What is VRidge?
VRidge is an Android app that allows you to play PC virtual reality games designed for headsets like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive on your mobile VR headset. It works by streaming the game to your phone and sending the sensor data back to the PC via WiFi/USB cable. VRidge supports rotational head tracking. Using third party software/hardware can expand its capabilities.
What games does VRidge support?
VRidge supports any other games built with Oculus SDK 0.6, 0.7 or 0.8, and 1.3+ (through Revive) and all SteamVR games (see guide here) that do not rely on motion controllers as the only input method.
There are many Steam games that despite working with VRidge might not be playable due to the requirements of Vive Controllers. Below you can find a link where you can see all SteamVR games supporting Keyboard + Mouse input.
Games without native VR support e.g. GTA 5, Skyrim, Witcher, will not work.
What makes VRidge different from other apps?
Most apps stream active window and translates head rotation into mouse movements. VRidge is a complete runtime replacement with low level hooks that fully emulates SteamVR HMD (Oculus Rift requires Revive, click here to learn more) so all SteamVR games (excluding those relying on motion controllers as the only input method) should work without any extra configuration.
How big is the latency?
Due to the nature of our technology it is not precise to measure latency in miliseconds. Instead, we define how many video frames the image is behind input.
VRidge video stream is about 1-2 frames behind input.
Does VRidge support GearVR?
Yes, VRidge is fully compatible with GearVR and it can be downloaded via SideloadVR. Click HERE to read how to set up VRidge for GearVR.
Can I still use older version (Classic) of RiftCat/VRidge?
Yes, but remember that RiftCat version has to match VRidge version otherwise you won't be able to connect your phone with RiftCat. Below you can find download links for each version. It's also recommended to check RiftCat Classic guides HERE
VRidge does not work for me. What can I do?
There are few phones with following chipsets that are currently incompatible:
- Kirin 620 chipset (e.g., Huawei Honor 4C, P8 Lite)
- Intel chipsets (e.g., Asus Zenfone 2)
- MediaTek Helio X10 (e.g., Redmi Note 2)
If your phone doesn't have the aforementioned chipset then make sure your hardware meets the minimum VRidge requirements which you can find here (scroll down a bit): LINK
Check this guide if you have set up VRidge correctly: LINK
There is also a separate "Troubleshooting" category for common issues.
If nothing helps then contact us through the support button in the bottom-right corner of this website or send e-mail to [email protected].