How To Activate a New VR in Steam

How To Activate a New VR in Steam

What is Steam?

Steam is a video game digital distribution service and storefront developed by Valve Corporation. It was launched as a software client in September 2003 to provide game updates automatically for Valve’s games, and expanded to distributing third-party titles in late 2005.

How To Activate a New VR in Steam

Pick the VR button in the upper-right corner. Select the arrow on Steam VR and choose Run Room Setup. Choose the setup needed for your space. Once the room setup is done, you can activate and install your games through Steam.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate SteamVR?

Play SteamVR games

  1. Connect your headset to your PC and turn on your motion controllers.
  2. Once the Windows Mixed Reality home has loaded and your controllers are visible, open the Steam app on your desktop.
  3. Use the Steam app to launch a SteamVR game from your Steam library.

Why is my SteamVR not working?

Check your graphics driver versions and update if necessary – see Updating Drivers. Restart SteamVR and test your issue again. Rerun Room Setup from the SteamVR status window. Restart Windows.

How do I set up VR Quest 2 on Steam?

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  1. Make sure your Quest is turned on.
  2. Run the Quest desktop app and click Devices on the left pane.
  3. Click Add Headset and choose Quest from the options.
  4. Choose Link (cable) and click continue.
  5. Run the Steam App.
  6. Click SteamVR and enjoy your favorite Steam games on Quest.

How do I get Steam to recognize my VR headset?

To enable this, follow the instructions below.

  1. Start the Oculus App on your computer and select the gear icon in the upper right.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select General on the left.
  4. Find the Unknown Sources toggle and click it so a check appears instead of an X.
  5. You will need to confirm this selection before it is enabled.

How do I verify my SteamVR?

Open the Steam app, and then go to the Library tab. On the left panel, click the drop-down menu and select Tools. Right-click SteamVR, and then and select Properties. In the Local Files tab, click Verify integrity of tool files.

How do I manually launch steam VR?

Launch SteamVR: You can do this by clicking on “Library” and then selecting “SteamVR” from the tools section.

What is SteamVR mode?

SteamVR is the ultimate tool for experiencing VR content on the hardware of your choice. SteamVR supports the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and others.

Can you play SteamVR games without PC?

If you are viewing the store in the headset while NOT connected to a PC, all the games in the store can be played on your Quest. Any game you buy on Steam will need a powerful PC.

How do I connect my VR to my computer wirelessly?

Select your PC in the Available PCs list, then select Pair. A pairing code will show in VR. Remove your headset and confirm that the code you see on your computer matches the one you see in your headset. If you don’t see a pairing code, make sure that both your headset software and Oculus PC app are up to date.

How do I reset my SteamVR play area?

Resetting the play area

  1. From your computer, open the SteamVR app.
  2. Click , and then select Room Setup.
  3. Choose the type of play area you want and then follow the prompts to complete the process.