• Start the VR Tool service application
  • Install the VRG OpenXR runtime (see OpenXR page for details)
    • alternatively you can also run XTAL through SteamVR driver and use SteamVR as OpenXR runtime instead of the custom VRG OpenXR runtime
  • Go to Settings tab
    • Make sure that the VRG runtime is installed and updated
    • Make sure that the SteamVR driver is disabled
    • Make sure that the OpenXR runtime is enabled
    • Make sure that the display mode is set to Direct Mode
  • Optional (if you are using room-scale Lighthouse/SteamVR tracking system)
    • Position the Lighthouse base stations around your tracking space, power them up, and make sure they are synchronized
    • Start SteamVR
  • Start Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Switch to VR mode
    • you can use the ‘Enter/Exit VR mode’ button on the bottom of the main MSFS page, or press the corresponding keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Tab by default)
  • Find the XTAL icon in the Windows notification area and right click on it
  • Make sure that you have the correct Tracking option selected
    • use ‘Internal’ if you are using the XTAL internal IMU sensor without any additional room-scale tracking
    • use ‘Lighthouse’ if you are using the Lighthouse/SteamVR tracking system
  • Open the Settings…
    • Set the resolution to a value corresponding to the used GPU/CPU and your desired FPS
      • for the XTAL 3 and XTAL 8K headsets we recommend using the default 60%
      • for the XTAL 5K headset we recommend using higher value (80-100%)
      • make sure to disable and reenable the VR mode after changing these settings
      • you should test the resolution/FPS changes when the plane cockpit is loaded, as the main MSFS menu will show overall higher FPS than what can be achieved in the full scenario

This page was last modified on June 19th, 2023 at 10:43

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