[Classic] Playing HTC Vive (SteamVR) games with VRidge.

NOTE: This tutorial is a part of a longer guide - to have full understanding of what is going on in this tutorial, make sure to go through VRidge Basic Tutorial

NOTE 2: This option requires Steam software installed. You can get Steam at:

SteamVR games are referred to those games that are designed for HTC Vive virtual reality headset or the games that are having OpenVR technology support.

To play those games, you have to choose "PLAY STEAMVR GAMES" button available on the screen.

Pressing this button will launch Steam and start the process of SteamVR drivers installation. After the installation is complete, you will have to press "PLAY STEAMVR GAMES" in RiftCat once again (It will not be required if SteamVR drivers are already installed).

When everything will be done. Steam will show SteamVR window and RiftCat will show VRidge runtime window.

As you can see, SteamVR is reporting that the driver is not ready. To fix this, we have to run Room Setup by pressing "Run Room Setup" link in SteamVR driver window.

To complete the Room Setup, follow the instructions appearing on the screen. At first, select the "Standing only" experience.

On the next screen, just press "NEXT" button. If the message will state that "Headset is not ready", make sure that VRidge is still connected to RiftCat.

The next step is calibrating your view center. This is your "forward" position. You should put your headset with VRidge on your head and sit in relaxed, forward position. Press "CALIBRATE" button and after a short while you will be able to procceed by pressing "NEXT".

To avoid strange behavior of your games (like having your head almost at the exact level as the floor) you will have to calibrate the floor. Follow the instructions on screen by typing in your body height in the available field and procceed by pressing "NEXT" button.

At this point, you should see a message that Room Setup was completed. You can close the setup window now. You should see on SteamVR window that the driver is ready

From now on, VRidge is ready for SteamVR games. To play them, all you have to do is launch them normally through Steam. Have fun!


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    Wade Fishel

    It come up with an error when clicking the PlaySteamVR button on RiftCat. Steam pops up and says "Steam VR failed to initialized for unknown reasons. (Error:Shared IPC Compositor Invaild Connect Response (307))" On the SteamVR window that also pops up, it says "A key component of SteamVR isn't working properly. (306)"

    Any solutions?

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