaintsAndSinners\Engine\Binaries\ThirdParty
2) Rename the "Oculus" folder to something different, such as "Deactivate Oculus" for example.
3) Go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\TWD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
4) Open GameUserSettings.ini
5) Locate & change the line "bEnableOculusSteamVR=False" to "bEnableOculusSteamVR=True"
6) Save & close GameUserSettings.ini
7) Launch the game. It should be using SteamVR now, but the controls may need to be rebound.
Rebinding Controls
1) Open up the Steam Overlay.
2) Go to "CONTROLLER BINDINGS"
3) Set "Active Controller Binding" to "Custom"
4) Select "CHOOSE ANOTHER"
5) Activate the Official Bindings
6) Back out of everything & you're done.

It should look like the following when you've chosen the appropriate controls.

24 Comments
LunarFirestorm Apr 24 @ 5:07am 
@тетеря, блин OVR Toolkit, FpsVR, also SteamVR has way more settings than the Oculus dashboard. I personally like to use the Oculus Dash Manager to skip the Oculus dashboard entirely and boot straight into SteamVR because the Oculus Dash kinda sucks feature wise.
Grayeed Mar 19 @ 10:08am 
I have managed to get the ovr toolkit to appear but the oculus controllers do not work, I put any profile but the joysticks do not work, but if I press a button it will crouch, for example if it works. someone help me. quest 2.
LadyLucoaVR Nov 28, 2023 @ 4:02pm 
This works with the Quest 3 as of November 28th 2023 This saved my stream! Thank you! Happy hunting yall!
Shuri Jun 4, 2023 @ 9:34am 
is there a work around the game not running and a pop up box saying Oculus Rift and Rift_S only supported in native mode. Please install Oculus VR software to use Oculus hardware.
Twin_Nature Mar 30, 2023 @ 6:09pm 
Hey, just wanted to let you know that this guide works again!
тетеря, блин Jan 15, 2023 @ 1:56pm 
why someone would like to use steam api instead of the native one for your headset? I do the exact opposite of it, always try to enable the native api with every game possible.
DDontS Oct 4, 2022 @ 7:07am 
working for me, thanks!
The Blyatman Sep 29, 2022 @ 3:48pm 
This is very upsetting. I wish the Devs cared and reverted this.
Cpt. Cat May 21, 2022 @ 1:33pm 
ive just tried it and it is currently working for me! :steamhappy:
SEBB SLAYER Sep 26, 2021 @ 5:35pm 
not working with oculus quest 2 via steam vr and virtual desktop, so i ask a refund...really sad i love this game a lot but no port for the quest 2?? cmon guys...